Salish Lodge & Spa

★★★★☆
This extravagantly cushy getaway lodge in the Cascade foothills is all about wood, water and warmth.
  • 6501 Railroad Ave SE

    Snoqualmie, WA 98065

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  • 800-272-5474

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Salish Lodge sits in one of the areas finest settings. It would seem to be the perfect place to relax and have a quality massage, nice dinner and Romantic Interlude with your spouse or significant other. Despite the fine handwork and hot stone work done there, the experience lacks the comfort and warmth of the environment.
Salish must be riding on an ancient reputation for excellence that is no longer there, however the premium pricing has remained. At dinner, they didn't offer bread until after the food arrived. I understand the ambiance of the restaurant is intimate, but we felt like we had to whisper to have a conversation. The restaurant was so quiet that we could hear the silverware clanking when the staff were placing them on the table. My husband ordered his steak medium rare, and it came well done, with crispy burnt edges. I ordered the rainbow trout, which was supposedly deboned, but I choked on a bone during my second bite. The waitress never came back to check on us or ask how our meals were, so there was no point to try and send it back. I have allergies and their menus do not accommodate my diet. I never did eat dinner at that point.
We spent the night, but for over $400 per night, you get a cool spa bathtub and a fireplace with a single log, but there's no other "warmth" to the rooms. We reserved a room that was supposedly overlooking the falls; what a misconception. The views are of the river and a power plant, NOT OF THE FALLS! Over-priced for that type of view.
The spa/massage/treatment area is not shielded from the parking lot and you can hear road noise. We did a couples massage and the service was horrible! I asked for deep tissue and it wasnt. I get better massages from my 12 year old niece. The hot tub and pool were not functioning either. My husbands masseuse told him he was going to die a lonely old man when he mentioned that I like to fish, but he hasnt had a chance to take me lately.
Customer service at the front desk is lacking. We were not told at check-in that we should reserve a time for breakfast. When we went for breakfast the waiting time was 60 minutes from the current time. We ended up going into town for breakfast and got better service. After dropping over $1,200 for dinner, massages and lodging I would have expected more in compensation for their errors. We were recently asked by my husbands co-worker about our experience and my husband told him the truth. WE WILL DEFINITELY NOT BE RETURNING OR RECOMMENDING TO FAMILY, FRIENDS OR ASSOCIATES.

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Salish Lodge sits in one of the areas finest settings. It would seem to be the perfect place to relax and have a quality massage, nice dinner and Romantic Interlude with your spouse or significant other. Despite the fine handwork and hot stone work done there, the experience lacks the comfort and warmth of the environment.
Salish must be riding on an ancient reputation for excellence that is no longer there, however the premium pricing has remained. At dinner, they didn't offer bread until after the food arrived. I understand the ambiance of the restaurant is intimate, but we felt like we had to whisper to have a conversation. The restaurant was so quiet that we could hear the silverware clanking when the staff were placing them on the table. My husband ordered his steak medium rare, and it came well done, with crispy burnt edges. I ordered the rainbow trout, which was supposedly deboned, but I choked on a bone during my second bite. The waitress never came back to check on us or ask how our meals were, so there was no point to try and send it back. I have allergies and their menus do not accommodate my diet. I never did eat dinner at that point.
We spent the night, but for over $400 per night, you get a cool spa bathtub and a fireplace with a single log, but there's no other "warmth" to the rooms. We reserved a room that was supposedly overlooking the falls; what a misconception. The views are of the river and a power plant, NOT OF THE FALLS! Over-priced for that type of view.
The spa/massage/treatment area is not shielded from the parking lot and you can hear road noise. We did a couples massage and the service was horrible! I asked for deep tissue and it wasnt. I get better massages from my 12 year old niece. The hot tub and pool were not functioning either. My husbands masseuse told him he was going to die a lonely old man when he mentioned that I like to fish, but he hasnt had a chance to take me lately.
Customer service at the front desk is lacking. We were not told at check-in that we should reserve a time for breakfast. When we went for breakfast the waiting time was 60 minutes from the current time. We ended up going into town for breakfast and got better service. After dropping over $1,200 for dinner, massages and lodging I would have expected more in compensation for their errors. We were recently asked by my husbands co-worker about our experience and my husband told him the truth. WE WILL DEFINITELY NOT BE RETURNING OR RECOMMENDING TO FAMILY, FRIENDS OR ASSOCIATES.

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Beautiful place! a great getaway!

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Beautiful place! a great getaway!

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Went for a Valentine's present - room and spa treatments for my wife and I. Ordered room service - which was expensive, and the food was great. But they did not bring water, bread, or anything but the meals ordered, and tacked on a room

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Went for a Valentine's present - room and spa treatments for my wife and I. Ordered room service - which was expensive, and the food was great. But they did not bring water, bread, or anything but the meals ordered, and tacked on a room

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You can eat at the restaurant even if you are not staying in the hotel. Their country breakfast for 2 is fabulous! They changed it last year to serve small pancakes and some other weird changes. However it's back to the original where each person gets their own full size pancakes. We also love the river stones. If you want something cheaper or more casual, try "The Attic". They also have live music on Fridays and Saturdays.

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★★★★☆

You can eat at the restaurant even if you are not staying in the hotel. Their country breakfast for 2 is fabulous! They changed it last year to serve small pancakes and some other weird changes. However it's back to the original where each person gets their own full size pancakes. We also love the river stones. If you want something cheaper or more casual, try "The Attic". They also have live music on Fridays and Saturdays.

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We spent the weekend here for our anniversary. We enjoyed our time. Not only were the rooms great, the surrounding area allowed us to do some hiking to get a close-up view of the falls. The beds alone were worth the price of admission. We loved our time here and can't wait to go back.

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★★★★☆

We spent the weekend here for our anniversary. We enjoyed our time. Not only were the rooms great, the surrounding area allowed us to do some hiking to get a close-up view of the falls. The beds alone were worth the price of admission. We loved our time here and can't wait to go back.

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I went there for Valentine's Day one year and it was absolutely
perfect. The hotel is gorgeous- right on a waterfall- the food
is world class- and the rooms are awesome.

