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The Whaler
Ranked #6 of 24 Hotels in Newport
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed July 4, 2011

After reading all of the reviews I agree the Hilton it is not but for low $100 for on the beach motel... great place. I think the rooms must have been updated sence the worst reviews were written. Everything was nice (not super plush) but nice. Right in middle were you are in the center of everything. Breakfast is muffins, bagel, apple, 2 cereals and juice or coffee. Small in picking but all so good. If you want ultra plush you are not at the right place but if you want comfortable with a good price and great view this is it.

Room Tip: The higher the floor the higher the price.
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  • Stayed: July 2011, traveled with family
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Reviewed June 28, 2011

A "girls weekend" at the coast was perfect thanks to The Whaler. It is centrally located, just steps from a paved path to the beach, adjacent to the Performing Arts Center, and blocks from the shops and restaurants of Nye Beach. We were able to do everything we wanted, often without even getting in the car. Our rooms were extremely clean and well equipped. The beds and pillows were comfortable. We loved having a balcony to be able to see and hear the ocean from our room. The breakfast in the lobby was also neatly kept and provided ample selection. The staff was friendly, courteous, and efficient. We had no complaints and we'll be back for sure!

  • Stayed: June 2011, traveled with family
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Reviewed June 27, 2011

I recently stayed at The Whaler on a trip with my mom and sisters. The service was wonderful and prompt. We asked for a crib for my niece and it was brought to the room within minutes of checking in. The weather was perfect and we had a beautiful view of the beach and sunset, as did all of the rooms at The Whaler. The rooms were quiet and had a great cross-breeze of ocean air. The Whaler provided a large continental breakfast with healthy options such as apples, whole wheat toast, Smart Balance butter, and green tea. The rooms, pool, and fitness facilities were impeccably clean and well maintained. I walked barefoot in the room because it was so clean! There is a nice pathway that leads to the ocean right from the parking lot! The beach is the best in Newport. We will be sure to make The Whaler a must stay place for future Newport vacations!

Room Tip: This is a must stay place! Great service and value
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  • Stayed: June 2011, traveled with family
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Reviewed June 26, 2011

Fantastic place to stay--we loved it! We stayed on the 3rd floor with beautiful views of the ocean and lighthouse and lovely balconies to enjoy the view. The rooms were large, nicely furished and immaculate. The elevator was so nice for making it easy to get to the rooms. The staff was very friendly and made us feel extremely welcome. We had a great time playing in the large indoor pool and working out in a well equipped fitness center. Very nice continental breakfast with a good selection to choose from. The Whaler is a great place to stay for value, location, view, cleanliness and a friendly staff. We'll definately be back!!!

Room Tip: 3rd floor
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  • Stayed: June 2011, traveled with family
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Reviewed June 20, 2011

Nicer than I expected based on the price I got through the Travel Oregon website. The check-in was quick and the staff were helpful with directions. The room and bed were both adequate. Nice view of ocean. We had a swim in the pool and a soak in the hot tub before breakfast. Conveniently located within walking distance to Nye Beach. The breakfast had limited choices, but sufficed. Our likes included the close proximity to Nye Beach, pool and hot tub, and view.

Room Tip: Second and third floors get better views.
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  • Stayed: June 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 28, 2011

The main attraction of this hotel is the excellent view of the ocean, and we enjoyed sitting on our balcony. The room was very clean and comfortable, and we enjoyed our night's stay. The only drawback is the lack of breakfast (some continental was offered, but we didn't partake), and it was priced a tad high (but not too out of line).

  • Stayed: May 2011
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Reviewed March 28, 2011

This hotel could use some updating but the location is fantastic and the staff make up for any negatives. The front desk as well as the cleaning staff are friendly and hospitable. We paid the AAA rate of $104 per night and had a room on the 1st floor with a beautiful unobstructed view of the ocean across the street. The pool/spa area is nice and clean. It is located very close to the Nye Beach shopping area and beach.

  • Stayed: March 2011, traveled with family
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Additional Information about The Whaler

Address: 155 SW Elizabeth St, Newport, OR 97365-3943
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Location: United States > Oregon > Oregon Coast > Newport
Amenities:
Beach Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#5 On the Beach Hotel in Newport
#8 Family Hotel in Newport
#8 Romantic Hotel in Newport
Price Range: $97 - $154 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 73
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Whaler offers 73 quiet,spacious, hotel rooms,each with private balcony overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Beautiful heated indoor pool & spa and exercise facility. Easy beach access to one of the most scenic beaches on the Oregon coast. The Whaler is adjacent to the Newport Performing Arts Center, and only a short distance away from Yaquina Bay, the historic Newport bayfront, a variety of restaurants, unique shopping and the Oregon Coast Aquarium. ... more   less 
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