Semiahmoo Resort Golf & Spa
What We Love
- Guestrooms were given a tip-to-toe refresh in summer 2015
- Choice of two 18-hole golf courses, Semiahmoo Golf & Country Club and Loomis Trail Golf Club
- Full service spa is available for pampering treatments, including body scrubs, facials, massages and bridal packages
- Waterview Rooms have private balconies, patios or fireplaces, and views across Semiahmoo Bay of White Rock, British Columbia
What To Know
- Packers Oyster Bar is a local favorite, serving oysters, sliders, burgers, fish and chips and more; happy hour food and drink specials are available from 2 to 5 p.m. daily
- Favorite destination for weddings and group events
- Pierside Kitchen is the resort’s main restaurant, open for breakfast and lunch daily and dinner on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays (the focus is on local and regional ingredients and classic Northwest dishes)
- Pets are welcome for $50 per pet
- Free WiFi
- Golf Course
- Handicap Accessible
- Kids Club
- Parking On Site
In northern Washington state, around 90 minutes north of Seattle and less than an hour south of Vancouver, the Semiahmoo Resort, Golf and Spa has been a waterfront destination for family breaks, outdoor escapes, golf retreats and weddings since 1987. Given a tip-to-toe renovation in 2015, the Classic and Waterview guestrooms retain their wood cabin design accents (wood headboards and trim, heavy stone fireplaces in some rooms), but now they have a more modern, muted color scheme, updated furnishings and flat-screen TVs, as well as tea- and coffeemakers, mini-fridges and ESA products in the bathrooms. Waterview Rooms have private balconies, patios or fireplaces and views across Semiahmoo Bay of White Rock, British Columbia. Days here are spent exploring the resort’s 300 tideland acres on walking, climbing, rollerblading, kayaking, clamming or kite-flying adventures, so guests fuel up early at Pierside Kitchen, the resort’s harborside all-day restaurant. Open throughout the week for breakfast and a buffet lunch, and on weekends for dinner, the restaurant focuses on local and regional ingredients and classic Northwest dishes. In warm weather snag a table on the patio overlooking Drayton Harbor. For golf lovers, Semiahmoo is home to two 18-hole resorts, Semiahmoo Golf & Country Club and Loomis Trail Golf Club, and there’s a world class spa for post-links relaxation.
In the Area
Take the ferry across Drayton Harbor on the Plover, America’s oldest passenger foot passenger ferry, or get a dose of culture at the Drayton Harbor Maritime Museum (open from Memorial Day to Labor Day) and learn about Semiahmoo’s fish canning history. Ski lovers can hit the slopes on Mount Baker (around 50 miles away), and roadtrippers shouldn’t miss a spin on Chuckanut Drive, a scenic 20-mile drive through Skagit and Whatcom counties.
How to Get There
excellent location and property surrounded by and beautiful views, friendly staff rooms are clean. The indoor outpoll is kept warm all with a jacuzzi and a spa on the property and lovely resort lots of free parking located on a spit in the Semiamhoo Bay
We had our wedding at Semiahmoo on 10/4/2019. Everything was absolutely great wedding wise. The tent, the food, the drink service was all awesome until one crucial point.
We had booked The Bar for after the tent closed at 10pm. You can book the tent till 11pm but we requested that we do Packers instead and were told yup that's an option and you're good to go. It was also part of our written itinerary. As we all head down to Packers (the bar on site) I notice the doors are closed and someone is walking out telling me they have closed the bar! So I walk in and the bar "manager" is telling my now wife why she decided to close the bar and basically "I don't care" that you scheduled this for your wedding!!! No apology nothing just a nothing so sorry attitude from the bar manager. We get a hold of the event planner and she makes some calls so we get sent to the room behind the fireplace next to the Library. So whatever things happen and we will make the most of it.
We were in there for about 15 minutes till someone in our group says that they are trying to kick us out. We were literally told to come here cause that would work. I walked out of the Library to see my now wife crying and a security guard reading her the riot act that they will "call the police" if we don't leave "IMMEDIATELY". My wife told him "we just spent x amount of dollars to get married here and all of our guests are staying here." He interrupts her and says "I DON'T GIVE A DARN HOW MUCH MONEY YOU SPENT HERE". My wife is now in tears thinking how embarrassing this now has become. Semiahmoo is trying to kick us and our wedding party out of the building. We are staying in the suit upstairs. Are we supposed to just pack our stuff up at midnight and leave? Why would you go to the bride in her wedding dress and yell at her out of all the people there?! I don't want people to get fired, but this guy needs to be give the papers. We were not a rowdy group. We are all in our 30s and up. No one was belligerent or rowdy. Everyone was calm and collected, but the staff seemed like they didn't want us there at all.
I went to the front desk and asked for a manager which I got the "I'am the manager". Well the manager on duty told me "I'm calling the police if you don't leave". NICE! From here I called Debra our person of contact for planning. Long story short we didn't go anywhere.
The front desk is less than helpful even during the day. They scoffed at one of my groomsmen when he asked if we could get rocks glasses. Our windows were dirty and had grease marks from someone's head on them. The shower had someone's hair in it so dirty. There are a lot of minor details that need to be addressed with the property.
We never got asked if we needed help with bags. Honestly I've had better service at small Inns and Motels in my years of travel. The customer service was terrible from the get go. We had 70 people come and spend money for almost a week and got disappointing service for it. They didn't really seem to give a care in the world. More like weddings are a burden on their employees.
The only person that night that seemed able to handle the situation was the bar tender at the wedding he is 100% top notch!
It's 11/1/2019 and nothing. I gave this enough time and no one has called us or offered an apology. I asked for one, but got silence. I was told something was in the mail, but nothing. If someone wanted to apologize they have our phone number and know of the situation. We had some contact, but ZERO in person/phone call apology, it seems to just be meh whatever with them.
I'm not really mad about this anymore just completely and utterly disappointed that their staff was so woefully unprepared to handle the situation. It kind of seems like they aren't prepared for weddings. Moral of the story an apology in person goes along ways!!!
This was my first trip to the northwest part of the United States. Stayed at the Semiahmoo Resort for a family wedding The resort was absolutely beautiful Very family and children friendly. Our room was perfect, the restaurants amazing and all of the staff were so friendly and helpful to make our stay a great experience.