I love this place !

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★★★★★

I went there for Valentine's Day one year and it was absolutely
perfect. The hotel is gorgeous- right on a waterfall- the food
is world class- and the rooms are awesome.

I love this place !

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This by far is my favorite place to go to relax or enjoy a fine dinner. I have been constantly going to the Salish for about 2 years now and have never been disappointed. I have been reading the reviews and one said that the rooms were chilly. The rooms all have fireplaces and adjustable heat. My boyfriend and I, however invited the air and made the fireplace (which has quickstart logs) to embrace the warmth of the fireplace. However, if you prefer you can also just turn up the heat. The dinner experience has always been amazing (I have always requested R.D. as the waiter) and has never steered my boyfriend and I wrong. Now the spa. Best river rock hot stone massage ever. They put these little stones in between your toes and you feel like you're in heaven. The place is a little expensive, but in my belief 100% worth it. We once took a limo up there and needed hiking boots they volunteered to drive down for us and pick up some shoes it we gave them our shoe sizes..instead we had them drive us down there and it was completely complimentary. I also set up reservations for my friend (who was leaving for Iraq) and his girlfirend. When I told them why this dinner was important to them they set the table up with flowers and had them sit in the private dining room also complimentary. I have never seen a resort go thru so much for the customer. This place is amazing if you're down to earth and just want to go relax.

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★★★★★

This by far is my favorite place to go to relax or enjoy a fine dinner. I have been constantly going to the Salish for about 2 years now and have never been disappointed. I have been reading the reviews and one said that the rooms were chilly. The rooms all have fireplaces and adjustable heat. My boyfriend and I, however invited the air and made the fireplace (which has quickstart logs) to embrace the warmth of the fireplace. However, if you prefer you can also just turn up the heat. The dinner experience has always been amazing (I have always requested R.D. as the waiter) and has never steered my boyfriend and I wrong. Now the spa. Best river rock hot stone massage ever. They put these little stones in between your toes and you feel like you're in heaven. The place is a little expensive, but in my belief 100% worth it. We once took a limo up there and needed hiking boots they volunteered to drive down for us and pick up some shoes it we gave them our shoe sizes..instead we had them drive us down there and it was completely complimentary. I also set up reservations for my friend (who was leaving for Iraq) and his girlfirend. When I told them why this dinner was important to them they set the table up with flowers and had them sit in the private dining room also complimentary. I have never seen a resort go thru so much for the customer. This place is amazing if you're down to earth and just want to go relax.

Pros: Customer Service All Around

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A great place to go for the day or over night. Beautiful setting located on the cliff of Snoqualmie Falls. Delicious food in the dining room for breakfast, lunch, or dinner.

5
★★★★★

A great place to go for the day or over night. Beautiful setting located on the cliff of Snoqualmie Falls. Delicious food in the dining room for breakfast, lunch, or dinner.

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I have been here a few times and Salish Dining Room (for dinner) is one of the top places I've been to. It's definitely my favorite dining experience around the Seatlle area and really one of my favorites overall. It's expensive, but the tasting menu is really fantastic. Everything on the plate has a purpose and melds perfectly.

We had the tasting, which is expensive but IMO worth it. Our waiter, R.D. (the only waiter I have ever requested) puts it together for us after asking our preferences, so it's a complete surprise when we are served. Of the 6 courses, 3 particularly stood up. The beet salad is terrific. The glazed nuts and the greens go extremely well with the beets. The kobe beef carpaccio melts in your mouth. And the scallop appetizer with mushrooms was the best scallop I've ever had.

Other things that I've had in the past that have been great are the bisques, the hot rocks, and the buffalo filet.

Dessert hasn't been the greatest. I should also note that I've been to their breakfast a couple of times and I think it is completely overrated and not even in the same ballpark as their dinners.

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★★★★★

I have been here a few times and Salish Dining Room (for dinner) is one of the top places I've been to. It's definitely my favorite dining experience around the Seatlle area and really one of my favorites overall. It's expensive, but the tasting menu is really fantastic. Everything on the plate has a purpose and melds perfectly.

We had the tasting, which is expensive but IMO worth it. Our waiter, R.D. (the only waiter I have ever requested) puts it together for us after asking our preferences, so it's a complete surprise when we are served. Of the 6 courses, 3 particularly stood up. The beet salad is terrific. The glazed nuts and the greens go extremely well with the beets. The kobe beef carpaccio melts in your mouth. And the scallop appetizer with mushrooms was the best scallop I've ever had.

Other things that I've had in the past that have been great are the bisques, the hot rocks, and the buffalo filet.

Dessert hasn't been the greatest. I should also note that I've been to their breakfast a couple of times and I think it is completely overrated and not even in the same ballpark as their dinners.

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Finally went to Salish Lodge after hearing so much about it. Don't get me wrong, this place is definitely worth a try at least once and I can see why some absolutely love it. For me, there were a couple disappointments, and for the price, there are places in Seattle I prefer (no, not the Met).

First, and this is just a personal thing, I like servers who are "real." I don't like waiters who talk like the pink panther and tell me how "beautiful" the dishes are.

Second, the ambiance was a little weird. The rooms are broken into small sections, which I suppose are "intimate," but the room was dead silent, even with other diners. I felt like I had to wisper and I could hear every fork clanking. Kind of creepy, but maybe it was just a strange set of quiet couples, who knows.

As for the food. The rabbit was really good and my wife's chicken dish was also very tasty. I had a side of wild mushrooms that were extremely salty, but other than that, the food was pretty darn good. If it were not for the price, I would even give this place 4 stars, but for the cost, I can find better.

Long story short - if you haven't been, give it a try at least once. Great views of the falls. Be ready to plunk down at least 100 bucks a head.

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★★★☆☆

Finally went to Salish Lodge after hearing so much about it. Don't get me wrong, this place is definitely worth a try at least once and I can see why some absolutely love it. For me, there were a couple disappointments, and for the price, there are places in Seattle I prefer (no, not the Met).

