Holiday Inn Seattle Airport Hotel

, Seattle, United States
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Holiday Inn Seattle Airport Hotel

17338 International Arprt Blvd - Seattle - Washington - 98188 - United States 206-248-1000
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Good price

from Sam39
We stayed for 1 night and were plesantly surprised. The room was large with nice looking furniture and a comfy bed.
As priority club members we were given a voucher for free buffet breakfast in the restaurant which had a good selection including cereal, toast and cooked. We paid in advance directly thru holiday inn and it cost €64 plus tax which we thought was great for an airport location.
The courtesy shuttle was quick to pick up at the airport and runs approx. every 10-15 minutes in the morning.
We would definatly stay here again if the price was right.

Not a bad stay, but beware of little things

from A TripAdvisor Member
A pretty good hotel for a Holiday Inn. The bed was comfortable, and the room was clean. Breakfast buffet was good, but stay away from an other meals in the restaurant.

We had two rooms, and the staff automatically assumed we had two vehicles, so we were double charged for parking (they never asked how many cars we had at check-in, so we had to get the extra charges removed at check-out). Also, they never explained the parking system (you get a card each time you come in the parking lot and reuse a card they have validated to get out of the lot without paying, and our pass to get out of the lot stopped working several times during the trip. Someone on the staff also made a call on our room phone, and we had to get the charges removed.

Pool is indoor, but is not heated.

A Decent Hotel Close to the Airport

from A TripAdvisor Member
I recently stayed at the Seattle SeaTac Holiday Inn on a business trip before I was heading to Calgary. I was at the hotel for about 3 nights before I left for Canada (posted a review about the Holiday Inn Calgary Airport).

I arrived at the airport and quickly called the hotel from the phone at the airport. Within about 10 minutes, the hotel shuttle arrived. The service was ok; the Asian guy who picked us up could have been a little friendlier.

The rooms at the hotel were average. For the price, location and amenities, they were pretty good. The rooms were clean, and the furnishing did not seem too old.

The food service at the hotel was better than average. They had a decent selection of food in a wide price range. If you are a priority club member, all you have to do is sign up on their website; you get their breakfast buffet for free. This is not an ordinary buffet for a hotel of this class. They actually have a person to make custom omelets and waffles, and the food on the buffet was plentiful and of good quality. The service was very fast.

The pool was not heated but the spa was very good. Since it was pretty cold in Seattle, I did not use the pool, but I did visit the spa once.

Since I was there only 3 nights, I did not have maid service, but the maids seemed to be very nice. The hotel front desk was very friendly, and was happy to arrange transportation for me to Kirkland (about 20 miles from the hotel).

I did need to use the laundry room since my trip would be about 14 days. I was disappointed to find out that the hotel had 1 washer/dryer for the entire property. Not to mention, it was in a bad location next to the elevator and vending machines. It was very difficult to do laundry in this location.

Pleasantly Surprised...

from A TripAdvisor Member
Having read all the less than promising reviews on this hotel, we were understandably nervous about our stay. However, the renovations to the rooms must have turned out great as we had no complaints about the rooms. The bathrooms though could have used some updating as well. All-in-all, for $40 via Priceline the room was more than satisfactory.

Had dinner at the hotel restaurant as well, and that was also good!

Not to worry! Hotel is nice, standard. Not as bad as other reviews.

from elliscm
I am writing this review from my room at the Holiday Inn Seattle-Seatac International Airport. I also got this room on Priceline, and was dismayed based on these reviews. However, I was pleasantly surprised when I arrived in the hotel and my room. It's not the Peninsula, but it is a nice, clean, airport hotel. I would definitely stay here again on future trips to Seattle.

Now the details. We arrived late at night and used the free shuttle from the airport. The shuttle service is conventiently located outside baggage claim, and the shuttles for the various hotels circle around on a regular basis. The shuttle runs 24 hours a day. It is very convenient.

We arrived at the hotel and were greeted at the front desk by very friendly, helpful staff. As usual with Priceline reservations, I had sent a letter to the reservations manager ahead of time to let them know I as a Priority Club Gold member. We were placed on the 10 floor, which is a "Priority Club Executive Floor." This may be where the renovated rooms are.

Our room was very nice! Everything was clean with a nice, neutral, modern feel. The furtniture was a warm wood and both beds had matching wood headboards. Everything seemed relatively new. There were no scuffs or stains anywhere. The room does have an electronic safe, coffeemaker, hairdryer, and free wireless internet access in each room. The linens were clean and comfortable and each bed had 3 down pillows. Our room was quiet and we both slept very well.

The bathroom was interesting. There was a little post-it note form the housekeeper basically stating that if you think she did a good job, please give the note to the manager. All the towels in the bathroom were folded in a fancy way and actually the bathroom and room were very very clean. Maybe this is a new initiative but I appreciate it. Good shower pressure made for a great shower.

We did have dinner in the hotel restaurant. It was good an relatively affordable - about $8 for a burger or very tasty Reuben sandwich (recommended.) The lighting was a little harsh, but otherwise it was a nice experience. As with most restaurants in Seattle, they had at least one good beer (Sierra Nevada) on tap.

