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Mediterranean Inn
2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   425 Queen Anne Avenue North, Seattle, WA 98109 (Magnolia / Queen Anne)   |  
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Laguna Beach, California
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“Excellent Value for Budget Travelors”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2010

Best kept secret in Seattle! What a pleasant surprise, I was looking for something on a budget that had a great location near to city center, with a secure parking garage, a business center, gym and located in a safe area. Bingo! It's no frills, but very comfortable and charming with a European flare. The rooms were well equipped with kitchenettes, coffee maker, fridge with complementary bottled water, microwave w/ popcorn. House keeping did a great job. Staff was helpful, the business center was the best I've seen-complementary (several HP computers with internet access, printers, fax, copiers-
no waiting.There's a great roof top deck with a panorama view of Elliott Bay and down town Seattle- one of the only hotels in Seattle to have one. Great location! The Mediterranean Inn is just a short 5-10 minute walk to Seattle Center (Space Needle, monorail, museums etc.) It's in a cute part of town with an abundance of cafe's, bistros and shopping nearby, plus there's a Starbucks adjacent to the hotel lobby. I booked with Travelocity for $70. per night, which was quite a bit less than booking with the hotel directly. Great value! I'll be back and recommend to others.

  • Stayed March 2010, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2010

We spent a night at the Mediterranean Inn at the conclusion of an Alaskan cruise. The hotel provided fair value for the cost. Close to Seattle Center and the Monorail to downtown. Actually, downtown is a nice walk for most people. The hotel had free access to the internet and two computer terminals with printers available. Nothing fancy here, but affordable and good (safe) location. Less than $7 taxi ride from cruise ship to hotel.

We jumped on the monorail, walked around the downtown, and walked back to the hotel. Enjoyed a night at the Jazz Alley (walking distance) and a train ride the next morning to Vancouver ($9 taxi ride to the train terminal).

  • Stayed May 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2010

For the price and location of this hotel, it was a very excellent choice. This is my first visit to this hotel. As with all my reviews, I will go through as much as I can remember from the experience.

Initial Thoughts: After hearing some positive reviews on Tripadvisor, I decided on taking the chance and checking out this hotel. As an added perk, this hotel was eligible under my THANKYOU points from expedia, which gave me FREE nights at this hotel. How can I not pick it? ;) My girlfriend and I arrived on the red eye flight from Los Angeles. Thank goodness for GPS. There are a lot of one way streets in Seattle. Arriving after midnight, the hotel exterior looked exactly like the pictures I saw online. When you try to park though, you might get confused because you have to check in first to get access to the parking garage behind the building. Parking cost $15/day. I have some gripes about the whole parking issue. First, the parking garage is very TIGHT. I luckily had a Prius and was able to navigate that car in the super tight spots in the garage. Second, if I’m paying $15/day for parking, I should be able to find a spot easy, not having to HOPE or WISH for a spot to be open. Other then that, parking was fine. They have security camera’s watching the garage and I actually saw one employee checking for valid parking tags.

The Grounds: Not so much real estate here. Lobby is nice and simple. Clean. Nice to know that Starbucks is connected directly next to the lobby. There’s a gym also near the lobby. I didn’t have a chance to go to the upper balcony for a view, but I heard it was nice up there. Seattle Center was walking distance. You can see the space needle from the hotel.

The Room: Do not expect an extravagant room or anything. The room was good enough for two people. Standard size room. Everything was neat and tidy. Did not have any issues with the room being dirty. Bathroom was clean as well. The room we were assigned to was on the 2nd floor, facing the busy street. If you have a chance to get a room at the upper floors, I would say do so. Staying on this floor and location on a Friday night means hearing the intoxicated people walk just right outside your room. This can be very annoying if you’re trying to get a good night’s rest before you start your day the next morning. I was surprised to see a flat LCD TV in the room. That was a nice touch. The bed was ok, not too hard, not too soft. The room also didn’t come with AC, but I guess you wouldn’t need it that much because open your windows and you’ll feel that breeze come in. The little kitchenette in the room was convenient as well. You can buy some groceries by the near by SAFEWAY and keep some food in the fridge.

The Food: Did not get any food at the hotel. Go outside and visit Seattle. All the food will be out there waiting for you.

The Staff: Staff was friendly and attentive. Didn’t have too much contact with them. Only for checking in and out of the hotel.

Summary: For the super price of FREEDOLLARS and location, I would recommend this hotel if anyone is staying in Seattle. Just make you have a tiny car for the garage parking lot ;).

