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Holiday Inn Express Seattle City Center

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Ranked #59 of 98 Hotels in Seattle
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
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Cleveland
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54 reviews 54 reviews
6 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We stayed at this property one night while sightseeing in Seattle. We had a very difficult time getting into the property's parking lot due to one way streets and ended up at the Holiday Inn on the same property just behind the Holiday Inn Express. We actually parked in their garage not know the difference and ended up having to... More 

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

Dear Cathy H., Thank you very much for taking the time to review our hotel. Our guest's opinions mean a great deal to us and we take all of the reviews of our hotel very seriously. We would like to apologize that you had some difficulties finding our hotel and our parking garage. With the Holiday Inn directly behind us,... More 

Virginia Beach, Virginia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The room itself was small and I didn't like the fact that the sink and mirror were just inside the door to the room (and the light would bother someone still in bed), but the beds were comfortable and the pillows were great. We were clearly not in the best part of town, but we were very close to many... More 

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

Dear SDanielx2, Thank you very much for taking the time to review our hotel! Our guest's opinions mean a great deal to us and I'm very pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. Thank you for acknowledging the hard work of our front desk staff. We will be sure to share your comments with them. I'm also... More 

Nanaimo, Canada
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61 reviews 61 reviews
16 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This hotel is located very near the Space Needle; we could see it very closely from our suite windows. The staff was super friendly and helpful. They helped us get on the shuttle to and from Safeco. The breakfast room staff was also greatly attentive and hard working. The A/C worked perfectly and wasn't overly load. The only slight negative... More 

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

Dear Sexton5, Thank you very much for taking the time to review our hotel! Our guest's opinions mean a great deal to us and I'm very pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. Thank you for acknowledging the hard work of our front desk and breakfast staff. We will be sure to share your comments with both... More 

Covington, Louisiana
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Room was up to date however clearly housekeeping had not vacuumed well we found pretzels under the desk, room seemed clean otherwise beds were well made.Coffee at breakfast not good, not sure if it's the same kind at every Holiday Inn Express but for being in Seattle we expected better. Went to Starbucks instead. Staff was friendly & the location... More 

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

Dear Phyllis A., Thank you very much for taking the time to review our hotel. Our guest's opinions mean a great deal to us and I'm disappointed to hear that your room was not cleaned to our standards. I will be sure to report your comments to our Housekeeping Manager to ensure such cleanliness issues do not continue. Our coffee... More 

Honolulu
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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed here for five days while house hunting. This is great central location, close enough to the downtown area for Pike Market, but far enough away so not to feel cramped. The hotel is great…it's an Express, so you know what you're getting. Breakfast, laundry, updated rooms, etc. The staff here is very friendly, and they helped me find my... More 

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

Dear Jason H., Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel! We are very pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us including our awesome location, amenities, and friendly staff. I will be sure to share your comments with Brandi and the front desk team as it is always wonderful for them to hear that they... More 

Bosque Farms, New Mexico
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26 reviews 26 reviews
7 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was the perfect place for us to stay the night before our cruise. The hotel staff arranged for us to have TownCar pick up from the airport ($40 flat rate) plus for us to have transportation to Pier 91 for our cruise ($8/person). We were walking distance to the Space Needle (I made reservations for supper there before we... More 

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

Dear R R, Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel! We are very pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us while vacationing. We love to hear that our guest enjoy our location as much as we do, you truly get an awesome view of the Space Needle when staying on the West side of... More 

Los Alamos, New Mexico
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57 reviews 57 reviews
7 hotel reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This hotel is very close to the city center, we walked there and back twice a day. The staff was very ocomadating since we gave them a short window to clean our room from when we left in the morning to baby nap time at noon. Rooms were a little tight in soace but it had to do wth location.... More 

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

Dear Alexia_Castro, Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel! We are very pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us including our awesome location within the downtown area. We greatly appreciate the comments you left about our staff, we love to hear how our guest's overall stay was. Thank you again for reviewing our hotel... More 

Perth, Australia
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78 reviews 78 reviews
29 hotel reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed here for 3 nights after our long flight from Australia and before an Alaskan cruise. The staff were friendly and helpful and more than happy to assist with any of our inquires. It was a 15 minute walk from the Westlake Link Light rail station, 10 minutes to the Space Needle/Chihuly Glass and Garden/Monorail and a 30 minute... More 

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

Dear Larnel, Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel! We are very pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us including our awesome location and hotel staff. I will be sure to share your comments with the staff as it is always wonderful for them to hear how we are doing as a team. We... More 

Spokane, Washington
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123 reviews 123 reviews
28 hotel reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I stayed here in November 2013, and the rooms have been renovated nicely since then. Our room had a view of the Space Needle, fridge/microwave/coffee maker, huge deep tub with great shower head and nice little amenities like makeup remover. The free breakfast was pretty good, too. Our room was right by the elevator, but I didn't notice any noise... More 

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

Dear sushifoodie, Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel! We are very pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us including our awesome location, comfortable rooms, and breakfast. I will be sure to share you comments with the staff as it is always wonderful for them to hear how we are doing as a team.... More 

Fort Worth, Texas
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64 reviews 64 reviews
9 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed here one night before taking the Victoria Clipper to the Inner Harbour. The location and amenities were good. We were upgraded to a 2-queen suite with 2 bathrooms--really nice when trying to get ready to travel on the ferry. Wifi didn't work well at all for me--the desk clerk said they frequently had the problem with iphones. (Really?)... More 

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

Dear beachnerd0704, Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us including our awesome location and upgraded room! I will be sure to share you comments with the staff as it is always wonderful for them to hear how we are doing as a team. We greatly... More 

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