First, I should state that this is my third time to Seattle, first time at this hotel. I am frequent traveler and in all my years of traveling, this is only the second time I hated the experience and felt the need to write about it. I thought I would give Motif a try since it's location was great. Online looks high quality. It was a few dollars cheaper than something like the Fairmont. What a dump! I say this in that it's price is the same as a high quality 4-5 star hotel, but it's shabby. Lots of street and hotel noise - all night! The room has no safe or normal amenities you would and should expect. The walls are dark brown and the room is so dark! The chair for the desk is blown out and is like sitting on the floor. There is no valet even though the parking is $40 a night and you park it yourself in an underground lot and carry your luggage - no bellman! There is room service but it's ridiculous food only. Nothing normal, just things like "chèvre and pistachio grapes" or "skewers with okonomlyaki sauce". Gonna get fancy with the food but every else is motel 6! No view out the window except for the exceptionally loud bar patrons. I spoke to the front desk about the noise and she said it would die down after 10pm - she had to repeat it to me because people were cackling and screaming - we could not hear each other. That is ridiculous. There is some sort of noise that sounds like coffee brew / gurgling from inside the wall of my room - never figured that out. So, in conclusion, if you want to pay five star prices, and get one star accommodations that are like renting a room at a sorority house, no services (room, parking, concierge, laundry), but are 4 blocks from Pike - this is the place for you!
- 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