Commander's Beach House

400 Hudson St. , Port Townsend, WA 98368 USA (Show map)


Would you like to fall asleep lulled by the sound of the waves? The Commander's Beach House is located right on a sandy beach near the Point Hudson Marina and within three blocks of the shops and restaurants in downtown Port Townsend. Hike our beach to Fort Worden and explore the Marine Science Center or visit the Point Wilson Lighthouse. A short stroll will bring you to the beautiful rose and seasonal gardens of Chetzemoka Park or the marina, filled with classic wooden boats. If you prefer, explore the tidepools on our beach at low tide, hunt for agates and wishing rocks or launch your kayak and paddle in to town. The Commander's Beach House is a Cape Cod style home built in 1934. Until 1955 it housed several commanding officers and their families that were stationed at the nearby medical facility. The Commander's Beach House has been an operational bed and breakfast for seven years and provides a relaxing escape for those who truly want to experience a home on the beach.



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  • Guest room4.0
  • Service4.0
  • Value4.0
  • Cleanliness4.0
  • Onsite Dining4.0

Great B&B choice

4.0 on December 31, 2011

Our first B&B experience and it did not disappoint. This was by far the better choice over any motel/hotel. Great oceanside location. Listening to the waves lapping the shore all day/night. Easy walk to the historic downtown area. Gail provided a very tasty and memorable breakfast. Many extras provided insured genuine comfort and relaxation. Looking forward to our next visit.

Top-of-class accommodations

4.0 on June 01, 2009

Terrific days spent at the Commanders: great room with fine bed and linens, super-friendly gracious & generous innkeepers, easy to walk to all stores and restaurants, wonderful gardens, grounds, and beach walks ... definitely want to go back and enjoy the [only (?)] hottub in Port Townsend b&b's.

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Location Type

local summer foot ferry to San Juan Island, local car ferry to Whidbey Island, 45 mile drive to the Victoria, B.C. ferry, Mountains, Oceanfront, Small town


Seattle, WA (SEA-Seattle Tacoma) 75 miles

Directions to property:

From Hwy. 20 coming into town, continue through town on Water street. Turn left on Monroe and take your first right on Jefferson. Go to the stop sign, you will be facing the ocean. Turn left on Hudson and we are the first house on the beach.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Beach, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, Winery

Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast

On-site amenities

Amenities Basket, BBQ grill, Board games, CD player, Copier, Library, Telephone, Wedding Facilities , lovely sandy beach, beach chairs and blankets, outdoor games like croquet and bocci ball

Room amenities

Alarm clock, Bath robes, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Ironing Board, Radio, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Boating, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Kayaking, Mountain Bike trails, whale watching, ferry to San Juan Island, 1 hour drive to ferry to Victoria, B.C., Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Tennis courts

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  • Check In:: 3 pm
  • Check Out:: 11am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only smoking is allowed outside, away from all window and door op
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Limited well supervised children aged 6+ are welcome.
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access Limited

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 2-3 day minimum stay required on summer season and festival weekends.
  • Accepted payments VISA, Mastercard, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: full deposit required
  • Cancellations: A 14 day cancellation notice is required for a deposit refund. On cancellations of less than 14 days, a refund will be given only for the days that the room can be re-booked. There are no refunds for shortened stays.



Gail & Jim and Captain Cutter (our mellow yellow lab)

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About the innkeepers

Gail is an avid kayaker, and loves to be on the water. Gail sets crab pots in the summer and guests are often treated to fresh Dungeness crab!! Jim has binoculars and a spotting scope and loves to keep track of the marine traffic which passes by.

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  • Time Served: 8:30-9:30
  • Serving Location: breakfast area at individual tables, or on the sunny verandah

Special meal options

Restrictive , Vegetarian

Signature Dish

Seafood Souffle`
Our food is all prepared with fresh regional products, often purchased at our local summer farmer's market. The meal starts with seasonal fruit garnished with homemade flavored creme fraiche or yogurt. The Seafood Souffle is a delicious blend of crab, shrimp amd mild white fish seasoned with lemon and dill and topped with a cheesy white sauce. Potatoes, roasted with sprigs from our resident Rosemary bush, and freshly baked fruit breads, muffins, or scones accompany the meal.