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The Whaler

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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Vending machine
Beach
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Taxi service
Parking
Wifi
Hot bath
Pool / beach towels
Indoor pool
Heated pool
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour front desk
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
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Room features
Desk
Private balcony
Telephone
Iron
Coffee / tea maker
Microwave
Cable / satellite TV
Bath / shower
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
Hair dryer
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Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
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HOTEL STYLE
Ocean View
Mid-range
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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4.5 of 5 bubbles1,427 reviews
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The Whaler hotel garners appreciation for its commendable service, with staff going above and beyond to cater to guests, pets, and special occasions, despite occasional lapses. The inviting atmosphere, characterized by scenic ocean vistas and a cozy beachy vibe, is well-loved, although opinions on the rooms vary with some finding them in need of refurbishment. While its cleanliness and prime location with easy beach access earn praise, the value proposition receives mixed reviews due to concerns over cost and amenities.
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Joel S wrote a review Dec 2023
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This is the third stay at the Whaler for my wife & me, one of many for her, as her family came here for getaways. The ocean view is great & the Whaler’s just across the street from the beach, but the place is average now (although under renovation)—the beds & bathroom look clean, but the room’s musty. We were put in a pet-friendly room & charged a significant fee although we didn't have a pet with us, & told the front desk that when we made our reservation. When my wife asked about the fee & mentioned the musty smell, they removed the pet fee but told her, “We would have given you a better room if we’d known you didn’t have a pet”. So we paid full price on what even the Whaler even said was a second rate room for having a pet we didn’t bring! When asked if we wanted housekeeping during our stay, we said yes—but never got it. Lastly, there are no blackout curtains, so if you’re not a heavy sleeper, prepare to put a pillow over your eyes bright & early; and when you get up, there’s coffee & juice for breakfast. We skipped more sightseeing after checking out, since we were sleep-deprived & just wanted to head home & rest. Overall, not a great value for the price. Update: When I gave this review, verbally, while checking out, when asked about our experience. The manager apologized for the unhappy experience and comped our room. Thank you for taking previously happy customers' complaints seriously and making it right.
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Date of stay: May 2023
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Gregory wrote a review Nov 2023
Bremerton, Washington7 contributions
The Whaler should be your ultimate destination when traveling to Newport, Oregon. Great accommodations, exceptional view of the ocean, great staff, and delicious popcorn. I highly recommend to anyone looking for a great value to stay at The Whaler in Newport, Oregon!!!
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kimv202023 wrote a review Sep 2023
Portland, Oregon1 contribution
Perfect location to the beach, which was just across the street. Every room has an ocean view. Staff is super friendly. Hotel is dog friendly and it was fun to see all the doggy guests's names on the chalkboard in the lobby! They even had a dog welcome package and a dog bed, which was excellent because we forgot Riley's bed. Looking forward to seeing the hotel after all the renovations have been completed.
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Date of stay: August 2023
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Responded Sep 29, 2023
kimv202023, Thank you for your wonderful review! I am so happy that you and Riley enjoyed your stay with us! Our team greatly appreciates your kind comments and we look forward to welcoming you back when our renovation is completed this Spring! Take care, Jennifer Roberts Guest Services Manager
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673june wrote a review Sep 2023
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The location was decent, good view, not right on the sand but across the street. Tons of barking dogs, the tub finish was rubbed off, overall dated, bad odor in the room, the room wasn't clean, the balcony was disgusting. People smoking right in front of their rooms with the door open. Lots of traffic outside the window and no ac or fan.
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Responded Sep 17, 2023
673june, Thank you for taking the time to share your review. I am happy that you liked our location and the view! I am sorry that you were disappointed with your stay. I hope that we were able to make it up to you. We hope that you will return to stay with us again after our renovation is completed this Spring! Take care, Jennifer Roberts Guest Services Manager
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LKWatts wrote a review Sep 2023
Spokane, Washington1 contribution
A little dirty and rooms were difficult to control temperature, hot and stuffy. There were no screens on the windows and sliding door so when we left the door open the room was cool but lots of bugs came in, when we closed the door the room was unbearably hot.
