Situated just miles down from Oregon's coastal towns of Cannon Beach and Manzanita, sits the sleepy little town of Wheeler. The gem of Wheeler is the Old Wheeler Hotel. From the moment you step in the door you are transported back to the '20s with period decor and antiques. The innkeepers are very accomodating and friendly. We were welcomed with a personalized sign on our door, a thoughtful touch. The hotel has a gift shop with all the amenities you might need including snacks and sweatshirts. The rooms are spacious, comfortable and clean, some with fantastic views. Although the decor is antique, the mattresses are modern and comfortable. Our room #2 overlooked the bay, a lovely scene to wake up to in the morning. They serve an extended continental breakfast with fresh fruit, yogurt, pastries, eggs and coffee/tea in the lovely common room. There are wine glasses and corkscrews for your use and movies and books to choose from. The rooms have free wi-fi and a modern tv and dvd player. Just downstairs is a lovely little cafe for lunch and across the street is a fantastic restaurant, The Rising Star. The walls are paper thin but they do provide ear plugs, a nice acknowledgement of the old building's limitations.
We had a wonderful stay and there are very few negatives I can mention. The only reason I didn't give the hotel an excellent rating is that there are just a few things they could do to make it even better. For instance, there was not a rack or table to set your luggage on. The decor is beautiful but there are noticably cheap plastic light switch and outlet covers in the room. The drapes are not light proof and the light wakes you up very early on sunny days. The tub and shower and toilet are modern but very small and dated. I think in keeping with the decor I would have loved to see a clawfoot tub and old fashioned shower and toilet. The juxtaposition of the antique and modern but dated features ruined a bit of the period consistancy and charm.
Even so, the Old Wheeler Hotel is a delightfully quiet and charming place to stay and a welcome change from the more touristy and busy coastal towns.
TIP: Keep in mind Wheeler is a VERY small town and a bit of a drive to amenities such as grocery stores, ATM's etc.There are only a couple of restaurants with limited hours so plan ahead with reservations and knowledge of hours, etc. or you will end up driving into the other towns for dinner. Some of the places only take cash and there is no ATM in town. (The innkeeper was very accomodating to give us cash but she had a limited amount on hand) Shops and the marina close early.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A charming, historic boutique inn located in the heart of beautiful Wheeler, Oregon. Lovingly restored, the Old Wheeler Hotel offers stunning views of Nehalem Bay. Escape the hustle and bustle of Cannon Beach, Manzanita, and Rockaway Beach. We're only minutes away, and offer relaxation and recharging. Come enjoy the beauty of the North Oregon Coast! ... more less
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