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“Great View, decent place” 4 of 5 stars
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Hotel Murano
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   1320 Broadway Plaza, Tacoma, WA 98402 (Formerly Sheraton Tacoma Hotel)   |  
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Ranked #2 of 27 hotels in Tacoma
Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
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20 hotel reviews
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“Great View, decent place”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2012

The Hotel Murano is perfectly satisfactory for its price point. This is especially true if you get the $105 Gov’t rate for the Deluxe King, as I recently did. (I saw rack rates of 139-169 King Deluxe in the upcoming months)
We checked in fairly early on a Friday and I requested a view of Mt. Rainier. We were put in room 2310, just off the elevators. We were not bothered by any elevator or hallway noise. The view was spectacular during the limited time we had clear skies. The room was clean; although it did show some limited wear.
It seems that this may be an older property that has been upgraded to present a modern, chic look. If you don’t look to close, it pulls that off. All in all it is a good property in a nice Tacoma location, especially for concert-goers, museum buffs, or conventioneers.
On quirk to note regarding the spa; my wife had the Savi Spa Pedicure – which she said was just “okay”. She ordered a Mimosa, and while the Spa has been owned by the hotel for a year or so, paying for it became quite a hassle. It took quite a while to get the order (the restaurant is not that far away….) and when she went to pay for her treatment, the spa desk looked at her like she was crazy when wanting to pay for the drink. They told her to go to the front desk to take care of it. The front desk had quite a time figuring out how to handle it as well. After 15 minutes or so, they were able to have it billed to our room. Also, she could not add a tip when paying with plastic and they played country music in the spa; that’s kinda weird. Their billing systems may need an upgrade…...

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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Stan K, Manager at Hotel Murano, responded to this review, February 7, 2013
I know it's been several months, but thank you for this feedback. All and all, it sounds like you had a great experience. I appreciate you mentioning that our prices are fair — considering the fun amenities, modern decor and beautiful view! Regarding your wife's spa experience, I'm so sorry about all that confusion regarding a simple drink. I will absolutely talk with my staff about this. I'm glad we were eventually able to get it taken care of, but it should not have taken 15 minutes.

Once again, I really appreciate your constructive comments. I hope you and your wife will come back and see us in the future — I know we can show you an even better experience!

Cheers,
Stan Kott, General Manager
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
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  • Rooms
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  • Value
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  • Cleanliness
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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2012

Decided to get away from Seattle for the weekend but didn't want to go too far. So Tacoma was the destination. Hotel Murano is located right downtown within walking distance of everything. We walked over to antique row and browsed, had some coffee at a cool little shop then walked further downtown. We could have gone to the Glass Museum but I'd been there before. Also the Tacoma Art Museum had a Warhol exhibit but we wanted to eat dinner instead. So we headed back to the hotel and had dinner at a nearby sushi restaurant. Then back to the hotel for an early evening. A lovely hotel filled with beautiful artwork, nicely appointed rooms and a great location. I see another reviewer said the locale was seedy, this wasn't my experience, but I'm also probably more familiar with the city so I knew where to go.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Stan K, Manager at Hotel Murano, responded to this review, February 7, 2013
I know it's been a few months since you wrote this, but I just wanted to personally thank you for this great review. I appreciate you mentioning that we have such a great location — we really want our guests to take advantage of everything downtown Tacoma has to offer! And thanks for sticking up for us with regards to other reviews you read. Please don't be a stranger. We'd love to have you back soon!

Cheers,
Stan Kott, General Manager
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2012

So it may not have been the best night to sample the Hotel Murano. They were extra busy, hosting a local candidate's post-election party. What I can say is that the room was wonderful, the atmosphere was vibrant, and I wish we could have experienced more of it, including the restaurant/bar.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Stan K, Manager at Hotel Murano, responded to this review, February 15, 2013
I know it's been several months since you wrote this, but thank you so much for your feedback. I'm sorry things were a little crowded when you stayed with us, but I'm so happy you enjoyed your room and the 'vibrant' atmosphere! We'd love for you to come back and stay with us soon — there's so much more of our hotel you need to experience. And our restaurant, BITE, cannot be missed! Thanks again for this review, and we hope you are doing well in the New Year!

Cheers,
Stan Kott, General Manager
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McMinnville, Oregon
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2012

Lovely art work in a clean and functional space. Restaurant had good food. All staff were very friendly and accommodating. Attended a conference and stayed in the hotel. Hotel Murano is centrally located in downtown Tacoma, so it was easy access to museums and restaurants.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Anchorage, Alaska
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2012

Beautiful glass artwork, friendly staff, quiet rooms, good food (at good prices), and a great location. Would definitely stay here again. This is one of the few places I have visited that actually looks like the pictures posted on the website.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Los Altos, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2012

Convenient to freeways, very helpful and knowledgeable staff, good food and very comfortable rooms. This hotel is a no-brainer when it comes to selecting a hotel that is more vacation than business and still at a reasonable prices.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Beaverton, Oregon
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

Despite the "high rise" bones of the building itself, the service, staff, and art give the property a more intimate feel than I would have dared to expect. Although I do not consider myself a person who lounges in the Lobby of a hotel, I found myself just wanting to stay in the hotel and check out the art, and enjoy the ambiance of the lounge area and a wonderful glass of wine and appetizers. I didn't have much in the way of expectations for Tacoma, but this is a beacon of civility in an otherwise drab town!

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 1320 Broadway Plaza, Tacoma, WA 98402 (Formerly Sheraton Tacoma Hotel)
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Location: United States > Washington > Tacoma
Amenities:
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 Spa Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Business Hotel in Tacoma
#2 Romantic Hotel in Tacoma
#3 Family Hotel in Tacoma
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Murano 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel Murano is a glass-filled downtown Tacoma hotel, centrally located amongst a number of restaurants, bars, museums and more. When you enter the Hotel Murano, a world-class art collection greets you at the lobby. You notice that same commitment to form extends into every feature of this Tacoma Hotel. Hotel Murano features 50 glass artists and their masterpieces from all over the world, including Greek artist Costas Varotsos and Murano artist Massimo Micheluzzi. In addition, the hotel specializes in personalized guest relationships, ensuring every business or leisure traveler feels at home and has everything one could possibly need or desire. We are also proud to be a pet friendly hotel. Located in downtown Tacoma, the hotel is perfectly situated as a home base while guests visit local businesses, restaurants, the Museum of Glass, the Tacoma Art Museum and the Washington State History Museum. A stay at this hotel may just ignite that artistic spirit within you.Hotel Murano is a creation by Provenance Hotels, a company that specializes in hotels with deeply integrated art themes, that opened in 2008. Since then, the hotel has been recognized locally, nationally and internationally by multiple publications, including Conde Nast Traveler United Kingdom, USA Today, Elle Greece and Travel + Leisure. In 2010, it made the Conde Nast Traveler's (United States) Gold list and ranked No. 6 in the Top 100 Hotels in the United States. ... more   less 
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