Having arrived in Seattle via Amtrak at 11:15 a.m. we were checked-in and enjoying our well-appointed room before noon! The rooms are clean and well-designed, the beds comfortable, the towels high-quality and absorbent, and the walk-in shower was great. I appreciated the understated but elegant decor, and welcomed the laminate flooring rather than carpet.
I'm always a little bit leery when booking a hotel that isn't right downtown, but The Maxwell didn't disappoint. It was a short 2 block walk to catch the monorail ($4.50 round trip ea.) to the downtown core. If you're a walker it could easily be done on foot (8 blocks), but we had been up since 4 a.m. to catch our train so enjoyed the ride on this visit.
Apart from the pub style restaurant (beers, burgers, wraps, pizza, salads, etc.) in the hotel, there are restaurants galore (Vegetarian, Thai, Irish Pub, etc.) within a block or two of the Maxwell. We opted to eat at the hotel pub and found the food good and the prices reasonable. A small kiosk in the lobby also offered breakfast bagels (eggs with choice of ham, bacon, sausage, etc.) for take away, which suited us perfectly. The rooms have a small fridge and microwave which also come in handy. In addition to a Keurig coffee machine, the hotel also provide bottled water and microwave popcorn packets in the rooms.
We found that all the staff were very pleasant and eager to assist. The only thing this hotel left me wanting was to package it up and take it with me to every city we travel too!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Maxwell Hotel features stunning design and decor, blending fun, artful elements with traditional elegance. Our commitment to service and guest satisfaction begins at check-in; a gorgeous inlaid tile pineapple, the symbol of True Hospitality, is at your feet before the front desk; a reminder that you are our honored guest. The experienced staff in this downtown Seattle hotel delivers genuine,heartfelt service. Reserve online. ... more less
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