No TV, phones ( but excellent WiFi connection if desired or needed), wonderful 3 course breakfasts, innkeepers who are helpful, but also respect your privacy, super clean rooms, comfy beds, lavender toiletries, truffles at bedtime, coffee, tea in the library 24/7, freshly baked cookies, wonderful terrace and landscaped grounds with seating (incl.'porch swings) in shady spots, views of the harbor, a billiard room, short walk to town.
The only fly in the ointment was that we hit an unusually hot weather spell.
A portable fan kept our room reasonably comfortable at night.
We are senior citizens and managed the stairs to the 3rd floor OK. But will probably try a room on the 2nd floor next time.
Had no problem with the nearby bell ringing every hour. Maybe because the fan was a good white noise, or that our room was on the harbor view side?
We compare this inn to Abigail's in Victoria, one of our favorites.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Experience the gracious hospitality of Port Townsend's Victorian premiere B&B in the this beautifully restored Queen Anne bed and breakfast. Best B&B in Jefferson county 2013 & 2014. Savor the old-world charm of this enchanting B&B surrounded by antiques, stained glass, and beautiful woodwork, with the comforts of home and the conveniences of a fine hotel.Built in 1889 by Senator F.W. Hastings, son of Port Townsend's founding father Loren B. Hastings, the mansion served as the residence and office of the German Consul from 1908 to 1911. Today she carries the designation of National Historic Landmark and State Landmark, is listed on the National Register of Preserved Places.This award-winning 'Painted Lady' is one of the most photographed and painted Victorian mansions in the Pacific Northwest. She sits high on the bluff overlooking Port Townsend and commands spectacular views of Puget Sound, Mount Rainier, and the Olympic Mountains.Relax, laugh, and rediscover in a setting of tranquility and grace. Whether you curl up with a good book, kayak around the bay, or explore the shops and cafes of historic Port Townsend, the Old Consulate Inn offers you a haven of timeless contentment. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Old Consulate Hotel Port Townsend