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Courtyard Seattle Downtown/Pioneer Square in Seattle, WA

Courtyard Seattle Downtown/Pioneer Square in Seattle, WA


Our BRAND NEW Pioneer Square hotel is located in the heart of downtown Seattle's historic center with water views of Elliott Bay. A conversion of the historic 1904 Alaska Building, the Courtyard Seattle Downtown Pioneer Square hotel boasts both amenities to keep you productive while traveling on business and convenient location, close to attractions such as Qwest Field, Safeco Field, and the cruise terminals at Piers 91 and 66. Our downtown Seattle, WA hotel is just as green as the Emerald City; it is an adaptive reuse of the 1904 Historic Alaska Building, the first steel building in Washington State. Our Seattle Pioneer Square hotel is one block away from Pioneer Square Station with easy access to both the Sound Transit Link Light Rail and the Seattle Metro. Guests will enjoy the comfortable bedding in our spacious guest rooms, as well as our deluxe amenities you've come to expect from Marriott. Our nine meeting rooms are perfect for wedding receptions or events for up to 150 people.


Company Info:

Rating: 4.09

Address: 612 2nd Avenue, Seattle, WA, 98104

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    Comments (80):

    1. Jerry K.
    Excellent hotel. Best Marriott in Seattle.  What really made it so good is the staff.  They are top notch.

    17/08/11 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    2. Michelle L.
    Nice, clean rooms.  There are outlets everywhere in the rooms...great for people with a lot of devices.  Free wifi, free printing in lobby.  24 hour: snacks, staffed lobby, fitness & valet.  Small restaurant/ bar on-site with sit down or takeaway service.  There are many restaurants and shops around the hotel, especially to the west.  I would stay here again.

    30/08/10 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    3. Alicia B.
    I stayed here with my boyfriend for Freaknight, as we did not want to have to drive home at 4 AM after the party. The staff was very friendly and didn't seemed too phased by our ridiculous costumes, maybe because most of the hotel was occupied by other Freaknight goers. Our room was nicely designed, although not very spacious. That wasn't really a problem for us though because we just needed a place to crash. Overall this is a nice hotel in a great location, and I would stay here again.

    09/12/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    4. David H.
    Checked in early and the front desk got us into the room at around 8am even though they were busy. The building is old but in really good condition. The room was very nice and more spacious then I figured it would be. Will be staying here again very soon.

    27/04/11 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    5. W W.
    Service was great. Staff was friendly and extremely helpful. Nice touches all around. This is a newly renovated hotel, and everything looks and smells new. Great gym and a nice pool. Close to everything. Price was good (April).

    26/04/11 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    6. Lisa M.
    Great staff, super location within walking distance to local sites or public transportation. The restaurant was great and convenient, serving only breakfast and supper. There is also a Market where you can buy snacks, including wine, and forgotten toiletry items. They had computers so you could check your email, and ones to print out boarding passes. The fitness room and pool area were clean but not used much, lucky for me and my private swim. Laundry room is in the same area. Many eateries in the area. Or you could eat in the restaurant during Happy Hour from 4-7p daily. A Mai Tai and BBQ pork sliders cost me less than $10. The rooms are small but everything is there. Has small fridge and a coffee maker but no microwave. Nice hotel. I would stay here again.

    11/09/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    7. S W.
    Great location, upscale facilities.  The decor in this hotel reads more like a traditional Marriot rather than a Courtyard.

    We were very excited because when we got there, they told us they upgraded us from a regular room to a suite so essentially we had a small apartment to live in for the week!

    Thumbs up to the kind people at the desk and the great valets-- It was truly a home away from home.

    11/07/11 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    8. Daniel S.
    This hotel was just recently renovated in the last 6 months and i have to say it caught me a little off guard.  The decor is very fun and warm.  We checked in around 8 pm on Friday night and check-in went smooth as can be.  after getting ready to head out we called down for them to call a cab for us and it went smoothly.  The Bistro is the restaurant/bar adjacent to the lobby, and the breakfast was great. Get the BLT breakfast version.  The rooms were comfy with two layed curtains for the windows.  The down comforter we had was soft and reminded me of home. Overall great experience and definately will be coming back during the summer.  almost everything is within 5 min taxi ride or a short walk.

    03/03/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    9. Clinton D.
    Best value for an inexpensive hotel in Downtown Seattle. Short walk to the Qwest Events Center. Staff understands late checkout which we are always thankful for. Looking forward to our fourth stay there next month.

    22/09/11 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    10. Erin N.
    this place is awesome!! my partner and i stayed here last weekend while on a short vacation. the location is perfect for tourists in that it's right next to light rail station. this made shuttling to the airport a breeze.  it's maybe a 15 minute walk to pike's market place, and steps to a bunch of restaurants and tourist hotspots.

    the room was spacious, and had awesome views of the smith tower and the stadium.

    the staff was amazing- very personable and helpful. it probably doesn't hurt that my partner is a bit of a looker. ; ) but regardless, whenever i'd call and ask for something, he'd come back upstairs with more than i'd asked for. when we checked out we freaked out because we had our luggage with us, and they checked it for the day so we could continue getting our tour on without all that extra baggage.

    the reason for the -1 star is the drink i got at the bistro attached to the lobby.  i ordered an iced mocha that came in a starbucks cup, but tasted like coffee, not espresso. the barista said "iced coffee mocha", and perhaps i should've tasted it before leaving. if you're searching for some coffee, seek out the 83 other starbucks locations in the area. they are quite plentiful during the week (and abandoned all weekend).

