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Which one?

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Which one?

Well think I'm down to choosing one of these two.

Maxwell or Mayflower.

Using Google earth Mayflower seems to be in a better area?

Suggestions appreciated

Thank you

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1. Re: Which one?

Mayflower, hands down. Its right downtown in the midst of everything. Maxwell is also nice but you'd have to take a bus or monorail to get into the heart of downtown. Go with Mayflower if you want to be central to everything you want to dol

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2. Re: Which one?

I really like the Mayflower. If you want to be downtown, I second the Mayflower.

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3. Re: Which one?

If you can get a competitive price for the Mayflower I would stay there. They are comparably reviewed in terms of average TA rating with the distribution of the highest and lowest reviews mildly favoring the Maxwell (which benefits from being newer), but the Mayflower has several advantages.

First it is a historic property (1927, when it was the Bergonian ; the owner also build the Claremont which is now Hotel Andra) and is a higher class (* rating) than the Maxwell.

The Mayflower is very centrally located. The northern edge of the retail core including the flagship Nordstrom, a very large Macy's that was the flagship Bon Marche, Pacific Place mall etc is immediately to the south of the hotel. Pike Place Market is .2-.3 miles west of the hotel -- directly down Olive (which changes into Stewart). The Art Museum is just another couple blocks down First Ave. The hotel is .8 miles to Seattle Center.

The Mayflower also has some of the best access to tranportation connections of any hotel in downtown. It is essentially right at a major transportation hub.

The central link light rail to the airport has a Westlake Center stop (with. This line also stop in Pioneer Square, the International District/Chinatown, the area around Century Link field and Safeco field and also the Columbia City neighborhood.

The South Lake Union trolley line also stops at Westlake Center which is convenient for South Lake Union bars and restaurants as well as the Center for Wooden Boats and the soon to open Museum of History and Industry.

The historic monorail from the 1962 Century 21 Exhbition (World Fair) still operates and links Westlake Center to a stop on Seattle Center grounds that is very close to Experience Music Project/Sci Fi Museum.

Within a couple blocks are also numerous bus routes connecting to various parts of the city to include Ballard, Fremont and Capitol Hill.


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4. Re: Which one?

The Mayflower Park is our go-to hotel when our timeshare has no availability. Besides the stellar location, it has a great restaurant (Andaluca) and one of the city's best bars (Oliver's) on-site. Several of Tom Douglas' terrific restaurants are also within a 2-block radius, so you rarely have to venture more than a quarter-mile to shop and dine at Seattle's top choices.

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