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4 of 5 bubbles Review of The Waves

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The Waves
Ranked #5 of 14 Hotels in Cannon Beach
Certificate of Excellence
Hampton, Virginia
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14 reviews
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“Awesome View”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2012

I stayed at The Waves on a recent trip to the Oregon coast. This was my first trip to Oregon and The Waves made my stay memorable. We had a second floor room on the beach with a spectacular view. The room had a fireplace that we used in the evenings - wonderful to take the chill off. The bed was very comfortable, had a nice kitchen area and everything was clean. The location couldn't have been better for walking around Cannon Beach. The folks in the office were particularly nice and very helpful on recommendations for restaurants and things to do in and around Cannon Beach. They even stayed late in the office to welcome us at our 11:30 pm arrival! I would defintely stay at the Waves again.

Room Tip: Upstairs, ocean side rooms offer spectacular views.
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
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Phoenix, Arizona
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2012

I recently stayed at The Waves and thoroughly loved it. I had a fireplace, wonderful view of the Ocean, a Lanai and a nice little, fully functional kitchen. The room was very clean and the bed was comfortable. I would definitely recommend The Waves and I'll definitely stay there again.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled solo
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2012

We just came back from staying at The Waves this past weekend. We had a bright, modern unit on the top floor with a great view of "Old Tilly." The room looked like it had recently been upgraded, so the furniture was new and the bed was excellent. (The TV was still the old tube-type, but then we weren't at the beach to watch TV.)

The upside to the hotel is that it is close to both the beach and downtown. It is, however, about as far away from Haystack Rock as you can get and still be in Cannon Beach.

Room Tip: Definitely choose a room on the top floor. Lots of foot traffic going by the hotel.
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2012

This was my first trip to the Oregon Coast and Cannon Beach and The Waves did not disappoint. Stayed in a 2 bed upper level unit (#104) with vaulted ceiling that was recently remodeled. Perfect size for an overnight trip with a friend. Within a block of the beach, shops and restaurants. Heart of downtown Cannon Beach. Would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
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Portland, Oregon
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2012

This is my 3rd time staying at The Waves, and the 4th unit that I've stayed in there. The units range from being "just ok" to being "really super nice". You won't know what you're getting until you get there. I will say that it's a pretty expensive place to stay, and that they don't really differentiate in price whether you get a totally plush unit or whether you get sad old appliances and ginsu knives in the kitchen. The owner is the local fire chief and his wife. He seems like a decent guy, and she comes across as being completely joyless. So... if you're really into good service and smiles, you should either break yourself of that habit or maybe stay somewhere else. Anything other than an oceanfront room means zero view, so don't settle for an ocean view room (because that really does mean that you can just barely see the ocean from where you are.) And... enjoy the town. The upside to The Waves and the other properties that they run is that you're right close to downtown. There are fun places for snacks, and a nice little main street to browse. The beach is beautiful!

Room Tip: Don't make a reservation, and be ready to move on. If you have a reservation, that means that y...
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
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Bellevue, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2012

We were in an oceanside room which costed us $219. This place is very near the beach. It is clean and neat. A little expensive, that is why we had expected more posh rooms. But nothing wrong with it otherwise.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Olympia, Washington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2012

This is our 10th year staying at the Waves. It's hard to go to another location when it's already perfect. You are right downtown so you can walk to all of the great shops, restaurants and the beach is literally steps aways. Although you are downtown it's so quiet and feel like you are secluded from all of the tourists. Our boys, 10 and 7 love that they can ride their scooters to all of the shops. They also love taking a jacuzzi at night. The rooms are nice sized with a well equipped kitchenette. My biggest suggestion would be to upgrade the TV's (they are really outdated) and put on comfortable down comforters on the beds. Every year we think about going some place else but we just can't do it, the Waves is perfect for our family of 4.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
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Property: The Waves
Address: 188 W 2nd Street, Cannon Beach, OR 97110-2005
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Location: United States > Oregon > Oregon Coast > Cannon Beach
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Spa Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 On the Beach Hotel in Cannon Beach
#5 Romantic Hotel in Cannon Beach
#6 Family Hotel in Cannon Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2 star — The Waves 2*
Number of rooms: 36
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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. ... more   less 
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