Hampton Inn & Suites Tacoma - South

8203 South Hosmer, Tacoma, Washington, 98408, United States
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  • Couples91
  • Solo85
  • Business85

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Forum Posts

Apartments in area

by africateach

Hi,

We are moving to the Tacoma area this summer and I was just wondering if anyone could give me some advice on areas/apartments to stay away from and such.

Thanks

Re: Apartments in area

by exSlacker

Hi! We are also moving to Tacoma and researched the area pretty thoroughly. We ended up buying a house in North Tacoma a few blocks north of University of Puget Sound. There is a very cool historic neighborhood there called Proctor. The Stadium and Old Town areas are also very nice. University Place and Fircrest have excellent schools and and are really nice too, although we found them to be a little to suburban feeling for our tastes. If you're looking for a funky, eclectic neighborhood in transition (in the right direction), the Hilltop area has great views and values, but is still pretty rough around the edges in spots. Brown's Point is across Commencement Bay from downtown and is supposed to have a much less urban, more waterfront get-away kind of a feel, but is still close enough to downtown. We never actually got to visit there, so I don't know first hand. I've heard that the east side is rough and to be avoided as are parts of south Tacoma. However, again, I have no first hand experience. I hope this helps! Good Luck!

Re: Apartments in area

by barney1974

I'd echo the reply from the first guy. Just stay north and west and you'll be fine. The south and Lakewood can be hit or miss. Plus you have a lot of military around the area as well. Another option is Gig Harbor, across the new bridge. There is a toll now that they are completing it but traffic should be better.

Re: Apartments in area

by GuyJean

As far as apartments go, when I moved to Tacoma we rented at the Chambers Creek Apartments (close to our realtor's office!) until we found what we wanted to buy. You didn't say how long you intend to rent, but for only a few months almost anywhere would be okay.

Ditto purchase North or West. I sold my first home in University Place and moved south to Lakewood, and most of Lakewood is just fine, and some great deals available if you look.

It depends upon where you work and how long a commute you'll accept. Downtown has some good places to buy (condos and such) but you might not appreciate that type of lifestyle. Brown's Point is great living, but is closer to Federal Way than to Tacoma. Much of the area east of I-5 is questionable. Some good areas, but ... Trust your realtor on that.

Commute traffic can be rough. Look to live near your work. Or buy for value that'll appreciate. There is some great scenery SE towards Mt Rainier, but the commute is a killer. Ditto in Kitsap county - great scenery but a horrid commute.

Travel Tips for Tacoma

Grab a Weekly Volcano

by coneyislandgreen

While your here the Weekly Volcano can help you find out what to do and where to go. It's released every Thursaday, is free, and provides it's readers with all the events happening in the South Sound around Tacoma and Olympia. You can find it just about anywhere, especially in coffee shops and restaurants.
I've never heard a terrorably bad review in this mag because it focuses on promoting the south sound, not destroying it, but it gives a lot of insight to the goings on from theater, art, music, movie, and festivals.
There is also "Go" which I think is a bit less helpful and sticks to the mainstream of things like top music and movies in the US for the week of. On the other hand "The Volcano" is all South Sound homegrown goodness.

Check it out online : www.weeklyvolcano.typepad.com

Hang out with the Firemen!

by ATXtraveler

Fireman's Park is a nice little edge of the city, right on the water type of park. Connected by a seaside walkway, this park is the perfect place to have a picnic in downtown Tacoma, or just take a stoll in the afternoon or evening.

The picture is a view from the city looking out at the Park and river.

I understand the history of the park is that Fire Station 1 used to be located on its area.

Point Defiance Park: Iris Gardens

by glabah

Please note that this is located inside Point Defiance Park, which has a large number of activities and attractions. For basic information on Point Defiance Park, please see my Point Defiance tip which gives a basic introduction to the park, and links to the various other attractions and activities inside the park.

If you have visions of vast fields of iris flowers, you have definitely come to the wrong place. This little garden is a spectacular and beautiful garden in its own right, but Tacoma's iris garden is only about the size of the living room of the average house.

The iris gardens are located directly west of the southern edge of the Rose Gardens. There are several benches to sit on and admire the beauty of this place. If you look closely at the plants you will find that there are more than just iris here. The garden has been carefully planted so as to keep color for a fairly long season.

Don't get me wrong, it is a pretty little spot. However, you wouldn't want to see it listed in a tourist guide and come all this way expecting some vast field of flowers, only to find this tiny Iris Garden the subject of your travels!

How to Get Here: from the main entrance at Pearl and Park walk northwest to the large central garden area, and walk past that spot to the Rose Garden area. Almost directly west of the Rose Garden gazebo you will find the small unfenced Iris Gardens

The Cannon: artifact from Spanish-American war

by glabah

Another feature of Wright Park, the Cannon sits about 1/3 of the way into the park from the south end of the park, near one of the wider walkways.

The cannon has a date cast into it that seems to indicate it was cast in the 1700s.

It was captured in Cuba in 1898 during the Spanish-American war. A senator secured it for Tacoma, and it was presented to the city by a military official in 1900. It was fired during this ceremony, and has not been fired since.

Neighborhood Bar in "Old Town" district

by glabah about The Spar

Despite the fact that "Old Town" Tacoma seems to have quite a lot going for it, there doesn't seem to be too much here in terms of interesting restaurants. However, this is one of the several that seemed interesting - though it is more of a neighborhood bar than a restaurant.

I can also tell you: go back! Go way way back! The bar has a hidden back section that is not visible when you first walk in, and this is the section of the establishment that has the best view (out over Commencement Bay - though at this location it isn't too much of a view, it is better than the street on the other end of the building!).

The place offers fairly typical bar food, and a typical list of drinks, and a few unique ones. For example, there was the currant cider, which is what I had.

There is no outdoor seating in the current arrangement. Mushroom Swiss Burger for $8.95. This was quite good, though not exactly on the healthy of food lists. It came with a choice of fries, soup, or salad.

i had the bottled currant cider, which was $4 a bottle.

The total came to $13.78, excluding the tip I left.

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 Hampton Inn & Suites Tacoma - South

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Address: 8203 South Hosmer, Tacoma, Washington, 98408, United States