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Watertown Hotel - A Staypineapple Hotel
Ranked #25 of 100 Hotels in Seattle
Certificate of Excellence
Oxford, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Perfect for Uni”
Reviewed 27 January 2014

Stayed in this place over November with family to see my brother at the university of Washington (UW). The place was clean and very friendly, front staff were very helpful as when he was in lesson we had ALOT of time to kill around seattle. There was a FREE shuttle run to downtown Seattle or anywhere really, as well as a main bus stop just outside the hotel so if needed this was easy. The Ave is worth checking out which is where all the food is around with some BRILLIANT asian restaurants.

Overall Great place to stay if around the Uni District. Thumbs up!

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with family
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ConnieSchneider, Manager at Watertown Hotel - A Staypineapple Hotel, responded to this review, 31 January 2014
Dear Onnie4000,

We are glad to hear you enjoyed our hotel and friendly staff. We do aim to please!

I will pass along your appreciation to our front desk and shuttle drivers.

The Watertown team
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Santa Barbara, California
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Reviewed 26 January 2014

We head to Watertown when staying in Seattle. During our recent 2 and 1/2 week stay, we again enjoyed a wonderful room, great housekeeping, excellent front desk service when needed. The hotel has its own delightful character with lots of helpful amenities. The garage is convenient, the lobby an alternative for reading/computing. We found the beds comfortable and rooms well designed even for our longish stage. We'll be back again!

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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ConnieSchneider, Manager at Watertown Hotel - A Staypineapple Hotel, responded to this review, 31 January 2014
Dear Mary E,

Thank you for your positive review of our wonderful hotel. We are glad you had so many nice things to share.

We welcome the opportunity to see you again when your travels bring you back to Seattle.

The Watertown team
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Lake Stevens, Washington
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 January 2014

This hotel is nice looking, and convenient to the University, but my stay here was awful. I had reservations for 4 nights but left after 2 so I could get some sleep.

Upon checking in, I noticed a hair band on the floor in the area between the bathroom and the bedroom. Not impressed, but I was exhausted and had to get the hospital so I kicked it to the side, dropped my bags, and got on the shuttle. When I returned and began to unpack, I noticed there were 3 hairs in the tub, one of them a pubic hair. But the bed was made and looked clean so I fell in and attempted to sleep. Then upstairs, the noise started. It sounded like very heavy stomping or something but it went on all night. I couldn't drown it out with the a/c on high, a sound machine, a fan, and an mp3 player. This was not normal noise! I was finally able to fall asleep out of pure exhaustion, but woke at 2:30 AM to hear the same noise happening. It was still going on when I got ready to leave for the hospital again in the morning. I talked to the front desk about it and asked them to ask the people upstairs to please stop whatever they were doing, assuming they just didn't know that in this hotel, with no carpeting on the floors, every noise was going to carry to the floor below. The front desk attendant assured me she would talk to them and I went to the hospital.

Day 2: I returned from the hospital late in the day. I got in bed and started to doze off and then problem #2 started. Kids in the hall. Teenagers or young adults running up and down the hall, knocking on doors, in and out of rooms, giggling, screaming, yelling at each other. Every time it would get quiet for a few minutes I'd breath a sigh of relief and think I was going to get some sleep, then they'd come out of whatever room they were in and start over. Again, soundproofing is a big issue here. Every noise in the hall sounds like it's right in your room. I called the front desk after listening to this for about 2 hours, but of course once I called, the kids never emerged again. HOWEVER, as soon as the kids quieted down, the stomper started up upstairs again. I gave up at this point, nearly in tears from weeks at the hospital, no sleep, and I just wanted to go home, so that's what I did. I checked out the next morning and went home.

I could not recommend this hotel if you want to sleep or have any peace. You may get lucky but you might have an experience like mine. Unless of course you just want a place to party, then this may be your place!

