Renaissance Seattle Hotel

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Renaissance Seattle Hotel

4 star

Rooms: 553

515 Madison Street - Seattle - Washington - 98104 - United States Hotel Website | | 206-583-0300
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Excellent stay - nice walks to everywhere

from Mayor_of_Jhelom
I stayed in the Renaissance for four nights in October. It was a very nice and clean hotel with a courteous, attentive staff that caters respectfully to every need. The only problem I experienced was that their food wasn't that terrific, especially their breakfasts.

It is also located within walking distance everything. The public library is only a block away, the waterfront is a few blocks downhill, etc. The Space Needle is a little further away, but a nice walk with some shops along the way. Conveniently located across the street is the bus line that can take you to the Pike Place market for good food and shopping.

When I return to Seattle next Fall, I will definitely check in here.

not happy

from Sam_I_Am_Boise
At a rate of $135 a night, I expect better service and cleaner, fresher looking rooms from a hotel. The furniture is worn out, shabby (not in a chic way). The duvet cover I did not feel like touching at all.
Cleaning staff refolded used towels and put them back on the rack. I found hair on the sink after the place had been cleaned (apparently). Bath towels felt like sand paper on skin. The heater rattled and hummed all night.
Coffee makers are not provided but wake-up service provides complimentary coffee/tea/hot beverage if requested.
The front desk attendants rarely smiled. The bellhops and concierge did a far better job in seeming friendly and pleasant.
I had a great view of the puget sound from my 11th floor window.

Location - Pike Place market is walking distance (15 minutes) and so is west lake center from where one can take the monorail to the space needle. Then again, nearest Macdonald's is also a 15-minute walk. That to me is a big disadvantage if you are craving junk food (as I am wont to do when I am traveling) at midnight.

Not bad if you book on Priceline

from A TripAdvisor Member
I stayed at the Renaissance for two nights in October 2004, I got the room on Priceline for $70 a night. The parking fee is stiff but if you don't mind walking a few blocks there is a lot (not covered) on the other side of the freeway where you can park for $9 a day and less than that on weekends. The lot is about a 3-5 min walk.

The rooms are OK, nothing spectacular. I also liked the free hot cocoa with your wake up call. The beds are nice and comfy. One thing that irritated me was that the mini bar was sealed shut which was kind of annoying.

There are other nicer and more luxurious hotels to stay in in Seattle than this one, but for $70 on Priceline it wasn't bad at all.

Parking fee stinks. :(

from faile819
My husband and I had booked a room here about a year and a half ago and had a wonderful view of the city lights. Unfortunately, we'd gotten there around 11 p.m. so didn't get a chance to do much. We wanted to go back again so we were thrilled when we got a great deal through Priceline a few days ago, and looked forward to a nice time this weekend.

At check-in (after parking our car in their lot) we were informed that to park at the hotel we would have to pay $19 PER NIGHT to have our car there. We were told it was one of the least expensive places to park in the area - total lie, by the way, as we found out the next day when walking around the area. We probably should have checked ahead of time, but honestly, I can't remember a time where a hotel you're renting a room in doesn't give you free parking (or at least greatly reduced) during your stay. Bad customer service.

The woman who checked us in was not friendly and barely polite - maybe because we didn't have to pay the $160 a night like they offer on their website - and put us on the 11th floor, freeway view. Quite noisy and not pretty at all. How disappointing. :( The other requests we'd made ahead of time (one king bed and non-smoking room) were taken care of but I had to double check on them at check-in.

One good thing is that they offered complimentary hot chocolate with a wakeup call and that was very tasty. All in all, though, we'll stay closer to home at a more affordable hotel that doesn't stiff us in parking next time.

t stay here if the forecast is rain

from ahoy31
We stayed at the Renaissance Seattle in late August. We were upgraded to a Junior Suite on the Executive Floor. The first night was great and the room was decent.

The second night we were awoken by dripping water from the ceiling. The rain outside was being funneled into our room. The water was spilling over the wardrobe onto the counter and flooding our carpet. We called maintenance and they told us that this happens every time it rains. They instructed us to ask for more towels from Housekeeping and used all our room towels to soak up the deluge. The hotel did refund us the night however, I wouldn't stay there if the forecast is rain. It is possible that the issue was only in our room however the ceiling of the cafe on the 2nd floor showed clear water damage.

Okay but not a four star

from SaraCKTaylor
The location is pretty good - especially if you take the hotel shuttle from the airport (that will save you about $15) because it is the first stop. I wouldn't rate the rooms a 4 star as I have seen it mentioned before. They are pretty clean but seem very old. We were able to walk to most places but it was a little bit of a hike uphill coming back.

Good value with ideal location

from A TripAdvisor Member
Clean and well kept. Nice restaurant with a view. Small clean gym has
a nice view also. Really convenient to most anyplace you'd want to go.
Rated 3.5 stars-compared to other 3.5 star hotels I've been in, the
Renaissance should be at least a 4.

Ask for the upper east side

from mossman99
We got a room here for a week in August via Priceline. One side of the hotel backs on a major highway so we made it clear to the front desk that we wanted the downtown/Puget Sound side of the hotel. They gave us a hard time because we had used Priceline and others were paying full freight for the good side. But in the end they caved and gave us a high floor on the good side. The room was nice and the view was very nice. The only problem with the hotel is that it's on a steep hill and walking back from all the downtown attractions really works those buns. But there are some convenient bus lines nearby, and the new public library is a (steep) block away.

A Fine hotel

from A TripAdvisor Member
We stayed here in August 2004 and the hotel was much better than I expected. I Had found the hotel on the Internet and had no experience of
Seattle or it's environs. The Renaissance sits
atop a hill I suppose nearly a mile above Seattle but it is a straight walk down to the seafront. Walking back is a different matter and so don't stay here if a) you cannot walk up hills and b) don't want to pay a taxi fare back up to the hotel (cost us about $5 to $7 usually). The hotel was extremely comfortable, has a small pool on the 28th floor (gym too) and the staff were extremely friendly. One of the nicer hotels I have stayed at....

Great Downtown Hotel!!!

from betch4
We stayed at this property for 2 nights and were very pleased with its cleanliness, location, friendliness of staff, and amenities. Only issue was the hot tub- it wasn't working properly, but no big deal. We'd definitely stay here again!

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  • Address: 515 Madison Street - Seattle - Washington - 98104 - United States
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