We are Seattle locals but spent two nights there before we could move into our new place. Because we were there to stay in, not to be out, some amenities were of importance to us: wifi, microwave, fridge, AC. Microwave was missing when we checked in, but upon contacting the front desk they were able to bring it in right away. Wifi signal was sporadic at times, but all worked okay. Front desk staff was actually helpful and handled our inquiries in a professional manner. Room cleanliness/comfort was passable. The hotel also has a pool, sauna, laundry facility, and even a small exercise facility. Breakfast is standard but better than most motels I've stayed at-- all this amounts to a "better than expected" review.
The reason why I would NOT go back is the neighborhood. We heard some people shouting in the parking lot attached to the restaurant next to the hotel and looked outside from our room only to find a truck trying to run away from a woman pointing a gun at them! Police came shortly after and questioned some people-- including the hotel staff-- all that, right by the rooms and the hotel pool where kids were playing. We don't know what happened or how often this sort of thing happens in the neighborhood, but it just isn't worth it.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Newly renovated, spacious rooms. Dog friendly. Hot deluxe continental breakfast. Pool/sauna/exercise room/spa. Wi-Fi services and lobby computer. In-room coffee makers, microwaves, refrigerators and safes. RV/bus parking. Cable TV w/HBO and 70+ channels. Centrally located between Seattle and Tacoma. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Howard Johnson Hotel Kent
- Howard Johnson Kent
- Kent Howard Johnson