5 on December 27, 2015
I rarely write a review but I feel the Swantown Inn is so outstanding that I felt compelled to share my husband's and my feelings. We have stayed here at least seven times, three times in 2015 alone, and have reservations for 2016. Nathan and Casey, the owners, are very friendly and helpful. They will give you excellent recommendations for restaurants and things to do in Olympia and the surrounding area. The Inn is charming and the service is outstanding. The breakfasts are gourmet and different everyday. We have stayed there for as long as ten days without very many repeats. They cater to the Inn's guests needs. One breakfast we were there included vegetarians, lactose free, and gluten free. We each had something different and it was all delicious. We had an event there last year and everything was done very professionally. Guests were warmly greeted and felt very comfortable. I highly recommend the Swantown In..
5 on July 08, 2012
I had a family wedding to attend and remembered seeing a online coupon for this place. It had sounded wonderful and the many positive reviews made my choice obvious. I have to say, the reviews do not lie! The Swantown Inn is going to be my choice of lodging for whenever I need to stay down in Olympia. The innkeepers are wonderful friendly people that make you feel like YOU are welcome, not just your credit card. I stayed in the Perceval room. The reading nook is so nice to curl up in and read for a bit before going to bed. The CD player with soft music on it when you arrive makes it feel so warm, peaceful and welcoming. The period antiques that the house is decorated with make you feel like you have stepped back in time and gives the Swantown Inn a lot of her charm. The food for breakfast is out of this world. The banana sorbet was refreshing and the breakfast pudding was out of this world! Being allergic to eggs means normally I have cereal or toast for breakfast. Having a wonderful hot breakfast was a great way to start a very busy day with my family. It was so much fun visiting with the other guests at breakfast and hearing the stories from Nathan about what they plan to do with the inn and little bits about things going on in the neighborhood.
5 on June 19, 2012
Our first bed & breakfast adventure was perfect! First and foremost, it has to be said that Nathan and Casey were the perfect hosts, very helpful, friendly and accommodating. The service and sightseeing recommendations were excellent and the Inn itself is beautiful. The beds are soft and luxurious and the food is so good. Each breakfast includes fresh scones, sorbet and a breakfast entree that were all delicious. We had only planned on staying for 2 nights but we were fortunate enough to stay a 3rd night and would have loved to stay longer if we had been able. My girlfriend got a massage in the Day Spa there that she is still raving about. If you are staying in Washington I would recommend that you stay here a few nights if possible. It is conveniently located close to shops and the Capitol district but is in a quiet area so that you have the best of both. Thanks to Nathan and Casey for a wonderful stay!
3.8 on November 18, 2011
A colleague and I decided to stay here while in Olympia on business; the room rates were commensurate with what our employer provides for hotel. As it was during the week, we had the place to ourselves. The Inn is quiet and the beds are super-comfortable. Coffee and baked goods were set out early and definitely enough to hold us over until the wonderful multi-course breakfast. I would recommend Swantown Inn both to business travelers as well as people looking for a get-away spot.
5 on September 26, 2011
We only stayed here one night but wished we had more time. The innkeepers were very nice and extremely helpful in giving us recommendations for the area. We had never stayed in a Victorian-era home so that was a fun experience. The day we left we were pressed for time to get to the airport but we could have stayed and chatted with Nathan all day. The breakfast was amazing and very unique. The location was perfect for us to walk around Olympia.
4.6 on August 04, 2011
My father, his cousin and his wife, and I spent two weeks at the Inn while gathered for a family get-together. Every morning we had a different scone, sorbet and entree which were made from wonderful ingredients. My father is not an adventurous eater so Nathan and Casey made sure to fix him "regular" eggs once in awhile. The location is good for getting around town and the Penisula, easy access to the highway. Beds and rooms are very comfy -- no TV! which is great in my opinion. We were given good ideas and suggestions for trips as well places to eat [and places to avoid]. If we/I ever get back that way I know where we will plan to stay.
4.8 on May 18, 2011
My boyfriend and I were fortunate enough to stay here for the weekend in the spring. The place was gorgeous, the food was delicious, and the owners were more than friendly. Breakfasts were amazing and our hosts were constantly personable and accommodating throughout our entire stay. We had a fantastic time and will be back soon!
5 on December 19, 2010
Beautiful B&B. The owners have done an excellent job creating a very comfortable and lavish Inn. The rooms where fabulous, breakfast was amazing, and the overall experience was perfect. AND completely affortable...I truely would have expected to pay double what they charge!!
4.4 on December 01, 2010
We used Olympia as a staging ground to see Seattle to the north, NW Trek animal park to the east, and to explore the capitol. It worked perfectly for us. We looked forward to an excellent breakfast each day and privacy each night. Casey and Nathan were great hosts. I almost feel like we're friends now. The Swantown Inn was unique. I would definitely go back to take advantage of the spa day in the attic. They really outdid themselves there.
5 on November 22, 2010
I stay in a lot of B&Bs in my travels and this was by far one of the best. I was there for 6 nights and had a wonderful relaxing time. The Astoria room was beautiful and the bed very comfortable. The remote operated fireplace was the perfect thing for hilly North West nights in the fall. I will definitely be returning David Frommer
3.0 on November 07, 2010
Great location. About a 20 minute walk to the fabulous Farmer's Market.
4.0 on November 02, 2010
The stay was amazing, the food was great and the massages were exactly what we needed! Thanks for the wonderful time!
3.8 on October 25, 2010
We only had the pleasure to stay at this great b&b for one evening, but truly enjoyed our experience. It was magical to stay in such a historic home. The room was generous, and the bed was so grand it made us feel very special. We received great recommendations for local restaurants, which we were encouraged to walk to, and were given a great walking map. A special touch was the freshly baked chocolate chip cookies that were available in the dining room! Would definitely stay again.
