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The Arctic Club Seattle - a DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel
Ranked #26 of 100 Hotels in Seattle
Certificate of Excellence
St. Louis
1 review
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“NIce hotel, but the noise ruined it...”
Reviewed August 31, 2009

At first glance, the hotel looks like a beauty. It's a refurbished men's club and is on the National Register of Historic Places. The bar off the lobby is fabulous. Then we proceeded to our room on the 9th floor, expecting a respite from the hustle bustle of the busy streets below.

Were we ever in for a surprise. The windows kept out virtually no noise at all. I love the movie "Planes, Trains and Automobiles," but not playing nonstop in our room. Sirens erupted constantly and loudly, as if we were on the 2nd floor. Trains rumbled by every so often, and planes could be clearly heard overhead. Luckily, we didn't spend much time in our room except to sleep. (Yes, I had brought ear plugs.)

Otherwise, the room was comfortable if small. The bed and bedding were excellent. We could have done without the portraits of the brooding Native Americans over the bed, though. And the lighting was dim throughout. The iPod dock on the stereo didn't work, and a staffer sent to resolve the issue couldn't. Also, no HD TV channels worked.

The staff was uniformly courteous, but there wasn't much they could do about some of the problems we encountered.

It's wonderful that the building was renovated into a hotel, but why skimp on the windows and noise insulation on a busy Seattle street?

  • Stayed August 2009, traveled as a couple
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jgouge, General Manager at The Arctic Club Seattle - a DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, responded to this review, April 29, 2010
Thank you for letting us know about the issues you experienced during your stay with us. As the new General Manager of the Doubletree Arctici Club Hotel it is very beneficial to receive this constructive feedback. We are taking steps in particular now to address the issue with outside noise to the best of our ability as well as looking at options to improve the guest room lighting. I hope you will give us another opportunity to serve you in the future.
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I loved everything about this hotel. The rooms were beautiful and comfortable. It had an old world feel to it but everything was absolutely up-to-date. The location is ideal for exploring the city. My only regret is that we only had one night here.

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Property: The Arctic Club Seattle - a DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel
Address: 700 3rd Ave, Seattle, WA 98104-1894
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Location: United States > Washington > Seattle
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#14 Romantic Hotel in Seattle
#16 Luxury Hotel in Seattle
#23 Business Hotel in Seattle
#24 Family Hotel in Seattle
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — The Arctic Club Seattle - a DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 120
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The Arctic Club Seattle - a DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel in the heart of the downtown Seattle financial district is a landmark Seattle hotel, rich in history and beautifully restored to provide the best in contemporary Doubletree hospitality. We have received the AAA 4-Diamond Award three consecutive years. Our modern luxury hotel is conveniently located just off of I-5, only three blocks from Pioneer Square, close to Seattle's International District, CenturyLink Field (home to the Seahawks and Sounders) and Safeco Field. Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA) is only 30 minutes south by car. Enjoy free daytime bus transportation to dozens of downtown Seattle attractions, like vibrant Pike Place Market and the Puget Sound waterfront. From the distinctive third-floor walrus heads overlooking the street, to the fine Alaskan marble foyer, to the magnificent Northern Lights Dome Room with its enchanting Rococo gilt and leaded stained glass ceiling, The Arctic Club Hotel in Seattle offers a unique hotel experience harkening back to the post-Klondike gold rush days of the early 1900s. Our tastefully-appointed hotel features modern conveniences suited to the savvy business traveler, as well as a central Seattle location and amenities to please leisure guests. Stylish guest rooms, suites, and executive accommodations boast a long list of guest amenities, flat panel HDTVs, our luxurious Sweet Dreams beds, and wireless high-speed internet access. Some rooms feature jetted tubs and outdoor terraces. Other hotel amenities include: •Remote printing capabilities •Wireless HSIA in public areas throughout the hotel •A Precor®-equipped Fitness Center •In-room dining. ... more   less 
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