Residence Inn Downtown Lake Union Hotel, Seattle
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perfect pre cruise hotel for familiesfrom sandrita
To get to the hotel from Seattle/Seatac airport, we were recommended a town car service by the hotel, called Cameo Town Cars. I highly recommend them. They charged us a flat rate of 30.00. We had 3 large suitcases and 2 carry ons...there were 3 of us...you ride in Linclon Town Cars., The drive to the hotel took about 25 minutes in rush hour traffic. We arrived at a very pleasant looking hotel, right across the street from lake Union, which is beautiful. This is the lake where all the houseboats are located. There are several great restaurants directly across the street...a very short walk. The Space Needle is visible and I'd say about 5 or 6 blocks...easy to walk to if you are in good shape. We reserved a 2 bdrm 2 bath suite, including the breakfast buffet for 280.00 for one night. Upon ckin, we were upgraded to a lake front suite, because we are Silver Elite members. The lobby is similar to Embassy Suites....open air with a view all the way up to the roof with balconies overlooking a terraced lobby with comfortable chairs and sofas. There is also an open eating area with tables and a buffet station used for breakfasts and some evening meals on certain days. Also, a reading lounge room off to the side. Our 3rd floor suite had 2 balconies, one in the living room and one in the master bedroom, both overlooking Lake Union. Both bedrooms had very comfortable king sized beds with duvets and each had its own bathroom. The livingroom had a sofabed and an easy chair and all 3 rooms had 27" tv's. there was a small kitchen with stove top and microwave and full sized refrigerator and dishwasher. One could cook a meal, if needed. The hotel was delightful . next morning we enjoyed a really nice breakfast buffet that offered not only cereals and rolls, but fruit, yogurt, bacon, eggs, sausage, pancakes, waffles , juices and hot beverages. There was also a small area with a stocked frig. and snack items for sale to take to your room. We ate dinner across the street at a casual seafood restaurant overlooking the harbor...can't recall the name but they had very good clam chowder and sour dough bread. Prior to dinner there, we had cocktails and appetizers next door at Daniel's...a more upscale restaurant, but very nice. We will definitely stay at this hotel again. it was a bargain for what we got, compared to other hotels in the area.
Nice Location and well runfrom RKON
Breakfast was your typical RI affair plus Tarbucks coffee. There was a managers reception on Wednesday evening that was catered by a local Itailian resurant. They servered Lasagna, Salad and garlic bread and was pretty good.
The Hotel offers complimentary shuttle service to downtown Pike Market, Westlake shopping and the Needle. I would recommend you drive or take the shuttle. We chose to walk to the space needle which is less that a mile and it was real pedestrian friendly and a tad seedy.
There are many resturants across the street and within a block. We got take out from Bucca Di Pepa right next to Ourback. It is a chain and they give you a ton of food. Make sure you order small portions their huge.
We parked our car on the street behind the Hotel and did not have any problems.
Pleasant stayfrom Perhisia
My only complaint is that the bathrooms need some updating. The grout in the shower was black. The rooms could also use a little more color to contrast Seattle's often gray days.
Nice but disappointedfrom harborWisconsin
Spacious in Seattlefrom A TripAdvisor Member
The hotel staff was very friendly and extremely helpful. They even had an extra umbrella stroller for us to borrow during our stay. While we were there, the hotel held an Easter party (complete with the Easter Bunny) for all of the children staying at the hotel. The indoor heated pool is a nice size with an attached 3 foot area for our 5 year old and offered us a reprieve every evening with our kids. I found the laundry room (right next to the pool) to be extremely helpful since the hotel staff would actually bring change for you up to the room. My husband frequently visited the business center that had two computers with complimentary internet access.
We initially had some concerns about the hotels proximity to downtown Seattle, but it was only a short cab ride to any downtown location and it was adjacent to beautiful Lake Union. Plenty of restaurants and walking areas are across the street by the docks and there even was a children’s play area nearby. For us, the amenities of the hotel outweighed the downtown location, but the Lake Union area was a thoroughly relaxing site.
We kept saying throughout our stay that we made the right choice in hotels and would highly recommend it for either families, guests with dogs, or anyone looking for a bit more space with close proximity to downtown.
t go wrongfrom GlobetrottersUK
The free breakfast is better than most places where you would pay, cereal, pastries, juices, eggs etc and plenty of it. It seemed to be a bit busier at the weekend when it is served a little later.
The hotel is opposite Lake Union as there a number of restaurant in walking distance including a highly recommended fish restaurant and an ‘Outback’ steakhouse.
DO NOT pay for the hotel parking, there is plenty of free safe parking in the streets at the rear of the property.
All in all a great place, we shall certainly stay there again when in Seattle.
Really lovelyfrom A TripAdvisor Member
We love to walk and we are doing just that, considering the distance to downtown and Pike's Market. The area is quiet and serene...so all is perfect. I would like to have a food store of some size nearby and do note that a Whole Foods is under construction nearby.
Great choice in Seattlefrom aDCtraveler
Great location and property!from A TripAdvisor Member
oh, and if it's importnat to you as it is to us, they also take dogs for an extra $10 each a night in any room!! no problems!
Great hotelfrom NYCBeachLover
Top Local Tips for Seattle
Places to eat Dukes across the street had great food, we ate there twice.
Use the Metro! Free service inside the city center. Only $1.50 fare outside. Try the $3 weekend day pass -- unlimited rides! $$ well spent.
Hertz and Amtrak For a great trip fly to Seattle & take the overnight Amtrak back to California. Amtrak's Coast Starlight starts in Seattle & ends in Los Angeles. It's better to board at the origination site as the train is clean & well-stocked. Also, Amtrak can be several hours late so if you plan to board enroute, you don't really know when you'll actually board. The Coast Starlight travels through the Cascade Mountains with spectacular views around dinner time. You get this view only during daylight saving time (during standard time it's dark). Hertz has the Seattle Amtrak station as a renting location but you can't actually get a car there or drop it off. Instead, Hertz gives you a $10 credit to take a taxi to its downtown Seattle location. We rent from SEA-TAC airport and drop off the car at the Hertz downtown location. They deduct $10 from your bill. The taxi to King Station (Amtrak) costs about $8 & takes 5 minutes. There's no extra charge for returning downtown as opposed to SEA-TAC.
Other names for Residence Inn Downtown Lake Union Hotel
- seattle residence inn
- residence inn seattle downtown
- residence inn seattle
- Address: 800 Fairview Avenue North - Seattle - Washington - 98109 - United States
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