Brookings was named after John E. Brookings, president of the Brookings Lumber and Box Company, who founded the city as a company town. The lumber and fishing industries were early economic drivers for Brookings, which also introduced lily bulb farming in the 1920s. All are still doing well, although lumber and fishing are dwindling. The lily bulb farms, located in a 12-mile region between Brookings and Smith River, California, produce all the lily bulbs that are grown in North America.
You'll find plenty of attractions and activities in the Brookings area, from beaches and parks to golf and fishing. Harris Beach State Park, Sporthaven Beach, Chetco Point Park, and Cape Ferrelo provide excellent spots for whale watching. Brookings also has a number of annual events, including a pirate festival.
Brookings' population in the 2010 census was 6,336, but the total area population is more than 13,000, including Harbor, a census-designated place. Brookings is the largest city in Curry County. Today, many people who settle in Brookings are retirees who choose the city for its mild climate, lovely coastline, beautiful scenery, and recreation.
When would be the best time to visit Brookings, Oregon?
Brookings has a subtropical climate with mild, dry summers and cool, wet winters. The best time to visit would be between the beginning of June and the end of September. During this time, average highs are around 68 degrees, with lows around 50 degrees. Hotel rates will be at their highest during these times, so travelers should make reservations early to save money.
Very little rain falls in these months. The most rainfall of the year occurs from November through March. December gets the most precipitation, with an average of 14.5 inches for the month. Winters have periods of heavy rain but can have many cool, sunny days in a row. Rainfall is lower in April (6.47 inches), May (3.85 inches), and October (5.36 inches), so these months may offer times to travel that have manageable temperatures, less risk of rain ruining your vacation, and lower hotel rates than in summer.
Below is a chart of the current pricing seasonality of hotels and motels in Brookings, OR:
Brookings, OR: Prices by Star Rating Class
Below we've posted 3 graphs illustrating avg. price patterns by star rating class in Brookings, OR. Browse these illustrations to determine the cheapest time to book in Brookings throughout the year.
What are the Brookings, Oregon luxury hotel options?
Mt. Emily Ranch Bed and Breakfast is tucked in the mountains in Brookings, within a 15-minute drive of Salmon Run Golf Course. With only two rooms in the place, you'll have a quiet setting. Your room will have a memory foam mattress topper on your bed, a kitchenette, a coffee/tea maker, a flat-screen TV, and free Wi-Fi. The bed-and-breakfast features a fireplace in the lobby, a business center, a library, laundry facilities, and a free breakfast served daily. A large loft area has sofas, a big-screen TV, and an electric fireplace.
Outdoors, you can sit on the porch and watch the birds or go out to the garden and take in the scenery. Mt. Emily Ranch overlooks the Chetco River Valley; the river is great for swimming, kayaking, and fishing, and you'll be just 2 miles from the Salmon Run Golf Course.
The Beachfront Inn in Brookings offers beautiful views of the Pacific Ocean. The hotel offers spacious rooms with majestic ocean views, private balconies, and refrigerators. Upgrade to a suite to add a Jacuzzi and a kitchen. You'll be adjacent to the Port of Brookings Harbor and a one-minute walk from Sporthaven Beach. You'll enjoy getting refreshed in the outdoor pool and spa tub and relaxing on the lounge furniture.
Where are the most affordable hotels near Brookings, Oregon?
3 Star Average Prices: $179.00
Americas Best Value Inn Crescent City in Crescent City, 21 miles from Brookings, is 10 minutes from Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park. This hotel will be easy on your budget while still providing good basic amenities. You'll save on restaurant tabs with your in-room refrigerator and microwave, and you can take advantage of the complimentary continental breakfast, as well. Your room will be equipped with a flat-screen TV, a desk, a coffee/tea maker, and free Wi-Fi. The hotel has a coffee shop/cafe where you can get meals and snacks.
Wild Rivers Motor Lodge is in downtown Brookings, where you can walk to Azalea Park and Chetco Point Park in 15 minutes. The spacious rooms have refrigerators, microwaves, flat-screen TVs, coffee/tea makers with premium coffee, blackout drapes, Bath & Body Works bathroom products, and free Wi-fi. Premium rooms are also available.