We spent this last weekend at the Glen Ayr Canal Resort and had a wonderful time. The resort consists of 14 motel units (each with a balcony view of the gorgeous Hood Canal in Washington state’s Puget Sound), the building behind the motel has 3 “suites” with living areas and kitchens or kitchenettes, and beside the motel are several RV spots. There is even a dock on the canal to moor your boat. This resort is exceptionally clean and the grounds are well cared for. It feels like everyone is family here and each time we visit (this is our 3rd trip) it’s harder to leave. The staff is very responsive, helpful and willing to accommodate. You will truly enjoy your stay here if you are expecting a small, family run business and not a five star Hilton hotel and spa.
The double queen motel rooms are quite roomy. The beds and pillows were very comfortable. The rooms are very clean and well maintained. (Thank you Sally!) There is a mini fridge, mini coffee maker, nice blow dryer, television, and table with 2 chairs, (but no microwave). The balconies have resin chairs and beautiful views. The water pressure is not great, but there was always hot water and plenty of nice towels (not thin cheap ones). The single queen rooms weren’t as roomy, but rooms #1 and #2 have million dollar views.
At the center of the resort is a grassy area with a covered gazebo that could seat around 30 people at picnic tables, and a BBQ area with 2 or 3 gas grills. They also have coin-op laundry, a clubhouse with a billiard table, large television, and game tables. There is also a gazebo with a hot tub, but we’ve not made it in there to check it out yet.
And we particularly enjoy the amenities they have for the SCUBA DIVERS who stay here. There is a deck with a rinsing tub and hoses and a heated drying shed (that is locked with a code) to keep your gear in. You can even purchase air fills for $4 and a dive shop will pick up your tanks at night and fill them and have them back in the morning for you. Even after you check out that morning, you can use the showers in the clubhouse after your dive, and rinse your gear before you leave. It is a great location if you’re diving Octopus Hole or Sund Rock.
We really love this little gem of a resort. The cancellation policy seemed a little strict, so take notice of it when you book, but with being a small business I can see why it would need to be. Can’t wait to go back and bring more family, hopefully we can stay in the townhouse suite which I toured and it was REALLY nice. Feel free to e-mail me with any questions.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- If you are looking for a Hoodsport motel on Hood Canal, Glen Ayr Resort offers the best Lodging available. Over 700 feet on private beach. Boat moorage is available. A variety of accomodations Waterfront and water view King and Queen Rooms and One and Two Bedroom Suites. Pet Friendly.The RV park offers a perfect great place to relax and enjoy a nice BBQ or just watch a beautiful sunrise or sunset.Five 50 Amp Deluxe Creekside RV Sites. Nine 50 Amp Pull Through Sites. Twenty Two 30 Amp RV Sites.Whatever your pleasure, you're sure to find it here in this beautiful natural setting, overlooking Hood Canal. Enjoy! ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Glen Ayr Canal Hotel