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Swantown Inn Bed and Breakfast

1431 11th Avenue SE , Olympia, WA 98501 USA (Show map)
31 Reviews
$119 - $179
per night

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Being one of only three true Bed and Breakfasts in Olympia, you can expect more personalized recommendations for dining and activities. You will also be served a gourmet three course breakfast each morning of your stay. We feature an on site day spa, The Attic Day Spa, offering massages and more. Add on a Couple's Signature Massage in the Day spa to make your stay particularly memorable and relaxing. Modern conveniences include free WIFI, king sized beds and private baths. A sumptuous gourmet three course breakfast is served in the dining room each morning. Swantown Inn also hosts romantic weddings, please call or visit our website for details.



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  • Guest room4.5
  • Service4.6
  • Value4.6
  • Cleanliness4.4
  • Dining4.6

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What a wonderful place to stay.

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.

Swantown Inn B&B

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!

B&B's don't have to be just for personal travel

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.

Perfect way to end our trip to the Northwest

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.

wonderful experience for the family

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.

A beautiful bed and breakfast loaded with history!

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!

Worth every dallor and then some!!

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!!

Staging Ground: Olympia

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.

Wonderful Eperiene

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

View of the WA state capitol dome

3.0 on November 07, 2010

Great location. About a 20 minute walk to the fabulous Farmer's Market.

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Rooms & Rates


Our grandest of accommodations, this large room features a romantic four poster king bed, sitting area with full sized couch,fireplace, table and chairs, private bath with two person Jacuzzi tub and separate shower, and view of the gardens and Capitol dome.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $179 - $179

Nightly Rate: $179 - $179


This is now our only room that can accommodate people in two beds. A comfortable 14’ by 14’ room with a new king size iron bed featuring a luxury eurotop mattress, table and two chairs, and a chair and a half that pulls out to the most comfortable twin size bed. This room also has views of the gardens and the capitol dome. Across the hall you find a large 10’ by 12’ private Victorian bathroom featuring a claw foot tub and foot soaking tub. This bathroom is two steps across the hall from the room, but transports you to another time all together.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King , 1 Twin

Nightly Rate: $119 - $119

Nightly Rate: $119 - $119


This room features a luxurious King bed where you can lie down and enjoy the view out of the double windows. You can see our vegetable and flower gardens, with the State Capitol towering majestically before the Black Hills in the distance. With a warm fluffy comforter (or blanket in warmer weather) the bed is the perfect place to take a nap, with the afternoon sun bathing the room with light and warmth. There are two wingback style recliners, which are comfortable enough to take a nap in or sit and read a good book. Business travelers will appreciate the writing desk and wifi.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $129 - $129

Nightly Rate: $129 - $129


This bright and airy 12’ by 13’ room features a roomy king sized bed with a luxury eurotop mattress, and private bathroom with shower. There is also a reading nook with a couples’ wing back style seat, perfect for planning your next adventure or sharing a glass of wine with your special someone. For those occasions when work and pleasure co-mingle there is also a small secretary’s desk for your laptop and our Wireless Internet is accessible from the room.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $119 - $119

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Location Type

South Puget Sound, City, Downtown


Seattle, WA (SEA-Seattle Tacoma) 50 miles

Directions to property:

From Northbound I-5: 1. Take exit 105 (Stick to the right it is "Port of Olympia"). 2. Stay in the right most lane. It will circle around onto Henderson Boulevard as you go right through a large roundabout. 3. Continue to follow the road under the highway and continue to the stoplight. 4. Make a left at the stoplight onto Plum Street. 5. Make a right at the next light onto Union Avenue (there will be a 76 Gas Station on your right). 6. Take Union to the lights at the end. Make another right onto Eastside Street. 7. Take the first left onto 11th Avenue SE (it is not very far at all). 8. Swantown Inn is at 1431 11th Avenue SE, the last driveway on the right, at the corner of Central Street.

Area Attractions

Amusement Park, Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Beach, Casino, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Ocean, Mt. Rainier, Puget Sound, Mt. St. Helens, Olympic Penninsula, State Capitol Campus, Wolf Haven, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, River, Winery

Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast

On-site amenities

Board games, Computer, DVD Player, Fax Machine, Fireplace, Piano, Satellite/Cable TV, Spa, TV, Telephone, Wedding Facilities , On site Day Spa

Room amenities

Alarm clock, Bath robes, CD player, Ceiling fans, In-room internet, Desk, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Radio, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Hunting, Kayaking, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing

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  • Check In:: 4:00pm-6:00pm
  • Check Out:: 11:00 am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Limited Over 12 years old
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments VISA, Mastercard, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: One nights stay.
  • Cancellations: Seven-day notice prior to reservation date is required for refund.



Nathan & Casey Allan

Languages spoken


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About the innkeepers

Nathan and Casey have a passion for the outdoors, with kayaking being their favorite pastime. We enjoy gardening also and have a fairly big vegetable garden from which we grow food for the Inn and ourselves. Finally we love out state and can advise you on places to visit all over it.

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  • Time Served: 8:00 to 9:00 am
  • Serving Location: Dining Room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian , Vegan, Gluten Free

Signature Dish

Decadent French Toast
A croissant stuffed with marionberry jam and cream cheese, which is then bathed in a mixture of eggs, half and half, vanilla, sugar, cloves and cinnamon. Cooked on a buttered griddle and served with orange-marionberry syrup and dusted with powdered sugar.



1431 11th Avenue SE , Olympia, WA 98501 USA (Show map)

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