The Silver Cloud at Lake Union is an excellent hotel for leisure travelers and very good for business folks. It is on the northern edge of downtown Seattle, a little too far from the CBD to walk to a meeting, but close enough to be convenient to the entertainment areas. Seattle Centre is an easy walk. Walking in Seattle has never felt unsafe. The location makes the Silver Cloud feel a little less harried than other hotels right in the core. We've seen a couple reviews mention that dining is hard to find in the hotel's neighbourhood. Not true. There at least 7-8 restaurants within a 10 minute walk. Most of them across the street from the Cloud, on the lake shore.
The front desk staff are almost always welcoming and enthusiastic. Occasionally though, the check-in crew will turn a little less welcoming when the room has been booked through Priceline or one of the other discount sites. Upgrading to a lake view room when a booking is done outside the Silver Cloud system can be a challenge.
A lot of good stuff is included in your room rate; 24 hour indoor pool/hot tub, shuttle to or from different spots downtown (take it to the baseball/football/soccer game and walk back along the water), a decent breakfast in a nice room, and free parking. This may be the only hotel in downtown Seattle that charges less than $25 a night for parking.
The rooms are large, with a fridge, desk and a great television. Everything is always spotlessly clean throughout the property. Aveda products in the bathroom. The lake view rooms with 2 queens come with Juliet balconies but the king rooms do not.
You are not likely to be disappointed if you stay here.
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- Also Known As:
- Silver Cloud Inn - Lake Union Hotel Seattle
- Silver Cloud Hotel Lake Union