We stayed here for 7 nights from 6th September to 13th September 2011 and ALL aspects were fabulous. I have traveled extensively and Hotel Five is a real diamond!! Upon arrival the service from staff was fantastic and this continued throughout the whole stay, they are a credit to the hotel.
The hotel is a boutique style but that's what we like - the service is much more personal and standards much higher than the larger chains, which normally don't give a damn. We stayed on their 3rd night free deal (see their website for details) so actually got 2 of our nights free which was incredible value - but they went a stage further and although it was advertised as a room only rate, upon arrival we were given $20 vouchers for each day of our stay to use toward food and beverage at Max's Cafe ($140 value!!) - Truly awesome!!! And with the most expensive item on the menu at $11, we ate breakfast or lunch free except for a few bucks tip - well deserved for the great food and service.
Location wise the hotel is great, walking distance from the Waterfront, Space Needle, Downtown, Westlake and the Light Rail stop for the Airport is a mere 4 minute, 3 block walk!! Oh, not forgetting Top Pot donuts almost next door, which you simply have to try!!
The decor of the hotel is very modern, retro style with bold colours - so I guess maybe not to all tastes but we loved it. The rooms are light, airy and well equipped and the bathrooms simply fabulous, although no bath tub but large walk in shower. Our room had a flat screen brand new TV, air-conditioning, free tea and coffee making facilities, safe, iron and ironing board, telephone with voicemail and a very comfortable bed with plenty of pillows. On top of this, fresh bottled water was free in our room everyday and WIFI completely free throughout the hotel.
We did experience a little noise at times from the corridor and some street noise - but it was minimal, and absolutely no different to any other hotel I have stayed in.
I cannot recommend this hotel highly enough as a boutique hotel, if you want hotel facilities such as gym, healthclub, swimming pool etc then this is not the place, but hey, that's reflected in the low pricing!!! I have seen this hotel rated as low as a 2 star which is ridiculous, but the lack of facilities causes this, not the quality. If it had a quality and value rating it would be a 5!!!!
This hotel is getting an undeserved lower score, due only to the fact that it used to be a rubbish Ramada and has received poor reviews back then - this is so unfair.
IF YOU STAY HERE AND LIKE IT, please write a review!!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Check in. Then check out The Emerald City.The sights. The sounds. The scenery. Seattle is known for a lot of things and there's no better home base than Hotel Five. Located in the heart of downtown on the corner of 5th Avenue and Blanchard, you're mere steps from the city's most famous attractions. Just five blocks away you'll find the Seattle Center, home of the Space Needle, Experience Music Project and Pacific Science Center. And only six blocks from the hotel is the bustling Seattle Waterfront, World Famous Pike Place Market, and the city's best shopping areas-Pacific Place, Westlake Center and the Nordstrom flagship store. Even better, the hotel is conveniently located on the Free Transit Bus Line so it's just a quick ride to Qwest Field, home of the Seattle Seahawks and Seattle Sounders, as well as Safeco Field, the Seattle Mariners' home turf. And after a long day of exploration, come home to a world of creature comforts while you Staypineapple at Hotel Five. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel 5
- Ramada Inn Seattle
- Ramada Downtown Seattle
- Ramada Seattle
- Ramada Inn Downtown Seattle