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Watertown Hotel - A Staypineapple Hotel
Ranked #28 of 103 Hotels in Seattle
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 24 September 2012

The Watertown is my home away from home in Seattle. My family just spent 11 days there and were extremely happy. The staff, especially Trudy and Kanoe, are great! They offer a free shuttle service to/from U Village, The Space Needle, Pacific Place and the medical centers which we always use. They have bikes to borrow, an exercise room and complimentary coffee, tea and pineapple cupcakes in the afternoon. The parking is free and secure. They have quality amenities like Keurig coffee makers and Tommy Bahama bath products and give you bottled water and popcorn. There's even an umbrella! This is my second stay, each time in a different room type, and both were roomy, clean and comfortable.The location is an easy walk to UW and The Ave. Will stay here again.

Stayed: September 2012, travelled with family
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Antonio G, Manager at Watertown Hotel - A Staypineapple Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 1 October 2012

Thank you for your stellar review and after an eleven day stay none the less! I'm very happy that you enjoyed our room ameneties so much. Trudy and Kanoe were excited to receive the well deserved praise too! Thank you again for you kind words and we can't wait to take care of you again during your next visit to Seattle!

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Reviewed 22 September 2012

The location is ideal for anyone visiting the University and parking is free and convenient. After that, it's difficult to be positive. The service was well-meaning, but slow. The a/c was erratic. The water ran cold mid-shower. I am sure most of this can be explained by the renovations, but we weren't told about them when we booked and would have stayed somewhere else.

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Antonio G, Manager at Watertown Hotel - A Staypineapple Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 24 September 2012

Thank you for taking the time to leave your comments about your recent stay at Watertown Hotel. I apologize for the negative experiences you had due to our renovations. We made great efforts to ensure the product we were offering did not dip too much but it looks like we failed at that during your stay. I can say that our lobby renovations are nearing completion and I would like to offer you my email so we can discuss your possible return to Watertown in the future. Please feel free to contact me at agebran@watertownseattle.com. Thank you again for your reveiw and I hope to hear from you soon!

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Reviewed 10 September 2012

The Watertown Hotel is clean, the employees were friendly and the rooms were clean and comfortable. Some bonus features: Complimentary popcorn, coffee and water bottles are in each room. The shower has good water pressure, the sink is outside of the bathroom, so one person can use the facilities while the other brushes their teeth or washes their hands. Also, the hotel has loaner bikes.
There are quite a few restaurants (of all ethnic variety) within walking distance.
We would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed: September 2012, travelled with family
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Antonio G, Manager at Watertown Hotel - A Staypineapple Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 12 September 2012

"Clean, Friendly, and Comfortable" it's hard to improve upon that! Thank you for your review of your recent stay at Watertown Hotel and I'm thrilled to hear you enjoyed all aspects of our hotel. We strive to offer our guests amenities and room features that make sense. Our bicycle rental program is very popular and we love to recommend the numerous restaraunts within walking distance. Thank you again for your comments and we hope to see you again soon!

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Reviewed 4 September 2012

Just spent three nights on the sixth floor of this well located hotel. They used to include free breakfast but they got rid of that. The air conditioning flucuates off and on creating a sleep destroyer. The staff were fundamentally indifferent. Please note that this used to be a great hotel for the money. Not so anymore.
What is really surprising is the total lack of comfort in the bed. No box spring, just a mattress.
They need to step that up. I will never stay there again

  • Stayed: September 2012, travelled with family
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Antonio G, Manager at Watertown Hotel - A Staypineapple Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 7 September 2012

Thank you for your candid and honest review. I want to apologize for not being able to offer you a bed you thought was comfortable or an overall value that warranted a return trip. Bed comfort is a very subjective topic and is difficult to quantify. I can say that Watertown maintains our beds on a regular basis to maximize the range of comfort we offer to all our guests. We have improved our Food & Beverage offerings by opening Pineapple Cafe in our north lobby which all guest's receive 15% off. We now offer a full espresso menu and a more diverse breakfast AND lunch menu. Watertown also offers all our guests FREE wireless internet, undergroung secured parking, and shuttle service to/from downtown and other local areas. Thank you again for your comments and we hope you will reconsider staying with us again in the future.

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Reviewed 4 September 2012

Hotel was great! We had 4 people in our room and never felt crowded. Staff was very friendly.
We would definitely stay there again. Great value for price.
Complimentary coffee and tea was nice too! The free parking was secure and easy to find spots.

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Antonio G, Manager at Watertown Hotel - A Staypineapple Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 7 September 2012

Hello and thank you for taking the time to review your experience at Watertown. Having four adults in the room is a good test of comfort and I'm please that we passed! I'm also happy you enjoyed our free coffee and tea offerings as well as our free parking garage. We look forward to taking care of you upon your return!

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Reviewed 29 August 2012

Our family stayed here for 2 nights while visiting Seattle. This boutique hotel exceeded our expectations! It was refreshing to walk into a room that was not a typical cookie-cutter hotel room. The room we had was bright and spacious. The beds were comfortable. The room was clean, modern and nicely appointed. It included a fridge, microwave and Keurig coffee maker. The complimentary K-cups were great in getting a decent cup of coffee to take on the road with me in the mornings. The wi-fi and internet all worked well during our stay.
While the hotel does not include breakfast, there is a small cafe on the main floor that has a limited selection of breakfast items (bagels, yogurt, fruit, breakfast burrito, ham and egg sandwiches, etc.). It was quite reasonably priced and got us going in the morning. If I had a longer stay, I might consider going elsewhere for breakfast, but this was adequate for our short stay.
Self parking in a secure, well-lit underground parking lot was included with our room. Guests could only access their own floor of the hotel by using the key card in the elevator, so we felt very safe and secure.
The hotel was easy to get to from Downtown Seattle. We did not use the shuttle service or the loaner bikes, but it is nice to know that the hotel has these options for getting around.
Complimentary coffee and pineapple mini-cupcakes were a nice treat in the afternoon/evening.
Staff were friendly and helpful. Checking in and out was a breeze!
Overall, we enjoyed our short stay and felt that we received very good value for our money. We would definitely book another stay at this hotel again in the future or recommend it to friends.

  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled with family
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Antonio G, Manager at Watertown Hotel - A Staypineapple Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 7 September 2012

Thank you for your well written and thorough review of your experience at Watertown Hotel! I'm very happy to hear you thought of us as a "Gem" and that you enjoyed so many aspects of our amenties and room features. Well done on your three pictures as well! Watertown was designed to be anti-cookie cutter and we strive to extend that philosophy to our service and amenities. Thank you again for your raving review and we look foward to your next visit!

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Reviewed 17 August 2012

Stayed three nights in August with family visiting from Japan. We know Seattle well so staying in the U district was perfect for us. The staff was efficient and helpful and the rooms well equiped and clean. All the soap and lotions Tommy Bahama....very nice and in convenient dispensers.The small cafe off the lobby was fine for a light breakfast or afternoon snack

Room Tip: rooms on the street side have a better view...but my room on the back was just as quiet
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  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled with family
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Antonio G, Manager at Watertown Hotel - A Staypineapple Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 27 August 2012

Thank you very much for your review and for choosing to stay at Watertown with your family. I'm happy to know we were a good fit for your needs. We love when families stay with us and we do everything we can to accommodate them. We are pleased to offer everybody friendly service and clean rooms! Thank you again for your review and we will see you next time!

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Address: 4242 Roosevelt Way NE, Seattle, WA 98105-6009
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Region: United States > Washington > Seattle > University District
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access
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Ranked #28 of 103 Hotels in Seattle
Price Range: £108 - £224 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Watertown Hotel - A Staypineapple Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 100
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Colorful and contemporary, urban and upscale- Welcome to Watertown Hotel. Located just four blocks from the University of Washington, Watertown Hotel is the ideal hotel whether your goal is academic or adventurous. Here, you're not only close to campus, you're close to everything Seattle: The Pike Place Market, Space Needle, Seattle Waterfront and world-class shopping and dining. So check in and chill out. We're always at your service when you Staypineapple at The Watertown. ... more   less 
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