To be honest, our first impressions were not good! We arrived after 12 hours travel at 3.10pm and were told that our room was not ready until the statutory check in time of 4pm! Then we asked about booking a Boeing tour and were told this not possible as the concierge was off duty. Later they took our name and said they would look to it. In the meantime we asked about the Visitor Centre and were told how to get there (just up the street in the Convention Centre- and we did all our bookings there. then there are no toilets on the lobby floor so it was up to floor 2 to find one!
However it did get a lot better! The staff were friendly and helpful on all subsequent occasions. the room was very nice and light and had harbour 'glimpses'. The bathrooms were fine- although we had previously asked for a shower not over the bath and we didn't get that- but were not going to argue when we finally got our room! Yes, there were a lot of goodies and pots of things etc but it was nice to have the shower gel etc in an alcove in the shower area where one could reach it.
The complimentary breakfast was useful- and quite sufficient. Although of course we are alway appalled at the US throwaway culture- everything in cardboard and plastic UGH!! While common, this does not quite fit the gracious hotel image of the Roosevelt. Currently there is no restaurant in the hotel- hence the breakfast arrangement.
The location is excellent- right by the Westbay station. And the Italian restaurant over the road in the shopping centre- Il Fornaio, proved a good choice. The only drawback of this area is the number of beggars and drunks in the streets especially at night.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Historic and iconic hotel located at the corner of 7th & Pine, literally the heart of everything downtown Seattle has to offer. The Washington State Convention Center is one block away, Seattle's retail core including the flagship Nordstrom store is one block away, and the famous Pike Place market is a 5 minute walk from the hotel. The vibrant restaurant scene of Capitol Hill, along with the burgeoning Amazon campus are both steps away. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Roosevelt Hotel Seattle