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Channel House
Ranked #3 of 7 Depoe Bay B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed March 30, 2010

The Continental Breakfast was fantastic. It's first class and in a beautiful room overlooking the ocean.

We were there during a very cool and rainy day/night when the ocean was so wild the boats couldn't come in and out of the channel to the harbor.

At first we were skeptical of the small electical heater in our room which did an excellent job.

  • Stayed: March 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 21, 2010

We dropped into the Channel House spontaneously on whale watching weekend to see if there was a room. Sarah greeted us in the office and showed us around the Inn. We stayed in the Crow's Nest, which is a cozy bedroom, with a window on the ocean. There are a number of gorgeous rooms, most with jacuzzis on an outside deck, but we only wanted a comfortable place to sleep for the night so we would not have to drive home. We were in no way pressured to take a more expensive room. Sara was warm and friendly and a delightful person. Our room was lovely and though small, was more than adequate. it had a very nice bathroom with great ammenities (and chocolates!) - and the bed was extremely comfortable We opened our window and with the ocean just outside and below the window the pounding surf lulled us to sleep.
While Channel House does not have it's own restaurant, it is within walking distance to several great places to have dinner or lunch and it is a bed and breakfast. We were first to the breakfast room in the morning and were delighted to see a beautiful feast set out. There were healthy choices, fresh fruit, yogurt, as well as delectable home made (still warm) baked goods. Juices, coffees, teas, bagels, etc. The lovely gal who baked all the goodies was very friendly and attentive to us. She even gave us tips on where to go to find agates. We actually sat at a lovely table viewing the ocean and sipped coffee for over an hour. It was a wonderful beginning to a Sunday. While, because of the turn in the weather, we did not see any whales, we did not return home disappointed, because our stay at Channel House was a comfortable and happy experience that we look forward to repeating! We did stop to check out the agate destination, and to add more happiness to an already fun time, we saw two magnificent eagles perched on a tree very close to us. Channel House is a gem.

  • Stayed: March 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed December 28, 2009

We have stayed here on-and-off for our anniversary for years. The view is great and the sound of the waves crashing can't be beat. The upper level rooms are much better and worth the extra money since each room comes with it's own private hottub on the deck to enjoy the bay. Unfortunately, the lower level rooms don't offer the same level of privacy in the hottubs so travelers should be prepared if a lower level room is their option. The prices are on the spendy side, but it really is worth the splurge. From the outside, the establishment doesn't look like much, but the rooms (top floor) are very, very nice.

  • Stayed: September 2009, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank jmm6014
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Reviewed December 14, 2009

Been there twice. First time we had best room in the house and had a great view of the channel and the ships coming and going. Second time we were on a bottom level room. Terrible - no privacy. Both times we tried checking in early and were told we couldn't. Since I had checked online the night before and the room was available seems to me they just didn't want to open up the room until the "official" time of 4 p.m. It's a lot of money to spend for such a short period of time there. Plus - they say "to better serve you, you must eat breakfast in their sitting room". How is that serving me? That rule is for their benefit, not mine. Poor customer service but incredible view if you're on the top floor. There are only a few parking spaces close to the hotel. Others have to park at bottom of hill.

  • Stayed: April 2009, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 12, 2009

My husband and I stayed here in June. We enjoyed sipping champagne in the hot tub on the deck and watching the boats going out and coming in to the bay. The room was a little bit cramped but very efficient use of space considering the size. The bed was heaven to sleep in. The breakfast in the morning with one of the best I have had and any bed and breakfast. It was a splurge for us but well worth it. We will be returning soon.

  • Stayed: June 2009, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank Anne S
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Reviewed November 5, 2009

Depoe bay is pretty quaint with very few upscale options one of which is Channel House ...It's definitely older but if your looking for an ocean view room stay here! The rooms were pretty small but there is a jacuzzi right outside your room and you have a terrace on a cliff overlooking the ocean so who cares about the small room! Service was great, breakfast was typical B&B, (2) bottles of wine already in your room, price was steep but not as much as the Whale Inn which looked pretty tight and brand new but more expensive....

  • Stayed: October 2009, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 23, 2009

My wife and I have been going to the Channel House for the past 15 years.
We have seen the room rates steadily increase over this time to a point where the rates are well above other similar properties. In the past we have taken advantage of their winter special rates for "loyal customers". These rates are good only from Sunday to Thursday nights. I called a couple of days ago and asked to book with these rates for two nights, with the second night being New Years Eve. Was told they would give us the discount for the first night, but not the second night. Okay, my wife and I discussed it and we decided to change our plans...so I called again and asked to book a room on the Sunday and Monday nights after Christmas. Now I was told that they have since blacked out the entire week between Christmas and New Years. We have stayed at the Channel House in previous years and have always received their loyal customer rate during this time period. I guess they are making it up as they go along. Very terrible customer service. It's really too bad. We have referred friends and associates to the Channel House, and obviously have enjoyed our stays there. We won't be going back or referring any longer!

  • Stayed: October 2009, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Channel House

Address: 35 Ellingson Ave, Depoe Bay, OR 97341-9682
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Location: United States > Oregon > Oregon Coast > Depoe Bay
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 7 B&Bs / Inns in Depoe Bay
Price Range: $191 - $269 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Channel House 2.5*
Number of rooms: 16
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Channel House delivers both the premier amenities and services of our luxury hotel and an experience that brings the beauty of the Oregon coast to our guests. ... more   less 
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