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- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Fitness/Health center
- Wheelchair accessibility
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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.
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Travel Blogs from Newport
We head to Depoe Bay, the world's smallest harbor. The biggest boat I've ever piloted was a 32 footer and it was in a much larger place than this. I can't imagine squeezing a boat through this small cut through the rock. The ocean here is rough and angry....and mistakes bringing a boat through here would probably be fatal. While I'm not bad at handling a boat, I would pass on bringing a boat in here.
We check out the whale ...
... see in every direction from the lookout platform, and for miles back down the valley. The path gouged by the massive river of mud is still bare for 17.5 miles.
Back at the visitor center below the mountain, we loaded the bike up and took route 30 toward the Oregon coast. We crossed the Columbia River into Oregon via the Lewis and Clark bridge. Floating on the Columbia were huge red and black freighters loaded with logs heading toward the ...
... of fish, eels, seals, sea lions, sea otters and other displays such as the feeding of these mammals and fish. The Otters and Sea Lions especially were well trained and were very entertaining.
While thinking this was a good park to visit, It does not compare to the OZ Sea-world exhibits, mammals or displays and even Kelly Taltons compares very well.
Next it was onto our evening accommodation at the Shilo Hotel. ...
Hello from Newport. Our original report from here was titled: "No News from Newport”, due to another loooonnnnnggggg sloooooowwwww drive south. The only thing new was this time it was from Tillamook. There was no wind, no whales and no crab pots. All and all it was another sleeper with nothing of note to report.
That all changed due a bad back that Patti has been dealing with for about a week. But this post isn't about her back. It's about Rick ...
... Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area and the Yaquina Lighthouse. We stopped briefly at the Visitor Centre but decided we didn't have a lot of time before the park closed so headed back to the car and out to the end of the point to the lighthouse. Yaquina Head Lighthouse is the tallest lighthouse on the Oregon Coast. It was built in the early 1870's and was manned until the 1960's. There are 114 steps to the top and we climbed 111 of them. (You ...