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“Old and funky, but you can't beat the location and view” 4 of 5 stars
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1593 State Route 105, Grayland, WA   |  
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Grayland
Seattle, Washington
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26 hotel reviews
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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
“Old and funky, but you can't beat the location and view”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

Given that the website doesn't have many photos, and you have to make your reservation over the phone, we were expecting old and funky but hoping for charm. It was just as we expected. The man we made the reservation with was super nice on the phone, gave us a description of the rooms he had and recommended the best one. We stayed in 26, which had a kitchen, jacuzzi bath, and a wood-burning fireplace. After reading other reviews, and looking at the property, I would recommend the top floor rooms in the hotel part. The cabins were far from the beach and didn't look so great. However, they allow kids and dogs, so if you're looking for a budget family trip they might fit the bill. Also, you only get the ocean view on the top floor of the hotel, not the bottom floor.

The lady at the front desk was really nice and laid back at check in.The room and kitchen were very clean, and everything was in working order. The kitchen was well stocked, but if you are planning on doing some cooking you may want to bring some essential tools just in case. It sounds like some of the kitchen utensils are hit and miss in the rooms and cabins. Also make sure to bring cooking oil, spices, etc. There is salt and pepper but that's it. We brought a few things but only ended up being glad we brought our measuring spoons and measuring cups.

The room could definitely use some TLC--a little superglue and some updated bedding, but it worked well. The only complaint I have was that the bed was pretty old and creaky. My back wasn't very happy and it would have been difficult to sleep in it more than two nights. If I was to give the owners some suggestions on upgrades, I'd put new mattresses at number one, followed by down comforters instead of the old bedspreads, and DVD players for the TVs. Other than that the decor could use an update, but it's not essential. I think the coffee maker was also from about 1984, but it worked just fine.

There aren't many options in Grayland, but this is a good one. Great place to go clamming if that's your thing--there is a clam sink downstairs for cleaning shellfish and the beach is right in front of the hotel. We had a very relaxing time--we made some oyster stew with oysters from Brady's Oysters down the way, tasted the cranberry wine at the winery, walked around Westport, had a nice dinner at Bennetts down the road, took a look at the cranberry bogs, and walked on the beach. At night we watched spooky movies with only the light of the fireplace. Great fall getaway. We'll be back.

Room Tip: Top floor rooms in the hotel are best
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Tacoma, Washington, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

The Walsh Motel has newer beach front room that are clean and fresh. The upper floor have a great view of the ocean. Some has full kitchens and fireplaces. I watched the sunset from the balcony or you can watch form the comfort of the room.

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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Moses Lake, Washington, United States
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2013

The room smelt like mold so bad that it was gard to breath, fridge smelt like rotten seafood, stains on bedding, very old an didn't feel clean, main office smelt like dirty cat box. Overall not a nice stay. Will not ever stay here again.

Room Tip: Cabins aren't as bad as rooms
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Renton, Washington
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49 hotel reviews
Reviews in 78 cities Reviews in 78 cities
116 helpful votes 116 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2013

We went to the Walsh Beach Motel to oin extended family who go there every 4th of July. It was older but clean and very cozy: we were completely at home in just 2 days, and did not want to leave.
There are 12 cabins flanking the driveway to the ocean that house families with children and pets and an ocean front building, in which there are 12 more rooms with balconies, some with kitchenettes, hide-a-beds and fireplaces. Quite a variety of room types. The units on the 2nd floor have the ocean view. There is a nice path to the ocean and beach, which is WIDE! And 18 miles long, if you wanted to walk it all! We had a first floor oceanfront room with a kitchen and fireplace. Our son had a second floor room with a living area with a pull-out sofa bed. With the balcony door open, you could hear the waves and it was really relaxing to sit out on the balcony, especially in the mornings and evenings . The front desk staff are the managers are a young couple and super nice and helpful. A new owner lives in California and is finally beginning to revive the motel after some years of neglect. We saw none of the junk cars mentioned in another review. There was a nice children’s playground.
We would love to go back again!

Room Tip: 2nd floor of the motel building has ocean view
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Almira, Washington, United States
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31 reviews 31 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2013

We've stayed in their cabins, haven't ever stayed in the hotel. If you are wanting to escape to the beach for a relaxing time, this place is great.. cute little cabins with kitchens. They are basic.... not special or fancy in ANY way but when you are at the beach, you don't need that These are a great bargain. Beach access right there, you can be on the sand in minutes by walking and go to sleep with the lull of the waves... will definitely return.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Eugene, OR
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43 reviews 43 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2013

I rated this only 4 because of the peculiar layout of the unit. we chose an upstairs, adults only with small kitchen, fireplace and Jacuzzi. the main draw was the ocean view. it is beach funky interior. extremely clean. had a place to clean and process our clams. the fireplace burned real wood and the wood was supplied. a small deck with chairs was great. walk out the door and down the path for terrific razor clamming or beach combing. location, location. the managers are extremely friendly and helpful. Bennett's, a great restaurant in the area. the Local Bar and Grill a draw for the locals.

Room Tip: good choice for clamming expedition. adults to themselves in the back. no kids! families would en...
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Surrey, BC
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42 reviews 42 reviews
9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2013

This isn't the Hilton, but it's a perfectly clean and reasonably equipped getaway. We had a second floor oceanfront room (#23), which had an odd and rather dysfunctional layout (the fireplace faced the end of the kitchen counter), but the bed was comfortable, the bathroom clean, and everything in the kitchen worked. Given the price, we knew not to expect much more than "adequate", so we weren't surprised to find 70's decor, faded artwork, worn carpets, and signs of general erosion. But if you're looking for an economical and funky weekend, you won't be disappointed.

Room Tip: I'd avoid #23, but only because of the weird layout. Definitely try to get a top floor room, sin...
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Address: 1593 State Route 105, Grayland, WA
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