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The Grove, West Seattle Inn
Ranked #59 of 100 Hotels in Seattle
Certificate of Excellence
Washougal, Washington
2 reviews
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“Just what we needed!”
Reviewed June 25, 2012

My Mother and I spent the night of Saturday, June 23, 2012 with my daughters when we were in town for the Junior Olympics. This motel was in a great location for us, clean, classy, and the bed was most comfortable. The staff was friendly, the breakfast was plentiful and good, and I can't think of anything that was negative. Thanks, and we'll be back!

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Reviewed June 19, 2012

If you need to stay in West Seattle, the Grove is a great place. It's in walking distance to the junction, a bowling alley, Trader Joe's, and yoga studio. It's also close to the W. Seattle Bridge if you are driving back and forth into Seattle proper often.

The rooms are spacious and clean and modern and not overly "designed." Our room came with a large kitchenette and comfy couch and desk and felt much bigger than most hotel rooms I've stayed in. The bathroom is a bit on the small side, but who wants to stay in the bathroom the whole time anyway?

You can eat your morning breakfast or have a coffee at the very cute, homey picnic tables by the lobby. And nearby Diva Espresso is pretty darn good, too.

Room Tip: I heard rooms on the first floor could hear more street noise. On the second floor, we had no sound...
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
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Schenectady, New York
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Reviewed June 12, 2012

Stayed for a week at The Grove. Was better that we thought. Room was clean and fit our needs. Would stay there again in a minute.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
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Vancouver, Canada
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Reviewed June 5, 2012

The Grove is a friendly and very affordable neighborhood motel.

The location cannot be beat, as it's within walking distance of several good restaurants, a new Trader Joe's, and the funky West Seattle Junction shopping district. It's also close to the West Seattle Bridge, which connects directly to both the 99 and the 1-5, putting you downtown in minutes.

The rooms are large and clean, although they are rather spartan for their size, and the TV didn't scrimp on channel selection. The bed was harder than our liking, and we both seemed to suffer from aching backs after a couple of nights.

The room came included a basic breakfast of Kellogg's cereals, pastries, juice, coffee, and plenty of fruit, but West Seattle is also full of tempting brunches at places like Luna Park, Circa and Easy Street Records.

The hotel staff were particularly friendly and helpful, and it definitely felt like it was a well-run establishment. It was much more charming and relaxed than a typical corporate motel chain.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Gresham, OR
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Reviewed April 24, 2012

My family visited Seattle overnight and needed a reasonably priced, but clean and well maintained, place to stay. While the hotel is nothing spectacular from the outside, the rooms are very clean and newly remodeled. The furniture is IKEA grade, but more than adequate. While there is only one chair (IKEA office style) we actually found the roll-out table under the desk useful for playing cards! The street traffic is a little loud, but not as bad at the fancy hotel we stayed at by I5 the last time we stayed in Seattle and paid almost 3X as much! The neighborhood is pretty nice, with some nearby shops and stores nearby. A bus stop is located adjacent to the hotel and is the best way to get around this big city, including getting to Safeco or Century Link Fields. Overall, a pleasant stay in a part of town we'd never seen before. For a nice outside walk ask for directions to the nearby Alki Park. Good biking and walking areas along the sound with a great panoramic view of Seattle's west side.

Room Tip: The quietest rooms face away from Alaska Ave.
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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with family
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Spokane, WA
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Reviewed April 23, 2012

The location was great and the staff was friendly and helpful. The room was very clean and orderly. We had an excellent experience!

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with friends
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Vancouver
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Reviewed April 17, 2012

My daughter and I stayed at the Grove Inn on Apr 14-15 for one night in a main-floor 2-double room. We were immediately pleasantly surprised by the appearance of our newly-renovated rooms (modern colour scheme & simple furnishings), the quietness of the room (could barely hear adjacent noise), and the cleanliness (kudos to housekeeping).
The beds and the bedding were extremely comfortable, the flat-screen TV was a welcome sight, and the free wifi worked perfectly. Each wing of the hotel has its own access router, so reception very strong. The blackout/privacy roll-down screens were great, too, as the room was completely private despite being adjacent to parking & walkers-by. I would recommend however bringing ear plugs as the bed near the window is also near the baseboard heater which crackles as it warms up, as well as air-con (off during our stay). The window is not a great sound-barrier against the sound of people chatting or cars starting in the morning. Second floor of the motel might minimize this problem.
Breakfast was basic but fresh: we had toasted bagels with butter/cream cheese, yogurt, fresh fruit & cereal, as well as freshly-brewed coffee, which I surprisingly (it is a motel, after all!) enjoyed.
The location was great--super quiet, we felt safe, and only a short few blocks to California Ave with its many great restaurants & cafes. A car is definitely recommended to get there, as well as to explore the great drives & beaches in the area with their accompanying awesome views. You can't beat the West Seattle beach-areas on a summer-like spring weekend!
Finally, the staff was helpful and pleasant--check-in/-out was quick & painless and phone contact was fine.
In short, we appreciated that this motel was a cool-looking home-base, close to our intended location (a baseball tournament in West Seattle). The Grove Inn scored a home run with us!

  • Stayed April 2012
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Property: The Grove, West Seattle Inn
Address: 3512 SW Alaska St, Seattle, WA 98126-2731
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Location: United States > Washington > Seattle > West Seattle
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites
Hotel Style:
#3 Best Value Hotel in Seattle
#32 Family Hotel in Seattle
#44 Business Hotel in Seattle
#48 Romantic Hotel in Seattle
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2 star — The Grove, West Seattle Inn 2*
Number of rooms: 46
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Reopened Summer 2011 under new ownership and management, The Grove West Seattle Inn is an oasis of comfort and convenience perfectly positioned just minutes from downtown Seattle and Sea-Tac International Airport in West Seattle, a picturesque community with an eclectic small-town vibe. From our refreshingly renovated lobby, guestrooms and suites to our genuinely friendly staff, we go out of our way to provide a truly unique, highly personalized guest experience.Featuring 46 newly renovated guestrooms and suites, we’re intimate in size yet abundant in thoughtful amenities. Chat with fellow travelers in our new lobby, where we’ll treat you to some fabulous freebies, like free WiFi and complimentary continental breakfast. Kick back in freshly revamped guest accommodations, each painted in a rich, architecturally inspired color palate and furnished with flat-screen TVs and ultra-comfortable mattresses topped with stylish new bedding.Whether business or pleasure brings you our way, our location is central to a Seattle’s bustling commercial districts, as well as spirited local shopping, dining, sightseeing and entertainment. ... more   less 
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