    24/08/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    11. Bill E.
    I am platinum elite and this is by far the best Courtyard I have ever stayed in. It is as comfortable as the best full service Marriott.
    1. Great beds, comfy mattresses and comforters, not those thin blankets you find in most courtyards but bedding right out of the full service line.
    2. Great gym, lots of equipment, 2 ellipticals, 2 bikes, 4 treadmills, weights, tvs and lots of space to stretch and move around.
    3. bartender just made me a great Manhattan in a frosted glass. superb concoction i must say.
    4. lots of restaurants and coffee in the neighborhood.
    5. easy valet parking
    6. super-friendly staff (should have put this #1 on the list)

    Stay here, you wont be disappointed.

    I have also stayed in the Westin and Waterfront Marriott and this is WAY better.

    10/02/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    12. Nic G.
    Super nice.no fart fan in the bathroom -1 star.other than that its sweet and two or three blocks from the ferry.nice....

    09/01/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    13. Bill M.
    Stayed here nights of Feb. 2-3 as part of Seattle Boat Show. Staff was excellent from the first second - I felt that nothing bad could possibly happen. This is a refurb'd old building (The Alaska Building) in downtown Seattle - very cool and very comfortable. Service on Link Light Rail from the airport took me a block from the door, and everything was within walking distance. For my trip, there was no need at all for a car.  Fitness Center was 2 or 3 times the size of usual Courtyard facility. Bistro bar/cafe welcoming and pleasant, nice happy hour menu. Room was quiet inside - a little street noise from busy downtown streets, but no problem. Furniture and bed were great, and couch showed no wear at all. Got a nice price as part of the Boat Show, too, but I'd stay here again at 50% more. An excellent choice for business, sporting event at walking-distance stadiums, or touring Seattle and the waterfront.

    11/02/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    14. Krista B.
    Rented a King room with a sofa bed with a view of the street. It was a very comfortable room with great style, and although it wasn't unbearable there was lots of noise from the street. The hotel had great staff and everybody seemed pretty friendly. Spent an extra $20 with the room for breakfast in their cafe, but I wouldn't recommend that option as it wasn't necessarily worth the extra money.

    22/04/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    15. Carrie B.
    The hotel itself is fine and clean. Yes, the decor has been recently updated but the bathrooms still show signs of many years of wear and my hairdryer didn't work properly. Hotel staff was adequate. There is no room service at this hotel which is a bummer. I had an adjoining room next to a room in which at least 4 adults were staying which made for a very noisy evening. Had a breakfast sandwich at Bistro in the morning which was disappointing considering I paid over $9 for it. My advice to them is cut down on the butter and add a vegetarian salad to your menu please! I only stayed for one night so the accommodations were fine but I wouldn't make it a point to return.

    20/09/11 | Link | Rating: 3.0
    16. Richard R.
    Did I mention Dave the bartender! The best in Seattle, and oh yea, the rooms are nice too! :)

    20/05/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    17. Maria C.
    Great Hotel in good location. The Hotel is clean and the staff is friendly. My room was large and nicely laid out. The price was resonable and location was close to everything. It lost a star because the bar closed at 10pm during the week but it looks like there aren't many places that stay open late in area so I guess that is why.

    07/02/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    18. Carl F.
    Elevators were messed up the whole time we were there.  #2 only went up one floor and then back down.  They finally closed it down.   Card reader was disabled on #3 (security?).   Room was very tight for a family of 4.   Sofa bed would have been sub par for a 2 star hotel, let alone a Marriott.   Sofa bed didn't have any sheets etc. & none were available in room.    Taxes added about $30 per night over and above room and parking fees.   Restaurant seating was some pseudo Seattle couch thing that didn't really work for eating.   For that price, you could do better.
    The good
    Great location for downtown.   Staff was friendly.   Main bed was comfy.   Room size would be fine for 1 or 2 persons.

    06/08/12 | Link | Rating: 2.0
    19. Angela K.
    This hotel is beautiful! When I found out it was in a gorgeous heritage building I knew I would love it. The rooms are stylish and comfortable, and have some amazing views. When we stayed here they didn't offer room service yet, Im not sure if they do now? It didn't matter though, we were going out for our meals anyway. I should also mention the staff at this hotel were incredibly friendly and helpful. They went out of their way to make sure we had everything we needed. Great location in Pioneer Square, we walked everywhere. Loved it. Would definitely stay here again.

    04/12/11 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    20. Michael B.
    On my third stay and each time the staff has been fantastic. Breakfast has always been good and just had dinner here for the first time. Chose the New York steak which was the special of the night and it was great. Cooked perfectly and the Demi-glaze made it extra tasty. Very happy I chose to "eat in" tonight. I even recommended the special to another patron, which I rarely do.

    11/01/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    21. Jody K.
    Came here for my recent trip to Seattle, originally from California. Hotel was clean, nice, especially loved the interior of the room. Good curtains to block out the lights for deep sleep. Only problem was there was cold wind coming through the windows next to my bed and even if heater was on, it was freezing. Also I woke up numerous times due to sirens and trash collector's truck outside the hotel. It was way very noisy.

    But overall, it was good hotel, extremely friendly staffs, clean atmosphere, and great great location.

    I will stay here again when I get a chance.

    16/11/10 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    22. Jeff L.

    One of the host hotels for the 2011 Seattle Marathon.
    Great location and very helpful and professional staff.  
    The rooms were clean, comfortable and modern (free wifi, flat screen, ipod dock).

    The hotel is surrounded by restaurants and within walking (mile) distance to Pike and evern closer to the train station.  

    It was idealy located for the Seattle Marathon being about a mile walk from the race start shuttle.  

    would highly recommed this hotel to anyone looking to stay around the downtown area.

    06/07/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    23. Alden G.
    Great location, really nice place. I'd happily stay here again, anytime.

