Visited Ainsworth several years ago and have wanted to return ever since. So made it a point on way home from Seattle to go again. The lobby has had an amazing re-do and looks really nice. Room seemed to have been updated too. The bath now had a walk-in shower with glass wall and a "rain downpour" style shower head. The pools were a little busy in the afternoons but the "sweet spot" times to avoid crowds seemed to be Noon to 1pm and again at 5pm. In between and after 7pm it was very crowded. An amazing number of young couples with babies in the main (99°F) pool. Cave was as good as we remembered - very hot and steamy. Finally got to take a flashlight in and explore the hot waterfall in the back and the other nook with a dark hole. Hotel guests get passes to the pool & cave and free towels and they put your clothed bag in a numbered cubby hole for safe keeping. Very efficient. Pool area is for guests only from 8:30am to 10am.
The restaurant was still amazing and service was excellent. The food was well prepared and tastey.
Hotel staff was excellent and friendly. At check out early in the morning the lady there was awesome and got us out of there in time (barely) to make the 6:30am ferry even though we had gotten up later than expected.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Ainsworth Hot Springs Resort is a four season destination featuring 41 newly renovated guest rooms, The Springs Restaurant, Krao Lounge, and a well-stocked Gift Shop. This property offers a unique cave experience where soothing, hot mineral water surfaces from the earth creating a natural steam bath. Stalactites form in abundance inside the caves. The hot water flows into our main pool and is cooled to a comfortable body temperature, suitable for your whole family. Spring, Fall, Summer and Winter bring guests from around the world to enjoy the pleasures of the crisp, clean air and the calming mineral waters of the Ainsworth Hot Springs. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Ainsworth Hot Springs Hotel Ainsworth Hot Springs