Visited this hotel in autumn 2012 and was pleasantly surprised by the contents of the rooms. Fully furnished with KITCHENETTES and pots/pans/dishes/cutlery. We had eaten a lovely lovely lovely (expensive!) dinner at the Lake Crescent Lodge before going on to Sol Duc for the overnight stay, but if we had known about the kitchen units, we would've stocked up on something in Port Angeles or Forks and cooked at Sol Duc. Didn't see this feature mentioned anywhere on the resort website or the room description. Maybe I missed it, but had no idea coming in! Rooms were clean and adequately furnished, nothing outstanding. Great view of the little river which runs around the valley in which the resort is tucked into! Was dim and foggy when we pulled in during the evening but in the morning it was a great view of the surrounding landscape.
Went into the hot springs in the morning before checking out. Really nice in the water, the pools are somewhat temperature controlled so that there's a selection for everyone to enjoy. Yes, there is a sulfur smell which comes with most hot springs, but it's not a bowl-you-over-with-brimstone strength. The pool area itself could use a bit of updating; the tile and concrete is noticeably worn and showing its age. It's not very natural looking, all of the pools are in modern concrete enclosures which contain the water. It was very nice for a soak before continuing on through the park via car, but the atmosphere left a bit to be desired. The mountains and trees around the resort did their best to make up for the concrete though!
Agree with other reviews on the food offerings. Not much to say about it, but we didn't eat anything purchased at this resort; we brought breakfast snacks & fruit with us and left before lunch time. I'd stay here again because the options are very limited in this part of the park, but I'd be coming with a shopping bag of dinner ingredients, and spend the maximum amount of time either in the hot springs pools or hiking.
Most of the rooms have at least one view of the riverbed or the mountains, but most rooms also have...
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Thank you so much for your comments regarding our property!
There is something very special about morning time at Sol Duc and I am glad you had a chance to experience it.
I will review our website to make sure that potential future guests are aware of exactly what we have to offer at the location.
Expect too some changes in the pool area! We have an exciting project planned to begin the work of rehabilitating that space.
Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts.
Have a wonderful day!
Duncan M Allinson
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