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Motif Seattle

4.0 of 5 Motel   |   1415 Fifth Avenue, Seattle, WA 98101 (Formerly Red Lion Hotel on Fifth Avenue Seattle)
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
16 reviews 16 reviews
7 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Motif is basically a Red Lion Hotel trying to be trendy and not really coming up with the goods. It's a town centre hotel, well placed for the Pike Markets and waterfront and charges a lot for the grade of hotel that it actually is. Motif has a busy city English style pub/bar in its basement street front and what... More

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40 reviews 40 reviews
14 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

the hotel was very nice, great decoration, location, personal, the bar and restaurant at the 5th floor is very nice specialy for happy hour or sunset. my room was small but nice bed, pillows and everything. the location was perfect.

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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We booked a family suite with their American Express package and it was the best deal in all of town for a suite. The room was huge, much bigger than many suites we have been in before. The decor was great, rooms were clean, and the location absolutely perfect. The only downside which really doesn't make a difference to me... More

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Deerfield, Illinois
3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I researched a lot of hotels for our recent short visit. We needed 3 rooms and wanted the best location with a reasonable price. Motif gave us all of that. Excellent location for sights and transportation to other sightseeing like the Seattle Center. Hotel was clean, comfy beds, friendly and the restaurant with outside area, view of the sound and... More

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Shannon S, General Manager at Motif Seattle, responded to this review

Dear Shoki333, Thank you for your excellent review on your recent stay at Motif Seattle! We're so delighted to hear that you enjoyed our downtown location, rooms, and restaurant. We're glad you were also able to enjoy all the great sighteeing that our beautiful city has to offer, including the view of the sound right from your room, as well... More

Issaquah, Washington, USA
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39 reviews 39 reviews
13 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Had a very nice stay recently for a wedding party staying overnight. The boutique type hotel is very attractive, and we had a suite on the 6th floor. The room was very clean and well appointed. Beds are very comfortable and the layout of the suite was super! I agree with the other reviews, the temp control is non-existant! We... More

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Shannon S, General Manager at Motif Seattle, responded to this review

Dear Monicajohns, Thank you for your review on your recent stay! We're so delighted to hear that you enjoyed your suite and comfortable beds. We would like to apologize for the temperature issues you experienced, but we're pleased to let you know that this is an issue that we are diligently working with HVAC and our engineering team on fixing.... More

New Orleans, La
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We recently stayed at the Motif Seattle. It was our anniversary and we asked for an upgrade if possible. Tyler was very helpful and gave us a corner room on the 19th floor. The room was immaculate but very small. There was no mirror in the room except in the bathroom, which was very small. The lighting in both the... More

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Shannon S, General Manager at Motif Seattle, responded to this review

Dear Fna75, Thank you for taking the time to leave us feedback on your recent stay. We are so glad to hear that Tyler was able to make your anniversary special by upgrading you to the 19th floor. We are sorry to hear that the accomodations did not meet your expectations. We greatly appreciate your valuable suggestions regarding the mirror,... More

Vancouver, Canada
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Three of us stayed for 4 nights at the beginning of August. From a cleanliness, staff, and location point of view - excellent. Two issues that bothered us though. As other reviews have noted - the in room temperature control is problematic and doesn't seem to do anything. On our first night the AC was quite enthusiastic, but bedding was... More

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Shannon S, General Manager at Motif Seattle, responded to this review

Dear Ken, Thank you for your detailed feedback regarding your recent stay. We are so delighted to hear that the cleanliness, staff, and location were excellent! We apologize for the issues you experienced. We are pleased to let you know that the AC and parking are two areas in which we are currently dilligently working with our engineering team and... More

Everett, Washington
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This was my first time staying at the Motif Hotel (formally Red Lion when we stayed) in down town Seattle. I was looking for a hotel that was close to everything downtown and had an affordable suite for my bachelor party. The hotel and suite were gorgeous. The renovations are definitely top notch and show throughout the entirety of the... More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

First a little background ...this was my 2nd stay at this property. I stayed here in 2012 for my birthday.  The hotel was then called the Red Lion.  I enjoyed this hotel and location so much that I recommended the hotel to my brother and his family for our family trip. From the moment we (family of 5) arrived on... More

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Edmonton, Canada
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119 reviews 119 reviews
24 hotel reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Have stayed in Seattle many times, and the location of this hotel is hard to beat. It recently changed from being the Red Lion (only 7 weeks before I arrived), and I am usually very wary of new hotels as there are a lot of kinks. However, found the service incredibly good (which is likely because many of the staff... More

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Shannon S, General Manager at Motif Seattle, responded to this review

Dear Peter, Thank you for your wonderful and detailed 5 star review of your recent experience. We are so delighted to hear that you found our service to be good and that our staff went above and beyond to resolve your issues. We also appreciate the shout out for Mitch, he is great at what he does and we are... More

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Address: 1415 Fifth Avenue, Seattle, WA 98101 (Formerly Red Lion Hotel on Fifth Avenue Seattle)
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Location: United States > Washington > Seattle
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Motif Seattle 4*
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Red Lion Hotel Seattle
Red Lion Seattle
Seattle Red Lion
Red Lion Inn Seattle

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Motif Seattle on Fifth Avenue in downtown Seattle Washington is a distinctly different and unique hotel located within the downtown neighborhood featuring the best shopping, theaters and cultural attractions on the West Coast. Whether you're in town on business or pleasure, our impeccable service and casual northwest flair will make your stay comfortable in Seattle.The hotel is noted for its exemplary level of service and sophisticated atmosphere, with amenities to satisfy both business and leisure travelers. Our 319 smoke-free guest rooms offer stunning views of Elliott Bay and the city and feature, new Red Lion's signature plush Sealy pillowtop beds, Essential Elements bath products, terry bathrobes, Keurig coffee machines and refrigerators. On-site services include an award-winning concierge and bell staff, complimentary wi-fi, a business center and a fitness center. We also feature two restaurants; Frolik Kitchen + Cocktails on the fifth floor, including downtown Seattle's largest outdoor dining deck and seasonal summer entertainment on the patio, and Elephant & Castle British Restaurant & Pub. Motif Seattle is walking distance to Seattle's cultural, business and shopping attractions, including the ornate 5th Avenue Theatre and the classic Paramount Theatre, the famous Pike Place Market (with the world's first Starbucks coffee house), the Washington Convention & Trade Center and over 10 million square feet of retail shopping including Macy's Northwest and Nordstrom flagship stores. The Monorail to the Seattle Center's Space Needle and the Experience Music Project (EMP) is just step away. The Benaroya Hall and Seattle Art Museum are a few blocks away from the hotel. The hotel is also positioned for convenient Fifth Avenue access to Qwest Field, home of Seattle Seahawks football, Safeco Field, home of Seattle Mariners baseball, and Seattle Storm basketball. We are one mile from Seattle University, 6 miles from the University of Washington and its Medical Center and 6 miles from the campus of Seattle Pacific University. ... more   less 
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