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714 Washington Street, Port Townsend, WA 98368   |  
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“Wonderful Hotel”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

My husband and I loved the Bishop Hotel. Our room was great-very comfortable. It brought back wonderful memories of staying at grandma's house. Everything was immaculate and the check-in lady was very welcoming. It is also in a perfect location to walk downtown. We couldn't have been more pleased. We will definitely come back.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Cindy F, General Manager at Bishop Victorian Hotel, responded to this review, October 5, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you for your comments. It will be our pleasure to welcome you back again when your travels bring you to Port Townsend.

Best Regards,
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  • Location
    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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Delta, Canada
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26 reviews 26 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

A very nice room with a kitchen, fireplace ... on the second floor in a great location. Our continental breakfast was delivered to our room the next morning so we could relax in our room till checkout. I really loved the décor of this hotel. We'll definitely go back.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Cindy F, General Manager at Bishop Victorian Hotel, responded to this review, October 5, 2013
Dear Guest,

Isn't breakfast in bed great! Thanks for choosing to stay with us.

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La Jolla, California
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22 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

The Bishop Victorian Hotel is filled with charm and is perfectly situated for exploring Port Townsend. This is not your typical modern hotel, yet it has all the creature comforts you could want: tv, video (movie library), seating areas, fireplaces, small fridge, microwave, dishes and coffee machine. In addition, a continental breakfast is delivered to your door each morning. We didn't check out each of the rooms, but our room on the bottom floor, had 2 queen beds plus a separate room with a day bed in it - more than enough room for a family of 4! We stayed two nights and loved the ease with which we could walk to galleries and good restaurants. Oh, if you don't want to skip your fitness, or if you want to try an outstanding gym, then be sure to take advantage of the gym privileges offered you. Service was friendly, helpful, and knowledgable! Very close to the ferry if this is important to you.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Cindy F, General Manager at Bishop Victorian Hotel, responded to this review, October 5, 2013
Dear Guest,

We love to hear that our guests enjoyed our Historic Hotel and the Vintage Victorian decor. Thank you for your visit!!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

If you like squeaky clean rooms with quasi-vintage decor this is the place for you. Not your typical bland Motel 6. On the other hand, it manages modern appointments like Wi-Fi, LED TV and basic kitchen appliances, so not a rustic Victorian hole in the wall. We had a mini suite--bedroom separate from the living room/kitchen--so plenty of room and privacy if needed.

I found the king sized bed comfy, the curtains thick enough to sleep in and the bathroom modern and ultra clean. So a very comfortable room to sleep and hang out in. We had a corner unit with a view of the street and parking lot. Not very inspiring and the room was stuffy when the sunny, requiring opening of all the windows.

I've stayed at Port Townsend many times these past 25 years and while the Bishop is among the nicest hotels, I prefer a room on the waterfront with a view of Port Townsend Bay. My first pick is the Belmont Inn. I don't care if it's rustic and not as clean. Being a few feet from the lapping waves, breathing fresh air and hearing gulls cry over Union Wharf keeps me at my open window for hours. So while the Bishop is great I only stay there when the Belmont is full.

Incidentally, the Bishop is lacks an elevator and should be avoided if you can't handle two or three flights of stairs.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Cindy F, General Manager at Bishop Victorian Hotel, responded to this review, October 5, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you for your note and sharing your thoughts about our squeaky clean rooms. We will be certain to share your thoughts with our housekeeping staff.

Best Regards,
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Silverdale, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

First off....If you really like a typical modern hotel room, then this hotel is not for you. I, personally, loved this hotel! Lovely, comfortable room, decorated with numerous antiques but they manage to still put in all of the modern amenities (ie, microwave, fridge, gas fireplace) without detracting from the overall feel of the room. It is also within a short walking distance to just about anything you would want to see. For an older building, the rooms were surprisingly quiet. We heard very little noise from the other guests. The hallways are full of antiques and interesting artwork and is an attraction all by itself. I may also be biased because for me, this hotel had a sentimental element because it reminded me of my childhood and my Aunt's old farmhouse which was decorated in a similar fashion. Also included is a breakfast basket delivered to your door in the morning. It is a cute touch but in my opinion, they could do much better on the contents. We did not eat it and ended up going out for breakfast. This is the only small suggestion I have and not a very troubling one so If you are looking for something different and fitting of the location, you must try this hotel!

