Very interesting design, quirky décor. Here are a few things you should know, right off the bat: don't try to book a room from the online website. It shoots you to a third-party place that does not have up-to-date listings for availability. Call the hotel directly (360) 385-0773. Some of the rooms are rumored to be haunted. We didn't hear anything during our stay. The third floor front rooms (#s 11, 12, 14) are the only ones with water views and there are 60 (yes, sixty), stairs to the third floor, as all floors have very high ceilings. My sister was in #14 and enjoyed her view room. No elevator. No air conditioning. Those same water view rooms are listed as having kitchenettes. Warning: there are no plates, no silverware, just two mugs, but a sponge and dish detergent are provided, which implies that staff doesn't wash those cups before you check-in, and you'd better hope the people before you are clean types. I had Miss Kitty (#11), which is a huge corner room and just lovely. The bathroom is huge and nicely appointed. The shower was great (the towels were well worn, though) and the sheets are fabulous, although the mattress sags somewhat. It's on the pricier side of this hotel property, and here's why I think the room price should be reduced if the adjoining room is also rented: there is a connecting door to the next room (#10 - no bathroom, don't say I didn't warn you) and you'd better pray the people are quiet. The first night I stayed here there was a family with a young child. This kid shrieked almost continuously between 3 and 6 in the morning. I tried earplugs, but they were insufficient and I just gave up at 5. The next night there was only one person and she turned off her tv by 11, so that was much better. There is a large lounging area on each floor and what's interesting is that people can tour the property (there's an open house sign in front) as long as no guests have already checked into their rooms. So, bring a pad of paper and mark down your favorite rooms for a future visit. I'm marking my sleep quality as average only because of the adjoining room problems. We toured most of the rooms during the two days we were there and most are just lovely and quite large. The ones on the parking lot were equipped with real kitchens (at least the two we saw on the second floor). This hotel does not provide even a continental breakfast, I guess the "kitchenettes" are supposed to suffice, but you'll need to visit the Mercantile just down the street to buy paper plates and plastic ware. This is a great location and parking is free for guests. Just leave your car and immerse yourself in the downtown experience. For breakfast, Better Living Through Coffee and The Lighthouse Café are kitty-corner from the hotel and both open around 8 a.m.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- This beautifully restored Victorian hotel is in the heart of historic Port Townsend. A former bordello with most rooms named after former working girls including Madame Maries suite and Miss Kittys room, this Magnuson Hotels affiliate is located one block from the ferry dock in the center of many fine art galleries, restaurants, theaters, antique stores, and unique gift shops. ... more less
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