A stay at one of the beautiful Olympia hotels can go a long way toward making you feel at home away from home during a trip to the capital of Washington state. Despite being a capital city, Olympia has the charm of a small town, with lovely neoclassical architecture and wide lawns. Some of the best hotels in Olympia WA echo this small-town charm, with friendly, personalized service, and amenities that seem intimate and quaint instead of mass produced and sterile.
Among the Olympia hotels, there are a few that stand out for excellent value, service, and amenities. The 2½-star Phoenix Inn (pictured)is a top choice for visitors to Olympia, especially if you want to be close to the sights for downtown Olympia. It is located within walking distance to the State Capitol building and campus, as well as most of the downtown attractions. There are also several restaurants close to the Phoenix Inn, for additional convenience. The Inn itself offers great value with low prices, and pleasantly decorated, though simple, rooms. Art on the walls and well-chosen furniture make the spotless rooms feel more intimate, with added conveniences such as complimentary bottled water, internet access in your room, and free tea and coffee. The continental breakfast helps you get on your way early in the morning, and should you need a workout, there is an indoor pool, spa, and fitness center. The Phoenix Inn is one of the best hotels in Olympia WA for the excellent location, and all of your needs will be met in a friendly and professional way.
If you're looking to enjoy the natural beauty of Olympia and nearby Puget Sound, you must stay at The Inn at Mallard Cove, which is not only one of Olympia’s best hotels but also one of the best luxury hotels in Washington. This lovely B&B is perched right by the water with a gorgeous view of Puget Sound and the nearby wildlife refuge, and the garden property is directly on the water. The Inn exudes historical charm, like a fairy-tale cottage by the sea, with its stone entranceway, fireplaces, balconies with spectacular views, and coffee or tea served to you in traditional silverware. Jetted tubs provide exceptional comfort, and you will feel pampered by the gracious hosts. Although it is conveniently located just a few minutes from Interstate 5, the property feels secluded and peaceful. Go out in a kayak to watch the local birds, or hike at one of the nature trails nearby. You are also at a convenient distance to drive downtown to see the State Capitol and other attractions. The crowning glory of your stay is the organic breakfast, with fresh ingredients and herbs picked right from the garden. Book early so as not to miss getting a room at one of the best hotels in Olympia WA!
Another one of the Olympia hotels that offer local charm, the Swantown Inn is another prime B&B property that you should consider if traveling in the area. Set in a historical turreted mansion dating from 1899, the Swantown Inn has lovely antique touches like pearl light switches and historically appropriate décor in the rooms. Guests rave about the comfortable beds, updated amenities such as internet and climate control, spa bathtubs, and coffee and tea. Don't miss the three-course breakfast—you won't regret it! Located within walking distance to the downtown area of Olympia, the location can't be beat, and you may find yourself wanting to stay another couple of days.