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Sunset Marine Resort
Ranked #5 of 9 Hotels in Sequim
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2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Not what we expected”
Reviewed August 29, 2013 via mobile

We are accustomed to 4 and 5 star lodging. We read the previous reviews and decided that this must be the place for us due to all of the rave reviews.

We could not have been more disappointed. The place was not kept clean, and the owners were unconcerned. We will go somewhere else next visit to Sequim, Washington.

  • Stayed June 2013
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4 Thank SSKebler
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SunsetMarineResort, Owner at Sunset Marine Resort, responded to this review, April 10, 2015
We wish we knew who this guest was - but we have not been unable to identify which cabin they stayed in or when, or if they actually stayed with us. We sincerely wish that the conviction expressed in reviews such as this - would be shared directly. We struggle to understand why a guest who never called, texted, emailed or met us to discuss a single concern, thought, issue, idea or expectation - would review us later as "unconcerned" and suggest that their experience in one cabin may speak for the entire resort including 7 other cabins. On the contrary - as owners, we are very concerned about our guests experience. Having left other professions (teaching and architecture) we chose this business because we are passionate about it. If you are looking for a resort owned by off site owners, run by a general manager who hires wage workers to clean - then we may not be your place. If you are interested in a personal, low key, informal type of place that encourages relaxation, time together around a campfire, appreciation of beautiful landscapes and wildlife and friendly home like atmosphere - then SMR is your type of place. ~ Tracie & Lavon (owners & chief dish washers)
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Golden, Colorado
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Reviewed August 26, 2013

We loved our stay in The Tree House with a spectacular view of the bay. You really do feel like you are sleeping in the trees, and at the same time enjoying the comfort and cleanliness of a wonderfully decorated space that offers a cozy feeling; and at the same time it's open and airy with great windows and a french door out to the deck. The owners are fabulous! They made us feel so welcome and were so helpful in suggesting places to go and things to do and completely respected our need for privacy. It was so quiet and secluded…..the perfect retreat! We look forward to visiting again.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Kate M
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Seattle, Washington, United States
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31 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed August 5, 2013

My family and I all went for a nice little weekend getaway and we can't wait to go back! My mother and father had the Captains quarters and my wife and I had the skipper’s quarters down below. Both had decks with amazing views of the water and all the backdrop of scenery. My wife and I brought our dog, because dogs are allowed! He loved it, lots of places to walk and smells. The cabins are a funky mix of furniture, but it adds to the decor. There is free Wi-Fi through out, which was so nice to be able to check email or play with my apps while sitting by the water. At night, we went to the water to have a fire in the fire pit, every cabin has a fire pit and the cabins that don't have room for a fire pit (such as the captains quarters and skippers quarters) there are communal fire pits.
The location of the resort is perfectly situated down a quiet road, which adds to the privacy. There is plenty to do at and around the beautiful resort. The kitchen was stocked so we were able to bring in food and cook with the supplied necessities.

Room Tip: Try to get the boat house, right on the water with a beautiful view.
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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1 Thank Joe K
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SunsetMarineResort, Owner at Sunset Marine Resort, responded to this review, March 27, 2014
Thanks for the review Joe. Your suggestion about trying to get the Boat House is spot on - but if you decide to come back and take the Captain's and Skipper's again - well - you will be amazed at the spectacular view since we've taken to doing a little "sculpting" of the beautiful hillside. Either way - I think you'd appreciate the views. We are currently working on plans to create a space down by the water for guests above to come gather for campfires. Glad the pup loved it too. We will always be pet friendly - because we can't imagine going anywhere without ours!! Cheers~ Tracie & Lavon
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Reviewed August 3, 2013

We had a very enjoyable family reunion here. We rented six of the cabins….Eagles Nest, Captain’s Quarters, Skipper’s Quarters, The Landing, Boat House, and Clam Cottage. It reduced to four as some of the yutes (My Cousin Vinnie) had to leave early. Our cabin was the Captains Quarters and the view was spectacular. Each night we congregated at the Boat House cabin for a roaring fire and chitchat. Everyone (all 21 of us) had an extremely enjoyable time. The owners (Lavon & Tracy) were very friendly and accommodating.

