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Waterville Historic Hotel
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Waterville
Anacortes, Washington
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39 reviews
13 hotel reviews
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“Enjoyable experience”
Reviewed 11 June 2013

My wife and I discovered the existence of the Waterville Hotel in late 2012 as we returned via US2 to our western Washington home from a visit to Spokane. We were not only intrigued by the idea of what must have been such a grand hotel in such a small town but also loved the sprawling wheatfields rimmed by distant mountains. In search of some solitude, I stayed three nights there during the 2013 Memorial Day weekend and roamed the back roads and made forays into Chelan and Wenatchee. It's magnificent country, and it was a delight to stay at the Waterville Hotel. Don't expect modernity. That's not a part of the plan, but the lack of it is a big part of the charm. Be assured, however, that everything that you really need is there, and the building is clean and well maintained. Dave and Amy are welcoming but unobtrusive hosts. Dave was particularly helpful in suggesting things to see in the environs. I can't wait to go back for another few nights with my wife.

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  • Stayed May 2013, travelled solo
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Bremerton, Washington
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Reviewed 2 May 2013

My husband and I have stayed at the Waterville Hotel a couple of times a year since first discovering it a few years ago. Dave and Amy, the owners (also the receptionists, the housekeepers, the maintenance crew, the gardeners, and the interior decorators), have done a fantastic job restoring and maintaining this quiet, cozy, charming hotel. The rooms are unique, clean, quaint, and reasonably priced. The Waterville Hotel is an antidote for the impersonal, sterile, cookie-cutter, free-HBO motels that blanket the landscape and exude zero sense of character, place, or personality. Thank you, Dave and Amy, for pouring your hearts and energy into this lovely, old place!

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled as a couple
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Maple Ridge
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Reviewed 12 November 2012

This historic hotel (built in 1903) in the small rural community of Waterville rests along US-2 as it winds its way through Washington State. When traveling through last year I was quite taken with the appearance of the building and made a point of arranging my travel this year to include a night towards the end of their operating season. I was provided with a very large three-room apartment that was both meticulously clean and almost ridiculously comfortable. The proprietors obviously have been caring for the property with love, as I had an opportunity to look at other rooms on the second floor shortly before I departed the next day. Everything I saw was maintained with the utmost care, furnished with antiques and spotless. I had such a quiet and restful night that I only wish I had more time to stay, but do absolutely look forward to returning. The hotel boasted a strong wi-fi connection, was just opposite a park, and had the town's eateries and services all within easy walking distance. As mentioned the Waterville operates on a seasonal basis so please contact the hotel first or consult its website to make sure they are open. Highly recommended.

  • Stayed October 2012, travelled solo
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Mission, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 October 2012

After reading many Trip Advisor reviews we decided to stay at this hotel on our trip from B.C. Canada to South Dakota. It was our first stop and for one night only. Luckily we arrived right at the check-in time or we would have been standing around waiting for the 'hosts' to come back from doing their shopping. Some things to add that previous reviewers didn't mention is that the hotel is right on the main highway going through town (in fact, so is the whole town). Although traffic was going by, I didn't hear it at night and our room was facing the road. The hotel is right across the street from a very nice park that kids/dog could easily be amused by. Also, the hotel is just up from the museum. We arrived there on a Monday and there was only one restaurant in town to eat at - everything else was closed.The hotel does have an old barbecue and picnic table on the side that anyone can use - you just have to have your own utensils, dishes, etc. (including food). There was also one grocery store open - everything was easily within walking distance. The hotel has a fridge in their 'breakfast room' where you can help yourself to water, juice, etc. all day long. The room itself was your typical antique room with a free standing bath. There were also two bathrooms down the hall that anyone could use (one with a shower). No air conditioning was available in our room - only a fan - but Dave left the door open to an adjoining room (which wasn't being occupied for the night) so we could get some cool air from that air conditioning. For breakfast there was coffee/juice/water and some packaged pastries. The best was their one and only fresh scones from the bakery. We just had scones and coffee and had a real breakfast further up the road.

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  • Stayed August 2012, travelled as a couple
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UK
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Reviewed 11 October 2012

We stumbled upon this wonderful hotel by chance when driving from Spokane to Seattle and just popped in on the off chance to see if they had a vacancy for one night. We were shown a suite by Amy and it was just fabulous, so much so that we immediately booked another nights stay. We arrived weary and left refreshed which was due to the quality of peace and quiet we enjoyed in this small town and in particular at this hotel. Dave and Amy, the owners, were extremely helpful with tips and information to not only help us to enjoy their town but also to help us on the next leg of our trip. Dave was kind enough to talk us through some plans for our trip from San Francisco to Atlanta and even gave us some detailed maps, for which we were extremely grateful having managed so far with only a fairly basic road map. The breakfast muffins are also worthy of a mention as they were the largest I have seen so far in the US and that is saying something!

Also worth mentioning that this hotel has been lovingly restored by Dave and Amy and is a great example of the early 1900's era with some fab memorabillia on display. Go take a look for yourselves, you won't be disappointed.

  • Stayed October 2012, travelled as a couple
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Coulee Dam
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Reviewed 14 September 2012

This is the most perfect place to have a Romantic getaway. It is charming, elegant and everything else that appeals to your romantic side. If you can tear your self away from this wonderful hotel for lunch, there is a beautiful park within just a couple of blocks to enjoy a romantic picnic lunch. September is a wonderful time to be here as kids are back in school and the weather is still very nice.

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled as a couple
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1 Thank SpottsCouleeDam
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Florida
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Reviewed 1 August 2011

Three generations of our family enjoyed the gracious hospitality and charm of the Historic Waterville Hotel on a stopover to Lake Chelan. This is no cookie-cutter hotel, and is filled with tasteful antiques, lovely furniture and all the comforts of staying with hosts who care about your comfort and relaxation. Be sure to sit awhile on the comfortable porch and watch the clouds while sipping something cool. This might be your oasis of calm in a busy vacation schedule, or a romantic weekend with few distractions. Dave took excellent care of us, even sending back a robe left behind. The large suite made for memorable family conversation and enough privacy for good story-telling. We would unanimously love to come back!

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled with family
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Property: Waterville Historic Hotel
Address: 102 E Park St, Waterville, WA 98858
Region: United States > Washington > Waterville
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Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Waterville
Number of rooms: 247

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