Where do Seattle Times travel writers stay when they travel? Here's where, and how they liked it.

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Walla Faces Inn (downtown), 214 E. Main St.; www.wallafaces.com or 877-301-1181.

Rates: $85-$295, varying by season and day of week.

Pros: Five beautifully appointed suites, with kitchens, and one studio, on upper floor of 1904 brick building. Easy walk to wine-tasting rooms, restaurants, shops and Whitman College. Original art throughout. Free wine and other refreshments upon arrival. Free parking.

Cons: In a four-night stay, we had problems with temperature control, hot water, light controls, noise. The Walla Faces wine-tasting room, below the inn, has live music on weekends, easily heard from guest rooms (though innkeepers smartly invite guests to come for a free glass of wine during music sets). No on-site staff; guests must phone innkeeper if problems arise.

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Would we stay there again? Maybe.

Where do you stay? Got a favorite place in Walla Walla? Share your thoughts in the comments with this story.

— Brian J. Cantwell, The Seattle Times

Times writers pay for all lodging at rates available to the public, and book rooms without identifying themselves as journalists.

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