I stayed at the Marina Inn for a week during a trip in November. As a solo female traveler I was a bit worried after reading some of the other reviews, but I found my stay very pleasurable. Yes, the hotel is outdated, but the room and bathroom was clean. I requested a room on the second floor and the man at the service desk was able to get me a room there. I found the hotel quiet and adequate for my stay. I only asked my room to be cleaned twice during the stay and other times I hung the "do not disturb" sign on the door. After returning to my room I noticed that no one had been in there just as I'd requested. When I did ask to have it cleaned, it was cleaned very well. The breakfast consists of some toast, cereal, fruit, tea and coffee, nothing special, but at least it's something to grab while on the run. The hotel is located about two blocks from the marina, easy walk. There are a few restaurants around, though I didn't visit those. The area seems rather quiet, I didn't see anything unusual or worrisome going on. The hotel is a few minutes drive from I-5 and about 25 minutes from Seattle (in zero traffic, but since there is apparently always traffic in and around Seattle, count at least 45 minutes, because that's how long it took me each way I went there). It is very close to the airport, maybe a 10 minute drive. Overall, I had a pleasurable experience. Quiet and cleanliness were most important. If you are looking for a hotel with many amenities, then look elsewhere, but if you're on vacation and spending most of your time in a hotel, then you should reconsider your itinerary. This place is perfectly adequate to sleep and shower and be on your way seeing all the wonderful things Washington state has to offer.
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- Also Known As:
- Marina Hotel Des Moines