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“Not terribly impressed, but it served it's purpose”
Review of Ramada Olympia

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Ramada Olympia
Ranked #2 of 9 Hotels in Olympia
Certificate of Excellence
Portland, Oregon
Level 6 Contributor
142 reviews
92 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
“Not terribly impressed, but it served it's purpose”
Reviewed March 28, 2012

I've had to stay here twice in the past three weeks for work purposes, and I think I'll look elsewhere next time.
Nothing went wrong, the first check in was smooth enough, the next trip the woman tending to the counter was a little frazzled. The lobby is large and clean with plenty of comfortable seats and the cookies in the evening were a nice touch.
Where I wasn't terribly impressed was the room. It's fairly large, but in an odd and unfilled sort of a way. The bed was okay, but the linens were just alright and the towels in the bathroom were frayed and thin. The carpet is a shocking blood red, I never quite understood why that became an acceptable color for hotel carpet. The TV is super old and sits in an armoire, on a stand that doesn't swivel. It's so old, that when you change channels, the picture moves upwards and then the image settles in. All and all, there wasn't anything the staff did to make it unpleasant, it's just that the room, bed, linens, tv, etc were terribly outdated and there are better places to stay.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled on business
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olyramada, General Manager at Ramada Olympia, responded to this review, March 30, 2012
Our goal is to not only meet the needs of each and every guest we serve, but to exceed your expectations to make your stay as pleasant and comfortable as possible. Feedback such as yours assists us in improving our service and property on a daily basis. Although we are currently in the process of upgrading our televisions to flat screen TV’s it has taken longer than expected. It is our hope that you will give us another chance, and stay with us again. If you should have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact me directly.
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Olympia, WA
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Reviewed February 20, 2012

We had a small birthday party for a twelve year old here, and stayed in the only room that has two separate king bedrooms, a sofa pull out and a kitchen. It is on the first floor, down near housekeeping and a conference room, so out of the way, but good with kids... There is a TV in each room and and the living room. The grown ups could take one room, and we told the kids we would not disturb their fun as long as they were quiet. Only one bathroom. It's not as upscale as an embassy suites, but it's also not nearly expensive, and everything was clean and fairly up to date. Bathroom had the usual amenities (shampoo, conditioner, lotion) and the front desk was really nice about extra shampoo and conditioner.

The hotel's room service was provided by Brewery City Pizza, so we had good pizza delivered to our door, and had a nice counter for cake and ice cream. There's also a full size fridge with freezer, a stove top and a microwave. Warm cookies in the lobby at 5pm, coffee and tea available most of time. The breakfast buffet was good--waffle maker, fresh fruit, yogurt, cereal, biscuits and sausage gravy. Oatmeal is packaged.

There is a nice lobby with tables adjacent to the pool with large windows overlooking the pool. So those who do not wish to swim can sit in the lobby and still keep an eye on older kids.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled with friends
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olyramada, General Manager at Ramada Olympia, responded to this review, March 15, 2012
Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel for the fellow travelers. We appreciate all your positive feedback. Its sounds like you and your family enjoyed your stay here at the Ramada and that our amenities were a plus for your hotel stay. We do strive in making our guest experience a positive one. Our pool is one of the largest in the area and it’s nice to hear your enjoyed your stay! Again, thanks for your great review and we look forward to seeing you and your family again soon!
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Alexandria
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Reviewed February 14, 2012

I've been in Olympia for a few days on business. The Ramada Inn has been comfortable -- nothing fancy about this place, but no major complaints either. Lots of options at breakfast -- more than offered at some of the pricier suite-style hotels -- but the bedsheets are scratchy and the internet connection is rather slow. The staff are friendly and happy to answer questions. If you are looking for an affordable, decent, no-frills place to stay, you might want to check out the Ramada.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled on business
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olyramada, General Manager at Ramada Olympia, responded to this review, March 15, 2012
It’s wonderful to hear that you find our hotel comfortable! Thank you for recognizing that our staff is friendly and helpful! Our entire staff works as a team to ensure the most pleasant experience possible for our guests! I’m happy to hear that you would recommend our hotel to our fellow travelers. We look forward to seeing you again on your next visit.
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Honolulu, Hawaii
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Reviewed January 23, 2012

