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- Swimming pool
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Historical Traveler Reviews The Whaler Newport
Path to Beach - Morning Coffee
The Whaler is a great motel in Newport. It has excellent beach access via a paved path. Each morning of our stay we enjoyed waking up and taking our coffee and bagels (they offer free each morning!) down to the beach for a walk.
My Favorite Place To Stay In Newport
I love the Whaler motel! I've stayed twice and enjoyed it both times. The staff are very friendly and go out of their way to make sure your stay is fun - like the free popcorn and newspapers. The pool and spa are excellent, though I prefer to use them when there aren't a lot of children and people. Under those circumstances the facilities are very clean and relaxing. The views from the Whaler are million dollar! Ocean, paragliders, people, coastline, and stars. If the weather's warm, definately get a room with a balcony, on the third floor if possible. The second floor was nice too.
Will Stay Again
Stayin at Whaler made the 4th of July weekend in Newport more than wonderful. We got a room on the 2nd floor w/balcony. I highly recommend to book a room with balcony. You can enjoy non-stop view of Pacific Ocean. The room with a king-size bed was clean and spacious.
The location is very good to get around town, yet the noise from near by highway 101 was minimul. Although beach is across the street from the motel (it's more than a motel), I have no complain about just crossing the relatively quiet street.
We will definately stay there again!
Spent a night at The Whaler last weekend. I thought it was just fine, rooms were definitely clean, but nothing special. Probably a great place for families with its indoor pool. Staff was a little curt, but not problematic.
This place is very close to the ocean, but is still separated by a small street. We stayed on the third floor, and ocean views were decent. Views from the first and second floors would probably be much worse.
For the money, I think you could do much better, but I suppose you could also do much worse. Remember, this is very much a motel.
Our destination spot to stay in Newport
The Whaler is certainly a wonderful choice for an oceanfront view! Beach access is just across the road where a winding path takes you down to the water. The staff is very accomodating and the rooms are large. Some come with a fireplace (highly recommended). Beds are super comfortable! The motel is dog friendly ($5.00 x-tra) and you are even given doggie treats & a pet package. Off season rates are the most affordable and they have mid week specials. One side note: if you stay in Newport, be sure to eat at Canyon Way!
Great views on a budget
Our room had a wonderful view of the ocean - we even managed to spot a whale from it! The place was generally clean and spacious enough, but it did feel a bit spartan. The staff on the front desk were really friendly and the limited breakfast was above average - bagels and good muffins. The coffee was pretty awful though, so we took ourselves off to a great little coffee house just a couple of blocks away [The Green Gables]. For the price, this motel is a good choice - after all, most of us go to Newport to look at the ocean.
Great Place to Stay
In passing through Newport Oregon on our way up the coast we stopped to stay overnight at the Whaler Motel. We weren't expecting much because it had a 2 diamond rating from AAA, but we were more than pleasantly surprised. The room was huge and spotless with a great view of the ocean and a nice balcony. It had a huge pool for kids to swim in, plus it was right across the street from the beach. There was free popcorn in the lobby and outstanding service. I would definitely stay there again and would recommend this motel to anyone.
I'm not telling you a big fish tale!
I took my 2 children to The Whaler for a 3 day getaway. This is a great little motel. It is very clean and the staff are wonderful. The Whaler is an older motel that has recently been remodeled. The rooms are big with your standard motel furnishings. My children loved the pool and being able to go to the lobby for popcorn. It is just across the street from the beach. We stayed on the third floor. It was so nice to open the window and hear the waves crashing. I can't wait to go back to Newport for another relaxing stay at The Whaler! Be sure to drive to Depoe Bay and eat at the Sea Hag, the best and freshest seafood I've ever eaten!
Try the beach house!
Our family rented the beach house for a week, we had a wonderful time at the coast. Newport is centraly located so served as a great home base. The beach house is directly across from the beach access so the kids had a blast. Clean, comfortable, and room for the kids to play without me fretting about disturbing the rest of the hotel. And use of the pool, and breakfast! What more could a person ask!
The rooms at this motel are huge. Besides being clean, they have a beautiful view of the ocean, and the large windows let in plenty of sunlight. Our room had a balcony that looked over the ocean. The beach is right across the street. Free popcorn is given out in the office, and the motel has a heated indoor pool. The staff is helpful, and there is a small continental breakfast. The only problem we had was that the freezer in our room didn't work.
TripAdvisor Reviews The Whaler Newport
Travel Blogs from Newport
... the coast in about an hour, then it’s an easy drive down the coast.
…. We have just pulled into Fred’s gas station and mini-mart in Astoria. To our surprise, an attendant named John-boy saunters over and proceeds to fill the tank for us. "So John-boy. Can you tell us why it took us more than an hour to drive the last five miles into town?" “Yup.” “And that would be??” “Oh, all the cars get held up ...
... to have conversations as we ride. As we are now, only I can speak, and Jody can only listen. (I won't even bother to make a joke here - too easy), hopefully I can use my electrical engineering skills to remedy that situation tomorrow. Newport is supposed to be cold again tomorrow, but it should be warmer in Roseburg by the time we arrive.
271.9 miles today
9893.7 miles total
10.028 gallons today
238.770 gallons total
... the rocks not 50 meters away, seemingly posing for photographs. Characters. Eventually, two more joined the fun, with a total of FIVE SEALS sunning themselves and arguing with one another while we silently watched for over an hour. Stands out as one of the best experiences of the trip.
One word for the day: OUTSTANDNG!
... bought at the Pike Place market were finally consumed. Beach and mangoes two of my favourite things! It was gloriously sunny too which made the day.
The Oregon coast is just beautiful. Small seaside towns, spectacular bridges, cliffs, rocks, clear blue water and the odd Gray whale. We caught sight of a whale close to shore in a quiet bay at one of the many visa points we ...
... fishing town. This time it was bustling with activity and tourists. Obviously, it is a moody town. We had some trouble finding parking even though there is plenty of free parking next to the taffy shops and the state-run whale watching center.