Historic Tacoma Bed and Breakfast provides memorable experiences and cheerful hospitality to the Seattle Tacoma vacation traveler since 1996. Chinaberry Hill, an 1889 Grand Victorian inn and cottage, has been featured in several travel publications, including Conde Nast Traveler, Sunset Magazine, Travel & Leisure, Best Places to Kiss Northwest, Amazing Getaways, Fodors, Frommers, Northwest Best Places. The Unofficial Guide to Bed & Breakfasts in the Northwest tells its readers: "This is one groovy place…from the oval window to the rounded porch… better-than-restored, with décor that’s bold, eclectic, opulent, and inviting. A delightful place, with secluded garden, hilltop privacy, yet great urban access." *** We are a top 10 Frommer's hotel/b&b lodging choice for the entire state of Washington. Our Tacoma bed and breakfast inn provides an excellent location for those wanting to explore the local sites: Downtown shops and theatres, museums, Antique Row and waterfront restaurants are all within a few blocks of this remarkable garden retreat. Over 100 structures in the neighborhood are on the National Historic Register. The inn's byline is “hearty breakfasts & serious coffee.” Chinaberry Hill serves up a multi-course breakfast feast every morning with such favorites as buttermilk blueberry pancakes, orange croissant French toast, ham and swiss quiche, garlic potatoes, mango-peach salsa and peppercrust bacon. Special dietary needs (e.g. vegan, gluten-free, low-carb, etc.) are cheerfully accommodated. Be sure to check out our website for more photos and information. We hope you find our Tacoma bed and breakfast mansion the perfect spot for your next getaway.
Originally the mother's room and nursery, the Pantages Suite is the entire front of the inn on the second floor. Bright and airy, this multi-room suite features large bay windows, private double Jacuzzi alcove with leaded rosette window, wonderful water views (the entire suite faces Commencement Bay and the shipping lanes), 4 poster queen oak bed, custom bedding, sitting room with writing desk, cable TV/VCR, golden frescoed walls, fluffy robes, free wireless internet, upscale antique decor, free local calls, free videos. Full gourmet breakfast & complimentary refreshments.
Bright room w/high ceilings and large windows overlooks side garden. Vintage inlaid mother-of-pearl bed and armoire, private bath with antique clawfoot soaking tub & original Victorian rainshower. Soothing shades of taupe and cream, queen bed, luxurious linens, custom designer bedding and fluffy robes make this a relaxing retreat. Cable TV/VCR, free videos, free high speed wireless, free local calls. Entire first floor of the mansion and wraparound porch overlooking the water is for guest use. Rate includes complimentary full gourmet breakfast and 24 hour access to complimentary cookies.
Multi-room suite w/private double Jacuzzi, fireplace, bay view (smaller view than the Pantages Suite), high ceilings, large bay windows, 4 poster queen mahogany bed, private sitting room and bath w/shower, cable TV/VCR, free high speed wireless, free local calls. The Wild Rose Suite is the entire east side of the mansion on the 2nd floor, polished mahogany inlaid oak floors, originally the Master's private quarters and study. Wonderful large trees all around adds to the privacy. Complimentary high speed wireless, gourmet breakfast & 24 hr. access to complimentary cookies/refreshments.
Once filled with hay for the horses below, the hayloft and carriage master's quarters are combined to create a roomy retreat on the 2nd floor of the carriage house. Sunny sitting room with loveseat and ottoman and leather chair, bedroom with queen carved wood and rattan bed, table and chairs, large walk-in closet, private bath with clawfoot soaking tub & shower and stained glass window, cable TV/VCR, phone. Extra bed available. Suite overlooks garden with a small view of bay through the trees. Complimentary high speed wireless, gourmet breakfast and complimentary cookies/refreshments included.
Ten steps from the main house, the Carriage suite offers genuine seclusion for a special occasion getaway. Original items from the "horse and buggy" days of the estate provide a nostalgic backdrop for the 8 ft. curved iron canopy bed. Multi-room suite provides private bath with shower-for-two, a spacious double Jacuzzi alcove in what was originally the horse's stall, private sitting area with cable TV/VCR and sofa (makes out into a queen for extra guests), guest phone, round pedestal table and chairs. Complimentary high speed wireless, refreshments, gourmet breakfasts.