Green Features: Made it easy to recycle. There were recycle bins in every cabin we had and recyclables did not have to be separated.
  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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1 Thank Allan B
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Mill Creek, Washington, United States
1 review
Reviewed August 2, 2013

Right on the shore of Sequim Bay, the Clam Cottage at Sunset Marine Resort exceeded our expectations. We were looking for a quiet place by the water with proximity to the activities in Sequim. Lovely sunsets over the bay, clean and comfortable accommodations, and friendly owners who took wonderful care of us. Thank you! We'll be back.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank PeaceandMusic
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviewed July 31, 2013

Fourth stay, and it gets better every time! Charming cabins, and the hosts (Lavon & Tracy) are amazing...first three years it was just my husband and I. It was so beautiful and tranquil we knew my daughter and family would love it. We had a wonderful trip this year with them and the whole family was ready to book for next year before we left. SMR is our favorite destination, and Lavon and Tracy are the best! Can't wait until next year.

Joan & Frank

  • Stayed July 2013
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Thank Hop-fried
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SunsetMarineResort, Owner at Sunset Marine Resort, responded to this review, March 27, 2014
Joan & Frank - what can we say? We had loads of fun with you and the kids this last summer getting ready for and celebrating the opening of crab season with a big party. Thanks to those awesome kids for all the help and thanks to all of you for being part of our family here at SMR. We've since passed on the tip about making s'mores with reeses peanutbutter cups! Can't believe we never thought of it before. Really looking forward to seeing you all again this summer. Will this really be year 5? Cheers~ Tracie & Lavon
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New York City, New York
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Reviewed July 30, 2013

I recently stayed in the Eagle’s Nest cabin for several nights with my extended family. Because of the size of our group, we rented virtually every cabin at the resort and pretty much had the place to ourselves. It was fantastic! Easy to follow directions to our cabin (and parking) upon check-in and the space was very well decorated and clean! The kitchen had everything we needed….and then some! The indoor space at the Eagle’s Nest was open and a great place for our “cocktail reception” and the first leg of our progressive dinner for 20+ people. The living room opens right only the large deck with FANTASTIC views of the water and the evening sunset!

Since our family rented pretty much the entire resort, I can also say that every cabin was unique and great for our whole group. We spent much of our time at the Eagle’s Nest (top of the hill) and down by the water at the Boathouse and Clam Diggers, which had GREAT access right on the water and plenty of outside seating around the fire pit for the whole group. The other three cabins that we had (Captains, Skippers and Landing) were fantastic as well. The balcony views from these were a little different in that these cabins were in the middle of the hill, so-to-speak (between the water cabins and the Eagle’s Nest at the top of the hill), so the views of the water were more tree covered than the other three cabins previously mentioned, but they were equally fantastic. We enjoyed sitting out on these balconies and staying cool in the shade during the hot afternoons!

The cabins had everything we needed --- including extra paper towels and toilet paper which a lot of places forget about. The Eagle’s Nest had a dishwasher that we put to great use and plenty of kitchen utensils and dinnerware (not just the standard) and small appliances (toaster, coffee machine). The rooms were clean and well-maintained.

The owners were also great! A group of us were relaxing out on the dock one afternoon and they stopped by for a great chat and gave us the history of the place, great information about the area, etc. They could not have been nicer!

I would definitely recomment this place and I can't wait until I get a chance to go back!

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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2 Thank Jenni L
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SunsetMarineResort, Owner at Sunset Marine Resort, responded to this review, September 7, 2013
Thank you Jenni L! You guys were fun!! :) We loved hanging out on the dock with everyone. Our favorite thing about being here is having the opportunity to meet great people and share stories - especially when you all come from different places. We loved that you all took off on different adventures, but always made it a point to come back together in the afternoon to share meals and time together. Thanks again for including us!
Cheers~
Tracie & Lavon
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Additional Information about Sunset Marine Resort

Property: Sunset Marine Resort
Address: 40 Buzzard Ridge Rd, Sequim, WA 98382-8612
Location: United States > Washington > Sequim
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 9 Hotels in Sequim
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Our location provides for spectacular sunsets, and with a 500ft bulkhead, it's one of the closest waterfront access lodging options around. Cabins range in size from studio to 3 bedroom homes - all with amazing water views. No roads separating you from the view or from water access. The natural landscape of coastal madrona trees and pacific northwest salal make this location beautiful and private. ... more   less 
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