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Kalaloch Lodge in Olympic National Park
P0laris600 from: Montgomery, Alabama
Trip Type: Family
Published Date: Jun, 25, 2019 Travel Date: Jun, 1, 2019 Rating: 3
Full Service Resort; Generally Great Staff, Great Beach Location; A Few Service Hiccups
The Kalaloch Lodge is on the beach segment of Olympic National Park. It is on the far fringes of cell phone coverage, and as a result, guests will likely be without cell phone coverage and will definitely be without Internet access. The Kalaloch is a significant distance from the nearest town (Forks) which is about 45 minutes away. The resort does have a convenience store and a restaurant on site, so basic guest needs are able to be met. The cabins are generally clean, are functional, and we had no unwanted guests from the natural world in ours. The beds are comfortable. Housekeeping services were grossly substandard with the cabin not serviced on 2/3 of the days of our visit, and it was not fully serviced prior to our arrival. The thermostat for the heat did not function properly (it read 48.7 degrees on arrival). We understand that new thermostats have been ordered. On the plus side, the management staff is caring, friendly and efficient and tried to rectify the issues above as best they could after housekeeping went home (wherever that is). The resort is on the coast with a wide sweeping beach. The beach is a mixture of sand and pebbles. There are a few tide pools, but they are only accessible at the lowest of low tides (full moon and new moon times). Even then, to get to them, you must ford the Kalaloch creek either by walking on a fallen tree across the creed, or wading through about 15 inches of water. Swimmers should note that the water is fairly cool -- usually in the low 50s.
- Location: 4
- Cleanliness: 2
- Service: 4
Wuckers from: Midland, Michigan
Trip Type: Family
Published Date: Jun, 25, 2019 Travel Date: Jun, 1, 2019 Rating: 4
Nice lodge in a nice place
We spent one night there in the Sea Crest house- bottom floor.
Staff is friendly and trustworthy.
Nice room- cozy cabin in the woods feel. On the sea shore so that explains the weathering- this has to be a hard to maintain place given wind, water and sea spray.
Room was very quiet until the elephants upstairs awoke and trounced around- heard them through the ceiling.
Nice beach attached to the lodge. Easy to walk a long way. Would need to cross the creek mouth to walk down to the tree of life- which is about one mile down the beach from the lodge. You can drive to the campground then walk 50 yards to see the tree.
The restaurant in nice to have on location and is about tit for food options. You're in the boonies out here. No cell service or wi-fi. My kid freaked but I did get to show him a real pay phone as it is no joke- don't expect cell service.
There is a small store with ice cream, lots of beer and wine and other essentials.
Rooms have a fridge and microwave. This might help if you don't want to bet on the restaurant food.
Given what the lodge is and where it is, you can't get a better option for miles and miles.
- Sleep Quality: 4
- Location: 5
- Service: 5
LinaCW from: London, United Kingdom
Trip Type: Couples
Published Date: Jun, 23, 2019 Travel Date: Jun, 1, 2019 Rating: 4
Pretty lodge ( not a chain ) in gorgeous spot
Accommodation : lovely , basic lodge with comfortable bed & eating area . ( mini cooker , fridge , microwave & percolator ).
Clean & well maintained .
Mini market on site with very basic produce to encourage guests to eat at the restaurant which was overpriced for ridiculously small portions of ‘nothing ‘ to eat .
Front desk staff : very helpful . Pity the internet is turned off not to offer it to guests . We were told that it was due to poor coverage which is a Big fat lie since we used our 4G . Not ideal .
Parking : easy .
Lodge : very isolated . Fabulous views . Remote & relaxing . Would recommend as a base to explore the area & the beautiful beaches on this coast .
leahmB7216SU from: Lynnwood, Washington
Trip Type: Couples
Published Date: Jun, 16, 2019 Travel Date: Jun, 1, 2019 Rating: 5
Dog Friendly Cabin
We loved our stay at the Kalaloch Lodge. The cabin was quiet, clean, and well appointed. There are tons of activities at and around the lodge so you won't miss not having wifi or tv. The beach in front of the lodge stretches for miles and my dog loved it. I highly recommend the tide pools at Beach 4 (5 minute drive) and Hoh rainforest (1 hour drive).
Kimmey C from: California
Trip Type: Couples
Published Date: Jun, 15, 2019 Travel Date: Jun, 1, 2019 Rating: 3
Nice property ~ FILTHY Room
The good: cabins have their own parking space, beautiful views, bald eagles, nesting swallows, Bath & Body Works shampoo/conditioner/shower gel.
I’m going to comment on the filthy condition of our cabin & also state the Operations Manager (Bart) immediately contacted me, which was appreciated and he was forwarded photos of the disgusting floor/room condition.
The bad: the floor was incredibly dirty (dust bunnies/a dead flower all wrapped in strands of human hair were found in several places (no, the hair wasn’t in the bathroom); kitchen table/bench seating had food debris on it; trash on the nightstand, etc.
We’ve stayed @ many beachfront locations & the beach typically makes for some grime, but this was FILTH, and I’m not a clean freak. After checking in & in order to sleep comfortably I spent about 1-hour cleaning (9:30-10:30pm no service available).
We wouldn’t stay here again, for $280.00/night there’s other options.
- Rooms: 2
- Value: 2
- Service: 3