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Renaissance Seattle Hotel

4.0 of 5 515 Madison Street, Seattle, WA 98104
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2012

My wife and I were given a handicap room (without requesting it) I am 6'6" so looking out a peephole three feet off the ground as well as adjusting a thermostat at the same level was a challenge. My wife decided to keep the room because the bathroom appeared larger than normal. The accomodations were fine. Both times I asked... More 

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Park City, Utah
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2012

Hate to do a three-star review, but lack of attention to elevator maintenance on a busy weekend is a recipe for disaster. In fairness, we enjoyed three wonderful days here. The staff was friendly and helpful, the room was spacious and comfortable, the bar had the right energy level, food was decent. But all weekend long, the elevators were a... More 

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Rene N, General Manager at Renaissance Seattle Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review. I do appreciate your comments regarding the great service you received. We do pride ourselves in providing great customer service. At the same time I am very sorry about the elevator service this weekend. Our elevator service maintenance is not the problem. We did have a service crew working on the elevators this... More 

San Francisco, California
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7 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2012

I stayed at this hotel for 4 nights in Feb this year. The checking area was nice and the service was prompt and efficient. The parking is very expensive and there are a few lots near by but the price difference is very minimal. There is street parking available across the freeway and is considerably cheaper for over night parking.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2012

This hotel is a great value. It is within walking distance to Seattle center and quite close to Pike's place market and the Aquarium. They have a roof deck with great views. The staff was really helpful, they recommended local places to eat within walking distance and printed out a ferry schedule for us. They were in remodeling the lobby... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2012

We stayed there for an overnight trip to Seattle for some shopping and sightseeing. The parking is convenient, but as stated before, fairly expensive (36 dollars per night). We asked for a room on the quieter side (away from I5 highway). On the twelve floor. Decent view. Staff friendly. The rooms were clean and large enough. If you have young... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2012 via mobile

stayed here for business 3 nights...lots of renovated charm (very nice except tub old and need more power in the showerhead) and fantastic service in the included excellent breakfast buffet (smoked salmon and eggs and mueslix etc)...wonderful desk personnel and cozy lobby...good included fitness center...but the elevators were SLOW!!!! i stayed in room near elevators and was surprising quiet.....great shops/waterfront... More 

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Haines, AK
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2012

While we were there recently, the hotel had some landscape work done outside. The landscape company used a large blower to fill a large planter outside the front doors of the hotel. The soil they used was filled with a very foul smelling fertilizer that filled not only the hotel's lobby, but also every floor of the hotel. Not one... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2012

Stayed for 2 nights in the Renaissance Seattle in March. Requested for a quiet room and we did not get any disturbance from the traffic noises. We did get disturbed by our neighbours next door blasting loud music during 1 night and i called up the front desk immediately. Very pleased that the music was stopped shortly afterwards. The staff... More 

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Rene N, General Manager at Renaissance Seattle Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you very much for staying with us. We do apprecaite your nice comments about our staff and while we are sorry that you were disturbed by one of the other guest, I am happy to see that our staff took care of the problem for you. Again thank for recognizing our great service and we look forward to see... More 

Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2012

I stayed here on a recent business trip and had a great overall experience. The front desk staff was very friendly and I had a corner king room with a great view of the space needle and the waterfront (although obstructed by other buildings). The location is within a short walk of Pike Place Market and all of the downtown... More 

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Rene N, General Manager at Renaissance Seattle Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you very much for staying with us and I am glad that you enjoyed your stay overall. I am sorry that that you had issues with slow elevator service during your stay. During your stay we had a breakdown of service in one of our elevators combined with an unusal large group in the hotel that put extra demand... More 

Louisville, Kentucky
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26 reviews 26 reviews
22 hotel reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2012

We stayed here March 22-25 for a conference. As other reviewers have mentioned, the hotel abuts the highway on one side and sits on top of a hill. Everywhere you walk (other than across the highway to First Hill) is downhill....until you need to walk back up, of course. It wasn't a problem for us, but might be for others.... More 

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Address: 515 Madison Street, Seattle, WA 98104
Location: United States > Washington > Seattle
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Renaissance Seattle Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 553
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Also Known As:
Seattle Renaissance
Hotel Style:
#18 Luxury Hotel in Seattle
#38 Business Hotel in Seattle
#49 Romantic Hotel in Seattle

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