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“Really Great Hotel” 5 of 5 stars
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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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Ranked #42 of 95 Hotels in Seattle
Huntingdon, United Kingdom
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324 reviews 324 reviews
95 hotel reviews
Reviews in 110 cities Reviews in 110 cities
120 helpful votes 120 helpful votes
“Really Great Hotel”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2013 via mobile

This hotel while large does not feel full even when very busy. Staff are efficient, knowledgable and very helpful. Rooms are spacious and ideal for families especially if travelling with teenagers. Excellent location on Lake Union - if you want a walk or run check out the round the lake route at 6 miles/10 Kms great way to see the area.

Hotel has gym, pool and laundry and complimentary breakfast. Just watch parking at USD25 per day. Good wifi and close to major attractions by public transport. Well done to all an excellent place to see Seattle from.

  • Stayed July 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    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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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2013

This is a fabulous hotel all around. We've stayed here a couple of times and would definitely stay here again the next time we're in Seattle. It's right across the street from a beautiful lakefront with park and beach area for the kids and numerous restaurants. The streetcar is right there, too, which makes getting into and out of the city really easy. the hotel suites are beautiful, many of them have lake views with patios. The larger suites are spacious and decked out, to make stays with kids or longer stays more than comfortable. There is a breakfast buffet every morning and it is more than adequate to make everyone - no matter the dietary restriction - happy. And, although the front staff might not be overly friendly, they are efficient. This isn't a really luxurious hotel, but it is way nicer than most, covers all bases very well, and is in an excellent location.

Room Tip: Ask for a room with lake view!
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Greenville, South Carolina
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11 hotel reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

We stayed at this hotel overnight while waiting for a cruise ship. Plenty of room and very modern, Easy access to trolley that goes to the shopping areas right across the street. Awesome breakfast and friend service. Desk makes arrangements for transportation to cruise dock which is convenient at a flat rate. The only negative was they did not honor my request for a room on a higher floor and gave us a very bad view. Other than that it was a nice stay.

Room Tip: Ask for higher floors to get a view of the Union Lake park.
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

Its the best Residence Inn I have stayed in! Beautiful inside, breakfast great. We had a huge room overlooking the lake, It was very quiet and clean. Excellent staff welcoming us. Nearby to local transport to see rest of Seattle.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
    • 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

Used points to reserve 1 bedroom suite with wife and 2 young adults. Couldn't use points for the two bedroom. I liked best the gym pool and hot tub, even had a suana. Good location with good transportation options. Staff mildly friendly but breakfast's rocked!

Beds are hard as rocks. I think most rooms have a patio which we enjoyed as well.

Comfortable walking distance to Seattle Center and North Westlake Blvd for coffee shops, restaurants "serious pie" loved it.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2013

We stay here whenever we visit Seattle. It has a two bedroom option when traveling with our grandchildren, and the facility is family friendly. We had a great room on the seventh floor with a deck facing Lake Union and enjoyed a warm summer weekend. Float planes came in right over us, thrilling our grandson. The rooms are comfortable and the breakfast provided has many choices. Parking is expensive, but secure. The staff was very accommodating and we will continue to stay here.

Room Tip: Lake view rooms are wonderful.
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Dundee, Michigan, United States
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29 hotel reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2013

I had a lot of problems at check-in, regarding a credit card authorization form. I was a Marriott employee at the time, so I figured they would extend a little trust that I was not trying to scam them in some way. haha The process took nearly 20-25 minutes and no manager was available to help. It was disappointing. Other than the big hassle of check in, everything else was fine. The breakfast was yummy! The nearby Lake is beautiful and the location is convenient. However, I would be a little hesitant to stay here again.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled solo
    • 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
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Residence Inn Seattle Downtown/Lake Union

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 ( WiFi ) Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#33 Family Hotel in Seattle
#39 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*
Number of rooms: 234
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