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Rating: 3.59

Address: 77 Yesler Way, Seattle, WA, 98104

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    Comments (44):

    1. Beth A.
    We stayed here during our spring break and thought it was ok.  The hotel was nice enough.  Staff friendly and they upgraded our room for free so there were no issues with the size.  We had a corner room and it was very nice.  The only thing that was a little sketchy to me was the area.  Didn't feel very safe walking around there at night.  It's very close to the stadiums so if something were going on there during the football/baseball seasons I think I would've felt more comfortable as there would've been more guests/people milling around instead of just the bums.

    13/04/10 | Link | Rating: 3.0
    2. Sue P.
    I have stayed at vintage boutique hotels from Key West to Kenai, Alaska, and this one tops the list! Our interior room's windows looked out into the light well but we didn't care about a view when the hotel is so perfectly located for walking tours. I think the interior room may have been a lot quieter than exterior rooms. The room has been beautifully renovated. Very clean. No musty odor that can be part of the vintage experience. The staff was very friendly. Nice little breakfast room off the lobby, too. We loved Seattle, and will stay here again when we return.

    12/08/09 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    3. Beth K.
    I like Best Westerns, with the exception of the one in Vancouver, and this one didn't disappoint. My husband and I got a good rate with our Triple A discount. The location was excellent: within walking distance to nearly everything we wanted to see in Seattle. The area seemed a bit seedy when the sun went down, but I think the same could be said about anywhere in Seattle proper. The room was clean, modest, and comfortable, as was the reception area, the free breakfast was perfectly acceptable, and the staff was very friendly and helpful. The elevator was frustratingly slow, but that's to be expected in an old hotel, I think, and I didn't like having to park down the street, but at least that was free. I would stay here again and I would confidently recommend it.

    21/04/09 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    4. christina m.
    I unexpectedly got dropped off in Seattle at 11pm by Amtrak and this hotel had a vacancy they charged me $130 for a nasty cigarette smoke filled room the hall ways looked very like i was in some dive apartment building  there was some sort of air purifier  running in the room when I checked in  , it was dark dingy and way over priced for 11pm I would have done just as well staying up all night at a Denny's or park bench

    10/10/09 | Link | Rating: 1.0
    5. larry h.
    Nice, reasonably priced hotel in the heart of the historic area. Easy walk to anything downtown or take the Link Light Rail to points further away. Staff is very friendly. Rooms are clean. Restaurants within very easy walking distance.  Rooms can be a bit chilly in winter months, but that doesn't bother me.

    I don't get enough exercise when traveling on business so I like to always take the stairs. Most hotels have ugly concrete start wells. As an old property this place has a nice central stair well.

    For breakfast they have the standard continental breakfast items.  Except...I was in early one morning just after they opened.  I was bummed that there were no bagels.  I love bagels.  About ten minutes later a delivery man comes with - fresh bagels.  Awesome.  So fresh they were a bit hard to cut with the bagel cutter.  I enjoyed starting my day with the fresh bagel.  Way to go.

    This isn't a glamor hotel, but it is a very nice property with clean quiet rooms.

    08/03/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    6. Realtor Jeremy C.
    Rooms are kind of small but a great price for being downtown.

    02/10/10 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    7. Brenda G.
    Okay, okay, I'll say it again, "you get what you pay for!"  This BW is in a great spot considering it's downtown.  Historic Pioneer Square is beautiful, with old brick buildings, some covered with climbing ivy... I love that look.  Victorian light posts and elaborate wrought iron was used quite extensively in this neighborhood.  I chose the BWPS because "of the price".  The other "nice" hotels in the downtown area are close to $300 per night and that doesn't include parking.  The BWPS is lovely, spotless clean and the "continental" breakfast was extensive.  I have never seen waffles served at a continental breakfast.

    Pike Place Market is a 10+ minute walk, restaurants and shopping abound in the area, all within walking distance.  The BW is right across the street from Elliott Bay.  I would happily stay here again if I wanted a downtown hotel.

