Many people have rated this resort based on the simply awful restaurant. There is a separate listing for this and I have addressed our poor dining experience there.
As for the Resort--- we loved it. Stayed in a waterfront cabin and it is well worth the extra money. The view from the front deck is just great and how relaxing to sit out there with your icy homemade margarita in hand! The water and the mountains are gorgeous. It's not a meditative, retreat sort of resort-- it's more communal in nature. There are lots of people on the grounds and boat activity at the dock.
The kitchen was handy and provided everything we needed. Be sure to bring your own coffee and filters-- as the "honor bar" in the room is expensive-- but there's a regular coffee maker provided.
Service was good. Everything we requested we got with a smile. Air conditioning worked well during our hot spell. Bathroom was roomy enough for 4 of us. Beds were really firm and very comfortable.
A free morning kayak lesson was provided and it was led by an excellent teacher. Lots of dogs on the property and lots of kids. This is not an adults-only sort of resort. (kids pretty much take over the pool.) Big towels offered at the pool. Gym is pretty good with newish machines and several t.v. set-ups. Free WiFi.
If i had to pick flaws, there are not many places to lounge out in the sun. Also, newspapers are offered-- but not brought to the rooms. If you get to the lounge in the afternoon, they will be gone.
We had an amazing and relaxing 2 nights at the Alderbrook. Luckily, the person who planned the trip shopped well for us--- we brought lots of delicious food and enjoyed making meals in the cabin. We only had to suffer through 1 meal on the property-- so i do suggest you plan ahead and bring your own groceries!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Walking hand in hand, you see an eagle soar overhead. You stop to skip stones across the water. Four, five, six skips. A perfect moment suspended in time. A story for dinner. This is the place where memories are made, where families come back year after year. Like having your own waterfront cottage, only better. Cartwheels on the grass. A game of badminton at sunset. Leather couches and a glass of Washington state Syrah. The sweet succulent bite of fresh oysters. Rooms that make you say “wow” when you open the door. Can this hotel be only two hours from Seattle? It can. Welcome to Alderbrook Resort & Spa. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Alderbrook Resort And Spa
- Alderbrook Resort Union
- Alderbrook Hotel Union