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Whale Cove Inn

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A new refuge of romance has been born on the rugged Oregon Coast. This is Whale Cove Inn, rated one of the most exclusive luxury boutique inns in Oregon.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Hot bath
Free breakfast
Hiking
Gift shop
Newspaper
24-hour front desk
Wifi
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Non-smoking hotel
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Soundproof rooms
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Private balcony
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Whirlpool bathtub
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Sofa
Telephone
Bottled water
Iron
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Refrigerator
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Ocean view
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4.0 of 5 stars
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Boutique
Bay View
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WandM C wrote a review Apr 13
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We came for the weekend to celebrate our anniversary and NEVER left the entire time we were there. Actually, my husband left once to go to the store for snacks. The view from the room took our breath away and left us completely mesmerized most of the weekend, never turned on the TV, barely on our phones. We walked the beautiful grounds and spent a lot of time sitting on the deck and taking full advantage of the private soaking tub. The weather was beautiful, but chilly so the sensation of being in the hot bath with the cold, crisp wind was another experience altogether. We watched fishing boats out on the sea, and saw a few whales going by. The cute pair of seals hanging around the cove was another treat. I kept thinking how lucky we were to experience this place and the cove. Since we never really left, we had dinner both nights at the inn. That was an experience we’ll never forget. Knowing the kitchen was staffed with maybe 4 people and a server that night made us feel as if we were having a private dining experience. The food was impeccable. My husband is the gourmet so watching him enjoy our meals was another highlight for me. We like to visit local galleries whenever we travel so the beautiful art work hanging on the walls and the vintage hutch, which I believe is an Asian apothecary cabinet(?), was yet again, another delight. The spirit and energy at this place is magical. I think if I was sick I’d come here for my treatment and be healed.
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Date of stay: March 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Jeanie M wrote a review Mar 2024
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Unfortunately, the inn is not what it once was. My husband and I have been staying here on and off for 12-15 years. Doubtful that we will return. Maintenance is badly needed in the rooms, on the decks and outside the building. Amenities are subpar. In addition to no longer offering breakfast, which once was delightful, the rooms no longer have binoculars, a pen or a notepad. The throw on the couch is pitiful. Toilet paper and tissues are beyond poor quality. Housekeeping is terrible - the bed was just thrown together after our first night. Glasses and cups were not washed or replaced. Reception staff is friendly but not very helpful. It's sad because Whale Cove Inn was once a world-class inn in every respect. No longer. It's not a good value despite the beautiful site and rooms that were once so comfortable and now are sadly lacking. It is certainly not worth $500+ per night. Despite the decline of the inn, Restaurant Beck remains fabulous.
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Date of stay: March 2024
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Kim J wrote a review Jan 2024
Corvallis, Oregon1 contribution
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This is not a 4-Star hotel! The view was wonderful, great bathroom , robes and slippers and the jacuzzi tub on the deck was great. Maintenance is greatly needed, the door was hard to open, the toilet paper holder was loose and the toilet paper itself was sand paper, the couch extremely uncomfortable, the stuffed chair was dirty and well worn (not in a good way) and the ceiling on the deck is falling apart. The office staff was consistently sitting in the lounge on her phone. Outside needs maintenance as well, lights were out, railing falling off, cracks in steps. Restaurant Beck was a wonderful experience.
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Date of stay: January 2024
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Hotel customer service is greatly lacking. They did provide maid service which was nice.
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Cruiser14821770077 wrote a review Aug 2023
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The price/value ratio for this facility is pretty low. One should expect much better service and accommodation for $500+ per night lodging. Maintenance on the property is severely lacking. Our door was very difficult to open; the lock wouldn't work. A light fixture on the outside deck was dripping water and about to fall off. Not going back...
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Date of stay: August 2023
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Steve E wrote a review Aug 2023
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We had the same experience as James W. (see his review below). we rented the premiere suite and found two of the three doors to bedrooms locked. The person at the front desk was argumentative, and presumptive. I was prepared to kick those locked doors down. My wife persuaded the desk clerk to unlock them. At the rates that we were paying we should have been accomodated. These people ovbiously don't know the first thing about hospitality. Never coming back, and telling all my friends.
