We were in a lovely, spacious room that had a partial view of the Olympics in the distance, the bay in the foreground. I loved the soaking tub (and the bath salts provided!); and I especially loved that you could open the shutters between the bath and bedroom, so you could have a view even from the tub (or watch TV after dark). Very nice set-up!
The hotel is very nice, loved the room with Fireplace, soaking tub, and a very comfortable bed. The Fireside restaurant was also very good (no view as was dark and rainy). Parking can be a challenge but the gravel lot wasn't too far and provided more room than the regular stalls.
We always stay here when we visit family who live nearby. The most striking feature to me is how QUIET the property is. The bed is super comfortable and there is a luxury soaking tub. There are also nice areas to walk and good food right in the hotel. I always feel rested and recharged after a night in Port Ludlow. You can find cheaper accommodations in Port Townsend but after a couple of less than stellar experiences staying in that town I now really look forward to opportunities to stay in Port Ludlow. Though I highly recommend this property, I beg you to keep it quiet.
The room had an off-smell, but otherwise the stay was great. There was an ionizing fan in the room so maybe theer had been a smoker or pet issue. This was annoying but did not lead to a downgrade. The free continental breakfast may have been a covid driven option but it was great. The room had a water view and large balcony on the backside third floor. The rooms with fireplace and tub give one a feel of luxury. the grounds are quite attractive too.
It's not the fault of the Resort at Port Ludlow, so I'm upping to 3 stars. Jefferson County has passed a law requiring Proof of Vaccination to participate in daily life activities, such as dining. The Resort at Port Ludlow is inside Jefferson County so must abide. However, the experience was jarring and executed poorly, if somewhat apologetically. Maybe some form of give and take would be appropriate. Explaining the legal requirement, and then showing us the proof of vaccination for all the restaurant staff? I don't know. But being asked to see our papers felt both insulting and demeaning. Given the proof of vaccination requirement in Jefferson County it is very unlikely I will be returning to The Resort at Port Ludlow. Which is a pity, because I proposed to my wife in the bay outside, and the Resort has always held a special place in my heart. Both my wife and I are vaccinated, but providing proof breaks the spell of the Resort being a special getaway. It's like going to a Motel 6 where they have malformed hangers to prevent theft - it feels like we're untrusted and that we're somehow wanting to cheat or lie. I'd expect that experience from an one or two star property, but certainly not from a beautiful resort. Again, I know it's not The Resort at Port Ludlow's policy, but the experience is so jarring and negative that I'd recommend just avoiding the property altogether and, instead, spend time at a resort that treats you like a trustworthy human rather than someone who needs oversight. I know this puts the Resort in a hard position, since they need to follow the law. I really feel for them. But when I'm going to experience a romantic getaway, I'd rather not be treated like a potential criminal. I will, unfortunately, plan trips elsewhere until Jefferson County changes this law.…