I arrived at this hotel on June 17th and stayed for one night. I am a corporate traveler and stay in a lot of hotels in the course of a year, with many trips to Seattle, WA.
The Good: Great location! Easy to get to from the train station and wonderful downtown location, with a lot of restaurants and stores nearby. The Renaissance Seattle Hotel was very nicely appointed, with comfortable bedding and accomodations. The rooms were a nice size and very clean. I wasn't able to take advantage of the bar, but I did walk past it and it looked nice. Elevators were timely and quite efficient, even going up to the 17th floor. Check-in was fairly quick and efficient and check-out was a breeze with my final bill slipped under my door prior to my departure from the room.
The Not-As-Great-As-I-Would-Like: I was slightly disappointed in check-in that I was put in a room with two double beds. I reserved a king room through our corporate site and this hotel is one of our very preferred accomodations in Seattle. When I arrived at 8:00 pm there were no king rooms available, even though that is what I reserved. I understand bed types aren't guaranteed and this is one of my pet peeves with the entire hotel industry. With all of the technology available today, hotels should be able to manage their inventory and actually assign a king room to a person that selects one when the make their reservation, so not to disappoint their guests. The hotel had a lot of scaffolding on the outside, due to renovation work, so it was difficult to catch a taxi, but I suspect that will be a short-term issue. The hotel is located on I-5 and I was in room 1713, which is on the freeway side. It was very noisy when I walked in the room, but I turned on my air conditioning unit and it was loud enough to drown out the freeway noise.
All in all, this is a nice hotel, in a good location and I would stay here again.
- 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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