We stayed here for one night while checking out the area. Honestly, it took me a while to figure out this place's angle-- it could be a hipster's paradise or just a very old, well-maintained budget place with absolutely no pretensions. I don't know, but I've decided I liked it.
This motel appears to have been built and furnished sometime during the late-Eisenhower to early-Kennedy administrations and was not changed much since, beyond some fresh paint and regular cleaning. The cleaning staff seems to be very skilled, as our room was nearly spotless and smelled faintly of cleaning products. The room was very spacious and held two ancient but not threadbare armchairs and love-seat, a queen bed, table and chairs, bureau-dresser and a 90s-model tube television. Everything was in working order, dust-free and well-maintained.
Our bathroom was obviously only cleaned daily (maybe twice-daily) since 1962. The bath and toilet were that odd mustard color that everyone seemed to love back then, but were spotless and in working order. There is a hair dryer and iron provided.
We rolled into town very late and the college-student working the front desk was very friendly. The lobby is another well-maintained anachronism. The rooms are opened using actual keys on old-timeny plastic fobs which guarantee return postage if found and dropped in a mailbox. We were put in Room 126. We were asked if we wanted access to the WiFi but we declined-- I'm not sure if WiFi costs anything or not if you do want it, but there are two computers in the lobby for guest use.
The neighborhood looks a little down-at-the-heel and sketchy, but I didn't see any evidence of illicit goings-on or dangerous types hanging around.
For breakfast, hot beverages and Costco muffins are provided.
The price I paid for the room was very low and what we received was pretty good for that price. A lot of people will pay hundreds to stay in a "Victorian" bed-and-breakfast with antique furniture; 60 years from now, assuming the managements keeps up the maintenance, this place will probably be the next quaint, old-world lodging. I'll go out on a limb and recommend this to anyone going to Aberdeen.
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- The GuestHouse Inn Aberdeen is conveniently located in downtown Aberdeen, Washington along the Chehalis River. This completely non-smoking hotel is within walking distance to many local restaurants. We are only 30 minutes away from both the north and south beaches, Ocean Shores and West Port, where travelers will find clamming, deep sea fishing, kite flying, beach combing, horseback riding, bike riding, enjoying the casinos, or just relaxing. Our hotel offers complimentary wireless internet and deluxe continental breakfast as well as being a pet friendly hotel that can you and your whole family can enjoy. ... more less
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