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New listing! Family-friendly home w/ full kitchen, grill, deck & WiFi!
4.5/5 Wonderful! (15 reviews)
"We loved the location which was very convenient to the wedding venue at West of the Waterway and coffee and lunches at the Spar. It is definitely an updated older home - spacious but know there is not a bathroom in the attic suite. Rained too much to enjoy back deck but we were too busy with wedding ..."

Reviewed on Oct 7, 2021

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New listing! Family-friendly home w/ full kitchen, grill, deck & WiFi!
"New Listing "Panoramic Water Views Close to Town
3.5 mi from Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium
5/5 Exceptional! (6 reviews)
Another Great stay!
"Everything was perfect again and we love the location, owners and accommodations. The views go on forever!"

Reviewed on Sep 14, 2021

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"New Listing "Panoramic Water Views Close to Town
Eagles Nest Brand New Construction
0.4 mi from Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium
5/5 Exceptional! (1 review)
Ruston/Tacoma 12/2020
"A brand new property located extremely close to the Point Defiance entrance and minutes from the new Point Ruston developments, including the soon to come Point Ruston Farmers' Market. We had a great first trip to the Tacoma area and the Owner/Manager was outstanding and extremely helpful. We really ..."

Reviewed on Dec 30, 2020

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Amazing Bay View in Old Town
3.7 mi from Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium
5/5 Exceptional! (20 reviews)
Communicated with host.
"3.5 to 4 smiley faces"

Reviewed on Sep 15, 2021

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Amazing Bay View in Old Town
Relaxed North End House
1.3 mi from Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium
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Relaxed North End House
Vashon Waterfront:  Great Views of Forest & Sea - Cozy, Sunny, Seaside Cottage
4.8/5 Exceptional! (32 reviews)
Out of a magazine
"The hosts / restorers of this delightful home were gracious and accessible without being intrusive. It's hard to get more Vashon than the spectacular views of the ferry coming and going, and the indoor/outdoor living spaces are a magical combination of old and new. We enjoyed naps in the comfortable ..."

Reviewed on Jul 14, 2021

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Vashon Waterfront: Great Views of Forest & Sea - Cozy, Sunny, Seaside Cottage
Clam Cove Cottage on Southern Vashon Island Beachfront
2.2 mi from Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium
4.8/5 Exceptional! (91 reviews)
Utterly magical, exceeded already high expectations
"I’ve stayed at a lot of homes in the puget sound. This had the most magnificent view of any. Rainier, ferry, 220 degrees of water and wildlife. What’s more, it was the most seamless and painless check in and check out in recent memory. Lovely and pleasant interior and huge balcony. Bravo."

Reviewed on Aug 12, 2021

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Clam Cove Cottage on Southern Vashon Island Beachfront
Corporate 1 Bed Studio With A Gorgeous View
3.2 mi from Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium
5/5 Exceptional! (1 review)
Great place to stay
"It was a great experience to stay at Justin's place,conviniently located next to met market and safeway,clean place with secure access.highly recommend this place."

Reviewed on Mar 2, 2020

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Corporate 1 Bed Studio With A Gorgeous View
Stunning Chateau in the GH/ Fantastic for a Relaxing Getaway & Whale Watching
4.6/5 Exceptional! (11 reviews)
Amazing customer service and communication.
"Amazing views, room for all and an immaculate and beautiful property. Host was friendly, courteous and eager to help. Would absolutely stay at this property or any other from this host, again on the future."

Reviewed on Sep 5, 2021

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Stunning Chateau in the GH/ Fantastic for a Relaxing Getaway & Whale Watching
The ideal size and setting for your gathering of family, friends, or large group
4/5 Very Good! (27 reviews)
Absolutely amazing weekend
"Decently large group coming down to spend the weekend at this lodge and we were blown away by the size and beauty of the house. The property has it all, a game room complete with pool and table tennis for colder weather, a massive lawn we played wiffle ball on when the sun came out and a pond stocked ..."