First, and this is just a personal thing, I like servers who are "real." I don't like waiters who talk like the pink panther and tell me how "beautiful" the dishes are.

Second, the ambiance was a little weird. The rooms are broken into small sections, which I suppose are "intimate," but the room was dead silent, even with other diners. I felt like I had to wisper and I could hear every fork clanking. Kind of creepy, but maybe it was just a strange set of quiet couples, who knows.

As for the food. The rabbit was really good and my wife's chicken dish was also very tasty. I had a side of wild mushrooms that were extremely salty, but other than that, the food was pretty darn good. If it were not for the price, I would even give this place 4 stars, but for the cost, I can find better.

Long story short - if you haven't been, give it a try at least once. Great views of the falls. Be ready to plunk down at least 100 bucks a head.

Pros: Views, Menu

Cons: Snotty servers, price, stuffy ambiance

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This is a very nice ledge and restaurant. We went for my husband's birthday. We spent about $1000 dollars on the 7 course meal with wine and night's stay. The room was gorgeous with a fantastic view of Snoqualmie Falls. The fireplace almost made the room to comfy to leave for dinner. Dinner was next to the window where we got to star at the river and scenery & watch the sun go down. the staff were very easy to talk to and bent over backwards to make our experience one that we will remember forever.It's not something we can afford to do very often, but it is definitely worth saving for & doing again. I expected it to be smug and snotty, but it was comfortable and easy to be in.

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★★★★★

This is a very nice ledge and restaurant. We went for my husband's birthday. We spent about $1000 dollars on the 7 course meal with wine and night's stay. The room was gorgeous with a fantastic view of Snoqualmie Falls. The fireplace almost made the room to comfy to leave for dinner. Dinner was next to the window where we got to star at the river and scenery & watch the sun go down. the staff were very easy to talk to and bent over backwards to make our experience one that we will remember forever.It's not something we can afford to do very often, but it is definitely worth saving for & doing again. I expected it to be smug and snotty, but it was comfortable and easy to be in.

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I brought my mother from out of town to have dinner at your establishment today. We ordered the Oysters that came with 5 for two people.
The oysters were good. We both ordered the Trout with fava beans and potatoes. The trouble was the plate was missing the fava beans and we both got half a small dried up piece of meat that had an abundance of oil.
We told the waitress about the beans and she brought us one small plate with some peas and green beans microwaved dry with butter that we had to share. I then ordered more oysters and they were good but scarce.
We were then rewarded with a cream brule that was...well, not to standard.
Mohitos were good!, I had 2 and my mother 2 glasses of house merlot.View was great! Thanks goodness for the bread or we would have left very hungry.
The waitress was nice her name was Joan, but the presentation was not delivered worth the $160 I spent.
I would recommend tightening up the crew with some extra training.
Your establishment was recommended by a friend of mine but at this time, I personally wouldn't recomend it to anybody at this point.
I'm not one of those people that go around bitching to get something for free. I truly did see deficiencies.

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★★☆☆☆

I brought my mother from out of town to have dinner at your establishment today. We ordered the Oysters that came with 5 for two people.
The oysters were good. We both ordered the Trout with fava beans and potatoes. The trouble was the plate was missing the fava beans and we both got half a small dried up piece of meat that had an abundance of oil.
We told the waitress about the beans and she brought us one small plate with some peas and green beans microwaved dry with butter that we had to share. I then ordered more oysters and they were good but scarce.
We were then rewarded with a cream brule that was...well, not to standard.
Mohitos were good!, I had 2 and my mother 2 glasses of house merlot.View was great! Thanks goodness for the bread or we would have left very hungry.
The waitress was nice her name was Joan, but the presentation was not delivered worth the $160 I spent.
I would recommend tightening up the crew with some extra training.
Your establishment was recommended by a friend of mine but at this time, I personally wouldn't recomend it to anybody at this point.
I'm not one of those people that go around bitching to get something for free. I truly did see deficiencies.

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Make a reservation, the earlier the better for a great table. Overlook beautiful Snoqualmie Falls while you dine on a multicourse meal. Brunch has always been my favorite here. They have rooms and spa services, too.

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★★★★★

Make a reservation, the earlier the better for a great table. Overlook beautiful Snoqualmie Falls while you dine on a multicourse meal. Brunch has always been my favorite here. They have rooms and spa services, too.

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OMG my boyfriend took me there and the dinner there couldn't be better. We had the six course dinner and everything was soooo delicious!!! The wine expert was helpful in finding us the perfect wine for our dinner. Our suite had two jacuzzis in it and the view was amazing. A breath of fresh natural air and a beautiful view. The staff there were sooo friendly. I was hungry at 2 am and the room service had closed at like 1 or so but we still called to see if they would just do us a favor and the staff was able to deliver us room service. DON'T FORGET about the massages there because they are THE BEST!!! It was the best experience ever!!!

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★★★★★

OMG my boyfriend took me there and the dinner there couldn't be better. We had the six course dinner and everything was soooo delicious!!! The wine expert was helpful in finding us the perfect wine for our dinner. Our suite had two jacuzzis in it and the view was amazing. A breath of fresh natural air and a beautiful view. The staff there were sooo friendly. I was hungry at 2 am and the room service had closed at like 1 or so but we still called to see if they would just do us a favor and the staff was able to deliver us room service. DON'T FORGET about the massages there because they are THE BEST!!! It was the best experience ever!!!

Pros: Everything

Cons: you might get lost trying to find it if you are not familiar with the area

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My husband and I had a great stay at the Salish. We were impressed with the rooms, the service, the views and we had a wonderful breakfast at the Dining Room. We only wished we had more time. I would check in right at 4 PM in order to spend as much time enjoying the room, grounds and the spa. We had dessert and drinks in the Attic Bar and it was also very good. I can't think of a single complaint to comment on!

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★★★★★

My husband and I had a great stay at the Salish. We were impressed with the rooms, the service, the views and we had a wonderful breakfast at the Dining Room. We only wished we had more time. I would check in right at 4 PM in order to spend as much time enjoying the room, grounds and the spa. We had dessert and drinks in the Attic Bar and it was also very good. I can't think of a single complaint to comment on!

