This was a very pleasant surprise for us ! We visited the Park for 5 days, hiking in Sol Duc, Quinault and Hoh rain forest and each day looked forward to returning to this wonderful beach. The 2 nd floor room in the Seacrest offered a view from our deck every morning, and we slept peacefully with the surf sounds. The room comes with a good size refrigerator ( see photo ) , very comfortable queen size beds, a large bathroom with separate sink area outside of toilet/ shower area ( so important for getting ready quickly in the morn.) and a wonderful deck. The cabins looked very nice also. The location is wonderful for very long walks on a flat, wide beach. We watched grey whales daily ! It was Labor day weekend , but the water is COLD(can't say you would ever go deeper than your ankles ) . The only issue is food, or the lack of restaurant choices. The lodge has one restaurant, with a very limited, expensive menu and has a very hard time keeping up . Recommend reservations, but even then, best to not expect much. One night, vegan lasagna was good, but the next night, they used carrots and broccoli due to lack of other vegs. Really. We stopped at Wal-mart coming from Sea-Tac and stocked up for breakfast and lunch. So glad we did- Forks is about 40minutes drive away and has limited but OK Mexican food. Quinault's restaurant was just OK too. But...go for Olympic National Park, the hiking trails and this very peaceful, beautiful beach/lodge! The staff light a campfire every night , the sunsets are a major nightly event , there is a water bottle filling station outside of small convenience store and we could not get enough of walking the beach :)
- 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