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Where to stay in Gig Harbor?|
That is the question! And answering it for yourself is part of the fun of coming to Gig Harbor. You'll have no shortage of options... from hotels to motels to small inns to tiny but personable bed and breakfasts, Gig Harbor has a place to stay for every traveler.
The question then breaks down into a series of smaller questions: What? Where? How much?
What type of lodging do you prefer? Hotel, motel, small inn or the comforts of home as manifested in a bed and breakfast?
One of the jewels of the Gig Harbor lodging scene is the Maritime Inn, a small inn (just 15 rooms), located in the quaint downtown district, directly across the street from the public pier. Walk to Gig Harbor's famous downtown restaurants, shops and art galleries from the Maritime Inn.
Sorry, Gig Harbor offers none of the ubiquitous motel chains that dot the interstate highways. No Holiday Inn, no Travelers Lodge, not even a Motel 6 (though spokesman Tom Bodett lives here). In keeping with Gig Harbor's original atmosphere, our local motels are one-of-a-kind. If you want to park your car directly outside your room as you come and go, check into the Westwynd Motel Suites & Apartments. The Westwynd is an outstanding motel, offering comfortable rooms and convenient location, generally offering the best rates in town, and is also a great launching pad for exploring the Key Peninsula and Kitsap County while staying rooted in the Gig Harbor area.
So those are your choices for hotels, motels and small inns. But it's just the start of the accommodations galaxy of the Gig Harbor/Key Peninsula area. Next, we explore the range of private residences offering you the chance to stay at home while you travel. The bed and breakfast experience!
The B&B Scene - On the Waterfront
Where to stay becomes perhaps the most important question for your B&B hunt. Do you want to stay close in? Or would you prefer to get out into the countryside a bit... to the tranquility of our beautiful forests or waterfront? Decisions, decisions!
On the north end of downtown, in what is known as the Finholm District, you'll discover one of Gig Harbor's newest B&Bs, the Waterfront Inn. As the name suggests, this inn is on the water, offering tranquil views of harbor, as well as private entrance, fireplace and jacuzzi for nearly every room.
If you like the idea of staying on the water, but would rather move a bit further out from the busy harbor, consider Beachside Getaway, on a lovely beach on Fox Island, a 10 minute drive from Gig Harbor's commercial district. Here you'll enjoy the tranquil views with the Olympic Mountains across the water. You will stay in English cottage-style accomodations with full kitchen and romantic fireplace.
Out on the Key Peninsula, about a 15 minute drive from downtown Gig Harbor, is Olde Glencove Hotel, overlooking Puget Sound. Built in 1896 and on the National Registered of Historic Places, Glencove Hotel makes for a fantastic romantic getaway off the beaten path.
Other waterfront B&Bs in the area include Green Gables Edgewater, Harborside, Wesley Inn Beachhouse, and Pleasurecraft Houseboat Rentals docked in the harbor.
B&Bs - Close In
If you are seeking peace and quiet... escape into the forest! Our recommendations for a relaxing stay in the trees would include Bear's Lair B&B, a gorgeous five acre country estate with beautiful gardens, a pond with island gazebo, unbelievable woodwork crafted by the owner throughout the home... and your own private carriage house to stay in if you like. The name of No Cabbages B&B should give you a hint as to the personality of this establishment, nestled in the forest just above Sunrise Beach. It's eclectic, it's fun, it's downright spiritual in the lush, rainforest-like setting that also includes a private guesthouse for your enjoyment. Though each of these B&Bs are hidden away in the woods, they are still just minutes from downtown.
Speaking of pets... if you are traveling with your own pets, be sure to inquire whether pets are accepted at the lodging establishment of your choice. Pets are definitely welcome at the Westwynd Motel. Usually pets are not allowed at B&Bs.
Vacation Rentals & Getaways -- Fix Your Own Darned Breakfast!
Gig Harbor Beach Bay B&B
on the shores of Henderson Bay.
Olde Glencove Hotel
Historic B&B and great wedding spot.
WestWynd Motel & Suites
Best rates in the area.
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