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“Has positives, but if you don't smoke read carefully...”
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Holiday Motel
Ranked #7 of 14 Hotels in Westport
Seattle, WA
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“Has positives, but if you don't smoke read carefully...”
Reviewed 29 July 2013

We stayed at this Motel over Memorial Day weekend to catch the last of the razor clam digging season. Prices were inflated for this, so you just have to understand that what you're paying for is location.

The main drawback to this motel is they allow smoking. Some rooms, like ours, are non-smoking. But either the design of the air system, the doors, or whatever are very poor so nearby rooms that allow smoking end up filtering smoke into your room. At first we thought it was people smoking outside their rooms, so we used towels under the door. That didn't work. By the end of our 3-day stay, we pretty much figured it was coming from upstairs somehow. This is not periodic, but a constant except in the dead of night when your neighbors are asleep. If you can't stand constant cigarette odor or are allergic, don't stay here. If such things don't bother you, continue to read on... (Hint to mgmt - You have two buildings, make one all non-smoking and the other smoking or mixed.)

We were in the building without the manager's apartment. WiFi did not work in our room at all. A neighbor was able to get it outside his room. We asked management about this and they repositioned their (non-commercial) WiFi router to the window of their apartment facing our building, but it did not help. Don't count on WiFi here.

The room was small with an odd layout, but absolutely functional. The biggest giggle was the firehose of a shower head. It was the adventure of every morning hopping in to the small shower stall for a steaming hot power wash (not a negative). Kept us giggling for hours!

There is a recently new management team that is clearly trying to do good. They were great with advice about clam digging. Another room had a leaking roof and we heard them talking to those tenants and they were handling it professionally.

The bonus for this motel is outside the rooms. They have a nicely equipped catch cleaning area and pot boiler with free propane provided. We were able to dig our clams, boil water to pop the shells, and clean them right in their facility. If you've ever stayed in more traditional hotels or a campsite while clam digging, you know this is a HUGE benefit. The stations work for fish or crabs, though if you're charter fishing every boat will clean your catch. Be aware, though, the cleaning area can get crowded (three sinks) so clean early or wait.

They have two kitchenette units. If we stay here again (probably not without talking to mgmt and figuring out the smoke thing), we'd try and get the kitchenette unit so we could start eating clams right away. We saw inside one of them and they are apartment-sized.

If you're a smoker or such things don't bother you, and you're in the Westport area for clamming, crabbing, or fishing, this is not a bad spot. If you can't stand cigarette smoke, look elsewhere.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Property: Holiday Motel
Address: 231 E Dock St, Westport, WA 98595-9703
Region: United States > Washington > Westport
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Ranked #7 of 14 Hotels in Westport
Number of rooms: 22

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