The Ocean Shores

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Overview of The Ocean Shores

The Ocean Shores

2.5 star property
No-frills motel in Homer

8.4/10 Very good

251 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Refrigerator
3500 Crittenden Dr. , Homer, AK, 99603
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Near the beach
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue grills
  • Free newspapers in the lobby
  • Limited hour front desk
For families
  • Microwave
  • Private bathroom
  • Television
  • Terrace
  • Daily housekeeping
  • BBQ(s)
Cleaning & safety
  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • Hand sanitiser provided
  • Personal protective equipment

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About this area

Getting around

  • Homer, AK (HOM) - 6 min drive

About this property

The Ocean Shores

Property highlights
The Ocean Shores provides a terrace and more. Guests can connect to free in-room WiFi.
Other perks at this motel include:
  • Free self-parking
  • Barbecues and free newspapers
  • Guest reviews give good marks for the helpful staff
Room features
All guest rooms at The Ocean Shores have amenities, such as complimentary wireless Internet access. Guest reviews speak well of the cleanliness, size rooms at the property.
Other amenities include:
  • Bathrooms with showers
  • TVs with cable channels
  • Fridges, microwaves and daily housekeeping



Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter
Follows the industry cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global)


Contactless social distancing and check-out
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Masks and gloves available
Hand sanitiser provided
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 38 rooms


  • Check-in time from 3:00 PM until 10:00 PM
  • Minimum check-in age – 18
  • Check-out time is 11:00 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • The front desk is open daily from 9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • No cots (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free on-site self-parking
  • On-site parking is limited

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • BBQs

What to do

  • Beach access


  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Free newspapers in lobby


  • Terrace


  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower


  • English

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • Television
  • Cable TV channels

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Hairdryer (on request)
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi

Food and drink

  • Fridge
  • Microwave


  • Daily housekeeping

Fees & policies

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Personal protective equipment, including masks and gloves, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; guests are provided with hand sanitiser.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global).


This property does not have lifts.

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Also known as

Ocean Shores Motel Homer
Ocean Shores Homer
The Ocean Shores Motel
The Ocean Shores Homer
The Ocean Shores Motel Homer

Frequently asked questions

Does The Ocean Shores offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, The Ocean Shores does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in, depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at The Ocean Shores?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitiser, social distancing measures are in place and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at The Ocean Shores?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at The Ocean Shores?
Yes, there's free self parking. Parking spaces may be limited.
What are the check-in and check-out times at The Ocean Shores?
You can check in from 3:00 PM - 10:00 PM. Check-out time is 11:00 AM. Contactless social distancing and check-out are available.
Are there restaurants at or near The Ocean Shores?
Yes. Nearby restaurants include Pho and Thai (4-min walk), Fat Olive's (6-min walk) and Wild Honey Bistro (10-min walk).
What's the area around The Ocean Shores like?
The Ocean Shores is a short 6-minute walk from Bishop's Beach and 7 minutes' walk from Pratt Museum.

Overall score and ratings


Very good




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



10/10 Exceptional

Homer Gem
Ocean Shores is a gem with a step back in time. The owner who built it was in the office and was a delight to visit with. The view and grounds were amazing. They still use a key to get into the room; I loved it! I've stayed in much newer and fancier properties that I would gladly trade for cleanliness and warm customer experience I felt in this "no frills" property.
1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Bradford, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

anurag, 1-night family trip
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6/10 Good

Could have been better
The shower didn’t work and tV kept turning off! When I booked I was told ocean front but since a tour bus was coming in we were located in the back tier of rooms!
Joann, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Amazing view, property and people! Will stay here every time we are in Homer
2-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Raymond, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

steve, 1-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

Should have black out curtains
I think it is pricey for a room without breakfast included. The summer in Alaska, there is no dark/night, so the curtains/blinds should be black out. I could not sleep because the room was too bright! They have 2 buildings, so if you want to stay in a fully ocean view, make sure to ask in your reservation, otherwise you will have a building blocking your ocean view.
Andreia, 1-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

The front desk lady was extremely helpful, our room was spotlessly clean - plenty of parking, great location in Homer,& private beach access - this was second stay with these people- awesome experience & will definitely stay on our next trip to Homer - thanks so much
Elisha, 2-night romance trip
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4/10 Fair

Was suppose to have a room by the ocean, but got stuck up on the hill in an old smelly room. Because a “bus came in “?
Susan, 1-night trip
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