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“Great location, great value, human scale” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Inn at Virginia Mason
Ranked #75 of 100 Hotels in Seattle
Granville, Ohio
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22 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Great location, great value, human scale”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 March 2014

We've stayed here twice in the last year and been very happy with it both times. The location is outstanding, especially if you want to get to downtown or Pike/Pine street restaurants by walking or the Capitol Hill area by bus. Super easy. When we were with family who aren't the walkers we are, we also had an easy time getting around with cabs.

The cafe downstairs has good food at really reasonable prices and it open quite early (great if your body is on eastern time). You can get a nice hot breakfast or just something simple like yogurt and toast. On the weekends when the cafe is closed it's just a block to a friendly breakfast cafe.

You're just down the street from The Sorrento Hotel where you can luxuriate with live music and a cocktail in the evenings.

Rooms are clean but not fancy. The bed is comfortable and our rooms have always been quiet and restful. We'll definitely be coming back.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Carol G, General Manager at Inn at Virginia Mason, responded to this review, 8 May 2014
Thank you for your comments! Clean, not fancy, quiet and restful. . .what a great way to describe your stay. We're glad you enjoy our First Hill neighborhood here in Seattle and we look forward to welcoming you on a future visit to Seattle. Until then, safe travels!
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  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
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Port Townsend, Washington
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35 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 March 2014

Our 2 night stay at The Inn met or exceeded our every expectation. I would give the hotel 4 and 1/2 stars if I could, with deductions only for a couple of minor cosmetic defects in the bathroom.The hotel is old fashioned, not the Ritz, not glitzy but homey. It is attached directly to Virginia Mason hospital so a patient can walk directly into the Inn without going outside at all. The building was originally a fairly elegant apartment building on First Hill . The reception was efficient, located next to the small cafe downstairs. The room was fine. Nice queen sized bed. Somewhat slow internet connection, but adequate. We had absolutely superb room service meals at an incredibly low price. Everything fresh and tastefully delivered 1/2 hour after ordering. Rooms are a terrific value with a discount for hospital patients when book directly through the web site. A great place to stay if one has a hospital or clinic appointment in the many facilities in or around the Virginia Mason complex. Congratulations to the management and staff. Added bonus of a roof top terrace on the 9th floor.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Carol G, General Manager at Inn at Virginia Mason, responded to this review, 3 March 2014
Good Morning Port Townsend, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us. We are happy to hear you enjoyed your visit. Nice, comfortable, historic and terrific value are exactly what we are striving for! Please consider us your home away from home on your next visit to Seattle. Safe travels, Carol
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Chehalis
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34 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2014

Was faced with another emergency for my wife and not knowing the area had no choice but to stay at the Inn. Although the establishment was cleaner, still found debris on the window sill that should have been removed. Thermostat was totally inoperative, as a result room was much to warm for comfortable sleeping. Tub would was impossible for my wife to utilize, old fashioned high sided, to high to step over. Hotel added a $50 charge to credit card bill in case of "damage". We are both in our late seventies, and couldn't have done much more damage than was already there. Wife was admitted to hospital and I had time to find another for my second night there.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled on business
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank ChehalisMasterChief
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Carol G, General Manager at Inn at Virginia Mason, responded to this review, 3 March 2014
Hello again - We appreciate your comments and work hard to provide a comfortable setting for all guests. I'm sorry the room was too warm and the tub too high. . .these are both issues of a 1920's building. We haven't made any structural changes to the building and don't have plans to in the near future. It sounds like you found a better hotel more suited to your travel preferences. Best of luck in your future travels.
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St Louis
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144 reviews
32 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 December 2013

We were arriving in Seattle and wanted to spend the first night downtown within walking distance of our favorite restaurant. This turned out to be an excellent choice made with the help of reviews in Trip Advisor. The hotel was within easy walking distance to Pike Place - easy because it was all downhill. And yes, there are hills in Seattle. We returned by a different route that seemed less steep. The hotel was fine - clean and well appointed with comfortable beds. There was an interesting roof garden that provided a view of downtown. The dining facilities were closed the next morning, but it was an easy walk to an excellent Starbucks for both coffee and breakfast sandwiches. There was a companion hotel across the street that was not mentioned in the reviews. Recommended for comfort and location.

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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank TravelGuySTL
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Carol G, General Manager at Inn at Virginia Mason, responded to this review, 22 January 2014
Hi Travelers - Thank you for your comments. It's nice to hear that you enjoyed our hilly location! First Hill is a great neighborhood, on the fringe of the bustling shopping and dining areas of downtown Seattle but quiet enough to feel like you're just off the beaten path. Please come back and visit us again soon. . .go Seahawks!
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Richland, Washington
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18 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2013

The hotel is located close to the medical center on a quiet street. The hotel building is old, and the rooms are old style hotel, but the rooms have been outfitted with a good bed. The room and bathroom were clean. As mentioned by other reviewers, the walls are not well insulated, so it may be the luck of the draw on peace and quiet from your neighbors. However, if you are looking for an inexpensive place that provides just a place to sleep, this would be a candidate.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled solo
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Carol G, General Manager at Inn at Virginia Mason, responded to this review, 22 January 2014
Thank you so much for your comments. Old style lodging experience is what we offer and we're glad you enjoyed our price, location and historic charm. Please come back and visit often. . .go Seahawks!
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port angeles
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7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2013

needed a room close to the hospital and this fit the bill. price was fair. elevator has that old time feel (very small) but the entire building is unique in this way. staff very helpful and roomservice worked out just right with fair prices

Room Tip: old motel charm right in downtown with café in lobby
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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Carol G, General Manager at Inn at Virginia Mason, responded to this review, 16 October 2013
Thank you for your review. Old time charm, old-style building. . .that's our Inn! We're happy you enjoyed our stay. Please consider us your home away from home any time you need to be in the area. Safe travels!
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Nanaimo, Canada
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18 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2013

Recently we had the pleasure of staying at this inn in Seattle. We had a very nice room at a reasonable price. We had room service for our evening meal and could not believe the prices, we both had a very nice meal ( one course each) for under fourteen dollars total, what a deal !!! The staff were wonderful. We will be back.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank obanitevancouver
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Carol G, General Manager at Inn at Virginia Mason, responded to this review, 16 October 2013
Hello travelers! Thank you for your review. We're happy you enjoyed our older hotel. If you were able to walk around the neighborhood at all, you'll still see many of the original 1900's mansions and apartment buildings. . .very charming indeed. We know you have lots of choices in Seattle and we're glad you chose us. We hope to see you back again soon. Safe travels!
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Property: Inn at Virginia Mason
Address: 1006 Spring St, Seattle, WA 98104-1216
Region: United States > Washington > Seattle
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #75 of 100 Hotels in Seattle
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Inn at Virginia Mason 2.5*
Number of rooms: 79
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Historic Inn at Virginia Mason welcomes you with style and warm hospitality. Nestled in the quiet residential neighborhood of First Hill, not only is the Inn at Virginia Mason convenient to First Hill medical facilities it is just a short walk from downtown Seattle shopping, the financial district and the Convention Center. Tastefully designed and reasonably priced rooms await your arrival. Select Suites feature wood burning fireplaces, whirlpool baths and city views. ... more   less 
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