Before staying at the Renaissance Seattle downtown hotel I read some of the other recent reviews here on Tripadvisor, and I was a little worried about my stay. But after my one night stay here, I honestly think those people were reviewing a different hotel. I found the Renaissance to be a modern upscale hotel with great rooms, decor and services.
First, the location. The hotel is located and is easily reached from the 5 freeway and is within walking distance (albeit up and down a major hill) to most downtown landmarks.
The check-in staff was very friendly and helpful and minutes after my arrival, I had my key and was up to my room on the 22nd floor. I found the lobby to be comfortable and modern.
I really don't understand the reviews calling the rooms "tired" and "worn". My room was great with clean modern furnishings and a super comfortable bed. There were a few little nicks in the carpet and in the granite in the bathroom, but people who fuss over that are just being ridiculous. Being a Platinum Rewards member I was given free wifi and it was super fast and easy to use. The room had a nice work desk area, and plenty of space to spread out. I appreciate the little touch of a comfy robe to wear around the room and Aveda products in the bathroom.
I did not eat in any of the hotel restaurants, but did use the Club Floor lounge before dinner and for breakfast. The lounge is just way too small for the amount of people who have access. There was no where to sit at 6pm and was even more crowded at 7am for breakfast. At night there was a simple spread of cheese, crackers, and fruit and a warm appetizer. Sodas were free, but beer and wine were at a fee, which isn't great for a club lounge. The spread at breakfast was find with eggs, bacon, oatmeal, fruit and pastries. Plenty of free Starbucks coffee is always welcome as well.
Overall, I got a great night sleep as the bed and pillows were very comfortable. I like the decor and lighting in the room and would absolutely stay here again my next time in Seattle!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Experience the Renaissance Seattle Hotel, a stylish hotel in downtown Seattle and one of the hotels conveniently located near CenturyLink and Safeco Fields, Pike Place Market, and upscale shopping. Our Seattle, Washington hotel eliminates travel stress thanks to easy access to major freeways and Sea-Tac International Airport. Unwind in spacious, guest rooms with stunning views of Puget Sound, the mountains and city skyline. From colorful paintings by local artists displayed in the lobby to a fully-equipped fitness center and high-speed Internet, our downtown Seattle hotel amenities outshine the rest. Bring a furry travel companion along to keep you company at one of the top pet-friendly hotels Seattle has to offer. Book your next event at our state-of-the-art 28th floor event space, and discover how our Seattle Marriott hotel seamlessly combines style, comfort and technology into an unforgettable urban retreat. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Seattle Renaissance