WIth the expectation that a chain suite hotel gets it right through repetition, then Residence Inn Seattle Downtown doesn't dissapoint. (and in fact my pre-teen son ebulliently gave it "the best hotel" we've ever stayed-in award). With the standard elements of predictable architecture, decor and inclusive breakfast done quite well, the enhancements are a marvelous view of Lake Union (a much appreciated upgrade) and great location for exploring all that funky Seattle has to offer. The benefits are that the room rates are competitive and certainly better than the overpriced and bloated full amenity hotels up the street. The frontdesk staff are helpful and efficient if not over-friendly.
Downsides are that the underground parking is a complete rip-off. There is only very limited overnight street parking and a near construction zone limits this further. So the $28 per night incl tax charge was both exhorbitant and entirely unjustifiable. (And to add insult we had the tire caps stolen off our car in the garage overnight.) The "fitness center" equipment is a little tired and worn but sufficient. The bathroom plumbing also had some problems with a slow-draining bath-tub. Overall it's likely we would consider this property for a future stay but without a hire car next time.
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- Also Known As:
- Residence Inn Seattle Downtown/Lake Union Hotel Seattle
- Seattle Residence Inn