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Kalaloch Lodge in Olympic National Park
Colo_travler from: Orcas Island, Washington
Published Date: Jan, 18, 2021 Travel Date: Jan, 1, 2021 Rating: 5
Back for another stay at the Kalaloch bluff cabins. I forget how many times now. It is true that a big storm washed out the stair access to the beach and oddly enough, all the logs on the beach too. I wish I had been there to see it. The walk to the beach access in the near-by camp ground is about 10 minutes so don't despair. My cabin was clean comfortable and exactly like expected. The restaurant in the lodge was closed but heck, who could blame them after all the happenings in 2020. They are scheduled to reopen soon. If you want to listen to the surf, watch the ocean, and walk miles of sandy uncrowded beach you have come to the best place. The folks that complain because the accommodations don't merit the price, are here for the wrong reasons and totally missing the point.
- Sleep Quality: 5
- Cleanliness: 5
- Service: 4
Kenneth H from: Olympia, Washington
Published Date: Jan, 6, 2021 Travel Date: Jan, 1, 2021 Rating: 3
Beach Access Washed Out
Everything positive about the Lodge cabins is true except, unfortunately, the access to the beach has washed out. To get to the beaches means walking or most likely driving to another access point. Which we did. We were there this summer and walked down to the beach and it was wonderful access with our dog. We booked a three night stay this week with our dog in a cabin and found the access is gone for now. This was not mentioned on their website or we would have stayed elsewhere.
Otherwise it was pretty good. Rustic, friendly, great location, some delayed maintenance. They let us cancel our third night and when our 2020 Subaru would not start, they gave us a jump and were very helpful.
- Rooms: 3
- Cleanliness: 4
- Service: 5
CentralCoast2 from: Baywood Park, California
Published Date: Nov, 12, 2020 Travel Date: Sep, 1, 2020 Rating: 5
Beautiful Location at Kalaloch
The Kalaloch Lodge in Olympic National Park was great. Kalaloch is in the southern part of the park along the ocean. We had the handicap bluff top cabin. The view was spectacular. The cabin is rustic. You are there for the scenery and the access. We were very comfortable. There is a complete kitchen in the cabin. The cabin has a sofa, wood burning stove, patio, 2 queen beds and a handicap bathroom with handicap shower (not a roll-in). The bathroom is a little small but my husband was able to use the sink without a problem. We had our own individual parking space in front of the cabin. The beds were perfect. We only stayed one night but we wished that we had booked more nights.
Wildwoodatheart from: Santa Rosa, California
Published Date: Oct, 30, 2020 Travel Date: Sep, 1, 2020 Rating: 4
Lovely Place to Stay
I stayed in one of the cabins with my dog for one night. (It can be very difficult to book this place!) We had a terrific stay in spite of the fact that my key card stopped working. We had gone for a walk on the beach, which is massive. When we got back to our cabin we were locked out. After walking back over to the reception desk THREE times to get a new card, the manager finally came over. It turned out there was a short in the battery-powered key reader box on the door. They were really nice about it, and apologized profusely. The manager even gave me a really nice credit on my bill! The cabin was very comfortable, and it was MUCH bigger than what I needed. The beds were comfortable. The kitchen had what I needed, which was not much. But for someone staying longer, it would have been adequate for simple meals. The bathroom was small, but functional. The cabins are old, so they were not spotlessly clean. There were lots of cobwebs between the cracks and crevices in the logs on the walls. It would be extremely difficult to clean these areas, but maybe every once in awhile they should try. I really loved staying here, and I look forward to going back someday.
- Value: 4
- Sleep Quality: 4
- Service: 5
KayRynerson from: Seattle, Washington
Trip Type: Couples
Published Date: Oct, 26, 2020 Travel Date: Oct, 1, 2020 Rating: 4
Clean, warm and well-appointed
We found our cabin, number 31 (pet-free) nearly perfect. All the cabins with the uninterrupted view of the ocean on the bluff were unavailable but we were happy with ours, which is in the row behind. It’s a cheaper option and the cabins are staggered so we still got a wide slice of ocean view. The expensive restaurant is takeout only so we brought our own food. You find a big bin in the cabin full of quality cookware. Plenty of fluffy pillows and towels, shampoo, dish soap and a dish sponge. The downside is the paper plates and cups and compostable flatware. No bowls for cereal. So bring your own mugs (I had to buy one in the gift store for $14), bowls, paper towels, and silverware. The mini-mart is handy for snacks and beverages. Wood for the very efficient wood stove is delivered daily. Very quiet at night. The beach is SPECTACULAR and big enough for very long walks.