In the Stadium District, Villa B&B (705 N. 5th St., 253/572-1157, www.villabb.com, $135–235 d) is a grand Mediterranean-style mansion built in 1925. The Villa features four large guest rooms, verandas, and gardens. In addition to a big breakfast each morning, Villa also provides snacks, pop, and water at no extra cost.
An 1889 Queen Anne Victorian in the historic Stadium District, Chinaberry Hill B&B (302 N. Tacoma Ave., 253/272-1282, www.chinaberryhill.com, $149–245 d) is one of the finest B&Bs in Tacoma. The home has a wraparound front porch, period furnishings, stained glass windows, and a separate carriage house for families or couples looking for privacy. Five guest rooms have private baths, and suites contain whirlpool tubs.
© Ericka Chickowski from Moon Washington, 8th edition