Pros: Great location, awesome views, great rooms, personal service

Cons: Not enough time to do everything!

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My partner and I just did a weekend trip hear to relax and refresh after the seattle winter blues. It was an awesome expirience, and the spa was wonderful. We refreshed there and camped out in our amazing room to catch up on rest also. All in all a great time.

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★★★★★

My partner and I just did a weekend trip hear to relax and refresh after the seattle winter blues. It was an awesome expirience, and the spa was wonderful. We refreshed there and camped out in our amazing room to catch up on rest also. All in all a great time.

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The place is so romantic and everyone is so helpful. The whole experience is awesome. I had wine waiting in the room when i got there, flower petals on the bed after I came back from dinner. Anything you need, they will get for you. Service is great and the place is so clean. The tub is for two people, and they have cool lights and nice jets to relax away stress. I probably had 3-4 baths a day just because it was so relaxing. You can also take a short hike down to the bottom of snoqualmie falls and back up to the hotel. It's a little expensive, but totally worth it!

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★★★★★

The place is so romantic and everyone is so helpful. The whole experience is awesome. I had wine waiting in the room when i got there, flower petals on the bed after I came back from dinner. Anything you need, they will get for you. Service is great and the place is so clean. The tub is for two people, and they have cool lights and nice jets to relax away stress. I probably had 3-4 baths a day just because it was so relaxing. You can also take a short hike down to the bottom of snoqualmie falls and back up to the hotel. It's a little expensive, but totally worth it!

Pros: jacuzzi tub, great service, massage/spa is great, free wireless internet.

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Full of themselves

Dining room for dinner was as expected for this price point but not so grand as to allow them the pretension they indulge in. Room was also adequate, but nothing special for the price point.

Customer service at the front desk is lacking. We were not told at checkin that we should reserve a time for breakfast. When we tried to get in for breakfast the next seating available was 90 minutes from the current time. The front desk offered "lunch" upstairs but would not do further. After dropping $600 for dinner and lodging I would have expected more in compensation for their error. Will not be returning. The training level of their front desk staff is not up to standard. Will definitely not be recommending to friends and associates.

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★★★☆☆

Full of themselves

Dining room for dinner was as expected for this price point but not so grand as to allow them the pretension they indulge in. Room was also adequate, but nothing special for the price point.

Customer service at the front desk is lacking. We were not told at checkin that we should reserve a time for breakfast. When we tried to get in for breakfast the next seating available was 90 minutes from the current time. The front desk offered "lunch" upstairs but would not do further. After dropping $600 for dinner and lodging I would have expected more in compensation for their error. Will not be returning. The training level of their front desk staff is not up to standard. Will definitely not be recommending to friends and associates.

Cons: poor customer service

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I had a pretty good experience at the Salish lodge. Our room was beautiful and welcoming. I absolutely loved the jacuzzi tub. The view from our room was breathtaking. The spa was excellent. I had the heated rock massage...I was in heaven!! It was expensive, but worth it. I felt so good afterwards.

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★★★★☆

I had a pretty good experience at the Salish lodge. Our room was beautiful and welcoming. I absolutely loved the jacuzzi tub. The view from our room was breathtaking. The spa was excellent. I had the heated rock massage...I was in heaven!! It was expensive, but worth it. I felt so good afterwards.

Pros: Wonderful spa, beautiful room and view

Cons: expensive

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I have tried them all, French Laundry, Aqua, Four season, Ritz Carlon and dozens of others...No doubt in my mind: The food is sublime, service is exceptional.

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★★★★★

I have tried them all, French Laundry, Aqua, Four season, Ritz Carlon and dozens of others...No doubt in my mind: The food is sublime, service is exceptional.

Pros: food, service, ambience

Cons: The rain

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As and end to a hard week of work, I treated myself to a hot stone massage on a Friday afternoon and immediately felt relaxed and refreshed. The waiting room had a selection of exotic teas and elxiyrs. If you arrive early you can soak in the baths before your massage.

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★★★★☆

As and end to a hard week of work, I treated myself to a hot stone massage on a Friday afternoon and immediately felt relaxed and refreshed. The waiting room had a selection of exotic teas and elxiyrs. If you arrive early you can soak in the baths before your massage.

Pros: ambiance, location

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There isn't much I haven't tried while staying at the Salish. From spa treatments to a fabulous dinner. The attention to detail and seemingly perfect by the dining room staff is perfect. From the water service, rose petals on the table, food presentation to the knowledge of the staff and friendly service made the evening dinner the most memorable experience I've ever encountered. The room was large and comfortable. The elegant yet rustic look was warm and inviting. The Spa bath was wonderful. The in room FREE tea was great. The lodge does a great job giving guests nice perks during their stay from afternoon tea and pastries to coffee service in the morning. I'd say they're doing so many things right. Keep up the good work Salish staff!

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★★★★★

There isn't much I haven't tried while staying at the Salish. From spa treatments to a fabulous dinner. The attention to detail and seemingly perfect by the dining room staff is perfect. From the water service, rose petals on the table, food presentation to the knowledge of the staff and friendly service made the evening dinner the most memorable experience I've ever encountered. The room was large and comfortable. The elegant yet rustic look was warm and inviting. The Spa bath was wonderful. The in room FREE tea was great. The lodge does a great job giving guests nice perks during their stay from afternoon tea and pastries to coffee service in the morning. I'd say they're doing so many things right. Keep up the good work Salish staff!

Pros: Everything...special menu...spa services for hotel guests...

Cons: Having to leave!!!

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We were really disappointed in our visit to the Salish. We had expected warm country charm. Instead it was cold and oriental in feel with poorly trained staff and marginal food. We did have nice spa services, but wouldn't recommend it for food or overnight. Not at all the romantic destination we were hoping for.

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★★☆☆☆

We were really disappointed in our visit to the Salish. We had expected warm country charm. Instead it was cold and oriental in feel with poorly trained staff and marginal food. We did have nice spa services, but wouldn't recommend it for food or overnight. Not at all the romantic destination we were hoping for.

