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The Whaler
Ranked #6 of 24 Hotels in Newport
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 21 February 2012

Whenever we go to Newport, we always stay at this hotel. The rooms are reasonably priced, clean, spacious, nice balcony with a great ocean view. The free breakfast is nice with large muffins, bagels, toast and cold cereal. There's always coffee, tea and popcorn in the lobby, as well as free newspapers. Perfect place for a nice relaxing stay.

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Reviewed 18 January 2012

Based on TA reviews we decided to try The Whaler and were glad we did. The rooms were clean and fresh smelling (although our dog did a LOT of sniffing around), the staff was very friendly and helpful. Although we had a first floor room we did have a nice view of the ocean. A very nice path to the beach. The bed was heavenly! We were disappointed that we did not have a microwave and the breakfast was only muffins and cold cereal (but very tasty muffins).

Room Tip: as noted by others, if you're there for the view, get 2nd or 3rd floor and farthest from office...
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  • Stayed: January 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 4 January 2012

This hotel is perfectly situated right across from the beach and within steps of Nye Beach. Very friendly staff, and very dog friendly hotel. We stayed New Year's weekend, but it didn't feel crowded or busy. After walking everywhere, the room offered a nice relaxing stay with a great view, and our own private balcony (our black lab loved sitting out there watching the seagulls). The beds were comfortable and the continental breakfast was mainly just bagels and muffins, but nice to tide you over til a late brunch. We had a lovely stay at the Whaler and would recommend it to those wanting to relax at the beach with their furry friends.

Room Tip: The third floor offers the best views
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  • Stayed: January 2012, travelled as a couple
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4  Thank jklupenger
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Reviewed 3 January 2012

This place was excellent! They allow dogs, have super comfy beds with a foam top, have great views of the ocean, are across the street from the beach, and have a very tasty coffee/breakfast setup. The best part of all is that the Whaler is family-owned and family-run. The family lives in Newport. It's also just a few blocks from the historic downtown where there are plenty of restaurants with great food and live music.

They also allow dogs, which was great for us. But you are required to be with your dog at all times.

Room Tip: Pick one either on the 2nd or 3rd floor or towards the Northside, so that you can be sure to get a v...
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  • Stayed: December 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 25 December 2011

The bed is long enough for my 6'2" husband, and it is Just Right. Firm and cushiony. The non-handicapped accessible room has doors wide enough for his wheelchair. Elevator got us to third floor. The bathroom has separate switches for turning on the fan, which is a joyous thing for me, because I hate fans that come on when you turn the light on.

Continental breakfast is... ok, muffins, dry cereal, 2 % milk and half/half, teabags, cocoa bags. House coffee is good. Don't touch the house orange drink.

No on site restaurant.

Only dogs allowed.

Ironing board and iron, hairdryer in room.
One of the best maintained hotels I've ever been in.

Room Tip: The higher up you go the further down the coast you can see.
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  • Stayed: December 2011, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about The Whaler

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: $127 - $202 (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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