Just stayed here earlier this week and found the place to be average....nothing more and nothing less. It is right off the freeway in Renton, from the I-5 you take the I-405 turnoff by the SouthCenter Mall, merge onto WA-169S then take exit 4 on Maple Valley Highway. You will see the Quality Inn located up a hill and easy to find atop a Shari's restaurant which will be right in front of you.....easy peezy....one short left hand turn, up the hill and you are there.
On the bright side, the help is nice albiet understaffed as many Choice Hotels seem to be, but they are mature and seemingly interested in making your stay a good one. It is also nice that you can walk down the hill and go to Shari's which is a better-than-average Oregon-born and Northwest staple chain of restaurant/diner/coffee shops. It is obviously easy to find and parking was plentiful. Oh and the wi-fi is free and fairly consistent in terms of navigation speed.
On the dim side...well for some reason the hotel room was inexplicably dark, like being in a cave dark even with all lights "blazing." I don't know why this is, but it is not conducive to getting any work done. This location is beat up, and the smell of smoke seems to have seeped into the carpets even with all the "no-smoking" signs on every door. As far as the plumbing, the sink's water pressure is a little spastic....shooting water everywhere and the shower is average.
The bed was so-so and the blanket/sheets seemed second rate or very much like what you might find in a Motel 6. Consequently, I tossed and turned a great deal made worse by the effect of the heater. Speaking of which, the heater works (needed it...visited in the middle of a PNW cold snap) a little loud and at about 70 degrees seemed to blow cool air...but it worked. Regarding other appliances...the refrigerator worked but the door wouldn't close. The place was a little dirty too as in stains on the ottoman....obviously cleaned but no stain removal.
Many of these Choice Hotels in the PNW operate on a shoestring budget so at any one time there is only one person at the counter, a small number of maids and a mystery maintenance person who leaves maybe at 7pm? I needed a bulb switched out ant the maintenance crew didn't let the staff know where the replacements were located.
Overall an average stay, perhaps I was a little disappointed in that some of the area's other Choice Properties (SeaTac Sleep Inn or the Auburn Comfort Inn) were a little more up-to-snuff. I found the place underwhelming and consequently suggest that f you have high expectations based on a stay at a better maintained Quality Inn....be warned.
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- Also Known As:
- Quality Hotel Renton
- Quality Inn Renton
- Renton Quality Inn