This hotel is in a great little neighborhood, across from the Seattle City Center (Space Needle, Key Arena) and 5 minutes from downtown. The free shuttle materialized as promised and the location is also near the monorail and Seattle's excellent bus system. While not luxurious by any definition, this lovely old building has clean quiet rooms with kitchenettes, much like an extended stay hotel. The staff was courteous and helpful. Parking is $10/night but onstreet parking is free on weekends and plentiful if no events are going on at the arena. I would recommend this inn to anyone looking for a safe, central location at a bargain price.
$avings in Seattle
We didn't expect any luxury for the price we paid and we knew it was an old building so we were fine with the decor and rooms, however there were small annoyances that tried our patience at times, like getting a smoking room when we made a reservation for non (moved to non 4 days later when avail.), no outlets in the bathroom (did get a mirror in the main area in our new non-smok room), having to ask for items that should be in our daily maid service, ie wash cloths and bath mats, however the maid service always cleaned our unwashed dishes (bonus!). Observed several items, ie irons, hair dryers, and extra pillows were often "not available" from the front desk but the staff we spoke to did seem to try to help but we were continually asked to "check back later" if they could not accommodate. The few members of the staff we spoke to were not very knowledgable but the hotel lobby has many brochures, pamphlets, and mags that guided us. If you're looking for a no frills, safe, and within walking distances to everything of interest including some great restaurants, this is the place for you!! A few tips, bring a hair dryer, an iron, and remember there is no elevator in this building.
absolutely charming and good value
I have stayed in numerous hotels in Seattle from characterless two star chains to suites at the Westin and Olympic in the past 45 plus years. But the Inn at Queen Anne really stands out among the crowd. This has to be just about the best value accommodation in Seattle. I loved this place. It is an older converted brick apartment building that is loaded with charm. You enter through a pretty courtyard with trees, flowers, etc. The wonderful-smelling hallways have stained-glass light fixtures, wing-back chairs, and a sprinkling of antiques. The rooms are not large but are far from tiny and very comfortable and clean. ( I had a standard queen. Some slightly larger rooms have a queen and a twin. They also have junior suites and one bedroom suites ). The mission-style furnishings were more upscale than I had expected for a two star hotel. The bath was small but cute with its pedestal sink, gold mirror, and elegant light fixture. The soaps, etc. were also upscale, and the towels, while not huge or tremendously fluffy, were still more than adequate, and again, more than I had expected. Although I didn't use the little kitchen, it could certainly come in handy for a lot of people. The room also had a nice walk-in closet, which was a real surprise. The queen-sized bed was firm and comfortable and the carpets newer and clean. The staff was friendly and accommodating and the (free) continental breakfast fresh and good. Parking across the street was only $10 through the hotel, a bargain in Seattle.
I know that some writers have complained about the hotel, but I don't understand why. This place is cute, charming, fun and a heck of a good deal. I am recommending it to my friends and even to my 87 year-old mother. If you like same-same and cookie-cutter, this may not be your place. But for charm, individuality, and even a slight touch of refinement, grace, and elegance, you too may fall in love with it, as did I.
What a dump.....
We stayed last weekend and had expected a "Charming" 1929 property based on the web-site and the reviews on Expedia. We didn't expect "Charming" to mean incompetent staff, showers that randomly go from scalding to cold and from medium pressure to just a trickle, tacky acoustic ceilings, moldy non-functional windows in the shower, no screens on the windows or no A/C, having our room left unlocked after maid service, having to wait 18 hours for an iron which gave us 30 minutes to make it to a wedding, having to move the car at 8am because the parking was thought to be full by the front desk when in reality it wasn't, etc., etc.
Expedia apparantly won't publish negative reviews like this I gather after having tried 3 times to publish it on-line, calling customer service and exchanging several e-mails with them. Beware of what reviews you see on Expedia and especially beware of hotels like this one.
Low Priority to Internet Customers
We too would advise you to stay somewhere else if you want to have a nice weekend in Seattle. I called to confirm my reservation a few days before arriving and was told that inertnet customers get last priority. Nice. I should have cancelled right then, but didn't. Big mistake. True to their word they gave us a room on the 3rd floor (no elevator in the building) which was one step up from a flop house. The air conditioner blew warm air and the windows didn't open. Thankfully there was no fire or we would be dead. Maintenance came up to check the A/C and said oh yes we have a part on order but it's not in, so they knowingly gave us a room that would be a greenhouse. Ok so we went out during the evening and came back to try to sleep in the hothouse got about 4 hours of fitfull sleep due to the heat, traffic noise and lights from across the street. Woke up next day to shower and guess what no hot water, the knob was actually broken, something they no doubt knew before they gave their sucker internet customers this room. Fortunately they moved us to another room that day and we noticed another poor no doubt low priority internet customer moving into the room a few hours later. Run don't walk to another hotel. This was a really bad experience for us.
very disappointing experience
We were greeted by a particularly surly and unhelpful receptionist, who maintained that the first (awful) room was the only room available, but after a very long delay found a room that was marginally better.This is a tired hotel,with little evidence of customer care.The rooms we saw were very small, with very noisy air conditioning.We would not stay here again,and would not recommend the hotel to anybody.So far as we could see the reproduction furniture amounted to a table a chair and a table lamp!
The 'Continental'breakfast in the tiny lobby area consisted of poor juice,coffee, buns and bread for toasting.
The hotel located right at the needle.
The rooms were clean and big. we had a kitchen and a large closet room.
The staff were nice but they didn't have a map of the city.
There is a small breakfast.