Sequim Bay Lodge is just east of Sequim - definitely worth the drive outside of town. While the property does need a bit of updating to the grounds, it is very pleasant and give the feel of a an old-timey resort from the 40s. There are huge grassy areas for children to play or dogs to romp (yes, pets ARE welcome), beautiful gardens throughout the property.
This is not a modern, glitzy hotel. It is a comfortable, clean, and VERY spacious place to stay while enjoying the area. Some rooms have in-room spas. The water pressure in the shower was great! So frequently, hotels have gone to the water saver type of shower head, and whatever water they think they are saving, gets wasted if you have thick hair and are trying to rinse out shampoo & conditioner.
All the rooms are huge. On this trip (we've stayed here at least once a year for the past 10 years or so), our room was on the ground floor and the patio door opened up onto a private patio, with access to the garden area. While it may sound "higher" in price to folks unfamiliar with the area, it is not. Most rooms in the area range from $120-$200 per night, with far less quality. Definitely be back!
We are from Maryland and enjoyed our two week stay. The rooms are clean and the the motel is quiet. We were happy with the owners and staff. Our room, and some others they let us look in, have modern TVs with cable, refrigerators, and microwaves.
We were happy but keep in mind our motel standard is it must be clean (they are very clean),the place needs to be quiet (it is), and the shower and drains need to be A+ (they are). Beyond this an English garden is maintained throughout the property, there is a short trail, a lot of open space should you want to lay out in the sun and read, an outdoor pool, some of the rooms have their own hot tub, and a simple breakfast (coffee, tea, juice, muffins, cookies, energy bars, and fruit) is provided each morning.
The owners even shared some huge crabs with us, let us use their company printer, and provided endless advice on the area. We found new friends in them - beyond just being guests. The room price (we were in season) is fair.
Now for my comments about those that wrote less than positive reviews. If you want a luxury hotel than you need to pay for it. There are hotels in the area that cost fifty bucks plus a night more.
If it's worth it to you to have an indoor pool, fitness center, a restaurant on the property, and to be in a newer motel than pay the money. You will get what you want with a santitized institutionalized staff, and thin walls. I'll review such a hotel at SeaTec after this.
In summary, Sequim Bay Lodge is great for anyone that wants a "down-home" place to stay - clean and quiet. We plan to go back and even if we own an RV will still spend time with the owners of this nice place.
I found Sequim Bay Lodge purely by accident. I was reading reviews on another hotel and Sequim Bay Lodge was mentioned as a place some of their family stayed.
I read a lot of good reviews and decided we'd give them a try. The room was very comfortable and quite large. There is also a microwave and small refrigerator in the room. It also has a nice little balcony and the grounds are lovely. Our room had nicer furniture and a flat screen TV.
Sure, the mattress could have been a little plusher, but the owners are upgrading as they can and they are doing a great job. I can't remark on the breakfast as we had to leave early to catch the Victoria ferry. We would definately stay here again. The hotel is also close to the casino, where we went for dinner.
We stayed here 2 nights over the 4th of July weekend. We had flown into Port Angeles airport on a spur of the moment vacation so had not made lodging arrangements a head of time. With lots of activities going on in the area there was a limited selection of affordable lodging. We were a bit leery of this place due to the mixed reviews but ended up staying for 2 nights.
The king rooms are very large, with large bathrooms and refrigerators. There were areas that could have used some fresh paint but we found everything very clean. The mattresses could be upgraded but were acceptable for the price savings compared to surrounding hotels and inns. We paid less than half of what other places in the area were charging for very similar looking rooms.
Didn't eat there so can't comment on that but the owners were helpful and courteous and the grounds are beautiful! The only thing that I can think of that would improve the rooms would be an additional mirrored vanity area outside the bathroom and less generic bedspreads. Great value for the price!
We found this place a treasure, not fancy but clean. The new owners are making improvements, and the grounds are being developed in an inviting way that makes you want to explore.
I was in the area to explore nature as it's finest, and staying here added a layer to the vacation that will be remembered. I will definitely go back my next time out to the Olympic Peninsula.(I would like to see the pool fixed my next visit.)
Charlotte, North Carolina