There are no chain hotels or chain stores in Port Townsend, so it retains an old-world charm. I wasn't sure what to expect staying in such an old building, but immediately upon entering the lobby next door on the street level, I was put at ease with a warm, comfortable, welcoming, nice lobby and friendly service. There were no musty smells, but a nice clean scent throughout the hotel.
We climbed two steep, but wide, stair cases to get to our top floor. I loved sharing a bit of history with our kids as the building reminded me of the era of my grandparents' house. The top floor has tall ceilings with a big skylight giving an open, airy feeling. There is also a wide open sitting area with books and puzzles, a fruit basket and self-serve hot drinks on the old buffet.
The two bedroom suite was perfect for our family. The flat screen TV and WiFi gave us modern-day enjoyment. I didn't mind that the bedroom doors (suite 23) didn't latch since we were family. The beds and pillows were VERY comfortable! The bathroom had a very nice, new Kohler sink and toilet and nice, wide shower. (Caution: we slipped and almost fell several times on the kitchenette floor and on the bathroom tile. Maybe they should change to a less slippery floor cleaner!)
Our kids prefer sharing a bed with a parent rather than with brother/sister, so we obliged. One bedroom was more feminine feeling with a white and brass bed frame and floral wall paper, but my daughter choose the plain-walled room with the wooden headboard for the "girls room" because it had the mirror on the back of the door. It was a good choice because the more feminine room was also a drafty room -- good for those hot-sleeping males (a space heater is provided).
As is mentioned in other reviews, the breakfast in the basket isn't very impressive -- but it was all we really needed. I was surprised at the child-sized yogurt cup-- thought it would at least be a full sized cup. The juice is only a half cup serving also, but that is all we usually drink anyway. The bagels were a bit hard. The good items: The granola in a baggy was tasty and everyone decided the croissants were there favorite breakfast item.
This isn't a top-of-the line hotel, but perfect for us. This is not an over-the-top fancy, frilly Victorian hotel. It is a nice, comfortable, very clean place with an old-world charm for families Victorian hotel.
- 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