This is a decent place to stay, especially if you don't want to spend a whole lot of money. We rented a room for $84.99/night in early August, a Friday/Saturday night stay. Free breakfast was included.
The room: Your average hotel room. Non-descript furnishings, desk, 2 queen beds, refrigerator and microwave. The bathroom had a tub/shower combo with so-so pressure in the shower. We think it was probably a low-flow shower head. Better than a trickle, but not great. The room was clean, a little dated in some ways, but perfectly fine for sleeping.
That said, the beds were hard. Uncomfortably so. My husband said they had no "give" at all. Wreaked havoc on both our backs.
The a/c worked fine and kept the room comfortable, even a bit chilly.
The breakfast: Pretty good, better than what you might typically find. There were 2 waffle irons, and batter for both blueberry and regular waffles. Also available were pastries and muffins from Costco, bagels, sliced and fresh fruits, yogurt, bread, 3-4 different cereals, milk, juice, and coffee. There are a number of tables in the breakfast area, but it was a bit difficult to find seating if you got down there during the rush, which seemed to be about 9:30 on Saturday morning. Of course, there were some girls' soccer teams staying, so that made for some chaos and things were in short supply, but replenished once we asked.
Our main complaint was with the heat in the common areas, once you left the first floor. There didn't seem to be any significant ventilation in the elevators and as you got closer to the 4th floor, things got hotter and hotter. Our room was near the ice machine, and that portion of the hallway was hottest of all. It was like a portal to the Equator, going through the doorway to the section where our room was. Extremely uncomfortable. There was no air conditioning in the hallways, not even any fans blowing. A box fan, a high velocity fan, something. ANYthing. My husband said the problem was that the ice machines were venting into the hallways. Yucky, humid, HOT air. Awful.
Only my husband got to use the spa/hot tub. He said it was "average". It is open until 10:00 PM, and for adults only from 10:00-11:00 PM for adults only.
The location is good; it is near the Federal Way mall and there is other shopping closer -- think Best Buy, Ross, and so on.
I think we would stay again, but they would need to remedy the hallway heat issues first.
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.