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Watertown Hotel - A Staypineapple Hotel
Ranked #26 of 101 Hotels in Seattle
Certificate of Excellence
Spokane
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7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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“Best kind of Seattle experience happens at this hotel”
Reviewed 15 November 2013

There are of course a lot of great Seattle hotels with lots of amenities but Watertown combines the charm of outstanding design and perfect customer service with access to the always unique University District near the University of Washington (check out the bookstore a few blocks from the hotel, it is incredible). The rooms at Watertown makes a guest feel like you are in Sweden, as does the service from the staff; access to I-5, not a trivial thing, is the easiest thing in the world--you are a mile from downtown--and the price is so reasonable as to be a surprise. If you want to do something different, including shopping and dining, from the routine urban downtown experience, while still enjoying world class comforts and access to the city, check this hotel out.

Room Tip: get the upgrade, it is worth it--the spaciousness is a great comfort
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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled on business
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1 Thank Terry L
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ConnieSchneider, Manager at Watertown Hotel - A Staypineapple Hotel, responded to this review, 19 November 2013
Dear Terry L,

Thank you for such lovely comments about our hotel and staff. It always make my heart sing when we help to create a favorable experience for a guest stay.

We hope to spoil you again some day!

The Watertown team
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Birmingham, Alabama
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11 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 November 2013 via mobile

My husband & I stayed here Oct 30th through Nov 2nd. This was a very clean and beautiful place to stay.
The staff was friendly and helpful.
One evening, after being out all day, we returned to see a note attached to our door. It stated they had tried to contact us, and were just checking to see if we needed anything! If I ever get another chance to visit Seattle, I would definitely love to come back
to this hotel!

Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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1 Thank MissPJ67
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ConnieSchneider, Manager at Watertown Hotel - A Staypineapple Hotel, responded to this review, 15 November 2013
Dear MissPJ67,

It was so delightful to read your review. I especially liked the touch with the note on the door. I must admit, I am quite proud of our wonderful staff here and glad to see you agree!

Thank you for being our guest, it was a pleasure to serve you.

The Watertown team
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Richland, Washington
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15 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 November 2013

We stayed here for two nights while visiting my daughter who attends University of Washington. The location was perfect and within walking distance to everything we needed . The room was updated, clean and well stocked with toiletries, coffee and water. Parking was free and so was the wifi. The staff was wonderful, helpful and friendly. This is the fourth hotel in the area that we have tried and this will be my first choice from now on.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with family
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1 Thank Michele G
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ConnieSchneider, Manager at Watertown Hotel - A Staypineapple Hotel, responded to this review, 15 November 2013
Dear Michele G,

Wow, we feel so flattered to be your number 1 choice of 4 hotels... We aim to please!

We are also glad you appreciate our nice clean rooms, along with all the amenities included.

We hope to see you on a return trip to Seattle.

The Watertown team
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San Juan Islands, Washington
Level 6 Contributor
340 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 November 2013

Stayed here for about the 3rd or 4th time in 5 years recently with our two standard poodles. Hard to not rate it 5 stars but it doesn't try to be a five star luxury place and that is one of its beauties. Incredible location for UW or UW Medical Center business and appointments. Right across the street from two of the UW Medicine biggest buildings. Very comfortable and quiet rooms, super comfy beds with sheets that must be a million count as they are almost silk. Everything there for quick comfort in the room. More than adequate cafe on the lobby floor does it all from 600-400 with lots of choices. Safe and secure underground gated parking included. And at a rate I consider a definite value. Topped off by very friendly and helpful staff, all of them. Wonderful to see a place continue to be good time after time.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with family
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Thank MikeandSarah
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ConnieSchneider, Manager at Watertown Hotel - A Staypineapple Hotel, responded to this review, 15 November 2013
Dear MikeandSarah,

Thank you for all of your positive comments regarding your many stays with us. As you may have gathered, most of us are dog lovers as well, and are glad you bring your poodles to visit.

We appreciate your loyalty and hope to continue to exceed your expectations!

The Watertown team
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Illinois
Level 6 Contributor
170 reviews
40 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 143 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 November 2013

This trendy, boutique hotel 4 blocks from UW, features bamboo floors throughout, neon art in the lobby and friendly accommodating staff. Rooms are spacious and include a desk, sitting area, separate dressing area, Kuerig maker, mini fridge and microwave (complete with popcorn, tea and coffee cartridges). One thing to note is; popcorn, water, coffee and tea will not be refilled during your stay. Shampoo/conditioner is dispense from a wall-mounted unit in the shower. The Pineapple Cafe in the lobby, is a good place to grab a snack on your way out the door. There is also a neighborhood market immediately across the street. The hotel shuttle van is a convenient service, just stop by the front desk to make reservations. The shuttle goes to UW and downtown.

A minuscule gym is tucked in a far corner of the main level of the hotel. There is also a small business center off the main lobby, equipped with 2PCs and a printer. The hotel has free wireless throughout the building. Something to note; access to ALL guest floors, requires a room key be scanned in the card reader in the elevator.

If you are traveling to and from the airport at odd hours, ask the front desk to schedule a town car pick-up for you-- it will only be about $10 more than a taxi. The car service is incredibly reliable, and you don't have to worry about getting a cab.

I will definitely stay here again, if I need to be near UW.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled on business
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Thank HaveSuitcaseWillTrvl
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ConnieSchneider, Manager at Watertown Hotel - A Staypineapple Hotel, responded to this review, 8 November 2013
Dear Have suitcase will....

Sounds like you are a saavy traveller and know what to look for in a hotel.

Thank you for your wonderful feedback about our many amenties. I am sorry if we did not replenish your popcorn, coffee, and tea, as we do offer refills at no charge, and therefore should have.

We appreciate you choosing us,

The Watertown team
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Iowa
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560 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 149 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 November 2013

Had a great stay at the Watertown. Walked to UW campus each day, stopping by some decent coffee shops, restaurants, bars and brewery. Location was great. The hotel itself was modern, clean and the staff very friendly, if a bit laid back. They also offer free mini pineapple cupcakes. There is a small store across the street that has a great selection of craft beer and a really awesome deli with excellent sandwiches and a wide variety.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled on business
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Thank IaTravel
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ConnieSchneider, Manager at Watertown Hotel - A Staypineapple Hotel, responded to this review, 8 November 2013
Dear IaTravel,

We are delighted you had a great stay with us, and appreciate your comment about our friendly staff. I do hope we were professional in our laid back approach.

We hope to see you again should you return to Seattle!

The Watertown team
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Portland, Oregon
Level 3 Contributor
21 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 November 2013

Very good value. Room was big, clean and modern. The hotel is just a few blocks from the University of Washington and in the U District. It is close to shopping and inexpensive, but tasty ethnic foods.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank jdb444
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ConnieSchneider, Manager at Watertown Hotel - A Staypineapple Hotel, responded to this review, 5 November 2013
Dear jbd444,

We are glad you felt our hotel was nice, and enjoyed our big, clean, and modern rooms. We do attempt to provide good value for your stay!

Thanks for being our guest,

The Watertown team
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Property: Watertown Hotel - A Staypineapple Hotel
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
Hotel Style:
Ranked #26 of 101 Hotels in Seattle
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
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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