When I go to Seattle I usually stay around Seattle Center because it is "closer" to the things I am doing. This time, however, I tried the Courtyard Marriott at Pioneer Square. Whoa! I have status with SPG and Club Carlson, and no status with Marriott, but this hotel could sway me. It is new as a hotel/remodeled, but is in an old historic building. Our room had windows which were about ten feet X six feet. The ceilings were maybe 15 feet? I asked if all rooms had the high ceilings and the front desk said yes. Re: windows, she said most.
In terms of location -- great. AGain, I have for years stayed around Seattle Center but in fact it was super easy to walk one block to the bus tunnel (free zone) to the monorail station at Westlake, and get to SEattle Center that way (tram stop from airport also stops right there). The benefit is, this hotel is also close to sports stadiums, Amtrak, and the waterfront (strolling, ferries, aquarium) so really is an ideal location. I didn't do any of those things, but it was really nice having a new venue and seeing that I so easily could. Definitely staying downtown gave me more a feel for the city vs staying around SEattle Center, which is going to be mostly all tourists. I am one, nothing wrong with that -- but nice to pass people walking dogs, etc and imagine life for "real Seattleites" too.
Didn't eat in the restaurant or use pool/exercise room.
Staff was all nice and helpful, from valet to front desk. On edge of Pioneer Square. Felt completely safe traveling with a six year old.
Hotel prices in Seattle seem pretty standard (there aren't necessarily areas with better deals than others); given that, choosing this hotel would be a no brainer in the future.
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