Washington’s many resorts and hotels offer a full experience for vacationers in this gorgeous state, from a cottage on the shores of the Pacific Ocean to a treehouse in a national forest. There’s the hustle and bustle of downtown Seattle, as well as the seclusion and beauty of Orcas Island, where visitors can go whale watching or kayaking on the water, and the green forests and rugged peaks of Olympic National Park or the Cascades.
1. Salish Lodge & Spa
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Just a short drive from Seattle in Snoqualmie, Salish Lodge and Spa offers an authentic Pacific Northwest experience. The hotel’s location, precariously perched at the edge of a sheer cliff overlooking a stunning waterfall and beautiful mountainous rock formations, sets the scene as one that is simply picture perfect. The interior of the lodge, with its tall, peaked ceilings and stone fireplaces, only completes the ambience. Rooms are modern and cozy, with goose down bedding, fireplaces, and whirlpool tubs, and a resort fee ensures that all guests receive valet parking, a steaming mug of coffee or tea in the morning, and a plate of fresh baked cookies in the afternoon.
6501 Railroad Ave, Snoqualmie, WA 98065, Phone: 425-888-2556
2. Iron Springs Resort
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Iron Springs Resort is an oceanfront resort in Copalis Beach that has been acclaimed as one of the Pacific Northwest's best cabin getaway destinations by Best Northwest Escapes. The resort, which is located conveniently near Pacific Beach and Griffiths-Priday Ocean State Parks, was originally constructed in the 1940s as a series of getaway cabin homes and was converted into a resort facility by the True family in 2011. Rustic-chic cabins offer full kitchens with dishwashers, newly-renovated spacious bedrooms, and living rooms with pull-out sofas and fireplaces. Guest amenities include flat screen televisions, DVD players, and iPod docks, with private decks, laundry facilities, and barbecue grills available in some cabins. Direct beach access is available at each cabin, with clamming and fishing permits available at the resort's general store.
3707 WA-109, Copalis Beach, WA 98535, Phone: 360-276-4230
3. Skamania Lodge
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Tucked away in 175 acres of peaceful wooded land, Skamania Lodge offers an experience that is full of nature, adventure, and whimsy. Guests can choose to stay in a standard room or suite, or they could opt for a treehouse. Skamania’s treehouses are elevated about 20 feet above the ground and come in several sizes to suit couples or groups. One of the treehouses is even ADA accessible to ensure that this amazing opportunity is available to everyone who wants it. These gorgeous accommodations have outdoor seating areas where guests can sit and enjoy a cup of coffee in the mornings, surrounded by the canopies of the tall trees in the woods around them.
1131 SW Skamania Lodge Way, Stevenson, WA 98648, Phone: 509-314-4177
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4. Willows Lodge
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Heavy wooden beams hold up tall, peaked ceilings, and cozy gas fireplaces warm the elegant rooms and suites. Outside, the willow trees for which this lodge is named drape their branches almost down to the ground, forming canopies around the gardens on the premises. Willows Lodge is located in Woodlinville, an easy drive from Seattle and close to many wineries as well as Lake Washington and the Puget Sound. Often booked for weddings due to its gorgeous location and beautiful setting, Willows Lodge is a perfect spot for a romantic vacation, with gardens, relaxed bike trails, and a spa.
14580 NE 145th St, Woodinville, WA 98072, Phone: 425-424-3900
5. Sun Mountain Lodge
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A beautiful resort nestled into the mountains of northern Washington, Sun Mountain Lodge is resplendent in its wood shingled lodge and long elevated porch, overlooking the gorgeous Methow Valley and the Cascade mountains beyond. Accommodations include standard rooms, which are warm and cozy, lakeside cabins, and even a seasonal RV park. During the summer, guests can explore the area by foot, mountain bike, or on horseback, and in the winter, they can see the snow capped mountains and tall green pines from a pair of skis. Wildflowers in the spring and brilliant foliage in the fall complete the cycle, making Sun Mountain Lodge a great destination no matter the season.
