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The Waves
Ranked #5 of 14 Hotels in Cannon Beach
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Solana Beach, California
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“perfect location”
Reviewed 14 January 2012

The Waves is a fine quality, family-owned & operated motel, right at the beach and a block from the pedestrian-friendly row of interesting shops and restaurants. Although it happened to be cloudy and occasionally drizzly the 3 days we were there, we were able to take relaxing walks on the beach, just across the street, and find some good restaurants nearby. Our room was a welcoming and comfortable respite after 6 days of one-night stays. We enjoyed the cozy and tasteful Craftsman Style furnishings. Would stay there again if ever in the area.

Room Tip: Rooms in 'The Gardens' do not have ocean views, but enjoy the same proximity to beach and pe...
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  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 13 January 2012

Because the weather was so nice, we decided on a last minute road trip. We arrived in Cannon Beach and stayed at The Waves in a King-studio room from Jan 10-12th. The room was terrific. Beautiful views of the ocean, a fireplace, comfy overstuffed chair and a kitchenette. The king size bed was very comfortable - I actually slept through the night without the tossing and turning I usually do!

The location is very close to the beach for long walks and a very short walk to downtown. Because it is winter, a lot of restaurants and shops were closed, but the beach and Ecola Park nearby let us fill our days nicely. I would recommend this hotel to anyone. Good job!

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
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portland, oregon
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Reviewed 10 January 2012

My husband and I stayed here one night in an oceanfront king room.

pros: The view is amazing, a corner full of windows looking straight out over the ocean (you can watch the waves from the bed). Comfortable chairs and a nice kitchenette. Lots of windows and natural light. I loved the fireplace. The overall room was very clean. The hotel is ideally located for walking around the little shops and restaurants.

cons: The staff was not unfriendly but not very welcoming either. The coffee maker had white, flaky stuff in it that I had to run water through three times to get rid of (however it's the off season so it probably hasn't been used in a while). While there were plenty of pillows there were only two very thin blankets on the bed (no comforter) and no extras in the closet which meant I woke up cold a few times in the night which is unusual for me. The mattress wasn't the most comfortable in the world (a little lumpy).

I would recommend staying here, but check to see if your room has extra blankets and call to ask for an extra if it doesn't and make sure that you run water through the coffee maker before you use it!

Room Tip: Stay in the flagship king studio room, it has such a good view!
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  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
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Delphos, Ohio
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Reviewed 5 January 2012

We stayed at the Waves in June of 2011. Had a great experience and the room was more than i expected. We didnt have an ocean view room but out room was very close to the beach. We could hear the waves from our room. Great Value and excellent service! Highly recommend and would stay there again!

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 5 January 2012

Very quiet, great help (super nice and helpful groundsman, THANKS Rick!), pretty good value ($160 a night for a one bedroom place at The White Heron). Right on the beach, although no view to Haystack. Couldn't really ask for much more. Can't comment on other personnel because we had little to do with the staff other than check in and out.

Room Tip: Ground floor is great because you have direct access to the beach and lawn.
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  • Stayed December 2011, travelled with family
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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Reviewed 4 January 2012

Fantastic location, right on the beach! Beautiful ocean views from the room and balcony, one block to several nice dining options, lovely fireplace, comfy bed, plenty of space to move around = The Waves was a perfect choice for our weekend getaway! Thanks for the great December beach experience!

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 4 January 2012

We stayed here just one night several years ago on an Oregon to California trip and vowed to return. We are so glad we did! We had a King Flagship studio for 4 nights and watched eagles fishing on the sandbar just yards away and saw the almost full moon come up one night and then set into the ocean the next morning. Our room was spotless and all customer service before and after our visit was attentive. We prefer this location on the quieter end of Cannon Beach which is still close to restaurants and shops and thought the off-season rates were very reasonable. Don't miss: tide pooling at Haystack Rock and hiking at Ecola and Oswald SP.

Room Tip: We liked the upper level of the Flagship Building for privacy but still had the great ocean sound.
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  • Stayed December 2011, travelled as a couple
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Property: The Waves
Address: 188 W 2nd Ave, Cannon Beach, OR 97110-2005
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Region: United States > Oregon > Oregon Coast > Cannon Beach
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Spa Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 On the Beach Hotel in Cannon Beach
#5 Romantic Hotel in Cannon Beach
#6 Family Hotel in Cannon Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2 star — The Waves 2*
Number of rooms: 36
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Waves is a unique Ocean Front property in the village center of Cannon Beach. Eight different buildings and five classic cottages offer lodging options from romantic studios to large family suites. Most rooms have kitchens, fireplaces, private decks and are either Ocean Front or Ocean View with a few non-view options. Locally owned and family operated for 30 years, The Waves, has accommodations to meet every budget with an unbeatable location. ... more   less 
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