    28/08/08 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    8. Sara E.
    I stayed here last night after getting a good rate online ($100) at the last second. I was really unfamiliar with the area so I wasn't sure how it would be. The area is fantastic and although the hotel is old it's still really nice. The room is on the smaller side but still very nice (room size is not particularly important to me) The staff are very helpful and friendly and let me keep my luggage here for the day after I checked out.  Also - free wifi which is apparently very rare, and really good free breakfast.
    If you are deciding between the Mediterranean and this one like I was - choose this one.

    18/08/10 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    9. Jennie S.
    I stayed in the "deluxe city view room" that was neither deluxe nor city view. It room was super small and our view was of the parking lot across the street. The parking that I payed $20 for was 2 block away in a public garage (where the posted price was $12 a day) I though this building had the slowest elevator ever till i noticed that it just the staff members holding it up, for 5 minutes at a time.

    06/12/11 | Link | Rating: 2.0
    10. Jessica R.
    **This is a review of their professional customer service. I have never stayed in the hotel**

    As someone who works with VIP clients, we like to provide the best service and arrange for their hotel accommodation's for meetings that they need to attend, prepaid for - no fuss, no expenses for them. I have never had a problem in my 2 years of working with various hotels around the world, until today.

    I booked a client at this hotel through expedia, called over to the hotel to have a third party credit card authorization emailed or faxed to me. I spoke to a nice gentleman at the front desk who assured me that this would be no problem and I just needed to leave a message for their accountant who would take care of it. I never heard back from said person. Thinking that it shouldn't be a problem (as I do this all the time) I called to speak to the manager on duty.

    Kiera (the manager on duty), sadly informed me that it was too late to have this taken care of as they need 7 days advance notice to book a 3rd party credit card authorization.

    **slight aside - for those of you unfamiliar with a 3rd party CC Authorization it is a 1 sheet where I fill out our company account info, sign it and fax it back to ensure that the client will not be charged.**

    Why they need 7 days is beyond me but Kiera is under no authority to help me. When I ask her for a suggestion as to how I can fix the matter, she used the word "Ummmm" excessively and ultimately told me I needed to REBOOK under their "internet only" special on the website. How this would make any difference I don't know since I would be stuck in the same predicament. They will ask the client for a CC upon check in and charge him for the room.

    I know that I can be VERY direct when dealing with customer service representatives, (I never yell, I am always polite and always repeat back what I think they are saying to me so there is no misunderstanding) but I also know what a professional demeanor and helpful suggestion is; I got neither. I tried to ask for her supervisor, but David (the hotel manager) only works from 7am - 3pm. (if you ever have an actual problem, make sure it is between 7am & 3pm)

    So I am left leaving a message for a VIP client, the general manager of the hotel, and no real solution to my problem. This has to be the worst experience i have had with a 4 star hotel that charged at MINIMUM 349.00 a night to stay with them on a Monday.

    Needless to say Kiera has left me upset and not only do I plan on never using their services again, but I plan to tell all of my clients in Seattle and the greater Seattle area about my experience and insist that they use the Sorrento or Silver Cloud (both down the street) instead.

    I had expected better Pioneer Square. You leave me sorely disappointed.

    12/09/08 | Link | Rating: 1.0
    11. Shirley Y.
    This is one of the more uncomfortable hotels I've stayed in, especially given the price you're paying for it. The upside is that it's located in Pioneer Square so it's convenient to many things downtown. Downside is that it's in Pioneer Square, so you've got many shady characters walking around at night.

    Other things I remember:
    - The room smells stale... like they haven't cleaned the curtains since the '60s.
    - The concierge's recommendation of good local cuisine was McCormick & Schmicks. No Joke.

