Gilbert Inn in
Homes magazine called the Gilbert Inn “a haven for lovers.” It was
built by a colorful Frenchman who came to town by way of the
Franco-Prussian War, San Francisco and the boisterous seaport
Astoria, Oregon. From 1885 to 1892 Alexandre Gilbert selected old
growth Douglas Fir for the construction of his Seaside home. Most of
the structure is still in its original condition.
members of the family, you will find many original Gilbert
items, gone for years, returned once again to their place in
the house. Entering the Inn you will walk on Mayor Gilbert’s
100 year old Persian rugs. You will hear his clock chiming
on the mantel. A portrait of Alexandre, Jr. hangs once again
in the living room. The portrait was completed in France
just after the family saw the new Eiffel Tower at the
Exposition Universelle, the Paris world’s fair, in 1889. In
addition to all of this, you will find new furnishings
echoing Alexandre Gilbert’s Victorian age.
The Inn's original owner, Alexandre Gilbert, was a soldier,
hotelier and a mayor of Seaside. In 1892 he and his wife,
Emma, built the house that would become the Gilbert Inn.
According to the local newspaper, the Seaside Signal, the
Inn is now Seaside’s oldest surviving house. But don’t worry
about comfort! Each room has a full private bath, a
television, and modern, comfortable beds.
341 Beach Dr.
Seaside, OR 97138