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Kalaloch Lodge in Olympic National Park
Nicholas1997 from: Jasper
Published Date: Oct, 24, 2020 Travel Date: Oct, 1, 2020 Rating: 5
Basic but adequate cabin
This was the first time that I had stayed at the Kalaloch Lodge & I would like to return. Rooms in the Lodge or individual cabins are available, but only the cabins are pet friendly so, I stayed in a cabin since I was traveling with my dogs. The cabins were built in the 1920's & glamping did not exist in those days so, I had realistic expectations when I booked a cabin. The cabin actually exceeded my expectations; the mattress was firm & comfortable, the small bathroom had been modestly upgraded & even had a ceiling heat light, the kitchenette appliances that I used (mini-fridge & microwave) were clean & worked. There was also an electric stovetop & a wood burning stand alone fireplace that I did not use though free daily bundles of wood & kindling were provided. There was a bar height table with 4 chairs & a vinyl upholstered sofa & some other functional furniture. I appreciated the staff's efforts to adapt to Covid-19 concerns by supplying disposable plates, cutlery, sanitizing wipes & a bin of clean basic cookware. I showed my appreciation by leaving a modest tip, though it was unsolicited.
However, if you want to stay in an immaculately clean cabin, this is not the place for you. The ceramic tile flooring was not spotless (grime has accumulated on it over the decades) & the wood beams of the cabin could have used a good dusting/cleaning, but the overall level of cleanliness was acceptable to me. The reception area is in the same building as the restaurant & the sign on the building states registration which I found confusing, but that is where you check in.
- Value: 3
- Location: 5
- Service: 4
Lynn G from: Yakima, Washington
Trip Type: Couples
Published Date: Oct, 21, 2020 Travel Date: Oct, 1, 2020 Rating: 4
Kalaloch Beach Resort
A place to go for relaxing. No phones. No internet. Very peaceful. Lots of beach’s to explore and lots of trails to walk or hike on. Staff is very helpful and knowledgeable of the area. Slept very soundly and it only rained one day.
Published Date: Oct, 9, 2020 Travel Date: Sep, 1, 2020 Rating: 2
Great location, filthy cabin
The location is great, the beach is amazing. The staff are all very nice/friendly. Sadly, our cabin was disgusting. There was pink mold in the shower, the tile floors were filthy, with dirt and multiple large stains--clearly had not been mopped. The walls were very dusty--lots of hard to clean crevices in the logs, but no effort made to at least wipe off the dust.
- Location: 5
- Cleanliness: 1
- Service: 4
carrieul from: Kirkland, Washington
Published Date: Sep, 30, 2020 Travel Date: Sep, 1, 2020 Rating: 4
Right on bluff so great view for watching incoming storms, waves
It rained a lot while we were there but we came prepared with things to do. The lodge and cabins are rustic but the bedding was nice. They are "cozy" for sleeping and they only have 1 bathroom in any of them. We were in #27 (2 rooms with 2 beds and a futon, kitchenette) which had an unobstructed view of the ocean which was nice as the cabins right on the bluff have the best views but for more money. You are provided with a big plastic tub with some cooking supplies but here is what you need to bring: Napkins, Dishtowels, Toaster, cooking spray and anything you need for cooking, plates, utensils, etc. The little market by the lodge has a few things but is a little expensive but convenient. Not much else is nearby. The restaurant has a limited menu for B, L and D and they pkg up your order for you to take back to your room or eat at an outside table. You can't sit in the lodge and eat it in the dining room. Walking on the beach is great but we had such strong rain that it created rivers with water pouring off the bluff out to the ocean so bring rain boots, waterproof shoes etc. Lots of people have dogs here and they are allowed in cabins. Unlike some of the other lodges in Olympic NP, there isn't a "great room" here for you to relax and sit by a large fire so your only option is your room, which doesn't have lounge type chairs but only the dining table or futon. Ours had a wood burning stove and the lodge provides you with a bundle of wood each day which is nice. No WIFI and poor cell coverage and best spot seemed to be outside on patio behind registration desk. Lots of great nearby hikes. I'd recommend going to Ruby beach if you can. Rain forest hikes aren't too far away.
- Rooms: 3
- Location: 4
- Service: 3
708christinek from: Buffalo, New York
Trip Type: Couples
Published Date: Sep, 16, 2020 Travel Date: Sep, 1, 2020 Rating: 1
Pictures are deceiving!
First we had to rebook because they were closed in May because of covid. So I rebooked for September and not at the same rate! I had to pay a higher rate because they were closed!
Second, the pictures are not what you get. Your paying for the location and views, which were great!. The cabins ( at least ours) was very primitive. Looks like they don’t do a thorough cleaning, floors were filthy and our cabin stunk with dog urine. I had to wipe the counters down, they looked sticky. The walls are plywood, very rough looking. The worst part was that our cabin #3 none of the windows opened!
Also make sure you bring beer, pop and other essentials with you. I was looking around at the mercantile, very high prices.
They do give guests one free bag of ice.