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Swan Hotel
Ranked #3 of 11 Hotels in Port Townsend
Certificate of Excellence
UK
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10 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“OK”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2005

We chose this hotel mainly because it was the least chintzy of the ones we could find in Port Townsend. The hotel is set up like a motel with rooms around the car park. The little balconies are nice but I'm glad we didn't pay extra for a view- none of the views were very spectacualr and the majority were over the car park. The rooms were clean and recently decorated. The cottages sounded nice on the website but they are really just little sheds next to the motel- they didn't look very appealing at all.

If you aren't sure if you want to stay in Port Townsend you may want to consider that the local paper mill makes the entire town stink of cabbage.

  • Stayed September 2005
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Brevard, NC
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2005

I picked the Swan because of the recommendations of Tripadvisor's other reviews AND the descriptions at the Swan's web site. While had no specific problem, I did not feel that the Swan lived up to my expectations based upon its written description. Personally, I don't consider it to be a romantic lodging as described. Our second floor had a nice marina view from the public walkway/deck directly in front of the glass doors of the room, BUT the glass surrounded glass door had no way to admit ventilation plus since it opened up onto the public walkway we had to draw the curtains which, of course, blocked the view. To me, the room was simply on par with any side of the freeway motel - reasonably clean, adequate, but nothing special. Parking is inadequate.

  • Stayed July 2005
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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Galveston, Texas
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2004

Wife and I had a biz trip to Seattle. We decided to go check out Pt.Townsend for a few days ahead of the biz. This is a great little town, beautiful scenery, wonderful shops, etc.. Go check out nearby Ft.Worden where they filmed "Officer & A Gentleman".
The Swan Hotel was an excellent place to stay. We got Cottage No. 1 and stayed two nights. It is about the same size as a standard hotel room. It has a mini-fridge, coffee maker and cable tv. A great, clean, private place to stay.

  • Stayed July 2004
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2004

I stayed in one of the cottages. It was nice and clean, newly remodeled at the time of my visit. The hotel staff was very pleasant. The only issue was that the bathroom walls do not go all the way to the ceiling. Any noise in the bathroom is readily heard throughout the rest of the unit. Overall my stay was very nice and I would consider staying in the motel again.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2003

My husband and I had our first vacation alone since the kids were born five years ago, and Port Townsend was the perfect place. Taking the ferry across the Sound, you leave the lights of busy-ness behind you. Waiting on the other side are beaches; excellent restaurants, ice cream parlors and coffee shops; wonderful shopping boutiques; whale watching cruises guaranteed to deliver; and majestic hikes. We were there during the summer jazz fest--fantastic music!--but it looks like there a exceptional cultural events scheduled year-round. The Swan Hotel has some very nice cottages. We sprung for the one with a gas fireplace and whirlpool tub--very quaint, right off the downtown--quiet, yet close enough to walk everywhere. I also recommend Captain Jack's Whale Watching Cruise, and the drive to Crescent Lake, the falls, and the Hoh rainforest are all well worth the extra drive. We could have easily spent two weeks there. I can't recommend it enough!

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Additional Information about Swan Hotel

Property: Swan Hotel
Address: 222 Monroe St, Port Townsend, WA 98368
Region: United States > Washington > Port Townsend
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 11 Hotels in Port Townsend
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Number of rooms: 13
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Swan Hotel, located adjacent to Hudson Point Marina and the Northwest Maritime Center, is in the heart of the vibrant, maritime downtown district. The Swan Hotel features 9 comfortable hotel type rooms, 4 cozy cottages and a top floor Wheelhouse Suite. The Wheelhouse features two decks with magnificent views of the marina and Admiralty Inlet, plus a full kitchen, two full bathrooms, a dining room that seats 14 and sleeping accommodations for up to 8 guests. Each room and cottage has its own private bath, wireless and DSL connectivity, high definition TVs and DVD players, min-fridge, microwave and coffee and tea service. Some guestrooms have Harbor views while others favor City and Bay views. The cozy cottages also provide jetted tubs, propane fireplaces and outdoor patios with seating.The Swan welcomes canine friends in the Mainsail, the Lanyard, the Starboard, and the Portside guestrooms as well as the Dockside Cottage. Mid-week, commercial and government rates are available. Two-Diamond AAA rated. ... more   less 
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