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La Quinta Inn & Suites Seattle Downtown in Seattle, WA

La Quinta Inn & Suites Seattle Downtown in Seattle, WA

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Enjoy the convenience of the landmark La Quinta Inn and Suites Seattle Downtown. Stay at this 7-story high-rise and you'll be within walking distance to most downtown attractions, including the Seattle Center, Space Needle, Elliott Bay Waterfront, and Pike Place Market ("The Soul of Seattle").  Visit the extensive collection of nearby theaters that host local performances, star attractions, and touring companies.

 

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Rating: 3.88

Address: 2224 8th Ave, Seattle, WA, 98121
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Comments (57):

1. Holly L.
The hotel is conveniently located within walking distance of tourist attractions: the Pike Place Market, the Seattle Center, the Space Needle, and Elliott Bay Waterfront.  It's also within three blocks to the "Ride the Ducks of Seattle" (amphibious sight-seeing vehicles that take you along streets of Seattle and onto the water of the Lake Union).  For such a central location, the hotel is well priced, especially for a small suite (a living room area separated from the sleep quarter, and a kitchenette furnished with a coffee maker, microwave, refrigerator and dinnerware).  The room is clean and quiet.  Amenities include free continental breakfast, free wifi-internet connection (advertised, but I was not able to get), fitness facility, hottub, and sauna.  My stay was pleasant enough.  I only give it a 3 because I am not so crazy about the decor and furniture that make the room look dark and a little depressing (forget about taking your date there for a romantic getaway) although the decor and furniture in the lobby and elevator halls are tasteful).  Also, closet spaces are small, and there is no full-view mirror (typical woman that I am!)  The only mirror in the entire suite is a little medicine-cabinet mirror in the bathroom.  In addition, the hotel cleanliness is average.  It is not dirty, but not spotlessly clean either.  Overall, this hotel offers much more than its ordinary rate.

10/07/07 | Link | Rating: 3.0
2. Nike D.
Location was great. But our room was at the back facing an
empty office building.  Comfort beds. A small microwave and a
fridge was useful as is the Whole foods just a block away !
Healthy breakfast... but you may get bored if you stay more than
a week though ! Hotel bed was  great ! wi-fi was ok.

The folks at the reception were great (Zohal especially !)
Check-in / Check-out was event less.  All the staff in the hotel were
very friendly. Gave directions when we need.. inquired about our
plans and gave suggestions. The room was clean and the cleaning
crew kept it clean during our stay. Parking was tight but we were able
to get the parking just outside the hotel. Did not have to venture into
the underground parking. Metro Free ride area is few blocks away.
We took it once. Kid friendly hotel.

Will recommend for folks who are economical. Enjoy.

05/10/09 | Link | Rating: 4.0
3. bob y.
Usually I am a fan of LQ having stayed there on business. We were screwed up by our travel agent and the hotel refused to change our reservation and charged us for the missing night also charging us more for the correct night. As we were on a tight schedule we were kind of held hostage by our schedule. The desk clerk was sorry and hustled through the check in. Hotel was hot, sterile and unfriendly. We talked to the sales manager the next day,but no comps or recourse. Travel agent had to get funky with them and are refunding some of our money. Bad choice never again. Hotel was clean for business travelers.

27/09/11 | Link | Rating: 2.0
4. Jennifer A.
Decent accommodations.  This is not the Westin, people.  The hotel does allow dogs and it seemed every room had one.  There was dog poop on the balcony which is a serious star downgrade.  Lovely lobby area.  I can't speak to the comfort of the beds because we got stuck on the pull out couch. It sucked.  The suite was nice.  The location can't be beat and watching the fireworks at the space needle on New Years was amazing!

