I had an opportunity to stay at Homewood Suites recently while on a business trip to Seattle. I wasn't initially aware of this amazing hotel, but my manager had heard about it and suggested it. I decided to give it a shot after reading other reviews on TripAdvisor, and boy, thank goodness I did!
The hotel tagline rightly suggests that it is a place that makes you feel totally at home. The friendly and helpful staff make sure every query or request is duly noted and taken care of promptly. For instance, the room I'd been originally assigned was on the 9th floor and had a great view, but there was no balcony so I requested a switch, which was promptly arranged.
The housekeeping, laundry service and breakfast services are excellent. The hotel has a very warm ambience, and is also a very family-friendly place. What's more, Mon-Thurs there's even a light dinner and drinks at the hotel! But of course, it's quite possible you may never bother with the dinner since the suites all have kitchens that are equipped perfectly for a short stay. 2 burner stovetop, microwave, full-size fridge etc. and the right cookware make sure you'll only need to buy groceries. And even those can be ordered in - the hotel will buy groceries you specify for free and you just pay the cost of the items you purchase. I didn't try this myself, but the other reviews suggest that this service too is upto the mark.
One small complaint that I do have is that bottled water was charged. This doesn't seem to be the case at most other hotels. Even in other Hilton operated properties, I've always asked for around 2-3 bottles a day and have never seen any charges. This aspect should be improved. I'm sure a reasonable system can be worked out where you get say 2 bottles free and any more are charged.
All-in-all, my experience of staying here for 2 weeks was really amazing. Despite being in the heart of downtown Seattle, and having really good rooms with excellent service, the prices are really a bargain! I'd definitely stay here if I travel again to Seattle, and would definitely recommend this place to couples, families and of course solo travellers.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located on the seam of downtown Seattle, just blocks from the celebrated Pike Place Market, Paramount Theatre, and the shopping district, our boutique style hotel has the ultimate Seattle location. Featuring 195 individually designed guestrooms and suites that are uniquely Seattle. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Homewood Suites Seattle Convention Center Pike Street Hotel Seattle