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“Quiet off season stay in December”

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The Waterstreet Hotel
Ranked #6 of 11 Hotels in Port Townsend
Los Angeles, CA
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Quiet off season stay in December”
Reviewed 23 December 2013

I stayed here on two separate trips in December, in Suites 15 & 16. Both suites had full kitchen set ups and Suite 15 has a gas fireplace, deck, and excellent water views. Quiet location, perhaps due to being off season, and unique historic charm with spacious rooms & high ceilings. Suite 15 is the best as a large studio flat on third floor with expansive water views & stays warmer due to fireplace. Suite 16 has a separate bedroom with a door if privacy is needed between the 3 sleeping areas (additional bed in kitchen area as well as entrance living room). Friendly management. Convenient location within walking distance to all the shops on Water street and a short drive to the Historic uptown area. Very romantic if interested in historic, charming architecture without a corporate, standardized feel. I would recommend this location for a romantic getaway for those wanting to appreciate historic architecture without anything too opulent. I would definitely stay here again.

Room Tip: Suite 15 is lovely with views & fireplace. Suite 16 good choice for kitchen and multiple rooms.
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Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 November 2013

We stumbled upon the Waterstreet Hotel after a horrible night in a hostel. All we wanted was a place to sleep and to sort out our bags for the four days of camping we had planned.

A very cosy place, comfy bed and clean. We chose room 14 at the top of the stairs. It was ashamed bathroom, but had its own sink. Very simple and exactly what we needed.

Also note for those who might be camping. They have a laundry room on the top floor which can be used in the evenings (before 8am when the maids the Do their washing)

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Gibsons, Canada
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182 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 November 2013

Okay, we were looking for something different and inexpensive for a single night. That objective was definitely achieved. We did not pre-book, so were able to review the available rooms.

The building is truly fantastic. High ceilings, period furnishings, magnificent central atrium. The rooms vary considerably from smallish shared-bathroom to imperial grandeur with sweeping sea views. We opted for an en suite room (#11) facing Water Street. Good value at around $75 all in.

Forget about luxuries such as an alarm clock, radio, coat hangers, coffee making facilities. There were none. But the bed was comfortable, the shower worked fine, and the street was (relatively) quiet. Everything was clean, though the windows could use a wash.

The pub that used to operate on the ground floor was closed down a couple of years ago.

Room Tip: If you can, get to look around and chose the one you like best. The variations are enormous.
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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Gabriola Island, Canada
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11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 October 2013

The ladies at the Info Centre suggested the Waterstreet Hotel when we said that we wanted an inexpensive hotel downtown. They warned us that it was not it is not much to look at on the outside. The reception is a lady in the adjacent gift store who said go have a look at the empty rooms upstairs. There was 4 of us so we had the choice of a large suite or separate rooms. All rooms were clean, charming, high ceilings and original art work hanging (not screwed to the wall). Bathrooms were modern but not fancy. The whole place had a country inn feeling. What really amazed me was how quiet it was. This hotel is right on the water and the Main Street with large single pane windows. There were galeforce winds blowing outside but we heard neither wind nor traffic noise from either of our 2 rooms. We slept soundly. It was truly inexpensive even without the 10% seniors' or BBAA discount. We will definitely return to this hotel.

Room Tip: Go upstairs and pick one.
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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reno, Nevada
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 October 2013

If you like CLEAN, you've got it, if you like unique
you've got it, if you like ellegance you've got it. If we ever go back to Port Townsend, WA we would definitly stay here again-and the lady at the desk is awesome. From Mike and Gloria from Reno

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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86 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 October 2013

The Waterstreet Hotel is charming, spotlessly clean, and has the friendliest staff! It was a treat to stay in such a historic place filled with pictures, furniture, and memorabilia from its 100+ year history. We highly recommend it!

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Victoria, Canada
Level 4 Contributor
41 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 September 2013

i have stayed at the waterstreet on 3 separate occasions. the rooms are very clean and decorated in the 'old style' you would expect from a heritage building. i prefer to book rooms without a washroom...cost less... and the share washrooms are always very clean. note there are about 30 stairs to get to the 1st floor.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with friends
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Property: The Waterstreet Hotel
Address: 635 Water St, Port Townsend, WA 98368-5726
Region: United States > Washington > Port Townsend
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Ranked #6 of 11 Hotels in Port Townsend
Number of rooms: 20

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