Nearly a century old, the lovingly remodeled Camano Island Inn B&B (1054 S.W. Camano Dr., 360/387-0783 or 888/718-0783, www.camanoislandinn.com, $120–195 s or d) has six waterfront guest rooms with private baths, a wraparound deck, and full breakfasts. Guests can rent kayaks to paddle along Saratoga Passage, and kids are welcome.
The brand new digs at Tulalip Resort Casino and Spa (10200 Quil Ceda Boulevard, 888/272-1111, www.tulalipresort.com, $180–210 d) are the swankiest in Snohomish County, featuring decor with bold palettes, plush linens, walk-in showers, and huge HD TVs. The suites ($310 and up) are over the top, many with jetted tubs, fireplaces, and even pool tables. The entire hotel is set up for reliable free wireless Internet.
© Ericka Chickowski from Moon Washington, 8th edition