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102 E Park St, Waterville, WA 98858
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Chuck E wrote a review Oct 2020
Fircrest, Washington170 contributions69 helpful votes
We had read about Waterville in a North Cascades tour guide brochure. It was suggested that we take a drive through the community and enjoy the architecture and the beauty of the small town. The "town" is about 10 square blocks and it is filled with many restored Victorian homes and farmhouses that have been kept up over the years. The streets are lined with trees and there is a" pride of place" here. All the properties appear to be taken care of with fences, fresh paint and lots of flower and veggie gardens. It is a quite place for sure. We saw a patrol car parked on one street while the cop appeared to be having his lunch. I can't imagine the town having a lot of crime or other activity . We got out, breathed the fresh air and took some pictures. One thing we really loved about the town are the restored commercial signs painted on some of the barns and outbuildings. Our favorite was Dr. Pierce's Golden Medical Discovery.
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Date of stay: October 2020
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Joshua L wrote a review Jun 2019
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I happened upon the Hotel Waterville quite unexpectedly, but serendipitously. I had never even heard of the town of Waterville, WA. On a trip from Seattle to my childhood home of Medical Lake, WA, I took Highway 2 east and discovered this wonderful gem of a hotel in May, 2019. I was greeted by the proprietor, Mr. Lundgren(?), for a personal tour of the rooms available. He had painstakingly restored the first two floors of this 1908 hotel in the 1990's. Each room is different, with hand-made quilts, antiques, sepia-tone photographs, and period beds whose frames have been enlarged to accommodate modern mattresses, without compromising the character. I sank into my bed and slept for 10 hours! The hotel has several libraries and communal lounges. Several rooms have private baths, but some share one shower, tub, and restroom at the end of the hall. Coffee, pastries, and a beautiful, airy, building-wide wooden porch await you in the morning. I sat and chatted with Mr. Lundgren, "Dave," about the hotel, his restorative endeavors, and, unfortunately, his desire to sell and move to Oregon to conquer one more renovation project in his lifetime. I hope he stays, though. The rolling wheat and barley fields of Eastern Washington hold many unexpected delights and adventures. Make an overnight stay at the Hotel Waterville one of your missions should you be traveling to the great state of Washington.
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Date of stay: May 2019
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Room Tip: Some rooms have private bathrooms, some have sinks, but share a common bath and toilet on the floor.
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sageadvice51 wrote a review Apr 2019
Penticton, Canada16 contributions8 helpful votes
Dave and his wife run an amazing historic hotel. Meticulously maintained and operated, the care and compassion is apparent in every room. I stayed in one of the more basic rooms, queen bed with sink and the washroom (replete with a claw foot tub and modern shower) was just steps away. Very quiet and peaceful. Dave's enthusiasm for motorcycles and adventure travellers was an added bonus and we could have likely talked all night, sharing stories. He is also very informed on surrounding attractions which was an added bonus. An excellent staging area for multi-day trips as well. Waterville itself does not have lots of amenities...so getting there early to get groceries or food at the local restaurants is a good idea.
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Date of stay: April 2019
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Karen B wrote a review Jul 2018
Vancouver, Canada19 contributions6 helpful votes
A boutique hotel originally built around 1900. The hotel is furnished with period antiques, and everything has been lovingly refurbished and restored. Options are available for private en suite bathrooms or share a bathroom down the hall. A soak in the clawfoot tub is a must if you haven't ever had the chance before. The proprietors were friendly and knowledgeable about the history of the region.
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Date of stay: June 2018
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Trip type: Traveled with friends
Room Tip: All rooms are good and can be interconnected for families.
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PacificNW_Explorers wrote a review Jun 2018
Woodinville, Washington21 contributions31 helpful votes
My sister and I enjoyed a pleasurable and enchanting stay at this remarkable historic hotel. Our host, Dave, was cordial, gracious, and informative about Waterville’s history. I can only think the negative comments posted earlier stem from a less than courteous guest. We appreciated the complementary light continental breakfast and reliable wifi. The furnishings are very basic in keeping with the property’s authenticity, but we had everything we needed. It was our first visit here and we plan to come again!
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Date of stay: June 2018
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DellElliott wrote a review Jun 2018
Santa Cruz, California6 contributions16 helpful votes
David (Innkeeper and Owner) has renovated the hotel with careful craftsmanship over the last 20 years and tastefully furnished and decorated it with appropriate period pieces. Waterville is like stepping back 50 years, with nice and friendly people. Both are charming. Both are worth going out of the way to visit, after the hotel is sold. His next career should be an IRS auditor. He has been operating the hotel by himself for over two years and is tired of being an Innkeeper. He is tired of Waterville and Waterville is tired of him. It is reflected in how he treats his customers. With new owners, I am sure there will be repeat business. I know I will be one.
