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“The Inn was OK, but the paper mill about killed us.” 2 of 5 stars
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Port Townsend Inn
2.0 of 5 Inn   |   2020 Washington Street, Port Townsend, WA 98368   |  
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Ranked #17 of 18 Port Townsend B&B and Inns
Coos Bay, Oregon
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4 hotel reviews
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“The Inn was OK, but the paper mill about killed us.”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

Room was reasonably nice. The internet was pretty useless. Woke up at 2:30am and thought I was in a septic tank. At first I thought the sewer system had backed up and flooded the bathroom. After walking outside expecting to get a breath of fresh air I discovered that it was severely worse outside. The wind was blowing from the previously unknown to me paper mill. If you've never been down wind of a paper mill, trust me, you never ever want to be down wind of a paper mill. At 2:30 am I didn't have much to work with to attempt to overpower the stench. A book of matches burned and the smoke wafted around the room covered it up sufficiently that I could go back to sleep after about an hour. I can't imagine why anybody would live in a place where the stench of a paper mill (also known as pulp mill) comes around several times a month. I think there should be a warning on all lodging establishments in Port Townsend. Can you imagine trying to eat in a restaurant that smells like a leaking sewer system?

Room Tip: Don't stay anywhere in Port Townsend. You've been warned.
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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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Port Orchard, Washington
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

Okay,
I stayed at the Port Townsend Inn in June 2014, the bedroom was pretty clean. The bathroom was reasonably clean. But the story starts when you turn on the shower and little black beetle like bugs pop out of the black holes around shower, room 22. I go in to shower come out and there are 18 black beetles running around. Pretty funny. We made a game how many beetles would come out of the black area around the shower, funny. Got over that. I am now home and have athletes foot, thanks Port Townsend Inn!

Room Tip: Don't stay at room 22!!!
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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Seattle, Washington
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43 reviews 43 reviews
9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

The Port Townsend Inn had the best price for my budget. It isn't far from town but not within walking distance for me. The bay is right across the street and the view from the 2nd floor was lovely. There is an indoor pool and hot tub but I didn't have time to enjoy them, unfortunately.
The room was clean and functional. But...they really could use better locks on the door. A push button on the knob was the only way to lock the door. Although the hardware was there for a chain lock, part of it was missing: the chain. Again, the management were very friendly and pleasant. I would go back again, and ask for a room with a better lock (although PT is a safe town).

Room Tip: Upper deck rooms have the view.
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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled solo
    • 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Grandview, Washington
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134 reviews 134 reviews
61 hotel reviews
Reviews in 52 cities Reviews in 52 cities
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

The basics: Two floors, no elevator, outside access, Likely 1960's or 1970's construction. Stairs to upper floor are long, straight and uncovered.

Check-in was courteous and efficient. Keys were provided for the room and the pool house. Pool towels are available at the desk.

We stayed in a lower floor King room. The room was clean and the bed was comfortable, but everything else about the room was dated, worn or shaky. The furniture is old and well-used. The chair is ready for a yard sale.

The bedding was clean, though our bedspread had old cigarette burns in it (currently a non-smoking motel).

Closet space is minimal. No iron or ironing board.

There is a refrigerator and microwave.

The bathroom is SMALL. The shower, toilet and small vanity sink are in the same small room that can handle one person only. Toiletries are on a shelf above the toilet. The towels are quite small and thin. The vent fan was quite noisy.

The TV is an older box model but had an excellent, though confusing, choice of channels.

The room was quite chilly, Heating is through a wall mounted resistance heater. It warms the room quickly, but you do have to fiddle with it to get a maintainable room temperature.

Although the facility appeared to be fully booked on the Saturday we were there, it was quiet.

While we were in need to get on the road early in the morning to catch a ferry and did not use the free breakfast, it appeared to be limited to pastries, juice and coffee only. McDonalds is just up the street.

As a less expensive choice in the area, this is fine. It may be different during tourist season, but it suited our immediate needs just fine.

Room Tip: For those with limited mobility, ask for a ground floor room. The long, uncovered stairs could be ha...
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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 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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Vancouver, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

Considering the price of accommodation in port Townsend this place is priced ok. The rooms are dated but comfortable, it's a short walk to town for dinner or breakfast ( skip the crappy free breakfast and go to sweet Laurent instead).

If you're not feeling fancy this place will do

  • Stayed April 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Smokey Point, Washington
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38 reviews 38 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

Very basic motel. On the plus side, they are very pet friendly. Really appreciate that. Down side, there is no control for the heat in the room, so its a little on the chilly side. This is my first night so I don't know much more. I'll add more later. Everyone that I have spoken with on staff here has been super friendly and very accommodating! The rooms and bathrooms are very spacious!

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Seattle, Washington
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

We found your Inn to be in a wonderful location. Your staff were helpful and provided us with additional information about the Port Townsend area. We drove around the town, had dinner and watched the sunset. It was all very enjoyable. We will return!

Room Tip: Always call ahead of time. Weekends are very busy.
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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Port Townsend Inn

Address: 2020 Washington Street, Port Townsend, WA 98368
Location: United States > Washington > Port Townsend
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #17 of 18 B&Bs / Inns in Port Townsend
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Port Townsend Inn 2*
Number of rooms: 36
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Port Townsend Inn offers an indoor swimming pool and hot tub (the only one in Port Townsend!), free Wi-Fi, free Continental Breakfast, free parking, and wonderful views of the Olympic Mountains and Puget Sound. All rooms come fully equipped with a refrigerator, microwave oven, cable TV and telephone (free local calls!) ... more   less 
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