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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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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
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Salt Lake City, Utah
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31 reviews 31 reviews
12 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We stayed here for one night after returning from an Alaskan Cruise that departed from Seattle. This hotel is located right close to the Seattle Space Needle and is one of the most reasonably priced rooms in downtown Seattle. Our room was nicely appointed with very comfortable beds and your choice of firm or soft pillows. One of the best... More

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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Stayed here for the night before our cruise left the next morning. Hotel staff were really friendly. Room was clean & cool. Had a view of the Space Needle. Nice complimentary breakfast. They have a shuttle that runs to the cruise ship pier for $10 per person (for pier 91) and that worked out very well.

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Chicago, Illinois
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67 reviews 67 reviews
20 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This Holiday Inn Express is not far from the Space Needle and the attractions near it. The most striking thing is the staff, all of whom were friendly, helpful and knowledgeable. The room was clean and quiet, typical of Holiday Inns. For a quiet night, do not stay on the side facing Aurora avenue. The side facing the (regular) Holiday... More

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Racine, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed hear on the reccomendation of a friend. I made the reservations well in advance online. There were no $ surprises. We paid exactly what we thought. It was an easy walk to the Seattle Center and about a 15 minute walk to the waterfront. There were no noise issues, and the breakfast was great! I would definitely recommend... More

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cape cod, ma
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15 reviews 15 reviews
13 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed here for 3 days to go to a Red Sox game and do the touristy things. Our desk clerk was very helpful in showing us on a map how to get around cheaply. We walked to space needle and took $2 monorail down to pikes market ect. Walking seemed pretty safe during day but was shocked at how... More

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Laguna Woods, California
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14 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We chose this hotel because it was easy to walk to Seattle center and space needle. Staff was helpful in storing our luggage then delivering to our room. Room was clean and quiet. Breakfast went beyond my expectations with lots of hot choices. They had convenient transportation to the cruise pier at very reasonable prices. Wifi worked fine for us.

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed here for 3 nights, 3 LONG nights. Our first room was a handicapped room which we did not want. The room was very small and we could not imagine how a wheelchair would ever get around in it. Our bed was a double even though we reserved a King. We were moved the next day to a King room.... More

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Palos Verdes Estates, California, United States
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29 reviews 29 reviews
15 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Rented 3 rooms in May for family. I reserved 2 of the rooms to be suites. Beware....their suites are NOT all the same. One of them was nearly the same size as a regular room, but cost the as much as a suite. Rip off. One of our rooms was extremely noisy all night with street noise. Would not choose... More

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

Dear Pat S, Thank you for your recent stay with us. We are sorry we fell below your expectations with regards to the room size and challenges with the noise. We will look into these concerns and I can assure you the feedback of our hotel will be reviewed and most certainly forwarded to the appropriate departments. We take the... More

Modesto, California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed at this Holiday Inn Express. For the price of the stay and had to pay for parking, thought I would have a nice, luxury room. That was not the case. I was truly disappointed, the room was not updated, the bathroom door needed to be repainted/stained. During my trip had stayed at hotels for a third of the cost... More

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

Dear Susan W, Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback on your stay. It is unfortunate the pricing structure of the hotel prevented you from fully enjoying your visit. We are confident the necessary adjustments will be made, in order to achieve complete guest satisfaction. Thank you again for your comments, we look forward to serving you in... More

Alexandria, VA
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99 reviews 99 reviews
28 hotel reviews
130 helpful votes 130 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Based on prior reviews I called the hotel in advance to ensure that I would get a quiet room. Upon checking in the front desk acknowledged my request and said my request would be honored. I was then given a room facing noisy Aurora avenue. Avoid rooms that face the street if at all possible. I stayed three nights, but... More

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

Dear RichT529, Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback on your stay. It is unfortunate the pricing structure of the hotel prevented you from fully enjoying your visit. We are confident the necessary adjustments will be made, in order to achieve complete guest satisfaction. Thank you again for your comments, we look forward to serving you in the... 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*
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Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Discover all that Seattle has to offer at the convenient, comfortable Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites. Situated between Seattle Center and the heart of downtown s shopping, dining, and entertainment districts, it's an easy walk to Westlake Center Mall, The Showbox, or Benaroya Hall. The world famous Space Needle and Monorail, Pike Place Market, Seattle Art Museum, Pioneer Square, Pier 66, Cruise Terminal 90/91, Microsoft, Boeing and more are so close our ideal location will suit the needs of any business or leisure traveler. Sports fan? We re minutes to Safeco & CenturyLink Fields! We offer parking for standard sized vehicles at $10 per night (limited space). Whether you re visiting Seattle for work or fun, Holiday Inn Express will be your home away from home. Wake up to our complimentary hot breakfast featuring our signature cinnamon rolls, eggs, bacon or sausage, fresh fruit, and more. Maintain your cardio in our free 24-hour fitness center or go for a swim in our heated, indoor pool. Enjoy a leisurely stroll to numerous restaurants and bars. Our friendly, knowledgeable staff will get you where you need to go! The best of Seattle is waiting for you at the Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites. Book your hotel reservations now for the SeaHawks NFL or Huskies football season or choose from one of our great King Tut Packages. Great family fun is just minutes away! ... more   less 
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