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Hotel Andra
Ranked #11 of 104 Hotels in Seattle
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed August 12, 2009

We arrived by car and unlike some others who experienced a warm welcome, we were not offered any help until we were dragging our bags from the trunk half way to the entrance, the person at valet booth then asked "Do you need help with your bags?".

We requested slippers but no one ever come back to tell us there were none. We then assume there were none. Quite contrary to what was was written on their hotel room manual that slippers, tooth brush, tooth paste....are provided complimentary to your requests.

The rooms are like described but my parents who are staying at the room next to us has an issue with the cleanliness. Obviously some things are not being paid attention to. Old stains ran out as we remove the stopper from the tub, yuk, like a 2-inch worm.

Not great at this price point and will not return. For the first time, a hotel under SLH has failed me.

  • Stayed: August 2009
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Reviewed August 11, 2009

We stayed at the Hotel Andra for 2 nights before heading to Vancouver. The hotel looks like a great European Boutique hotel, which we liked. The area seems to be quiet and sweet…just watch which way you walk. There are many vagrants wandering the streets as you get closer to Pike Place Market. The hotel itself is nice. The staff could just use a bit of a pep talk. When we checked in, the front desk attendant tried to change the price of one of the 2 nights of our original reservation. Then when my husband asked for an itemized receipt to verify upon checkout, another clerk seemed as if he couldn’t be bothered.
The room was comfortable, two cozy Queen beds, a sofa and table, desk, large marble-top bar area, and a huge walk in closet that was great for storing luggage. The bathroom was a little small. My biggest complaint about the room is the lighting. All light in the room comes from small lamps except for the light over the bar. The hotel is romantic, but not the best for family…also there is no pool. Internet access is not free, and there was no water in the fitness center just FYI.

The restaurant LOLA was good for brunch. The food and service were great, but it’s a bit expensive ($200 for 3 of us). Make sure, though, that you have the “made to order doughnuts” as an appetizer for your table! YUM!!!
Hotel Andra is located close to the monorail that takes you to the Space Needle, as well as to buses and trains that get to other points of interest in Seattle.

SIde note: I would totally recommend a few hours at the Museum of Flight.

  • Stayed: August 2009, traveled with family
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Thank LVLisaAu
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Reviewed August 10, 2009

My husband and I Seattle residents and we stayed at Hotel Andra to celebrate our anniversary. From a local perspective, it's a great way to take in the character of the city.
Location - Andra is conveniently located close to the heart of downtown shopping, and not too far to walk to the Pike Place Market and art museum. There is construction as others have noted, but it's not loud. The best part is being literally within striking distance of some of the city's best restaurants - especially those owned by celeb chef Tom Douglas. Dine at Lola, Dahlia Lounge, Dahlia Bakery (casual cafe), or Serious Pie if you're looking for great food. I recommend Lola for dinner - great Mediterranean/Morrocan fare (adjoins the lobby), and Dahlia Lounge for brunch.
Room/Decor - Very tastefully decorated and modern. Our bathroom in the standard room was small (particularly the shower/tub), but the main living area was very spacious and the bed quite comfortable. There is a little vanity/seating area for getting ready, nice bathrobes and decent bath products.
General Hotel/Service - Everything was very clean, the lobby and lounge very attractive. Staff were efficient, friendly and professional. Think the W, but with local flair and less pricey. The next time we splurge like this, I'd like to stay at the Andra again (and perhaps get a room with an upgraded bathroom).

  • Stayed: August 2009, traveled as a couple
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Thank CamWan
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Reviewed August 10, 2009

We stayed 3 times at the Andra; when first arriving in Seattle from Europe, then after a trip around Washington State and again after returning from an Alaskan cruise. We left a bag while in Alaska and it was waiting for us on our return. Each time we enjoyed our visit. The rooms were functional as well as attractive. We liked the big refrigerator and coffee maker and the large kitchen sink. Wonderful bed. Internet service was not provided in the room except for a fee. However we could sit in the attractive lobby and use the free wireless connection from the nice adjacent Lola restaurant where we usually ate breakfast. The hotel is convenient for shopping in the downtown area as well as the Pike Street market. Free bus service runs during the day on many streets around it. The area around the hotel is very nice during the day but changes character in the evening. Price for the room varied; very reasonable in late June early July, but went up during peak summer period.

  • Stayed: July 2009, traveled as a couple
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Thank GeneFoley
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Reviewed August 9, 2009

I have stayed here several times over the last few years and believe that the hotel is suffering from the construction work across the street.. It's been in operation for almost 3 years but should be completed by the end of 2009.

I loved the hotel when I first started staying there, but it was looking a little rough around the edges on the last stay there so I moved down the street to another hotel on my most recent trip. The carpets could do with replacing, for example. The beds are comfortable, although don't go to the bathroom in the dark if you don't want bruised shins/stubbed toes from the unnessecarily sharp and protruding bed bases. If you want a room with less constuction noise, request one that looks onto 4th Avenue and not Virginia Street. Wifi charge is extra, which in this day and age, is more than a bit cheeky. Trot down to Top Pot on 5th Avenue for choice donuts and free Wifi.

Regret to say that some of the front desk staff have always come across as somewhat snooty and arrogant, particulaly one young lady with reddish, straight hair. A polite change request for items in the room due to an allergy is always met with borderline contempt. Crack a smile, lady!

Room service from Lola is good, but extremely expensive with the hotel charges. Better to grab it at the bar or take a table. Breakfast and Lunch at Lola is superb, dinner less so. Very nice, knowledgable and efficient wait staff, but I suspect front of house went to the same School of Snoot as Andra front desk. Excellent wine and drinks list, with a very nice happy hour.

I might stay there again once the construction is complete, and hope the hotel staff seem a little happier to be there next time, so would still recommend it. There are nicer hotels in Seattle, I have found, so shop around.

  • Stayed: December 2008, traveled on business
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Thank LikeARainbow
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Reviewed August 8, 2009

We weren't dissappointed with any aspect of our stay. Staff were helpful, prompt, courteous,very friendly. Location in Seattle is convenient to most everything, we walked to all the attractions. The bed is so comfortable, the room is spacious with trendy decor. Bathroom is small but still fine for the two of us. Lola restaurant in the hotel in divine, try the octopus hash for breakfast -out of this world. Dahlia's across the street serves delightful lunch and dinner.

  • Stayed: August 2009, traveled as a couple
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Thank petie614
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Reviewed July 27, 2009

My husband and I stayed at the Hotel Andra for six nights to celebrate our 5 year anniversary and enjoy the sites in downtown Seattle. We absolutely loved the hotel and the surrounding neighborhood. There was so much to do, so many great places to eat and so much within walking distance. We walked to a Mariners baseball game, to Pike's Place, to the waterfront to catch a ferry to Bainbridge Island and even stopped by the funky public library.
Our Queen suite was huge and clean. The bed was ridiculously comfortable. The bathroom was huge and had great shelving space and an oustanding two headed shower. The extra space in the room allowed us to enjoy breakfast in our room most mornings. The walk in closet was outstanding and provided great storage. We never heard any other guests and were always treated kindly by the helpful staff.
There was construction going on in the building next door that started early in the morning. But, we are from a big city and are used to outside noise - so that wasn't too much of a problem.
Overall - what an amazingly convenient, luxurious, and comfortable hotel!

  • Stayed: July 2009, traveled as a couple
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Thank WillaStat
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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: $164 - $427 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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