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The Maxwell Hotel - A Piece of Pineapple Hospitality
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   300 Roy Street, Seattle, WA 98109 (Magnolia / Queen Anne)   |  
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Ranked #10 of 95 hotels in Seattle
Vancouver, Canada
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“Well located Seattle boutique hotel”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2012

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!

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

This was my first stay at the Maxwell, and it far exceeded my expectations. The room was quite large and very well-maintained. The refrigerator and microwave in the room are a nice convenience when staying for several days. The location is great. It is a few blocks from the Space Needle and the Monorail (which gets you to Westlake in a couple of minutes). In case one is not feeling up to venturing far for dinner, there is an onsite Italian restaurant, and a few Thai/Chinese places nearby. The hotel also has a limited menu "espresso bar" that is open till 10:00 p.m. And it scored very high on a criteria that most hotels seem to not really get: ample and conveniently located power outlets so that you can charge misc. electronic devices (without having to unplug the lamp for example) while still having them within reach for use.

Great for business as well as leisure travel. Highly recommended.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2012

Highly recommend the maxwell hotel. Got to the hotel to check in but room was not ready yet. When the room was finaly ready it was worth the wait, very clean room, room was bigger than i expacted. Walk in shower was a major plus and the bath room had shampoo, hand soap and lotion in its own container. Staff was very friendly and the hotel restaurant was great. The hotels a few block from the space needle. I would difinitely stay at the maxwell hotel again.

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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2012 via mobile

We stayed at the Maxwell for 3 night's as part of a one month US holiday. Out of the 15 or so hotels/motels we stayed in during our visit, this was by far the best. The artistic/funky detour gives this hotel a fresh and modern feel. The lobby is stylish and the service great. The rooms were huge featuring two king sized beds with plenty of room left over. The Maxwell offered free wifi , free coffee (coffee machine in your room), free bottled water and even free cupcakes in the lobby! The location was good with a short walk to the space needle where the monorail is situated to get you to the shops and wharf. There is also a great bar attached to the hotel that offered great food and it's own brews.

The room rate was very reasonable. Like my title states - I really can't find a single fault with this hotel and I usually like to mention positives and negatives when reviewing. I would definitely stay here again if we ever returned to Seattle.

  • Stayed September 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Oakville, Canada
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2012

The hotel was difficult to find - but that was due to the "big dig" going on in Seattle right now. Otherwise the location was great. Close to downtown, great supermarket just a couple of blocks away. I recommend to take a taxi from the airport if you are going there the first time. The parking space is also limited with tiny parking spots for a bigger car. Everything else was a pleasant surprise. The staff was very pleasant and efficient, rooms clean and spacious with new and comfortable furniture, good beds, quiet, refrigerator, coffee maker and whatever else you come to expect in a good hotel.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Madison, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2012

Our family found this hotel the perfect home base to explore Seattle for a long weekend before embarking on a cruise. The room was large and comfortable with very stylish decor, and we even had a view of the Space Needle. The kids enjoyed the pool. The hotel offers shuttle service, and otherwise the amenities of the Seattle Center are only a short walk away, and from there it is easy to hop on the monorail to get to the downtown area/Pike Market. Also a short walk up the hill from the hotel is Kerry Park, which offers a very scenic view of the space needle and downtown Seattle on a sunny day. The staff was friendly and helpful throughout out stay. For the niceness of the room and the excellent location, this hotel was a tremendous value, and would definitely stay here again on future trips to Seattle.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2012

Had a great stay here, could not recommend the place more highly. Clean, fresh, new and welcoming. Nice touch with free cakes and coffee in reception. If you are going for breakfast there though go early, as it is a samll kiosk with one member of staff and it gets busy. Also, dont get excited about the pool. The photo on the website is cut off to give the perception that the pool is bigger. Its not, i would describe it as more of a plunge pool. The gym is also poorly equipped and not really worth visiting.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Address: 300 Roy Street, Seattle, WA 98109
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Location: United States > Washington > Seattle > Magnolia / Queen Anne
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #10 of 95 hotels in Seattle
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — The Maxwell Hotel - A Piece of Pineapple Hospitality 3*
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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