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Bishop Victorian Hotel
Ranked #1 of 11 Hotels in Port Townsend
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“Full of Character and Charm”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 17, 2012

We stayed one night at the Bishop..beautiful old hotel and a roomy suite and very clean. Robes in the room, and a basic continental breakfast on request delivered to your room. Parking and location is excellent. Stairs are very steep if accessibility is an issue for you.

We brought our small dog and portable kennel had to sign a rather strict contract and pay the pet fee which we found in total to be a bit excessive, but we appreciate their efforts to accomodate pet owners and at the same time make everyones stay an enjoyable one.

Rooms are very warm even in the cool spring, but as we were in a corner suite, we were able to open all the windows and turn on the floor fan provided to create some air flow...

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with family
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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British Columbia, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 30, 2012

Like the previous reviewer, we stayed at the Bishop as a weekend get-away. We chose the Bishop for its character and the fact that is has suites. We spent a fair bit of time in the room and enjoyed it.

As far as wear and tear is concerned, for a building over 120 years old it is well maintained. Yes there are a few dents and scratches and the carpet in the hallway shows it has been walked on. But that may reasonably be expected in an historical building of this nature. The room was definitely clean.

While there are several beautiful items of period furniture, mostly in the public hallways, the room furniture is more from the 70's. (I guess that may partially be for practical reasons. I don't think there were many hide-a-beds in the 1890's).

The reason I do not rate this hotel higher is because, while it certainly has charm, the amenities are a bit skimpy. It would have been nice to have small touches like robes in the room, or a newspaper in the morning. While the breakfast was punctually delivered both mornings, it was not particularly plentiful. But coffee and tea is available in the upper hallway all day as well as a bowl of apples.
What concerned me a bit was that we did not see any safety instructions in the room in the event of fire or earthquake. There is an exterior fire exit at the back of the building but it was not clearly identified.

The location is excellent. Within a few minutes walking from the shops and restaurants. Yet quiet as it is one street back from the main street.

Overall, we enjoyed our stay and would not hesitate to come back again.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
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Seattle, WA
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 15, 2012

Our stay was a weekend respite from the rat race. Had we wanted fern bars and neon lights with a trio in the lounge covering the hair bands of the 80s, we'd have gone to Las Vegas; what we wanted was peace, quiet, and charming surroundings, and the Bishop and its staff did not disappoint. We will gladly stay again when the occasion arises.

Room Tip: We stayed in room 18, which apparently is in a competition with room 20 as the nicest in the hotel...
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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
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Olympia, Washington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 31, 2012

As a rule I'm not big fan of old hotels or BnBs but ended up with business group at the Bishop for two nights. My second floor room (I saw no elevators) was large and included sitting room and seperate bedroom with kitchenette. Decor very Victorian to match nature of this historic hotel. One block from the main street with lots of shops and restaurants and walking distance to ferry dock. Historic Port Townsend and nearby Fort Wardon Park are great and the Bishop Hotel takes you back in time. I paid less that $100 per night although I'm sure it's more in summer. Staff was great and complimentary continental breakfast was sufficient. Other than pillows being too soft all else was more than satisfactory.

  • Stayed March 2012
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Bonney Lake, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 22, 2012

We stayed here during an impromptu family road trip, including the family dog. We we’re greeted with a smile and even a biscuit for Duke. Lorilee the innkeeper gave us a detailed map of Port Townsend and good advice on local attractions. I’m looking forward to our next getaway at the Bishop Victorian.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with family
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Bremerton, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 17, 2012

I just returned from a wonderful night in Port Townsend. The staff was fun and helpful.t Thank you Kevin, Dan and Ken for helping us to feel part of the family. When I was a little late getting my breakfast reservation in, I was cheerfully accomodated.
Our room was delightfully quaint and reminded me of my first apartment as a young married person 40 years ago. All room have wi-fi and I was able to get some work done. The bed was very comfortable and we had a view of the wharf and athletic field below.
I will definitely be back and spend more than 1 night next time.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
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Port Townsend, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 12, 2012

We have had a couple groups stay at the Bishop and the experiences have been just great. Starting with the friendly and helpful staff and a welcoming lobby - complete with a jigsaw puzzle in progress on the table by the window seat, fireplace and comfy furnishings....right on to the beautifully decorated rooms - every thing has been wonderful.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled on business
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Additional Information about Bishop Victorian Hotel

Property: Bishop Victorian Hotel
Address: 714 Washington St, Port Townsend, WA 98368-5718
Location: United States > Washington > Port Townsend
Amenities:
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 11 Hotels in Port Townsend
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Number of rooms: 16
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The top rated TripAdvisor hotel in Port Townsend is the Bishop Victorian, located in the heart of the Historic District with easy access to shops, restaurants and activities. The Bishop Victorian offers 16 suites, including ground level and two bedroom accommodations. Suites feature Victorian ambiance, private baths, fireplaces, convertible sofas and a continental breakfast delivered daily to your door. Each suite is outfitted with a mini or full kitchenette, including microwave, fridge and coffee service, and all guests have access to wireless or DSL connectivity from the comfort of their suite. High definition TVs, DVD players and a DVD library add to your enjoyment. The Bishop Victorian also offers meeting facilities for groups up to 35 people, and the outdoor tented garden venue provides a spring and summer location for weddings and other celebratory events for up to 200 guests. Preparing for an important event is effortless, with Touch of Health Massage Therapy and Izadora’s Tanning, Day Spa and Salon, both of which offer a variety of relaxing and rejuvenating services, conveniently located right next door. Children welcome and dogs are permitted in some designated suites and in accordance with our dog policies. Mid-week, commercial and government rates are available. Three-Diamond AAA rated. ... more   less 
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