    21/06/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    24. InternationalTraveler ..
    great experience.  Over nighted here with family.  All positives.  Staff was courteous.  Room was nice and clean.  Dont expect a view it's a 3star hotel.  Bath room updated and clean.  You can take a bath in the tub.  Had b.fast in restaurant, great selection of items for entire family.  Surprisingly very good.  Not open all the time.  Pool was good no hot tub. Learned just take the electric bus all the way down 2nd or 3rd street and you're close to walking from anything.  Buses pass all the time.  Then use the monorail to space needle.  I did it trust me it was really easy.  Lots of places to eat and see near by. Free wi fi

    04/01/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    25. Adria M.
    The front desk was very cheerful and willing to help. I loved the hotel, which was in a historic building. My room was spacious, clean, with very comfortable beds. The location is great, and there are a lot of restaurants within walking distance.

    27/11/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    26. Lynn C.
    Loved this hotel!  Really friendly staff and really awesome location.  I would stay here again and again.

    23/05/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    27. Wendi S.
    We were in Seattle May 14-16, 2011 celebrating our 2nd wedding anniversary. After researching Hotels.com , Priceline, etc. we decided on the Courtyard Marriott. The reviews were phenomenal, the location was perfect and we decided it would be wonderful and romantic.

    After a horrible 6 hour train ride from Portland to Seattle due to a malfunction with one of the train cars, we ended up checking in at 12:45 a.m.

    The front desk staff was incredibly friendly, helpful and sympathetic. They upgraded us to a gorgeous king room overlooking the bay. I don't know if they did that because they felt sorry for us regarding the train ride or if they did it as an anniversary present.

    Either way, it was fantastic!!!!

    The room was gorgeous, the bed was incredibly comfortable, the art in the room was modern and beautiful. The bathroom was luscious and the room was very relaxing.

    We had an amazing time at the Courtyard and every staff member we dealt with was friendly, fun and seemed very happy to be working there.

    We will definitely stay at the Courtyard again. We will definitely recommend this hotel to everyone we know.

    Thank you for helping to make our anniversary weekend amazing, romantic and wonderful!

    21/05/11 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    28. sandra s.
    Very convenient, comfortable and practical! Super friendly staff, free wireless AND wired internet, business center and boarding pass printers in lobby. On-site gym is actually very decent and large for a hotel, and has a pool, and the valet parking guys are soo nice! They give you necessities for free (I ran out of dental floss), and have a few snacks for sale. Starbucks on site. Bistro restaurant/bar isn't that special and has limited hours, but there are plenty of pubs and other eateries nearby. Genuinely great service + great price = a nice rarity these days. I would totally stay here again when I return!

    09/02/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    29. Jason C.
    Very good hotel for the money. The location was nice for walking into downtown and the waterfront. The rooms are small but well equipped.

    I would stay again.

    06/02/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    30. Christina R.
    This is one of the best Courtyard Marriott's that I have ever stayed at. The staff is extremely friendly and helpful, the rooms are spacious and the location is fantastic. We stayed here for my cousin's wedding and I would be happy to stay here again the next time that I am in Seattle. Oh, and did I mention that the wi-fi here is free and reliable, both in the lobby and in the rooms???

    18/01/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    31. Gabe P.
    Great location, 5-10 min from Pike Place or shopping area, in the Pioneer Square, 2 minutes to underground tours, nice, modern clean rooms, look exactly like the picture.Room is a bit small tho, real HD tv, not just some wide screen tv showing sd tv. Seattle's Best is right across the street, cheap b-fast and good coffee. ! block from the Pioneer Square light train station, if you are coming from the airport, 5 min walking from the Union station if you are taking the train (to Vancouver or Portland).

    07/09/11 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    32. Cinnamongirl 6.
    This hotel is a beautiful 100+ year old building that's been renovated. It's near the train station, the transit tunnel and some great shopping. Everything is very close. The Valet was wonderful. The staff was very helpful. I was worried about construction noise so and when I expressed my concern they offered a high floor and free breakfast. Yay! We were on the 9th floor facing the bay. I suggest a high floor or the street noise might be bothersome. We were there for three nights and didn't have any hotel noise until the last night. Our new neighbors decided to smoke out their room. We had connecting doors so the smell of pot was quickly invading our room. Having children in ours, this was not cool and the hotel is non-smoking. I called downstairs and they took care of it immediately. Problem solved. Our room (#309) was very nice. It was a king one bedroom. The bar downstairs was a great feature and we used it each night. The restaurant staff were amazing. They were incredibly attentive and fun. We had pretty much a perfect stay. One suggestion....a bathroom fan. Please! Lol.

    25/04/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    33. Derek R.
    Great hotel in downtown Seattle!

    Clean, nice furnishings, plus great location!

    03/08/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    34. Pearl V.
    Very satisfied with my stay here at Courtyard Pioneer Square. Very clean and inviting hotel that was minutes away from anything and everything in downtown Seattle. Early check-in and late check-out requests was accommodated for us, with no trouble given. King bed was comfy as were the pillows and bed comforters. Extra blanket requests were filled quickly. I loved having an outlet built into the night stand lamps on either side of the bed so that we could both charge our iPhones within arms reach. Free wi-fi throughout the entire hotel.

    Valet parking for $26/nightly (stiff, I know) if you decide to have a rental car like we did. The service was impeccable though. You would text the valet staff to retrieve your car, and they would have it ready for you in 10 minutes. They would also be gracious enough to allow us to leave our car at the curb if we were planning to leave the hotel grounds again within the hour.

    I'd definitely stay here if I came back again, because despite this being one of the smaller Marriott properties, I was pleased with our overall experience here.