03/01/09 | Link | Rating: 3.0
5. joe s.
This place is really great! The rooms are really nice with some of the most comfy beds ever! It's a great location, everything is within walking distance but they also offer free parking which is almost unheard of downtown! They even have a free breakfast every morning that is pretty impressive. The employees here are extremely nice and make you feel at home. Oh and I can't forget to mention that they are pet friendly and don't charge extra, they even have little treats for your pup! :) This has got to be the best value for what you get in a downtown hotel and I definitely recommend staying here! The parking spots are pretty tiny but manageable and free so I guess I can't really complain :)

14/12/11 | Link | Rating: 5.0
6. Paul H.
My partner and I went to Seattle over Labor Day, and spent one night at *another* hotel. It was horrible--under construction, charged for parking, and uncomfortable bed. I figured there was no way there was an available hotel room downtown over the holiday weekend, but called LQ and there was! We packed our bags, got out of the other cheesy hotel, and moved in at LQ for the next 3 nights. We had 2 queen beds, a HUGE bedroom and bathroom, and a quiet stay. Free coffee and breakfast downstairs, and free parking! If you're planning on staying downtown in Seattle, I highly suggest this friendly, convenient, reasonable hotel.

01/10/09 | Link | Rating: 4.0
7. Anthony M.
BEST PLACE TO STAY IN SEATTLE. Amazingly helpful staff, great continental breakfast, newly remodeled rooms, and just minutes from everywhere! you can take the link light rail from SeaTec airport, and then walk the short 5 minutes through downtown to get to the hotel! amazing! Karilee at the front desk is AMAZING she gave us free tickets to a club, great local advice and was jsut the greatest! AND if you stay here, you have to go right up the block to the 24 hour The Hurricane Cafe (see me review for that aswell! ) BOMB!

23/04/11 | Link | Rating: 5.0
8. Jeff H.
I had a decent stay, but not outstanding. It was exactly the kind of stay I expected from La Quinta and I would stay here again if my usual spots were booked up...

22/03/10 | Link | Rating: 3.0
9. Tammy D.
Wow!  Who knew how nice the rooms would be here?  I have never stayed at a La Quinta Inn before. I was so impressed!  Great bedding and beds, 2 shower heads, large rooms and FREE parking AND breakfast!  In the Belltown area which is a great location but it is ghetto adjacent.  Overall, a great stay!

28/06/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
10. mathew v.
Really great stay.I stayed here with my GF. They had a great policy so we brought my dog along with us. Their breakfast is great, the rooms are clean and what a fantastic price for downtown seattle. It is not far from anything, there is a nice grocery store behind the hotel, they even have a nice buffet there if you wanted to grab a quick dinner. Overall exceptional value and really clean. Very friendly staff.

03/01/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
11. Lana G.
This is a three-star hotel with more than the usual number of amenities. It's an older property but it seemed to be in good shape throughout. Our standard room was quite large. The bathroom had been remodeled and a second counter and sink had been added. The comfortable king bed had a nightstand and lamp on both sides. Heating and air conditioning was supplied by one of those individual, under-window units so common to moderately-priced hotels. It was noisy, as they all are; but, unlike most of them, it did not blow across the bed.

There were two comfortable chairs for viewing an older (CRT) TV. Applicances included a refrigerator and microwave. A Whole Foods store, located just a block or two away, can stock the refrigerator with a wide variety of grocery and deli items. The hotel's breakfast included coffee and tea, bagels and bread, healthy cereals with milk, juices and fruits, waffles and hard-boiled eggs.

Rooms on the back side of the hotel, where our room was located, face a brand-new, not-yet-occupied office building. Rooms and offices are separated by the width of an alley, so that each looks directly into the other. The window curtains are opaque and the offices probably would be empty at night, but some people might feel more comfortable with a room at the front (street side) of the hotel.

21/07/09 | Link | Rating: 4.0
12. Lisa P.
I live in Tacoma and wanted a place to stay in Seattle while a friend of mine was visiting so we could have fun in the city without worry about driving home. I found a good deal at this hotel on TripAdvisor and it is really a gem! The free parking is what sold me, but it also has a friendly staff, comfy beds in nice sized rooms with a balcony, good continental breakfast, an amazing shower, decent wifi, and is somewhat centrally located. A lot of things are walkable and everything else is a very short cab ride away. Check in time is 3pm but we arrived a few hours early to see if we could still park and hang out in the city before checking in - but the man at the front desk told us the room was already ready, so that was a nice surprise. Overall, this hotel was perfect for a couple of twenty-somethings visiting Seattle on a budget.

24/02/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
13. Victoria T.
Not bad.  Not fabulous.  Fairly economical.  The room was clean and tidy.  The bed was comfy.  The staff was friendly.  There was a guest laundry available (which was great since I spilled coffee all over my shirt).

