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BEST WESTERN PLUS Silverdale Blog

January
26
Seeking excitement in beautiful Kitsap County this February? Well, you’re in luck, as two very cool, albeit very different events, come to our pristine peninsula in the second month of this new year. Allow us to give you a preview of what’s to come!

Annual Quilt Show | February 20 & 21

On February 20th and 21st, Kitsap’s annual quilt show returns for a 29th time. That says something about its popularity. This year, the show is entitled “Modern Vintage” and will be highlighted by the work of featured artist, Sharon Broom, with over 200 magnificent quilts on display from all over Washington and Oregon. In addition, the two-day show will feature enriching demonstrations, a silent auction, and a hip boutique and cafe. The fun runs from 10:00am to 5:00pm both days, has an entry fee of just a $5.00 donation. Find the excitement at Kitsap County Fairgrounds, in President’s Hall, just 5 minutes from our beautiful waterfront hotel. 

Quilt, Expo, Kitsap Festivals, things to do in Silverdal
 

Kitsap Wedding Expo | February 21

Also on the 21st of February, the Kitsap Sun Pavilion (which is just a 6 minute drive from our hotel) hosts the Kitsap Wedding Expo. This event is a celebration of all things wedding—from dresses and groom attire, to disc jockeys, to caterers, to photographers and florists. So, if there’s a wedding in your future, whether you’re going to be on the altar or not, this is an excellent place to start! Best of all, entry for this fantastic event is just $6.00 (and $5.00 for seniors and military). The fun lasts from 10:00 to 5:00pm.

Speaking of weddings, don’t forget that our beautiful hotel offers both a gorgeous venue and excellent rates for those hoping to tie the knot! And while you won’t find any quilts on display under our roof, we’re sure you’ll sleep soundly under our cloudlike bedding.

Silverdale Weddings, Wedding Venues, Event Venues, Catering
 

Book a room at our hotel today to experience all that beautiful Kitsap County has to offer, from the events above, and more! We look forward to welcoming you! 

January
15
posted by: BEST WESTERN PLUS Silverdale on: January 15, 2015 3:59:28 PM
Looking for a way to fill an afternoon in beautiful Kitsap County? Why not spend it shopping? Kitsap is home to a roster of wonderful shops of all kinds, so whether you’re after souvenirs, gifts, or simply a snack, you won’t have to look far. Here are a few shops we think our guests might enjoy! 

Bella Bella Cupcakes

Got a sweet tooth? No problem. Just a four minute drive from our luxurious waterfront hotel, you’ll find Bella Bella Cupcakes and its toothsome treats. This charming pastry shop has a selection of cupcakes that might just leave you standing at the counter in deliberation for hours. The choices are endless! There’s their root beer cupcake, their cherry cheesecake cupcake, their key lime cupcake, fruity choices like mango, pineapple and lemon raspberry, and of course, classics like chocolate, caramel, and vanilla. Is your mouth watering yet? Head down to Bella Bella and satisfy your sweet tooth today!
Cupcake, Treats, Dining, Silverdale Restaurants, Bakery

Pages Books

Need something to read while you kick back on our heavenly waterfront property? Head down to pages books, just an 8 minute walk from our hotel, and peruse their towering shelves of well-loved used books. Whether you’re after a heart-pounding mystery, a heart-breaking romance, a sci-fi epic, or some interesting non-fiction, they’ll have something for you. Grab a few paperbacks from this endlessly endearing bookstore, and lose yourself in its pages from the comfort of your cloudlike bed or our Jacuzzi. Just don’t forget to say hello to the shop’s resident cat while you’re there! 

Bookstore, Books, Reading, Silverdale Shops, Kitsap Shopping

Silverdale Antiques

Looking for some gorgeous decor or a gift for a friend back home? Turn to Kitsap Antiques, which you’ll find a mere five minutes (on foot) from our hotel. Enjoy a gorgeous selection of items, primarily procured in Europe, but let us remind you, you probably won’t leave empty handed! The selection at this antique shop is truly spectacular.
Antiques, things to do in Silverdale, Shopping, Kitsap County

Kitsap is a true destination for shopping enthusiasts, as evidenced by the awesome shops found around our hotel. And all it takes to discover everything this magnificent corner of Washington has to offer is a room at our centrally-located hotel. Book yours today

December
19
posted by: BEST WESTERN PLUS Silverdale on: December 19, 2014 11:42:23 AM
Feel like getting out into nature for some fresh air? You’re in luck. Kitsap County is peppered with beautiful parks of all shapes and sizes, many of which are just a short drive from our beautiful, Silverdale Beach hotel. Let us point you toward some of our nearby favorites!

