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SpringHill Suites Seattle Downtown/South Lake Union
Ranked #60 of 105 Hotels in Seattle
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 1 October 2013

I expected it to be an average 3 stars place but the hotel is really great. Loved the room, the colors:), the lobby, everything was very clean and cozy. Hot breakfast was very nice and they gave my husband a nice purple umbrella:) when he decided to go for a walk under the rain. Would definitely stay again. Valet parking is 22USD and its good till 3 pm, which is not bad for Seattle downtown.

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 30 September 2013

Stayed for a convention last month. The hotel itself is nice, well appointed, foyer area is nice and lively. Front desk clerks could not have been nicer or more professional.

The problem is if you are on foot this is in a rougher area of downtown. Walking between here and the convention center was never without something interesting going on, and I may have broken up a drug deal or two by my presence. I never felt my life was in danger, but felt I could witness something else going on at any time.

I had a 2 bed room unit with a small kitchenette. The room was nice enough, seemed clean and was fairly spacious.

But then we come to the beds. The 2 beds in the room are the hardest beds I have ever slept on in my entire life. I was surprised when I pulled up the blanket to see an actual bed there, and not a large plank of wood or concrete. The pull out couch was actually more comfortable than the bed was.

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  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 29 September 2013

This hotel is very well appointed with an excellent breakfast buffet and nice lobby. The valet parking is necessary and cost is lower than most downtown hotels (theirs is $22, most are over $35+ a day). The rooms are clean and well appointed but I think the bed and couch should be switched. I say this because the property is basically on top of the 5 freeway and the noise/hum was never ending. If the bed was further from the window, possibly it would have been quieter.

There was no security that I could see, and one night we had a guy walking our halls that seemed to be misplaced. I would have preferred that the room keys activated the elevators after a certain hour, because there is a side entrance that bypasses the front desk, so people could come in and go straight to the elevators.

There is no concierge but the front desk is helpful with directions, unfortunately one girl really did not know her way around and she finally admitted it.

We did not use the shuttle service because we had a car, however I would not recommend walking around this neighborhood unless you had a male figure in your group. There were some questionable looking characters at the youth center, which is adjacent to the hotel. Although it was a good value, if I was traveling with just my daughter (as I do often) I would have switched properties.

Stayed: September 2013, travelled on business
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Reviewed 28 September 2013

We were part of a group of nine traveling together from many parts of the United State. We chose Spring Hill Downtown because of the location. All of the most significant travel destinations were easily accessible.
The hotel was the standard American style and very comfortable. The breakfast, included in the price, was in the range of expectation: anything from scrambled eggs to yogurt and fruit.
One of the reasons we chose this hotel was the availability of a passenger van which was used as a shuttle to any part of the city for no more than a tip to the driver. A very welcome "extra" but it requires advance notice for a time of departure which is fixed the the half hour.
Also, lunch at the Space Needle on a sunny day is a great experience. The restaurant revolves a complete 360 degrees while you eat. All of the urban area and parts of the Sound are seen quite clearly. The food was acceptable but not outstanding for the price of $125.00 per couple which includes entry to the tower.

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 22 September 2013

Very good choice for downtown Seattle. It's a little bit of a hike to Pike Place and the Needle, but if you catch a good day, well worth the walk. It's right off I-5 and couldn't be more convenient to get back on the highway to the airport. The breakfast was better than most SPS and the service was great.
If you're in Seattle, check out The Crumpet Shop... It's amazing

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled on business
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Thank TechMarauder
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Chris S, General Manager at SpringHill Suites Seattle Downtown/South Lake Union, responded to this reviewResponded 23 September 2013

Howdy TechMarauder! Thank you for the kind words. Great tip on the Crumpet Shop also. Hope all is well in Houston!

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Reviewed 21 September 2013

We've stayed here for our last two cruises out of Seattle. There is a complimentary shuttle that can drop you two blocks from Pikes Place Market or at the Space Needle. The complimentary breakfast buffets are excellent. The front desk can arrange a shuttle to nearby cruise piers for $7 per person. There is no shuttle from the airport, but this hotel is a regular stop for Shuttle Express, which currently costs $18 one way or $31 round trip per person. The hotel staff is very nice and helpful with directions and local information. We would stay here again.

  • Stayed: September 2013
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Thank Kristine M
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Chris S, General Manager at SpringHill Suites Seattle Downtown/South Lake Union, responded to this reviewResponded 23 September 2013

Hi Kristine! Thank you for your feedback. I hope you had a nice cruise to Alaska. Cheers!

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Reviewed 16 September 2013

If your looking for a hidden gem, go with this well placed hotel in the heart of Seattle. You can walk to the space needle, chihuly garden, pikes place, pioneer square, heart of downtown shopping etc. dont miss the amazing free breakfest each morning. Rooms are very clean and the staff were very friendly. The best location for the price. They also offer shuttle service if you are boarding a cruise ship as we did.

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about SpringHill Suites Seattle Downtown/South Lake Union

Address: 1800 Yale Ave, Seattle, WA 98101-1433
Region: United States > Washington > Seattle
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#46 Business Hotel in Seattle
Price Range: £94 - £287 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — SpringHill Suites Seattle Downtown/South Lake Union 3*
Number of rooms: 234
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to the SpringHill Suites Seattle Downtown hotel. Just minutes from the Westlake Center via light rail, the Convention Center, The Space Needle, Waterfront, Pike Place Market and the Cruise Terminal's, our Seattle hotel's accommodations offer easy access to many of the city's top attractions. Start your day with a free hot breakfast buffet, and end it with a specialty cocktail at our Bistro on Yale Bar (happy hour is from 4-7 p.m.), or enjoy fresh regional fare at the Bistro on Yale Restaurant. Guests can also enjoy our Seattle downtown hotel's swimming pool, spa, fitness center, and free shuttle service. On-site parking is a valet-only service for a fee. All of our Seattle hotel suites offer spacious living and sleeping areas separated by a privacy wall, as well as kitchenettes with mini-refrigerators and microwaves. We look forward to welcoming you to the SpringHill Suites Seattle Downtown hotel. ... more   less 
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