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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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    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Buffalo, New York
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This hotel had a great breakfast spread. It was easy to walk around outside and find places to eat and get snacks. The shuttle service was able to accommodate dropping off all 13 family members that were traveling with us so we did not have to take multiple cabs to the cruise ship.

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Simpsonville, South Carolina
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The hotel itself very very typical of Holiday Inn Express: Clean room, better than average breakfast, helpful staff. (The room with 2 Q was a little smaller than normal but for a downtown hotel I'm guessing typical.) It is walking distance to the Space Needle, Waterfront, and Pikes Place Market although there is a big hill down to the waterfront... More

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

Dear JulieAWH, 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 pleased to hear that you had great experiences with our housekeeping, breakfast, and front desk departments. Our staff prides themselves on their ability to provide superior service and awesome amenities.... More

Hertford, United Kingdom
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54 reviews 54 reviews
39 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It's a holiday inn, so you know what to expect. This is not one of the newer sites and is a little dated. But the staff are super helpful, the hotel is very well located for downtown, the skytower, and pike sreet market. Breakfast is simple and ok. Parking is on site but at $15 per day is a little... More

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

Dear william 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. The front desk staff works endlessly to ensure our guests feel welcome and taken care of. I'm pleased to hear that the staff was helpful and up to your standards. We... More

County Durham, UK
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39 reviews 39 reviews
22 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We started our holiday with a three night stay in Seattle before heading South and found this to be a good choice to start. The staff were friendly and very informative, the suite was clean and had a good view of the needle but the main highway runs close to the front of the hotel, noise wasn't a issue but... More

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

Dear AngelRaider, 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. As an IHG Rewards Club member you are one of our most important guests and we greatly appreciate hearing how well we are doing and how we can improve based on your... More

Altrincham, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The location of this hotel was great, 20 min walk downtown and only 10 mins walk to space needle. I got a great rate so this made it value for money. Rooms and hotel is dated but clean, breakfast adequate, hotel staff were all very helpful. Views not great, but you get what you pay for!

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

Dear ChrisCLC, 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. I'm so pleased to hear that you enjoyed the convenience of our location. The ability to walk to downtown and the Space Needle is one of our favorite aspects of our hotel.... More

New York
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were a party of eight traveling to Seattle on our way to Vancouver for an Alaskan cruise. I had called the front desk a few days in advance to see if the hotel provided a shuttle from the airport. They don't but they said they would contact a service with who they work with and gave us the phone... More

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

Dear tulned, 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. I'm very pleased to hear you had such timely service with Ace Transportation, they have been partnering with our hotel for many years and have always provided top notch services for our... More

Ocala, florida
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our rating is based on location, service, room quality but not view. We were within walking distance of the Space Needle, Chihuly Gardens, and the Monorail...the shuttle from the airport was very good but pricey and you should expect that if you shuttle in to town because the airport is quite far. We stayed there because we took a cruise... More

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

Dear tulned, 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. I'm very pleased to hear you had such timely service with Ace Transportation, they have been partnering with our hotel for many years and have always provided top notch services for our... More

Atlanta, Georgia
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93 reviews 93 reviews
16 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed for 8 nights and were very pleased. We picked the hotel for the location and because we like the Express breakfast that;s included. The breakfast was eggs (scrambled or premade omelets depending on the day) with sausages or ham or bacon - varied with the day. There was instant oatmeal, cereals, pastries and a pancake machine, The pancakes were... More

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

Dear Twywn, 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. I'm very pleased to hear that you enjoyed our breakfast! We pride ourselves on providing our guests with a variety of breakfast items including gluten free options. We too love the view... More

Mpls
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Holiday Inn delivers pretty consistently if you ask me, so if you're OK with them in general, this is fine. We stayed at a four-star in the area and I missed the basic creature comforts (like wi-fi and free breakfast) that this good ol' hotel-motel never denies me. Only surprise here was the incredibly long line for the free breakfast.... More

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

Dear amandapie, 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 pride ourselves on providing our guests with the comforts of home at no additional cost. Having complimentary wifi and breakfast has been a staple at the Holiday Inn Express since we... More

San Antonio, Texas
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240 reviews 240 reviews
37 hotel reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The room was nothing over and beyond what one would expect of this type of hotel but the location was great. We looked out the window of our room and saw the Space Needle looming several blocks uphill from us, quite impressive. The price along with the location was what made me chose this property and I feel it was... More

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

Dear Joe 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 absolutely love our location with the view of the Space Needle and we are always excited to share our unique location with our out of town guests. Being 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*
Number of rooms: 195
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