Newberry Hill Heritage Park

Newberry Hill Heritage Park has something for everyone. Perhaps most notable are its 20+ hiking trails, which vary in length up to about 2.6 miles. Newberry is also an excellent destination for wildlife enthusiasts, as the home of a spectrum of birdlife, amphibians of all kinds, as well as bobcats, rabbits, coyotes—even the rare black bear! The park is open year round, just remember to dress accordingly and bring your camera! You can find Newberry Hill Heritage Park less than 10 minutes away from our beautiful hotel. 
Eagle, Hiking, Nature, Kitsap, Parks, Outdoors
 

Anderson Landing Preserve

Though not the biggest park, Anderson Landing Preserve is an excellent choice for a quick walk or bike ride. In the warmer months, it’s also an excellent destination for a family picnic in the fresh air and sunshine. The park provides an excellent vantage point of the beautiful Hood Canal, and as a result, is a bird watcher’s dream!  Best of all, it’s just an 11 minute drive from our Silverdale Beach Hotel. 

 

Scenic Beach State Park

Gorgeous vistas, picturesque walking trails, charming gazebos and event spaces—Scenic Beach State Park has it all. The park, which is less than a 20 minute drive from our hotel, is a great destination for any time of the year. In the cooler, winter months, walk its hiking trails and photograph its wildlife. In the warmer months, enjoy activities like boating, swimming, camping, and more. The park even has a beach volleyball area and horseshoe pits for guests with a competitive side! 
Nature, Mountains, Hiking, Outdoors, Things to do in Silverdale, Things to do in Kitsap County

Yes, the area around Silverdale is one of amazing natural beauty. You can experience that beauty for yourself by booking one of the cozy rooms at conveniently-located hotel, and setting out to explore from there! 

December
4
This year, Silverdale will be celebrating Christmas and New Years Eve the right way—that is to say, the former will be marked by charity and giving, and the latter with a good old fashioned party. Allow us to elaborate!

Toys for Tots: Donations Accepted until December 13

Christmas has become a holiday marked by hectic shopping trips and Holiday pops songs, but in Silverdale, we haven’t forgotten the core principles of this special time of year. So this year, Silverdale Beach Hotel will be participating in a highly-regarded philanthropic endeavour called Toys for Tots. Toys for Tots, which is helmed by the US Marine Corps Reserve, is a simple but splendid initiative that aims to provide quality, unused toys for less fortunate children.

This year, our hotel will be serving as a drop-off spot, welcoming donations of new toys. All it takes to put a smile on a child’s face this Christmas is a quick trip to the toy store, and another to our hotel. Don’t miss your chance to do some good this year.

Toys for Tots, Charity, Philanthropy, Christmas, Donations

2015 Rockin’ New Years at the Silverdale Beach Hotel

Christmas is a time of generosity, compassion, and love. New Years Eve, on the other hand, is a chance to celebrate another year gone by and ring in the next in style. This year, we give our guests the opportunity to just that with Rockin’ New Years Eve, an awesome and affordable party package. What are the perks? A comfortable, water-view room for the night and admission to a party complete with live music, appetizers, party favors, a midnight toast, and of course, a breakfast buffet in the morning!

All it costs it $175, and marginally more to upgrade to a suite. If you’re only able to attend the party, and would like to forgo the accommodations, admission is $50. So come on down at 8pm on the last night of the year, and bid farewell to 2014 with us. This will not be a party to miss! Feel free to contact us with any questions!

Yes, our hotel is plunging head first into this most festive time of year, and we’d love it if you joined us. So buy a toy, drop it off at our hotel, and make a child’s Christmas extra special. Then, welcome 2015 in style at our amazing New Years eve party. Oh, and did we mention we have a hot tub

November
24
posted by: BEST WESTERN PLUS Silverdale on: November 24, 2014 12:42:24 PM

Did you know that Kitsap County is home to a number of small micro-brew legends?  If you’re staying with us for a night, a week or even longer, be sure to get out and experience some of the finest beer found in all of Washington state right here in the county.  Here are a few “must-taste” breweries in Kitsap. 

Sound Brewery

650 NW Bovela Ln, Ste #3, Poulsbo, WA 98370

For several years now, Sound Brewery has drawn the attention of the state’s most respected beer & wine bloggers, once again placing number four on the Pour Fool’s  top twenty breweries list in Washington State.  On the list at the Sound are a healthy portion of Belgian IPAs, including the Koperen Ketel Belgian Style Pale Ale, with a fruity aroma and clean dry finish.  A tasting room is available for the public inside the brewery with all the sounds, aromas and sights of a working beer factory! 

Sound Brewery

 

Valholl Brewing

18970 3rd Ave NE, Poulsbo, WA 98370

Simply amazing brews is one way to describe Valholl Brewing.  Try their Brew Bitch IPA named after its creator Justin Crawford, which celebrates Yakima county hops and recently was voted the best IPA in all of Washington State by readers of PourFool.com.  Also not to be passed up are the Valkyrie Red, with spicy citrus flavors or for the aristocrat in your party, try the Crimson Cove Smoked Cherry.   Join the gang in the brewery bar on November 25th for their Kill the Keg Tuesday, where they sell pints for $2 until the keg is empty!