    22/03/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    35. Tiffany F.
    The staff here is extremely courteous and helpful. It is $28 a night to park here but last time my fiancé used the $7 parking garage around the corner and it got broken into. I liked that they asked if we needed directions when they brought our car around. They are doing construction only on the outside of the building right now which is cool except for at 7 in the morning I got woken up with that obnoxious backing up sound for several minutes. They told us when we checked in that breakfast is served from 7-11 in the morning which sounded like their complimentary breakfast but it's not. That's the time they serve breakfast at their bistro restaurant. No complimentary breakfast here and $3 water bottles available in their lobby. Oh and no room service from their restaurant either. Definitely a tourist spot so don't stay here if you want to relax somewhere quiet with room service. It's located in downtown less than a mile from pikes which is cool. Lots of taxes tacked on so expect to pay about $30 extra for your room. There's even a parking tax on top of the $28, so parking is more like $34 a night. Rooms are really nice very clean and they give you a plethora of pillows.

    02/02/14 | Link | Rating: 3.0
    36. Ray I.
    Very interesting, historic old building.

    I got upgraded to a terrific corner room with amazing views and kitchenette!

    The staff was friendly and accommodating.

    My only criticism:  It's on the edge of a very marginal neighborhood, and the general decor of the place is in DESPERATE need of the touch of some tasteful homosexual.

    05/10/12 | Link | Rating: 3.0
    37. Sabine B.
    Great location for city-tours, clean and very nice stuff!

    17/05/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    38. Char L.
    Everything looks recently renovated. No complaints about the room. Service at the front desk was fantastic. My biggest peeve with the place is that it doesn't have the breakfast buffet for ~$10 like the other Courtyard Marriotts do. This one is a la carte at a restaurant next door called The Bistro.

    I was specifically looking forward to the familiar Courtyard breakfast buffet with the omelet station and fresh cut fruit. Why you ask? Because being on the Paleo diet and traveling is challenging when you don't have the luxury of grocery shopping for low sodium, lean protein, veggies, and fruit. Thanks, Courtyard, for the extra hassle.

    11/10/11 | Link | Rating: 3.0
    39. Cheyne M.
    Very nice in the heart of SODO... modern and recently updated... GREAT gym and nice lobby area... rooms are smaller, but brand new as well... I was there during the Seahawks/49ers game and the place was PACKED with football fans... easy walk to downtown and Pike Place... just wish SODO was a bit more lively, but hopefully that comes with time as the area develops... the only negative is that parking is $32 (w/ tax) a day, but it is valet and has overnight and in & out privileges (better than other parking options in the area).

    10/01/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    40. John E.
    Spent 4 nights here, and what great service! Every employee has a great attitude. Felipe at the front desk was awesome, as was Brandon in valet. Good location with just a short walk to the ferries. Would recommend to anyone.

    26/07/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    41. Jim R.
    Great older building remade into a comfortable downtown hotel. Decent location a healthy walk down to the Pike St. Market.

    New furnishings and a comfortable room. Wouldn't hesitate to stay there again.

    17/04/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    42. Mike A.
    The Doubletree was much better. They didn't have room until 1 hr. after posted check in. Saw cleaning staff in hallways...SLOWWWW !
    No wonder. Loud street noise from 2 nd St below , windows thin.
    1Star for comfortable bed.

    21/07/13 | Link | Rating: 1.0
    43. Liane J.
    central location and walkable (8 blocks) to Pike Place, Public Market, to the observation ferris wheel, aquarium, pier to the ferries; and of course, Pioneer Square.  been to Seattle 20 years ago, and when I got off the Amtrak (also walkable to hotel); my first impression was, "when did all the homeless arrive"? not a good first impression leaving the Amtrak station, and seeing this, but walk fast to the Courtyard, and you'll be okay (4 blocks away) not far.  For a $300.00 per night (2 nites) corner room on the 6th floor; arriving checking in at 9:45pm; the room was very large -- except I did not expect the full scaffolling around the building as they did some (last 4 months) of water damage renovation) of the front of the 1901 building.  so even if I had somewhat of view of the street and the buildings next to me (you'll be right smack in the middle of concrete buildings); the scaffolling isn't very pretty.  If I knew about the scaffolling, I probably would have stayed at a different hotel as there are others in the area by Pioneer Square; etc. No swimming pool, but they do have a fitness room.  There are Starbucks on every corner; but that's because you're in Seattle.

    05/07/14 | Link | Rating: 3.0
    44. Cliff M.
    This property is definitely above average as far as Courtyards go. The location right downtown is phenomenal and well-positioned near a lot of restaurants, coffee houses and so forth.

    The rooms are pretty much on par with other Courtyards. It had a newer flat screen TV with reasonable selection of channels.

    What really puts this Courtyard above the rest is the bar / lounge area off the main lobby. Others have this as well but aren't nearly as large or with the same cool, comfortable atmosphere. I spent quite a bit of time at the bar watching TV or talking with the other patrons. The beer selection was a bit limited (only four taps if I recall) but they had a couple great local/regional beers that I really enjoyed.  The food on the menu is again similar to other recently renovated properties but I ordered a few times and thought it was damn good for mid-tier hotel food.

    One other thing: you'll need your room key to go up in the elevator. If you're sharing a room with someone and they run downstairs or out some place, make sure you give them a keycard.

    10/05/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    45. Cassandra C.
    We had a fantastic stay while in Seattle. This property is in a great place in the city. Sure there are many homeless in the area, but you get that with any major city. Its 1 block from the light rail station which makes it easy to get to and from the airport and taxi's are always in the area for longer travel. It is also walking distance to the stadiums, pike place, and tons of food and nightlife activities.