    06/05/09 | Link | Rating: 1.0
    12. Faye F.
    My experience at this hotel was really good! My friends and I got the corner room and it was pretty huge! They have a lot of storage space and the location is pretty convenient to the buses, train stations, restaurants, and convenient stores! It's also in the heart of old town seattle where the streets you walk on are on top of old seattle (throwing in a little history for ya). They have a safety deposit in the lobby and I think it's 100000% safe. There's also a computer and printer in the conference room to print out boarding passes and such. Every morning, there's complementary breakfast (from 5am - 11am I believe): bagels, make your own waffles, muffins, fruits, yogurt, etc. You can leave your luggage after you check out and before you check in with the bell boy and they'll keep it safe. The cleaning ladies were good with cleaning the room-- in pristine condition!

    I would definitely come back and stay here again!

    15/10/09 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    13. BGrace G.
    (FIrst  of all Jessicas review cannot apply to this hotel-it is not 4 star)

    I stayed here one night last week. Staff are friendly. A historic location, older building rooms are very small, but price is moderate. Location is the selling point.

    Seattle has an issue with aggressive street people, so be warned you'll see some around here. I used to live in this area and was a big negative for me.

    Anyway,the hotel is okay. Carpet in our room had a gap  near the bathroom, it was on the street and a little noisy, it did not smell as fresh as I would have liked either.

    Breakfast included, a plus. And wasn't too bad, your usual carby fare.

    20/06/10 | Link | Rating: 3.0
    14. Lindsey A.
    Good hotel for the price.  Clean, huge bathroom, TV, internet is free, breakfast included.  Good location. 10 minute walk to Pike Place. Close to all the transportation systems.  (Busses around there are in the "free zone").  Ask the staff to tell you about all of the transportation offered around you.  They will not offer the information unless you ask. (That is why I deducted one star--staff doesn't offer up a lot of help).

    16/11/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    15. Janelle M.
    This is the only hotel in Pioneer Square.  

    The rooms are a decent size and are tastefully decorated - nothing too flashy or tacky. Rooms are equipped with phone, free Wi-Fi, coffee machines, hairdryer, Neutrogena soap/shampoo/conditioner, clock radios, and cable TV (with the IFC channel - my favorite).  

    Free complimentary breakfast also included in the price of the room.  The breakfast consists of coffee, tea, OJ, milk, hard-boiled eggs, Yoplait yogurt, waffles, toast, bagels, muffins, and danish.

    The room was about $150/night which I though was a bit high, but I guess being the only hotel in this neighborhood, it's a fair price.

    Pioneer Square is Seattle's oldest neighborhood.  During the day, the area is very crowded with locals and tourists alike, while in the evening, it can be quite seedy.  This does not include Friday and Saturday evenings, as every rowdy frat boy in town along with other university students are getting their drink on down here.  Lots of homeless peeps in this area too, but they don't seem to bother anyone.

    20/03/08 | Link | Rating: 3.0
    16. Dan B.
    Came in late via Amtrak and had a reservation for 3 rooms for 7 people.  I wasn't disappointed.  Rooms were clean with plenty of room. Great central location.  No real issue. After reading some of these reviews, it seems people have a thing for big rooms.  What do you do?  Spend all your time in your room? Its a place to sleep, take a shower and change your clothes.  Breakfast was fine with alot to choose from.  Will stay again.

    24/05/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    17. Cindy O.
    A nice old building in an interesting neighborhood.  I'm confused by the reviews suggesting the neighborhood is totally sketchy, I guess those reviewers must be from white bread suburbs or something.  If you are used to being in a big city nothing will surprise you here.  Admittedly it is not as posh and shiny clean as downtown Seattle but it's also a way more interesting neighborhood.  There were certainly some homeless people around but there were also tons of restaurants, cafes and funky shops.   I loved the locaion, it was an easy walk to Pike Place and the light rail.  

    A classic best western in an old building with character.  It was very clean.  

    My main complaint was the bed.  My bf is a big guy and with him in this overly soft bed I was sleeping on a bed that had a 5 degree slope.  Very uncomfortable.  I ended up sleeping in the second bed all lonely :(

    The staff was friendly and helpful, the breakfast was decent but simple, and the computers they had available were convenient.  Price was right.  Clientel were interesting, no sketchy characters or anything.

    Location next to the freeway was not ideal, but it was surprisingly not noisy.  Recommend getting a room away from the highway mainly for ambiance and a better view.

