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Eighth Avenue Inn in Seattle, WA

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Rating: 2.50

Address: 2213 8th Ave, Seattle, WA, 98121

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    Comments (10):

    1. Stephanie H.
    I booked a room with a queen sized bed and a pull out sofa bed. My husband and I do not like to sleep in double beds so a queen was a must for us. When we checked in and went up to our room we were shocked to see two double beds.. no queen bed and no sofa at all! Also there was a strange metal box in the middle of the room. My husband told me it was an ozone machine, to remove odors. So we went back to the front desk and told him this wasn't the room we had booked. We wanted the queen bed with the sofa sleeper for the kids. He looked at us like we were crazy and said that they didn't have any sofa beds! We said it's right there on your website and so he called someone on the phone and said nope we don't have any sofa beds. At this point the kids are tired and cranky so we gave in and just took the double bed room. A maid later came and took the ozone machine away.
    Besides being the wrong room in the first place, it was just plain gross. The room looked nothing like the photo's. The carpet had stains. The bedding and curtains were dated. I went to take a shower and the shower head was way too low for a normal person. I'm only 5.6 and had to bend backwards to rinse my hair. We thought maybe this was intended to be a handicap room but one of the beds was almost up against the bathroom door.
    Overall we didn't feel safe here with the kids. The only good thing I have to say about the place was they had a good breakfast!

    17/02/09 | Link | Rating: 1.0
    2. Ed R.
    Not the worst hotel. Clean, convenient location, breakfast included.

    Located between the Toyota car yard and Hurricane's 24hour cafe. Hurricane's is a place you could lose teeth in, or maybe see Schwarzenegger teleport in naked, and start punching out patrons, trying to steal their clothes.

    30/05/06 | Link | Rating: 3.0
    3. Mick T.
    I've read a few negative reviews of this motel on travel sites, but I'm not sure they are warranted. You pretty much get what you paid for, but what you pay is not that much for the middle of Seattle.

    The missus and I stayed in this hotel a little while ago while attending friends' wedding anniversary. As such, we didn't spend much time in the motel, and really just needed a comfortable place to sleep. And we got that, plus free internet. I was well satisfied.

    And like Ed R. mentioned in his review, the Hurricane Cafe is close by, in case the basic complementary breakfast doesn't satisfy.

    03/02/08 | Link | Rating: 3.0
    4. Albert E.
    I am in Seattle for a business trip and the Eighth Avenue Inn was not my first choice.  It was really my only choice due to the availability of a room during the busy Labor Day weekend in Downtown Seattle.

    Simply put.....this hotel served it's purpose for having a place to sleep, shower, and close proximity to Downtown Seattle.  If I were on a non business trip...the price is right.

    It is also promising that the Belltown area of Seattle has a lot of building around it and it can only get better.  I hope the hotel will do more upgrades...SORRY...a lot of upgrades.

    BONUS...continental breakfast is being served...which saved it's two and a half star to three stars from me....the hotel served its purpose.

    30/08/08 | Link | Rating: 3.0
    5. Abby T.
    Shower was a bit small and dirty,  wallpaper was peeling in the bathroom.

    Awesome front desk staff (very helpful with directions and printing them out!).

    Breakfast was good (hard boiled eggs, cinnamon buns, assorted bagels and toast, fruit).

    28/01/08 | Link | Rating: 3.0
    6. Nick M.
    Poorly maintained, rec-center soap dispenser in bathroom, and the front desk guy was kinda a dick. Not my favourite spot in Seattle.

    Location can't be beat and neither can the price, so it's hard to complain too much.

    The crackheads arguing outside all night did little to improve the ambiance. One of the beds in the room smelled like feet and the hallways smelled like wet dog.

    OK. That wasn't so hard.

    02/07/08 | Link | Rating: 2.0
    7. Jeremy E.
    This is not a motel anymore!  It was bought a couple of years ago and turned into dorms.  So if you're looking to sleep here and you're not a college student, you're probably out of luck.

    05/10/11 | Link | Rating: 1.0
    8. David M.
    For close to $100 a night you're going to at least have to throw in some curtains.  I seriously had to take the comforter off the bed and tack it over the window.  Also, the window didn't fully shut so the construction work on the massive skyscraper across the street was absolutely mind boggling at 6AM.  Lets see... OH the AC smelled like a urinal (not exaggerating, I asked my roommate to test it out and she came up with the same conclusion without me having to say it) and the heater smelled like burnt human hair.  We nicknamed the window unit, "ferret carcass."

