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Governor Hotel

2.5 of 5 621 South Capitol Way, Olympia, WA 98501 (Formerly Ramada Inn Governor House)
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The Governor is being remodeled into a lovely boutique hotel with updated rooms and lobby space. Soon there will be a new gym and I am sure more to come. The staff are extremely helpful and even went so far to get me fresh coffee and real milk at 3am. I had a room facing the inlet with sliding glass... More 

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Gresham, Oregon
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42 reviews 42 reviews
8 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is not your located on I-5, built from a box, they all look alike hotel. This is a vintage hotel. As such, it does carry reminders of its history. If you can look beyond a few scuff marks, this is a delightful hotel. But, look fast. They are in the middle of a refresh/remodel, working on one floor at... More 

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Annisa M, General Manager at Governor Hotel, responded to this review

Hi, Randy. Thank you so much for taking the time to review our hotel. I’m glad that you enjoyed the location and found the hotel to be a good deal. We look forward to seeing you again the next time you’re in Olympia. More 

Seattle, Washington
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20 reviews 20 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I thought this was a charming old hotel. Our check in was fast. Aaron was very helpful recommending a place for us to watch football. Our room was nice and overlooked the lake. It was clean and nice. I am surprised by some of the negative reviews. I thought it was a decent place right downtown. I also though Olympia... More 

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Annisa M, General Manager at Governor Hotel, responded to this review

I really appreciate that you took the time to write a 5 star review of our hotel! I’m so glad that Aaron was helpful and that you enjoyed your room and the view of the lake. We look forward to seeing you next time you’re in Olympia. More 

London, United Kingdom
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125 reviews 125 reviews
58 hotel reviews
110 helpful votes 110 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Smack in the middle of town, across from the civic park and town hall, this hotel is yes, dated in decor but not in amenities or charm. Clean, efficient and affordable, what's not to like and enjoy! Close to a good bar & grill, we hit it right for quiz night, parking out back....we were puzzled by such negative reviews.... More 

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Ryan K, Manager at Governor Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel. We are happy that we could provide you with a great stay during your time in Olympia. We appreciate your feedback and hope to see you again on a return visit. More 

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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014 via mobile

We arrived and were greeted professionally. When we went in to out room and pulled back the blankets, ewwww!!!!! They were dirty, really dirty. We called the desk and asked for clean linens. We then went down to the lobby and showed reception the picture of the bed. She was very apologetic and stated it was unacceptable to have sheets... More 

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Anissa M, General Manager at Governor Hotel, responded to this review

My deepest apologies for this experience. What has happened was indeed unacceptable and I have no excuse for it. What I can tell you is that I would appreciate the opportunity to address the issue with you one on one and find a resolution. Our ultimate goal is to give everyone a great experience and it is obvious that you... More 

Edmonton, Canada
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3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

We stayed on October 18th for a special event which was arranged by our group. Found that this place is at best, in a state of change. Our quoted rate, was increased by $25, and the front desk people just shrugged when asked. Customer service was unfocused, at best. I heard numerous complaints from members of our group, regarding the... More 

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Anissa M, General Manager at Governor Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for bringing this to my attention.  Feedback, good or bad is so valuable to myself and my team.  It is the best tool to learn and grow from. You mentioned a key part of your concern which was an increase in rate.  I would like to address this with you personally.  If you do not mind sending me... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

i had to come stay recently.... i was not pleased, the parking garage first off where is the entrance??? took me 5 mins to find it and push a small buzzer... once in the building it smelled like musty and like marjuana.... once in the elevator it was also a very musty smell and the sound... it sounded like it... More 

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Anissa M, General Manager at Governor Hotel, responded to this review

Oh No! I am so sorry to hear of your experience.  While I can say that this is not a typical experience the fact of the matter is it happened to you and for that I am so sorry.  After researching a little with my front desk team we did not seem to have received any complaints, which is truly... More 

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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

The location of this hotel is fabulous! It is right in town, and right near the local raw food restaurant. The room was clean, bed was incredibly comfortable, and the staff was friendly. The view was amazing. My only complaint was that the water temperature fluctuated drastically while showering, but was tolerable. We would definitely stay again.

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Ryan K, General Manager at Governor Hotel, responded to this review

Kimmierat, Thank you very much for your glowing review. Our Governor Team is pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay and will look forward to serving you in the future. More 

Vancouver, Canada
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44 reviews 44 reviews
32 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

I stayed at this hotel last year and I thought it started to look its age. In the last year it was taken over by Coast Hotels and I had noticed there were improvements. The main thing that is noticeable was that they had renovated the rooms, there is newer decor, beds, desks, and a flat screen television and also... More 

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Ryan K, General Manager at Governor Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We do have plans for our hotel to be entirely renovated by November 2014, which we are very excited to provide for our guests. I am glad to read you found our offerings to be a good value, overall. We hope to see you again on a future visit. More 

Seattle, Washington
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74 reviews 74 reviews
20 hotel reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

Not great. The rooms are nice and comfy, and the views are spectacular. Staff are ok--young, minds in the clouds, not really the "know how to run a hotel types".... Breakfast WAS AWFUL. Really bad. Stale cereal, expired yogurts, one milk offering, spongy eggs, crappy OJ but worst of all--HORRID COFFEE. If you stay here, try for a really good... More 

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Ryan K, General Manager at Governor Hotel, responded to this review

We apologize for your experience on this occasion. Though it is not the caliber of feedback we normally receive, we value your feedback and will share it with our team. More 

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Additional Information about Governor Hotel

Address: 621 South Capitol Way, Olympia, WA 98501 (Formerly Ramada Inn Governor House)
Location: United States > Washington > Olympia
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Governor Hotel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 123
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