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Lake Quinault, Quinault

(4.4/5 based on 95+ reviews on the web)
The Lake Quinault Lodge was built in 1926 in Olympic National Forest in Washington, USA. The hotel was designed by Robert Reamer, a Seattle architect, in a rustic style reminiscent of Reamer's work at the Old Faithful Inn in Yellowstone National Park. It is a notable example of a rustic wilderness lodging, suited to its woodland environment on the southern side of the Olympic Mountains.Design and constructionThe two-story wood frame structure replaced a previous building on the site that was built by Jack Ewell for the Olson family in 1903. The Olsons sold their interest in the first hotel to the Seaman family in 1921. On August 24, 1924, the original hotel burned.Its replacement was funded by lumberman Ralph Emerson of Hoquiam, who bought out the Seamans. The first stage was a plain 1-1/2 story structure which still stands as the annex, restored in 2007. It became so popular that expansion was needed, and a new, more elaborate lodge was planned.Robert Reamer was associated with the contractor, the Metropolitan Building Company, and the company's construction superintendent was Roy Garrison, who had previously worked with Reamer. Reamer had recently completed work on the Hotel Emerson in Hoquiam, and had extensive experience in the design of hotels in natural settings. Work started on June 9, 1926, and was complete fifty-three days later, on August 18, 1926.Emerson sold the lodge in 1939. It closed during World War II. After the war it was operated by the Walker family. In 1988, the hotel was purchased by the Aramark corporation.
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TripAdvisor
  • Loved looking at the serene scene onto the lake from the Lodge. I have taken walks around the lake prior to my most recent visit, and enjoyed the scenery. Very quiet and peaceful. It would be fantasti...  more »
  • We parked at the visitor center, walked up to the lake, then walked to the Lake Quinault Lodge, sat down in one of the lovely chairs on the lawn with view over the lake and enjoyed a drink. Just perfe...  more »
  • We visited here at Lake Quinault Lake after the season was over in November but the lake is a real jem would love to come back up and camp here and bring the Kayaks.  more »
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  • The lodge was truly a pleasant and serene environment that you don't want to depart from. The lodge itself is filled with relics of the past and the rooms have been nicely updated while maintaining the historic and antique charm. My only slight critique is in regards to the restaurant inside the lodge. Definitely a bit pricey for the quality of food, with few other food options in the area. Overall an amazing place to stay. The lake is breathtaking, along with the trails!
  • We stayed 5 nights in Boathouse room 302 in October 2016. For the most part it was reasonably priced and as advertised. However, there was a lack of hot water in the morning and the heating was barely adequate. They offered a wifi password, but we barely had any access, most of the time it just spins. Maid service was inconsistent, sometimes refreshing coffee but not creamer, some days no refresh at all. The location is amazing!
  • Lake Quinault Lodge is located in a beautiful rainforest right on the lake. The great room you walk into upon arrival has a great view through huge windows and boasts a lovely fireplace and common area for guests. The rooms are clean and nice and the staff are friendly. We enjoyed playing games in the common area and exploring the short trail right across the street. The restaurant is pricey and the food isn't the best but everything else about the place made for a pleasant experience.
  • We were left standing outside, in front of our room for about 45 minutes while the gal from the front desk tried 3 times to get our lock to work. She was finally able to get some assistance from the maintenance guy. We never heard anything from the management, which I thought was very unprofessional. When we FINALLY able to get into our room, we were "held hostage" in our room. If we left, we wouldn't be able to get back in. We were tired and hungry and looking to get out to get some dinner. About an hour and a half after arriving, we had keys, a working lock, and were able to get on with our evening. Checking in after 3pm / checking out by 11am, an hour and a half cut a fair amount of time into our stay, especially at over $300.00 a night!
  • Lovely building and grounds. The Fireplace rooms are big and beautiful with views of the grounds and Lake. Restaurant serves good quality food although depends on the meal (ate there on 3 evenings) and it's pricey. The biggest problem I had was with room soundproofing.