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635 Water St, Port Townsend, WA 98638   |  
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Ranked #4 of 11 Hotels in Port Townsend
Gibsons, Canada
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33 hotel reviews
Reviews in 37 cities Reviews in 37 cities
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
“Different”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2013

Okay, we were looking for something different and inexpensive for a single night. That objective was definitely achieved. We did not pre-book, so were able to review the available rooms.

The building is truly fantastic. High ceilings, period furnishings, magnificent central atrium. The rooms vary considerably from smallish shared-bathroom to imperial grandeur with sweeping sea views. We opted for an en suite room (#11) facing Water Street. Good value at around $75 all in.

Forget about luxuries such as an alarm clock, radio, coat hangers, coffee making facilities. There were none. But the bed was comfortable, the shower worked fine, and the street was (relatively) quiet. Everything was clean, though the windows could use a wash.

The pub that used to operate on the ground floor was closed down a couple of years ago.

Room Tip: If you can, get to look around and chose the one you like best. The variations are enormous.
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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Gabriola Island, Canada
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

The ladies at the Info Centre suggested the Waterstreet Hotel when we said that we wanted an inexpensive hotel downtown. They warned us that it was not it is not much to look at on the outside. The reception is a lady in the adjacent gift store who said go have a look at the empty rooms upstairs. There was 4 of us so we had the choice of a large suite or separate rooms. All rooms were clean, charming, high ceilings and original art work hanging (not screwed to the wall). Bathrooms were modern but not fancy. The whole place had a country inn feeling. What really amazed me was how quiet it was. This hotel is right on the water and the Main Street with large single pane windows. There were galeforce winds blowing outside but we heard neither wind nor traffic noise from either of our 2 rooms. We slept soundly. It was truly inexpensive even without the 10% seniors' or BBAA discount. We will definitely return to this hotel.

Room Tip: Go upstairs and pick one.
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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
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Reno, Nevada
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

If you like CLEAN, you've got it, if you like unique
you've got it, if you like ellegance you've got it. If we ever go back to Port Townsend, WA we would definitly stay here again-and the lady at the desk is awesome. From Mike and Gloria from Reno

  • 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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Charlotte, North Carolina
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4 hotel reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2013

The Waterstreet Hotel is charming, spotlessly clean, and has the friendliest staff! It was a treat to stay in such a historic place filled with pictures, furniture, and memorabilia from its 100+ year history. We highly recommend it!

  • 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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Victoria, Canada
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29 reviews 29 reviews
16 hotel reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

i have stayed at the waterstreet on 3 separate occasions. the rooms are very clean and decorated in the 'old style' you would expect from a heritage building. i prefer to book rooms without a washroom...cost less... and the share washrooms are always very clean. note there are about 30 stairs to get to the 1st floor.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
    • 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Statham, Georgia, United States
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12 reviews 12 reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

My husband and I were just planning on a day trip to Port Townsend when we discovered this fantastic hotel. We went into the store front "just to see" how much the rooms cost, and Mary, the hotel/store proprietor, invited us to take a look upstairs at any of the open rooms and see if we were interested in staying there. All of the rooms were cozy and comfortable-looking, but we were sold on the enormous suite on the third floor. Its high ceilings, enormous windows, clawfoot tub, king-sized bed, and full kitchen made us feel right at home. It also has a deck that runs the entire length of the building where we took in the view of the sound. After we had a full evening drinking and dining along along Water Street, we came back to our room and had the best night's sleep of our entire vacation. I would have loved to have stayed there for longer and could easily imagine the suite accommodating a small family. The place has been restored but not overly so; it still maintains the feel of a Victorian hotel. Plus, it was pretty affordable. We paid around $165 for the night and I know that the smaller rooms go for a lot less. I highly recommend this place for anyone who prefers an authentic Victorian hotel experience over the conveniences of a sterile chain hotel.

Room Tip: We stayed in the suite on the third floor, which I believe is one of the largest if not the largest...
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  • Stayed August 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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San Francisco, California
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81 reviews 81 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 31 cities Reviews in 31 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

What a quaint charming authentic "back in time " hotel. The antiques, the large windows with pulled back curtains and 1800's bedspread, were part of the atmosphere. We were welcomed by a kind women who recommended a yummy cafe for breakfast. We will return to this fun place.

Room Tip: #6 was sunny
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 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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Address: 635 Water St, Port Townsend, WA 98638
Location: United States > Washington > Port Townsend
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Ranked #4 of 11 Hotels in Port Townsend
Number of rooms: 20

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