604 Patterson Lake Rd, Winthrop, WA 98862, Phone: 509-996-2211
6. Hotel Bellwether
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From its location overlooking the marina and waters of Bellingham Bay, Hotel Bellwether provides a deluxe and elegant experience for its guests. This pet friendly resort has a canine mascot named Bella, who greets guests as they step into the lobby or discuss with the concierge options for daily activities. Rooms have gorgeous Italian furnishings as well as gas fireplaces, private balconies, and whirlpool tubs in the bathrooms, and suites provide additional space and sleeping options. There is even one suite inside the lighthouse at Hotel Bellwether which has 360 degree views of the bay and the surrounding area.
1 Bellwether Way, Bellingham, WA 98225, Phone: 360-392-3100
7. Friday Harbor House, San Juan Islands
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Friday Harbor House is located on an elevated bluff overlooking picturesque Friday Harbor on the San Juan Islands, providing an intimate boutique atmosphere for your romantic getaway weekend. The inn is easily accessible via a scenic ferry ride (or float plane trip) from Vancouver, Bellingham, or Seattle and offers a variety of enticing packages to lure couples in search of romance, including the Island Enchantment, Epicurean Escape, or Hot Dates, Hot Rates packages. Each of the inn’s comfortable rooms includes romantic extras like oversized jetted tubs for two, comfy king-sized beds, and a Puget Sound Dream Kit full of little luxuries.
130 West St, Friday Harbor, WA 98250, Phone: 866-722-7356
8. Romantic WA Resorts: Sleeping Lady Resort
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This beautiful resort echoes the simplicity and natural beauty of a rustic cabin or lodge in its accommodations, with beautiful rooms and cottages that feature bed frames made from hand-hewn logs, lush down bedding, and even sleeping lofts for extra guests in some of their rooms. Canine Companion Rooms have a queen bed as well as a bunk bed, and are suitable for families traveling with a dog, and standalone cabins like The Rookery or The Eyrie allow travelers the privacy and seclusion they may desire for their vacation. Sleeping Lady Resort is set within the Cascade Mountains, so guests will have not only a beautiful view, but plenty of opportunity to explore the vast nature around them during their stay.
7375 Icicle Rd, Leavenworth, WA 98826, Phone: 509-548-6344
9. Kimpton Hotel Vintage Seattle
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Kimpton Hotel Vintage Seattle has been named as one of Seattle's top hotels by acclaimed international publications such as Condé Nast Traveler and U.S. News and World Report, located within easy walking or subway distance from top area attractions such as Benaroya Hall and the Space Needle. The elegant wine-themed hotel serves up nightly wine tastings curated by its personal sommelier and boasts an extensive wine menu of Pacific Northwest and Californian favorites at its award-winning Tulio restaurant. Spacious guest rooms and suites are decked out in local artwork, offering luxurious amenities such as flat screen televisions, yoga mats, and complimentary wireless internet. Guest amenities include in-room spa services, a 24-hour gym facility, and a stylish bar and lounge centered around a beautiful marble fireplace.
1100 5th Ave, Seattle, WA 98101, Phone: 206-624-8000
10. Resort At Port Ludlow
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At the edge of Ludlow Bay, the Resort at Port Ludlow is a wide building with a whole wall of porches and warm light that reflects in the water at night. Rooms at Port Ludlow are cozy and hospitable, with simple furnishings that supply everything guests need, including many rooms which are pet friendly. The resort is home to a restaurant - Fireside - which has won awards for its food, and some lovely gardens in front of the water’s edge. There is also a championship 18 hole golf course at the resort, and a marina where guests can dock their boat, or try their hand at kayaking or stand up paddleboarding in the bay.
