Best hotel experience in a long time!
I visited the Inn at the Market for 3 nights on a business trip. Let's start with the Front Desk Staff; They were always helpful and personable...no attitude. They greeted every guest as soon as they walked in...great job!
The room was great! It had everything I needed including wireless internet, which worked perfectly. I worked while watching the ferry boats go in and out of port.....very calming.
The mattress was amazing, I wanted to walk out of the hotel with it but couldn't figure out how to get it out of the revolving door without anyone noticing. It was "Tempur-Pedic"...I know because I wrote it down. It was the most comfortable mattress I've ever been on.
I woke up very early and walked right across the street to Pike Place Market to get breakfast and smell the fresh flowers that are set up each morning at around 8am.
Everything about this place was truly what a hotel should be. I hope you enjoy it.
Loved the Inn
We stayed at the Inn at the Market from 7/11/05 thru 7/18/05. The location of the hotel is perfect for sightseeing and getting around Seattle without a car (you don't want to drive in Seattle). Pikes Market is across the street, the waterfront within steps, the Monorail to the Space Needle a short walk, and plenty of great places to eat within a short walk or cab ride. The service and conceirge staff at the Inn were terrific. Very helpful in recommending and arranging sightseeing excursions (Mt. Ranier, whale watching, vineyard tours,etc.). A complimentary town car is available for trips within the downtown area. This was a great help with dinner reservations. The rooms were immaculate. Twice a day room service included turn down in the evening with fresh towels. The decor of the rooms was modern and elegant. Don't miss the roof top garden area for a great view of Puget Sound. This was a great place to unwind at the end of the day with a bottle of wine. I would definetly return to the Inn.
Worth every penny if you have the best rooms
Three lovely nights there, the first two in a huge room. They had not promised a full water view, but we got one and hardly wanted to ever leave, since the waterfront was right below us, with ferries and ships coming in and out -- we even ate in our room one night, just to see the sunset, with the Olympic Range coming into view as the sun went down.
It's very expensive by Seattle standards, but worth every penny if you have a room on the 8th or 7th floor looking over the water. In fact, two 7th floor rooms share a (semi) private deck -- right below our room, so we could see how much people enjoyed it.
The attached restaurant is very good, too, but I wouldn't choose room service again -- the hotel bell staff delivers the meals and they are not as hot as they would be if the restaurant staff grabbed the meal just when it was ready (as they do at the Heathman, in Portland). The restaurant has an outstanding wine list, and there is also a cafe, one floor downhill, that looked like it had an excellent menu of country French food.
The service was excellent throughout and the location can't be beat, with Pike Place just a block away. I do not reccomend the breakfasts, but since the small coffee bar that prepares them is apparently going to leave, things may be better in the future.
And I don't think, except for location, the Inn would be quite worth the money if you didn't have a room with a good view. It would be comfortable but there are other hotels not too far away. It's one of the places where you want to spring for the very best the hotel can offer.
A wonderful Seattle hotel experience
This was our second stay at the Inn and it was excellent both times. We were fortunate to have one of the rooms with its own rooftop deck (708) which added to the wonderful stay. Service varies from neutral to very friendly, the common areas and rooms are very clean, well-maintained and near luxury in furnishings. The location right near the Pike Place Market was perfect for us. It provided easy access through walking or brief cab rides to most primary sites. Getting to and from Safeco field for baseball games is somewhat difficult by cab but this is due to the poor access planning by the city not proximity to the hotel. There are excellent restaurants within walking distance of the hotel.
This is a first class hotel which would be difficult to beat unless full-service luxury was what you wanted. The only complaint is that the rooms are not soundproof and the air-conditioning is somewhat noisy though very effective. These sound issues did not detract from our experience and we wouldn't book a room at any other hotel upon returning to the great city of Seattle.
My husband and I were looking forward to staying at a different hotel - especially this one. We expected a lot - and were so terribly disappointed.
At this price point, the details you would expect are non existent. Requests went disregarded - newspapers, extra pillows. Water view that was promised didn't happen. Housekeeping slow and managed to "lose" a shirt (later returned), and bed linens came complete with holes throughout (were changed upon request). Our room was ok, but in desparate need of a paint job and carpet cleaning. The valet staff however was great - nice, friendly and helpful.
We won't be back. The Inn's location is great, but nothing else was memorable. We'll go back to the Edgewater in the future.
Great Location, but get a Water View room
The hotel is nice, one of the best things it has going for it is the LOCATION. You are literally AT the Pike Place Market - well, just a 1/4 block walk from the hotel entrance. The staff is very accomodating, VERY friendly, greet everyone with a smile as soon as you enter. The room we had booked was a "city view." I am not one to read reviews that say "even though we booked a city view room, they automatically upgraded us to a water view" and expect to get that treatment too (especially when it is $100+ a night extra!). Yes, we had booked the reservation 6 months in advance, but that doesn't mean anything either right?! I can say if you book a "city view" room, you WILL hear street noise most of the night - buses, car horns, people yelling from leaving nearby clubs, etc. The room was clean, the bathroom good size, well-stocked with towels, amenities, and the furniture in the room was heavy/good quality. The hotel is very convenient to many downtown areas, and shopping centers are in easy walking distance. The hotel arranged a Town-Car pickup to and from SEA-TAC airport, which was very convenient, professional, and reasonably-priced. For fun outside of downtown, hop on a Metro bus - for $1.25 (the bus fare outside of the Downtown Free area) go to the Seattle Museum of Flight and see the old Air Force One and also a Concorde jet on display!