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Which Marriott?

st louis
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Which Marriott?

Thanks in advance. We are coming to Washington for two weeks starting Labor Day weekend. We are using Marriott rewards. We have booked for two nights at the Renaissance.We could have styed at the Courtyard at Pioneer Square. We have been to Seattle a few times so we are just walking around and chilling out. We will move on to Portland on Monday to do the Columbia River Gorge and other things in the area. We will end up on the OPNP for the last few days. I know the Renaissance is located on a steep hill. This is okay with us. If we are tired we just get a cab up the hill. Anyone have any thoughts on either of these hotels? We could switch if we want to. The waterfront marriott was already booked.

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1. Re: Which Marriott?

I think you'll be fine at the Renaissance. It's located just below the I-5 freeway on 6th Avenue (between Madison & Marion). It's a relatively flat walk West towards the retail core with many dining options, Pike Place Market, etc. 1 block downhill is the the main branch of the Seattle Public Library - visit it for the interesting architecture. You can easily walk or take a Metro bus (#12) downhill to reach Pioneer Square, the waterfront, International District/Chinatown. Catch it uphill on Marion. http://metro.kingcounty.gov/

There's a large Bartell Drugstore 2 blocks down on 4th Ave if you need snacks, sundries, etc. 1 block across the freeway is Specialty's Cafe & Bakery - great for a quick breakfast (coffee & pastry) or lunch (soup, salad, sandwich).

The Shuttle Express Downtown Airporter stops at this hotel as well. http://www.downtownairporter.com/

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2. Re: Which Marriott?

please choose the Renaissance. Its only a few block to Pike and Pine street which will put you in the heart of downtown. The Courtyard while a nice hotel is in the courthouse part of downtown and frankly after hrs its pretty devoid of life. Totally the opposite if you stay at the other location. The hill isn't so terrible expecially if you walk north on 6th for a few blocks to pike street.

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3. Re: Which Marriott?

Another nice Marriott hotel is the Courtyard in Bellevue. The location is East of the Seattle area, but the hotel is very nice and close to the Bellevue Square Mall and lots of restaurants. I stayed there using Marriott Rewards points and it worked out great. A little further East from there is the Marriott Residence Inn which is equally nice.

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