1 Heron Rd, Port Ludlow, WA 98365, Phone: 360-437-7000
11. Washington Resorts: Robin Hood Village Resort
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Fans of the 1984 Robin Hood movie starring Errol Flynn will jump at the chance to stay at Robin Hood Village Resort along the shores of the Hood Canal. The set designer for the original movie designed and built this resort, so it feels very much like the Sherwood Forest in the movie and the story. But there are no bandits hiding in these woods, so guests can fully enjoy their stay in one of the sixteen cottages at the resort. The Hood Canal is at everyone’s disposal, and lucky kayakers -- using the free loaner kayaks the resort offers -- might even spot a bald eagle, seal or orca whale. The resort also offers an outdoor campfire site, a BBQ area, and a restaurant and pub which regularly features live entertainment and music.
6780 WA-106, Union, WA 98592, Phone: 360-898-2163
12. Washington Resorts: Rosario Resort and Spa
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Located on beautiful Orcas Island -- shaped like a horseshoe and the largest of the San Juan Islands just off the coast -- Rosario Resort and Spa is an upscale destination with rooms, suites, and even a bungalow available for rent. The resort has an indoor and outdoor pool, free wifi, and a convenient location along the waterfront and close to Moran State Park. A gorgeous historic mansion on the property, which was originally built in the early 20th century by Robert Moran, is now home to several restaurants, bars, and a museum, all of which can be enjoyed by guests. The museum tells the history of the house and the time when it was built, and the restaurants serve a wide variety of mouthwatering foods and refreshing drinks.
1400 Rosario Rd, Eastsound, WA 98245, Phone: 360-376-2222
13. Fairmont Olympic Hotel
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The Seattle Fairmont Olympic Hotel is a veritable landmark in the city, built in the 1920s with tall sweeping columns in the style of the Italian Renaissance. Located in the center of the city, it’s a great jumping off point for those looking to explore Seattle, as it is within walking distance of most of its main attractions. The Fairmont boasts a number of accolades, including #1 best hotel in Seattle in 2018, and every detail and touch that the hotel uses to create an experience for its guests just proves why. The food at its three restaurants is varied and delicious, and its 450 guest rooms offer a deluxe and elegant definition of comfort.
411 University St, Seattle, WA 98101, Phone: 206-621-1700
14. Semiahmoo Resort
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Semiahmoo Resort is located at the tip of the peninsula which creates Semiahmoo Bay, and it is about as close as you can get to Canada without actually being in Canada. Rooms at Semiahmoo Resort have queen or king size beds, and many of them overlook the water. The resort is pet friendly, and even provides toys, treats, and dog beds for your furry friends staying there. There are two restaurants at Semiahmoo Resort, as well as a spa for a little self pampering, a fitness center, and a ton of amenities including an on site theater, kayaks, bikes, and paddle boards available for use, and a kid’s club. There is also a golf course at Semiahmoo Golf and Country Club.
9565 Semiahmoo Pkwy, Blaine, WA 98230, Phone: 360-318-2000
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15. Washington Resorts: Alderbrook Resort & Spa
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Located on Hood Canal, Alderbrook Resort and Spa is a lovely accommodation option with stunning views of the Olympic Mountains. Most rooms at Alderbrook Resort and Spa feature views of the water, and many of the guest rooms have day beds for lounging or for extra guests. There is also an option to rent a one or two bedroom cottage at Alderbrook, which feature peaceful porches, fully equipped kitchens complete with all the essentials, gas fireplaces, and room for up to six guests. At Alderbrook, guests can purchase a number of vacation packages, including the romance package, which features homemade truffles, sparkling wine, and credit for dining and spa treatments.
10 E Alderbrook Dr, Union, WA 98592, Phone: 360-898-2200
16. Mountain Home Lodge
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For a true escape from life, travelers should look no further than Mountain Home Lodge, an amazing experience in a secluded mountain hotel. Mountain Home Lodge is located in Leavenworth on 20 acres of beautiful property with amazing views of the Cascade Mountains, and while it is incredibly peaceful and secluded, it is still only a few miles from attractions such as Icicle Ridge Winery and downtown Leavenworth. Inside the lodge, natural wood walls, stone fireplaces, wooden ceiling beams, and comfy leather furniture create an ambience that is cozy and inviting, and outside at the swimming pool or hot tub -- and the amazing views guests will find there while soaking of swimming -- are only the beginning, because Mountain Home Lodge has over thirty miles of trails for hiking and mountain biking, and even provides daypacks for guests.