Pros: location, spa

Cons: poor food, poorly-trained staff, cold reception

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i'm glad that my mother sent my partner and i a gift certificate for an overnight treatment package. now i know not to return. while the staff was friendly and accommodating, the lodge seemed a little cramped and crowded. the compact spa and treatment area is not quite shielded from the parking lot (visible from the pools) and accompanying road noise. being vegetarian, we found the menu completely unaccomodating for a high-end restaurant. my partner ordered house-made ravioli, which was actually one big giant ravioli and tasted like an oversweetened pancake. i ordred a mushroom and root vegetable medley that was very much not worth its price tag. all in all, way too exorbitant for little more than and overpriced hotel spa.

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★★★☆☆

i'm glad that my mother sent my partner and i a gift certificate for an overnight treatment package. now i know not to return. while the staff was friendly and accommodating, the lodge seemed a little cramped and crowded. the compact spa and treatment area is not quite shielded from the parking lot (visible from the pools) and accompanying road noise. being vegetarian, we found the menu completely unaccomodating for a high-end restaurant. my partner ordered house-made ravioli, which was actually one big giant ravioli and tasted like an oversweetened pancake. i ordred a mushroom and root vegetable medley that was very much not worth its price tag. all in all, way too exorbitant for little more than and overpriced hotel spa.

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Had a spectacular weekend with my girlfriends here....great service and wonderful food and the massage and spa were....undefineable! This is romantic, fun, and peaceful all at once. Everyone should take this opportunity.

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★★★★★

Had a spectacular weekend with my girlfriends here....great service and wonderful food and the massage and spa were....undefineable! This is romantic, fun, and peaceful all at once. Everyone should take this opportunity.

Pros: staff, food

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The spa itself is very nice, but a bit small - especially the ladies locker room. Staff was very nice and professional. I had a Lemongrass Body Elixir there and it my skin was smooth like baby skin. You can use their pool and steam room before or after the treatment, which feels great! Just remember to bring you swimsuit. It's a bit of a drive, but it's worth it for the view - you can't beat the scene of the Snoqualmie Fall, it's absolutely beautiful. Yes it's a bit pricy, but for the service and the view, I'll definately visit again!

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★★★★☆

The spa itself is very nice, but a bit small - especially the ladies locker room. Staff was very nice and professional. I had a Lemongrass Body Elixir there and it my skin was smooth like baby skin. You can use their pool and steam room before or after the treatment, which feels great! Just remember to bring you swimsuit. It's a bit of a drive, but it's worth it for the view - you can't beat the scene of the Snoqualmie Fall, it's absolutely beautiful. Yes it's a bit pricy, but for the service and the view, I'll definately visit again!

Pros: Great service, Professional staff, Snoqualmie Fall

Cons: A bit pricy, Long drive

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We always come here for the breakfast. If you can make it on a quiet weekday morning, do so. It is a lovely time of the week to be there, because you'll always score a great seat in the 'cab' overlooking Snoqualmie falls. Two for breakfast was ~$57, which to me is worth it for all of the items included. There are plenty of options. Valet parking for visitors of the Dining Room is free. Outside there is a lovely view of the falls with designated path and overlooking point to view the falls. We found the dining experience and lovely view perfect on a quiet weekday morning. The service is amazing, the food is extremely high quality and fresh, and the view is spectacular. It may be a bit of a drive from Seattle, but it is TOTALLY worth it!

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We always come here for the breakfast. If you can make it on a quiet weekday morning, do so. It is a lovely time of the week to be there, because you'll always score a great seat in the 'cab' overlooking Snoqualmie falls. Two for breakfast was ~$57, which to me is worth it for all of the items included. There are plenty of options. Valet parking for visitors of the Dining Room is free. Outside there is a lovely view of the falls with designated path and overlooking point to view the falls. We found the dining experience and lovely view perfect on a quiet weekday morning. The service is amazing, the food is extremely high quality and fresh, and the view is spectacular. It may be a bit of a drive from Seattle, but it is TOTALLY worth it!

Pros: Parking, Menu, Staff, Setting, View

Cons: Certain items pricey, Busy on weekends

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The Salish Lodge is the BEST place to go for spa treatments of any kind, an romantic overnight stay or an incredible meal. There is no other place that compares.

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The Salish Lodge is the BEST place to go for spa treatments of any kind, an romantic overnight stay or an incredible meal. There is no other place that compares.

Pros: Quality, Atmosphere, Professionalism

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I stayed at the Salish this past weekend with my boyfriend who is in the military. I thought it would be a relaxing retreat for him for the weekend--and my expectations were greatly exceeded. When we arrived, we received a free upgrade to a suite over looking the water fall. The room was very cozy and comfortable with amazing views. It was stocked with wood for the in-room fire place. Also, this was my favorite part, the view from the shower/jacuzzi tub was breathtaking. You could see the waterfall from the window without losing any privacy. The staff was gracious and helpful. Valet is included if you are staying at the hotel. The spa was very nice and the massage was okay. The Dining Room Resturant was delicious, yet expensive, but well worth it and the service was very good as well. I highly recommend the Salish.

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I stayed at the Salish this past weekend with my boyfriend who is in the military. I thought it would be a relaxing retreat for him for the weekend--and my expectations were greatly exceeded. When we arrived, we received a free upgrade to a suite over looking the water fall. The room was very cozy and comfortable with amazing views. It was stocked with wood for the in-room fire place. Also, this was my favorite part, the view from the shower/jacuzzi tub was breathtaking. You could see the waterfall from the window without losing any privacy. The staff was gracious and helpful. Valet is included if you are staying at the hotel. The spa was very nice and the massage was okay. The Dining Room Resturant was delicious, yet expensive, but well worth it and the service was very good as well. I highly recommend the Salish.

Pros: Great Service, Delicious Food, Unbelievable views

Cons: None

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We have been to eat here twice hoping for a special place to go. It was not what we expected. The staff is in need of training and the food is horrible & over-priced. We had to wait over an hour each time for our food and then it arrived cold. Go and see the falls but eat somewhere else.

