I wanted to love the Moore Hotel, and for the most part I really did- especially for the price. However this hotel did have a few drawbacks.
Let's start with the positives. Location- brilliant. 1 block from Pikes Place with tons of shops, restaurants and of course the water. If you go 1 block the other way you are at the Seattle train which takes you right to the airport. A block further and you're in the shopping district with restaurants, stores, theaters and even the monorail which takes you to the Space Needle. This is the area to stay in Seattle. The price as I said can't be beat. If you are on in budget and want to save money to see the sights of Seattle, then this hotel is for you. The Moore is very clean and the staff are unbelievably friendly. I was greeted with a smile and hello each time I step foot in the door.
Now, being that this is an older hotel- there are a few issues that come with the age of the building. One problem I had was the noise from the streets. I had anticipated this while booking and requested a room on a higher floor to which they accommodated but I could still hear the street noise below fairly loudly, so this is just something to be aware of. Perhaps request a room on a quieter side of the building or a room not facing the street. The rooms, while small, are still cozy and the beds are pretty comfortable. I did not see a thermometer however, and the temperature in the room seemed to vary from night to night. My main issue however, but not a very big one, was in the bathroom. The ceiling appeared to be cracking which is just more of a cosmetic disturbance really- but the showers are far too old. Being a 6'1 male, it was very difficult and frankly uncomfortable for me to take a shower. The shower head is made for someone no taller than 5'5, so I had to literally squat down while showering. Also the water pressure was extremely weak and even when I had the water turned to hot.. it was merely warm at best.
Despite these (very small) issues I would still return to the Moore. The positives far outweigh the negatives, especially when you're goal is to simply enjoy the sights of Seattle and not spend the entire time lounging around a hotel room. I will recommend this to any of my friends who plan on staying in Seattle.
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- Central location, historical. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Moore Hotel Seattle