    Oh and speaking of the funky neighborhood check out the Planet Java diner a short block away for breakfast.  Super funky place, tasty / basic food, try the sweet potato tater tots mmmmmmm.

    23/07/12 | Link | Rating: 3.0
    18. Bran V.
    A nice little historic hotel just steps from the waterfront and located in very close proximity to many bars and restaurants.

    Rooms are small, but have all the neccesities in place and worth the moderate price.

    Staff was friendly and very helpful.  Complimentary continental breakfast is a nice touch as well.

    Also, the fact that the location is walkiing distance from the light rail station that goes to and from Sea-Tac airport was a major selling point for me.

    The only reason I didn't give it a five-star rating was the heater in the room provided minimal "heat."

    However, overall it is a good value for the location.  Definitely a place I would consider staying at again when I'm town.

    03/11/10 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    19. Cory P.
    Stayed here so we'd be close to Century Link field.  Good location, easy walk.  Lots to do in the Pioneer Square area as well.  The hotel is in a very old/historic building, which seemed odd for a Best Western, but it worked!  Rooms were good, service was good, and the price was reasonable.  Would go back.

    01/10/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    20. Spice O.
    We stayed for 2 nights. Great location, selection for breakfast was decent. Get there early or prepare to stand while eating or bring your food to your room. Room was comfortable. Shower went from scalding to freezing while in shower. But overall we were please with our king bed room. They had a timer on the tv so if you were relaxing you had to turn the tv back on and find the channel you were watching. Odd. Parking was $20 a night on top of the already high priced room. But it's location so it should be expected. We had a very late night the last evening we stayed and had asked for a late check out and they told us we wouldn't be charged a full day if we are out by/before 3pm. Well...as we were packing everything and about to leave, we got a hotel call at 2:10pm checking up on us and I had told the front desk we are in the process of getting our car and are on our way. (The parking garage is a short walk, but still takes time) we couldn't get parking in front of the hotel loading zone so we had to park in a "no parking" I gave them the room keys skimmed the receipt figured it's the extra $40 for parking and that's why our bill was pretty high. I chicken scratched my name (which wasn't even the credit card holder of the room) had to hurry so we wouldn't get towed, no explanation of the checkout, from front desk either. Figured I would have my partner check the prices after we had left the city. We are driving north 2 hours and at about an hour I looked over the receipt and we had been charged around $65 for an extra 3 hours (1/2 day). Our hotel charge was almost $500 for 2 nights and we also get a discount for holding a rewards card (member) since I was not expecting this extra room charge I was a little shocked but also upset I was in too much of a hurry to understand the receipt before leaving :-/ I wrote to the hotel customer service office and they informed me since we had signed and left already we are still being charged. Although I signed it under a different name (mine) it's a bummer how much the total of a two night stay was for us. I have never experienced an extra charge from any hotel by asking them if we can get a late checkout so this matter was new. We stay in a lot of hotels while traveling quite a bit. I learned a valuable lesson and will probably not stay at this location again unless absolutely desperate. We were never told we would be charged a fee. That is were my disappointment truly stands.

    10/10/13 | Link | Rating: 2.0
    21. Jamie K.
    This hotel in Seattle's historic Pioneer Square was WONDERFUL! We couldn't decide on this bw or the bw near the space needle and we are so glad we picked this one!! Place was soo clean! And close to soo much... The waterfront, shopping, 5 star restaurant, ball parks, 10 min walk to pikes, etc!  They added small touches that made it great too. Two bottles of water and two fresh cookies awaited us in our room. The "continental breakfast" was much more than we expected. They had a waffle machine, breakfast hot pocket things, bagels, drink options, and the usual pastries. Very yummy!! The beds were comfy and the room was cozy! We agree that there were a few shady ppl out after hours, but its a big city, and we expected it! (just like sf!) We would definitely come back to this hotel!! Thanks!!

