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La Quinta Inn & Suites Seattle Downtown
Ranked #39 of 103 Hotels in Seattle
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed January 28, 2013

This hotel is located on a street that appears to be in transition. From our hotel window we could see half a dozen building cranes, and it seemed that the street where the hotel is located is ripe for change to replace the older buildings with new more modern buildings. But the area is decent and within walking distance of downtown and the Space Needle, which are both perhaps less than a mile away.

The hotel itself is older but well maintained. It has a nice lobby and adjoining breakfast area. Breakfast included the usual things like cereal, pastries, juice etc., but there was also the option of making pancakes or waffles. Our room was clean and well maintained, but perhaps the most unique feature was a dual shower head, i.e. it was a really good shower. I found the bed to be particularly comfortable, and there wasn't excess noise from the street below so that it was restful to stay here. A nice feature that they provide is free parking, almost unheard of in the middle of a city. Wi-Fi was also free, but it was hit and miss in our room which was on an upper floor. I took my IPad to the business center area, which btw had two newer looking computers, and the Wi-Fi worked fine there. In summary, I came away mostly impressed and would not hesitate to stay there again.

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Reviewed January 25, 2013

I can describe this property as great...the location is very convenience from tourist attractions, as not car is need it. Free parking during your stay is a great thing, as any hotel downtown will charge you between $20 to $40. Nice breakfast, also included in the room rate...and great staff, very helpful... chapeau to La Quinta Inn management to have a property like this....will recommend anytime.

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1  Thank Ivan M
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Reviewed January 25, 2013

There were several problems we faced staying at this hotel. First of all and I declared it in the title of my review as a main one is a dog-friendly policy. I can't tell I dislike dogs I simply live with them in two parallel planes that, by default, do not cross between each other. When you are placed in a connecting room and your neighbours on the other side of the door leave their dog alone at the room it's a bad guest management and planning. This dog feels like at home and is trying to protect this home with the only weapon it has - barking, timeless barking. Meanwhile you're just laying at your bed trying to have a rest and listening for this barking. Moreover reception staff can do nothing in this case. You have no choice, but keep waiting and praying the owners of this dog to come as soon as possible.
The second problem is the strength of Wi-Fi signal in the room. We lived on the top, the seventh, floor and it was almost impossible to connect to the access point. I tried different spots around the room, but failed to establish a reliable connection. Either the power of the AP or their quantity should be increased. Maybe the APs can be just replaced.
The third problem is a breakfast. Even in Italy, in a country that is famous with it's moderate breakfast, I had a better breakfast than here. No meat at all! Just cereals, eggs, yoghurt, bread, waffles, apples, oranges and drinks. That's it. It's definitely not the best start of the day.
Omitting this difficulties the hotel is a nice place to stay in Seattle. It's located not too far from the downtown. Rooms a cosy and are equipped with everything any tourist is expecting to have.

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 21, 2013

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Reviewed January 20, 2013

We travel with an older sheepdog and have always stayed at BW hotels where pet friendly rooms often mean the same as lower class and unclean. When a friend mentioned that La Quinta hotels are amazing and host pets, I booked our five day stay at the La Quinta downtown Seattle location on 8 ave. The Trip Advisor reviews posted here are pretty accurate. The front desk staff are very friendly and clearly love dogs and make every effort to greet your pet when he comes and goes from the hotel! The whole main level has a brand new modern look, with several relaxing seating areas and a huge separate internet access area where guests can plug in their laptops or make use of the two large Apple IMac PC's on the business desks, complete with comfortable bar stools and excellent lighting. We stayed in a mini suite with a King size bed in a separate bedroom. Good size fridge, microwave, complimentary bottled water and popcorn and two large flatscreen tv's in each room made us feel so comfortable during our stay. On the seventh floor we had a good view of the downtown buildings. There is a large park within one block where our dog enjoyed many visits. Parking is free, but limited. We did a lot of walking and did not have any problems finding a parking spot during our visit. The continental breakfast was generous and served in a modern large room. The housekeeping staff was going out of their way to keep the room clean! The hallways and all common area's were spotless and smelled fresh. This is a place where guest rooms are cleaned and turned over with great care and attention to detail (you will not find stains on sheets or hair in the bathtub here!) This is an older building, so the soundproofing is not 100% . Our room on the top floor was located next to the elevators and the humming of the machinery and mechanism was clearly audible but mostly in the bedroom. We were not bothered by this at all, but a more sensitive guest should ask for a room away from the elevator. The closes place to eat would be the "Hurricane", an old fashioned greasy spoon diner which appeared to be open real late. Their menu is loaded with all the expected comfort foods and deserts, a good place for families with kids or if you arrive late and are too tired for a long walk. Our favorite spot was less than two blocks from the hotel: Whole Foods. when leaving the hotel turn left and then left again. Most amazing grocery store I have come across and with a HUGE restaurant/hot food area, too much to mention here! Thank younto all the staff of Seattle downtown La Quinta for their kindness and we hope to visit again soon!!

PS.... the bed was very comfortable!

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Reviewed January 9, 2013

We stayed here for a long weekend in November and couldn't have been happier. We got sick while we were there and the staff was so helpful in finding us restaurants to order delivery from and drugstores to get meds from Very nice! Our room was very comfortable and parking was free. It was a little walk to get to the Fish Market but we didn't mind and there were enough restaurants around that there were choices. I would definately stay here again. It was nice and for the money, you can't beat it. And the front desk staff was just awesome!

  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 6, 2013

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Address: 2224 8th Ave, Seattle, WA 98121-1906
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Location: United States > Washington > Seattle > Belltown
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#26 Family Hotel in Seattle
#31 Romantic Hotel in Seattle
#49 Business Hotel in Seattle
Price Range: $168 - $345 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — La Quinta Inn & Suites Seattle Downtown 2.5*
Number of rooms: 72
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
When you stay with us, you will learn why TripAdvisor recently acknowledged us with their Certificate of Excellence award. Each morning is met with our free Bright Side Breakfast(R), an abundant spread with waffles, hot and cold cereals, fresh fruit, and additional items. For the caffeine-friendly, this is also a great opportunity to get going with all-you-can-drink coffee and juice. You can relax in your spacious guest room to enjoy free Wi-Fi and 40 cable channels in high-quality HD. For the business-minded, we have a business center, free parking, and free local calls. We provide more modern amenities to meet the needs of every traveler on a trip to Washington at our pet-friendly hotel. From our hotel, you can reach the most premier, popular area destinations, all withing walking distance, including Pikes Place Market, Space Needle, Pioneer Square, Seattle Aquarim, and more. We also welcome a variety of sports fans visiting the area, as the Seattle Mariners' Safeco Field, and Seahawks' and Sounders Century Link Field are all less than a two-mile drive from our front door. The business guests get to stay within walking distance of Amazon, Facebook, the new Federal Building, REI, and the Washington State Convention Center. Since the University of Washington is only five miles away, it's better to book your well-appointed guest room in advance of major events such as graduation commencement ceremonies. Get easy access to public transportation to take in all the sights and sounds of this booming area for arts, music, museums, parks, dining, and theater. ... more   less 
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