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“A New Family Tradition”
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MarQueen Hotel
Ranked #51 of 100 Hotels in Seattle
Spokane, WA
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“A New Family Tradition”
Reviewed 18 December 2007

I booked my stay at the MarQueen Hotel in Seattle, WA with the assistance of TripAdvisor and via Expedia. This was a first in every catagory. I depended on the reviews in making my hotel selection. It is with this in mind that I write my review today. We had a fabulous 3 day stay at the MarQueen. We have decided to return yearly as a new family tradition. Checking in was easy. The front desk clerks were friendly and knowledgeable of the hotel and area surroundings. The rooms were large and immaculate. For fun, I even did the white glove test and didn't find a bit of dust. The hotel has been well renovated with attention to every detail. The kitchen and bathroom space was very quaint and efficient. It was a nice change from the typical hotel chains. You couldn't ask for a better location to all the Seattle attractions. It took my family 35 mins to walk to Pike Place Market. Great morning exercise. Loaded with shopping bags, we took the Number 18 Bus back, which dropped us off at the hotel, 8-10 minutes later. I look forward to our visit next December. We'll need two rooms as more family members plan on coming.

  • Liked — Neat Renovation, cleaniness and location
  • Disliked — Treadmill was a bit out dated.
  • Stayed December 2007, travelled with family
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Reviewed 23 November 2007

The room was very spacious, and had a charming, vintage feel. There was no elevator, which we didn't realize when we booked, so it was kind of a drag climbing the stairs with bags, but the exercise was good for us! There's a very good (and sometimes busy) coffee shop next door, accessible through the lobby, which was a nice convenience. I liked the area very much, kind of off the main tourist track, with some cute restaurants and shops nearby.

Drawbacks were lack of onsite parking--we had to wait for the valet to retrieve the car each time we needed it--and no wi-fi--it took one of the staff many trips to figure out how to connect our laptop to the internet with the ethernet cable they supplied.

Overall, I liked the Marqueen, and would recommend it for someone who likes something different and a bit funky.

  • Liked — Charming decor
  • Disliked — lack of parking and wifi
  • Stayed April 2007, travelled with family
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Boston, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 19 November 2007

I was in Seattle for work and wanted to find a good value compared to the expensive conference hotels downtown. The Marqueen provides good value and is more of a European style hotel, except the rooms are actually more like large studio apartments including a kitchenette, large bath and walk-in closet.

The bed and linens were comfortable and the hotel is located in lower Queen Anne in close proximity to some great bars and restaurants, but it is not walking distance to downtown and public transportation options are limited. There is a great coffee shop attached to the hotel and but no restaurant -- no need in this area of the city.

This hotel is for a particular type of client. If you are looking for a Sheraton or Holiday Inn, this is not your type of place. If you want a friendly and home-like atmosphere with lots of room to rest your weary body -- then this is your place.

PS Noticed no particular musty smells in the lobby or the room and I am usually VERY sensitive to these things.

  • Liked — large rooms and comfy bed
  • Disliked — location not close to downtown without good public transport options
  • Stayed October 2007, travelled on business
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Reading, UK
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2007

Spent a week in Seattle staying at the Marqueen, handy for the Seattle Centre and Space Needle and only a monorail ride or quick bus trip to the heart of downtown with plenty of bars and restuarants in the area if you want to eat locally.

Rooms are big and come with a fully equipped kitchen and mine was comfortable and clean. Plumbing was rather antiquated but eveything worked which was the important thing. Front desk staff were attentive and helpful and happy to provide advice and guidance on local amenities.

If you're a light sleeper I suggest you ask for a room at the rear, my room was at the front as the proximity of the main road and bars and restaurants means some late night noise, particularly at the weekend. It didn't stop me getting a good nights sleep, more of an issue was the noise from the fridge in the kitchen which I found it best to turn off overnight.

Overall, I'd be happy to stay again at this well-appointed and individual hotel.

  • Liked — Spacious and comfortable room
  • Disliked — Noisy Fridge !
  • Stayed October 2007, travelled solo
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California
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Reviewed 15 September 2007

I read all the reviews, but questioned if they were "planted" or for real. Well, they were for real. Everything we asked for was taken care of immediatly. It was as if the desk staff knew what we wanted before asking.

Loved the room, especially the kitchen and small reading/parlor. Robes were provided as well as coffee and tea. We did some shopping at the market down the street which saved us a few dollars on food but don't miss Peco's restaurant across the street. They have a Happy Hour breakfast between 9:00am and 11:am with just about anything on the menu for $6.00. Lots of other dining options within a few short blocks.

Should we return to Seattle, this will be our first stop.

Stayed September 2007
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Ohio
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2007

The service at the front counter and valet was above average. The hotel has a very bad smell as soon as you enter. The smell is musty/ moldy and is not only at the entrance but in the room we stayed in room 214. The excuse by the front desk employee was that the woman's rest room on the first was the cause of the odor and it comes and goes. The bed mattress needs to be updated. Air flow / ventalation needs to be examined - the A/C was a window type that was not adequate for the room size. The daily valet was pricey at $18 per day. The Space Needle was within 10-15 minute walk- would not suggest taking a family on the walk in the evening hours as some of the street people gave us concerns. Overall, an ok stay- if you have allergies or do not like the "grandma" musty/ moth ball smells suggest paying a little extra to get better air quality.

  • Liked — Rate, location to Space Needle
  • Disliked — Smell of hotel and room - air quality
  • Stayed August 2007, travelled with family
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 August 2007

My friends and I stayed here at the start of a road trip to California - a great way to start our trip! The MarQueen is a beautiful period hotel with lots of original features. The staff are really helpful and there was a free wine reception the first night we were there. Our room was large and very comfortable. The kitchen area is great , there's air con, TV, WIFI, a seperate sitting area etc. We also found it to be a great location for exploring Seattle - great restraunts right opposite and walking distance to the Space Needle. Compared to other hotels in Seattle - very good value too!

  • Liked — The character and size of the rooms
  • Disliked — The smell of polish
  • Stayed August 2007, travelled with friends
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3 Thank clarasri
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Property: MarQueen Hotel
Address: 600 Queen Anne Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109-4012
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Region: United States > Washington > Seattle
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Wheelchair access
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Ranked #51 of 100 Hotels in Seattle
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3.5 star — MarQueen Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 59
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Conveniently located on Queen Anne's main street, and just a short distance to downtown Seattle, the MarQueen Hotel is in the center of a vibrant neighborhood close to local tourist attractions. Enjoy some of Seattle's most popular restaurants, nightlife, boutique shops, Pacific Northwest Ballet, Seattle Opera, and Space Needle, right outside our doors. ... more   less 
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