Silver Cloud Inn Lake Union

1150 Fairview Ave. N, Seattle, Washington, 98109, United States
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Great Place on Lake Union

Great (4.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on June 5, 2009

Rooms come with fairly standard equipment. Sinks are outside the bathroom / toilet room, but there are two sinks, which makes a family stay easier. In our room there was a microwave, the typical refrigerator / mini-bar, a coffee maker, and a sofa.

The hotel appears to have gotten a great deal on flat screen TVs, which are located in various places in the hotel, including the breakfast room on the 3rd floor and in each of the rooms. This appears to have created a bit more floor space in each room by eliminating the TV cabinet.

There is a small business center in the hotel lobby that includes two computers. If possible, I suggest brining a laptop as there is a high chance that someone might be using those two computers. There is WiFi service available.

Free shuttles are offered to various locations, including the Seattle Center and downtown. They leave every 1/2 hour, and reservations are recommended as they can fill up fast.

There are an assortment of room types. The ADA room has a shower with handrails and a shower head on an adjustible hight bar with a hose. Some rooms have hot tubs (or so I have been told).

I was pleasantly surprised to find that, while there are bellhops available if required, they are not pushy at all. In fact, you don't have to bring your luggage to the hotel lobby at all. The typical procedure is to park in one of the spots near the hotel front desk, get the room key, and then drive to a location further up the parking structure. This puts your car close to the elevators to the rooms, and keeps the luggage out of reception.

Buses on the route in front of the hotel are electric, and very quiet - queter than the auto traffic. You will not have to worry about them waking you up at night if you have your window open.

From gas works park in Lake Union, it appears that the upper floors have a great view of the lake and further north. However, those rooms probably are a bit more expensive.

Unique Quality: Right on Lake Union. I'm guessing that the upper floors facing the lake probably have a reasonably nice view.

The free shuttles to downtown and Seattle Center are a wonderful touch, but if you want more, then the public bus service right outside the door goes to the University of Washington and downtown as well.

I have put "not applicable" for the price compared to other places as I am not sure how this compares to other places in Seattle.

Apparently if you make a last minute reservation, there is quite a significant surcharge at times.

If you require the downtown shuttle to pick you up and deliver you to the hotel, it is suggested to call at least 15 minutes beforehand - and the more warning the better.

Directions: By Auto: Interstate 5. Use Mercer Street exit. North onto Fairview avenue. Hotel is on right after several blocks. From south, hotel is hard to see from street due to trees (see photo)

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Nice view of Lake Union from your room

Good (3.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on November 9, 2008

wanted to stay a weekend in Seattle but at the same time wanted to relax from running around the world for one month. didnt want to stay near the centre of town, so chose this location.
nice room. good view. comfortable bed. friendly staff
booked through internet through their website. there is only one other hotel, a marriott residence inn nearby

Unique Quality: soothing views of union lake
shuttle to market and downtown area every half an hour
complimentary breakfast.. slightly carbohydrate laden
nice view while having the breakfast
complimentary wireless internet
pool open 24 hours so is the exercise room open 24 hours
nice to walk around the lake
about six or seven restaurants within walking distance all of them with harbour and seafood themes

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Very nice!

Best (5.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on October 10, 2005

We booked into the Silver cloud mainly off the back of the many rave reviews on trip advisor. The hotel not suprisingly is located overlooking Lake Union which is situated due north of the downtown core. The area itself is quite nice with a few restaurants within walking distance. The sites aren't exactly within walking distance and when we tried it on the first occasion I think it took us around 20- 30 mins to get to the Westlake centre. Anyway not to worry the hotel has a courtesy shuttle bus which works sort of like a free taxi. It has a rough itenerary but pretty much they'll take you anywhere which means the location doesn't become an obstacle at all. The hotel has everything, pool, fitness club, complementay breakfast, free internet, a shop and the list goes on. They don't have an onsite restaurant but there are some nice ones a short wlk away. Service is pleasant and the rooms are just fine. All in all this is a good deal. The rack rate is only around $119 but we booked through hotwire for $70. If you select 3 star in union lake then they give you only one option, and considering the Silver Cloud and the Marriot are the only hotels in the area you're not exactly taking a gamble.

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Address: 1150 Fairview Ave. N, Seattle, Washington, 98109, United States

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Amenities at Silver Cloud Inn Lake Union

  • Swimming Pool
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Fitness Center
  • Free Parking
  • Business Services
  • Continental Breakfast
  • Free High Speed Internet

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