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Silver Cloud Inn Seattle - Lake Union
Ranked #10 of 104 Hotels in Seattle
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 8 November 2011

Our recent stay at the Silver Cloud Inn - Lake Union was near perfect. The room was plenty large enough, spotlessly clean, and nicely furnished. The shower had great water pressure and the Aveda bath products were great. The rate included free, secure parking, free wi-fi, free newspaper, and free hot breakfast which included scrambled eggs, waffles, sausage and ham. And by the way, it was quite tasty. The free shuttle service to downtown was a very nice benefit, too. We will absolutely stay at this hotel again.

Room Tip: There are many good restaurants within walking distance.
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  • Stayed: November 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 6 November 2011

Silver Cloud Lake Union hotel has 7 floors in a quiet area that caters to families and business travelers. Silver Cloud offers good rates clean rooms and lots of amenities. Overall great value! And there's 2 other locations in Seattle.

Stayed here in mid-July 2011; rate for 2 queen beds was $169 per night before taxes.

Hotel stay includes:
- gated covered parking; space is a little tight in some spots if you drive a large car
- in room free wifi with good connection for you tube videos
- breakfast goes beyond typical continental as there's make your own waffles, scrambled eggs, sausages, muffins, fresh fruit (though this one goes fast in the morning), cereal, oatmeal, toast, English muffins, juice and coffee
- shuttle bus to three locations (space needle, pike place market and pioneer square). Pretty much pick up and drop off are almost every 30 mins depending on how busy they are and traffic
- paper in the morning (Seattle Time)
- coffee and tea available all the time
- Aveda bath products
- free use of business centre with two desk top computers and printers

Other nice things: microwave and fridge in the room. Washer and dryer available for guests to do their own laundry. Service was friendly from front desk staff to shuttle drivers. Separate and additional sink outside of the bathroom.

Small issues:
- elevators are pretty slow - one main one in the lobby and two on the south side but connects to the garage so you have to walk through garage area for about 5 meters
- coffee machine is in the bathroom - very odd location to have coffee aroma wafting out of the bathroom
- bathroom is small as door just clears toilet by an inch but nice that another sink and mirror is located outside of bathroom
- probably one of the weaker hair dryers that I've ever used; I have thick hair so it took forever to blow dry it
- hotel is definitely older but you can tell they renovated the place several years ago so things don't feel too old

  • Stayed: July 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 4 November 2011

We stayed here for the weekend when attending a football game at Century Link Field. I was a little concerned that it might be far away but the free shuttle service made it extremely easy to get around and actually ran later than normal to accommodate the football fans. The pool was great for the kids and is open 24 hours. The free breakfast had a little bit of everything for everyone...although crowded both times we ate there, the food was replenished quickly. There is a little store easy 10 min. or less walk away if you wanted to pick up snacks,wine, beer, etc. The beds and rooms were comfortable and had a mini fridge. Parking was free which is also another big perk!!

  • Stayed: October 2011, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 1 November 2011

I stayed again at the Silver Cloud Inn Lake Union for a 3 night stay over a weekend. Once again I found the rooms to be of a good standard, staff friendly helpful and attentive. Whilst the property is not "downtown/CBD" the property operates a regular shuttle service to and from the central city area (takes about 8 mins) and the street tram terminal is just 4 mins walk. Just be aware that the property only offers a breakfast room eg no bar or restaurant for evening dining. (given the proximity to the lake and the views , I think it's a shame that they don't). Having said that there are a good number of restaurant choices within a 6/8 minute walk.

Room Tip: Pay the extra to get a Lake facing room.
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  • Stayed: September 2011, travelled on business
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Reviewed 1 November 2011

We were greeted by the loveliest staff at check-in who were all extremely friendly and welcoming and very helpful throughout our stay.
The room was lovely, comfortable and clean. Breakfast was great.
The shuttle service into Seattle is really well organised and very useful. There are several drop off points and there are arrangements with the various businesses to telephone for you when you are ready to be picked up.
We would definitely stay here if we are ever in Seattle again.

  • Stayed: July 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 27 October 2011

This hotel was great. The rooms were clean, the beds were comfortable, and the staff was friendly. We had no problems whatsoever. I would defiantly stay here again.

  • Stayed: May 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 24 October 2011

Stayed at the Silver Cloud Inn October 21-23, 2011. Check-in was a breeze with free parking. Rooms are spacious, modern and clean. Beds are wonderful. Room has mini fridge, microwave and coffee maker. Stayed in double queen room, no view, but the view of the street was not bad at all. Other friends stayed in view room with view of Space Needle, great room as well. Bathroom is a bit on the small side, but nothing to complain about. Free breakfast included, area very crowded, but we were there for college football game at CenturyLink, so very busy weekend. Breakfast choices were adequate. Pool is open 24 hours which was great for the kids and the pool area is well taken care of. They offer free shuttle service to downtown area; excellent service, ran every 15 minutes, just sign up. Pick-up was a breeze and the 2 drivers we encountered were awesome! Will definately go back to the Silver Cloud when we are in Seattle again!

  • Stayed: October 2011, travelled with family
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Additional Information about Silver Cloud Inn Seattle - Lake Union

Address: 1150 Fairview Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109-4433
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Region: United States > Washington > Seattle
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#9 Best Value Hotel in Seattle
#10 Family Hotel in Seattle
#11 Romantic Hotel in Seattle
#17 Business Hotel in Seattle
Price Range: £111 - £238 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Silver Cloud Inn Seattle - Lake Union 3*
Number of rooms: 184
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located on the south end of scenic Lake Union, the Silver Cloud Hotel Seattle - Lake Union is two miles from downtown Seattle's finest shops and restaurants and just five miles from the University of Washington campus. The hotel is also located near Seattle Center and the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, and is only a 20 minute walk to the iconic Space Needle. Most of the guestrooms have spectacular waterfront views of Lake Union and Seattle. All rooms have 42" high definition flat screen TVs, complimentary high-speed wired and wireless Internet access, microwaves, refrigerators and laptop safes. A complimentary Silver Cloud breakfast is offered daily in addition to use of our brand new fitness center. The hotel features an indoor pool and spa and offers local area shuttle service. ... more   less 
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