This hotel has an amazing view of Lake Union, but it is overpriced. You are clearly paying for the location in this case, but you can find hotels closer to downtown for a similar price that avoid some of the more major construction. While this is not the hotel's fault, there is a ton of construction going on that makes this place very difficult to get to by either driving or walking. This point cannot be emphasized enough. Due to construction, you have to go out of your way to get to anything. There is simply no way to get through the construction. The hotel seems to be conveniently located, but you have to cross major roads to get to any attractions surrounding the hotel. This makes things more complicated and stressful.
The decor is nice, but housekeeping is lacking. The room was nice, neat, and orderly when we arrived, but they failed to maintain it properly during our stay. We are not messy people, so there is little to do each day other than make our bed. They didn't even do that properly. Music could be heard in our room day and night, but we could not find the source. It should be mentioned that we were on the top floor, so I suspect the music was coming from another room in the hotel.
The hotel restaurant is horrible. It is incredibly overpriced, and the service is terrible. We only went the first night we arrived, a Tuesday. We had to wait several minutes before we were even greeted and sat. There was virtually no one in the restaurant, so they can't even claim they were busy. We got basic burgers (which cost about $15 a piece including tax). They both came out overcooked. The char completely overpowered any flavor there may have been, and the meat was overworked in general. One of the servers (not our server) overheard my complaints and asked if I wanted a new one, but it was not worth the fuss. I am always weary when meat ordered medium rare comes out well done. In my experience, sending it back will not result in better food. Our server seemed nice, but we only saw her a couple times. We did not see her at all after she took our order. Another server brought us our food, checked on us as we ate, and brought us the check. I did see our server as we were leaving the restaurant taking someone else's order. It appears she just completely ignored us after getting our order.
Overall, I recommend you take your business elsewhere. The place is not terrible, but it is not worth the cost. It is a standard Courtyard, and standard Courtyards, even located in the heart of a major city, are (max) $150 hotels on a busy weekend.
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- Also Known As:
- Courtyard By Marriott Seattle Downtown / Lake Union Hotel Seattle
- Courtyard Seattle Downtown
- Seattle Marriott
- Seattle Courtyard