A weekend stay with a group of college girlfriends, we booked two rooms. Pros: Parking was complimentary for the weekend, we were given adjoining rooms, and the hotel staff sent us champagne and chocolate covered strawberries, wishing us a wonderful weekend together. The rooms were very nice (loved the leaf-shaped soap), fairly quiet and the beds were comfortable. We all used the workout facilities. There were four ellipticals and a number of other machines; the equipment was nice, and the workout equipment overlooked the pool (through a window). Note to parents: if your kids who are old enough to be in the pool with less supervision, you could keep an eye on them in the pool while you work out. The hotel is very close to Bellevue Square (you can get there via a bridge without going outside), and walking distance to lots of great restaurants. A few (minor) negatives: Although stylish, the lobby is not really warm and inviting. There are doors to the city streets and doors to the parking garage and it has very high ceilings, so while it's impressive, you wouldn't sit in the lobby and have a nice cup of coffee (because there isn't any, unless you step into the adjacent restaurant). There are coffee makers in the rooms, but only single serve type, so ask the front desk for more if you have more than two people in the room. And our room had an odd whining sound that I think related to showers running--it seemed to come and go, but it was not a big deal--I am a light sleeper and no one else commented on it. No breakfast provided, but there is a small restaurant (?) adjacent to the lobby that had a Sunday buffet while we were there--we didn't try it, but it was $20 and the food looked good. Espresso was available as well. Oh! One other great thing for people who work out: the hotel will "rent" you the use of work out pants, tops and shoes, so you don't have to pack them. It's $5, and although we didn't try it, we talked to others who were very pleased with the option.
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May 13, 2013
Sounds like your girls weekend was a fun filled time taking advantage of all the wonderful amenities of our hotel and the Bellevue Collection. We’re pleased your room was comfortable for you and you enjoyed the white tea aloe Heavenly Bath amenities, our state of the art Westin WorkOut Facility furnished with top of the line equipment by Precor Fitness and also our heated 25 meter indoor lap pool. Thank you for mentioning our Gear Lending program we provide for our visitors. It’s a great option for guests desiring to maintain their fitness routine while traveling.
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Our associates take pleasure in creating a memorable experience for our guests. It was our concierge’s pleasure to extend a complimentary amenity of champagne and chocolate covered strawberries for you and your friends to enjoy.
We appreciate your comments regarding the stately decor of our hotel and we’ll mention your suggestion to provide additional coffee in the guest rooms with our operations team. We apologize if the sound of the exhaust fan in your guest room disturbed you. Perhaps on your next visit you will have time to enjoy a delectable breakfast buffet in Cypress Lounge & Wine Bar. It’s a favorite of our frequent guests and locals alike.
Thank you again for sharing your weekend experience with us. We’ll look forward to welcoming you back for another girl’s weekend.
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