Three companions and I were on a motorcycle tour of the Oregon coast. During this trip we stayed in many fine establishments, in separate rooms. The Whaler was the most expensive ($118) and by far the least value for the money. The rooms were small and dingy.. Each room had a balcony facing the ocean; however, what good is a balcony if you're not even allowed to smoke a cigar on that balcony?
There was no wi-fi, but they did provide a cable to plug into the wall.
Another pet peeve of mine is the "save the planet" ploy, which they pushed to an extensively annoying point. This is a "save money on the laundry bill," not a "save the planet" deal. If you want me to be careful about using the towels, knock ten bucks off my room rate and I'll be glad to use my towel twice.
The breakfast consisted of bagels and juice. For the price of the room, we expected--and we have received--more.
All in all, a disappointing experience. Next time we're in Newport, we'll go someplace else.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Whaler offers 73 quiet,spacious, hotel rooms,each with private balcony overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Beautiful heated indoor pool & spa and exercise facility. Easy beach access to one of the most scenic beaches on the Oregon coast. The Whaler is adjacent to the Newport Performing Arts Center, and only a short distance away from Yaquina Bay, the historic Newport bayfront, a variety of restaurants, unique shopping and the Oregon Coast Aquarium. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- The Whaler Hotel Newport
- Whaler Hotel Newport
- Whaler Motel Newport
- The Whaler Newport, Oregon