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Residence Inn Seattle Downtown/Lake Union
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   800 Fairview Ave. N, Seattle, WA 98109   |  
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Butte, Montana
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“Thank you Marriott!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2012

We stayed here so my husband could recover from surgery. Can't believe anyone would have anything less than perfect to say about this hotel. Found the room to be nicely decorated (not outdated), clean, and very comfortable. They were replacing the mattresses in all rooms but looking at the old mattress We had two suites that both faced the lake......perfect. The construction is a bit of a nuisance but really not that bad. We found the garage to be a little tight but felt comfort in the fact that it was so secure. My daughter drove a larger vehicle and still had no trouble. The pool and gym were great as was the laundry room. Mary at the front desk made us feel like family. The entire front desk crew went over and beyond for us. Thank you!
Breakfast was more than adequate and also included were light dinner meals on Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday. Marriott is our first choice!

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Ryan N, General Manager at Residence Inn Seattle Downtown/Lake Union, responded to this review, January 4, 2013
Hi Barbara,

Thank you for staying with us and for your compliments. I will be sure to let Mary and the rest of the Front Desk Team know how much you appreciated their service. We look forward to seeing you again soon!

Sincerely,
Ryan Noel
General Manager
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Seattle, Washington
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15 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2012

Good rate/price for Lake Union - Seattle. Right now, it is hard to reach this hotel due to the street construction. But, we finally made it.
Got into our room early which was nice. The rooms are a little dated,,,but were clean. Front desk folks were very good and treated us nice. Gave us a room overlooking the lake. Funny thing,,,I wanted to comment on the bed being too soft,,so on the day we departed, I noticed a new mattress ready to be installed in our room sitting outside the door!!!

Breakfast was adequate to good. I do not know, but hotels with free breakfast just don't cook good scrambled eggs!! :( Good coffee though, after all, this is Seattle!!

Overall,,this Marriott hotel needs some renovation,,,but pretty good place to stay,,,I would stay again.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Washington DC
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2012

This is a huge hotel that would be looking great if renovated. Front desk staff is very warm and friendly that goes over others expectations. Room is great - very spacious, clean and well maintained. Breakfast was somewhat good. The bad is the breakfast attendants that didn't even say hi - not talking about a smile about their face. Overall was a nice hotel.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Ames, Iowa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2012

Arrived late, staff was nice. Charged 20 something for parking, space is at a premium in this area, garage was indoors with tight parking, so tight I couldn't get my door of the malibu rental car open far enough to remove my suitcase, had to pull out of space, set my luggage out then pull back in-annoying. I've found that many hotels that say they charge for parking give it to me free, this one didn't. Got to the room at 2 pm and there were people talking jive really loud till about 330 am. Big stain on carpet and living room chair and sofa was so worn and dirty I wouldn't want to sit in it, also door hardwarewas worn and door dented, bad first impression. Was rainy so got some food from the pantry. A single size frozen dinner, ice cream bar and bottle of water that would have been like 7 bucks at the supermarket was 13 bucks. No suprise they don't label the price and you don't find out the cost until clerk rings it up. Seems shady they don't tag the price. Also shower head was low. Room was fair size, has kitchen, bed comfy, decent free breakfast, average over all, just think there are better choices

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled solo
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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York, United Kingdom
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2012

Suite style rooms arranged in a square round a single covered courtyard. Large clean and extremely comfortable. Breakfast was fine. The price was good for the quality.
It is right beside the last stop on the tram from near Pike's Market. Be aware the tram stops running at 19:00 on a Sunday.
It was nice to be just outside the city bustle and opposite the lake.

  • Stayed November 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2012

The location of this hotel was good, although more removed from downtown than we anticipated. Once we figured out the trolley and buses, it was fairly easy to travel about. What we liked most about this hotel is that it offered separate bedrooms, each with their own bathroom. It was nicely decorated and fit our needs perfectly. After some initial problems with the room assignment, we finally ended up with what we paid good money for...a suite with a proper view of the lake with a patio. *Beware* of the front desk clerks who try to give you less of a suite than you paid for. Don't be afraid to speak up! The breakfast buffets were adequate and offered a good variety of breakfast items. The hotel itself was very nice, and most of the staff were very nice and pleasant. There was construction going on while we were there, but since we were out during the day, it wasn't an issue.

Since we did not rent a car, we took full advantage of the public transporation. We did utilize the car service that the hotel works directly with for airport/hotel transfers. It was great to be picked up at the airport and taken to the hotel without having to worry about driving in areas unknown. They will also take you wherever you want to go, for a fee, obviously. We did use them to get to the ferry rather than taking the bus. Super simple and worry free.

All in all, we had a good experience at the hotel. If I return to Seattle with friends, I would stay here again. But going with my spouse, I would likely stay somewhere downtown.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Temple Hills, Maryland
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2012

Even though there was construction going on around the hotel, it was not a problem if you are not driving. Took the trolley that runs in front of the hotel, and got off at westlake center at the monorail station. Took the monorail to the space needle. EASY. Then came back to the monorail station and walked to the market.
Had a 2 bed 2 bath room. Very nice. Best breakfast buffet. This was our third hotel in a week. Started in Sacramento, to Lemoore then on to Seattle. Would stay again.

Room Tip: Just ask for a room in the back while construction is going. Very quiet!
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 800 Fairview Ave. N, Seattle, WA 98109
Location: United States > Washington > Seattle
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( Wi-Fi ) Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#33 Family Hotel in Seattle
#41 Business Hotel in Seattle
#45 Romantic Hotel in Seattle
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Residence Inn Seattle Downtown/Lake Union 3*
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