The best digs right in Gig Harbor are at The Maritime Inn ($169–198 d), a 15-room boutique hotel across the street from the marina and within walking distance of shops and restaurants in the village. Rooms are beautifully appointed, with plush linens, gas fireplaces, flat-screen monitors, and a soothing neutral palette of beiges, browns, and seafoam green accents. Some rooms have jetted tubs and water views. Complimentary wireless Internet and continental breakfast are included in the room rate.
If you prefer a place with a pool and a hot tub, Best Western Wesley Inn (6575 Kimball Dr., 253/858-9690 or 888/462-0002, www.wesleyinn.com, $159–189 d) is another attractive hotel within easy striking distance of Gig Harbor attractions, though not with walking distance. Rooms are stylishly decorated and breakfast is complimentary.
If a spot near the harbor is not essential, The Inn at Gig Harbor (3211 56th St. NW, 253/858-1111 or 800/795-9980, www.innatgigharbor.com, $154 s or $164 d) is another good possibility. This large Craftsman-style hotel has a full spate of amenities, including a day spa, a well-regarded gourmet restaurant, a fitness center, an outdoor hot tub, and complimentary wireless Internet and continental breakfast. It offers a full spectrum of suites ($159–210 s or d) with amenities such as fireplaces, jetted tubs, wet bars, and kitchenettes.
© Ericka Chickowski from Moon Washington, 8th edition