Port Townsend is one of the best preserved Victorian Era port towns in America. If you like that time period, you will love the town and especially love this hotel. The building dates back to the 1800s and in fact the East side of the building still has the name of the cigar company that owned it back then. The inside is just as Victorian as the outside and the decor is awesome. Lots of photographs and furniture in the hallways from that Era. The only problem is that there were no elevators in the 1800 so this hotel doesn't have one either!
Decor in your room is just as good, yet the room functions just like a modern hotel. Microwave (with free microwave popcorn on the 1st floor), coffee maker, refrigerator, cable TV, WiFi, nice bathroom, etc. Our room had a modern heater, but the East side may have a fireplace (our room was on the west side but the receptionist said something about a fireplace when we came in and I saw some chimneys on the East side of the roof). So the atmosphere of the place is incredible.
Even better is the beautiful private garden in the back. There is a secluded gazebo that is surrounded by trees and plants, but it has LED lights that can make it brightly lit at night should you want to go out on a cool summer night.
Tip - ask for the 1st floor (No elevators) as there are only 2 rooms at that level. We stayed in #25, but I would imagine that #26 would be just as good - it may even have a fireplace.
- 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
- Also Known As:
- Bishop Victorian Port Townsend