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Lake Quinault Lodge
Lela H from: Blaine
Published Date: Jun, 24, 2022 Travel Date: Jun, 1, 2022 Rating: 1
Nightmare at Lake Quinault Lodge
Yes, it's beautiful. Do not pre-pay. You cannot get a refund of any kind. Birthday trip booked 1 yr in advance. My companion has mobility issues. There's no elevator. We had been assigned a 2nd floor room. Changed to handicapped. Supposed to be 2 beds. One was pullout loveseat you would put your in=laws on if you never wanted to see them again. Had to move furniture to extend it. No blanket. No phone. On his own, room clerk offered to give us room for $25 when I expressed disillusionment. Why lie!!?? On check out, Front Desk Supervisor sneered no refunds if prepaid. And with big smile offered 'Good luck with that!' when I indicated I would try to get one. No response to a 'please tell us what you thought' email from lodge manager. Two horrible nights for $250+. Only go if you are young, agile, and don't mind surly staff. Be sure to make reservations for dinner (no, 'suggested' is not adequate). Show up early for breakfast and lunch. 'Staff shortages' will ensure you wait 1/2 hr or more to get seated, if you can even get in before 'Time's up!'
- Rooms: 1
- Value: 1
- Service: 1
WCT57 from: Leawood, Kansas
Trip Type: Couples
Published Date: Jun, 20, 2022 Travel Date: Jun, 1, 2022 Rating: 5
Old World Charmer!
Delightful old world lodge. Fantastic ambiance in a beautiful setting. Gives you excellent access to southern and eastern parts of Olympic National Park.
Fantastic dining room food and service. Great for couples, families or singles.
Hiking trails right out your door. Gas station right there plus mercantile across the street to replenish your groceries.
Great way to lower your stress level and renew your relationship with that special someone.
SmilingTrees from: Boston, Massachusetts
Trip Type: Couples
Published Date: Jun, 15, 2022 Travel Date: Jun, 1, 2022 Rating: 3
Beautiful Setting but Tired
The Lodge is in a lovely setting with plenty of great hikes nearby but the rooms and amenities are in need of upkeep. Sadly, in the case of this lodge, historic means run down. The game room was abysmal. The rooms were very basic and the walls thin. It seemed most of the staff was new and overwhelmed. The common room really was charming and the lawn was outfitted with chairs and outdoor games. Just keep your expectations in check.
DisneyFan0311 from: King of Prussia, Pennsylvania
Trip Type: Family
Published Date: Jun, 14, 2022 Travel Date: Jun, 1, 2022 Rating: 5
We stayed here 2 nights during our visit to Olympic NP. It is a historic hotel on the south shore of Lake Quinault and is a perfect location to see the Quinault rainforest. Our room is in the main lodge. The room is pretty basic but nice and clean. The main lobby is gorgeous. It is perfect to sit in the main lobby to enjoy a drink in the evening. I love the Rum Colada- so good! I would stay here again if I revisited ONP.
JessicaInSeattleWA from: Seattle, Washington
Published Date: Jun, 14, 2022 Travel Date: Jun, 1, 2022 Rating: 2
Cannot recommend- shameful upkeep of a historic lodge.
I will start by saying that the National Park is gorgeous and the hiking trails and setting are amazing. Camping would, however, be a better option than staying at the lodge. My recommendation would be to camp and then visit the lodge for a cocktail and to check out the lovely main lobby of the lodge.
We have visited other lodges and really looked forward to this visit. Our experience started to go south at check-in. We had booked a main lodge room with a double and single bed for our family of three. We were told how 'lucky' we were. The worker said that their booking system didn't really work and that the room we booked was not available, because (and this sounds crazy) they had given rooms to their staff). Instead we were 'lucky' to get a lakeside room with a double bed and pull out couch when apparently it was possible that we would have booked, arrived and had no room at all. The whole reason we came to the lodge was for the historic experience, so this was a huge let down. Bottom line- you cannot trust the reservation system.
The room we were given was okay- more motel quality than something that was appropriate for lodge pricing. The pull out bed was terribly uncomfortable and the room lacked extra blankets or decent pillows. The view was lovely.
What I found sad was the upkeep of the lodge. Key things, like the famous rain gauge, were in disrepair. The women's sauna was broken and there were no signs of efforts of repair. The showers in the pool room were either broken or totally disgusting (just drips of cold water came out of the one that work). Terrible, skimpy pool towels, over chlorinated pool, broken game room equipment (every game's equipment needed to be replaced). This place needs a serious look at their management and facilities teams.
The Roosevelt room has a terrific view, but the quality of the food was terrible- more appropriate for a cafeteria. The only exception was the biscuits which are awesome. Our best meal was at the pizza place down the road (free- wi-fi there BTW).
Overall it's just sad to see a lodge with this history being managed in this way.
- Sleep Quality: 2
- Location: 5
- Service: 2