Salishan Spa and Golf Resort
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Historical Traveler Reviews Salishan Spa and Golf Resort Gleneden Beach
Can't wait to visit again!!!
My husband and I visited over the weekend of July 1-3rd. The rooms were neatly decorated, clean and very comfortable. We had a view of the bay and saw wild rabbits daily. The staff was very friendly and courteous. My husband played golf and shopped in the lodge. It was beautiful surroundings with the best personnel. We can't wait to visit again. The price was on the higher end but well worth it. Don't waste your time with saving a few dollars this is the best for your pleasure.
Salishan Lodge and Golf Resort has the worst customer service
I did stay at this resort and had the worst experience ever it does not worse the money. Their customer service is really poor. We book it on line with early check in, than called them and remind them that we need early check in and we needed to make sure, so on the phone they said that it wouldn't be a problem. We came there at noon, our room wasn't ready, so we decided to go to the ocean and some shopping. We came back to the hotel around 4:30PM and our room still wasn't ready. My wife got pissed and started to asked them how long doest usually to clean the room, and the response was: "as long as it takes you just have to wait, in the main time I can help you next person". Well we wait, and finally we got the room around 5:20-5:35 PM, but that wasn't the room we ordered, we ordered ocean view (actually they don't even have ocean view cause the ocean is so far away that you do not even see it) and on the second floor with vaulted sealing, instead our room was on the first floor, carpet was old and ugly, and it was facing the golf course instead of ocean. Also, friends of ours stayed there at the same time and they saw all that, so they asked if we will get any discount or any treat to make it up for inconvenience and they told them that they will think of something and will give us a call. We never got a phone call, instead we found later that in our packaged should off been included fruit basket that our fiends got but not us. So, I am totally disappointed and will not recommend it to any one, besides one of the front desk people told us that this kind of staff happens once in a wile, who knows what do they mean by that.
I recently went to the Oregon Coast for memorial weekend and stayed at Salishan for 3 nights. Since I have never been to the Oregon Coast before so I had nothing to compare the hotel with except for previous 4/5 star hotels I've stayed at in other states.
I stayed in one of the regular rooms w/ a king sized bed. It was very nice to have a sink outside of the bathroom. I thought the bathroom was too crowded and could have done w/out the extra sink in there since there was a sink right outside. The double shower head was real nice too, but the water had a hard time to drain from the tub. We left a note for housekeeping about it, but the problem was never addressed by the hotel staff.
There was no AC or any kind of air circulation system in the room - only heat. Since the room faced the ocean, it also faced the street so we did not want to open the patio door. Regardless to day, the temperature got uncomfortable at times.
The carpet in the room was very dirty and was in dire need of a replacement. The sheets on the bed was very rough and the comforter was visibly dirty.
We asked for a wake-up call on our first morning there and it was 15 minutes late.
Normally, for this hotel experience I would give 3 stars, but since Salishan categorizes themselves as a luxury hotel I have to rate them on those standards.
We were very impressed with our stay. The rooms clearly have been remodeled recently: clean, tasteful, and 5-star bedding. The gym & pool area were also very nicely renovated. Exercise equipment was up-to-date, the pool was great for laps, and the sauna & lockeroom were spa-quality. We never ate at the expensive restaurant, but the family restaurant had excellent food (great prime rib, fish n chips). We also appreciated the new computers & printer in the internet cafe. Overall the staff was very friendly, down-to-earth, and helpful. One employee, Rebecca, in the gift shop actually lent us her personal guide books of the coast for the entire week. We would definitely recommend this place. You get a lot for the money. There are a lot of dumpy places on the coast. This is not one of them.
Nice as always
Planned a trip down to Newport for the weekend and searched for alternate places to stay since I've stayed at the Salishan before. Never had issues, just wanted something new and different. I couldn't believe how much some of the dumpy chains along the coast were charging. The Inn at the Spanish Head was a good alternative but it was sold out. I never did like the parking situation there anyway. Ended up staying at the Salishan again since it's only about 25-30 minutes away. I had forgotten how much I really liked this place. Twice now I've had my own covered car port (very important if you have a nice car --wide spaces, ends available = less door dings) plus the convenience of being out of the rain. It rains sometimes here in Oregon...