    08/07/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    22. Nick M.
    Great place for the price in DT Seattle.  Area is a little iffy at night - lots of homeless and odd characters - but not overly threatening.  Close to most sights and quick walk to a lot of nightly activities and stadiums, and coastline and ferry ports.  I'd definitely consider staying again for the price, and general comforts of the hotel.  Breakfast as good for free - got a balanced meal and some decent coffee and free bottles of water to take for the walks during the day.  Use the free busses to get to the needle and Kerry Park, but otherwise can walk the rest of the main downtown area.

    09/09/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    23. Vince A.
    Quaint and centrally located to Pike

    16/01/13 | Link | Rating: 3.0
    24. James S.
    Stayed here before and my girlfriend is really into the whole old building, ghost story thing.  We took the train to Seattle and this hotel is only five blocks from king street station/quest field.   We stayed for three nights and the staff made us feel welcomed.  Pioneer square area is a little to over run with homeless people and old buildings, again some people like us can deal with it.  It was a good room at a fair price.

    09/04/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    25. Eric G.
    Good location with plenty to do within walking distance or short drive. Room was basic, clean and decent size, and the beds were pretty comfy. Staff was friendly and helpful. I had to pay $20 to park overnight in a garage a few blocks away but that seems standard for downtown Seattle. No real complaints about this hotel, would stay here again.

    17/02/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    26. Thomas M.
    Large clean room at a great value price. Very friendly and helpful staff. Continental breakfast met with expectations.

    03/05/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    27. Gourmet G.
    An elegant, thoroughly restored Victorian-style boutique hotel, the only one in Pioneer Square, an area filled with shops, antique dealers, galleries, museums, restaurants, and nightlife. All major attractions are within walking distance or a free bus/trolley or monorail ride away. The seventy-five guest rooms, available with two twins, two doubles, or a king, are decorated in period decor. All are equipped with in-room coffee makers, irons and ironing boards, direct-dial phones with data ports and fax modems, voicemail, and complimentary local calls, clock radios, and cable TV. television. Bathrooms have brass fixtures, Corian counter tops, tile floors, hairdryers, and a selection of Neutrogena bath soaps and amenities. The entire hotel is with complimentarily WiFi.  Rates start at $139, and include a deluxe continental breakfast offering a variety of fresh baked bagels, muffins, breads, cereals, fruits, and an assortment of  Italian coffees and Stash teas.

    19/08/05 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    28. David P.
    It took me a second to get used to the fact that I'm staying in a hotel in my hometown of Seattle. Playing tourist on a whole other level here. But since the alternative is the twin bed from my childhood at Mom's house, I'm glad I found this place!

    This new Pioneer Square hotel was wonderful and exactly what we needed. I cannot think of a single thing that went wrong with our 3-night stay over Thanksgiving weekend. Our room was spacious and the bed very comfortable. Everything worked as expected. Their continental breakfast, unheard of at most downtown hotels in this price range, was delicious. Full spread of fruit, pastries, and even fresh waffles waiting for you every morning. Also, FREE WIFI!

    Pioneer Square is a wonderful neighborhood full of attractions and historic architecture. There is a small resident homeless population nearby at 3rd and Yesler, as well as the occasional disorderly crowd spilling out of Trinity nightclub. So word of caution for out of town female guests: walking alone here late at night is not advised! Be safe and have a cab drop you off instead.

    This hotel's AAA discount alone is worth getting a membership for yourself. I don't know of any other hotel at $80/night that is safe, quiet, well-maintained and centrally located. I look forward to my next stay here!

    03/12/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    29. Ms M.
    My stay at this historic hotel was in November 2013. It was a last minute vacation and the staff were very helpful and accommodating. The Lobby was immaculate as was my room. The hotel is charming, close to many sights and local tours. It was a very pleasant experience. I will be recommending this hotel to my friends, family and business colleges. On my next trip to Seattle I will definitely be looking forward to staying there again.

    10/12/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    30. P G.
    Good location, close to ferries, waterfront, Pioneer Square and a short walk to the big tourist sites. Older hotel but very clean, very well maintained. Rooms are spacious and have everything you need. Staff are very, very helpful. Continental breakfast is pretty good and will satisfy you as you start a full day of sightseeing. Very good Italian restaurant just a few doors down towards the waterfront.

