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Hotel for two Nights in Beach/Hoh area

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lost in Ohio
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Hotel for two Nights in Beach/Hoh area

We need to find a hotel (or two) which will allow us the best access and convenience to see the coastal beaches, hike in the Hoh valley and do the nine mile hike on the water.

We'd appreciate your thoughts and recommendations, and whether we should split time between two hotels or use one as a base.

Many thanks

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1. Re: Hotel for two Nights in Beach/Hoh area

Like Kaleberg said: Oceanside Resort, La Push.

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2. Re: Hotel for two Nights in Beach/Hoh area

Remember also that Cape Alava is not near the LaPush beaches. Second, Third, and Rialto beaches are all very close to each other and could easily be visited on the same day if you didn't mind visiting some of them at high tide. Cape Alava is out by Lake Ozette.

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3. Re: Hotel for two Nights in Beach/Hoh area

Thanks -- the plan was to arrive and see the southernmost beaches. Sleep and then hike Hoh Valley, then go and see La Push. Sleep some more and go to to the nine mile hike and then head over to the Lake or PA.

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4. Re: Hotel for two Nights in Beach/Hoh area

You could stay at Kalaloch Lodge and see all the beaches around there, don't miss Ruby Beach. Then do the Hoh, the go to Chito Beach Resort, (check out the reviews)and from there do Cape Alava hike.

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5. Re: Hotel for two Nights in Beach/Hoh area

We've managed to confuse ourselves about seeing the southwest and west areas. We know that we will fly into SeaTac and drive to the peninsula. We know that we will stay in/near PA for most of the week. What we dont know is how to see the beaches and the rain forest areas. We are willing to pay a premium for the location IF it is clean and near where we want to be. We understand that price/value differs from place to place (ever try to find a hotel in Venice?) -- but is there any place on the west side where we can have a clean, quiet room with a good view (preferably of the ocean) and access to "comfort food"?

We are concerned about what we have read about Forks. And about the bugs at Kalaloch and the accomodations at Q Lodge. Perhaps Oceanside is the best choice????? Or should we just plan on staying the whole time at PA and doing a LOT of driving.????

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6. Re: Hotel for two Nights in Beach/Hoh area

I think you are more worried than you have to be. I live in Port Angeles and visit both the Hoh Rain Forest and the LaPush beaches all the time. The Hoh Rain Forest HQ is exactly one hour and 50 minutes from the western edge of PA. If you stay in the Barnes Creek area of Lake Crescent, the drive to the Hoh Rain Forest would be about 1 hour and 30 minutes. The numbers for Cape Alava are exactly the same. Really, that's not bad. The drive is easy and peaceful.

Rialto Beach, Second Beach, etc... are even closer. It takes about one hour and 10 minutes to drive from the western end of PA to the beaches. It's about 50 to 55 minutes from the Barnes Creek area of Lake Crescent.

You can stay in PA or just west or PA or in Lake Crescent, and you will never have more that a three hour roundtrip and usually much less.

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7. Re: Hotel for two Nights in Beach/Hoh area

My wife and I liked Forks--especially because it's so central to everything. It's just a small, nice town; not junky as some people suggest. We really liked the Miller Tree Inn, a circa-1916 farmhouse bed and breakfast on the edge of town: www.millertreeinn.com. Don't miss Ruby, Rialto and Second Beaches; the driftwood there and at Kalaloch are real eye-openers.

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8. Re: Hotel for two Nights in Beach/Hoh area

I have to add a note about the driftwood. The storms this month radically changed the beaches, especially the driftwood piles. Second Beach is now much easier to reach because the huge driftwood barrier at the entrance to the beach was largely washed away. You can see the transformed entrance in recent entries on www.kaleberg.com. A fellow hiker has written us that Rialto Beach has changed, too.

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