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Thornewood Castle Inn and Gardens

8601 N. Thorne Lane S.W., Tacoma, WA 98498
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Ranked #5 of 12 Tacoma B&B and Inns
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Tacoma, Washington
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

I was intrigued with the idea of a Castle in Tacoma, WA. My best friend was visiting me for my birthday and I decided to treat us for an overnight stay. We felt history and love coursing through the property - had the entire castle to ourselves! We not only were able to view all of the rooms but we... More

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Eugene, Oregon
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

I recently stayed there in the presidential suite, and had an amazing time. The place is full of history. Two presidents have stayed there. When we arrived, we were blown away by the atmosphere. The owner was really nice, and full of fun facts about the place. In the morning, they cook a large breakfast for you, and they brought... More

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Oklahoma
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245 reviews 245 reviews
103 hotel reviews
113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2013

My friend had seen Steven King's Rose Red and loved the mini series. She had wanted to visit the home where the series was filmed, for years. After she told me I planned a trip around her going to Thornewood and staying in the Rose Red Room. It turned out to be a 13 day trip as we tried to... More

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Vancouver, BC
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25 reviews 25 reviews
8 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2013

This is definitely a special location, and one that will appeal to many couples looking for a unique bed and breakfast in the pacific northwest. I stayed in the Presidential Suite with my fiance for one night and it was stunning. When we arrived at around 7 pm there was a wedding still taking place but that didn't really affect... More

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Washington State
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44 reviews 44 reviews
6 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2013

If you love antiques and old buildings, you MUST stay here! The place is absolutely breathtakingly gorgeous. From the moment you walk through doors that are 500 years old until the moment you walk out, you are spotting new things that you hadn't seen yet. We stayed here for our 22nd Wedding Anniversary and the owners treated us like a... More

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Seattle, Washington
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2013

We have stayed at Thornewood Castle 3 times over the past couple of years, and we are looking forward to coming and staying again! Upon arrival, which only guests are allowed to enter (meaning no one who isn't staying at the castle can visit it), it was like you were stepping back in time. The garden is absolutely beautiful and... More

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Bellingham, Washington
2 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2013

Our trip to see Tacoma's famous Museum of Glass was punctuated by two nights at Thornewood Castle. My husband revels in his winter get-away surprises. This year he outdid himself. Just minutes away from Fort Lewis Army base is this Edwardian haven. We were the only overnight guests and were treated royally (what else) by the owner and the one-woman... More

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Thornewood-Castle, General Manager at Thornewood Castle Inn and Gardens, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your kind words! We are so glad you had such an enjoyable stay here at Thornewood; and it is wonderful that you took the time to admire the centuries-old stained glass collection! As I'm sure you saw, we have over 100 pieces all ranging from the 13th-17th century! We do hope that you will visit... More

San Antonio, Texas
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46 reviews 46 reviews
24 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2012

What a romantic place! Thoroughly enjoyed Thornewood Castle. Lived in the Tacoma area years ago, and never knew this place existed. Am I glad I found it! Arrived on a weekend, and yes there was a wedding (a frequent occurrence at this venue) taking place. Who could blame them? A castle on a lake, beautiful gardens, antiques and privacy. What... More

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Thornewood-Castle, General Manager at Thornewood Castle Inn and Gardens, responded to this review

Thank you for such a nice review! We were very happy to have you stay with us. Yes, weddings are fairly common here, especially in nice weather! We always try to inform our B&B guests if we have a wedding when they book, that way there are no surprises! We are so glad you enjoyed breakfast so much, and thank... More

Portland, Oregon
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2012

It is not every night that you get to spend the night in a castle. When we went, we almost had the place to ourselves except one room. We were able to explore the castle and it was interesting. It was the sort of thing that is fun to do at least once in your lifetime. The brunch in the... More

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Louisville, Kentucky
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2012

We have traveled extensively throughout the world. In our travels, we have stayed at some of the finest mansions/castles throughout England and Ireland, and I consider Thornewood Castle on par with these overseas accommodations. In fact, I might even give Thornewood a slightly better rating because not only did we have the privilege of living, for a short period of... More

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Thornewood-Castle, General Manager at Thornewood Castle Inn and Gardens, responded to this review

Thank you for such kind words! The owners and staff work very hard to keep Thornewood up and functioning so that others may enjoy and appreciate it's history and beauty. We hope that you will make it back to Thornewood in your travels again. More

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Also Known As:
Thornewood Castle Inn And Gardens Hotel
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Address: 8601 N. Thorne Lane S.W., Tacoma, WA 98498
Location: United States > Washington > Tacoma
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Free Parking
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Ranked #5 of 12 B&Bs / Inns in Tacoma
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