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“Beautiful beach and view, great dinner, very rustic” 3 of 5 stars
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Kalaloch Lodge
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   157151 Hwy 101, Forks, WA 98331   |  
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Rochester Hills, Michigan
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“Beautiful beach and view, great dinner, very rustic”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2013

We stayed at Kalaloch Lodge October 29 2013. Our check-in and reservation experience was easy and the staff was friendly and efficient.

As we were checking in later in the evening we made our way directly to the dining room. I had read other reviews that were not great about the food but there are NO other options in the area. We were both surprised that our dinners were delicious!!! I had the Mushroom Strudel (at the suggestion of our server) and my husband thoroughly enjoyed his Link Cod--both were wonderful and the service was really good. The only disappointment was the atmosphere--cute dining room with rustic charm but really, really bright multiple recessed cans on a dark night created an unwelcoming cold atmosphere--if they just turn down the lights and added some candlelight, it would completely change the dining experience.

Our room (room 8) was adequate--carpet was not very clean but the bed was clean and inviting.
The room feels very old school lodge, which is exactly what it is. The bathroom had been updated and was very clean. Our only complaint was that with the tiny vanity there was nowhere but the floor for a toiletries case--adding wall mounted shelf under the window or a small bench or chair would make a huge difference.

It was wonderful sleeping with the windows open listening to the surf on the beach and waking to a gorgeous view. Our breakfast also proved to be delicious and our server Andrea was very friendly and great to chat with.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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DelawareNorthCos, General Manager at Kalaloch Lodge, responded to this review, November 19, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback. We apologize if you found any inconveniences with your room or our dining room. We will be sure to discuss your comments and suggestions with our team to improve future visits. Please come again!
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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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Seattle, WA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

When we arrived, the place was busy with people arriving to the destination and checking in. The staff was very friendly, took their time with each person and could not have been more helpful.

We had a lovely cabin with fireplace and everything needed for a comfortable stay. The kitchen was well equipped with dishes, pots and utensils. The room was very clean and we had plenty of wood for a lovely fire in the stove.

Hope to be back soon.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
    • 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, October 31, 2013
Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience. We are so happy to hear you found our accommodations satisfying, we strive for the perfect visit for every guest. We look forward to seeing you again during your next stay at Kalaloch Lodge.
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London, United Kingdom
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22 hotel reviews
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

We were recommended the Kalaloch Lodge and indeed the guide book listing looked good. Our visit got off to a great start, the guys on reception were really friendly and chatty and pointed out various things to do in the surrounding area. As we only booked the day before the only accommodation left was in the 2 storey block. This consisted of both a bedroom and a living room. So we settled in and then went for a walk on the beach to see the sunset. All very good, but the problems started when we went into the restaurant. I don't know if they were having staffing problems as it was near the end of the season - Sep 25th. First of all the server came with the menus and then ignored us completely. I had to get up and go and ask her to take the order, which she did with very poor grace. The food then took a very long time to arrive and when it did the sea food chowder was tepid and then the main course was somewhat uninspiring. As the Lodge is very isolated there was no possibility of walking out and eating elsewhere. Next morning's breakfast was even slower in arriving.

So a great place, but the most disappointing meal we had on the whole 3 week trip from San Francisco to Seattle

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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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DelawareNorthCos, General Manager at Kalaloch Lodge, responded to this review, October 31, 2013
Thank you for sharing your feedback. We’re glad that you found Kalaloch Lodge! We apologize that you faced any issues with our restaurant during your stay. Guest satisfaction is a priority and I’m sorry that it did not meet our usual standards. We will be sure to discuss your comments with our team. We hope you give us another chance in the future.
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Corvallis, Oregon
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

My daughter booked this night for me for my birthday. The room was relatively clean for a historical cabin. The view beautiful and right on the beach. We had a romance package that had been booked for our dinner. We gave our waitress our coupon and ordered our dinner and drinks. "No you have an appetizer and desserts with your dinner but you have to pay for your drinks". I never order appetizers and I was way too full for dessert but she packaged it up for us to take with. The dinner was very good. The next day we are 150 miles away and the manager Sarah Jean called to say there had been a mistake and I was given the wrong package. She was adjusting my bill 86 dollars and adding it to my room charge. "A mistake was made in the dining room and you were given the wrong package". I agreed to pay for our dinners so my sweet waitress would no be fired. I did not even want the dessert or appetizer so did not pay for this. Not really sure if this is even legal to just add charges that were not signed for in resturaunt. I am waiting for my bill to see if she noticed I got the wrong wine also and she was going to adjust the bill for that also. My birthday was totally ruined by this whole fiasco. I was surprised what poor customer service the manager showed and unprofessional attitutde she had. Next time I will stay elsewhere.

  • Stayed September 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
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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DelawareNorthCos, General Manager at Kalaloch Lodge, responded to this review, November 19, 2013
Thank you for sharing your experience. We are extremely sorry that you faced any problem with our restaurant during your stay. We will try our hardest to amend the issues, and we hope that you will give us another chance in the future. Thank you.
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 hotel reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

The main lodge building is an historic lodge but you will be very lucky to book a room there. After that, the alternatives are various much newer cabins spread around the grounds. If our cabin was anything to go by, they are quite cramped with little storage space. A number of the cabins have limited views of the Pacific Ocean but other are set-back with no view at all. The location is so isolated that there is no wi-fi or television so your entertainment options are very limited. The restaurant took a reservation and the food served was plentiful and good quality. The best part of any stay is the walk on the beach with more driftwood than I could believe existed.

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  • Stayed September 2013, 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Thank you for taking the time to write this review. We apologize if you faced any difficulties with your cabin. We want our guests to enjoy our wonderful location, and we are happy you got to experience some of the beauty Kalaloch has to offer.
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Turnhout, Belgium
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

The Kalaloch Lodge is located at the Olympic National Park. From our room we had a view on the Pacific Ocean. It's a quiet place, but with much guests. There is no television nor internet, so that you really have the Nature-experience. Food is good and Organic.
On our request they brought immediatly a microwave to our room.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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DelawareNorthCos, General Manager at Kalaloch Lodge, responded to this review, October 31, 2013
Thank you for your review. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay at the lodge. Our location is something we are very proud of and we love hearing that our guests enjoyed it as much as we do. Come visit again for another adventurous stay at Kalaloch.
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Lowell, Michigan
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26 reviews 26 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2013

We only stopped for lunch but are thinking of staying in one of the cabins. They looked inviting and clean. Tia was our waitress she was friendly and very professional. We would ask for her section when we return. The food was fantastic.

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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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DelawareNorthCos, General Manager at Kalaloch Lodge, responded to this review, October 3, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to share your experience. We’re glad you got to enjoy our renowned restaurant, and are looking forward to a longer visit next time!
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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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