My husband and I stayed here after finding most of Port townsend booked up. We booked online and found the rate not too bad. Upon arrival we were kind of disappointed in the outside of the Castle. It does need a lot of work and it's in a not so pleasant area really. They could spruce up the grounds, and weed, and make the entry way nicer for sure. The location is away from town so you do need to drive a few minutes to get to the other restaurants and shops which we didn't really mind.
Did we like it though? YUP.....totally up our alley. It was old with pictures of the history on the hallways, and we could imagine ghosts and all kinds of interesting history there. Our room had a private bathroom and was quite basic but comfy. We felt they could have added to the room's ambiance with nicer pictures, wallpaper depicting that period, or something....it was plain. But, we did like the place overall - we like old things and antiques and browsing at old relics and we got to do that and imagine the history of the Castle and what it was like 'back then'.
We didn't see any ghosts, just heard loud music from a wedding going on. My husband slept thru it, but it was fairly loud......but I was okay with it.
One really great thing? The desk gave us coupons for breakfast......free and absolutely fabulous breakfasts in the restaurant. Lovely, huge, and delicious.
The lounge was also quite nice at the end of the evening.....good drinks and comfy.
We just felt that the entire place could do with a fix up to make it fabulous.....it has such potential. It could be a mini Empress Hotel like in Victoria, BC.
Overall, we found it clean, and comfy and wouldn't hesitate to stay again. It was a good deal for the money.....the breakfast alone was a stand out and worth a lot if you were paying for it. So, we were happy.
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