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“Good location...fair price.”
3 of 5 bubbles Review of Baroness Hotel

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Baroness Hotel
Ranked #78 of 100 Hotels in Seattle
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48 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Good location...fair price.”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2013

This hotel is across from Virginia Mason and just blocks from downtown. Historic building and vintage lobby furniture. Front desk staff are very helpful. Computers available in lobby and can print boarding passes. Rooms are basic but no air conditioning. Room service is very inexpensive and reasonable quality. Try and get the upper floors. Do not rent the suites with the hide a bed couch if you plan on using it as a bed as it's uncomfortable. I have stayed at the Baroness twice...once for medical and once for vacation. I'd stay there again.

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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
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Carol G, General Manager at Baroness Hotel, responded to this review, 22 August 2013
Good morning and thank you for your review on your recent stay at The Baroness Hotel. We appreciate the feedback and wanted to share that we do have some renovations planned for later this year (new drapes, hallway carpet and lighting). The majority of our guests are here for medical related stays and we are committed to keeping the prices as low as possible. We hope to welcome you back when your travels bring you to Seattle again. Until then, safe travels!
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 bubbles
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akron, ohio
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2012

I actually liked this hotel and its vintage decor. The elevator has a door that you have to open for access and you are issued real keys! No, it's not the Crown Plaza, but then again you're also not paying Crown Plaza prices. Directly across the street from Virginia Mason Medical Center so it was very convenient for our meetings there.

The room was spacious and clean. I had a corner room with a nice big closet, small table & chairs and full kitchen, including stove, sink, mini fridge, etc., don't know if they're all like that. The bathroom was extremely small but clean.

Some of the basics that are missing are air conditioning, iron and hair dryer. But there was a fan in my room which was sufficient for the time of year and I imagine you could get a hair dryer and iron if you asked. I just didn't have the need.

Overall, I liked the place and would stay there again.

  • Stayed October 2012, travelled on business
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4 Thank cleemich1
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Mount Vernon, Washington
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235 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2012

First I must say that you should not expect 5 star accommodations at 2 star prices. That being said, the Baroness is a lot of value for the price. If older hotels with iffy ventilation are not your thing, you might want to try something else. The staff is friendly and helpful and the rooms do have a lot of conveniences but just as some other reviewers mentioned, it smells a bit musty. I think this property has tremendous potential. With a little remodel and modern ventilation this could be a winner. In the mean time, if you're looking for a bargain right across the street from Virginia Mason Hospital, you might give it a try.

Room Tip: A room facing the hospital might be slightly more peaceful than one facing toward Madison.
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  • Stayed September 2012, travelled solo
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Arizona
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2012

It's really robbery what they charge per night for this place! I stayed here for a few nights while I was visiting family in the Virginia Mason hospital across the street. From the moment I walked into the room the place smelled like a cat peed all over the floor! I went to open the windows after gagging and discovered there are no screens so flies flew in! Now I had a cat pee and fly infested room, fantastic. There is NO air conditioning either, but they do provide fans. Honestly they really don't do much since the rooms smell and are always hot.

The Virginia Inn across the street attached to the hospital is cleaner and has air conditioning and still has that vintage feel, if that's what you are looking for.

They also only clean the rooms once or twice a week, sick! My room was never cleaned once while I was there, and when I went down to complain I was basically told too bad that's the schedule they have. I then said I don't have any clean towels or toilet paper, so they brought those items up. There are creepy drug addicts hanging out in the halls and one lady tried following me into my room. The rooms have "kitchens" I would honestly be scared to turn on the stove it's SO old! You can smell people cooking from down the hall and all of that mixed together made me throw up one night it smelled so bad.

The beds are old and so are the mattresses, they also still use dusty old bedspreads. This place is highly unsanitary.


AVOID THIS PLACE AT ALL COSTS!!! For $120 a night stay somewhere much much nicer!!

Oh and my aunt and cousin got food poisoning from the room service, so avoid that too!

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled with family
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4 Thank jmalter7
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Budd Lake, New Jersey
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2012

The hotel is in an older building with the rooms being set up for a longer-term stay; as per the hospital being across the street. The bed was comfortable and the bathroom clean. Complimentary body care items were great (citrus scented) and having a fridge in the room was great for keeping items in there. Its close (easy walking) to the movie theaters, shopping and food. The parking behind the hotel is a pay-meter parking.

Room Tip: Pick a room away from the stairs and elevator.
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  • Stayed June 2012, travelled as a couple
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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2012

Like the title says, the only good thing about this hotel is the staff. That's the only reason they didn't get the "terrible" rating from me. The entire place smelled musty and kinda makes you a bit sick to your stomach. No A/C so forget it if there is a slim chance Seattle has a warm evening. They give you a fan but there are no screens on the windows, so bugs get in the room. The $100 price tag for a simple sleeper room definitively not worth it. Spend the extra 30-50 bucks to stay somewhere nicer.
The one complaint about the staff I do have is they didn't warn me about the horrible food provided by room service. NO JOKE..The worst food I've ever had! Never again will I stay here.

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled solo
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Washington State
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2012

Visited a relative staying there during his wife's stay at Virginia Mason. The hospital is owned, apparently, by Virginia Mason. Can't believe it. It is like walking into a 1960's downtown cheap flop house. The appliances and furnishings are, seriously, out of the 60's. They still use bedspreads. During my visit there, I didn't even consider checking out the bathroom. I would not stay here for any reason, ever. I think that it is time for a extreme makeover.

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled with family
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Property: Baroness Hotel
Address: 1005 Spring St, Seattle, WA 98104-1235
Region: United States > Washington > Seattle
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #78 of 100 Hotels in Seattle
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Number of rooms: 58
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Make your stay in Seattle special and unique. The "home away from home" atmosphere of the Baroness will be sure to make you feel like one of the family. We are located just a few short blocks from Seattle's bustling core and provide a location, service, and charm unlike any other hotel in the city. Whether you are visiting the region's best medical facilities or on vacation, our goal is to ensure a wonderful stay. ... more   less 
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