Booked the Duet Queen Hill room here for $99.00 a night. We stayed here for 6 nights. It was a very modern and artsy hotel. The lobby had a table with complimentary coffee and cute bite sized pineapple cupcakes! It also connects to an AWESOME restaurant, The ROCK (Try their Brown Sugar Mozz Bread! Addicting!)
I'm not sure if we just went during a bad season because the hotel was quite empty. I didn't understand why because it's such a nice boutique hotel but I'm assuming the reason might be that it's not within easy walking distance to the city on the map or something. But you can catch the monorail at the EMP for like $2.50, which is a 5 minute walk from The Maxwell. They also offer complimentary bicycles! We walked and caught the monorail most days. If you don't mind walking and the weather is good, I recommend you walk to the city. You get to know your way around and may see something cool and interesting. It took us about 30 minutes to get to Pike Place? Mind you, it was our first time there and we followed our handy dandy GPS on our phone. The parking lot is in the back. And very easy to access. Even if there were more people in the hotel, they have a lot of stalls.
The room was really cool! The colorful deco, art and modern feel followed throughout the hotel. There was a flat screen t.v., heater/ a.c., DVD player, mini fridge, Tommy Bahama toiletry and OH! A KEURIG! The shower was a little strange because there were no curtains or doors and every time we showered the water would splash onto the bathroom floor. No big deal but one huge complaint I had was that the water only got slightly warm the first 3 days. After a cold, cold adventure outside all I want to do when I get back is take a nice HOT shower. The next morning I informed the front desk receptionist and he had told us that a couple had complained about that as well the OTHER DAY and will let the janitor know again when he gets in. (-__-) When he gets in? Really? But it's all good, they FINALLY had the heater fixed that night. And the nice young man was actually very friendly and greeted us the three times we saw him.
The bed was average. Pillows were fluffy, but the comforter was kind of stiff..it could use a spin or two in the dryer with 4 sheets of bounce fabric softener. But other than that, I will definitely book this hotel again when we go back to Seattle for snowboarding. Still a great hotel, I just had some minor issues.
P.S. There's a convenient 24 hour supermarket and a drug store within a short 3 minute walking distance. While you're walking there stop by a good restaurant McMenamin's. Their clam chowder is seriously delicious! And they have a good organic ketchup they get from Portland..just do it.
Hope this helped a little. Have fun!
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- The spirit of Seattle comes alive at The Maxwell Hotel. Every member of our experienced staff delivers genuine service from the heart. Our colorful and original interiors provide a warm and inviting ambience with delightful details such as our large mosaic pineapple, commissioned mural paintings and children's art tiles accenting the indoor swimming pool. Fun, creative, and unexpected touches like these make this downtown Seattle hotel an original Seattle icon. A short pace from the Space Needle and other attractions, your perfect Seattle home awaits. Staypineapple at The Maxwell Hotel. ... more less
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