We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! Find and book your ideal hotel on TripAdvisor — and get the lowest prices

The Waves

Show Prices
Certificate of Excellence
Book on TripAdvisor
Trusted partner. We work with to make your booking as easy as possible.
Secure payments. We use industry-leading practices to keep your information secure.
Enter dates for best prices
powered by PriceFinder
1 room
Check In Check Out
Please enter your travel dates to continue
Check Availability
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 3 more sites!
Professional photos
The Waves
View Map
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","moduleList":["handlers"],"js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"}},"containerClass":null,"scriptFlags":null}
Add Photo Write a Review

1,070 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
There are newer reviews for The Waves
See the most recent reviews
Showing 1,063: English reviews
Milwaukie, Oregon
1 review
Reviewed 14 September 2016

My visit was exactly what I wanted. I had asked for a room with an ocean view and deck. That's what I had. It was delightful to seat out on the deck looking at the ocean and sipping my morning coffee. Thank you!

Review collected in partnership with this hotel

Helpful?
Thank 708relaxed
2 reviews
Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

We were on vacation and wanted a place that was close to the beach that we would enjoy staying at. We found it to be clean with very nice amenities, a very comfortable bed, upper room with bay window, inviting atmosphere, good shower. We were very pleased to find that it was close to restaurants and the beach! Amenable staff... More 

Helpful?
Thank Susan S
Bozeman, Montana
1 review
Reviewed 13 September 2016

Great place with nice being able to talk to the owners and get tips about areas of town, things to do, etc. The personal service was very nice and helpful. They were also accommodating RE: potentially moving to a room on the beach instead of one row back - which was also nice though.

Review collected in partnership with this hotel

Helpful?
Thank brets554
Spokane
2 reviews
Reviewed 13 September 2016

Right on the beach, close to dining and shopping, very nice, clean rooms. Considerate desk staff allowed us to upgrade our room at the last minute. A very pleasant stay at a reasonable price for such nice accommodations. Some units also available off the beach for less.

Review collected in partnership with this hotel

Helpful?
Thank davidsO4073PG
Princeton, New Jersey
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 13 September 2016

The Waves' location is in a very beautiful spot. The gardens are bright and colorful. And, while the ocean ebbs and flows just outside of the window, the town shops are but a few steps away. One can have peace and quiet or a pleasant hustle and bustle in town. The inn's welcome was warm and friendly, always willing to... More 

Review collected in partnership with this hotel

Helpful?
1 Thank nsilve_432622
Level Contributor
54 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

We selected Waves and Cannon Beach based on a friend's recommendation, and we're not disappointed. Our room was clean and comfortable. This is not a cookie-cutter place. There are many types and styles of rooms. The location can't be beat--a few steps to the beach, a half-block to downtown. Front desk staff was friendly and helpful. Looking forward to a... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank Osprey05
Bend, Oregon
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 13 September 2016

Second time my family has stayed at the Waves and plan on returning several times in the future. The location is so close to down town you can park and walk everywhere. The room was spacious and clean with a view of the beach that was fabulous. The staff was friendly and knowledgeable about the area with great tips on... More 

Review collected in partnership with this hotel

Helpful?
1 Thank yoandsnickers
Seattle
Level Contributor
4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 13 September 2016

This was a spacious one bedroom condo type unit. Kitchen, large dining area and living room. The unit is on a quiet part of the beach with awesome ocean views. You park your car at the Inn and can walk anywhere in Cannon Beach. The office staff could not have been nicer!!!!! They really helped with my reservations including the... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank gooddar
Salt Lake City UT USA
Level Contributor
13 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2016

This only thing I can find wrong with this stay was the hot room at night. There was a fan to use, but it drowned the sound of the ocean. The room was comfortable, clean, and accommodated 3 people easily. The employees were all helpful and friendly. Easy parking, beach chairs, and DVD checkout rounded it out for us. Can't... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank BeaMeister
Los Angeles, California
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 13 September 2016

We hope to come back! We had a great room, loved that it was walkable to everything. No car needed! Friendly staff clean room updated room private deck with view right on the sand! Great retreat for Southern California's to get in some cozy vibes.

Review collected in partnership with this hotel

Helpful?
1 Thank hapspaulding

558 photos of this hotel

Traveller photos: See what travellers like you saw

Viewed
All Traveller Photos (221)
Viewed
Pool/Beach Area (15)
Viewed
Room/Suite (34)
Viewed
View from Room (54)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (20)
Viewed
Bathroom (2)
Viewed
Dining (5)
Viewed
Family/Play Areas (4)
Viewed
0:48
Videos (2)
Viewed
Other (85)

TripAdvisor Photos: Professional photos exclusively commissioned by TripAdvisor

Viewed
All TripAdvisor Photos (285)
Viewed
Beach (5)
Viewed
Flagship King Studio (48)
Viewed
Garden Court King Twin (29)
Viewed
Hot Tub (3)
Viewed
La Colina Queen Loft (35)
Viewed
La Colina Queen Studio (44)
Viewed
Southwind King Studio (44)
Viewed
The Hotel (12)
Viewed
Two Bedroom Flagship Suite (65)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All Management Photos (52)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (7)
Viewed
Room/Suite (26)
Viewed
Pool/Beach Area (2)
Viewed
Bathroom (1)
Viewed
View from Room (2)
Viewed
Other (14)
Check In Check Out
Hotels you might also like...
Travellers also viewed these Cannon Beach hotels
2.5 km away
The Ocean Lodge
The Ocean Lodge
#2 of 14 in Cannon Beach
1,359 reviews
2.7 km away
Inn at Cannon Beach
Inn at Cannon Beach
#3 of 14 in Cannon Beach
1,393 reviews
3.0 km away
Tolovana Inn
Tolovana Inn
#9 of 14 in Cannon Beach
1,488 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
2.4 km away
Stephanie Inn
Stephanie Inn
#1 of 14 in Cannon Beach
1,315 reviews
0.6 km away
Ecola Creek Lodge
Ecola Creek Lodge
#12 of 14 in Cannon Beach
205 reviews
0.0 km away
Land's End at Cannon Beach
Land's End at Cannon Beach
#11 of 14 in Cannon Beach
173 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Beachfront
Things to do
  • Hot Tub
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
In your room
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Laundry Service
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
A cluster of six buildings located on or near the beach that provide great views of the Pacific Ocean, the Tillamook Lighthouse, and the rocks fronting Ecola State Park. Located in the village center, park and walk to most all shopping and restaurants. Accommodations for parties of one to eight people. Most all rooms will have fireplaces, kitchenettes, and private decks. All rooms are smoke and pet free. ... 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: $122 - $319 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — The Waves 2*
Number of rooms: 36
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Orbitz, Hotels.com, Expedia, Travelocity and Odigeo so you can book your The Waves reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
The Waves Hotel Cannon Beach
Waves Hotel Cannon Beach
Waves Motel Cannon Beach
Hotel Style:
#5 On the Beach Hotel in Cannon Beach
#5 Romantic Hotel in Cannon Beach
#6 Family Hotel in Cannon Beach
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what travellers have asked, with answers from The Waves staff and other travellers.
8 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (8)

Questions? Get answers from The Waves staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travellers prefer

“I like to stay in the rooms above the garages where the light is very special and the rooms very comfortable.”
 of 5 bubbles S1791DDcarolg, 29 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Get a room with the ocean view!!!!”
 of 5 bubbles patrickgU1576PR, 28 Nov 2016 | Read review
“The White Heron Suite 601 was grand!”
 of 5 bubbles IdahoGirl83716, 27 Nov 2016 | Read review
“I only stay in the rooms on the ocean side.”
 of 5 bubbles irisbabe, 24 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Get a room on the beach”
 of 5 bubbles timothyg860, 10 Nov 2016 | Read review
5 of 5
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay