I just returned from three nights at the Mayflower Park in Seattle. This hotel is not only an excellent deal, but is smack dab in the middle of downtown Seattle. Attached to the hotel is a three level mall that is accessible directly through the lobby. It is not necessary to venture outside if it is raining. On the third floor is a food court with fare ranging from McD's to BBQ and an Asian noodle bar. In the hotel, the beds were clean with very fresh linens. The bathroom while not over-sized was clean with seemingly instantaneous hot water. Although our room's view was the office building next door, the area was very quiet and relaxing. Almost every person we met in Seattle seemed overly chipper, perhaps it is something in the coffee. The staff at the hotel were not to be outdone in the polite and happiness department as everyone we came in contact with at the hotel seemed genuinely determine to make our stay a happy one. The bar at the hotel, "Oliver's", is a nightly gathering place that quickly fills up with a happy crowd. For the shopaholic, this hotel is in the middle of all that is shopable. Nordstroms and Macy's are just across the street, with one mall attached and another less than two blocks away. The Convention center is also only a short three block walk away. When I return to Seattle, I will not need to find a new hotel, this one is as close to perfect for the city as you can get.