The only real problem were the gnats in the lobby.  There was this small cloud that seemed to perpetually hover at the door.  Weird.

01/02/08 | Link | Rating: 3.0
14. Andrew B.
Great hotel find in downtown Seattle.

I have never had a bad experience with a La Quinta hotel.  My four night stay at this one was great.  The room was nice (great shower and really comfortable bed).  This hotel is much fancier on the inside than you would expect by looking at the outside.  The hotel has free wi-fi and free breakfast.

The front desk personnel were very helpful as it was my first time in Seattle.  Conveniently located - you can walk to Pikes Market, Lake Union and Seattle center within a half hour.  

A great place to stay!

19/09/11 | Link | Rating: 5.0
15. T L.
I stay at La Quinta's very often. This is the best one yet. Price is steeper than most, when I mentioned that we were given a suite upgrade. Parking is very tight but normal for downtown.

08/07/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
16. Brie P.
This hotel was amazing! We had to check in 12 hours late and the whole drive we were calling and checking in, they were concerned with our safety ( struck in snow) and we're extremely helpful navigating. Once we arrived they were still very nice, it felt like we were talking with old friends. We got a suite and it was also very nice, not what we expected. Felt like we were in a 5 star hotel. The maids were always helpful with towels etc.. Oh and we can't forget the breakfast! This was not eggos, it wash fresh waffles and pancakes made to order and the biscuits and gravy were mouth watering! Wifi was slow but worked enough for what we needed, 3 ipads, a kindle, a laptop and 3 iphones all running netflix or Hulu. Also the shower heads rock! Location is awesome. Walking distance to everything or a 7 buck taxi trip if it's cold.  When we come back to Seattle this is where we will stay!

17/04/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
17. Jennifer D.
Service was fast, very quiet neighborhood but very close proximity to attractions in downtown Seattle. They also give you a map of Seattle too.

BEST CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST I've had in a hotel! Variety of food, juice, water, coffee, fruits, waffles, yogurt, bagels, pastries and all you can eat!

Queen bed was decent, TV was small but there was cable! Lots of mirrors and 2 sinks, as well as a sofa bed, desk, table, closet, fridge and microwave.

16/01/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
18. Keely B.
Do. Not. Stay. Here.  Unless you want to bring bed bugs home with you.  

After all the news, my bestie and I decided to inspect our hotel room first thing to make sure we didn't have any unpleasant surprises.  Wouldn't you know, we found bed bugs!  When we went back to the desk to tell the staff we were leaving, we were told, "Oh, that sucks.  We inherited this hotel, and it's been a huge problem.  We're renovating to try to fix it."  Thanks for the honesty, but who says that?!  We made a hasty exit.

We ended up wandering around downtown Seattle at midnight trying to find another hotel...which we eventually did.  But that's another review.

27/09/10 | Link | Rating: 1.0
19. James O.
Surprisingly good hotel find in downtown Seattle.  

My wife and I recently took a roadtrip to Seattle for a friend's graduation and we needed a place that was a) in the downtown area b) dog friendly c) relatively inexpensive.

Although a bit pricey for what you get, overall it was a good place to call home for a couple of days.  The staff were all extremely friendly, the interior was clean and the rooms themselves were actually a lot fancier than I was expecting from a La Quinta Inn.  At least the room we got also had a nice view of part of the Seattle skyline (yes, this implies we got a sunny day in Seattle!).  Best of all, they were very welcoming of our 35 lbs dog - all we had to do was sign some papers noting that we'd cover any damages he might do (which was understandable) and we were sent our way to our room.  No extra $75 charge for having him along like many of the other hotels.  

The rooms were nice and quiet too.  No sounds of people walking above us or people talking in the rooms beside us.  

Also nice was the location.  It seemed like we were at the center of a 6 block radius to all the locations we'd have to go to that weekend - the bars we'd visit with our graduating friend, restaurants, a local pet store (in case we forgot anything for our dog) and the other hotels that our dogless friends were staying at.  

The downside?  The exterior is nothing to write home about - in fact I was a bit concerned how clean the place was going to be when I saw how the outside looked like it could use a bit of a renovation.  Also, the parking spots both in the garage and their side lot were TINY.  Leave your hummers at home if you're staying here - we had issues parking our corolla in some of the spots.   Finally, the interior hallways and rooms were poorly lit.  This isn't an issue on bright days, but can be a bit gloomy at night.

