Perched high above the serene expanse of Whale Cove, a pristine marine refuge, the Whale Cove Inn cocoons its guests in luxury – from king-sized Tempur-Pedic beds to outdoor Jacuzzis on private decks. A spectacular venue for storm watching and sunsets of romantic rendezvous, the Whale Cove Inn sets a new standard of opulence and exclusivity for Oregon Coast lodging. Enjoy the panoramic views of Whale Cove from every room of the hotel or the Restaurant Beck.
- Mountain or Water View,
- Complimentary Breakfast,
- Spa / Hot Tub,
- Handicap Accessible,
- EV Charging Station,
TripAdvisor Ratings & Reviews
The best place in Depoe Bay
I stayed there February 22-23. It was my third visit. It is in a great location. One can easily spend the day in Lincoln City and/or Newport then head back for some downtime. The place has fantastic service. A staff member walks you to your room. He/she will go over how the shower works and all the other room features. The Jacuzzi is always clean. They give you bath salts to use in it. Watching the waves roll in from the Jacuzzi is highly recommended. The view is awesome. In the early morning hours, bald eagles fly around the bay. The place is super quiet. I have stayed on all of the floors. I never heard my upstairs/next door neighbors. It was very nice not hearing stomping, televisions, or someone's conversation. It is a huge plus that young children are not allowed. I will be back soon.
Charming, romantic inn with best view on coast
Lovely cliffside hotel on Whale Cove. I can't think of another property with such a fantastic view. Sit on your deck or pull chair up to big window and watch the waves boil in bay. We stayed Jan.10 & 11, 2020. This was our second stay at Whale Cove Inn and we will be back. Super comfy bed. Huge suite with sitting room, wet bar, fireplace and bathtub on deck. Large bedroom area. Very roomy bathroom with huge shower & long bathroom counter with dual sinks. All the amenities you could want. Everything very clean! All staff are friendly & professional. This is a small hotel for adults who want romantic, low-key time. Treat yourself and leave the kids at home. Recommend a winter visit because it's so cozy and the wild weather can be so fun to watch. Be sure to reserve a table at Restaurant Beck. Outstanding food. (That rockfish with root veg hash was divine!) Breakfast every morning serves baked goods made on site, eggs, quiche, fruit, bacon, etc. Couldn't have been more pleased. Love this hotel.
Charming venue with great biews
Small and charming with wonderful views to boot. Nicely appointed inn - but don’t expect a five star hotel. The view and the whales make this a place to remember- and the town is lovely. I hope to return.
Location, friendliness, quality accommodations; what more could you ask for? Oh yay, the view! Whale Cove lived up to its name. There was a juvenile California Gray Whale hanging out in the Cove. Wonderful ? Well add two bald eagles, a young harbor seal and sea lions. Love this place.
Ritz Carlton Prices, Holiday Inn Express Service and Amenities
Please keep in mind that this hotel charges upwards of $500 per night and they have only 8 rooms. Pros: Absolutely stunning view and location. HUGE spacious rooms. Super clean rooms, common areas, and grounds. Very polite staff. Gorgeous shower. Actually saw a whale in the cove. Cons: Breakfast. The breakfast is stunningly mediocre. For $500 a night, you expect something a few points above a Holiday Inn Express. See picture. Only hot items are scrambled eggs and bacon which if you show up closer to 9 AM is empty and you have to wait 15-20 minutes for someone to fill back up. They had ONE guy cooking in the back AND cleaning up front of house. I had to ask for more eggs "Are you going to make more eggs?" him "if you want me to", uhhh, yes? I asked if they can do an omelette, "we're not allowed to". Ok, so don't want to make custom breakfast and you have to ASK to get food brought out. It was just insulting. Even a $150 a night Embassy Suites does an omelette station. So basically, the owners want to charge Ritz-Carlton prices but provide Motel 6 service. Room furniture and amenities. I feel like the owners ran out of money after building this beautiful building. I was cold at night and felt that the comforter was lumpy, I looked at it in the morning and it seems like they went out and bought the cheapest comforters, all the stuffing had bunched up into individual pockets, see picture. The furniture in general looks like it was bought with longevity in mind and not comfort. The couch is hard as a rock. The furniture is run of the mill cheap stuff. Again, for $500 a night, you expect a very nicely appointed room, not so much the case here. Then, in the evening when you turn on the various lights and lamps, you will notice that the light bulbs are different. Some bulbs are a nice warm white like it should be in a luxury space, and some are harsh BRIGHT white like a fluorescent light in the 3rd world. See attached image. So it seems like there's really not a lot of thought put into some of these environmentals, again $500 a night. The bathroom looks gorgeous but then, again, looks like the owners cheaped out at the last minute, beautiful counters but then no cabinets and exposed plumbing, see picture. Who does that? There's a beautiful gas log fireplace outside on the grounds, asked when they turn it on "Oh we never turn that on". WHY? Why would you have this beautiful outdoor fireplace with a stunning view (see picture), and then never turn it on? $500 a night. You should know that you can't actually see the sunset. You can see the cove, you're facing north not west. To the west, where the sun sets, you have a line of trees, so you don't see the setting sun, you just kind of get the glow. See picture. Your private outdoor bathtub is not really private, you can be seen from the breakfast area balcony, QUITE clearly. Bring a bathing suit. This is a huge design flaw, they should have put the tubs on the other side of the balcony and that way the walls would have shielded the view. Front desk is not staffed 24/7. Only 9 am to 7 pm or 7 am to 9 pm, I don't recall. I really wanted this place to be nice. I really wanted the area to have a nice, luxury hotel, I really want to support local businesses, I really want to spend $500 a night for a weekend getaway and be pampered, but that is NOT what you will get. My biggest problem with this place is that you pay $500 a night and you get $150 a night service and amenities plus a spectacular view. Sad.