El Dorado West

Offers Assisted Living, Independent Living, and Memory Care

19 Reviews
1010 SW 134th Street, Burien, WA 98146
Call (844) 325-8230
El Dorado West (844) 325-8230

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Assisted Living Reviews for El Dorado West

December 06, 2016

By Charlene611484

I am a friend or relative of a current/past resident

I thought the food at El Dorado West was very good. I had a pork chop, and it was very tender. I think the care is fine. The staff was friendly and helpful, answered questions, and were very easy to work with. It’s very clean and organized.

November 17, 2016

By Frank076243

I am a friend or relative of a current/past resident

El Dorado West Retirement is very clean, nice, and new. The staff is very well-trained, and they work with my mother-in-law well. She's very happy there. They take them out once a week for a drive, and they try to get them exercise in memory care. In a sense, they just leave them alone and let them hang out with each other, and they seem to really like it. The staff is genuinely interested and patient, and they do a good job in getting people under control. It's just a very calm environment.

November 09, 2016

By Patricia265437

I visited this facility

I have nothing really great to say about El Dorado, the lunch service took almost 2 hours, and there didn't seem to be a lot of cheerfulness among the people. It was comfortable, but also kind of institutional; there were no sitting areas for people. It did not have an uplifting feeling about it. It was not where I would want to go. The staff was very nice; she seated us, but we did not see her again until we left. She gave us the apartment information and her card to call her back. They had a beauty salon, happy hour, a library, and a TV room.

September 27, 2016

By child that cares

I am a friend or relative of a current/past resident

My parents are residents and they are overall happy with their independent apartment and the building. Like others we find it to be a very clean, friendly and attractive place. The dining is the one large detractor. It is not run at all like a restaurant - more like a slow motion school lunchroom where everything is done in an assembly line fashion (one person brings around the water for everyone, another a salad for everyone.. you get the idea). , The wait for food can be quite long - often 30 - 60 minutes. Menu choices are very limited,and there is little in the way of fresh vegetables or fruit - a very small salad is about it. Residents appear to be resigned to it. Very sad.

January 05, 2016

By I'm a child of resident

I am a friend or relative of resident

The place is new, fresh and very pretty. The floor plan of the apartment is really nice and the staff for the most part is very friendly and helpful. It's a good location near the Highline Hospital and other doctors. The biggest negative is that the food poor and unappetizing. The meals at dinner are small without much ability to substitute. The transportations to doctors is too minimal to be useful. Rent is reasonable but any additional services cost quite a bit and it all starts adding up quick.

September 25, 2015

By Craig19

I visited this facility

El Dorado West Retirement seemed a very good place. We are very happy with the lady that toured us all over the facility. We were happy with our tour even if they don’t have any availability at that time. The apartments are very clean and orderly.

May 31, 2015

By Caring107254550

I visited this facility

The facilities of El Dorado West were really nice and beautiful. The common rooms were very nice. We talked to some of the tenants that live there, and they liked it very much. The rooms were very small. We were looking at studio apartments that were really the size of my bathroom. It is very small. It was so much money that the only other additional assistance we were interested in setting up was for somebody to help my brother setup his pill and hand it off to him. It was so expensive that we couldn't afford it. We selected it to visit because they had memory care. They interviewed my brother, and they told us that they thought he could begin at least in the assisted living, but the memory care would be available if he needed it at some later point. They would not show us the rooms in memory care. So eventually if that is where he is going to end up, I'm not going to position him anywhere where they won't show us what it looks like.

Provider Response

El Dorado offers up to 17 different apartment sizes and shapes from studio’s to two bedroom apartments. We are very competitively priced and would be wiling to compare our prices with anyone in our area. We do not want to interrupt the programming and environment in our Memory Care area except for a select few of qualified and ready individuals. We prefer to keep the strangers walking through our memory care area to a minimum. It is also at this moment at capacity so there are no unoccupied units to show. We of course want someone to know exactly what they are getting before they move in and would make every opportunity available.

February 23, 2015

By Caring102790350

I visited this facility

They had a little party going on when we visited El Dorado. It's great and beautiful, and the staff were very helpful and super friendly. They gave us a lot of their time. The rooms were lovely. The food was good, and the dining area was beautiful; it was more like a restaurant. They go out to restaurants, stores, casinos, and church.

February 07, 2015

By georate

I visited this facility

It's a beautiful community. The environment is very home like, I would definitely love to live there if I met the age requirements. The employees all greet you with a smile, and are very friendly and welcome you like VIP. Every resident seemed involved in an activity, groups near the fireplace enjoying fresh baked bread with coffee and cocoa, the others are playing card games, everyone is so happy there. Very, very impressive.

September 30, 2014

By Caring95478350

I am a friend or relative of a resident

El Dorado West Retirement Community was very nice. A friend of mine was staying there, so I happened to go there a few times. The environment was very clean. It is a new building and they just added the memory care. My friend was taken very good care of and the people there were very nice. We were trying to put my father in there, but they wouldn't take him because he needed too much care. The rooms were very nice, and like I said, it was very clean.

October 28, 2013

By Caring72148050

I visited this facility

At that time of our visit, El Dorado did have a great entertainment thing going on for their residents while they were having their dinner. This facility has both independent and assisted living. They're on repeated corporate ownership changes and at the moment, they're very much under construction. What happens when they get these corporate changes is that they can change the rules and the rent. Prices are being raised because of this. There was one lady that was there and she was nice but she was also pretty much in a flurry. Residents were coming to her trying to figure out where they're going to go. Another thing with this facility is that they can't tolerate people who get a little bit argumentative. So it's great if you're a really sweet older person, but if you're not and you're cranky, you can't be there. However, having mood swings and being cranky are part of the dementia condition.
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  • Rent Plus Care Fees
  • Entry Fee
  • Fee Structure Extra: $2000 Community Fee
  • Assisted Living Starting At: $2400/month
  • Independent Living Starting At: $2400/month
  • Memory Care Starting At: $3600/month

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  • 1-bedroom apartments
  • 2-bedroom apartments
  • Companion Suites: We Do Not Offer Companion Suites
  • Studio Apartments


  • Resident Capacity: 114
  • Minimum Age: 62
  • Pets: Small Pets Allowed


  • State Licenses: 2140
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About El Dorado West

For three generations, we have provided excellent service and care for seniors. We recognize the true foundation of a home starts with the community of people residing there—living, learning and growing together. We go beyond providing practical care and support—we create a village that feels like family.

Independent living offers both freedom and peace of mind for active residents who want to live a maintenance-free lifestyle. Residents enjoy a variety of amenities that alleviate the stresses of everyday life such as cooking, housekeeping, home repairs and much more. Along with planned events and social opportunities, residents can maintain their independence while living in an affordable, comfortable community.

Assisted living offers long-term, personalized care and daily support services. From housekeeping to personal hygiene, meals and assistance with activities of daily living, we are committed to helping our residents live as independently as possible while doing our part to make sure they are happy and healthy. Residents enjoy an enriched lifestyle with many opportunities for social engagement, while their families find peace of mind knowing that their loved one is well cared for.

We offer long-term services specifically designed for residents with Alzheimer’s disease, dementia or other forms of memory loss. We are specifically designed to support the comfort, security and specialized needs of residents who face the challenges of memory loss. Supported by the latest research in memory care, our dedicated and highly trained staff have specialized training to better assist residents with cognitive impairments.

What Makes Us Special

Celebrating more than 30 years - El Dorado West is a gracious, brand new building surrounding a lovely garden courtyard. We are conveniently located near Seahurst Park, Salmon Creek and not far from Sea-Tac Airport.

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