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We have been to eat here twice hoping for a special place to go. It was not what we expected. The staff is in need of training and the food is horrible & over-priced. We had to wait over an hour each time for our food and then it arrived cold. Go and see the falls but eat somewhere else.

Pros: nice scenery

Cons: , food, prices

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Try going off-season, when there are less patrons at the Spa. Then, I was able to have the entire pool/sauna/steam area to myself... such a fresh and relaxing treat with a great view! I went to the Salish Spa just for a 60 minute massage, and ended up spending about 3 hours soaking up their facilities.

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Try going off-season, when there are less patrons at the Spa. Then, I was able to have the entire pool/sauna/steam area to myself... such a fresh and relaxing treat with a great view! I went to the Salish Spa just for a 60 minute massage, and ended up spending about 3 hours soaking up their facilities.

Pros: Far from the city

Cons: , Far from the city

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Salish Lodge sits in one of the areas finest settings. It would seem to be the perfect place to relax and have a quality massage. Despite the fine handwork and hot stone work done there, the experience lack the comfort and warmth of the environment. The front desk reception is cold and lacks care in welcoming you into the environment. People are often left standing in the entry (up to 20 minutes to pay or past your check in time) and local guests are allowed to track back and forth making the experience less than relaxing. Rating:

Environment = Excellent, Massage = Very Good, Service = TIME WASTE and STRESSFUL = Why pay all that money to get a headache before and after leisure????

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Salish Lodge sits in one of the areas finest settings. It would seem to be the perfect place to relax and have a quality massage. Despite the fine handwork and hot stone work done there, the experience lack the comfort and warmth of the environment. The front desk reception is cold and lacks care in welcoming you into the environment. People are often left standing in the entry (up to 20 minutes to pay or past your check in time) and local guests are allowed to track back and forth making the experience less than relaxing. Rating:

Environment = Excellent, Massage = Very Good, Service = TIME WASTE and STRESSFUL = Why pay all that money to get a headache before and after leisure????

Pros: Beautiful Setting, Luxary Spa, Great Hot Stone

Cons: , Long Check out, Rude Reception

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Spending Friday night at the spa, relaxing in the pools, taking a steam and sauna.... is the perfect end to a busy week. It's not necessary to get a treatment to enjoy the spa facilities, but it adds to the evening. My husband and I love spending a quiet night relaxing at Salish!

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Spending Friday night at the spa, relaxing in the pools, taking a steam and sauna.... is the perfect end to a busy week. It's not necessary to get a treatment to enjoy the spa facilities, but it adds to the evening. My husband and I love spending a quiet night relaxing at Salish!

Pros: Eucalyptus Steam, Spa Pools, Ambiance/Location

Cons: Cost

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I visited Salish Lodge in November. My fiance purchased a spa package which included breakfast, and two 50 minute massages. I decided to do the river rock massage, and it was HORRIBLE! I work at an athletic club, and recieve massages regularly from our therapists, so I feel confident that I know what one should entail. When asked to close the blinds because of the blinding light, the therapist replied with, you'll have a towel over your face anyways. The stones were not hot, the pressure was not deep, and for $99 for a 50 minute massage it was quite disappointing. The lodge was beautiful though, and I thought the breakfast was pretty good.

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I visited Salish Lodge in November. My fiance purchased a spa package which included breakfast, and two 50 minute massages. I decided to do the river rock massage, and it was HORRIBLE! I work at an athletic club, and recieve massages regularly from our therapists, so I feel confident that I know what one should entail. When asked to close the blinds because of the blinding light, the therapist replied with, you'll have a towel over your face anyways. The stones were not hot, the pressure was not deep, and for $99 for a 50 minute massage it was quite disappointing. The lodge was beautiful though, and I thought the breakfast was pretty good.

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My husband surprised me with a stay at Salish lodge for our first annivesary. Everything was just beautiful at the lodge, from the hot rock massages to the fabulous dinner & wine and the huge breakfast the next day!
Dinner was really world class. I might go as far to say that it was better than herbfarm. And since it was christmas eve they even had carolers singing at the tables. A truly magical atmosphere!
Breakfast was mediocre but we didn't care!
The room was beatiful with a view of the falls. Enjoyed the fireplace and jacuzzi very much!
Staff is attentive and courteous.
I do agree that it's expensive but I think we have just started a new tradition for us!!

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My husband surprised me with a stay at Salish lodge for our first annivesary. Everything was just beautiful at the lodge, from the hot rock massages to the fabulous dinner & wine and the huge breakfast the next day!
Dinner was really world class. I might go as far to say that it was better than herbfarm. And since it was christmas eve they even had carolers singing at the tables. A truly magical atmosphere!
Breakfast was mediocre but we didn't care!
The room was beatiful with a view of the falls. Enjoyed the fireplace and jacuzzi very much!
Staff is attentive and courteous.
I do agree that it's expensive but I think we have just started a new tradition for us!!

Pros: Dinner menu, Service

Cons: expensive

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Drinks in "The Attic" are a great way to start off your stay at the Salish Lodge. Follow up by having a stone massage! And the views are gorgeous. I would stay here again anytime!

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Drinks in "The Attic" are a great way to start off your stay at the Salish Lodge. Follow up by having a stone massage! And the views are gorgeous. I would stay here again anytime!

Pros: not far from Seattle, views, massages

Cons: expensive

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While the lodge itself deserves a rating of 7 in the overall. I would give the resturant a big fat 0. This Chef is stuck on one flavor of sauce. Everything is drench in one kind of sauce or another. No natural flavors come through. When ordering Lobster, be prepared. The menu reads, Main Lobster. You get a claw, no tail just a small claw. How tacky, especially at the prices they charge. Out of four corses we finished no more then two bites of each. We eat at fine resturants all the time and were very very dissapointed with the lodges food. We would not only not recomend the lodge for dinning. but will make sure all of our friends and aquaintences know of our distaste. It was that bad!

