The Maxwell House Bed and Breakfast

701 Boyer Ave , Walla Walla, WA 99362 USA (Show map)

About

Just 2 blocks from Whitman College Campus and 5 blocks from downtown Main Street, a lovely walk along tree lined sidewalk passing through beautiful landscaping and historical architecture. Each of our four guest rooms is unique and provides pillow top mattress, down comforter and pillows, electric fireplace (central air in summer), cable T.V., WIFI, docking stations, and beautifully appointed private baths. The cozy living room, large front porch or back yard pergola garden invite you to enjoy a good book, socialize or just relax. Breakfast is served in the formal dining room and includes special recipes collected over the years.

Reviews

Overall
4.6

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  • Guest room4.5
  • Service4.9
  • Value4.4
  • Cleanliness4.8
  • Onsite Dining4.6

delightful stay!

5 on June 05, 2016

My husband and I had a great time staying at Penny's Maxwell House. The house is pretty, the room was very comfortable, the food was delicious (great cookies!), and Penny was delightful to talk with. We recommend staying here unqualifiedly.


Charming B&B!

4.4 on June 02, 2016

The Maxwell house is very unique, wonderfully decorated. Penny was really great, very helpful and inviting. We loved that there were bikes available, we had a wonderful time riding them to Bennington lake. The location is very convenient, walking distance to Whitman college and downtown. Breakfast was wonderful and Penny made sure our dietary restrictions were met. The only downside was the headboard of our bed was loose and shaking a bit. Had a lovely experience otherwise, would come back!


Fantastic stay!

5 on May 22, 2016

We had 4 ladies stay on the top floor for a girls weekend and we had such a great time! Penny was so lovely and accommodating. The breakfast was delicious and there were always warm cookies! The decor is beautiful. Thank you for a lovely time!


Like Returning to a Childhood Home

5 on May 17, 2016

Staying at the Maxwell house gives you the same warm feeling as returning to visit the old "family" home. More than just your B&B hostess, Penny makes you feel like an old friend right from the beginning. The rooms are beautifully put together and a wonderful base for your exploration and enjoyment of Walla Walla . The breakfast are creative, delicious, and very filling. The Maxwell House is one B&B that we recommend to all our friends.


The Pearl of Walla Walla B&B's

4.0 on May 04, 2016

From start to finish, we enjoyed our stay at the Maxwell House. Penny was delightful and extremely attentive to our needs. It's so hard to be spoiled, but Penny succeeded. She has a wonderful B&B story and an outstanding home. (I would have rated most everything as "Outstanding," but my mouse skills aren't that good.)


A great weekend getaway

3.0 on April 06, 2016

The host was so sweet and accommodating. We had a wonderful time! Breakfast was yummy and the house was very quiet. The king size bed had the most comfortable mattress ever! A short walk into the downtown and close to restaurants and shopping. Thank you Angie, we really enjoyed i!


good value

3.2 on March 10, 2016

Maxwell House was definitely a good value for the money. It is located just off Whitman College campus, and within easy walking distance of downtown. The house was comfortable and clean, though the breakfasts were hit and miss. Ordinarily I would be willing to stay there again, but the confederate flag on the owners truck in the carpet has changed my mind.

Innkeeper Response
I appreciate and value your input. I am happy you found the house to be comfortable and clean but regret the breakfasts were not all you hoped for. It is important for me to clarify that the truck parked in the carport is not mine but a friend's that I allowed to park in that space for a time.


Very relaxing stay

5 on September 05, 2015

We stayed two days in Walla Walla end of August and enjoyed Maxwell House very much. Penny was a very welcoming host to our family. The additional room with the two twin beds was perfect for our children (15+17) (maybe for a boy of 17 a bit too romantic ...) and the possibility to have a small couch for watching TV was really good. Penny invited us to have cookies, coffee, tea etc. and we also found perfect glasses to taste the famous Walla Walla wines in the evenings. Breakfast was very good and at a perfect size from a German's point of view - fresh fruits, muffins, pancake, eggs and sausages in different combinations. The location is great for exploring Walla Walla by foot - Main Street with shops and restaurants is only a 10 minute walk through the nice Whitman University Campus area. Also for jogging in the morning it is possible to run through the neighborhood without feeling insecure (as I experienced in some other areas in other villages).


Peaceful, comfortable and lovely place

4.8 on July 21, 2015

We really liked our stay at Maxwell House this summer. We stayed in the Crystal room downstairs and the room was spacious, clean and had a great bed. Angie was very accommodating to our needs--every morning she made us delicious gluten and dairy free breakfasts. She was a very sweet hostess! We were lucky to have the whole house to ourselves the first two nights but even when four other guests arrived upstairs, we never heard them! You can eat inside or outside on the porch or back patio. The house has AC but you can open your windows for fresh air. Located on the edge of a gorgeous college campus--great for strolls. We walked to town several times and found a nice variety of restaurants. We found a gourmet food shop, a great bread bakery and a Safeway which supplied everything we needed gor picnicking. We are our picnic with a glass of wine at Basel winery--gorgeous place! Also rented bikes at Allegro--super nice people--and rode the Mill Creek paved trail out to Rooks Park and Lake Bennington (lake trails are only narrow dirt trails-you will get covered in dust!). We also rode out to regional airport. So many great tasting rooms and a wonderful bakery Hidden Valley which has gluten free treats--but get a Marion berry pie--they're heavenly!! Recommend tasting at Adament and Tamerac for fantastic wines!!!!


It felt like home!

5 on May 07, 2015

We stayed at Maxwell House during Spring Release weekend and couldn't have asked for a better B&B hostess than Penny. It was relaxing, the food was wonderful and the rooms were comfortable. We have already reserved our room for next year.


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Rooms & Rates

Clearly Crystal

Downstairs room with queen size bed, private bath with large walk-in shower

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

Ravishing Rose

Downstairs large, cheerful room with king size bed, private bath with a clawfoot tub/shower.

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

California Suite

California Suite is a beautiful, large room located upstairs with king-size tempurpedic bed, a spacious sitting room and private bath.

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

New York Beauty Suite

Upstairs suite with sitting room, separate bedroom with queen size bed, and private bath with shower.

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

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Location

Location Type

Airport, Downtown, Small town, Wine country

Airport

Pasco, WA (PSC-Tri-Cities) 40 miles

Directions to property:

Clinton exit off Hwy 12-south 1/2 mile to Boyer, turn left, 4th house on the left.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Casino, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, Nature area, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Ski area, Vineyard, Winery

Inn Details

On-site amenities

Air conditioning, Board games, CD player, Computer, Copier, Fax Machine, Internet Service, Library, Telephone, Wet bar, Wi-Fi , outdoor fire pit, bicycles

Room amenities

Alarm clock, Bath robes, Ceiling fans, Fireplace, Hairdryer, Satellite/Cable TV, TV

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Policies

  • Check In:: 4pm to 6pm
  • Check Out:: 11am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: No under the age of 8
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: many week ends require 2 nights
  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Mastercard, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Cancellations: the entire length of your reservation will be charged unless cancelled 7 days in advance by telephone. Special event week-ends require a 30 day cancellation.

Innkeepers

Name(s)

Penny Maxwell Bingham

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Meals

Breakfast

Full

  • Time Served: on request
  • Serving Location: Dining Room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian