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Lake Quinault Lodge
Published Date: Mar, 8, 2020 Travel Date: Feb, 1, 2020 Rating: 5
Quiet, relaxing, great breakfast.
We stayed in newer lakeside rooms and I thought they were well appointed. I do wish there was refrigerator, though! The lodge is quiet. I love the fireplace, the puzzles, the morning coffee, the overall serenity of the place especially in winter was a great getaway. The restaurant was very good about my food allergies and adjusted anything I requested. I loved the sitting by the lake for a long breakfast watching the hummingbirds.
- Rooms: 5
- Value: 4
- Service: 5
Published Date: Mar, 2, 2020 Travel Date: Feb, 1, 2020 Rating: 5
We took advantage of the winter special and stayed 2 nights in a fireplace king room with balcony seating and lake view (room had refrigerator, no microwave). After hiking several hours, we enjoyed the fireplace in the evenings. The room had a Keurig with tea, coffee, and hot chocolate; a hair dryer; decent internet; and TV (which we didn't use). I think the standard lodge rooms do not have as many amenities. The walls are VERY thin, so your every move and every sound will be heard by the people in the adjacent room(s). Easy access from the Lodge to several hiking trails. We did not take the van tour, but did drive the loop around the lake (about half the drive is on narrow gravel roads). We saw 2 herds of elk on this route. We did not eat in the dining room. The Mercantile across the road was not open during the time we were there (February). There is a small store about 4 miles north on Hwy 101, adjacent to where the loop around the lake exits onto Hwy 101. Overall, a nice stay and not very crowded in winter.
- Rooms: 4
- Cleanliness: 5
- Service: 5
jfrzr from: Lexington, Kentucky
Published Date: Feb, 19, 2020 Travel Date: May, 1, 2019 Rating: 2
Setting is beautiful but rooms are old
We arrived in the early afternoon and asked the front desk what time check in is. The blonde older woman with long eyelashes rolled her eyes and said "4:00" like we were inconveniencing her with our question. I wasn't asking to checkin at the moment. I used to work in hospitality, I know how it works. That was our first moment at the Lodge and was very off putting. We came back after checkin time and the man at the desk was at least nicer. The rooms in the main lodge are showing their age and need updating. We were in room 202 on the end and the window next to the fire escape has a broken latch and does not close. It rattled all night long. We didn't discover what it was until the next morning or I would have asked to change rooms. If someone climbed up the fire escape they could easily get inside the room! It was chilly outside and inside our room. The radiator never came on. We were told it only comes on when the hallway temperature drops. Ok, then maybe provide more blankets?? The rooms are cold. There wasn't a phone in the room, which is annoying if you want to talk to the front desk or anywhere inside the lodge. The outside is beautiful. I could hang out on the lawn and at the lake all day. But the rooms inside the main lodge are outdated and I would not recommend or stay there again.
When we checked out no one asked us if we enjoyed our stay. I guess they already know...
- Location: 5
- Cleanliness: 3
- Service: 2
Mikalbell from: Marysville, Washington
Trip Type: Friends getaway
Published Date: Feb, 13, 2020 Travel Date: Jan, 1, 2020 Rating: 5
Step back in time
What else can I say? This is a classic lodge in the middle of the olympic peninsula rainforest. Rooms are clean and cozy. I cannot think of a more comforting feeling than sitting in the lobby in front of one of the largest fireplaces you've ever seen after putting on some dry clothes after a day out exploring the rainforest. This is a great central location for many activities. I usually go out here to fish in the winter.
Bob M from: Seattle, Washington
Published Date: Feb, 13, 2020 Travel Date: Feb, 1, 2020 Rating: 5
Nice Accommodations--BUT DON'T MISS THE VAN TOUR!
We escaped the winter rain of Seattle by heading to the Olympic Peninsula--to truly find wetness. Happily the lodge accommodates dogs in the Boathouse rooms, which we wonderful. Meals in the Roosevelt Room were very good and service was too. But the over-the-top experience was a three hour van tour around Lake Quinault with our driver, Paul. Luckily enough we had our one day of blue sky on the day of our tour. Paul is a local with in-depth horticultural knowledge as well as stories and first-hand knowledge of local history and the environment (logging, birds, salmon, trees, mountains, etc.). With a few excellent walks to get a more intimate experience with the rain forest, this was an incredible experience and well worth the money. Paul is a gem...
- Rooms: 4
- Value: 4
- Service: 5