Oceanside Resort La Push Reviews
Great location, best out there! Jul 30, 2010
We stayed in the Thunderbird Motel, room 115 on the first floor. As the Whale motel (right next to it) it looked like it was brand new. It was clean, spacious and had the most amazing view: you're right on First beach. I don't know what the view is like on the ground floor, but we were totally blown away, even though we knew what we had booked and what to expect. We left our window open at night and slept like babies with the sound of the ocean in the background. Just great!
From the reservation, through e-mail, through check-in and check-out we were welcomed with respect. I've read some of the reviews on other sites and was a bit weary, but none of it: at the reception everybody was cordial and forthcoming. We payed $783.00 for 5 nights at high season, the ground floor was offered to us for $675.00. This seems to be an average on the Olympic Peninsual during high season? There is no internet connection except free wi-fi at the reception building, so we welcomed the cyberrest!
There are some amazing (tidal) walks to discover up and around La Push, Second Beach is down the road. Tidal times are printed on hand outs at the reception. We didn't eat at the River's Edge Restaurant, so can't give my opinion, but it did look good. La Push is a 15 minutes drive from Forks. Don't forget to buy your fire permit ($5 for a week) so you can build your own fire on the beach. The camp store down the road is well equiped with most necessities, but don't expect a Wall mart in the neighboorhood. We bought our groceries on the way up there.
The view, the scenery, the walks... we definitely will go back here!
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Seaside comfort & hiking Mar 07, 2009
The Quilleute Nation has many different accommodations on their reservation. The tribe is small and relies heavily on the income generated by their lodging and restaurant.
As you enter the "resort" (a very loose term), you'll see the gas station and grocery store on the left. Third beach is also on the left and you'll see many different styles of cabins, a-frames, townhouses and duplexes for guests. They also have a regular style motel.
We usually stay in one of the townhouses since friends usually go with us. The bedrooms and bathroom are on the bottom floor with the kitchen & living room on the top floor. Each townhouse also has a wood stove and wood is usually already stacked outside the door. The kitchen has some basics for cooking and eating, so it's not necessary to bring more than the food you want to cook. Linens are also provided, but bring extra towels since the ones provided are pretty thin. The townhouses aren't fancy, but they are comfortable.
There are other beaches that you can hike to, but you should be in shape since the trails are fairly steep (and slippery). There are dozens of eagles in the trees and you can hear their calls and see them flying.
The Rivers Edge restaurant has been added in the last four years or so. They try hard to make the food fancy, but fail. It's tasty enough, but not really worth the price.
I haven't been back since the books by Stepanie Meyer were written...or the movie Twilight came out, but my guess is that La Push has become more popular because of the success of those things.
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