  • Stayed April 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2010

I recently stayed at this hotel for 3 nights and enjoyed it a great deal. The location is absolutely superb - 2 mins walk from Seattle Center, and the bus that goes downtown stops just outside the hotel and takes about 10 mins. The room was quiet and clean and excellent value. The staff were courteous but not particularly friendly compared to typical American customer service. (Check-in is stated as 4pm but I arrived at 10 am and was told if I returned at noon my room would be available. I returned at 1 to be told it was not ready and that "check-in is at 4". This was frustrating as I could have stayed out and returned at 4 if I hadn't been told to return at noon. The next day, I heard another guest having exactly the same frustrating conversation.) However, this is the only minor criticism I have of an excellent stay. Make sure you visit the roof terrace as the views are stunning.

  • Stayed April 2010, 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2010

My daughter and I went to Seattle for the weekend for a campus tour of University of Washington. We were visiting the Emerald city for the first time so sightseeing was also on our itinerary. I almost booked a room at a hotel by the U-District, but found the Mediterranean Inn; a mere 6 miles away from the school, and close to the city’s sights, the latter was a favorable choice. And with rates less than $100/night, it was also a practical one.

Located in the unassuming neighborhood of Queen Anne, the hotel is a 5- minute walk to the Needle; a 10-minute cab ride to Pike Place Market; and a 15 to 20 minute ride to the University. Though small, little touches like: wallpaper in the bathroom, a basket to hold toiletries, and a curtain in place of a closet door, created a homey feel to the room. The carpet’s a bit run-down but the bed is comfortable enough to give you a good night’s sleep. However, if you're a light sleeper, the occasional street noise could be a bit of a bother. The room also comes with a fridge, a microwave, and a coffee maker- great amenities for those traveling with small children.

Wi-fi isn’t available in the room but there are 2 computers in the lobby that you can use. The Starbucks below is also an AT&T hotspot.

One reviewer mentioned that the staff seemed aloof. I did notice that, but don’t be put off; they can be quite accommodating when you ask for help. They can also arrange for transportation to the airport for a flat rate of $43. Probably the same amount for a cab ride, but a good option if you want a nicer car.

Restaurants in the area that are worth trying: Phuket Thai restaurant, Skycity in the Space Needle, and although we didn’t get a chance to try it, I heard that Dick’s across the street serves up good burgers.

For some quiet time with a view: check out the rooftop. There’s a row of deck chairs that you can use to take a load off.

  • Stayed April 2010
    • 5 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
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2010

Lots of local "flavor" within walking distance. Hotel far exceeded my expectations and I will definitely stay there again as well as recommend it to anyone I know travelling to the Seattle area!

  • Stayed April 2010, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Battle Ground, WA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2010

My husband and I stayed at the Mediterranean to be near the Seattle Center and the location was perfect, just a couple blocks walk. We were disappointed to learn that there was no breakfast offered (for some reason we thought there would be) and it would have been nice to be given a little more feedback from the staff about were to eat dinner. It seems like the ones we spoke with didn't have very much knowledge of the local options. We ate dinner at a pizzeria within walking distance and since we were only a block from Safeway and could purchase food since our room had a refrigerator! The room was a comfortable and clean and since we were one of the upper floors we had a great view of Puget Sound & Downtown. The rooftop view were even better! It was still pretty chilly in April so we couldn't enjoy the chairs up there, but it was still a great place to get photos of the city. Also a note that the parking situation is a bit tight. We drive a small vehicle so it worked out okay, but just beware that you enter the basement parking garage from the alley and it is has very small spaces, with a low ceiling. Overall we would stay here again.

  • Stayed April 2009, traveled on business
    • 4 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 425 Queen Anne Avenue North, Seattle, WA 98109
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Location: United States > Washington > Seattle > Magnolia / Queen Anne
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Kitchenette Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#6 Green Hotel in Seattle
#43 Romantic Hotel in Seattle
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Mediterranean Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 180
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We are ideally located for business or pleasure in the vibrant Queen Anne neighborhood of Seattle. The Space Needle, Key Arena and downtown Seattle are just moments away and for our coffee lovers we feature a Starbucks ®Café off the lobby. The hotel is beautifully appointed with the look of the Mediterranean that embraces you with a comfortable and relaxed feeling, each guestroom features a kitchenette and the entire hotel is 100% non smoking. ... more   less 
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