First, the Clearwater resort is a waterfront property on beautiful Agate Pass across from Bainbridge Island on Puget Sound. The Clearwater Casino itself is far removed in another building from the resort rooms, so there is peace and quiet from the time you walk towards the resort building.
My partner and I have stayed at the resort six times since it first opened a couple of years ago, and as a same-sex couple, we have always been treated in a warm, friendly manner and with respect by the entire resort staff.
The front desk staff has always tried hard to assign us the best room they have at the room category we reserved. We have stayed in many different room types and have always been happy with our stay. Even the "value rooms" which are facing the parking area and casino building are beautiful, with soft beds, although they have no balcony. I don't know why the "value rooms" were not designed with balconies when the resort was built.
Indoor pool area is beautifully designed and spacious with water using a chlorine-free saline filtration system which is better for the skin and eyes. The only flaw to the pool is the artificial rock outcroppings which are beautiful, but very rough. Some irresponsible parents let their kids run wild around the pool and jump from the rocks which is dangerous. The kids will get hurt, cry and the parents will try to blame the resort. There is a large hot jacuzzi tub outside which is perfect to relax and watch the stars or admire the waters of Puget Sound.
During dry, warm weather evenings, the resort staff make a fire in the outdoor fire pit for guests to sit around and enjoy.
Housekeeping staff are very hard working, friendly, and hospitable so don't forget to leave a nice tip on your bed pillow each day or before you leave. They do appreciate it.
The complimentary bonuses are daily newspaper, fresh coffee, cocoa, and tea in the lobby. A hot buffet breakfast in the lobby near the fireplace that is also complimentary to resort guests during the week. On weekends, guests will have access to the main casino breakfast buffet, again complimentary to resort guests.
I feel bad that a few reviewers have had negative experiences at the resort, but they appear to be unique situations, and thankfully are not the norm. On the other hand, my partner and I were enjoying coffee in the lobby and watched as three guests argued with the front desk staff that they did not consume candy and treats from the room minibar that they were charged for. Their excuses were laughable and they blamed the poor housekeepers of eating the candy. The front desk staff mentioned to the guests that this has happened three times during three separate previous stays. Interesting.
I hope everyone decides to experience a night or two at the beautiful waterfront Clearwater Casino Resort, and has a relaxing stay. Good luck in the Casino!!!
Some good nearby sightseeing suggestions are: downtown Poulsbo for quaint shopping and dining. Bloedel Botanical Gardens & waterfront nature reserve on Bainbridge island (advanced reservations required). Bloedel Gardens reminds me of a version of Butchart Gardens in Victoria BC.
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- Also Known As:
- Clearwater Hotel Suquamish