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Port Townsend, Washington
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10 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We spent Thanksgiving night at this hotel. It was lovely, quiet, with an understated elegance. It made for a relaxing place to stay after a hearty meal with family. The rooms are lovely, floor to ceiling windows look out at a park. I like that the heating system was forced air and not one of those noisy units that sits... More 

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Ryan K, General Manager at The Governor Hotel, a Coast Hotel, responded to this review

Dear valued guest: Thank you for making the Governor your home away from home during Thanksgiving! We appreciate you staying with us and thank you for your feedback. We hope to have you again at the Governor! More 

California
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10 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My wife and I stayed at the Governor for two days in November 2016 and the customer service was exceptional. Every single employee we had any interaction with was totally customer service oriented. The room was well appointed including a microwave and fridge, the view of the lake and capitol were great. The beds were comfortable and the room was... More 

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Ryan K, General Manager at The Governor Hotel, a Coast Hotel, responded to this review

Dear valued guest: Thank you for your kind review and feedback. We will make sure to recognize Colleen and Jahkayla for their service. It is always great to hear feedback such as this as we work to make our guests welcomed and appreciated for staying with us! We can't wait to have you come back for upgraded breakfast offerings and... More 

Olympia
1 review
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very nice staff, welcoming. Helpful. Rooms a bit small for family w/ kids but we got a room w/ two queens so it worked out, just. Wish they had a suite for families to spread out and have a bit of privacy.. Very well priced and CLEAN w/ new mattresses. Old school update. Nice.

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Ryan K, General Manager at The Governor Hotel, a Coast Hotel, responded to this review

Dear valued guest: Thank you for your feedback. Next time you stay with us, please let us know for adjoining rooms and/or suite options so we can accommodate your needs better. We look forward to having you at the Governor again! More 

Grandview
1 review
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This hotel was conveniently located and front desk person, Jakayla, really made people feel welcomed. The hotel is an older building with some modern decor. I can't wait until the Governor's cellar is open.

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Ryan K, General Manager at The Governor Hotel, a Coast Hotel, responded to this review

Dear valued guest: Thank you for your feedback. We will make sure to recognize our staff for your kind review. It is very encouraging for our team when we have guests' recognition by name, so thank you. We can't wait for the Governor's Cellar to open either! We hope to have you back for some great food, signature drinks, and... More 

Seattle, Washington
1 review
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There were only 2 lamps with 3 light bulbs and 2 of the light bulbs were burnt out. The one light bulb that was working had to be unscrewed because the lamp switch wasn't working. No hand towels or washcloths in the bathroom. Shows lack of concern for guests. We stayed here once before and found same lack of caring.... More 

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Ryan K, General Manager at The Governor Hotel, a Coast Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest: We apologize for your experience. The items that you've mentioned are easily fixable and I have shared this with our operations team. As we continue our preventative maintenance program in each room, we will make sure to be better prepared for our guests. Thank you for your feedback. We hope to have you back for a better... More 

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Hoquiam
1 review
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Although room furnishings, and decor, have been significantly upgraded, in recent years, plumbing heating systems and elevators are antiquated. This hotel is all about LOCATION, and exceptional lake, or park, VIEWS.

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Ryan K, General Manager at The Governor Hotel, a Coast Hotel, responded to this review

Dear valued guest: We are glad that you enjoyed the location and the views that are very special to this property. As we continue to make improvements with the property, I hope that your next stay will be more enjoyable. Thank you. More 

Louisville
1 review
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

i made 3 room changes for various reason. I would have liked to have gotten a lake view in a renovated room.. Unfortunately, the room was old and worn down. I like the fact that the front-desk clerk moved me to a more renovated room however the refrigerator was not working in that room. Even though maintenance worked on the... More 

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Ryan K, General Manager at The Governor Hotel, a Coast Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest: We apologize for the experience during your stay. Our team strive to meet and exceed our clients' expectation and it is always disappointing to fall short. We will take your feedback and work on improving guest satisfaction. We hope to have you come back for a better experience. Thank you. More 

Bellevue, Washington
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66 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

While I thought from other reviews that this would be a good choice for a short overnight to Olympia it turned out to be better than expected. The front desk staff were extremely welcoming and gracious and engaged. I felt that I was truly welcome. My room keys were ready with all the paperwork printed and highlighted for signature before... More 

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Ryan K, General Manager at The Governor Hotel, a Coast Hotel, responded to this review

Dear valued guest. Thank you for taking the time to give us feedback on your stay. We are glad that we were able to meet your expectation and go beyond. We strive to be a home away from home to our guests making them feel welcomed and appreciated. I am excited that your experience was so. We look forward to... More 

Pasco
1 review
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was in Olympia for a week for work, I had stayed in Tumwater for a previous trip but decided to stay in Olympia this time. So glad I did! My view was amazing with floor to ceiling window w/slider. Looked out over the lake/park. Very comfortable bed with great pillows. The Governor is close to so many fun and... More 

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Ryan K, General Manager at The Governor Hotel, a Coast Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest: We are so glad that you decided to stay in downtown Olympia with us! It's great to hear guests enjoying the different unique shops that Olympia has to offer. Thank you for staying with us and we hope to have you back soon. More 

Laguna Beach
1 review
Reviewed 28 October 2016

By and large enjoyable but some in room issues should be addressed. Desk chairs should be replaced as they don't adjust properly and make working @ the in-room desk challenging at times. Otherwise, staff are welcoming and helpful.

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Ryan K, General Manager at The Governor Hotel, a Coast Hotel, responded to this review

Dear valued guest: Thank you for staying with us. We will share this info with our maintenance team and be able to offer a better experience in the future. Thank you! More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
In your room
  • Microwave
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
Services
  • Free Breakfast
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Free Parking
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Governor Hotel, a Coast Hotel, features 123 newly renovated rooms with all new decor, furnishings, bathrooms and amenities along with panoramic views of the State Capitol, Capitol Lake, Puget Sound and the Olympic Mountains. The Governor Hotel provides all guests with complimentary Wi-Fi, hot breakfast buffet and covered parking. All rooms have a microwave, mini-fridge and floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors opening to a French balcony. Within walking distance are the State Capitol campus, Hands on Children's Museum, Farmers market, Boardwalk, Capitol Lake, Puget Sound waterfront and the Washington Center for Performing Arts. The Evergreen State College, St. Martin's University and South Puget Sound Community College is within a short distance as are over 60 restaurants and specialty shops. Nearby attractions include Mt. Rainier and Joint Base Lewis-McChord. Meeting and Banquet facilities are available for up to 160 guests. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Governor Hotel, a Coast Hotel

Address: 621 Capitol Way South, Olympia, WA 98501 (Formerly Ramada Inn Governor House)
Region: United States > Washington > Olympia
Price Range: $114 - $193 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — The Governor Hotel, a Coast Hotel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 123
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See which rooms travellers prefer

“Ask for a room facing the lake. Quiet and lovely view.”
 of 5 bubbles yvettes787, 26 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Rooms above fifth floor provide better views. Entire property is NON-SMOKING, which is a plus.”
 of 5 bubbles U7593FFthomasb, 12 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Tips were provided when the maintenance came to fix one thing or the other. ”
 of 5 bubbles latonyah535, 10 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Backside of the hotel has a view of the capitol and lake”
 of 5 bubbles peter8061, 9 Nov 2016 | Read review
“While both sides of the hotel have great views, I'd try for the lake side!!!”
 of 5 bubbles , 5 Nov 2016 | Read review
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