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“great location, ok for short stay, no kids” 3 of 5 stars
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Hotel Seattle
2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   315 Seneca St., Seattle, WA 98101 (Downtown)   |  
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Ranked #87 of 95 Hotels in Seattle
Pomaia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“great location, ok for short stay, no kids”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

Everything people say is true. The place absolutely needs refurbishment - our room was clean, but some things (like bathroom, sheets, floor) are so old there is no way to get all the stains out and make things look clean. Our room was spacious, had a fridge and a microwave (no utensils, cups, etc.). Wifi in the lobby only - no privacy, no table.
No breakfast, but there are many Sarbucks near by, and everything else is within a walking distance. Underground station just around the corner - easy to get to the airport.
I would not mind staying here again.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    1.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2 of 5 stars
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Port Moody
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5 reviews 5 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

worst dump I've every stayed at. it was cold and rainy in Seattle. the room had NO HEAT! Was told the first time I called to the front desk "Don't worry, it's on a timer, it'll come on later.", then 2 hours later (after huddling under the covers), "it might come on later, some rooms are colder than others." After another hour, personally went to the front desk and was told "Nothing I can do for you. I can give you another blanket, or check you out." this after full payment done (no reimbursement), or the offer of another room that 'might be colder than the one you're in'. It was stormy and cold and wet out, the heat NEVER came on once all night. we couldn't wait to get out of there this morning.

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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Chennai (Madras), India
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

We stayed at Hotel Seattle for 3 nights before we took a cruise to Alaska.

The Hotel is centrally located in Downtown Seattle. We were therefore able to cover the sites in Downtown Seattle by walk.

The rooms are somewhat small and a bit worn. This is the price one must pay for a reasonably priced Hotel in Downtown Seattle - US$ 95 in mid-June!

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013

You get what you pay for, and you cannot get a room this cheap anywhere near Seattle's downtown otherwise. If you are like me though, and enjoy the city and barely see your hotel room by the time you crash, all you need is a clean bed, and the Hotel Seattle delivers.

The hotel has only had moderate renovations over its 80 year history, and its age shows. I stayed here for two nights, the second night, one of the power strips in my room went out. I just pushed the TV to the other side of the room, plugged it in and was able to get a good night's sleep. At home, I live in a house built in 1871, so I was probably more at home than others might be. There is a starbucks right at the base of the hotel, so if you are still stuck on Eastern time like I was, you don't have to wander far to kill time in the morning. Though Pike's Market is only a few blocks away, so was the yummy Purple Wine Bar and Cafe.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Perth, Australia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

This was the worst customer service I have ever experienced. Arrived after my partner and I had booked the room two days before and was told "I dont have a room for you" by Richard at front desk followed by "it won't do you any good" to ask the manager (Joel) for compensation for your hour long journey to the hotel to find out there's no room. Not one apology or even an apologetic tone to Richards voice. I understand mistakes happen but to be delt with in such a rude and dismissive manner made me very angry. Also Hotel lobby looked like a backpackers and was dirty and shabby. Would rather spend the night in the alley behind the hotel with the beggars that seem to frequent the area. Terrible.

  • Stayed September 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Vancouver, Canada
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2013

Well, after reading these reviews I was incredibly nervous about staying here because there wasn't much good said. I stayed last night and would probably stay again. The rooms are kind of meh, like holes in the curtains and the blanket and the wallpaper is slightly peeling off but those are all just cosmetic and the room was clean otherwise. The lobby is nice with couches and chairs where you can use their wifi. I met some cool people while sitting out there and it's really cool (hot upstairs) because they leave the front door open. The front desk people are super chill and nice, I liked it quite a bit. But yes, it's run down and the elevator is bad but all this stuff doesn't really matter to me. It was clean, did what it needed to do, and had a good atmosphere. Oh also a bit loud, but I assume everywhere in Seattle is that way

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Hotel Seattle

Address: 315 Seneca St., Seattle, WA 98101
Location: United States > Washington > Seattle > Downtown
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #87 of 95 Hotels in Seattle
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Hotel Seattle 2*
Number of rooms: 78
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