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Channel House
Ranked #2 of 7 Depoe Bay B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Mosier, Oregon
1 review
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“Weekend stay”
Reviewed 13 January 2014

This was our first stay and we absolutely loved it. We stayed in the Captain's Quarters (Room #2) which is on the top floor overlooking the cannel. The room was perfectly sized for the two of us and the service was top notch. The room was separated into four areas, the bedroom, living area, bathroom and the covered porch with a jacuzzi tub. We stayed in the winter and during the heart of a huge storm. The ability to sit in the hot tub and be mostly sheltered from the weather but still be outside and able to see the waves pounding the entrance to the Depoe Bay channel was breathtaking. The breakfast was perfect and we especially enjoyed the fact that it is a small property with that "homey" feel.

Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Salem, Oregon
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Reviewed 20 December 2013

We are not superstitious in any way, so staying in suite #13 on Friday the 13th was nothing but good luck for us. It's in the Allyn house 5 doors south of the main Channel House. Very spacious, great view from the many windows as well as the wrap around deck. We saw bright lights from the ships way out on the horizon every evening. Large living area with couch, flat screen TV, gas fireplace. Also the small round table with 2 chairs next to the corner windows by the small fridge and coffee maker (no microwave). Nicely decorated. 2 cookies in a small sack were left for us on the coffee table but they were so hard and burned they became bird food. The next day 2 more cookies were left which were slightly better. The bed was comfortable with triple sheeting, and another flat screen TV in the bedroom. The bathroom was huge, well heated and good lighting. The large, deep soaking tub was big enough for the whole family. There is a Jacuzzi tub on the deck where you can sit and watch the ocean, but in December we were not willing to brave the cold. Maybe a few years ago, but I'd rather sit by the fire and watch the waves if it's cold out these day.
We parked our car and never moved till it was time to leave. Everything in Depoe Bay is within walking distance from the Channel House.
Breakfast is available every morning from 8-10 at the Channel House. Denise serves up a variety of Breakfast Breads, croissants, tarts, coffee cakes.....you name it. There are also hard boiled eggs, Tillamook yogurt, cottage cheese and a variety of fresh fruits. Toaster ready waffles, English muffins, breads, and anything you would wish to top them with. Plus several varieties of juices, coffee, tea and hot chocolate and cider.
There is Wi-Fi in the Channel House, but if your up the street at the Allyn House, there is no Wi-Fi. For this my hubby was grateful. We were able to completely relax and enjoy this get-a-way to celebrate our 41st Wedding Anniversary. Don't know how that happened, we are still 18 in our brains. I can't vouch for the other rooms as I did not see them, but ours was very spacious and we were in no way cramped. Every one was very pleasant at the Channel House. We enjoyed our stay.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Red Lodge, Montana
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5 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 November 2013

This is an adequate place but not for the rates they charge.
The pros: on the water with two chairs outside the sliding glass doors/a very nice breakfast made on site served in a room overlooking the water
The cons: Our room had a small couch and living area but most room areas were so cramped it was difficult to move. There was room for one bedside table as the other bedside was right up against the bathroom door. A ridiculous bathroom with a toilet and prefab shower stall, the bathroom door has a slider because you would not be able to open a door into the bathroom, as it was when you opened the shower door you had to stand to the side by the toilet. A Holiday Inn bathroom would look like a palace compared to this. The sink is in the room -right up against the foot of the bed.
Tired furniture and decorating and on the ceiling a huge water stain. This accommodation is over priced .

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Bend
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12 reviews
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Reviewed 23 October 2013

We have stayed at the Channel House Inn on several occasions over the last few years, so were disappointed on a recent visit that it had not been kept up to the previous levels. Perhaps there are some renovations plans in the works - and if so - the old fashioned bedspreads should be the first to go. Especially since the beds are small (more like a double than a queen size) A duvet cover would make a huge improvement. The location is wonderful - we love to watch the boats go in and out of the narrow channel. The breakfast is adequate - but not outstanding. The customer service is great - everyone we met there was friendly and helpful. The deck/outdoor jacuzzi tub are fabulous - private but with great views of the ocean, and of the stars at night. Alas won't go back until we know some maintenance and changes have been made.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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USA
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200 reviews
43 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 October 2013

Wow! What a breath taking view!! This is a really special place. & have I mentioned the spaciousness, fantastic breakfast, & yes..... The view!
The location is great, as we could walk everywhere. We lucked out and happened to be there at a time that a salmon bake a la American Indian style was taking place---an added treat! We would definitely stay there again.
As far as rooms go; they are all different, so choose what fits your needs & budget. At the time that I booked, my choices were limited. I booked The Galley, which used to be the owners suite/apt. It has pros & cons, but the privacy & view for us were unbeatable. I am sure some of the other rooms could possibly be even better---outdoor hot tubs, & covered balconies. Really cool place!

  • Stayed September 2013
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Oregon City, Oregon
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30 reviews
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Reviewed 22 October 2013

My husband and I decided to try The Channel House based on Trip Advisor reviews and were not disappointed! The people were very nice and accommodating. While the room felt small at first when we settled in we realized it had was very good usable space and fit our needs very well. The outdoor patio with the private Jacuzzi tub really added to our experience it was wonderful. Watching the boats and whales was wonderful. I will go back often it was an awesome experience!

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Reviewed 21 October 2013

We visited Channel House after having been there first in 1992. Still as lovely sitting on the edge of the ocean as it was then. Excellent accommodations, fantastic views of the ocean (we watched the waves come in during a storm), nice folks, and a lovely breakfast. So glad we got reacquainted! Highly recommend it!

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Property: Channel House
Address: 35 Ellingson Ave, Depoe Bay, OR 97341-9682
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Region: United States > Oregon > Oregon Coast > Depoe Bay
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 7 B&Bs / Inns in Depoe Bay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £££
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Channel House 2.5*
Number of rooms: 16
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