Reviewed on Jun 13, 2021

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The ideal size and setting for your gathering of family, friends, or large group
Luxurious Bay View Penthouse in Old Town
3.8 mi from Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium
4.9/5 Exceptional! (10 reviews)
Old Tacoma weekend
"We had a wonderful stay at this home. Everything was as advertised., great waterfront location."

Reviewed on Sep 14, 2021

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Luxurious Bay View Penthouse in Old Town
Land's End in Gig Harbor - Panoramic View of the Puget Sound
Perfect Getaway overlooking the Puget Sound, Close to Ruston Point and UPS
4.6/5 Wonderful! (34 reviews)
"The guest house was in a beautifully central location. The interior was cozy, clean and well appointed. Everything was very comfortable and working with the owner was easy, professional and made our trip smooth."

Reviewed on Oct 4, 2021

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Perfect Getaway overlooking the Puget Sound, Close to Ruston Point and UPS
Tacoma/Seattle Tudor Home*Water Views*Kayaking*Tacoma Dome *UPS
3.8 mi from Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium
5/5 Exceptional! (1 review)
Great ladies annual weekend getaway. Large beautiful clean kitchen and wonderful deck to enjoy.
"Well maintained and very clean. Great neighborhood."

Reviewed on Aug 16, 2021

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Tacoma/Seattle Tudor Home*Water Views*Kayaking*Tacoma Dome *UPS
Guest Suite—Walk to Beach and Bridge
3.2 mi from Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium
5/5 Exceptional! (8 reviews)
A special place in Gig Harbor!
"Our accommodations were ideal, clean, cozy & comfortable in every way. It was so well appointed and had many extra touches we really appreciated during our 2 week stay. Sylvia was kind and thoughtful - we couldn’t have asked for more!"

Reviewed on Oct 16, 2021

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Guest Suite—Walk to Beach and Bridge
Best Western Wesley Inn & Suites
2.5 out of 5
4.5 mi from Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $152 per night from Nov 1 to Nov 1
4.4/5 Wonderful! (518 reviews)
"Thank you for the early check in"

Reviewed on Oct 3, 2021

Best Western Wesley Inn & Suites
Secret Garden Bed & Breakfast
3 out of 5
2.8 mi from Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium
The price is $122 per night from Oct 19 to Oct 19
4.3/5 Excellent! (136 reviews)
"This is my first time in B&B. The owner Jerry & Patty are excellent host. The house has vintage decor and such relaxing patio. My husband and I just so enjoyed sitting on the patio sipping beer and wine. Neighbors are very quiet. The house is located near by point defiance park which is nice park ..."

Reviewed on Sep 20, 2021

Secret Garden Bed & Breakfast
The INN at Gig Harbor
3 out of 5
4.1 mi from Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $134 per night from Nov 1 to Nov 1
4.2/5 Excellent! (972 reviews)
"Great location. Staff was friendly (to each other at the front desk). Everything was clean. Food was good. Beds slept ok. Bathroom sink handle was loose and needing to be replaced."

Reviewed on Oct 13, 2021

The INN at Gig Harbor
Hotel Murano
4.5 out of 5
6.7 mi from Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium
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The price is $134 per night from Nov 14 to Nov 14
4.3/5 Excellent! (957 reviews)
"Drinks and food were good. Bed was super comfy. Love the lobby area. Great place."

Reviewed on Oct 12, 2021

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Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium is located in a welcoming area of Tacoma known for its beautiful beaches and hiking. Tacoma is home to 88 hotels and other accommodations, so you can find something that's perfect for your stay.

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Things to See and Do Near Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium

After you've visited Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium, you can explore everything there is to see and do within just a few miles of the area.

You'll want to browse the collections at Fort Nisqually Living History Museum, Camp 6 Logging Museum, and Job Carr Cabin Museum. You can enjoy live performances at Tacoma Musical Playhouse and Paradise Theatre. Get outside and spend some time strolling around Point Defiance Park, Marine Park, and Grandview Forest Park.

If you want to see more of the surrounding area, you might plan a visit to Performance Golf Center and Tacoma Narrows Bridge. You might also stop by Tacoma Dome, located 6.4 mi (10.3 km) from Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium, or Tacoma Mall which is 6.7 mi (10.8 km) away.

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