The covered walkways to the lobby are great. Average pool/sauna/hot tub (didn't use it, not much into it anyway) Small library/lobby/lounge area but I came here to get away, not hang out at the lobby. Great golf. Quiet surroundings. Heard a couple of dogs whining and barking nextdoor though, didn't know they allowed them (I should bring mine next time) Big comfy beds, quiality linens and pillows, in room fridge (no minibar though) Tried to gain access to their private beach but room key didn't work at the gate (maybe closed after hours? It was 8PM)
24-hr room service is a big plus, ordered a late room service breakfast Sunday morning and it was still cheerfully delivered.
Definitely happy with my stay, even though it's not on the beach. You'll have to stay at one of those chains and pay almost the same amount...
Best relaxation in Oregon
frequent visitor, we love this resort. Spacious room, cozy and heavly bed the best. Pool and workout area what a treat, very clean, treadmills have tv's on them for enjoyable workout. Water bottles are provided in refrigerators in room. Grounds keeped up really good. Enjoy some free pool in the bar loung or free 9 holes of put put golf. Lobby really nice to sit and relax.
Under new ownership, Salishan Lodge is being restored to it's original rustic elegance. From front desk to gift shop to restaurants, staff are revitalized and friendly. Food and service was excellent.
How do you make a reservation?
We tried to make reservations at Salishan with your two suggestions of Expedia and Travelocity. Both said that any dates we asked for, there were no rooms available. Are they truly representing your interests in this property?
After years of reading rave reviews regarding Salishan's wine cellar and fine dining, I was thrilled to find myself on the Oregon Coast and able to get reservations for the dining room for Thanksgiving dinner.
After 4 phone calls confirming the reservation - they still managed to lose it. A 20 minute wait with only a glass of water was next after finally being seated. We were entertained by watching others waiting and wondering where their service and meals were. We received a laminated wine list -of only one page-even the local "B" grade restaurants offered more. Our turkey dinners arrived- not only cold, but appeared to have been slapped together from their buffet line.
Presentation went out the window - a mole hill was more appetizing than trying to dig around to find the tiny spoonful of stuffing - not to mention the 6 cranberries that constituted the "gran marnier cranberry relish." Our bottle of wine (the most expensive one on their tiny list) arrived over mid-way thru our dinner - it was returned. Dessert had been on the counter for hours after weeks in the freezer - the strudel pastry was hard as clay - altho it was presented nicely. The dining room was not only understaffed but under-trained. It was not until after our "fine dining" experience that we were finally told, by other patrons, that this was no longer a Westin property (after our waitress denied multiple inquiries as to what was going on.) It obviously shows!!! Service, wine list and food at Denny's would have been far superior!
Thanksgiving 2003 dinner at the Salishan
With a much anticipated trip to the Oregon coast approaching, I made reservations for Thanksgiving dinner at the Salishan Lodge. Long known for its excellent wine cellar and quality food under Westin management, I felt confident I would have a dinner to remember.
I had a dinner to remember all right. Arriving ten minutes prior to my 6:00 p.m. reservation, I was told they didn't have a reservation in my name. They tried sending me to the hotel ballroom for the buffet. No dice. I insisted on the fine dining room.
Finally seated, we waited 25 minutes to get our water. The salad of greens, pears, walnuts and Maytag blue cheese was nicely presented and good. The "turkey with all the trimmin's" tho was disgusting. It was obvious our server had gone to the buffet and filled the plates from there. Mashed potatoes, stuffing, cranberry sauce, turkey, green beans all glopped together in the middle of the plate. Lukewarm. Dessert was no better. Service was horrible.
The wine list was handed to us in a diner style plastic laminated one page list. Few choices and none were what I would consider excellent choices.
Beware folks! The Salishan is no longer a premier destination!
TripAdvisor Reviews Salishan Spa and Golf Resort Gleneden Beach
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