Hotel at a Glance: Chateau Westport
There are many US cities named Westport: Massachusetts, Connecticut, New York, and California all have one. But Westport, Washington, is truest to its name—it really is the country’s westernmost port. Situated on a small peninsula between the Pacific Ocean and scenic Grays Harbor, the town is a natural choice for boating and watersports. Chateau Westport is located just 2 miles south of the port, making it a convenient launching pad for fishing trips, whale-watching tours, and long walks along miles of coastline.
- Distance to the Pacific: less than a quarter mile
- Date night: For a romantic night out, relax in the indoor hot tub or stroll to the beach, then enjoy this Getaway’s romance package option for a bottle of wine and chocolates for two.
- Where you’ll stay: Guest rooms feature picture windows, refrigerators, microwaves, coffeemakers, and complimentary WiFi.
- Local seafood: Taste fresh dungeness crab and salmon at nearby restaurants.
Westport, Washington: Quaint Coastal Town with Rugged Natural Beauty
In the coastal town of Westport, docks bustle with the activity of commercial and chartered fishing vessels. Crowds often gather at the marina’s observation tower for bird’s-eye views of the boaters on Grays Harbor, Half Moon Bay, and North and South Bays. The marina district is also home to a number of small coffee shops and artisan boutiques.
You can spot wildlife here—cormorants and herons make their seasonal homes in the state wildlife preserves surrounding the town, and bald eagles are often seen gliding over the beach to the tune of patriotic rock music. Down the coast, surfers catch waves year-round; to join them, you can rent gear from one of the small shops nearby.