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Watertown Hotel - A Staypineapple Hotel
Ranked #25 of 100 Hotels in Seattle
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Edmonton, Canada
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24 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Great hotel in the Seattle U-District”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 13, 2014

Location - In the heart of U-District. We attended a concert at the Neptune Theater and it was only a few blocks walk.

Cleanliness - I love the hardwood floor. Spotless rooms.

Design - Modern and sensible design.

Amenities - Didn't use them but it has a fitness room and trendy, cruiser bikes to use.

Would definitely stay here again!

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with family
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ConnieSchneider, Manager at Watertown Hotel - A Staypineapple Hotel, responded to this review, May 14, 2014
Dear DJKropp,

So glad to hear you liked the Watertown Hotel. We also hope you enjoyed the concert at the Neptune!

Thanks for being our guest,

The Watertown team
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 6, 2014

On a work trip here, I opted to stay close to the university where the event was held. I thought that this was a great option that gets an A+ for walkability. This is in a great location!

I didn't realize how walkable everything was so I had a rental car so I appreciated their free parking and accessibility to the highway.

Overall, the rooms were clean and staff was very friendly and accommodating. I also liked how the shampoo/conditioner came out of a dispenser - super convenient! I would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled on business
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ConnieSchneider, Manager at Watertown Hotel - A Staypineapple Hotel, responded to this review, May 7, 2014
Dear lady mamoru,

We are glad you found our hotel to be a great location for your business travel. We appreciate your feedback about the cleanliness of the hotel and the friendliness of our staff.

Thank you for choosing the Watertown Hotel. We hope you will stay with us again should you return to the Seattle area.

The Watertown team
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brooklyn new york
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52 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 6, 2014

Nice boutique type hotel in the university district. Conveniently located with nice walking opportunities. Very clean and well maintained with excellent front desk staff. There is a shuttle that can be booked to take you a few places if needed, but must be reserved. You can book directly on their website as they will match any prices from other vendors and that gives you the choice of room and location you want. The soaps and shampoos are not individual and are dispensed from wall holders, so if this bothers you, bring your own as there are no other options.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with friends
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ConnieSchneider, Manager at Watertown Hotel - A Staypineapple Hotel, responded to this review, May 7, 2014
Dear bernie052,

We are glad to hear you found the Watertown to be conveniently located. We also liked reading that you felt the hotel was clean and well maintained, with an excellent front desk staff.

I wanted to let you know that if you prefer individual bottles of personal care products, we can provide them for you, if you let the front desk know upon your arrival. We do have them available, we just use the bulk dispensers in the room.

Thanks for your positive feedback,

The Watertown team
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Portland, Oregon
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 5, 2014

The tile and fake wood floors, the tiny tv, it all made my daughter and I feel like we were staying in a hospital or office building that was hastily converted into a hotel. There was nothing warm or inviting about the hotel itself, EXCEPT for the amazing staff. They seemed to sympathize when I walked down to the lobby and asked if I could switched to their other hotel. They did everything they could to make us feel comfortable. Unfortunately even our their best efforts were not good enough.
If you are looking for a great, clean dorm room, or you have serious OCD issues with carpet, this is not the fun, warm hotel experience you look forward to.

Room Tip: There actually is NOT a pool at this hotel.
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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with family
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ConnieSchneider, Manager at Watertown Hotel - A Staypineapple Hotel, responded to this review, May 7, 2014
Dear mrsskorn,

Thank you for your feedback about the Watertown. This project was initially built as a hotel with designs as having a chic, urban feel. I am sorry we did not meet your expections as a hotel.

We greatly appreciate your comments about having an amazing team and glad they did their best to accommodate you.

Kindly,
The Watertown team
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 4, 2014 via mobile

I stayed at the Watertown hotel during a business trip to UW. I was fortunate to have a suite reserved which was comparable to a cute studio apartment with bamboo floors, table and chairs, and sitting area...and a multitude of windows offering lovely, natural light. This room offered a multitude of conveniences such as a Keurig coffee maker, microwave, small fridge, safe, and complementary internet...not to mention microwave popcorn and bottled water! The soaps and lotions were all Tommy Bahama in wall dispensers...and while lovely for a woman, the scents may be slightly too "female" for male travelers. There is a cute cafe in the lobby, a market across the street, and multiple restaurants and the UW campus within about a half mile. I would absolutely recommend this urban hotel for those traveling near or to UW!

Stayed May 2014, traveled on business
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ConnieSchneider, Manager at Watertown Hotel - A Staypineapple Hotel, responded to this review, May 5, 2014
Dear rvdh04,

We are so glad you enjoyed our little gem in the u-district, and really appreciate your feedback.

We hope to see you again on your future travels to Seattle.

The Watertown team
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Astoria, Oregon
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 1, 2014

The hotel is very clean. The rooms aren't huge, but they make good use of space. The shuttle into town and back was great! Free secure parking for your vehicle was a huge plus! There is a lot of great restaurants and bars close, within walking distance. A market across the street, has a deli inside and great beer selection. We would definitely stay here again. A

  • Stayed March 2014
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MarcoBaumann, Manager at Watertown Hotel - A Staypineapple Hotel, responded to this review, May 2, 2014
Dear 1Jenn1,

Thank you so much for your feedback!
We're delighted to have been a positive part of your stay in Seattle!
Thanks for giving us a try! We hope to welcome you back soon!

In the meantime, all the very best!

Marco Baumann
Manager
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Wyncote, Pennsylvania
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88 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 23, 2014 via mobile

I took my daughter to Seattle to look at UW and wanted to stay near campus. While the hotel is convenient for that purpose and we were able to walk everywhere, the rooms themselves felt more like a dorm than hotel. Beds were hard, bathrooms very institutional, and hotel amenities uninspiring.

Stayed April 2014
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ConnieSchneider, Manager at Watertown Hotel - A Staypineapple Hotel, responded to this review, April 24, 2014
Dear Garlow family,

Thank you for being our guest. We regret the hotel did not do well in meeting your expectations.

We value your input, as it is a catalyst for change.

The Watertown team
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Property: Watertown Hotel - A Staypineapple Hotel
Address: 4242 Roosevelt Way NE, Seattle, WA 98105-6009
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Location: United States > Washington > Seattle > University District
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #25 of 100 Hotels in Seattle
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Watertown Hotel - A Staypineapple Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 100
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Colorful and contemporary, urban and upscale- Welcome to Watertown Hotel. Located just four blocks from the University of Washington, Watertown Hotel is the ideal hotel whether your goal is academic or adventurous. Here, you're not only close to campus, you're close to everything Seattle: The Pike Place Market, Space Needle, Seattle Waterfront and world-class shopping and dining. So check in and chill out. We're always at your service when you Staypineapple at The Watertown. ... more   less 
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