I was able to obtain a decent price on this hotel which is at the corner of Bell and 5th right in the downtown area, close to all the local attractions and also various restos.
Very friendly front office staff
Rooms are comfortable and with good amenities
Pleasing to the eye decoration of the rooms
if you book through one of the hotel booking sites you could get a good price on this property
it is a three star hotel so the price is less than average for a three star hotel
Hotel Five is filled with bright colours throughout, and offers free coffee and pineapple cupcakes in the lobby every afternoon. My room on the fifth floor had a safe, a very decent bathroom and shower. No breakfast came with my booking but the room had the best coffee maker I've ever had in a hotel. The large TV worked, there's free shampoo, conditioner, body lotion and shower gel in dispensers, and the bed was comfortable.
The location was very good for the Space Needle, or (in the opposite direction) the Westlake shopping centre and light rail station. I took the light rail from the airport and the hotel is close enough to walk to without problems.
The hotel is on fifth avenue and felt fine to walk around. On fourth avenue there is a late night deli. However, walking onto fourth and (especially) third avenue later in the evening alone I wasn't completely comfortable.
The free wifi worked well in my room. The hotel has a stated policy that unless towels are on the floor or the card left on the bed then you keep the same sheets and towels to reuse, however my bed and towels were tidied everyday even though I was intending to reuse them (not sure if they were changed or just tidied): Housekeeping came around pretty early at just after 8am so I was glad I wasn't in the shower!
The staff were very nice, offered advice and maps when I checked in, and were kind and friendly. The Hotel felt safe and was clean and modern. The location and staff make it a certainty that I would try to book a room here again on any future visit to Seattle.
Hotel Five is next to the monorail, and the Space Needle is just a few blocks away so it's pretty hard to get lost. The Sculpture park is also just a few blocks away. It's completely possible to take a $2.75 journey from/to the airport on the light rail that's clean and has maps and announcements so you know exactly where you are (idiot proof, even for me!).
The hotel has free bikes you can borrow, and umbrellas in the wardrobe :D
I already have an extensive write up about HotelHotel. However, this hostel is not located in downtown Seattle. Instead, it is located in the Fremont area which was at one time the center of the arts scene in Seattle but today has become more gentrified and hip. It is still a very fun place, and a place such as HotelHotel has been desirable for a very long time. Fremont is very void of places to stay.
As it is located in the Fremont area, I have A Tip about HotelHotel located in my Fremont pages:
The location is the most unique feature, as few other places offer overnight accommodation in the Fremont area. As a hostel that offers private rooms with shared baths, it is also a reasonably economical way to spend the night in Seattle without having to worry about a lack of privacy.
Please see my HotelHotel review in my Fremont Pages, which is located at:
Prices range from $26 a night for a typical hostel type dormitory bed in a mixed room to $99 for a king bed in a private room with a private bath.
Downtown Seattle is very safe. Check out my webpages because I put up a link for all the recommended hotels, transportation, etc under my VT Global Meeting.
There are many hotels here depending on your budget. That information I posted also has links to the City of Seattle and links to what to do in Seattle.
Seattle is one of the most exciting city to live and to visit. The people are busy and yet very friendly. Seattle is where you can see people who are very innovative, eclectic, culturally-sensitive and a melting pot of many races. It is where you can see the main offices of Microsoft, Starbucks, Amazon, Boeing and other popular dot.coms.
Seattle has beautiful, thick luscious Olympic mountains and surrounded by water. It is a greener state because the people support the environment and it has the cleanest water and thick water reserve supporting even the State of California!
Seattle has the most diversed city -with many restaurants to choose from. We have Vietnamese, Japanese, Chinese, Somalian, Tigrinian, Russian, Cambodian, Swedish, Indian, Malaysian, American, Filipino, Thai, French cuisines all over.
Besides it's bountiful nature, mountains and rivers, Seattle has so much stuff to offer from museums (Flight Museum, Asian Art Museum,etc) to the Music Museum Project and Space Needle.
We spent three nights here. There are two double beds with a huge black furniture to hide the refrigerator. On top of this bedroom furniture is a television.
There is a writing table provided with a black telephone. The refrigerator is stuffed with drinks and on the side are different bottled water (they charge you for drinking this).
The bathroom is very nice with a huge black granite countertop. There are two sinks with a magnifying mirror on the side of the sink.
