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“Superb location. Bad value for money” 2 of 5 stars
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Sol Duc Hot Springs Resort
Sol Duc Road, U.S. 101, PO Box 2169, Olympic National Park, WA 98362   |  
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35 hotel reviews
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“Superb location. Bad value for money”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2010

Given that we have younger children, we wanted to be in the middle of the park, in order to make shorter walks on foot. For that purpose, the Sol Duc Hot Springs resort is very well located, however the value for money for $250 for a cabin a night is not good. We needed to call the manager to finally get the breakfast voucher that was included in the rate. On one of two nights, the room was not made etc.

The hygenic conditions of the "hot springs" is really questionable, at least my family did not like them and used the "cold water" swimming pool instead.

However if you really want to get away from your business life, then without GSM coverage, TV and WiFi, that's the spot to be.

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Vashon Island, WA
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2010

I noticed that most of the bad reviews were from people who came from outside the state. Except for the Spokane one, who didn't like the "clientele." Maybe they didn't look or speak like the real Americans she/he's used to. Or maybe the campers, who also have day access to the pools weren't the right stuff. For all those other people who seemed to want so much more, this is the Northwest. Sol Duc doesn't have valet parking, or wine and chocolates in the room. You're in the middle of nowhere in a National Park. They had everything a person needs, a bed, soap, towels, shampoo, conditioner and even a hair dryer. The rooms are stark, roomy and comfortable. They aren't LOG cabins. Were they advertised as that? We were there over the fourth of July so our dog wouldn't have to suffer through the fireworks. We realized there might be lots of people who would like to go to Sol Duc, after all it was a three day weekend. Indeed, there were lots of folks, and you had to time your mineral pool soaking, and but we had no problem finding a place to sit and people watch which was better than watching tv at home. It was like being at the UN. The restaurant does its best and again, if you don't want to spend the money, bring your own food. No doubt Aramark needs to buy the place a new toaster, or just take toast off the menu. All in all, after reading all the crappy reviews before we went there, we were very pleased. We walked the main drags with the dog and the scenery was spectacular. Nothing to look at? Where was your head? If you go, try not to take so many expectations and enjoy the sheer beauty of the valley and take a hike.

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Spokane, Washington
1 review
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2010

I planned a mini vacation with my family and thought a Hot Springs resort would be the ticket. First off, we had to pay a $12 fee to enter the park (that's before you drive 18 miles to get to the resort off the highway). Second, as we drove in to the much anticipated "Hot Springs", everyone just stared and wished we would have stayed in Port Angeles. The "log cabins" were nothing more than a large rooms and were nothing like the pictures I saw on the internet or brochures. There is absolutely NO scenery, just tons of mini log houses/rooms facing each other. We then went to the natural "hot springs" which was two heated pools. The best part of our particular trip was the 3 inch ants (many were dead upon checking in the hotel) both inside the cabins and outside the cabins. In addition, our room had massive cobwebs in all corners and spider friends. Also, lucky for us the "hot springs" were experiencing "higher bacteria levels than normal", which the front desk clerk assured us was "being taken care of". This was the most dissapointing stay that I have had. We were so excited and willing to spend the $190 a night to be among all the beauty that Olympic National Park has to offer, only to feel ripped off. We will NEVER stay here again. Just a side note as one of the other reviews noted: The clientel was not what we had expected, nor the overcrowding. In short, Olympic National Park is exquisite and beautiful, but do not waste your money on Sol Duc (+ the $12 entrance fee).

  • Stayed June 2010, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Granger, Indiana
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2010

On the good side, it's in a great location deep within Olympic National Park with easy access to some wonderful hikes. We loved the short hike to the Sol Doc water fall. The lodging was in a cabin that was perfectly comfortable and even rather spacious compared to the ordinary hotel room. But the vaunted hot springs were tremendously overcrowded, and we left them after one short visit never to return. We then headed to the only restaurant on the property, which was way overpriced and served terrible food. So look elsewhere if you can.

  • Stayed June 2010, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2010

Our family of four adults had 2 nights to spend in the Olympic National Park. We entered through Port Angeles and hiked the majestic Hurricane Ridge on the first day. We intended to stay at Crescent Lake Lodge buy couldn't get reservations. Therefore we drove a long distance to get to Sol Duc Hot Springs Cabins. The hot springs look exactly as if you were swimming in heated pools. The cost to get in was $12 per person and it didn't open until 10:00 a.m. Immediately the pools are full because that is the only thing to so here. Breakfast was very good but we didn't go to the Olympic Park looking for food. We then hiked Rialto Beach, Hole in the Wall, Hoh Rain Forest Moss Trail and then spent the night at Lake Quinnault Lodge. Beautiful! Food was also very good. Hint, we spend too much time hiking Rialto Beach and Hole in the Wall's rocky shoreline. Wished we had left time to hike along the beautiful smooth 3rd beach shoreline.

  • Stayed June 2010, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Flagler Beach, Florida
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17 hotel reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2010

Was very disappointed upon arriving and seeing this cluster of basically plywood shacks one next to the other. Especially after prepaying top-dollar. Have seen nicer military housing. Just planting some trees in between them would help tremendously. Riverfront? Really? The hike to Sol Duc Falls and the amazing meals at the restaurant (Aramark seems to do a phenomenal job w food quality and presentation at the Olympic Park Resorts!!!) were the only redeeming parts of this stay. Oh, the negative of eating was the unappetizing view of the We had been sucked in by the appeal of natural hot springs, but when we arrived were not thrilled w the crowds of people in them. Did go right before closing when the crowds thinned. After we hiked and explored the next day and found Lake Crescent Lodge we regretted even more that we hadn't come across Lake Crescent first.

  • Stayed June 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Oak Harbor, Washington
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2010

My husband and I have gone to Sol Duc for several years and have always enjoyed our stay. This time, we rented the River Suite and had a sibling reunion. Even though it rained, we had a great time in the pools. They need to bring that wonderful breakfast buffet back, though, as this made the value of the vacation much better and more than made up for the over-priced accommodations. The staff was wonderful and made us feel at home. Of course, the pools were delightful. If you are planning on staying, budget in for Paula and get a massage....it is the best massage you will ever have! She is AWESOME! We'll be back just for the massage! Oh- and a trip to the falls!

  • Stayed June 2010, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Sol Duc Road, U.S. 101, PO Box 2169, Olympic National Park, WA 98362
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Location: United States > Washington > Olympic National Park
Amenities:
Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 14 Specialty Lodging in Olympic National Park
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 33
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