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Renaissance Seattle Hotel
Ranked #48 of 100 Hotels in Seattle
Certificate of Excellence
Indianapolis, Indiana
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41 reviews
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“huge room!”
Reviewed November 3, 2011

we stayed here for 2 nights. had a corner room with king size bed and separate office area. very nice and clean and comfy. the hotel lounge was very nice, too. it is about a 5 block walk (downhill) to the waterfront area. wear your walking/hiking shoes! i did not expect such steep slopes.

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  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
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Rene N, General Manager at Renaissance Seattle Hotel, responded to this review, November 4, 2011
Thank you for taking the time to write a review of your stay with us. I am happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and found your guest room comfortable and clean. We certainly appreciate your feedback and would love to be able to serve you again if you should return to Seattle.
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Reviewed October 31, 2011

The Seattle Renaissance is a fine hotel for the business traveler. It is clean, comfortable, and centrally located to downtown businesses. However, if you are a tourist, I would suggest finding a hotel that is cheaper, offers free wi-fi and breakfast, and doesn't involve a steep hill. (Although the latter seems to be a given in Seattle -- it feels like everything is uphill both ways!) Overall this hotel is great if someone else (like your company) is footing the bill. If it's your own dime, I am sure you can find clean, comfortable and a central location for less.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled on business
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Rene N, General Manager at Renaissance Seattle Hotel, responded to this review, November 4, 2011
Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay with us. We really appreciate your comments, as they help us to better see how our guests view our property and their stays with us; and how we can provide improvements to make every guests' stay memorable.
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Reviewed October 31, 2011

As people have described, right off the highway in front of a one way street. In terms of hotels, very comparable to the Westin and Sheraton.

Location
Not much around the hotel, except for the highway and a Bartell Drugs 2 blocks down on 4th avenue. This huge store is a great place to get almost anything you need (snacks, toys, toiletries, organic milk!). And yes, it is a steep hill down to the water, so watch out when it's raining because it can get slippery! Pike Market is 15-20 minute walk away, all down hill. The Sheraton is about 10-15 minutes away to Market, so just a tad closer. When you're coming back to the hotel from the Market, definitely go up Pike Street to avoid the steep incline, it's more gradual (turn right on 6th avenue to hit the hotel). It's a pleasant walk through City Center with all its shops and restaurants (Cheesecake Factory, HMV, Ross, etc). Definitely on the outskirts of downtown, it'll be a walk to hit the popular areas. If you want to be right in the middle of the action as soon as you leave the front door, stay at the Sheraton. We didn't mind the location.

Parking
As with all other hotels in Seattle, you pay for it. Self park is in a secure garage (in and out privileges with your room key- all automated) is $30 plus tax ($36 total). One night we overheard that self parking was full and only valet was available. The garage seemed secure enough. Plus, there's one elevator (kind of small) that takes you straight up to the lobby.

Check In
Smooth, accepted my request for a room away from the highway as per other posts suggestions.

Room
Located on the 15th floor, views of the apartment building across from us. Good people watching. They had their blinds open, so we could see them making dinner, watching tv, etc. Nice apartments! Good size, comparable with Westin and Sheraton. Very nice decor, modern dark woods. Flat screen TV. We requested 2 doubles. Bathroom was standard sized, very clean. We liked the Aveda products. Unfortunately no free Wi-Fi. Beds were fine, no major complaints.

Lobby
Live band Friday night in the lounge area. Packed with people. Concierge was nice, let us borrow an umbrella.

Overall
Good hotel. Quality of room and hotel is good, on par with other 4 star hotels in the area. Only thing is that you're a bit far from the action. If you're ok with that, then this place is totally fine. We wouldn't mind staying here again.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled with family
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Rene N, General Manager at Renaissance Seattle Hotel, responded to this review, November 9, 2011
Thank you for taking the time to write such a thorough review of your recent stay with us. I am happy to read that you enjoyed your stay and found the quality of our hotel and services to be good. Thank you again for your in-depth review and for choosing us.
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Munich, Germany
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Reviewed October 29, 2011

The staff is really cordial and polite. If you stay here ask for a room that does not face te highway, because the windows are a single glass and it might be very noisy, specially during week mornings. The rooms are ok, but nothing extraordinary. If you have breakfast, maybe choose of the menu. The buffet has a lack of options and not as well prepared. Maybe choose somewhere else for the same rate.

