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The Loyal Inn
Ranked #63 of 100 Hotels in Seattle
Independence, Missouri
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49 reviews
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“Best western space needle”
Reviewed June 27, 2012

This hotel is affordable, clean and blocks from Space Needle. breakfast was excellent for continental. Rooms very clean and nice. Only downside was you had to pay for parking, which you will have to at any hotel. The charge at this hotel was 10.00 per night at time of visit.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank yimkoung
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, Assistant Manager at The Loyal Inn, responded to this review, July 12, 2012
I am happy to hear you enjoyed your stay with us, especially our continental breakfast we offer every morning. I have been working with Best Western to add additional items that I believe our guests will enjoy as well, so we hope you will come visit in the future to enjoy these changes. Regarding parking, as you mentioned, almost every hotel does charge as space is very limited in the downtown area. We have worked to ensure that our parking stays at a reasonable rate and extend the hours to 5 pm the day of check out so that guests may leave their vehicle parked while spending more time in the downtown area without having to pay the $4 per hour rate on the street. We hope you will come back and visit us again soon.
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Reviewed June 25, 2012

We stayed for 3 nights in June,
The room was the biggest we had on our 6 week tour of western America.
There was even room to stack our two suitcases in a separate area.
Large bed, good price, air conditioning that worked, the best breakfast (included) on our trip, and handy to the local bus.
Restaurants were handy, the best being the pizza place, above the whole foods store 200 metres away.
What really made this hotel stand out from the rest, was the service at reception.
We had booked a tour to the Boeing factory.The bus turned up, we got on, and it started touring the town. The tour company stuffed us up, and we were on a tour of the city.
We pointed this out to the driver, and as too late for Boeing we got the whole tour.
The reception staff then tried to get our money back, but the company refused.
3 phone calls, and the manager (Samantha) joining in, and demanding our refund, she finally won.
It doesn't get much better than that.
It will be all good if you are a tourist and stay here. (Even if you are not a tourist).

Room Tip: the one we had was great, room 303.
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
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, Assistant Manager at The Loyal Inn, responded to this review, July 12, 2012
It was an absolute pleasure having you and your wife stay with us during your trip to the States. The staff here works hard to ensure that everyone has a wonderful stay with us, whether it be recommending restaurants, sites to see or resolving issues our guests have with other companies! We wish you the best on your next adventure and hope you will be able to come back and visit again.
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Reviewed June 25, 2012

Booked this hotel via Hostelworld.com and it pulled up as AAE Hotels & Hostels Loyal Inn. It was much, much cheaper booking this way rather than going through Best Western’s website.
We got room 101 on the ground floor on the right side of the hotel. Our window overlooks the parking lot. This room is right across from Housekeeping’s staff room or supply room. Every morning, we can hear the doors banging open/shut. The walls are very thin, we can hear people talking in the halls and walking around in the room above us. The room is also very close to the stairs that lead up stairs so a lot of traffic, a lot of noise. It’s close to the breakfast buffet room and business center.

The bathroom amenities include towels and hair dryer. There is soap and lotion via wall dispensers mounted on the wall over the sink. There is body wash, shampoo and conditioner via wall dispensers mounted on the wall in the shower/tub. I like the curved shower curtain rod. The curvature prevents the curtain from billowing inwards during the shower. The shower water pressure and drainage was good. The sink area is outside the bathroom area and there are limited hanging and no shelf space in the bathroom. It’s all outside.

Room amenities include, AC/heat unit, coffee/tea maker, two (very comfortable) queen beds and soft pillows, plenty of floor lamps, fridge and microwave, safe, large desk and large LCD TV.

There is wi-fi, the passcode changes every Monday. There is a business center with 2 computers (printing is free); there is a gym (two machines and a few weights) and buffet breakfast. All complimentary. Parking is $10 plus tax a day.

The hotel is within walking distance to the REI Flagship store, Space Needle and Whole Foods. Dicky’s Drive-in, a gas station and I-5 are also close by. Not too many restaurants in the area though.

When we returned from our side trip to Vancouver, we were given room 306. It’s a four level building but in this room, we hardly heard any overhead noise. The AC unit was changed one day. It was different when we came back from our day out. The set up is the same with minor differences like the hair dryer and AC unit. It’s an overall much quieter room. Being on the left side of the hotel and higher up, our window over looks Denny Park.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with friends
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, Assistant Manager at The Loyal Inn, responded to this review, July 12, 2012
Wow! We appreciate you leaving such a detailed and helpful review for Trip Advisor users. We do work with hostelworld as a third party booking site which can offer discounted rates to sell rooms when availability is open. While third party websites are not able to guarantee a room type, they are a great resource for budget travelers visiting our city and is a popular choice for international guests as well. As you mentioned, we use shower dispensers in order to promote an environmentally friendly atmosphere at the hotel. It's always great when guests come back to stay with us again, so I am happy to see we were able to provide you with a quieter room as well. We hope to see you again the next time you visit Seattle!
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Yakima
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Reviewed June 20, 2012

Not a bad hotel overall, but DON'T SAY YOU HAVE INTERNET WHEN IT DOES NOT WORK!!!!!! I stayed here several months ago and the internet only worked about 1/2 of the time. Just checked in again (employer directed travel and nothing else available) and the INTERNET DOES NOT WORK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Please just fix it.

