We decided to spend a few days at the ocean to escape our Covid-19 claustrophobia and the fire smoke. The BW at Long Beach was a serviceable spot for a casual stay. It is not a beachfront inn; there are few of these at Long Beach. But it is smack in the center of town and is easy walking distance to shops, restaurants, and taverns. It is reasonably confortable. We asked for a queen sized bed and that's what we got. However, the room was on the small side and so clearance between the bed and the dresser was tricky, especially in the dark when making the inevitable bathroom trip. The bathroom was also small but it was clean. Walls are thin so you can quite easily hear conversations, television, etc., in adjoining rooms. I was awakened by a dog barking and whimpering at 6 AM. This inn is very dog friendly. They offer a free breakfast, which is nice if you haven't had a chance to explore the town for options. It is a serve-yourself buffet. Nothing special about the food but OK for free. The coffee and tea water were lukewarm by the time we arrived, but they have a microwave and a cold/hot water jug. Some of the people visiting the food service area did not "mask up." One family brought their big dog to the dining area, which got loose and started sniffing everybody. The big plus in the BW inn was service and the responsiveness of the staff. Although they do not provide automatic daily cleaning service, they will clean your room occasionally if you request it. The front desk people were very friendly and responsive to requests for help or directions. We had a few routine needs which they took care of immediately. All in all, it was not perfect, but we enjoyed our stay while at this ocean town inn. less
Christine Cochran, General Manager at Best Western Long Beach Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for your stay with us. We enjoyed serving you. We did meet with the family who did not follow our requests to mask up and bringing their dog into the breakfast area. They advised us the dog was a service animal and did present documentation to that effect. Once we explained that the Washington state law requires that we mask up on all public areas....anywhere...except when consuming a meal. they were very gracious and appreciated the information. We did change out the coffee maker and appreciate your comment so we could address this.
Once again, thank you for your business, we appreciate it and look forward to serving you again.