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Date of stay: August 2023
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Pnw C wrote a review Aug 2023
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Beautiful stunning view, very comfortable rooms, absolutely incredible (pricey FYI) restaurant, and oddly managers with attitudes. There was an issue with our booking and the manager refused to take any responsibility for their website, or booking mixup. A simple "sorry" would go a long way, I didn't need anything other than that, but I was repeatedly told I did it wrong. Yet my card was charged and my booking was confirmed by email with no issue immediately. Based on other reviews here noting the poor customer service attitude, I'm not surprised. It's the only stain on an otherwise lovely stay. Restaurant experience was absolutely wonderful - i don't think you'll find a higher class experience for 40 miles in either direction. If you've got the budget - i highly suggest the multiple course tasting with the wine pairing. Desk is closed after 7pm, so you're on your own. There's no breakfast - you must drive into Depoe Bay for something which is close, but it'd be great if they had their breakfast option return. As long as you don't have any issues that need resolving by the management, then it's a great place.
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Date of stay: June 2023
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Room Tip: There's no room service, or food service outside the Dinner time at the restaurant, so I suggest...
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hentschel9 wrote a review Jun 2023
Los Angeles, California65 contributions55 helpful votes
We had an absolutely fantastic room with a fabulous view of the cove below the inn, The room was large with a very spacious two sink bathroom and plenty of seating. The room and the view were superlative but unfortunately the service was lacking. No breakfast is served so one has to find food elsewhere. The front desk personnel were pleasant enough but not particularly helpful.
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Date of stay: May 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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pdxworldtravler wrote a review May 2023
Beaverton, Oregon265 contributions93 helpful votes
Whale cove inn continues to be our great destination on the coast. We love the premium suite. Unfortunately the breakfast has been suspended due to labor shortage when we were there. Hopefully this is temporary and they are giving a credit in lieu of breakfast. Location is great and suite is great. If you have only 2 people the second and third bedrooms are locked. They are arable at extra cost for larger parties. The view remains spectacular although we did not see any whales this visit because orcas were sighted and the usual whale population moved farther off shore for safety. Highly Recomended despite the breakfast suspention.I
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Date of stay: May 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Rob M wrote a review May 2023
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The plumbing was non functional. Scalding hot water in shower. Could not shower. The lights on patio are rusting out and dripping water. Water damage on the patio roof. Toilet paper holder is loose. Patio railing falling apart. The front of the building is in disrepair. Two night minimum at 600 per night. We left after one night. Years past it was a great place to stay. Not being taken care of. Good meal at the restaraunt but short staffed and exact same menu from two years ago. Also out of several staple liquors. Not worth the price point. I doubt they’ll make it another year. Views are amazing on a good note.
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Date of stay: May 2023
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Room Tip: Don’t plan on showering
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Marjorie S wrote a review Mar 2023
Warrington, Pennsylvania15 contributions1 helpful vote
Beautiful, right on the coast, lovely quiet rooms facing the water. Nice adorable place, with no stairs, beautiful views, and no noise or people to bother you . Friendly staff, and nice clean room, comfortable bed, and chairs on the boardwalk to enjoy the out of doors
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Date of stay: July 2022
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Frequently Asked Questions about Whale Cove Inn
Which popular attractions are close to Whale Cove Inn?
Nearby attractions include Otter Crest Loop (4.4 km), Boiler Bay State Wayside (3.0 km), and Cape Foulweather (2.9 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Whale Cove Inn?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Whale Cove Inn?
Top room amenities include a flat screen TV, a refrigerator, and a fireplace.
What food & drink options are available at Whale Cove Inn?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at Whale Cove Inn?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Whale Cove Inn?
Conveniently located restaurants include Bay View Thai Kitchen, Tidal Raves, and Pirate Coffee.
Does Whale Cove Inn have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the harbour view available here.
Is Whale Cove Inn accessible?
Yes, it offers facilities for disabled guests. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.