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“Horrible, horrible, horrible place...go elsewhere...did I mention horrible”
Review of The Belmont Inn

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The Belmont Inn
Ranked #9 of 11 Hotels in Port Townsend
Silver Spring, MD
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Horrible, horrible, horrible place...go elsewhere...did I mention horrible”
Reviewed 6 May 2008

Got here a few hours ago, and I'm so displeased with this place that I had to go ahead and write my review.

Style: Horrible - there is no art anywhere, badly lit stairways, no curtains, just some gaudy looking wallpaper, antique lamps and furniture.

How clean: Ha!!!! they gave me 6 pillows, 4 of them have dried blood stains on them. Don't even want to think about the comforter...it is in the floor not to be touched again! As for smell, a faint smell of sewage mixed with old air...not kidding!!!

Ammenities: internet (yay!!!), alarm clock, and personal bathroom with shower. No TV, kind of a bummer for down time.

Customer Service: Horrible...72 hour cancellation policy, which covers my whole stay here. Can't get my money back even though the manager admits that the only reason he has any business this time of year is because my office chose to have our meeting in this town...so we took over all of the local hotels!!!! He did offer me a free beer though...wow thanks.

Would I Recommend to Friend: What do you think?

Summary: Stay the heck away from this place, it is nothing but trouble.

  • Liked — they offered free internet
  • Disliked — sewage smell in my room
  • Stayed May 2008, travelled on business
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Dallas
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2007

We had stayed at the Belmont about 6 years ago and loved it. We took a detour on our trip just to stay there again. Big disappointment. The restaurant was closed to give the employees a day off after the summer. Part of our fun was being above a restaurant and looking down on the patio as well as we were planning on eating there that night. Person who finally came out to greet us was less than pleasant and just handed us the key with no effort to accomodate. The room furniture is very worn and the room was not very clean. Looked as if the whole things was a second thought for the restaurant and was not being taking care of by anyone who cared. The toilet seat needed to have been replaced about a year ago. The view is good and watching the ferry come in is a pleasure but does not make up for the negative things. Sorry we took the time to revisit.

Stayed September 2007
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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 May 2007

My husband and I planned a trip to Port Townsend during Spring Break for 3 days. We booked 2 nights at The Belmont. We were SO dissappointed that we stayed only 1 night and moved over to the Waterfront Hotel the next night.
Our first impression of the Belmont was the musty smell that greeted us as we walked up the stairs to our room, a waterside room with a loft. We walked into our room, at first liking the ambience. But quickly our enthusiam dwindled as we walked through a cloud of flies, circling around the bed. Yes, there was the bird poop streaking the windows but at least it was on the outside! We talked to the person at the front desk regarding the flies who said she would have someone spray some insect spray. WHAT!? There was no way I wanted Insecticides filling our airless room. (You couldn't open the windows and the fan couldn't be kept on at night....there was no way to turn the light off)
The room was clean though but did not provide shampoo for our morning shower. For $105.00 a night, you would think the small amenities should be provided. We were credited for the 2nd night but it would have been nice to hear "I am sorry you didn't enjoy your stay".
Stay clear of The Belmont, we are!

  • Liked — The View
  • Disliked — Lots of flies in our room
  • Stayed April 2007, travelled as a couple
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Gladstone, Oregon
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145 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 April 2007

The Vienna Suites has some great potential!
Room 302 has newer flooring, except for the bathroom. The sheets were clean and the beds very comfy. And the view was great! But it could use a good cleaning! Where to start: a previous guests ice cream was still in the freezer, there were crumbs in the kitchen drawers, there was confetti under the cushions of the sofa, there was dust on the insides of the window seal, there was a year-old newspaper in the drawer of the coffee table, and the light above the dining room table never completely turned off.
All of those things could easily be fixed in a days worth of work. Now the grimy carpets in the hallways would need more time to replace those.
I also found it odd that hotel guests were sharing the same halls as permanent tenants. Although we only every saw one other person.
We were looking for quaint with a water view. The quaint didn't really meet our standards, however.

  • Stayed March 2007, travelled with family
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Seattle, WA
1 review
Reviewed 25 February 2007

First of all, there are no longer buckets in the hallway. The roof/leak issues appear to have been resolved. The room was a bit chilly, but it's an old building with huge windows and a 12 foot ceiling, so not too surprising. Also, it was very cold and windy when we were there. There is a small heater vent in the wall that can be adjusted, which we kept cranked on high. The room was tidy, the bathroom was huge, and while maybe not "spotless", it was clean.
I was also pleasantly surprised with the restaurant, it was way better than I expected, and the best whiskey sours ever from the bar!
Someone mentioned to not expect a good night sleep because it's next to the saloon. The bar has a class H license, so it closes when the kitchen does. We hear absolutely no noise from the street or the bar. And that smell in the hallways? That's history, people! Really, it wasn't bad, it just smells like an old building. It may not be the Hilton, but it's a cool, old place with lots of history and character. We were perfectly happy for a place right in town for under $100!

  • Liked — The character.
  • Disliked — chilly
  • Stayed March 2007, travelled as a couple
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Thank mrsk02
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minneapolis
1 review
Reviewed 30 August 2006

What a gross experience. The toilet was covered with pubic hair and everything was dirty. When asked to get the bathroom cleaned again, it was as if i asked for their first born! One response was, "It's an old hotel. Sometimes it looks dirty, but really isn't." There was a paper on the coffee table from 4 months ago. There was a random paper towel with a glass print on the bedside table. It was dirty and gross. The only positive thing i can say is it had a nice view, through poop stained windowns (pictured...and i read another review saying the same thing!). Veer clear!

  • Disliked — DIRTY DIRTY DIRTY
  • Stayed August 2006
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Vernon Hills, Illinois
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 11 July 2006

Wow - what a beautiful, charming place this was. We had the Allen room with the king sleigh bed and both of us never had a better night's sleep! One of us has arthritis and slept pain free for both night's. Bruce and Sherry, our Innkeepers were awesome! They gave us much info on the surrounding area, restaurant menu's, boats to sail, etc. We followed their lead and had a great time for two days. The gourmet breakfasts were excellent; fresh fruit, spinach egg cups and the orange yogurt pancakes were to die for! We enjoyed our morning coffee on the wrap around porch overlooking Sherry's (a Master Gardener) gorgeous garden. Town is a short 5 minute walk away. Although we did not experience the afternoon tea, there was chocolate mousse cake awaiting us until 9:30 p.m. each night. We would definitely recommend this bed and breakfast and would stay there again. It just doesn't get any better than this!!

  • Stayed June 2006
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Property: The Belmont Inn
Address: 925 Water St, Port Townsend, WA 98368-5732
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Region: United States > Washington > Port Townsend
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Ranked #9 of 11 Hotels in Port Townsend
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Number of rooms: 60
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