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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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New York City, New York
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7 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

You can't get any closer to the ocean in Newport. The sunset caused us to be late for our dinner reservation. Complimentary salty popcorn greeted us and tasted O-so-good after a long drive down the coast. The room was super clean. I know this because I lost an earring on the bathroom floor and crawled around to find it. Spotless!... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This hotel has nice views of the ocean if that's what you want. It was a fairly small room , but very clean! It only had a queen size bed and we really needed a king or two queens! Needs a little updating but I would stay there again! Because it was very clean and taken care of! Nice place... More 

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League City, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

your average hotel with a million dollar sunset. clean rooms. balcony. showers could use an update pretty badly. beach access is right across the street. didn't have a change to use the pool area.....

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What do you think is beyond the ocean? Do you think there's more sand on the other side of the water. We overlooked the ocean from our beautiful 2nd floor hotel room balcony (I think everyone had a cool balcony too) but I couldn't see what was beyond the water. My wife tried to tell me Russia and Japan were... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The windows and private deck face the big beautiful ocean across the street. The sound of the sea sings (or roars) you to sleep. It is clean enough, kind of bare bones, but has your basic needs. The location so close to the ocean trumps trendy decor any day. Parking is easy, elevator or stairs, hot water in the lobby,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is our first time in Newport and stayed here for two nights over the 4th weekend. We got a non-pet room on the third floor. Our room was very clean and had an outstanding view of the ocean. Next time we will make sure we are not near the elevators/stairs bc it was a little noisy. This is a... More 

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Medford, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very clean with an outstanding front desk staff. Typical waterfront hotel with the wear and tear you would expect near a beach. A bit dated but as I said, very clean with good linens and comfy bed. Very accommodating of our pets also. Although the hotel is oceanfront there is a road between the hotel and the beach.

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Portland, Oregon
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is right on the edge of the Nye Beach area, adjacent to the Newport Center for the Performing Arts. The friendly lady at the front desk gave us an ocean-facing room on the 3rd floor. There's a sliding door to the smallish balcony, floor-to-ceiling glass, which meant that even if we sat at the table inside, we still had... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You often don't know what to expect when selecting a moderately priced hotel/motel. I often worry it will be old, outdated with uncomfortable mattresses. The whaler was none of those. It is in a beautiful location, very clean, well kept, pleasant staff and includes a small complimentary breakfast. I would highly recommend this hotel.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015 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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