    24/10/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    31. Mark M.
    I had a business trip to Seattle last week.  I made reservations using my company business card for the state of Washington.  The hotel manager accepted my reservation and a letter was mailed to my home confirming the reservation.
    When I went to check-in after I had driving for 2 hours the hotel staff said that my reservations would not be honored because my name was not on the front of credit card, but rather it said "State of Washington".  This left me with absolutely no accommodations for the evening and cost me over a hundred dollars for fuel for the week.
    The management staff said "well we sent you an email."   Unacceptable management practice, if you've confirmed a reservation and you've decided to change it, the company should call to explain the change.  This did not happen.  Furthermore, I receive no redress for my money lost or overall pain and suffering.

    Frankly this should warn people about how the hotel is managed.  Perhaps cleanliness and food are managed the same way.

    I have closed my Best Western Rewards card and have warned all of my coworkers based on  this experience.

    25/05/13 | Link | Rating: 1.0
    32. Diane C.
    we loved this BW property. the room, internet, shower, towels, bed, breakfast options...everything was excellent. there wasn't one complaint we could make or improvement we could suggest.

    the staff at the front desk were friendly and helpful. there were two otis spunkmeyer cookies waiting for us in our room along with 2 bottles of water...can't get much better than that!

    most everything is walking distance away.

    loved this place.

    13/06/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    33. Jennifer D.
    This hotel is right in the middle of downtown Seattle. It definitely has that old, Victorian feel to it, from the lobby to the rooms. The area itself is sketchy, with dozens of homeless people hanging out in the square during the day and especially at night. Parking is about a block and a half away, definitely a walk I would not take by myself at night, and I think the rate was $20 a night. They offer a continental breakfast which offered 'make it yourself' waffles (which were actually pretty yummy!), hot breakfast sandwiches, cereal, eggs, yogurt and a selection of fruit. A paper was delivered to our door every morning which was nice, and this property is walking distance to the Fish Market and the Piers. We paid about $885 for 5 nights, but I must say the rooms are tiny! The wi-fi never worked which was very frustrating and the bathrooms definitely were dated. But, all and all.... It is a decent place to lay your head and relax from a day of exploring.

    12/01/15 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    34. John S.
    I have stayed here a number of times.  I like to party in the area and it is much less expensive than getting busted by the fuzz while driving.  Considering its locale, you'd think it would cost more than it does.  It is actually reasonably priced.  

    The rooms I've stayed in are clean.  It is quiet.  That is pretty much all I care about.  I'm pretty easy to please.

    16/01/14 | Link | Rating: 3.0
    35. Darryl B.
    Great older downtown hotel, beautifully refurbished.  Rooms were clean and well appointed.  Staff very helpful and friendly.  Conveniently located , the hotel is only a 5 minute cab ride from King Street Station.  Great free breakfast.  Can't say enough about how much we enjoyed our stay.  We will surely return next time we are in Seattle

    01/12/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    36. Cheryl L.
    Nice hotel. Clean rooms. Good free breakfast. And good location close to everything downtown.

    08/03/15 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    37. Sarah S.
    I needed a last minute place to stay in Seattle and thankfully this Best Western had a room to spare (it was a very busy weekend in town). The location is in the oldest part of Seattle, and the hotel was quiet. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. I did ask for a hotel away from the elevator and towards (if not) a corner, and received it. There aren't any views, so don't fret - if you want that, go stay near the Seattle Center.

    Anyway, the staff was extremely friendly and even let me check in early. If you can't check in early, you can store your bags until check in. They have breakfast for free, which I didn't take advantage of. There is a bar next door, called the Saloon, and I really liked it - it's sort of hip and only serves beer and wine at a great price. I used the free wifi at the hotel from the bar and watched tv - it was a safe and laidback environment.

