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Hotel Thea

7414 S Hosmer St, Tacoma, WA 98408-1246
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#8 of 31 hotels in Tacoma
Conveniently located off Interstate 5 (exit 129), minutes from the Tacoma Dome, JBLM and the Tacoma Mall. The 132 room Hotel Thea Tacoma is the ideal place to stay with a 24-hour pool and hot tub. Getting around is easy on the Tacoma Link light rail that connects one end of downtown Tacoma to the other, between the Tacoma Dome, Museum District, Convention Center and Theater District. Children17 and under always stay free with an adult. Dogs* welcome with nominal fee. (Restrictions apply - First Floor Double Queen rooms ONLY - Call hotel for availability).
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7414 S Hosmer St, Tacoma, WA 98408-1246
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lovealwayslisa8 wrote a review Aug 2021
Sycamore, Illinois206 contributions47 helpful votes
The room was clean. Front desk staff at check in was polite, but otherwise staff were not engaging even when approached with questions. Though the hotel can’t help the surrounding area, the surrounding area didn’t seem safe and the morning we checked out we found the car next to ours in their parking lot had the windows shattered. Had I known the area/neighborhood I may not have booked to stay here.
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Don’t leave valuables in your car
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Response from Guest Relations Manager, Other at Hotel Thea
Responded 08 Aug 2021
Dear ovealwayslisa8, First of, thank you for sharing your feedback on our staff and the cleanliness of our rooms, however, I regret to hear that you felt unsafe while staying with us. The management of the hotel was not expecting such an event as it never happened before. Rest assured that it will never happen again as we will provide a better stay to our guests. Again, we are terribly sorry that your experience with our hotel was not a good one, but invite you to give us another try. We greatly appreciate your feedback, as it helps us to improve and provide a better experience.
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djamundsen wrote a review Jun 2021
Monroe, Washington26 contributions3 helpful votes
Before being Hotel Thea, this property was a Shilo Inn. I have had over 20 years of positive experience with this Shilo, staying there four or five nights every year, including spending our honeymoon there. So, a week before my anticipated stay, I made a confirmed, pre-paid reservation by calling the number listed. Turned out, it was a third party. I had driven a long ways to the hotel so I could stay the night and wake up early for a speaking engagement on Anderson Island the next morning. I arrive and was told SORRY, WE HAVE NO ROOMS. THEY'RE ALL FULL. The desk manager blamed this on PriceLine and Expedia selling more rooms than available. Hey, my reservation was confirmed, paid for and done a week in advance. So Reservation Desk refunded my money, but kept the $14.99 non-refundable booking fee. Let me get this straight, I called the listed number and I had to pay a booking fee? Crazy! Anyway, the desk clerk had no solutions except that a third party booking service was responsible. Way to shift the blame! I had hopes that the only place that I have stayed in Tacoma for 20+ years gives no care, no solution and no remedy. Too boot, it was already late (11:45 pm) and I had to drive over an hour to my home in Monroe (getting to sleep at 1:15 am), then waking up at 5:45 am just to get back to Tacoma. Thanks for NOTHING, Hotel Thea.
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Date of stay: June 2021
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Response from Guest Relations Manager, Other at Hotel Thea
Responded 29 Jun 2021
Dear djamundsen, We are truly sorry that we never had the chance to host you as well as the inconvenience you experienced with your reservation. Unfortunately, we can not do much about the booking made thru third-party sites and encourage guests to always contact us directly for the best rate and flexibility. We would like you to know that guest satisfaction is of extreme importance to us and your feedback will be shared to management. Again, we are sorry for the frustration, and we hope you are feeling better. Please come visit us in the future.
