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The Governor Hotel, a Coast Hotel

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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Older hotel in great location. Walking distance to everything we needed. Capitol Lake is behind the hotel and a charming park in front. I was really floored by the location in the heart of Olympia. I parked my car (for free!) and didn't need to drive it again until we left. Will definitely stay again.

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Calgary, Canada
Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia mobile

Where do I start? The unprofessional service at check in. The painfully slow cramped and noisy elevators. The unfinished rooms and antiquated (not in a good way) furniture. The toilet that backed up and forced our move to another room. The request for bedding for the hide-a-bed that resulted in just 2 blankets being delivered. The use of 2 remotes...

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

No internet. No tv working. My room key never worked properly. Given new key card and they still did not work. Average breakfast. Friendly service but awful facilities at least for us. No offer of discount because we purchased our room through Travelocity. Will never stay in a Coastal hotel again.

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Thank Dennis H
Sarasota, Florida
Reviewed 1 week ago

As a kid, growing up in the area, I always imagine staying at this notorious property, and now I finally have. If you're looking for a good deal, right, smack dab, in the middle of the city, and don't mind a property that shows it's age a bit, then this is the place for you. The rooms were clean and...

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Seattle
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The good and the great first: I cannot imagine a better location than the Governor Hotel for a trip to Olympia, situated as it is by Capitol Lake and within walking distance of the extremely cute downtown Olympia. Beds were comfortable, the room was very clean, we had a gorgeous view of the lake, and the complimentary hot breakfast was...

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Seattle, Washington
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Older but clean room. The views are terrific. Rooms have a balcony so an open door allows fresh air to flow. The elevators are slow but get you where you want to go. Good breakfast included. I would stay here again.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had a very nice room. Clean and staff very friendly. Restaurant very nice and enjoyable. Walking distance to lot of interesting things. The Capitol can be seen out of your room window, very beautiful at night.

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Thank A3776NAcynthiag
Wenatchee, Washington
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It sucked. Let's start with the front desk, it was luke warm at best. Even at check out. I was very disappointed. We were told at check in the hotel was built in the 70's and has character. okay.. So that was an interesting opening. First thing I asked was that it not be near an elevator or an ice...

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Thank Simone W
Vancouver
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very friendly and helpful and courteous staff. Perfect location right in downtown Olympia, with great views of Capitol Lake and Sylvester Park. Nice rooms. It is not a high-end hotel, but it is great for what it does. Very reasonable rates. Next time I'm in Olympia - visiting from Vancouver, BC - that is where you can find me.

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Olympia, Washington
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great hotel! Nice staff awesome free breakfast. I had room service for lunch best room service I have ever had at a hotel. And the bar and restaurant are also top notch! We will definitely be back!

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Breakfast included
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  • Multilingual Staff
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 98501-1205 (Formerly Ramada Inn Governor House)
Region: United States > Washington > Olympia
Price Range: RM407 - RM686 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Governor Hotel, a Coast Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 123
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“Lake view rooms get very warm with the afternoon sun. Close the drapes & open window or turn on a/c. Room safe needed a good smack on the door while unlocking to open. Common issue with these kinds of safes.”
 of 5 bubbles nancyj6, 23 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Balcony door opens for fresh air”
 of 5 bubbles j0hnandgailr, 7 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Not worth a second try”
 of 5 bubbles SimoneW899, 3 Mar 2017 | Read review
“choose a different hotel”
 of 5 bubbles 874deanh, 23 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Ask for lake view rooms.”
 of 5 bubbles ColleenQD, 21 Feb 2017 | Read review
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