Tacoma Bed and Breakfasts are more plentiful than you might think and can be perfect alternatives to staying in generic hotels, or cheaper options than luxury hotels if you want a few extra touches. Tacoma B&B options range from affordable to downright luxurious. And while most options are clumped into North Tacoma and the Stadium District, there are options in other parts of Tacoma and surrounding areas, too.
Hands down the best bed and breakfast in Tacoma (and one of the contenders for best in the whole region), Thornewood Castle is a grand Elizabethan manor located in Lakewood. The site as it is today is 100 years old, but the building was actually a 400-year-old manor house in England that was shipped over in 1907 by Chester Thorne. This Tacoma B&B has 10 unique guest rooms and suites. Guests have 3 acres of grounds and an English garden to explore, as well as a variety of games and activities available on the premises. This is an amazing place for a wedding ceremony, and around Halloween, you can also join in a haunted tour if you stay the night.
Branch Colonial House
Located centrally in North Tacoma, this B&B provides excellent access to downtown, the Waterfront, the Proctor District and the University of Puget Sound. Two of the six rooms have excellent views of Commencement Bay, and all feature details from this home built with all the finest touches in 1904. Branch Colonial House earns bonus points for walkability, as you won't need a car to get to nearby shops and restaurants.
Geiger Victorian Bed and Breakfast
If you want to enjoy the beauty of a Victorian home, this is a perfect choice. The home is a restored 1889 Eastlake Victorian located in the North Slope neighborhood, which is very close to downtown and the Stadium District. Breakfast is served in an antique dining room or in the garden outside on nice days. Three guest rooms decorated in Victorian style are available. Like Branch Colonial House, you'll have plenty to walk to nearby as well as beautiful neighborhood streets to stroll.
The Villa Bed and Breakfast
One of the best bed and breakfasts in Tacoma for a few reasons, The Villa features foot-thick walls and none of the rooms are on top of each other—so you will enjoy a quiet and peaceful stay here. A bit more modern than many of the other local B&Bs, The Villa still retains old-world charm with large soaking tubs, gas fireplaces, and private verandahs. Each room has its own private bathroom. Weddings and other special events are welcome here.
Very close to the Stadium District, Chinaberry Hill is great if you want to be able to walk to lots of nearby things to do, including a grocery store, restaurants, tea shops and nightlife spots. Victorian décor with artistic flare make Chinaberry Hill stand out, and their tasty, always changing breakfast menu is another plus. Another perk is that there is a guest kitchen stocked with snacks and beverages that is always open. Six suites feature upscale highlights like whirlpool tubs or clawfoot soaking tubs, water views, and large closets.
Tayberry Victorian Cottage
While Tayberry Victorian Cottage isn't actually located within Tacoma (it's in the nearby town of Puyallup about a 20-minute drive away), it's worth mentioning in this list for visitors who don't mind a bit of a distance from the Tacoma City Center in exchange for a stay at a charming, vintage-style inn with a delicious breakfast and warm atmosphere. It's also close to the Washington State Fairgrounds, and it's an easy location to reach Seattle, Tacoma, and Mt. Rainier.
These are the best Tacoma bed and breakfasts, but there are other options in the surrounding area, as well as options on AirBnB and similar sites. Other B&Bs include the Day Island Bed and Breakfast in University Place, Beachside Bed and Breakfast on Fox Island, Tayberry Victorian Cottage in Puyallup, and Hedman House in Puyallup.