Explore the History of the Swan Hotel in Port Townsend

Guests have called the Swan Hotel their home away from home since 1992. Set amid the vintage, historical town of Port Townsend, treat yourself to a stay with your canine companion at our boutique hotel near the bay and in the heart of Port Townsend.

In the Heart of Maritime in Port Townsend

Guests have called this seaside hotel a “home away from home” since 1992. Our beautiful guest rooms provide the perfect place to unwind between fun outings and time spent out and around town.

We take pride in making sure that our rooms are clean and comfortable – and with amenities like high-speed internet, high-definition televisions, and health club membership; our hope is the Swan Hotel will be your home-away-from-home as well.

Each of our 13 guest rooms is decorated and furnished in a way that combines colorful, modern aesthetic with seaside charm.

Pull up an Adirondack chair and immerse yourself in the maritime culture and relax. Our hotel provides the fun, casual atmosphere that you are looking for in a seaport town getaway.

Port Townsend History

Port Townsend's history extends long before settlers would come to call this area Port Townsend Bay. The official settlement of the city took place on the 24th of April 1851.  Port Townsend was known as the "City of Dreams" because of the early speculation that the city would be the largest harbor on the west coast. Prior to its settlement, the port was home to the S'Kallam Indian Community of Kah Tai. In 1904, the city park in Port Townsend was dedicated to Chief Chetzemoka (also known as Chief T'chiis-a-ma-hum or the Duke of York).

Early settlers reportedly had issues pronouncing the chief's name, resulting in his being called the Duke of York. Today, Chetzemoka City Park is one of many dog-friendly parks and places of interest in the port. It sits on the hillside, with spectacular views of the Cascade Mountains, as well as a tropical water garden, picnic areas and a bandstand designed to look like the original Victorian Bandstand that sat in the park.

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