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Swantown Inn & Spa
Ranked #2 of 7 Olympia B&B and Inns
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Portage, Indiana
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17 reviews
10 hotel reviews
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“A bargain”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2013

The Swantown is a very nice B & B with personable owner/operators. The house has some years on it but has been kept up to a standard worthy of staying there. Our room was a tad small, but it was clean & the bed was very comfortable. The bathroom was across the hall, but was clean, spacious, & assigned to our room. Breakfast was very good & the owners chatted with us very comfortably. There seemed to be quite a bit of nostalgic info in the main floor parlors. Unfortunately we didn't have the time to enjoy the history provided. Some B & B's can be quite pricey, but the Swantown Inn is a bargain for what we paid. I definitely recommend a stay here.

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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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NetBloke, Owner at Swantown Inn & Spa, responded to this review, November 26, 2013
We too feel that we are a bargain, especially compared to our local hotels and when our three course breakfast is taken into account. We gladly price our selves as such to make the B&B experience accessible to more people so they really get a well-rounded experience of our city and inn, even if they are just with us for a night. We hope to see you in the future! Yes the Columbia room is smaller , but it is that way because we figured guests would find a giant king size bed more desirable than more floor space.
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Olympia, Washington
2 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2013

I had found this place over a year ago when looking for a local place to stay after getting married. After looking over the site I found out that the did weddings, so after talking about, my husband I decided that this would be a nice no hassle place to have our small wedding/elopement. Everything was wonderful, with the package that we got they provided everything but the license. After the wedding we stayed in the Astoria room. Very wonderful large room with its own bathroom including a two person Jacuzzi spa. We had an amazing breakfast the next morning. It was nice that Casey and Nathan were in the dinning room during breakfast talking with us and the other guest that were there. We can't wait until we can go back for our next stay. Hopefully when we do we will get to experience the Attic Spa on that trip.

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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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NetBloke, Owner at Swantown Inn & Spa, responded to this review, November 26, 2013
Thank you for the kind words and compliments. We really do love hosting weddings such as yours and hope to see you for your anniversary!!
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Surrey, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2013

My husband booked this Inn rather last minute, based on its reviews. When we arrived, we were a little taken back by the outward appearance of this inn. Let’s just say it looks rustic. We weren’t sure what we had gotten ourselves into, but were pleasantly surprised by the friendly owner. Inside, the inn is dark and gloomy. We liked our king size bed, aside from the sheets. We agree they are soft, but they were too warm to sleep on in the summer. Unfortunately, we got the one room where the washroom was situated across the hall. Not a plus in my books! Breakfast was a nice casual fare. The owners engaged in conversation around the table with their guests. I liked that!

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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NetBloke, Owner at Swantown Inn & Spa, responded to this review, September 2, 2013
Well I am glad it was not all bad! You guys are the first to not like the sheets and bed. Quite frankly they get such good reviews that we wont be changing that at all!

As for being "Rustic" I will give you that. As we tell everyone we are planning and attempting to expand the property, we have delayed repainting the house until we expand. You also stayed with us during a couple of gloomy days weather wise, not much we can do about that.

With fall almost upon us the garden is at its end, and with guests starting to thin out we can get stuck in to winterizing the gardens.

As for the bathroom being across the hall, not much I can do about that. It is clearly noted when you book the room, and everyone is shown the rooms before paying and staying. You are given the opportunity to say that it is not to your liking.

We do not pretend to be perfect, and never will be. Thank you for your feedback.
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Wirtz, Virginia, United States
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59 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 16, 2013

My husband & I stayed 2 days at the Swantown Inn. We loved the bed, it was so comfortable. The room was a bit small but nicely furnished. The inn could use a little face lift but was still quite lovely. The scones for breakfast were really good and the coffee, from a local roaster, was great. I plan to return if i ever get back to Olympia.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Maureen M
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Seattle, Washington
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13 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 5, 2013

I stayed here on business while traveling across Washington State and really appreciated the easy location, about a mile to the freeway and walking distance to downtown restaurants and attractions, yet in a quiet residential neighborhood.
Nathan and Casey served breakfast earlier than usual to accommodate my schedule. The scones were amazing! I slept well on the king sized bed.
This Victorian B&B is over 100 years old and full of character, yet is surprisingly quiet. Would definitely come back. Hopefully next time I can plan better and schedule a massage at their on-site day spa.

Stayed April 2013, traveled on business
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Vancouver, Canada
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7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 1, 2013

Had a lovely two days here and would recommend it highly. Excellent breakfasts. The hosts were helpful and friendly, accommodating my partners dietary restrictions. They gave us tips on local restaurants and sights. I would also would recommend the massage in their attic day spa.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 4, 2013

We stopped off in Olympia before heading back up to SEATAC for our flight home. This B&B is an excellent choice, combining true character with genuine hospitality. Good comfortable room with view of the Capitol dome. The house is in a peaceful residential street, and its an easy walk (about 25 mins) to downtown and the waterfront. Breakfast was lovely too, with good quality home made treats aplenty. Nathan was really helpful, with suggestions for eating and access to computing facilities. We would have liked to have stayed a little longer - perhaps next time since we would certainly return. It was fairly straightforward to drive back out to the interstate and very convenient for the airport. If you are wanting to stay in or near Olympia look no further than this superb character house.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Reachargo
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NetBloke, Owner at Swantown Inn & Spa, responded to this review, April 6, 2013
Thank you so much for the lovely review. We hope to see you in the future! We think we are well positioned for a lengthy stay and exploring the area. You are right the drive to Sea-Tac and/or PDX aren't bad at all (as long as you aren't trying during rush hour). We are glad you found us!
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Property: Swantown Inn & Spa
Address: 1431 11th Avenue SE, Olympia, WA 98501
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Location: United States > Washington > Olympia
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Spa
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 7 B&Bs / Inns in Olympia
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Swantown Inn & Spa, is a Bed & Breakfast Retreat, featuring four guest rooms, each with a private bathroom and a three course gourmet breakfast provided each morning. The Innkeepers have an in depth knowledge of local restaurants and attractions, which will help make your stay even more memorable. WIFI is available at no cost and guests have access to a computer with a laser printer. We also feature an on site day spa, staffed by Licensed Massage Therapists. ... more   less 
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