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While the lodge itself deserves a rating of 7 in the overall. I would give the resturant a big fat 0. This Chef is stuck on one flavor of sauce. Everything is drench in one kind of sauce or another. No natural flavors come through. When ordering Lobster, be prepared. The menu reads, Main Lobster. You get a claw, no tail just a small claw. How tacky, especially at the prices they charge. Out of four corses we finished no more then two bites of each. We eat at fine resturants all the time and were very very dissapointed with the lodges food. We would not only not recomend the lodge for dinning. but will make sure all of our friends and aquaintences know of our distaste. It was that bad!

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My husband and I recently visited Salish for the first time and found our dining experience to be very pleasant. The prices are steep, but we saved money by eating vegetarian meals and not ordering wine (prepare yourself to pay through the nose if you want meat and alcohol). We loved our meals, the view (it's difficult to actually see the falls, but the mist rising out of the valley was plenty romantic), and most of all our dessert . . . beignets and the best hot chocolate you will ever taste in your life, made right at your table! We enjoyed our breakfast the next day as well.

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My husband and I recently visited Salish for the first time and found our dining experience to be very pleasant. The prices are steep, but we saved money by eating vegetarian meals and not ordering wine (prepare yourself to pay through the nose if you want meat and alcohol). We loved our meals, the view (it's difficult to actually see the falls, but the mist rising out of the valley was plenty romantic), and most of all our dessert . . . beignets and the best hot chocolate you will ever taste in your life, made right at your table! We enjoyed our breakfast the next day as well.

Pros: good food, amazing dessert, expensive

Cons: slow service, good atmosphere

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Judging from the restaurant (the only place you can review the restaurant is here), the Salish must be riding on an ancient reputation for excellence that is sadly gone even though the premium pricing has remained. At brunch, I ordered the steak medium rare, and it came thoroughly well done, with crispy burnt edges. The waiter never even checked to ask how our meals were, so there was no use trying to send it back. We waited hungrily forever for our meal, and they didn't even offer bread until the food arrived. I checked out the rooms; for $409 per night, you get a cool spa bathtub and a fireplace with a single log, but there's no other "warmth" to the rooms because of the stark decor. The views are of the river and a power plant, not of the falls! A bit over-priced for that.

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Judging from the restaurant (the only place you can review the restaurant is here), the Salish must be riding on an ancient reputation for excellence that is sadly gone even though the premium pricing has remained. At brunch, I ordered the steak medium rare, and it came thoroughly well done, with crispy burnt edges. The waiter never even checked to ask how our meals were, so there was no use trying to send it back. We waited hungrily forever for our meal, and they didn't even offer bread until the food arrived. I checked out the rooms; for $409 per night, you get a cool spa bathtub and a fireplace with a single log, but there's no other "warmth" to the rooms because of the stark decor. The views are of the river and a power plant, not of the falls! A bit over-priced for that.

Pros: near the scenic falls, fireplace/spa tub 4-2

Cons: overpriced, poor service, no views of the falls

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husband and I went there for our wedding night and go back for our anniversary every year. It is amazingly romantic and cozy. The goose down bed, comforter and pillows make for a bed fit for royalty. The room decor is very tasteful, nothing is overdone. The sunken Jacuzzi tub is a romantic adventure unto its self. Order room service! The food comes to you delicious and you can stay in your pjs! But the Attic and the Dining room are also not to be missed! The staff is friendly and accommodating. (On my wedding night I forgot my garment bad for my wedding dress so they brought me up one)
I would recommend going on an off season and go Sunday through Thursday to get the best service and prices.

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husband and I went there for our wedding night and go back for our anniversary every year. It is amazingly romantic and cozy. The goose down bed, comforter and pillows make for a bed fit for royalty. The room decor is very tasteful, nothing is overdone. The sunken Jacuzzi tub is a romantic adventure unto its self. Order room service! The food comes to you delicious and you can stay in your pjs! But the Attic and the Dining room are also not to be missed! The staff is friendly and accommodating. (On my wedding night I forgot my garment bad for my wedding dress so they brought me up one)
I would recommend going on an off season and go Sunday through Thursday to get the best service and prices.

Pros: immaculate rooms, beautiful atmosphere, Luxerious Simplicty

Cons: on the expensive side

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i had the pleasure of spending 3 days and 2 nights there.....it was the most delightful time i have spent anywhere....the service was outstanding (turning down the bed at night, lighting the fire in the fireplace AND the oatmeal cookies and milk...well, need i say more......the beds were like sleeping on a cloud! the bathtub was positioned by french doors so, you could view the t.v. while relaxing in a jacuzzi tub.....the oils and lotions were awesome!!! the gift shop was stunning.....all of the staff went out of their way to please......i would recommend it to anyone needing a quiet getaway...you will go home totally refreshed and renewed...thank you salish!! p.s. i had the pleasure of meeting Joe Namath AND Bill Gates....and extra treat besides all of the other wonderful things......

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i had the pleasure of spending 3 days and 2 nights there.....it was the most delightful time i have spent anywhere....the service was outstanding (turning down the bed at night, lighting the fire in the fireplace AND the oatmeal cookies and milk...well, need i say more......the beds were like sleeping on a cloud! the bathtub was positioned by french doors so, you could view the t.v. while relaxing in a jacuzzi tub.....the oils and lotions were awesome!!! the gift shop was stunning.....all of the staff went out of their way to please......i would recommend it to anyone needing a quiet getaway...you will go home totally refreshed and renewed...thank you salish!! p.s. i had the pleasure of meeting Joe Namath AND Bill Gates....and extra treat besides all of the other wonderful things......

Pros: fairly priced, beautiful grounds, attentive staff

Cons: not "kid" friendly

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My husband and I just stayed at Salish last weekend for our 6-year anniversary. We stayed just one night, and while we liked the place, especially the smell of wood burning, and liked our room, we really felt it was overpriced. Comparing it to other resorts and spas, the price just didn't match up with our expectations. The whirlpool in our room was nice, as was the fireplace, but the room itself was a bit too small for the $409/night price. I also think it's ridiculous to charge a required $15 resort fee, especially since we did not use any spa services (as my husand had just had surgery and couldn't partake). Additionally, no breakfast was included at all with our stay. So, we purely spent money just to spend a night there and enjoy different surroundings.

