Scene: Left Albuquerque by air on a Tuesday at 7:00am flew to Seattle, Took shuttle from Seattle to the Anacortes ferry landing arriving at 8:30pm only to find the last ferry for the day just leaving.
After making a few calls, explaining my situation and finding room rates outrageously high, I stumbled upon the Anaco Bay Inn. I got manager Kim on the telephone, again explained my situation and she was awesome. She totally went out of her way to not only get us two rooms (two because I stumbled upon another lost soul at the ferry terminal) but to give us a reduced price and even the number for a cab we could call.
Upon arrival she was ready for us making the check-in process quick and painless. We were planning to take a 6:00am ferry the next morning and Kim was gracious enough to call for a Taxi to be waiting for us the next morning and up to our rooms we went.
Upon opening my door I found a very clean, totally smoke and odor-free, spacious and comfortably furnished room that was far beyond my "Cranky Traveler" expectations. The bed was comfortable, the room silent and I got the best night's sleep in a week.
Upon departure Kim and her co-manager Charles made sure to ask how our accommodations were, the Taxi waiting outside. They bis us farewell.
Now, I do not normally take the time to write reviews but Kim and Charles and all involved with the Anaco Bay Inn really went out of the way with showing small-town care and concern for, not only its regular customers, but for stranded folks like myself. I have lived in the area for 25 years and stumbled upon this gem of an Inn. I LOVE these people!
Anytime in the future whenever I need a room in Anacortes I know where I'm staying.... the Anaco Bay Inn (not to be confused by the "other" Anaco lodging in town. Incredible people, incredible value.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- our inn is located in beautiful on the fidalgo island. the inn is close to Downtown, restaurants, and shops. minutes from the ferry.friendly staff, free wireless Internet, free continental breakfast, kitchenette,fireplace, heat and air conditioned rooms, cable TV, guest laundry, hot tub with view, and much more. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Anaco Bay Hotel Anacortes