First, thank you to the OR forum for recommending this motel. We stayed here June 18-19 in the basic Queen room (had two rooms for first night for daugher and grandaughter, and one for us alone second night)
The service people are very friendly, happy to offer any assistance with directions in town, maps, etc. They had good popcorn in lobby for an afternoon snack.
We paid $69 for the queen room with senior discount for us, and $79 for the room next door for daughter and her toddler. These were mid-week June rates.
Also, we called for reservations beforehand, and they were very upfront about construction going on in June to add balconies to the rooms and the elevator being added (or repaired) I am not sure which, but we knew going in there was construction going on. But we were gone most of the day time, it was fine at night.
The rooms are pretty basic, but I thought they were good for a budget motel. The carpet was getting a bit worn, but I did notice in the rooms they are remodeling, they are putting in all-new carpet.
The bathroom was very clean. It has a fair-sized bathroom with toilet and bath/shower combo. Soap and shampoo for products. Water pressure good. Just outside the bathroom is a sink area and a hanging area for clothes. Hair dryer on wall.
Our bedroom area had a comfortable matress, table with a couple chairs, armoire with drawers and tv (about sixty channels), desk next to it, and refrigerator. Also a coffee maker and tea/coffee.
We had rooms on 3rd floor, Nice ocean view, including the lighthouse toward the north.
It was a little bit warm (we were lucky to be there on two really sunny days). But there is a window to open up to get the breeze through. By the time we came back from dinner, was cooled off. Although, be aware that the daughter did not want to open her's because was afraid of a toddler exploring and tipping out because they do open out and downwards. Although from their construction work looks like they are adding on balconies, so this might not be a problem in future.
They have a pool and hot tub and exercise room in a building across from check-in. I thought the pool and hot tub were very clean and well-maintained. I didn't do the exercise room, but looked to be several machines.
This is not exactly right on the beach, but very close (have to cross a street, but very easy to get there). You can take a little walk way on the other side of motel (opposite the lobby). There is a sloped walkway to go down to the beach, and it is really convenient.
This is really close to the Nye beach restaurant area. There are several choices there. In the morning, the Whaler has toast, bagels, muffins, fruit, coffee, juice, cereal, etc.
I really thought this was a good motel for the price. My expectations (knowing I was going budget) were really exceeded.
- 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
- Also Known As:
- The Whaler Hotel Newport
- Whaler Hotel Newport
- Whaler Motel Newport
- The Whaler Newport, Oregon