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“Good location, terrible otherwise” 1 of 5 stars
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Harborside Inn
330 Benedict St, Port Townsend, WA 98368   |  
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Ranked #11 of 11 hotels in Port Townsend
Berkeley, California
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11 hotel reviews
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“Good location, terrible otherwise”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

We booked a third floor room, but they did not have it for us. The clerk told us we should feel free to go elsewhere. (Hah--the entire town was booked, or else we would have.) The promised view was blocked by a large tree. The toilet seat was coming off, but the clerk did not fix it while we out to dinner. The spa was out of order and had been for some time. The breakfast nook was far too small for all the guests, but the food was terrible anyway. The recommended restaurant had been closed for 6 weeks. The $159 price should have been about $49. The rugs were stained. No curb cuts for handicapped. The location is not even in town! AVOID THIS PLACE!

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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Gig Harbor, WA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

This older hotel has been partially updated, staff is friendly, pool looks nice, continental breakfast is average. I had a very large king room with balcony and additional kitchen/dinette area with microwave, refrigerator, small coffee maker. The room was very clean, bed was comfortable.
Port Townsend was very busy and crowded on this Saturday night in August. The $159 charge was about average for Port Townsend which seems to be overly priced generally.
If you are disabled, there is no handicapped parking, no convenient curbcuts.

One is charged a higher fee on the 3rd floor as the view is "better" My only complaint was no working ice machine on that floor.

Room Tip: Probably a good family motel.
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2013 via mobile

The room smelled bad, the pillows were not even pillow shaped looked and felt like were purchased from a thrift shop. Matience was ignored for instance the screen door fell of the opening to balcony. Daily service was however good for what they had to work with. I would not stay again.

  • Stayed July 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Tacoma, Washington
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2013

Stayed here with 2 young kids because we were looking for something affordable. This place is a very basic motel and is in dire need of an update. The lobby is nice but the only thing updated in the rooms in 30 years is a curved shower curtain rod and the electronic key system. The non-smoking room smelled like old man BO, so much so that we asked for another room and that one (also on the 1st floor) smelled just as bad so we didn't move. (It was clear we weren't the first people to complain about the odor because the woman at the desk offered to run a ionizer in the room while we were out to dinner and stated, "That usually helps." It didn't.) Maybe it's a first floor thing as they don't allow pets on floors 2 and 3. The large but old tube TV had a huge scratch in the screen, there was an old dark water stain on the bathroom ceiling that looked like it could have been moldy at one time, and we found a takeout container of ranch dressing under one of the beds.

The rooms were large, harbor view is nice, it is very quiet, and the outdoor pool was warm (our 5 yr old enjoyed swiming in it). The hot tub and 1st floor ice machine were broken and the free Wi-Fi only worked in the lobby. The continental breakfast had a nice selection but was nothing to write home about.

Though the staff was nice, I wouldn't stay here again nor recommend it simply based on the smelly rooms. We are back home now and washing everything we had in the suitcase.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

We really enjoyed our stay at Harborside Inn in Port Townsend. We had a view of the water and there was a nicely heated pool. It's across from a plant nursery too which is nice for browsing and close to a Safeway grocery for stocking up on snacks (we used the fridge and microwave in the room). Great value and kids had a good time. Recommended!

Room Tip: Only $10 more to get the top floor with the best views of the marina and water. AAA or AARP discount...
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Tacoma, Washington, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2013

My husband and I were traveling for business and we were looking for a reasonably priced, clean, quiet, no-frills, but good sleep and complementary breakfast place to stay. The Harborside Inn fit the bill and, for the most part, we were not disappointed. When we arrived we were greeted nicely and given our wi-fi password with our room keys. Check-in was brief and we were on our way to our room on the 3rd floor at the very end of the building. The decor is dated (1990's), but that's OK, Though the room smelled a little stuffy, like some hotels rooms do, it was clean and furnished with an iron, hair dryer and a place to work. The king size bed was fairly comfortable and we had a nice view of the marina. The dress shirt was ironed and we logged onto their wi-fi to do some work. The complimentary breakfast offered fruit, cold and hot cereals, toast, bagels, muffins and other sweets as well as juice and coffee. The only negatives we experienced was that the wi-fi quit working later that evening so I had to use my cell phone as a mobile hotspot and a small spider was on my husband's towel in the morning. Both issues were resolved quickly.

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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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oregon
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2013

My wife booked the rooms before we read the reviews and we almost changed our reservations.
There is nothing wrong with this motel. The front desk service was very friendly and helpful (we moved from the first floor to the third floor to get a view). The rooms were clean and well appointed. There was a slight odor when we first checked in but that quickly became unnoticable. The bed was very comfortable but I would bring my own pillow. The only suggestion I have is that when reservations are made they should tell you that the good harbor views are from the second and third floors and each costs $10 more that the ground floor. I would stay there again

Room Tip: If you like looking at the harbor pay the extra money for the second or third floor.
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 330 Benedict St, Port Townsend, WA 98368
Location: United States > Washington > Port Townsend
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #11 of 11 hotels in Port Townsend
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