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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 #23 of 95 Hotels in Seattle
Warden, Washington
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“Great facility,perfect location, friendly staff!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2012

Our first time staying at this hotel and we were not at all disappointed. We will definitely use this facility again. A great location for the U District or for the UW Med facility right across the street (Bone & Joint Center). The facility was clean and neat even though they said they were going thru some renovations to the flooring in the guest rooms we wouldn't have known it had they not told us. Freindly staff and clean comfortable rooms at a reasonable price for Seattle area hotels.

  • Stayed December 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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ConnieSchneider, Manager at Watertown Hotel - A Piece of Pineapple Hospitality, responded to this review, December 10, 2012
Hello WSU 6095,

We are so glad you enjoyed the first of hopefully many more, stays with us here in the U-district. We appreciate your nice comments about the cleanliness of our hotel, along with reasonable prices and great location. I will be sure and let our Housekeeping department know! I am also glad our construction project did not disturb you. Looking forward to seeing you again at Watertown. Go Cougs!
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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
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2012 via mobile

The rooms were clean other than the carpet that obviusly hadn't been vacuumed. They were in the process of changing to laminate wood flooring while we were there, so I will be interested to see the change when I come back, yes I will stay here again. The bath towels were fresh and fluffy not flat and overused as most hotel towels are. The bed comforter was fluffy and warm, but it spent most of the night slipping onto the floor, perhaps a less slick duvet cover could prevent this hassle. The size of the room was very spacious. Security to access the building was very good. We were traveling with our dog and the hotel was very accomodating. Overall I would highly suggest this hotel. Access to the UW campus was very easy.

  • Stayed December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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ConnieSchneider, Manager at Watertown Hotel - A Piece of Pineapple Hospitality, responded to this review, December 6, 2012
Dear HotshotAtHeart78,

We are so glad to hear you enjoyed your stay with us. We appreciate your comments about our fluffy towels. We are working on some enhancements on our bed package, along with the new flooring project in the rooms so please stand by for your next visit!
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109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2012

We've stayed here several times and find it well-located in the university district, quiet, friendly, clean, and "different" in a good way.
Rooms are average size with good amenities. Underground parking garage is easy to use. Price is great. Walking the U district is fun and there are lots of fun eateries at reasonable prices.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 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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ConnieSchneider, Manager at Watertown Hotel - A Piece of Pineapple Hospitality, responded to this review, December 5, 2012
Hi jawms, and thank you for your nice comments about Watertown. We appreciate both your comments as well as your patronage!
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2012

My husband, son, and I stayed here for six nights while visiting Seattle and UW on a college-hunting visit. We loved the room (507, two-queen studio), the awesome modern-but-not-stark decor, the free umbrellas (one was in the closet, and we borrowed another one from the front desk on one particularly wet day), the friendly staff, the not-too-crowded parking garage (accessible by key card which gave a nice sense of security), the washer/dryer (one on each floor), the afternoon/evening coffee (the decaf was good, which is not common!), and even the pineapple mini-muffins (except for the icing).

I'm not lowering my rating because of the sheets, but I will comment.... yes they are short, but what bothered me about them was the noise! I worried that I would wake up my husband - or my son in the next bed - every time I moved. Speaking of noise, we did have what I call a "stomp-walker" in the room above us. It didn't bother us because we kept approximately the same waking/sleeping hours, but we did hear those heavy footfalls, so if that really concerns you, maybe you can ask for a top-floor room. (Personally, I can tell when my footsteps are reverberating in a hotel room, so I always try to make sure I don't do it. Sometimes it's impossible to be quiet, but I had no trouble with that at Watertown.)

I'll mention a few of the nearby amenities and conveniences. Right across the street is Trinity Market; it has a little bit of everything (bigger and nicer than a 7-Eleven), I got some Odwalla juices and some disposable plastic containers for leftovers (which we stockpiled in the room fridge and then took with us to our next hotel on the itinerary and then never ate). The Pineapple Cafe didn't have enough variety in its menu for our picky-eating teen son, so we walked two blocks every morning to eat at the spectacular Portage Bay Cafe. Two blocks in a different direction takes you to a 24-hour Subway (where we picked up breakfast early in the morning when we were leaving town) with a 24-hour donut shop right next door. Three blocks away is an all-vegan (if you're into that - we are) Thai restaurant called Araya's Place. Gas station two blocks away also (with air for your leaky rental car tire - I hope you don't need that, but we did). And the hotel is about an 8-minute walk to the edge of the UW campus. And of course you can imagine all the amenities that college proximity can offer.