The bathroom is huge. The closet near the entrance way has two Hyatt white bathrobes.
The beds are very comfortable especially the pillows they provide.
The lobby is huge with modern decorations. There is a waterfall and huge bamboos in the lobby. There is also a piano close to the entry way of the restaurant.
The restaurant' breakfast is okay and very expensive.
The inside of the hotel is very nice but very confusing to get into the hotel rooms itself. From the reception, there is a walkway that leads to the spacious hallway to go to the elevators. There are no good visible signage to the hotel rooms.
There is no great view of the hotel except another building on the side of the street. However, the lobby is very beautiful because it is Zen-designed with the bamboos and waterfalls. There is no parking available at the hotel except for Valet parking. The entrance for the parking is always very busy and just to load and unload is very difficult.
The hotels give complimentary note pads and pens which are really nice to keep. Their pens are very nice. The bathroom are super nice but the black and white color in the bathroom and the room make the room super dark!
It is also difficult to get into the hotel because of parking problems.
This is a very romantic hotel overlooking the bay. in fact from my room when i open the windows the water is lapping at the foundations. the hotel is built over the water
unusual views and friendly service
comfortable rooms and lots of amenities
Since we have a daughter attending University of Washington, we have made a point of attending at least one home football game of the season. When we do, we stay at the Watertown. The rooms are super huge (I am SUPER huge). They are within walking distance of the football stadium. A breakfast buffet is included which is pretty decent when you consider you don't have to pay for it. Around 4:00 pm they put out hot homemade chocolate chip cookies at the front desk. You can take bicycles out for a ride (OK, the bicycles aren't the greatest, but hey, they are free).
If you want to stay in the U District, Watertown is the best hotel in the area.
Seattle hotels are expensive. Add 11-15 % tax plus parking fees to the cost of a room and they'll really take a bite out of your budget. Solution? Rent a condo or efficiency apartment. We've become huge fans of vacation rentals for stays longer than a few days as they often offer more space and useful amenities for lower prices. Being able to make breakfast/lunch versus eat out every meal also saves a bundle. Sure, there's no room service, on-site restaurants or concierge but who really needs that stuff? We found this studio - with free parking, en-suite laundry, kitchen and shared indoor pool/exercise room in a great Belltown location - for about $130 a night on Homeaway.com: a bargain for Seattle. They're not all perfect - this one had a worn carpet and lacked some desired kitchen equipment - but was still a great deal for the $$ we saved.
Rentals are great for families, couples or singles traveling together. Do your homework on VRBO, Homeaway or other legitimate sites: look for rentals with lots of reviews and check cleaning fees, taxes (some include them and some don't), location and extras important to you such as elevators and internet service. Also, never send downpayments via cash or wire - book only by credit card.
Unique qualities: space, free parking, desired locations and amenities you'll actually use instead of a bunch you won't
I like to stay in apartments in cities whenever possible, for a million personal reasons.
This is reasonably priced (~ $150/night $950/wk) apt in an excellent downtown / Belltown location.
Location location location - Great location at a decent price. Balcony and a communal bbq / rooftop deck lookout over Elliott Bay to the Olympic range.
Check the website. It's VRBO listing # 165941
Seattle is not the easiest place to find a nice affordable place to stay. On my first trip to Seattle, I camped in a very pretty area east of the city but it was very inconvenient for enjoying the city's many brewpubs. My second time in the Seattle found me at the budget Commodore Hotel which had a good location but was quite frankly a bit of a flea bag.
It was nice to have friends to stay with on our most recent visit. My wife's friend from Munich married an American girl and they moved to her hometown. Lucky for us, it happened to be Seattle!
Well, it's not right in Seattle. As our friends say, they would love to live near Green Lake but it's not really in their price range. They live in the northern suburb of Lynnwood, about 15 minutes in non-rush hour traffic. We grabbed a ride into town with them in the mornings a few times so we didn't have to drive but found the car was the best way to visit the outlying neighborhoods so drove more than we would have liked.
Our room was comfy, had wireless, and the laundry across the hall came in handy when we returned from visits to nearby National Parks. We had some fun meals at the house with our friends and hope to visit them again someday.
Thanks, CrizB and Taj for your warm welcome.
This hotel is newly renovated hotel so everything inside is new. If you are that kind of person who likes brand new hotels with no smell of old hotels, book at the Courtyard by Marriot.
