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Lake Quinault Lodge
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Quinault
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed April 15, 2011

LAKESIDE ROOM
We stayed at the Lake Quinault Lodge for the first half of our anniversary trip (3 days before moving on to Seattle). We were in a Lakeside room, separate from the main lodge, but not far at all. The room was more economy than luxury but clean and fine for us. There was a king bed, pull-out couch, desk, TV, and outstanding lake views. We were on the first floor of the 3-floored Lakeside room and I would recommend a first floor room for unobstructed views of the lake. I read some complaints that the walls were thin, which was true, but it did not bother us.

SERVICE
Service was friendly and relaxed. There are no phones in the rooms but we had cell phone service so no problem there. They have recently updated the entire site for WiFi, but we specifically wanted to unplug so we did not bring a computer.

LODGE
The lodge and the grounds are GORGEOUS. It felt sort of like the resort in Dirty Dancing to me. They were half full while we were there- couples and families mostly- there is an indoor pool, sauna, game room, and guests are encouraged to relax in the large, cozy foyer in front of the fireplace which is stocked with games, cards and puzzles.

HIKING
The lodge is in the heart of the Quinault rainforest. If you like to hike, there are trails and nature everywhere. We saw about 2 dozen elk on one of our hikes. It's a 40 or more minute drive to the beaches but they are well worth the trip. Olympic National Park is a gem.

FOOD & RESTAURANT
The only downside is that the food options are limited. There was a deli/grocery store across the street called Quinault Mercantile but it was closed and showed no signs of reopening any time soon. We got a package deal that included a $40 credit each day and ate three meals at the Roosevelt Room on site. The food was great and service was good, but somewhat pricey. Only complaint here was that we felt a bit pressured to have extras such as drinks and dessert, which we declined.

Overall, I loved this place and did not want to leave. It was so relaxing and beautiful. Keep in mind it is a 2.5 hour drive from Seattle-Tacoma airport and another 3 hours to Seattle, but it was completely worth the time.

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  • Stayed April 2011, traveled as a couple
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Lynnwood, Washington
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Reviewed April 3, 2011

Stayed 2 nights in a fireplace room. Bed was very comfortable and afforded lovely views out to the lake through the sliding glass door/balcony. It was a bit too cold to enjoy much time on the balcony while we were there but I imagine it would be perfect in the summer. Enjoyed the fireplace, but the furniture/fireplace arrangement in the room was somewhat awkward. We moved the loveseat across the room toward the fireplace which worked fine for us. One afternoon we sat and read in front of the giant fireplace in the lobby. The grounds are lovely and there are plenty of natural areas to explore nearby but bring a raincoat—this is a rainforest after all.

  • Stayed March 2011, traveled as a couple
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Santa Barbara, CA
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Reviewed March 29, 2011

What a great place to get away from it all! Lots of nearby hiking trails, beautiful views, fresh air and low stress. The main building that's the lodge and restaurant is charming and gracious. It's difficult to compare this experience to other vacation destinations because you are really there to experience the great outdoors. We stayed in a lakeview room, which wasn't anything luxurious by any means, but it was clean and roomy enough. Who wants to stay in their room when there's so much beauty outside anyway? My only negative is that I thought it was a little pricey for the quality of the room during an off-peak time of year, but it's a gorgeous destination!

  • Stayed March 2011, traveled with family
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Seattle
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Reviewed March 16, 2011

Lake Quinault lodge is a bit off the beaten path and well worth it. The lodge lobby is almost worth the trip alone, big beautiful, the epitome of a rustic wooded lodge. The lodge rooms are a bit small by todays standards but the lodge was built in 1925 - so expect a well worn patina. The "newer" rooms are a bit dated but larger and more comfortable, nice big decks that look over the lake. My partner and I have only gone on dreary winter and spring days when no one in their right mind would be there, and it's perfect - we nearly have the place to ourselves.

  • Stayed March 2011, traveled as a couple
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Ravensdale, Washington
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Reviewed March 16, 2011

We stayed for one night in one of the "fireplace" rooms in the annex building. The overall impression of the room was clean, and welcoming. With a surprisingly nice view out the patio doors. The fireplace was a nice touch, although the height of the bed didn't allow for much of a view of it from that position (the bed is rather high, and the fireplace is low). But the bed itself was quite comfortable. The only "complaint" for the room (priced at the higher range for this lodge) was that there was no in-room telephone. We would have had no way to contact the front desk should any needs arise (which they did not, thankfully), as our cell-phones both had no reception at the lodge location. Granted, we are in a beautiful remote part of the world, and "getting away from it all" would be appropriate here, but the lack of a phone did leave us feeling slightly more "out of touch" than we would have liked.

Dinner at the lodge restaraunt "the Roosevelt" was good, but not excellent for the money. The wait staff were very accomodating, the view and table were very nice, but we found the menu surprisingly limited. Only one beef entree, with the majority of fare seafood. The prices were on the higher end, but the food itself was done to order, fresh, and palatable. Overall a good experience, just a little more than what we would normally pay for a meal, with such limited choices. (I will say, however the banannas foster dessert was very good, and a generous portion!)

The lodge itself, and the grounds were spectacular. The integrity of the 1920s' "feel" and the warmth of the interior, and hospitality exuded by the staff were all excellent. It was very relaxing, and I felt completely at home (even when having to check out at 5:30 am to meet a fishing charter) -everyone was just wonderful. and we'll definatley be returning for another stay.

  • Stayed March 2011, traveled as a couple
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Kansas City, Kansas
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Reviewed March 11, 2011

We stayed here as part of our travels around the Olympic peninsula and it was by far my favorite place we stopped. We did not stay in the main lodge building as I would have liked but due to our late reservation we stayed at one of the out buildings. I would suggest trying very hard to get into the main lodge as the atmosphere there is amazing. Our room was austere but adequate with not a lot of frills but we spent very little time in the room so that was not an issue. I do now know what the rooms in the main lodge looked like. We only spent one night but I would recommend more if you have the time.
The hotel is a throw back to the great lodges of the past and the national parks. The main building has a coffee and wine bar in the main area. You can either sit with your drinks in front of the main giant fireplace or take them out onto the lawn facing the lake to enjoy the sunset! The scene is absolutely breathtaking.
There are also a lot of ways to entertain yourself in the area such as renting a canoe to take a turn around on the lake or exploring the many hiking trails of the area.
I really loved this lodge hotel. The staff was very accommodating to our needs. I look forward to staying here again sometime.

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled as a couple
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Kenosha, Wisconsin
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Reviewed February 23, 2011

Our stay was very relaxing. We stayed in the Lakeside rooms, 4th floor in 400 building looks directly into the pine bows but very private and quiet this time of year. We were glad we brought a cooler to make lunches for trips to keep our costs down as the dining room dinner prices were VERY high with no cheaper options beyond appetizers and salads. We wished they would more regularly throw a log on the fire in the lobby, but overall we had a blast relaxing.

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled as a couple
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Property: Lake Quinault Lodge
Address: 345 S Shore Rd, P.O. Box 7, Quinault, WA 98575-9700
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Location: United States > Washington > Quinault
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Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Quinault
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Lake Quinault Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 91
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
There are some places so blissfully disconnected from the modern world that they seem to stand suspended in time. Lake Quinault Lodge is one such place - a grand and rustic lodge built in 1926 that welcomes guests with warmth, hospitality and a sincere feeling of home-away-from-home comfort. ... more   less 
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