There’s a terrific ocean view from almost every room in this contemporary boutique hotel, and I wish there was a balcony to go with it. Thankfully, you can open a window to hear the surf and smell the salt air, and the windows are big. There are less expensive non-ocean-view rooms, too, but even if you get one of those you should be satisfied. Rooms here invite lounging: They’re large, bright, and attractively furnished in a contemporary style that’s more design-conscious than most hotels in Seaside. Some units have an upper loft area with a Jacuzzi tub and spa-like bathroom, or an extra bed. Maggie’s on the Prom (reviewed), Seaside’s one good restaurant, occupies the first floor of this shingled building. It serves breakfast, lunch and dinner, so you could hole up for a romantic weekend and never leave your room—except for a walk on the beach that’s right outside your window.