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Residence Inn Seattle Downtown/Lake Union
Ranked #61 of 101 Hotels in Seattle
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18 reviews
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“Perfect for our family”
Reviewed October 29, 2012

This was a good location to hit downtown, the close neighborhoods, or to hop on the highway in any direction. The room was very comfortable and clean for the three of us. The breakfast (included) had a much better selection than we expected. The staff was very friendly and helpful.

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed October 22, 2012 via mobile

The hotel is a little removed but the street car makes it easy to access downtown. The general look of the hotel is dated (early 90s). The furniture in our room was worn (tattered edges on the office chair and recliner) and our bed and the sofa were saggy. The breakfast is only good if you like sugar and carbs. Its hard to eat low quality scrambled eggs and sausage day after day. The plus side is that the kitchen is stocked with equipment to whip up your own meals. Or take the street car down to Wholefoods and let someone else do the cooking.

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Seattle, Washington
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Reviewed October 15, 2012

We were in between houses, furniture in storage, and needed 6 nights in a hotel where we could cook in and avoid eating out every day. The Residence Inn was a good choice for us, but our stay coincided with the really bad construction mentioned by other reviewers. It can only get better and the South Lake Union area is great. We walked along the water and also explored the new shops and restaurants by Whole Foods, as far as we felt like walking. The trolleys weren't running due to the construction but I think they are now and that's all you'd need to make an easy trip all the way downtown.

We had a spacious, attractive room for the 3 of us (King bedroom) and a more than adequate kitchen. The sofabed was not great, but the king bed was extremely comfortable. They try hard with the breakfast, offering lots of choices, but I'm not a fan of their fruit-- melon or pineapple soaked in some kind of preserving liquid instead of being cut up fresh every day. They serve a huge number of breakfasts so it isn't surprising that the food is mass-produced, probably off-site. The public spaces were well maintained and the front desk staff was always great. Because we were moving we had all kinds of stuff with us and managed to forget 2 filing boxes with important papers. The hotel called me immediately so we could retrieve them.

The parking garage was scary (tight spaces, very steep ramp and expensive) so we parked in one of the lots across the street. Keep going until you see the signs for Daniels Restaurant parking. It is the cheapest, although the unpaved lot was dusty and our car got filthy. Totally worth it, we saved at least half the cost of the hotel garage.

If you're new to Seattle, you might want to stay downtown, but for a different take on the city, staying in South Lake Union at the Residence Inn would be a good choice.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed October 9, 2012

Yes, the location is not great. I did not feel okay about walking anywhere from there and seattle is a walking city. Price was reasonable for a night stay and the staff at the front desk were friendly. Room was large and kitchen was well equipped. Bathroom was acceptable. All in all feel that it is a good place to stay unless you want to walk somewhere.

Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 4, 2012

Since I was not familiar with Seattle, the descriptor "Lake Union/Downtown area" led me to believe that this was in/near downtown. It is not. Rather, it is a $7 cab ride from downtown. The streets are torn up with construction for blocks around the hotel. There are no shuttles to downtown or to the airport.

The rooms are great, large, clean, great amenities and comfortable. The staff is very professional, taking extra steps to ensure everything is done to satisfy guests. The rates are somewhat less than other hotels because it is off the beaten path. I would not stay here again due to its location. While there are a couple of restaurants nearby, they are horribly expensive. The breakfast is great and has a lot of variety.

Room Tip: While the construction is going on, ask for a room "on the quite side of the hotel".
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Seiling
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Reviewed September 30, 2012

We would definitely stay here again! We stayed in a room with 2 bedrooms, a living room, kitchen and a balcony. It was quite comfortable and the beds were the usual Marriott quality - good linens and comfortable. The rooms were very spacious and we had plenty of room in the living room for the 4 adults. Breakfast was outstanding! It was the biggest breakfast I've ever seen at a hotel. What a buffet! The setting is lovely and very inviting. We ate seafood at a restaurant across the street then took a stroll on the pier then a cruise on a yacht. The hotel was conveniently located for a nice evening. We took a cab to the space needle and the pier to catch a Carnival cruise ship. It was not a long a ride to the ship. This hotel is worth the short ride if you're cruising.

Room Tip: The rooms facing the water would be better then the rooms facing the street.
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  • Stayed October 2011, traveled with friends
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Macon, GA
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed September 18, 2012

Loved this hotel. Front desk staff was very helpful and friendly, especially Mary. Our room was a two bedroom suite, which worked perfectly. Breakfast was delicious, and the sundries shop saved me a trip to a local drugstore for these items.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
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Property: Residence Inn Seattle Downtown/Lake Union
Address: 800 Fairview Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109-4412
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Location: United States > Washington > Seattle
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#36 Family Hotel in Seattle
#40 Business Hotel in Seattle
#43 Romantic Hotel in Seattle
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3 star — Residence Inn Seattle Downtown/Lake Union 3*
Number of rooms: 234
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