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Sol Duc Hot Springs Resort
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Beautiful location. Poor service and amenities
User: Danielle717 from: Vancouver, Canada
Published Date: May, 15, 2024
Travel Date: May, 1, 2024
Rating: 2
Beautiful location: close to great hikes, surrounded by lush forest Poor service: front desk unable to give us towels, said daily housekeeping available, rude staff member later said not offered. Had to ask for coffee, soap etc. Rooms not clean, crumbs in cupboard, dirty dishes and crusty stuff left on stove ring. Beware if you book joined cabin of noise : woken up both mornings at 6 am loud neighbors. Restaurant: only ordered latte- not worth the $$- mostly milk very weak
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Overnight stay in RV
User: Amber S from: Richmond, California
Trip Type: Family
Published Date: Apr, 6, 2024
Travel Date: Apr, 1, 2024
Rating: 4
Stayed overnight at the RV park on our way around the PNW. Giving a 4/5 because the grounds at the RV park were very muddy and could use more gravel/upkeep. Otherwise the grounds are incredible with all the old growth, mossy trees, and well maintained pathways and trails. We decided to hike to the waterfall and were told it was a short walk to the trailhead from the resort. Well, it’s about a 30 minute walk and wish we would’ve driven, especially since it started snowing on us halfway up. The overall hike took us almost two hours - it was really very beautiful. After our hike we had reservations for the 6-7:30 PM hot springs so headed over there. It was quite a cold walk over and back from the RV lot, but was expected. The hot springs were lovely. The temperatures of the two hotter pools were similar and the coolest one was barely warm and maybe 1 foot deep - definitely for the kiddos. Didn’t jump in the pool as it was too cold. It snowed on us while we sat on the hot springs, which was just epic. Enjoyed every little moment. Locker rooms are very slippery! Be careful. No issue with the lockers not having locks - everyone left their stuff and I heard no complaints about theft. Nice not to worry so much about that TBH. Swimsuit spinner did not work. Had dinner afterwards, and e thought the food was good. Had the goat cheese flatbread, salmon, and cheeseburger. The salmon was overcooked but everything else was very good. The lavender lemonade is so yummy. Overall beautiful gem in the mountains surrounded by nature. Enjoyed our stay!

Rustic Remote Resort
User: coldrhane from: Portland, Oregon
Trip Type: Couples
Published Date: Apr, 2, 2024
Travel Date: Apr, 1, 2024
Rating: 3
It is about an hour out of Port Angeles which means it is close enough to grab supply’s and anything else you forgot to bring. The price for our stay was $310 a night and there is the $30 park entry fee as you drive up the road. The entry fee is good for seven days throughout the Olympic Park and if you will be around for longer it doesn’t seem that bad. Stayed two nights over Easter weekend in a cabin without the kitchenette. The cabin was 122 and it was clean and looked nice enough. The pillows were sad and the mattress was bad. It is a very quaint experience with little extra charm. There is no cell coverage and no WiFi. Also there is no TV to entertain yourself in the quiet hours of the night. With the windows closed the room is very silent. This is a perfect retreat to disconnect and leave the world behind. Side note, if staying in the cabins the bags of ice are free at the lodge. Don’t know if there is a limit but the normal price is $5. The grounds are beautiful and deer roam morning/night. There are plenty of trails to explore and the trail along the river is wonderful. The rustic feel of the place is clearly part of its ongoing appeal. The lodge has dining as well as a small store. They serve breakfast, lunch & dinner. We tried dinner and it was poor at best. We ordered the pan seared salmon and the steak frites. The salmon was over cooked and hard. The steak was just a cheap piece of meat cut up with yellow mayonnaise on it…you could call it bolognese sauce but I it didn’t look it or taste like it. I wouldn’t recommend the dinner. Breakfast on the other hand was simple but good. The fruit is fresh, the pancakes are from scratch and the eggs are good. Lavender lemonade was especially nice addition to their meals.Note though, for both meals when we ordered sides or extras we had to remind them that we still wanted those when they didn’t arrive. The hot springs are through the lodge. The locker rooms are nice but the lockers have no locks and I don’t see how you could bring your own to secure them. Best to manage your possessions pool side. The pools are nice and the water is drained everyday according to the front desk. If you want the best experience in the pools, then go to an early session. Overall it is an experience, not one I would repeat but that is just my opinion. If you choose to go anyway then I am positive you will enjoy the views and all the wonders nature offers in this remote location.

not better than my worst motel 6 experience
User: Meredith S from:
Published Date: Mar, 29, 2024
Travel Date: Mar, 1, 2024
Rating: 1
I have never reviewed a place until now. This is my shortened version - hot water in shower ran out after 2 min - late check in and room “might not be available” because they had no housekeeping - 1 baseboard heater that turns off after 5 min and filled the room with the smell of smoke (and visible smoke to the point of needing to open the window) - “scheduled” power outage from 11pm-6am we were not notified (had to bring our sleeping bags in) - piss and blood stained sheets, when asked for new sheets (to put on myself) there wasn't any, and we were offered a small comforter - charged full price in the off season - sink leaking and left a puddle in the bottom of the bathroom Absolutely disgusting environment, and contemplated leaving as soon as we got there. Nothing to take home from this experience other than a laugh
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Take the waters, skip the restaurant
User: actranslation from: Redmond, Washington
Trip Type: Family
Published Date: Mar, 28, 2024
Travel Date: Mar, 1, 2024
Rating: 4
On a rainy day in the Olympic National Park, we decided to fortify ourselves with a hot lunch before a hike, and soak in the pools afterwards. The restaurant was really not worth the visit. Uninspired menu, tasteless food, server slow and uninterested in anything resembling efficiency. Overpriced too. The springs themselves were a bargain (should have brought our own towels), and clean and well kept. People were friendly and courteous, and the pools were remarkably clean. Lovely sitting in hot water with soft rain falling. We didn't stay in the cabins (there wasn't any availability) and they looked run down. Disappointed in the NPS awarding the concession to Aramark. Be aware that there is no cell service. Go for the springs, skip the restaurant and cabins. Stay and eat elsewhere.

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