About Us

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The Woodmark Hotel & Still Spa is an independent boutique hotel centrally located on the peaceful shores of Lake Washington, featuring the Olympic Mountains as its backdrop. Offering personalized services and amenities, the Woodmark invites guests to relax and rejuvenate at our newly renovated spa, reconnect with a lakeside bike ride or morning kayak adventure, and indulge in locally inspired cuisine at one of our two waterfront restaurants. Whether you’re here for business, a family vacation, or weekend getaway, the Woodmark welcomes you to your home away from home.

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The Woodmark Story

The name The Woodmark speaks to a long history of shipbuilding on this very site. In the late 1800’s, long before The Woodmark Hotel was conceived, the area was home to Atlanta Park, a dance hall for passengers of tour boats that cruised Lake Washington.

In 1901, the site was purchased by Anderson Shipyard, producers of ferries and tugboats. This was the beginning of Kirkland's ship building industry. During the 1920's, Lake Washington Shipyard purchased the site and made the transition from wooden boat building to steel shipbuilding. They constructed a number of steel auto ferries, including the Kalakala, the World's first streamlined vessel. During World War II, the Lake Washington Shipyard built 29 ships for the U.S. Navy and repaired nearly 500 vessels. In 1946, the shipyard was purchased by Alaska Terminal and Stevedoring, a subsidiary of the Skinner Corporation, and was used to moor passenger liners and freighters of the Alaska Steamship Company.

In 1972, with the desire to move from an industrial area to a commercial area, David "Ned" Skinner and several local businessmen began plans to bring the NFL to Seattle by developing the area into future headquarters and practice field of the now beloved Seattle Seahawks. The property went through rezoning from 1979 to 1985, allowing for extensive public access and a variety of uses. Eventually, the Seattle Seahawks, under new ownership, moved a few miles away, prompting the start of the Carillon Point Complex Project, formed by the Skinner Development Company. The complex was named Carillon Point after the specially designed carillon bells located in the main plaza at the edge of the marina.

Today, Carillon Point in Kirkland, Washington, is home to The Woodmark Hotel & Still Spa, and is a focal point of the local business community in the Seattle area. During the day, the carillon bells chime every half hour, as a reminder of the area’s history and as a beacon for pleasure boats cruising Lake Washington.

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From Seattle

  • From I-5 driving North or South, take SR-520 (Evergreen Floating Bridge) going east over Lake Washington
  • Get off at the Bellevue Way exit traveling toward Lake Washington Blvd NE
  • Continue driving North on Lake Washington Blvd NE and stop at the light at Lakeview Drive
  • Turn left onto Carillon Point
  • Continue down Carillon Point to The Woodmark Hotel


From SEA-TAC Airport

  • Follow signs to I-405 North / Renton
  • Continue North approximately 18 miles
  • Take Exit #17, NE 70th Place
  • Take a left at the first light, followed by another left at the next light, NE 70th Place
  • Continue SW 1.5 miles and arrive at the intersection of Lake Washington Blvd and the entrance to Carillon Point
  • Enter Carillon Point and follow the signs to the Woodmark Hotel
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