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“Great Gig Harbor Location”
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Waterfront Inn
Ranked #4 of 5 Hotels in Gig Harbor
Charlottesville, Virginia
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88 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Great Gig Harbor Location”
Reviewed September 23, 2012

The Inn Keepers are terrific, great with suggestions and in our case general conversation on the area and the Inn and their experience. The room was nice, Quartermaster, smallish bathroom but the bed was comfortable and the room was clean. We had two incidents and the Inn Keepers were great. First we broke the in-room coffee pot trying to clean it, they had a spare and would not let us buy a replacement. Second, we took the tandem kayak out into the harbor for about an hour ride, and a rather large yacht put a good wave into the kayak and well, the Inn Keepers dried our clothes when we got back and we really appreciated that as we were just starting our ten day trip. The Kayaks are free for guests to use, just fill out the form and away you go. It is an Inn and not a B&B, we enjoyed our coffee and excellent breakfast at the Devoted Kiss, guest of the Waterfront Inn get 10% off, we found the food excellent and reasonable and a very short walk away. Our sever was Alex, she is excellent, we even took a picture with her the second day. We would not hesitate to stay at the Waterfront Inn again, though we might trade up for one of the larger rooms with bigger view but a nice place and it is just 45 minutes South/West from Sea-Tac. We enjoyed the large deck/dock area with plenty of seating, watching the boats and birds, a great spot to have a glass of wine and take in the views.

Room Tip: Splurge and get a big view !
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Salem
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed August 26, 2012

This is a great place to relax...very quiet...rooms are professionally decorated in a nautical theme. There is an adjacent dock with wicker furniture where we sat and enjoyed our magnificent view and lovely, sunny day. Our room was only 20 ft. from the water and had a great view. The room was very clean. We had a large bathroom with a jacuzzi. The managers were wonderful, knowledgeable, accommodating people. Morning coffee was provided. The Inn is within walking distance to good restaurants.

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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
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anacortes
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed August 21, 2012

we booked our room based on it being a bed and breakfast when we checked in we were given a nice welcome letter and a list of where we could go for a discounted breakfast i thought it was a nice touch in case we didn't want the breakfast part " delivered to our front door" but if we wanted a more substantial breakfast we would know were to go i was very surprised the first morning when we got up and there was nothing i must say though there was a very nice coffee and hot drink station in a shared common room with a microwave, a toaster and little refrigerator plus microwave popcorn a nice touch but not the breakfast part that had me booking a room here we were never informed that they had changed what they were doing or maybe we were not in the higher paying rooms so we did not receive the ' small breakfast and glass of wine' the last reviewer received the plus side of this place is sue and Dave very nice people the down side is we were in the wheelhouse room the only room with out a view which we were informed of when we booked so that was okay BUT the only window faced the street and a street light shined in our window all night long lighting it up the only curtain was a white cloth curtain so no blocking out of the light PLUS it was very hot i mean we couldn't sleep hot even though it had a window air conditioner when we turned it on it was so loud we couldn't sleep over the noise the second day i found a small fan that i put in the window to cool us with out the noise so at least the heat didn't keep up awake an other plus was the jacuzzi tub even though both my husband and my self could stand to loose a few pounds it comfortably held us both the down side is even with both of us in the tub we didn't even get a half a tub full of hot water good thing the room was so hot ;] so all in all even though sue and Dave were very nice people i would never come back here because of 1. no breakfast at the B&B [unless maybe you have the right rooms?] 2. so so so hot was unable to sleep 3. even though the shared common room was a very nice touch we so happened to share it with a couple of pigs who left coffee grounds every where , food in the microwave, dirty dished and trash every where i cleaned it up as i felt it wasn't fair to our wonderful hosts to have to clean up after them 4. i left a privacy please sign up when we left for the day as i do not like people to come in to my private space rented 2 days or not and when we came back from a nice day trip some one had come in our room and straightened up would this bother a lot of people probably not but me and my husband most definitely it felt like an Invasion why provide a privacy sign if it is to be ignored?

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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janisdenton, Owner at Waterfront Inn, responded to this review, August 28, 2012
We are sorry about the misunderstanding about the breakfast. Our own website does not speak of any breakfast but trip advisor still had the breakfast on their site. Thank you for pointing this out to us. We hope you enjoyed a breakfast at one of our wonderful Gig Harbor restaurants.
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Moorhead, MN
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183 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
Reviewed August 16, 2012

We had a very nice two-night stay at the Waterfront Inn.

Everyone was friendly; rooms were clean; location was great . . . but the breakfast was lacking. For the amount of money we spent on our two rooms, I guess I expected something a little more than a few choices of wrapped store bought pastries.

The glass of wine in the evening was a nice touch. Foyer area was cozy and inviting.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
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Longview, Washington
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43 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed June 13, 2012

I know location costs money and this was on the harbor with a slight view out the side window. but the room was small, small bathroom and nothing much else going for it. It was just a room and bath. so am not sure why it was 153 including tax. True, if the weather had been nice, we could have sat outside on the deck but that was about it for any extras. It was also noisy at night and in the early morning hours as there were vehicles up and down the road all the time.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
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Lake Havasu City, Arizona
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed October 25, 2011

Not knowing where to stay in Gig Harbor, we saw and chose the Waterfront Inn. The setting was exceptional, the view outstanding and the accomodations charming with a warm and friendly hostess who went out of her way to make our stay comfortable and memorable. We look forward to the possibility of future stays.

Room Tip: There are three lower level rooms facing the water with easy access to a large over-the-water deck.
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  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
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Franklin, Tennessee
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed September 12, 2011

We only stayed one night at the Waterfront Inn but it was wonderful. Sue and Gary were terrific hosts. We had flown into the Seattle airport and our flight was delayed. Then traffic delayed us, but they called our cell phone and left a very thorough message welcoming us and providing after-hours check-in instructions. The Inn has a terrific view of the entire harbor, yet was just out-of-the-way enough to provide a quiet night's rest for us. We are recommending Waterfront Inn – and Gig Harbor – to all our friends!

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  • Stayed September 2011, traveled with family
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Additional Information about Waterfront Inn

Property: Waterfront Inn
Address: 9017 N Harborview Dr, Gig Harbor, WA 98332-2164
Location: United States > Washington > Gig Harbor
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 5 Hotels in Gig Harbor
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Waterfront Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Gig Harbor's only waterfront lodging, just 20' from the water's edge, we offer privacy and a peaceful setting. Watch ducks, seals and herons from the Inn, go for a walk or kayaking on the bay. Located steps from shops and restaurants, the History Museum and our famous fly fishing shop. ... more   less 
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