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Rosario Resort and Spa

At a Glance

    Pros

  • gorgeous location
  • new management has immensely improved service and refurbished rooms
  • great spa

    Cons

  • often busy with weddings and special events

Fodorite Reviews

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Rosario Resort and Spa Review

Shipbuilding magnate Robert Moran built this Arts and Crafts–style mansion on Cascade Bay in 1906, and it is now the centerpiece of a resort where 20 rooms and suites are in a nearby waterfront building and have sweeping views. The house, on the National Register of Historic Places and worth a visit even if you're not staying here, has retained its original Mission-style furniture and numerous antiques; its centerpiece, an Aeolian organ with 1,972 pipes, is used for year-round concerts in the music room. You can hike, whale-watch, and kayak nearby or stay in for a day of pampering in the on-site spa. The Mansion restaurant is a romantic, sophisticated dinner option.

    Hotel Details

  • 16 rooms, 4 suites.
  • Rate includes no meals.
  • Credit cards accepted.
Updated: 05-06-2013

Fodorite Reviews

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    Dated but clean!

    We had one of the Harborside rooms. Decor was circa 1980, but the room was clean and the price was right. Great view of Eastsound.

    The staff was professional and helpful. We ate in the dining room only once, and were pleased with our meal.

    There are two pools, with one for adults only. It overlooks Eastsound with a great view. This is a place to relax and get away from the rat race!

    by CaptWSims, 9/24/12
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    Rosario Spa & Resort Review

    3 days before Memorial Day and this place was still half shut down. Service is very poor - the staff have given up. Weeds growing out of some of the buildings. No electricity one morning (planned maintenance though the guests were not informed) so no breakfast. This should not be in Fodor's. Avoid!

    by robertmfreeman, 5/31/12

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