I'm a little bit exhausted from writing Seattle reviews, so please forgive the list format and my distanced memories.
-The shower pressure is not great
-The walls are thin-ish
-It's a short hotel (11 floors, I think?) so there's really no such thing as getting a room with a view. You're surrounded by city buildings.
-Drinks at the hotel restaurant are pretty expensive (but - a pro - you can bring them up to your room!)
-The fitness center has outdated equipment, one of each type. There is no remote or way to adjust the TV. I wanted to watch something on my iphone so I had to drag a weight bench over to stand on to be able to reach the TV to turn it off.
-The door keys don't work all that well. Had to try multiple times to get into both our room and the fitness center.
-While the front desk was always very friendly, we had only one question during our stay - which was where the closest liquor store was that was open past 9pm - and the only thing the front desk person could mention was the supermarket in Capitol Hill a ways away. Upon returning to my computer, I found multiple liquor stores that were slightly closer, and open at that time. Boo to misinformation.
-The location for the price is absolutely where it's at. You're right in the middle of everything you'd want to see as a tourist in Seattle. Literally - smack damn in the middle of it all. The center of the wheel, with spokes to downtown/Pike Place, Capitol Hill, Belltown, Pioneer Sq., etc. You're also just a few blocks from the best latte ever (Monorail Espresso). There's a public parking lot right across the street, a Hertz rental the next block over should you need to rent/return, and you're 2 blocks from the light rail station that takes you to the airport.
-Having just come from Anacortes where we got a huge gorgeous room with lots of fancy things (balcony, soaking tub, cushy bathrobes, lots of tv channels, etc.) for a little less money, at first this felt like a rip off, but in reality, it's the cheapest NICE hotel of it's kind in that area (without a pool).
-The room was CLEAN, and the windows open.
-The bed was SUPER comfortable.
-I called to say it was our first real vacation as a couple and they put us on the highest floor they could for our room type (9th floor, Traditional King Room), and gave us a corner room which I think was a little bit bigger.
-Their typical checkout is 12pm, which is pretty late for standard hotels, so that was nice! They kept our bags tagged in a locked storage room while we spent the day out, returning around 8pm to get our stuff for our red-eye home.
Bottom Line: This is probably the best, cheapest, nice hotel to stay in downtown Seattle, but don't expect any frills. It's clean, and everything will work, and you'll be comfortable, but you probably won't be wow-ed unless you spend more money.
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- Also Known As:
- Paramount Seattle
- Seattle Paramount
- Paramount Hotel Seattle