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“Avoid!!! Stay at the Crown Plaza down the street instead!” 1 of 5 stars
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Baroness Hotel
1005 Spring Street, Seattle, WA 98104 (Downtown)   |  
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Ranked #75 of 95 Hotels in Seattle
Arizona
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“Avoid!!! Stay at the Crown Plaza down the street instead!”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2012

It's really robbery what they charge per night for this place! I stayed here for a few nights while I was visiting family in the Virginia Mason hospital across the street. From the moment I walked into the room the place smelled like a cat peed all over the floor! I went to open the windows after gagging and discovered there are no screens so flies flew in! Now I had a cat pee and fly infested room, fantastic. There is NO air conditioning either, but they do provide fans. Honestly they really don't do much since the rooms smell and are always hot.

The Virginia Inn across the street attached to the hospital is cleaner and has air conditioning and still has that vintage feel, if that's what you are looking for.

They also only clean the rooms once or twice a week, sick! My room was never cleaned once while I was there, and when I went down to complain I was basically told too bad that's the schedule they have. I then said I don't have any clean towels or toilet paper, so they brought those items up. There are creepy drug addicts hanging out in the halls and one lady tried following me into my room. The rooms have "kitchens" I would honestly be scared to turn on the stove it's SO old! You can smell people cooking from down the hall and all of that mixed together made me throw up one night it smelled so bad.

The beds are old and so are the mattresses, they also still use dusty old bedspreads. This place is highly unsanitary.


AVOID THIS PLACE AT ALL COSTS!!! For $120 a night stay somewhere much much nicer!!

Oh and my aunt and cousin got food poisoning from the room service, so avoid that too!

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 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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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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West Orange, New Jersey
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56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2012

The hotel is in an older building with the rooms being set up for a longer-term stay; as per the hospital being across the street. The bed was comfortable and the bathroom clean. Complimentary body care items were great (citrus scented) and having a fridge in the room was great for keeping items in there. Its close (easy walking) to the movie theaters, shopping and food. The parking behind the hotel is a pay-meter parking.

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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2012

Like the title says, the only good thing about this hotel is the staff. That's the only reason they didn't get the "terrible" rating from me. The entire place smelled musty and kinda makes you a bit sick to your stomach. No A/C so forget it if there is a slim chance Seattle has a warm evening. They give you a fan but there are no screens on the windows, so bugs get in the room. The $100 price tag for a simple sleeper room definitively not worth it. Spend the extra 30-50 bucks to stay somewhere nicer.
The one complaint about the staff I do have is they didn't warn me about the horrible food provided by room service. NO JOKE..The worst food I've ever had! Never again will I stay here.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled solo
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2012

Visited a relative staying there during his wife's stay at Virginia Mason. The hospital is owned, apparently, by Virginia Mason. Can't believe it. It is like walking into a 1960's downtown cheap flop house. The appliances and furnishings are, seriously, out of the 60's. They still use bedspreads. During my visit there, I didn't even consider checking out the bathroom. I would not stay here for any reason, ever. I think that it is time for a extreme makeover.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2012

Stayed here because of the convenience of Virginia Mason Hospital next door. This is a very, very old place (I'm guessing built in the 1940s). While it was relatively clean and the bed was OK, the wall heater did not really work and we needed to get a space heater, the faucets in the bathroom wash basin either trickled water or blasted the water (clausing water to go on the floor and wall), there is noise in the alley in back of the hotel at night and in the early morning the dump trucks arrived, etc. It served our purpose of being convenient to the hospital for an early morning medical procedure, but if you're looking for a comfortable modern place for a vacation while in Seattle, look elsewhere. Rate was $116 per night - rather pricey for a hotel of this quality.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2011

We were four friends from Vancouver heading down to Seattle wanting to stay downtown and pay as little as possible for a clean, safe place to stay. The Baroness was perfect. The room was spacious, the staff was very friendly. The location was perfect! The room smelled a bit musty but the windows opened wide and it wasn't a major problem. The room was very clean.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2011

We stayed at the Baroness Hotel for a medical visit for my mother and the staff was outstanding. April when above and beyond in her customer service skills and always had a smile on her face. The hotel is old but kept very clean and is in a good location for visits to three major Seattle hospitals. I would definately stay at the Baroness Hotel again.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Baroness Hotel

Address: 1005 Spring Street, Seattle, WA 98104
Location: United States > Washington > Seattle > Downtown
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #75 of 95 Hotels in Seattle
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 58
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Make your stay in Seattle special and unique. The "home away from home" atmosphere of the Baroness will be sure to make you feel like one of the family. We are located just a few short blocks from Seattle's bustling core and provide a location, service, and charm unlike any other hotel in the city. Whether you are visiting the region's best medical facilities or on vacation, our goal is to ensure a wonderful stay. ... more   less 
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