    The room was big and clean. We were on the 7th floor and didnt have any issues with noise. The lobby pantry is fully stocked with items and the bistro is open all day. The staff at the front desk were great during all times of the day. The nightshift was great. The night manager gave us great ideas as to where to go eat when we arrived late and where to eat the next morning for breakfast. The place he recommended, Planet Java is a must for comfort breakfast food.

    18/04/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    46. John N.
    Have stayed here before, a few years ago. This time not so impressed. There used to be free coffee in the morning hours. Now you must pay $2 for coffee. There are two kinds of coffee in the machine, neither are decaf (I know, I'm one of the few in the world that drink decaf). Andrea helped us at the front desk, she is fantastic. A very nice young lady that has a great smile and is very good at her job. We got a handicap accessible room. Some odd features of the room... No blanket, just a light sheet or a very heavy comforter. So we had to get a blanket brought up to the room the second night. There was no place for a person to put the shampoo or soap except for on the floor. I know it is a handicap accessible room, but the FLOOR?!?!? The do make and sell holders on suction cups etc. Also there was no fan OR window to open in the bathroom. So this can make for uncomfortable situations for those staying in the room.
    The light rail system is VERY close. Easy to get yourself and luggage to it in 5 minutes. The train station and century link field weren't bad walks either.

    08/09/14 | Link | Rating: 3.0
    47. Neill C.
    This is an excellent hotel, great location and beautiful inside. But it's the staff that makes it a 5-star selection for me. They continually went above and beyond the call of duty, making sure that we had all we needed and doing so with a smile. The general manager even checked in with our group to make sure we were being taken care of. Free WiFi in all guest rooms too.

    I will echo some other reviewers saying it's the nicest Courtyard by Marriott I've ever seen, but it's the people there to make it special.

    It's also very handy to a light rail station, so you can get to the hotel from the airport for $2.75 (as compared to a $50 cab ride).

    17/04/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    48. jennifer k.
    Nice place in the center of things. Pretty quiet for being on a busy street, decent facilities and clean. Expensive but it's downtown / pioneer square.

    05/02/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    49. Jency D.
    Great hotel and close to everything in Seattle. Staff were really helpful. The only issue was the construction outside of the building. Besides that the service was great!

    13/03/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    50. Tracy R.
    Would definitely recommend this hotel ! The staff was great and for the price
    The rooms were terrific. The only drawback was the building was covered in scaffolding when we were here and it was not as nice as I am sure it will be when it is finished. Convenient to walk to attractions- a 7 min walk to Pikes Market. The staff was incredible. We had reserved blocks of Rooms for our daughter's wedding weekend and hosted a brunch in the Alaskan Ballroom and everything was PERFECT !!

    30/07/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    51. Pete H.
    Great hotel in the middle of downtown Seattle. Very clean and nice, while maintaining old time charm.

    The front desk staff was extremely helpful in resolving a situation with points. Very nice people and professional.

    Real nice workout room. A pool too, but I didn't get a chance to use it.

    Would definitely like to stay here again.

    06/08/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    52. Monika C.
    As far as Courtyard Marriotts go, this one is awesome! It has the updated interior, the Marketplace store by checkin, the Bistro cafe where you can get breakfast or dinner, and a great gym!

    Location: Great location downtown
    Decor: Modern and upscale
    Marketplace: Standard food, snack, beverages
    Bistro Cafe: Great choice for breakfast, happy hour, or dinner
    Gym: AWESOME! 4 treadmills, 2 ellipticals, 2 stationary bikes, free weights, and  a small pool
    Value: Low priced compared to other hotel options in the area

    I will definitely stay here again.

    30/12/11 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    53. Lily Z.
    I stayed here last week and the overall experience was alright.

    Upon arriving, our room wasn't ready. Thankfully, we rambled off other names in our party so we could take their room. When the rest of our party arrived, their room wasn't ready yet either. We booked 3 rooms, which weren't placed next to each other at all. Rather, they were on 2 different floors.

    I like that they have free wi-fi and an interactive monitor in the lobby. Plus, they have Paul Mitchell products for the bathroom! But their service wasn't that pleasant. I asked if the hotel could hold some packages for me and the lady responded yes and hung up on me before I could say thank you.

    16/02/13 | Link | Rating: 3.0
    54. Arthur K.
    I love the location of the hotel. It's right by Pioneer Square and a great place to book if you plan to attend a sporting event. When you first arrive, the reception area is very nicely lit and the staff very welcoming.

    The rooms were clean and modernly decorated even though the building itself is so old & the beds were comfortable.

    My biggest disappointment was the parking fee. It was pretty expensive & about the same price as downtown, but I guess that's the trend is most of Seattle now. Overall, the price was great for its location and no complaints about the room at all.

    02/12/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    55. Rebekah T.
    On my most recent trip to Seattle, we stayed at the Courtyard in the Downtown/ Pioneer Square Area. We had a suite with a nice view and some perks.

    The suite we had was like a furnished studio apartment with a kitchenette, stove, fridge, microwave and such. Although we never really made food here, it was nice to have the plates, silverware and ammenties like being at home. I did make an excellent cheese plate to go with a bottle of wine. :)

    The beds and pillows were very comfy and I liked the simple yet comfortable design of the room. The hotel was pretty quiet and overall it was a great stay. I liked the convienance of the location and would definately stay here again.

    19/12/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    56. Steve S.
    Great stay for 2 nights - the entire staff here is OUTSTANDING - great group of people that go above and beyond for you including front desk, valet, restaurant - I'll definitely return.  Room was very nice.  Elevators are a bit slow and don't like having to use the room key each time, but I get it.

    Very nice place.

    Ginger - thank you for the batteries, foil and instructions!!!!

