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“Incredible Stay In A Bluff Cabin” 5 of 5 stars
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Kalaloch Lodge
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   157151 Hwy 101, Forks, WA 98331   |  
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Ranked #1 of 6 Hotels in Forks
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34 hotel reviews
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“Incredible Stay In A Bluff Cabin”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013

We recently stayed in a bluff cabin at the Kalaloch lodge. When I booked our room I was a little hesitant because this lodge received mixed reviews. I'm glad we stayed here. It was the best place we stayed during our two week Pacific Northwest vacation. It seems that the Kalaloch Lodge was recently taken over by a new concessionaire, and they are doing a great job.

Our cabin sat right on a bluff over looking the Pacific Ocean. Hundreds of shore birds right outside our window! The cabin was spotless, and comfortable. The cabin was furnished with a bed, nightstands, couch, coffee table, and best of all there was a wood burning stove - with a bundle of wood included. They even have walking sticks and a flashlight for you in the cabin. This is not what I consider a rustic cabin, with comforts like heat, a refrigerator and a coffee maker.

The restaurant was good. It was a little pricey, as most national park area sit down restaurants, but the food tasty. There was also a mercantile with a gas pump at the location. This was a very convenient place to get snacks and coffee.

I recommend this place without hesitation. I would definitely stay here again. .

Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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DelawareNorthCos, General Manager at Kalaloch Lodge, responded to this review, September 17, 2013
Thank you for sharing your suggestions and opinions. The views at Kalaloch are unbeatable, whether you are in our cabins or our restaurant. We are so happy that you enjoyed your stay, and we greatly appreciate your recommendation. We hope to see you again soon!
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013

Staying at Kalaloch Lodge is an adventure in and of itself. The most memorable parts are, of course, the views of the Pacific and the sunsets and the walks along the spectacular beach. It is impossible to say enough about those. The only factor that could have made the beach setting better would be a clear pathway to the beach itself. As it is, there are so many logs impeding access to the beach that they are a clear safety hazard.

Now, about the cabins and the restaurant at the lodge itself. The cabins give the Lodge an adult summer camp sort of feel. Our cabin was delightful. There were only two of us, but I had booked a two bedroom cabin because it was all that was left and I was not going to miss out on the Kalaloch Lodge experience. The cabin was small and the bathroom perhaps tiny compared with those expected in the modern day, but they worked for us. It was very clean and the bed was wonderful and warm despite the chill in the air at night. We had a kitchenette which we didn't use, but it appeared to have all the essentials for cooking.

The restaurant was quite good and the many windows afforded an excellent view of the beach and ocean.

The lodge was very close to the Olympic National Park's Hoh Rain Forest and that is definitely a good thing. Do not miss the rain forest.

Room Tip: If one is available, book a cabin on the ocean.
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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DelawareNorthCos, General Manager at Kalaloch Lodge, responded to this review, September 17, 2013
Thank you so much for taking the time to write this review. We are glad to hear that you found your accommodations satisfactory; it is our priority to make sure every guest has the best experience. Come stay again for more amazing Kalaloch and Olympic National Park adventures!
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Annapolis, Maryland, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

If you want to be able to go to sleep with the sounds and smells ocean waves, wake up with a cool walk on the beach and nosh on some really noteworthy salmon & marionberries with yummy wine while watching the sunset from the restaurant deck - book now! Like Quinault Lodge, the rooms at Kalaloch are clean and simple, but the views are unsurpassed, with incredibly helpful and welcoming staff and a path straight to the ocean on the property. If you are a photographer, the sunsets from the property (while sipping wine, did I mention that already?)may make you yearn for a few extra nights for that perfect shot . .

Room Tip: Worth securing a room with windows facing the ocean - fabulous way to fall asleep after a day of hik...
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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DelawareNorthCos, General Manager at Kalaloch Lodge, responded to this review, September 17, 2013
Thank you for sharing your feedback. Our rustic atmosphere and setting is something we are very proud of, and we love it when guests enjoy it too. We hope you got some great shots of our location! We hope you will be making another trip up to Kalaloch in the future. Thanks again.
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013 via mobile

Been here twice-stayed in hotel and cottages. You come here for the views, to walk on undeveloped oceanfront land....seeing Nature all around you. For that alone-I gave Kala Loch 5 stars! The restaurant is above average-and the staff are accommodating. It's a lovely, out of the way place. Don't expect luxurious accommodations or you will be disappointed. But do expect above average service, a decent bed and cozy rooms with doors opening to some awesome scenery.

Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
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DelawareNorthCos, General Manager at Kalaloch Lodge, responded to this review, September 10, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback. It’s lovely to hear that you enjoyed some of the amazing views that the Kalaloch Lodge area has to offer. Our team appreciates your kind remarks, and we hope you come again for another amazing visit!
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

We loved our little bluff cabin with a wood burning stove and two little bunnies visiting daily to eat our lawn.

The cabin was very cute and clean. Bed was comfy and covered in a beautiful Pendleton blanket. Small fridge in room. Perfect size for two. Inside of the cabin looks like a log cabin. Bathroom was small but works. Water pressure (okay let's just call it what it was - "drizzle") was a problem. It took forever to wash soap off of hands in the sink because even on full blast the water came out in such a slight stream. There are notes in the room about conservation and low water pressure on purpose to save water but at some point a girls gotta wash her hands and if it takes five minutes (not too much of an exaggeration) to get the soap off, you're not really saving water. Cabin did seem private and we never heard our neighbors.

Hike down to the beach was a little tough. TONS of logs had washed up against the bottom of the beach stairs so we had to climb over 20 - 30 feet of logs to get from the stairs to the sand. Okay for me, not fun for my older beach loving mom who only visited the beach once because of the logs. She did love the view from the bluff cabin but I expected her to spend hours each day walking the beach and the logs made that almost impossible for her. I have heard from friends that have been going to Kalaloch Lodge annually for twenty plus years that they have never seen logs against the stairs like that - which seems amazing to me.

Food in the lodge was pricey but just okay. Gift shop was limited.

I loved some of the nearby hikes & beautiful big trees. check out the big cedar (you'll see the signs). Nearby Ruby beach was GORGEOUS!!!

Overall, I don't see why everyone else seems to love this place. It was nice but a bit overrated in my mind.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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DelawareNorthCos, General Manager at Kalaloch Lodge, responded to this review, September 10, 2013
Thank you for your sharing your experience. We are sorry if you faced any issue involving your accommodations or your beach access. We will be sure to discuss how to fix these problems to improve guests visits in the future. We hope you’ll give us another chance in the future. Thanks again!
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Redlands, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

Kalaloch Lodge is situated on a lovely bluff above a beautiful beach. Unless you are in an ocean front cabin or the 2nd floor of the motel rooms it really isn't worth the price. The rooms are very average and the cabins need an update. There is very easy access to the beach and the restaurant was good. The sights in this area are awesome!

Room Tip: Choose ocean front or 2nd floor of motel
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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DelawareNorthCos, General Manager at Kalaloch Lodge, responded to this review, September 10, 2013
Thank you for sharing your recommendations. We are sorry if you didn’t find everything satisfactory, but we are so glad you were able to experience some of the amazing things Kalaloch has to offer. Thanks again, and can’t wait to see you again on your next visit!
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

I stayed here with friends in late July in a cabin. We brought our own food and cooked. The setting was incredible. I've absolutely never seen a beach like that before. The cabin was not on the first row, so we didn't have a view, but the beach was only a short walk away. If I was ever to return, I would definitely ask for an oceanfront cabin. The weather was chilly -- we wore raincoats and sweaters, but we had a great time. The only downside was the high prices.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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DelawareNorthCos, General Manager at Kalaloch Lodge, responded to this review, September 10, 2013
Thank you for your kind review. It is great that you were able to utilize some of the great amenities our cabins have to offer. We’re looking forward to seeing you again on your next visit!
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Address: 157151 Hwy 101, Forks, WA 98331
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Location: United States > Washington > Forks
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Wheelchair access
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Ranked #1 of 6 Hotels in Forks
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Kalaloch Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 64
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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