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“December tradition”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Hotel Andra

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Hotel Andra
Ranked #13 of 100 Hotels in Seattle
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FlyWriter
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“December tradition”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 17, 2011

We stay at the Hotel Andra every December for a short city break. We've had a wonderful experience every time. The staff is always friendly and helpful. The one time we requested a room change, we were quickly accommodated. The rooms are modern, yet cosy, with nice linens on the bed and fluffy towels in the bath.

The Andra is the perfect location for exploring downtown Seattle. Everything is within walking distance and anything further out is reachable by the monorail or light-rail. One year we took the monorail to the PNB Nutcracker and the next year we walked to Benaroya Hall for Handel's Messiah.

A couple of tips: The Dahlia Bakery across the street has many of the same breakfast offerings as Lola, the hotel restaurant, at a fraction of the cost. My husband and I alternate who is going to run across the street to pick up breakfast and coffee and then we have a leisurely meal in our room while reading the complimentary paper.

We park at the airport and take the light-rail into the city. No hassles with parking and certainly less expensive.

  • Stayed December 2010, traveled as a couple
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Scottsdale, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 5, 2011

chose to stay at hotel andra the night before leaving on a cruise from pier 91. beautiful decor, large room, tremendously comfortable king bed. tremendous location and walking distance to waterfront, restaurants, etc. everyone in the hotel devoted to service.
the restaurant in the hotel: "LOLA" is fantastic...make reservations in advance as it is packed.

Room Tip: got a great deal on orbitz.
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  • Stayed June 2011, traveled as a couple
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, General Manager at Hotel Andra, responded to this review, July 8, 2011
Dear Ikrocks,

Thank you for writing such a fantastic review about your visit to Seattle, our amazing staff, and the restaurant Lola. Lola does fill up very quickly so your tip about making advanced reservations is very helpful. I also wanted to let you know that while you can always find great rates on Orbitz, our personal website always offers the lowest rates available and fantastic packages. It is always the best way to learn the most about our amazing hotel.

Sincerely,

Jonathan Bartlett
General Manager
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Portland, Oregon
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 27, 2011

Following yet another US roadtrip, we spent out last night in the Andra - a hotel I had shortlisted via tripadvisor.

The hotel is rather stylish, and we were greeted by generally friendly members of staff. Quickly on our way to the top floor room, as per my standard request at all hotels. Decent sized room, with a comfortable sofa, and nice king size bed. The GF enjoyed the little area she could sit to do her makeup, and I was very impressed by the fantastically designed toilet/shower room. One of the nicest I have seen in a long time. I read a lot of comments on tripadvisor about hotel shower pressure. Let me tell you - in the Andra, it might be TOO powerful! Very refreshing.

The location of the hotel was very good. We managed to easily walk to all that we wanted. We prefer to walk around the neighbourhoods, to really get a feel for the places we are visiting, and we walked to and from the Space Needle in the evening after dark, with no issues at all. Easy. Area seemed very safe too.

My only negative comment is that of noise. Yes, I know that the hotel is located in the middle of a city. But our room was located on the front side of the hotel, overlooking 4th Avenue. Even up on 10th floor and it remained very loud late into the Friday night, with sirens and loud vehicles. My GF had a tough time sleeping, and I was also woken a couple of times. Not what we needed the day before our 11 hour flight back to Europe. My tip to you all would be to demand a room on the rear of the hotel, away from 4th.

I will absolutely consider this property next time I am in Seattle. But might ensure I have earplugs with me in case..!

Room Tip: try to get a room around the back..
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  • Stayed June 2011, traveled as a couple
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, General Manager at Hotel Andra, responded to this review, June 28, 2011
Dear cag18,

Thank you for such a wonderful description of our guest rooms. We recently completed a major renovation of our bathrooms so I am glad you found them to be so stylish and comfortable. The vanity is a wonderful place to sit and prepare for the day.

I am sorry that the noise from the street did not allow you to get much rest before your long flight home. As you mentioned as a downtown hotel noise from the street can, at times, be louder than expected. The good news is that all of the widows in our guest rooms are double paned and truly help keep the noise out. Also, we have a number of rooms which face northwest that may be quieter and still have good views of our neighborhood.

Thank you again and we look forward to your next visit.

Sincerely,

Jonathan Bartlett
General Manager
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Philadelphia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 24, 2011

This place is at the edge of downtown and Belltown. Great location if you want to easily get away from the downtown touristy places. The hotel was renovated when the Andra took it over but you can see the bones of what it once was. The rooms are big and well appointed. Tivoli clock radios, couches, walk-in closet, wet bar. The only negative on the room is that the bathroom is pretty small. Remnant of the old bones I suppose. Service was good. Free newspaper and shoe shine. Lobby is nice with fireplace. Definitely recommend over any of the chains.