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Date of stay: September 2017
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Garry wrote a review Jun 2018
Port Coquitlam, Canada314 contributions100 helpful votes
The current owners, Dave and Amy, have maintained and improved this beautiful old building with just enough modernization to make it comfortable by today's standards. The beds were excellent and the shared shower was big and had lots of hot water and water pressure. Some rooms come with bathtubs but no showers. The lobby had an amazing collection of antiques in keeping with the buildings heritage. As well, antiques were scattered throughout the building and grounds. The weather was mild when i stayed so not sure how it would be without air conditioning in the hot summer months. They pretty much roll up the sidewalks in Waterville at night so not much to see or do there and dining is virtually non-existent except for a small tavern and a bakery. If you like clean, comfortable old buildings in small towns, this hotel will make you happy you stopped in.
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Date of stay: June 2018
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sisters2016 wrote a review Aug 2017
Victoria, Canada8 contributions1 helpful vote
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We were traveling from Nelson BC into Washington. Our destination was Wanatchee. We had car trouble, in the middle of miles of wheat fields. Our car, literally died in front of the Waterville Hotel. What a Godsend! The host was kind efficient and helpful. He esccourted us to our suite and recommended a place to eat and get groceries (the town shuts down at 8pm). Our suite was huge, clean, air conditioned, a home away from home. I was impressed by the thoughtful details (books, crib board, guest book, extra pillows, fresh ground coffee, wine glasses). Our evening was spent on the large veranda, sipping a cold beverage. I had a tour of the place the next morning. This 100 year old hotel has a rich history and has been updated to today's standards, without losing the charm of the era it was built.. The host even has a room set up to teach the new cleaning staff how to appropriately respond to different scenarios when entering a guest room! Such thoughtful owners. The continental breakfast included fresh local baked goods. My husband and I both felt so well cared for. So very happy that fate brought us to this historical hotel with so much character . We would make a point of staying there again. Heads up Canadians traveling in US!
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Date of stay: August 2017
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walkingtheoldways wrote a review Apr 2017
Victoria, Canada2 contributions2 helpful votes
The Waterville Hotel is an absolute gem! We loved staying at this lovingly restored and maintained historic hotel in Waterville, WA and only wished we could have stayed longer. It's clean, quiet and comfortable, and we were surprised at just how inexpensive it was too: no big-chain hotel could give us this kind of experience, ever. Dave is an impeccable host, very knowledgeable of the surrounding area and very well informed. We appreciated the care and attention to detail that he and Amy have taken to make the Waterville Hotel a point of interest and haven for the weary traveller. There's a main floor lounge in which to relax but also a sweet little library upstairs. The hotel is full of interesting artifacts, memorabilia, photographs and books, presented in an authentic and understated way. We slept incredibly well on a comfy bed with lovely linens and quilts, and were provided coffee and pastries in the morning. I was also pleased and surprised to see a healthy gluten-free option - Amy and Dave think of everything! I could go on here but suffice to say that although the Waterville Hotel is the only hotel in town it is also the best in the area. My husband and I plan to come back, to make it a destination from which to explore Douglas County. Thank you Dave and Amy for an awesome place to stay.
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Date of stay: April 2017
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Room Tip: Rooms are each unique and all looked lovely.
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Rebecca T wrote a review Nov 2016
Seattle, Washington72 contributions43 helpful votes
I am a repeat visitor to this special place, and I enjoy singing its praises. The award-winning restoration of this historic site was accomplished by the resident owner-manager couple, Dave and Amy, and they are delightful in every way. They work hard to make this a welcoming, comfortable place for anybody who wants the kind of experience they offer. Keep in mind that, as is the case with most true inns (and this one is a b & b), the desk will not be open all night and guests tend to treasure a quiet night there. (If you need something more along the lines of a typical hotel, proceed to a larger town.) I've found it perfect as a writing retreat, and indeed the inn has hosted many writers and artists--including photographers who can't get enough of the barns with their old murals, the wheat fields at sunset, the incredible drive up through the hills from the Columbia River, the tranquil town with its fine old buildings. Try to visit the town's museum, because the history of the place provides interesting context. Dave can help with restaurant information, and not just for Waterville; he knows places to the east that are worth checking out. He can also share information about back roads, beautiful walks, and the best places to look for antique and vintage treasures. But try to allow enough time to simply enjoy the old books in the hotel library, sit awhile on the front porch, linger over a continental breakfast and meet some of the people who love the Waterville.
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Date of stay: June 2016Trip type: Traveled solo
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Frequently Asked Questions about Waterville Historic Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Waterville Historic Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Douglas County Historical Museum (0.03 miles) and Badger Mountain Snow Ski Resort (0.1 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Waterville Historic Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at Waterville Historic Hotel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Waterville Historic Hotel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Waterville Historic Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Coyote Pass Cafe, Knemeyers Eatery & Spirits, and Westside Pizza.
Is Waterville Historic Hotel located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.2 miles away from the center of Waterville.