    My room was very small, which is to be expected from a historic building like this. It was very European. I had a single queen bed room. If you are a large person, you might not be that happy with it. It was extremely clean - I was taken aback - and the shower was nice and had many settings for you to enjoy. Newspapers are delivered to the door everyday.

    The neighborhood is cool and you're about a 3 minute walk to the waterfront where the ferries are. You can also walk about 10 minutes and hit downtown, and further - about a 15 minute fast paced walk, to Pike Place Market. Overall, I really liked the neighborhood and the walk - lots to look at.

    A tip: It's hard to find cabs in that area, so have the hotel call ahead for you.

    Overall, a nice stay - I liked it and would stay here again.

    11/11/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    38. Alexander C.
    Very nice accommodation in the heart of Seattle.  They have a very nice complimentary breakfast as well. I wish they had parking on site and the were a bit pricy. But overall I had a good experience here.  I did appreciate how they gave me a 10% military discount.

    01/01/15 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    39. Andre E.
    Let me start by saying this hotel is in the OLDEST part of Metro Seattle. It can be a bit difficult to find because it is not your traditional looking Best Western. The building is about a 100 yrs. old but it is simply stunning on the inside....the management staff has done a wonderful job with keeping the building modern yet maintaing its original beauty.

    Now here are some very important instructions I think people need to know because they are very simple and I wish someone would have provided more detail on how to navigate this area. First of all if you fly into SEATAC airport.....don't get rent a car.....reserve a car service or even take a cab....unless your not physically cable of walking just under a mile.

    What you want to do is walk over to the Link Light Rail station which is a little bit of a walk from the terminal.....however remember what I said earlier if you have physical or medical issues then getting a car.....shuttle.....or cab will be your best option.

    The Link Light Rail cost only 2.75pp and it heads directly north so you don't have to worry about getting lost. The SEATAC stop is where you will originate from of course and about 8 stops or so (roughly 30 minutes later) you should get off at the Pioneer Square Station stop. Now once you get off head up the escalator or take the elevator if you like and when you get off you will see several different exits for the station. MAKE SURE TO CHOOSE THE EXIT OPTION THAT SAYS "JAMES ST." THIS WILL BE VERY IMPORTANT BECAUSE THIS EXIT WILL KEEP YOU FROM WALKING DOWN A STEEP DECLINE WHICH YOU WILL DEFINITELY ENCOUNTER IF YOU DON'T TAKE THIS EXIT.

    When you finally exit the station turn right and there is a 5 minute walk to the hotel.....make sure you look for a big "HOTEL" sign because there is not a clearly defined BEST WESTERN sign that is visible until you get really close to the establishment. When you walk in it is a little bit liking walking back into history the lobby is very beautiful and the staff is absolutely delightful. They will get you checked in and make sure if your a rewards member to let them know because you will receive a "goodie" bag for your effort....LOL!!!!!

    Some of the reviews I have read mentioned the size of the rooms.....well let me say if they think these rooms are small.....they really don't know small. The room was plenty big enough (we stayed in room 303 which I recommend) and the bed was very comfortable. The free Wi-fi......roomy bathroom.....high celings.....nice working desk area......and great flat screen tv were all awesome.

    Can't conclude my review without talking about the GREAT BREAKFAST......OMG!!!! Pre Packaged Sausage Egg and Cheese Biscuits by Jimmy Dean.....Hard Boiled Eggs......Cereal.....Pastries....Fresh Fruit.....Milk....Juice.....Coffee......Waffles...­..Greek Yogurt.....Toast.....Tea.....and Oatmeal.....LIKE I SAID GREAT BREAKFAST RIGHT.

    Now be advised getting around by cab is your best bet here....but make sure you call down to the front desk and have them call you a cab (Thanks again Sarah S)......because for about 12 bucks round trip you can go to the fantastic Pike Place Market. Don't come here and miss it or you will regret it....also be advised while it can be pricey to stay here for the location and everything to see and do.....it is well worth it.

    This is now officially my "Go To" hotel in Seattle....and it should be yours to.
    Eat, Drink, and be Merry my Friends!!!!!

