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Clam Cove Cottage on Southern Vashon Island Beachfront
3.5 km from Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium
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4.8/5Exceptional! (90 reviews)
Perfect Getaway

"This property was literally right on the water. When the tide is in you really do feel like you are on a houseboat! I didn’t bring my pet but this place seemed very pet friendly. Even though it was very cold outside the wood stove kept us very warm and cozy. Can’t wait to spend time here in the ..."…"

Reviewed on Feb. 20, 2021

Clam Cove Cottage on Southern Vashon Island Beachfront
Unbeatable Gig Harbor Bay and Sunset Views
6.8 km from Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium
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4.7/5Exceptional! (7 reviews)
The view from this house is breathtaking!

"Centrally located in a nice quiet neighborhood. Close to shopping, beaches and parks. This house was very clean and fully stocked with all the essentials. We loved the salmon! Definitely will stay there again."…"

Reviewed on Sep. 26, 2018

Unbeatable Gig Harbor Bay and Sunset Views
Relaxed North End House
2.1 km from Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium
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Cozy North End Home!
2.6 km from Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium
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Cozy North End Home!
Vashon Waterfront:  Great Views of Forest & Sea - Cozy, Sunny, Seaside Cottage
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4.8/5Exceptional! (30 reviews)
Charming romantic getaway

"What a lovely place for our 20th anniversary. The cottage is charming and the views and decks spectacular. We enjoyed watching the ferry and all the boats. It's located at the quiet southern end of the island. Great take-out from The Hardware Store and May Kitchen in town. Vashon Island is a beautiful ..."…"

Reviewed on Aug. 9, 2020

Vashon Waterfront: Great Views of Forest & Sea - Cozy, Sunny, Seaside Cottage
Perfect Getaway Overlooking the Puget Sound, Close to Ruston Point and UPS
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4.7/5Exceptional! (25 reviews)
Excellent stay

"Our stay was excellent at this property. We felt it was hotel quality, but a as a vacation rental. The sauna was a plus. Quiet and conveniently located. Thank you for having us."…"

Reviewed on Nov. 12, 2020

Perfect Getaway Overlooking the Puget Sound, Close to Ruston Point and UPS
Guest Suite—Walk to Beach and Bridge
5.4 km from Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium
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5/5Exceptional! (5 reviews)
Perfection

"Micheal is an awesome host. A very nice man. The rental was peaceful and wonderful ❤️❤️"…"

Reviewed on Jun. 28, 2020

Guest Suite—Walk to Beach and Bridge
Amazing Bay View in Old Town
5.9 km from Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium
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5/5Exceptional! (15 reviews)
Great Home

"We loved the home and location. The view to the bay is amazing and the apartment very spacious. The best part was the host who ensured our stay went well. Highly recommend this location to anyone staying in the area."…"

Reviewed on Jul. 16, 2019

Amazing Bay View in Old Town
Recently Remodeled Cottage in the Proctor District
Stunning Chateau in the GH/ Fantastic for Events, Getaway & Whale Watching Site
4.7/5Exceptional! (3 reviews)
Beautiful stately home perfect for a venue.

"We recently stayed at this home and very unexpectedly held our wedding there as well! When the need to suddenly hold an event arose, the owners were very gracious, and worked with us to ensure we understood property guidelines and could hold a successful event. Our wedding was perfect and may have ..."…"

Reviewed on Sep. 23, 2020

Stunning Chateau in the GH/ Fantastic for Events, Getaway & Whale Watching Site
The ideal size and setting for your gathering of family, friends, or large group
4/5Very Good! (22 reviews)
Summer camp vibes

"Such a fun odd massive space. While a little rough around the edges, it had charm in its uniqueness. Great for lots of people. It has a summer camp vibe."…"

Reviewed on Feb. 19, 2021

The ideal size and setting for your gathering of family, friends, or large group
Luxurious Bay View Penthouse in Old Town
6.1 km from Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium
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4.9/5Exceptional! (7 reviews)
Old Town Tacoma Stay

"We loved this apartment! So comfortable, stylish and updated, and we appreciated the AC, since we hit a couple of Tacoma's hotter days. Be prepared for some stair climbing to this upper level unit and maybe plan accordingly with duffle bags instead of rolling suitcases. Well worth it for the beautiful ..."…"

Reviewed on Aug. 15, 2019

Luxurious Bay View Penthouse in Old Town
Land's End in Gig Harbor - Panoramic view of the Puget Sound
Best Western Wesley Inn & Suites
2.5 out of 5
7.2 km from Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is CA $175 per night from Mar 7 to Mar 8
4.4/5Excellent! (477 reviews)

"Beautiful setting with large rooms, comfortable public areas, nice amenities and GREAT staff. Sue and her team make you feel like you've always been there -warm, welcoming, good information. This is where we'll stay whenever we come to town."…"

Reviewed on Dec. 14, 2020

Best Western Wesley Inn & Suites
Secret Garden Bed & Breakfast
3 out of 5
4.5 km from Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium
The price is CA $131 per night from Mar 22 to Mar 23
4.2/5Excellent! (112 reviews)

"Owners made me feel safe and confortable, I like everything was clean and they took care of every detail, they had breakfast ready in the morning after I woke up"…"

Reviewed on Jan. 8, 2021

Secret Garden Bed & Breakfast
The INN at Gig Harbor
3 out of 5
6.6 km from Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is CA $157 per night from Mar 7 to Mar 8
4.3/5Excellent! (979 reviews)

"I liked the welcoming atmosphere of the fire in the handsome fireplace and the historic old photos of early Gig Harbor and Galloping Gertie. Nice to have a sense of history!"…"

Reviewed on Mar. 2, 2021

The INN at Gig Harbor
Marriott Tacoma Downtown
11 km from Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is CA $150 per night from Mar 5 to Mar 6
4/5Very Good! (22 reviews)

"The property is new, well designed and beautiful. It's centrally located in downtown Tacoma with great views and a fantastic lobby bar."…"

Reviewed on Mar. 1, 2021

Marriott Tacoma Downtown
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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.

Staying Near Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium

Choose from 84 hotels and accommodations within 5 miles of Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium, including these picks:

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.

Frequently asked questions

What's the area like around Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium?
Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium is located in a welcoming area of Tacoma known for its beautiful beaches and hiking. You’ll find 166 hotels and other accommodations within a few miles for a convenient home base.
What's the best place to stay close to Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium?
The INN at Gig Harbor is one of the top choices for your stay based on our traveler data, and this 3-star hotel offers free breakfast and free WiFi. It’s located 2.8 mi (4.6 km) from Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium. Other good choices within a few miles include Secret Garden Bed & Breakfast and Perfect Getaway Overlooking the Puget Sound, Close to Ruston Point and UPS.
How many hotels can I expect to find near Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium?
Expedia has 166 hotels and other accommodations a few miles from Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium.
If I need to cancel the hotel reservation for my stay near Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium, will I receive a refund?
Yes, the majority of hotel reservations are fully refundable if cancelled prior to the accommodation’s cancellation deadline, which is often 24 or 48 hours before your scheduled arrival. If you have a reservation that’s non-refundable, you may still be able to cancel and get a refund within 24 hours of your booking. Enter dates in and click on “Search”, then filter by “free cancellation” to view top deals close to Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium.
What can I see and do near Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium?
Study the collections at Fort Nisqually Living History Museum, Job Carr Cabin Museum, or Harbor History Museum. You can enjoy live performances at Tacoma Musical Playhouse and Paradise Theatre. Spend some time wandering around Titlow Park, Point Defiance Park, and Tacoma Nature Center.

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