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Carlton Inn Kirkland / Seattle

12233 NE Totem Lake Way, Kirkland, WA 98034-7507
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Rexburg, Idaho
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

To summarize it up: Don't stay here. Don't waste your money. You're better off sleeping in your car. My husband and I stayed at the Carlton Inn when we came to go to a Seahawks game last season. The lobby looks tired, dated, and smells musty and old. The rooms were the worst I've been in. Unfortunately, after we had... More 

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Beaverton, Oregon
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016 via mobile

This was the worst hotel I have stayed in. First, I couldn't find it. It was hidden at the end of a dead end street. Second the person checking me in was in deferent and sat in his chair during the check in process. Third, the room was old, the tile on the bathroom floor and shower were dirty. The... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2016

I travel a fair amount and often wonder about the story behind a business. In this case, it the property was conveniently located, safe, reasonably clean and reasonably well maintained. The room was comfortable. I have nothing bad to say about it. It was a solid 3. The strange thing is that t he property seems to have been designed... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

This property is now called the Totem Lake Hotel, and overlooks the very small Totem Lake in Kirkland, WA. More like a big pond! Rooms are updated and very nice and clean. Lobby is a different story. A bit tired, strange morning breakfast in a tiny alcove in a hallway. No operational vending machines, and pool was closed for repairs... More 

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Thank Alec S
washington
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15 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

I enjoyed my 2 night stay. The bed was comfortable, the bathroom was huge, flat screen tv, and mini fridge,,,and my stay was quiet with an office attendant at all times..Chinese restaurant on site an sports bar saloon next door..close to Totem lake mall..a minute off the highway..a couple of turns..they are doing a great job! Try them and see!... More 

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Wenatchee, Washington
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

But I agree with the creepy part and a little smelly. There was a peculiar untouchable under one of the chairs in the entry.. I would not recommend this unless you're desperate, or thumbing along 405 in the area and have enough cash for a cheap room.

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Los Angeles, California
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

This place needs to be shut down DUE TO MOLD!!!!We could smell something AWE FULL, I pulled back the wallpaper and found not only MOLD, but the wall actually falling apart due to moisture!! We were quickly moved to what they said a newly renovated room, not any better, still mold! I am calling the health inspector on this one!... More 

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2 Thank Katmoorewfg
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 via mobile

We booked a room at this hotel despite all the bad reviews. because we were desperate for a hotel and pretty much everything under $200 was booked. upon arrival they gave us a room key to a room key to a place I could only describe as my worst nightmare. ..straight out a horror show. the downstairs looked abandoned ans... More 

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2 Thank Nadine E
Jacksonville
2 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

I arrived in Seattle and, not being familiar with the area, made a tentative reservation at 6 hotels including the Carlton Inn which also calls itself the "Totem Lake Hotel". Once I found out which hotel was closest to my destination, I called the others to cancel. (Within 4 hours of having made the reservation) They all told me that... More 

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1 Thank Amy L
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 via mobile

My husband and I were visiting Seattle for the weekend to go to a Seahawks game. We made the mistake of looking for a place to stay the night before the game. Everywhere was fully booked so we stumbled upon the Carlton inn on Travelocity. Upon arrival, we quickly noticed we would be in for an adventure. The Carlton Inn... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Banquet Room

Additional Information about Carlton Inn Kirkland / Seattle

Address: 12233 NE Totem Lake Way, Kirkland, WA 98034-7507
Location: United States > Washington > Kirkland
Price Range: $97 - $171 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Carlton Inn Kirkland / Seattle 2.5*
Number of rooms: 59
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