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Colette's Bed and Breakfast Inn
Ranked #2 of 14 Port Angeles B&B and Inns
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los angeles, ca
Level 3 Contributor
8 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Affordable luxury in Port Angeles”
Reviewed September 16, 2006

There is no reason to stay at a regular hotel/motel when there is a choice such as Colette's for an overnight or few nights stay. My husband and I stayed 1 night at this B&B last weekend and after driving a full day on the road, we were so very welcomed to our gorgeous room (The Lavender Suite) and we were well taken care of by our innkeepers Lynda & Peter. They have gone the extra mile with their B&B as it shows in their breathtaking gardens & grounds, the extra special decor touches in the rooms themselves, the extraordinary breakfast that Peter whipped up for us to Peter also accomodating our luggage for an extra stay overnight while my husband and I travelled to Victoria Island. Our whirlpool tub was the best bath we've ever taken. I felt like I was in a spa, especially with the double-sided fireplace! I will say that our bedroom was a little smaller than what we first thought, BUT we were complimented in so many amenities and comforts that the size of our room was not even an issue for us. In fact we had a really nice sized bathroom in our suite! This is the kind of B&B that you keep coming back to every romantic occassion possible. I think it's a perfect place for a marriage proposal or to celebrate a 50th wedding anniversary, it's no doubt a lover's paradise. FYI, you should book well in advanced, they are always busy! We will be back here for sure :)

Stayed August 2006
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Olympia Fields, Illinois
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Reviewed August 18, 2006

Included in our trip to Seattle was a visit for us and our three young adult "kids" to the Olympic National Park. We had the pleasure of staying at Colette's Bed and Breakfast. I can only echo the already rave reviews that this charming, immaculate and overall outstanding place has received. The main house has a magnificent view of the San Juan Islands and one can be mesmerized by the foreign sea going vessels to China and points west. The gardens are amazing. The rooms are spacious and elegantly decorated with every extra attended to. Lynda and Peter are gracious hosts- serving delicious and lavious breakfasts or,if needed, boxed breakfasts if you are on your way for a kayak adventure- we used Adventures in Kayaking with AJ and (although my kids we were reluctant to get up early on vacation) they absolutely found him fascinating. After spending time in Seattle the restaurants were acceptable but not fantastic. We preferred Bella Italia in Port Angeles to Togas although the "cook your meat on a hot rock" at Togas was delicious- the rest of the food mediocre. One reviewer commented about the lack of an electronic gate at the B & B- I thught it added to the ambiance about being "away". My only suggestion would be for fluffier towels. We are a very well travelled family and veer away from many B & B's because you often don't know what you are getting- Colette's is the best and we can't wait to go back.

  • Liked — an oasis in this area
  • Stayed August 2006
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Phoenix, Arizona
Level 1 Contributor
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed August 15, 2006

We were greeted warmly by Linda, one of the innkeepers, who lead us through the main building where breakfast is served and each evening hors-d’oeuvres are available, DVD's and videos can be selected, and information about local restaurants and attractions is offered. We were then taken to our room and it's many amenities and instructed in their use. Some of these include a fireplace and central heating (which is nearly silent), a fully stocked CD collection compiled by mood and complete with separately adjustable volume control in the bathroom where the whirlpool tub is located, and finally, a DVD and video equipped television. We were then offered several breakfast times for the following morning.
The Bathroom is roomy and equipped with a Jacuzzi style tub that easily accommodates two. Ample towels, shampoo, body wash, and real lavender room spray is available. There is also a separate shower.
Each morning we made our way through the gardens to the Great Room where breakfast was served. We were spoiled with a four-course meal while looking out through the grand windows at the lush gardens and beautiful ocean view. The food, the service, and, Peter the other innkeeper, were equally excellent.
In the evenings, we went out to edge of the lawn look down the cliff to the ocean and listen to the waves crash against the cliffs. We are also supplied with professional binoculars to look out at the stars. The outside too was superb. The grounds were professionally groomed and well laid out. The gardens were dense, lush and full of many different flowers and exotic plants. Seating areas are hidden in the foliage and one next to an attractive little waterfall. The sound of the waves breaking can be heard from the front lawn where Victoria, Canada can be seen across the ocean as well as beautiful flowers and trees.
Wine tasting, lavender farms, fine restaurants, and plenty of activities are all within reach.

Typically, there is something I wish was different. This cannot be said about Colette’s

  • Liked — Clean, Warm, Professional, outstanding views and nearby activities
  • Disliked — can't think of anything
  • Tips/Secrets — stay awhile, bring camera, relax in the evening out on the front lawn with binoculars
  • Stayed July 2006, traveled as a couple
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Mountlake Terrace, WA
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
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Reviewed August 7, 2006

Colette's Bed and Breakfast has done it once again! My husband and I stayed there with full anticipation, knowing what we would get, and we weren't disappointed! We have been coming to Colette's for several years and will continue doing so as long as Peter and Lynda are the innkeepers! The view, alone, is like no other. You walk in the foyer and the fireplace and cathedral ceilings with plush leather furniture welcome you with their warmth and beauty! Peter and Lynda made our stay so enjoyable once again. The breakfasts are outstanding. Peter and Lynda make sure you're fully informed to go anywhere you wish. They are very knowledgeable about the "hot spots!" They offer to make your dinner reservations in the local area so you're not rushed at the end of the day, trying to find a place to eat. Lynda sets you up for a great masseuse session and the gals they use are fantastic! Then, after a full day, you can come back to the wine and cheese and chocolate snacks! The bedrooms are first class all the way! Our July stay put us at 20 nights there, I believe ~ we can easily do 20 more!!!

