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“Delightful surprise” 5 of 5 stars
Review of BEST WESTERN PLUS Pioneer Square Hotel

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BEST WESTERN PLUS Pioneer Square Hotel
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   77 Yesler Way, Seattle, WA 98104-2530 (Pioneer Square)   |  
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Ranked #28 of 95 Hotels in Seattle
PORTLAND
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4 reviews 4 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Delightful surprise”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2012

I had to make an unplanned visit to Seattle due to a lost passport, and chose the least expensive hotel near the Passport office, expecting a boring chain hotel. What a delightful surprise! This Best Western is like a boutique hotel! The lobby is lovely and comfortable; the staff is warm and helpful. The room service food is from a wonderful Italian restaurant next door. We will definitely be back!

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled on business
    • 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
15 hotel reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2012

Why do I say "Can Be"? Rates seem to fluctuate quite a lot. When it is at its lowest, this is the best deal (excluding some Priceline or Hotwire thing) Seattle has going. I have stayed here many times and every single stay has been a fantastic value.

I love the building. This is an historic building. I really like the big old stairway and use it rather than the small elevator that was crammed into the building at a later date.

The place is kept very, very clean. The rooms range from fairly small, to pretty big. The beds are good. The bathrooms are good, but small. Maintenance at the property seems to be excellent.

The location is spectacular. Link light rail (Seattle's fantastic rail system from SEATAC to Westlake) is a short walk to the hotel. The station name is - wait for it - Pioneer Square. Kind of easy to remember given the name of the Hotel, huh? Easy walking or riding public transport all over downtown.

The staff is very nice. They always greet me kindly. The gentleman checking me in this time even apologized to me when he noticed I had been here multiple times, but he did not know my name. When checking out (early AM) they asked about my day's plans and when learning I was not leaving until a late flight they promptly offered to check my bags. I did not need that, but it is great when staff tries to anticipate your needs. This is a well managed location.

The free breakfast is the typical hotel fare, and it is of reasonable quality.

There are lots of restaurants around if you want to grab a bite to eat or grab some take away for your room. I really like the inexpensive and friendly Asian restaurant that is right next door to the east side of the front of the building. Can't recall the name or I would review it.

I highly recommend this hotel. Particularly when you pay one of their low rates, this is an absolutely EXCELLENT value. Kudos to the management and staff.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled on business
    • 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Shelton, Washington, USA
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2012

This perfectly renovated historical (1914) hotel was immaculate, the room was very comfortable, the hotel staff were courteous and knowledgeable, and the location was less than a block from the waterfront (ferries Pier 50) and only two blocks from the light rail station (fare to SeaTac only $2.75). Step back to 1914 as you are greeted by the historic ambiance of the rich, dark wood, the welcoming fireplace and sitting area, the original grand staircase and period furnishings on the floor landings. Our quiet room was beautifully decorated with heavy, brocade draperies, a tapestry highback sitting chair, and a loveseat/setee besides two very comfortable beds, a flat screen TV, a Keurig coffeemaker, Paul Newman coffee products, a writing desk and chair, plush bathroom towels, and Sister Sky toiletries. The expanded continental breakfast offered an array of cold and hot cereal, fresh fruit, hot bacon/egg/cheese wrap, juices, hot beverages, fresh Belgian waffles, pastries, muffins, and bagels (and an actual bagel slicer!). I highly recommend a room with a balcony to step out and experience the ambiance of the area! Seattle's transportation system is convenient and the taxis are very reasonable. Otherwise, parking is hard to find and expensive. I plan to make more trips to Seattle now that I will have a great place to stay and convenient transportation.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service

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38 reviews 38 reviews
18 hotel reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2012

We stayed at this nice hotel recently for 3 nights. It is in a great location; walking distance to the football stadium (we were there for a football game), to shops and restaurants plus the pier and Pike's Market. We took the light rail from the airport to get to this hotel (get off at the Pioneer Square stop and walk about 2 blocks to the hotel...if you have lots of luggage, it may not be so easy). The customer service at this hotel was excellent - all the staff we encountered were very friendly and helpful. Our room was clean and comfortable. It had everything we needed. If you are not used to 'city noise', you might not like this location as it can be a little noisy on the streets surrounding the hotel but it calms down overnight. We weren't bothered by the noise - had a good night's sleep every night. The morning breakfast was good - nothing fancy but a good selection. We had a very pleasant stay here. We will stay there again on our next trip to Seattle.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 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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Wolfeboro, NH
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2012

Our train got us to Seattle in the morning and the hotel, convenient to the station, had our room ready for us. Beautiful room with great furnishings. Cookies and milk were delivered to the room just after check-in and later they checked to see if we needed towels. Great staff, great place!

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 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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Riverside, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2012

Liked the way room was set up, there customer service was excellent, we enjoyed how close it was to train station and other attractions we saw, breakfast was great. everyone there was lively and friendly, we enjoyed our stay .

  • 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about BEST WESTERN PLUS Pioneer Square Hotel

Address: 77 Yesler Way, Seattle, WA 98104-2530
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Location: United States > Washington > Seattle > Pioneer Square
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#22 Business Hotel in Seattle
#24 Romantic Hotel in Seattle
#38 Family Hotel in Seattle
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — BEST WESTERN PLUS Pioneer Square Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 72
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