  • Stayed June 2011
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, General Manager at Hotel Andra, responded to this review, June 28, 2011
Dear Dharmabum87,

We are all so thrilled that you had such a great time during your visit to Seattle. I am especially proud of the fact that you felt we were so much better than the “chain” hotels. We truly pride ourselves on the fact that we want our guests to feel like we are their home away from home. Our service is the key to this expectation and it makes us feel great when a guest experiences this personalized service.

We look forward to seeing you again.

Sincerely,

Jonathan Bartlett
General Manager
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Mobile, Alabama
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 23, 2011

My husband and I, along with friends, stayed at Hotel Andra a couple weeks back. It is nice hotel and reasonably priced. The rooms are smaller than they appear online and the bathrooms are tiny. However, they are nicely equipped and decorated. Staff was responsive. The "gym" is bascially a hotel room with a few pieces of equipment in it, so if you are looking for a great workout, look elsewhere. The location of the hotel is great and the restaurant was good. Overall, a good stay.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled as a couple
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, General Manager at Hotel Andra, responded to this review, June 28, 2011
Dear Idc20,

Thank you for taking the time to write a few words about your recent stay at the Hotel Ändra. I am so sorry the room was not as big as you had hoped. We have a number of different room categories that can vary in size. I also wanted to thank you for your feedback about the fitness room. We are constantly making improvements to our amenities and your comments about the fitness facility will be very helpful to us.

We all hope to see you back soon.

Thank you again.

Sincerely,

Jonathan Bartlett
General Manager
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Irvine, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 18, 2011

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Hotel Andra! The service was impeccable and our room was great! They arranged our pickup at the airport which went well.

  • Stayed June 2011
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Thank lorderic
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, General Manager at Hotel Andra, responded to this review, June 20, 2011
Dear lorderic,

All of us at the Hotel Ändra appreciate the time you took to write your review. I was glad to learn that you had such a great visit to the hotel. The town car service we use is a nice alternative for our guests who are not driving into the city. Our Concierge and Front Desk teams can easily arrange transportation for any guest needing it.

Thank you again. We look forward to your next visit to the hotel.

Sincerely,

Jonathan Bartlett
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Derry, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 16, 2011

This hotel was very convenient to multiple areas in the city, and a reasonable walk to the waterfront and the market. The service was very welcoming, when asked if we wanted a key for the mini bar on check inn, I told them I did not need it. The lady then told me there was a nice store right down the street - this ended up being very convenient for us.
They were very helpful in providing suggestions and directions around town. The rooms were modern, very clean, and unique - something that makes a hotel like the Andra just add to the overall vacation experience.
Valet parking was expensive at $39.00, but there was not a lot of place to park, and the valet staff was outsanding as well.
Tip - there is a Top Pot Donuts - a great little Seattle donut store down the street that is worth trying.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled with family
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, General Manager at Hotel Andra, responded to this review, June 20, 2011
Dear ExperienceTheWorld68,

Great location! Great Rooms! Great Service! I think you summed it all up in the title of your posting. Our location is one of the most ideal locations in downtown Seattle. We are close to great restaurants and all the attractions. Our rooms are the most spacious and comfortable rooms in Seattle and have truly outstanding amenities. And our service is the absolute best in town. We have the most inspired and dedicated staff who prides themselves on treating our guests to the most amazing experiences.

Thank you again and we look forward to your next visit.

Sincerely,

Jonathan Bartlett
General Manager
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Property: Hotel Andra
Address: 2000 4th Ave, Seattle, WA 98121
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Location: United States > Washington > Seattle > Belltown
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 Business Hotel in Seattle
#5 Romantic Hotel in Seattle
#7 Family Hotel in Seattle
#8 Luxury Hotel in Seattle
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Andra 4*
Number of rooms: 119
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located in downtown Seattle, Hotel Andra is a sophisticated boutique hotel ideally situated just 4 blocks from Pike Place Market and 2 blocks from the thriving downtown Seattle retail core. Scandinavian style is fused with Pacific Northwest elements to create a warm urban atmosphere throughout the hotel's 119 guest rooms and suites. Tom Douglas' Lola restaurant offers guests Mediterranean cuisine with local Pacific Northwest flavors; neighboring Assaggio Ristorante features authentic Northern Italian cuisine. ... more   less 
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