Five of us stayed at this hotel in a family suite in late June 2011 for four nights. We were very comfortable and the suite was clean and well furnished. The complimentary breakfast was very satisfying and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The staff were great and the front desk people were friendly and helpful. We'd be glad to stay here again.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with family
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olyramada, General Manager at Ramada Olympia, responded to this review, March 15, 2012
So happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay! We appreciate your positive feedback of our front desk staff. The room your family stayed in is one of our favorites. Thank you again for your positive feedback and we look forward in welcoming you back to our hotel on your next visit to the area.
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Redmond, WA
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51 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
Reviewed January 2, 2012

We stayed here for a couple of nights when a friend of ours was getting married nearby. We trusted excellent reviews from TripAdvisor members, and we weren't disappointed.

Both the outside and inside of the building is clean and well maintained. It looks nice, like the place where you'd like to stay.

There is plenty of free parking available in their parking lot.

There are quite a few stores and restaurants nearby, including a pretty large K-Mart. It's just a couple of miles away from the state capitol building (BTW, I recommend doing a free tour of the state capitol, very nice).

The front desk was polite and helpful. Even though we got there at 8am, they already had our room ready. The room was clean and well maintained. There were a couple of small scratches here and there, but nothing that really stood out.

There was a small fridge in our room, and I am pretty sure there was a microwave as well. The beds were comfy enough for us, no issues. The housekeeping was fine.

The free continental breakfast was absolutely excellent. They had a variety of food that they constantly replenished, everything was fresh and tasted good. It was the standard breakfast stuff, eggs, bacon, yogurt, bagels, etc.

Overall I was very pleased with our stay and I would definitely stay here again if we needed to be in Olympia for some reason.

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  • Stayed September 2011, traveled with family
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olyramada, General Manager at Ramada Olympia, responded to this review, March 15, 2012
Thank you for taking the time to share your stay with the fellow travelers. I am happy that you enjoyed all the amenities that the hotel has to offer. We take pride in our complimentary hot breakfast buffet that we serve daily. We are happy you enjoyed your stay and look forward to having you again on your next stay in Olympia. Please don’t hesitate to contact me directly with any questions on your next visit to the area.
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Seattle
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed December 17, 2011

This hotel became a favorite while it was an Ameritel. New ownership branded it as a Ramada and continued the excellent amenities established. It is obviously Asian owned, run as the staff is now Asian and the posters of happy families in the elvevator depict happy, Asian families.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled as a couple
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olyramada, General Manager at Ramada Olympia, responded to this review, March 15, 2012
Thank you for taking the time to review our Hotel. We are happy to year we are one of your favorite hotels. As a Ramada, we strive on our continued excellence and we look forward to serving you again on your next stay. Kind regards!
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Luxembourg
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed November 26, 2011

I stayed in the Ramada Olympia on a recent trip and was pleased to find a place that is well taken care of. A comfortable bed, good sized swimming pool and a good selection on the breakfast buffet. No complaints but one suggestion to reduce waste: reusable dishes. These would be very much appreciated and would better reflect the standard of this ramada.

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled with friends
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olyramada, General Manager at Ramada Olympia, responded to this review, November 29, 2011
Thank you for sharing your stay and feedback with fellow travelers. We do appreciate your business and you taking the time to provide us with your thoughts and comments. We look forward to seeing you again soon when you are in the Olympia area.
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Property: Ramada Olympia
Address: 4520 Martin Way E, Olympia, WA 98516-5363 (Formerly Ameritel Inn Olympia)
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Location: United States > Washington > Olympia
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 9 Hotels in Olympia
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Ramada Olympia 2.5*
Number of rooms: 125
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Our Ramada Hotel offers a complimentary hot breakfast buffet served from 6am to 10am, 24 hour pool and hot tub, fitness center, and complimentary wireless and wired internet. The amenities also include fitness center, Ramada Food Mart, multi-lingual staff, laundry facilities, meeting facilities, business center. The property is wheelchair accessible. ... more   less 
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