After waiting in the ferry line for 3 hours, we didn't make it on a boat before they stopped running for the night. With our 4 kids and big dog, we started calling around for a hotel. The Swan had their Wheelhouse Suite available. While we weren't thrilled to pay $400+ for the night, we realized our options were limited with our big family. The room itself sleeps 8, with 3 queen beds, a king bed, two bathrooms, full kitchen, dining table and loft. Our kids said, "This is nicer than our house!" It was very clean and had great amenities. The staff was very courteous and accommodating. The view of the marina was very nice. The building itself is old, but in a historical way rather than a dilapidated way. The only problem with that is that we were told the floor of our suite had no soundproofing, so we needed to be very quiet so as not to disturb the guests below us. The woman at the desk said they are trying to figure out how to remedy this. This seems like an important thing, as the room is designed perfectly for a big family, but we had to constantly remind our kids to tip-toe and whisper. That was a bit frustrating as they had already been stuck in the car for 9 hours that day. That aside, if we were traveling as a couple, this is a very nice little place, and of course Port Townsend is the perfectly quaint coastal town.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Swan Hotel, located adjacent to Hudson Point Marina and the Northwest Maritime Center, is in the heart of the vibrant, maritime downtown district. The Swan Hotel features 9 comfortable hotel type rooms, 4 cozy cottages and a top floor Wheelhouse Suite. The Wheelhouse features two decks with magnificent views of the marina and Admiralty Inlet, plus a full kitchen, two full bathrooms, a dining room that seats 14 and sleeping accommodations for up to 8 guests. Each room and cottage has its own private bath, wireless and DSL connectivity, high definition TVs and DVD players, min-fridge, microwave and coffee and tea service. Some guestrooms have Harbor views while others favor City and Bay views. The cozy cottages also provide jetted tubs, propane fireplaces and outdoor patios with seating.The Swan welcomes canine friends in the Mainsail, the Lanyard, the Starboard, and the Portside guestrooms as well as the Dockside Cottage. Mid-week, commercial and government rates are available. Two-Diamond AAA rated. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Swan Hotel Port Townsend