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The Waves
Ranked #5 of 14 Hotels in Cannon Beach
Certificate of Excellence
Calgary, Canada
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17 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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“Lovely spot!”
Reviewed 8 March 2012

We stayed at the flagship and LOVED it! The first 4 days we were on the second floor with a great balcony looking out onto the beach. Unfortunately we had to move to the main floor which was very nice but a bit noisier. All in all great spot. Nice kitchenette. We have already booked our summer vacation there again

Room Tip: Get a room on the second floor. Much quieter and stunning panoramic views.
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  • Stayed August 2011, travelled as a couple
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Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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Reviewed 7 March 2012

My husband and I stayed at The Waves in May of 2011 for our babymoon in one of the Southwind king studio rooms. The facility was clean, comfortable, and well situated right in town/next to the beach. Our son was born in July of 2011 and we finally decided it was time to get away for a mini holiday this month (March/2012). We knew we needed more space than we'd had in May so we booked a one bedroom suite at The White Heron Lodge (Victorian) on the second floor. From the moment we walked into the room, we knew we'd made the right choice. The suite is bright, airy, and has a knockout view of the water (it's situated right along the estuary and looks out over the beach). It has a little balcony, a kitchen, a gas fireplace, and a huge bathroom with a deep jacuzzi tub. The bed is comfortable and the furnishings are very nice (as opposed to some of the other places in Cannon Beach that look rather dated). Apparently there are laundry facilities right next door too and soap/change are both available over at The Waves office. I would recommend The White Heron Lodge Victorian highly to anyone, particularly couples with a baby looking for a little more space than a regular guest room would offer.

Room Tip: Upstairs rooms offer a fabulous view of the water
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  • Stayed March 2012, travelled with family
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cbtravelor, Owner at The Waves, responded to this review, 15 March 2012
Thank you for returning to Cannon Beach and trying The Waves Cannon Beach's White Heron Lodge property. We find that families especially enjoy this property for the size and location. As your little one grows I hope you will continue to visit us, as a family, to enjoy the beach front lawn, the view, the ocean and enjoyment of this village. Hopefully we will see you soon - and remember we have all the sand toys available for your son's beach experience.
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Fairview, Oregon
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Reviewed 16 January 2012

We began going to The Waves years ago. It has been a few years in between visits this past time, but it was just as we remembered it, except recently updated. NICE to find it has not gone downhill instead. We enjoy the quiet, sitting in our room watching the ocean. There is no sound except for the waves and the seagulls. There was only one thing we were disappointed about and that was they no longer use wood burning fireplaces, it is now gas. We missed having the wood delivered outside our door and the warm cozy crackle of the fire. But the gas one did provide atmosphere regardless of the authentic fire feel we missed.

Room Tip: we always ask for the beachfront room, top floor
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  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
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Solana Beach, California
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Reviewed 14 January 2012

The Waves is a fine quality, family-owned & operated motel, right at the beach and a block from the pedestrian-friendly row of interesting shops and restaurants. Although it happened to be cloudy and occasionally drizzly the 3 days we were there, we were able to take relaxing walks on the beach, just across the street, and find some good restaurants nearby. Our room was a welcoming and comfortable respite after 6 days of one-night stays. We enjoyed the cozy and tasteful Craftsman Style furnishings. Would stay there again if ever in the area.

Room Tip: Rooms in 'The Gardens' do not have ocean views, but enjoy the same proximity to beach and pe...
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  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
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Gig Harbor, Wa
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Reviewed 13 January 2012

Because the weather was so nice, we decided on a last minute road trip. We arrived in Cannon Beach and stayed at The Waves in a King-studio room from Jan 10-12th. The room was terrific. Beautiful views of the ocean, a fireplace, comfy overstuffed chair and a kitchenette. The king size bed was very comfortable - I actually slept through the night without the tossing and turning I usually do!

The location is very close to the beach for long walks and a very short walk to downtown. Because it is winter, a lot of restaurants and shops were closed, but the beach and Ecola Park nearby let us fill our days nicely. I would recommend this hotel to anyone. Good job!

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
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portland, oregon
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 January 2012

My husband and I stayed here one night in an oceanfront king room.

pros: The view is amazing, a corner full of windows looking straight out over the ocean (you can watch the waves from the bed). Comfortable chairs and a nice kitchenette. Lots of windows and natural light. I loved the fireplace. The overall room was very clean. The hotel is ideally located for walking around the little shops and restaurants.

cons: The staff was not unfriendly but not very welcoming either. The coffee maker had white, flaky stuff in it that I had to run water through three times to get rid of (however it's the off season so it probably hasn't been used in a while). While there were plenty of pillows there were only two very thin blankets on the bed (no comforter) and no extras in the closet which meant I woke up cold a few times in the night which is unusual for me. The mattress wasn't the most comfortable in the world (a little lumpy).

I would recommend staying here, but check to see if your room has extra blankets and call to ask for an extra if it doesn't and make sure that you run water through the coffee maker before you use it!

Room Tip: Stay in the flagship king studio room, it has such a good view!
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  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
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Delphos, Ohio
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Reviewed 5 January 2012

We stayed at the Waves in June of 2011. Had a great experience and the room was more than i expected. We didnt have an ocean view room but out room was very close to the beach. We could hear the waves from our room. Great Value and excellent service! Highly recommend and would stay there again!

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled with family
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Property: The Waves
Address: 188 W 2nd Ave, Cannon Beach, OR 97110-2005
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Region: United States > Oregon > Oregon Coast > Cannon Beach
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Spa Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 On the Beach Hotel in Cannon Beach
#5 Romantic Hotel in Cannon Beach
#6 Family Hotel in Cannon Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
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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