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Old Wheeler Hotel

495 Highway 101 , Wheeler, OR 97147 USA (Show map)

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A charming, historic boutique hotel in the heart of beautiful downtown Wheeler, Oregon (population 350). Lovingly restored, the Old Wheeler Hotel offers stunning views of Nehalem Bay. Come relax in this tranquil setting. You can snuggle up and be pampered in one of our beautifully appointed rooms with sumptuous bed linens, thick towels, and antique furniture. Gaze out at blue herons, eagles, and herds of elk that routinely inhabit the landscape. Spend a day fishing or kayaking on the bay. Rent a motor boat from the marina across the street and cruise up the river to the town of Nehalem, or down the river to the Pacific ocean! Browse Wheeler's unique antique stores, art galleries, and gift shops. Excellent restaurants and shopping are just steps away from our front door!



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  • Guest room4.6
  • Service4.6
  • Value4.4
  • Cleanliness4.7
  • Onsite Dining3.8

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Our 45th Anniversary

4.6 on March 22, 2015

We were delighted with the comfort and beauty of this old hotel. I walked the halls several times. I couldn't get enough of it's amazing décor and charm. The tour by our host at our arrival as well as the personalized greeting out side our door was such a special touch. We loved the view of the bay from our window and wish we would have discovered this treasure years ago. We will be back.

Our favorite spot on the Oregon Coast

4.6 on February 26, 2015

My husband and I have stayed at OWH several times over the years. It is located in the perfect spot, allowing quick trips to Rockaway, Nehalem, Cannon while always having the option to retreat to the quiet little town of Wheeler on the bay. The hotel is nice, and the website provides pictures and details for selecting a room. I can't recall our host's name this time, but he was kind and polite and very helpful, recommending restraints and giving us directions to a few of the hikes we were interested in doing. Breakfast isn't gourmet, but we found plenty to eat. The windows block out all outside noise, but the walls are old and thus tgin, which makes me appreciate the "no children under 12" policy -- plus, it's a great excuse to leave our son at home for a weekend away! We will continue visiting OWH for many years to come. Thank you for a wonderful stay every time!


4.4 on February 20, 2015

We stayed two nights in room four, it was perfect! Great views for beautiful sunsets, the staff were very helpful and super friendly. We didn't take advantage of the free breakfast, just wanted to try local coffee shops and breakfast spots. This was our first trip to the Oregon coast, and Wheeler is close to everything from Cannon beach, Oswald state park (short sand beach), Manzanita, and down to Girabaldi and Tillamook.

Go Stay at the O.W.H.!

4.0 on December 03, 2014

I will stay at the O.W.H. any chance I get from now on. The place feels very comfortable and I love the location.

Second Visit

3.0 on September 08, 2014

The hotel stay was as wonderful as expected, as we were there a year earlier. Staff was outstanding. Extras for the room were asked for and granted quickly. My only slight complaint was the outside light outside of the room on the sidewalk side. Though it did go off later in the evening, an early sleep time would not be easily accomplished. We will return again, and the small community is wonderful.

Great experience

4.8 on September 02, 2014

Great views, clean rooms, friendly service and reasonable rates all spell a great experience. Our room (#4) had a wonderful view of the bay. The staff was friendly and helpful. Will definitely stay again, and soon.

Old Wheeler Hotel stay in summer

3.6 on September 02, 2014

I really enjoyed the welcome the staff does, each room had the name of the guests posted outside the room. Loved the furnishings, just perfect for the time period. Katie gave a recommendatinn for a local restaurant. She was spot on as it was excellant. Breakfast was skimpy. Management might want to advertise that it's a light breakfast or continentsl style. I had to get more food at the little coffee shop down stairs. Wonderful location as Wheeler is a great place to relax and unwind.

A unique place to stay

4.8 on August 26, 2014

Off the track, easily missed and understated, this gem of a hotel is a grand and sweet surprise. Friendly, very clean, it is a step back in time with tasteful decor. Once there , you find that there is fishing and boating right across the street. Only 2 restaurants in town but a nice coffee shop downstairs and Nehalem and Rockaway beach are close by for more restaurants. Two antique stores steps away where you will get lost in the endless rooms and certainly find some treasure to take home. We will return!