5 on October 13, 2010
Had an amazing two nights there! Took in a couples massage which was a perfect way to start the day. Nathan and Casey were wonderful hosts and could tell you where to find anything in the city. Breakfast was so good and the other guests were very chatty making our stay there superb!
4.4 on August 13, 2010
Stayed one night. Really unique building, room. Loved the music going in our room. Very relaxing, romantic. Nice owners, interesting conversation at breakfast. Very nice getaway!
5 on November 16, 2009
We had a wonderful stay at the Swantown Inn. Nathan and Casey were very accommodating, and the breakfasts were amazing. Wish we could have stayed longer.
5 on September 16, 2009
They were so great. My wedding was June 6th of 2009. I was wanting it outside, but of course this is Washington & well have it be it started to sprinkle!!! So Casey called & let me know about the weather & said she suggest it be inside. So we had it inside, no biggie!!! The wedding was more than perfect. They were there if I needed em & were not pushy or anything, just let me have my day!!! The room was beyond perfect!!! & BREAKFAST...WOW!!!! Casey can cook her butt off!!! I have nothing bad to say!!!! & if me & my husband are still in Washington next year we will be spending our anniversary here!!!
4.4 on September 02, 2009
My husband and I were married by Casey at the Inn last November (2008) in a small elopement ceremony. It couldn't have been nicer, and the house and room were beautiful. They provided flowers, cake, etc. and it was all wonderful. Not to mention the delicious breakfast.
4.8 on July 29, 2009
We stayed at Swantown for our anniversary. Relaxing accomodations and excellent food. Friendly atmosphere, We'll go again!
4.6 on June 05, 2009
I stayed in two different bed and breakfasts over my weekend and this was a lovely end-of-trip stay. The bed was cozy and the room quiet. I recommend it to friends!
5 on April 08, 2009
When we checked in for our weekend at the Swantown we had no idea how great a time we would have. From Nathan's dinner recommendations, to our time in the day spa, we felt spoiled and pampered. The farmers market was thriving, and we had the nicest apples! We will be back and let everyone else we know about this b and b.
Thank you for the great review of our Inn and Day Spa. We are glad you had a total experience of Olympia. The Farmers Market is indeed one of the best around. We sincerely appreciate your word of mouth referrals!
4.6 on August 27, 2008
A wonderful place to visit with a warm friendly welcome from Nathan. The rooms were very comfortable and the breakfast was absolutely outstanding.
5 on August 19, 2008
We have stayed at B-n-B's all over the U.S. and this is by far, one of the best. Bed was seriously the most comfortable bed we have EVER slept in, room was very clean and well appointed. Location was very quiet, peaceful and yet close to downtown and easy to find. Breakfast far exceeded anything we might have expected, in part because we had special dietary needs (vegan) and the hosts met them expertly and DELICIOUSLY! Exceptional value for what we got and then some. I can't say enough nice things.
Although it takes a little more effort catering to your dietary needs is a great challenge! Vegan is actually easy! We also are well known for our Gluten Free breakfasts.
4.0 on August 08, 2008
Very comfortable, historic B&B in Olympia. The bed was marvelous; best I've ever slept in. Innkeepers recommeded great local dining for dinner and personally prepared a stunning breakfast. Strongly recommended.
We are glad you like the bed so much. Since carefully upgrading all of our rooms to our handmade King beds we have had more positive feedback than we ever imagined we would. However we also believe the fact that your on a break, not waiting for the alarm to go off in the morning, and generally not in hurry, all helps for a good nights sleep.
4.4 on August 06, 2008
All the elements of a great B&B are here: attractive, clean facilities with many "extras" (including internet connection and morning coffee); comfortable beds; delicious, ample breakfasts; and crowned by Nathan and Casey, the personable, hospitable, and attentive innkeepers. We feared that the lack of A/C in the hot weather would cause poor sleep, but we slept well aided by window fans and cool nights. Our three days were very pleasant as a result. Yes, we will return!
3.8 on July 24, 2008
Rooms were terrific. I liked the flexibility that was given us regarding breakfasts which were very tasty. The only complaints I have is sometimes did not work - an outlet and VCR and it was difficult to get hot tea other than breakfast.
I am sorry that you wished to use the VCR, we do not keep it hooked up as we have the DVD player in the slot. We would have happily swapped it over if requested. Hot tea is only available on request, however we do have plans to one day have a instant hot water on demand for when we are not at the Inn.
4.0 on July 15, 2008
My daughter and I enjoyed this charming Inn while in Olympia; very comfortable bed and large private bath. We enjoyed all the special touches like an old-fashioned radio that played CDs. Nice Innkeepers.
4.8 on June 13, 2008
Just like stepping back in time. The beds were so comfy and the house beautifully furnished.Breakfast yummy and Nathan and Casey great innkeepers.Many day trips that can be taken from this beautiful haven.
4.6 on June 09, 2008
The host is very helpful in finding dining location. Good!! Better driving than walking to downtown.
4.6 on May 29, 2008
The most amazing breakfasts I have ever experienced! Beds are like sleeping on clouds. Nathan and Casey are so warm and welcoming.
4.8 on May 29, 2008
Their breakfast was delicious, their beds so comfortable and they are wonderful people-can you ask for more? No!
4.6 on April 13, 2007
I've stayed here a few times and will go back agian. What a nice quiet place to relax. The innkeepers are so helpful and pleasent to be around. Need help with what to do around town or where to eat dinner, Casey and Nathen will be more then happy to point you into the right direction. Give it a try, you won't be disappointed.