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The Whaler
Ranked #6 of 24 Hotels in Newport
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 23 June 2008

Motel is kind of old and a simple place. Room decor was very out of date. Room kind of noisy - could hear all the toilet flushes from nearby rooms (the toilets do flush loudly). Bed was comfortable. Had a room with a small balcony - some construction currently going on, so be sure to ask for a room away from that. Breakfast was a joke, very sparse. No place to eat so you have to take it back to your room. Across the street from the beach but convenient to the beach. Some of the other hotels are on the beach but because of bluff the beach is hard to get to. Rooms face a street so I was concerned about noise, but that didn't seem to be a problem. Didn't use the pool - it's in a separate building so not very convenient.

  • Stayed: June 2008
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Reviewed 23 June 2008

We stay at the Whaler severial times a year to visit our daughter and grandchildren. We like everything about it and were especially pleased to discover that they have a new elevator now. We were already booked on the 1st floor because my husband can not climb stairs but, we will certaily book the upper floors on our next visits.

  • Stayed: June 2008, travelled as a couple
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Thank humbird12
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Reviewed 20 June 2008

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)

CHECK-IN
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.

ROOMS
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.

POOL
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.

BEACH ACCESS
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.

FOOD
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.

  • Stayed: June 2008, travelled with family
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Thank IzzyblizzyCo
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Reviewed 16 June 2008

My family and I have stayed here numerous times, and have enjoyed it everytime. Its most memorable because the first time we stayed I got a great view of the ocean (although I believe all rooms have ocean views) and got to see dozens of the resident whales spouting out in the horizon. It has easy access to the ocean, is nearby restaurants, and is a short drive away from old town Newport. Not an extravagant hotel, but is worth the money.

  • Stayed: June 2008
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Thank lvoregon
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Reviewed 6 June 2008

Management and staff went out of their way to make our recent stay a most enjoyable one. Property is well maintained, convenient to all area attractions and restaurants. The indoor pool and hot tub area were emaculately maintained.

  • Stayed: May 2008, travelled as a couple
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Thank ebbtide2
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Reviewed 10 September 2007

Having stayed in Newport 5 times or more I was glad to find this little gem. The price was resonable, service was exellent and the view outstanding. My wife loves lighthouses and from our corner room you couple see Yakina head. The walk to the beach is short and mostly paved and not very busy. Watch out for the hotels that say they are on the beach most have a long walks on steep stairs or sand. Lots of places to eat nearby. Try Georgies down the street for lunch or dinner. The Costco type muffins were fresh and saved on breakfast cost and made for more time at the beach at low tide in the morning. Pool was nice with a little work out area and changing rooms. Super stay and will be back next year for the same room.

  • Stayed: September 2007, travelled with family
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7  Thank kestrelway
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Reviewed 28 August 2007

We just accidentally found this motel while looking for another. The location was great across from the beach. The room was clean, quiet, and spacious with a fireplace (unfortunately it was too warm to try it). The exercise room was okay--well-maintained equipment, but could've used some kind of weights or another cardio machine. The jacuzzi was above-average--most jacuzzis aren't hot enough and have weak jets--this one was great. It is located indoors next to the pool and there is a shower to wash off next to it, plus bathrooms. The continental breakfast was average, but with the whole package I would say it was a pretty good value. I wouldn't recommend the big oceanside restaurant down the street though. Very mediocre food.

Stayed: August 2007
3  Thank NicoleLosGatos_CA
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Address: 155 SW Elizabeth St, Newport, OR 97365-3943
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Region: United States > Oregon > Oregon Coast > Newport
Amenities:
Beach Fitness Centre 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 Romantic Hotel in Newport
#8 Family Hotel in Newport
Price Range: £70 - £118 (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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