We stayed at Rosario in late October and it was our good fortune to have perfect late fall weather. This is a unique property spread over a large, very hilly area. Our room was located in the Hillside unit and our room had a territorial view of the entire harbor and resort site. Coupled with the late fall colors the view was spectacular. As noted in other reviews it is a great advantage to have car when visiting Rosario. If you are in the minority of guests who arrive by boat then walking from the marina to the main building is not difficult or unreasonable. But if your room is located on the hillside, or even in the harbor side area, you will find walking to and from the main building very strenuous.
Our room was very nicely appointed and recently renovated with a very comfortable, king size bed, a 32" flat scene television, a small refrigerator and a small microwave. The generous bathroom included two sinks. The only distraction in our room was that the bath tub tile needed a good treatment of mold spray! This is the moldy northwest and this type of cleaning issue should be addressed regularly by housekeeping but somehow has not been in this Hillside room. This lack of detail is why this resort is a four star instead of a five star resort.
On the positive side at Rosario Resort on a clear night, from your room deck, you can see all the stars - there is very little light pollution at night at this resort. During the day you are just minutes away from hiking or biking through Moran State Park. The property is nicely landscaped and the main building houses a museum focused on the life of the original owner. Due to the time of year we did not use the pools but we did use the fitness room which we found adequate.
We had one meal in the bar lounge the first evening of our arrival - unfortunately the service was extremely slow. From the chatter we overhead at the bar the kitchen was training a new hire - thus the 40 minute wait for two bar appetizers and a salad wedge! Oh well, sometimes that is the price you pay when you travel in the off season. Once the food arrived it was very tasty but we did not return for another meal because of this "first impression" meal. If you are traveling during the high season, I.e. the summer months, we are sure the meal and bar service will be fine simply due to the fact more employees will be on site.
- 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