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Hotel Ändra in Seattle, WA

Hotel Ändra in Seattle, WA

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Located in Seattle's Midtown, Hotel Andra is a sophisticated hotel located just 4 blocks from Pike Place Market and 2 blocks from the thriving downtown retail core. Scandinavian style is fused with Pacific Northwest elements to create a warm urban atmosphere throughout the hotel's 119 recently renovated guest rooms and suites. Tom Douglas' Lola restaurant offers guests Mediterranean cuisine with local flavors; neighboring Assaggio Ristorante features authentic Northern Italian cuisine.

History

Established in 2004.

Hotel Andra first opened in 1926 as the Claremont Apartment Hotel.  From late 1945 through 1947, the building was a transfer station for members of the Women's Army Corps.  During the 1970's, the hotel was restored to become a small boutique property operating as the Claremont Hotel.  The building was thoroughly re-created and reopened as Hotel Andra in April 2004.

 

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Rating: 4.17

Address: 2000 4th Ave, Seattle, WA, 98121

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    1. Natalie R.
    LOVE this hotel. Modern, but still warm atmosphere. Room service was outstanding. Hotel staff was great and not pretentious in anyway. Rooms are comfortable.

    20/12/07 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    2. Hyan K.
    swanky hotel with a more intimate feel than the w. they surprised me with a handwritten note welcoming me in. more about this one later.

    07/12/07 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    3. Leslie S.
    Thanks to Yelpers we stayed at this hotel for our trip to Seattle. I love this hotel. The rooms are GREAT. The staff is GREAT. The location is GREAT. The price of the hotel was great too. The restaurant is fantastic. I can't wait to go back.

    28/10/09 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    4. Carmel P.
    Husband and I went here for a mini-vacation 20 minutes away all the way to Seattle. We reserved a room on a package which came with a gift card for brunch at Lola (smoked ham loin was awesome), a Tom Douglas-signed cookbook (yay!) and a bottle of champagne.
    It was a slow weekend and so they gave us a free upgrade to a Suite which seemed to be much larger than a regular room. The rooms are very modern with a Scandinavian-style feel but with dark blue colors, and flat-screen TVs. Service was always very attentive. If we were out-of-towners, we might have been disappointed that it's not that close to anything, other than heh, heh, other Tom Douglas restaurants (but then maybe that is all you are wanting). With the room pricing at the time (close to $300), I think we paid the right price for a suite but that's not what we had originally reserved, so if we had ended up with a regular room, I'm not sure if it would have been worth the price we paid.

    10/09/07 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    5. L.J. M.
    This place was alright...I guess.  My husband's new company put us up here when we came out on a house hunting trip.  It was ultra modern, small, and bare.  The colors of the room were calm and pleasing enough- the bath tub was really uncomfortable and small.  I had just found out I was prego with baby #2 and needed to relax- this room was what I needed but a little too small.  The bed was comfy but at that point, I probably could have slept on a bed of nails. The bell boys were super funny and nice.  just too modern for me I guess.

    10/05/07 | Link | Rating: 3.0
    6. Danelle B.
    My husband and I stayed here about a month ago (Feb. 2007) for a business meeting he had to attend.  We got a corner room on the fifth floor, so we were lucky enough to have windows on two sides of our room.  The furnishings were beautiful, and the room was very serene.  Lots of cool blue, but it was warmed up with some yellowish orange thrown in.  Though the couch was nice looking, it wasn't all that comfy, but no worries, as the bed was awesome.  Very fluffy down comforter (my favorite!).  I recommend bringing your own pillows, or getting a bunch more from housekeeping or the front desk because they were the softest pillows I've ever slept on and I have to say my neck hurt, and my husband had back pain after sleeping on them for three nights.  But otherwise, the bed is awesome.  People have said the bathroom is small, and I guess it is, but it's still nicely decorated.  Not much of a real fan in the bathroom, just a vent that opens up, so it got kind foggy in there during showertime.  Also, the light in the bathroom is really dim, so putting on makeup is a bad idea.  Luckily, there was a mirror right next to the bed so I could sit on the bed and use the natural light from our windows to put on that girly stuff.  I tried to make tea by making hot water with the coffee pot, and I ran water through it four times, and it STILL tasted like (burnt) coffee.  Overall, I loved our room and spent a good amount of time in there just reading and having a couple cocktails at the nice little bar.  Our fridge was less than cold, as the drinks I put in there never really got chilled, but there is ice on every other floor right outside the elevator, so this wasn't a problem until we had leftover sandwiches to put in the tiny fridge.

    The staff was super friendly and helpful.  I loved our cute bellman, I think his name was Alex or Andrew.  He cheerfully opened the door for us every time we left the lobby and remembered our names too!

    It's close to lots of great things to do and see in Downtown and Belltown.  I walked to Pike Place Market, it was a breeze!  There aren't too many cheap eats that I could find that were actually open when I wanted to eat, which kind of bummed me out.  Some of the yelp reviews of places I read sounded great, but out of my price range, so I settled for hole in the wall places and subway (nothing memorable there).

    Overall, a really great little hotel.  I didn't get to eat at Lola, but my husband did, and he said everything was really delicious.  He also liked the Dahlia Cafe across the street (again, out of my price range).  Anyhow, I would never stay at this hotel if I had to pay for it since there are many other places for much cheaper to stay.  But it was a business trip, so we didn't have to pay the 250 or so (not including valet parking) a night, so I loved it.  I'm giving it three stars, but only because it's so expensive, otherwise I would give it four.  If money is no object, check it out.  Otherwise, check out the Mediterranean Inn.  Much cheaper, and nice as well.

    19/03/07 | Link | Rating: 3.0
    7. Robert C.
    Great size room and ambiance.  Comfortable bed and linens. Friendly staff and good food from the attached restaurant.  Monday there was construction going on the side street of the hotel, so I awoke to jackhammers.  Hotel can't control this, but since I stayed three nights, I wish my check-in staff would have considered my room placement better since construction had started before my arrival. Construction is supposed to be done within 2 weeks, but I would check.  Other discomforts: Air conditioning made loud decompressing noises, desk light didn't work, and stains on the bed throw.  Staff were helpful though. I probably would not stay again due more to location than room issues.

    03/08/10 | Link | Rating: 3.0
    8. teresa m.
    we were searching for a hotel in close proximity to the pike place market, and found hotel andra. it's vintage charm and modern updates make it very appealing. the staff was extremely friendly and helpful. it's very clean, and our view on the 7th floor overlooking 4th ave was exceptional. from housekeeping to the door people, we felt relaxed. the front desk was the best,  answering our questions, giving us the seattle times when we didn't want the ny times, nor wall st journal. we will refer our friends to hotel andra, as this was one of the best experiences we've had travelling. it's the most wired hotel we've seen. above all the customer service was the most top notch ever....funny, friendly, helpful...love how lola restaurant spills into the lobby....very festive, and the fireplace adds beautiful ambiance...the artwork is cool too...thx so much...we had a blast...this was for pleasure, not business..

    28/01/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    9. Brandt S.
    I found a great deal on Hotwire for the Hotel Andra and I'm happy I did. The place exudes a relaxed swankiness, especially in the lounge and check-in area. Service was very polite and overall very good, as you'd expect for a hotel in this price range. The in-hotel proximity to Tom Douglas' Lola (and across the street Dahlia Lounge and Serious Pie, etc.) makes the Andra a great place to stay for the traveling foodie, and the Belltown location is a pretty great central point to explore downtown Seattle.  

    We popped into the W just to check out the lounge and i have to say that I found it no better than Andra and expectedly more pretentious. My only gripes really are that the lighting is pretty dim in the room and the closets really need a light source. The bathrooms are small, but you sort of expect that in an old downtown building. My one real complaint is that WiFi and ethernet are not free. For a hotel of this level, that's pretty silly. I was lucky enough to stay on the third floor and was able to pick up the free signal from Lola downstairs, but otherwise I would have been annoyed.

    Overall, I highly recommend the Andra--it's swanky without being obnoxiously showy.

    23/11/08 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    10. Holly B.
    Hotel Andra is my favorite place to stay in Seattle.  Stylish, comfortable, and a great restaurant - what more could you want?  I almost always prefer smaller hotels where you're more likely to receive personalized service; the Andra doesn't fall short.  My only complaint is that sometimes the rates are too high for my (very generous) hotel work budget...

    17/02/08 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    11. Marisa G.
    Hotel Andra was the perfect hotel for our 4 day getaway in Seattle!  We were upgraded to a junior suite, which had a king size bed and sofa/sitting area.  The only downside about the room is the small bathroom, but that's the only thing I can somewhat complain about.  The bedding and pillows were extremely comfortable for a hotel, and the location is perfect.  We took the bus (only $1.50) downtown and only walked 5 minutes to the hotel.  It was 5-10 minutes walking distance to everything we wanted...shopping, Pike Place Market, and good eats!  I definitely recommend staying here for anyone who wants a moderately priced hotel in an ideal location!

    12/03/08 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    12. M'ia K.
    For the amount we paid, we were disappointed. The NY Times had reviewed it a few months earlier so we thought we'd give it a try. The rooms were teeny weeny, damp& dark, the bathrooms were LOUD (you could hear EVERY time the people next door flushed,) the amenities were few & far between (the rooms were renovated but only half-way, it seemed,) the hallways had a WHIRRING noise (from the freezers that held plastic bags full of ice- why?) and the 'gym' was a 'hotel room' with a few pieces of equipment inside.

    For a rate was $280/night including the valet, and i honestly wish we had stayed an additional night in Vancouver (where we had a condo suite for $220) instead of at Hotel Andra! O, but the bedsheets were comfy. That's the only reason for the 2 star rating.

    If you want trendy, upscale, and want to 'be seen' in this spot, by all means, go right ahead... but honestly, for $280 you can stay in a MUCH better room in NYC!

    13/03/06 | Link | Rating: 2.0
    13. John H.
    We stayed here for New Year's and I was pretty satisified.  The hotel is great looking, and the rooms are decorated fabulously.  

    My main complaint is everything feels cramped - from the lobby, to the hallways, to the rooms.  The location is nice though, and you're within walking distance to Westlake center, Pacific place, Belltown, and the market.  Also, cafe Lola is right off the hotel's lobby.

    I can't say anything too bad about the Andra, but it at close to $300/night for a small room, there are better deals around.  I'd probably go with Hotel Max or Vintage Park instead.

    20/03/06 | Link | Rating: 3.0
    14. Alexis A.
    This is a very pleasant boutique hotel.  The decor is tranquil combination of brown, beige and blue.  I stayed for over a week in a corner room - there was so much light.  The room had a couch, desk and a wet bar.  I would have appreciated the tivoli radio but couldn't get it to work - oh well.   The bed is comfortable and I am in love with the striped pillow.  All the staff was very helpful and the valet parkers were fast and helpful with directions.

    28/09/08 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    15. Tamara Y.
    wonderful peaceful artful boutique hotel in seattle. love it here.

    21/02/11 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    16. mary k.
    Very nice hotel. Understated modern. Unpretentious but  classy. We all had a great time and they were so nice to our dog .Like previous reviewersWe had great service. The rooms were so comfortable and large. We stayed over New Years week end and for a busy weekend the hotel really was together in all areas. We also had great food at Lola the hotel restaurant. Thanks Andra

    02/01/09 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    17. Brandon R.
    A high quality hotel, very well situated close to Pike's Market and the Monorail in Belltown district. Downsides: $10/day for Internet and $38/day for parking. Otherwise a very nice place to stay in Seattle. ($250/night)

    11/07/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    18. Beth S.
    I have literally stayed at this hotel 20 + times commuting back and forth from the Bay Area to Seattle.  The hotel has a great restaurant  (Lola's)and the staff is really friendly.  Some rooms are MUCH better than others.  When you stay on the street side, there can be a lot of noise.  You may want to be a bit picky on room selection.  Work out room is REALLY small.   That said, it is a nice, clean comfortable place to stay.

    02/09/08 | Link | Rating: 3.0
    19. crystal h.
    I usually stay at Hotel Max when I go to Seattle for work, but a coworker told me she always stays at Andra so I gave it a shot. I never had a problem with Hotel Max, but I will say I'll probably be staying at Andra from now on. The main reason is that Andra has central heat/air, and Max has a window unit and I always had a hard time regulating the temperature when I stayed there.

    Andra was clean, no issues there. The room I stayed in was sizable and had a little kitchenette and a sofa, along with a walk in closet area. The bathroom is small, but bigger than many boutique hotels (like the Max).

    The staff was great - had some great restaurant suggestions. What really sold me was how great the staff was on the day I checked out: I checked out, and left my bags at the front door. I told the front desk I'd need a cab at 10.15, and they said it was no problem.  I went out for about 2-3 hours and when I got back (between 5-10 minutes before I was supposed to get the cab), the doorman recognized me, called me by name and said "We already have your car here, and your bags are in the trunk.". Love it.

    The workout room was a bit small (2 ellipticals, one treadmill, 1 bike and free weights - also TVs for each), but I went at 6am, and was there for about 30 minutes and only 2 other people came in, so it wasn't crowded.

    The restaurant downstairs, Lola, is also very good.

    14/01/09 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    20. Alicia W.
    My experience with Hotel Andra is this: I took my Fiance here for a weekend away before our impending nuptials.  It was a stormy, rainy weekend in Seattle.  I chose Andra for its modern, contemporary style and its location.  I was pleased by both.  The Lux Suite was quiet, it was a nice size, and although the bathroom was not large, it was well appointed.  The restaurant in the hotel, owned by a local chef with his finger on the pulse of Seattle is a large bonus - Doughnuts...get the doughnuts - with coffee for a snack or brunch.  Frette Sheets (so lovely), nice towels, great area... I found the staff to be very helpful, and endearing and if I don't say, I felt this was quite a Tony place!

