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Review of Sandcastle at Birch Bay

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Sandcastle at Birch Bay
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Birch Bay
Washinhton
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Great Getaway”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 16, 2007

Wonderful place to stay for Spring Break. It was the most unbelievable CLEAN place I have ever stayed. The girls were cleaning something all of the time.
Rooms were very nice. Book a ocean view room for sure.
We will be back again next year.

  • Liked — How clean it was....you don't see that at other resorts and hotels
  • Disliked — No cell phone service in most places
  • Stayed April 2007, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
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3 Thank Harley12
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 4, 2006

This was our first time to Birch Bay and to the Sandcastle resort. The first thing you notice is that this is a brand new resort, and its located right on the beach overlooking beautiful Birch Bay.

The interior decor of the lobby was warm and pleasing with overstuffed furniture and warm tones. The resort isnt huge and you can find your way around very easily. Staff was friendly and were eager to help.

We easily found our room. We booked a 4th floor ocean view. The rooms were wonderful! Granite countertops, full kitchens with stainless steel appliances, all the glassware and cooking implements were included. They had a plasma TV over the fireplace as well. The master suite was seperate from the living area. And the pleasing warm tones were carried out in the rooms.

They have 2 resturants on site. There is Shores that is a full service sit down resturant w/a bar and patio with views of the bay. The food was quite good...try the crabcakes! Service was alittle slow even though they werent busy. The second is a coffee shop called Tradewinds. It was good and offered many specialty coffees, sandwiches, soups and many pasteries all made in house. They have a patio as well and it was great to sit out there in the morning with a latte and a sticky bun. They also sell many peices from local artists in the cafe, so it was nice to browse.

The Sandcastle has a decent pool area that is glassed in on the ground floor which enables you to sit in the hottub and watch the sunset over the ocean. Did this afew times and it was lovely!!! The outdoor shower was a nice touch.

They have a small gym with all the basic equipment and a plasma TV. I thought it was quite well done. Very clean and neat.

The one thing I noticed was how clean this resort was! Always somebody mantianing the floors, the bathrooms. We never had a problem with housekeeping.

We enjoy walking and there is lots of that to do in this area! When the tide goes out you can walk for miles on the beach, beautiful hard sand...no rocks accept near the shorline. Birch Bay State Park is located a short drive away and the walking trails are beautiful! We also noticed alot of people clamming when the tide was out, will have to try that next time!

The best part of this resort however is the SPA! Whisper on the Bay. It is located just off the lobby on the main floor. We booked 2 massages and I had a pedicure. They treated us like royalty from the minute we walked in till the minute we left. We changed into our robes, enjoyed the steam room and the wonderful relaxation area before our treatments. The pedicure was the best I have ever had! Very relaxing and enjoyable. The therepists were very friendly. Ive been to spas where all they want to do is sell you product and push it on you the whole time. Not here! All they want you to do is relax and be comfortable. The spa is a must and I cant wait to return!

All in all it was a lovely trip. I know they want to make this resort a timeshare only but I really hope they keep some rooms available to rent out.

We will be returning again next summer to this wonderful ocean getaway!

  • Liked — Its right on the beach and the Spa!
  • Disliked — slow service at Shores
  • Tips/Secrets — Book an ocean view room!
  • Stayed November 2006, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
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12 Thank lazydragon
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Additional Information about Sandcastle at Birch Bay

Property: Sandcastle at Birch Bay
Address: 7854 Birch Bay Dr, Birch Bay, WA 98230-9656
Location: United States > Washington > Birch Bay
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Birch Bay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Sandcastle at Birch Bay 3.5*
Number of rooms: 48
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