Once the carriage house of this estate, this unique 2 story carriage house is also on the National Historic Register and has been renovated to include the Carriage Suite and Hayloft above (1,000 sq. ft. - sleeps 6-7). The first floor includes an 8 ft. curved iron canopy queen bed & queen sofa sleeper, private sitting room w/double Jacuzzi & shower, and private bath, cable TV/VCR, phone. The second floor includes a bedrom with a carved mahogany and cane queen bed (small view of bay from bedroom), large walk-in closet, private bath with clawfoot soaking tub and shower, private sitting room with a wonderful loveseat & ottoman (guests call it the "lounge magnet") and ficus tree, cable TV/VCR, phone, and twin rollaway sleeper for additional sleeping accommodations.
5 on August 14, 2012
I spent 4 nights at this B&B while attending a work training. I was happily suprised to hear they would honor the government rate. The place is charming and the staff exceptional.I especially enjoyed my visits with Cecil and Elizabeth. The room was amazing and even had a fireplace and jetted tub. What was especially wonderful was the gourmet breakfasts cooked by Cecil each morning. After showing pictures and describing my experience I was the envy of my co-workers who stayed in other hotels. If I should be back in Tacoma I will be staying at this B&B again for sure.
5 on June 28, 2012
We were lucky to be upgraded to the front room, with a great view of Puget Sound from every window. It was a glorious stay with delicious breakfasts created by Cecil. He is a wonderful host and conversationalist. We plan to come back to Tacoma and will be sure to stay at Chinaberry Hill again.
4.0 on March 28, 2012
My husband & I just celebrated our 1st anniversary with a two night stay (March 23 & 24) at Chinaberry Hill. This place was absolutely beautiful. The customer service was outstanding. Cecil's cooking was fabulous. Cherry Strata, blueberry pancakes, fruit cup with the most amazing toasted coconut on top, and the fluffiest scrambled eggs, yum. We were in the Wild Rose Room, jacuzzi and fire place, need I say more. The antiques were wonderful to look at. I cannot give a good enough recommendation for this establishment. We will be staying here again and I will continue to sing their praises to everyone.
5 on October 22, 2011
Upon arrival, my fiance and I were upgraded to a more exspensive room which has a great way to start our vacation. The room was elegant and spacious but the highlight of the stay was the phenomenal 3 course breakfast. The food was absolutely amazing. We now hold all other B&B's to this standard and unfortunately we have been disappointed when staying in other b&b's because the quality of the food at The Chinaberry was so exceptional. We would not only stay here again but have recommended it to freinds and family.
4.2 on July 14, 2010
I booked this B&B because the 2 nicer hotels in downtown Tacoma were full. I was on a business trip. Next time I come, I will know to book with the B&B. Breakfast was outstanding, fit for a king! My room was spacious and tastefully decorated. The hosts were very pleasant and accomodating.
Seattle, WA (SEA-Seattle Tacoma)
Amusement Park, Antique Shopping, Aquarium, Beach, Casino, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Museum, Nature area, Historic Gardens, Views, Libraries, Ocean, River, Rodeo, Ruins, Ski area, Vineyard, Winery, Zoo, Bicycles, Billiards, Boating, Canoeing, Cross-country ski trails, Downhill Skiing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Hunting, Mountain Bike trails, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Snow shoe trails, Swimming, Swimming pool, Table Tennis, Tennis courts, Whitewater Rafting
Guest Cottage, Urban Inn, Historic Inn
BBQ grill, Board games, Copier, In-room internet, Fax Machine, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Library
Alarm clock, Bath robes, CD player, Fireplace, Private entrance, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, VCR, Wi-Fi
Writing desks, Guest Kitchen, Cottage
Cecil and Yarrow Wayman
Both Cecil and Yarrow are recent corporate dropouts and avid Dilbert fans. As chef at the inn, Cecil enjoys the creative aspects of cookery, and cultivating the "no worries" approach to life. Yarrow's passions are writing, promotional material design and the new global village (aka the internet).
Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian , macrobiotic , vegan