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“Good price, perfectly nice hotel” 4 of 5 stars
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The Paramount Hotel
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   724 Pine St., Seattle, WA 98101   |  
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Ranked #7 of 95 Hotels in Seattle
Boston, Massachusetts
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“Good price, perfectly nice hotel”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2013

I'm a little bit exhausted from writing Seattle reviews, so please forgive the list format and my distanced memories.

CONS:
-The shower pressure is not great
-The walls are thin-ish
-It's a short hotel (11 floors, I think?) so there's really no such thing as getting a room with a view. You're surrounded by city buildings.
-Drinks at the hotel restaurant are pretty expensive (but - a pro - you can bring them up to your room!)
-The fitness center has outdated equipment, one of each type. There is no remote or way to adjust the TV. I wanted to watch something on my iphone so I had to drag a weight bench over to stand on to be able to reach the TV to turn it off.
-The door keys don't work all that well. Had to try multiple times to get into both our room and the fitness center.
-While the front desk was always very friendly, we had only one question during our stay - which was where the closest liquor store was that was open past 9pm - and the only thing the front desk person could mention was the supermarket in Capitol Hill a ways away. Upon returning to my computer, I found multiple liquor stores that were slightly closer, and open at that time. Boo to misinformation.

PROS:
-The location for the price is absolutely where it's at. You're right in the middle of everything you'd want to see as a tourist in Seattle. Literally - smack damn in the middle of it all. The center of the wheel, with spokes to downtown/Pike Place, Capitol Hill, Belltown, Pioneer Sq., etc. You're also just a few blocks from the best latte ever (Monorail Espresso). There's a public parking lot right across the street, a Hertz rental the next block over should you need to rent/return, and you're 2 blocks from the light rail station that takes you to the airport.
-Having just come from Anacortes where we got a huge gorgeous room with lots of fancy things (balcony, soaking tub, cushy bathrobes, lots of tv channels, etc.) for a little less money, at first this felt like a rip off, but in reality, it's the cheapest NICE hotel of it's kind in that area (without a pool).
-The room was CLEAN, and the windows open.
-The bed was SUPER comfortable.
-I called to say it was our first real vacation as a couple and they put us on the highest floor they could for our room type (9th floor, Traditional King Room), and gave us a corner room which I think was a little bit bigger.
-Their typical checkout is 12pm, which is pretty late for standard hotels, so that was nice! They kept our bags tagged in a locked storage room while we spent the day out, returning around 8pm to get our stuff for our red-eye home.

Bottom Line: This is probably the best, cheapest, nice hotel to stay in downtown Seattle, but don't expect any frills. It's clean, and everything will work, and you'll be comfortable, but you probably won't be wow-ed unless you spend more money.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Kyle A, General Manager at The Paramount Hotel, responded to this review, July 22, 2013
Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a thorough and detailed review of your stay with us. The feedback of our guests is essential in our efforts to provide the best quality service. Thank you for mentioning our convenient location, value, cleanliness, and comfort. We've passed on your comments to our team for review. We do hope you'll consider staying with us again in the future as we would love to have you! Thank you!
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East Windsor, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2013

I have already called the President and CEO to tell him that of all the hotel stays I have had in my 63 years, the Paramount Hotel experience is by far the best!!! And, I spoke to the CEO!!! What does that say about the hotel? Awesome.

I could go on and on about the helpfulness and sincerity of the entire staff of the hotel and that is all true, and I could go on and on about the quaintness of the venue and that would be all true, and I could tell you that its location is central and one block from all buses and light rails and that would be true as well but it is easier to just sum it up--the ambience of the Paramount Hotel is quite simply--first rate. I highly, highly recommend the Paramount Hotel in Seattle!!!!!

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
    • 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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Kyle A, General Manager at The Paramount Hotel, responded to this review, July 22, 2013
Wow! Thank you for taking the time to write such a lovely review! We're so happy to hear that our team and property made a great impression. We do hope we'll see you again in the future. Thank you!
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Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2013

My husband and I began our honeymoon in Seattle. We booked this hotel on Hotwire and were very happy to see how nice the hotel was, perfect location for the cost we got. Upon checking in the front desk asked why were in town. We told them about our honeymoon and our plans. Upon getting to our room, there was a knock at the door and the concierge was standing there with a bottle of champagne, two glasses, and a wonderful note from the hotel congratulating us.
The room was wonderful, the bed literally sucked me in for two nights of needed rest. The staff always greeted us very warmly and assisted in finding where we needed to go.
A few days after checking out, I received an email from the front desk thanking us for our stay there.
To me it is these little things that make me want to write reviews of hotels like the Paramount.
Thank you for a great kickstart to our honeymoon!

  • Stayed July 2013, 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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Kyle A, General Manager at The Paramount Hotel, responded to this review, July 22, 2013
First off, congratulations on your new marriage! We're so glad that you chose to spend your honeymoon with us here in Seattle. Second, thank you so much for taking the time to write a review of your stay. We're happy to hear that our team was warm and welcoming. Thanks for mentioning our comfortable beds and personalized service. We hope the rest of the honeymoon was just as enjoyable. We'd love to have you back in the future. Maybe we'll see you for your first anniversary! Again, thank you for the review!
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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2013

The Paramount is conveniently located close to the center of town, near the Paramount Theatre. You can take a shuttle bus from the airport -- alight at the Grand Hyatt, which is across the road. There are many restaurants and shops nearby, plus a handy Bartells Drugstore on 5th and Olive that is convenient for some night-time snacks.