    You've got to know what a $300 room looks like, and you have to want to spend that money.  If $300.00 is too much for you, or if you don't know what to realistically expect for the money, you'll be better off at a cheaper hotel.

    27/06/06 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    21. B S.
    Our favorite place to stay in Seattle! Great staff, beautifully decorated and perfect location. Highly recommend looking at deals online before staying if it's a pricy weekend stay.

    21/12/09 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    22. R F.
    Interesting boutique hotel with a nice bar and restaurant downstairs. Centrally located with all kinds of restaurants and shops in the area. Unless it's really raining - walk instead of drive - plenty to do. The rooms are nice size and reasonably priced for what you get. By the way, the grocery on the corner diagonally across from the hotel is a great resource.

    01/12/09 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    23. Chas S.
    I always recommend the Andra to every visiting friends and family, and so far, they haven't disappointed. When spending a night in the city, I make it a point to  Rooms are extremely clean and well-furnished. Their beds are super comfy too! The fireplace and the library in the lobby is a great place to hang out. The very stylish hotel is close to many great restaurants (you don't even have to leave the building to get to Lola!) nearby and several Seattle attractions are in walking distance. Friendly, knowledgeable staff make your stay memorable and make you want to come back again and again.

    12/01/10 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    24. Aurore L.
    Little trip in nostalgia land: almost a year ago I was for the first (and so far only) time in Seattle. Business trip for my sweetie for the annual manager meeting of a Seattle-based bank which no longer exists...
    I immediately fell in love, and Hotel Andra definitely set me in the mood.
    You cannot miss the wonderful lobby; it's clean, warm and modern like a cozy cabin  in the Swedish forest (if you can picture it). There is a lot of light wood and a wonderful fireplace that screams "welcome" to all visitors at the top of the cracking noise of its dancing flames. Nice. We were upgraded to a junior suite which was very comfortable. Design furniture, retro looking bathroom. But the best part was without a doubt the bed: I had never slept in such perfection before. The mattress was just how I like them and the sheets....oh the sheets....dream inducing and never equalled despite my (not that numerous - I am on a student budget after all) attempts. Since this couple of nights in heaven I always picture Seattle as a big plushy comforter that makes me feel warm whatever the weather is outside.

    09/01/09 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    25. Rob D.
    OK - this is now my official new home-away-from-home-away-from-the-compound when I am in Seattle.

    I wound up getting booked here this time because everywhere else was taken -- but the place really is fantastic. (I'm writing this from there now, actually.) Excellent service, rooms are modern and well appointed, the suites are very well thought out, and the bar downstairs (Lola's) is really pretty amazing... a pity I am here for work, actually.

    They get a minus point because the location is a little away from everything (except a huge Macy's), but that's why god gave us taxi's.

    06/02/07 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    26. Stella C.
    I don't know what was going on in Seattle the weekend we were traveling (a film festival I believe?), but every hotel was booked. Luckily, Hotel Andra had a pretty good deal and availability so we hopped on this immediately as we were booking such last minute. Lucky for us, we got the top floor! This is a great boutique hotel, has a very European-feel to it, and is very convenient, located downtown and walking distance from the main attractions.

    The room is big enough for three and while the bathroom is arguably small, it's enough space and there is a separate vanity in the walk-in closet so you can get ready there instead - which I appreciated. The shower has a tall showerhead (i'm tall, i loved this!) and a separate removable showerhead, which makes for a VERY nice shower if you leave them both on the wall.  The only problem with the bathroom is that you can hear what is going on inside from the main room area. I whispered "omg" to myself in the bathroom and even hummed a song (I'm weird, I know) and my girl friends heard both while they were watching tv on the bed.  There is even a little wet-bar area which we loved since we bought SO much food from the public market and various places within the city, it was nice to have a place to store it all! We even had a rollaway bed which was comfy because it had two plush mattresses on it :). They even drop off a newspaper to your room every morning in a reusable bag.

    The staff here is absolutely friendly from valet to check in to every time you walk through the lobby. They always have a warm smile and greeting for you and were very helpful in providing us with an illustrated city map and circling places we would want to go. I felt very safe and comfortable in the hotel and really appreciated its proximity to places we wanted to go for breakfast, dinner, drinks, etc. We were able to walk downtown, to Belltown, and if we weren't so lazy, prob. to the piers as well. They have the option of allowing you to park with valet with in/out privileges which we took advantage of, unfortunately it costs $35/night! But it REALLY helps to have a car when visiting, your cab fares alone will exceed the $35/night.

    Overall I really enjoyed my stay here. It was comfy, clean, safe, and modern. We had great customer service throughout our stay. I would recommend this place to anyone on a trip to Seattle.  I would only ask that the hotel provide free wi-fi.

    30/04/09 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    27. Chairman T.
    Clean room, good service, small bathroom. There is no self parking; valet parking costs $35 / day. Internet is not free and for what they charge for the room, it should be included.

    15/10/09 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    28. Erika B.
    Hotel Andra was a very welcoming hotel. Valet was fast and efficient, my boyfriend left his cell in the car and they were nice enough to track us down and hand it back. The decor of the lobby was very simplistic and modern, very sophisticated for the eyes. We came a little early for check in and just headed next door to lola for drinks. Very easy way to waste some time. Our room was up on the 8th floor, we got a King Bed Andra Room. The room & bathroom was a little smaller than I expected it to be but I was not crowded at all. There was enough space to walk around in. It didn't smell and wasn't too loud for being in the city. The bed was comfy and clean, the only exception was that we didn't enjoy the pillows. But that's a preference to us, they were too soft for our comfort and we needed more support. Other wise the hotel was ideal for it price and the location was perfect walking distances to bars & restaurants. Very clean, that's a number one thing for me. I didn't feel like I was sleeping in some mystery disease of a mattress.

    16/02/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    29. L L.
    My trip was in May 2009 during the Memorial weekend...so here's my long overdue review...

    Location: I booked the Andra Suite and stayed on the 7th floor. The view was limited to the Dahlia Lounge building across the street, nothing else beyond that.

    With comfy shoes I found it manageable to walk from Hotel Andra to Pioneer Square, as well as within the perimeters of Pike and Seattle Center.

    Amenities: I liked the convenience of their "forgot it? we've got it" toiletry kit.. toothbrush, paste, razor... Their self-proclaimed "fluffy" towels and robes are clean, bright white, but not soft to touch. Should I have tipped the housekeeper extra and asked for some Downy and Bounce?

    Over-rated FACE Stockholm items and bed linens. My guest and I didn't find the sofa in our suite as comfortable as the ones in the lobby.

    Facilities: Yes, the bathroom is tiny. I'm 5'4 and on the curvier side of being Asian.. I can't imagine anyone who is taller or bigger than me to be comfortable in this bathroom. It bugged me that there is no fan ventilation.

    There wasn't really a place for me to do my makeup. The bathroom had limited shelving space and unnatural lighting. The lighting at the vanity area cast an ugly yellow glow, so I couldn't use that area either. I end up sitting on the floor next to the bed to use their full length mirror  and natural light from the windows. (I now realize I was in a suite and could have pushed the ottoman over or roll the task chair to the mirror..)

    While I was down there on the floor.... I noticed the edges around the bed was incredibly dusty. They need to invest in vacuums w/ edge cleaning features. On the topic of dirtiness, there was 1 side of the coffee table that was sticky--- similar to peeling a label off a glass cup and the adhesive is still there. I spent 3 nights in this room, the sticky area was not looked at despite my note pointing w/ arrows.

    The computer facility (business center) is good to have, but it's cramped, out of the way and tucked deep within the hotel. There are 2 stations facing the opposite directions. My chair rubbed the backside of my neighbor's chair.

    Noise: Prior to checking in, I called the hotel to request for quiet room. They've mentioned that there were a lot of construction occurring nearby, which was true, so I understand they couldn't control much.  To my surprise noise during my 1st night (Friday) was quiet despite the night time activity around the area.

    The following day I opened 2 of the windows and then realized I couldn't shut them all the way w/o hurting myself, so I closed them as much as I could but still wasn't able to lock them...windows at a luxury hotel shouldn't be difficult! So my Saturday night and Sunday morning was full of honking cars, light construction, and "tourism noise". I know I should have requested someone to close them for me, or I should have left a note for the housekeeping crew to do so.

    On the topic of being broken: the Tivoli clock w/ iPod connector functioned only half the time because the cord itself was overused and became loose.

    Customer service: I didn't utilize them much. I should have based on all my complaints above... I was charged for an in-room snack that I never consumed, but they quickly reconciled!

    Did I leave anything else out?

    04/09/10 | Link | Rating: 3.0
    30. Jonny H.
    Very nice hotel.  The reviews were right. The location was great! Didn't like the hotel tax, but what can you do.  I've stayed here twice and the first time I had a little suite, the second time was just a regular room, but still very nice. Since it was my second time there the manager left a nice little card (very nice touch).

    08/11/09 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    31. John S.
    It is a ten story Boutique Hotel.  That feels weird when I write it out but that's really the best way to describe it.  The rooms are comfortable and chic, the service is very good and the overall vibe just makes you feel cool.  Location-wise, this Belltown building is an 8 minute walk from the Market and a twenty minute walk from everything else in town.  I'd recommend it for a romantic vacation, to be sure.

    16/05/08 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    32. Kymberli C.
    Super cute boutique hotel located downtown/belltown which was convenient to walk to some great eats, attractions andddd shopping! What more can  you ask for?  The staff was extremely friendly from the moment we stepped out of our car and into our hotel.  The registration/concierge was quick to suggest places to eat and places to see and party at.  The valet was very efficient... we saw him running to the parking garage whenever we came down to get our car! Talk about service... and everyone was just very welcoming.  The room was very cozy and a perfect size... the decor was very modern and chic... there was a flat screen tv, a mini bar, and the bathroom was compact but the shower had two shower heads!  There was a vanity and a big closet too. Our first time in Seattle was great and we felt at home staying at Hotel Andra.

    01/05/09 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    33. Jill C.
    This hotel is gorgeous, modern, comfortable, and very Euro - in a good way. The staff is friendly and accommodating, and they remember frequent visitors over time. The color scheme is calming, the beds are luxurious, and the flat-screen TVs and fancy ergonomic desk chairs are a nice touch. Plus, I am a total sucker for 1) waffle-weave robes with terry lining and 2) tea service with really pretty, substantial stoneware mugs.

    From a personal perspective, I feel really safe here. It's small, it's boutique-y, it's warm. When I stay in a huge hotel like the Sheraton (sorry guys), all those blue-shirted hair-gelled businessmen looking for a hookup in the hotel bar make me feel skeevy.

    The location is on the border of downtown and Belltown - walking distance to shopping, but not in the middle of it. It can be more challenging to hail a cab, but the darling valet boys are always helpful in getting one for you. On the same block is a good grocery store with a deli, magazines, stuff you may have forgotten to pack like toothpaste, wine ... to some, this is excessive information, but when you travel as much as me, you want to know how accessible the screw-top red wine is, 'cause you're going to need it after a two-hour flight and five business meetings. Also, across the street is Dahlia Bakery, which makes incredible croissants and cookies.

    I've never heard ghosts there, but that is an interesting story ...

    As far as pricing goes, I think it's fair considering most hotels in downtown Seattle fall within this range. I've traveled enough to conclude that for me, stress-reducing details are worth a few more dollars. Depending on what's a priority to you, Hotel Andra can be worth its value. Good for business travelers and couples on weekend trips, but not necessarily for families making the most of a budget and looking for a lot of space.

    (Qualifier: I'm writing this review from the perspective of a female frequent business traveler who can expense her room ... )

    03/01/08 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    34. Vance A.
    One of the best for the price. The staff is trained to a very high level and all went out if their way to make our stay great. We will make this the place to stay and as an added bonus Lola is the restaurant.  During our trip to the Northwest we stayed twice at Hotel Andra. We were welcomed back like old friends. Same great service. These people are professionals at making you feel at home. This will be the Hotel of Choice from now on for Seattle.

    26/05/11 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    35. Buffy T.
    I lived near Seattle 10 years ago and still love to visit as a tourist. I just stayed at Hotel Andra on a recent visit and would definitely come here again. I booked more than 21 days in advance so I got a great deal on a 2-bed suite for 3 people. The decor is stylish throughout, the service was peachy, the bar and restaurant were great, and the people and dog watching was satisfying.

    13/04/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    36. C. G.
    While I appreciate the quick response of the Hotel, I don't see an apology in your reply and that is pretty much what you should have led with.  I think my review said it all about our check out experience and certainly more than enough for you to address it both internally and to me with aforementioned apology. Really that's all that's appropriate or required here - I'm not asking for anything and did you a favor by letting you know someone at your front desk was unprofessional and inhospitable by having his own petty personal power trip and mixing up his priorities.  I'm concerned that your response echoes the defensiveness of past reply's to critical reviews as well as being insensitive to my time so I'm knocking you down a star for further poor customer service.  Please do not contact me again.

    03/05/12 | Link | Rating: 3.0
    37. Kelli R.
    GREAT place to stay with a babe.  The suites are affordable and perfect.  Roll the hotel-provided crib into the bedroom, close the doors, and voila!  You have yourself a little date night.  Even better when you've cleared out the mini bar to make room for local Seattle brews and it's Shark Week on the Discovery Channel.  Great location.  Very comfy king beds.  Friendly staff.  And across the street you'll find the fantastic Dahlia Bakery. 2 complaints:  1) $40 to park my car is what I spent to rent my car.  2) Really? you affix shampoo and conditioner in big bottles to the shower walls?  Don't you know I steal these and as a result haven't purchased shampoo and conditioner in over 5 years?

    12/08/10 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    38. R R.
    Worst Wi-fi - MUCH slower than dial-up, poor illumination inside room, hallways smell bad. Not worth it for the price

    01/06/12 | Link | Rating: 1.0
    39. Ross M.
    The place was ok, but I have been in a billing nightmare with them for going on a year now, and the managers there have continually attempted to appease me with "Oh yes, we'll look into it"...and never getting back to me.

