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The Governor, a Coast Hotel

Seattle, WA, US (SEA)

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Room & Rates
Comfort Room, 2 Queen Beds

Comfort Room, 2 Queen Beds

2 queen beds
300-sq-foot (27-sq-meter) room with a balcony

Entertainment - Free WiFi, 39-inch LCD TV with premium channels
Food & Drink - Refrigerator, microwave, and coffee/tea maker
Sleep - Hypo-allergenic bedding and blackout drapes/curtains
Bathroom - Private bathroom, shower/tub combination, designer toiletries, and a hair dryer
Practical - Free local calls, laptop-compatible safe, and iron/ironing board; rollaway/extra beds and cribs/infant beds available on request
Comfort - Air conditioning and daily housekeeping
Non-Smoking
Connecting/adjoining rooms can be requested, subject to availability
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Standard Room, 1 Queen Bed

1 queen bed
300-sq-foot (27-sq-meter) room with a balcony

Entertainment - Free WiFi, 39-inch LCD TV with premium channels
Food & Drink - Refrigerator, microwave, and coffee/tea maker
Sleep - Hypo-allergenic bedding and blackout drapes/curtains
Bathroom - Private bathroom, shower/tub combination, designer toiletries, and a hair dryer
Practical - Free local calls, laptop-compatible safe, and iron/ironing board; rollaway/extra beds and cribs/infant beds available on request
Comfort - Air conditioning and daily housekeeping
Non-Smoking
Connecting/adjoining rooms can be requested, subject to availability
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Standard Room, 1 Queen Bed with Sofabed, Accessible

1 queen bed or 1 sofa bed
300-sq-foot (27-sq-meter) room with a balcony

Entertainment - Free WiFi, 39-inch LCD TV with premium channels
Food & Drink - Refrigerator, microwave, and coffee/tea maker
Sleep - Hypo-allergenic bedding and blackout drapes/curtains
Bathroom - Private bathroom, shower/tub combination, designer toiletries, and a hair dryer
Practical - Free local calls, laptop-compatible safe, and iron/ironing board; rollaway/extra beds and cribs/infant beds available on request
Comfort - Air conditioning and daily housekeeping
Non-Smoking
Connecting/adjoining rooms can be requested, subject to availability
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Grand Room, 1 King Bed

1 king bed
320-sq-foot (30-sq-meter) room with a balcony

Entertainment - Free WiFi, 46-inch flat-screen TV with premium channels, and iPod dock
Food & Drink - Refrigerator, microwave, coffee/tea maker, and free bottled water
Sleep - Pillowtop bed, premium bedding, a down duvet, a pillow menu, and blackout drapes/curtains
Bathroom - Private bathroom, shower/tub combination, bathrobes, and designer toiletries
Practical - Free local calls, safe, and iron/ironing board; rollaway/extra beds and cribs/infant beds available on request
Comfort - Air conditioning and daily housekeeping
Non-Smoking, renovated in April 2012
Connecting/adjoining rooms can be requested, subject to availability
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Grand Suite, 1 King Bed

1 king bed
320-sq-foot (29-sq-meter) room with a balcony

Entertainment - Free WiFi, 46-inch LCD TV with premium channels
Food & Drink - Refrigerator, minibar, microwave, and coffee/tea maker
Sleep - Pillowtop bed, premium bedding, a down duvet, a pillow menu, and blackout drapes/curtains
Bathroom - Private bathroom, shower/tub combination, bathrobes, and designer toiletries
Practical - Free local calls, safe, and iron/ironing board; rollaway/extra beds and cribs/infant beds available on request
Comfort - Air conditioning and daily housekeeping
Non-Smoking
Connecting/adjoining rooms can be requested, subject to availability
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Grand Room, 1 King Bed

1 king bed
Features a private balcony

Entertainment - Free WiFi, 39-inch LCD TV with premium channels
Food & Drink - Refrigerator, microwave, and coffee/tea maker
Sleep - Hypo-allergenic bedding and blackout drapes/curtains
Bathroom - Private bathroom, shower/tub combination, designer toiletries, and a hair dryer
Practical - Free local calls, laptop-compatible safe, and iron/ironing board; rollaway/extra beds and cribs/infant beds available on request
Comfort - Air conditioning and daily housekeeping
Non-Smoking
Connecting/adjoining rooms can be requested, subject to availability
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Grand Room, 2 Queen Beds

2 queen beds
Features a private balcony

Entertainment - Free WiFi, 39-inch LCD TV with premium channels
Food & Drink - Refrigerator, microwave, and coffee/tea maker
Sleep - Hypo-allergenic bedding and blackout drapes/curtains
Bathroom - Private bathroom, shower/tub combination, designer toiletries, and a hair dryer
Practical - Free local calls, laptop-compatible safe, and iron/ironing board; rollaway/extra beds and cribs/infant beds available on request
Comfort - Air conditioning and daily housekeeping
Non-Smoking
Connecting/adjoining rooms can be requested, subject to availability
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Superior Suite, 1 King Bed