    28/01/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    57. Tonya T.
    Easy to book, reasonably priced - actually cheaper than other similar star quality hotels in area.  Greeted by valet who was nice informative and not in a hurry or pushy as most valets are.  
    Front desk was genuine and polite didn't seem fake with their hospitality as it seems most front desk clerks are getting to be.  Room was decent size, clean comfortable.  Business center was a life saver considering I forgot my laptop and needed access.  Wifi/computers were fast and a printer was available. Decent size fitness room with water cups towels and lots of equipment (bikes elliptical a and treadmills and free weights).  
    Location great- within walking distance of Pike Street and Safeco field.  Will definitely recommend this place to friends and stay there again!!

    12/05/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    58. Nicholas B.
    I love staying at Marriotts and this one is no exception. Rooms were ready early and very clean. I was also impressed that this hotel regularly steam cleans the carpets. Did I mention the phenomenal beds.

    Security key card doors and elevators one would expect to be standard these days. Also a wonderful and not to pricey valet service as well as a restaurant and bar with a happy hour. Wifi included.

    Short walk to Pike's Place Public Market and access to mall shopping etc.

    29/05/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    59. Chris W.
    Love this location. It is all about location location location. This is a spectacular historic building nestled into the historic pioneer square district. Convenient to walk to waterfront district and pikes market place. The hotel itself is a beautiful 100+ year old building. 15 stories tall. If you get upgraded room it has a gorgeous view of Puget Sound. Neat bar and bistro areas within hotel. I have stayed her twice and would most definitely stay here again.

    29/03/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    60. Lance W.
    Another CY Marriott inside a remodeled historic building, this must be the new thing for the CY brand and I like it!  I have stayed in several CY properties lately that retrofitted historic buildings into a hotel.  The San Diego CY is one that comes to mind.

    It is kind of cramped and the rooms are fairly small but that comes with the territory when staying in a historic building that once housed a bank.  The location is great for Seahawks/Mariners games as the stadiums are less than 15 minutes walk.  The waterfront is less than 10 minutes walk.  Suffice it to say that the location is extremely convenient for a weekend fun trip to Seattle.

    The pool in the basement is fairly small, but it is a bonus that this property even has a pool at all.  The gym is well equipped with treadmills, bikes and weights.

    I like this property way better than the Renaissance.  The location is better and the rooms also seem to be slight more spacious, which isn't really saying all that much.

    As others have said, Pioneer Square itself is a gathering place for many homeless people.  Early each morning I would go for a jog around the neighborhood and I had to be careful not to tread on any sleeping people in Pioneer Square.  That said, I never felt threatened or uncomfortable.

    02/09/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    61. Matt B.
    Despite living in the suburbs (Everett), I stayed here one night for a quick overnight trip. It was a friend's 40th b-day party, and we didn't want to drive after drinking all night.

    Thus establishes my credibility. ;)

    Stopped in, parked out front, and was immediately greeted by a valet attendant. We had planned on doing this anyway, so it was great. Stopped into the lobby (in our PJs, which was the party theme), and the desk clerk knew exactly who we were with. Got us checked in, and was even able to put us on the floor with the rest of the party crew, despite getting a last-minute reservation.

    They even comped us each a drink, which was awesome!

    The room itself was nice and clean. The only complaint about it is that the room is small - not unexpected, given a downtown Seattle location, but still not optimal. Bathroom was fine, bed decent, and all was well.

    [I won't lie - I was too drunk to remember much of the night after we got back to the hotel.]

    All in all, though, it was a great night. I'd certainly stay here again.

    06/05/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    62. Dusty S.
    The is a great hotel, higher quality than most Courtyards. I have stayed here twice. I am a Marriott Platinum, so my review is based on an upgraded room. The Courtyard location is convenient - just 1/2 mile from Pike's Market and several nice restaurants within 1-2 blocks. It's the business district, so not a nightlife area meaning the hotel has a quieter clientele and the surrounding area is quiet. But, you can easily get to downtown, the ferry terminal, etc.

    The building is a historic landmark, so it has some beautiful detailing. The windows open - a nice treat. It has new amenities, so no "old" feel. They are undergoing a year long construction project that is in the final quarter. There is scaffolding all around the hotel, block some views. They only do construction during business hours.

    The staff here is phenomenal, they are friendly, personable and have great customer service. This includes the valets, front desk, cleaning, and bistro staff. The bistro has lots of seating, a small bar, small menu of food and great coffee options.

    There are a few details in the room that are amusing, minor things. For example, the full length mirrors are on the inside of the closet doors, and they don't open all the way. So you get to see yourself from 1 ft away. The TV does not angle completely toward the TV. So it's a 45' angle if you watch from the bed.

    All in all, a great place to stay and I will likely stay here again when I come to Seattle.

    21/07/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    63. Vickie T.
    Great service through and through!

    The hotel is conveniently located close to the pier and within walking distance to Pike street market. The amenities in the hotel is standard; what made it stood out from rest of the Courtyards was the exceptional services I received. From the check in counter to the valet service,  EVERYONE was courteous and ready to help. When I told Brittany, who helped me at the registration desk, that it was my first time visiting Seattle, she immediately took out a downtown Seattle map and drew out all the areas I should visit. The next day, I received a greeting card from Brittany along with a voucher to use in the convenience store, welcoming me to town. It was the one of the best stays I've had among all the Marriott locations I visited.

    29/10/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    64. Henrik E.
    This it the one, right in the heart of Seattle, you can walk to everything, the staff's level of service is truly number one, they make your stay a personnel one, the valet is not bad at $37 all include pr. day, as we walked around the city saw up over $50 pr. day.
    They have good breakfast and dinner at the bistro in this hotel and the rooms are clean with very good beds.