This hotel is very close to the Westfield Shopping Mall which is also newly remodelled and renovated. It is one of the best Malls in Seattle right now.
This hotel has a 24-hour shuttle-airport service, indoor swimming pool and spa. It is also a walking distance to various dining facilities.
For pricing, call them directly because I have never booked in this hotel as I live in Seattle.
Note: This hotel is located south of Seattle so it is very far from many tourist destinations. The only close tourist attraction to this hotel is the Boeing Field and the Museum of Flight. Do not book at this hotel if you want to spend more in the City of Seattle. However, there is a bus that goes to downtown Seattle.
Newly renovated hotel so most of its facilities are brandnew.
As stated, hotels in Seattle are expensive and , often, booked. So, plan well!
I have found some alternatives to hotels on Craigslist...you could post what you need or look under temporary housing there. You've probably made a decision by now, but in the future remember Craigslist. We found a lovely B&B type house that cost less than the hotels ($90.00) and was in a neighborhood I had not really explored.
Offered an atosphere like a home, with a living room, reading room and kitchen...all rooms cleaner and more luxurious than many 3 or 4 star hotels! Impressive. Plus, it is fun to explore a neighborhood, and to awaken to trees outside the window...and, I must say it was most pleasant to have coffee on a porch rather than take an elevator down to a busy street in search of food in the a.m.!
The Olympic Hotel is a fabulous, one of a kind, heritage hotel with the service that its 5 Diamond rating suggests you should expect. It is not operated by Four Seasons, but by Fairmont whose worldwide reputation for service excellence and properties with character and local flavor is personified in this hotel.
The Four Diamond restaurant, The Georgian, is a true culinary experience with sauces and preparations that can only be accomplished by using patience and quality ingredients. Shuckers will change your life - if you love seafood, you'll find yourself swearing by theirs and if you've never enjoyed seafood you may fall in love for the first time!
ABSOLUTELY AMAZINGLY LOCATED ON THE BEACH ... We actually lucked out with God's Blessings for a chance to stay here at the rate of stay one night get the second night free. So not only was it the most amazing hotel on the western most shore of the state of Washington, but it was the most affordable at our "special rate".
Hotel amenities include beach access, free newspapers, indoor pool, spa, fitness center, sauna, video arcade, 24-hour front desk, high-speed Internet access, safe deposit boxes, laundry facilities, elevators, ice machines, vending machines, business center, and business services. Dining options include free coffee in the lobby, the rooftop restaurant, and a cocktail lounge.
Guest rooms feature fireplaces, ocean views, cable TVs, VCRs, alarm clocks, telephones, wake-up calls, coffeemakers, hairdryers, irons and ironing boards, dataports, refrigerators, and microwaves.
(Property Information by Travelocity)
It does in fact have a 360 degree accessible lighthouse comlete with spiral staircase and "viewy machine".
You can drive your car down to where the waves come up to meet it.
76 Rooms / 4 Floors Built in 1994 NoOfFloors - 4 NoOfRooms - 95 Complimentary in-room coffee or tea Telephone jack adaptor available 24-Hour front desk Wheel chair access Elevators Game room Stables Indoor pool Laundry/Valet service Conference facilities Pool High speed internet access for laptop in public areas Pool (Indoor) Hot Tub.
Sara, her parents, her brother, and his girlfriend stayed at this oddly-named place for the wedding. They got three bedrooms and two bathrooms upstairs, and access to a common kitchen/dining/living area downstairs. Amenities were top-notch, with large bathrooms, a large-screen TV, a Karaoke machine, comfy couches, and an inviting porch with barbecue, hammock, and orange cat included (the latter was a huge help at dinner time...). Breakfast was a bit disappointing, with lots of fresh bread and bagels, but not much to put on them or to drink (the bride had to make a shopping run to augment the supplies). Other than that nit-pick, Sara found it quite an enjoyable stay.
Cost for the flat is $295 for up to 4 people per night, including breakfast, $20 extra per person up to 8. Costs for groups larger than 8 are negotiable with the owners (Is this where you play "Let's Make a Deal"?).
- Scenic flat in North Seattle house with full kitchen and breakfast included
- Free parking
- Credit cards not accepted (cash or personal check only)
- $295 deposit required with reservation; deposit forfeited if you cancel within 2 weeks
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