    First of all they billed a totally incorrect party.  I noticed this and was kind enough to tell them this and accept my own charges.  Then, once they did correctly charge it to me, they charged me twice.  I called this out as well, and they fixed it....and then they ran a duplicate charge on my card yet AGAIN a couple of months later.

    Like I said, I've been trying to resolve this with them for almost a year now but to no avail, so I've finally had to resort to filing complaints with the BBB and the State Attorney General's office.  What a huge pain in the ass.  I won't ever be going back here.

    UPDATE:
    After filing the above complaints, someone higher up the chain contacted me and refunded the overcharges.  After a few more weeks they even wrote back to ask me to reconsider revising my review!  So I am obliging by adding this update, and chucking them another couple of stars since the place itself wasn't bad, just the service afterward.
    Take note unhappy campers:  the above strategy seems to work pretty well!

    15/06/09 | Link | Rating: 3.0
    40. Julian H.
    We didn't stay here but we did attend a catered dinner in the meeting room.  I'm pretty sure the food came out of Lola's kitchen.

    The space was cramped, for our group size of 100, especially upstairs where we started with drinks.  But the food was delish, the decor was clean and contemporary, and the service was fine.

    03/12/08 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    41. Rick W.
    This place is so great. I have been staying here for years, on every trip to seattle. Why only four stars, you ask? Excellent. Here are the five things the Andra could do to earn that fifth star. And again, this place is great. These complaints are minor.

    1) The wi-fi should be free. Maddening, really.
    2) They do this weird thing where they give you a free paper every day, except sundays, when the paper is actually kind of useful and good to have around. It's always weird when hotels do this. Why not just not give the paper at all? Not giving sundays just looks cheap.
    3) A "suite" is a multi-room hotel room. Even if it's a junior suite. The rooms you call junior suites are gorgeous and huge, but they are not suites.
    4) No matter how often you stay at this hotel - I am probably on my 24th or 25th time at this point - there is never even a hint of recognition or welcoming back or acknowledgement of your repeat business. I'm not talking discounts or anything, but I do find it weird they don't even say "wow you're such a good customer, thank you." Which is really weird. Actually, most hotels are terrible at this. Except in James Bond movies.
    5) Daily refills of the minibar would be really nice.

    Okay, okay, those are super picky. But that's what the Andra does - does almost everything so right, you notice the rare time they don't.

    One last note - of the hundreds of hotels I've stayed in through the US in the last few years, the Andra has hands-down the most polite, accommodating approach to late checkouts I've ever seen, and god bless them for it.

    24/10/09 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    42. K M.
    All I can say is, this is the best hotel in Seattle. Hands down. If you have a chance to work with Mariell, she's awesome! :) Great customer service, they really work with local businesses and the hotel is beautiful!

    10/07/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    43. matt b.
    Nice hip hotel surrounded by killer restaurants though skid row all too nearby

    02/10/10 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    44. Renata B.
    I booked this place a couple months ago and heard it was really nice, but I was totally disappointed.  I stayed Dec. 28th a Friday night. The staff was awesome and friendly but for the money, I'd rather stay at The W or Hotel Monaco, etc....
    I took my daughter to the hotel for the night for my birthday and requested a bottle of champagne and sparkling cider and got the champagne but got a bottled water instead of cider.  The sheet on my bed was ripped, while taking a bath I looked up and could see the ceiling paint was peeling from water damage and icky stuff under a shelf that hadn't been cleaned.  It just wasn't what I'd expected and won't go back.

    02/01/08 | Link | Rating: 2.0
    45. Alma M.
    We stayed for 4 days 3 nights.  Enjoyed our stay. I didn't feel like i was in a hotel, it was a really warm and inviting setting.  Bed was great, the bathroom was not the usual big wasted space and again the decor made it feel like you were at home and not in a hotel.  The staff was more than helpfu all the time we were there. They even helped us out with some issues our car had with the trunk!  Would stay there again.

    21/08/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    46. Jill W.
    My sister and I stayed here when she was in town for a business meeting (and I was in town to vacay with my sis!). I LOVED this hotel. First of all, the bed was about the most comfortable bed I have ever slept on. The sheets were amazing! I asked the front desk about them and they gave me the brand, but (natch) they are too pricey at retail for me to buy a set.
    Next, the staff was ridiculously friendly. Super smiley. Wonderful.
    The whole place was very calming and lovely. I highly recommend the Andra.

    01/12/08 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    47. Mx A.
    "I had a very positive experience at the Hotel Andra.  The rates were reasonable, they upgraded us for free to a Suite, and the staff were friendly.  The decor was modern and new, so you shouldn't be worried that this might be a dingy hotel.  Beds were comfortable, bathrooms were clean, and the soaps were of good quality (ie didn't leave that soapy scum feeling).  Good location, with some decent bars and restaurants within walking distance.  

    Most importantly, the housekeeping was very honest.  I left my ipod in the room (under the couch, no less) and the hotel housekeeping service promptly called me and notified me."

    13/01/09 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    48. Analiza J.
    i really enjoyed my stay at the andra!  i dont remember which room i stayed in- had 2 queens but there was plenty of room and a HUGE closet.

    from here my friend and i walked everywhere... to the space needle, to pikes, to quest stadium... the location worked out really well for us.  

    my only caution:  i stayed in the room with my bestfriend... and i think our room was haunted. she overheard "someone talking" in our room during one of the nights... wasnt me cause i was sleeping, and she aint crazy either sooo.  who knows.  it was more entertaining for us than scary tho.  nothing i wouldnt not stay here over. lol.

    give it a try.. beds are comfy, showers/bathroom is clean, good location

    30/10/10 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    49. Becky N.
    I want to find the photographer who shot the pictures for their website so they can take pictures of my house when I decide to put it on the market.  Although the pictures on the Hotel Andra website are beautiful, they are a little bit misleading.  The hotel seems a little bit older and stale compared to what the pictures portray.  Still, it was a very nice boutique hotel.  The decor is contemporary and very urban.  The location is good and close to major attractions downtown.  I enjoyed my stay, but I prefer to stay at other hotels when I'm in the Seattle area.

    27/10/10 | Link | Rating: 3.0
    50. Starla S.
    Heart this place! We are natives but now have a 2 year old so have been dumping the kid with family while we cruise the local hotel scene. We've stayed at The W of course... as well as HVP, and several others. This is our FAVE!!! It's like if The W was really cool and not just trying to be.

    Andra has super nice valet and front desk peeps, great room design, and a super yummy restaurant (see my review on Lola). Also, can't beat the location.

    Thanks for your time. :)

    01/07/08 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    51. reese w.
    Great boutique hotel. Loved the location, and the room was clean and very modern.

    I wish the wi-fi was free, but it didn't really matter since I wanted to have a vacation minus the laptop. Nice robes in the room, two showerheads in the shower (ooooooooh showery goodness), and a cushy bed made my nights so enjoyable. The staff is really friendly and helpful too!

    12/01/09 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    52. A H.
    We had spent the weekend on Bainbridge Island and wanted a day for shopping in Seattle before heading home to CA, so we booked a room online the morning of our arrival into Seattle. At around 4PM we arrived at the hotel, totally exhausted from our weekend of fun on the island and and were really looking forward to taking a nap before dinner. When we arrived, the desk clerk could not find our reservation...at all.  After a few minutes, now we are fading fast, I suggested I check my email. Maybe I had made a mistake. Checked my email; there was my confirmation. I forwarded it to the desk clerk. More time goes by...no room. Finally they decided make another reservation, explaining that since I booked it that morning, the computers hadn't received it yet. The computers?? Really? Are they on dial up? So, I remind them that I want a room away from the elevator (as I requested online). I also ask, "Will it have a bath?" Yes, we can do that. Ok, then we have to wait for someone to "check" the room.  Finally, we get our room keys and stumble upstairs to our special, quiet, bathtub room. Come to find out, it was an ADA room, no bath tub, right DIRECTLY ACROSS from the elevator. Too tired to complain, we rest...but I can't let it go.

    On our way out to dinner, I inform the desk clerk that the room is right across from the elevator and has no bath.  She apologizes, assures us that she will get us a new room, with a bath, away from the elevator, as soon as we return from dinner.

    We return, get our stuff all packed up again, get to out new room, which is away from the elevator, but has no bath tub. Sigh.  No way was I going to go back down there again!

    It was a great location, clean, and comfy bed!  I just wish that it had all been a little easier for us.  It turned out to be a frustrating afternoon/evening at Hotel Andra.  HOWEVER, minus the imcompetencies at the desk, it was an enjoyable stay.

    27/07/11 | Link | Rating: 2.0
    53. Alba G.
    I had a wonderful time while staying at Hotel Andra for 6 nights in mid May of this year. Everyone was exceptionally nice and welcoming! I stayed on the 9th floor in room 909, facing 4th Ave. I liked my view and got a little peak at the water. The room was great and very comfortable. I slept like a baby and each night I was there, I never woke up until the morning. I even slept past my alarm one morning. The room was also very clean and I got lots of natural light in my room. While I was there I decided to order room service breakfast from Lola's. The girl that took my order was very friendly and my food came in about less than 30 minutes (which was the promised time) and the food was very good!! I even ordered twice! I also really liked that they provide dispensers for shower gel, shampoo, and conditioner and if you forget anything, chances are that they have it. Another nice little touch is the daily New York Times newspaper waiting on my door. I am definitely recommending this hotel to anyone that stays in Seattle. It is conveniently located to all major attractions in Seattle within a short walking distance, and the bus and monorail pass nearby as well. Next time I am in Seattle, I am booking my stay here! Glad I found Hotel Andra!!!

    12/07/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    54. Gina P.
    Sigh.

    I checked out today from my 10th stay at the Andra and didn't want to leave to head to Portland.

    I always choose the Andra when I come to Seattle. Here's why:

    - location - prime spot in belltown, on 4th, walking distance to the Moore Theater, Pike's Place, all of the Tom Douglas spots, Top Pot, Assagio, Pacific Place, etc etc...
    - Lola - I normally will not sit in a restaurant alone but I never mind hanging in Lola's bar, for some snacks and a glass of Pinot. Bartender is super nice and the place is always interesting,
    -The service is great. Monday night I checked in and was informed it was my 10th stay (oh!?) and they had a gift for me. An autographed Tom Douglas cookbook, PLUS an upgrade to a king suite!!
    The room was lovely... comfy beds, a nice big desk, a little getting ready vanity in the bath, FACE bath products, etc.
    -Room rates are quite decent, especially for what you get. I've stayed in lots of different rooms on different floors and never had a bad stay here.
    - the lobby is chill with big comfy sofas and a fireplace

    I will continue to visit Andra, I'm never disappointed.

    15/07/09 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    55. Zen A.
    Good location, Great restaurant, pretty good service... room?  not so much.  Clean.. but just not the caliber I would have expected from a " suite" .......

    18/10/11 | Link | Rating: 2.0
    56. FoodSlut T.
    Usually, I don't write about something if it's been over 30 days.  But this story happened a year ago and I wasn't really an avid yelper yet.  And out of ALL THE HOTELS in America, this one STANDS OUT!

    Don't look any further if you're visiting this beautiful city.  It's chic, sexy, and sooooo "eff" able.  But besides the amazing decor, comfortable beds, and affordable rates, what else stands out?  The service!

    Let me tell you why!  From the valet guy to the front desk, it was Rtiz quality.  Especially this one incident.  After way too many shots of whiskey and tequila with an old "buddy", I clearly had one of those "black out" night.  Well, I woke up the next morning, naked, and not knowing how the hell i got back.  I stumble up to shove my face into the sink to get water and I noticed a note.  A note next to my beautifully delicious dinner regurgitated in the toilet telling me to feel better and that they carried me up from the lobby b/c i passed out on their couch.  

    I hung my head in shame as I checked out.  But the smiles of "oh you're that guy" made it comforting b/c it seems like it's not the first time this has happened.

    Hotel Andra, I love you.  If it wasn't for you, I could have lost my anal virginity by random strangers at those bars.

    25/06/08 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    57. Lauren V.
    Hotel Andra is supremely peaceful and relatively swanky in the lobby area. There's a big fireplace flanked by gingerly placed, chopped logs as a design element, coffee tables custom made with big squat pieces of wood fused together, and a nice loft-y area above the main lobby to hang out with a drink.

    I'd almost rather just throw some pillows on the lobby couch and set up shop right there. That said, the room we stayed in was very comfortable, with a nice big king bed, cushy covers and sheets, and Swedish toiletries. But, I do think that the initial impression of Andra's designer swankiness diminishes a little bit once you enter the small rooms.

    I kept tripping on the corner of the bed and the desk chair got in the way of my path to the bed--but the decor was so calm, and the hotel restaurant (Tom Douglas Greek-fusion creation Lola) so tasty that I really can't complain.

    24/11/08 | Link | Rating: 3.0
    58. T K.
    We stayed here for two nights. The location was terrific, walking distance to everything I wanted to see and eat. Bonus points because we were able to have a late night snack in the Lola bar.

    The room itself was clean, and a little bit on the small size. Tiles were worn on the bathroom floor, and the water pressure in the shower is lacking. Service was great. We valet parked (since it was included in our hotel rate), which was even more convenient for us.

    We didn't spend too much time in our room or at the hotel itself, since we were out and about most of the trip, but it was great to have Hotel Andra as home base. Would definitely stay again.