Room Tip: Get a top floor room so you don't have to listen to people stomp on your head.
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  • Stayed January 2014, travelled solo
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ConnieSchneider, Manager at Watertown Hotel - A Staypineapple Hotel, responded to this review, 31 January 2014
Dear Wispurrr,

I am so sorry to hear about your less than stellar experience while a guest of our hotel. I would value the opportunity to make things right with you should you choose to call me.

I would welcome hearing from you.

The Watertown Manager
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Yamhill, OR
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 January 2014

Even tho the beds were a bit uncomfortable for our tastes the room was very nice. They have a Keurig coffee maker in the room and coffee is provided. Parking is provided. Very clean, Would stay again.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled on business
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ConnieSchneider, Manager at Watertown Hotel - A Staypineapple Hotel, responded to this review, 24 January 2014
Dear MaLong,

Thank you for being our guest. We are so happy you enjoyed your stay with us.

Hope to see you again in the future should your travels include Seattle.

The Watertown team
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Wyoming
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 December 2013 via mobile

Loved the hospitality with the free hot chocolate and pineapple cupcakes. Great location in the university area with free parking. Very nice room and bathroom. Loved the lobby and the casual atmosphere. Would stay again and again.

Stayed April 2013, travelled on business
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ConnieSchneider, Manager at Watertown Hotel - A Staypineapple Hotel, responded to this review, 1 January 2014
Dear Malong17,

I was pleased to read your review about loving our hospitality, as that really sums it all up in a hotel stay.

Thanks for having been our guest and Happy New Year!

The Watertown team
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Oahu, Hawaii
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 December 2013

as can now be expected, the front desk is top notch, location great and yes, the wifi continues to work great! For us, the convenience of this location cannot be beat. Our first family Christmas holiday in Seattle was made better because of this location. Central to shopping centers, malls, outlets, downtown, restaurants, etc. If there are any downsides is that the in-room heater/ac can be irritating as it kicks off and on all nite to maintain temp and the shower water pressure is pretty bad. Otherwise, there is no better location or property for us. Could not get a good deal this time around but we'll keep returning.

Room Tip: higher floors and south side for the view. Otherwise, keep your blinds closed throughout your stay.
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  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with family
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ConnieSchneider, Manager at Watertown Hotel - A Staypineapple Hotel, responded to this review, 1 January 2014
Dear gy820,

I was glad to hear you have enjoyed multiple stays with us, and that you are still appreciating your experiences.

If you ever need to talk about a future stay, feel free to give me a call!

Aloha,

The Hotel Manager for Watertown
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Austin, Texas
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14 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 December 2013

Watertown is a quiet, cosy hotel that has a wonderful staff. They are invariably helpful, cheerful and welcoming. The Manager, Connie, personally drove me to the University Village when the shuttle driver could not come to work on a snowy day and she also made sure I had a return ride back to the hotel. I was very impressed by this sign of professionalism. We stayed 4 nights and enjoyed our airy corner room, bigger than typical NYC studios.

There are convenient shuttle buses every 15 minutes to the UW Medical Center and Harborview Hospital. The bus stops are diagonally across the hotel. Two blocks away is a "food street" with reasonably-priced restaurants lined up on both sides, practically one next to the other. Not to be missed is the Portage Bay Cafe about 2 minutes' walk down the road. Locals come from far and wide for breakfasts and brunches. Watertown Hotel does have a small cafe that has a nice fresh selection of essential breakfast and lunch items.

Seattle downtown is quite walkable and the hotel has hourly shuttles to various locations. From the drop-off points, it is very pleasant to stroll along the piers, explore Seattle Center, Pike Market, Pacific Place, Aquarium, Art Museum etc.

Room Tip: The corner rooms on the high floors are the best.
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  • Stayed December 2013, travelled on business
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ConnieSchneider, Manager at Watertown Hotel - A Staypineapple Hotel, responded to this review, 1 January 2014
Dear hillsandvales,

Thank you for such lovely comments about the Watertown and it's team. The snow made for an interesting day while you were visiting!

We are glad you chose to be our guest and hope to see you again when your travels return you to Seattle.

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
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Ranked #25 of 100 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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