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Reviewed yesterday NEW

Drove along the coast from Portland Oregon to Seattle, Washington State. Stayed overnight in Olympia. I found this hotel from the Categories list in my GPS. Did a drive by and liked the look of it and the nearby amenities.

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Middleburg
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Needs a serious makeover. It seems old and stagnant. Very outdated Colleen at the front desk makes up for it though. The continental breakfast is seriously lacking creativity. The room was just decent. But the cost is good and a good location.

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Spokane, Washington
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Had the opportunity to stay again @ The Governor Hotel in Olympia, WA last night. I was pleasantly surprised to see that the hotel had upgraded their in room Desks and Chairs which in the past were well worn and presented an uncomfortable work environment. I'd commented on this on an earlier review and had received notification from the hotel...

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Issaquah
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Took me my kids to see a new city. The capital of our state. Wanted a place for us to relaxe and enjoy our getaway. We wanted to get find delivered and be comfortable. It was the opposite. There was only 1 place that delivered. Love that place. It was great. But the hotel could have been better. Alot of...

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Ryan K, General Manager at The Governor Hotel, a Coast Hotel, responded to this review

Dear 151Mandet: Thank you for your feedback. We are disappointed that your experience did not meet your expectation. We will take this feedback and review the room you stayed in for better experience next time. Also, as we are getting ready to open the Governor's Cellar, which will provide room service as well, we hope that your getaway to the...

Port Townsend, Washington
Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent Thanksgiving night at this hotel. It was lovely, quiet, with an understated elegance. It made for a relaxing place to stay after a hearty meal with family. The rooms are lovely, floor to ceiling windows look out at a park. I like that the heating system was forced air and not one of those noisy units that sits...

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Ryan K, General Manager at The Governor Hotel, a Coast Hotel, responded to this review

Dear valued guest: Thank you for making the Governor your home away from home during Thanksgiving! We appreciate you staying with us and thank you for your feedback. We hope to have you again at the Governor!

California
Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I stayed at the Governor for two days in November 2016 and the customer service was exceptional. Every single employee we had any interaction with was totally customer service oriented. The room was well appointed including a microwave and fridge, the view of the lake and capitol were great. The beds were comfortable and the room was...

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Ryan K, General Manager at The Governor Hotel, a Coast Hotel, responded to this review

Dear valued guest: Thank you for your kind review and feedback. We will make sure to recognize Colleen and Jahkayla for their service. It is always great to hear feedback such as this as we work to make our guests welcomed and appreciated for staying with us! We can't wait to have you come back for upgraded breakfast offerings and...

San Francisco, California
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very nice staff, welcoming. Helpful. Rooms a bit small for family w/ kids but we got a room w/ two queens so it worked out, just. Wish they had a suite for families to spread out and have a bit of privacy.. Very well priced and CLEAN w/ new mattresses. Old school update. Nice.

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Ryan K, General Manager at The Governor Hotel, a Coast Hotel, responded to this review

Dear valued guest: Thank you for your feedback. Next time you stay with us, please let us know for adjoining rooms and/or suite options so we can accommodate your needs better. We look forward to having you at the Governor again!

Grandview
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This hotel was conveniently located and front desk person, Jakayla, really made people feel welcomed. The hotel is an older building with some modern decor. I can't wait until the Governor's cellar is open.

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Ryan K, General Manager at The Governor Hotel, a Coast Hotel, responded to this review

Dear valued guest: Thank you for your feedback. We will make sure to recognize our staff for your kind review. It is very encouraging for our team when we have guests' recognition by name, so thank you. We can't wait for the Governor's Cellar to open either! We hope to have you back for some great food, signature drinks, and...

Seattle, Washington
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There were only 2 lamps with 3 light bulbs and 2 of the light bulbs were burnt out. The one light bulb that was working had to be unscrewed because the lamp switch wasn't working. No hand towels or washcloths in the bathroom. Shows lack of concern for guests. We stayed here once before and found same lack of caring....

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Ryan K, General Manager at The Governor Hotel, a Coast Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest: We apologize for your experience. The items that you've mentioned are easily fixable and I have shared this with our operations team. As we continue our preventative maintenance program in each room, we will make sure to be better prepared for our guests. Thank you for your feedback. We hope to have you back for a better...

Hoquiam
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Although room furnishings, and decor, have been significantly upgraded, in recent years, plumbing heating systems and elevators are antiquated. This hotel is all about LOCATION, and exceptional lake, or park, VIEWS.

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Ryan K, General Manager at The Governor Hotel, a Coast Hotel, responded to this review

Dear valued guest: We are glad that you enjoyed the location and the views that are very special to this property. As we continue to make improvements with the property, I hope that your next stay will be more enjoyable. Thank you.

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
In your room
  • Microwave
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
Services
  • Free Breakfast
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Free Parking
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Governor Hotel, a Coast Hotel, features 123 newly renovated rooms with all new decor, furnishings, bathrooms and amenities along with panoramic views of the State Capitol, Capitol Lake, Puget Sound and the Olympic Mountains. The Governor Hotel provides all guests with complimentary Wi-Fi, hot breakfast buffet and covered parking. All rooms have a microwave, mini-fridge and floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors opening to a French balcony. Within walking distance are the State Capitol campus, Hands on Children's Museum, Farmers market, Boardwalk, Capitol Lake, Puget Sound waterfront and the Washington Center for Performing Arts. The Evergreen State College, St. Martin's University and South Puget Sound Community College is within a short distance as are over 60 restaurants and specialty shops. Nearby attractions include Mt. Rainier and Joint Base Lewis-McChord. Meeting and Banquet facilities are available for up to 160 guests. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Governor Hotel, a Coast Hotel

Address: 621 Capitol Way S, Olympia, WA 98501-1205 (Formerly Ramada Inn Governor House)
Location: United States > Washington > Olympia
Price Range: $89 - $145 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — The Governor Hotel, a Coast Hotel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 123
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“Rooms at the front may be quieter than those at the back.”
 of 5 bubbles kennethh920, yesterday | Read review
“The front desk team know me and always make sure I have a quiet room with a view of the Budd Bay inlet in one of the upper floors.”
 of 5 bubbles tamlagunasunset, 4 days ago | Read review
“Needs.a lot of cleaning and updating. I could here everything from next door and the people in the halls. ”
 of 5 bubbles 151mandet, 6 days ago | Read review
“Ask for a room facing the lake. Quiet and lovely view.”
 of 5 bubbles yvettes787, 2 weeks ago | Read review
“Rooms above fifth floor provide better views. Entire property is NON-SMOKING, which is a plus.”
 of 5 bubbles U7593FFthomasb, 4 weeks ago | Read review
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