Valholl Brewing

 

Silver City Brewery

206 Katy Penman Ave., Bremerton, WA

“Ideally, brewers interpret history & through science they create art”: such is the lofty philosophy of the Silver City Brewery in nearby Bremerton.  Don’t miss this brewpub and restaurant that is the place to drink and eat in Bremerton!

 

If you’re coming to Kitsap County this winter and looking for great accommodations in Silverdale, book your stay with us at the BEST WESTERN PLUS Silverdale Beach Hotel.    

 
November
14
Here at the BEST WESTERN PLUS Silverdale Beach Hotel, we have a lot to be thankful for. As our guest, we invite you to come celebrate Thanksgiving with us and discover everything that makes our hotel so special.
 

Enjoy a Delicious Thanksgiving Dinner on November 27, 2014, from 1pm to 5pm

We are so pleased to announce our Thanksgiving Dinner, presented by Executive Chef James Allen. The buffet-style meal will be served up in our dining room and feature a succulent, slow-roasted Diestel Farms turkey and a luscious Minder Farms hickory-smoked ham with all the fixings, including roasted butternut squash soup, sage-scented giblet gravy, and herbed stuffing. Make sure to save room for dessert — choose from sweet potato, pumpkin, and pecan pies, or egg nog and pumpkin cheesecakes. Have a look at the full menu here. Stick around afterwards and head over to the Beach Front Martini Lounge to catch the Hawks and 49ers game.  

Clear Creek Trail


Our hotel is backstopped by a sandy, waterfront path that leads to Clear Creek Trail — a picturesque, 12-mile jaunt through Silverdale's ancient forest. After your belly is full of turkey and pumpkin pie, take a leisurely stroll down to Clear Creek and take in the crisp November air and serene scenery. 

Waterfront Patio and Firepit


If you're more inclined to relax after dinner, there's nowhere else quite like our waterfront patio and firepit. Gather around the crackling, wood-burning firepit as you gaze out at the Dyes Inlet from the spacious patio. 


From
magnificent views to the finest amenities, the BEST WESTERN PLUS Silverdale Beach Hotel offers the quintessential waterfront hotel experience. Book your stay with us today! 

 

October
27
posted by: BEST WESTERN PLUS Silverdale on: October 27, 2014 10:32:03 AM
Welcome to Silverdale Washington.  If you’re searching for a place to enjoy food and drinks, you’ll be delighted to learn that our hotel features The Beachfront Martini Lounge on site.  With expansive water views, the Martini Lounge has recently completely updated its menu!  If you’re going to be out and about town, check out a few of these other fine establishments.  


Hop Jack’s

3171 NW Bucklin Hill Rd 

Hop Jack’s is a great neighbourhood pub located in Silverdale where locals and visitors alike gather for great food and drinks.  This comfortable bar features daily happy hour drink specials from 2-6pm and from 9-close.  On Tuesday, all tap beer is served at a chilly 34 degrees, which many say is the perfect serving temperature.  Accompanying a great drink menu is a wide selection of American bar food, including delicious burgers and some gluten free options as well.  Head to Hop Jack’s for a great night out.

 

Hop Jack's Silverdale

 

Our Place Pub & Eatery

9322 Silverdale Way NW

Our Place is a great local tavern featuring $2 beer and free pool on Tuesdays.  On Wednesdays join them for karaoke and weekend live music.  Call 360-698-0340 for information about upcoming live music nights.

 

Clearwater Casino
15347 Suquamish Way NE?Suquamish 

Located in nearby Suquamish between Poulsbo and Bainbridge Island the Clearwater Casino is a great place to enjoy a night out of fine dining and drinks.  The casino features four restaurants including a steakhouse, a buffet a deli and lounge.  On the menu at the Cedar Steakhouse are hearty portions of fresh seafood, pastas, prime rib and steaks all prepared to perfection. 

Clearwater Casino 

Are you coming to Silverdale Washington this fall?  If so, book your stay at the BEST WESTERN PLUS Silverdale Beach Hotel.  Our friendly and helpful staff will ensure your stay is one of comfort and relaxation.  Book your room today!

October
17
With great ocean views and an attractive patio for outdoor dining in the summer months, the Martini Lounge is definitely one of our hotel’s finest amenities.  Whether you’re just relaxing with friends or family or celebrating a special occasion, the Martini Lounge is the perfect venue for any occasion.

The Martini Lounge Silverdale Washington

 

Recently, the lounge has updated its menu to reflect both local and global tastes! Many ingredients are sourced locally such as the Key City Mussels, which arrive directly from the waters of Washington State.  You’ll also find on the menu local Draper Valley Chicken, Minder Farms Steak and a selection of seasonal pan seared fish.  For those travelling from afar, The Martini Lounge is a great place right in our hotel to sample the unique culinary treats of the Pacific Northwest.  