    25/08/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    65. Dustin G.
    Where do I start......
    How about after 10 yrs of staying with Marriott and noticing my rewards not reflecting my stay, they simply told me I needed to present my rewards number at check in, so even if I gave them the dates, they werent willing to go back to correct. Averaging 8 stays a month should make another chain happy.

    Next, had to go back and call for about 15  double charges. After booking and paying on line they would then ding my credit card, but get this, it wasnt even shown on my bill at check out.

    Watch out......they are crooks.......

    20/06/14 | Link | Rating: 1.0
    66. Will R.
    Booked this hotel for a night as a midpoint in our vacation. Greeted by two valet gentlemen with whom were very polite and conversed with us about the best parking options for the night. Parking is quite expensive overnight ($37).

    The hotel is currently undergoing construction and is covered in scaffolding, but the lobby's "scaffolding treats" were delicious. The construction is projected to end by the end of the summer.

    The rooms are great...clean, quiet and contemporary. Beds and bedding were clean and comfortable.

    Overall a good experience, within walking distance to the stadiums and many shops. Would recommend this Marriott to anyone!

    13/06/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    67. Daizy S.
    The staff were awesome from the moment we walked in the door, and the beds, oh, the beds. Nobody wanted to get up from the cozy down comforters and feather pillows. We had an outstanding dinner at Marcellas  Cajun Restaurant as recommended by Aaron on duty, it was in a fantastic area, we will absolutely be back!!

    18/02/15 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    68. Diane S.
    If you need an easy spot for a meeting or close to pioneer square. Easy hotel to get to. Nice space and friendly staff.

    01/10/14 | Link | Rating: 3.0
    69. Amanda M.
    Stay away from this hotel! I'm a Marriott Platinum Elite member, meaning I spend over 85 nights a year in Marriott hotels across the country. This is the first time I've ever written a negative review for Marriott but this was by far the most disappointing stay I have had at this chain.

    The hotel is only valet parking, which makes sense as it's the middle of the city. The issue was that the valet service damaged my car. We dropped the car off with them and never took it out during our stay. They did the standard and notes any damage ahead of time before taking possession. When we got the car back as we were going to leave we noticed right away that there was a dent in the door and paint missing. The valet manager said they it was there fault because they noted other damage on the vehicle and this was not on the form. They sat us inside to do paperwork and he offered to take the valet charges off because this incident was there fault (again they admitted to it).

    What followed has been nothing but aggervation they have a process where they go through a claim rep for their company who stated right away that they valets can't admit to any damage. They claim rep talks with their insurance and they decide not to cover the damage (of course they would say that, it's their insurance company that has to pay). They said they'd get back in 5-7 days I have to call to get them on the phone and they don't call. Finally the rep said that I could take them to small claims but that was it and that even if someone admits it was their fault they don't have to pay out unless they were being negligent. As they explained they could actually damage your car while delivering it but they won't have to pay unless the damage was from someone taking a joy ride around town.

    So here I am left with damage that the valets admitted was their fault and no one will cover it. It makes me upset that Marriott would hire such a company for their valet (as reading about them online they have multiple complaints identical to mine).

    So if you have a car don't stay here because it'll end up being a nightmare.

    30/09/14 | Link | Rating: 1.0
    70. Steff T.
    Obviously in a convenient location for downtown. The room was nice and clean but that's about it for the pros in my book.
    Some of the staff had trouble understanding my conversations and brought me an unneeded remote for the tv when I had asked for a tv channel guide. Not a big deal, just lots of English as a second language employees. The price was also outrageous. Lastly, I'm a Marriott Platinum and they put in in the smallest room on the floor directly facing a creepy building with shattered windows. Definitely annoying considering it was around $300/night.

    06/06/14 | Link | Rating: 2.0
    71. Alison M.
    This is a great option for a stay in Seattle. It is centrally located within easy walking distance of dozens of eateries and Pike Place Market. The staff is friendly and accommodated our request for late check out. The rooms are comfortable, but there was not a mini fridge. The pool is small and indoors. It completely suited my needs for the trip and I would gladly return.

    17/05/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    72. Dale C.
    Left my iPad in my hotel room and figured it was done for.  Still, I called the hotel and got a front desk person who immediately sent someone to search the room.  They found my iPad and offered to ship it to me.  Three days later, the iPad arrived at my house, very carefully packed in several layers of bubble wrap.  NOW THAT'S SOME CYSTOMER SERVICE!  Oh, the hotel..... friendly staff, nice clean rooms, excellent location!

    12/05/15 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    73. Jason L.
    I had the opportunity to stay at this hotel a couple times, once in summer 2013 for about 83 days as a temporary corporate housing arrangement and once again for a brief vacation stopover just a week ago.

    The hotel itself is a newly renovated building, the building itself is the old Alaska Building built in the early 1900s. While it has some tokens from the past (e.g. marble lobby and historic mail chute in the lobby), it has modern amenities on the inside (e.g. fitness center, LCD TVs in rooms, and A/C) and feels modern too. Something of note, especially for longer-term guests and tourists stopping over in Seattle for cruise shipping, are the coin-operated laundry machines in the basement. Each wash+dry cycle costs about $2.75, so it's a steal for hotel laundry, even if you have to do it yourself. As a bonus, the hotel provides complimentary laundry supplies; you just have to ask for it from the front desk. The rooms are spacious, clean, and comfortable, but just like most other Courtyards, it's not luxurious. It gets the job done; it's nothing to write home about.

