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The Whaler

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155 SW Elizabeth, Newport, OR 97365
The Whaler

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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really enjoyed our stay. Beautiful unobstructed ocean view with a nicely appointed and immaculately clean King room. No "stale air" in the room, and ALL are non-smoking. It was also priced really well, especially given the close proximity to the beach. We'll be back!

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Roseburg, Oregon
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26 hotel reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I will admit it right off the bat--this review is biased. I like this property for several reasons, but chief among them is the many good family memories of having stayed here often over the years. Management has always been friendly. Every room has an ocean view. There is free popcorn in the lobby all the time. And they are... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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6 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

We stayed at the Whaler over Memorial Day weekend. It was a nice clean basic motel. They offer a basic continental breakfast. The view from the room was worth every penny. There were other more expensive places without this kind of view. The staff was always helpful. Again I have to say all the facilities including pool and hot tub... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

We were plesently surprised with this motel! First of all they accept dogs! And the second was the view from the room. We were on the 1st floor and could see the ocean while sitting in bed. The front desk staff was so friendly and helpful. The walls are a bit thin and we could hear some people get in... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

It's a neat clean room. We were on the 2nd floor. The view of the sea is right in front of the bed. Great view really. Not much luck on "whale-hunting". No sight of any when we were there. However, we had a great time just playing at the beach and walking around. The path from the road to the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

My wife and I found this location to be a very good value for the money. Nice room, very peaceful. Recommend third floor rooms for the gorgeous view. Well located in Newport and staff is amazing. Even the bed was one of the most comfortable we have ever slept in outside of home!

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Eugene, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

There is an awesome park that's a two minute walk from the hotel with a huge slide, the view is stellar, the breakfast is functional, the location to downtown Nye Beach is very nice, and the price was right (search for their specials), the only negative was that the pool was a bit colder than is generally comfortable to most.... More 

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Southern Oregon Coast
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40 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

I would like to give The Whaler four stars because of the comfy bed, stellar view and location, fridge in room, incredible pool and excellent staff, but there are too many minuses. The room has a small table and two chairs but no reading chair. The bathroom sink area was tiny and included the coffee maker. The coffee was terrible... More 

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Galiano Island, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

We were headed for Cannon Beach, but it was getting late, drove off 101 towards the ocean. Didn't know there was a whole district called Nye Beach....funky old street or two. Found The Whaler, dog friendly, breakfast also....light eats with bagels, coffee, cereals ....it was sufficient and good. Tea/juices, milk etc. top floor room, double queen beds, very clean, nicely... More 

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Oshkosh, Wisconsin
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56 hotel reviews
155 helpful votes 155 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

My wife and I stayed here when we visited our daughter and her husband, who live in Portland. They also stayed at this hotel the night we all spent in Newport. The room was rather minimalist in terms of décor- just a few pictures, a small table with two chairs. The desk and dresser were both quite small- not a... More 

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