8201 Mountain Home Rd, Leavenworth, WA 98826, Phone: 509-548-7077
17. Snug Harbor Resort
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This large wooden resort overlooks the harbor on San Juan Island, with balconies and outdoor seating outside each accommodation so that guests can enjoy the view at any time of day or night as they read, sip coffee, or socialize. With 17 cabins and three suites on the premises, Snug harbor Resort offers its guests a private marina for those arriving on their own boat, as well as paddle boards, kayaks, canoes, and bicycles for guests who want to get out and explore the incredible setting. Rooms are designed to allow people to unplug: there is wifi and cell phone reception, but no phones in guest rooms, and plenty to do outdoors.
1997 Mitchell Bay Rd, Friday Harbor, WA 98250, Phone: 360-378-4762
18. Hotel Andra
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This boutique hotel in downtown Seattle is just a few blocks away from the Space Needle and Pike’s Place Market. Guests can choose from a variety of accommodations at Hotel Andra, including a classic queen room, a studio apartment, and even the Monarch Suite, which has 1500 square feet of living, sleeping, bathing, and dining space. There are several restaurants at Hotel Andra, including a Greek-Mediterranean concept called Lola, and Assaggio Ristorante, an Italian restaurant with amazing foods and wines. Hotel Andra has event spaces available for weddings, dinners, or other occasions, as well as a comfortable and stylish “living room” where guests can relax and socialize.
2000 4th Ave, Seattle, WA 98121, Phone: 206-448-8600
19. Suncadia Resort
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At Suncadia, visitors can experience the Pacific Northwest in a true, authentic manner. The resort has over 6,000 acres of land for guests to explore and enjoy. From whitewater rafting on the gushing rapids of a river bordered by towering trees, to hiking some of the 40 miles of trails that Suncadia maintains and offers for guest use, this resort creates a perfect opportunity for adventure and natural exploration. Mountain biking trails, three championship golf courses, and kayaking all make for an exciting stay, and for a more peaceful experience, the resort has an excellent spa, beautiful pool, and plenty of great places to sit and relax with a book as well.
3600 Suncadia Trail, Cle Elum, WA 98922, Phone: 866-904-6300
20. Carson Hot Springs Golf & Spa Resort
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This authentic bathhouse dates back to the early 20th century, when it was a getaway for those looking to relax and soak in the hot springs for medical, spiritual, or recreational purposes. The tradition, called ‘taking the waters’, is still in full practice today at Carson Hot Springs Golf and Spa Resort, which has a mineral therapy pool for adults and claw foot tubs in its 1930s bathhouse, and guests can soak in the natural mineral waters in both of these places for a refreshing experience. The resort is also home to an 18 hole, par 71 golf course, which offers a challenging and fun game of golf for beginners as well as the more experienced.
372 St. Martin’s Springs Road, Carson, WA 98610, Phone: 509-427-8296
21. The Historic Davenport
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In downtown Spokane, The Historic Davenport Hotel stands out with historic architecture that screams of old world splendor. The hotel was built in the 1920s, and has hosted many famous actors, musicians, artists, and other celebrities over the decades. Rooms at The historic Davenport are pet friendly, and feature marble bathrooms, city views, and many of them also have kitchenettes and living areas as well. Each room is designed to maintain its 1920s history, with small touches that will make guests feel like they are in the past without compromising the modern standard of comfort and style. Guests can enjoy amazing cocktails at the Peacock Lounge, or a delicious meal at the Palm Court Grill.
