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“OK if you want to stay near the Seattle Center”
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Mediterranean Inn
Ranked #30 of 104 Hotels in Seattle
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Reviewed July 1, 2013

I basically chose to stay here because all the hotels in downtown Seattle were quoting ridiculous rates, and having been to Seattle before I was not too bothered about the out-of-the-way location. If I begin with this first, the Mediterranean Inn is convenient if you want to visit the Seattle Center (i.e. Space Needle, EMP, Key Arena) or Belltown, but unless you have a car or take a cab, it is either a 30 to 40 minute walk to downtown or a 5 to 10 minute walk to the monorial terminal for the monorail to downtown (which is worth the fare). I wouldn't necessarily say this is a show-stopper, but it can be an inconvenience if you are in Seattle as a tourist or are a first-time visitor. Having said that, there are quite a few dining options in the area, especially if you go towards Belltown, and there is a Starbucks on the premises. This is just as well, since the hotel has no restaurant.

The hotel itself has the ambience of a motel. Nothing special (definitely not boutique-style if that is what you want), but it is comfortable enough and clean enough and the rooms are a resonable size. They include a little kitchenette area with a microwave, fridge, sink and coffee maker which makes it handy, especially given the lack of a hotel restaurant or bar. There is no air con, just ceiling fans. This was not an issue for me - Seattle is hardly Phoenix when it comes to temperatures, but I might imagine it being an irritation for some people. Wifi is not free, but the $5 per day is not as exorbitant as some other hotels at least. My biggest complaint was about the miniscule shampoo and soap quantities they provide.

Overall, the big difference in room rates (on this particular occasion) between downtown hotels and this one was enough for me to feel justified in choosing the Mediterranean Inn. However, if I was to come to Seattle again, and money was not tight or the room rate differential was not too high, I would definitely try to get a hotel in downtown.

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled on business
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Reviewed June 30, 2013

Reserved this hotel on Hotwire for the night before the cruise. A little farther away from downtown than I wanted but very convenient to a Safeway (to buy some wine to take on cruise!). The room was overlooking an atrium, it was clean, a little dated, nothing special. Staff was fine. Several nice restaurants close by. Called ahead and they arranged to have a towncar (Maru) fpick us up at the airport. Very convenient. Used the same car service to get to cruise dock, airport and another hotel.

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed June 26, 2013

OK hotel. A long walk from Downtown. The hotel itself is pleasant enough although the rooms seem rather tired and dated. Staff were helpful although there never seemed enough staff to man reception. Close to restaurants a few blocks away.
Overall, it is reasonable value fora big city, but don't expect too much!

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 25, 2013

Nice, kinda cheap (for Seattle), clean, quiet, close to some good bites and drinks. All those would sum the joint up. It's not going to wow you if you're a hotel snob. But it's better than most of the mid-range hotel chain companies I'm familiar with. Underground parking, and some on the street if you luck out and arrive Saturday evening and get to leave it there free til Monday morning. Otherwise, I think it was $15 a day parking. It's a 20 minute hike from most of the downtown tourist stuff. But a bus stop a block away will get you to Capital Hill or downtown for a couple bucks. I think we caught a couple taxis back late night for about $12 plus tip.

Room Tip: We had an upper floor with windows that opened and a view of a little piece of the ocean. I suggest...
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  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 22, 2013

Don't trust the internet....the pictures on this places website look nothing like the actual rooms, the area at 5am is scarey and our room with a "view" was a brick wall and the neighbors bathroom window. The water smells extremely gross, the bed is like a rock and its not very close to downtown. Oh and there is no AC in the rooms, just a fan. Walls are paper thin and you can hear everything. Def. wasn't worth $159. Also beware of the restaurants, they automatically hold a 20% tip on your cards even if you pay the tip in cash.

  • Stayed: June 2013
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Reviewed June 21, 2013

This is a nice, clean hotel two blocks from Key Arena. Staff was friendly and helpful with directions and places to eat. while it was on a busy street, i did not notice much "city" noise. Would stay here again.

Stayed: June 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed June 20, 2013

I stayed there overnight on a business trip, primarily because the location was convenient to where I was visiting, and it was less expensive than the other place in the area (Homewood Suites). The location was good (just a short few blocks walk to City Center and Queen Anne -- for food and shopping, and a few blocks from the water), and it was reasonably priced, relative to other hotels in the same area. Keep in mind that parking in that part of town is tight, so expect to pay $15-$25 per night for parking. The hotel was a little on the dated side, but fairly well maintained. The business center, while basic, was useful for checking email and printing boarding passes. The room itself was on the small side (by US standards, pretty average by European standards), and clean, but a little musty.
Overall, if you're staying for a night or two, and want to be able to walk to dining, the Space Needle, and the water (downtown is a longer walk -- about a mile), I'd recommend it for single travellers or couples. For families or longer stays, the Homewood Suites may be a better fit. For those with a car, and who are more budget conscious, it may be useful to stay a little further north.

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled on business
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Address: 425 Queen Anne Avenue North, Seattle, WA 98109-4517
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Location: United States > Washington > Seattle > Magnolia / Queen Anne
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Kitchenette Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#5 Green Hotel in Seattle
#8 Best Value Hotel in Seattle
#28 Family Hotel in Seattle
#40 Romantic Hotel in Seattle
#52 Business Hotel in Seattle
Price Range: $105 - $319 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Mediterranean Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 180
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We are ideally located for business or pleasure in the vibrant Queen Anne neighborhood of Seattle. The Space Needle, Key Arena and downtown Seattle are just moments away and for our coffee lovers we feature a Starbucks(R) Cafe off the lobby. The hotel is beautifully appointed with the look of the Mediterranean that embraces you with a comfortable and relaxed feeling. Each guest room features a kitchenette and the entire hotel is 100% non-smoking. ... more   less 
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