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Semiahmoo Resort
Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in Blaine
Certificate of Excellence
San Diego, California
Level 6 Contributor
630 reviews
57 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
“Golf and more”
Reviewed 2 July 2014

This is a fun resort in northern Washington State. It is only a few miles from Canada. It is informal, relaxed, and congenial. There are a couple of golf courses to play. Both are excellent.This is definitely a place to go, if you are in the Northwest.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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Thank baltoro
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Ousmane D, Assistant General Manager at Semiahmoo Resort, responded to this review, 4 July 2014
Dear Baltoro

Thank you for your wonderful comments regarding the resort's facilities and the service. We are thrilled to hear that the golf courses are ‘excellent”. Thank you for staying with us and we hope to have you back again the next time you are in the Northwest!

Best regards,
Ousmane Diop
Assistant General Manager
Semiahmoo Resort Golf and Spa
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Kelowna
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Reviewed 1 July 2014

We totally enjoyed our 3 day get away where we stayed at the resort the whole time. It is nice and close to Bellingham for shopping (15 min.) but best of all to two great golf courses. We had a balcony facing the ocean which was great to sit, have a glass of wine & watch the sun go down. We used the stay and play package and played Loomis Trail one day and Semiahmoo the other day. Both courses were in beautiful condition and very challenging. The restaurant at Semiahmoo Golf Course (Blue Heron) had outstanding food.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank loveholidaysKelowna
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Ousmane D, Assistant General Manager at Semiahmoo Resort, responded to this review, 4 July 2014
Dear Guest
Thank you for the wonderful accolades and for simply taking the time to post a review of your experience on TripAdvisor. If you have escaped for three days at Semiahmoo resort, played golf and enjoyed your experience form the culinary aspect to the gold courses, we certainly would enjoy your return for another delightful one.
We will see you at your next escape and we hope soon!
Be Semiahmoo!

Ousmane Diop
Assistant General Manager
Semiahmoo Resort Golf and Spa
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Bothell, Washington
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Reviewed 30 June 2014

The resort is so nice and relaxing. I cannot think of another hotel in the area that is out on a "spit" of land. It takes about 20 minutes to drive there off the freeway, but you go through beautiful neighborhoods and golf courses. The sunset over Canada was amazing. They have planned activities at the beach. Make a side trip to White Rock in BC - it is a great place for dinner.

Room Tip: All Rooms are nice.
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with friends
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Thank Tony B
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Ousmane D, Assistant General Manager at Semiahmoo Resort, responded to this review, 4 July 2014
Dear Tony
You certainly could not title your posting any better.
Although you live an hour and forty minutes away - we cannot wait to see you again as well so to catch the Semiahmoo sunset or maybe the storming days we have on the coast. Thank you for the great review and for taking us through your journey to the resort.
Make us your destination again!

Ousmane Diop
Assistant General Manager
Semiahmoo Resort Golf and Spa
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Tacoma, Washington
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 June 2014

We stayed at Semiahmoo for 2 nights last week. We had stayed there some 20 plus years ago, when it was arguably the nicest resort in Washington State. We went up, not aware that the remodel was not completed. The room originally assigned to us was on the second floor right past an area where a number of rooms were being remodeled. The fumes from paint and other solvents was almost overpowering. The construction foreman was not happy that we were walking through this area. We got another room down the hall. It had not been remodeled yet, but wasn't to bad. However the bathroom, had a very bad musty odor. The view was beautiful, looking across the bay ay White Rock, BC. We ate all three days that we were there in either the restaurant or bar. The service was great, and the food was very good. Both these areas had been opened only a short time. We think they will soon have everything running smoothly. The property management company has a very good track record, we have stayed at some of their other properties. We know they are probably in a hurry to generate some income from room rentals. We think they would be better served by waiting a few more months, and getting more of the facility renovated. It is a beautiful property, and we would not hesitate to come back when things are better put together. .

Room Tip: Ask if you can get a room that has been remodeled, and is away from current construction areas.
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
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Ousmane D, Assistant General Manager at Semiahmoo Resort, responded to this review, 4 July 2014
Dear Guest
We very much appreciate you sharing the positive, as well as the constructive commentary regarding your visit, especially the remarks regarding the must odor in your secondary room and the unwelcomed experience you had with the foreman (not to forget the fume).
Please accept my sincere apologies for these occurrences and trust in the fact that these items have been reviewed, addressed and rectified. We certainly are not in a hurry yet we would like to create the environment that would welcome all guests with emphasize on safety, comfort and great experience in service.
As you validated, Coastal Hotels certainly has a record of high standards and we aim at adding Semiahmoo to the good track record.
Should your future travel plans call for a return visit to Seattle, please call me directly so that I may personally ensure that all facets of your stay in residence exceed your expectations.