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My husband and I just stayed at Salish last weekend for our 6-year anniversary. We stayed just one night, and while we liked the place, especially the smell of wood burning, and liked our room, we really felt it was overpriced. Comparing it to other resorts and spas, the price just didn't match up with our expectations. The whirlpool in our room was nice, as was the fireplace, but the room itself was a bit too small for the $409/night price. I also think it's ridiculous to charge a required $15 resort fee, especially since we did not use any spa services (as my husand had just had surgery and couldn't partake). Additionally, no breakfast was included at all with our stay. So, we purely spent money just to spend a night there and enjoy different surroundings.

Pros: hot tubs in room, fireplaces in room

Cons: small rooms, no breakfast included, overpriced

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My boyfriend surprised me with a special pre-valentine's visit to Salish Lodge for their delicious Sunday brunch. As we dined we enjoyed a beautiful view of the falls. It became extremely busy and the service left something to be desired. The waiter forgot to bring pancakes for my boyfriend so when it was mentioned he brought pancakes for both of us. I would love to go there again but I don't know when that will be because I live in LA.

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My boyfriend surprised me with a special pre-valentine's visit to Salish Lodge for their delicious Sunday brunch. As we dined we enjoyed a beautiful view of the falls. It became extremely busy and the service left something to be desired. The waiter forgot to bring pancakes for my boyfriend so when it was mentioned he brought pancakes for both of us. I would love to go there again but I don't know when that will be because I live in LA.

Pros: Beatiful View, Easy valet parking, inspired creations

Cons: Very busy

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The Spa at Salish is terrific. I have had five diffierent treatments, each with a different practicioner and been blown away each time. The staff is friendly and very skilled. The soaking pools are a real treat before and after your massage. A much nicer environment than any Spa in the city. And only $5 for valet parking!

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The Spa at Salish is terrific. I have had five diffierent treatments, each with a different practicioner and been blown away each time. The staff is friendly and very skilled. The soaking pools are a real treat before and after your massage. A much nicer environment than any Spa in the city. And only $5 for valet parking!

Pros: Great staff!, Relaxing environment, Love the pools

Cons: Entry out of place

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The room views, spa and appointments are fabulous. However, the room service and the service in the dining room for the famed Salish brunch were lacking during my stay. A but over-priced for the offering, but the natural environs will relax, rejuvinate and remind you why you pay top dollar.

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The room views, spa and appointments are fabulous. However, the room service and the service in the dining room for the famed Salish brunch were lacking during my stay. A but over-priced for the offering, but the natural environs will relax, rejuvinate and remind you why you pay top dollar.

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I had the most incredible dinning experience at Salish. Our server, Troy, was the best waiter I have ever encountered. Whatever we wanted, he made happen. We felt like royalty that night. The food was delightful, highly recommend the Monkfish and for dessert, the coffee and doughnuts. The Monkfish tasted like Lobster. Then, a table next to the fireplace set the entire mood. I couldn't have asked for a better Christmas Dinner. Thanks Salish and Troy!

On a side note: The brunch was a complete oppisite experience :-( , so go for DINNER!!!!!!

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I had the most incredible dinning experience at Salish. Our server, Troy, was the best waiter I have ever encountered. Whatever we wanted, he made happen. We felt like royalty that night. The food was delightful, highly recommend the Monkfish and for dessert, the coffee and doughnuts. The Monkfish tasted like Lobster. Then, a table next to the fireplace set the entire mood. I couldn't have asked for a better Christmas Dinner. Thanks Salish and Troy!

On a side note: The brunch was a complete oppisite experience :-( , so go for DINNER!!!!!!

Pros: Service, Food, Ambiance

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My husband and I stayed at Salish for our anniversary in 2002 and had a wonderful experience. The accomodations were charming and the Breakfast served in 4 or 5 courses was to die for! The falls were beautiful and Salish was close enough to Seattle to spend time there during the day and relax at Salish in the evening. Would return and would recommend to anyone considering a trip to the Seattle area.

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My husband and I stayed at Salish for our anniversary in 2002 and had a wonderful experience. The accomodations were charming and the Breakfast served in 4 or 5 courses was to die for! The falls were beautiful and Salish was close enough to Seattle to spend time there during the day and relax at Salish in the evening. Would return and would recommend to anyone considering a trip to the Seattle area.

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We had dinner and spent the night in November 2002 to celebrate our wedding anniversary. The room was awesome and the staff was very accommodating. Rooms included travel-sized Aveda products (shampoo, etc.). Everything about dinner was quite exceptional, but definetely not inexpensive. The package included the famous breakfast. However the service at breakfast the following morning was really awful and slow! Overall, costly but worth it when you want something special.

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We had dinner and spent the night in November 2002 to celebrate our wedding anniversary. The room was awesome and the staff was very accommodating. Rooms included travel-sized Aveda products (shampoo, etc.). Everything about dinner was quite exceptional, but definetely not inexpensive. The package included the famous breakfast. However the service at breakfast the following morning was really awful and slow! Overall, costly but worth it when you want something special.

Pros: Cozy, Intimate/Romatic

Cons: Expensive, $10valet parking fee

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We stayed for an overnight romantic getaway. After all the negative hype here on Citysearch, I was expecting crappy everything. The room was so romantic. The staff was nice (and attended to us only when necessary).

Dinner and Breakfast - oh my! Give a round of applause for Chef Mike. What a treat. Everything was so rich, tasty, and elegant. The waitstaff was fabulous! This will certainly become an annual tradition in my house.

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We stayed for an overnight romantic getaway. After all the negative hype here on Citysearch, I was expecting crappy everything. The room was so romantic. The staff was nice (and attended to us only when necessary).

Dinner and Breakfast - oh my! Give a round of applause for Chef Mike. What a treat. Everything was so rich, tasty, and elegant. The waitstaff was fabulous! This will certainly become an annual tradition in my house.

Pros: Romantic, modern presentation, Chef Mike!!

Cons: staff tended to, poor seating layout

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