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Best Western Plus Pioneer Square Hotel
Ranked #30 of 100 Hotels in Seattle
Certificate of Excellence
Santa Monica, California
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54 reviews
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“Decent Hotel in Nice Location”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2014

This hotel was in a nice location - right in Pioneer Square area. Waterfront/Ferries were a block away. Downtown and Market were about a 15 minute walk. For an old Best Western, our room was clean and suited us just fine. It is nothing luxury, and for the money, we expected a bit more, but I guess hotels in Seattle are just expensive! Our only complaint was housekeeping knocking on our door at 8am both mornings we were there. I have never had HK knock that early in any hotel. Other than that, everything was fine.

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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2014

The Best Western PLUS Pioneer Square is in an ideal location in downtown Seattle: walking distance to the Market, the waterfront, the ballparks, and the retail section of downtown. "Link" light rail delivered us from SeaTac Airport to within two blocks of the hotel for $2.75 each, and also put us within walking distance of the Space Needle area, which is on the northern side of downtown, too far to just walk from the hotel. One drawback to the Pioneer Square/waterfront area: panhandlers are everywhere, and some can be very aggressive and turn surly if rebuffed or ignored. Other than that, a great experience. Stocked our room with fresh flowers and fruit from the market on Day 1, and enjoyed great meals at Pike Place Chowder (crab rolls!!), Steelhead Diner (Olive-crusted halibut!!), and the little Italian place next door to the hotel. Also recommend taking the ferry over to Bainbridge Island; great fish and chips at Doc's Grill by the marina (way better than at any of the touristy places on the Seattle waterfront), and awesome ice cream at Mora's (Swiss chocolate!!). Can't beat the ferry price ($8 round trip) for getting out on the water and getting some great views of the city, the mountains, and Puget Sound. If you want to try something different, sign up for a 30-minute individual session at Seattle Glassblowing. A little pricey (a Groupon will cut the cost in half; the Link train will get you about 2/3 of the way there from Pioneer Square, and then it's another 6 blocks), but the experience is well worth it. Go to a Mariners game if they're in town, even if you're not a baseball fan. Get tickets HIGH on the first base side, like around sections 316-321. Three reasons: 1) Spectacular view of downtown from up there that's not as good from the third base side; 2) Walk out on the concourse behind you in about the 5th inning if it's a clear evening and check out the view of Mount Rainier in the setting sunlight - WOW - and you can't see that from the expensive seats; 3) Tickets are only $10 up there. Get something to eat on the lower concourse before you head to the upper deck; that's where all the interesting food stands are. Up top it's just hot dogs and beer, basically, and if you wait too late in the game to go back down, they start running out of the good stuff (i.e. no cole slaw left for the pulled pork sandwich that I had my taste buds set on - but they did almost force a free Mariners Dog on me for my trouble). We waited until our last evening to ride the big ferris wheel on the waterfront. It was a little anti-climactic; you still ought to do it once, but do it early in your trip. We held out, trying to get the clearest weather we could. The crowd was light on the weekdays, but I would still recommend purchasing and printing your tickets online in advance. That enabled us to just walk right up and get on board immediately. Bring good walking shoes for your trip to Seattle; we probably covered 25 miles in four days. Late July weather ranged from partly sunny/warm to drizzly/cool. Shorts, ball cap, and a couple of light layers on top, including water resistant pullover, were perfect. To a man, the staff at the Best Western PLUS Pioneer Square were extremely friendly, knowledgable, and helpful. Overall a great value, great experience.

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Los Altos, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2014

The hotel was a good value compared to others in the area. An easy walk to Centurylink and the Mariners stadium. Clean and nice big room. Small television if you care. Lots of places to eat of all types but if you like Mediterranean the place right near the hotel entrance is great! The waterfront is also very close. In short it is a downtown style hotel, not like some on the waterfront but we will stay there again.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2014 via mobile

We booked into the hotel for a few days to visit the area attractions downtown and watch the baseball - We were upgraded to a great room towards the front of the hotel. The staff were very friendly and helpful with any requests we had. The location was perfect for our time visiting. The rooms were clean and the bed very comfortable, the breakfast was adequate and saw us through to lunch.

Forget the negative reviews and enjoy.

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Alameda, CA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2014

If I were a tourist who wanted to go do very touristy Seattle things like check out the water and shore, I would never leave this place. It's perfectly situated, the entrance is small and unassuming. I like that it's an old hotel; it sits well in this neighborhood. The lobby is small and functional, and the desk staff (especially, I think his name was Antoine?) is professional, friendly and helpful. The room was spacious and functional and clean.

We stayed twice; both times our room windows opened onto an air shaft, which we didn't like so much; would request a room with a window that opened to the street, but not sure that exists.

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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Little Rock, AR
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2014

The hot was clean and nice with a pretty good breakfast included. Was within easy walking distance of the waterfront with many attractions. My biggest concern was the nearby neighborhood. We took the light rail from the airport and accidentally took the wrong turn when we exited. Within a few blocks of the hotel is an area where I was nervous even in broad daylight. Not the fault of the hotel, but still should be noted.

Please note this hotel is not close to pier 91. It was relatively close to the 60 pier, but still a 10-12 block walk.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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Arlington, TX, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2014

The Best Western Pioneer Square is a good choice for anyone visiting this Seattle neighborhood. It's central to Pioneer Square with easy access to Safeco Field and the Waterfront. Parking was easy and reasonably priced and the hotel provided good local information. The breakfast area was a bit cramped, so I would recommend arriving early for best seating. I would recommend this hotel for visitors to the Pioneer Square area wanting a good central location for exploring the area.

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Property: Best Western Plus Pioneer Square Hotel
Address: 77 Yesler Way, Seattle, WA 98104-2530
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Region: United States > Washington > Seattle > Pioneer Square
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#24 Romantic Hotel in Seattle
#29 Family Hotel in Seattle
#34 Business Hotel in Seattle
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Best Western Plus Pioneer Square Hotel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 72
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