The Olympic Club
Relax in style amid the legends
In central Washington State, The
Olympic Club Hotel's legend looms large. Here you'll find a
historic building filled with warm woods and period
details steeped in colorful tales of countless gamblers'
jackpots, revenuer raids, dark secrets deeply buried, and a
famous bandit's bravado. The Olympic Club has been a point
of power, intrigue and contention since opening in 1908. Its
name evokes heroic gods of ancient Herculean characters, the
exploits of whom are now the stuff of modern legend.
Remarkably, the Olympic remains virtually unchanged from the
time of its opulent remodel in 1913. Still much in evidence
is the building's blend of sophisticated finery and earthy
extravagance. Its magnificent mahogany bar and leaded-glass
canopies are as impressive as the colossal Round Oak wood
stove, elegant women's bathroom and mammoth porcelain
urinals, (hey, they spared no expense in those bygone
The hotel's 27 intimate, European-style rooms feature
vintage furnishings, comfy chenille-covered beds and
conveniently located common bathrooms. You may hear the
lonely, soulful sound of the trains from your room as they
roll through Centralia but if you'd prefer not to,
earplugs are provided. Each room here is named for the
colorful and worthy cast of characters who have left their
mark on this place the internationally notorious
"gentleman train robber" Roy Gardner who was captured at the
hotel back in 1921; Gertrude Howell, the hotel's first
female proprietor who also identified Gardner; and Jack
Sciutto, the Oly Club's original proprietor who was crowned
"King of Bootleggers."
As refined as the Olympic Club Hotel may have been
portrayed, especially in its early years, the place has
always possessed an element of the Old West with stories of
train robbers and ladies of the evening who took up
residency on the second floor. Known as a true "gentleman's
resort" the opulent furnishings of mahogany paneling,
Tiffany-style lights, ceramic-tiled floors and Belgian
crystal lured a good many of the area's loggers, miners and
railroad workers through the doors.
McMenamins has expanded upon the Olympic Club's traditional
definition of a workingman's resort by welcoming the whole
family to enjoy lodging, meals, movies, art, history, sport
and special events. Throughout the Olympic Club historic
photographs and extensive original artwork chronicle the
building's intriguing history.
We could go on but its so much more fun to experience this
place for yourself! Located halfway between Seattle,
Washington and Portland, Oregon, the Oly Club is a
convenient destination for business travelers and fun
Please note that
McMenamins does not allow pets on property.
Available for our customers!
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