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Thousand Trails Whalers Rest

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#1 of 3 campsites in Newport
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Whalers Rest receives high marks for its service and cleanliness, with guests often complimenting the helpful staff and pristine facilities. The hotel’s tranquil location is a hit for beach lovers and those seeking a quiet retreat. While the amenities and adorable cabins are popular among visitors, some have pointed out maintenance issues and a lack of kitchens in rooms. Despite the praise for ambiance and recreational options, there are concerns over the value for money, with some guests expecting more for the price paid.
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167donaldc wrote a review Yesterday
Centralia, Washington30 contributions
Close to Newport, nice large park. We stay in the cabins at least once a year when we don’t want to pull our 5th wheel for just a few days stay. Staff is super great and about as friendly as they get, fun.
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We're thrilled to hear that you had an enjoyable stay with us! Your feedback is truly appreciated, and we can't wait to have you back for another fantastic stay! It's wonderful to know that our staff's service made a positive impact on your experience.
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cmrust wrote a review Feb 19
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Great fun camping weekend, relaxing hot tub during the rain and close to the beach to walk to it with the dogs. Would definitely come and camp here again. Muddy sites but that’s to be expected in the winter months.
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Thank you for your kind words! We take note of your feedback on seasonal conditions and strive to provide a fantastic experience every time. Your satisfaction means a lot to us, and we're glad you appreciate the natural surroundings. We're delighted that you had a great weekend and enjoyed the relaxing amenities despite the weather. We can't wait to host you again soon!
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dawudabuadam wrote a review Feb 17
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Whaler's Rest is absolutely amazing and gorgeous. My only concern is that the staff could be a little bit more polite and less judgemental of people who are less fortunate than they are. That's my only concern or complaint.
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Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts. Your concerns about our staff's attitude will be addressed internally. We're glad to hear you found the property amazing and gorgeous. Your feedback helps us improve our services for all guests. Thank you for sharing your feedback.
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gagn0nm0m2324 wrote a review Feb 14
Newport, Oregon1 contribution
Staff pick and choose who follows what for rules and who can break the rules and staff drive the wrong way on a one way road out of laziness and makes for a huge safety concern when other campers now do the same thing on what is supposed to be a one way road and some staff are just plain rude to your face and so demanding and forcing the wrong information
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We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience you may have encountered during your stay. Your comments have been duly noted and we appreciate you bringing them to our attention. Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback. We value the safety and satisfaction of our guests and we will address the issues you highlighted with our team. If there is anything else you would like to add or any further details you would like to provide, please do not hesitate to contact us.
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breezymom9 wrote a review Jan 2024
Magnolia, Texas1 contribution
Our stay at Whalers Rest was excellent. The park is beautiful and well cared for. One of the best Thousand Trails campgrounds we’ve stayed in. Everything was clean and maintained. The garbage cans for pet waste could have been emptied, but other than that, no complaints.
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We apologize for any inconvenience caused by the pet waste garbage cans and appreciate your input. Thank you for your positive feedback! We're delighted to hear that you had an excellent stay at our property and enjoyed the beautiful and well-maintained park. We will address this issue to ensure a better experience for our guests. We look forward to welcoming you back for another enjoyable stay in the future!
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samantha24242024 wrote a review Jan 2024
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Kids were board pool and club house closed at 5 and 6 closed too early no activity for the kids like before before there was crafts art bingo there was only a few color sheets here and there nothing really refreshed not sure if we would go back because kids were so board
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Responded Jan 9, 2024
Thank you for sharing your feedback about your recent stay. We apologize for any inconvenience caused by the early closure of the amenities. We appreciate your valuable input and hope you will give us another chance to exceed your expectations in the future. We understand the importance of providing engaging activities and will take your comments into consideration as we continue to improve.
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tourist0099605922024 wrote a review Jan 2024
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I would not suggest to anyone who would utilize this park, while they are advertised as a "resort" the resort staff are rude and uncaring to their memebers. All common areas are closed by 5pm. This includes the clubhouse, pool and hot tub. We rented a cabin this time, we were requried to complete a very extensive list of cleaning or had the threat of being charged.
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Responded Jan 8, 2024
Thank you for sharing your experience and providing us with feedback. We apologize for any inconvenience you may have encountered during your stay. Your comments will be shared with our team as we constantly strive to improve our guests' experience. We regret that your expectations were not met, and hope you will give us a chance to exceed them during your next visit.
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mike120a wrote a review Jan 2024
Eugene, Oregon3 contributions
Overall it was a great stay. We have stayed at this location several times. Cabin was clean and in good condition. Sometimes you get a cabin that may have some issues. Pool was warm but closes at 5 pm Not too far from Newport or Waldport Close access to beach. Beds were good except for the sofa fold out bed. I recommend putting the kids on that one. We also bring our own metal pans, etc for cooking. In the past we have had trouble with pans that were non-stick and were scratched up really bad.
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Responded Jan 5, 2024
Thank you for the wonderful 5-star feedback! We're thrilled to hear that you had a great stay and found the cabin clean and in good condition. We look forward to welcoming you back for another enjoyable stay in the future!
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klockryan wrote a review Jan 2024
Salem, Oregon1 contribution
Very friendly staff! Mickey was great and very knowledgeable about the park. Our spot was perfect and cozy! We will definitely be back here for another stay! Their indoor pool was great, just wish we could take our dogs in there with us lol..
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Thank you for your feedback! We are thrilled to hear that you had a wonderful stay at our property. Your kind words are truly appreciated. We can't wait to welcome you back for another enjoyable stay in the future! It's fantastic to know that our team provided you with excellent service and that you enjoyed our amenities. We value your feedback about our amenities and will keep them in mind as we continue to improve.
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dcottlelmt wrote a review Dec 2023
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Looked forward to many stays for beach weekends. Extremely disappointed there is no cell service or wi-fi available at site. Left early and returned home. Please add this information to your site description.
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Responded Jan 3, 2024
Thank you for your comments. We regret our camping resort did not meet your expectations. Your feedback will be shared with our team so that we can work to improve the guest experience. Customer satisfaction, along with providing a safe and enjoyable environment for our guests, is very important to us. Thanks for being a valued guest.
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PRICE RANGE
C$180 - C$211 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
thousand trails whalers rest rv hotel newport, 1000 trails whalers rest rv resort
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Whalers Rest RV & Camping Resort
LOCATION
United StatesOregonOregon CoastNewport
NUMBER OF ROOMS
170
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Frequently Asked Questions about Thousand Trails Whalers Rest
Which popular attractions are close to Thousand Trails Whalers Rest?
Nearby attractions include Oregon Coast Aquarium (7.8 km), Seal Rock State Park (5.8 km), and Yaquina Bay State Recreation Area (6.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Thousand Trails Whalers Rest?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an indoor pool, kids activities, and self serve laundry.
What are some restaurants close to Thousand Trails Whalers Rest?
Conveniently located restaurants include South Beach Fish Market, Fishtails Cafe, and Seal Rock Espresso & Bakery.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Thousand Trails Whalers Rest?
Yes, guests have access to an indoor pool during their stay.
Are pets allowed at Thousand Trails Whalers Rest?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.