Posted Sep 19, 2016
We stayed a few days in a nearby hotel in Kirkland while visiting our family but we left to take a side trip. We planned to come back to the same hotel but there were no rooms available. Totem Lake came up on Expedia so we took that. We ended up heading back a day early and called the hotel directly. The lady at the desk was so helpful and had a room for us at the same price. The reviews were 't great but beggars can't be choosers. Wow! Were we surprised! The hotel is hidden from all the traffic yet available to anything you want. The owners are still improving the hotel I know but our room was excellent. New carpet and bed. We loved the floor plan. A little sitting room with nice comfortable chairs was separated from the bedroom so I could read or work on the computer and not disturb anyone sleeping. Coffee and refrigerator in the room and all amenities you would expect. It is very quiet there, no road noise, or hearing people walk around which we experience in other hotels. The free breakfast area was downstairs and you made your on but everything was made available-- breads to toast, oatmeal, waffles, lots of fruit and coffee and juice. There is also a healthy Chinese restaurant downstairs. Next door was a saloon for happy hour and a short walk away there was an excellent Italian restaurant and a Trader Joe's. Also, a new shopping area is being built. We stayed in lots of hotels this trip and this was the best!! Will stay here on our next trip to Kirkland!!