After reading some the reviews I was expecting a very small room in a dated hotel, however the room was reasonably large, a modest (but very cute) bathroom. I was on the 9th floor - 901 - which is RIGHT next to the elevators. I did require earplugs during the night as the older style elevators are fairly loud, but with earplugs I wasn't disturbed too much. However the bed placement might take some looking at - as the head of the bed is right against the wall of the elevator shaft.
I arrived around 11:30pm and the check in staff were great - there was some confusion about what room I was booked into - which revealed itself when I got to the room.
In turned out the windows in the room had been left open during the day, while it rained, and all of the carpet along that side of the room was saturated. I called down to the frontdesk who said they would send up housekeeping (and were already aware of the issue and apologised as they thought it had been addressed - but was obviously the cause of confusion at check-in, disappointing they didn't move us into another room immediately, because there was a larger room available), however as it was 11:45pm at this stage, I declined... consequently the room began to smell a bit like wet dog over the next 2-3 days.
The hotel restaurant was great and had a good range of beer on tap. Every staff member I interacted with was friendly and helpful and I would stay again.
Only a small issue - as this is an older building the elevators are teeny tiny and there are no service elevators for staff. If there are 3-4 people with luggage waiting for a lift in front of you, you may be stuck for 10-15mins waiting to get to your room. It would be great if staff would help coordinate getting bags up to the rooms a little more proactively, to allow guests to use the elevators more freely - 15mins is a long time to wait just because the group in front have suitcases. Otherwise stay on a lower floor and use the stairs!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located in the Denny Triangle neighborhood of downtown, just minutes away from Pike Place Market, the Convention Center, Capitol Hill, and the Amazon campus, Hotel Max is Seattle's home away from home for art lovers, musicians and the creatively inclined. Showcasing the work of iconic local photographers on each floor and original paintings all guest rooms, Hotel Max mixes urban adventure with art, music and style. Within easy walking distance of the city's most iconic attractions, best restaurants and world-class shopping, the 163-room Hotel Max is the perfect place to stay while soaking up the hip Seattle scene. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Max Hotel Seattle
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