Hampton Inn is a good hotel chain in the Hilton family, a couple of big steps up from a basic motel. This hotel is fine in all respects. The rooms appear fairly recently renovated. Price averages just shy of $100 for weekdays during prime business weeks. This is a traditional hotel setup with room entry via interior hallways. There are four stories with access via two elevators. There's only two stairways for emergency exit usage.
The hotel is very conveniently located within 10 minutes' drive of Seatac airport near the intersection of two highways. The hotel offers a free shuttle bus service. There are several choices of hotels along this road along with a gas station, 7-Eleven, and a few fast food joints. Nearby Southcenter Mall is a 10 minute drive away, and numerous shops and restaurants are located there.
The room is average size, and accommodations are fresh with decorations pleasing to the eye in light wood tones with light-toned wallpaper.. The room smells fresh with no latent carpet cleaning chemicals.
The room includes a mini fridge/microwave, coffemaker, desk, lapdesk (very handy for using the laptop PC while sitting in bed), one single-line phone (no speaker phone), TV/remote, couch (not a sleeper).
The number of TV channels is much greater than either the Embassy Suites or Homewood Suites, where I usually found it difficult to find something I wanted to watch. The Hampton Inn does not have the pay-per-view selections of those other hotels, however.
Room lighting is via conventional incandescent light bulbs, not the typical energy saving fluorescents found in most hotels these days.
Garment hangers are the annoying "security" style with nonstandard hooks to discourage theft.
The bathroom tile looks excellent with no mold and a fiberglass tub surround. The bath mirror has two angled side panels so you can see yourself very well. There's a wall-mounted hair dryer and a full-length mirror on the door.
Free wireless-only internet access is provided throughout the hotel including rooms and lobby areas - nice. (The Embassy Suites down the block charges 50% more for their rooms, yet charges $10/day extra for internet access).
The heating/cooling unit is not overly desirable since it is the noisy window unit common to hotels of this and lower classes.
Bed linens, carpeting, wallpaper, and towels are all in good shape.
Noise factors include the highway (this is the closest hotel to the highway), and a train track that runs behind the hotel. Requesting a quiet room is advised. My room was in the front facing away from the train but toward the highway; I think these might be the quietest rooms. Airport noise doesn't seem to be significant at all in this location. The room walls appear to be concrete, not drywall.
Hotel room windows do not open for ventilation.
Fitness center - (limited access not 24 hr - closes at 10pm so they say). Equipment includes one treadmill, one stepper, one exercise bike, universal gym. Ventilation in this room is not great. It would be better if the window could be opened in this room.
Outside pool - open during the warm months. The pool area is in the front corner of the hotel facing the highway.
Laundry facility - consists of one washer/dryer stuck in a room the size of a closet on the 3rd floor room area, with limited access 9am-9pm.
Lobby - snack area is very pleasant, well lit, and fresh. Cookies are available each evening, and a continental breakfast with a few extra items is included. Coffee and tea are available anytime.
Overall - A nice hotel for the business traveler, especially if the budget doesn't allow staying at a deluxe hotel. This would also be suitable for the personal traveler for those who prefer a nicer hotel than those common cheap motels on the freeway.
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- Also Known As:
- Hampton Inn Seattle / Southcenter Hotel Tukwila
- Hampton Inn Tukwila
- Tukwila Hampton Inn