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Silver Cloud Inn Tacoma Waterfront

2317 Ruston Way, Tacoma, WA 98402-5303
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
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Updated 18/04/22 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 18/04/22 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#1 of 30 in Tacoma
Located in Tacoma's Old Town community is the Silver Cloud Inn Tacoma Waterfront, Tacoma's only waterfront hotel. Our hotel is conveniently located just two miles north of downtown Tacoma's amazing museum district, and is only 10 minutes from Tacoma Dome & Convention Center. All the hotel guestrooms have waterfront views with 55" flat screen TVs and include complimentary high-speed wired and wireless Internet access, microwaves, and refrigerators. A complimentary Silver Cloud Breakfast is provided in addition to our fitness and business centers.
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Property amenities
Free public parking nearby
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Children's television networks
Highchairs available
Meeting rooms
Paid private parking on-site
Street parking
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Vending machine
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Picnic area
First aid kit
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Clothes dryer
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
Washing machine
Ironing service
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Air purifier
Air conditioning
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Sofa bed
Walk-in shower
Seating area
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Clothes rack
Laptop safe
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Mountain view
Ocean view
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Russian, Spanish
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cgbonney wrote a review Mar 2022
27 contributions7 helpful votes
We enjoyed the Silver Cloud Hotel at Point Rustin and thought it first class (except the parking fee). Based on that experience, let's try another one. Wrong! While traveling, it is required to have a comfortable, quiet place to relax and rejuvenate, and this hotel was neither. Not only was it a night and day experience compared with Point Rustin, it was night and day compared with all but a hand full of hundreds of hotels we've used over the years, but we were literally up night and day with the roadway and train traffic noise, about 1 football field from the hotel. We were to bed by 11:00 am and awake at 4:30 am for the day due to noise. And we had a LONG flight to catch to the East Coast at SeaTac. Unpleasant and not repeatable. We also agree with Erin (see previous review) about deceptive "water-view" guest rooms.
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Date of stay: March 2022
Mandy P wrote a review Feb 2022
Snohomish, Washington2 contributions
My husband and I went for a little weekend getaway and absolutely loved our stay at the Solver Cloud Inn. Our room even had an awesome tub in it. The waterfront area is really nice for a walk and we were close to some great restaurants. We enjoyed our time!
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Travelled
Mike S wrote a review Oct 2021
1 contribution
Great guest experience, clean room with view of the water .Allowed to check in early which was nice! Dining room even has a great view to enjoy provided hot breakfast every morning. Will stay again for sure. Thanks!
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Date of stay: September 2021
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Room Tip: 3rd floor highest best views
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Erin B wrote a review Oct 2021
1 contribution1 helpful vote
Hotel does Deceptive advertising for water view rooms. Paid for a water view room and instead looked mainly at the parking lot and road. Contacted management and could not move us. Did not offer a price reduction after our stay. Very crowded/busy parking lot, not good for kids. Breakfast food was good
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Travelled
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Response from Michael Mann, General Manager at Silver Cloud Inn Tacoma Waterfront
Responded 3 Oct 2021
Dear Erin B, Thank you for taking time to share your opinion of the hotel after your recent stay. I am sorry you felt the view from your room did not meet your expectations. While I am not certain in which room you had stayed, all our guest rooms have a view of Commencement Bay and the Tacoma Waterfront. Since our hotel is built on the water, some rooms farther out on the building do afford the best water views. I might recommend one of our Deluxe Waterview King and Premier Suites for the optimal water view experience. Thank you again for your recent stay. I hope we may be of service to you again.
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Marva P wrote a review Sep 2021
1 contribution2 helpful votes
The Silver Cloud on Ruston Way is in a very nice location on the waterfront in Tacoma. The Silver Cloud Inn at Point Ruston is a different location. We had a water view room, which was nice, but the bathroom was very small. Upon checking in on August 28th, there were 6-8 people talking to a check in clerk. None of the 6-8 people were wearing a face mask. There was a posted mask required on the front door for people to see. After the group left I asked about masks being required and about the group of 6-8 not wearing masks. I was told they were just asking questions or perhaps directions. Really, it takes that many people to ask questions? I told the clerk that shouldn’t make any difference that masks were required upon entering. Another response from clerk was “what can you do?” Meaning what can you do if people aren’t wearing masks. The responses I received about the group of 6-8 people not wearing masks were very unprofessional and not appropriate. It would have been very easy and safe for the clerk to offer the group facemasks. I left a review about what had happened, but I never heard back from the general manager. So… the masks mandate that was posted is not being enforced at this location, or at least it wasn’t on this occasion. Also, be aware there is a deposit required at checking in time. This is in addition to the cost of the room. I didn’t see this on their website. The deposit on August 28th was $50.00. In June or July when there was 100 degree plus weather we stayed at the same Silver Cloud Inn on Ruston Way and the same room type. The deposit then was $275.00!
