It is a real shame that this hotel with such excellent character is not living up to its potential. A little more pride in the property will go a long way.
We stayed in Room 2 on the street side in august for a number of days. The weather was wonderful, no rain.
I would not stay here again until the owners realize that age (historic) is only charming when everything functions well, is clean, and key information is provided. We am very forgiving in what we will put up with but the lack of disclosure and lack of apparent interest to addressing negative key issues noted in many reviews and below will prevent me from considering this accommodation in the future.
I cannot imagine if we had been in this room if it had been a big event weekend and or it had been raining the whole time. The noise would have been intolerable and the parking impossible if it had been an event weekend. If it had been raining I'm sure I would have not wanted to remain in this room for hours at a time during the day.
They need to quit using the age of building as a excuse for its lack of room upgrades and improvements. New carpet, new window blinds, and regular cleaning of the windows. It also needs more attention to housekeeping - regular cleaning of the whole room (move the light weight furniture) and bathroom, and dusting (look at the bed head board more closely).
We know about "historical" requirements for buildings, they do not prevent you from painting the front entry door - it looks crappy and it's very close to embarrassing to use it.
None of these improvements will cost a great deal in labor or materials and especially not when you consider the return they will generate. Also, fix the ceiling that has large bubbles from water leakage - no room should be made available to the public that has leaked and will continue to leak if it rains.
Disclose to everyone that they will have to climb a very tall, steep staircase (20+ steps) to access their room (there are no ADA support systems at all). That there is no valet service to carry their bags, no one is at a front desk to address needs overnight and that parking is not designated - street parking only and limited to two hour intervals only during the day M-F. The windows are single pane, they offer no noise blockage to any sound - cars, people, music, seagulls, crows, ferry horns, etc. There is no TV, no fridge, no microwave (a fact, not necessarily bad). It is just a room with bed, basin and bathroom.
I can only assume that the water side rooms are a bit quieter (cost more). You will always have the ferry, birds all day, etc. Sound really travels - don't forget.
Not over priced for the area
Unique rooms with charm
Fast and reliable wi-fi
Friendly service but not focused on the hotel clientele (they are running the restaurant and that is obviously their priority)
No one available if you have any needs during the late night, early morning.
Several maintenance issues which could be easily resolved
Old blinds were not really effective and top windows allow light to stream in
No microwave or refrigerator
General cleanliness could be improved
Lack of disclosure - see notes above
- Also Known As:
- The Belmont Hotel Port Townsend
- Belmont Hotel Port Townsend