1 king bed
Features a private balcony

Entertainment - Free WiFi, 39-inch LCD TV with premium channels
Food & Drink - Refrigerator, microwave, and coffee/tea maker
Sleep - Hypo-allergenic bedding and blackout drapes/curtains
Bathroom - Private bathroom, shower/tub combination, designer toiletries, and a hair dryer
Practical - Free local calls, laptop-compatible safe, and iron/ironing board; rollaway/extra beds and cribs/infant beds available on request
Comfort - Air conditioning and daily housekeeping
Non-Smoking
Connecting/adjoining rooms can be requested, subject to availability
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Grand Suite, 1 King Bed

1 king bed
Features a private balcony

Entertainment - Free WiFi, 39-inch LCD TV with premium channels
Food & Drink - Refrigerator, microwave, and coffee/tea maker
Sleep - Hypo-allergenic bedding and blackout drapes/curtains
Bathroom - Private bathroom, shower/tub combination, designer toiletries, and a hair dryer
Practical - Free local calls, laptop-compatible safe, and iron/ironing board; rollaway/extra beds and cribs/infant beds available on request
Comfort - Air conditioning and daily housekeeping
Non-Smoking
Connecting/adjoining rooms can be requested, subject to availability
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Comfort Room, 1 King Bed

Comfort Room, 1 King Bed

1 king bed
300-sq-foot (27-sq-meter) room with a balcony

Entertainment - Free WiFi, 39-inch LCD TV with premium channels
Food & Drink - Refrigerator, microwave, and coffee/tea maker
Sleep - Hypo-allergenic bedding and blackout drapes/curtains
Bathroom - Private bathroom, shower/tub combination, designer toiletries, and a hair dryer
Practical - Free local calls, laptop-compatible safe, and iron/ironing board; rollaway/extra beds and cribs/infant beds available on request
Comfort - Air conditioning and daily housekeeping
Non-Smoking
Connecting/adjoining rooms can be requested, subject to availability
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The Governor, a Coast Hotel
621 Capitol Way South, Olympia, WA US 98501

Rooms
Make yourself at home in one of the 123 air-conditioned rooms featuring refrigerators and LCD televisions. Rooms have private balconies. Complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected, and cable programming is available for your entertainment. Private bathrooms with shower/tub combinations feature designer toiletries and hair dryers.

Amenities
Take advantage of recreation opportunities such as a fitness center, or other amenities including complimentary wireless Internet access and concierge services.

Dining
A complimentary buffet breakfast is served daily.

Business, Other Amenities
Featured amenities include a 24-hour business center, complimentary newspapers in the lobby, and a 24-hour front desk. This hotel has 3 meeting rooms available for events. Free self parking is available onsite.

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Know Before You Go

  • Children 17 years old and younger stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding.
  • The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

Fees

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Crib (infant bed) fee: USD 10 per stay
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 10 per day

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Mandatory Fees and Taxes

You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the hotel:

  • Deposit: USD 40 per stay

We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

AMENITIES:
  • 24-Hour Front Desk
  • Complimentary Coffee
  • Concierge Desk
  • Elevator / Lift
  • Fitness Facility
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Local Calls
  • Hypoallergenic Room Available
  • Multilingual Staff
(+) = Additional fees may apply for the use of these amenities.
(*) = Free, some restrictions may apply

Based on 244 reviews
from Wenatchee
Submitted on 05-05-2016
I love the Governor. The staff are so welcoming that it feels like I have just come home. The beds are great. I always get a great nights sleep at the Governor. It is a very convenient location for me and I will always stay at the Governor.
from Dayton
Submitted on 06-05-2016
Absolutely loved this hotel! Great location, excellent staff, beautiful views, reasonable rates! I highly recommend this hotel if you are looking for a place to stay in Olympia. Walking distance to many restaraunts including to some located down on the water. Lovely walking trail down along the water is just a few blocks from hotel as well!
from
Submitted on 16-05-2016
The locale of the Governor Hotel in Olympia, WA was ideal regarding accessibility to sites, shops, restaurants and the Farmers Market. It was comfortable, clean and the staff helpful and friendly. Breakfast is included.
from Lynnwood
Submitted on 20-05-2016
Nice hotel, great rooms. Front desk staff not always very helpful. Varied by individual. Food was excellent and far exceeded a typical hotel continental breakfast. You do need to be patient for an elevator. Hard to find the stairs except on the first floor. Lots of parking available.
from Olympia, Washington
Submitted on 25-05-2016
One of the worst hotel experiences. Had to be buzzed into hotel from garage, where person curtly asked for my name and room number. I had to explain I did not have a room number as I was checking in. Entered elevator full of group of very drunk young people. When I checked in I mentioned this and was told that there was nothing to be done if persons were simply riding in elevator. Room was smelly and dirty. Television and refrigerator did not work. I called front desk again to indicate pe... Read more
from Norwalk
Submitted on 26-05-2016
There is some charm and history in this downtown hotel. Don't expect all the modern amenities but with easy access and walking distance to all the great things Olympia offers, it is well worth the cost
from
Submitted on 28-05-2016
Kind of found this place by accident and what a great find it has been!!!! We have stayed several times and while not everything has been operating at 100% The staff has always been top notch­???­???­???­??? Coleen is by far the best front end check in super star ever bar none!!!! Friendly, fast, thorough and just plain old fashioned good people!!!! Thanks much!!!!
from Arch Cape
Submitted on 30-05-2016
Loud through the night. People were in and out of the rooms all night long. From the pictures it looks like a really nice hotel. It clearly has been renovated. The beds and linens were clean and comfortable and if you are a person that likes a sound sleep I'm not sure I would recommend it for you.
from Port Moody
Submitted on 31-05-2016
I was worried about the location after driving through Olympia last year but it turned out to be just perfect. We were the only baseball team there. The tea in the lobby was awesome, so no need to go to Starbucks and spend money. Getting there at midnight, and waking up at 6am, I decided to go for a walk, turns out we were 2 blocks from the path around this little lake in front of the Capital building. It was just gorgeous. I would use this hotel again for sure.
from Seattle, Washington
Submitted on 07-06-2016
We stayed here one night and we are glad it was just one night. We had booked a suite but the extra space was empty except for a desk and chair. The thermostat did not appear to work because we kept trying to turn the air on so we could sleep but it got warmer instead. At around dawn we opened the sliding glass door to get a cool morning breeze but the birds were chirping too loudly. We turned up our white noise machine to drown out the noise of the birds but then we overslept our alarm because ... Read more
from
Submitted on 15-06-2016
If you like old hotels, this place is for you. If you like working A/C, working elevators, drains that drain, or anything associated with a good hotel stay. Then please find another hotel. Staff are friendly, beds are comfy. Owners have given up spending money on this hotel. One elevator for 8 floors, ONE. Since January. Seriously panelhandlers stand at the hotel door, might even see them in line for breakfast in the morning.
from Midwest
Submitted on 15-06-2016
We needed a place to sleep on the way from a late arrival at Seatac airport to Oregon. Olympia seemed a reasonable stop, and we slept pretty well here. I found my bed comfortable, although my father would have preferred a firmer mattress. Point is, we all slept undisturbed from the free parking and cheerful check-in to getting cleaned up for the included breakfast. The breakfast buffet was at the better end of mid-range hotels: scrambled eggs, sausage, bacon, make your own waffles, yogur... Read more
from Vancouver, Washington
Submitted on 16-06-2016
Heading North, from South, and this was a great stop. Very clean room; excellent breakfast; free parking and wi-fi. Easy access, and we got latte's and a paper from across the street in the wee hours of the morning.
from Annapolis, Maryland
Submitted on 19-06-2016
This hotel looks good on the outside and in the lobby - beyond that, buyer beware. Carpets and rooms are shabby, sheets are scratchy, pillows are only the foam-filled type that make your neck be at a 70-degree angle. In my room, the lamps were tipping over, the curtains didn't open and close easily, the toilet broke. The lights from the parking deck are so bright, you can't leave the curtains open to enjoy the evening/night view if you want to sleep. While I was there (2 nights), one of two ... Read more
from Olympia
Submitted on 21-06-2016
Excellent location in Olympia. Nice staff. Comfortable bed.. The only think I would change is the paper plates and plastic forks at the free breakfast buffet. I always recommend this stately hotel for the Olympia WA experience.The elevator was slow but it suits the charm of the building. Give yourself time to get up and down. Try turning off the cell phone and enjoy staying in a historical building in Olympia.
from Seattle
Submitted on 26-06-2016
This room cost me $149 plus taxes and fees. It was worth maybe $79. The principal problem is that the hotel is a bit old and weary. The elevators are very slow. The breakfast was horrible. Were those powdered eggs? Paper plates and plastic. No good eating spot close by and what there was was closed by 7 PM. The front desk seemed more interested in stating the rules than helping either myself or the folks on several phone calls while I was checking in. Olympia has better choices.
from Olympia
Submitted on 29-06-2016
Good hotel for the money; great location; good breakfast; nice restaurants all around the hotel. Convenient to the whole Kitsap Peninsula. Have stayed here numerous times and would again, particularly for the value.
from Spokane
Submitted on 29-06-2016
The place has a great location, which is the main selling point. It's an easy wall to just about everything in Olympia worth going to. It's recent renovation was a complete redecoration and it looks great, but underneath the cosmetics, it's showing its age. One of the elevators has been out of commission for weeks, the AC is iffy. In my room the shower faucet was dripping and the toilet keeps running.
from San Bernardino
Submitted on 29-06-2016
Air conditioning does not keep up with the demands, stale smoke odor and only one elevator working. The room was comfortable except for the stale smoke odor and poor air conditioning. I would stay here again but I think the rooms might be a little overpriced for the hotel.
from Omak
Submitted on 01-07-2016
The hotel is in need of a face lift for sure. My room was quiet and had a very comfortable bed. The view included nice park full of homeless people. I went for a walk but found myself on guard as all the homeless were walking around yelling and fighting with each other. Great location to the waterfront. My shower was not working right and would go from scalding hot to freezing cold. I ended up having to wash my hair in the sink. I would have scored the hotel much higher if the shower had worked.
from Lewiston, Idaho
Submitted on 04-07-2016
The room was very clean and well done. The folks at the front desk were very friendly and helpful. The location was very convenient and near downtown. One elevator was broken but I prefer the stairs most of the time anyway.
from Washington DC, District of Columbia
Submitted on 08-07-2016
I had work in the capitol and found this a very good location for walking to my destinations. Granted the building is old but dealing with slow elevators was not such a big deal. Staff were very helpful.
from DEXTER
Submitted on 10-07-2016
Staying in Olympia for one night. Staff friendly. Hotel clearly remodeled recently. Rooms very clean. Others note AC problems. West side has notice to keep blackout drapes closed in afternoon. We had no problems and as it is central AC and not individual units it was quiet. Some sounds from hall and other rooms but nothing worse than most hotels. Elevators were quirky (skipped floors that were pushed for no apparent reason) but functional. Neighborhood felt safer than centers of many other citi... Read more
from Spokane, Washington
Submitted on 11-07-2016
Loved the bed and the views we had of the water/Capitol building were sweet but the showers are possessed and alter from scalding hot to cold every few seconds. The elevators are also old and skip floors so suggest using the stairs as much as possible. Good location right in downtown and having covered parking was nice with the rainy weather. Staff was also helpful but the breakfast provided was mediocre and not replenished very often.
from Sammamish
Submitted on 12-07-2016
Everything was great except for the erroneous fire alarm at 6am. I'm sure they will get it fixed. A good room at a fair price and a good complimentary breakfast, although adding a good junk cereal to the mix would be nice.
from Seattle, Washington
Submitted on 12-07-2016
Excellent service, convenient location, and good room rate offset extremely soft beds and evening noise from the neighboring park. The front desk staff was extremely helpful in handling our group's accommodations and providing appropriate recommendations for dinner and shopping. The primary detractor were the beds, which we way too soft. We had two rooms and the one across from the park encountered some nighttime noise from the park across the street.
from Portland, Oregon
Submitted on 15-07-2016
This is a our second time at this hotel in the past year and a half. Our stay this time was better than our first time - it was a great experience! The staff was super friendly and helpful. We found our room to be very clean and comfortable, and we had a great view of the Pride Parade. (super fun experience!) The buffet breakfast had a also improved with more choices (they pretty much have everything you could possibly want for breakfast), and the young lady running the buffet worked hard to mak... Read more
from Seattle, Washington
Submitted on 17-07-2016
Good clean rooms - friendly helpful and accommodating staff. Hotel was full for the weekend but didn't hear a thing suggests no "paper wall" construction. Tad old in external outlook but recently updated internally.
from Snoqualmie, Washington, United States
Submitted on 18-07-2016
The air conditioner didn't work which is a big fail in Summer. Our room was so hot we could barely sleep. The rest of the hotel was pretty nice but we couldn't get over how warm it was. They also don't have the greatest cable coverage.
from Bend
Submitted on 18-07-2016
great location, recent updates were really appreciated. i come to oly almost annually for lakefair and the hotel has done a great job of improving upon what they already had. i will definitely stay again.
from Dexter, Oregon
Submitted on 22-07-2016
We only stayed in the Governor to break up our trip, our final destination was on the Canadian border. We were lucky because Olympia is a cool place to hang out and we would have missed it driving through. It has a fun downtown, and the Governor is right downtown, a wonderful harbor, within walking distance. The rooms have been remodeled, and everything in the State is expensive due to taxes...so while it was no bargain, it was clean, and well located . We would go back in an instant!
from
Submitted on 23-07-2016
Booked this hotel looking for something centered in the older downtown area. The friendly, professional-looking, front desk staff was my first impression. They were wonderful and helped us get around. The room was clean, large and comfortable. The lake view, is more of a pond past a few industrial buildings, but was still great. Breakfast was above the standard fare. The hot food was hot and tasty. The coffee was good and the rest of the breakfast was hearty and tasty looking. We had s... Read more
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