About Olympic Lodge
If you stay at the Olympic Lodge on the east side of Port Angeles, you're just a few minutes' drive from downtown attractions. What you get in return is a spacious room in a quiet location that backs up against a sloped, conifer-dotted golf course with views of the snow-capped Olympic Mountains. Although Olympic Lodge is situated just off the town's main thoroughfare (Highway 101) in a commercial area, this local hotel offers anything but a generic experience.
To start, the local staff is friendly and knowledgeable, ready to offer recommendations and insider tips to visitors. Additionally, the lobby, restaurant and pool face the scenery behind the hotel -- the golf course and mountains -- and this orientation gives visitors the effect of tranquil privacy, as well as a flavor of what makes the area uniquely Olympic.
The Northwest-themed lobby is particularly welcoming with oversized leather sofas and chairs, coffee tables, and a large fireplace that burns real logs (winter is cozy here). You'll appreciate the woodwork and box-beam ceiling that, to our family, felt like a nod to the beautiful historic lodges in the Olympic National Park.
Beyond the floor-to-ceiling lobby windows, Northwest-designed alpine rock gardens feature several fountains and other trickling waterways, as well as rocky hardscape lined with native plants, such as vine maple, ferns, and weeping cedar. Take a stroll around the property to admire the landscaping.
An added bonus for families is the outdoor heated pool and hot tub, available year-round. Additionally, Olympic Lodge offers a full service breakfast restaurant and comfortable rooms containing recent updates. The adjacent golf course is open to the public, too.
Written by Joanna Nesbit