  • Stayed October 2011
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Kennewick, Washington
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Reviewed October 23, 2011

It is what it is. I guess for near $300 a night (after the taxes and valet charges catch up with you) you would at least get some WiFi included with your stay. Not to mention that when you pull up the valet would be there to actually get your car, take your gas and there wouldn't be only two people to check in a crowd of thirty. The rooms are nice, clean, and stocked. There was a mini-fridge that did not charge you each time you opened it. Very easy access to the freeway, so this would be a good stop on your way north to Canada.

  • Stayed October 2011
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Rene N, General Manager at Renaissance Seattle Hotel, responded to this review, November 1, 2011
Thank you for writing a review of your recent stay with us. We do apologize that you experienced a wait for our valet and front desk; this is atypical. We will certainly bring this up with our teams and see how we can better serve our guests going forward. We value each and every review. Thanks again for your informative feedback.
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San Isidro de El General, Costa Rica
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Reviewed October 22, 2011

This hotel is very conveniently located next to I-5 and the Seattle Public Library. Easy walk to both Old Town and Shopping District/Pike Place. The valet parking was reasonable and service timely. The room service staff was very friendly.

The room service menu is limited, but we found enough to satisfy. Some of the food was not up to our expectations. Did really enjoy the french toast for breakfast. The restaurants we ate at were a good value.

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  • Stayed October 2011, traveled on business
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Rene N, General Manager at Renaissance Seattle Hotel, responded to this review, November 1, 2011
Thank you for taking the time to write a review of your recent stay with us. We are happy you found our staff friendly and our location convenient. We do, however, apologize that you found some of our meal options unsatisfactory. We’d very much like to know if it was one item in particular that wasn’t satisfactory, or more. We appreciate all of your helpful feedback.
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Birmingham, Alabama
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Reviewed October 21, 2011

I was able to secure three rooms at this hotel via Priceline.com for about $100 ea. on a Thursday night. For a full service hotel in downtown Seattle I thought this was an excellent bargain.
The rooms were very nice, clean and comfortable. The location is convenient and and easy walk to many attractions, museums and restaurants. I personally had a room on the 8th floor and thought that there was a bit too much road noise coming from the street. If I ever go back, I will ask for a higher floor.
The bar on the 28th floor has an amazing view on a clear night. You don't want to miss it!

  • Stayed October 2011
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Rene N, General Manager at Renaissance Seattle Hotel, responded to this review, November 1, 2011
Thank you for the great review of your stay with us! We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay, found our rooms nice, clean, and comfortable, and our location convenient. We do, however, apologize for the noise outside of our hotel during your stay. Being in a central downtown Seattle location, sometimes noises can be heard from indoors, despite having double-paned windows.
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Property: Renaissance Seattle Hotel
Address: 515 Madison Street, Seattle, WA 98104
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Location: United States > Washington > Seattle
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#23 Luxury Hotel in Seattle
#37 Business Hotel in Seattle
#41 Romantic Hotel in Seattle
#51 Family Hotel in Seattle
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Renaissance Seattle Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 557
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Experience the Renaissance Seattle Hotel, a stylish hotel in downtown Seattle and one of the hotels conveniently located near CenturyLink and Safeco Fields, Pike Place Market, and upscale shopping. Our Seattle, Washington hotel eliminates travel stress thanks to easy access to major freeways and Sea-Tac International Airport. Unwind in spacious, guest rooms with stunning views of Puget Sound, the mountains and city skyline. From colorful paintings by local artists displayed in the lobby to a fully-equipped fitness center and high-speed Internet, our downtown Seattle hotel amenities outshine the rest. Bring a furry travel companion along to keep you company at one of the top pet-friendly hotels Seattle has to offer. Book your next event at our state-of-the-art 28th floor event space, and discover how our Seattle Marriott hotel seamlessly combines style, comfort and technology into an unforgettable urban retreat. ... more   less 
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