Hotel Max has several positives--location, friendly staff, clean, etc. They really make the most of what they have. Unfortunately, what they have is quite cramped.
Check in went well and the front desk staff was friendly and helpful each time we spoke with them. The hotel is near the light rail station, monorail station, several good restaurants and within decent walking distance of Pike Market and the wharf. For these reasons, I am glad I chose Hotel Max.
Now on to size...I had read that the rooms were small and so I was prepared for this. I'm not sure everyone does their homework as well as I do because when we checked in, another guest was at the front desk complaining about the size of his room. It reminded me of my college dorm room. For the amount of time we spend in our room, I could deal with it. But I must say, the shower was a challenge. First let me say that I am a small woman, both in height and width. When I showered there for the first time, I had a flashback to the last time I had an MRI--that's how small the shower feels. Literally. I dropped something and I couldn't bend down to pick it up without hitting my head and my butt on opposite walls. I resorted to devolving into a monkey and picking it up with my toes.
Also, the elevators were quite slow and again, very small. Three people with a couple of suitcases really packed one up. I wouldn't have minded this if the stairs were less sketchy. Once my husband and I had been waiting with two other people for several minutes and so we decided to take the stairs. When we got started we figured out that the stairs weren't really what we were used to in hotels. I was always a little concerned about what we would find at the bottom and when we did reach the bottom, they didn't connect to the lobby so we found ourselves on the side of the building outside. Luckily it was during the day so we weren't too disoriented.
So all in all, I wasn't unhappy with my choice but if I were taking a longer vacation or planning on spending more time in the room, I think I would want a place with more space available.
- Also Known As:
- Max Hotel Seattle
- Hotel Max Seattle
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located in the heart of downtown, just steps from Pike Place Market and hip Capitol Hill, Hotel Max is Seattle's home away from home for art lovers, musicians and the creatively inclined. Showcasing the work of iconic local photographers on each floor and original paintings all guest rooms, Hotel Max mixes urban adventure with art, music and style.Within easy walking distance of the city’s most iconic attractions, best restaurants and world-class shopping, the 163-room Hotel Max is the perfect place to stay while soaking up the hip Seattle scene. Just off the lobby, Hotel Max offers a boardroom with seating for 14 people. ... more less
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