Our new menu also incorporates some international fare into its local foundations.  Try the sopas, bacon wrapped dates or the chips and roasted chipotle salsa!  There is also a great selection of personal pizzas to choose from.  After dinner, choose from a creative dessert menu that includes New York Style Cheesecake, a blueberry Gran Marnier Crisp or the impressive Nutella Stuffed French Toast! 

The Martini Lounge lives up to its name by offering a great selection of drinks all at reasonable prices.  Happy Hours happen from 3-5pm and 10pm-close from Monday-Saturday and all day on Sunday.  The lounge’s sophisticated selection of martinis includes their signature Beachfront Martini, a Sweet tart Martini and for those hot days, a Beachfront Margarita. 

Martinis

 

Welcome to the BEST WESTERN PLUS Silverdale Beach Hotel, your choice for superb accommodations in Silverdale Washington.  We’re pleased that our on-site restaurant the Martini Lounge has recently updated its menu and we hope you’ll come join us to experience one of life’s great simple pleasures: great food and drink.  We look forward to welcoming you at our hotel today.  

September
17
posted by: BEST WESTERN PLUS Silverdale on: September 17, 2014 11:49:59 AM
The Olympic Mountain Range is situated in a remote corner of northwest Washington and is home to one of the wildest and most scenic national parks in all of the country.  The Olympic National Park is remarkable for its wide variety of ecosystems and climates.  The western edge of the park is home to lush temperate ancient rainforests, the central interior home to rugged snow capped mountain peaks and the eastern slopes home to dry forests and grasslands.  If you’re visiting Silverdale for a few days, planning a visit to Olympic National Park is a rewarding and unforgettable activity.  Click here for driving directions from the National Park Service. 


There are plenty of walks and day hikes in Olympic National Park.  Remember, even on short hikes you should be ready for quick weather changes as this is a high mountain park.  A great very short hiking option for those with additional accessibility needs is The Living Forest Trail.  This 0.4 mile wide and gentle trail can be accessed by wheelchair and leads to a nice lookout over Peabody Creek Valley.  Click here for more information about this trail. 

Olympic National Park
 

For avid hikers, there are plenty of day or even overnight hikes in the park.  For a complete listing of the park’s trails, click here.

Another relaxing and pleasant activity is to go tide pool watching at one of the park’s beaches, which are known for their stunning variety of tidal life.  The most commonly accessed tide pools are Kalaloch’s Beach 4 and Mora’s Hole in the Wall.  For directions and further information about these tide pool viewing opportunities, click here.  

Tide Pools Olympic Park


Silverdale Washington lies only a short driving distance from the national treasure that is the Olympic National Park.  If you’re staying with us this fall, be sure to take a visit to the park.  Let us know how your visit went when you return to the hotel and relax on our great waterfront patio and fire pit.  The BEST WESTERN PLUS Silverdale Beach Hotel is quite simply the best choice for accommodations in Silverdale.   

September
4

Bainbridge Island is a scenic island city located only a few miles from Silverdale, which is a great place to spend the day exploring or a launching off point for a relaxing and beautiful ferry ride to Seattle.

This island is full of historical attractions including a memorial to Bainbridge Island’s Japanese Americans who were interned during WWII in the interior of the country.  At Pritchard Park, you can view this memorial and read a bit about the history of this sad chapter in our nation’s history.  After you check out the memorial head over to the Bainbridge Island Historical Museum where you can gain a fuller picture of the Island’s history from the time it was a wholly Indigenous place through to today. 

If the weather holds out this fall you might also want to spend some time relaxing at the beach.  Bainbridge is home to many great beaches including Lytle Beach and Rockaway Beach.  Lytle Beach is great for the whole family featuring barbecues, swimming options, great beach combing spaces and a fire pit.  There are also great views of Mt. Rainier and the occasional sea lion to be spotted!

Lytle Beach

 

One of the great attractions of Bainbridge is the ferry one can catch from the island to the heart of downtown Seattle.  This majestic ride, which lasts only 35 minutes, is a very popular journey for tourists to the region since it provides spectacular views and is entirely free for walk aboard passengers who depart from Bainbridge (note there is a small fee associated with returning from Seattle).  For more information about this scenic journey, click here.

Bainbridge Island Ferry

Our little corner of the world is just about as scenic as they come, comprised of hundreds of quaint forested islands and inland sea waterways.  If you’re staying with us this fall get out on a bike or hop in the car and explore all our region has to offer.  After day tripping, head back to your relaxing accommodations at the BEST WESTERN PLUS Silverdale Beach Resort.  Let us take care of everything this fall and book your stay today!