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“Location, location, location plus hip bar can't wait to return.” 5 of 5 stars
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Motif Seattle
4.0 of 5 Motel   |   1415 Fifth Avenue, Seattle, WA 98101 (Formerly Red Lion Hotel on Fifth Avenue Seattle)   |  
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Ranked #66 of 95 hotels in Seattle
1 review
“Location, location, location plus hip bar can't wait to return.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Starting with the mod renovation and ending with Frolik and delicious drinks in a stimulating environment this stay tops my list of hotel experiences and sets new standards. All in a centrally positioned location that allows easy access to the best of Seattle.

  • Stayed July 2014
    • 5 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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Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I spent a Sunday night at Motif with a friend and we had a fabulous room on the 17th floor overlooking the water. The room was a good size and the remodel was high quality and stylish. We were there to go to a concert at the paramount, and the hotel did a good job setting the tone for a fun weekend. The staff seemed well trained and went out of their way to respond to our requests and needs. I'd definitely stay there again. Frolick on the 5th floor is a good place to go for a snack and drink (hummus plate is delicious) and I recommend sitting outside on the patio. My only negative on the whole stay was that the music in Frolick is too loud for conversation. Id' definitely stay there again.

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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Just got back from one night at the Motif in Seattle and would highly recommend it! We loved it for the great location, friendly staff, and spacious room.

Though it was a short visit, the Motif was the perfect place to lay our heads after a long day in Seattle. Comfortable beds and great room temperature, huge windows with lots of light, and lots of space to spread out in the room.

Loved the free wifi, parking was expensive at the hotel but we parked elsewhere.

A great stay overall!

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Anchorage, Alaska
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A friend and I stayed here after Paradiso since we wanted a few days in Seattle. It is right in the heart of the business / fashion district. Pretty easy to find in the grid of downtown Seattle.
Hotel parking underground was a bit expensive, so we turned in the automobile at SeaTac and were able to take public transport all the way back to near the hotel. There are plenty of restaurants nearby as well as shopping. It is also a nice walk to the Capital Hill area.
The room was good, standard fare for a hotel. The WC was nice and big, although ours had a see-through panel in the door. One night we had a pizza delivery and it was delivered straight to our room. We did try Elephant & Castle, the pub under the hotel. It was good although not too many gluten-free choices. The staff at the hotel and pub were friendly and efficient.
Good option for staying close to downtown Seattle, as the waterfront as well as Capital Hill can be reached without a vehicle. Also the lightrail will take passengers directly to the Seattle-Tacoma Aeroport.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We were able to stay here through a great deal on Priceline and because it was midweek. The hotel is beautiful and so well situated you can easily get anywhere you want in Seattle. Pike Market is just down the street. The hotel is so clean and the staff was very helpful. There is a pub downstairs that was fun and authentic. Parking was pricey, but worth it to leave the car and explore. I don't think I would pay full price, but it was definitely a treat!

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Shannon S, General Manager at Motif Seattle, responded to this review, 4 days ago
Dear Turnmill123,
Thank you for the outstanding 5 star review of your recent stay at Motif Seattle! We are so delighted to hear that you enjoyed our hotel and the central downtown location. We are also very pleased to hear that our staff was helpful. We look forward to welcoming you back again the next time your travels bring you to Seattle.
Sincerely,
Shannon Sheron, General Manager
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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed here 2 weeks and I had a positive experience. The only minor issues were internet related, where the connection to my companys vpn worked for 30 seconds and then nothing else would work. I got to speak to the IT manager, mr Danny, who went beyond the call of duty to help me. In the process,he took me to visit the datacenter where we quickly ruled out the appliance in the network that caused the issue and immediately resolved my problem. Well pleased and as my company is headquartered in seattle I will choose this hotel again on my next trip in march.

Stayed June 2014, traveled on business
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Shannon S, General Manager at Motif Seattle, responded to this review, 4 days ago
Dear CurrySavvy,
Thank you for your review on your recent stay. We are pleased to hear that you had a positive experience and that Danny, our IT Manager, was able to immediately resolve your WiFi Connection issues. We look forward to welcoming you back again in March.
Sincerely,
Shannon Sheron, General Manager
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Tucson, Arizona
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A former Sheraton, Motif has been given a contemporary makeover and is quite fashionable looking. It is situated in the middle of the business/retail district of Seattle, and from it you can walk everywhere, or get to public transportation easily. The AC in our room never quite cooled enough, though a polite young engineer tinkered with it and assured us it "would just take a while." The fancy rain shower head actually didn't put out a lot of water. A very nice looking bar/restaurant, with rooftop area, closed at 10:00 on a week night, forcing us into an ersatz British? pub on the basement level. Generally comfortable, and reasonably priced for that area, had it not been for the location, it would not be a place I would recommend.

Green Features: They had recycling containers in the room as part of the trash can.
  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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Shannon S, General Manager at Motif Seattle, responded to this review, 4 days ago
Dear ArthurBlank,
Thank you for taking the time to leave us valuable feedback on your recent stay. We are pleased to hear you enjoyed our makeover and convenient Downtown Seattle location. We are deeply sorry for the issues you experienced, but would like to assure you that these are areas that we are working on improving upon. We also understand the need for later restaurant hours, so we have extended our 5th floor restaurant’s hours to midnight every day. We hope you are willing to give us the opportunity to welcome you back again in the future and exceed your expectations.
Sincerely,
Shannon Sheron, General Manager
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Address: 1415 Fifth Avenue, Seattle, WA 98101 (Formerly Red Lion Hotel on Fifth Avenue Seattle)
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Location: United States > Washington > Seattle
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#20 Luxury Hotel in Seattle
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Motif Seattle 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Motif Seattle on Fifth Avenue in downtown Seattle Washington is a distinctly different and unique hotel located within the downtown neighborhood featuring the best shopping, theaters and cultural attractions on the West Coast. Whether you're in town on business or pleasure, our impeccable service and casual northwest flair will make your stay comfortable in Seattle.The hotel is noted for its exemplary level of service and sophisticated atmosphere, with amenities to satisfy both business and leisure travelers. Our 319 smoke-free guest rooms offer stunning views of Elliott Bay and the city and feature, new Red Lion's signature plush Sealy pillowtop beds, Essential Elements bath products, terry bathrobes, Keurig coffee machines and refrigerators. On-site services include an award-winning concierge and bell staff, complimentary wi-fi, a business center and a fitness center. We also feature two restaurants; Frolik Kitchen + Cocktails on the fifth floor, including downtown Seattle's largest outdoor dining deck and seasonal summer entertainment on the patio, and Elephant & Castle British Restaurant & Pub. Motif Seattle is walking distance to Seattle's cultural, business and shopping attractions, including the ornate 5th Avenue Theatre and the classic Paramount Theatre, the famous Pike Place Market (with the world's first Starbucks coffee house), the Washington Convention & Trade Center and over 10 million square feet of retail shopping including Macy's Northwest and Nordstrom flagship stores. The Monorail to the Seattle Center's Space Needle and the Experience Music Project (EMP) is just step away. The Benaroya Hall and Seattle Art Museum are a few blocks away from the hotel. The hotel is also positioned for convenient Fifth Avenue access to Qwest Field, home of Seattle Seahawks football, Safeco Field, home of Seattle Mariners baseball, and Seattle Storm basketball. We are one mile from Seattle University, 6 miles from the University of Washington and its Medical Center and 6 miles from the campus of Seattle Pacific University. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Red Lion Hotel Seattle
Red Lion Seattle
Seattle Red Lion
Red Lion Inn Seattle

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