I personally feel the complaints are unwarranted. My expereice was excellent. I recommend joining the Priority Club rewards program (it's free anyway), and asking for a room on the 10th floor or higher. This hotel is very close and convenient to the airport. As I stated before, I would definitely stay here again.

Get a newly-renovated room. It makes all the difference

from CaptainBristol
Back in March of 2005 I wrote a Trip Advisor review of this hotel that was VERY negative. At the time, it was one of the worst hotels I had experienced in years. I got that room on Priceline for $40, but it was so bad vowed never to return. Recently, however, a trusted friend reported she had overnighted there and she said the place was OK. Swallowing my pride, I put in a Priceline bid for a 3-star room in the Sea-Tac area. I was hoping for the Hilton or Marriott, but got the Holiday Inn, instead.

My bid this time went to $52. With taxes and fees, the total came to $66.81. A friend who joined me in Seattle also booked a room at the hotel, but through a different service. He ended up paying more than $100 for a room identical to mine.

I am pleased to report that my October 2005 stay was remarkably better than my earlier one. M y room had obviously been renovated and it was a definite improvement over the last stay. I only occupied the room for about 10 hours and did not use any of the other hotel facilities, so I can't comment on much else. I had my own car, so I can't even comment on the free shuttle service to & from the airport.

The place was reasonably clean and the bed was reasonably comfortable. The linens and towels were Holiday Inn standard--i.e. above Motel 6 but below Hilton.

Basically, this place is a two-star hotel that has somehow conned its way into the three-star club. There is no way it is on par with the Sea-Tac Hilton or Marriott, each of which is very close to the Holiday Inn. However, it was not a bad room for $67. If you can meet or beat that price, I feel you will not be doing yourself a huge disservice.

Overpriced Hotel - Buyer Beware!!

from A TripAdvisor Member
I stayed at this Holiday Inn during the last week of September, 2005. The room and bed were okay, but was pretty much the same quality I would expect from a motel such as Red Roof or Motel 6. Definately not worth the price I paid for the room. You can get a meager continental breakfast for ~$9.00, but there is a Denny's right next door where you can get more for less. Perhaps the most annoying aspects of this hotel are the free high-speed internet and parking. Their internet service would not work, (at least not on my computer), no matter what I did. This problem may be exclusive to my computer, but the parking fee is not exclusive to me. There is an $8 per day "airport parking fee." I took this to mean that it is $8 per day to park there if you are going to the airport, but it is actually $8 per day regardless if you are simply parking your car there or if you are staying there. For the price I paid for the room, I would have expected parking to be validated or something; especially since the parking lot is owned by the hotel and not a private parking contractor. I ended up paying nearly $100 for parking for an over-priced hotel room.

Gross

from 1happywife
The sheets were scratchy and rough. The tub was dirty or stained. The bathroom had a vent but no fan. I snooped behind a panel in the closet where the AC unit is and it looks like the filter hadn't been changed in years. It was gross. I should have taken a picture. It's no wonder my allergies were acting up. The room was marked as no smoking like all the rooms around it, but the hall and room had a smell like smoke covered with Lysol.

We didn't go in the pool, it was murky and the hot tub tiles were brown and slimy looking. I wouldn't sit anywhere near that tub.

No breakfast unless you pay $7.99 for a continental style.

I've stayed in much nicer 2 star hotels. Unfortunately we made the reservation through Priceline and then I checked the reviews. I won't be using Priceline again. Too risky!

Avoid this hotel!

from bernardlee
Luckily we only stayed one night. They have a very small parking lot. When we checked in, the night front desk clerk felt it was more important for her to finish her joke with her co-workers as I was standing there. They acted like I wasn't even standing there.

Anyways, I had called the hotel asking for a non-smoking room the week before. When I arrived, they said they only have smoking rooms available.

When I checked out, the morning front desk person was not any better.

It is a good thing I only stayed one night. I will not be returning to this hotel.

Revolving Restaurant Gone

from BOB242
We planned to have a relaxing evening meal in the hotel's rooftop revolving restaurant to end our visit to Seattle before returning home to Boston as we had on our last year's visit. I had called to confirm our stay and restaurant availability and confirmed the website confirmation that even today promotes theit rooftop revolving restaurant that has been closed forever some six months ago according to front desk staff and the lobby lounge that does not serve the same quality of food regardless of what the current staff says! The room was basic, facility mediocre, but the morning shuttle to the airport was great. Sorry, but there are better overnight Seatac airport accommodations with good food for the money !

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Thirteen Coins - Seatac Thirteen Coins is a great restaurant and bar/lounge open 24 hours. Menu can run a bit expensive, but has great variety of entrees and prices.

Book your rental car via the hotel ... or at least call them for rates. With the discounts I saved 50% of my originally quoted booking via Orbitz.

Need to sleep near the airport? Spend a couple extra bucks and go to the Radisson or save a couple bucks and go to the Motel 6. I'm sure you'd get better service at either of them than at Holiday Inn Seatac.

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  • Address: 17338 International Arprt Blvd - Seattle - Washington - 98188 - United States
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