We were looking for a hotel that could accommodate our large family's pre-cruise stay (five rooms) and happened upon the Hampton Inn on 5th Avenue. To be honest, I wasn't expecting much considering the price; however, I was certainly surprised by what we found. Not only were the reservation staff personable and accommodating, they were extremely helpful with our transportation both from the airport (different flights/times) and to and from the pier. They work with a local transportation company and everything went like clockwork ... we were met at the airport on time, getting to the ship was a breeze and they met us at the pier to get some of us to the airport and the rest back to the hotel. (And their rates were very reasonable!)
The hotel itself is typical of a Hampton Inn but I think it's the staff that really makes this particular hotel a gem. To a person, they were warm and friendly -- even when their guests were not. It was quite apparent that this hotel is routinely recommended for cruise passengers as the staff managed the hordes of people very efficiently. The rooms were clean and well appointed and I was extremely impressed that they provided suites for the members of our party with children (four in a room). The only downside to our rooms was the fact that they, like most older hotels, have older, external mount air conditioners which I don't care for due to their noise.
The location of this hotel couldn't have been better. My husband and I stayed here for two nights prior to our cruise so we had time to "explore". It is right down the street from the Seattle Center (Space Needle) where we caught the monorail to downtown ... right after having lunch at a fantastic pizza parlor, Zeek's. In addition, I had made dinner reservations at two restaurants which were highly rated on TripAdvisor and both were within walking distance of the hotel ... which was a real "plus" in my book. Oh, the neighborhood is quite safe which made walking to the restaurants quite pleasant.
Everyone in our party agreed that this hotel was a great place to stay and that we would definitely stay here again the next time we're in Seattle.
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