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“Long Weekend at Cannon Beach”
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The Waves
Ranked #7 of 15 Hotels in Cannon Beach
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed January 17, 2014

Our room was wonderfull, we were right on the beach, great weekend for strom watching. The room was clean and the bed was excelent. The table and chairs set next to the window for a perfect ocean views. The room was large so you did not feel closed in.
We had a power outage the first night (big storm) we were supplied with an led lantern and with that and our cozy fireplace (gas) the night was wonderful.

Hotel staff was attentive, there recommendations for spa in town was great.

  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed December 10, 2013

Get an ocean view room and you will feel like you are in the lap of luxury right on the water. The rooms are well appointed and cozy. A table and chairs are set up for eating and watching the ocean if you decide to cook. The kitchens are well supplied, the baths are warm and cozy, the beds are soft and elegantly dressed. We love the rooms so much we hardly want to leave!

  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled as a couple
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cbtravelor, Owner at The Waves, responded to this reviewResponded December 11, 2013

I am happy that your recent visit at The Waves Cannon Beach was a enjoyable experience and sorry that you couldn't stay longer. A return to our community is a must! The views from are rooms are spectacular and are ever changing. Over the years we have tried to maintain quality and comfortable rooms at affordable rates. We do appreciate you being one of our guests and taking a few moments of your time to let us know how we are doing. Please join us again when you travel to the northwest.

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Reviewed November 29, 2013

While traveling Oregon Coast, we decided to stop for the night in Cannon Beach without really having planned to or done our research. Looked on this website and saw some good reviews for the Waves Motel and decided to give it a try, as they had a few vacancies. Great view from our room -- the next morning. The room itself was vary spacious -- living area, kitchen, bathroom, bedroom, and separate jacuzzii/hot tub indoor room. The room was a little warm, so we had to open the windows for a bit to cool it off, as it appeared there was no AC. Actually used the jacuzzi, as I felt this place was cleaner than your standard hotel bathtub. Great smelling aromatherapy toiletries! The bed was comfortable and had the softest sheets I've ever slept on -- I actually looked at the tag to see the brand so I could order some! Cons: (1) shower head was too low for my 6'1" husband, who had to bend down, and (2) could not turn out the porch light, so our room was a little bright at night which made it harder to fall asleep.

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled as a couple
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cbtravelor, Owner at The Waves, responded to this reviewResponded December 11, 2013

Dear Kerri C,
Thank you for taking the effort and time to respond to your recent stay at The Waves Cannon Beach. Our A/C system is mother nature - a slight breeze will generally cool off most any warm day at the coast. You got one of the great days! We pride ourselves in having a clean property and my staff is very concerned that it is the best. Thank you for noticing the difference. Security was a concern when we built this building and the city did not have street lighting so we installed the outside lights on the building. We are correcting this problem - the type of shades we use now come in "room darkening" and we have ordered all new shades for this building. We hope this will still provide the view and security when needed and stop the night light from interrupting a good nights sleep. When you have the opportunity to revisit our area we would look forward to having you as one of our guests again.

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Reviewed October 29, 2013

We went to Cannon Beach thinking we may be able to get a place for the night and if not, head home or to Seaside. But we really wanted to stay in Cannon Beach. We got lucky. The Waves had 2 rooms availble and we took the first floor one. Perfect view looking west and north so we could see the ocean and the lighthouse. The room, with its country French yellow walls, was very inviting. Everything was perfectly clean, not easy to do at the beach, and the fireplace was a nice warming touch.
Next time we want to stay at Connon Beach, we'll reserve a room here in advance!

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 26, 2013

First time in Oregon and Cannon Beach. We had a 2 night reservations in another hotel next door to the Waves but we fell in love with Cannon Beach and decided to stay another 2 nights. Unfortunately (or fortunately) our hotel was booked and we had to reserve elsewhere. By luck the Waves had availability and we booked one of the oceanfront rooms.What a beach view!! The room was very large with a gas fireplace. The bed was wonderfully comfortable. It had a great long galley kitchen but since the room was so large it did not feel awkward. The room was very clean.It had a small balcony facing beach.The motel is walking distance to everything in town. True, it was a little pricey but the view from the room was more relaxing than going to a spa!!

Room Tip: If you can, book the oceanfront rooms. Well worth it!
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  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled as a couple
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cbtravelor, Owner at The Waves, responded to this reviewResponded October 28, 2013

Thanks for sharing a couple of extra days of your vacation with us and in Cannon Beach. We find that if a guest visits one of our rooms, the room itself with the views offered, will generally be the seller. We appreciate you, the guest, that understands the quality of our property, the dedication of our staff and the convenience of our location. We hope to have the opportunity to have you as guests the next time you visit our town.

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Reviewed October 22, 2013

I usually plan more in advance but my fiance wanted to just get in the car and drive. I tried a few of my favorite places in Cannon Beach but could not find a vacancy. I read a review about squeaky floors and sub-par beds but choices were limited and I decided to give it a shot. The person I spoke with did not listen to me that we really needed king bed. She put us in a room on the ocean side but in a queen bed.
The room was ok but not worth the money. The ceiling above us was indeed very squeaky. The ocean was very far away. The TV got very few channels and we could not even get the Ducks game. And the phone did not work at all.
When I commented to the front desk the next day, all I got was a shrug.
WE WILL NOT BE BACK!

Room Tip: Maybe upper rooms will be less noisy
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  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 19, 2013

Twenty-seven of us stayed at the Waves Oct.13-17,2013 to celebrate my birthday. The waves was fantastic and very accommodating. All of our guests loved their rooms, the weather was fantastic and the views marvelous. The Waves is a perfect location in Cannon Beach, walking is easy to almost anywhere you might wish to go. Lazy Susan's is great for breakfast and the driftwood has wonderful clam chowder as well as other food.
Our visit was great with wonderful friends.

Room Tip: The Waves Flagship units are marvelous with great views!
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  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled as a couple
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cbtravelor, Owner at The Waves, responded to this reviewResponded October 28, 2013

Thanks for sharing your birthday with TheWavesCannonBeach. We were delighted to host guests from all parts of our country and be able to show them the beauty of the great northwest and especially Cannon Beach. For those that live close by we hope that you don't have to wait for a birthday invitation to come back - and - those from across the country please plan as special outing for this time next year. We are happy that the celebration went well and that you have many more to come.

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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:
#5 Romantic Hotel in Cannon Beach
#6 Family Hotel in Cannon Beach
#6 On the Beach Hotel in Cannon Beach
Price Range: $80 - $185 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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