My wife and I traveled to Rosario in October 2013 and had a wonderful experience that could have been spectacular if only some details were addressed. The historic mansion is lovely and a great setting for drinks and dinners. Our food service was extremely prompt and proficient. The wait staff was very accommodating and pleasant in all of our interactions with them. The quality of food was very good yet again would have been excellent save for the lack of attention to little details that take an experience from really good to GREAT. Our room in the Harborside building was spacious, clean and bright. The view from the deck was spectacular however the patio furniture was faded plastic lawn chairs and the bathroom was dated and lacked a lot of the modern amenities you would expect in a resort destination. The walk to and from the main buildings was a bit of a hike. Luckily we did not have rain while we were visiting which was good as there are no umbrellas in the rooms. Odd for a Pacific Northwest location.
We did ask the desk for a ride twice and they were very accommodating. It would be great if there was a regular shuttle service available to and from the various buildings as the lodging is spread very far apart from the resort common areas.
Overall, the resort under the new ownership is working steadily to improve on the property and upgrade the rooms and common areas. The food and beverage service is good, yet with attention to some minor details and adding just a few additional touches could be first class. We thoroughly enjoyed our retreat weekend and would recommend Rosario to groups looking for a unique destination for business retreats, weddings and other types of groups.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A lovely property located on Orcas Island. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Rosario Hotel Eastsound
- Rosario Island
- Rosario Resort Eastsound
- Rosario Resort Orcas Island
- Rosario Resort And Spa Orcas Island/Eastsound, WA