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Fertile Ground Guesthouse

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311 9th Ave SE, Olympia, WA 98501
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Fertile Ground Guesthouse
Ranked #5 of 8 Olympia B&B and Inns
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Tucson, Arizona
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

a couple of months ago I moved from Tucson back to the PNW. I stayed in Seattle for a couple of days then off to Olympia and the ground inn. what a wonderful place! clean and a top chief to boot. Chris and Kristin are the best! Best home cooked meals in the whole area and everything in neat, tidy... More

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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43 reviews 43 reviews
14 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2013

Lovely guesthouse with nice clean facilities, loved the fact you could help yourself to the fruits in their garden. Great peaceful location near the centre of town. Best breakfast of the holiday, all veggie and organic. Really welcoming hosts that are happy to stop and have interesting conversations with.

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San Jose, California
11 reviews 11 reviews
9 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013

The ladies who run the Fertile Ground Guesthouse also have a 2-bedroom, 1 bathroom unit for rent on the near east side of Olympia. I was thrilled to have found it, since it is just a few blocks from my friends' house. I rented it for a week with two other women for a convenient place to stay while we... More

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Portland, Oregon
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

A charming but somewhat run-down 1908 house with large unkempt garden, Fertile Ground promised to be a nice change of scene for me and my 13 year-old son this past weekend. The proprietors were pleasant but not warm, perhaps because of a large wedding party in the backyard that was finishing up as we arrived. But when we pulled up... More

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GailM2, Manager at Fertile Ground Guesthouse, responded to this review

I'm so glad you reviewed our place. This gives me an opportunity to let anyone know that those noisy neighbors next door have finally been evicted - hurrah! Shortly after you were here they got busted for possession of drugs (no surprise) and now they'll be gone at the end of the month. The landlord who owns the house next... More

Pacific Grove, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2013

If you're casual and can handle sharing a bath with one other room - I can't imagine a better place to stay. Walking distance to downtown, but with a parklike atmosphere of it's own. We stayed two nights and wouldn't have minded having a little more time to just sit and hang out. Our breakfasts were very tasty. Organic waffles... More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2013

Stayed there recently for a business trip. It's very close to the Capital Mall and The Dash bus system. I guess I didn't know what I was getting in to. I did not expect no TV or lack of internet. Luckily I had my computer to watch rented DVD's on. It was very quiet and peaceful. I slept very well.... More

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GailM2, Manager at Fertile Ground Guesthouse, responded to this review

Hi There, Thanks for reviewing us. I'm stumped about you not having internet during your visit. We've had internet in all of our rooms way before it was standard and we have 3 wifi routers on site to make sure the coverage is saturated and widely available. I'm sorry your visit coincided with an evening when something went offline. There... More

Seattle, Washington
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39 reviews 39 reviews
11 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2013

First, the good..and there's a lot. The proprietors are friendly, easy-going, and really show their commitment to the community and their guests. We stayed in the North room and it was clean, an excellent bargain as we didn't have to get 2 rooms even though we have a child. The upstairs library is cozy and stocked with an impressive array... More

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10 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2012

Fertile Ground was our first stay after landing in Seattle. It was a very warm welcome by Gail. The room was nice and cozy. We had a little fight with the shower, but in the end we managed. Slept very deep, and had a delicious breakfast in the morning with veggie omelette and great advice for our trip by Gail.

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Victoria, BC
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2012

We stayed in the Bamboo Bungalow because the B&B was full, but definitely enjoyed our accommodations. Unique, creative bamboo decor, well-appointed, comfortable. Nice quiet neighbourhood. Would be great for a family (second bedroom has twin beds).

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Washington, DC
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2011

This was my second stay at Fertile Ground Guesthouse. I come to Olympia every couple of years for business, and love this place. The proprietors are delightful, warm, and welcoming, and the house is cozy and clean. It's walking distance from great restaurants, the water, and a great yoga studio. I'll definitely be back!

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Address: 311 9th Ave SE, Olympia, WA 98501
Location: United States > Washington > Olympia
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