13/06/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
20. Andy F.
The outside is deceiving (not too pretty).

The room was nice, had enough space, and the bed was very comfortable.

The shower was AM-MAZ-ING. It had two shower heads! There was plenty of water pressure and each shower head could individually switch between a hard stream or soft shower mode.

The service wasn't anything to rave about, but got the job done. The WiFi speed was ok. The continental breakfast wasn't anything to rave about either, but overall a great stay for a reasonable price!

02/11/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
21. E G.
Stayed at La Quinta for two nights in January 2012.  The beds were surprisingly comfortable, the room was spacious and clean and the bathroom shower had two high powered shower heads.  

Overall this place is a good deal. Parking is included in the rate and there was no extra charge for my dog.

On the downside, the wifi speeds are horrible at night (when all the guests must be on) and the parking garage is miniature. Getting in an out of the parking spaces takes several point turns and some of the spots where so small there's no way I'd park in them.

I don't know if I'll stay here again because of the parking. I'd rather pay a little bit more and not risk dents and scuffs on my car.

07/01/12 | Link | Rating: 3.0
22. Stephen R.
Went to Seattle for a Seahawks game and this hotel was about 3 miles from the stadium.  Doesn't look like much from the outside, but nice rooms, free wifi, pretty standard free breakfast, waffles, pancakes, oatmeal and fresh fruit.  Friendly staff.

15/11/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
23. Jim S.
Room ok.  Breakfast was poor.  Cereal and poor service were the breakfast standards.  Had to ask multiple times for empty containers to be refilled.  

Desk screwed up transportation arrangements but it only required a 15 minute extra wait.

15/03/12 | Link | Rating: 3.0
24. Tim C.
I was attending a conference at the Seattle Convention center.  As a student I was looking for affordable lodging with the amenities.  After doing a little searching for a nearby hotel, I stumbled upon the La Quinta Inn & Suites in downtown Seattle.  The hotel is about a 10min walk to the Seattle Convention center (you just have to walk up a few blocks up 8th ave and you are there).  They have great prices available (booked through hotels.com ).  Best apart of my stay at the La Quinta Inn and Suites was that they offer free breakfast everyday.  Most places I've been to that offer free breakfast usually just serves cereal, pastries, and maybe yogurt.  La Quinta offered that and more.  While it wasn't a gourmet breakfast, they also had healthy options such as hard-boiled eggs, oatmeal, fruit and then other breakfast options like cook your own waffles, and some form of cooked breakfast item that I wasn't sure what it was (but people were eating it!)  Also the free wifi offered is actually good, and fast.

The room was very nice and clean, I think I read somewhere that they had recently re-modeled all their rooms and you can tell.  My room was very comfortable and no major complaints.  Except they have really small trash can, with even tinier trash bags, I don't know how they expect people can throw stuff away in there, but not by any means a deal breaker.

Ideally I also wanted a hotel with a gym, La Quinta does offer a "gym", but its very limited.  It has like one treadmill and one of those total body machines.  Fortunately there is also a Gold's gym which is nearby (like a 10min walk, its a good warm-up ) in downtown Seattle.  

The staff was also very nice and check in and out was very quick and simple.  I did ask about late check-out and the women at the front desk looked at me like I had six heads.  However, they do allow you to store your bags on the day of check-out in a locked room.  Overall, I would recommend La Quinta Inn and Suites, and would book again.

22/11/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
25. Lee N.
Pretty darn good! Visited for 3 nights here in March 2014. Nathan at front desk was a gem. Good location, great price... Safe....and walking distance to space needle, chihuly exhibit, theaters, and museums. You'll probably need a cab for waterfront or pike market. We got a room on the top floor, 2 double beds, shower was good with strong water pressure, room was clean, comfy with a nice view and lots of cable channels. Beware they are militant about the free breakfast... If they tell you it ends at 9:30am... The worker will start removing food at 9:25 so get there early. The food is good, hard boiled eggs, biscuits and gravy, hot waffles, yogurt and fruit. Printed my boarding passes at their free computer area. Yay! Also had them store our luggage after check out for more sightseeing on our last day. Also..highly recommend light rail service for cheap, easy, efficient transportation to and from airport. Seattle rocks!! Great hotel.