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Responded Sep 11, 2023
LKWatts, Thank you for sharing your review. I am sorry that you had difficulty achieving a comfortable room temperature. I hope you otherwise enjoyed your visit to Newport and we hope to see you again on a future visit. Take care, Jennifer Roberts Guest Services Manager
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karenmwwilson wrote a review Sep 2023
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My husband and I have been staying at The Whaler for several years and it has always been amazing. It is a short walk to the beach and they are always very accommodating. We will definitely recommend to anyone traveling to Newport!
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Responded Sep 17, 2023
karenmwwilson, Thank you for your wonderful review! I am delighted that you and your husband had another amazing stay with us! Our team greatly appreciates your kind comments and we look forward to welcoming you back when our renovation is completed this Spring! Take care, Jennifer Roberts Guest Services Manager
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jenfoxford22 wrote a review Aug 2023
Mitchell, Oregon1 contribution
I will only choose to stay at this property while at the coast. It met all of our expectations. We slept great and did not feel rushed with the later check out time. We were with in walking distances of great sites, beach, food and activvities.
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Responded Sep 17, 2023
jenfoxford22, Thank you for your amazing review! I am so happy that we met all of your expectations and that you enjoyed exploring the area! Our team greatly appreciates your kind comments and we look forward to welcoming you back when our renovation is completed this Spring! Take care, Jennifer Roberts Guest Services Manager
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hollyreed732 wrote a review Aug 2023
Sweet Home, Oregon1 contribution
Was one of the best places I’ve stayed at the coast. Great price for an amazing view of the beautiful ocean. Clean room, only thing I noticed was one light bulb out over the sink but not an inconvenience at all!very nice associates. Lovely breakfast! Can’t complain about it at all! Will be coming back for future coast stays!
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Responded Sep 17, 2023
hollyreed732, Thank you for your wonderful review! I am so happy that you enjoyed your birthday trip with us! Our team greatly appreciates your kind comments and we look forward to welcoming you back when our renovation is completed this Spring! Take care, Jennifer Roberts Guest Services Manager
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Akgoatrope wrote a review Aug 2023
Japan44 contributions
Our first lodging choice in Newport - price is great, location is perfect and staff is wonderful. Used this property as our “Go-To” for the past 5 years, quality of stay and professionalism of staff has only improved over time. Dog Friendliness is another reason for staying at the Whaler.
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Responded Sep 17, 2023
Akgoatrope, Thank you for your amazing review! I am thrilled that we are your first lodging choice in Newport! Our team greatly appreciates your kind comments and we look forward to welcoming you back when our renovation is completed this Spring! Take care, Jennifer Roberts Guest Services Manager
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PDXtraveler97229 wrote a review Aug 2023
Portland, Oregon9 contributions
The oceanfront rooms are wonderful. I especially like the 2-person table positioned perfectly for watching the ocean over a glass of wine. Also especially like the location...walking distance to Nye Beach, and 5 minute drive to Newport waterfront.
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PDXtraveler97229, Thank you for your fabulous review! Watching the ocean over a glass of wine sounds delightful! We look forward to welcoming you back when our renovation is completed this Spring! Take care, Jennifer Roberts Guest Services Manager
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Whaler
Which popular attractions are close to The Whaler?
Nearby attractions include Don & Ann Davis Park (0.1 km), Coast Park (0.2 km), and Yaquina Art Gallery and Gift Shop (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Whaler?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an indoor pool, free wifi, and a fitness centre.
Which room amenities are available at The Whaler?
Top room amenities include a flat screen TV, a refrigerator, and a desk.
Is parking available at The Whaler?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Whaler?
Conveniently located restaurants include Pacific Kitchen at Nye Beach, Cafe Stephanie, and Nana's Irish Pub.
Are there opportunities to exercise at The Whaler?
Yes, guests have access to an indoor pool and a fitness centre during their stay.
Is The Whaler located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.8 km away from the centre of Newport.
Are any cleaning services offered at The Whaler?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at The Whaler?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at The Whaler?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Does The Whaler have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.