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“"Good Deal"” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Waves of Newport

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Waves of Newport
Ranked #16 of 24 Hotels in Newport
Meridian, Idaho
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5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“"Good Deal"”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 April 2014

We stayed here for 1 night in April. The room was clean and spacious.We were disappointed that the beach access was 3 blocks away. We requested a room on the 3rd floor and we had a nice view of the ocean. The bed was not very comfy, but for 1 night, it was ok. The wi-fi worked well. The hotel was busy, but we never had issues with any noises from other guests. We did not eat the breakfast, because we brought our own food. This hotel was fine for 1 night. It needs to be updated, but overall our experience was okay.

Room Tip: If you want an oceanview room, request the 3rd floor.
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Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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Medford, Oregon
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25 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 March 2014

We stayed 3 nights due to whale watching trips scheduled or would have left after the first night. When we called to make reservations asked clerk on duty about HOT Breakfast and was told that they had a really nice hot breakfast. Well frozen waffles you put in a toaster is not hot breakfast. 3 cold cereals, onion bagels and English muffins does not constitute a really nice hot breakfast. With 2 kids breakfast to start the day is very important and we had to go out for breakfast each morning. Second morning went down at 8:15 to get cream cheese for bagels that we purchased at local store and they said they were out for the day and the breakfast had only been open 15 minutes. If you run out of something go to the store and replace it. When we asked at front desk their attitude was oh well we are out so deal with it after all it is spring break. Knowing it is spring break would make a good manager supply the place with a little extra if they cared whether you the customer was happy. We would never stay here again and would never recommend this place because of the attitude of the front desk. When we went to check out they did not say thank you or how was your stay just took the key and turned around to put it away. Figured they really didn't want to know how our stay was they might have to change something to make it a little like it is advertised. Housekeeping was very good. They did their job and had a smile for you whenever they saw you. Asked for extra pillows and had them in minutes.

Room Tip: If you don't mind stairs get a 3rd floor room. Only way to have a view.
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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with family
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank V J
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Portland, OR
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23 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 March 2014

This was our first stay at the Waves Motel. It is a little older, not perfect, but clean. It's a 3 block walk to beach access, downhill, to the quaint older area of town. We got a pretty standard looking hotel room with two queen beds, bathroom and a good view of the ocean. The TV worked and had a DVD player, small microwave & mini fridge, as advertised, as well as plenty of towels for our 3 person family. The best part was the newer indoor pool house across the parking lot, perfect for families with younger children. The pool is 3-5 feet deep and the hot tub is 3 feet deep. They do supply towels in the pool house, but they are the smaller bath towels. The continental breakfast had several carb options (eggo waffles, bagels, cereal, etc), but I was happy to see hard boiled eggs available, as well. We did go right around 8am, when the breakfast bar opened. Overall I would recommend it for a 1-2 night stay. Beds were fine. The room had a small corner table with two chairs and a desk with a chair. There were stains on the chair fabric, but like I said, good deal, not exceptional.

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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank NWSwede
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Portland, Oregon
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 March 2014

When we first walked into the office, it made us nervous about our stay to come. It was old, cramped, and smelled of cigarettes. Our website we reserved on, stated check-in was at noon. On the motels website, it stated 3pm. We arrived at 2:45 and our room wasn't ready yet. They told us to "walk around" for 30 min. This was fustrating with an infant & young kiddo in tow, who were both cranky from our long drive.
The room was OKAY. Outdated, small tv, remote didn't work, uncomfortable beds, and you can hear the people in the rooms next to you and above you. It stated partial view, but the main view was a building. The shower was not good. I am 5'3" and the shower head height was okay, but for my 6' husband-NO! He had to duck down to get any water. The hot water took 2 minutes to reach our room, and then it would continually fluctuate from lukewarm to scalding. Horrible for a kiddo. Room/Maid service was Great! We stayed two nights and put our tag on the door for them to clean/refresh the room, and it was cleaned and restocked when we got back 3 hours later!
Continental breakfast was a major disappointment. Frozen waffles, English muffins, bagels, hard boiled eggs, three cereal choices. They could have invested a few more dollars and made it awesome. Coffee was good. Extremely limited seating.
The pool, hot tub and sauna were the best part!!! New and updated. Just wish they had done the same for the eating area and rooms.

This motel has great potential to be awesome, if they invested more.

Room Tip: Pick an end room, so there is less noise. Pick 3rd floor, so you will get a good view.
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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank JandD M
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Grants Pass, Oregon
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101 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2014

My husband and I have been to Newport many times over the years. We usually stay at The Waves Motel. It's a bargain with a partial ocean view, breakfast, and an indoor pool and hot tub. That said, our most recent stay in late January 2014 was a disappointment. The elevator in the north building has a salt-rusted door which screeches on opening and closing in a disturbing manner. It makes you want to use the stairs. The carpet in our room was not clean and housekeeping never cleaned the room on the 2nd day of our stay. This motel is not getting the care and cleaning it used to have. Parking close to your room is often a problem on weekend nights. There are a lot of small issues that add up to a poor experience with The Waves. Next June, we will stay somewhere else, as a result of the downhill slide of this motel. The staff is nice, the breakfast is adequate (not great), and the room amenities are just okay. It would not be fun for a long stay, better for one night. Note that the south building is 3 stories high and you must use the stairs. The north building has the elevator, but it needs servicing, so you might consider taking the stairs there as well.

Room Tip: The indoor pool and spa are great. Pack your swim suit!
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  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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2 Thank Writergal49
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Phoenix, Arizona
Level Contributor
15 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2013

We stayed in the newer remodeled rooms on the top floor, with a wonderful view of the ocean. The bluff over looking the beach and waves is a beautiful spot for whale watching, and spying on the fun and frolic on the beach below. Bring a chair, there is no seating, but it's worth it.
Rooms have everything you need, WIFI is free and works well. The owners and staff are friendly and welcoming. Location is wonderful, very close to boutique shopping, galleries, restaurants, bars. The only thing I would recommend they change is the messy window of the laundry room which is visible from the driveway when you check in. Everything else is perfect!

Room Tip: Stay on the top floor for the best views, there is an elevator.
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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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3 Thank SusanPhoenix_Arizona
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Cupertino, California
Level Contributor
168 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2013

PROS:
+ Pet-friendly
+ Ocean view
+ Reasonable price ($78 per night)
+ Spacious room
+ Free WiFi
+ Cable TV, microwave, mini-fridge, and DVD player in room

CONS:
- Worn, aged furnishing
- Faint cigarette smell

Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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1 Thank Gaakin D
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Property: Waves of Newport
Address: 820 NW Coast St, Newport, OR 97365-3302
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Region: United States > Oregon > Oregon Coast > Newport
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #16 of 24 Hotels in Newport
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — Waves of Newport 2*
Number of rooms: 60
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