17/04/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
26. Lisa F.
We went to Seattle with no place to stay, because we weren't really sure of our plans.

We had a dog with us too.  A big slobbery English Bulldog.  I found while I was calling up hotels in the downtown area on our way to Seattle, that either our dog was above the 30lb max size limit, or they charged some insane pet fee.  $50 PER NIGHT extra?!?!?!  My dog is probably going to make less of a mess than the 3 other humans occupying the room, so a $50 pet fee is a bit much.  Or, many hotels just didn't allow pets at all.

La Quinta allowed our dog with no additional fee.  It was close to the Space Needle, I think it was about an 8 block walk to Pike's Place market,  and it was close to  many of the other attractions in downtown Seattle.

We reserved the room on our drive up, and then we found our way to La Quinta. I wasn't really sure about the area when we pulled up.  It seems to be right on the edge of the tourist area on one side and on the edge of a shadier area on the other side.  I learned during our 2 night stay, that the shady area wasn't really shady, it was just old compared to the very modern area on the other side of the hotel.

The hotel on the outside is boring and old.  Off white, a bit dirty.  Knowing we were paying $149/nt plus the 15% Seattle hotel tax, we were kind of skeptical when we pulled up.

Then we walked inside to a very modern lobby.  Friendly people at the desk.  They have 2 Macs available for use in the lobby to log on to the internet at no charge.  2 big seating areas with comfy couches and seats.
We checked in, and went up to our room.  The halls are the same as the outside, they really need an update.
But when we opened our door to our room, we were pleasantly surprised.
Flat screen TV, 2 of the most comfortable queen size beds I have ever slept in at a hotel, a big bathroom, fridge with freezer and sink area with coffee pot,  & a microwave.

Did I mention the ridiculously comfy beds???

They let us keep our dog  in our room when we left as long as they had a way to contact us if he was causing a problem, which he didn't.

Breakfast in the morning was fine.  I'm not really a breakfast person.  Muffins, bagels, toast, fruit, hard boiled eggs, cereal, oatmeal, coffee, tea, cocoa, and yogurt were just a few of the selections I can remember.

We would definitely stay here again when we go to Seattle.  

OH! and they have free parking.  Try finding that at any of the hotels in downtown Seattle.  Most I called charged $15-$25/nt plus tax for parking.

14/08/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
27. Wellington C.
The hotel is located in the seattle center area and is close to the space needle.  If you walk it will take you about 10 to 15 minutes.  I picked this hotel after doing some research on kayak and other online travel websites.  This ended up being a decent place for the following reason:
1.  Price, at $89 dollars a night plus tax it wasnt the cheapest place in the area but it also wasnt the most expensive one either.
2.  Ammenities, free parking, breakfast, fridge, microwave
3. Location, seattle center area, near downtown

The hotel was undergoing some remodeling so since we were on the second floor, we did hear some of the construction noise in the moring.  There is also a lot of construction going on in the downtown area, so it does get quite loud every once and awhile.

The beds were comfortable and decent size and the room was pretty big as well.  I did like the dual shower heads in the bathroom.

The wifi is free but we got a very weak signal in the room.

Overall this was a good stay and a good value.  Definitely a solid 3 maybe a 3.5 in terms of hotel ratings.

06/03/12 | Link | Rating: 3.0
28. Erica H.
Great location. Good amenities. Nicest La Quinta I've ever stayed in. But there's always a butt...the walls are a little thin. We were unfortunate enough to hear the guest next door blowing up the toilet. All in all not a bad stay.

18/02/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
29. Davis L.
The staff here is really friendly and the room is pretty cozy. Yesterday, it was 10 at night and my friend and I were kinda hungry and we asked the staff at the front desk if there's any restaurant with delivery service and she gave us a bunch of flyer and some advise, really awesome lol.

21/03/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
30. John K.
Great hotel in downtown Seattle.  The location was ideal as it was walking distance to Pike's Place Market, the Space Needle, and the local hangouts.  We were only in town for one night as this was the start of a road trip south, so we wanted to hit the highlights.  Your first impression is that it will look a bit sketchy from the outside as it's older, looks a bit rundown and the neighborhood isn't the thriving area that begs confidence.  However, going inside everything is new, has a great continental breakfast, and the rooms are upper scale and clean.  Quite a contrast looking at the outside!  We had no complaints and enjoyed our stay.  The front desk staff was also helpful checking in early, and giving us recommendations on what to see.

