We were recommended the Kalaloch Lodge and indeed the guide book listing looked good. Our visit got off to a great start, the guys on reception were really friendly and chatty and pointed out various things to do in the surrounding area. As we only booked the day before the only accommodation left was in the 2 storey block. This consisted of both a bedroom and a living room. So we settled in and then went for a walk on the beach to see the sunset. All very good, but the problems started when we went into the restaurant. I don't know if they were having staffing problems as it was near the end of the season - Sep 25th. First of all the server came with the menus and then ignored us completely. I had to get up and go and ask her to take the order, which she did with very poor grace. The food then took a very long time to arrive and when it did the sea food chowder was tepid and then the main course was somewhat uninspiring. As the Lodge is very isolated there was no possibility of walking out and eating elsewhere. Next morning's breakfast was even slower in arriving.
So a great place, but the most disappointing meal we had on the whole 3 week trip from San Francisco to Seattle
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Kalaloch Lodge is an Olympic National Park hotel property located a few sandy steps from the pristine Pacific coast. Tucked between lowland forest, temperate rainforest and marine sanctuary, Kalaloch offers accommodations with spectacular views, comfortable amenities and unrivaled outdoor recreation.Kalaloch is your Olympic Peninsula escape, whether the focus is romance, recreation or rejuvenation. The Main Lodge building is Kalaloch’s focal point, featuring 10 rooms and the Creekside Restaurant. Set just off the Main Lodge are the rustic yet comfortable Bluff and Kalaloch cabins, many with panoramic Pacific Ocean views. Several of Kalaloch’s cabins offer kitchenettes and cozy Franklin fireplaces, and are pet-friendly.Kalaloch’s two-story Seacrest Building is yet another championed Olympic Peninsula lodging option, set just a short walk from the cabins and main lodge. And the Kalaloch Group Campground offers an under-the-stars setting within sight and sound of the thundering Pacific Ocean.Part of the Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary, Kalaloch hosts a field guide’s-worth of wildlife including puffins, sea otters and the largest convocation of bald eagles in the continental U.S. Walking, biking, hiking, beachcombing, clamming and whale watching are popular local pastimes. Olympic’s storied Ruby Beach, with legendary mountain, glacier and rain forest views, is just a few miles away. Delaware North Companies Parks & Resorts at Kalaloch, Inc. is a Concessioner authorized by the National Park Service and the Department of the Interior to serve the public within Olympic National Park. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Kalaloch Hotel Forks
- Kalaloch Lodge Forks