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Lake Quinault Lodge
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Great lodge - shame the restaurant lets it down
User: LoveourHolidays_10 from: West Kelowna, Canada
Published Date: Sep, 30, 2023
Travel Date: Sep, 1, 2023
Rating: 4
We have stayed in many National Park lodges so know what to expect. Generally rooms are rustic, no tvs and little WiFi - which is why you generally want to be somewhere like that. The lodge was great, lovely to sit around the fire in the main lodge. There are lots of indoor and outdoor games available, and of course you are there for the views and the walks. Lovely walks around the area, all different lengths so there really are walks for everyone. The lake was a bit choppy during our stay so sadly didn’t get to use the kayaks. We had a room in the boat house, which had a great view over the lake and was very peaceful. What let Quinault down for us for the food. It clearly was not prepared fresh on site, and it appeared as thought everything was microwaved which is a shame.
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High priced "historical" means no return visit
User: charli54 from: Austin, Texas
Published Date: Sep, 27, 2023
Travel Date: Sep, 1, 2023
Rating: 2
The Lodge itself is as lovely on the outside as it is in the pictures. The rooms, however are below average. It seems the Lodge uses its "historical lodge" as a marketing crutch to not improve. In the year 2023, and I don't care how we are supposed to "get away from it all", not providing cell phone service and wi-fi is simply an excuse. We went to a restaurant 1 mile away (in the same forest) and had no problem. Very frustrating. We went to Mt. Rainier and there was no problem. The room charges were exorbitant to what you received in return. Yes, the lake is lovely and there is a big lawn to sit on but that is about it. I will say that the beds were comfortable. But I would not stay here again.
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Not worth the money
User: marinjanet from: Denver, Colorado
Published Date: Sep, 23, 2023
Travel Date: Sep, 1, 2023
Rating: 2
Over priced. The property and rooms are run down and not worth the money. Views could be so much better if the landscape was maintained. We were charged a premium for a room with a fireplace that didn’t work. Do not recommend. 30 minutes free Wi-Fi and then a daily charge.

Historic, but so overpriced considering condition of property and rooms
User: CFMWvisitor from: Cedar Falls, Iowa
Published Date: Sep, 18, 2023
Travel Date: Sep, 1, 2023
Rating: 2
If you love the history, and perhaps have a family connection to the property, you will probably enjoy your stay. The lobby and fireplace are the showpiece (even though the fire is from a small gas pipe). However the general condition of the property and rooms is poor. Maintenance is lacking overall, and what has been done in the rooms is especially substandard. For the price, the property should be maintained in a period correct way and with quality. The price charged is so out of line for what you get, and overall was such a disappointment that we regretted staying here. I haven't written a review for a few years but felt it was needed in this case given the experience.
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Disappointment Amidst Stunning Beauty
User: David J from: Santa Monica, California
Published Date: Sep, 17, 2023
Travel Date: Sep, 1, 2023
Rating: 2
The positive: The Olympic rainforest surrounding the lodge is stunningly beautiful. Hiking trails of all length and difficulty begin directly outside the lodge, and the Quinault River is nearby. And of course there's the Lake beyond the front lawn, placid and restful. The Lodge itself is well kept, with a grandly homey lobby with plenty of chummy group seating. There's a fire pretty much all the time, but during our stay, it only burned from the sad gas pipe. We stayed in an adjacent building, modern, three story, all with Lake views, thus called the Lakehouse. The whole arrangement is very quiet and relaxing. Now, the negative: Very expensive for what you get; we paid over $400/night for a two bed room (would have gone for a single queen but none were available). The beds were worn out, soft in the middle, but at least the pillows and linens were good. The decor is "functional", the TV poor, with no internet connection. As to wi-fi in the entire facility -- to get streaming it's $17 for 5GB, which translates to about $17/day, and you have to sign up, etc. I consider charging for internet an insult, especially at the rate of the rooms. The single dining room (nice views of the lawn and lake) offers very unimaginative food. The menu doesn't change day-to-day, and the prices are high. Example: $48 for a salmon dinner, $6 for a cup of very blah coffee. There's no expresso or cappuccino service on the property or nearby. You're pretty much stuck with the lodge offering on food and beverage and they know it, overpricing everything. One other restaurant is a half mile walk/drive and that's it for food choices. The general feel is a government-sponsored operation with little enthusiasm for making the guests' stay memorable. Aramark is the concessionaire and I've found them to be especially disappointing when it comes to providing a vacation experience. Should you book a stay? I'd say two night max and use the lodge as headquarters for your hikes and exploration or if you're sedentary, know it's pricy and peaceful. If you're touring the entire Olympic Park, make it a short stop. And perhaps visit a real grocery and stock up with snacks and fruit before you arrive.
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