My boyfriend and I are used to staying at run-of-the-mill hotels while on vacation (and still feeling quite comfortable:), yet decided to treat ourselves last night at the Manresa Castle. We stayed in the tower suite (room 302). After tax, the room ran about $230. The room was beautiful! Unfortunately, the staff was so-so, not exactly the friendliest people I've met. The story of the haunting was what attracted us to the hotel in the first place (we are nerds when it comes to ghost stories) and were excited to hear from the staff about any eerie stories. My boyfriend asked the girl at the front desk what she knew of the haunting, but she seemed downright annoyed by his questions. I understand that they probably get asked daily about the legends, but it would not have hurt to have feigned at least a little excitement when responding. For the money we just spent, you could humor us a little. Also, asking for dinner or entertainment suggestions around town was met with a rather lackluster response of "eh, not really sure."
Later that night we went to the restaurant to grab some late-night clam chowder and catch the jazz band playing. Everything was great until I noticed that they had automatically added a cover charge to our bill, which was a whopping $8 per person! It seemed quite tacky to be charging guests a cover in the first place, let alone not giving any warning beforehand.
The previous reviews were dead-on about breakfast. I've seen day-care provide more food at snack time.
Overall, an interesting place to stay, however I would suggest GREATLY improving customer service!
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- Also Known As:
- Manresa Castle Port Townsend
- Manresa Castle Hotel Port Townsend