The hotel is well located if you have a car. You can get off Hwy. 5 at the easily accessable exits at Mercer, drive west until 5th Ave., then hang a right and you are there after a block. The parking areas are tiny, I was really glad that I didn't let the rental car attendent talk me out of a compact.
You are north of the needle and it is over a mile to The Market, over 2 to the historic Pioneer Square and even further to the stadiums. Fortunately we like to walk. Unlike others here, I was not enamored with the mass transit. All lines seemed to simply funnel down 3rd, you often have to transfer in a sketchy area, the drivers were not that helpful and often you still had to walk even after being dropped off. The shuttle bus from the airport will still leave you a good walk away from the hotel. The monorail ony takes you about a mile to what they feel is the center of town...the shopping district (?). When asking directions to a Mariners game, the front desk advised me to simply catch lines 3 or 4 just outside the hotel, neglecting to tell me about the need to transfer.
I liked this hotel (see rating) and would come here again. But I would like this space for a rant. I am an old-timer who admittedly likes to pester the front desk. More and more I see hotels simply manning their front desks with some callow attendent who knows nothing about the area they represent. Maybe it's me, in this age of smart phones you are supposed to get the answers yourself. When asking this front desk what time the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation was opened for visits, they reacted like deers in the headlights. Note; the Foundation is less than two blocks away! They eventually forwarded a time of 8, we walked over (in the rain) to find it was open at 10.
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