Disclaimer: I am heavily biased toward motels that offer truly quiet rooms.
Other reviewers have properly characterized what you'll find at Red Ranch Inn. Yes, the motel is run down, with carpets in the rooms probably not as clean as you would have at home. Yes, amenities in the rooms are sparse: a sliver of soap, cable TV, wireless internet, a microwave, and free local calling is about all you get. The continental breakfast offers slim pickings, too.
But Red Ranch Inn offers a truly quiet room and a good rest, IF you select rooms in a particular part of the property. The Red Ranch Inn has guest rooms in two buildings:
* The 2 storey main building visible from W. Washington Street, where the office is located.
* A second 2 storey building behind the main building, located a few steps to the north of the main building but separated by a narrow, low-traffic street that looks more like an alley.
It is in guest rooms in the second building to the north of the main building where you will find peace and quiet, because most traffic noise from W. Washington St. and Highway 101 is blocked.
A second design feature of rooms in the second building contributes significantly to the quiet of the rooms: There are NO WINDOWS overlooking the parking lot to the east of those rooms! That means that you will not hear those inconsiderable SOBs bent on waking up everyone else by starting up and endlessly idling their trucks and cars in the predawn hours. Nor will you have sunlight blazing into your room through skimpy curtains earlier than you'd like in summer months.
Finally, rooms in the second building are treated to a view of trees and an open field. For best results, stay in odd numbered rooms such as 113, 115, 117; they are on the SECOND floor and are reserved for non-smokers, so you won't have to listen to George peeing into his toilet at 5 am.
I've stayed in cleaner and more up-to-date motels than Red Ranch Inn, but very few motels offer this degree of quiet.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- - Located off Highway 101's River Road Exit - Custom golf packages - 20 minutes to Port Angeles - High speed wireless Internet - Continental breakfast - Close to shopping and restaurants - Free shuttle to 7 Cedars Casino - Suites and kitchen units available - Dedicated non-smoking rooms - Mini fridges and microwaves - Pet friendly (please call for restrictions/fees) - Group and weekly rates ... more less