We found Woodmark on Groupon and I didn't know what to expect. We were planning a trip to Seattle with a 5 yr old, and would normally have stayed in the city, but this was WAY nicer, assuming you have a car to get around.
The hotel wasn't overly full, so after a night in a waterview room, they allowed us to upgrade (at no additional cost) to a suite that had a master bedroom, and a separate living area with a sofa bed. This was ideal for our child (who took the sofa bed). It allowed us to sleep in the dark, and for her to have a light on ;)
There are some nice running routes but you have to learn about the public gates along the Lake View road. The gym affiliated with the hotel is amazing - small and boutique but well equipped. They also have child minding, geared for the adjoining health club that has great fitness classes (~$20-22 drop in).
There is a Starbucks across the plaza, which is nice. The hotel also puts out ample fresh cold water, hot apple cider, and in the mornings, coffee. The rooms all have a mini fridge and Keurig coffee maker. The rooms have been recently (some in progress) renovated and are gorgeous.
The staff are amazing, friendly and accomodating, as well as empowered to help the guests.
Kirkland is a great, quiet place to stay if you want to enjoy trips to Seattle (a 15 minute drive away) or go shopping in Bellevue or to the larger malls of Tukwilla (South Center Mall). Shopping paradise, both of them.
I can't wait to go back, and may do so in summer when this lakefront resort would really excel.
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Hello Alison S and what a pleasure to read your kind comments about the Woodmark Hotel in Kirkland Washington.
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It will be a pleasure to welcome you back at our East Seattle Hotel in the future and just wanted to take a moment to say thank you for your patronage.
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