    29/05/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    40. Gee L.
    Okay, really old renovated building. Like Abe Lincoln old. Next to a highway. Lots of people going right by your window during rush hour. But that's what curtains are for. . And yet, really great value and style. It is right next to the Underground Tour place. It is in an older section of the town but there is a lot nearby, walkable to docks, ferry, etc. And we did. The staff was really polite and despite the loud heating system, we really liked the place. Would definitely go back or recommend. Lowest cost for the quality. A bit hard to find...

    03/01/15 | Link | Rating: 3.0
    41. Rick C.
    Parking not an issue .... Historic Hotel located at the end of Yesler Way down the hill from Pioneer Square.  You use the loading zone in front of the Hotel to transfer luggage to hotel cart.  Parking ($20 night) is available using a magnetic card key at nearby Butler Garage ..... in-and-out privileges are not limited.   Be careful where you park in the garage however.  Many of the stalls are "assigned" for various offices and their personnel.

    12/05/15 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    42. Bill L.
    Nice hotel close to the water front. The price is not crazy expensive and the staff were all very nice. Our room had no view and the bed was ok comfortable. There is no micro fridge or microwave.

    There is no parking at the hotel, but they have partnered with a garage around the corner (3 minute walk) for $20 a night.

    We are on the outer edge of everything downtown, but we were easily able to walk to Pike's Market and the Ferris Wheel.  The Underground Tour is literally just across the street. We did have to drive to The Space Needle.

    The only negative I'd have to say is that there are a lot of homeless people in the area begging for money.

    15/02/15 | Link | Rating: 3.0
    43. Inmore H.
    Didn't know but Came during emerald city comic con so the prices were high. $170 a night for 2 nights. I was expecting a nicer experience for that price.  
    I asked for a higher floor room but didn't get it. The girl at front desk was about to check
    But then just simply said they were sold out.
    I didn't figure there was a convention here yet. I asked again but the gentleman explained the higher floor would be loud with the freeway and construction at night. I think he was lying since I didn't see anyone working during nights or the weekend. The room they gave us was fine except there were 2 windows that looked in to other rooms and the air con unit.
    This was bad as one of the windows it right in front of the toilet. I had to make sure the old fashion curtains were secure.
    The room was relatively clean but no fridge or microwave.
    Probably better if I stayed at a newer seatac hotel and trained it in and saved $70, or just paid extra to stay in a better neighborhood.
    Pioneer square homeless people can be pushy.
    Once off the light rail to the hotel, I was asked for spare change about 5 times within 2 hours.
    Also down the street I saw a bigger older lady with no pants on. I looked away and walked faster.
    Not worth saving a little money to stay here.

    28/03/15 | Link | Rating: 2.0
    44. Monique B.
    This is a fantastic option for a downtown Seattle hotel: reasonably priced, clean and comfortable with good customer service!  Also, the building is a historic site and the old, regal, wooden staircase at the back was amazing!

    We stayed for two nights back in October and I was really pleasantly surprised with our entire stay.  After reading some previous reviews, I decided to give this hotel a shot and was so glad that I did.  The price was one of the lowest I could find for the location (we opted for the king sized bed - a slight price increase from a basic 2 person room) and found our room to be large, clean and the bed to be very comfortable, if slightly more firm than I am used to.

    Parking is an additional $20/night and about a block and a half up the road, but there IS a loading zone just outside the hotel for check-ins/outs and the lot is secure and seemed to be mostly occupied by nearby businesses.  They offer a complimentary continental breakfast every morning until ten (and are happy to let you stock up and take food back to your travel companion who is NOT a morning person) and is pretty well stocked with the usuals: cereals, waffles, pastries, yoghurts and of course juices and coffee/tea.  The service staff in the breakfast area were so friendly and didn't seem to mind the morning we hung around past 10.

    My only complaint about the hotel is that it can be a bit noisy from the road/alley traffic.  It wasn't intolerable, but it was certainly there on the weekday morning of our stay.

    If you are looking for a reasonably priced downtown Seattle hotel, this is a good choice!

    03/12/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0