    23/02/09 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    59. Erik U.
    My company is based in Seattle, GO WILBURS NUNCHUCK FACTORY OUTLET STORE!!! Anyways, I stayed here while I was in town for a training event and loved it! The view was great, although I imagine there is a building there now. I posted a picture of what it looked like out my window at the time. The room was spotless, there was a nice bar downstairs and checking out was a breeze. Next time I'm in town, I'll be sure to check it out. Plus they hit me up with deals in my email :)

    21/10/09 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    60. Mason M.
    People are high.  High if they think this place is romantic.  At least that's why my dude booked this room.  For Valentine's Day.  We both started laughing when we walked into the room.  Now, don't get me wrong...it is a nice hotel.  But not romantic. Perfect for a business trip or if you were just visiting Seattle.  But the romance factor was nill.  Ikea-esque decor.  But nicer, obviously. It just should not be makeing any top ten lists for romantic hotels...which it somehow did. BOO.

    13/02/11 | Link | Rating: 3.0
    61. Brice B.
    Fall in Seattle makes me happy.  The trees turn colors, the mist returns to blanket the Puget Sound, and hotel prices drop like a stone.  As soon as the first leaf falls, I'm immediately able to check out of the La Quinta at SeaTac and check into the trendy beauties downtown.

    My first stay at the Hotel Andra definitely did not disappoint.  The location is not bad, and the property is really nice.  The room was big, equipped with a flat screen TV, and a really well-appointed bathroom.  To boot, the little restaurant/bar at the hotel is more than adequate for a nightcap.

    Why minus one star?  Here's why:

    The staff was really friendly.  Almost too friendly. You know the scene in the movies where a bank robbery is interrupted?  You know, where the hapless teller is forced to feign friendliness to the unsuspecting customer while she's got a gun at her back?  This was the level of friendly from pretty much everyone there.  I found that to be a little unsettling.

    Other than that little nugget, I was fat and happy.  Look for me here until May.  Damn tourists.

    07/11/08 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    62. Jason R.
    Hotel Andra's location is right in the cleavage of Seattle...primetime!  I stayed here and was able to walk around and hit all the hip spots within a few blocks.  Moreover, plenty of good grinds nearby as well.

    The hotel is so hip that I was afraid to pull out my PC in the lobby lest I get confused as "one of them".    Lobby and staff: sharp and beautiful.  Rooms, modern and clean.  Room rates:  excellent.  This is a great place to stay.

    18/06/10 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    63. Janelle P.
    Great Experience!!!  The front desk staff is amazing!!!  They were very accommodating to all of our request.

    04/03/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    64. Sam T.
    We spent our wedding weekend here with our wedding party and family. It was perfect down to the very last detail. The hotel is gorgeous, the staff was very friendly and helpful and I can't imagine a better place to stay for your wedding!

    16/11/11 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    65. Gary G.
    Excellent hotel - new, nice, and the staff is ultra friendly.  I stayed here for a week with my dogs and it was terrific!  I would highly recommend.

    14/03/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    66. Megan H.
    I love it when work travel brings me to Seattle.

    What I DON'T love is when the conference hotels, though near the convention center, can blithely charge you $250+ for a generic Sheraton experience.  So I thought to myself, I'm going to stay somewhere fabulous for a lot less money.  And I did.

    I had been inside the Hotel Ändra's lobby once before, while waiting for a table at Lola. At the time, it was perhaps the funkiest and most unusual hotel lobby I had seen - the fireplace, the second level, the seating - it was completely memorable.  Now, I can finally say that the guest rooms are just as unique.

    Upon arriving, I found that I'd been upgraded to a king suite.  Fantastic!  Naturally, the suites are on the small side - about the same size as what I would get at the aforementioned Sheraton - however, I really don't need a lot of space in a hotel room so a smallish suite didn't matter at all to me.  What I was really excited about...

    Super-comfortable couch by the window to watch the comings and goings across the street at Dahlia Lounge
    Location in Tom Douglas Central, as well as within a block of Top Pot, three blocks of the market, and six blocks of the convention center
    GIANT full-length mirror in the corner
    Daily newpaper hung from your door in a chic black canvas bag
    Enormous flat-screen TV (OK, I don't really care about this, but I know others might)
    Ergonomically correct (and AMAZING) desk chair
    Minibar area with wide counter space - I always need counter space!
    Best hotel bed and pillows I have EVER experienced
    Thoughtful and tasteful design - the water glasses matched the blue glass bedside lamps!
    Bathroom with dual showerheads
    FACE Stockholm bath products
    A walk-in closet practically the size of a second bedroom - with TONS of hangers just waiting for me to fill them up
    Extra bathroom shelving to make up for the lack of counter space - someone was thinking practically about that beautiful pedestal sink
    Warm, comfortable, soft bathrobes and towels
    A four-cup coffeemaker (I just hate it when hotels have the single-cup coffeemakers.  I need more coffee, people!)
    High-quality umbrellas by the front door... I might steal one
    Room service from Lola and Serious Pie

    I could probably go on and on.

    Long story short, I am never leaving.  You can forward all my mail to the Hotel Ändra from now until, well, the end of time.

    13/07/09 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    67. Lauren P.
    It was my birthday and after exploring the streets of Seattle I was pleasantly surprised to find a bottle of wine awaiting me in the room as a birthday gift. To top it off the location is excellent, within walking distance to most Seattle sites. Also, the bar (which is also a restaurant, but I didn't try the food) is nice, the bartenders even nicer. You should believe me when I say this because I always choose my hotel based on its bar. So Believe Me!

    I had to subtract a star because there was some weird stain on the curtain that looked like blood but I convinced myself while there that it wasn't though as I type this I can't help but wonder...gonna go pour a drink and not think about it.

    26/10/09 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    68. Blair S.
    This hotel has a great location, hip decor, and comfy rooms. I've stayed in nearby hotels with larger rooms but Hotel Ändra's decor and furnishings actually felt more comfortable.

    18/08/10 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    69. Cyrus T.
    I had a 4 night stay at Hotel Andra recently.  We were in town for a wedding, and reserved 2 rooms over 4 months ago.  There were a few problems that cumulatively made the stay disappointing.

    First, we were supposed to get a room with a King, and a second room with two queens.  They could not give us a room with a King for reasons they never explained.

    Second, although we made the reservations over 4 months ago, and one of the rooms was for our kids, they did could not give us two rooms on the same floor.

    Third, and this was probably the worst:  We had a large group planning to go to a Mariner's game.  We asked the valet to call us a couple of cabs.  A gentleman in black, who appeared to be a hotel employee working with the valet, told us they had a "hotel shuttle" that could take us all to the game.  We said great, let's do it.  We then had to wait over 30 minutes for the shuttle to arrive, which made us miss the beginning of the game.  Then, when we arrived we were charged $50 for the "hotel shuttle."  A cab ride for all of us would have cost about $21.

    When we returned to the hotel I went to the front desk for an explanation.  I was told the hotel had a contract with a car service.  When I told them we were told it was a hotel shuttle, we were not told there would be any charge, and we were over charged, the front desk staff was indifferent.  They said the hotel manager would contact me, but he never did.  

    Fourth, my children love to order room service when staying in a hotel.  I allowed my son to order breakfast from the Restaurant Lola.  Even though this is supposed to be a great restaurant, I was told by my son the breakfast was cold when it came, and "terrible."

    Finally, when I went to check out I found that I was had been charged double the agreed upon rate for parking.  

    There are plenty of other good hotels in Seattle.  I will not be returning to the hotel Andra.

    30/05/12 | Link | Rating: 2.0
    70. Shelby W.
    I stayed here for my Birthday last year. The staff, accommodations and ambiance far exceeded my expectations. I would recommend Hotel Andra to anyone looking a for a great hotel to stay in while visiting Seattle!!!

    22/03/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    71. Lizzy B.
    Location, location, location!

    My husband and I stayed at Hotel Ändra on the first leg of our honeymoon and it was absolutely lovely.   The lobby was warm and welcoming, the rooms were chic and clean, and (best of all) the location was a tourist's dream come true.  So many of Seattle's great locations were in walking distance, and we enjoyed breakfast at the lovely little cafe across the street every morning.

    We will definitely be returning!

    19/11/10 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    72. Anita Y.
    This has to be the one of the most perfectly located hotels in Seattle for the vacationer.  Stayed here last summer for a few days.  We rented a car for this trip however did not have to use it at all as everything we wanted to do or see was within walking distance.  We were able to walk to the Space Needle, Pike Place Market, Shopping and great rated restaurants within a handful of blocks from the hotel.  I LOVED being able to walk everywhere!

    This boutique hotel has that chic, urban feel infused with scandinavian design.  I loved the common areas, very comfy and great for hanging out, felt like a cozy ski chalet.   There are so many pockets to hang out in, we enjoyed the seating nooks on the 2nd floor loft as well as the main floor.  Lola restaurant is connected next door, we did not really dine there however did have dessert one night and thought it was decent.

    The room was spacious, we had a 2 queen bed standard room.  In our configuration, I liked that the beds were opposite each other so our 6 yr old could sleep while the hubby and I stayed up to read our books.  The room really felt like an apartment.  Beds were comfy.  The minimalist designed bathroom felt a bit too tight for us but we were able to make due.

    Room rate was very good compared to other hotels but can get pricey given the daily parking, was great to find a special online deal that offered free parking.

    02/01/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    73. M.G. D.
    Really cute boutique hotel with wonderfully clean rooms and fabulously hip decor. We stayed here for 2 nights as a pitstop on our way to Canada. Just a short walk to the Pike marketplace & the pier. Pioneer Square is a bit of a walk though, especially after you've eaten and shopped too much, and are getting tired.

    May I suggest 2 things:
    1) DO NOT get breakfast/lunch at their downstairs restaurant called Lola --unless you want to spend about $50 for 2 people. We fared only slightly better in the $$ dept. at the bakery that Lola owns which is located right across the street. The food at both places was passable (stay away from the "homemade" doughnuts though, not as good as they sound) .+ it's kind of strange to watch how they cart the food back and forth across the street in big plastic crates from one restaurant to the other. I mean it's just going across the street at the light, I know that, but I still found it a bit bizarre for such expensive restaurants to do that all day long.  

    For  a great breakfast/lunch may I suggest instead:

    Ralph's market. It's half a block away right on the corner, and it has THE most delicious fresh and cooked food spread (kind of like Whole Foods Market). No, it's not a part of the Ralph's grocery store chain found in So. Cal. It's a family owned market and the family is very welcoming. There are cute little places to sit and eat your food right there in the market, too. U'll save crazy $$ and your tummy will be happy as well.

    2) Although I haven't stayed there yet, I checked out the rooms & all the good stuff at Hotel 1000. They have this cool Wii-like machine for golf down near their indoor gym and they're closer to all the shopping than Hotel Andra is. Hotel 1000 is not a boutique hotel, it's very big -- but the coolest thing I noticed is that some of the rooms have breathtaking views of the water. Nice! Very swanky. Not to diss Hotel Andra -- I LIKED them ALOT. But I think next time I'm in Seattle, I'll stay at Hotel 1000 just to see if I like them as much as I think I will.

    The very best thing about Hotel Andra are the employees. They are THE BEST. Friendly. Attention to Detail. Stellar.

    My friend left his planner at the Hotel Andra and by the time we got off the plane in Victoria, there was a message from them on my cell phone. By the time we made it back to the States, they'd already mailed it to his home. And no, they didn't charge my credit card for shipping the planner, either. Now that's just Perfect!  Pure class. Thanks Hotel Andra. You Rock!

    P.S. Eat at Crush. It's pricey but DELICIOUS! U won't regret it.

    22/01/10 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    74. Amber F.
    Wonderful hotel, great staff, good sleeping conditions, and in a great spot! It was nice to be in a non-chain hotel for a change, and get what I would say would be better customer service than most. Hotel is clean, cute, different and a great way to spend your time in seattle. Close to pike place market! Only bummer was lack of room service selection and valet parking, but still food was very good and we knew our car was safe. Would stay here every time!

    24/07/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    75. Katie C.
    The Hotel Andra is impeccable and spacious, a great new addition to the slew of hotels that are cropping up in downtown Seattle.

    I came here for the first time in the summer and felt the place was well maintained, the staff was attentive, and the design of the rooms sleek and chic.  Additionally, the hospitality of their guest services was more than accommodating, as the staff saw to it that my department of 50+ colleagues were all well-taken care of over the course of our three-day work summit.

    Location-wise, it's a couple of blocks away from central-central downtown and the shops around Westlake Center, but the walk isn't bad at all.  I'd definitely stay here again.

    18/01/08 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    76. Meredith M.
    This was our second stay at this hotel and, this time, I was very happy.  All of the employees were nice and personable.  Every time we entered or exited the hotel, someone was there to get the door for us.  The staff working the front desk were helpful and they always greeted us.  

    The room (Andra Lux Suite) was wonderful and I loved the decor.  The huge TV in the living room was great and my mother-in-law loved the free coffee.  I loved the sheets and the reading lights by the bed.  

    I would have liked to have some drinks in the Living Room but we never got a chance.  Oh well, there is always next time.

    02/12/08 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    77. Lena B.
    the bed at hotel andra deserves 5 stars and more. it's insanely comfortable and pleasant. the folks at westin probably didn't really know what "heavenly" meant when they trademarked their beds with this name.

    but there's more to the hotel than just the bed that earns its 5 star review from me. it's truly a boutique hotel (hotel andra actually belongs to "slh") with inviting decor, cozy ambiance, friendly service and top notch amenities. the lobby is a great place to mingle with friends or just relax after a long day (especially in cold rainy weather). get a drink from lola bar, grab a seat in front of the fireplace, and just watch the world go by..."awww" just comes out of your mouth.

    of course, if you are one of those "i must see everything" kind of people while traveling, you also chose the right place. hotel andra's location really appealed to us. just about 5 minutes walk from rail station (the best way to get into the town from the airport), 10 minutes to the space needle, 5 blocks to pike's market and 2 blocks to shopping areas, we walked all over the downtown as well as belltown. there was no shortage of dining options around the hotel, including all of tom douglas's famed restaurants which were literally a stone's throw away.

    the room itself was big enough with a king bed, a couch, a desk and a mini bar. our room faced a busy street, but it didn't bother us too much as it quieted down at night. on the other hand, the bathroom really was small although beautifully designed and decorated. it showed a lot of european vibes with "face" toiletries (awesome products) and tiniest sink. however, there was a separate vanity area next to the closet, so we never had to fight over a space when getting ready.

    all the employees were genuinely friendly. umbrellas by the entrance were really appreciated by many travelers who came unprepared for seattle's spring weather. it's also a pet friendly hotel. i believe wi-fi is not complimentary, but nobody brings laptops anymore, right? i noticed even a 7 year old toying with an iphone.

    if i ever have another chance to visit seattle, i will stay at hotel andra again, given a great bargain deal like i had this time. there were a few things i missed, like a tub and softer toilet papers, but i quickly learned to forget about them while lying on the hotel bed. truly AMAZING bed...