17/08/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
31. John B.
Love Carrie, love Anthony, really like this hotel and never had any service issues. We have stayed here about 6 times and have had a good experience each time, they take great care of us. No extra fees for the dog and with Denny park a block away it is an ideal hotel for anyone travelling with a pet. We will always stay at the la Quinta when we are in Seattle.....plenty of other good hotels in the area but nothing can compare to the value this hotel offers.....btw don't let the exterior of the hotel cloud your judgement.

12/10/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
32. Jennifer R.
What an unexpected gem and nice surprise! We stayed in a suite. The entire experience- from the staff, the gorgeous room, and the location were all wonderful. Free breakfast and free parking; little treats like cookies and lemonade in the lobby; and a close walk to everything! I think this hotel was my favorite part of this trip to Seattle!

21/11/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
33. Sarah V.
This hotel is within a short distance to many Seattle attractions, which is a big plus. Rates are good and they include free parkingc wi-fi, and breakfast (yay!). The hotel lobby is nicely decorated, the hotel rooms are clean, pillows were comfy, and the staff was very nice. Fresh chocolate chip cookies in the evening were a nice touch. I would definitely stay here again on a future trip.

25/11/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
34. Stella M.
Great stay for the price.

It's not a 5 star hotel but for the price and the location definitely worth staying. It's clean and the staff is friendly. They provide free parking and wifi. They also serve free breakfast in the morning although the quality is quite basic. But it's free what do you expect?

It's about a 10 min walk to Seattle Center/Space Needle. And it's about a 15 min walk to Downtown and Pikes Market Place. It's not super close but definitely walkable.

I would most definitely stay here again on my next visit to Seattle.

24/01/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
35. Eric E.
When you first walk into the lobby its very modern looking. Right behind the check in counter is the breakfast room where they serve breakfast. The food was plentiful and had a decent selection of cold cereal, fruits, yogurts, waffles, and breakfast burritos.

The rooms were decent and clean as well. However where in mark them down is their "free" wifi. According to the cards in the room there is not supposed to be a password however there is. So after calling the front desk to get the password I log in on my tablet. Guess what I see? A ad pop up that wants me to install a bunch of garbage apps. I am computer savvy so I notice the very small hidden at the bottom "No just log me in". However a person like my mom would have clicked on the apps and installed some random spyware or whatever on her phone if i hadn't noticed it first. On my sisters ipad it showed a 30 second video ad. On my Windows Phone it showed me a bunch of picture ads.

Just for this sleaziness I downgraded them from a easy 4-5 stars to a 2.

01/01/13 | Link | Rating: 2.0
36. Lee A.
I was definitely frightened by the outside appearance and the parking. Don't judge from the outside. The lobby is very nice and the rooms are too. This is pretty fancy for a laquinta. Parking is free, if you can get your car into and out of a spot. Staff is friendly. Breakfast is the usual unhealthy junk food stuff with a few healthy items mixed in. It's near the space needle. If I could find a place for the same price or less with free parking closer to pike place market I'd opt for that next time around. You can still walk and it's a way better option to leave your car in the free parking garage at the hotel than to pay an arm and a leg for parking Downtown. Or take a bus for 2.25 one way. If the weather is nice walking is no problem.

08/02/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
37. Maria C.
I was hesitant making this reservation since I wasn't sure where exactly the location was. Turns out we were smack dab in the middle between Pike's and the Space Needle - it was PERFECT!!!

Downtown was within walking distance and we left the car at the hotel the majority of the time. Pike's was only a 10-15 min walk. Be mindful which areas you walk, however, because you'll run into some "interesting" people.

The receptionist was always pleasant and helpful throughout our stay. The 8 parking spots available right outside the hotel are TINY and usually full. There is an underground parking garage, which I would recommend parking your rental/car esp if it's raining or snowing. FREE PARKING!

Complimentary continental breakfast in the morning - always packed but enough to grab a quick bite, coffee, tea or juice.

I was pleasantly surprised how nice our room was. Recently renovated and everything was brand new and very modern. The room came with a fridge, microwave, coffee maker, flat screen TV, dual shower heads and descent soap/shampoo/conditioner.

