This is a nice hotel in a great location at a great price. My spouse and I stayed here four nights in September for our first visit to Seattle and found the location ideal for exploring the major sights. We are walkers and I try to pick hotels in locations that lend themselves to easy exploration by foot. By walking, you can reach Pike's Place Market in about 10-20 minutes (downhill too), and from there get to Pioneer Square in another 5 or 10. The monorail to the Seattle Center (Space Needle and my personal favorite, the Experience Music Project) is less than five minutes away on foot (about two blocks away). Around the monorail station is the hub of the shopping area too, including the original Nordstrom department store. We also walked up to Capitol Hill from the hotel with relative ease (it is an uphill walk). It really is in an ideal location, especially if you plan to do some shopping.
The hotel was nice, but nothing special. It was clean and well-kept, although the safe in our room was not working (electronic lock-type - must have had a dead battery). It wasn't a big deal for us, so we mentioned it to the front desk as we were leaving. Some people might have considered the room a little small, but we thought it was just right. There was free wireless Internet access in the room, but the signal was pretty weak in our room (on the east end of the hotel, 4th floor). The reception staff was very nice and helpful with answering our questions about the area. They also arranged for a car to take us to the airport when we left - a very pleasant way to get to the airport (Towncar) at a very decent rate.
I would recommend this hotel to anyone who is looking for a good launch-point to explore the city, or just do some heavy-duty shopping at the abundant shopping options within blocks of the hotel.
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- Also Known As:
- Paramount Seattle
- Seattle Paramount
- Paramount Hotel Seattle