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“Excellent Hotel - Superb Service” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Residence Inn Seattle Downtown/Lake Union

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Residence Inn Seattle Downtown/Lake Union
Ranked #61 of 100 Hotels in Seattle
Certificate of Excellence
Riverdale, New York
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29 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Excellent Hotel - Superb Service”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 9, 2014

Our family is in the process of relocating to Seattle form the east coast, and we had the pleasure of staying at the Residence Inn Lake Union last week.
The hotel and staff made this stay excellent for us. Firstly, they were so kind and made sure we get a complimentary upgrade to a larger room – which was amazing! (originally booked 1 BR - got 2 BR, with Lake view)
Then the Sales Manager reached out to us, was super-nice, provided tips for local places to visit, a complete list of the activities and must-see areas, and even wanted to meet us in person, say hi, and welcome us to the area.
Great staff, very nice and clean hotel, great value for our costs.
Highly Recommended!

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Green Features: In your room you will have recycling bin as well as trash bins. You are also reminded that if you wish to keep your towels and not wash them daily - you can.
  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Me-Like-World
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
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  • Rooms
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  • Service
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  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
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Portland, Oregon, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 5, 2014

I traveled to Seattle to celebrate my Birthday and took my three dogs with me. I called ahead as I know the Marriott is especially good at accommodating pets who are traveling with owners. We not only had fun here, it's in a great location so I could walk the dogs and get them the exercise they need. It's the staff I wanted to rave about, higher than five stars actually. Such positive and helpful people who are truly professional. My dogs were very good, and the hotel staff complimented me on them, guests went out of their way to come over and pet my lovable Borzoi who relished the attention. It was so good I decided to stay an extra day because the whole stay was enjoyable. Marriott truly does care about guests and goes out of their way to make everything right. Even, as we were leaving, I was carrying a few packages down to our car, one of the Hotel staff who was vacuuming the rugs in the lobby, stopped what she was doing to come over and offer to help me carry the packages. When I told her I was okay, she still went ahead of me and held open the doors to get to my car. This was a first-class stay I will never forget, and I thank all of the staff and help that work together to make the Seattle Marriott Residence Inn a truly five-star place to stay.

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Green Features: This is a clean, quiet, environmentally friendly establishment.
  • Stayed May 2014, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Ken N
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West Covina, CA
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84 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 4, 2014

Overall, we had a nice experience at the Residence Inn. The continental breakfast was definitely a bonus. We had a nice view of the lake and right across the street is the streetcar which takes you to downtown. The only thing was was annoying was the construction that they were doing in the area (which was beyond the hotel's control).

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank TravelingCee
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Portland, Oregon
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170 reviews
29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 31, 2014

We spent a lovely time there over Valentine's Day weekend. The room was beautifully furnished and very comfortable. The complimentary breakfast one of the best available. Quiet is the rule, here. Suitable for both business and recreation, I would gladly stay here again. The downtown trolley runs from near Westlake down to Lake Union (10 min ride) and only a short walk to this location. Or, do as we did, walk the length both ways. The neighborhood is upscale residence and Amazon (located in the adjacent blocks). Service is excellent, food way above average and location just off the beaten track but close in

Room Tip: The general locations lends itself well to quiet. If a light sleeper, ask for rooms away from Lake U...
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Green Features: The general practice is applied where you are invited to ask for linen change, the default is to change every third day automatically.
  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank elgreco251
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Gig Harbor, WA
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108 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 31, 2014

Residence Inn is always solid. The staff at this one is friendly, especially in the new Tap Room. Breakfast in the morning is good, with lots of choices, even if they are a little slow getting restocked. This is one of the first places I'd recommend against getting the view room. The loading dock is in the front of the hotel and trucks backing up in the morning are a bit jarring. Our room was missing the usual binder telling us about local places to eat, but, with free WIFI, I guess we can find it ourselves.

Marriott has decided to torture guests. It started with their Courtyard brand, and now RI is replacing the fairly comfy couches in the suites with straight sided torture devices they call couches. Whoever is heading up their interior design department should be fired.

Room Tip: A view room will give you a nice view of the lake to relax you in the morning, but the delivery truc...
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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank JMPInstructor
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Ridgefield, Connecticut
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19 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 29, 2014

Location, convenience, comfortable, welcoming....all these things describe the Residence Inn across from Lake Union in Seattle WA. From the time you step into the lobby until you're ready to leave, it's like family greeting you and then bidding you farewell. Whenever we go from Connecticut to visit family, mostly our son and granddaughter, this is where we stay. The hotel is big, and high, but always comfortable. And the complimentary breakfast is spectacular and delicious. It is also right across the road from the lake and the best chowders any place else, even in New England, and great fish dishes. The location is also convenient to the City and to getting downtown. Try it, you'll love it.

Room Tip: We prefer higher floors and the side overlooking Lake Union is best.
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank EdfromEast
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College Station, Texas
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133 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 28, 2014

The new lobby is beautiful. Our rooms looked out over the lake. We walked to some of the Seattle sights we visited, others we easily caught the trolley downtown. When looking at a map, you might think this hotel is too far away from the sights, but trust me, it's very convenient.

Room Tip: Ask for a room that overlooks the water and sit out on your balcony in the evening.
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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Kelley D
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Property: Residence Inn Seattle Downtown/Lake Union
Address: 800 Fairview Ave. N, Seattle, WA 98109
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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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