Quinault Beach Resort and Casino
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Quinault Beach Resort & Casino-Exceeds Expectations
I feel like I discovered the best kept secret on the Washington Coast. I thought this was just a big casino - which was fun on it's own - but the rooms were beautiful, complete with fireplace and nicely appointed, lovely Ocean view - even two sinks - and this wasn't a suite. The place is quite secluded and no other hotels or facilities in sight - It's on the north end of Ocean Shores, much nicer than staying in the heart of Ocean Shores. We stayed mid-week and the rate was $99 for a fountain view or $20 more for the ocean view. The place opened just 4 yrs ago and they even have a nice restaurant called Emilys. We also enjoyed the huge indoor pool and I had a great massage in their spa. Ocean Shores motels traditionally are not too nice (frankly, kind of dumpy) but this was a big surprise and lots of fun. One of their cocktail lounges is non-smoking and being non-smokers we liked that. Casinos can typically be kind of smoky but they seem to have this under contol. I'd recommend checking them out. Their website it a little tricky.
Great nights stay
The staff was friendly and the Prime Rib buffet was excellent. Food was well prepared and seconds was a must. The suite I had was beautiful and the view of the Ocean was priceless! I will be back.
Great rooms, Poor Service
Took a trip a few weeks ago and the weather was wonderful. When we walked through the doors into the elegant resort, we thought we were in for a lovely stay. We were impressed with the rooms but would have liked to see a microwave. When it comes to service, this resort ranks poorly in my book. I sincerely hope Management takes service more seriously. I saw many unhappy cutomers of the "Bistro" when their order was somehow lost after waiting for over an hour!! very slow service and your lucky if you get your meal. The gambling was fine, except when I had to deal with the Keno worker running the desk. he was rude, wasn't willing to explain things, rather just groan and point. He was more interested in conversations with his co-workers. My business didn't matter to him. The front desk at Emily's was the same. We were asking questions and they didn't seem to know the answers nor did they care to find out for us. The lounge was ok. would prefer the DJ would stick with music everyone can listen to instead of mostly RAP, I saw alot of people leaving when that started, especially the older customers who started walking back to their rooms. What a shame to put so much money into such a beautiful establishment not to do the same on quality service training. A great room to stay in---be sure to bring food with you!
I went to Quinalt Casino last Memorial Day. The overall experience was okay. I wasn't happy though, when we got to our rooms and did some looking around and found that our bathroom hadn't been clean (dirty towels, open soap), but I do have to say that after calling the front and letting them know they had a man up there with a luggage cart and escorted us to our room right away. The casino was great, I put $40 in one slot and walked away with $500, can't complain. It is a very nice place to go and relax as well.
Absolutely lovely lodge!
We don't gamble at all, but took advantage of a package to provide a little get-away for us. The lodge is well-constructed, and the rooms are very tastefully decorated and beautiful. Quality detail evident in the lodge and rooms --- wood, tile, etc., all in natural colors. Our package included a free breakfast, which was very good. I noted that the regular prices in Emily's Restaurant were slightly on the high side. We enjoyed the sunrise dinner, served between 5:00 and 6:00. I had an excellent top sirloin steak, potato, beans, and fresh bread --- all for $6.99. My husband enjoyed the salmon. The other choise on the promotion was chicken. Very, very good. The staff was friendly, and we enjoyed the little extra amenities, such as newspapers and fresh fruit at the desk. Ocean Shores, however, is a dull, boring place; however, if you just walk on the beach, read, play games, etc., you should be very happy at this hotel.
Nice.....but odd in a way
We stayed at the Resort in April of 2003, and are returning this weekend actually. The concept of a Hotel/Casino Resort is long overdue in Washington, and this is what brings us to the Resort. We don't gamble much, but enjoy the atmosphere...and people watching. My beef is two fold......with an amazing view....the patio consists of a railing!
