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The Waves

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The Waves is a unique Ocean Front property in the village center of Cannon Beach. Eight different buildings and five classic cottages offer lodging options from romantic studios to large family suites. Most rooms have kitchens, fireplaces, private decks and are either Ocean Front or Ocean View with a few non-view options. Locally owned and family operated for 30 years, The Waves, has accommodations to meet every budget with an unbeatable location.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Hot Tub
Non-smoking hotel
Public Wifi
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Refrigerator in room
Accessible rooms
Non-smoking rooms
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Bay View
Centrally Located
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Grade: 93 out of 100
30Restaurantswithin 0.3 miles
27Attractionswithin 0.3 miles
100Room tips
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My husband and I took a 2 day trip to the beach for a Thursday-Saturday stay. We were in room 302 that faced out to the beach. We walked out the door and could access the beach, perfect location with wonderful views. There is a patio that has 2 chairs and small table where you
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We stayed a Flagship two bedroom suite (#404) for a family stay, and it was wonderful. It was so spacious and the furnishings were top notch. The bedding was super comfortable and the place was spotless. The views from the windows and deck were magnificent. There is a lawn area
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We have stayed at the Waves many times and it is one of our favorite places. It is right in downtown Cannon Beach near shops and restaurants. We stay in their unit called La Colina. These have recently been remodeled so the beds and carpets are new. They have tiny kitchens
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We very much appreciate the consistent quality and room choices at The Waves. That includes their huge storage bin of sand toys for the kids to use on the beach, beach chairs and other guest requests. Great location and so many room style choices. They strive to keep their
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My husband and I stayed at The Waves again after having a good experience the first time, and took advantage of their fall/winter special rates. We got a waterside "Flagship" room this time and couldn't get enough of the view. We sat out on the small patio when the weather
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The La Colina Queen Loft at The Waves
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The La Colina Queen Loft at The Waves
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The Flagship King Studio at The Waves
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The Two Bedroom Flagship Suite at The Waves
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The Southwind King Studio at The Waves
Are the SW King Studios on the ground floor?
There are 4 Southwind King Studios. 2 of them are ground floor and 2 of them are 2nd floor. It is a 2 story building. On our website the picture will be of the exact room you select. So if the photo has a raised ceiling it is a 2nd floor room, you can also tell by the deck vs. balcony photo. On 3rd party website (Expedia, Orbitz , etc.) rooms are just assigned at random by what works best. You do not get an up or down choice. If you require 'no stairs' and want a 1st foor room or if you prefer a 2nd floor room it is best to call us and at a minimum make the request. If available we will honor the request, if not we will let you know. Regards, Greg Swedenborg The Waves Cannon Beach
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The room you are describing is our Flagship Junior Suite, they are similar to our Flagship Studios but have a little larger floor plan where we are able to include the twin bed to accommodate 2 beds or 3 guests. The twin beds we use are standard twin size which is 39" wide and 75" in length.
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Sandcastle Condos - any thoughts on this? Yay or nay?
Need condo? Go for the White Heron Lodge. Great spot.
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Ruth, I'm happy to answer any questions you might have about these condos. The Waves is located in downtown Cannon Beach and we have 3 of these condos which are about 1.5 miles south of downtown. We have rented them through our hotel for about 10 years. They are part of a 16 unit condominium complex that includes an indoor pool and hot tub on property. The condos are large, 2 bedroom 2 bathroom units (about 1200 sq feet) and 1 block from the beach, so you have views of the ocean but they are not 'ocean front'. The condos are a little older (built in 1985) but we recently updated some items (windows, bathrooms, flooring). They all have fully equipped kitchens and 2 of the units have washer/dryer in the units. From the parking level the units are up one flight of stairs. I would be happy to send you additional photos, I have many more than what are posted on 3rd party websites. Greg Swedenborg The Waves Cannon Beach
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We have a beverage vending machine across from our office. There is also a full service market 100 yards from the office.
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"Two bedroom Flagship suite #404 is amazing. It's huge and the views are fantastic."
"The White Heron Lodge is part of The Waves and it is very quiet with only four rooms. Great for a quiet couples trip."
"2nd floor rooms would be quieter"
"All of the Flagship ocean front rooms are superb, right at the edge of the sea, beds are king-size and comfy, the chairs are comfortable."
"Book early to get a room with a view!"
$130 - $253 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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