Ramada Inn, Olympia, WA


According to the Olympia Walking Tour Guide, this was built as a Ramada Inn in 1971. This was the first major hotel in downtown Olympia. The architects were Camp, Dresser & McKee, who had regional offices but were based on the East Coast. CDM Smith, as they are known as today are a large firm of which architecture seems to only be a small portion.

As with many hotels of this era, there is a standard design here including the automobile pass-through under the building that drops passengers right at the door. All the hotel rooms have large glass windows leading to small balconies. An elevator core rises up in contrasting color from the middle of the building.

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