Most of us come to Port Townsend to slow down and experience old time Victorian atmosphere within the beautiful surroundings of Port Townsend Bay and the Puget Sound. And the Belmont nails all the hallmarks: a few feet from the bay, 1890s appointments and two flights down to main (Water) street.
This is not the place to go if you want generic hotel amenities and modern conveniences. There is no TV, pool, elevators, front desk, bellhops or minibar. Instead, you experience the calls of seagulls and fog horns, the sparkling bay vista and relaxing in the center of PT. In my book these things trump generic "conveniences."
My room was huge and had plenty of character and charm. I stayed in room 4 and found the king sized bed comfy. The worn antique furniture and woodwork complimented the old time vibe. Loved the high ceilings, bare brick wood, loft and windows opening to the bay. With the windows open, the cries of gulls and lapping of waves were entrancing and made for a relaxing atmosphere. I spend a lot more time in the room than expected because the view and sounds were so wonderful.
Although the room had a vintage vibe, the bathroom was modern with recent tile work and good fixtures. The only place the room fell down--and why I subtracted a star--was the rug needed a shampoo really badly. You won't want to walk barefoot.
For $125 during the high season (early August) it was a good value compared to similar lodging in the area. All things considered, it's a great room with a dirty rug and I plan to book it again next time I travel to PT.
- Also Known As:
- The Belmont Hotel Port Townsend
- Belmont Hotel Port Townsend