The Maritime Inn has a very fitting name. It is steps away from Skansie Brothers Netshed, the former home of local fisherman Lee Makovich, and each room honors a historic vessel that operated in Gig Harbor like the Wollochet, the Eagle, and the Shenandoah.
For boaters who want a night ashore, or who have friends and family joining them, the boutique inn is in the perfection location. It is a 1-minute walk from Gig Harbor Marina & Boatyard, a 3-minute walk from Arabella’s Landing Marina, and within walking distance of Gig Harbor’s many stores, shops, and restaurants.
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The Maritime Inn Rooms & Amenities
The hotel has 15 rooms in total. There are six second floor rooms, which range from $155 to $198 per night, four street level rooms which are $169 per night, and five deluxe rooms on both the main and second floors, from $129 to $169 per night. Beds range from three king bedrooms, one bedroom with two queens, one bedroom with two doubles, and the remaining rooms are queen bedrooms.
All rooms have a gas fireplace, Pima bedding, a flat screen TV, cable/HBO, refrigerator, snacks for purchase, and all rooms, but one has a water view. Some rooms also have private decks and jetted tubs.
The day of arrival, guests of age receive a complimentary glass of Washington wine. And, for breakfast, there are complimentary baked goods, fruit, cereal, yogurt, snack bars and juices. Tucked behind the front of the building, is a shaded patio area that is the perfect place to unwind on warmer days with a glass of wine or enjoy breakfast.
Packages: The Maritime Inn offers a variety of seasonal packages. Mid-Week Refresher: Book a two-night stay Monday to Thursday and get a 20% discount on your second night. Harbor VIP Getaway: Includes a king room stay, chilled bubbly, and a $50 gift certificate to BRIX 25. Romance: For $25 add a bottle of bubbly and chocolates to your stay. Check their website for more details and current packages.
Tip: If you want a private deck request The Aeroplane, The Shenandoah, The Skansonia, or The Legend.
The Maritime Inn Review
For my hosted stay, I stayed in The Tides room, which is a street level queen bedroom. The cozy room has a very comfortable bed with soft linens, a gas fireplace, a dresser, flat screen TV, a sitting area with a loveseat, and a small table with two chairs. From my window, I could see the harbor and Skansie Brothers Park and Netshed, which was under construction. The 5.2 million dollar project is expected to be completed by May 2017. The noise didn’t bother me during my stay.
Location: If you want to be near your boat, or have visitors joining you, The Maritime Inn is in a prime location to get to and from the marinas. And, it is within walking distance of eateries like Tides Tavern, Netshed No. 9, Brix 25◦, The Harbor General Store, JW Trolley @ The Boatyard, Suzanne’s Bakery & Deli, and two favorite libation houses 7 Seas Brewery and Heritage Distilling Co.
Friendly Staff: A mother-daughter team owns the hotel, and many of the staff have worked there since the beginning, which means they enjoy their jobs and welcoming guests to Gig Harbor.
The room: The style of The Maritime Inn exudes warmth. It is a little chic, a little contemporary, and very Pacific Northwest. While I was busy most of the day, I did enjoy my time in the room. I also liked the added touch of the homage to a historic vessel and the Gig Harbor community.
Complimentary Wine: Who doesn’t like a glass of wine at check-in?
Note: Cancellation policy is 72 hours before the day of arrival.
Lee Makovich, a Yugoslavian immigrant and the original owner of the property, is a well-known figure in Gig Harbor. He co-owned five fishing vessels, helped organize the Fisherman’s Packing Corporation, and was one of the signers of the Fraser River Pacific Salmon Treaty.
Makovich’s connection to the water began in 1888 when he went to sea as a deck boy at the age of eleven. Four years later he ranked as an able seaman. When he landed on the west coast, he made his way up to Puget Sound. In 1901, he purchased the property in Gig Harbor and built a home. For over 85-years the house remained in the Makovich family, and a section of the original home is part of the hotel.
Lara Dunning is a member of the Waggoner Cruising Guide team and has made one trip up the Inside Passage to Ketchikan, AK. She is enthusiastic about small town living, and you can read more about her discoveries at Small Town Washington. She has been published in Bainbridge Island Magazine, Northwest Travel & Life Magazine, and Whidbey Life Magazine.