Edgewater Inn at Coos Bay

Welcome to the Edgewater Inn

Welcome to the Edgewater Inn

TRAVEL THERE: EDGEWATER INN – THE HOTEL WITH THE MOST INFORMATIONAL SIGNS IN THE WORLD

Welcome to Oregon! Well, sort of. This past summer my husband and I spent twelve days traveling the state and now I’m sharing the experience with you. I’ll tell you about the attractions we visited, the meals we ate and where we stayed. Maybe you’ll decide you want to visit Oregon, too – but before you make a reservation at the Edgewater Inn, you might want to read this post.

The Basics

I’ll start by assuring you that if you want a clean hotel at a reasonable

Warning Will Robinson! Warning!

Warning Will Robinson! Warning!

price, this place fits this bill. The decor may be from another decade, but I’ve seen worse.  The free breakfast is more than dry cereal in a styrofoam bowl.  There’s an exercise room, a pool, a business center and more. The place is clean beyond belief.

The Signs

It’s just that there’s a lot of reading to do.  Most hotels communicate with their guests with a variety of signs of one kind or another, but when it comes to signs, the Edgewater takes it to a whole new level.  I think it’s the chummy, “I have my own laminator” vibe that was the most fun, but I also give them kudos for their spirit of creativty.

Is it me or was this a tad bit aggressive?

Is it me or was this a tad bit aggressive?

It all began with the towel card.  You know the one that encourages you to save water by limiting the length of your shower and using your towel more than once.  That’s a good thing, right?  Well, the Edgewater’s towel reminder was just a little more aggressive than than most. Thinking it was funny and that I might share it with you, I went to grab the camera and my eye lit on the missing items sign and the the warning for ironers.

The next morning, I went to workout and was greeted by a new herd of signs, so I took a few more pictures.  Then we

I think they might have been monitoring my caloric intake also.

I think they might have been monitoring my caloric intake also.

went to breakfast and I just about busted a gut when I read that they were videoing me to make sure I didn’t take an extra banana or oatmeal package.  They were also very specific about how you should prepare your oatmeal.  By then, Bill was in on the joke and he was determined to get a sample of every sign in the hotel, of which you can see there were many.  I’m sorry to report that we just didn’t get a good shot of all the signs, so there are more that you wouldn’t be able to see unless you stay at the Edgewater – or at least drop by to microwave some oatmeal.

OK - fine! I'll leave the notebook.

OK – fine! I’ll leave the notebook.

As Bill finished up his post-breakfast ministrations, I picked up the information notebook provided for guests.  In most hotels this is primarily a lit of amenities and phone numbers.  As you can imagine, it was much more than that at the Edgewater Inn.   I was howling with glee and suggested that I had an irresistible urge to take the notebook with me.  Bill pointed to the missing items sign.

So it’s up to you.  You can stay at the Edgewater Inn – or not.  But in case you don’t, here’s a few more signs I wouldn’t want you to miss.

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3 responses to “Edgewater Inn at Coos Bay

  1. Pingback: Oregon, Best and Worst List | jane sadek - travel talk

  2. Someone needs to take that laminating machine away from them. It’s tough to relax when there’s a sign to read every time you turn around!

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    • Thankfully it just seemed funny to us. We laughed and giggled throughout our overnight stay and still start laughing whenever we think of it. I filled up two pages in my scrapbook with these pictures!

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