I stayed at this CY by Marriott for 3 nights in May. My party and myself arrived quite late (around 9pm) and our rooms were ready upon our arrival. As requested, I received my room on the side facing the street in order to avoid the train noise. One of the others in my group got assigned a room facing the train (despite me requesting all three rooms be on the street side). She had no issues, however her room was on the 7th floor so perhaps the noise was not as obvious on the higher floors.
My room included a king bed, 32" LCD TV, small fridge, desk and high-speed wireless. As mentioned by others and visible in the photos, the bed is positioned parallel to the TV which makes watching television in bed somewhat difficult. The overall layout of the room was different than any other hotels I've stayed in, however it was manageable. The washroom is equipped with a tub/shower combo with toilet but the sink/mirror are in a separate alcove beside the door. Nonetheless, my room was very comfortable and the housekeeping service was very attentive at keeping the towels stocked, bed made, and room clean.
The hotel features a small fitness room with some machines as well as a small weight bench with dumbbells. There is also a large indoor pool with separate whirlpool adjacent to the gym on the first floor. More than enough to keep in shape and relaxed while travelling in my opinion. Also on the first floor is the hotel restaurant "Charley's of Seattle" which offers three meals including a buffet breakfast with omelette bar. The breakfast is $12 + tax, however I received a discount as I had a special business rate. For $12, the breakfast isn't spectacular (I only ate there once as the event I was attending included breakfast at the location) but it's convenient. I'd expect this type of breakfast to be free (sans omelette bar). Several hot dishes including scrambled eggs, bacon/sausage, and self-serve waffles were available as well the regular continental (bread, muffins, pastries). Only coffee/tea and small bottles of concentrate orange juice were included in the breakfast. I did not try the lunch/dinner offerings at Charley's.
Parking at the hotel was free and ample. There is no indoor parking available, however the area is safe (still, I never suggest leaving valuables in plain sight).
Location-wise, you are right off Interstate 5 which is convenient if you are driving. There is also a shuttle to the airport which is about 5-10 minutes drive. If the shuttle driver is not busy you can also request a ride to the nearby Westfield Southcentre mall. The hotel is NOT close to downtown and is about 20 minutes by car and a 30 minute ride by rail (from the Tukwila Light Rail station). For guests attending a Boeing event, the location is recommended (and Boeing provides a shuttle during events).
During my three days, I did not have any major issues. However, two small things I must mention. Despite the reservation reading "Marriott "Plug-In" Ready room", the much expected interface which allows you hook up various media devices into a dedicated panel near the desk was not present. I called the front desk and asked about it, however they had no idea what I was talking about. Apparently Marriott has been equipping it's properties with a panel located in/near the desk which allows you to stream video to the TV via VGA, component in, or S-video as well as listen to an MP3 player through speakers in the ceiling. I really wanted to try this as I love high-tech gadgets. If you do wish to hook up video devices, the LCD TV accepts various cables (which you must supply). Finally, the in-room heating/air conditioning unit is similar to that in a car. It's either fan, low cool, high cool, low heat, or high heat plus temperature control. Not a huge issue, but annoying if you want to sleep with the heat/air on.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Courtyard Seattle SeaTac provides comfort and convenience for your every travel need. We are located near the Westfield Southcenter shopping center, the Starfire Sports Complex, and only 20 minutes from downtown Seattle. We offer the amenities you expect, including high quality beds, plush linens, fitness center, and indoor pool. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Courtyard By Marriott Seattle Sea-Tac Hotel Tukwila
- Courtyard Hotel Tukwila
- Courtyard Tukwila
- Tukwila Courtyard
- Tukwila Marriott