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188 W 2nd Street, Cannon Beach, OR 97110-2005
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#7 of 15 hotels in Cannon Beach
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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.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Vending machine
Books, DVDs, music for children
Children's television networks
BBQ facilities
Street parking
Board games / puzzles
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
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Private balcony
Seating area
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Walk-in shower
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Whirlpool bathtub
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Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
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Bay View
Centrally Located
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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Sabrina S wrote a review 20 Jan
Portland, Oregon12 contributions5 helpful votes
As a long-time visitor of Cannon Beach, this was the first time we stayed at The Waves. Our room was perfect (La Colina)! Set back from beach front, but perfect view of the beach, especially from the cozy little deck. We loved the booth in the room. Perfect place to play games, eat meals, watch tv, or just wave-watch. Room is clean, well appointed for 2 people, and staff is friendly. Oh, and GREAT LOCATION! Can walk to everything in town. Will definitely come back!
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Date of stay: January 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
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Alice F wrote a review Nov 2020
Seattle, Washington237 contributions59 helpful votes
Hotel's Favorite
We stayed in early November at the Waves. We booked a third floor room in the La Colina wing, which gave us a gorgeous view of the ocean and sunsets. We could not have been more pleased with the cleanliness of our room, and no contact procedures in place. Our bathroom and kitchenette were well stocked with ample supplies, including extra towels. The Waves is a minute away from a great coffee house, Insomnia Coffee, plus is next door to Fultano's Pizza. We got take out one night from Mo's. We had trouble with our tv one evening but after a call to the front desk, a staff member arrived immediately wearing a mask, gloves, and with a universal remote so our remote wouldn't be touched. Rooms are thoroughly aired and sanitized between customers. Great job, The Waves, for making us feel welcomed and safe.
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Date of stay: November 2020
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Kate wrote a review 18 Jan
Portland, Oregon1 contribution
We chose this place based on reviews on at another travel site. Liked · There was a kitchen in the room, and the living room bed was a murphy bed and not a pull-out couch. Though it was much farther away than advertised, the beach access was only one flight of stairs, and there were two beach entrances that were each a block away from the room. Honestly, that's about it. The room was extremely underwhelming. Disliked · the bed in the bedroom was something called a hotel king that measured 70 by 80, not the advertised full king. We would not have booked the room if we had known this, as it was not large enough, and not as promised. The mattress was also extremely saggy, and we spend both nights fighting to stay out of the middle of the bed. It was like a bad hammock. Additionally, the photos showed beachfront rooms, whereas our room was across the street and behind another row of buildings from the beach, and only had a slight diagonal view of the ocean. I could keep writing negatives, such as the fact that the paint was damaged on several walls, or that the toiled was in an awkward cubby that made it inaccessible. The gas fireplace had a loud repetitive click when it was on, and the bedroom dresser had a door that couldn't be opened fully because the hinged door was stuck.
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Date of stay: January 2021
Response from Greg Swedenborg, Owner at The Waves
Responded 6 days ago
Kate, Recall you well, had several conversations with your husband about the various king size mattress options that exist in the marketplace - California, Standard/Eastern, Spit and Hospitality. We do have a few rooms with California Kings but most are Hospitality Kings which are an industry standard just a couple inches longer than wide. Not sure where we promise a specific size as you referenced. Sorry if you were confused by the photo collage that booking.com and other 3rd party travel sights put up, our property consists of 14 different buildings and 27 room types so many are Ocean Front and some are Ocean View. You selected our Ocean View Southwind building not one of our Ocean Front buildings, sorry if this wasn't clear but certainly was 'not as advertised'. We do have several rooms with extra large bathrooms if you prefer, these suites having a separate double sink vanity separate from the shower and toilet area is usually something guests leave positive comments about. Please give us a call next time if you would like any specifics about the room the various room options. Greg Swedenborg Owner, The Waves Cannon Beach
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Gladys S wrote a review 17 Jan
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We stayed in the Flagship junior suite which is right on the beach with lots of windows to take in the view. We enjoyed the gas fireplace right in front of the bed and the contemporary decor. Good water pressure in the shower. The views are spectacular! It has a kitchen area with stovetop and pans, dishes, glasses, and some basic utensils. Mini fridge is large enough to keep a couple of bottles of wine and some other supplies for making simple meals. No daily room cleaning service due to Covid but you can request fresh towels, etc.. Bed linens were ok but I would have loved a fluffy comforter, the mattress was fine for me but a little too soft for my partner. Other than that, an almost perfect stay. Highly recommend.
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Date of stay: January 2021
Valentinegirl1953 wrote a review 16 Jan
Vancouver, Washington16 contributions6 helpful votes
We so appreciate the extensive process of health safety at The Waves. Aside from that, we always come back knowing they are constantly working at keeping their locations in great shape and problem free.
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Date of stay: January 2021
Room Tip: Most rooms have an ocean view.
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US$138 - US$305 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Waves
Which popular attractions are close to The Waves?
Nearby attractions include Tillamook Rock Lighthouse (0.2 km), Bruce's Candy Kitchen (0.1 km), and Coaster Theatre (0.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Waves?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and reduced mobility rooms.
Which room amenities are available at The Waves?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at The Waves?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at The Waves?
Yes, free parking and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Waves?
Conveniently located restaurants include Insomnia Coffee Co., Cannon Beach Chocolate Cafe, and Lazy Susan Cafe.
Is The Waves located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.8 km away from the centre of Cannon Beach.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at The Waves?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Are there any historical sites close to The Waves?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Arch Cape Carronade Replica (2.2 km).
Does The Waves have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the harbour view available here.
Is The Waves accessible?
Yes, it offers reduced mobility rooms. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.