Business trip, traveling alone. Arrived at 7:30PM. The hotel is in a very nice area. Walking distance to a mall and restaurants. Very nice.
Check in was easy and fast.
The hotel has a 1970's architecture - you've seen this design on Hilton's before - but it is maintained *very* well. The lobby was very, very clean.
Don't knock 1970's architecture. There were a lot of clear thinking people designing buildings back then. For example...
The rooms all have mini-balconies, with *opening doors.* It was beautiful outside when I arrived, so I actually got fresh air in my room. The door has a screen, so - no bugs. When's the last time you got *that* in a hotel?
Here's another 1970's design feature: the room is large. Very large, even. In the 1970's, architects weren't thinking about mouse-sized rooms...
The A/C worked flawlessly. I set it for cooler and, voila, cold air coming out of the vents. Very nice.
The bathroom was well maintained and clean. Water-saver shower, but that's the rule these days - even in temperate rainforests like Seattle...
Room service was fast, the food was hot and tasty. The side salad was cold, crisp, and tasty. The beer was cold, local, and good. A burger, fries, salad, two beers, and two bottles of water: $52 with tip. That's about the norm, amazingly.
the two bottles of water were driven by: no refrigerator in room. No mini bar.
Nice coffee bar in the lobby. Also a sit down restaurant, which I didn't try but it looked good for a hotel restaurant.
Cell reception in my room was fantastic. Wi fi was there, but I didn't need it.
For sleeping: the bed was above average, the pillows were a bit large but not bad. The room could be made very dark (which I like), and - thank you 1970's - it was very quiet. The walls are thick.
LCD TV with typical menu system. Approx 30". Standard fare.
Good sized safe in the room (easily fits computers). Iron/board in the closet.
This hotel is clearly designed for travelers. As a traveler hotel it is very good. Two derailers that cost it the fifth star:
1. No mini bar. C'mon Hilton... really?
2. The exercise room was below average. Good treadmills and aerobic equipment, but really weak on the weight training equipment.
Great value for the $. I'd stay again, on business.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Our full-service Bellevue hotel features all of the coveted amenities guests look for in a hotel. Newly renovated guest rooms, suites and executive accommodations include all the comforts of home and surround the unique seven-story atrium filled with beautiful trees and foliage. After a long day of sight-seeing in Seattle, or business meetings at the numerous corporate headquarters in Bellevue, our hotel is a welcome retreat during your stay in the Seattle-Bellevue area. With the sophisticated Basil's Bistro, seasonal outdoor pool and whirlpool spa and a full fitness center, guests will find everything they need at the Hilton Bellevue hotel. ... more less
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