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Old 10-03-2016, 01:34 AM   #1
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Question Dec. hotel / sight seeing around Olympic National Peninsula

Hi all

Hoping to spend a day or two days in December - in a hotel and sight seeing around Olympic National Peninsula

this is *before* we pick up our 21' Escape.

thus hotel.

any tips for hotel in the area?
we like clean, and quiet.

any other tips?

would be nice to do a few easy hikes. and see some beauty (weather permitting)

and i know there may well be snow.... we have an AWD SUV with good all season radials.

thanks
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Old 10-03-2016, 09:19 PM   #2
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Hi all

Hoping to spend a day or two days in December - in a hotel and sight seeing around Olympic National Peninsula

this is *before* we pick up our 21' Escape.

thus hotel.

any tips for hotel in the area?
we like clean, and quiet.

any other tips?

would be nice to do a few easy hikes. and see some beauty (weather permitting)

and i know there may well be snow.... we have an AWD SUV with good all season radials.

thanks

Hi,

We spent 3 days touring Olympic w/o our trailer(the infamous customs suspension).

We spent the 1st 2 days here :

Ocean Shores Hotels | BEST WESTERN Lighthouse Suites Inn| Hotels in Ocean Shores

Meeting some friends from Portland OR, with a goal(in Aug) of touring the rainforest, SouthWest, section of Olympic.

Pluses - quiet, clean, on a beautiful wide open beach, great breakfast
Minuses - not that close to Olympic rainforest

Our last day/night, after the folks from Portland had to go back to work was here :

Pacific Inn Motel | Surrounded by Natural Northwest Wonders

Again, clean, quiet. Not as fancy as the Best Western, but much closer to the rainforest.

We were last minute, so no vacancies were available in the Park, but if you have enough lead time, I'd suggest checking in the park itself for vacancies :

https://www.nps.gov/olym/planyourvisit/lodging.htm

We had lunch at 2 of the 4 hotels in the Park :

Kalaloch Lodge at Olympic National Park | Peninsula Lodging | Forks, WA
Accommodations at Lake Crescent Lodge | Olympic National Park & Forest WA

Both served excellent food. with great scenery With the hotels themselves nice to tour.....huge lobby with pictures of Roosevelt visiting there, pretty cool.

We especially liked the Hoh area of the NP. We were looking for tropical, rain forest, and it is there. Lots of hiking in the areas we were in Quinault, Kalaloch and Hoh.

Again, though, this was all in early August, not December.

Have fun.
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Old 10-04-2016, 02:53 AM   #3
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I also liked the kalaloch lodge we stayed in a cabin. We had a nice dinner there too.
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