A comment about several of the great photos that another reviewer added. As I'm sure you can tell, that is not an average room! I'll label my room photos with "2-queen studio" at the beginning so you can see exactly what that type of room is like. (As of this writing, I think the website has only one photo of a 2-queen studio, but I could be wrong about that.) Our room *did* have that awesome "port-holed" bathroom door, which we had some fun with.

Room Tip: The two-queen studio had plenty of room for us, with fridge, microwave, and Keurig coffee-maker.
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  • Stayed November 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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ConnieSchneider, Manager at Watertown Hotel - A Piece of Pineapple Hospitality, responded to this review, December 5, 2012
Emilyg28, We value your review of our lovely boutique hotel in the U-district. We appreciate both the information as well as the photos. We are in the process of purchasing new sheets so when you return to Seattle, we hope to delight you with new sheets and hopefully some sunshine!
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2012 via mobile

The Watertown is comfortable and clean and has some nice amenities as others have listed (coffee, water, free parking). I have the same complaint on the linens as Snowbird. They were very loose and starchy where they easily slipped off the bed.
Location was easily accessible and you could walk to restaurants in Wallingford and the U District. They also have some bikes that you can borrow, but the Seattle weather put a damper on that plan. Maybe next time, we'll be back.

Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
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ConnieSchneider, Manager at Watertown Hotel - A Piece of Pineapple Hospitality, responded to this review, November 26, 2012
Hey mc423, As you can see from a few previous notes, we are aware of the short linen situation, and are working diligently to remedy this! Thanks for all your other accolades and let's hope on you next return to Seattle, our weather will cooperate with you and you can take advantage of our complimentary loaner bikes to take a scenic ride!
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Mankato, Minnesota
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2012

Very convenient location to the university district. Very good security, underground parking, good neighborhood and close to small shops and restaurants. Room was clean and comfortable in this new hotel. Nice touches Keuring coffee maker, bottled water, wi fi, thick towels, clever design, refrigerator, microwave, safe, desk. Our room had a nice view of Seattle through nice windows. Comfortable lobby with computers to use. Definitely would stay here again.

Room Tip: ask for a room with a view on the upper floors-it will be quieter too
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 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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ConnieSchneider, Manager at Watertown Hotel - A Piece of Pineapple Hospitality, responded to this review, November 26, 2012
Thank you timberwolf69110 for all your flattery.... we aim to please! We appreciate your business and hope you return to visit again sometime in the not-too-distant future!
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2012

This is a nice spot near the University and many of Seattle's north neighborhoods. While it is not luxurious, it is functional and rooms include a microwave and small refrig. The bathroom has nice granite countertops. Breakfast is not included, but the cafe off the lobby has breakfast and other fare for a reasonable price. The underground parking at no charge is really a plus. The biggest negative is the bed linens. They don't use fitted sheets on the bottom, and the flat sheet they do use isn't quiet big enough to hold. So in the morning you are likely to wake up in a mess of sheeting!

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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ConnieSchneider, Manager at Watertown Hotel - A Piece of Pineapple Hospitality, responded to this review, November 26, 2012
Hello sn0bird 66, and thank you for your positive comments about our crown jewel in the
U-district. We appreciate your feedback! We are aware of the linen situation and are addressing a solution this early next year. Hopefully, by the time you return, your sheets will stay tucked in!
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Address: 4242 Roosevelt Way NE, Seattle, WA 98105
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Location: United States > Washington > Seattle
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Wheelchair access
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Ranked #23 of 95 Hotels in Seattle
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Watertown Hotel - A Piece of Pineapple Hospitality 3*
Number of rooms: 100
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Colorful and contemporary, urban and upscale-welcome to Watertown Hotel. Located just four blocks from the University of Washington, Watertown Hotel is the ideal hotel whether your goal is academic or adventurous. Here, you're not only close to campus, you're close to everything Seattle: The Pike Place Market, Space Needle, Seattle Waterfront and world-class shopping and dining. So check in and chill out. We're at your service. ... more   less 
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