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Holiday Inn Express Seattle City Center

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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Good location, if your room is not on the noisy Dexter. Size of the rooms are different, from very small to adequate. Mega awful internet connection, especially if you have to work! It looks close to the Space Needle but there is a freeway to cross...

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This hotel is clean and basic. The front desk staff members were friendly and helpful, and basic breakfast items were included, but don't be late, because they start picking them up the minute breakfast time is over! On a map, this hotel looks as if it's convenient to the Space Needle, but please be aware there are some roads that... More 

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

Dear Germanshepherdmama, Thank you very much for taking the time to review our hotel. It is our mission to ensure our guests have a comfortable and enjoyable stay. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed our awesome location within walking distance of Seattle Center as well as our convenient breakfast and front desk agents. We will be sure to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Stayed in king suite which was quite spacious with comfortable bed. Staff was extremely helpful and friendly. Great breakfast to start the day. Ideal location for visiting downtown via monorail and both taxi service and Uber arrived quickly for pickup at hotel within five minutes of request. Only complaint is the wireless which dropped several times both nights I stayed.

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

Dear jcre, Thank you very much for taking the time to review our hotel. We are very pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us! Thank you for taking the time to acknowledge our awesome staff, they work incredibly hard to ensure all of our guests enjoy their stay. We will be sure to share your comments with... More 

Valatie, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent for people who like the city life. Walking is a must, lots of trendy restaurants, but not good for family or regular food. Didn't find it appealing , only thing about Seattle itself is the UBER drivers!

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

Dear greenacres21, Thank you very much for taking the time to review our hotel! We are very pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. It's always wonderful to hear that our guests are excited about how unique all of Seattle is. We hope that you continue to choose our location when traveling to the Seattle area. If... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

For $309 a night I was very disappointed, we stayed at the Ramada in Lacey,Wash. on our way home and only paid $169 a night. The room at the Ramada was much bigger had a view and was so much nicer than the Holiday Inn Express with no pview except for the walls of the Hotel in front of us.... More 

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

Dear kjl60, Thank you very much for taking the time to review our hotel. We are very sorry to hear that you were disappointed with the downtown hotel rates during peak season as these rates do have a tendency to be higher than suburban locations. However, I'm pleased to hear that you enjoyed our very friendly staff. We hope that... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Located close to Seattle Center and the monorail (which is a quick, easy ride to downtown and Pike Market) the location was great for a 2 night stay. The value was good especially with the discounted rate I was able to obtain. The staff was the best--friendly, respectful, knowledgeable and eager to help. And when they did not know they... More 

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

Dear grover33Raleigh_NC, Thank you very much for taking the time to review our hotel! We are very pleased to hear that you had such a wonderful stay with us. We are in an awesome location close to Seattle Center and we are always delighted to hear that our guests utilize the monorail to get back and forth to all of... More 

Central Florida, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed in Seattle in July. I don't know if hotels are always so expensive in Seattle or if it is just July. We couldn't find anything for under $300. So the Holiday Inn Express seemed the best bang for our buck. I will say the staff was very friendly, the rooms clean. The bathroom was very small. You had... More 

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

Dear Jill D., Thank you very much for taking the time to review our hotel! We are very pleased to hear that you enjoyed our awesome location, friendly front desk staff, and view of the Space Needle. We greatly value our guest's opinions and we will be sure to share your comments with our entire team. We hope that you... More 

Victoria, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

arrived on the Clipper from Victoria and stayed for 2 nights to see the Blue Jays play the Mariners. hotel is very well situated to do a lot of sight seeing on foot without need of a car. easy walk to the space needle or the waterfront. to me all Holiday Inn Express look the same and this was no... More 

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

Dear Scott D., Thank you very much for taking the time to review our hotel. We are very pleased to hear you enjoyed our awesome location within the downtown area, comfortable beds, and cleanliness. It is our mission to ensure all of our guests have a great time while staying at our hotel, we will be sure to share your... More 

London, Ontario
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We checked on early Saturday morning, the room was not ready so we left our bags and toured the city. Was really nice to get recommendations from the front desk lady. The room was nice, with a fridge and coffee maker and wonderful view of the Seattle space needle. Easy walk to the Space Needle, and tram. Restaurant next door... More 

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

Dear JoeMCanada, Thank you very much for taking the time to review our hotel. We are very pleased to hear you enjoyed our awesome front desk staff, convenient location, and amenities. It is our mission to ensure all of our guests have a great time while staying at our hotel, we will be sure to share your comments with our... More 

Palo Alto, California
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Arrived at approximately 10 pm on Sunday evening. Although they were checking people into rooms who arrived after me, they refused to give me the room I had reserved with a prepayment of $423. Staff was not forthcoming with information and offered no apology. Stay away from this place.

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

Dear Doug R., Thank you very for taking the time to review our hotel. Our guests opinion means a great deal to us and we do apologize that you had a negative experience with your reservation not being honored. We hope that if you have any further questions or concerns, that you contact the hotel's management team directly at the... More 

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