I stayed 3 nights over Memorial Day weekend. I golfed all day so while I took a look at the resort facilities I made no use of them. I ate and drank at the Packers Bar the three nights I was there. The staff behind the bar was terrific. The place was very busy yet they never failed to catch people's eye, engage in conversation when appropriate or ignore the wait staff coming for drinks. I had custom drinks, salad dressings and dips for the fries based on my whim. The staff actually seemed to enjoy the working environment. Or they are great at faking it, but it made my nights fun. Try the desserts as well. The Rhubarb Tart was especially good. There was good music 2 nights. The room was large and comfortable. I had a balcony room with parking lot view. I did not care about that as I was not there for the room.
I may return with my wife next time. She would like the resort services and there are numerous public spaces inside and out to just sit and zen.
I want to criticize what seems to be a growing industry practice. I was quoted a $128 room rate. On top of that I expected the usual taxes. I just left my last morning without paying attention to the bill but saw on the emailed bill that I was charged a $15 "Resort Fee" for each of the three nights. I just did a dummy online reservation to see where this may have shown up in the booking process. It shows up just before the final payment under a link called "View Price Breakdown". But it does not say "Resort Fee". It just says "Fees" before "Room Tax". So the "Fee" is kind of deceptively ambiguous, suggesting not the fault of the resort. So shame on me for not having been more careful during the booking process but shame on the resort for this hard to find, deceptive practice. It won't stop me from returning but it leaves a bad taste. I would have more respect if they put the fee up front with an explanation of how they justify it.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located on the Spit between Semiahmoo Bay and Drayton Harbor-two hours North of Seattle and 45 minutes south of Vancouver-Semiahmoo Resort is a distinctive, regional destination retreat. Comfortable accommodations, amazing recreational choices, unexpected amenities and superb service bespeak Semiahmoo’s seaside hospitality. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Semiahmoo Resort Washington/Blaine