    06/04/10 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    78. Brandi S.
    This 5 star review is especially for Housekeeping -- I left clothing in my room after I had checked out and they were extremely communicative and helpful in reuniting me with my things. I know it a pain for them (I have worked at a hotel) but they still took the time to help. As for our suite, we stayed just for a night and I thought it was nice (can't complain). I especially liked its convenient location and spacious rooms. The restaurant, Lola, was very good.

    28/07/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    79. Julie B.
    Good spot. Great option for a boutique hotel in Seattle. Convenient location. Very modern and comfortable. I booked using Tablet and when we arrived we were told that only one of the two rooms I had booked, had come through to their reservation system. I was confident that this was an issue with Tablet and not Hotel Andra. The staff was extremely professional and quickly addressed the situation. Within minutes we were off to the two rooms we were expecting to be waiting for us upon arrival. I would definitely try to stay here again, but it does seem to fill quickly.

    29/01/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    80. ed w.
    Nice hotel with friendly staff.  Clean modern rooms, comfy beds, free starbucks coffee in the room and a pair of bathrobes to lounge and watch recently released movies on the large flatscreen.  LoLa restaurant next to the lobby serves a great eggs benedict.  Serious pie  (100 yards away)  has an excellent octopus salad  in addition to their famous pizza.   Dahlia restaurant across from the hotel has copper river salmon (when in season) + their bakery next door makes a mean coconut cream pie.  All restaurants appear to embrace the farm to table concept.

    Forget the rental car (parking fee is ridiculous)  and take the light rail from sea-tac airport to Westlake shopping mall.  Its about a 30min ride and a ten minute walk to the hotel.  Hotel is close to all but far enough from the crowds.  15 min walk to pioneer square or the seattle needle.    Most bars/clubs are about a 10 min walk. We came up for the Mariners game and the U2 concert.   The stadiums are walkable but you may want to use a taxi or the light rail from the westlake mall if you are too pooped.    Tip: the hotel entices you with lots of treats in the room.  Skip it and walk one block  to Ralphs market and stock up with drinks and snacks instead.

    06/06/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    81. Erica A.
    One of my favorite hotels. I miss you.

    Staff is very helpful and accommodating. I love the rooms and the decor. Very comfortable rooms.

    There is a great restaurant downstairs if you don't feel like going out.

    20/09/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    82. G. C.
    Loved it.

    Location was superb. Within walking distance to all the great tourist attractions: The Needle, the Market, great restaurants, AND within walking distance from the train station (about 3 blocks). An easy 40-minute ride to and from SEATAC.

    For a boutique hotel, they did a great job upgrading everything. We've been to some boutique hotels where the slap-and-stick fascades poorly hid what they were trying to conceal. This was not the case for the Andra. Rooms were up to date in decor and in technology and tastefully done. The bathroom is kind of small, but still nicely redone.

    My only pet peeve -- when we asked for a taxi to be called, we were told that their car service was about the same price as a taxi. Believing what they said was true, we climbed right in. They gave us a business card to call for a return pick up. Since a taxi was already available when we were ready to go back, it made more sense to take the taxi than wait for the hotel car. Much to our surprise, the cost of the taxi cab ride back to the hotel was LESS than half the ride there WITH tip. That was not cool. Fortunately the overall experience of the hotel makes up for that misleading tip. We would easily stay there again...we'd just avoid their car service thank you very much.

    11/06/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    83. Crystal H.
    The rooms are magic. I only wish I could stay for longer. Comfortable and spacious but sleek and modern. It even had a full walk in closet, that's more than what I have at home! And the shower is fantastic. I love hotels that have a shower, not just a tub with a shower head. I regret that on both occasions I've stayed here, it's only been for a night each.

    The downsides? The parking, $39 a night... I don't know if that's consistent at all downtown hotels in Seattle, but jeesh! And free wi-fi is only available in the lobby area, while surfing off of the restaurant, Lola's connection.

    Sneaky wi-fi hint: head to the second level, in behind the elevators are a number of sofas. It's quiet, there's outlets and Lola's wi-fi connection is the strongest.

    24/10/10 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    84. Natalie W.
    One of my favorite spots in Seattle. Wonderful boutique hotel with a Tom Douglas restaurant, Lola, off to the side of the check-in.

    After attending wine classes and brunches at the hotel, we finally booked it for the night before our wedding after seeing it on Gilt.com . Our medium sized king suite room and basic room were perfect for the Bridal party readiness tasks and the Groomsmen dressing.

    The suite had many mirrors, lots of seating, and a gorgeous bed with windows to the street. The basic room had a large flat screen for the boys and plenty room for dressing. The only thing to note is that the bathrooms are on the small side.

    The hotel is full of art, minimalism, and Scandinavian products and design. The entry has a fireplace and plenty of places to visit with friends and family. The vibe of the space is contemporary,  comfortable, and eye appealing.

    FYI's~
    * Room service available from Lola, Serious Pie, and Dahlia Lounge
    * Dahlia Bakery across the street and a grocery store- Ralph's- down the street
    * Hotel feels intimate with entry right of the street and small size
    * Private rooms available for meetings/parties/etc with catering available from the Tom Douglas restaurants

    27/12/10 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    85. Kathy S.
    I recently got married and set up a block of rooms for my guests.  Customer service was excellent, easily available to respond to questions, and was relatively inexpensive in downtown Seattle.  Great location and super close to the link if you have guests from out of town not renting a car.  Not only that, we stayed there the night of our wedding and were upgraded to the Monarch Suite!!!!  And had a personal note written by Heidi.   We felt very special and taken care of!  Definitely would recommend to anybody.

    26/09/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    86. Mehgan C.
    Found this place for my vacation via orbits.
    Great location! Can basically walk to everything I needed.
    Very nice Scandinavian styled hotel. Very helpful staff. Great comfy rooms. Had a masseuse come to the room and swear to god,best massage ever!

    10/07/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    87. Joolie T.
    haunted? oh well.

    it was wonderfully priced on Priceline.com !!!! i got a room last minute for my friends and i to crash at for a mere $100 a night. the check-in staff were so nice, accommodating, helpful and even funny. they allowed my friends to come and go throughout the night and it was such a pleasant stay.

    being that this is a boutique hotel- i feel like most people don't know what the meaning of it is. obviously you haven't stayed in many hotels in your life- and that's cool. from the vanity/mirror closet area to the cool (but dim) bathroom. the amenities aren't out of the world... but it's good enough for my friends and i to enjoy ourselves. since the bath products are in dispensers, we didn't have to ask concierge to bring up extra items.

    the lobby/lounge area is wide, cozy and comfortable. it faces right to the busy street where you can meet up your friends or wait for a ride to come get you. it's steps away from the Westlake Mall and all the marvelous boutique shops and a few streets from Pike's Place Market.

    when i told my friends that we'd be staying here for the night, they all shrieked in freight. FYI- here are a few facts about the hauntings of the hotel:

    1) An apparition of a woman appeared to a couple in their hotel room.

    2) A paper weight rose up by itself above a glass table top and crashed hard back down on the table making a loud noise.

    3) It seems that the loud parties which took place in the 1920s' and 1930s' are still going on, much to the annoyance of the living. The ninth floor is still party central for some entities, complete with jazz music. Sounds of crashing glass of perhaps a fight also are heard, perhaps an impression from a rowdy moment in the past.

    guess what? we stayed on the ninth floor. we partied and slept like little puppies until it was time to wake up and check out. IT WAS FINE, PEOPLE. GET A GRIP!

    19/04/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    88. Lana G.
    After my initial review, the General Manager sent me a message asking me to call him. I did, and soon regretted it. I felt as if I had been trapped in a Dilbert cartoon. As a result, I cancelled our reservation at his hotel.

    Ostensibly, the General Manager was concerned for his sometimes front desk manager who, he had heard, had been hurt by my review. However, he had not taken the trouble to speak with her and asked me repeatedly why she had put me on hold so often during the course of our conversation after he had "empowered" her to take action in these situations. At first, I thought this was a rhetorical question but, on its third repetition, I realized he actually imagined that I knew the answer. I explained that I did not.

    He also referred to "confusion," as he had in his written messages to me. I hadn't witnessed or written a word about confusion. Suspicious of his meaning, I offered an indirect response: as a result of my training and experience as a Technical Editor and, later, Attorney, I had made my notes and written my review soon after making the reservation, to insure detail and accuracy. He did not return to this subject. He did return, repeatedly, to how hurt his desk manager was; how he really supports reviews on websites such as Yelp; and that he believes in free speech. In my opinion, he was trying to chill or censor my free speech, especially when he suggested changes to my "unprofessional" review; but I saw little point in trying to deflate his balloon.

    Nevertheless, I did take his principal suggestion to heart: I have deleted the name of his desk manager from my original review. In speaking with him, I heard what sounded like a great deal of confusion and unrealistic expectations. I subsequently formed the opinion that his desk manager acted as she did in large part because she had been "empowered" without having been trained; and, apparently, without even having been informed that the hotel was offering a thirty percent rate reduction, a promotion that was and probably still is all over the web, including the hotel's own website.

    In addition to his apparent beliefs that I knew why his desk manager repeatedly put me on hold and that a managerial buzz word like "empowerment" somehow insured competency, he repeatedly said that his desk manager was a wonderful person. After the third or fourth repetition, I pointed out that "wonderful" is a rather subjective criterion and, even assuming he knew of someone competent to judge it (himself, perhaps?), it was largely irrelevant to his customers. (After all, customers in my position are trying to make a reservation, not form a personal relationship.)

    He also wondered, as he had in his written messages, why I had not contacted him. I pointed out, as I had in my first review, that I had asked to speak to a manager and his desk manager had ignored my request. I also pointed out that a properly trained CSR knows that, when the customer asks for a manager, her own communication with the customer is over.

    In sum, I felt that he was confused, accusatory and most ungracious, especially when he assured me that, although most hotel managers probably would tell us that we were not welcome in their hotel, we were still welcome in his hotel. As a retired attorney, I wondered how any publican would dare do that without apparent cause, but I'm no longer in the business of raising legal questions.

    17/03/11 | Link | Rating: 1.0
    89. Jim G.
    Great central location and a fun upscale feel.

    We had a suite for the weekend at a great price (around $200 a night). The hotel has a very Euro feel, it is very comfortable and the staff was good.

    The bed was very comfortable with quality down comforter and pillow. The room had a huge flat screen in the living area and one in the bedroom. The bathroom was surprisingly small, but the rest of the hotel was top notch.

    Three of the Tom Douglas restaurants were either in the hotel or across the street. All are worth a visit. The Pike Place market and space needle are within walking distance (about .5 miles).

    The small bathroom is what gave it 4 instead of 5 stars, but it seems like the bathroom size varies from room to room.

    22/09/09 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    90. Imran T.
    Stayed here for a couple nights. Super comfortable and clean. The bathroom is very nice, with a large shower. The only problem I had was the wifi signal seemed a little weak, but I guess that's normal for a hotel.

    02/11/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    91. Cathy R.
    We really enjoyed our stay at Hotel Andra. The staff are friendly and helpful. The hotel is right downtown, just a few blocks from the market, downtown core or bell town area. Rooms have two sizes. We stayed in a smaller room. The bathroom isn't large, but the decor is nice. The shower controls are behind a non-movable glass partition. Unfortunately this causes the user to get wet turning the shower on. The shower head doesn't move either, so you can't move it out of the way. The other main concern we encountered us there is no stop on the window that keeps the window from being fully opened. Seems pretty risky if you are in the tenth floor. Otherwise we liked our stay. There are plenty of close restaurants including Lola downstairs. No close dog area.

    03/11/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    92. Michelle R.
    Great hotel! Conveniently located within Belltown extremely close to Seattle attractions.  Almost everywhere you want to go is within 1 mile of this hotel.  Staff was helpful, polite ... basically perfect!  Rooms and bathrooms are clean, tasteful and housekeeping does a great job of keeping the place spotless.  Thanks for the great week Hotel Andra, we'll be back!

    Three Tom Douglas restaurants are on the same block. We hit up Dahlia bakery and Serious pie ... both places are a must!

    05/12/10 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    93. Paul S.
    Excellent, understated hotel. Great, patient service, well-appointed rooms, and fantastic location.

    Top notch.

    06/07/10 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    94. Spencer D.
    As the star system denotes, "Meh, I've experienced better." I expected better, too, considering this is a boutique hotel.

    I stayed in one of the suites on the top floor of the hotel. First, in a suite, I sort of expected a bathtub (and hoped for a big one) and was met with disappointment. All there happened to be was a tiled shower - without a door (allowing the floor to constantly get wet). But whatever, I moved on.

    The twice-daily maid service was nice but the personality of the front desk staff is sorely lacking. The person who checked us in didn't smile once and made it seem like she was being bothered when we asked questions. The person who was there for most of the weekend in the evenings was better, but still made it seem like he was being bothered as well. Unfortunate, but again I moved on.

