We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“A mixed bag.”

Best prices for -
Check In mm/dd/yyyy Check Out mm/dd/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 10 more sites!
The Governor Hotel, a Coast Hotel
Ranked #6 of 9 Hotels in Olympia
Reviewed May 20, 2014

I recently stayed at the hotel for several days. Room (top/8th floor) was in good shape and appeared to have almost brand new furniture. Bathroom was a bit cramped and dated, but well maintained. One of the front desk people told me that the owners bought the place around Oct 2013. I noticed that they are putting a steady effort into improving the place, but certain things are still lacking. All food at the hotel is catered, so no room service. My room's AC/Heater did not seem to work (just circulated air), but luckily opening the sliding glass door overlooking the park/water made it an enjoyable experience. The other park outside the front door is another story... Several groups of apparently homeless and mentally disturbed people make this their spot during the day. Practically everyday there were stories from the other members of my group about a fight, person screaming, or strange behavior from these people. I feel sorry for the owners of the hotel, as they are putting a lot of hard work into making a better place but the surroundings are challenging.

Room Tip: I believe all the rooms on the top floor have been remodeled/updated and get one on the back side of...
See more room tips
  • Stayed: May 2014, traveled on business
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Review collected in partnership with this hotel
1  Thank Mark F
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review
Reviews (438)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language

411 - 417 of 438 reviews

Reviewed May 19, 2014

The renovations are nice and everything was clean, Unfortunately, or perhaps fortunately, we arrived on a warm sunny day, The curtains were open and the room was incredibly hot when we moved in, We turned the air on which was of no help. The front desk was helpful in that they moved us cheerfully after telling us it was an old hotel and sometimes the air did not work, Her solution was to open the window which made matters even worse. We moved to the other side of the hotel and the air did not work any better and resolved to open a window and listen to traffic and street sweepers through the night, Even an old hotel needs some form of air circulation or cooling - especially when it is located on a busy street. We will probably not return.

  • Stayed: May 2014, traveled with family
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Review collected in partnership with this hotel
Thank Mary Q
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed May 19, 2014

Governor was great! Outside not that exciting (including parking), but room (with lake view) was very nice! Near all including the Capital & many places to eat. We'd stay again. No bar in hotel. Comfy bed. Girl at desk very helpful with menus etc.

  • Stayed: April 2014, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Review collected in partnership with this hotel
1  Thank DebLG
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed May 19, 2014

There was a bit of a chemical
smell and the bathroom was not completely clean. Not a big deal because we got such a great price and the front desk was really helpful. Complimentary breakfast was awesome! Wish we could have enjoyed it more but pushy group of middle-aged bicyclists were cutting in line to "carbo-load." Weird and really the only disappointing part. Gave the husband something to talk about though!

  • Stayed: May 2014
    • Value
    • Location
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank Cinvio
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed May 19, 2014

Perfect location for my event. Rooms are nothing like picture on the website. I could not bring myself to use the shower. Toilet and shower visibly dirty and not cleaned. Fragrant spray used instead of cleaning. Front desk service was great.

  • Stayed: May 2014
    • Value
    • Location
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank sd_lakota
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed May 19, 2014

The staff is so friendly, rooms clean and there is coffee and tea available in the lobby 24 hours. The building is a little old and seems a little run down in places but the rooms are updated. Modern bathrooms and beds are comfortable. There are flat screen TVs in the rooms as well as mini fridge, coffee makers and blow driers. I stayed here when I came to Olympia to run the half marathon(capitol city). It's is a perfect location right at the start and finish. All rooms have bath tubs as well for a post race ice bath! I loved my stay at the Governor Hotel and will def be back! The staff was very accommodating and allowed for later check out for marathoners.

Room Tip: rooms on the west side of the building can get hot when the sun is out.
See more room tips
  • Stayed: May 2014, traveled with friends
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Review collected in partnership with this hotel
Thank Susan M
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed May 19, 2014

This visit was my first since the hotel has been renovated. There were noticeable improvements (carpet, beds & bedding etc.), but they seemed to stop short of a full renovation. Not only were the bathrooms largely untouched, I was surprised to see a bathroom vent covered with years of dust and grime - surely this could have been cleaned when other renovation work was being done?

The hotel is fine with an extremely convenient location, but still dated with areas that are still in need of renovation, or some basic cleaning.

  • Stayed: April 2014, traveled on business
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Review collected in partnership with this hotel
Thank mceuro
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hotels you might also like...
Travelers also viewed these Olympia hotels
1.2 mi away
Hotel RL Olympia by Red Lion
3.7 mi away
Ramada Olympia
Ramada Olympia
#2 of 9 in Olympia
1,259 reviews
0.4 mi away
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Olympia
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
1.0 mi away
Hilton Garden Inn Olympia
3.5 mi away
Hampton Inn & Suites Olympia Lacey
0.7 mi away
Quality Inn
Quality Inn
#8 of 9 in Olympia
131 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to The Governor Hotel, a Coast Hotel? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about The Governor Hotel, a Coast Hotel

Address: 621 Capitol Way South, Olympia, WA 98501-1205 (Formerly Ramada Inn Governor House)
Phone Number:
Location: United States > Washington > Olympia
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 9 Hotels in Olympia
Price Range: $79 - $171 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Governor Hotel, a Coast Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 122
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Governor Hotel, a Coast Hotel, features 122 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, on-site restaurant and lounge, and covered parking. All rooms have a microwave, mini-fridge and floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors. 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 
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Travelocity, Orbitz, Expedia, Priceline, Hotels.com, Booking.com, Hotwire, getaroom.com, Cancelon, HotelQuickly, TripOnline SA and Evoline ltd so you can book your The Governor Hotel, a Coast Hotel reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Governor Hotel Olympia

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing