Sol Duc Hot Springs Resort
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- Swimming pool
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TravelPod Member ReviewsSol Duc Hot Springs Resort Olympic National Park
At the end of July of 2013 I stayed at the resort for one night with my husband. We stayed in a non kitchen cabin. The cabin included a king size bed, table & chairs, love seat, coffee maker and small bathroom which included a shower. The cabin was like staying in a hotel room. The only items it didn't have was a TV and telephone.
You are in a remote area in the Olympic National Park so you really do not need a TV anyway. You have the stars at night and the beautiful scenery having a TV would be superfluous.
We enjoyed the hot springs, but don't expect perfect. There are areas that could be updated and you could say the hot spring's are overused.
My husband and I got to the hot springs on a Sunday afternoon and there were a bunch of people enjoying the springs. If you decide to go and think it is going to be peaceful, think again. The hot springs offers complimentary admittance for guest staying over night as well as admittance to the general public. The pool rates for daily use range from $9.00 for senior citizen to $12.25 for adults.
The fee to get into the Olympic National Park with out a yearly pass is $15 for 7 days or $80 for a National Park yearly pass.
The resort is remote at night it is very dark which makes for a great opportunity to star watch. I would recommend getting away from the resort, get in your car and head for the end of road where there is parking for a trail head.
Bring a blanker or lounge chair and look up. We were not as prepared as we would have liked and didn't have either, next time we will.
If you plan on eating at the resort make sure you have a good chunk of change. It is the only show in town for 20 miles, unless you bring your own food. We spent almost $75 for two meals. I had a New York Strip Steak and my husband had a grilled chicken sandwich with artichoke macaroni and cheese. My steak was cooked as requested but the steak had a ton of fat and no flavor. My husband's sandwich while looked good had no flavor. There was a small wait staff and they were slow and not organized at all.
There was no hostess and we were ignored for about 15 minutes before we could get someone to acknowledge we would like a table for dinner. Wait staff was nice an apologetic but had no direction for a dinner service. The food was definitely overpriced for what was served.
Aramark is the vendor who manages the restaurant and other facilities at the hot springs. They could definitely do better with their staffing and restaurant management at this facility.
With all of that being said we did have a fun time in the park even though we were only there for a short time. I would recommend going here to experience the hot springs and the cabins but be prepared and bring food and your bathing suit!
This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.
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