    The smell from the hotel restaurant seeps throughout the hotel so if you're ever hungry, you'll be hungrier once dinner starts getting under way.

    The hotel is just a few blocks from basically everything downtown so that definitely made up for a lot of the downsides. We were able to walk to everything. But, it didn't make up for everything.

    In the end, I can't honestly say that I'd stay here again. There was nothing particularly bad about this place, but there was absolutely nothing that was particularly good (let alone great).

    24/10/11 | Link | Rating: 2.0
    95. Dora A.
    Had a very pleasant stay here this past weekend. The room was clean and I felt very comfortable. I would recommend requesting a room that faces 4th Ave. and not Virginia, as it can be quite loud at night. In all fairness to Hotel Andra, when we complained about it, they offered to move us to a different room, but we declined because we'd already "nestled in" for the weekend and didn't feel like packing everything up. The location was perfect, as it's within walking distance to the Pike Place area and also the shopping area nearby.  

    Being able to order from Serious Pie (see my review) via room service seals the deal - I would definitely stay here again the next time I visit Seattle.

    14/02/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    96. Chester V.
    A fantastic place to stay in Seattle.

    Being centrally located in the heart of Belltown this hotel is within a short train ride or walking distance to all the major tourist attractions. Its a few blocks away from Pike's Place, and the monorail, which is a quick five minute ride to the Space Needle. Tons of restaurants in the area included the Palace Kitchen, Lola, and Dahlia (Fantastic Restaurants) all a five
    minute walk from the hotel.

    DEFINITELY TAKE THE LIGHT RAIL FROM SEATAC.!! We made the mistake of taking the taxis which cost $41 when the light rail only cost about $5.

    The hotel was European sytle with a modern feel to it. The main difference was that the bathroom had large bottles of shampoo, body wash and conditioner and not the small individuals take home bottles. It was quite different from all the other hotel I've stayed in, but everything else was perfect. The room was clean, spacious, and comfortable.

    Love how they have individual ice bags.

    Overall a great place to stay while your in Seattle.

    22/08/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    97. Lissa G.
    Cute hotel, good location, and fun vibe.

    This boutique hotel has great detail throughout the hotel, which starts when you walk in to the nicely appointed lobby.  The staff works diligently to assist you in whatever you need. We enjoyed our corner suite on the 9th floor. According to others we spoke with, the rooms aren't all cookie-cutter, but vary from room to room and floor to floor.  Our room, for example, was very ample with a huge living room area, office space, and double doors leading to the bedroom. However, we had a teeny tiny bathroom. Please take away the office space or living room and give me a good sized bathroom with a soaking tub!

    The location is great, near plenty of great restaurants, downtown, the waterfront, and the Pike Place Market. The lobby always seems to be happening, which is nice too.  I also appreciated the pre-packed ice bags, for your pre-outing drinks =)  Newspapers daily and while turndown service is nice, there was no chocolate!

    Overall, I'd stay there again, but I really want a nice tub!

    22/09/09 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    98. Jennell J.
    Was lucky enough to get a killer deal, and was amazed every minute. Amenities were wonderful, staff very helpful and friendly...not to mention the hotel itself is beautiful. We left our toothbrushes and toothpaste at the previous hotel and the staff was nice enough to send the valet up with a gift bag of both. Would highly recommend!

    30/05/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    99. Pamela A.
    There are not enough languages in the world to describle my love for this hotel. The best hotel in Seattle, in my opinion.

    19/04/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    100. Ben S.
    Everyone at Hotel Andra (especially Heidi and Sarah) did a fantastic job taking care of my husband and I and our wedding guests coming into Seattle for our big day. The staff was extremely attentive and they went above and beyond to make sure all of our needs and those of our guests were met. Great services and the restaurant/bar Lola within the hotel is exquisite!

    06/06/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    101. Aaron X.
    Absolutely LOVED my stay at Hotel Andra. This place has to be one of the best located hotels in Seattle. Service was extremely friendly and hospitable. Every time I had a question about anything at all, Joanna or Erin at the front desk were more than helpful! They really made my stay even more enjoyable. Everyone I spoke with from the front desk to the housekeeping staff was exceptionally welcoming. Rooms were surprisingly large and beautifully designed with a large wet bar/counter top and good sized desk area. Loved the free newspaper each morning left in front of your door. My room faced 4th street which some people say is too loud. I slept with the window wide open each night and I had no problem sleeping whatsoever. I'm from LA though, so take that into consideration.As I said before the hotel had an excellent location within walking distance to Westlake station for light rail transport to SeaTac, Pike place market, lots of shopping and just a stones throw from delicious restaurants like Serious Pie which you can also order room service from. The coconut pie is a MUST try at Serious Pie Over all my stay here was nothing short of perfect and would highly recommend this hotel to anyone visiting Seattle for the first time like I was.

    Also, I got a great deal through Jetsetter so make sure you check that out before booking your room here.

    06/06/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    102. Mandy C.
    Went here for a girlfriends BACHELORETTE PARTY.
    The host and hostess were extremely friendly, directing the girls up to the room and knowing who they were before stepping into the doorway.

    Super relaxed, super clean.
    We got the HOTEL ANDA SUPER DELUXE SWEET ROOM. Which included a bedroom with a queen bed and separating doors. The living room had a couch with a pull out bed and plenty of space to walk around and set up some more sleeping areas on the floor for the rest of the girls.

    Upon getting in the room we were surprised to find that not only were they super friendly downstairs, but they had the windows slightly open with a nice breeze blowing into the room through the opaque curtains. It was REALLY awesome being to get in and just RELAX.

    I'd recommend this place if you're looking for a relaxing place to stay in, especially if you're looking to hit up the bars on a weekend night since they're within walking distance.

    And don't forget to grab something to eat at LOLA'S (greek restaurant) downstairs. The food's awesome.

    13/01/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    103. Rachel H.
    The Hotel Andra is a nicely situated, hip hotel with Lola (a Tom Douglas restaurant) tucked in neatly downstairs.

    The rooms are a little small, but certainly a value for the money and given the great decor and ambiance.  Lola is buzzing at night with cocktailers and diners and is one of the best brunch spots in Seattle, meanwhile, when tucked in upstairs in our bed at night, we never heard a peep.

    Very walkable location.  Fabulous amenities and decor.

    13/01/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    104. Matt C.
    Great location!

    Comfortable couches in the lobby.  All the concierge staff were very helpful with providing directions or flagging down cabs.  They have a cool bar, restaurant next door connected to the lobby called "Lola's".

    The room was very nice.  The bed was very comfortable, clean.  Nice towels..  (plush, a step above your typical towels..)  Everything was good.

    As a caveat beware of the sliding door that goes to the bathroom.  The metal closure is still very sharp and I cut my finger really bad in it.  Also, some of the corners and handles on all the furniture are quite sharp too.  You could damage yourself if you weren't careful.

    The sink in the bathroom was kind of a weird design also, almost too boutique hotel-esque if there is such a thing.

    Would still go back though.

    18/04/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    105. Kim K.
    What a hotel! Awesome location, right in Belltown across the street from the Dahlia Lounge and a block from the Cinerama. Amazing concierge, staff, and hosts. Nothing but held open doors, super polite conversations, every effort to make sure we were comfortable.

    The room itself was superbly clean, had 2 giant queen beds with the most comfortable bedding I have ever slept in (comfier than my own bed at home!), the bathroom was spotless, furniture and decor were super modern, lux bathrobes, tea/coffee in the room, enormous HD tv, awesome alarm clock that had an iPod plugin cord, and huge windows with a nice view (minus contruction).

    The lobby, elevators, and other common spaces were kept immaculate. The lobby/lounge was really cozy and the decor really cool.

    The only drawback was the construction going on right outside our window. It started at like 8AM every day and we were not told in advance that it would be going on. The construction also created a less than desirable view. That said, I still have to give this place 5 stars.

    See my pictures!

    06/06/08 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    106. Jimmy M.
    A fantastic downtown hotel. Very accomidating when we wanted a room facing 4th - even upgraded us for no charge. The staff was very knowledgable, the rate was super affordable for downtown Seattle, and it was just a few blocks to EVERYTHING downtown.

    We will be staying here again when we return to Seattle.

    30/06/11 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    107. Linda W.
    We took light rail from airport to Westlake station and walked four blocks to the hotel. It's located in Belltown within a few blocks of Pike Place Market, Pacific Place, along with many restaurants and coffee options. Top Pot is around the corner, and Budget car rental is a few blocks away. Dahlia Bakery across the street has breakfast sandwiches and many treats. Loved everything about this hotel: friendly staff, comfortable room, and great location. Umbrellas at front door to borrow as needed.

    21/04/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    108. Mike F.
    I recently stayed at Hotel Andra while on a long-weekend trip to Seattle.  My experience with Hotel Andra was serendipitous, as the hotel where I had planned to stay did not have our reservation.  Luckily, Hotel Andra was just down the street and was able to accommodate me.  Due to a busy weekend in Seattle, the hotel was completely full, and I was "forced" to stay in a suite.  I was certainly in for a treat.  The hotel is very modern, yet extremely comfortable.  The rooms appear as though they have been recently decorated.  The hotel, including the bathrooms, was extraordinarily clean.  The front desk staff was fantastic, helpful, and extremely friendly to a stranded Hoosier traveler.  Hotel Andra: you are awesome!

    21/08/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    109. Jesse M.
    I visited this hotel recently and was extremely pleased. The interior design of the classic Seattle building was beautiful. The staff at the valet and front desk were extremely pleasant and accommodating. When I arrived in the room the staff had set up a bottle of champagne on ice with a note that was signed by all of the head staff. This far exceeded what was expected of them. I had reserved a Andre superior room with the king bed on the top floor and was very pleased with my selection. The furniture in the room was arranged perfectly, and the overall feeling from the room was nice. It was very clean and the view was fantastic. If I had to complain about something, it would have to be the elevators. They were slow and made a lot of noise, although they did have a television in them. The valet parking was convenient for being downtown, but they should inform you that they will be adding a charge of $42.00 to your card the next morning. That seems a little excessive for parking, especially considering the price of the room itself. Overall though our stay here was fantastic and I would recommend it to anyone looking for a nice getaway.

    11/04/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    110. Matthew P.
    The service was so friendly when we stayed for our wedding. They helped us with a great rate for our guests, and the staff (especially Heidi and Sarah) were super accommodating with ensuring our guests were taken care of. Great bar (Lola) with service in the relaxing foyer of the hotel.

    06/06/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    111. Frank C.
    Great location. Nice low key boutique hotel. Surrounded by great places to eat; Lola's , Dahlia Lounge, Serious Pie etc. very good service. Our room was very large with good views. Spotless clean. The only issue was the air conditioning temp. Did not present a problem, since the weather was do good, you just opened the windows.

    29/07/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    112. Rachel P.
    This last weekend, Memorial Day weekend the bf and I wanted to head into Seattle and do some touristy stuff.  I thought it might be nice to spend the night.  I had always wanted to try Travelocity's Secret Hotel thingy so I did it for Seattle and this place was around $120 and was listed as 4-star hotel.  I had never heard of it previously.  

    We checked in and generally everything was wonderful.  We hit up Serious Pie (1/2 block away) for some late night dinner and some Lola for some brunch on Monday (today!).  The location was nice and quiet, even though we had a street view room.  the view was pretty cool from the 8th floor.

    Service was wonderful all around.  The room was small but very well laid out- the bathroom was very modern (I had a near identical bathroom in Paris!).  Other claims that it's Ikea-like are a bit much, it's modern but natural, wood in the lobby and simple-minimalist.

    I won't be back because I never need a hotel in Seattle.  BUT the location is ideal to going out drinking and then stumbling home.  There weren't too many real tourists around.  Top Pot is down the block and Dahlia Bakery is across the street.

    Street parked for the night and had no issues.  I would recommend for business or knowledgeable tourists but didn't seem overly welcoming to total tourists.

    30/05/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    113. Citizen D.
    I like everything about this hotel, other than the $4 per 8 ounce bottle and the insane parking charges. I can park right across the street for $15, what's the point of paying 3 times that amount for valet? Sheesh.

    08/09/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    114. Sheryl V.
    This is a VERY beautiful boutique hotel that sits in a great location! During my stay here, I walked almost everywhere because everything was a mile or two away! Great places to eat, shop, and sight see! It's only a 5-10 min walk from Pike Place and across the street from the hotel is one of the best pizza spots I've been to, Serious Pie. Definitely check that place out on your visit. The room was beautifully decorated and the bed was so luxurious, it was like sleeping on a cloud. The bathroom decor was very modern and I loved the fact that they provided shampoo, conditioner, and body wash in VERY large containers conveniently installed on the shower wall with pumps for easy distribution. It's much better than most hotels that just provide tiny travel bottles of shampoo, conditioner, and body wash that you have to fumble around with to use.

    Everyone in the hotel was very pleasant and friendly. The door was almost always opened for us, valet was quick to retrieve our car when we needed and the people at the front desk always greeted us upon arrival and departure. I have never felt so welcome and at home in a hotel...ever. This is definitely one of my very favorite places to stay so far! I wish more hotels were as well decorated and friendly as this.

    If you're ever visiting Seattle, I highly recommend Hotel Andra for your stay! You won't be disappointed!

    01/02/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    115. Dexter D.
    Hotel Andra is a sister hotel to Hotel Modera in Portland, Oregon. We had seen their property advertised on the Hotel Modera for several years and decided to give Andra a shot for our first visit to Seattle in six years.

    The location is fantastic! Just north of downtown in the Belltown District. It is so perfectly located that once we handed our car keys to the valet, we didn't need  our car for three days.

    From our hotel, we walked to Serious Pie, Dahlia's Lounge, Pike Place Market, Shiro's, Lola's (in the hotel), Branzino, Etta's, Shorty's, and all over downtown.

    Our room was pretty nice although there were a couple of opportunities for improvement that we discussed with Lars Pedersen, General Manager, when we met him at an anniversary celebration for the hotel.

    All staff members that we had interaction with made good eye contact, smiled and greeted us cordially.

    We would definitely stay here again when in Seattle.

    05/05/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    116. Nikki W.
    Great location within walking distance of all the attractions. You have to be willing to walk a few blocks but you can get to the fish market, downtown, and space needle (the farthest). It borders a not so good area but it is located itself in a safe location. We didn't have a car but it appeared as though there weren't a lot of parking options, certainly no free ones. Our room on one side faced an alley and the other a regular street, because we were on the corner so I think room location is key. The bathroom was small but modern and the room had a mini bar, which was good because there wasn't a grocery store very close and they didn't have conventional room service. All in all for the price I would definietly go back here if I'm in Seattle.

    12/01/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    117. Tom A.
    It's more than three years since my last review of Hotel Ändra so I have to tell you: it's still putting chain hotels to shame.  The staff, if anything, are even more caring and professional than they were before the economy took a hit.  The rooms are still perfectly clean and beautifully maintained.

    With their 8th birthday celebration recently they made the wi-fi free.  Life is good.

    27/04/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    118. Hector G.
    Everything about this hotel is pleasing to the eye. The building itself is brick which gives it an older feel, which is quickly discarded as the valet opens the door for you. The lobby is equipped with a fireplace, plush couches and it starts to feel very modern. The lobby leads to Lola restaurant, which is a great place to grab a drink or two before you head out on the town. The staff is so friendly that I wonder how they are able to be so nice. Is it possible that outside my hometown of San Francisco there are nice, courteous people willing to crack a genuine smile not just a fake one?? It seems that way based on my recent experience to Seattle where every last person we met and talked to was just out of this world friendly.

    The room is nothing spectacular, but it's cozy. We had a view of the street, which I guess is much better than the view of a fire escape which is all to common in New York City. The hotel itself is very trendy and I wanted to love it.

    The major problem we had was our mattress and pillows. Terribly uncomfortable and we woke up with neck and back pain both days. Such a shame b/c we were falling in love with this place and read so many great reviews about the mattresses on Yelp. The pillows were dead as Dillinger. I mean these bad boys were beaten down flattened and just all around uncomfortable.

    I brought this to the attention of the manager and after a little give and take, she offered to refund one night to my credit card and I agreed. I have a strong feeling we were unlucky b/c I asked the couple down the hall and they loved their mattress.

    Because the place is a 4 star catch on Yelp, I trust my fellow Yelpers and because the manager refunded one night, I will give them a 3 star review instead of a 2 star review.

    02/11/10 | Link | Rating: 3.0
    119. Gen L.
    Arrived in Seattle from Lake Crescent without a hotel room - eep!

    Luckily the fiancé had a solution ala Jetsetter which has the Hotel Åndre listed for $169/night.  We pulled up to valet and he popped out to see if they would honor the deal even though we didn't have a reservation.  Quick word to the wise, Jetsetter does not offer a deal for this hotel as the nightly rates ARE $169!

    No bother, this hotel is fantastic!  Free wi-fi, access to all the hot tourist attractions on foot and delicious restaurants all close by make this hotel an A+ in my book.  And the price is very, very reasonable for downtown Seattle.

    The beds.  Oh my God the beds.  They are something else.  This was by far the best sleep that I have gotten in a hotel.  Period.  Do they sell them?

    The one thing that made this star rating go from 4 to 3 is the fact that they wouldn't honor a deal they had listed online for valet parking.  Valet parking is ridiculously expensive here ($40/night).  Online they offer it for 1/2 off the second night with more than one night's stay.  If you don't book online, they WILL NOT give you this deal.  I was quite put off by this, especially by the way the front desk guy told me this (slightly stuck-up and if-you-please about it).

    24/01/13 | Link | Rating: 3.0
    120. Someonein C.
    Great location and great rooms.  Nordstrom and Pike Place Market were all a short walk away.  We had the superia double and it was spacious for our family of four.  A large walk in closet was a bonus.  Only negative is the tiny bathroom.  Front desk and bell staff were all very pleasant.  Would definitely stay here again!

    30/07/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    121. Alice L.
    Hotel Andra is great. My girlfriends and I made a trip to Seattle a few weeks ago and were lucky enough to stay at Hotel Andra. The staff was nothing but friendly and was extremely accommodating.

    Our room was spacious and was big enough for the 3 of us with 2 queen beds. The rooms were pretty sound proof and modern as well. Maybe too modern.. The shower didnt have a door and was in a bit of an open space. It was kind of strange to have no shower door and have all of the steam come out. The other thing that was strange was the toilet. It didnt have the handle of a household toilet like most hotels do. Instead it had the lever of a public toilet. Aside from those two, the room was great!

    The location is extremely convenient, especially with 4 Tom Douglas Restaurants on the same block. Lola, one of Tom Douglas' restaurants', is located in the lobby of the restaurant and is a great place for dinner and drinks. Very convenient when you want to hop out of our room for a great drink or happy hour. It's also close to hot spots like Pikes Place, the Nordstroms headquarters, and a number of delicious eateries.

    I'd def come back on my next trip to Seattle.

    11/03/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    122. Elizabeth L.
    Boutique hotel executed beautifully.  

    Brilliant eye for detail: Henry Kloss Tivoli Model 3 radios, FACE Stockholm amenities, complimentary overnight shoe shine, separate well-lit vanity enclave, full-length mirrors thoughtfully placed (4/suite), beautiful lighting. Overall aesthetic is tasteful modern, neither jarring nor trite.

    Excellent location central downtown yet manages a tucked-away feel on 4th Ave (review based on SW 9th floor corner suite).
    Lounge areas on the ground floor and mezzanine well-designed, interesting/engaging spaces.
    Room service available from Lola (Tom Douglas), Dahlia Lounge across the street.

    Crisp service, found the various staff members utmost professional. Kudos to Heidi Wehrle (Sr. Sales Mgr.) for being gracious and accommodating.

    Bathroom favors form over function with a minimalist spa feel, a la Scandinavian/European. While space was sufficient, as prior reviewers mention, is small. Business room is tiny with 2 workstations/printers.

    15/10/10 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    123. Malcolm L.
    Fantastic boutique hotel located in a great part of town in Seattle. We spent a weekend here. Was able walk here from King Street Station in about 20 minutes, and took a cheap cab ride back to the station when we checked out. Hotel Andra is super close to Pike Place Market and most of the sights that you will want to check out in downtown Seattle. We were able to walk everywhere we wanted to go - except for Seattle Center, but we just took the monorail there anyways.

    Our room was great, a nice size, and while it was looking out onto a busy street, it wasn't at all noisy. The room rate was reasonable and I felt like it represented a good value. The staff were friendly and helpful. Next time we make it back to Seattle we will be sure to check out Hotel Andra's rates.

    23/02/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    124. Brenda M.
    I stayed here in February and the Hotel Andra is by far the best hotel I have ever stayed in. AND if I could I would even love to live here.! My beautiful room was ultra clean, modern, bright, and very comfortable. The staff were just one word....amazing. I was able to walk everywhere, such a superb location. I wish I could give it 100 stars.

    25/05/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    125. Kathryn R.
    This hotel is awesome. It's location is in the heart of Seattle. A few blocks from Pikes Market. Also close to all of the delicious places to eat in Belltown. Personnel were all so friendly and helpful.

    25/11/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    126. Kristie B.
    Hands down best place to stay in Seattle. Big, clean, modern rooms and cozy beds. Lola Restaurant located inside--so breakfast doesn't get any better either in room or in the actual dining room. Location is perfect. And, the staff has always been super friendly and helpful. I am usually a Kimpton customer when traveling in their cities, but Hotel Andra always wins my business when I am in Seattle.

    29/01/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    127. Katie F.
    This is a great boutique hotel in the heart of downtown Seattle. We stayed at the Alexis hotel on our last trip to Seattle and they are competitors in the boutique hotel market here.

    Pros:
    - Great location - steps to Pike Place market, downtown shopping (Pacific Place, Nordstrom)
    - Big rooms and well designed - we loved our room. Quiet, nice linens and well designed - enough outlets, backlighting, lots of hooks for towels, and a walk in closet! Liked the separation of the desk area and nice counter/sink area in the room as well.
    - Wi-fi connection solid throughout the hotel
    - Bathroom was comfortable with a big shower stall - its kind of funny that it doesn't close, but surprisingly there wasn't a mess with the design.
    - Food for the conference rooms was very good (appears to have been made by Lola, their on site restaurant). Really nice quality items - e.g. Bacon was a nice cut and not a fatty undercooked mess, good quality bread...)
    - Very smooth check-in.
    - You can get Serious Pie pizza here - if you haven't had it yet, make the trip there across the street (or order it for your room). One of my favorite pizza joints in SEA.

    Honestly, there were no major cons.
    Minor issues are the lack of proper EV parking (they only have a standard outlet so we parked at the nearby mall for most of the stay instead of using the valet) and the gym is pretty basic. Parking is $40/night here, valet only.

    I would definitely come back.

    27/08/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    128. Charlie P.
    Older hotel
    10th floor - no real views
    Buzzing Noise every few minutes
    Bathrobe one size fits small
    Shower head unadjustable - cold spray
    Shower curtain is glass wall - water on floor

    07/01/14 | Link | Rating: 2.0
    129. Tracey W.
    Convenient, reasonably priced, beautiful, modern, friendly...

    LOVED this hotel. Once we arrived, we received nothing but smiles and warm greetings from the staff. The valet attendant was very helpful and kind. The lobby staff were nice and quick with our check in.

    The lobby is very modern and I loved the fireplace. They have an upstairs lounge area, which we didn't get to utilize unfortunately. Lola Restaurant is next door, so the lobby just basks in the wonderful aromas of their food.

    The rooms were spacious and modern. The room had a wet bar, which we didn't use. The bathroom was on the smaller side, but the shower was very different yet cool. There were no doors on the shower yet the water managed to stay inside and not soak the whole bathroom. They provide shampoo/conditioner/body wash in dispensers inside the shower instead of little bottles of each like other hotels.

    The best part of choosing this hotel is the location. It's so close by to Pike Place (about a 5 minute walk or less) and all the various shopping centers and restaurants. After we checked in and settled our stuff down in our room, we walked across the street to Serious Pie. AHHH so close!! Last time we had to make the long trek just to get to Serious Pie. Hotel Andra is so convenient.

    My friend forgot to bring her umbrella, but the hotel was gracious enough to provide her with one during our outings.

    Due to the location, we were able to walk pretty much everywhere.

    Valet parking is $39/night.

    Very happy with our hotel choice.

    07/03/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    130. Jessica G.
    One of the best Hotels I have stayed in! Centrally located to shops and the Public Market, and shares the building with a great restaurant Lola's! Highly recommend it.

    25/02/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    131. Yun W.
    Stayed in this cute boutique hotel for 2 nights.  Although the building is old, my room was very nicely renovated with European-esque decor and furniture.  Room definitely had a home-like feel to it.  The bed was super comfortable, and the staff was very welcoming and friendly.  The location is perfect for touring Seattle - walking distance from Pike Place, Seattle Center, and Pioneer Square.  Additionally there are some great restaurants nearby (Assaggio Ristorante, Dahlia Lounge) and even room service available from the highly-rated Lola.  If you're looking for some quick groceries, Whole Foods is also a short 10 minute walk away.  Had a very enjoyable stay and definitely wished I could stay longer!

    22/11/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    132. Ana C.
    My husband and two kids spent just one night at the hotel. The rooms are pleasant, modern and clean. The staff was very friendly and helpful. I highly recommend this hotel!

    26/12/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    133. Betty N.
    **GOOD BUSINESS HOTEL WITH REASONABLE RATES BUT A FEW QUIRKS**

    Room 1001 (top floor, but near elevator) provided me with no nice views, but a vanity, a comfortable bed, and walk-in closet.

    PROS:
    *Walking distance to the shopping, Pike Market, and public transportation
    *Good layout and space
    *$134 a night
    *Friendly staff
    *Business center
    *Fitness center
    *Tom Douglas restaurant, LOLA is downstairs, Dahlia Lounge and Dahlia Bakery are across the street
    *Free internet access (thank you)
    *Four-legged friends welcome
    *100% non-smoking hotel
    *Daily newspaper (Seattle Times or NY Times)
    *Safe

    CONS:
    *Parking $39 a night; valet only
    *No great views
    *Had to call the front desk at 2AM when our next-door neighbors were loud and obnoxious with their partying

    SIDE RANT: If I fully paid for a room to sleep and then CANNOT, due to distractions made by my neighbor for more than half an hour, the hotel SHOULD either partially or fully REFUND my stay for that night. I thought this was BALONEY when I mentioned this to the front desk and THEIR RESPONSE was, "We'll talk to the manager about it."

    THANKS, DUDES.

    Overall, it is a solid hotel and I wouldn't mind returning here for another SEA visit, however I would NOT request a room near that squeaky elevator.

    RECOMMEND.

    19/12/12 | Link | Rating: 3.0
    134. Lynn G.
    This is a review of the bar at Hotel Andra, because I was there for a vendor showcase and not a hotel stay. My coworker never showed up to the showcase, so after having spent an hour looking at really nice glasses, I went to the bar for a snack. I ended up trying the Salmon Gravlax, a Spring Fling, and their bar snack: beet-infused eggs. After I had ordered, the attendant brought over their "bar snack", which was half of an infused hard boiled egg, with little black seeds and turmeric salt. It was fantastic!! The texture was perfecr, not too salty or sweet, but perfectly balanced. I could've eaten a dozen of those!! The Gravlax, which they termed a Smorgasbord (food plate) was a crisp potato latke topped with cured salmon, clabber cream, fresh sprigs of dill, and edible flower petals. A very good combination of textures, flavors, and it was a very delightful dish. The Spring Fling was a drink made with fresh squeezed grapefruit and lemon juice, simple syrup,  Fjord vodka, and ice. It was quite refreshing. The portion sizes for the food were fair for the price, but the drink, in my opinion, was overpriced. Had it been a taller glass it would have been fair. All in all I had a good experience and will return.

    09/08/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    135. Andy R.
    There is a near constant , high pitched ringing noise coming from the backside of the building that makes sleep impossible. New ventilation systems were recently installed and the noise hasn't stopped since. I would not recommended staying here, especially if your room is on the backside of the building.

    14/09/14 | Link | Rating: 2.0
    136. Jen L.
    Everything about our experience here was amazing. Our room was spacious and comfortable. The staff was so accommodating and friendly and really helped make my husband's birthday celebration special. If I come back to Seattle I would definitely stay here again. The restaurant connected to the hotel was a great place for brunch. The location was also great and within walking distance to everything we needed.

    15/09/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    137. Julie S.
    Location-Location-Location!  

    Hotel Andra delivers spot-on in location PLUS lots of BONUSES:
    * complimentary wifi access (everyone knows how important this is)
    * a charming combination of modern and boutique decor.  As a woman, I loved the bonus of having my own make-up vanity outside the bathroom in our hotel room.

    Again Location-Location-Location: walking distance to everywhere your heart desires in Downtown Seattle and Belltown including Pike Place.  This hotel is literally steps away from shopping at Macy's, LOLA by Tom Douglas is downstairs, Dahlia Lounge by Tom Douglas is right across the street.  And parents, you know how important having a restaurant nearby when traveling with toddlers in a BIG city!

    24/12/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    138. Cory N.
    This hotel is just outstanding. Spotless, modern, well-located. And here's the best part. It has that one factor that can make all the difference: Above-average service.

    First example of great service:

    It was my first time staying there (on a Friday night). A few days before arrival, I emailed the front desk to inquire about parking options. Within a few hours, I'd heard back with a friendly and helpful reply (valet parking available at approx $40/night).

    2nd example of great service:

    When we did arrive, the person at the front desk was efficient and also went out of her way to be personable, asking us where we were from and just engaging us in some nice smalltalk. This rarely seems to happen anymore in urban hotels, and was a pleasant surprise. She also was more than willing to tell us a bit more about the area the hotel is located in. That kind of patience (I'm sure she answers the same questions hundreds of times) makes a big difference.

    *Note - Meanwhile, our room on the 9th floor (queen superior) was surprisingly spacious and was simple, yet spotless. It felt very comfortable, much like an apartment with a couch and table and a desk. We were able to use the bar fridge to keep our own items in, a small but useful convenience. I liked how the decor was a mixture of classic and modern. They've kept some of the old elements of the hotel but renovated others to keep it up to date with a nice flavor of European aesthetics.
    Also, the location of this hotel is also great. It's close to everything, yet in a calmer and quite up-and-coming new funky area of downtown, it seems.

    3rd example of great service:

    Finally, I lost my wallet on check-out day, and asked Madison (?) at the front desk about it. Although it was obvious she was incredibly busy at the time, she listened sympathetically, explained hotel lost-and-found procedures patiently, and took down my name and told me that she would be in touch if it did happen to turn up. (I later recovered it at a nearby bar...whew!)

    Then, believe it or not, the next day she called and left a message saying she'd not found the wallet but had asked a few of the housekeepers and would continue to keep her eye out and inquire with other staff about it. Now that's outstanding service. The fact she went out of her way to call and update me, even though the wallet wasn't found? Wow. It really shows how much pride the staff have in Hotel Andra, and makes me 110% sure I'll not only go back and stay, but will also recommend it to anyone who will be visiting and staying in Seattle.

    Keep up the great work guys! Really, it's so nice to experience such an unexpectedly wonderful stay at a hotel. I haven't had that for a long time! You have the X-Factor!

    29/12/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    139. Maria A.
    We really enjoyed our stay at the Hotel Andra during our weekend trip to Seattle!  The location is great, we could easily walk to Pike Place, the Space Needle, dinner spots/bars and around down.  We actually didn't take a cab once during our trip!  The monorail is just a block or two from the hotel,  so if you don't feel like walking the mile and a half to the museums and Space Needle you can easily catch a ride there.

    The lobby is nice and modern but still felt "boutique" enough, all of the employees we encountered were great.  Check-in was easy, valet is right in the front even tough it's on a busy street.

    The rooms were nice and spacious enough, the bed was comfortable and it wasn't too noisy even though we were downtown.  

    Cons: $40/night overnight parking (yikes) and no bathtub (they said there are only 2 or 3 rooms with a tub) and really small sink area so no place to put toiletries while getting ready.

    If we return to Seattle we would definitely consider staying at the Hotel Andra again!

    17/01/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    140. Shayne A.
    It was June 25th, 2014. My 21st birthday. A truly important day...some even say the start of manhood. On this day, I made a critical mistake. I waited last minute to get a hotel room. Lucky me...there was a medical conference in Seattle that had all of the hotels booked up tight. I spent the whole part of my morning calling every where from the highest end hotels to the lowest. No luck.
    Then, around noon. This hotel gave me the good news. "We have a room available" Excitement filled my body. I quickly was looking at reviews and pictures. I then asked the dreaded question. "How much?" that's when they said "Well...we only have our corner suite available" My heart sunk. I feared the price would be $700 or more seeing as they are the only place left. Then I was informed it would only be $370 after tax. Not bad. We're sold.

    Now the moment you're all waiting for...How was the hotel?
    Top floor Suite- Great view. Living room separated from bedroom by double doors.
    Windows everywhere...and guess what...THEY OPENED. Most hotel windows are glued shut so people don't jump.
    Bed- OH THANKS THE SOFT GODS. That bed was so big and comfortable. It was like sleeping on the clouds and being lifted up to the best sleep of my life. Or I was just very drunk....either way.
    Robe provided by Hotel- not that comfortable.
    Room Service- We paid $20 for a breakfast platter that was worth about $5. it was like. bread and fruit...
    I was also saddened by the clutter of chargeable things in the room. The minibar I understand...however they also had a snack basket and bottles of water near the bed...all of which had a charge on them. It always bothers me how a hotel will charge so much yet continue to try to get money out of you in every way possible.

    15/07/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    141. Gerry K.
    Hotel Andra is the Seattle hotel with the BEST location.  Two blocks to Belltown, downtown, light rail to airport, and one block to the city bus.  The stadd at Andra is always ready to help, whether an in room cocktail party, dinner reservations, or special needs.  And best yet, Lola restaurant is downstairs, and serves all three meals at almost any time or day or night.

    03/08/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    142. Denver M.
    This was actually my 2nd stay at Hotel Andra.  My first stay was decent, but for my 2nd most recent stay, it stood out as a more upscale experience which I appreciated.

    A few nice touches:  The day before my arrival, I get a call from the hotel confirming my reservation and if I needed any transportation arrangements from the airport), which I didn't need (tip: use the light rail).   Upon check-in, they give me a welcome card for returning, which was unnecessary but a nice touch.  Also, the front desk staff was extremely nice.  The lady who checked me in would greet me each time as I went back and forth to my room (and she remembered my name).  Also, since their adjacent restaurant Lola was closing early for a special event, they notified both my email and paper notices.

    As far as the room, it seemed bigger this time.  Very spacious and clean.  Free wifi and comfortable beds  The walk-in closet was very big too.  Plus robes were available.  This time I got a good view of 4th ave. I love the fact that it is pretty close to Pikes Place and all the other places of interest.  And what makes it even better is that it is close to several Thomas Douglas restaurants (Lola, A Serious Pie, Dahlia Lounge and Bakery).  That makes it one of the reasons why I try to book Hotel Andra when they have good rate.

    10/10/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    143. Kallie F.
    I have never been treated with more disrespect in my life. I am a very passive person. The type of person who will let people go ahead of them in line because in the grand scheme what does it matter.

    Well I had gone out with a friend Friday night and decided I had one too many to drive 30 minutes home. Plus I'd been wanting to treat myself to something nice for awhile (this hotel is not nice.) I wasn't falling all over myself in my heels while still in my dressy work clothes and neither was she.

    I booked a nearly $300 king room over the phone and then went to check in. He asked for my ID (someone with the last name Riggs I believe) and he stared at it so long that I had to ask if there was something wrong because it was getting awkward. (Like I said I'm passive and never so that.) He then said, "so you're going to be  21 when...?" speaking rhetorically and I answered I'm 22 going on 23. I'm not sure if it's some hotel policy that they don't rent to people under 20 but this entire time I was getting the feeling he was memorizing my information so he could later murder me. Jokes aside I felt discriminated against being young and checking into what some would consider a nicer hotel. For that amount of money I could very easily take myself elsewhere and loose the judgement.

    When he asked me if I wanted the key to the minibar I said, "does it cost anything." And he replied, "if you drink anything it costs money. And if you eat anything it costs money too." So my response to that was if they both cost money no thanks and made a joke. He then began to explain that "there is breakfast in the morning. It is also not complimentary."

    He didn't crack a smile. This whole time. And we'd been there for 20+ minutes since he stared at my ID for such a freakishly long time.

    Overall the staff was creepy and acted holier-than-thou. The room seems ok when you first walk in. They obviously wasted too much money on the decor elsewhere to put much effort into the rooms. Pretty spacious but laid out oddly. You can't see the tv from the couch. The shower doesn't have a door so if you step too far back from the shower head you immediately start to freeze and it has some of the ugliest art ever on the walls. At one point I said, "I guess I'm going to be the first to say it but the art in here is atrocious." It's also SUPER loud as outside. Get ready to wake up with the 6-10 am commute. (Yes, it is downtown Seattle but invest in some soundproof windows.) Also if you stay here in the summer the windows are impossible to open.

    I would not stay at Hotel Andra again and I recommend you do not either.

    19/10/14 | Link | Rating: 1.0
    144. Stephanie L.
    We stayed here the night before we left for a cruise.

    The lobby is a bit more upscale, very nice.
    Front desk staff is super friendly.

    The accommodations were good.  
    Great location and easy walking distance to everything.
    Free wifi
    Comfy bed and dark shades :)

    10/07/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    145. Geoffrey U.
    We stayed last Fri-Sat-Sun and it was great! The room had plenty of space, with a bench, couch, coffee table, full desk, dresser, cabinets, etc. Great appointments. Extremely quiet - we slept like babies. Nice little loft bar, great restaurants around there (except Assaggio, see my review) - Lola and Dahlia were awesome places and if you don't want to sit down for breakfast walk across the street and to the left a little to the Dahia Bakery - AMAZING breakfast sandwiches.

    Andra staff were super nice and fun and helpful. The valet kept the car all weekend so we didn't have to worry about it and just walked around and took public transpo. Great location with an easy walk anywhere you want to go but thankfully a couple of blocks out of the the congestion around 4th-5th-6th and Pine/Pike. Quick walk to all the fun and restaurants in Belltown. Check out Bedlam coffee down on 2nd, cool place.

    I'm excited they're working on a hotel here in PDX so we can have visiting friends stay there!

    Next time I'm in Seattle we will stay here for sure.

    01/04/15 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    146. Joe S.
    We stayed there on a weekend for a local staycation and to see a show. It was one of the better hotel experiences I've ever had in all my personal and business travel. Absolutely great experience. Clean, spacious rooms. Super fast Internet. Quiet. Wonderful bed. Amazing food. Perfect location. They just do everything right.

    11/05/15 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    147. Steve S.
    Located with in the center of downtown Seattle with lots of things going on here.
    There's a popular restaurant down in the ground floor called Lola which seems to have connections with this hotel.
    Very awesome services! Waitress cleans everything super clean and organized during my three-day stay there.
    A nice non-chain local hotel, but no free breakfast, no sandals, not even a microwave though.

    22/02/15 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    148. Melissa C.
    Really enjoyed my and my husband's staycation at Hotel Andra for Easter weekend.

    It was a breeze checking in Friday night right before a Hot Stove cooking class in the hotel, valet was friendly and my car unharmed, plus the room - a Superia King - was a great layout with ample space. We were on the 7th floor with a view overlooking 4th Ave and the Dahlia Lounge/Bakery. We barely heard street noise and had no trouble sleeping.

    After Hopscotch in Fremont on Saturday, we drunkenly stumbled into the Andra lobby with our bags of Cinerama chocolate popcorn and sat on the lobby couches chatting away. A server from Lola popped over and asked if we wanted drinks, though he was kind enough to bring us waters as we tried to rehydrate. He even brought over an extra glass of water when another person in our party joined us later, without even being asked! I was impressed!

    The location is good - totally walkable to Pike Place and the SAM.

    I would stay here again as well as recommend it to friends and family.

    10/04/15 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    149. Alison U.
    Where everyone knows your name, Hotel Andra has an amazingly friendly staff, like none I've ever encountered before. Everyone tried and succeeded at making my stays comfortable and a home away from home while I would be in Seattle for business a week every month. The atmosphere is also very chic but modest. The rooms, even the smallest, are comfortable and have all amenities you can expect (fridge, coffee, cool toiletries in the glass and blue tiled showers).

    As a boutique hotel, this one is at the top of my list, and it comes without any pretentious and it's modestly priced throughout the year. Tom Douglas also has his restaurants in close proximity. Lola is in-house. Dahlia Lounge is just a skip across the street. Don't forget their fabulous walk-in bakery with pumpkin whoopie pies (seasonal) and all sorts of daily sandwich specials. Andra is in a great location, a short walk from the water (Pike's Market too) and there are all sorts of cute shops and eateries along the way.

    If I had to stay at one hotel for the rest of my life, this would be the one.

    12/02/15 | Link | Rating: 5.0