Booking a trip to Enumclaw, Washington? I’m sure your first question is where to stay in Enumclaw. See what I thought of my stay at the Guest House Inn Enumclaw and what you can expect from your stay.
This post has been sponsored by Visit Enumclaw. All opinions and experiences are my own.
Staying at Guest House Inn in Enumclaw, Washington
The first thing one needs to know when booking travel is where to stay. Once you figure that out you can always figure out what to do and where to eat even on the spur of the moment, but settling on a place to stay is top priority for smooth traveling (especially if you go on a family vacation with kids). My friend Laura at Little House Big Alaska and I road-tripped through Central Washington recently. One of the first things we worried about was where to stay in Enumclaw since we were hitting the town right after we left the airport.
That question was answered quickly when Visit Enumclaw set us up with a room at the Guest House Inn so we could share about them with the voice of experience. Guest House Inn is the perfect location to be if you want to take a leisurely stroll downtown and have all the best restaurants and coffee shops close at hand.
Generally, we looked for any chance to drive the sporty Mazda CX-9 that we used for our road trip (compliments of Mazda). However, staying within walking distance of Cole Street, the main street of Enumclaw, was perfect since we had plenty of drivetime on our itinerary for the next five days – after all, we planned to log 500 miles in 6 days.
Aesthetic at Guest House Inn Enumclaw
The hotel is a blend of old and new and we quickly learned they’ve been renovating this beautiful old property for the last year or so to bring it up-to-date. I always appreciate a good design, and the courtyard is enough to make one swoon with ideas…..a ladies’ tea, a wedding reception…the sky is the limit with all the ideas I had for using the space.
The courtyard was so relaxing when the fountain was running. What is it about running water that is so calming? That is, unless you’ve been on the road without a bathroom break for way too long, but I figured out how to solve that when traveling with the kids. One person checks in while the rest use the bathroom that is near many hotel lobbies. Problem solved. In this case we both made a dash for the lobby restroom (haha).
The second floor rooms were accessed from an exterior corridor, which helped lend charm to the courtyard space, and there were lovely flower boxes hanging from the railing that just added to the appeal. Some of the rooms had brightly colored bistro tables and chairs outside, which would be a great spot to enjoy a leisurely brunch.
Overall, the outdoor space reminded me of the charm of Cape May, NJ, a place near and dear to my heart.
Our room represented that blend of old and new as you can see from pictures. This hotel doesn’t have a lot of frills but it is exactly what we needed – a clean and comfortable place to spend the night while adventuring out during the day.
But there’s more to the Guest House than the courtyard and rooms. In the lobby you can go back in time to see what the town used to be like with snapshots of history on the walls. Then, just outside the doors, there is a nice park area with a gazebo where you can sit and relax. Or you can cross the street to enjoy the garden and impressive sculpture that honors the logging community that settled the area. Or pop around the back side of the building for a spectacular view of Mt. Rainier.
Amenities at Guest House Inn Enumclaw
There are quite a few simple amenities that make staying at Guest House Inn convenient, but one downside we quickly found is that there is no elevator. They do have ground level rooms if you can’t handle stairs – just make sure you request that when booking.
Also at ground level is a laundry room, which is helpful if you’re traveling for an extended amount of time. (I don’t know about you, but I despise coming home and having a ton of laundry to do. Nothing like “earth to Heather”.)
There was only one thing they didn’t have in the rooms that would have been even nicer – a coffee maker. They provide coffee down in the lobby but I like that first cup of coffee BEFORE I look presentable enough to make my way to the lobby.
The Guest House Inn also offers a fitness center, on-site restaurant, complimentary continental breakfast, and complimentary Wi-Fi. If you’re looking for a hot breakfast, you’ll be able to find a place to eat along the main street.
Also, don’t forget to bring some water bottles in with you to chill overnight because it’s always helpful to have cold water for the next day’s adventures. The room is equipped with a refrigerator and microwave for your convenience. And yes, there’s a TV if you need to catch up on the news or see your favorite show. I suggest shutting it off and avoiding “the real world” for a bit though.
Parking at Guest House Inn Enumclaw
The Guest House has ample free parking, which is always something I consider when traveling. It is easy to access from the street, no matter which direction you come from. Plus, there is parking near the front or back entrance of the hotel, depending on what’s most convenient to your room.
They also have a carport you can pull up to at the front of the building to unload your vehicle.
Staff at Guest House Inn Enumclaw
From the moment we walked in the door they were friendly, which always makes me comfortable and happy. (Who doesn’t love being greeted by a smiling face after traveling all day?)
Would I stay here again? In a heartbeat. Yes, even without instant access to coffee. I hope I’ve helped you make your decision on where to stay in Enumclaw easier. I know you’re going to love visiting this cute town whether you travel with kids or make it a getaway. What are you waiting for? Get your hotel room booked.
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