This place is a dump. The floors were filthy, the futon nastily stained, leftover evidence such as hair etc throughout the whole cabin. Seriously it was nasty. The only clean anything were just the sheets, even the rest of the bedding had dog/human hair on it. If you plan to stay bring Lysol, shower shoes and slippers. The cabins have the potential to be great but they missed the mark.
This place is a joke and I can't believe that people pay the upwards of $200 a night to stay here on a regular basis. Imagine a roadside motel for $29.99 and that is about what you get here. The shower and kitchen are from the 1970s so be prepared. The cabins are not airtight therefore there are plenty of places for creatures such as mice to grace you with their presence.
Please note: There have been reports of people staying in the cabins that have had mice overrunning their stay. The response from the staff is to give them live mice traps. I understand that they are unable to kill them due to it being a national park but there are ways to prevent this. I did not personnally encounter mice but I did not know this was an issue until we were already there or else i would not have stayed here. During checkin I was told not to leave any food out and to ensure it was all properly stowed. Then I realized why when I saw the reviews. Generally I scour them but this time I let spouse handle it...next time I will read the reviews.
What is good about this place? Location, location, location. The view is beautiful. I would say that if you are dropping the cash it is worth it to get the bluff cabin for the view which is amazing. If you get one in the next row back like we did, the only view you will see is the cabin in front of you and potentially your vehicle.
They do take pets but that is probably why the futon is so dirty you don't want to sit on it. We had our pets and we literally put down pet beds and blankets so that they wouldn't have to touch the furniture.
Keep in mind there is nothing around. If you are feeling brave and want to stay here anyway being your own food and store it in your car. Remember them mice? If they can't control them what do you think is in the restaurant where overpriced omelets are plentiful?
I really wanted to input some positivity here but it was really difficult to conjure. We paid for two nights. It was so bad we left the next day and forfeited the next night. Oh yes, they charge you even if you have a bad experience.
Checkin/checkout takes a good 15 minutes so be prepared.
So if you are still interested at this point here is what is in the cabin. An upright single person shower, a toilet, single sink. The kitchenette features a college fridge, two burners, a 4 cup coffee pot, a microwave with all the accessories including plates, glassware, silverware, cooking utensils. All the basics are there. If you plan to cook, you may want to consider being paper towels.
Two positives, the bed itself was fairly comfortable; the fireplace was a nice addition and created ambience.
Please feel free to ask me any questions. I do not in any way recommend this place.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Kalaloch Lodge is an Olympic National Park hotel property located a few sandy steps from the pristine Pacific coast. Tucked between lowland forest, temperate rainforest and marine sanctuary, Kalaloch offers accommodations with spectacular views, comfortable amenities and unrivaled outdoor recreation.Kalaloch is your Olympic Peninsula escape, whether the focus is romance, recreation or rejuvenation. The Main Lodge building is Kalaloch’s focal point, featuring 10 rooms and the Creekside Restaurant. Set just off the Main Lodge are the rustic yet comfortable Bluff and Kalaloch cabins, many with panoramic Pacific Ocean views. Several of Kalaloch’s cabins offer kitchenettes and cozy Franklin fireplaces, and are pet-friendly.Kalaloch’s two-story Seacrest Building is yet another championed Olympic Peninsula lodging option, set just a short walk from the cabins and main lodge. And the Kalaloch Group Campground offers an under-the-stars setting within sight and sound of the thundering Pacific Ocean.Part of the Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary, Kalaloch hosts a field guide’s-worth of wildlife including puffins, sea otters and the largest convocation of bald eagles in the continental U.S. Walking, biking, hiking, beachcombing, clamming and whale watching are popular local pastimes. Olympic’s storied Ruby Beach, with legendary mountain, glacier and rain forest views, is just a few miles away. Delaware North Companies Parks & Resorts at Kalaloch, Inc. is a Concessioner authorized by the National Park Service and the Department of the Interior to serve the public within Olympic National Park. ... more less
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