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Rosario Resort and Spa
Ranked #1 of 5 Hotels in Eastsound
Certificate of Excellence
mississippi
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43 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Stay here!!! Get the Harborside Hearth suite!!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2014

I was very worried after reading reviews of this hotel but it was all that was left on Orcas for 4 people. I wish we'd stayed here longer and skipped one night in Seattle. I cried when we left. We had 2 adults and a 15 and 8 yr old. The room has a huge king room(with it's own balcony and fridge and microwave) separate from the rest of the little apartment. There is a dining area and a fully equipped kitchen. The living room has a couch that an 8 year old can sleep on but there is also a pull down bed-double size. Our kids just both slept in it. there is another balcony off the living room. The views of the Harbor are beautiful. The pool is heated but still chilly at night but kids don't care. Deer are roaming all over the place day and night. We did not eat there because we had the kitchen. We did use the convenice store which was nice. The inside pool is for kids in the main hotel. Kids are not allowed at the main outside pool, which was fine. Hot tub area is nice. I didn't want to leave the balcony honestly. I wish we would have taken a seaplane to Seattle to eat at the Space Needle and flown back to stay here 2 more nights. No offense to Seattle. You are also right by the State Park and it is lovely. We zipped on San Juan and that was a full day due to ferry times. We did not drive our car on-we parked down by the ferry but you have to get there very early to get a spot if you want to walk on the ferry. We whale watched from Orcas with Eclipse and that was great and conveinent. LOVED ORCAS!!!!! Want to go back soon!

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Bellevue, WA
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9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2014

Just returned from a 2 night stay at Rosario in a 2 bedroom suite in a Hillside unit. We were 2 couples and we all loved the unit! The two bedrooms and two bathrooms were comfortable and well maintained. We used the kitchenette and living room area and balconies (3) quite a bit.
We went swimming in the adults only pool though there is also a family outdoor pool
Our meal in the dining room had a great setting and the food was good! Much better than a few years ago.

Room Tip: Top level of the Hillside suite units are best. At same level as car parking.
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  • Stayed August 2014, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank ploeb
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San Francisco, California
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23 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2014

First off, and I haven't seen this mentioned by anyone, no air conditioning in the rooms. This wouldn't be a problem if you could open the sliding door to the cool air, but in the Skagit building, the balcony connects to the ground. Otherwise, this is an excellent place to visit.

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank David T
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Kelowna, Canada
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122 reviews
49 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2014

Rosarios is a haphazard assembly of mis matched buildings in a lovely location. This place has no flow or character and really shows its age. Our room was a considerable uphill trek from the main building and restaurant and poorly lit at night time. Carpets and worn and dirty and the rooms decor consists of whatever left over furnishings they could find. Time for a makeover Rosarios if you want to be part of the real world of Resort and Spa's

Room Tip: Get something close to the lodge if you want to eat at the restaurant unless you enjoy walking in th...
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  • Stayed August 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank Robert C
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RosarioResort, General Manager at Rosario Resort and Spa, responded to this review, 22 August 2014
I am sorry to hear this guest did not enjoy their stay. Our waterfront property is spread out over 40 acres, and many of our accommodations are located on a hillside that dramatically rises from the waterfront. We highly recommend a car when visiting Orcas Island for this reason. I am also sorry to hear this guest found a dirty carpet, and if addressed during their visit, we could have taken care of it immediately. As other reviews on this site have pointed out, we offer very clean rooms, and apologize this guest did not find their room clean.

Christopher Peacock
General Manager
Rosario Resort & Spa
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Cape Cod
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19 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2014

Just go there. It's the real deal - simple, elegant, unpretentious, but pampered, and in a spectacular setting on the best of all the San Juan Islands. You can sail from there (we did), if you have a boat, you can moor there, it's also right in the middle of the island, so convenient to Eastsound, Olga, Doe Bay, as well as an easy trip from Orcas Village.

Room Tip: We stayed in the 1500 series and had a waterfront room with a balcony that literally hung over the w...
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  • Stayed August 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank DebraBCapeCod
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Eastsound, Washington
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25 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2014

If you haven't visited Rosario for a while you should. Almost every inch of the property has been restored. The rooms are great and reasonably priced. The restaurant and bar have very good food and drinks in a beautiful view setting. The spa, pools and work out areas are great. Staff is very friendly and accommodating.

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Dave E
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52 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2014 via mobile

Our rooms were clean and well-maintained. Gorgeous views of the ocean. We liked how there was a separate 'family' pool for kids. We ate at the bar one night and thought the drink menu and food was very good and the bartender was nice and fun to talk to. The historically-significant parts of the hotel are really interesting and worth a walk through. We would definitely stay again.

Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank Josh H
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Property: Rosario Resort and Spa
Address: 1400 Rosario Rd, Eastsound, Orcas Island, WA 98245-8570
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Region: United States > Washington > San Juan Islands > Orcas Island > Eastsound
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 5 Hotels in Eastsound
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Rosario Resort and Spa 3*
Number of rooms: 104
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A historic waterfront resort located on Orcas Island. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Rosario Hotel Eastsound
Rosario Island
Rosario Resort Eastsound
Rosario Resort Orcas Island
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