My room was clean and well appointed with a work desk, lounge chair, TV, a safe that can fit a laptop, free wifi and a huge bed. While the bed has a plethora of pillows, I found them all too soft and the reception was unable to assist with a thinner, harder pillow.

My room was on a low floor that had a bit of street noise, but that was no worse than the air conditioner. I switched it off at night to get a better sleep.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Kyle A, General Manager at The Paramount Hotel, responded to this review, July 22, 2013
Hello! Thank you so much for reviewing your recent stay with us. We're happy to hear that you found our location convenient and your room well-appointed. We do apologize for any noise issues you encountered during your stay. We want to thank you for choosing to stay with us and we do hope we'll see you again in the future!
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Portland, Oregon
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

A short stay, but fun since the Paramount is in the center of the action. Shopping was only steps away. The location tab on the hotel website shows how close you are to great restaurants, Pike Street Market Place, the Monorail or the theater. Great location!

Room Tip: We stayed on the fifth floor-it was very quiet. The hotel was clean, the staff was friendly and prof...
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
    • 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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Kyle A, General Manager at The Paramount Hotel, responded to this review, July 22, 2013
Thank you for the review. We appreciate you taking the time to provide feedback. We're so glad to hear that our location proved to be convenient for you and we hope to see you again soon!
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

We frequent Seattle quite often and have stayed at several hotels in the area. The Paramount Hotel is located at Pine Street and 8th Ave. A fantastic location so convenient to great shopping, restaurants, monorail, and an easy 10-15 minute walk to Pike Place Market. Online reservation was a breeze and once we arrived the valet parking and check-in was seamless. There are nice touches in the lobby such as complimentary water and apples, and friendly, helpful staff. We had a King corner room on the 10th floor facing North East, looking towards the city. The bed was very comfortable, the room very clean and well appointed. Complimentary Wi-Fi was not fast but certainly adequate. The mini fridge had complimentary water and soft drinks. The bathroom was quite large for a hotel but I think we had a wheelchair accessible room, hence more space. There was mild noticeable street noise from this room but it didn't really interfere with our sleep. We purchased the Bed and Breakfast package which included Valet parking ($30 value with in and out privileges) and breakfast at the Dragonfish Café ($30 value tax and gratuities included). For me this represents excellent value for downtown Seattle. I would definitely consider staying here again.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Kyle A, General Manager at The Paramount Hotel, responded to this review, July 22, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to write a review of your stay with us. We're glad to hear that you enjoyed our central location and our accommodations! We do apologize for any street noise. We hope it wasn't too much of an inconvenience. We do hope we'll see you again soon! Thank you!
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

I booked this hotel months in advance of a cross-country train trip. We would be staying only one night (arriving very late) and needed somewhere inexpensive to stay in Seattle. The cost was VERY reasonable so I had little expectations. When I booked, I made special requests (like a corner room, knowing I probably wouldn't get the room for the rate I was paying.) We also needed a late check-out and for the hotel to hold our bags until we left later that afternoon. ALL requests were honored. Check-in was a breeze and the check-in clerk was friendly. In fact, the hotel sent me an email around 9:00 p.m. to confirm that I was still coming. I thought that was a nice touch. The room was gorgeous and comparable to some higher rated properties I've stayed in. We stayed in room 503 which was large. It contained a king bed, a desk and chair, and two additional chairs. This is in additional to the standard night stand armoire. There was also a small refrigerated and coffee service. The bathroom was spa quality with what appeared to be a soaker tub, separate shower and toilet had their own rooms within the bathroom. My only issue was that they use community shower amenities (large containers of shampoo, conditioner, and shower gel). However, you could request individual amenities. The location was centrally located within walking distance to everything I needed (except the train station...we had to take a cab). I felt totally safe in this neighborhood. Check-out was easy (again, the desk clerk was pleasant and friendly and the bell-hop happily took our bags and instantly knew which ones were ours when we returned later in the afternoon.) I would definitely stay at this hotel again.

Room Tip: Ask for a corner room. We had room 503 and was very pleased.
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
    • 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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Kyle A, General Manager at The Paramount Hotel, responded to this review, July 16, 2013
Thank you so much for reviewing your recent stay with us! It's always nice to hear when our team and property exceeds expectations! We're glad you were able to relax with us after that cross-country train trip! Thank you for mentioning our great team, convenient and safe location, and overall quality. We're glad to hear that you'd consider staying with us again and we do hope we have another opportunity to see you. Thank you!
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Address: 724 Pine St., Seattle, WA 98101
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Location: United States > Washington > Seattle
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#5 Romantic Hotel in Seattle
#11 Family Hotel in Seattle
#13 Business Hotel in Seattle
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The Paramount Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 146
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