Seaside Cannon Beach will reopen its hotels on May 26
The towns of Seaside and Cannon Beach are set to reopen hotels and other accommodations, but wait until after Memorial Day weekend to welcome visitors back.
Hotels and short-term rentals will reopen in both Seaside and Cannon Beach on Tuesday, May 26, allowing coastal towns to avoid an onslaught of visitors over the holiday weekend.
Hotels have been closed since March due to the coronavirus outbreak.
But Clatsop County was approved to move into Phase 1 of Oregon Gov. Kate Brown’s reopening plan on May 15, paving the way for many businesses to resume operations.
Seaside City Council voted 5-1 to reopen the accommodation at a special City Council meeting on Wednesday evening.
Seaside’s vote came after the Cannon Beach City Council decided on May 15 to roll back restrictions on lodging starting May 26. Seaside City Council members felt it would make more sense to reopen on the same day as Cannon Beach to ensure there was accommodation. in several communities when visitors arrive.
Seaside’s decision to reopen hotels came two days after Seaside City Council announced that it reopen its beaches May 18. Its beaches had been closed to the public since March 23.