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“Excellent upscale stay.” 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 #56 of 95 Hotels in Seattle
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“Excellent upscale stay.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW
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Upon arrival, we were greeted by a fabulous doorman (can not remember his name). Checkin was very smooth with no wait. Our room was nothing short of amazing with the best views of the sound and pike place market. Hotel was very clean and the bed was very comfortable. It would have been nice to have a full length mirror in the room as we dressed up for a few events. The restaurant was hip and funky. We had the breakfast buffet which was very filling. The fitness center was great. It was a nice touch to have the flavored water, fresh towels, and sanitation wipes. We actually watched the thanksgiving parade from there with a fantastic view of the floats on 5th avenue. Schuyler the concierge was always there and was very helpful. Every staff member we encountered was very welcoming. Amazing stay overall.

  • Stayed November 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I spent two nights at Motif Hotel Seattle and thankfully the hotel staff during my check in time was super helpful. I managed to get my room upgraded from two queen sized room to family room with little extra money.
The family rom was spacious and well fitted for five of us. It had a nice sofa for me to sleep comfortably and a dining table next to it. We have no complaints at all with the condition of the room with its amenities and facilities. Hotel staffs were very friendly and the location of this hotel really fantastic. Everything is within walking distances. We are like to stay here again ifor our next visit to Seattle.

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  • Stayed December 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Raquel greets you with a smile and bright conversation. Great location, comfy bed and beautiful view. Super service. Lobby is simple but modern. Nice desk in room. Decent bathtub. Nice bellman. Good prices for Seattle. Near office and Barney's is nearby.

  • Stayed December 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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Shannon S, General Manager at Motif Seattle, responded to this review, 4 days ago
Dear Sanju1201,
Thank you for your outstanding 5 star review of your recent stay. We are so delighted to hear that you enjoyed our great location, guestrooms, and service. Thank you for your kind words regarding Raquel, we truly appreciate it! We look forward to welcoming you back again in the future.
Sincerely,
Shannon Sheron, General Manager
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Motif Hotel is a jewel in the city of Seattle. Located downtown near shopping and theaters, the rooms are beautiful and comfortable, the staff is excellent at all levels, and the prices are competitive. It's a very nice alternative to the chain hotels and I would gladly stay there again. Just 30 minutes from the airport, it is a lovely site from which to easily visit all the wonderful attractions Seattle has to offer.

Room Tip: Very quiet, even on the weekend! Wonderful gym.
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  • Stayed December 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Shannon S, General Manager at Motif Seattle, responded to this review, 4 days ago
Dear A4039PHsusanw,
Thank you for your wonderful 5 star review of your recent stay at Motif Seattle. We are so delighted to hear that you found our hotel to be a jewel in the city of Seattle. We look forward to welcoming you back again!
Sincerely,
Shannon Sheron, General Manager
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our first time in Seattle (and what an impressive city it is). We requested a room with a view and we got the 16th floor(1607), facing the Puget Sound. It was a well-appointed large room with two queen-sized comfortable beds and a lovely bathroom. We could not have expected more
The people on the front desk have been welcoming and accommodating, assisting us patiently and graciously with all our queries.
Location is ideal for tourists, central to public transport, to the Pike St Markets and to all the shops one would wish to visit - Nordstrom(etc).
There is a supermarket nearby for those who wish to buy in food.
We ordered a carrot cake from Frolics - expensive (10.00) but beautifully presented.
The view from our room - over Puget Sound - is a highlight, a relaxing item to return to after a day spent on the town or touring - one can see the ferries, hills, the gentle rain (pretty regular in winter) and the markets on the foreshore.
We would happily recommend Motif to any tourist new to Seattle.
Ordering a room with a view beforehand and mentioning that we were new to Seattle probably helped.

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  • Stayed December 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The location is good. The jotel is confusing with its boutique yet casual feel. The florescent lighting is obnoxious and they had several dedigners eho did not communicate. The front desk was great as were maids and bellstaff. The bar and kitchen was a mess and not good. The outside deck was huge and great but inside the redyltaurant it felt like a cheap cafe in a budget furniture store.
If you get a good price it is great to crash as bed is nice.

Stayed December 2014, traveled with friends
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Shannon S, General Manager at Motif Seattle, responded to this review, 4 days ago
Dear Jtessa,
Thank you for your review on your recent stay. We appreciate your feedback on our ambiance. While we try to create a uniquely Seattle atmosphere with our decor, we understand that there is always room for improvement. We will surely take your feedback into account during our next updates. We are pleased to hear that you enjoy our friendly staff and comfortable beds. We hope to welcome you back in the future.
Sincerely,
Shannon Sheron, General Manager
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The motif is great, formerly known as the red Lion. I have been using this venue for business trips for a few years.

Staff very friendly and efficient, and I would definitely recommend it.

However, the frolic on the 5th floor is horrible. I have never experienced such poor food or service.

I will happily stay here, but I will never eat here, if the Frolic was good I would have given the Motif 5 stars!

Stayed December 2014, traveled on business
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Shannon S, General Manager at Motif Seattle, responded to this review, 1 week ago
Dear Owen,
Thank you for your review on your recent stay. We are so pleased to hear that you have been visiting us for business for a few years. We thank you for your business. We are sorry to hear that you had a poor experience at our restaurant. Please do not hesitate to let us know when you return to our hotel so that we may have the opportunity to regain your loyalty. We look forward to welcoming you back again in the future.
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 Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#19 Luxury Hotel in Seattle
#48 Family Hotel in Seattle
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Motif Seattle 4*
Number of rooms: 319
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, Essential Elements bath products, luxurious bathrobes, Keurig coffee machines and refrigerators. On-site services include an award-winning concierge and bell staff, 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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