The best deal in Port Angeles  can be found at Thor Town (316 N. Race St., 360/452-0931, www.thortown.com , $14 dorm bed, $30 d private room), a free-spirited hostel set in a red barn-style farmhouse. Guests can make use of laundry facilities and the full kitchen, with the choice of buying food here or hopping on one of the hostel’s rental bikes and picking up grub at the grocery store. This hostel has no lockout hours during the day.
Another value-minded option is All-View Motel (214 E. Lauridsen Blvd., 360/457-7779, www.allviewmotel.com , $49–99 d), a frayed-at-the-edges mom-and-pop motel that makes a decent overnighter. Kitchenettes are available in some units.
Flagstone Motel (415 E. 1st St., 360/457-9494 or 888/304-3465, www.flagstonemotel.net , $49 s or $69 d) is a centrally located motel with an indoor pool and sauna; continental breakfast is included.
Perched on a hilltop, rooms at the Quality Inn Uptown (101 E. 2nd St., 360/457-9434 or 800/858-3812, $85–96 s or d) all have lots of light streaming through the floor-to-ceiling windows, with peekaboo views of the harbor and mountains. Rooms are pretty worn, but the hot breakfast, friendly staff, and reasonable rates balance this out a bit. Plus, the property is dog friendly.
The three-story Portside Inn (1510 E. Front St., 360/452-4015 or 877/438-8588, $49–89 d) has fairly standard motel rooms, plus an outdoor pool and hot tub.