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Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 3 November 2016

Went during quiet season, was there during a storm. Even though it was wet and windy the ocean view was beautiful and the fireplace in our room made our stay warm and cozy. Great location, was able to walk everywhere. Great shops and restaurants.

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Greg S, Owner at The Waves, responded to this review

Thank you for braving the storm with us. Some folk love the power of the ocean during a good storm and glad you enjoyed your stay. Hope you will stay with us again should you come back to Cannon Beach. Regards, Greg

Surprise, Arizona
Reviewed 3 November 2016

Stayed at The Waves for a two night stay in a ground level suite, the fireplace was nice, and the whirlpool tub was real nice after a rainy day. Just yards away from the beach, and about a mile away from Haystack rock, being off season the beach was not crowded at all, and just minutes away is Ecola State...

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Seattle, Washington
Reviewed 3 November 2016

We come down at least once a year, some times twice a year. We stay as a couple or as a foursome. There isn't a better spot as far as we're concerned. Easy walking to all restaurants and shops. This trip was just the two of us. (Out friends ended up staying here as well a few weeks later!) Can't...

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Pittsboro, North Carolina
Reviewed 3 November 2016

We had rented two properties during our visit.....one for us and one for "the kids". Bad storms hit before our arrival from NC and the kids property was damaged. They were moved from the 2 bedroom unit to a 3 bedroom 2 floor unit right on the beach. The folks at Waves always exceeds our expectation....plus they are truly friendly....

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Bill, I'm glad you enjoyed your stay in our 'Beach House' it is a unique spot and I'm happy it worked out for your family. I appreciate you taking the time to share your feedback. Regards, Greg Swedenborg

Bellingham, Washington
Reviewed 3 November 2016

Great hotel....location fantastic for central cannon beach and right on the beach. I will return for another visit. Though the weather was not optimal at time of my visit was a fantastic stay. Next time I'll take wife

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David, Thank you for your kind feedback and by all means please return with your wife. Weather is usually great until mid-October...just not this year. Thank for braving the storm and glad you enjoyed your stay. Regards, Greg Swedenborg

Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

We had a beach front loft with a spectacular view. The room also had a nice sized balcony, skylight and gas fireplace ( which we used since it was raining intermittently). Everything within walking distance and free parking. There was a small fridge, coffee maker and glasses available to use. We would definitely recommend. The only reason I did not...

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Greg S, Owner at The Waves, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time review and for staying with us. I'm glad you enjoyed your room and the view. I believe you were in our La Colina loft room (only 3 like it), it is next up on our upgrade list. With 9 buildings we rotate and the La Colina bathrooms are schedule for an update soon. Nobody...

Seattle, Washington
Reviewed 22 October 2016

The Waves has the perfect location. We arrive, park our car, and don't get into it again until we leave at the end of our stay. You can walk to EVERYTHING! The public beach access is right outside your door. There are accommodations to fit any need or a family/group of any size. The rooms are comfortable, and the owners/managers...

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Greg S, Owner at The Waves, responded to this review

Thank you for the kind feedback and for staying with us over the years. Your comment about parking your car and not having to touch it is one of my favorite comments. Our ocean front location in the heart of the village is one of our greatest amenities so I'm glad to hear you enjoy it as much as we...

Thornton, Colorado
Reviewed 17 October 2016

The Waves was a great place to stay, right on the beach, great location to downtown, comfortable and very clean! We stayed in the little room right off the beach and it was perfect. There was a gas fireplace to keep you cozy, comfortable bed and big bathroom every thing you need to call it home.

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Portland, Oregon
Reviewed 17 October 2016

This place is fabulous! The owners/managers treated us with such kindness and thoughtfulness; we arrived during a bad storm and were upgraded at no extra cost to a room with a gas fireplace just in case the town lost power. They also loaned us a lantern. The location is soooo perfect, right in the center of town AND right on...

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Greg S, Owner at The Waves, responded to this review

Thanks for braving the storm with us and glad you enjoyed your Southwind Suite. Next week we start a full remodel and should be done by Christmas. We hope you will come back and stay with us again, and hopefully with better weather! Regards, Greg Swedenborg

Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

Came to Cannon to my best friend's wedding. Little did we know it would be a weekend of a record storm. Typhoon weather and even a tornado... In anticipation of the impending storm (possible power outages and cold nights without heat), and to ensure my comfort, the Waves staff called me and offered to upgrade my room to one with...

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Greg S, Owner at The Waves, responded to this review

Ben, Thanks for taking the time to share your experience with others. That was a wild weekend for a wedding with all the storms. I hope you had a good time visiting Cannon Beach and appreciate you choosing to stay with us. Regards, Greg Swedenborg

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Beachfront
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  • Hot Tub
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  • Kitchenette
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Refrigerator in room
  • Microwave
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Internet
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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 

Additional Information about The Waves

Address: 188 W 2nd Street, Cannon Beach, OR 97110-2005
Region: United States > Oregon > Oregon Coast > Cannon Beach
Price Range: €106 - €353 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — The Waves 2*
Number of rooms: 36
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Also Known As:
The Waves Hotel Cannon Beach
Waves Hotel Cannon Beach
Waves Motel Cannon Beach
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#5 Romantic Hotel in Cannon Beach
#5 On the Beach Hotel in Cannon Beach
#6 Family Hotel in Cannon Beach
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“There are a lot of rooms, but not all are directly facing the ocean. If that is important to you, check that you get what you want.”
 of 5 bubbles Traveler4159, 23 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Love the Flagship rooms.”
 of 5 bubbles Z4449ELmikem, 22 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Will definitely return and rebook an ocean front unit again.”
 of 5 bubbles 874murrayj, 22 Mar 2017 | Read review
“The ocean view is amazing, but there are lots of stairs to the 2nd floor and no elevator.”
 of 5 bubbles lauraduff, 22 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Check out the rooms online before you book to get the view you want.”
 of 5 bubbles 647stevew, 14 Mar 2017 | Read review
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