Sincerely,

ousmane Diop
Assistant General Manager
Semiahmoo resort Golf and Spa
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Washington
Level 3 Contributor
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Reviewed 29 June 2014

My husband and I went here for our Anniversary on June 17-19. We love being by the water and the views here are excellent with an excellent walking path. We knew the property was being renovated but we weren't inconvenienced at all. Our room was clean but had not been one that had been renovated and still it was nice. We did encounter slow drains in the bathroom and maintenance took care of the problem by cleaning the drains. We wished the wi-fi would have been a better connection. We enjoyed the quietness, water view, nicely kept grounds and the Eagles roosting in the tree near our room. The only problem is our Son and Daughter-in-law had ordered wine and strawberries to be delivered to our room on a specific day and it wasn't delivered. We found out about their kind gesture upon returning home and were sorry that we didn't receive the delivery. We are hoping they weren't charged for this. Over all, it is a good place to stay and would return.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank Skyhooked
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Ousmane D, Assistant General Manager at Semiahmoo Resort, responded to this review, 4 July 2014
Dear Guest
Thank you for your recent review on TripAdvisor. Your pictures! They simply took us through the experience you had at the resort and we find them unique (especially the couple bold eagles- rare catch).
We are glad you made us your destination for celebrating your anniversary and we were able to meet your expectations except the faux pas as we omitted to deliver the surprise from your son and daughter in law. Allow us to apologize. Our culture is one that is service-centric, but in the end we are people serving people and in this regard perfection is an endless pursuit.
I do hope you choose to stay with us again and am hopeful you reach out to me directly at odiop@semiahmoo.com when making your next reservation so that I can help to ensure we make up for the faux pas you experienced.

Regards,

Ousmane Diop
Assistant General Manager
Semiahmoo Resort Golf and Spa
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Mukilteo, Washington
Level 6 Contributor
135 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 June 2014

This was our first stay since the resort came out of bankruptcy. We understood that they had done an extensive remodel; it was perhaps a bit less extensive than we had hoped. There remain a lot of examples of deferred maintenance in both public areas and the rooms. There was peeling paint on a window near one of the elevators. Our room was beautiful -- a suite with a large bed and water view -- but it needed work: there were worn out places on the upholstery and a few spots that needed caulk in the bathroom. Making the reservation was a delight; I dealt with a bright, personable agent who got it right the first time. Likewise the check-in staff was quick, professional and helpful. The food was of variable quality: our meals in both of the restaurants were quite good but the banquet service was not. I did not sample the services in the spa but my sweet bride did -- twice -- and said they were excellent.

Room Tip: It is worthwhile to request a full water-view room as the scenery is gorgeous.
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank FatherSteve
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Ousmane D, Assistant General Manager at Semiahmoo Resort, responded to this review, 4 July 2014
Dear Guest

Thank you for returning to Semiahmoo Resort. I hope we have the opportunity of serving you again.
Furthermore, we appreciate your comments regarding your room and the culinary experience. Seemingly there is a little enlightenment as we are not fully renovated yet. The nine million renovation is continuous and as you mentioned public space and rooms are not completed.
The new addition to the resort is the Pierside restaurant and the oyster bar, Packers was fully renovated. In addition to the outlets, a new exercise/health facility with state of the art machines, new porte cochere are worth mentioning.
Rooms’ renewal has started and they are in transition with a careful management thus to not impede on guest experience.
We hope this little synapsis of the scope of the renovation will entice you to return soon and discover more new addition and enhancement to Semiahmoo resort golf and spa. By the way great tip on the full water-view room, the scenery is absolutely” gorgeous.”

With best regards, we look forward to you staying with us again.

Ousmane Diop
Assistant General Manager
Semiahmoo Resort Golf and Spa
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Tacoma, Washington
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 June 2014

Filthy bathtub on arrival, showed day manager, sent up housecleaner, only cleaned it partially, I gave up and just cleaned it myself and it cleaned right up. What else is not clean. Would not recommend this place even after 8 million dollar renovation that is to occur. Huge operation issue that is not being addressed. The same for the dining room, waiter had to send my food back because it looked bad.

Room Tip: Check your room out first before you move into it.
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled solo
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1 Thank Linda M
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Ousmane D, Assistant General Manager at Semiahmoo Resort, responded to this review, 4 July 2014
Dear Linda M


Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review and post it on TripAdvisor. As we often say. It is wonderful to read the many praises we receive, but it is the comments that are more constructive in nature that help us to improve. And your commentary has done just that...help us to improve.

I too am disappointed with the bathroom not being clean, especially after a manager was informed and a room attendant sent out to the room to make the correction. We have taken immediate corrective action to ensure that similar events do not happen to you or any other guest in the future. I must add to that that this situation is to be considered as isolated as room cleanliness has been a focus and have been something we also have been well appraised on.

I do hope that you give us another chance to regain your loyalty and moreover, to demonstrate the true hospitality and service(s) that Semiahmoo resort golf and spa is known for. Please feel free to reach out to me directly preceding your next visit.

Sincerely,

Ousmane Diop
Assistant General Manager
Semiahmoo Resort Golf and Spa
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Property: Semiahmoo Resort
Address: 9565 Semiahmoo Pkwy, Blaine, WA 98230-9326
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Region: United States > Washington > Blaine
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in Blaine
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £££
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Semiahmoo Resort 3.5*
Number of rooms: 212
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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