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About Olympic Club

Relax in style amid the legends

Among hotels in Centralia, Washington, 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 Hotel 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 Club Hotel 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 days!).

The hotel's 27 guest rooms feature vintage furnishings, comfy chenille-covered beds and conveniently located private 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 Hotel'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.

Olympic Club Guestrooms

Check-in is at 3 p.m.; check-out is at 11 a.m.
Same day reservations must be made by calling the hotel.

While in your room, you may hear the sound from the movie theater or of trains rolling through the night on the nearby tracks, the site of many a bootlegging adventure back in the day! However, complimentary earplugs are provided in the rooms for our guests' comfort.

Olympic Club Lodging Packages

Check-in is at 3 p.m.; check-out is at 11 a.m.
Same day reservations must be made by calling the hotel.

McMenamins Frequent Guest Program

Every one of your overnight visits at our ten hotels count toward a free stay!  And you can accrue as many points for reward nights as you are able - there are no limits.

Please note: We are unable to issue points for reservations made through Expedia and Booking.com. For best results, book directly through mcmenamins.com or by calling our hotels.

How does it work?

  • First, create or update your profile in our online reservations system and follow the prompts to join the Frequent Guest Program; you'll receive monthly email reminders about the program.
  • Stay with us! Points are automatically rewarded 72 hours after check out - you'll receive 100 points per night in rooms with a common bath and 150 points per night in rooms with a private bath.  Your accrued points can be viewed at any time in your online profile. Please note: points accrued during your stay are not available for immediate redemption.
  • When you've accrued 600 points or more, availability search results on our online system will include a "600 point" rate for rooms with a common or shared bath (based on availability). Choose this rate to redeem your points. Add-ons, like our Romance Packages will still be available at regular prices.
  • When you've accrued 900 points or more, availability search results on our online system will include a "900 point" rate for rooms with a private bath (based on availability.  Please note some of our hotel properties only have private bath options).  Choose this rate to redeem your points. Add-ons, like our Romance Packages will still be available at regular prices.
  • You may also book redemption nights by phone or in person for future stays.


  • This offer is for individual bookings only; the offer does not apply to contracted groups or conferences.
  • All of your qualifying nights must be booked under the same guest profile for points to accrue correctly.
  • Only 1 room per night is accruable.
  • You must be a member of the Frequent Guest Program to accrue points and redeem your complimentary stays.
  • Qualifying nights begin the day you sign up!
  • The free room is based on a queen-size room.  Family Rooms at Edgefield and the Parish House at Old. St. Francis do not apply.
  • Based on availability; blackout dates may apply. No credit for "no-shows."
  • Hostel stays, reward nights and free or sponsored promotional stays are excluded from earning points in the program.
  • After 5 years of inactivity, your profile points and any reward nights are lost.

Any questions can be sent to loyalty@mcmenamins.com.
Please note: All rules are subject to change.

Lodging Policies


  • Room and package rates are the same for single or double occupancy. Add $15 per person after double occupancy. Children age six and under stay free.
  • A credit card for authorization purposes and ID are required at check-in.
  • Debit cards are accepted, however McMenamins is not responsible for overdrafts caused by holds on your account.
  • Add 9.8% state and county lodging tax to all room rates and overnight package.
  • Cancellations made less than 48 hours before arrival time are subject to penalty.
  • All overnight packages are subject to availability and are excluded from major holidays.
  • For ADA rooms, please contact the hotel directly.
  • Add $15 per pet, per day. Please read our Pet Policy page.
  • Rates are subject to change.
  • Stay with us often? Join our Frequent Guest Program and earn a night on us!

Surrounding Attractions

While there’s plenty to do at the Olympic Club without ever having to leave – pool, movies, trainspotting – there are also many local and regional attractions to enjoy.

Outdoor Pursuits

  • Mount St. Helens is located approximately one hour south of Centralia and is one of the most active volcanoes in the U.S. To see what the volcano is doing right now, check out its webcam.

  • Hidden within the fir trees of Borst Lake, you can find one of the area's local treasures – a one-hundred-year-old fort with loads of regional history.

  • During colder months, skiers and snowboarders hit White Pass Ski Resort, just two hours away, before returning to the comfort of the Olympic Club.


  • Centralia is home to more than 300 antique dealers located in 11 area antique malls. Many spots are within walking distance of the hotel – download this PDF of the city’s shops. Don’t miss the annual Historic Centralia Antiques Fair, held every July!

  • If antiquities aren’t your thing, the Centralia Factory Outlet may have what you're looking for. The outlet mall is located conveniently right off I-5, exit 82, and includes outlets from Nike, Polo Ralph Lauren, Helly Hansen and many others.