10 S Post St, Spokane, WA 99201, Phone: 509-455-8888
22. West Beach Resort
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Located on the West edge of beautiful Orcas Island, West Beach Resort is a gorgeous and relaxing resort where guests can stay in cottages along the beach. Each cottage has its own private fire pit, and all front doors open to the west, so guests can walk out of their accommodations and immediately find themselves on a sandy, pebbly beach facing the water, a perfect place to watch the sun set each evening. It’s a great place for couples on a romantic getaway as well as families looking for some bonding time and adventure, with opportunities for games, boating, kayaking, fishing, whale watching, and much more.
190 Waterfront Way, Eastsound, WA 98245, Phone: 360-376-2240
23. Four Seasons Hotel Seattle
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All the luxury that is expected from the Four Seasons name can be found here at this location in central Seattle, less than ten minutes walking distance from attractions such as Pike Place Market and the Seattle Museum of Art, and only a little further to the Space Needle. In the morning, guests can have coffee delivered right to their hotel room before heading out to explore everything Seattle has to offer, with the knowledge that they can come right back that evening to enjoy an amazing meal at Goldfinch Tavern and a good night’s sleep in one of the Four Seasons’ airy, luxurious guest rooms.
99 Union St, Seattle, WA 98101, Phone: 206-749-7000
What are the 25 Best Washington Resorts, Hotels & Inns?
The 25 Best Washington Resorts, Hotels & Inns according to local experts are:
The Heathman Hotel Kirkland
In downtown Kirkland, just northeast of Seattle, the Heathman Hotel Kirkland offers visitors a metropolitan stay in a place that’s a little less overwhelming than Seattle tends to be. Only a short walk from the Kirkland Performance Center, and just a few blocks from the park at the edge of Lake Washington, The Heathman Hotel Kirkland is a beautiful boutique hotel in a unique and vibrant district. The restaurant on site -- Trellis -- offers amazing food and drinks sourced from local ingredients, and and accommodations at The Heathman are sleek, contemporary, and comfortable, with gorgeous rooms and suites that look straight out of a magazine.
220 Kirkland Ave, Kirkland, WA 98033, Phone: 425-284-5800
Campbell's Resort on Lake Chelan
The narrow 50 mile stretch of water that is Lake Chelan is located in north-central Washington state, and at the southern tip of this water is Campbell’s Resort on Lake Chelan. Built in 1901, this resort has 170 guest rooms on their eight acres, which also includes almost two thousand feet of private private waterfront beach. During the summer, Campbell’s offers a fun schedule of family activities, including summer concerts on the beach, fitness boot camps and yoga classes, and even activities just for kids like fishing lessons and arts and crafts. The resort also has a spa, great dining options, and is only a short walk away from all the shopping and restaurants of downtown Chelan.
104 W Woodin Ave, Chelan, WA 98816, Phone: 509-682-2561
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Loews Hotel 1000, Seattle
This high rise, downtown hotel is located in the very heart of the city of Seattle, with amazing views of Elliott Bay or the city skyline from many of the guest rooms. Those staying at Loews Hotel 1000 can enjoy luxurious designer bedding, spacious and roomy accommodations, and rainfall showerheads in the bathrooms, as well as added benefits like pull out sofas and extra living space in the suites. The common space in Loews Hotel 1000 is sleek and modern, with unique lighting fixtures and dramatic accents to draw the eye. The hotel also offers a restaurant and bar, a fitness center and spa, and even a game room with a golf simulator.
1000 1st Ave, Seattle, WA 98104, Phone: 206-957-1000
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Northern Quest Resort & Casino
Conveniently located to Spokane International Airport and the Spokane County Raceway, Northern Quest Resort and Casino is a modern and exciting place to stay. Luxury rooms have spa-like bathrooms and plush designer bedding, and those who bring their own RV can choose to park and stay at the resort’s RV grounds. There are plenty of options for dining and drinking at Northern Quest, as well as a spa and a children’s entertainment center. The adult entertainment center is, of course, the casino, where guests can try their luck at over 1600 slot machines, nearly 40 live table games, or in a more secluded poker room.
100 N Hayford Rd, Airway Heights, WA 99001, Phone: 877-871-6772