I recently stayed at the hotel for several days. Room (top/8th floor) was in good shape and appeared to have almost brand new furniture. Bathroom was a bit cramped and dated, but well maintained. One of the front desk people told me that the owners bought the place around Oct 2013. I noticed that they are putting a steady effort into improving the place, but certain things are still lacking. All food at the hotel is catered, so no room service. My room's AC/Heater did not seem to work (just circulated air), but luckily opening the sliding glass door overlooking the park/water made it an enjoyable experience. The other park outside the front door is another story... Several groups of apparently homeless and mentally disturbed people make this their spot during the day. Practically everyday there were stories from the other members of my group about a fight, person screaming, or strange behavior from these people. I feel sorry for the owners of the hotel, as they are putting a lot of hard work into making a better place but the surroundings are challenging.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Governor Hotel, a Coast Hotel, features 122 newly renovated rooms with all new decor, furnishings, bathrooms and amenities along with panoramic views of the State Capitol, Capitol Lake, Puget Sound and the Olympic Mountains. The Governor Hotel provides all guests with complimentary Wi-Fi, on-site restaurant and lounge, and covered parking. All rooms have a microwave, mini-fridge and floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors. Within walking distance are the State Capitol campus, Hands on Children's Museum, Farmers market, Boardwalk, Capitol Lake, Puget Sound waterfront and the Washington Center for Performing Arts. The Evergreen State College, St. Martin's University and South Puget Sound Community College is within a short distance as are over 60 restaurants and specialty shops. Nearby attractions include Mt. Rainier and Joint Base Lewis-McChord. Meeting and Banquet facilities are available for up to 160 guests. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Governor Hotel Olympia