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Residence Inn Seattle Downtown/Lake Union

3.0 of 5 800 Fairview Ave. N, Seattle, WA 98109
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Victor, Montana
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12 reviews 12 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Residence Inn at Lake Union was very conveniently located to the trolly line to downtown for shopping, restaurants, the Space Needle, etc. It is also very close to many of the hi tech companies in the area. The room was well laid out, with a separate bedroom and a nice kitchen/living area. The couch was a bit uncomfortable for... More 

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Seattle
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26 reviews 26 reviews
7 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Has a included AM breakfast(Eggs, sausage, cereals, pastries, pancakes, coffee,tea,juices) in the lobby area daily. The hotel is in the Lake Union area which is booming now with lots of tech companies moving into the area. The rooms are very spacious and have mini-fridges, kitchenettes, etc. The only negative in the rooms are the slightly outdated looking carpeting.

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Cochrane, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed there with are 2 grand children- Suite was very big with a great deck. Furniture was really outdated an beat up. My wife went to work Monday morning, she order a town car for a ride, we she left. house keeping came in the room at 710 AM waking up everyone, saying we checked out, Informed them we... More 

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Ryan N, General Manager at Residence Inn Seattle Downtown/Lake Union, responded to this review

Dear bear44_11, Thank you for staying with us. I am glad to hear that you enjoyed the new lobby. We are currently planning our room renovation for next year, so soon those will look as beautiful as our public space. I am very sorry about the service issue you encountered. It certainly sounds like we could have done a much... More 

Belfair, Washington
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60 reviews 60 reviews
12 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our Lake Union view room was very comfortable and big enough for two adults and two kids. Monday-Thursday evening receptions were a nice addition and the breakfast met all of our requirements. The indoor pool area was clean and not crowded. Great location for starting point of Seattle sight seeing. Christmas time you can see see the boat parade in... More 

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Oregon
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29 reviews 29 reviews
11 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stayed here recently for a conference near Seattle Center. A little over a mile walk to Seattle Center. The room was comfortable and clean. It had a nice selection of pillows. I always love when I have a couple of choices of pillow density! Right across from Lake Union for dining and walking. The breakfast was very good for... More 

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Arlington, Virginia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
9 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed here with our family on a couple visits to Seattle and loved it. Friendly service, nice spacious rooms, and while we did not have a view of the water on our stay, it was still a nice room. The breakfast was ample, and not all the hot items were hot, but the selection made up for it and... More 

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

The place is very pleasant, with good staff and solid value for money when you factor in the parking, meet-and-greet buffets, and so on. Clean, well located and recommended to anyone who would like to stay in this part of town.

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West Kelowna, Canada
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

We would definitely stay there again. The free breakfast is delicious and the service was great, so friendly. They answered any questions we had. Now the hotel isn't close enough to the Pike Place Market but we just took a $12 taxi ride there and the quick train ride back. We walked to the Space Needle but again if you... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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84 reviews 84 reviews
25 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

The Residence Inn Lake Union has been my go to property in the Seattle area for several years. It always provides a good side room with nice amenities (full size fridge) and a helpful staff. The consistent quality of the service and rooms is why I have returned. Recent renovations to the lobby and the addition of a bar have... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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61 reviews 61 reviews
37 hotel reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

This was not the best experience. I was looking forward to staying in the Lake Union area and was swayed to the Residence Inn by some of the positive reviews – regrettably, I should have paid more attention to the negative ones. The location is indeed wonderful – streetcar is across the street which gets you downtown in about 10... More 

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Ryan N, General Manager at Residence Inn Seattle Downtown/Lake Union, responded to this review

Dear 48traveler, I am very sorry to hear that we did not meet your expectations and for the issues that you encountered during your stay. I can see why you would be frustrated with your experience. If you would be willing to contact me directly, I would really like to hear more details about your stay so that we can... More 

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Additional Information about Residence Inn Seattle Downtown/Lake Union

Address: 800 Fairview Ave. N, Seattle, WA 98109
Location: United States > Washington > Seattle
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Residence Inn Seattle Downtown/Lake Union 3*
Number of rooms: 234
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Also Known As:
Residence Inn Seattle Downtown/Lake Union Hotel Seattle
Seattle Residence Inn
Hotel Style:
#32 Family Hotel in Seattle
#33 Business Hotel in Seattle
#48 Romantic Hotel in Seattle

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