Came back to Seattle for a conference in the north end, so staying in that part of town seemed logical. Holiday Inn Express was a good choice. Close to the conference, easy to find, easy in and out, nice room, quiet as a city location can be, and a well maintained, decent breakfast. I was a little concerned when I noticed my room was across from the ice machine, but either the insulation was great or there wasn't any big run on mixed drinks. Probably a first for me, no ice machine clanging. Great to have a cookie at check in. Desk help was great, very attentive and helpful.
Exercise room didn't seem to get a lot of use, at least at 6 am. Still well maintained, ready for those few, those brave who want a bit of exercise. The elliptical was an adventure, but that might have to do with my size rather than the machine. (I'm not small)
Breakfast crowd affirmed my belief that at least the first wave of folks were business types on their way somewhere else. Not the downtown crowd, but the more casual working guys, browsing the breakfast, checking out the newspaper, and occasionally checking on the television news.
I'd do another stop here on a business trip. I grew up within a few miles of this site and it definitely improves the neighborhood.
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- The Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites, North Seattle is your home away from home. We invite you to experience the friendliness of our staff and greatness of a fine Seattle hotel. We are also nearby Seattle downtown, University of Washington (UW), Safeco Field, Key Arena, Seattle Waterfront, Seattle Aquarium, Washington State Convention & Trade Center, Northgate Mall, Shoreline Community College, Shoreline Conference Center and Woodland Park Zoo. Located just seven miles north of downtown Seattle, on Aurora Avenue North (Highway 99) with easy access to I-5, our location offers all of the convenience of downtown without the downtown inconvenience. ... more less
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