I stayed at this hotel for 4 nights in the middle of July, and enjoyed my stay for the price paid. We travelled as a couple, and were on a vacation to site see, shop and eat Seattle's fine food (and drink coffee of course). We had purchased a night using hotels.com, and the other nights with a Groupon. I was initially a little skeptical using a Groupon, but its deal was the reason I chose this hotel over others I had short listed when researching Seattle. When I called after purchasing the Groupon, the man I spoke to was very helpful and made me feel confident in my Groupon purchase.
I had read reviews online saying to get a room away from the elevators. So I had requested this when I booked. However, when we checked in, we were given room 319, right across from the elevators, which we thought we would try and see how it went. Unfortunately the reviews were right, and we could not sleep that night due to the elevators, several guys partying the in the halls and going room to room til 3 am, then the rush hour traffic from 630am being extremely noisy. I was exhausted and grumpy, so went down to the front to ask to switch rooms. I travel a decent amount, and have never ever asked to do this, but I knew if I stayed in that same room I might as well just have slept in a box alongside the freeway. Luckily, the girls at the front desk were very helpful, and said we could switch rooms but they didn't have anything available, so we could leave our bags at the desk and when a room became free, they would take our bags to the new home leave there them while we were out for the day. Unfortunately, when we arrived back at the hotel in the evening, this was not done, and it still showed our room as 319, and our bags were not moved. So the man at the front desk was helpful and put us on the 5th floor and we took our bags up. Overall, it worked out, and I enjoyed the rest of my stay at Hotel Five. The girl working the cafe (Max's cafe) was awesome, she remembered what we liked to drink and we ate there every morning except one (had to try TopPot Dougnuts!). The portions there were HUGE! Two people could easily share a meal. The yogart parfait was good too.
Hotel Five definitely has a great location, as it is within 5 mins of the Space Needle, shopping and about 5-10 min walk from Pike's Market. The decor was also very nice and modern at the hotel... and I think more hotels should be doing the laminate flooring, as it was so clean! Who knows what could be found in the hotel carpets found at most hotels!! The beds were also nice pillow tops, and I liked the showers, keurig and the bottled water left in the rooms was a nice touch! The room also had a safe that could probably fit a 15in. laptop, and it had umbrella's for the rainy days. Parking is available under the hotel for $15/day, also if you have a car. Also, their wireless may need some work as it was sort of slow, and kept disconnecting no matter what device we used, not sure if this was because of the 5th floor room, but it wasn't as good as I expected.
If I went back to Seattle, I'd consider staying here again, but only if the price was right as the street noise was a bit much, but the location was awesome!!!
- 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