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“Okay, definitely overated on this website” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Silver Cloud Inn - Seattle Lake Union

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Silver Cloud Inn - Seattle Lake Union
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   1150 Fairview Ave. N, Seattle, WA 98109   |  
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Ranked #12 of 97 Hotels in Seattle
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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“Okay, definitely overated on this website”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2005

My family and I stayed at this small hotel from June 12-17. At best it is ok, the hotel is clean but the staff does not go out of their way to accomodate their guests as described in the other reviews. The first morning of our stay we went down for breakfast at about 830am and found that most of the food was gone, but they did have make your own waffles, and they were very good. I was somewhat disappointed because I had some pretty high expectations, especially since it is ranked #5 on this sites list. They advertise free guest laundry, but they don't tell you that they only have one washer and dryer per floor and they are only located on floors 4 to 7.
Every time we wanted to use them they were already in use. The shuttle service they offer leaves the hotel every 1/2 hr and they tell you they only have certain drop off and pick up points. They don't tell you that they will actually drop and pick you up anywhere within the main part of the city, you have to ask. I would not stay here again. It was just OK...Next time I want to try something GREAT!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2005

We spent Saturday night on Memorial Day weekend and returned the following Wednesday night. This hotel has it all. A convenient location (less than a mile north of the Space Needle), clean, decent sized rooms, a great view of Lake Union and the Space Needle (it's worth the extra money for a view room - as long as you are on the fifth floor or higher), free breakfast (go early on weekends), free parking (warning-the spaces are small), and a free shuttle (runs from 7am-11pm on weekdays and 9am-11pm on weekends).

On our first night, everything was perfect. When we checked in on our second night, our "non-smoking" room (437) smelled of fresh cigarette smoke - surprising, since this hotel is supposed to be 100% non-smoking. Obviously, not all guests adhere to this rule. The clerk at the front desk was apologetic and immediately gave us a different smoke-free room (411). The room was fine. The view was not quite as good as our previous room (611), since the roofs of the boatyards across the street, partially blocked the view of the lake.

The free shuttle is a big plus (note-the driver accepts tips - we tipped a $1/rider, quite a bargain). They advertise they go to the Space Needle, Westlake Center, Pike Place Market, Waterfront and Pioneer Square. Each time we called the desk, they were ready to leave within 15 minutes. We called them from the McDonalds across the street from the Space Needle and they beat us to the pickup point at the front door of the Needle. In addition to the regular stops, the driver offered to take us to any of the local restaurants for dinner and even gave us coupons for free appetizers at Rock Fish.

On future trips to Seattle, this will be our hotel.

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Address: 1150 Fairview Ave. N, Seattle, WA 98109
Location: United States > Washington > Seattle
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free Parking Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#7 Family Hotel in Seattle
#10 Romantic Hotel in Seattle
#23 Business Hotel in Seattle
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Silver Cloud Inn - Seattle Lake Union 3*
Number of rooms: 184
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located on the south end of scenic Lake Union, the Silver Cloud Hotel Seattle - Lake Union is two miles from downtown Seattle's finest shops and restaurants and just five miles from the University of Washington campus. The hotel is also located near Seattle Center and the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, and is only a 20 minute walk to the iconic Space Needle. Most of the guestrooms have spectacular waterfront views of Lake Union and Seattle. All rooms have 42" high definition flat screen TV's, complimentary high-speed wired and wireless Internet access, microwaves, refrigerators and laptop safes. A complimentary Silver Cloud breakfast is offered daily in addition to use of our brand new fitness center. The hotel features an indoor pool and spa and offers local area shuttle service. ... more   less 
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