I have stayed at the Ship Ahoy on 4 visits to Booth Bay. Its a short drive into town. As you wait for the old swing bridge to go through the motions of letting the sailboats pass, you have a few minutes to admire the gorgeous homes along the banks. The hotel is old and has nothing special except the views. Plain old wood paneling, old furniture and old tile in the bathrooms and Jaoulousy doors, but it is clean. There is an old part and a new part to the motel. I have always stayed at the old part because i like it. I like to spend my money on food and other things besides a fancy place to sleep. You send them a check for a deposit, they send you a postcard confirmation. Very personal.
I will always stay there, unless I win the lottery or find Mr. Right!