We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Wonderful Whaler”
Review of The Whaler

Best prices for -
Check In mm/dd/yyyy Check Out mm/dd/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
The Whaler
Ranked #6 of 24 Hotels in Newport
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed July 25, 2010

My husband and the two springers took tripadvisor's advice, and spent two nights at the Whaler during a family reunion in Newport. It's a very nice place--good bed, well-appointed little kitchenette, perfect location(even though it was 59 degrees with a cold north wind throughout the weekend), easy walk to everything in Nye Beach, and an easy drive to the Bayside part of town. Very reasonably priced, and if I had remembered, I would have suggested nicer towels as the only suggestion for improvement on the comment sheet. Perfect dog vacation!

  • Stayed: July 2010, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank arachne
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review
Reviews (413)
There are newer reviews for The Whaler
See the most recent reviews
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language

328 - 334 of 413 reviews

Reviewed July 24, 2010

Normally we stay at chain hotels, but we opted for a different experence this time on our trip to the Oregon coast and were not disappointed. The staff was extremely friendly. All the rooms face the Pacific Ocean and ours on the third floor had a spectacular view. Each room comes with a porch to enjoy the sunsets of the Pacific. The rooms are fairly basic but quite comfortable. The area is very quiet. About the only sounds we heard were the sounds of the Pacific. The facility also features a very nice indoor pool, exercise and hot tub area. The breakfast was better than we expected, and there's coffee/tea all day and a popcorn machine with free popcorn during the day. The Whaler offers its guests a survey to take and better towels was our suggestion. Otherwise, I would recommend this place for a stop on your Oregon coast adventure.

  • Stayed: July 2010, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank dbutler385
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed July 3, 2010

We booked this hotel after reviews from Trip Advisor. The Ocean views are incredible. The facility is older but immaculately clean. The staff was very sweet. There was bagels and coffee for breakfast. The pool was a little cold and smelled like chlorene. We didn't mind though because you are 10 steps away from beach access. We spent our time beach combing. It's about a 10 minute walk to the Nye beach shops so very good location. I found the price amazing for beach from hotels. We paid just over $100.00 for a double queen room. I like supporting these older establishments when they take such pride in keeping their reputation up! No regrets if you stay here.

  • Stayed: June 2010, traveled with family
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank alaskafamily2010
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed July 3, 2010

We stayed here three nights. The hotel is very convient location from Nye Beach and the Old Harbor. We were on the 2nd floor and was so happy with our view. We didn't hear any noise from the other rooms. The breakfast was just right; muffins, bagels, cereal, fruit, and juice. Breakfast trays are provided to bring back to your room They also offer popcorn in the lobby. Heated pool was in good condition and warm. The internet worked with ethernet cable (provided by lobby). No WIFI. The bedding was a bit dated and can be updated to the new linens and my husband thought mattress was too hard. Extra pillows were provided when asked for more from lobby. The view is awesome as indicated in other reviews. Waves crashing sound all night long! I would definitly stay here again.

  • Stayed: June 2010, traveled with family
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank Bobkatevan
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed July 1, 2010

Unbelievable!!! After thinking the worse, we haven't been more surprised than ever. Now this is the place we will keep coming back to whenever we visit the Oregon coast again. We've stayed at the Intercontiental hotel in Monterey, CA, the Wailea hotels (Grand Wailea, Kea Lani) in Maui, Hi, which are rated very high, we will come here again in a heart beat. The rooms were very, very clean (enough to walk barefooted on the carpet, if you know what I mean) and seemed larger than they typical non-suite room. It also had a cove with a refrigerator and small counter top which worked fine. By sliding the balcony glass door you will get an open view of the beach/ocean and also easily hear the waves come in and out. If you can't sleep with the sliding glass door open, there is an adjacent window that you can open by turning the handle. to get the ocean air in. In face there is also one above the entry door that performs the same. We had a sunny day and a cool day. When it got warm, the room got warm with the sliding glass door open and the only thing that we couldn't do was control the temperature by reducing what we thought was the thermostat . Although I'm not too sure, they may not have air conditioning so verify this if you require cool temperatures before you book motel. Just closing the windows and doors on a cold day or night will keep everyone warm. We were in a room on the top floor, room 380 something, the newer addition, and we thought we were all by ourselves because it was very quiet during our stay, although there were people staying on both sides of us. We never heard a thing once the doors were closed. Just walk acroos the street and you are on the 1/8 miles walk onto the beach and ehat a clean and safe beach. Also you rarely hear cars come by on the street even with the door and windows open especially when on the 3rd floor.
The front desk were very friendly and helpful and answered all the questions we had.el
Also this motel have specifice rooms for people with pets. If you want a room that is dedicated for only humsn occupancy, ask for it, because they do have it. Also there are rooms that are non-smoking and non-pets. This is what we got.
We couldn't be any happier. Yes, it may not be look like the expensive hotels I mentioned above, but if you are looking for view, cleanliness, safe place, value, comfort, quiet, beachfront, and wonderful service (not in any particular order), the Whaler is the place for you. We stayed there for two days but could have been easily there a whole week. It was less than a mile from the Bay Front which is something like Fisherman's Whart of San Francisco and Monterey Bay. One tip: If you want good clam chowder, stay away from Mo's and Chowder House. However, the best place in Oregon for clam chowder is Salty's in Portland. We think it might be better than our favorite place - Pier Market on Pier 39 in San Francisco, Ca.

  • Stayed: June 2010, traveled with family
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
1  Thank alohawailea
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed May 29, 2010

Stayed here on our trip down the Oregon coast. So very happy with this establishment. Stayed on the third floor and yes they are ocean views. The view was simply the best we experienced while visiting the OR. coast. The rooms are so comfortable and so romantic with fireplace and all. Highly recommend staying here you wont be sorry.

  • Stayed: May 2010, traveled on business
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank TravellingMan37
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed April 26, 2010

The Whaler Motel is the perfect place for a weekend at the Oregon Coast. The staff is very friendly and helpful. The rooms have amazing ocean views, and are extremely well maintained. We enjoyed the cozy loveseat and flat screen TV, and got a chance to watch the sunset on our balcony overlooking the beautiful ocean and beach. There is direct access to a long sandy stretch of beach with tide pools full of ocean life. We slept great in the comfortable bed and quiet room, then enjoyed the continental breakfast in the morning. They also have a nice pool and exercise equipment. There are many good restaurants and cafe's within walking distance. We would definitely recommend the Whaler!

  • Stayed: April 2010, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank TravelOR123abc
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hotels you might also like...
Travelers also viewed these Newport hotels
0.1 mi away
Elizabeth Street Inn
Elizabeth Street Inn
#4 of 24 in Newport
1,055 reviews
1.6 mi away
Best Western Agate Beach Inn
0.4 mi away
Inn at Nye Beach
Inn at Nye Beach
#3 of 24 in Newport
870 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
0.2 mi away
Shilo Inn Suites Hotel - Newport
1.6 mi away
Holiday Inn Express Hotel and Suites Newport
0.4 mi away
Hallmark Resort
Hallmark Resort
#2 of 24 in Newport
1,853 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to The Whaler? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about The Whaler

Address: 155 SW Elizabeth St, Newport, OR 97365-3943
Phone Number:
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: $140 - $182 (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 
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Agoda so you can book your The Whaler reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
The Whaler Hotel Newport
Whaler Hotel Newport
Whaler Motel Newport
The Whaler Newport, Oregon

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing