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GuestHouse Inn & Suites Tumwater / Olympia

2.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Room was disappointing; kind of dingy though appeared to be clean. Staff was excellent; check-in was easy (staff made sure that my email request of non-smoking room was taken care of). Breakfast was good (loved the waffles); staff made sure that all items were available.

Was upgraded to room that had 4 matching dishes instead of 2 goodwill bowls...cig burns in bedspread, carpets coming up in corners. Pools need painting but semi clean. Thick ice build up in both fridges that I saw. Nice staff. But thats like polish on a turd. It's still a turd.

we have stayed here in the past and will stay here in the future. Staff always helpful and friendly

read the rest of my review and you will find out i gave a honest and enjoyable review of said motel--love the remote location

Had a funeral and booked 6 nights room was ok old and well used but ok first night strange smell something like skunk went down and asked said probably pot smokers on non smoking floor gave me spray never cleaned our room for three days no towels had to get own room supplies on fourth day they moved us last two days they clean but the sink didn't drain toilet plugged and had to get own towels they have shortage of towels breakfast area always filthy food all over asked them to clean told maid went home already foyer never washed and windows always opened freezing said they couldn't close them till7:00 covering up the pot smell I guess toldpot smoking is legal in Washington but in non smoking doesn't matter what you smoke right never again stay away from tumwater guesthouse suites made a bad experience a whole lot worse only two people. Apologized

Hotel staff need to be trained better. Overall hotel needs extensive revamping, and the beds are very uncomfortable.

Great stay! Close to the highway! Minutes from everything. Grow up of trees keeps freeway sound down. No weirdos hanging around. Lovely, quiet property with great management. Continental breakfast was an amazing value especially with the room being $50 Less than competitors for more room and better accommodations!

The hotel is dated but clean. Many things need work but it's functional. The staff is hard to rate because it's all over the place - check in , great lady, friendly happy even at 9 pm. Next day - told front desk one of our keys didn't work. Different lady - looked at me like I was bothering her, asked what I wanted her to do about it- I said "nothing" left the key and walked away. Second night- nice you guy got us more pool towels, very friendly. Last day check out- the lady ( third woman I had seen) was professional and polite but not friendly. The room was always clean but worn out feeling. The pool area is always clean. Wifi is super slow. Best part is it is quiet. Best to park close to the building - it seems dark away from the building and people walking in and out of the trees at all hours. The breakfast is good tasting - more food than a lot of places but the eating area and serving area are cramped- hard to deal with if more than two people are getting food at once. The price is good and close to where we need to be so we would return.

Room really old and dirty, no towels in pool. Pool smell and looks dirty

We stayed here for 3 nights. The bed is hard, the room looked nice at first but was dusty. The biggest complaint is customer service. There is none here. Our room had no bath towels. I called to the front desk and was told I needed to go find someone to get them. No one came to clean our room during our stay. The last day I asked for our room to be cleaned and they did do it. This is standard in any other hotel. The pool had no towels which was annoying so again I had to go find someone to help me. The staff seemed to be annoyed at my requests. I won't be going back.

Decent hotel right off the I5, close to Olympia, yet quiet. Sofa and table was separated from the rest of the room by a half wall.

Enjoyed this hotel. The pool and hot tub were fantastic. Very clean, quiet, and friendly employees.

Got this room for my soon-to-be daughter-in-law, during the week before the wedding - some time for her to relax and de-stress. She said she enjoyed the in-room spa tub very much.

This hotel could use some updating but it did the job.

The staff was very helpful. They went out of there way to help. I will stay at Guest House again.

Quiet, convenient, and comfortable, what more could you ask for? We have stayed here 3 times while taking/picking up our daughter from college. The beds are very comfortable, hotel is nice and quiet, and easy access to the highway. Breakfast is pretty standard fare and seating is limited, but can't beat the value of this hotel.

helpful staff and the room was kept clean, the TV need was an older model and we always needed to reset it; pets are welcome, and it seemed like a lot of dogs were in the hotel

It was convenient for our stay and it was ok. Our only complaint was the key cards never worked in the side door. It took pets and we appreciated that.

Room very outdated! Old TV and it actually a VCR in the room ( not DVD VCR combo ) carpet looked like it was from the 70's along with the border wallpaper. Bed was rock hard! The hotel was full while we were there so you would think they should be able to afford some upgrades!!! On the plus side we did enjoy the breakfast and it is right off the highway so very easy to find. If your looking for a place to just crash for the night at a reasonable rate this may work for you. If your looking for comfort spend a few bucks more a & go elsewhere!

A bit dated, but fine for an overnight stop. TV was quite old with a VCR and even though there was a living room area with couch, the TV was across from the bed--not in the living area.

1600 74th Ave SW Tumwater WA

Hotel highlights

  • Free hot/cold buffet breakfast on weekends
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Indoor pool

GuestHouse Inn & Suites Tumwater / Olympia is located 1.6 mi (2.5 km) from Olympic Flight Museum and within a 10-minute drive of Tumwater Falls Park. This 58-room hotel welcomes guests with conveniences like free breakfast, an indoor pool, and a 24-hour fitness center. Hands On Children's Museum and Governor's Mansion are also a short drive away.


Dining

Free hot/cold buffet breakfast is served on weekdays from 6 AM to 9 AM and on weekends from 6 AM to 10 AM.


Rooms

All 58 air-conditioned accommodations feature sitting areas. Guests can expect free WiFi and 27-inch flat-screen TVs with satellite channels. Beds are dressed in pillow menus and bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries. Microwaves, refrigerators, and coffee makers are other standard amenities.


