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“good value, great room layout” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of GuestHouse Inn & Suites Tumwater

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GuestHouse Inn & Suites Tumwater
Ranked #5 of 7 Hotels in Tumwater
Oregon
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41 reviews
29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“good value, great room layout”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2007

We stayed at the Tumwater Guesthouse Inn on two different occasions last month. The hotel is clean and pleasantly decorated, although a little worn in spots. Tea and coffee were available all day in the reception area. The staff was very friendly and helpful. There was a small indoor pool and spa which my kids enjoyed splashing around in.

We had a king bedroom adjoining a double queen room. Both rooms were fairly spacious and well-equipped. The king bedroom included a kitchenette with microwave, small fridge, sink, even a few dishes. There was a table and two chairs off to the side.

The second room had a sofabed in addition to the 2 queen beds. This made it possible to comfortably sleep 5 people in the room. One of the queen beds had a tempurpedic mattress. My kids liked sleeping on this but it felt too soft and sinky for my tastes. This room also had a refrigerator and microwave, small table and chairs.

There were no restaurants in the immediate vicinity, but the front desk has a list of restaurants nearby that you can try. Their first recommendation was close but turned out to be expensive, entrees in the 20-30$ range. We ended up driving to a shopping area with several good family restaurants including Applebees and Olive Garden. We got a little turned around trying to find our way back to the hotel in the dark without a map. Make sure you get good directions or a map of the area.

Breakfast was included with the room. It was just OK, however they had a machine to make fresh waffles. The breakfast area was small and only seated a dozen people or so.

When I checked in to the hotel, I was given a registration form to sign that had a higher room rate on it than what had been quoted to me on the phone. Thankfully, they had sent me a confirmation by email which I had brought along, and was able to get the lower room rate.

It was interesting to find out that the Comfort Inn next door has the same owner as the Tumwater Guesthouse.

This was a nice hotel in a good location, right off the freeway on the way to Seattle. The room layouts made it an especially good value for our family.

  • Liked — kitchenette and extra sofabed
  • Disliked — drive to restaurants
  • Stayed September 2007, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
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ComfortInnTumwater, Sales Manager at GuestHouse Inn & Suites Tumwater, responded to this review, September 29, 2009
Hello Renanzel,

Thank so so much for your in-depth review of our hotel. Regarding the hotels in driving distance, we now have regular meetings with our staff in which we discuss local events and restaurants to recommend. For your next visit for instance, try Plaza Jalisco for family-style mexican food. Their chicken enchiladas are amazing. We hope to see you again soon!
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  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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afu1979
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 27, 2007

This is a nice new hotel with good prices and good service. I have no complaint. I have stayed here twice and the rooms are suite like and always clean.

Just an FYI, the exit where this hotel resides is a bit barren except for some government office buildings but this is as great place to sleep or if you want to be near meetings in the area

  • Stayed February 2007
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
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ComfortInnTumwater, Sales Manager at GuestHouse Inn & Suites Tumwater, responded to this review, September 29, 2009
Hello Afu1979,

Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel! Being located so near to some State buildings like the Department of Corrections, the Department of Labor and Industries, and the Department of Natural Resources is very handy for guests traveling to those locations, though we do wish there was a little more in the way of activities in our area. Next time you're in town, try Apex Karting or the Olympic Flight Museum for something fun and interesting to do while you're here. They're just a few blocks from us and would love to entertain you. We hope you choose to visit us again soon!
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Alaska
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 26, 2006

This is a great hotel. We got excellent service. It was very clean, large rooms and well maintained. Good continental breakfast. The staff was great.

  • Liked — Large rooms
  • Disliked — lighting in rooms
  • Stayed November 2006, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank blkdogak
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ComfortInnTumwater, Sales Manager at GuestHouse Inn & Suites Tumwater, responded to this review, September 29, 2009
Hello Blkdogak,

Thank you for your review! We're always happy to hear about guests enjoying their stays with us. Tell your friends about us, and we hope to hear from you soon!
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 21, 2005

We stayed at the Guesthouse last weekend. It is a great value. The staff are friendly. Our room was spotless. It has an indoor pool and spa. The breakfast was adequate. We had a view of trees outside our room. We will be back.

Stayed December 2005
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ComfortInnTumwater, Sales Manager at GuestHouse Inn & Suites Tumwater, responded to this review, September 29, 2009
Hello Deblyn,

Thank you for your review! Regarding the view of trees, the GuestHouse Inn & Suites is set against a forest backdrop. Though we are close to exit 101 on I-5, the trees do a fantastic job of providing both beautiful scenery and an effective noise barrier. Our guests comment often on how quiet our rooms are. We hope to see you at our hotel again soon!
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2005

Hotel staff is very friendly and accomodating! This hotel is one of the cleanest that I have been to!

  • Stayed August 2005, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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ComfortInnTumwater, Sales Manager at GuestHouse Inn & Suites Tumwater, responded to this review, September 29, 2009
Hello TripAdvisor Member,

Thank you so much for your kind words! We take a great deal of pride in our level of customer satisfaction. Additionally, our housekeeping staff is second to none regarding their commitment to clean rooms. We hope to see you at our hotel again soon!
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 3, 2004

We stayed in the jacuzzi suite for 2 nights after leaving the broken down Best Western not far away. The room and hospitality was nice - but not $115 nice. We stayed in a non-smoking room but when the folks upstairs decided to smoke, it drifted down the vents and into our room.
Ventilation system could have been better...

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ComfortInnTumwater, Sales Manager at GuestHouse Inn & Suites Tumwater, responded to this review, September 29, 2009
Hello Trip Advisor Member,

Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel. Since your stay, we have reduced the number of smoking rooms in our hotel to better accomodate non-smokers. Additionally, we have upgraded our ventilation systems in most rooms and our main areas like the lobby, hallways and pool room. We hope to have the opportunity to see you at our hotel again soon!
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Property: GuestHouse Inn & Suites Tumwater
Address: 1600 74th Avenue Southwest, Tumwater, WA 98512
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Location: United States > Washington > Tumwater
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 7 Hotels in Tumwater
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — GuestHouse Inn & Suites Tumwater 2.5*
Number of rooms: 59
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
An elegantly appointed hotel nestled in the forests of Tumwater, yet minutes from the Washington State Capitol. ... more   less 
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