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Manresa Castle
Ranked #11 of 11 Hotels in Port Townsend
Reviewed 11 September 2009

Manresa Castle is highly overrated. The staff is surly, the rooms are filthy, and breakfast is a joke. For the prices they charge they could buy a vacuum or two and actually use them once in awhile. We've stayed in third world countries that have better amenities.

  • Stayed: September 2009, travelled with family
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Reviewed 29 August 2009

This is over rated! Not only is everything small, which should probably be expected in facility this old, but the staff are a bunch of grumps. What happened to customer service?

  • Stayed: August 2009, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 29 July 2009

We stayed at Manresa Castle for one night after attending the Lavender Festival in Sequim.
The gal who helped with check-in was pleasant and we were directed to our room within 3 minutes of walking through the front door. Our room on the 3rd floor was clean and the bed was quite comfortable. It was a bit warm, but there was a fan at the window and by the time we finished with dinner our room was comfortably cool. Our view was on the water side, and it was very pretty.
We ate our meal in the bar downstairs, and the food was fantastic -especially the Garden Baked Brie!
I would advise about the stairs to the rooms...pretty steep if you have bad knees, but I hear you can get a ride in the elevator if you need it.

  • Stayed: July 2009, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 12 June 2009

Well, we should have paid more attention to tripadvisor before booking this one. Others have written exactly what we encountered; the hurry-up and grab your credit card charge before you even get to the room; the dirty room condition; the hair in the bedding, and the lousy attitude of the staff. What's so frustrating is that this place really does have some good potential, if they just hired a professional decorator and threw away some of the crappy furniture that's in the rooms. I'm not sure who there thinks that a cottage cheese ceiling gives a room any charm, or light fixtures that are hanging off the walls by a thread with ill fitting shades will want to be used by the guests, or that the "art" that decorates the walls looks like anything other than it came from the Salvation Army store down the road. We stayed in 304, and yes, the view is nice, but the third floor also gets terribly stuffy and you can only open the bottom hopper of two of the four windows; certainly not enough to air the room. The screens are ill fitting and all the tabs that hold them in are plastic and are broken. The shower had terrible water pressure; the jacuzzi tub took over 30 minutes just to fill above the jet height. The breakfast is a total joke, and the comment about it being served in the basement is right on.

We've had the pleasure of staying in a real castle in England, and this place shouldn't even use that name in it's title. It's more of a school with a turret, and inconveniently located near nothing except that shopping center. Yes, you have a view, but so do all the places uptown. It's dirty, overpriced, the help is absolutely uninterested in being of service to you, and the breakfast is a zero. If you want a "Castle", do yourself a favor and wait for the real thing. This is certainly not it.

  • Stayed: June 2009, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 2 June 2009

When we checked in the staff was very helpful and accommodating, she even took us up in the elevator since our luggage was so heavy. Our room was very lovely and we absolutely loved it. The room was clean and the view was beautiful. We had a great time there and we hope to go back soon!

  • Stayed: May 2009, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 10 April 2009

The first time we stayed at the Castle Lou Gossett, Jr. was there with his sons fishing in the area. He was a very nice man and is as tall in real life as he appears in the movies. He did not seen to mind talking to people and was very polite to all. Acording to the locals he has being going there since he filmed Officer and a Gentlman there years ago now.
This time we brought one of the Jazz packages that included dinner with wine and the Jazz show. It is a very good value. The Castle staff is very acomadating and will even take you up in their famous haunted attic if they are not to busy.
This was our second time at the Castle and we really enjoyed it and will be going back. The food is very good and the bartenders and rest of the staff are very friendly and knowledgeable about the area and local interesting places to go.

  • Stayed: March 2009, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 5 March 2009

We spent one night. There really never was a greeting by the nearly hostile, ungroomed and sweatshirt (TORN) wearing receptionist and no cheer to her or the place. The rooms were tiny, dusty and moldy above the shower. It had been years since the light fixtures were dusted. The "continental breakfast" was shameful in a dark basement room with zero charm and was stuff that might have been made when Eisenhower was president. The best recommendation would be to fire everyone, tear down the building and put up a parking lot. There is no evidence of anyone giving one bit of care for the guests. The receptionist on checkout was equally indifferent if not hostile. If I owned this place I would be embarrassed.

  • Stayed: March 2009, travelled as a couple
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Address: 651 Cleveland St, Port Townsend, WA 98368-2940
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Region: United States > Washington > Port Townsend
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Free Parking Suites
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Ranked #11 of 11 Hotels in Port Townsend
Price Range: £66 - £109 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Manresa Castle 3*
Number of rooms: 30
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