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Talaris Conference Center
Ranked #8 of 28 Seattle B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
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3 reviews
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“Quiet and Beautiful”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2012

Nature everywhere. birds and squirrels.
True to pictures ...
The hotel has some age but it is very well maintained. You will find many points of view for beautiful photos. The personal is welcoming but discreet. The service is courteous.
The rooms are clean but a little dark. breakfast is not varied. There is a lack of fresh fruit and animal protein.
You love will yours stay.

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled as a couple
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Miami Beach, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2012

I found Talaris via TripAdvisor when faced with finding a place to stay near my son who is living off campus and attending UDub during freshman orientation. What were we thinking of?!? I was quite appreciative of their taking us in and was prepared for a facility past its time and geared for people who meet to solve the problems of the world. We arrived and were told the air conditioning was out due to the recent heat wave and a power surge - not their fault. So - how could this be better? I have to say it was great. Yes the rooms and bathrooms are dated BUT - it was so peaceful and quiet, I slept like a log. And - the real difference (as is usual) is made by the staff. They were so welcoming, helpful, apologetic and accommodating - it was better than home. Some of my reviewing colleagues need to look beyond the physical and embrace the metaphysical!

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  • Stayed August 2012, travelled with family
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2012

Great location within walking distance to Seattle Childrens Hospital. Very quiet and peaceful. Rooms are a bit older, but very clean. Would stay again, nice value.

  • Stayed June 2012
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TalarisCC, Director of Operations at Talaris Conference Center, responded to this review, 28 July 2012
Thank you for your review. I am glad you enjoyed your visit to Talaris and that our location to the Seattle Children's Hospital worked out well for you and your family. We hope to see you again soon.

Thank you,
Jason Loya
Director of Operations
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Cairo, Egypt
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2012

I have spent one week in Talaris conference center where I had attended a training inside the same center. the green environment there is wonderful. You really feel like separated from the city noise and living in a beautiful island meanwhile the street and shops are just close to you. I liked the room design very much, It took the shape of a hut while having all the advantages of modern hotels. I liked the food in the dining center and the wonderful sights in front of it specially in sunny days. The university shopping center and QFC shopping center are 10 minutes walking from the conference center where you can buy almost everything you need.

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled on business
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TalarisCC, Director of Operations at Talaris Conference Center, responded to this review, 28 July 2012
Thank you very much for your review and for being our guest. The Talaris Conference Center is not your typical urban destination - we definitely have a few unique attributes. I definitely can see how our Cascade rooms can give you that feeling of being in a little hut - I am happy you enjoyed your visit. We sure hope to see you again the next time you return to Seattle.

Thank you,
Jason Loya
Director of Operations
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San Diego, CA, USA
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 2012

This place is long past its prime and ready for a major renovation or, better yet, complete teardown. The rooms are small, dated, and poorly furnished. Shower heads are terrible and the curtains seem to do a better job of extracting than containing water. Continental breakfast is a joke. Skip it and find a nearby restaurant. The best thing should be the park like setting but even that is a mess. Steps and walkways are in all sorts of disrepair and the wildlife is mainly crows scavenging for trash and raising a ruckus each morning.

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled on business
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TalarisCC, Director of Operations at Talaris Conference Center, responded to this review, 28 July 2012
Dear Pervagatus,
Thank you for choosing Talaris Conference Center and for your valuable feedback. We’re sorry you did not find the wildlife (crows, bald eagles, ducks, turtles, fish, and squirrels) to your liking. While we understand that Talaris Conference Center may not be your typical urban destination, we believe our history, design, facility layout, rustic ambiance and guest service make us a valuable asset to the many individuals, businesses and organizations that we serve. We are proud to offer tranquility, convenience, scenery and affordability. Our quiet 18-acre property is nestled in a calm residential area without being too far from the excitement of downtown Seattle. Property improvements are currently underway, one of which addresses a concern of yours—repairing the walkways. Additional improvements include fresh paint for our delightful Cascade room bridges. We do hope you will consider another visit with us in the future.

Thank you,
Jason Loya, Director of Operations
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Portland, Oregon
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2012

Lovely green property on 18 acres near UW.

Nellie at front desk was terrific.

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled with family
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Thank Tom_Rolfe
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WA state
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2012

My wife and I stayed here while visiting my son at UW. As others have mentioned, it was built in the 1970s so the buildings seem a bit dated. I guess it used to be a think tank/retreat center for scientists. However, the rooms have been renovated. Our room was small and had a few minor glitches, but was very comfortable. Great bed, crisp new bedding, nice new flat-screen TV, good shower, a small fridge and even an ipod charger/alarm clock. The only thing missing was a microwave. Contrary to another review, we had great service from the front desk staff. Everyone was very courteous and helpful. Great housekeeping service as well. The best thing is that it is extremely quiet! The buildings sit on 18 acres tucked into a residential area. You will wake up to birds singing in the trees instead of trucks driving by your window. There is a pond with a fountain and many walking paths around the property. If you want to be in Seattle but away from the hustle and bustle, this place is for you. And yet you are only a few minutes drive from the U district. However, I would not recommend it if you are in a wheelchair or have trouble walking. The buildings are spread far apart and have steep paths or stairways in some places.
It is also within walking distance from some great restaurants on 45th Street. We ate at Jak's Grill and Ciao Bella. Both were excellent. Talaris is a great choice if you are visiting UW or the Children's Hospital.

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled with family
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Thank indigomoonman
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Additional Information about Talaris Conference Center

Property: Talaris Conference Center
Address: 4000 NE 41st St, Seattle, WA 98105-5428
Region: United States > Washington > Seattle
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #8 of 28 B&Bs / Inns in Seattle
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Talaris Conference Center 3*
Number of rooms: 33
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Talaris Conference Center is a retreat, event and meeting destination that combines a distinctively Northwest environment with metropolitan technology and amenities, is located on 18-acres in a natural, park-like setting near the University of Washington in Seattle. Talaris is just four blocks from University Village and within walking distance of neighborhood restaurants, cafes and jogging trails. With 33 guestrooms, two large conference rooms, multiple breakout rooms for meetings and events. This wooded oasis is an ideal destination for intimate training workshops, meetings, retreats and other events for up to 150 people. And if business or personal travel brings you to the University District, we are the perfect alternative to a traditional hotel. ... more   less 
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