I pulled up to the terrazzo-paved porte cochere in front of the Bellevue Club Hotel and felt like I had been transplanted to the California coast: Vines dangle, stucco surrounds you and the relaxed pace is palpable. That ambience continues inside, where polished metal, light woods and a hushed atmosphere make it clear that this is a hotel for people who have high standards in leisure. Great beds! I recommend it for all business travelers.
Try the Body Bronze treatment at the spa. It's a skin exfoliation followed by application of a self-tanning lotion. A health club, tennis courts and indoor pool are all here. Don't feel like leaving your room to exercise? A set of hand weights is furnished for your convenience. Luxurious European fabrics are everywhere, giving rooms a romantic feel. Bathrooms are resplendent in granite and glass, and most have whirlpool tubs. The same elegant contemporary design seen in the lobby is found in the hotel's Polaris Restaurant.
My partner was very excited to find Motel 6 suites. A NEW suite-motel, for $50 per night, that allows a dog, and is only 15 minutes from Seattle? Wow.
The price is key. We stayed 7 nights, and our dog was a $50 extra fee, so each night after taxes, we actually paid $65.45.
The suite was clean, comfortable, quiet and functional, all in the most basic sense of the word. Motel 6 style.
The best part of our stay was that we had a place...most affordable motels won't allow dogs. It was great to have a clean place to come back to each night and we really appreciated the kitchen.
The worst part about our stay was that our tub didn't drain. We asked for someone to be sent up anytime during the next week at their convenience. The manager says she doesn't have maintenance and won't be getting any. Weird. We checked 2 other rooms, and their tubs didn't drain, either. Like our room, the other tvs and remotes were broken. Unlike our room, the other "nonsmoking" rooms were very smoky.
I would recommend this motel with reservations: this motel is NOT new - in fact, it is quite run-down under the surface. However, it was very clean and the price was good for a suite.
Room had very functional layout for 2 people: big clean bathroom; kitchen with good storage, counter space, 2 burner stove, sink, microwave and frig, plus basic pots, plates, etc; plenty of room to work on computer at counter-height table (that also serves as a dining table and kitchen counter); big closet and dresser for clothes; lounge chair; room had iron and board, motel has coin laundry; surprisingly quiet for being right off the highway and for being Motel 6.
This hotel was very nice and had everything you need. It has a nice continental breakfast that serves eggs, sausages, bacon, pancakes, waffles, juice, coffee, bagels, toast, fruit and yogurt. The staff was very friendly and the rooms were exceptionally clean and well maintained. Close to the bus line that will take you directly into the city.
There is a restaurant / pub right across the parking lot from the hotel.
Work sent me to Redmond, I was booked at the Residence Inn (Marriott). It is an average type hotel that stands out because of its people. Staff seems to remember your name and there's always fresh cookies at the lobby. I was not able to use all their facilities but the room is a big one with a mini kitchen which is good for long staying guests.
This is the place I stay each and every time I come to visit Seattle...which is about once or twice a year...more if there's a good opera or art show at the SAM.
This is the home of my brother-in-law, Donald, a music teacher who lives in Bellevue.
He has a spare guest room off the kitchen...nice and close for midnight snacks...but that is usually unnecessary due to the very, very generous supply of food he provides his guests!
It's also close to the bathroom, but don't even think of going in there until he's done showering before his first music lesson with a student...usually at 8 a.m....at which time you may as well get up, shower, etc. because the sounds coming from the studio (musical and other types of "instructional" sounds) are guaranteed to keep you awake anyway! Try to come on a weekend when there's more chance of sleeping in...but not if you want to get a full day of sight-seeing in.
As your personal tour guide, Donald runs a tight schedule and makes sure every second of the day is filled with either a culinary, educational, musical, or artistic experience.
If you want to rest...better to stay home!!
The Four Season Hotel is just about the grandest hotel that exist in Seattle. It used to be called the Olympic (named after the Olympic Mts & Peninsula across the Puget Sounds). It continues its tradition of luxury and it has retained much of its old world charm. It has within its lobby a grand old mechanical clock at which used to be considered the venue for people to meet.
Its rooms are very comfortable and large and when I was very pleased to have the opportunity of visiting one of them as there was an exhibition of teddy bears in one of them.
The Four Season, difficult for me call it that as I used to know it as "The Olympic", has all the comfort of a four star hotel. On the highest floors, one can actually see the Olmympic Mts., across the Puget Sounds. It has over 900 rooms plus several restaurants and a very charming tea room which looks over the streets. It has a swimming pool which is heated during the winter.
I was staying overnight in Seattle and wanted a safe, clean, inexpensive hotel room. I stayed here and am glad I did. It's located at the northern edge of Greater Seattle, right beside I-5, in a hi-tech industrial park type area.
The environs were very quiet, the room was clean, and the front desk staff were very friendly.
The room was the standard size but offered a little kitchen nook, including: stove, microwave, sink, and 3/4 size fridge. This makes it very good for longer stays in the city.
They also allow pets, with some restrictions.
We picked Sutton Suites And Extended Stays only for its proximity to Sea-Tac Airport. Had we not had a 7am flight, we would have stayed closer to Seattle.
However, if close to the airport is what you need, this is the place to stay. The rate was good, the room was clean, and airport access keeps them in business.
All rooms are suites, equiped with full kitchen and a small dining area.
Most of my time spent in Seattle was staying with my friend, but towards the end of our last trip we needed to stay somewhere with close proximity to the airport for our last night so we could get to the airport easily the next day. We searched many places near the airport & were hoping to find somewhere that offered a shuttle service to the airport since we had to turn in our rental car that day. We stumbled upon this gem in Tukwila, WA that did not offer a shuttle service, but we found it to offer more than other hotels & it would be cheaper for us to stay here & take a cab to the airport than to pay to stay somewhere that had a shuttle service.
Sorry we didn't clean the place up a bit better before taking this picture, but what do you expect from 3 girls who have been doing a lot of shopping? It's very roomy.
I loved the fact that it felt like an apartment or condo. It had 1 bedroom with 2 doulbe beds, a fully equipped kitchen, an eating area, a couple of couches & a TV, a pool, sauna, laundry facilities & much much more.
I would recommend this Motel for those who don't mind paying a bit extra for luxury. This hotel is in a good location, the service was good. The food, I personally think is great, the rooms are nice with good views.
I recently learned about a website called SeattleSuperSaver that offers exceptional discounts at hotels throughout the Seattle area.
It appears to be affiliated with the Seattle Convention and Visitors Bureau. Definitely check it out before you book any accommodations in Seattle.
Well, Seattle is a big city, so there are many hotels, for the higher/highest end is the 4 seasons and the Alexis. The 4 seasons is very large, and located near the shopping area, and the alexis is small and near pioneer square.
The HI youth Hostel is located on 84 union street, its right next to pike place market and near the waterfront.
All in the city center
A new Marriott is going up right on the waterfront. For now, favorites include Inn at the Market, The Alexis, The Sorrento or the Hyatt. The Silver Cloud Inns are inexpensive motels out in the suburbs.. a very good deal.
Extends out over the water on stilts. Great rooms, log fires, great bar.
Seals swimming outside your window.
Try to book a room close to downtown if you can find something in your price range, unless you plan on spending half your time outside the city itself. We booked a room 10 miles outside Seattle to save money and it was not worth it! Make sure you don't book a room in a bad part of the city or its surroundings, do some research first. The internet will help your researching efforts greatly, use it.
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