My fiancée and I planned a last minute 4 day trip to Seattle to catch a Seahawks game and get some of our Christmas shopping done. Being last minute and a long weekend at that; we ended up booking through Priceline as we were trying to get the best deal possible. The hotel that accepted our offer was the Crowne Plaza. I must say I was skeptical at first when we were placed in this hotel. However, once we got there it was a blessing in disguise. The service was by far the best I've ever received in Seattle and I've stayed at the majority of the 4 star hotels in the area. Now prior to arriving we joined the Priority Club based on some of the reviews we read online (it is free to sign up and I agree with most it is a must have). When we finally arrived we were both really tired and a little annoyed with the fact it took us so long to get there (2 hour wait at the border and almost a 5 hour drive due to accidents on the highway, etc). When we got inside we were greeted by Paul Hvidsten - the front desk manager. Paul was AMAZING to say the least and was probably one of the key reasons we had such a fantastic stay. Upon checking in I let Paul know about our border/traffic ordeal and also proceeded to let him know that we were going to have a couple of guests join us in our room prior to the Seahawks game for some pre-game beverages. He continued to ask me a few questions and then to our surprise Paul upgraded us to a suite to ensure we had some extra room for when our guests arrived. The room was beautifully decorated, spacious and had a great view of the city. We had two flat screen TV's - one in the bedroom and one in the living room. The bathroom was a perfect size and the room came with a bar fridge which was perfect :) I also really liked that the living room and bedroom had different temperature controls. I think we were on the opposite side of the highway so we had no problems with traffic noise as others suggested. Like others mentioned we could vaguely hear people in the other room while we were in the living room but it wasn't intrusive and we couldn't hear it from the bedroom. The sleep was great and the bedding was perfect. The only advice I'd provide is you may want to bring your own pillows or call down and ask for bigger ones if they have it as the ones on the king size bed were a bit tiny. Luckily for us when we left home we ended up bringing two of our king size pillows with us for the car ride. Speaking of cars – we parked downstairs at the hotel valet and I’ve seen others mention that parking was expensive. I have to disagree a little here. If you’ve stayed at other hotels in downtown Seattle you’d know that the majority of them are $40+ so the rates here are comparable and actually a little bit cheaper. The rooms were kept squeaky clean each and everyday and the best thing about the hotel was the friendly staff. I don't ever recall staying at a busy hotel and the desk staff and parking staff remembering you and greeting you by name each and every time you walked by. It was outstanding and made us feel important and welcomed. I'd definitely recommend the Crowne Plaza Seattle to anyone and everyone and we’ll definitely be back.
Ps – I hope this feedback is reviewed by the hotel so I can extend my thanks to Paul for the wonderful service and for making our stay very memorable. And in addition, I usually would never think to talk about the valet staff but I wanted to ensure that the young lady (sorry forgot her name) at valet downstairs gets the recognition she deserves. She was very courteous, super helpful and by far one of the hardest working individuals we encountered during our stay.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Crowne Plaza Hotel - Seattle offers a superb location in Downtown Seattle, close to everything great in the Pacific Northwest. A few blocks from the Crowne Plaza Hotel - Seattle, you can explore the historic Pike Place Market or the new Seattle Central Library; catch a Mariners game at Safeco Field or a Seahawks game at Qwest Field in Pioneer Square. Walk two blocks from the Crowne Plaza Hotel - Seattle to your meeting at the Washington Convention & Trade Center, then indulge yourself at hundreds of downtown stores, including Westlake Center and Pacific Place shopping malls. Explore the local waterways on an Argosy Cruise or on any of the major cruise lines. Click on the Packages tab for some great options to help you see it all!The Crowne Plaza Hotel - Seattle also puts you in the heart of the city s amazing arts scene, including the beautiful 5th Avenue and Paramount Theatres, Seattle Art Museum, and Benaroya Hall. The Space Needle stands just minutes away, casting its long shadow over Key Arena, the Pacific Science Center, the Experience Music Project and McCaw Hall, home of the Seattle Opera and the Pacific Northwest Ballet. Plus, the Crowne Plaza Hotel - Seattle is just four miles from the University of Washington with its Meany Hall and Husky Stadium. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Crowne Plaza Seattle Downtown Area Hotel Seattle
- Seattle Crowne Plaza