Whale Cove Inn accolades

Luxury Depoe Bay Bed and Breakfast

We strive for excellence in every aspect at Whale Cove Inn. From our elegant accommodations to our user-friendly website, we hope every experience lives up to our award-winning reputation. It’s not just our guests that commend us, but also estimable online travel sites and publications! Learn more about our accolades and associations below.

Awards and reviews

100 Best Fan-Favorite Destinations in Oregon 2018

Oregon Business Magazine selected us for the second year in a row for the 100 Best “Fan-Favorite Destination in Oregon” for 2018.

100 Best Destinations
TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice

Besides our Certificate of Excellence from TripAdvisor, we’ve also been awarded as a winner in the 2016 TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice and 2018 TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice. We truly do appreciate every single online review so we can understand what our guests love about Whale Cove Inn and what we can improve on in the future.

100 Best Fan-Favorite Destinations in Oregon 2017

We were honored to be named as a “Fan-Favorite Destination in Oregon” for 2017 by Oregon Business Magazine! We made the top 20 thanks to reviewers on TripAdvisor, Google, and Yelp.

Frommer’s three-star rating

Frommer’s has awarded us their highest rating and noted: “Quite simply, nowhere else on the Oregon Coast is there another hotel as luxurious and sophisticated as this. That it also has what might be the best view of any coastal hotel is just icing on the cake.”

Fodor’s Travel – Fodor’s Choice

Fodor’s also recommends Whale Cove Inn with its “Fodor’s Choice” designation.


We’re immensely proud of our 9.9 or exceptional rating on HotelsCombined.

Hotels Combined

Prestigious associations

Besides our exceptional amenities, accommodations, and staff, we partner with reputable hospitality industry associations to ensure we’re meeting or exceeding the standards placed on us.

Select Registry

Since 2009, we’ve adhered to the strict requirements of our Select Registry membership. Like all Select Registry properties, we offer an authentic and unique experience, we have a deep connection with Depoe Bay and have lots of local flavor, and our staff provides first-rate service and we offer genuine hospitality.

Select Registry - Distinguished Inn of North America
BedandBreakfast.com’s Diamond Collection

We also meet the quality guarantee for BedandBreakfast.com’s Diamond Collection each and every year. The Diamond Collection is “an exclusive group of professionally inspected and guest reviewed luxury inns with extensive modern amenities.”

BedandBreakfast.com Diamond Collection

Press mentions

See us in the news! We’re honored to have been recognized by the following magazines and online publications as an exceptional place to stay along the Oregon Coast.


Oregon Live: Oregon’s best getaways: The 10 best places to stay on the Oregon Coast

Oregon Wine Press: Romancing the North Coast


1859 Oregon’s Magazine: 6 romantic trips for two

Coast Explorer Magazine: Lavish Lodging


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