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“Very Enjoyable”
Review of West Beach Resort

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West Beach Resort
Ranked #3 of 5 Hotels in Eastsound
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Reviewed September 27, 2005

What a truly enjoyable visit we had at west beach. We sat on the beach with my beautiful wife sipping wine and watching the sun set. This place is very laid-back... much different from a normal hotel, but we love it because of that! It is quiet, peaceful, and it's just you and the lapping waves on the beach. I read the other reviews about this place and I am in complete disagreement with all those reviews... we never had a thing to complain about!

  • Stayed: September 2005
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Seattle
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Reviewed August 30, 2005

"Resort" is an out right lie. You realize this as soon as you cross into the property and travel their dusty dirt road to the check in place. The staff is a bunch of teenage kids who basically think no amount of rudeness will stop the flow of customers. Ask for a manager? The current kid behind the counter tells you she is the manager. Ask for her boss and she refuses to provide it. Ask for the owners name and you get "he does not want to be contacted".

Boats to rent? Sorry, they all leak.

Cabins on the beach? I guess, but don't think you are buying privacy here.

Resort? Ha!

Please, don't waste your money here. If there are two of you, there are a lot of far nicer places to stay on the island for about the same cost. If there are four of you, well, yeah its a little cheaper to stay here, but you will come away from this place angry and feeling like you were ripped off.

  • Stayed: July 2005
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Seattle
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Reviewed August 27, 2005

The site and view of this resort are a gem, but if you combine that with the awful/rude service you WILL receive from the private owners your visit will be unbearable. The cabins are run-down, cheaply built scraps of shelter. While the campers get to enjoy sleeping outside near an oozing pond of sewer stench on a piece of dead lawn. Not only are the camping sites over-priced, but you have to pay for showers that can only be set to one temperature. At times they are scolding hot and other times the water feels like it came from the ocean itself (brrr). If you do stay there, they charge $5 for everything, so beware. Visit at your own risk, but just think twice about a place who denies to tell you the names of the owners and the truthful place of where they live. There is a reason why people have to live their lives in secrecy, which I find quite sad. I am not wasting my time to write this because I'm a bitter person. I am rather writing this to warn conscious good people of the tragic vacation they might encounter staying at an establisment like this.

  • Stayed: August 2005
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Management response:Responded September 6, 2005

Thank you for your thoughts. Unfortunately, they are simply not truthful. This review (and the one after this one... they were from the same party) is from a group who visited our resort and was unhappy about some charges for services consumed which we would not refund.

But yes, we are not going to give the street address of the owner (me) to verbally threatening customers... would you? Yes, most campgrounds have coin-operated showers, and we had not received any complaints about the temperature of the showers, but we will check that out (thank you). As to our cabins being scraps of shelter... wow. I'm not even going to respond to this. And the sewage-filled pond? Come on, now, would the department of health really allow this?

It sounds like you are simply unhappy (bitter) with our staff who would not give in to your verbal assaults and harassment. I will tell you no amount of that treatment will get you anywhere. We hope you can find more suitable scraps of shelter elsewhere on the island.

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Seattle
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Reviewed July 27, 2005

Amazing sunsets, evenings toasting marshmallows around the campfire, early mornings fishing, crabbing & shrimping, lazy afternoons reading, sleeping or exploring the islands. We love West Beach. It's our favorite place to go every summer for 2 weeks to escape the fast pace we live.... & refresh.

Stayed: July 2005
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Washington
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Reviewed July 16, 2005

  • Stayed: July 2005
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Reviewed June 21, 2005

  • Stayed: June 2005
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Lynnwood, WA
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Reviewed June 20, 2005

  • Stayed: June 2005
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Additional Information about West Beach Resort

Address: 190 Waterfront Way, Eastsound, Orcas Island, WA 98245-9226
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Location: United States > Washington > San Juan Islands > Orcas Island > Eastsound
Amenities:
Beach Beverage Selection Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 5 Hotels in Eastsound
Price Range: $151 - $252 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 21
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Beachfront and ocean view cottages on a prime walk-out sand/pebble beach. We face due west for spectacular sunsets. 5 minutes from Eastsound. An amazing family vacation destination in the summer; a romantic retreat in the winter. ... more   less 
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West Beach Hotel Eastsound
West Beach Eastsound
West Beach Resort Orcas Island/Eastsound, WA

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