I had high expectations and wasn't disappointed. The location is fantastic, close to everything. We took the light rail from the airport (detailed instructions on the hotel website) and literally crossed the street to enter the hotel.
The artwork and public spaces were gorgeous and inviting. We booked a city view room; our room was on the same level as the lobby (and probably 50 feet from the front desk, which was a little weird). Still, we were happy with the smallish room because it provided a great view of Pioneer Square and the Christmas tree lighting ceremony. I choose to believe that this room assignment was a conscious decision on the part of the hotel staff. It was a cozy, comfortable space.
Room service was fast and flawless.
The Departures Lounge on the top floor has a fabulous outdoor area with plenty of space heaters and fantastic views. Service and drinks were excellent.
Fitness center was large and very well equipped- lots of machines, free weights, and space for stretching.
The option of forgoing maid service for 500 SPG points is a very good thing.
On the minus side- there is street noise from light rail; probably a non-issue on higher floors.
The toiletries in the paper pouches are fine, but my husband really just wanted a bar of soap and I think they should offer that (there is a tiny facial bar). The clock radio in the room was broken but we didn't need it.
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