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Marco Polo Motel

2.0 of 5
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4114 Aurora Ave. N, Seattle, WA 98103
Marco Polo Motel
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Ranked #74 of 97 Hotels in Seattle
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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Sydney, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I just love this Motel. My friend showed it to me when I first arrived in Seattle from Australia. The staff are very friendly and the Motel rooms are clean and comfortable. I really enjoyed my stay and will stay here again in the future as I have such fond memories. It is close to some beautiful parts of Seattle... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Marco Polo doesn't pretend to be anything that it's not. It's not the Hilton. It was clean, comfortable and inexpensive. The paint and carpet were in good condition. The bathroom has the original(?) vintage tile and pedestal sink, but it was clean and functional. There were plenty of towels. The beds were newish and quite comfortable. The free breakfast... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

We were taking a quick trip in to Seattle in order to visit the zoo with our 2 small kids. We wanted this to be an inexpensive getaway so we picked a budget hotel close to the zoo that had wifi and free parking. We'd read reviews of the pizza place down the street that delivers, and knew that our... More 

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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Take a step back to the eighties, and not in a good way. Rooms are tiny with the most awkward layout I've ever seen. Cleanliness? How about a hair in my bed? No blow drier. It's one claim to fame is that Kurt Cobain once stayed there. I'm sure it has not been updated since.

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Sidney, Canada
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

This motel was everything it should be. It had a clean and comfy bed. Bathroom was clean. Free wi-fi (which was a bit shaky but is in the process of being updated according to the management) but it worked enough for my needs. I found the staff to be extremely friendly. The price was right at $75.00 and no extra... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

One of those you-get-what-you-pay-for kind of places. Grimy as others described, but if you're not picky and you want cheap, it's fine. Location is lovely, we didn't need to drive anywhere - close to Fremont and buses that will take you out of the neighbourhood. The staff is friendly. The free breakfast (watered-down coffee, cheapo pre-packaged muffins) is terrible, bring... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

I chose this motel because it was cheap and as a Nirvana fan I was quite intrigued by it. I checked in after a long flight and I hadn't been sleeping for 24 hrs, and that's the only reason why I managed to sleep a few hours that night. The guy at front desk was nice, Check in was quick,... More 

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Kamloops, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Motel is dated but, for a place to sleep, park & keep your stuff .... AWESOME. Super close to everything downtown. 20 min walk to the Woodland Park Zoo .... ya gotta go there, Fanatstic. Very helpful frontdesk. We stayed for a couple Blue Jay games & had a great time even if the Jays sucked !!! Originally looked for... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

I stumbled onto the Marco Polo while trying to find a hotel/motel near Seattle that did not require half a months pay for a one night stay. The Marco Polo was clean, easy to access, the front desk fella was extraordinarily helpful and gave me a great deal, since I did not need two beds, but it was the only... More 

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Nanaimo, Canada
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11 hotel reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Older motel located in Fremont area of Seattle. Easy to get to from downtown Seattle. Hotel to downtown Seattle took less than 10 minutes. 7-11 convenience store two blocks away if you need anything. Pedestrian overpass near hotel and you could use it to walk 6 blocks to see Fremont statues and artwork. Bonus was a picnic table with umbrella... More 

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