We stayed Friday-Saturday night at the Tides Inn, the front desk person was wonderful! We were told where our room was, we walked past these really nice buildings and just past the "white picket fence" was our room. They spent their money on a photographer to make the online photos look much better than "actual".reality.
This is not the room we were expecting, it was like a Super 8 with a hot-tub on the back deck..and that back deck was behind every room so while you are in your hot tub you felt like you were in their hot tub. We closed the doors and continued to hear the neighbors talking (may be they were two rooms over?? The sound proofing is non existent, if you were coming for a romantic weekend....make sure the romance is not at the hotel.
If you want to hear the sounds of the water outside this place is very good (just ask your neighbors to keep it down)
I travel a lot and these things are "the details" that make the difference between caring and just making money.
The bed was made, not changed, there are far too few outlets for the electronic traveler (chargers, laptops, CPAPS etc... The coffee was not replenished (and the coffee was so weak it was not coffee anyways) they did not replace the coffee cups, same dirty ones from the day before..
The ceiling was wooden strips, not bad really but they finished it with wood trim that had been painted white, they did not use tape... they missed the trim and over- painted on the ceiling.
The furniture in the rooms (including the mattress) has not been replaced in many years....that is the Super 8 reference (actually Super 8 have been nicer as they upgrade)
Every fixture in the bathroom was loose, the shower water pressure was one of those rain heads......no pressure at all, like showing under a watercan.
The sliding glass doors will now be called dragging glass doors, it was not possible for my wife to open/close the door. When was the last time you checked into a hotel where they do not have flat panel televisions? (not sure if this is a negative, I will consider it an observation).
If you get a price less than $100 it is a consideration but they are pricing themselves like a high end hotel when they are a "used to be" resort hotel with the potential to come back....with some honest effort (and attention to detail).
The film "Officer and a Gentleman' was filmed here (hence my reference)
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Many rooms boast private decks overlooking sparkling Port Townsend Bay. Protective windbreaks make year–round enjoyment eventful as the parade of ferries, fishing vessels and sailboats pass by. Take a deep breath of clean, fresh air as you revel in the sights and sounds of nature's seascape. Listen to the surf as it gently lulls you to sleep. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Tides Hotel Port Townsend
- Tides Motel Port Townsend