great place. I'd stay again. thanks for the perfect weather!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Don't eat here!"
The hot springs and the remote, quiet and spectacular scenery are the main reasons to come here. Cabins are getting a little run down. Ask for a riverside cabin if you can; they are more private. Broken showers and soap dispensers at pool area, garbage not emptied. Restaurant is overpriced and poor quality. Service is slow. What can you do? Bring your […] own food. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
we head very bless visit...Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Sol Duc Hot springs-resort"
The Sol Duc national forest is beautiful. The Cabins were clean. We were lucky to see a family of deer, which delighted our 2 yr old Grand daughter! The restaruant which is open for breakfast and dinner was good and the staff was great help with the 2 yr old who was to hungry to wait until the 5:30 opening, they were able to get her order started early! […] There are some beautiful hikes even some easy short ones that 2 out of shape grandparents and a 2 year old could enjoy...we will go back...maybe next time without the 2 year old so we can enjoy time together in the hot springs and a drink at the bar! Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
This is a great spot - quiet and clean - lovely staff and a little piece of "NW History" as wellGenuine Hotels.com guest review
The hot springs were great but thats about it. The food wasnt that tasteful and the room/cabin was only ok.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Regenwald und heiße Quellen"
Die heißen Quellen sind eine willkommene Abwechslung, die man auch bei trübem Regenwaldwetter nutzen kann. Die Unterkunft entsprach voll unseren Erwartungen.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Hot Springs=great, Lodge=barren, Food=good Service=iffy"
09/09/14 local20 Box Elder, South Dakota
OK, so this is a long where from anywhere. We did not plan to stay the night, but we did. They messed up our bill terribly, the take out meal had no utensils...tough to eat salad with your fingers, the room was basic with no light on the nightstand to read by. I think the hotel was way overpriced. The hot springs were wonderful, though. I think they need a better filter on the springs, though. Too much hair floating around. Oh, cobwebs and some mold in room, but great sheets. Breakfast server was very nice, but pancakes were very burnt and the cook hid the worst one in the middle of the stack. Sent it back, which I NEVER do, and some of the second batch was burnt too. Felt bad for the waitress who apologized profusely (but did not offer compensation, but hey, it is a National Park, so she probably could not and I did not ask.)
"Hot Thermal Pools make Sol Duc Unique"
09/07/14 BetsyWS Princeton Junction, New Jersey
Sol Duc is a balance of rustic, convenience, and natural beauty. While it isn't a resort in the conventional sense, Sol Duc does have comfy cabins with lovely decor (but basic bathrooms) and beautiful views of evergreens and distant ridges. Like most national parks, they offer no room service, tv's, or telephones, but that's part of the charm. The restaurant and small bar offer enough variety that we didn't mind being 45 minutes from the next nearest eatery. The big attractions are the natural hot thermal pools and the hike to the Sol Duc waterfalls. Because the pools are natural, the odor of sulpher is noticeable. Also be ready for large crowds in the pools. Non-guests can purchase day passes so the pools were packed. The smell and crowds discouraged my teenager completely, but the rest of the family took soaks after our hikes.
"Hot Springs are the attraction here, if you are not a fan of hot springs, this is not the place to stay"
09/07/14 Carrie V East Lyme
The actual cabins are clean, spacious and comfortable beds. We had a king cabin that has a table and chairs and small love seat. There were lamps on each of the night stands on either side of the bed, but no lighting at all over the table or love seat which made them unusable after dark. The picnic tables outside look like they could use new wood. There were crowds of people enjoying the hot springs, but for us, it was just that - crowded. We did not enjoy the mobs of people sitting elbow to elbow in the pools. They do let the cabin guests in to the pools at 8:00 AM before the general admission at 9:00 AM, so for one hour in the morning, they are not so crowded. For those that like the pools, they seemed happy to be at the cabins. However, we did not enjoy the pools and while the cabins are clean and comfortable, they are in the middle of a hot field with man hole covers and sewer vent pipes near the cabin we stayed in. We asked about a fan for our room to circulate some air, but they are only available for a rental fee. The food was just passable, we went in to Port Angles for food. The staff was very friendly and worked hard to make sure people were having a good time. The hike to Sol Duc Falls is nice, we added in the Lovers Lane loop. That loop took us through the Sol Duc Camp Ground. If we had a tent, that would have been the place for us, it was a nice campground. Overall, Sol Duc Resort was our least favorite stay in Olympic National Park.
