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Watertown Hotel - A Piece of Pineapple Hospitality
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   4242 Roosevelt Way NE, Seattle, WA 98105   |  
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Ranked #24 of 95 hotels in Seattle
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“Another great stay!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2012 via mobile

I was so happy that the Watertown was available for my trip to Seattle. From the free parking to the free shuttle service, to the keurig coffee makers in your room, it's all of the little things that add up to make this hotel one of my favorites. Highly recommded!

  • Stayed September 2012
    • 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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MarcoBaumann, General Manager at Watertown Hotel - A Piece of Pineapple Hospitality, responded to this review, November 17, 2012
Thank you for your review! We're so glad that you chose to return to us and look forward to having you as our guest for a long time to come!

Thanks for the feedback, it made our day!

Marco Baumann
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
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  • Cleanliness
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2012

Just a few blocks from the heart of University Avenue, and two blocks from the wonderful Portage Bay Cafe (best breakfast in the city). If you haven't been in Seattle before, you need to know that the U-District is fairly distant from downtown, the waterfront, the sports area, Seattle Center, etc. But since my business was with the university, it was perfect. The room was large and nicely laid out, with big windows and wonderful light (which is good in an often dark, drizzly city).

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
    • 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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Antonio G, Manager at Watertown Hotel - A Piece of Pineapple Hospitality, responded to this review, November 1, 2012
Thank you for your review of your recent stay at Watertown Hotel! I am very happy you liked the large windows in our rooms! Portage Bay Cafe is a great restaurant that we recommend frequently for breakfast and lunch. We do have a free shuttle that guests can reserve to take to the Space Needle or Downtown Seattle. I'm happy our location in the University District worked for you and thank you again for the review. We hope to see you again soon!
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2012

This is a very nice hotel with large and comfortable rooms. The facilities are good. The coffee maker is much better than average hotel quality. ice features of the hotel is the shuttle service that works really well if you reserve in advance, free loaner bikes and free parking. On the downside, the management has decided to cancel the complimentary breakfast. This makes the hotel less good value.

On the other hand, the nearby Portage Bay Cafe serves excellent breakfast and there is a Trader Joes just one block away for making your own breakfast.

The location is very close to the university. But there is not so much else. Fremont and Ballard are easily accessible via bus or bike on the excellent Burke Gilman trail. Downtown can be reached with the aforementioned shuttle, or by public transportation.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 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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MarcoBaumann, General Manager at Watertown Hotel - A Piece of Pineapple Hospitality, responded to this review, November 17, 2012
Dear 4cn,

Thanks for your review of our hotel and its facilities. We're glad you came back to visit recently. Our cafe now offers an expanded selection of breakfast and lunch items that are prepared fresh daily. We hope the breakfast change was not too disappointing to you.

We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future!
In the meantime, all the very best!

Marco Baumann
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2012 via mobile

When looking for an ideal spot to stay in Seattle, this place jumped out at me. It delivered, central location to everything, clean, comfortable rooms and the price point could not be beat. Staff was friendly and helpful. Free wifi, bikes, shuttle service, boutique urban chic hotel.Would highly recommend!

Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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MarcoBaumann, General Manager at Watertown Hotel - A Piece of Pineapple Hospitality, responded to this review, November 17, 2012
Hello mtayl56!

Thanks so much for your glowing review of your stay! Hope to welcome you back soon!
In the meantime, al the very best!

Marco Baumann
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2012

Very nice rooms with a mini-fridge, microwave, and coffee maker. Free parking in the hotel garage is a huge perk as parking is difficult and expensive near the University. The hotel has free WiFi, a business center and fitness room. Complimentary bikes and shuttles to many area destinations is terrific. Breakfast and snacks are available in the lobby for a very reasonable price. The hotel is walking distance to the University and main streets with many shopping and dining options. We would definitely stay here again. The staff was very helpful and friendly.

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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MarcoBaumann, General Manager at Watertown Hotel - A Piece of Pineapple Hospitality, responded to this review, November 17, 2012
Hello KristyAZ!

Thank you so much for taking the time to share your thoughts about your visit with other travelers! We're delighted that our location, service and amenities were memorable to you. We're really proud of our hotel and look forward to welcoming you back soon! In the meantime, please send us some sunshine from Arizona! Thanks!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2012

The rooms are largish, the prices are reasonable and wiif is free. The location is out of the way for destinations other than the University -- the hotel advertises a free shuttle to downtown and other destinations, but it was booked up or unavailable almost every time I asked.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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MarcoBaumann, General Manager at Watertown Hotel - A Piece of Pineapple Hospitality, responded to this review, November 17, 2012
Thanks for your review of your stay. We appreciate you taking the time. As you noticed during your stay, our complimentary shuttle service is very popular. We apologize that it was not available when you needed it. However, we're happy to share that based on feedback like yours, we have a plan to acquire a larger shuttle, which will accommodate twice as many passengers!

Thanks to guests like you, who share with us your thoughts on our amenities and services, we are able to continuously improve the experience of our guests! We hope to welcome you back soon. In the meantime, all the very best.

Marco Baumann
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2012

We have stayed at the Watertown on two prior trips as well as at their sister property the University Inn when we travel with the kids. We have always enjoyed the accommodations and we pretty much did again; however our only disappointment was in the change to their breakfast offerings. They used to offer a very nice continental breakfast and they no longer offer this service. They do have the Pineapple Cafe available and guests do receive 25% off; however one of the main reasons we enjoyed staying at the Watertown was the nice perk of the continental breakfast.

Otherwise, the hotel is a great place to stay. Rooms are spacious with nice beds, quality furniture, a mini-fridge, microwave, coffeemaker. They offer a shuttle that will take you to various locations, which we have used each time we stayed at the hotel to go into downtown Seattle.

We like the "off-the-beaten path" nature of this hotel and being in the U-District is fun. There are a lot of restaurants to choose from on the Ave.

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Antonio G, Manager at Watertown Hotel - A Piece of Pineapple Hospitality, responded to this review, October 16, 2012
I appreciate you taking the time to review your most recent stay at Watertown and thank you for returning! We have made a change to our food and beverage offerings by opening the Pineapple Cafe which hotel guests receive 15% off. We also now serve breakfast and lunch in the Cafe and offer a far more expansive menu and espresso bar! I'm happy you continue to enjoy your time at Watertown as a whole and thank you again for your review! We can't wait to take care of you again soon!
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Address: 4242 Roosevelt Way NE, Seattle, WA 98105
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Location: United States > Washington > Seattle
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #24 of 95 hotels in Seattle
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Watertown Hotel - A Piece of Pineapple Hospitality 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Within easy walking distance to UW campus. Local shuttle to downtown Seattle and area attractions. Our goal is to provide our guests with legendary service. Loaner bicycles available to our guests. Join us from 3pm - 7pm in the lobby for complimentary Starbuck's coffee and our signature pineapple cupcakes. ... more   less 
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