    Like most Courtyards, the hotel restaurant is the Bistro, which serves pretty basic food for fairly reasonable prices. For breakfast, there's your typical continental breakfast fare (e.g. breakfast pastries, oatmeal) and hot breakfast options (e.g. egg sandwiches, french toast). While reasonably priced, the Starbucks across the street probably offers a better bang for your buck, especially if you're a Gold card holder, and variety. Dinner options include pizza, entree salads, and other standard restaurant dinner fare (e.g. grilled fish, BBQ ribs, but if you're looking into something more gourmet, there are much better dining options in Seattle. After all, it's a city full of foodies. (Tip: the best dinner places in Seattle are not located on the Waterfront)

    The location is both a strength and a weakness for this hotel. The hotel is in a very convenient place. It's close to the Pioneer Square underground station, so many bus lines run by the hotel. It's also walking distance to many tourist attractions in Seattle. The downside is that Pioneer Square seems to be very popular among the homeless crowd in Seattle. If you're out late, you could be hassled for donations by those in need (YELP!). But like in any major city, if you use good judgment, you'll be fine.

    Valet parking at the Courtyard is also pretty expensive ($28/day + tips), though cheaper than other luxury hotels, it's not something I recommend using, since valet simply parks your car at a nearby parking structure right across the street from the hotel. It's not exactly well-protected either, so I wouldn't feel comfortable leaving anything important in the car overnight if you do choose to rent a car. There are many Zipcar locations within walking distance of the hotel, and transportation to the hotel is pretty cheap. For those carrying light, the light rail is only $2.75; otherwise, Seattle taxis charge a flat $40 for trips from Downtown to Seattle airport.

    What makes this hotel stand out, I think, is the staff. They're very welcoming and friendly, and most importantly, very professional. I would not hesitate to recommend this hotel to anyone who is visiting Seattle.

    14/02/15 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    74. Janice C.
    Situated a block from Pinoneer Square link light rail station, this hotel is a dream for people who'd like to stay in the center of town.

    A bit expensive for what we paid on our stay here last December, around $120/night on a weekend rate. I love that it's clean, tastefully updated and the free coffee/tea in the lobby is a warm welcome when you come back from sightseeing during the day. It was a freezing 20 degrees in December!

    The rooms are adequate size and the beds are comfortable. We didn't get to check out the indoor pool, but it's nice to have an amenity like that in a downtown hotel. If you're looking to get free breakfast and stay with the same chain, check out Springhill Suites on Yale Ave.

    06/04/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    75. Jamie D.
    My family and I stayed here last week. This hotel has the best customer service I have ever had. As we checked in, Raul was pleasantly welcoming. He was very kind and was genuine. My mom is on oxygen and Raul was very helpful in receiving equipment from the oxygen company at the front desk, and he even delivered it to my mom's room himself. He welcomed us back every time we left the hotel and came back. He even addressed us by name. I am super impressed with Raul 's costumer service and I hope that Marriott is aware that he is creating a great reputation for their company.

    Our rooms were very clean and the valet service was great. They always had our car right out front on the street when we notified them that we were leaving.  It was especially helpful to have valet right out front of the hotel where my mom could get out of the car, enter the hotel, and go directly into the elevator.

    The location is ideal! Just a few blocks to the stadium, the waterfront, and pikes place market. I will definitely be staying here again. Go Seahawks!

    01/01/15 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    76. Ram K.
    Stayed here a total of 3 times including twice in two weeks! All to watch the Seahawks! Booked it online through booking.com .

    We love the location, walking distance from the lite rail station, Centurylink Field and Pikes Market.

    Checking in is a pleasant experience, the staff here is so friendly and tries to fulfill any special requests. Roger checked us in on our second trip, he was awesome. Somehow our reservation got cancelled but Roger hooked us up with a room near the elevator as we requested originally.

    The rooms here are nice and clean. King bed with a sofa and desk. Flat screen tv and comp coffee. Nice size bathroom not cramped at all.

    The restaurant downstairs has good deals during happy hour. But if they're closed and its late at night ask the front desk for take out pizza menus. Several local pizza places deliver to your room!

    You can also rent a towncar for $40 to go to the airport, you just need to make a reservation at the front desk.

    We love this place and will never stay anywhere else!

    22/01/15 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    77. Matthew B.
    This is a good, solid, Courtyard hotel. It doesn't have a lot of frills (ie, no room service) but it does have a bistro in the lobby. The rooms are updated and many feature nice views of the city and/or the Puget Sound. I've stayed here several months over the last year and have always encountered polite and helpful staff, quiet rooms, and overall a good hotel experience.

    As far as transportation: The hotel is less than a block away from the Pioneer Square light rail stop. It also offers Valet parking. Though, if you are willing to wake up at 8 in the morning, you can just park on the street right next to the hotel.

    01/03/15 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    78. Richard A.
    Great location for all downtown attractions and within walking distance of Pike Place Market.

    The employees were all very friendly and helpful.

    My room was large, bright, airy and very clean.

    I did not visit the Bistro although it too appeared to be well kept and always had a lot of patrons.

    I can recommend this hotel and will stay again.

    03/05/15 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    79. Edwin R.
    Cute hotel and great location. Walking distance to Pike Place and only a block away from Sound Transit.  Service was great, rooms were not huge, but clean, and I even had a cool view too. Love the high ceiling and the art deco style. We took advantage of their in house breakfast and evening bar which by the way, you can also order hot foods up to 10pm.

    Until then, Cheers! ~ :p

    21/05/15 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    80. Terrance H.
    Nothing beats a clean hotels with great service.

    From the Valet to the front desk, to the housekeeping staff they were outstanding.

    Their location is awesome and there are tons of places to walk in the area.  

    The young lady who moved their from Las Vegas or Arizona I believe is who checked us in.  She was great throughout our stay.  

    Can't wait to come back next time I visit Seattle.

    Marriott for life!!!!

    04/04/15 | Link | Rating: 5.0