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Lake Quinault Lodge
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Big Hat, No Cattle
User: Julie R from: Seattle, Washington
Published Date: Mar, 23, 2023
Travel Date: Mar, 1, 2023
Rating: 1
We paid for a lake view room, we received a "tree" view room, but there are so many more reasons I would never stay here again. Only restaurant is ridiculously expensive. No phone in the room to call the front desk or mini fridge. TV channels for news are set to Newsmax and Fox. No ABC, CBS or NBC. Internet is free for 30 minutes... then $17 for each 5G used. We love this area for hiking and it's natural beauty, but we also enjoy the basic amenities that every hotel should offer. Stay somewhere else and visit the surrounding beauty from other nearby options.

Beautiful Location - Very High Priced Restaurant and Somewhat Faded Room
User: Smokeyham from: Washington
Trip Type: Friends getaway
Published Date: Mar, 13, 2023
Travel Date: Mar, 1, 2023
Rating: 4
Quinalt Lodge March, 2023 The Quinalt Lodge is centered around a historic wooden lodge building built in 1926. It is located on the edge of a lake within the Olympic National Forest and adjacent to the Olympic National Park. The location is lovely, being right on the edge of Lake Quinalt. We went for a two-night stay and stayed in a Lakeside Room which is in a more modern building, not the main lodge. This meant that we had about a six-minute walk to the main lodge for meals or to use the pool. Be prepared with good rain gear. None of the rooms are air conditioned, which is not a factor for most of the year but the area can have warmer days during the summer and those who are heat-sensitive should be aware of this. Our room was clean, if a bit dated, and the beds were comfortable. It was also very quiet (we were on the second of three floors) and the balcony and view over the lake were very pleasant. The heater in the room was controlled by a valve that required leaning over the sofa to control it. The room does have a fridge and coffee service. The bathroom had a shower but not a tub. The wash basin was located in the bedroom, not the bathroom and was very slow to drain. There is no cell service in the area. Wi-Fi is available for $16 for 5 gigabytes which can be shared among three devices. Reconnecting the devices proved difficult with error messages being frequently received and the service was very slow. The restaurant is noticeably very expensive with a repetitive menu and no substitutions allowed. I asked for toast in the morning instead of potatoes and was told no substitutions were allowed and also that they did not have bread for toast. Lunch is not served at the hotel. Meals and drinks cannot be charged to the room so separate transactions must be made for all bar and meal transactions. The main reception room in the Lodge is very pleasant with a fireplace and historic character. People gathered in the room to enjoy board games that are available for guests. The swimming pool was nice and warm and was very enjoyable. It is in an enclosed room and can get quite noisy when children are using it in the afternoon. As adults we found it much quieter and more enjoyable later in the evening. There is no hot tub. I would recommend this hotel for a one or perhaps two nights stay if you are exploring Olympic National Park and Forest.

Beautiful area, but hotel needs updating
User: zooismile from: Portland, Oregon
Trip Type: Couples
Published Date: Mar, 3, 2023
Travel Date: Feb, 1, 2023
Rating: 2
The Lakeside room had no working heat. We spent the first day freezing and after complaining to the front desk they gave us a small electric heater. They were aware of the heat problems, so unhappy that did not inform us on arrival and give us the portable heater at that point instead of having us suffer for half of our stay. Also, the room walls are very thin and everything can be heard in neighboring rooms. And be prepared -- there is no fridge or microwave in the rooms. If staying on a higher floor, also be prepared to carry or push your bags up some significant ramps. The location is stunning and the surrounding forest trails beautiful. The main lodge lobby and the lakeside lawn in front of the lodge are very attractive and good spots to hang out. The restaurant was decent, but extraordinarily expensive. However, all the servers were very nice. (The Salmon House down the road is good alternative dinner option.) We also had a gift certificate, which the lodge made ridiculously complicated to use - so, if thinking of getting one, probably a better idea to just gift cash.

User: Sumanyu M from: San Jose, California
Published Date: Feb, 21, 2023
Travel Date: Feb, 1, 2023
Rating: 5
Location: 10/10 Aesthetics: 10/10 Friendliness of staff: 10/10 Food: 10/10 Ambiance: 10/10 Loved our 2 night stay here! It's straight out of a fantasy movie, with the lake and mist/fog making it even more fantastical. Clean and spacious room, amazing common area with a game room, tasty sweet potato pancakes at the restaurant, BEAUTIFUL location! Great overall experience. Would love to come back when we visit the Quinault area again. Highly recommend.

2 nite stay
User: 554calvinf from: Poulsbo, Washington
Trip Type: Solo travel
Published Date: Feb, 19, 2023
Travel Date: Feb, 1, 2023
Rating: 3
The lodge is extremely dated. The restaurant has very little choice and is very expensive. cocktails are 16 dollars each. I ordered the best thing on the menu which was Roast Beef Dinner. A logger would have sent it back. It has 2 oz. of shredded beef on top of a lump of what was supposed to be potatoes with some packaged gravy. 48 dollars.

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