Alexis Hotel, Seattle
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Historical Traveller Reviews of Alexis Hotel
Outstanding Seattle hotel, service and locationfrom Loco2Go
Our executive suite was a bargain for the size and comfort level, including a good sized, separate living room, and an oversized bathroom complete with Jacuzzi tub. Our room appeared to be either very recently renovated or expertly maintained, as was the entire second floor public spaces. We noticed little, if any, street noise from our corner room facing Second and Madison, and very much enjoyed the sun streaming through the ample windows in the morning. My partner raved so much about the hotel pillows, that she wrote the brand name down intending to buy them. The mini-bar was heavily stocked, and featured snacks galore including some unusual ones for hotels, such as chips and salsa.
The location is outstanding, with little need to walk more than a few blocks to many attractions and restaurants, although cabs are plentiful in front of the hotel. I highly recommend the Alexis, and it is very good value for the money. Note: we received a better rate by going directly to the hotel's website.
Suite Reviewfrom A TripAdvisor Member
So we were excited to be staying in a nice room, etc., but keep in mind we usually don't stay in nice places. Wasn't sure how many stars to give, so let me just make a few points that come to mind (useful points, in my opinion):
Good location if visiting downtown Seattle.
NOISY **************** Our windows RATTLED/VIBRATED...it's funny because I asked the front desk (I was really nice, since we were staying for free, but I would have been pissed if I'd paid) if anyone had ever complained. Nooooo, they said, surprised/confused. Hm.....anyway, they weren't really nice, but they were accomodating and moved us right away into another room. Crazy thing is: I saw another person on here complain about the rattling windows (VERY LOUD- WAKES YOU UP). They totally lied, in my opinion, about the windows. I can't remember which side they moved us to, sorry - but you could mention the problem and make sure you get the quiet-er side. Once we were moved to the room with no window problem, we were able to sleep very peacefully.
VERY comfortable King bed in the suite. VERY comfortable. We loved the bed.
Aveda products in the bathroom.
Aveda shop downstairs in hotel (nice smells in elevator and hallway).
Didn't notice musty smells or anything like some people mentioned on here - perhaps because it was a suite floor? Don't know.
Liked the high ceilings in the room - very roomy, even if the room is small. Our second suite was smaller (no hallway like the first).
Weird art, but hey...Seattle's supposed to be known for its art, right?
Around 6pm (can't remember) they give you free wine in the lobby, white or red, and water colors to make your own postcard...as well as FREE CHAIR MASSAGE (ahhhhhhh). Loved the massage. No one was there, so we got 20 min' back massage (in chair) for free. Yes, we tipped.
They put this stupid tray of goodies in your suite (with RIDICULOUS PRICES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!) So stay away from the tray - unless your filthy rich, I guess :) We put ours in the closet first thing.
I'd definitely stay there again if it were free, or maybe 150?. Don't think it's worth 300, though. :) And I hate the fact that they lie to you about the sound, though they are helpful, I guess. Oh yeah...valet parking is expensive there (if you have a car...and they do make you valet...and parking nearbye is very expensive as well, so don't bother trying to find any...just use valet).
Alexis Hotel is wonderfulfrom lacevan
Fantastic Boutique Hotelfrom A TripAdvisor Member
Great time at the Alexisfrom LARS6743
Stay away from the Alexis!from A TripAdvisor Member
Peaceful Oasis in the Urban Junglefrom IndyAngie0427
Overall, we found the staff, service, surroundings, and accommodations to be above average and in keeping with our expectations of smaller, “boutique” hotels. We’d been flying all day from the east and were so ready to enjoy the room’s amenities when we checked in. We found our room on the 3rd floor overlooking 1st Avenue (which did prove to be quite nosy on Friday and Saturday night with hopped-up cars “cruising” The Strip – but otherwise was okay) to be very well kept and welcoming, with a fluffy duvet covering the firm but comfortable mattress. The feather pillows stacked artfully along the headboard proved far too soft for our liking, but the front desk staff immediately sent up firmer ones upon request. Our room received lots of beautiful sunshine in the early morning and again in the evening, uncommon and appreciated in an urban setting.
Our room was a very welcomed retreat and whenever we “came home”, we were always struck by how clean and fresh-smelling it was (like orange blossoms), and finding the bed turned down, a small light and radio left on, and chocolates waiting on the pillow was very comforting at the end of the day. In the evenings, we liked to kick back and sneak treats from the well-stocked in-room snack and beverage selection, and the Aveda bath products that The Alexis provides were also a nice touch.
One of the things that struck us most was the warmth and hospitality of the hotel staff. We had the occasion to interact frequently with the front desk staff, Concierge, room service attendants, wait staff in the attached Library Bar & Grille, valets, and even a maintenance man who was doing some paint touch-ups one day in the lobby. Without fail, everyone always offered a smile and a few kinds words which, when you’re traveling and missing familiar surroundings, can mean so much.
Although Seattle is a very picturesque city with so many interesting and unique things to see and do, we did find our first experience of the place marred by the very large and visible street community (which we’d read about beforehand but thought was an exaggeration). Even though The Alexis is in the heart of the tourist district in what I would classify as a “nice” neighborhood, there’s no getting away from it, from what we saw, ANYWHERE downtown. Which is why I refer to The Alexis as “an oasis” – because that is truly what we found it to be, in all respects. Despite whatever my perceived shortcomings of the city itself might be, I would absolutely recommend The Alexis for its accommodations, staff, and convenient walk to many of Seattle’s most popular attractions.
Charming Hotel, Great Locationfrom chnkylvr
This is a great hotelfrom olinemother
Unimpressed, As Well. Low Value Hotel.from A TripAdvisor Member
We won't be staying at or recommending the Alexis, again.
Top Local Tips for Seattle
Tremendous Thai Go to Wild Ginger, make reservations and go hungry and ready to enjoy some of the best Thai food on the west coast!
Real salmon Some local fish restaurants feature salmon and other fish literally caught that day or the day before from local rivers (for a hefty price) something that has long since disappeared from the east coast
Couple of great restaurants near by The Metropolitan Bar and grill is one of the best in the country, they do it all first class! A true dining experience. Mccormick and Schmicks across the street ( great food very solid service) If you are willing to cab or drive about 2 miles then Daniels Broiler ( lake Union)will give you a top quality meal. These arn't budget choices but the food and service it so good that they have great value at the higher prices.
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- Address: 1007 First Avenue - Seattle - Washington - 98104 - United States
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