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Date of stay: August 2021
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johnY7709QU wrote a review Jul 2021
Colorado Springs92 contributions20 helpful votes
This place is a little pricey but it was worth every penny. We got a corner jacuzzi suite and the view was spectacular over the water. The staff was super friendly and Ann in particular. There was an issue with our keys and she was very helpful and apologetic. She was even able to get us milk for the evening when we asked.
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Date of stay: July 2021
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Response from Michael Mann, General Manager at Silver Cloud Inn Tacoma Waterfront
Responded 21 Jul 2021
Thank you for your recent stay with us and for taking time to complete a review. We are pleased you enjoyed your stay and especially happy to hear Ann was helpful and friendly. We enjoy serving our guests and proud of the the exceptional people we have on our team. We hope you will be able to return soon to enjoy the peace and tranquility of Tacoma's only Waterfront hotel.
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charles n wrote a review Jun 2021
Sacramento, California122 contributions119 helpful votes
Family visiting from California. Checkin was early and room available. Room was clean and enjoyed viewing of sunset. Enjoyed watching ocean activities and wildlife. Took advantage of complimentary laundry after going to national parks. Loved the proximity to dukes seafood and enjoyed so much we went twice.breakfast was ok but appreciated. Would visit again since staying in Seattle is overrated
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Travelled
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David C wrote a review Apr 2021
Palo Alto, California40 contributions10 helpful votes
For my first visit to Tacoma, I wasn't sure where to stay, and was attracted to the Silver Cloud's location on the water. The room was comfortable, clean, everything in good working order. Staff were helpful and responsive. I didn't get to see all the facilities/amenities, and with COVID protocols, breakfast was all to-go, but better than other offerings I've seen in these circumstances. The elevator was out of order while I was there (2-night stay) - which didn't affect my stay on the first floor, but could be important for some visitors.
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Date of stay: April 2021
Dreamer396189 wrote a review Mar 2021
1 contribution
The room was disappointing, ugly decor and overlooked construction site with cranes. Train runs a lot. Advertised fireplace in room - Nooooo-was an led light display!!!!!!! Seriously! That’s false advertising. It was a 200 dollar room! Shameful
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Date of stay: March 2021Trip type: Travelled
Response from Michael Mann, General Manager at Silver Cloud Inn Tacoma Waterfront
Responded 16 Mar 2021
Dear Dreamer396189, Thank you for taking time to share your experience. I apologize if the construction site and cranes detracted from stunning views of Commencement Bay and the Tacoma Waterfront. Currently, Metro Parks Tacoma is working on improvements to Dickman-Mill Park. The cranes will soon be gone and the park will be open for all to enjoy. I am sorry you did not enjoy your stay with us and felt the design of our recently renovated guest rooms was not to your taste. While many of our guests rave about the ambiance of the electric fireplace, I can understand your confusion about how it is listed on our web site. Perhaps the photos of the electric fireplace on the web site would provide a more accurate description. Thank you again for your recent stay.
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Lucyan wrote a review Jan 2021
Seattle, Washington938 contributions218 helpful votes
We have spent one night here when working remotely and while exploring local trails. This is a top notch experience for little staycation. Located right on the waterfront with great views, good free breakfast, fast Wi-Fi for remote work and most importantly the amazing jacuzzi tub in the corner of room 344. Great views, beautiful fireplace, comfy bed. Front desk staff very friendly. Totally recommend Northern Fish shack next door for some take out Fish & Chips. Will stay again!
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Date of stay: January 2021
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Frequently Asked Questions about Silver Cloud Inn Tacoma Waterfront
Which popular attractions are close to Silver Cloud Inn Tacoma Waterfront?
Nearby attractions include Tacoma Chinese Reconciliation Park (0.6 km), The Spar Tavern (0.3 km), and Throwing Mud Gallery (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Silver Cloud Inn Tacoma Waterfront?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a fitness centre.
Which room amenities are available at Silver Cloud Inn Tacoma Waterfront?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Silver Cloud Inn Tacoma Waterfront?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, complimentary tea, and free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at Silver Cloud Inn Tacoma Waterfront?
Yes, free public parking nearby, paid private parking on-site, and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Silver Cloud Inn Tacoma Waterfront?
Conveniently located restaurants include Duke's Chowder House, The Ram Restaurant & Brewery, and Harbor Lights.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Silver Cloud Inn Tacoma Waterfront?
Yes, guests have access to a fitness centre during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Silver Cloud Inn Tacoma Waterfront?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Silver Cloud Inn Tacoma Waterfront?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, and Russian.
Are there any historical sites close to Silver Cloud Inn Tacoma Waterfront?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Fort Nisqually Living History Museum (5.7 km), W.W. Seymour Botanical Conservatory (2.3 km), and Tacoma Armory (3.1 km).
Does Silver Cloud Inn Tacoma Waterfront have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the harbour view available here.