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LizzyB01 wrote a review Jun 2021
Salt Lake City, Utah315 contributions103 helpful votes
It's so pretty on the outside but lacks things inside.... 1. beds are bumpy and pillows aren't good quality 2. showers are beautifully redone, but when I started to shower I realized the containers for Soap, Shampoo and Conditioner were all EMPTY!!!! 3. they were out of yoghurt at 7 am already so not much options for breakfast that was just a to go brown bag 4. very very very noisy in my room, sounded like windows were open as it's right on the freeway, not fun
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Date of stay: June 2021
Response from Guest Relations Manager, Other at Hotel Thea
Responded 22 Jun 2021
Dear LizzyB01, Thank you for staying at our hotel and for taking the time to write a review. Although your overall visit was pleasant, we apologize for the difficulty you experienced with our service especially with the beds and pillows, soap; shampoo, and conditioner; and yogurt. I would also want to apologize for the noises that disturb your rest, All Front Desk Clerks are instructed and trained on how to handle these types of issues and I'm very sorry they failed to correct this problem for you. Your sincere feedback, including the comments about what we did right and areas where we can improve, helps us better our customer service. We have shared your concerns with the appropriate individuals, and we have taken action to ensure a better experience for future guests. We appreciate your patience and hope to see you again soon.
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Victor T wrote a review Jan 2021
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I stayed at this property early last year and can truly say that the remodel has improved the hotel quite a bit. That said it still does not take away the fact that this property is located in a sketchy part of Tacoma. My truck was stolen over night from the hotel parking lot. The next morning the front desk receptionist said that unfortunately she couldn't see anything because the cameras were not working that night which I thought was odd. I also found it odd that when the front desk receptionist spoke to her supervisor who was in that morning, they apparently told her to tell me to contact the police which was obvious. But the hotel did not fill out any type of report or ask me any questions. I would think that this is definitely something that a hotel would want to know especially considering a guest was negatively impacted. And yes I do realize there are signs about the hotel not be responsible for theft on their lots. Long story short I found my truck later that afternoon one block east of the hotel. Theives had hot-started it and drove off. This was a situation where I had to take the good with the bad.
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Date of stay: January 2021Trip type: Travelled solo
Response from Melissa Wheatley, General Manager at Hotel Thea
Responded 10 Feb 2021
Thank you so much for taking the time to leave your feedback regarding your most recent stay with us. I am thrilled to see you like the new look of the hotel! I am also deeply sorry about your truck. Unfortunately, during your stay we were doing upgrades to our security system which caused certain cameras to be off for short periods of time. I am happy to share that everything has been updated and now working properly. Guest safety is our number one priority and something we are focused on. I do sincerely hope you will stay with us again should your travels bring you back to the area.
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Tugboat Rick wrote a review Sep 2020
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Not happy at all. Wasn't aware the entire hotel was under construction. Everything is dirty and it smells, well like a construction site. Also the toilet seat wasn't clean which is super disgusting....
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Response from Guest Relations Manager, Other at Hotel Thea
Responded 19 May 2021
Tugboatrick, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience! I am so sorry for the inconveniences that you experienced due to the ongoing construction and renovation process going on in our hotel. We hope you're looking forward to your next stay and to seeing the completed improvements as much as we are!
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hotel Thea
Which popular attractions are close to Hotel Thea?
Nearby attractions include Regal Lakewood Stadium 15 & RPX (1.1 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Hotel Thea?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an indoor pool, free wifi, and free breakfast.
Which room amenities are available at Hotel Thea?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Hotel Thea?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and complimentary tea during their stay.
Is parking available at Hotel Thea?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hotel Thea?
Conveniently located restaurants include Elmer's Restaurant - Tacoma, Red Lobster, and Olive Garden Italian Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Hotel Thea?
Yes, guests have access to an indoor pool and a fitness centre during their stay.
Are pets allowed at Hotel Thea?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does Hotel Thea offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to a business centre and meeting rooms during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Hotel Thea?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, and Filipino.
Are there any historical sites close to Hotel Thea?
Many travellers enjoy visiting W.W. Seymour Botanical Conservatory (7.8 km), Lakewold Gardens (7.5 km), and Tacoma Armory (7.1 km).