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Holiday Inn Express Seattle City Center

2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   226 Aurora Ave., Seattle, WA 98109 (Lake Union)
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Ranked #63 of 96 Hotels in Seattle
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 4 weeks ago
Rylie G Chehalis, Washington
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Chehalis, Washington
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37 reviews 37 reviews
5 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed at Holiday Inn Express Seattle City Center for three nights over Christmas and we had a great stay. The staff at the front desk was friendly upon arrival. The hotel looked like it had been recently remodeled. I thought it was great. Another great thing about Holiday Inn Express is they have complimentary breakfast. As well, they were... More 

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K_Behrends, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Express Seattle City Center, responded to this review

Dear Rylie G., Thank you for taking the time to review our property. We take our guest comments very seriously and always strive to provide comfortable and friendly accommodations. We are very pleased to hear that you enjoyed our awesome front desk staff and clean hotel. We will be sure to pass your comments on to our staff. They all... More 

Honolulu, Hawaii
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34 reviews 34 reviews
5 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

All I expect from a Holiday Inn is a decent, clean place to sleep in a good location, nothing fancy. That's what this place is. We stayed on the top floor overlooking part of the city and the roof of the adjacent Holiday Inn, which was fine. There's parking in the front and a garage further back. We parked in... More 

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K_Behrends, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Express Seattle City Center, responded to this review

Dear Justin F., Thank you for taking the time to review our property. We take our guest comments very seriously and always strive to provide comfortable and friendly accommodations. We are very pleased to hear that you enjoyed our location, rooms, and front desk staff. We will be sure to pass your comments on to our front desk agents. They... More 

Victoria, Canada
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Stayed in this hotel last month. No problem. So I returned again. This time however after staying there, when I returned home I discovered they had charged my credit card $25 without telling me. When I phoned the hotel they were very unapologetic and said that they always do this. I told them they hadn't done it last month when... More 

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IHGCare, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Express Seattle City Center, responded to this review

Dear M M, First of all, thank you very much for your recent stay at our hotel. I am so sorry to see you did not enjoy your overall experience with us. We’d like to obtain some additional detail regarding your experience so we have sent you a private message. We hope to have the honor of serving you again... More 

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11 reviews 11 reviews
11 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

The Property is right below the space needle. We had the Jacuzzi Suite. It was rather small for the price. The Jacuzzi was very awkward to use. It was in the bathroom surrounded by three walls. It was slippery and with two people was very cramped. I do not recommend it. The Room was clean and neat. Everything worked. I... More 

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IHGCare, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Express Seattle City Center, responded to this review

Dear uncledj, Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel. It is disheartening to know that you were not fully satisfied with your recent stay with us. I sincerely apologize for any inconvenience you may have experienced with our jacuzzi and breakfast served. Your comments are highly appreciated as these will be used to consider improving our amenities... More 

Mermaid Beach, Australia
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62 reviews 62 reviews
16 hotel reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

We stayed here for 4 nights in Dec and really liked it. Its slightly out of town to some of the tourist things but none the less, its a nice place to say. Rooms are a little small compared to most HIE hotels. I really didn't like it at first but it really grew on me by the second day.... More 

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K_Behrends, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Express Seattle City Center, responded to this review

Dear Slupton, Thank you for taking the time to review our property. We take our guest comments very seriously and always strive to provide comfortable and friendly accommodations. We are very pleased to hear that you enjoyed our location in the city, the quietness of your room, and our awesome amenities. We are so pleased to hear you utilized our... More 

Bedford, Texas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

We stayed in this location even though the wedding we came for was further north due to the proximity of the touristy things. We were not disappointed. Friendly, helpful staff, clean rooms, great coffee in the breakfast area, and ease of walking/public transportation/rental car locations made everything come together.

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K_Behrends, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Express Seattle City Center, responded to this review

Dear Bill C., Thank you for taking the time to review our property. We take our guest comments very seriously and always strive to provide comfortable and friendly accommodations. We are very pleased to hear that you enjoyed our location in the city, cleanliness of your room, and our awesome staff. We will be sure to share your comments with... More 

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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

We love this place! Our room is always clean. Breakfast is yummy! Never had a problem with noise. Very helpful staff and so friendly. I love how the have soft and firm pillows, a new paper waiting for each room in the morning! Very enjoyable stay!

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K_Behrends, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Express Seattle City Center, responded to this review

Dear Shawna L., Thank you for taking the time to review our property. We take our guest comments very seriously and always strive to provide comfortable and friendly accommodations. We are very pleased to hear that you enjoyed the cleanliness of your room, awesome breakfast, and great staff. We will be sure to share your comments with all of our... More 

Vancouver, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

Friendly service, very helpful. Breakfast included. Clean and comfortable rooms. Noisy when facing Aurora Ave. Great location, with a twenty minute walk to The Crab Pot. Rent a Car available near by. Good and cheap taxi service also available. Recommended!

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K_Behrends, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Express Seattle City Center, responded to this review

Dear Nuno G., Thank you for taking the time to review our property. We take our guest comments very seriously and always strive to provide comfortable and friendly accommodations. We are very pleased to hear that you enjoyed the cleanliness of your room, great breakfast, and awesome staff. We will be sure to pass your comments on to our staff.... More 

Surrey, Canada
Top Contributor
69 reviews 69 reviews
57 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

I was in town for Seattle Marathon/ Half weekend and stayed at this hotel which was very close to the race start/ finish. A 10 minute walk at most. Perhaps because many runners were staying here, this hotel was very quiet for a Saturday night. A clean, quiet, modern HI Express with very friendly and helpful staff. Parking was not... More 

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K_Behrends, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Express Seattle City Center, responded to this review

Dear JimLivesInPacific, Thank you for taking the time to review our property. We take our guest comments very seriously and always strive to provide comfortable and friendly accommodations. We are very pleased to hear that you enjoyed your weekend during the Seattle Marathon. We are so happy that you enjoyed our great location and quietness of the rooms. We will... More 

Sydney, Australia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Had a pleasant stay. Staff were helpful. They in advisied where we could eat as we arrived late in the night. They even ordered the pizza for us. Was easy to find the needle but we had a hard time trying to find the markets place. Ended up getting a taxi and just happened to come across the gum wall... More 

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Address: 226 Aurora Ave., Seattle, WA 98109
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Location: United States > Washington > Seattle > Lake Union
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Holiday Inn Express Seattle City Center 2.5*
Number of rooms: 195
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