Portland-based media firm MEDIAmerica, publishers of Oregon Business magazine and the well-known “100 Best Companies to Work for in Oregon” survey, have announced the fourth annual 100 Best Fan-Favorite Destinations in Oregon for 2020. MEDIAmerica explained, “This year’s researchers studied over 95,000 reviews, a 43 percent increase over last year’s reviews, on the most widely used online review sites Google, TripAdvisor and Yelp. Scores were tallied and combined to determine the level of travelers’ overall satisfaction. The scores were ranked to create the 100 Best Fan-Favorite Destination list.”
“We’re thrilled to make this list for the second consecutive year,” said Wendy Kelley, owner of Agate Beach Motel. “I’m so proud of this property’s team for their amazing guest service. We hope every guest leaves having had a positive experience and shares it online with other travelers.”
According to BrightLocal’s 2018 Local Consumer Survey, 86 percent of consumers read reviews for local businesses — including 95 percent of people ages 18-34 — and 91 percent of 18-34-year-olds trust online reviews as much as personal recommendations.
All 100 destinations will be included on a visitor guide map which is distributed to the majority of visitor centers and tourist information locations statewide. The full list of 2020 100 Best Fan-Favorite Destinations can be viewed www.oregonbusiness.com.
Previously a motor lodge dating back to the 1940s, Agate Beach Motel is a fully renovated, 10-suite motel situated directly on the Oregon coast north of Newport with unparalleled Pacific Ocean views. One-bedroom suites are individually unique and offer full amenities including full kitchens or kitchenettes, living area and private decks. The property offers a private stairway for beach access, complimentary guest parking, dog-friendly suites and exceptional guest service.