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Mountlake terrace
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed July 30, 2006

My wife and i found Colette's back in 2001 and have come back every year since then, sometimes twice. This last trip we had come back from our annual Hawaii vacation and wanted to make the vacation last a little longer. Colette's was the only choice. This is like having a great gourmet meal (HawaiiI) and finishing with an out of this world dessert (Colette's). The rooms, the views, the meals are absolutely fantastic. Lynda & Peter are fantastic hosts, we feel very welcomed and appreciated at all times. Colette's is more than just a B & B, but an experience to be enjoyed. Just enjoying the gardens and view of the straight and the quiet is well worth the cost. Watching the bald eagles flying around is just an added treat. We have stayed in almost every room and have found them to be luxurious,cozy & romantic. Coming to Colette's, I can shut out the world and enjoy a little piece of heaven. If you want to see the sights around the area, Lynda & Peter are very knowledgable and have given us great tips and ideas. They have directed us to some fantastic restaurants and even made reservations for us. They go above & beyond as far as I am concerned. Come to Colette's for a memorable time.

  • Liked — The peace & quiet and surrounding gardens
  • Disliked — The distance I have to travel to get there
  • Tips/Secrets — Come prepared to relax
  • Stayed July 2006, traveled as a couple
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San Diego, CA
1 review
Reviewed July 20, 2006

Lovely gardens and nice new building... but anyone who has seen Seinfeld will recognize this phrase "Fake... Fake... Fake, Fake".

The facility (and that is what it is... not a home) is new, clean and laid out efficiently. There is a lovely patio and the great room is very nice. Once you have stayed next door, you realize that imitation is truly the sincerest form of flattery :-O.

Breakfast is good (not great). Our room's heater was also the fireplace (gas) which is OK until is gets cold and the sucker kicks on and lights up the room. And then it gets HOT. No listening to the surf here... although from some rooms it looks like you could (just not from ours).

Truly, I am not trying to be catty, but I did not get an ounce of sincerity from Linda the innkeeper. Maybe that was just my personal preference.

If you really are not into the whole "B&B" experience, this is probably a good place to start. THEN book a room at Domaine Madeleine and let them show you what you should expect when you spend the money to stay at a fine Bed and Breakfast.

P.S. If you really don't like B&Bs, stay at the Best Western in Port Angeles. It is clean, well run and has a nice breakfast for much less $$$. But the ocean is 1/2 mile away.

cheers!

Stayed March 2006
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San Antonio, Texas
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed July 15, 2006

Our July visit included 3 days at Collette's and 3 days next door at Domaine Madeleine(see review). Same view, but many major differences in the two properties- B&B warmth!Collette's gardens are divine, lush and professionally groomed. This place was designed and built as an Inn. The Spruce suite was new, clean and attractive; however the bed cover & shams (bedspread) were missing the entire visit. Drab sheets that did not fit,only two pillows and two cheap blankets for a $280 night showplace...no way. I did notice that innkeeper Peter was cleaning and doing laundry. Do they not have help? He was very nice and a capable breakfast cook, but ice cream just to fulfill the supposed 5 course meal? He did send us off with a generous boxed breakfast the last morning. My biggest disappointment was the poor welcome and hospitality. Lynda greeted you with a beverage, then laid out cheese,crackers and smoked salmon squares like a supermarket sample, then disappeared. Certainly no warm introduction/home tour and we had to ask to check in and see our room. The next afternoon the main house was locked, we were clearly not welcome for coffee/cookies/refreshments/conversation unless some new group checked in. No info about movies available or details about the property/area sights. Lynda was not available at breakfast when inquiring about advertised massage. We were quickly aware this couple worked here in split shifts and did not really care about sharing their home. For goodness sake, tell the owners to spring for an electric gate and quality linens.

  • Stayed July 2006
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Property: Colette's Bed and Breakfast Inn
Address: 339 Finn Hall Rd, Port Angeles, WA 98362
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Location: United States > Washington > Port Angeles
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 14 B&Bs / Inns in Port Angeles
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Colette's Bed and Breakfast Inn 4.5*
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Fodor's - "Top Choice" for the Olympic Peninsula - considered the very best. Frommer's Washington - "Deliciously Romantic...Exceedingly Luxurious". Best Places to Kiss - "Utopian Oceanfront Hideaway". Karen Brown's Guide - "Top Pick" and "Greatest Value Award". Fine Gardeneing Magazine - "Front Cover and Feature Story". Select Registry. AAA Rated - 4 Diamonds. Voted "Top Ten Romantic Inns". Colette's is a breathtaking 10 acre oceanfront estate nestled between the majestic Olympic Range and the picturesque Strait of Juan de Fuca. Each perfect day at Colette's starts with a gourmet multi-course breakfast. A luxurious king suite with magnificent oceanfront views, romantic fireplaces and indulgent Jacuzzi spas for two, rejuvenate guests at the end of the day. The Great Room is highlighted by a 40 foot wall of windows with stunning oceanfront views of the Strait of Juan de Fuca, a handcrafted stone fireplace and exceptional artwork by Pacific Northwest artists. Experience the natural beauty of your surroundings by strolling through our outdoor sanctuary including enchanting gardens, towering cedars and lush evergreen forest. In the evenings, bask in the warmth of our outdoor fireplace as the lights of Victoria, British Columbia shimmer to life. ... more   less 
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