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Sol Duc Hot Springs Resort
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River Suite is the place to stay
User: JuneKaimuki from: Honolulu, Hawaii
Published Date: Jun, 22, 2019
Travel Date: Jun, 1, 2019
Rating: 4
It is the most expensive lodging in the resort. It was worth it to us. Two couples each with own bedroom and private bath made this very comfortable. The kitchen allowed us to prepare all meals and that saved us a bundle. Loved the gas outdoor grill! Away from the cabins it was very private. Decor was clean, comfortable and homey... no design awards here, but clean is what matters to me.

The Feel of Camping without the tent
User: Laurie S from:
Trip Type: Couples
Published Date: Jun, 13, 2019
Travel Date: May, 1, 2019
Rating: 4
I had booked this place, as it was one of the few in the area that didn't require 2 nights minimum stay. I love pools and hot springs, so I was eager to come here. Then I read the reviews and began to worry. The ratings and reviews were all over the place, with some declaring that Sol Duc Resort was great and some declaring it awful. I pondered whether I should cancel and just stay in Port Angeles, but then decided that I needed to know the truth. This place is not a resort in the way that Salish Lodge or a Four Seasons is a resort, so perhaps the wording confused people. It's very rustic and woodsy, and right smack in the middle of the woods with no cell towers. My husband had a difficult time being unconnected and he let me know, every 10 minutes. But I found the place to be reminiscent of many of the campgrounds my family stayed at when I was kid. So, envision this as an extremely nice campground that has cabins instead of tents, and that will be the right mental image. Check in was easy and short, since we had booked a cabin. There was a line for people trying to get day use bracelets for the pools. The main lodge is nice looking and the little gift and convenience shop was decent and had stuff for cookouts, camping, and a variety of sundries and swim stuff. The restaurant had decent food and friendly servers. It was obvious that nothing was fresh caught, but as this place is about an hour's drive from the nearest town, it's not surprising. Dinner and breakfast were both fine and we had no complaints. I did notice that the same person who seated us in the evening was there at 7 am in the morning. I inquired and found out that he works from open to close. The staff is very friendly and cheerful, considering how long and hard they work. We had cabin 107, with 2 queen beds and a small kitchen. We arrived too tired to think about cooking, so we didn't use the microwave, toaster and all. We did put our drinks in the fridge, to keep them cold. Again, this is not a luxury place, and the cabin reminded me of vacation cottages of family friends, where it had that slightly musty "no one is here over the winter" scent to it, but it wasn't bad. The beds were nice enough and I only found 1 spider in the cottage and it was easily evicted by my husband. I worried that my allergies would be bad because there was no Air Conditioning, but I didn't have any big problems there. After dinner, I had time to go try out the pools. As someone staying in the cabin, I got a bracelet that allowed me to use the pools for the entirety of my stay. The locker room complaints were true. There is no privacy, the floors were soaking wet, although there was a rubber mat to keep people from slipping. Since I knew about this, I had pre-showered in my cabin and then walked to the pools, and would be able to post-shower in the cabin, too. The pools in the evening are crowded, especially when one of the 3 hot spring pools is closed for testing. I didn't go into the little 98 degree kiddie pool. The larger fountain pool was about 105 degrees F and hotter towards the center. I liked the medium pool that was 108 F better. Both pools were quite slimy at this point, having spent almost a full day filled with humans who, more likely than not, did not pre-shower. It didn't deter me at other places, and I found the pools relaxing enough to stay in. Even with all the Mayflies overhead at dusk. But it was May and this is the woods. I went out around 11 pm for a rare treat, since it wasn't cloudy. I could see stars. I could see the Big Dipper and a few others. I live in central NJ, where we can't see the stars anymore, so I was happy to see some. The pools were far better in the morning, when they've been cleaned out and refilled with fresh hot spring water. Cabin people get to use it for an hour before the public is let in, and as a result, it's not crowded and the water is not slimy. The large pool is chilly, but feels good after 15 minutes in the hot ones. The lifeguards were friendly. Check out was easy and soon we were off onto the next leg of our adventure. Did I like Sol Duc Resort? Yes. Will we stay there again? No. My husband is too much of a city person and was miserable the whole time. I give it 4 stars for what it is; a very nice campground with some lovely amenities that is very close to several hiking and backpacking trails in the Olympic National Park.
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Finally stayed overnight
User: jmpPI from: Presque Isle, Michigan
Trip Type: Couples
Published Date: May, 30, 2019
Travel Date: May, 1, 2019
Rating: 5
Have visited these hot springs for a few years but this was the first time that I stayed overnight. Very pleasurable experience because of the setting, the friendliness of the staff, the discount due to a seasonal promotion, and the great hot springs.
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Cabins in the valley
User: JANL402 from: Gallatin
Trip Type: Couples
Published Date: May, 30, 2019
Travel Date: May, 1, 2019
Rating: 4
There were 2 couples in our party and the 2 bedroom cabins were all booked for the dates we were there so, we chose the River Cabin which was more cost effective than 2 single cabins. So, we had 3 bedrooms, 3 living areas, a deck with seating for 20, and a river right outside the back of our cabin. The beds were comfy, the kitchen was well stocked with dishes and cooking supplies. The cabin was clean and neat. There was a narrow stairway to negotiate with our suitcases. We were favorably impressed with the cabin. We also got to go to the mineral hot pools at the office area of the resort. The springs were wonderful. The pools were well maintained as well as the dressing/bathroom area. The water was wonderful and the fact that we were sitting outside enjoying the beautiful mountains made it even better. Would definitely come here again.
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Relaxing get away
User: dankI8478VX from: Lamy, New Mexico
Trip Type: Couples
Published Date: May, 14, 2019
Travel Date: May, 1, 2019
Rating: 4
Sol duc hot springs resort is a total escape from any and all electronics. No cell service or TVs. Hike to falls is beautiful. Hot springs are clean and very relaxing. Great location for day tripping the peninsula. Rooms are basic but comfortable.

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