    That being said, it is centrally located, cheaper than other immediately surrounding hotels, and generally cleaner than I expected.  I sho did wear flip flops in the shower though.  Proceed with caution...

    24/09/08 | Link | Rating: 2.0
    9. Laura B.
    Ever heard the phrase, "you get what you pay for?" Good to note when when booking a hotel room for under $100 a night. I think we paid about $57 for a Saturday night, and I have to say, I was pleasantly surprised.

    We took the Downtown Airporter to the Westin and then walked a few, brief blocks to Eighth Ave Inn. Now, mind you, my expectations were low and I didn't really care because we were only using the hotel room to store luggage and sleep. The staff were not really helpful at first because we got there at 11:30 and said that they couldn't give us a room (or even check if one was available) until 3:30. Whatever, it's $57 a night. They did allow us to store our luggage in their storeroom so that we could go exploring Seattle and not waste any of our brief 24 hr visit.

    We were able to walk to Pikes Place Market (about 15-20 min) from here as well as the Seattle Center (10-15 min). So the location is great.

    The rooms are clean, but don't be expecting turn down service, 500 thread count sheets, mints on your pillow, and comfy robes awaiting you. The rooms are small, and not really well planned out (the entrance to the bathroom is about 5 inches away from one of the beds), but hey, $57 a night. It was very clean though and there was a microwave, iron, and fridge, which was more than I expected.

    The bathroom, although tiny, served its purpose well enough. What I really liked, and this scored major points with me, was that they replaced amenity kits with dispensers. No, I'm not being sarcastic, I really liked it! It said that by replacing amenity kits with the dispensers (at the sink and in the shower) with lotion, bodywash, soap, shampoo, etc, they save thousands of amenity kits from ending up in landfills. AND, the products they used in the dispensers weren't tested on animals, contained no animal by-products, and were biodegradeable! I've been in 4-5 star hotels that can't say that about their amenity products. How my green little heart sang with joy that this 2-star hotel is making a change to be greener! They also recycle.

    The hotel offers free continental breakfast, and I was prepared from some store bought bagels and costco muffins and instant coffee, but again, I was pleasantly surprised. That's what happens when you set your expectations low, I guess. They had hard boiled eggs, 4 kinds of cereal, yogurt, coffee (reg and decaf), hot water and tea bags, bagels, danishes, cinnamon rolls, toast, oatmeal, etc. It's easy to start your day off right with a free breakfast like this.

    If I was coming back to Seattle, I don't see why I wouldn't stay here again, especially for the price, location, and free breakfast. Oh, and they also had a Sunday newspaper waiting for us ouside our room in the morning.

    The moral of the story is, kids, you get what you pay for so set your expectations accordingly and you may end up being pleasantly surprised.

    01/03/09 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    10. Laura S.
    We paid about $57/ night for 6 nights.  It was the best price in town so we couldn't complain since we were staying so long.  We literally needed it to store our belongings and sleep at night.  During the day (10a-midnight) we were out on the town.  It has a great location.. 4 blocks to the Space Needle and EMP, about 7 blocks from the Convention Center, and likewise from Pike Place Market.  It was not a luxurious hotel, but it served it's purpose.  The room had an iron, an ironing BOARD (+), heater, microwave, mini fridge, hairdryer and they had a free 24-hour gym (altho with outdated equipment.  The first night we stayed in a room with a double although we were supposed to get a queen.  The next day they moved us to a queen room on the second floor with a good view.. Even though it's on the outskirts of downtown, it's still a decent location and a great price!  Plus, the continental breakfast was phenomenal!  mmm...everything your heart could desire... 4 kinds of cereal, hard boiled eggs, yogurt, coffee, apple juice, OJ, cinnamon rolls, danishes, muffins, toast, fresh fruit, etc... it was awesome!  I would even take some extra with me for a light snack later on because they didn't mind.  There was always SO much food leftover.  Plus, they give you a big window: 6:30a-10:30a is when the breakfast room is available.  They're pretty strict on that though.  Anyway, all-in-all, I feel like we got more for our money than I expected.  Although I was weary of some previous comments I took a chance because I wanted to save money, but I got more than I expected!  

    p.s., yes the bed linens and upholstery was outdated; there were some stains in carpet; and the showers were quite intimate, but we got three extra pillows and extra towels for no charge.  I would stay here again..

    15/03/09 | Link | Rating: 3.0