I would definitely recommend staying at this hotel if you're looking for something relatively inexpensive with free parking in downtown Seattle.

Note: Wi-Fi could be slow...  iPAD took forever at times...

01/02/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
38. Kaitlin V.
I am a huge believer in reading millions of reviews before I decide to book a hotel anywhere.  I found a great deal on this hotel for our 5 night stay and after reading the reviews, was excited to stay here.

Upon arriving, we were a little wary of the exterior. That's the only thing keeping me from giving it 5 stars.  However, once we entered the lobby, we were sold.  It was beautiful! We loved the fish, and the staff was so nice.  The front desk attendant gave us a map with things to do in the area and advised us on what to visit and where to eat.

The room was spectacular; we had a view of the Space Needle in the bedroom of our suite.  On the two days we were able to wake up early enough for breakfast, the food was acceptable.  We didn't expect fancy breakfasts, but the burritos and waffles were tasty. The complimentary wi-fi was fine for what we needed it for; bus schedules and information on the city. When we needed to print out some information, we were able to use the computers and printers provided to the guests at no charge.

We were in the heart of it all; walking distance to all the tourist attractions and close to a bus stop for things that were out of our walking radius.  We had free parking for the night we needed our rental, and never heard any other guests from our room.

From now on, this will be our go-to hotel when we go to Seattle (which we probably will a few more times) and we will recommend it to everyone who goes to stay. This hotel was perfect.

13/10/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
39. Avila O.
I can not even complain. The prices are great and the rooms are comfy and super nice and clean. The bed was very comfortable which is a big plus for me. The breakfast was really good as well. The parking spots are a little bit small but that was not a big deal either. No hidden fees and no rip off and the staff is really nice as well. The internet is actually high speed.
I never thought I could stay at such a great place for little money. I stayed in so many different hotels already and this was my best experience by far.

27/02/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
40. Theresa N.
Nicely decorated/updated lobby.  Delicious lemonade made with real lemons and real sugar in the guest area.  Workstations with huge screens, standard continental breakfast was good.  

Comfy clean bed.  Our bathroom smelled like urine though and the commode had toilet paper in it, unflushed. I think there was something else in there too but I didn't bother to look harder, I just flushed.  

I was a little irritated that we were given a room on the 7th floor, and there was wet paint smell throughout the hallways as the workmen were actively painting and remodeling.  The smell hit us like a ton of bricks as soon as the elevator doors opened.  I wondered why they could not have given us a room where there was no construction going on.  The smell did not permeate our rooms, and there was no noise at all from the construction, but the urine smell did not go away.

Good location, nice front desk staff.

07/10/13 | Link | Rating: 3.0
41. Julie T.
I booked this room for one night on May 19, 2004. The room was a double with two queen beds for three people total.
We were very happy with our overall experience.

After comparing prices, this was one of the best Seattle had to offer for one night. We simply wanted a nice place to stay downtown close to the major hotspots. We didn't need anything fancy. However, the lobby was quite lovely!

We arrived early so we couldn't check in immediately, but they allowed us to put our bags in the back room. The only thing I would have liked is a tag to make sure no one else takes our bags.  

The location was great! It was close to the Space Needle, walking distance to Pike Market place, and if you're a good walker, you can make it to the ferries to Bainbridge Island easily for a beautiful ferry ride.  (Highly recommend!)

The front desk receptionists were so great, in fact, they were quit adorable.  They were also very helpful in trying to find conditioner for my friend. (If you like conditioner for your hair, bring your own!)

The room was nice and roomy. A fridge and microwave were available.
The breakfast was wonderful. For an included breakfast, they provided a lot, including biscuits and gravy, waffles, pastries, etc.

Wifi was good.

I can't comment on parking because we did not drive a car.

You probably can't expect a good view from your room because of the surroundings, but who spends too much time in a hotel anyway.

Overall, great hotel. I would book there again.

23/05/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
42. shari m.
We stayed here for two nights at the end of July 2014. I am giving this place a 3.5 star rating.  The biggest benefits of this hotel is the location for the price.  We walked to the  Space Needle, Pike Place market, and wandered around nearby neighborhoods.  We didn't bother with a car, but parking is included, which is definitely a nice perk as many places charge for this.  The rooms were clean, but our view from the second floor was of an office building and their trash cans.  

