My family and I recently stayed at the Bishop and were really excited since it was rated #1 on Trip Advisor. However, our experience would not warrant a high rating. We decided last minute to spend the night in Port Townsend and were able to get a room without an issue. We went up and looked it out and it looked wonderful to us. So we stayed. We had a one bedroom suite on the second floor. It was decorated with antiques and was just fine, we didn't encounter a dust or allergen issue that some of the other travelers had struggled with. The issues arose when we went to go to bed; I pulled down the sheets and found multiple hairs, long ones short ones, all sorts of hairs. I called down and the lady innkeeper came right up and changed them - she did mention she thought it was animal hair rather than human (I personally don't care what kind of hair - a hair is a hair). The next issue was that she left her portable phone next to the bed. So I called down to let them know and no one answered so I put it on out in the hall. Around 10 an hour later the phone started ringing and then the phone in our room rang. It would seem the male inn keeper was looking for the phone. They knew we were traveling with a toddler and the call woke her up. I was less than thrilled. This could all have been avoided if they had simply walked up the 25 steps to see if it was outside the door where they had last been. The next issue to arise concerned the shower, like the travelers before us experienced and wrote about, the water was cold - it took about 15 minutes to "warm" up to a luke warm temperature.
As we checked out in the morning the inn keeper apologized for the other calling so late and asked if we were able to get the baby back down, we did appreciate the concern and the apology.
Overall, it wasn't horrible, they were able to fix the sheets and were quick about it, the water wasn't freezing, but I feel like for the money we spent it could have been a lot better. I don't think we would return for another visit.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The top rated TripAdvisor hotel in Port Townsend is the Bishop Victorian, located in the heart of the Historic District with easy access to shops, restaurants and activities. The Bishop Victorian offers 16 suites, including ground level and two bedroom accommodations. Suites feature Victorian ambiance, private baths, fireplaces, convertible sofas and a continental breakfast delivered daily to your door. Each suite is outfitted with a mini or full kitchenette, including microwave, fridge and coffee service, and all guests have access to wireless or DSL connectivity from the comfort of their suite. High definition TVs, DVD players and a DVD library add to your enjoyment. The Bishop Victorian also offers meeting facilities for groups up to 35 people, and the outdoor tented garden venue provides a spring and summer location for weddings and other celebratory events for up to 200 guests. Preparing for an important event is effortless, with Touch of Health Massage Therapy and Izadora’s Tanning, Day Spa and Salon, both of which offer a variety of relaxing and rejuvenating services, conveniently located right next door. Children welcome and dogs are permitted in some designated suites and in accordance with our dog policies. Mid-week, commercial and government rates are available. Three-Diamond AAA rated. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Bishop Victorian Port Townsend