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The Arctic Club Seattle - a DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   700 3rd Ave (corner of Third and Cherry - hotel entrance on Cherry Street), Seattle, WA 98104 (Downtown)   |  
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Ranked #22 of 95 Hotels in Seattle
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34 reviews 34 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“I liked it”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2012

Comfortable beds, staff was friendly, rooms clean. It's very convenient--in downtown Seattle. When I go back to Seattle I'll make this the place I stay. The hotel is a classy throwback, it's got a great lobby and bar where you can sit and talk, have meetings. Overall it's quiet but you are in the city so it's fairly noisy. The rooms are adequately soundproofed.

Room Tip: 10th floor is the Hilton Honors floor--pay a little extra for a balcony room
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Everett
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2012

Staff is friendly and professional. Check in and out was efficient. Rooms are great. Love the lounge. They specialize in Absinth if you're in to that. The bartender wears a white tux which goes with the classic 1930's (?) decor. Think rich man's private club.

Room Tip: Street noise in our SW corner room. I don't remember that whenwe had an eastside room but then t...
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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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Boston, Massachusetts
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82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2012

We had come to this hotel as I was a bridesmaid in a wedding held at the hotel. I will admit, I don't usually think of DoubleTree Hotels as having much character, but the Arctic Club exudes Seattle history. The rooms are decorated with historic relics. My husband and I love hotels which tell a story, and the Arctic Club really does. We were welcomed at the front desk with chocolate chip cookies (I guess it's a DoubleTree thing), and although we weren't able to get into our room immediately, it didn't take that long to get in and we were able to store our luggage. The room used for my friend's wedding has this gorgeous dome, and her pictures were fantastic (for anyone considering a wedding there). Our hotel room was on the same floor as the event room, which usually would bother me, but since I was a bridesmaid in the wedding, it was intentionally done, so that people could get ready for the wedding in my room. I also visited a suite, where my friend (the bride) was getting ready, and it was very nice, with a lovely bathroom and also with a terrace. I read someone's comments about the neighborhood. I would agree that the area can seem a bit deserted at night, and on the weekends, since it is mostly a business neighborhood, but it is within walking distance to the market, and honestly, we felt safe while we were there. We never had a problem at all, and were out pretty late celebrating after the wedding was over. We've stayed at several hotels in Seattle, and this was my favorite by far.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Portland, Oregon
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30 hotel reviews
Reviews in 46 cities Reviews in 46 cities
110 helpful votes 110 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2012

Great place. Has real character, not just another cookie-cutter place to sleep. I was upgraded to the balcony level, which made it even nicer. Aside from the high parking cost, my room rate was very reasonable (less than a lot of Hilton Garden Inns I've stayed in), and I hope to be able to return there soon.

Room Tip: Anything on the 10th floor would be especially nice.
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 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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Rockford, Illinois
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22 hotel reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2012

The four days that I stayed at this hotel were an absolute nightmare. Hilton had listed this hotel on their website as the "Financial" District. It was Pioneer Square. When I came up from the Sound Transit, there were suspicious looking people all over the streets. I hurried and walked the block to the hotel. When arriving, the desk clerk was extremely rude. I had made my reservation with the "State Government" rate. She informed me that unless I had a Federal ID, the rate would not be honored. I informed her that I made the reservation under a "State Government rate" and had utilized the same rate at another Hilton property the three previous nights. I informed her that due to the area this hotel was in, I could assure her I would not be booking at this hotel ever again. She continued to be rude throughout my check-in. I was placed in a room on the same level, overlooking the street. The next four days/nights I had to endure the bus passing every few minutes all hours of the day/night. Historic is another word for scary. I felt like I was in a Scooby Doo comic with the eyes on the wall watching me! I was also informed there would be a refrigerator in my room (needed to refrigerate medications), which I failed to find until the day of checkout because if was hidden inside a bureau of drawers. Being vegetarian and not wanting to travel in the area at night, I was disappointed to find that room service offered any vegetarian options on their menu. I can say that the room attendant provided excellent service. I have rarely tipped the staff for the duties done, but did leave a tip for the excellent job that these staff members did with the rooms. They were constantly replenishing my bathroom amenities and keeping my room in amazing shape.
I would not book at this hotel again. Being a solo traveler, it was not safe. When I told my associates were I was staying, they apologized and told me not to go out after dark. I could see why when I arrived at the hotel. I felt as though every night I was trapped at the hotel and could not enjoy the wonderful sights that Seattle has to offer. I've been staying at Hilton properties for nearly 10 years and I'm disappointed by the treatment of the check in clerk. I won't be returning to this property due to location and appearance, but her attitude could have turned me off from the Hilton family. I travel to Seattle on a bi-monthly basis and it's revenue that Hilton could have missed out on due to poor customer service.

