We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
All 95 Seattle hotels

Motif Seattle

4.0 of 5 Motel   |   1415 Fifth Avenue, Seattle, WA 98101 (Formerly Red Lion Hotel on Fifth Avenue Seattle)
Hotel website
Hotel deals
Hotel amenities
Offers & Announcements
Free breakfast with your stay
Save Saved
You added Motif Seattle to your Saves list
Motif Seattle
Best prices for your stay
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
You must enter dates to see the best prices.
Ranked #60 of 95 hotels in Seattle
GreenLeadersBronze level
A recent review
4 of 5 stars reviewed 3 days ago
Wendy T T Albuquerque, New Mexico
  • Overview
  • Reviews (40)
  • Photos (55)
  • Amenities
  • Q&A (2)
  • Room tips (9)
  • Location
  • More
Write a Review

40 people have reviewed this hotel

Traveler rating
See reviews for
Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (9)
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Washington DC, District of Columbia
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Traveled from east coast with family. Upon arrival the stench from the garage made me want to vomit. When asked about it the bellman said "what smell!?" Really? A cover up? Kids and other adults walked by holding their nose. The managers / owners really need to look into this and not cover it up! It's disgusting . The hotel... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We chose this hotel due to its location and a previous experience with a Red Lion in Portland. We didn't know the name had changed until right before we flew to Seattle. Having our 15 year old with us, it seemed a bit fancy at first. But the location was perfect, the rooms beautiful, and the service excellent.

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Chicago, IL
12 reviews 12 reviews
7 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My wife and I stayed at the Motif in July. It's location is perfect, right in the heart of shopping and easy walk to Pike Place market. Staff was friendly and even offered us $30 credit at Frolik bar when they heard it was our anniversary. Rooms are comfortable although the bathroom tubs need a bit of attention (ours was... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We booked a room at the Red Lion Hotel because we had stayed there before. We knew where the hotel was so when we arrived we noticed the hotel was now called the Motif. A email to inform us of the name change would have been nice. They allowed us early check in which made my day so I could... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Seattle, Washington
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I recently stayed at Motif overnight with 2 of my girlfriends. The street entrance was beautiful, as well as the lobby. All of the staff were really pleasant, accommodating & helpful - and we met staff from Management to Front Desk to Frolik, as well as other support staff, and always had positive experiences with all of them. We loved... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Las Cruces, New Mexico
Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
14 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Motif was great location for shopping and to walk to Pike's Place. We loved the location and there was a restaurant right there we could have eaten at but didn't. There was a small bakery/coffee place across the street for breakfast so we were set for getting our day started. A grocery market was a couple blocks away with was... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Booked the room on Priceline and when we got there we were told that we would be upgraded to the Executive Suite. Well, ok! It was fabulous. Perfect view from the 19th floor. Bed and sofa bed were very comfortable. It was clean and we did not hear any sounds from rooms around us or in the hall. The staff... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Chicago, Illinois
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

First, the good... comfortable bed, nice design, friendly staff, and great location in the city. And then the bad... No valet - not a huge deal, but the parking garage is tight and has the most God-awful smell (think ammonia and vomit) that wafts up the elevator into the lobby area. Paper-thin walls - all four walls might as well... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Yakima, Washington
Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
20 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I booked the Motif using Express Deals on Priceline because I had a hotel credit to use, so I didn't know which exact hotel I was getting until after the booking. Knowing they had recently been re-branded from a Red Lion, they only had a few reviews up and not all were good so I was nervous but decided to... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Shannon S, General Manager at Motif Seattle, responded to this review

Dear Angeldawn11, Thank you for the wonderful review! We are so delighted to hear that you had a great stay. We look forward to welcoming you back again in the future! Sincerely, Shannon Sheron, General Manager More

Seattle, Washington
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

First, I should state that this is my third time to Seattle, first time at this hotel. I am frequent traveler and in all my years of traveling, this is only the second time I hated the experience and felt the need to write about it. I thought I would give Motif a try since it's location was great. Online... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Shannon S, General Manager at Motif Seattle, responded to this review

Dear None Y, We would like to deeply apologize for the issues you experienced. Thank you for taking the time to leave us such detailed feedback on your recent stay, we appreciate you bringing this to our attention. We would like to opportunity to further discuss these issues with you and make it right. Please reach out to me directly... More

Owners: What's your side of the story?
If you own or manage Motif Seattle, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.
Manage your listing

Been to Motif Seattle? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Motif Seattle

Address: 1415 Fifth Avenue, Seattle, WA 98101 (Formerly Red Lion Hotel on Fifth Avenue Seattle)
Phone Number:
Location: United States > Washington > Seattle
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Motif Seattle 4*
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Expedia, Sabre Hospitality Solutions , Orbitz, Booking.com, Amex, Tingo, Travelocity, Cheap Tickets, getaroom.com, BookingOdigeoWL, Hotels.com, Priceline and Agoda so you can book your Motif Seattle reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Red Lion Hotel Seattle
Red Lion Seattle
Seattle Red Lion
Red Lion Inn Seattle

55 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

All traveler photos (4)
Videos (1)
Room/suite (1)
Other (2)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

All management photos (52)
Room/suite (6)
Hotel & grounds (15)
Dining (5)
Other (26)


Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style
#13 Green Hotel in Seattle #20 Luxury Hotel in Seattle
Hotel Class
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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 
Number of rooms

Questions & Answers

Here’s what questions travelers have asked, with answers from representatives of Motif Seattle and other travelers.
2 questions

See all questions (2)

See which rooms travelers prefer