We have just returned from what must have been our fifteenth stay at the Commander Beach House. These stays have been spread over the years since 2000. Going to Port Townsend and staying with Gail and Jim has been a source of renewal.
Jim and Gail with their kindness and openness create an environment like getting in touch with old friends; and they have become old friends.
The breakfasts vary between the excellent and the sublime. Our last morning's was a salmon omelet accompanied by a scone. The beginnings were slices of kiwi fruit with yogurt
Reading the other reviews of the rooms will give you an accurate idea of what the house is like. The rooms are all different in size, but all are impeccably made up and furnished. The mattresses are some of the most comfortable I have ever encountered.
The house is literally a stone's throw from the water and easily walkable to most of Port Townsend
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Commander's Beach House is the only bed and breakfast that is located right on the water in downtown Port Townsend. You can walk on the beach to Fort Worden or easily stroll three blocks along the water front to all of the downtown shops and restaurants. Three of our rooms face the water and have private baths. Our fourth room faces the garden and has a shared bath located inside of the room. You can enjoy views of Admiralty Inlet, Mt. Baker, Whidbey Island, all of the boats and ships that go into Seattle, as well as vintage wooden schooners and yawls. Eagles, herons, otters and seals are frequently seen by our guests. A full sit down gourmet breakfast is served at individual tables or on our veranda, weather permitting. Come fall asleep lulled by the sounds of the sea and "relax and solve nothing"! ... more less