I understand that the object is for the Guests to have very limited reasons to stay in their rooms...........which is made even clearer with the absense of a microwave in the rooms or anywhere for that matter. I don't recall any hotel that had a Fridge but no Microwave. A 5 foot deck, and a $30 microwave would have left me only to complain about the staff. I felt unwelcome.......I am Caucasian, and I was made to feel that way...and in "their world" it's rude to ask for a couple of extra coffee packets for the room, or the use of a microwave. I'm sure they may have been having a bad day or what-not, so I do feel that the body of the staff was plesant. I do recomend the experience though, and am looking forward to this weekend. That remind's me to pack my mini microwave. :o)
Good Service, Poor Payouts
The rooms at the Casino are unbelievably beautiful. The staff, for the most part,were pleasant, friendly and efficient.We ate at Emily's and found the food to be fair and reasonably priced. They have great early bird dinner specials.The casino was a different story. The different slot machines required different payment types. Some needed paper tickets, and others needed a club card.I find this confusing and frustrating. One method would be better for all machines. Also the drink service on the Casino floor was Extremely slow.The payouts on the slots themselves were pretty poor compared to other Washington Casinos I have frequented. I will return to Ocean Shores again, but I don't think I will stay at the Quinault nor will I frequent the Casino.
Good family lodging
I have a family of 4. We have stayed at the Quinault Beach Resort several times and have enjoyed it every time. My husband and I love the comfortable beds, fireplace and spa (the seaweed wrap is great). My children enjoy the pool and beach. It's true the rooms smell a little of smoke and Emily's quality is off and on, but I think it is the best lodging available in Ocean Shores.Do order room service. It's faster than the restaurant and the kids really were impressed by the chocolate covered strawberries. I can't comment on the casino. To tell the truth, we're not a gamblers so we don't even go into the casino but it is a lovely spot to stay at the beach.
Jewel on the beach
My husband and I stay here quite often. It is close enough for a quick get away, but once you are there it seems like you are far away from home. Our favorite thing to do there (besides gamble) is to sit at the piano bar. The atmosphere here is the best. As is the bartender here.
He makes nice conversation and makes his drinks well and flowing good.
Don't waste your money ordering any from the regular bar unless your just looking to get drunk. They taste horrible and the staff at that bar are rude. The rooms are really nice, if you want a great view book on the ocean side. I prefer the rooms on the non view side though since the lay out is nicer, and I can still go outside to see the ocean. Plus you get a great view of the pond. The rooms do smell a little of smoke, but the bed's are the most comfortable of any motel I have stayed in even motels that cost three times as much!! The food in emilys is over rated and over priced. The seafood buffet on Fridays is killer!! Don't miss it. It's worth every dollar. The only problem with this is that the piano bar sofa's are removed and this is where they set up the buffet, so you will scarfice using this area from 4 - midnight. For a quick snack the bistro bar inside the casnio is really good, they make an awesome hamburger!! Otherwise eat breakfast and lunch in ocean shores it's self. The homestead from breakfast is really good. The pool area closes to early and is really stuffy. The spa is nice but also is closed most of the time. Plan on spending your time relaxing, eating, or gambling. The staff are all very nice and helpful. I would highly recommend this place to anyone!
Great resort, so-so casino
No offense, but I've never been to Ocean Shores and found it anything but odd. It's shoreline, and the town itself, lacks character and charm. So, I was pleasantly suprised to discover the Quinault Beach Resort and Casino. The hotel lobby is impressive and seems more like a lodge then hotel. The rooms are well-appointed and comfortable. The hotel is located closer to the water than any I've seen in Ocean Shores and, although it was raining the entire time we were there (doesn't it always in Ocean Shores) the view was beautiful. We took advantage of the hotel spa and had some great massages. The indoor pool unfortunately was packed with kids every time we tried to use it. The lobby includes a nice cozy piano bar. Unfortunately, the restaurant at the hotel was overpriced and almost impossible to get into. Don't even bother with the snack bar in the casino. And the casino itself was cramped, smoky and unimpressive.
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