I had to travel to Renton on business and was told my employer would book my room at the hotel they primarily used for business. I usually book my rooms at a Hampton Inn or one of the Marriott Hotels. However, I was pleased when I found out I would be staying here. I had previously booked this hotel for a youth sports club. They enjoyed their stay and had no complaints with service, quality, or food, so I thought it would be a great opportunity to check it out for myself.
I used the hotel's shuttle van a few times during my stay. The driver was courteous & prompt.
Upon check in, there was a slight mix up on who would be paying for the room. Once I explained that my employer booked the room and that they regularly booked rooms there, using their account, the problem was solved. I was able to meet with the sales director, Andrew, who gave me free breakfast vouchers. Unfortunately, I didn't get a chance to enjoy that added amenity.
The hotel was full that weekend, due to a convention and beauty pageant in town. The lobby was decorated nicely and looked like it had recently been updated. The elevators worked fine & the hallways were clean. I didn't go into the Yankee Grill Restaurant, which is connected to the hotel. So I can't advise on its appearance.
My room was nice & big. I had a king room with a comfortable bed. I loved the many pillows they provided. I had no problem using the internet during my stay. The television was the older box style, which served its purpose just as a flat screen tv would. The bathroom was nice & the counter top was big enough for 1-2 people, but would be cramped if having to share with a 3rd or 4th person.
After a long day of meetings, I decided to go back to my room and check out the room service menu. After looking over the menu and thinking to myself, that I could have stopped & picked up something for a lot cheaper than what I was going to order off of the Yankee Grill menu. I ended up ordering the ribeye, with garlic mashed potatoes & vegetables. The waitress was a little late delivering my order. However, she totally made up for it with her great customer service skills. She was very friendly & courteous. And let me tell you...that was one of the best meals I had had in a very long time. Everything was hot, cooked to perfection and worth every penny!
I had no problem falling asleep. You would have never known the hotel was full of people. It seemed so quiet, I think I only heard one door shut the entire time I was there. I was on the 3rd floor, right above the entrance carport area of the hotel. So I was surprised I hadn't heard people coming & going.
Check out was quick & easy. I would definitely stay again and recommend to others.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Full service hotel located convenient to Sea-Tac Airport, Bellvue, and downtown Seattle. Experienced and friendly staff eager to assist in making your stay at the Rainier Hotel and Conference Center one to remember. The Yankee Grill is located off the lobby, and is one of the areas best dining venues; serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner with a variety of handmade, delicious, creations! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Holiday Inn Seattle-Renton Hotel Renton
- Holiday Inn Renton
- Renton Holiday Inn