We like the location of the Saratoga Inn, and the rooms are cozy and luxurious, if sometimes tight. The inn welcomes visitors with a broad porch and rocking chairs for gazing out at the Saratoga Passage. The grounds are tidy and attractive- just what you want from a place like this.
It's a short walk to the village shops and restaurants. I like the fact that there are several movies available at no charge, as well as games.
Things we love about the place: the view, the comfy beds, the soothing atmosphere, and a couple of chairs for eating dinner in. I also like the fact that they provide breakfast with a hot protein option. And, I like the fact that there's always coffee, tea and cocoa available, as well as soft drinks, at no extra charge.
What has not been not up to expectations- the food. We have visited many times. Sometimes the breakfast has been pretty tasty (it has been the last 2-3 trips) and sometimes bordering on awful. They put cookies out all the time (yeah!) but they are never very good, even though they are homemade (bummer). For the price, we expect much better food quality. We have always skipped the cocktail hour- the food never looked very appetizing, the wine is cheap, and the guests come in like hawks to clear the platters so that they are often empty, anyway. Food in general is this Inn's weakness.
Also, though I'm guessing other guests love these things, we could do without them, especially if it helped trim the price: teddy bears on the beds, the turn-down service which often comes at an inconvenient time, robes in the bathroom.
We once stayed in the early wintertime. There was a snowstorm and the power went out on the island for most of our stay. We had rented the most expensive room for a couple nights and were unable to enjoy it.
Still ,we go back because it's a little bit of affordable luxury in a beautiful spot, and we love the town of Langley (when the lights are on!).
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Relax at Saratoga Inn, a romantic island getaway just a ferry ride away within the charming seaside village of Langley. Enjoy beautiful views of the Cascade Mountains and Saratoga Passage from the privacy of your room or from our friendly common area, which includes an old-fashioned porch. Gather in our Commons for a hot breakfast and complimentary afternoon wine and cheese. Hot beverages, ice, DVDs, WI-FI, HVAC and bicycles are also complimentary. Shops and restaurants are within walking distance from the Inn. Park you car and enjoy some small town walk-about living and stress-free "Porch-Talk!"! ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Saratoga Hotel Langley
- Saratoga Inn Langley, Whidbey Island, Washington