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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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5 of 5 stars reviewed 5 days ago
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    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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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Pensacola, Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Wonderful location in the heart of downtown and easy access to The Link, Monorail, Westlake shopping, Pikes, the Pier. The hotel is newly remodeled and it shows. We paid a little extra for a Bay view King bed and the view did not let us down. Every late afternoon, after walking, Linking and enjoying the city, we would head back... More

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

Dear Kalina5V, Thank you for your wonderful 5 star review of your recent stay at Motif Seattle! We are so pleased to hear that you had a wonderful experience with us, including the superior customer service. Our team is very passionate about delivering quality customer service and creating lasting positive memories. We are delighted to hear that they helped to... More

Palm City, Florida
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42 reviews 42 reviews
9 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Love this hotel -- it's in the middle of everything you want to see in Seattle! And what a beautiful room we had -- the view of the bay was fabulous. We could easily walk to our favorite store -- Nordstrom's and the Rack and it wasn't far to Pike Place Market. The room itself was very large as was... More

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

Dear pegdick, Thank you for your outstanding 5 star review of your recent stay at Motif Seattle! As a Senior Contributor to TripAdvisor, we are truly delighted to hear that you love our hotel and had a memorable stay. Thank you for selecting us during your time in Seattle, we are glad to hear you took advantage of our central... More

New York
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I stayed at this hotel for a business trip and it was one of the worst customer experiences I have ever had. I work in the customer service industry and understand that with new ownership comes a lot of change and processes need time to evolve. That being said, this hotel failed at every turn. - Pre-paid through Hotels.com -... More

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

Dear Megan, We would like to deeply apologize for the issues you experienced during your stay with us. We have found your reservation and refunded your account appropriately. I have also left you a voice mail. Please do not hesitate to reach out to me personally at 206-971-8000 should you have any other questions or concerns. Sincerely, Shannon Sheron, General... More

Bentonville, Arkansas
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28 reviews 28 reviews
12 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Location of Hotel is good as it is in Downtown. Its nearby to Convention Centre & especially Pike Market/Street which is a good tourist attraction here. As it is located on the Streets of Downtown it is easily accessible to many hotel shopping centers etc etc.. Welcome was good. The Room are quit good and well furnished n spacious.... More

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Boise, Idaho
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26 reviews 26 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great location downtown..Walking distance to the tram, Pike's Market, the Waterfront, and food. Staff was friendly and helpful..our room was very nice, beds were comfortable.. And the room was quite.. We would stay here again.

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Davis, California
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed at the Motif Seattle for a meeting and also stayed a few extra days to be a Seattle tourist. Firstly, if you are planning a business meeting in Seattle, I can't say enough good things about the facilities and services. Everyone that I worked with was wonderful and our meeting was a great success. Our participants were very... More

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Cranleigh, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The location of the Motif is excellent - within walking distance of most places and conveniently close to the Link Light Rail so it was very easy to get to from the airport. The staff were very friendly, and my stay was problem-free. My room was very nice indeed, but, like some others have mentioned, I just felt that it... More

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Vancouver, Canada
15 reviews 15 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed at the Motif Hotel June 22 2104 for one night only. At first I thought the hotel was exceptional, but I ended up with big bites on my knees and forearms. i did not think anything of it, until I saw others had experienced the same thing at this hotel. I don't recall what room I stayed in.... More

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

Dear Doug, Thank you for taking the time to let us know about your recent stay. I would like the opportunity to speak to you personally regarding your experience. Please reach out to me directly at ssheron@destinationhotels.com or 206-971-8000 at your earliest convenience. I look forward to speaking with you soon. Sincerely, Shannon Sheron, General Manager More

Calgary, AB
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25 reviews 25 reviews
16 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stayed at the Motif for two nights in early August. Everyone was very nice and we were able to get into our room early. Rooms aren't big but are very nice. The Keurig was a nice touch. We were on the 17th floor and the wifi was spotty, but it did work most of the time. The restaurant on the... More

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Hornell, New York
14 reviews 14 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed at the Motif while visit a friend who was working in Seattle. The location of the Motif is great. It is very accessible to Westlake Centre and the various metro services of the Seattle area. Lots of shops and restaurants nearby. The hotel restaurant/lounge itself isn't bad. We went there on a Saturday night- very busy outside on... 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
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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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