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Thornewood Castle Inn and Gardens

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8601 N. Thorne Lane S.W., Tacoma, WA 98498
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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 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We stayed at Thornwood for our anniversary and had a lovely time. On the weekends in the summer there are often weddings going on, but the castle is solid enough that we couldn't hear anything from our room. We stayed in the Presidential Suite which is amazing. Great views of the lake, Jacuzzi tub and a very large room. Breakfast... More 

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Redwood City, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Wonderful, charming, beautiful castle by the water. Breakfast was wonderful and staff very pleasant. Would definitely return and spend additional time sitting on the dock and enjoy the water activities. Only negative was not close to nice dinner locations.

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Tacoma, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I'm not sure if everyone gets a tour from the owner but we got one and enjoyed it very much. What a beautiful mansion with exquisite gardens. My wife got lots of beautiful pictures as she is a photographer. The breakfast was excellent also.

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Gilbert, Arizona
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our visit to Thornwood Castle was better than we could have hoped. The people are kind and gracious, very helpful. The breakfast was amazing, prepared by hand and delicious. We needed a restful week away and surely found it here. It's one of the most beautiful and enchanting places we have been. We highly recommend the Thornwood castle.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Room Rose Red was wonderful, with view of the lake........ Breakfast keeps you going till lunch............ Everyone at Castle was warm and friendly........... Gardens are really beautiful at night, with a view of the Castle, with lights on inside, to give it an air of mystery.......

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Everett, Washington
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place was very cool, but the bathroom was down the hallway from the room. It was not disclosed how far the bathroom was. There was also a wedding going on, which we were fine with, but we were stuck in the room for several hours because we didn't want to intrude on their private wedding. A couple of times... More 

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Ukiah, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had a very relaxing stay. Enjoyed the garden, views and touring the castle itself with antique furniture and gorgeous wood carvings. Breakfast was on time and tasty with a good variety of food. Easy to locate from freeway.

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Montesano
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

I brought my daughter here for her 21st birthday. She had wanted to come here since she was 9 years old. We were looking forward to a fun mother-daughter mini-vacation and were not disappointed. The vacation was everything that we wanted and so much more! There are DVDs that you are able to borrow and we were looking for the... More 

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Atherton
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

There are many things to like about my stay at Thornewood -- the siting of the castle on the lake's shore, the magnificent castle and gardens, the abundant breakfast, the friendly servers, to name a few. All these amenities go a long, long way to offset my 50s era suite without hot running water.

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Tacoma
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

I've been to Thornewood Castle for a couple events and they have been fabulous, but when my best friend got married there this May, I had to stay the night. They madw sure to call and warn us that an event was happening on the night we booked, which we knew since we were in the wedding party. Its good... More 

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