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PostWed Oct 19, 2022 8:41 pm 
If not camping, where to stay in PortTownsend? We have two teens with us. We have never been there. Please help with lodging. No homelessness near our stay. I donít know how exaggerated it is but heard stories about meth addicts and people living in tents.

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PostWed Oct 19, 2022 8:46 pm 
I was last in PT in 1981 on my honeymoon. We stayed at Manresa Castle, very cool and historic place.

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PostWed Oct 19, 2022 8:56 pm 
In 40 years a lot have changed smile.gif

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PostWed Oct 19, 2022 9:08 pm 
Apparently, it's still there. They also had good food then..

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PostWed Oct 19, 2022 9:27 pm 
The only motel I can recommend on the Hood Canal side of the peninsula is The Mt. Walker Inn, in Quilcene. The numerous times I stayed there it was owned by a rather interesting woman, but sometime in the last few years she sold and moved out of state, and the inn is now corporate-managed. But it looks at least as nice as it was before; the locale is very peaceful, and there used to be a restaurant right next door (Logger's Landing) which has been open and closed at various times as ownership changed. 25 miles from Pt. T is perhaps farther than you'd care to drive, but price might be better. A number of closer motels comes up if you google around.

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PostWed Oct 19, 2022 10:06 pm 
Stayed at the bishop hotel in 2018 when my parents came to visit from the east coast, it was nice. Central. Donít recall seeing any homeless camps in the area.

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PostThu Oct 20, 2022 5:25 am 
I did a bit of research while thinking about places to escape to if the smoke became terrible here. My plan was to go glamp at the fairgrounds. Last year that was not open due to problems with "homeless" people who were apparently claiming the area as their own spot to camp. This year the fairgrounds were open for camping so I suspect the problem may not be as bad? I've only glamped there. There are houses to rent by the night at the Fort Worden. That might be an option if any are available. That is a very busy state park.

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PostThu Oct 20, 2022 5:54 pm 
My wife and I stayed in the Harborside Inn in Port Townsend last year for a night or two. It was just fine. It was a fairly convenient location, and was just under a mile walk to the Ferry terminal over to Whidbey Island (Fort Casey Sate Park is within short walking distance on the other side there). You could also visit Fort Flagler & Fort Worden for a complete tour of the triangle of fire.

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PostThu Oct 20, 2022 7:16 pm 
There's no bad hotel in Port Townsend. Some are historic, some are modern and not very different from any hotel anywhere. But it's a small town (assuming you mean within PT, it's a big area) and you won't be far no matter where you wind up. Obviously the ones downtown are easy walking distance to everything. There are great parks in town. I've never heard of crack heads in PT. Potheads from the '60s and '70s riding bikes to art stores and co-ops, sure.

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PostFri Oct 21, 2022 8:30 am 
Some friends of mine stayed in the Palace Hotel there a few years ago, supposed to be haunted... http://seattlebloggers.com/the-palace-hotel-in-port-townsend/

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PostFri Oct 21, 2022 12:19 pm 
Mountainpines wrote:
No homelessness near our stay. I donít know how exaggerated it is but heard stories about meth addicts and people living in tents.
No one can guarantee you won't see this. Anyplace with a high cost of living has homelessness. Vacation/resort towns are very likely to have a homeless population. I suppose some places are more proactive about moving people along and forcing them further out (ie in CO and WY ski towns many homeless people live in the surrounding national forest); I don't know if PT is like this or not. And the United States has a massive drug problem, and meth famously has hit rural areas and small towns hard. So no one can tell you that you won't see someone high.

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PostFri Oct 21, 2022 1:14 pm 
just stay away from shopping centers and you'll be okay. homeless people require big shopping centers to panhandle and shoplift. we stayed in an old bordello in downtown Pt. Townsend years ago that had all been reworked. beautiful old building right down on the main drag. within walking distance of everything. no idea what the name of the place was.

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PostFri Oct 21, 2022 3:33 pm 
I think thatís the Palace Hotel Ski, did you stay in Idaís room orÖ.? yawn.gif Also, there is a brewery close by that Iíve heard is good.

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PostFri Oct 21, 2022 6:16 pm 
don't know whose room. upstairs. window looked down onto the main intersection in the old "downtown" area. there was a deck on the back where you could go out. interesting old building, actually.

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PostSat Oct 22, 2022 1:31 pm 
Fort Flagler is cool

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