The Old Wheeler Hotel is a true gem.

4.8 on August 23, 2014

This was my second stay, just one night each time (while driving from Seattle to Sacramento), and I wish I could have stayed longer. The hotel, the rooms, the furnishings, the many amenities (computer, DVDs, books, common room, breakfast, piano), and the setting and view are first rate. The sunset (both times) was glorious. The owner/staff could not be more friendly and helpful. I hope I have an opportunity to stay there again.

Innkeeper Response
It was a pleasure having you stay here at the Old Wheeler Hotel; hopefully we will see you again in the near future. Thanks again! OWH Staff

restful stop over

5 on August 15, 2014

As always a wonderful place to rest after a long day of travel. Have stayed a number of times and enjoyed each visit!

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Rooms & Rates

Room 1

Spectacular picture-window bay view, pillow-top king size bed, antique tub, modern shower, hardwood floor, tv/dvd player. Restful and charming.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Room 7

Pillow-top king size bed, two-person Jacuzzi tub in large bathroom, tv/dvd player. Indulgent and restful.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Room 5

Dual window bay view, pillow-top king size bed, one-person Jacuzzi tub/shower combo, hardwood floor, tv/dvd player. Charming and comfortable.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Room 6

Pillow-top queen size bed, deep tub in private detached bath, plush terry robes, tv/dvd player. Economical and comfy.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Room 2

Dual window bay view, king size bed, tub/shower combo, writing desk, tv/dvd player. Cozy and relaxing.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Room 8

Pillow-top queen bed, electric fireplace, tv/dvd player, two-room suite. Spacious and charming.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3

Room 3

Spectacular picture-window bay view, pillow-top queen size bed, private detached bath, plush terry robes. Economical and relaxing.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

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Location Type

Overlooking Nehalem Bay, Boating & Kayaking, Near Ocean, Historic Small Town, Mountains, Small town, Village, Waterview


Portland, OR (PDX) 90 miles

Directions to property:

Wheeler is on US Highway 101 in Oregon about half way between Tillamook and Seaside. It is 15 miles south of Cannon Beach or 5 miles north of Rockaway Beach. The Old Wheeler Hotel is located at 495 Highway 101, Wheeler, OR 97147. From Portland: Drive west on Hwy 26 (the Sunset Hwy) about 70 miles to Hwy 101, then south (left) 22 miles to Wheeler.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Beach, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Ocean, Tillamook Air Museum, Tillamook Cheese Factory, Oregon Coast excursion train, Numerous historical sights, Boat and kayak rentals, Salmon fishing, Crabbing, Beach walks, Hiking, Picnic area, River, Winery

Inn Details

Establishment type

Other, Bed and Breakfast, Historic Inn, Boutique Hotel

On-site amenities

Board games, Computer, Library, Movie library, Parking, Piano, Private entrance, Telephone, Videos, Wedding Facilities , Triple-pane sound-proof windows, Charming antique furniture, Gilchrist & Soames soaps and shampoos, Boat and kayak rentals nearby, Flat screen televisions with DVD players, Free WiFi and DVD library

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, Ceiling fans, DVD Player, Desk, Fireplace, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bicycles, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Hunting, Kayaking, Antiquing, Surfing, Wildlife viewing, Massage, Relaxing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Swimming pool, Water sports

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  • Check In:: 3-8 pm
  • Check Out:: noon
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: No Children under age 13 are not permitted
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No Absolutely no pets
  • Disabled Access Limited

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 2 Night Minimum on Weekends
  • Accepted payments VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Cash
  • Cancellations: At least 7 days prior to arrival: no penalty, Less than 7 days: a fee of $10 per canceled room-night will be assessed, Less than 72 hours (3 days): Full nightly room rate will be charged unless room can be filled



Katie Brown

Languages spoken

Rudimentary Spanish, English

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Continental Plus

  • Time Served: 8:00-10:30 am
  • Serving Location: Breakfast Room, Breakfast/dining area, Dining Room


495 Highway 101 , Wheeler, OR 97147 USA (Show map)

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