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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Portland, Oregon
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

My wife and I were off on a driving adventure and needed a place to stay that was close to the Puget Sound ferry system. We arrived in the early evening, dropped off our luggage and returned to the front desk to inquire about dining. The front desk person was very helpful and knowledgeable about Port Townsend. We went with her recommendation and grabbed dinner. When we returned to the hotel, we were offered a selection of DVDs for viewing in our room. Our room was on the second floor, the decoration was beautiful and period. After a good night's sleep and waking up to the sound of seagulls crying over breakfast, I took a shower with the Speakman showerhead. Luxury. My wife's breakfast was waiting outside our door in a picnic basket. We will be back next year. Highly recommended.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Ashland, Oregon
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

We were very, very lucky to stay one night at the Bishop Victorian. It's a sweet little hotel right in the heart of old Port Townsend and our room was just wonderful, the staff terrific. We had come for a wedding at Fort Worden, and had booked (online) 2 nights at The Harborside Inn, also in Port Townsend. After one night there we fled in desperation--- that stay was a disaster. (See my review of that motel for one star rating and details.) We got very little sleep there and couldn't wait to get away-- but got into trouble finding in a room for our second night as the town was full due to Labor Day Weekend tourism. After the wretched, sleepless night at the prior place, we desperately needed a room for that second night, and a nap to get refreshed before attending an early evening wedding. We checked The Swan, but it was full. They referred us to their sister establishment, the Bishop. What luck! They had just one room for one night-- and the management of the two places communicated and made sure to accommodate us efficiently and early in the day, making a herculean effort to have room 26 (on the main floor, in the newer area down the hall from the lobby) cleaned and ready as soon as possible after the prior guests checked out that morning--so that we could REST. Kevin at the desk was cordial and calm throughout our visit, starting with that panicky time when we arrived, pleading our need to get checked in as soon as possible. Room 26 was immaculate, charming, very nice indeed! It was exceptionally quiet, and for daytime, easily darkened with thick curtains on tall rear window. The bed was comfortable and attractively situated in an alcove off a little sitting room area with TV, sofa and chair. Friends came to see us at the room in the afternoon, and the little suite was so much nicer than a motel room of the usual sort would have been for "entertaining." We found the spacious, high-ceilnged room perfect for a relaxing visit. Oh, and the bathroom with pedestal sink, black onyx tile floor, thick towels and jetted bath (with super shower head and great water pressure) provided a serene touch. The room has a small fridge, microwave and flat screen TV with DVD player. Wish we had had the time to enjoy the latter. Perhaps on a return visit. Breakfast was delivered in a basket to our door promptly at 7AM, as arranged, so that we could enjoy a simple, light meal ( bagels, cereal/granola, juice and yogurt with our coffee and tea) at the table in the room. And as others have written, the location of The Bishop is wonderful for walking to all of downtown Port T. with its fascinating gift shops, boutiques, book stores, and the waterfront. We would definitely return to The Bishop Victorian and recommend in particular that first floor room, especially if staying more than one night to take advantage of the space and the serene and relaxing atmosphere.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 714 Washington Street, Port Townsend, WA 98368
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Location: United States > Washington > Port Townsend
Amenities:
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Airport Transportation
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Ranked #1 of 11 Hotels in Port Townsend
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 16
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The top rated TripAdvisor hotel in Port Townsend is the Bishop Victorian, located in the heart of the Historic District with easy access to shops, restaurants and activities. The Bishop Victorian offers 16 suites, including ground level and two bedroom accommodations. Suites feature Victorian ambiance, private baths, fireplaces, convertible sofas and a continental breakfast delivered daily to your door. Each suite is outfitted with a mini or full kitchenette, including microwave, fridge and coffee service, and all guests have access to wireless or DSL connectivity from the comfort of their suite. High definition TVs, DVD players and a DVD library add to your enjoyment. The Bishop Victorian also offers meeting facilities for groups up to 35 people, and the outdoor tented garden venue provides a spring and summer location for weddings and other celebratory events for up to 200 guests. Preparing for an important event is effortless, with Touch of Health Massage Therapy and Izadora’s Tanning, Day Spa and Salon, both of which offer a variety of relaxing and rejuvenating services, conveniently located right next door. Children welcome and dogs are permitted in some designated suites and in accordance with our dog policies. Mid-week, commercial and government rates are available. Three-Diamond AAA rated. ... more   less 
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