If you need the internet, DO NOT STAY HERE!!!!!!!

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled on business
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Thank kfedkfed
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, Assistant Manager at The Loyal Inn, responded to this review, July 12, 2012
I do apologize for any problems that occurred regarding our internet connection. Just recently we have signed a contract with a new company who will be installing a new fiber optic cable on the property. This will improve both our speed and connectivity greatly for the convenience of our guests! We do realize how important a secure internet connection and look forward to completing this project in the upcoming weeks.
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Colorado
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Reviewed June 18, 2012

I stayed at this hotel last week. The rooms were clean/comfortable and the staff was friendly and helpful. Nothing fantastic here, but I was very pleased. I thought the cost of the room was also very reasonable given its location and proximity to area attractions.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
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Thank colotravelbug
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, Assistant Manager at The Loyal Inn, responded to this review, July 12, 2012
Thank you for taking the time to leave a review regarding your stay. Best Western is leading the industry in cleanliness standards as you may have seen on the news recently. Our housekeeping staff passed the Best Western inspection with a score of 100% and we will continue to provide excellent service for all guests! We look forward to seeing you during your next visit to Seattle.
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Guilford, Indiana
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Reviewed June 18, 2012

We just spent one night but were very plelaed with the room, breakfast and service. The front desk staff were extremly helpful with arranging various transportation and directions to places we wanted to see. I locked my key to the lock on my suitcase in my suitcae and the maintance man can right away and cut the lock for me. We walked to the space needle, just about 5 blocks and the next dy to Pikes Pier about 10 blocks and we are all SR's and not in excellent walking shape but it was doable.. We ate at a Thia restaurant nearby which was excellent..I would recoment to anyone wanting to say downtown and would definately stay there again myself.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with friends
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Thank LindaLin63
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, Assistant Manager at The Loyal Inn, responded to this review, July 12, 2012
Thank you for taking the time to leave a review for future visitors to Seattle! Just like you mentioned, our guests find our central location and amenities to be just what they are looking for while visiting the area. As we are located in the north end of downtown, we are able to offer affordable rates for our guests with easy access to all the major attractions the city has to offer. With 24 hour staff we are also able to provide the best customer service to ensure our guests have a comfortable stay with us. We hope to see you again soon!
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Enkhuizen, The Netherlands
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Reviewed June 7, 2012

best western loyal inn, seattle,washington is an wxcellent hotel. the staff is very professional, courteous and knowledgeable. the hotel is clean, modern and professionally operated. thanks to assistant manager samantha young, and justin, maria and the rest of the staff, our stay was a pleasant and enjoyable one.

we would definitely stay at the hotel, if ever we are in seattle, again. and, we will definitely reccommend best western loyal inn to family members and friends.

i give the hotel a four (4) star rating. (walter n. davenport, jr., enkhuizen, the netherlands)

Room Tip: all rooms, from what i could tell, are more than comfortable, quiet and clean. i did not, however...
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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
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, Assistant Manager at The Loyal Inn, responded to this review, July 12, 2012
I am pleased to see you had a wonderful stay with us and our staff was able to provide you with excellent customer service. We truly pride ourselves on making our guests feel at home when they stay with us and we hope to see you or your family and friends in the future!
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Property: The Loyal Inn
Address: 2301 8th Ave, Seattle, WA 98121-1907 (Formerly Best Western Loyal Inn)
Location: United States > Washington > Seattle > Belltown
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#53 Business Hotel in Seattle
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — The Loyal Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 91
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
As soon as you arrive at The Loyal Inn, our exceptional customer service team and comfortable accommodations will greet you. Once inside your spacious non-smoking room, you'll find all the comforts of home, including a 32-inch flat screen television, microwave and refrigerator. Eco-Friendly rooms are also available. Additional amenities at this Seattle hotel include a complimentary deluxe continental breakfast buffet each morning, relaxing spa, on-site exercise facility and a 24-hour business center. We offer guest parking for a nominal fee of only $10.00 per night plus applicable taxes. The best of the city awaits you just outside this hotel in Seattle. From exploring famed Pike Place Market to marveling at the Space Needle® while visiting Seattle Center to catching a Seattle Seahawks or Seattle Mariners game. Everything you want to do and see in Seattle is just minutes away. While in town, try to catch one of the many annual festivals, including the Bumbershoot® and Northwest Folklife Festivals and don't forget Seattle's annual Seafair celebration. The Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle Cancer Alliance, Swedish Hospital, Virginia Mason, Lake Union, University of Washington and Seattle University are also nearby. Be sure to explore the variety of unique shops, restaurants and entertainment venues in downtown Seattle. Business guests will also enjoy the Loyal Inn's close proximity to local businesses, hospitals/medical companies and corporations, including PATH, Microsoft, Amazon and Boeing and the Melinda and Bill Gates Foundation. A friendly staff is ready to ensure a comfortable and memorable stay in Seattle. Make an online reservation today and save at the Loyal Inn hotel! Enjoy your stay. ... more   less 
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