This is a great hotel. Location wise, it's just off of the 405 freeway and access to the hotel is quite easy. While easy to access from the interstate, it isn't really located close to shopping or dining but if you have a car, you can drive up to Bellevue Square or the downtown Bellevue area. They also have a free shuttle that will bring you places within a 2 mile radius, but we did not use that service.
Parking is a bit of an issue at this hotel when there are alot of guests. We arrived after 10:30pm on a Sat, and the underground lot was almost completely full. I was lucky to get a spot though but most of the parking spaces are very narrow. So, for those of you that have larger vehicles, you may want to beware of that or park across the street at the park and ride lot, which is free. Otherwise, parking is $10.
Check in was relatively quick and friendly.
If you are driving, make sure you check in first as you will not be able to access the underground parking without a room key.
We had breakfast at this hotel both the mornings that we were there. Selection was good. One morning we had: scrambled eggs, hash browns, make your own waffles, rice, miso soup, bacon, toast, pastries, fruits,etc. There was also a good selection of drinks: milk, 3 kinds of juices, hot coffee in pump containers, water
The room was comfortable and had a mini kitchen and table, pull out sofa bed, and large bathroom area. We stayed in a studio with myself, my wife and little boy sharing a room. Our room faced north on the 4th floor and it was unaffected by any road noise. We could see downtown Bellevue on our left and the interstate 405 on our right. The parking structure was right below us.
If you are using the pull out sofa bed, it's not the most comfortable way to sleep and you will also have to find a place to put the large 1 piece seat cushion, coffee table and pillows. I moved all the excess into the kitchen area. The single chair in the living room also reclines. Look for the switch on the right hand side covered by the arm rest protector.
The Wifi was strong and we were using 3 Wifi devices. Also lots of power ports in the room to plug in your phone, ipad, laptop, camera charger, etc.
I didn't see an ice machine, but the fridge makes ice.
The 32 inch tv had both sd and hd channels but only my little boy used it to watch cartoons in the morning.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Thrive on Long Stays. Located next to a nature reserve, experience beautiful Washington State in the comfort of our brand-new Residence Inn Downtown Bellevue hotel. We're just minutes from the Meydenbauer Convention Center, Bellevue Galleria, Art Museum and the 405 Freeway, as well as many activities including Lake Washington, scenic parks and hiking trails. Back at our Bellevue, WA hotel, enjoy a free hot breakfast buffet in the morning and mingle over refreshments at our free social hour on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday. Our extended stay hotel in Bellevue, WA will help you feel at home. Each one of our Bellevue suites offer separate living and sleeping areas, fully equipped kitchens and stylish furnishings. Our suites in Bellevue are also equipped with free Internet access to keep you connected. Later, unwind in our indoor pool, stay in stride at our fitness center or head outside to walk the nature trails. Our Residence Inn hotel in Bellevue, Washington helps you maintain a balance of work and life as you thrive on extended stays. ... more less
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