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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled solo
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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jgouge, General Manager at The Arctic Club Seattle - a DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, responded to this review, November 26, 2012
Thank you for commenting on your recent stay with us. I will be sure to follow up with our front desk team and how to better handle situations like yours in the future. It is true we do require appropriate Government identification to qualify for a government rate, with our close proximity to several government related offices and our limited availability of these rates, it is something we have to do. In addition we are in the midst of a window installation project that is already beginning to show great improvement in shielding street noise in our lower level rooms.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2012

This hotel has a distinguished history. The location is very convenient, near light-rail, the financial district and Pioneer Square. The hotel has a welcoming lobby with a roaring fireplace. Below is a great restaurant with fabulous food. My room was not large, but it had all I needed.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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140 reviews 140 reviews
30 hotel reviews
Reviews in 53 cities Reviews in 53 cities
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2012 via mobile

This hotel has the feel of a time gone past. The service is fantastic and some of the best hotel service we have had. The room is comfortable and quiet, expect for the street noise. One elevator was out of service the entire three days we were there and that was inconvenient. Also if you enter on the side street where the valet is supposed to be there is a flight of stairs that is hard with luggage. We could not enter on the Third Street side since we arrived late. The lobby is on the second floor. The room had an umbrella for our use which was great too because it rained nonstop. Definitely worth a return visit.

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Address: 700 3rd Ave (corner of Third and Cherry - hotel entrance on Cherry Street), Seattle, WA 98104
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Location: United States > Washington > Seattle > Downtown
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#12 Romantic Hotel in Seattle
#13 Luxury Hotel in Seattle
#18 Business Hotel in Seattle
#33 Family Hotel in Seattle
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — The Arctic Club Seattle - a DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 120
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Arctic Club Seattle - a DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel in the heart of the downtown Seattle financial district is a landmark Seattle hotel, rich in history and beautifully restored to provide the best in contemporary Doubletree hospitality. We have received the AAA 4-Diamond Award three consecutive years. Our modern luxury hotel is conveniently located just off of I-5, only three blocks from Pioneer Square, close to Seattle's International District, CenturyLink Field (home to the Seahawks and Sounders) and Safeco Field. Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA) is only 30 minutes south by car. Enjoy free daytime bus transportation to dozens of downtown Seattle attractions, like vibrant Pike Place Market and the Puget Sound waterfront.From the distinctive third-floor walrus heads overlooking the street, to the fine Alaskan marble foyer, to the magnificent Northern Lights Dome Room with its enchanting Rococo gilt and leaded stained glass ceiling, The Arctic Club Hotel in Seattle offers a unique hotel experience harkening back to the post-Klondike gold rush days of the early 1900s. Our tastefully-appointed hotel features modern conveniences suited to the savvy business traveler, as well as a central Seattle location and amenities to please leisure guests. Stylish guest rooms, suites, and executive accommodations boast a long list of guest amenities, flat panel HDTVs, our luxurious Sweet Dreams beds, and wireless high-speed internet access. Some rooms feature jetted tubs and outdoor terraces. Other hotel amenities include: •Remote printing capabilities •Wireless HSIA in public areas throughout the hotel •A Precor®-equipped Fitness Center •In-room dining ... more   less 
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