Property features

At GuestHouse Inn & Suites Tumwater / Olympia, guests enjoy an indoor pool, a 24-hour fitness center, and a spa tub. If you plan to drive, free parking is available. The front desk is staffed 24/7 to help secure valuables, and answer any questions about the accommodations. Additional amenities include free WiFi in public areas, a meeting room, and a 24-hour business center.

Room options

Executive Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking, Kitchenette

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Executive Room, 1 King Bed, Smoking, Kitchenette

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Family Suite, 1 Bedroom, Refrigerator & Microwave

King 1 | Sleeps 4

Suite, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking, Jetted Tub

King 1 | Sleeps 6

Guest reviews for GuestHouse Inn & Suites Tumwater / Olympia

Everyone (12) Business (5) Couples (14) Family (11) Friends (2) Other (2)
3
Everyone

Room was disappointing; kind of dingy though appeared to be clean. Staff was excellent; check-in was easy (staff made sure that my email request of non-smoking room was taken care of). Breakfast was good (loved the waffles); staff made sure that all items were available.

By , from lynnwood, wa on Oct 22, 2017

Review comment responded on Oct 24, 2017

Dear Valued Guest Thank you so much for letting us know how your recent stay was with us we appreciate your feedback on the items that could be improved on we strive to make each and every stay as comfortable as possible and i am happy to announce we will be doing some upgrades this winter and look forward to you seeing it your next visit

1

needs updating badly. carpets rolling up, a.c. bad

Everyone

Was upgraded to room that had 4 matching dishes instead of 2 goodwill bowls...cig burns in bedspread, carpets coming up in corners. Pools need painting but semi clean. Thick ice build up in both fridges that I saw. Nice staff. But thats like polish on a turd. It's still a turd.

By , from Nevada on Aug 21, 2017

Review comment responded on Oct 4, 2017

Dear Melissa thank you for taking the time to tell us about your recent stay at our hotel we appreciate you telling us what needs to upgraded as we will be doing so this winter we hope you will return to see our new look thank you GSA Melissa

5

good value

Everyone

we have stayed here in the past and will stay here in the future. Staff always helpful and friendly

By on Dec 31, 2016

4
Everyone

read the rest of my review and you will find out i gave a honest and enjoyable review of said motel--love the remote location

By , from olympia wa. on Nov 29, 2016

1

worst experience ever

Everyone

Had a funeral and booked 6 nights room was ok old and well used but ok first night strange smell something like skunk went down and asked said probably pot smokers on non smoking floor gave me spray never cleaned our room for three days no towels had to get own room supplies on fourth day they moved us last two days they clean but the sink didn't drain toilet plugged and had to get own towels they have shortage of towels breakfast area always filthy food all over asked them to clean told maid went home already foyer never washed and windows always opened freezing said they couldn't close them till7:00 covering up the pot smell I guess toldpot smoking is legal in Washington but in non smoking doesn't matter what you smoke right never again stay away from tumwater guesthouse suites made a bad experience a whole lot worse only two people. Apologized

By , from w on Nov 17, 2016

2
Everyone

Hotel staff need to be trained better. Overall hotel needs extensive revamping, and the beds are very uncomfortable.

By , from Lacey, WA on Oct 11, 2016

5

absolute gem!

Everyone

Great stay! Close to the highway! Minutes from everything. Grow up of trees keeps freeway sound down. No weirdos hanging around. Lovely, quiet property with great management. Continental breakfast was an amazing value especially with the room being $50 Less than competitors for more room and better accommodations!

By on Oct 10, 2016

Review comment responded on Oct 11, 2016

Thank you for taking the time to submit your review of our hotel. We value our guests and do our best to ensure we meet your expectations and strive to exceed them. We rely on reviews submitted by our guests to help us find the best way to help you enjoy your stay. We hope you come back and stay with us again!

3

stayed here twice- good for the price.

Everyone

The hotel is dated but clean. Many things need work but it's functional. The staff is hard to rate because it's all over the place - check in , great lady, friendly happy even at 9 pm. Next day - told front desk one of our keys didn't work. Different lady - looked at me like I was bothering her, asked what I wanted her to do about it- I said "nothing" left the key and walked away. Second night- nice you guy got us more pool towels, very friendly. Last day check out- the lady ( third woman I had seen) was professional and polite but not friendly. The room was always clean but worn out feeling. The pool area is always clean. Wifi is super slow. Best part is it is quiet. Best to park close to the building - it seems dark away from the building and people walking in and out of the trees at all hours. The breakfast is good tasting - more food than a lot of places but the eating area and serving area are cramped- hard to deal with if more than two people are getting food at once. The price is good and close to where we need to be so we would return.

By , from Spokane on Sep 20, 2016

Review comment responded on Oct 11, 2016

Thank you for taking the time to submit your review of our hotel. We value our guests and do our best to ensure we meet your expectations and strive to exceed them. We rely on reviews submitted by our guests to help us find the best way to help you enjoy your stay. We hope you come back and stay with us again!

1

hotel too old and almost all rooms smoke free

Everyone

Room really old and dirty, no towels in pool. Pool smell and looks dirty

By on Sep 6, 2016

2

don't stay here

Everyone

We stayed here for 3 nights. The bed is hard, the room looked nice at first but was dusty. The biggest complaint is customer service. There is none here. Our room had no bath towels. I called to the front desk and was told I needed to go find someone to get them. No one came to clean our room during our stay. The last day I asked for our room to be cleaned and they did do it. This is standard in any other hotel. The pool had no towels which was annoying so again I had to go find someone to help me. The staff seemed to be annoyed at my requests. I won't be going back.

By on Aug 1, 2016