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Lake Quinault Lodge
Published Date: Aug, 21, 2019 Travel Date: Aug, 1, 2019 Rating: 5
Out of a fairy tale!
We stayed only 1 night but it was very memorable. The history and charm of this beautiful lodge is mixed with the natural beauty. Such a relaxing place! Room small but adorable and comfy. The slippers and robes to walk to the shower add to the luxury of this place. Great hikes through magical rain forest starting right at the lodge!
We really didn't want to leave.
- Value: 5
- Location: 5
- Service: 4
Patty N from: University Place, Washington
Published Date: Aug, 21, 2019 Travel Date: Aug, 1, 2019 Rating: 4
We spent two nights at Lake Quinault Lodge and ate all our meals in the dining room. The setting was spectacular and my brother and I enjoyed hiking in the rainforest. Many of the reviews describe the beauty of the Lodge and lake and I can add my total agreement. Our group of four had two members with physical handicaps so we did not participate in the lawn games offered or the kayaking, etc. However, we did sit in the lawn chairs and enjoyed the beauty of the lake and watching the others at play. The food in the dining room was delicious. The menu is limited and we found we wished there had been more options for lighter meals. We enjoyed working on the puzzle offered in the Lodge and the talk by LeRoy (I think that was his name) who was very knowledgeable in the history of the area. My only real concern was the location of the handicapped room. I understand that in a historical lodge it is difficult to accommodate the handicapped in the rooms right in the Lodge. We were in the newer Lakeside rooms. The room itself was lovely and we had a small balcony from which we could enjoy the beautiful views. However, there is a small hill to climb to get to the main Lodge/dining room/etc. There are parking lots below and by the main entrance to the Lodge, but not enough parking by the Lodge to drive back and forth and park. This made going to and from very difficult for my husband. I am not sure what can be done about this, but I think people should be aware that there are more challenges with the handicapped rooms than at other facilities. We did work around them, but I wish I had known about the situation before going.
- Sleep Quality: 3
- Location: 5
- Service: 4
WYOR from: Salem, Oregon
Published Date: Aug, 20, 2019 Travel Date: Aug, 1, 2019 Rating: 3
Great location, but overpriced
We love staying in the grand old national park lodges and have had many wonderful stays. We accept the fact that they are almost always more expensive than similar lodging outside the park would be. But a big part of what you pay for is the location, experience, and ambiance. This lodge was nice in many ways. Our room (in the lodge itself) had a good view of the lake. The room has been updated nicely. The lodge restaurant was pretty good. But the price for the room was much higher than we've paid at better national park inn lodges. Also, the front desk staff was not helpful. They told me at check in that a $130 charge would be added to my card for "incidentals." We found out later that we could not charge meals to our room, so I asked the front desk what the "incidentals" were, and never got a satisfactory answer.
Published Date: Aug, 19, 2019 Travel Date: Aug, 1, 2019 Rating: 3
Overpriced for what you get.....
We stayed at this lodge over the past weekend and it is definitely overpriced for what you get. We paid approx $350 for one night. We were expecting more of an upscale visit. The room was extremely plain. The sheets were very stiff, albeit the bed was adequately comfortable. No info on wi-fi password was provided in the room.
Although we had a great view of the lake, the patio was too tiny to really enjoy it. So, we moved the sofa around to watch the sunset and lake from our window. Awesome view! But, underneath the sofa were lots of crumbs and a single green M&M. Come on......for $350 per night, I would expect the place to be clean, even under the sofa. The sofa already had those easy movers under the legs.
And get this, no TISSUE box. I don't think I have ever stayed a hotel without a provided tissue box. For $350/night, I would think a tissue box would be standard. But, that's just me. Also, at the bathroom sink, the flooring is not level. It's as if one leg is up higher than the other while washing hands or brushing teeth. Maybe, it's a tree root growing underneath?
Local trails are great! Lake view is beautiful! But sad to say, for the price - definitely not worth it. In my opinion, it's a $125/night room at best.
- Rooms: 3
- Value: 1
- Service: 3
Tom J from: Sammamish, Washington
Published Date: Aug, 15, 2019 Travel Date: Aug, 1, 2019 Rating: 4
Nice & Relaxing
Stayed here one night to allow us to do some short hikes in the rainforest. We staying in one of the outer buildings, not the main building, but it was still all very nice. The Lodge is beautiful with a lot of history. While old, it is well maintained and comfortable. Our room had all the modern features....big flat TV, nice shower, comfortable beds, nice view of the lake. (Ok, there was no elevator up to our 4th floor, but there is a ramp. And the wifi could have been stronger, but it did work. Thus only 4 stars.) The food and service in the restaurant was very good. The people are all friendly and helpful. And of course the lake and rainforest are all amazing. All in all, a pleasant, relaxing couple of days.
- Rooms: 4
- Cleanliness: 5
- Service: 4