Forks  has the most lodging options on the west side of the 101 loop, though some of the motels can leave a little to be desired. The best bet for multi-day stays is to opt for a B&B.
The decor reminds you of a neglected granny’s house—faux wood paneling, flowery bedsheets, and spent-looking furniture at Bagby’s Town Motel (1080 S. Forks Ave., 360/374-6231 or 800/742-2429, www.bagbystownmotel.com , $58–64 d), but the owners are friendly, the gardens outside are pretty, and it is comfortable enough to suffice for a cheap night’s stopover while making the Olympic loop.
If you’ve got the dough, though, upgrade yourself to the Olympic Suites (800 Olympic Dr., 1.5 miles north of Forks , 360/374-5400 or 800/262-3433, www.olympicsuitesinn.com , $79–119 d) down the road. Here you’ll find updated one- and two-bedroom suites with kitchens and free wireless Internet on a nicely wooded property. Pet owners will also find rooms here that accept Rover.
Another very clean motel choice is the Pacific Inn Motel (352 S. Forks Ave., 360/374-9400, www.pacificinnmotel.com , $58–89 and up), a basic but newish property that remains well-tended and cares for you with a friendly staff. There aren’t a ton of amenities, but you will find coin-op laundry facilities and free coffee and tea in the lobby.
The best choices in town are the bed-and-breakfasts. There are a number of off-the-beaten-path properties ideal for those looking to feel close to the natural surroundings around the town. For example, the Fisherman’s Widow B&B (31 Huckleberry Lane, 360/374-5693, www.northolympic.com/fw , $125–135 d) is a comfy lodgelike home sitting right on the banks of the Sol Duc river, a favorite among anglers and kayakers who can head right out the back door for their daily adventures. The rooms are spacious and can accommodate up to five people, so adventuring groups can save some cash by sharing.
Also a favorite among anglers, especially fly-fishing fans, is Brightwater House B&B (360/374-5453 www.brightwaterhouse.com , $125 d), also on the Sol Duc and which boasts a "liberal" cancellation policy that allows anglers to change their plans when the river conditions change. The common River Room offers great views through its floor-to-ceiling windows.
Historic architecture buffs will best enjoy Miller Tree Inn (654 E. Division, 360/374-6806, www.millertreeinn.com , $110–195 d), a family- and pet-friendly inn that rests inside a well-cared-for 1914 homestead. The downstairs common rooms are especially homey, with rich wood paneling and a living room fireplace. Outside there’s a back deck with a large hot tub overlooking the attractive grounds. You can also expect a full farmhouse breakfast.