There are many cheap hotels in Washington State that allow you to stay affordably at various locations around the state as you visit its biggest attractions. From Seattle to the Olympic Peninsula and quaint towns such as Port Townsend, choosing a less expensive hotel or one of the Washington state motels allows you to splurge on other details, such as a spa treatment, a meal at a fine restaurant, or an extra visit to a favorite museum.
North of Seattle, in the city of Bellingham you can visit some of the area's famous parks and trails while staying in some good quality Washington State motels. The rooms at the Fairhaven Village Inn are priced to sell, but the hotel has a distinctly cozy atmosphere, unlike most chain motels. A fireplace in the lobby, ample windows, and even a library are nice details rarely found in cheap hotels—this hotel is one of the features that make Bellingham both affordable and welcoming. Free wireless internet and a delicious complimentary breakfast with plenty of selection are features offered at the Fairhaven Village Inn, and other cheaper hotels, that you would have to pay an arm and a leg for at more luxury hotels.
If you’re visiting Olympia and are looking for excellent value as well as beautiful grounds and intimate charm, check out the Inn at Mallard Cove, a bed-and-breakfast located right on the shores of Puget Sound. The gorgeous garden property is directly located on the water with an amazing view of local birds and wildlife. The Inn itself is a sweet fairy-tale cottage with stone walls, fireplaces and balconies. The herb garden provides tasty natural ingredients for the delicious organic breakfast. For the price of one of the cheap hotels in Washington State, you can stay at this wonderful inn and enjoy the gracious service while exploring the area. The Swantown Inn located nearby offers location closer to Olympia's town center and is also a charming bed-and-breakfast housed in a historical turreted mansion with lovely antique touches. Spa bathtubs, free wireless internet, comfortable beds, and a three-course breakfast are touches of luxury in a very reasonably priced hotel, at just a bit more of a splurge than one of the cookie-cutter Washington State motels.
If you're staying on the Washington Coast, a good way to save money is to get a condo-style apartment room at one of the cheap hotels on the beach. Ocean Shores is one of the coast’s biggest attractions, and finding affordable lodging in this type of destination can sometimes be challenging. However, there are great choices here. The Judith Ann Inn is a good option with family suites that include fully-equipped kitchens, spa tubs, and patios, all decorated in a quaint traditional country style. Just a few steps from the beach, this is a great family-friendly place for an affordable vacation. The kitchen facilities allow you to save a considerable amount of money by cooking for yourself instead of spending in restaurants, although a good seafood restaurant is available nearby at reasonable prices.
There are also a variety of cheap chain hotels and motels in Washington State, such as the Red Lion Inn and Shilo Inn, local affordable hotels that offer good value for your money. The perk of these accommodations is that even if you’re unfamiliar with your destination, you can book a hotel ahead of time and be sure of what you’re getting. Whether you’re staying in Seattle, Spokane, or Walla Walla, you’ll find plenty of budget-friendly options, with good value and freebies like complimentary breakfasts and internet access that can help you save money on your Washington vacation.