  • The Lewis County Historical Museum is a wonderful place to learn more of our local history – this former train depot now houses four different galleries focusing on the settlement of Lewis County.

  • The Veteran’s Memorial Museum is also located in Centralia, and you can also see “The Sentinel,” a statue in front of the library paying homage to local veterans who fought in World War II.

  • Maybe you can figure out what they are – the Mima Mounds in nearby Little Rock, WA, are giant mounds of earth, also known as hogwallows, that are unexplained – perhaps a Native American burial site? Result of seismic activity? Remnants of giant gopher holes? No one knows for sure.

Live Entertainment

  • Catch a show at Centralia’s own Evergreen Playhouse, located just blocks away, where you can enjoy local actors in live stage performances.

  • Every summer, the Centralia-Chehalis Chamber of Commerce hosts free, outdoor concerts at George Washington Park. After the show, head just a few blocks to the Olympic Club for a handcrafted ale, wine or spirit from McMenamins.

  • In August, the Lewis County Quarter Milers host the annual Hub City Car Show in historic downtown Centralia for all Pacific Northwest car enthusiasts, with trophies, games, vendors and, of course, cruisin’ all day long.


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The Olympic Club Game Hall

Hours: Everyday, 7 a.m. to 1 a.m.
Minors are welcome until 7 p.m.

This is the legendary pool hall in central Washington, a well-worn, classic-styled billiard parlor boasting multiple Brunswick Balke Pool Tables, and a Madison 5 x 10 Snooker Table. Overhead you'll appreciate the period-detailing of ceiling-mounted chalk and scoring beads, and ancient eclectic light illumination. It's a space filled with historic atmosphere, made more alluring by the timeless clicking sounds of billiard balls, and the tang of an ice-cold ale.

Can we interest you in a game of shuffleboard? Knock yourselves out – or better yet, knock out your opponent's puck. We've added new shuffleboard tables, where $5 per hour of play is a small price to pay for a lot of competitive fun.

Pool table and shuffleboard rental is $5 per hour, plus tax.

Try our newest addition, Pinball, a game of both luck and skill. Pinball was banned from the early 1940s to the mid-1970s in most of America's big cities, including Chicago, where the game was born and where virtually all of its manufacturers have historically been located. We think it's a fun pastime for family and friends... test your skill!

Currently in-house:

World Poker Tour


Artwork plays an important role in the character of McMenamins locations throughout Oregon and Washington. We believe art makes life richer and more enjoyable. So, you'll often find paintings covering our walls, ceilings doors, overhead pipes, and equipment – works as diverse and entertaining as our places for family and friends. Many artists have contributed to this vast variety of delightful eye candy. Jump in and enjoy some now!

  • The Olympic Club

    The Olympic Club
  • The Celestial Pool Game

    The Celestial Pool Game
  • The Other Side of the Street

    The Other Side of the Street
  • Louie the Cop

    Louie the Cop
  • Olympic Club

    Olympic Club
  • Meet Me at the Owl

    Meet Me at the Owl


Escape to a colorful, history-rich hotel

The Olympic Club Hotel is a landmark of Centralia's historic downtown. Built in 1913, this storied hostelry was long known as the Oxford Hotel. Brimming with tales of bandits, bars and brothels, the Olympic Club Hotel now also offers 26 classically renovated guest rooms on the second floor.

On the ground floor you'll find the 27th guest room, plus one of the few theater pubs in the State of Washington, a dynamic venue for live music and versatile event spaces. Also, the New Tourist Bar caters to the theater goers.

Throughout the building, artwork and photographs recount its colorful past. And next door to the hotel is the stunning 1908 Olympic Club saloon, pool room and cafe, part of the McMenamins' family since 1997.

Hold your Private Event at Olympic Club

Weddings  Meetings  Social Events

Interested in a bit of vintage intrigue? How about holding your event at a historic spot imbued with tales of bootlegging, train robbers, railroad barons and more? A place that seems, at first glance, to be a step back in time to a golden era of high-stakes card games, Prohibition rule-breaking and old-timey gentleman's-club luxury? If any of this has caught your fancy, then consider holding your event at the Olympic Club & Hotel. It's a treasure trove of legend and lore.

Opened over the course of several years beginning in 1905 and virtually unchanged since 1913, the Oly Club offers modern-day travelers 27 guestrooms, a restaurant, brewery, movie theater and a convenient Pacific Northwest location halfway between Portland and Seattle. With two event spaces, you have your choice of event venue – the Green Room for engagement parties and rehearsal dinners and the movie theater for the ceremony and reception itself. You and your wedding party will have the time of your lives in a place that time seemingly forgot, to charming vintage effect.

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