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Residence Inn Seattle Downtown/Lake Union
Ranked #61 of 100 Hotels in Seattle
Certificate of Excellence
Seattle
2 reviews
“Great overnight getaway”
Reviewed 4 May 2010

My husband and I were looking for a quick overnight getaway in town with our 2 1/2 year old daughter. We were very pleased with our stay at the Residence Inn. The staff was very accommodating, and in addition to making a dinner reservation for us at nearby Daniel's, hooked us up with a complimentary appetizer at the restaurant!

The room was very clean and had tasteful decor (and a very comfortable bed!). The bathroom was pretty standard (what you would expect). The room was pretty quiet for the most part, though there were some loud motorcycles and sirens around 10:00 p.m. -- it got quiet after that though. Great balcony view! Also enjoyed the pool (and especially the 3 ft. deep kiddie pool, which was perfect for our daughter).

The free breakfast was a nice touch too! (Get there early though -- it does get a bit crowded at the buffet.)

  • Stayed May 2010, travelled with family
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Battle Ground, WA
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Reviewed 20 April 2010

This hotel was more than we expected! The room had a full kitchen, not just a mini fridge & microwave like some. They even have a gas grill on the patio that can be used by guests. The continental breakfast was the best I've ever seen, with all kinds of selection for both hot and cold food. The rooms were updated and clean. The only thing one might complain about was the CFL light in the bathroom took quite awhile to get bright enough to see. Our balcony had chairs to enjoy the sunshine and Lake Union was just across the street. Our room was nice and quite too. We didn't use the pool or exercise room, but both looked well kept. The parking garage is also secured and well lit, which was great. We got an amazing deal with "Name Your Own Price" on Priceline. We wished we would have realized that there was a stovetop and full refrigerator for cooking, or we would have gone by a grocery store before getting to the hotel. There is no convenience or grocery store in the immediate (easy walking) area. Across the street is the Center for Wooden Boats and there will soon be a large park to enjoy. The street car and bus stops are located on the same block as the hotel and go directly into downtown. Only a couple blocks up Valley/Roy is Bucca di Beppo Italian restaurant which has amazing food. We try and go each time we are in Seattle (reservations are highly recommended!). And while not the most scenic walk (you have to walk along a very busy highway)it is within a reasonable walk of the Seattle Center (Space Needle). The Experience Music Project at Seattle Center is also a must see & the Duck Tour is well worth it! We highly recommend this hotel and plan to stay here again the next time we come to Seattle.

  • Stayed April 2010, travelled on business
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Washington
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17 reviews
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Reviewed 15 April 2010

We paid over 200 dollars for one night here in Marriotts Lake Union Washington. The carpets were filthy, the bathroom floors were filthy and the Pool area was filthy. Our hopes were dashed when we went to the pool and whirlpool in the evening to relax and it was flooded with water. The pool was cold and the whirlpool was closed off for repair. I was so disappointed in my stay, I will be very careful booking with Marriott in the future. There were 2 good things: the pillow soft bed and a wonderful breakfast buffet.

  • Stayed April 2010, travelled with family
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Las Vegas, Nv
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Reviewed 14 April 2010

The staff was wonderful, but the hotel itself is outdated and in need of repair. We found one of the toilets in our room running, and the bathroom sink was clogged. The view of Lake Union and the Space Needle from the room's huge balcony was lovely, but the screen door was stuck most of the time. The beds were plush and comfortable. Parking was a very, very tight squeeze, but it was nice that it was in a gated area. The free breakfast was great :)

  • Stayed March 2010, travelled with family
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Downey, CA
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 April 2010

So glad I chose this hotel, you can't beat it for the price and location. Located directly across from the lake and only a short/cheap tram ride away downtown! The staff was SO helpful they went above and beyond. From helping us to find a late night food delivery to getting a town car over to us when we arrived from the airport to the hotel and very quickly I might add! I didnt take pics of the room because what you see on the website is exactly what you get! We booked a one bedroom suite on the 6th floor. It had everything in the room small kitchen with full sized fridge, micro, dishwasher, and stocked with tableware and silverware. There was a small but cozy living area with a good sized flat screen TV AND another one in the seperate bedroom area! The room had plenty of room and big closet. I had no complaints about the room nor the cleanliness of it. There was free wifi all over the hotel and it worked just fine from the 6th floor. The free breakfast downstairs was also good. Everyday we enjoyed eggs, sausage, potatoes, do-it-yourself belgian waffles, toast, bagels, muffins, donuts, yogurt, fresh fruit...I could go on here. So overall, don't hesitate to book here, especially families and people with pets! Our room was very quiet and my sleep was never disturbed.

  • Stayed April 2010, travelled on business
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Utah
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57 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2010

We just returned from a 3 night stay and were very pleased with the customer service. The guest reception (Mon-Wed) were fantastic for our family. Great items that could substitute for a light dinner. Breakfast was also great for our family although my husband was a bit tired of the same menu by the 3rd day. Distance to the Seattle Center were very nearby, especially helpful if you are taking one of the ferries. Staff and front reception were very accommodating and thoughtful. They noticed we were checking in with our younger children and were able to find us a room very near the pool. Now that's hospitality! A note to pet owners - they allow pets! We would definitely stay here again! Just a note: parking is $19/day and pretty standard along Seattle Center. You have to pay for parking everywhere you go. Pool area is rather tight with an awkward lay out and very little seating. Whirlpool was being renovated and not working while we were there. They also had a sauna and small kiddie pool.

Stayed April 2010, travelled with family
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Stuart, Florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 April 2010

The room was very nice. Very clean, well appointed and spacious. The public areas were huge with a large water feature. Check in was very quick and efficient. When we checked in for a weekend stay we had to sign a policy about not jamming too many people in the room and noise. The weekend during Spring Break did seem over run with lots of families. I was woken up once with kids running through the hallway late at night.

The breakfast was fab. Some added touches made all the difference. You'll have to go and see for yourself.

It is a little far off the beaten path, the noise from the roadway in room 302 was really more than I can handle and it seemed odd, I think the quality of construction of this hotel would mask most of that noise. On Friday night the traffic wouldn't stop. Request a non-lake/road view if noise bothers you.

We took a taxi back from one outing and the taxi driver said the best food in Seattle is around that hotel. I didn't check it out with small kids, but maybe during your trip you can.

The indoor pool was great for kids on vacation. The trolley/streetcar was a hit with the kids.

  • Stayed April 2010, travelled with family
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Property: Residence Inn Seattle Downtown/Lake Union
Address: 800 Fairview Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109-4412
Region: United States > Washington > Seattle
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#36 Family Hotel in Seattle
#40 Business Hotel in Seattle
#43 Romantic Hotel in Seattle
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £££
Hotel Class:3 star — Residence Inn Seattle Downtown/Lake Union 3*
Number of rooms: 234
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