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Review of Silver Cloud Inn Tacoma - Waterfront

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Silver Cloud Inn Tacoma - Waterfront
Ranked #1 of 28 Hotels in Tacoma
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews
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“Business and pleasure”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 April 2014 via mobile

I was here on business while my husband was exploring. The room had the most perfect view. Every morning we woke up to the sun reflecting off the water. The staff were fabulous!! Everyone remembered our names, inquired as to how the things they recommended were. We felt they really were interested. The drivers, one being Jerome, were friendly and helpful as we tried to explore the area. The availability of the shuttle is a huge plus and the breakfast every morning. I travel often for work and am committed to one hotel chain but I would definitely come here over one of their locations.

Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Beaverton, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 April 2014

/**I come up to Tacoma several times a year to visit my family. They have a 100+ year old home that isn't easy to negotiate up steep stairs (both up & down) to the bathroom(s). I feel pampered at Silver Cloud. The water view, sea otters,ships small & big, gorgeous sunrise/sunset. More recently I found myself in a deluxe room with a fireplace. Wonderful . I look forward to a tasty breakfast & sometimes, good company.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled solo
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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 April 2014

Found and chose this place because we are looking for place to stay that near the water. This is a great place to stay, beautiful room. I know when I was reading the reviews myself, the train noise bothered me but went ahead and made the reservation. Keep your windows closed and the noised isn't so bad. In fact, now, almost a year later, the sound of the train reminds me of our stay in Tacome, great memory I will always cherish.

Room Tip: Rooms with the jacuzzi is an excellent choice but a little bit more $ but worth it.
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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Ventura, CA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 April 2014

Nice room 318 looking out on the water....lots of room for 2 adults and teenager...check in and parking were easy....beds were great and property was quiet. Did not have breakfast but looked inviting. Recommend this hotel and the restaurants nearby. Never stayed in Tacoma but it was close to Universty of Puget Sound where my son is considering going so I think this is a very nice choice.

Room Tip: 3rd floor was nice....Room 318 had a nice view
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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Wyoming
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 April 2014

My son goes to college in Tacoma and I've visited the city lots of times over the past 3 years. This was my first stay at Silver Cloud and my daughter and I shared a nice room over the water. Fortunately the weather was lovely all weekend and we took advantage of the walking path along Ruston Way which is very nice. The walls are a tad thin--we were unfortunately privy to some late night acrobatics in the room next door, and the mattress was a bit tough for my middle-aged bones…a pillow-top would have helped. The view from the room was lovely, and it was fun to watch the seagulls in the morning with a cup of in-room coffee. My major complaint is that the parking under the building is extremely tight due to huge cement pillars. I was driving a compact car and once I parked, there was no room to load passengers or unload bags. Much too tight and what ends up happening is people take up 2 spots, so if you're out late there won't be parking available. The train runs by pretty frequently but it didn't bother us too much. We didn't take advantage of the breakfast…it looked like the usual fare of fruit, toast, scrambled eggs, etc. Tacoma is a funky fun place and Silver Cloud is a sweet hotel. I like the location. Not sure if we're going to be staying again.

Room Tip: ask for a room over the water…might be a little farther from the train tracks (although it's a l...
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Stayed March 2014, travelled with family
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Lethbridge Ab
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 March 2014

What a neat place to stay, we were treated very very well by the staff. The view is just stunning, awesome walking path. There is a train track nearby but never interfered with our rest. Close to great resturants.

Room Tip: All rooms are ocean view!
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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 March 2014

Booked upper "quiet" room on 3rd floor middle. Nice large comfy king bed, flat screen TV, big bathroom w/tub-shower combo. Pretty view of harbor with windows that actually opened for a refreshing fragrance. Elect not to keep window open while you sleep, tho, as there are somewhat muffled-type "speakers" at a train crossing about a block away. (In otherwords, the horn ON the train is not used for alerting vehicles, but a set of speakers mounted at the crossing.) The train traffic runs all night and the train itself is at a higher rate of speed. With that said, with the windows shut tight, you don't hear it once you're asleep. I did not need my ear plugs, yay!

The road along the hotel was relatively quiet on a Saturday night, which was surprising. Doesn't appear to be a main artery.

Could hear lots of talking & laughter from room next door as they appeared to be entertaining visitors but that quieted down around 9pm. Was nice NOT to hear the usual hotel noises (doors shutting, ice machines, elevators) as I was exhausted.

Do-It-Yourself Breakfast wasn't too bad. Typical "plastic" scrambled eggs (not overly salty, a plus in my book), pre-cooked sausage, 2 waffle irons, 2 diff kinds of yogurt, variety of fresh RIPE fruit (apples, oranges, bananas), real butter (yay!) as well as margarine, pastries, wheat bread for toast, hot & cold cereals, milk/coffee/tea/OJ. Was missing hot chocolate. (oh well, can't have everything, right?)

The breakfast room has tables set by large ceiling-to-floor windows so try to grab one of those.... unless you are the type to sit with your laptop or phone...please let us who enjoy the view have it. The view out those windows is wonderful!

Walking by myself in the early morning along the bike/walking path was very pleasant. I felt safe and was not concerned for my safety as perhaps other areas of Tacoma. There is a small sandy beach near the hotel if you are traveling with kids. The water there looked relatively calm, albeit very cold.

There is a non-descript fish-n-chips shack close enough to walk to along the walking path. I did not get a chance to try it.

Staff at front desk were exceptionally friendly and polite. That was a refreshing change for me. The off-season rates for this hotel were GREAT. However, high season (May-Sep) the price is astronomical. Would I stay again? Only at an off-season price. To me, the high-season price is NOT quite worth this hotel. That is not a ding to the hotel, just a personal opinion from having stayed in pricey 5star hotels.

Room Tip: Upper middle rooms are quieter. Hotel puts up those exuberant travelers in groups (ie, sporting grou...
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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled solo
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Property: Silver Cloud Inn Tacoma - Waterfront
Address: 2317 N. Ruston Way, Tacoma, WA 98402-5303
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Region: United States > Washington > Tacoma
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Romantic Hotel in Tacoma
#2 Business Hotel in Tacoma
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Silver Cloud Inn Tacoma - Waterfront 3*
Number of rooms: 90
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located in Tacoma's Old Town community is the Silver Cloud Inn Tacoma Waterfront, Tacoma's only waterfront hotel. Our hotel is conveniently located just two miles north of downtown Tacoma's amazing museum district, and is only 10 minutes from Tacoma Dome & Convention Center. All the hotel guestrooms have waterfront views with 55" flat screen TVs and include complimentary high-speed wired and wireless Internet access, microwaves, and refrigerators. A complimentary Silver Cloud Breakfast is provided in addition to our fitness and business centers. ... more   less 
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