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Review of Holiday Inn Express Seattle City Center

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Holiday Inn Express Seattle City Center
Ranked #69 of 100 Hotels in Seattle
Vancouver, Washington
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50 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Best free breakfast anywhere, good location”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 12, 2014

We stayed here several times on visits to Seattle, but our most recent stay was in January 2014. We were attending the Justin Timberlake concert at Key Arena and didn't want to deal with the expensive parking at the venue so chose this hotel as it was within walking distance. The rooms are simple but clean and one of the great appeals for us is the free breakfast. They offer cereal, toast, muffins, yogurt, waffles, and even eggs and bacon and it's all complimentary! The hotel is within walking distance to the Seattle Space Needle, Key Arena, Experience Music Project and is a short drive to downtown Seattle and Pike's Place. This is one of our favorite hotels when we come to Seattle.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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Jalna, India
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39 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 10, 2014

A very decent hotel, neat and clean. Ideal for short visits to Seattle, situated close to downtown and the staff is very friendly. Breakfast and internet services are managed extremely well. A must consider hotel for business and leisure visits.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Elma, Washington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 27, 2014

I had to come here to Seattle for a treatment that I needed to receive at the virgina masion hospital and I loved how close it was to the hospital due to the fact that the morning of my second treatment I was in bad shape the beds were so comfy I would've enjoyed myself more if I weren't sick at the time but am defiantly going to come back again just to visit Seattle and have a better experience and am going to stay here again

  • Stayed February 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Los Angeles, Ca
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56 reviews
18 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 22, 2014

Lets just get down to the point....is the stay decent? YES...room is clean...has all your basic needs met...and if you forgot a toothbrush as I did...one will be sent up quickly!

Service.....Outstanding! Even though there is not enough staff to handle heavy volumes...the guest have no idea. I only discovered it because the phones were very annoying. They were ringing every second as I was trying to check in and the poor manager was doing an awesome job of multi-tasking and taking care of everything.

Parking...It has increased to $15 a day...but good luck on this one... finding parking its VERY limited. I had to create a space as most cars did....

Location....It was easy to get to from the airport, close to downtown, the space needle and museums.

Breakfast....for what it was it was good. Hot and plenty..those people made sure the space was clean and attended to. Nothing ever ran out.....I was impressed honestly.

This was my first trip to Seattle and my first Holiday Inn stay...and I was overall happy and would stay again just based on customer service! Brianna...girl you work super hard!

Room Tip: Ask for room 611...it had a direct view of the space needle!
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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Burnaby, Canada
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18 reviews
9 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 14, 2014 via mobile

My young son and I specifically travelled to Seattle to enjoy the Seahawks Parade. The front desk staff offered us parking for our vehicle well past the check out time to accommodate for our need to stay parked until well after the parade finished. Also, I booked the stay on Holiday Inn Points and when I found a billing error the gentleman at the front desk apologised, corrected it and even forgave some snacks we purchased the night before as a form of apology. We will definitely be returning.

Stayed February 2014, traveled with family
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Denver, Colorado
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37 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 10, 2014

The last time we stayed here was at the end of December 2013 -- we were moving out of our Seattle apt. and needed lodging while cleaning out and before flying back to Denver. As has been the case with our many other stays here, the location is very handy. We found the beds comfortable and, for the price, a very good value. Parking is an issue everywhere in Seattle and having to pay $10 extra per night was just fine -- since we needed the convenience of a car.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank ConnieBuck
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IHGCare, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Express Seattle City Center, responded to this review, February 26, 2014
Dear ConnieBuck,

Thank you for your comprehensive review. You have covered all aspects of your stay and I am particularly appreciative of your comments about the great value for our hotel. It is always hugely motivating when one takes the time and trouble to acknowledge their good stay.

I have taken note of your valuable comments and will use these to monitor and improve the quality and services we offer for to our guests.

Sincerely,

Jaime W
Case Manager
IHGCare
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Houston, Texas, United States
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32 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 7, 2014

Was there on business, check-in was painless and efficient. In general the hotel is well worn, there was dirt in the corners, paint was chipping, I'd guess it has been about 7 years since it was refreshed and they don't spend much on maintenance touch-up, etc.

Room was clean, fridge worked fine to keep a few drinks cool, towels were clean and plentiful, heat worked ok at best. I hate it when the fan turns on/off with the thermostat, just about the time you get accustomed to the noise it stops. Room smelled fine, corridor definitely smelled like smoke.

Breakfast was good, staff at breakfast were great, everything was refilled ASAP.

Front desk staff were great, always helpful/friendly when calling a cab, arranging a safe (USE the SAFETY deposit box, note the others reviews, no in-room safe). NOTE this is a Holiday Inn product NOT a Hilton or Marriott product their standards are only one step above motel 6 standards.

I didn't need to park but is seemed the parking was limited and cost $10/night.

Room Tip: I found the non-view room to be quiet, you face the Holiday Inn that is separated by an alley.
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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled on business
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank SF3-Hou
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Gerald G, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Seattle City Center, responded to this review, February 10, 2014
SF3-Hou,

Thank you for the review. I appreciate you taking the time to let us know where we have met your expectations and where we fall short. I do regret you found our hotel not refreshed. We are just about finished with a renovation. On a positive side I am glad you found our staff friendly, and efficient. You were here on a great week with the Hawks winning the Super Bowl. Thank you again for your feedback.

Thank you,

Gerald Garcia
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Property: Holiday Inn Express Seattle City Center
Address: 226 Aurora Ave., Seattle, WA 98109
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Location: United States > Washington > Seattle
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #69 of 100 Hotels in Seattle
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Holiday Inn Express Seattle City Center 2.5*
Number of rooms: 195
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Discover all that Seattle has to offer at the convenient, comfortable Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites. Situated between Seattle Center and the heart of downtown s shopping, dining, and entertainment districts, it's an easy walk to Westlake Center Mall, The Showbox, or Benaroya Hall. The world famous Space Needle and Monorail, Pike Place Market, Seattle Art Museum, Pioneer Square, Pier 66, Cruise Terminal 90/91, Microsoft, Boeing and more are so close our ideal location will suit the needs of any business or leisure traveler. Sports fan? We re minutes to Safeco & CenturyLink Fields! We offer parking for standard sized vehicles at $10 per night (limited space). Whether you re visiting Seattle for work or fun, Holiday Inn Express will be your home away from home. Wake up to our complimentary hot breakfast featuring our signature cinnamon rolls, eggs, bacon or sausage, fresh fruit, and more. Maintain your cardio in our free 24-hour fitness center or go for a swim in our heated, indoor pool. Enjoy a leisurely stroll to numerous restaurants and bars. Our friendly, knowledgeable staff will get you where you need to go! The best of Seattle is waiting for you at the Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites. Book your hotel reservations now for the SeaHawks NFL or Huskies football season or choose from one of our great King Tut Packages. Great family fun is just minutes away! ... more   less 
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