"Could be so much more"
09/06/14 Ken M Puyallup, Washington
The setting in the Olympic mountains is stunning, the natural mineral hot springs are wonderful, and the large fresh water pool is refreshing and clean. Sol Duc Hot Springs Resort has all the elements of being a truly great vacation retreat BUT they fall short in so many ways. The resort is run by Aramark under contract with the US Forest Service so that might explain it all. The cabins are clean and functional but maintenance is really lacking (for example, the burners on our electric stove were so cockeyed that the pan just slid off). Also, the pools needed general maintenance and towels provided for the hot spring pools were small and nearly threadbare. All the little things just didn't measure up to what you'd expect for the price of the cabin. On the positive side, staff were generally friendly and knowledgeable, the setting is simply amazing, and the hot mineral waters were healing. So, if you decide to go to Sol Duc just be aware of what it is, and what it isn't. It is a beautiful place with nice, natural hot springs and rustic cabins. It isn't a resort in the usual sense of the word...it's rustic and needs some work. You decide!!!
"Standard national park accomm"
09/05/14 Rachael080 London, United Kingdom
Pretty standard but serviceable. Lighter than other cabins we've stayed in and decent bath and bed. Saw deer outside early in the morning, and good trail nearby up to Mink Lake. Nice swing chair outside and balcony. But slightly uninspiring start to our holiday ...
"If you are so OVER CAMPING..."
09/02/14 bejou Seattle, Washington
If you are like me and ... so OVER Camping... then this is an alternate. However, you must pay for it. For the price they should have it thoroughly clean for the next user. BUT, we spent most of our time outdoors... hiking, biking, fishing, star gazing and of course the HOT SPRINGS! We ate the restaurant one night... but cooked the other two.
"Clean rooms, friendly staff, avoid hot spring itself"
09/02/14 shelingas_sis Ellicott City, Maryland
We stayed here for our stay in Olympic National park in late August. It was a weekend stay and we stayed in one of the cabins. It was a very nice cabin, which is super clean and quite spacious. We had a nice swing outside the cabin to relax on. The staff was very friendly and went out of their way to be helpful. Our only complaint was that the hot springs themselves are very popular and it pools are very crowded, especially on weekends (when we were there). Since they are sulfur springs, they have that rotten egg smell and since there are so many people in the pools, you could see skin flakes floating all over the water. It kind of grossed me out after being in a few minutes, so we left and took a scrubbing shower. If we come back to Olympic, I just don't think we would try this place again. If the hot springs weren't there (parking would be better) then we might since it is just, as another reviewer stated, a "Mob Scene".
"Beautiful setting, terrible management"
08/28/14 smansour123 Seattle, Washington
We recently stayed at the resort for a couple of nights and our experience with the staff there was terrible. We're a family of 5 and we booked our reservation in April, reserving a cabin big enough for the whole family. When we checked in, they gave us a cabin that was barely large enough for 4, despite the fact that their own documentation clearly stated that our family included 5 people. When bringing up this issue with the management, their response was "not our responsibility". They said that we could either cancel our reservation and pay a penalty (after we drove 4+ hours to get there) or just deal. The guest services manager couldn't be bothered to come out from her office to talk to me directly. After a long drawn out discussion, they finally agreed to bring us a roller bed, which we squeezed into the kitchen area of the cabin. My tip for anyone wanting to go the area is to stay at a place nearby (e.g., Lake Crescent Lodge) and drive to the hot spring. There's a great 6 mile trail that you can hike to the Sol Duc waterfall and you can even take a dip in the hot springs (in other words, the hot springs are open to anyone, not just resort guests). If you're interested in the hot springs, I'd recommend getting there early in the day (8 am open for resort guests, 9 am open to general public), when the pools tend to be cleaner.
"Fun in the sun!!!!"
08/26/14 Roxanne123452014 Sequim, Washington
We absolutely LOVE this resort!!! We have stayed in the River Suite for two years now. It wasn't available when we wanted it this year so we stayed in the cabins. The grandkids love it so much that we have made it an annual get a way while they are here. I would highly recommend this place but book early!!!!!!
"Had a couple problems, but we'd probably take another crack at it sometime"
08/21/14 Colin S La Crosse, Wisconsin, United States
We had come through on our honeymoon and we had reserved a cabin for two evenings. We showed up with the intention of setting our stuff down and driving back out to a ridge to watch the sunset. We picked up our keys, got to the cabin, and realized that it had not been cleaned from the last visitor. We told the staff, who didn't believe us at first, but eventually went down to clean the cabin. We took off and had a great evening, and we arrived back at Sol Duc around 10:25. Our keys didn't work at all, so we had to race over to the main office which was closed. Luckily someone was there, and she was able to fix it. She apologized profusely, and had we gotten back any later we wouldn't have been able to get it at all. The next day I went to prepare coffee and found that there was still some in the pot from the prior visitors. We wanted to double check and make sure that the reservation was correct, and for some reason they only had us reserved for one night originally, so it was good that we checked. The location was beautiful and the hot springs were fun as long as you beat the public to them. The cabin was nice too, I think we just had a weird glitchy situation, but luckily everything worked out.
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