The wifi was free, but super slow.  In the end, I just gave up and used my cell phone's data instead.  Breakfast was okay--my kids loved the make-your-own waffles, but the other hot food that we had (biscuits and gravy and a breakfast burrito) should be skipped.  

The biggest thing that bugged me was the push on using a town car to get to the airport.  We asked the front desk how long it would take to get to the airport from downtown so that we could figure out when to call a cab.  We heard a really roundabout answer about how there are times a cab might not even be dispatched to us, how they might send a Prius so we probably won't fit and might need to take two cabs, how the charge is supposed to be $40 flat rate, but who knows if that is what will be the actual cost.  She then said that she works for a town car company who will take us for $50.  I'm not against using town cars, and in fact, I have used it for airport transportation in other cities, but the hard sell just rubbed me the wrong way.  I own a Prius and drove my Prius to the airport so I knew for a fact that all of my luggage and kids would fit.  

The next morning I asked the front desk to call a cab.  Again the front desk person (a different one from the night before) said that he recommended a town car and there was one waiting outside who can take us immediately for $50.  I left plenty of room in my schedule to get to the airport, so I again asked if he could call a cab. He said it might be awhile which I said we would be okay with.  By the time I got my kids settled, a cab was already honking it's horn.  On the drive over to the airport, I mentioned the town car sell and the cab driver told us that the front desk gets a commission from the town car company, which I figured was the case.

Overall, the location for the price is the best selling point and I would book here again.  Next time, I would just call the cab company myself to avoid the town car sell.

01/08/14 | Link | Rating: 3.0
43. Geoffrey C.
3.5-stars. Solid value. The La Quinta is the best 3-star hotel in the Seattle Center district (e.g. Best Western Executive, Hotel 5). The rooms are spacious and clean, parking and breakfast is free (although breakfast isn't much -- and can be unpleasantly hectic during summer cruise season). The location might be a few blocks further from the Needle than other similar hotels, but it's really close to Denny Triangle, with no shortage of walkable amenities. Unsurprising, the average Yelp rating corroborates my experience. If given the choice (and a comparable rate), choose this place over the competition.

10/06/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
44. Lan C.
This hotel was a great find for the location and price.  So easy to walk to all the sights within the downtown area.

We had a double with 2 queens.  The space was more than adequate.  Clean room.  Breakfast was average, nothing too special.  They did have some options for hot breakfast, which is better than other hotels we stayed at for our 2-weeks Seattle adventure.

Parking was included!  This was very nice since we had a rental car.  The parking spaces were very tight, though!

The wifi was a problem.  Difficulty logging in at times -- so that I didn't even bother most of the time.   They should simplify the process -- we stayed in other hotels with much better wifi!

The work desk area was adequate, but sub par to other hotels we stayed at (for less $).

The sink is not child friendly though.  Very high and difficult for (small) children to manage on their own without adult supervision.

Overall, a good hotel if you want to be in downtown area for tourist activities.

08/07/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
45. Jim H.
Alright, first, this place gets kudos for location and price. It's centrally located, and the price is great. It looks recently redecorated on the inside, and the rooms are tasteful, but the outside still screams 1960s.

That said, there are problems. The bed was WAY too soft, and the microwave in the room didn't look particularly clean. In a city that's supposed to be the best wired in the nation, the wireless internet is the worst I've ever experienced in a hotel. Getting logged on can be a real chore, and once on, it's very slow. They were "having a problem" with their cable TV, so none of the cable news channels were available during the entire stay.

The front desk crew is friendly, but when the lock on a colleague's room didn't work, they refused to change the room, so every time he went out, someone had to escort him back to the room and open it with the master key. It also took more effort than was warranted to get a half hour late checkout. In short, friendly, but not very accommodating.

The free breakfast is worth what you pay for it. No hot food unless you want to make a waffle. Biscuits as hard and cold as hockey pucks. Bananas greener than plantains.

And in the home city of Microsoft, the office center had Macs!

Value for a casual visitor, possibly, but not much for someone who needs to stay connected.

05/06/14 | Link | Rating: 2.0
46. Rob G.
Spacious and great amenities. For the most part all my experiences with LQ in every city including the one in Kirkland were outstanding.

04/02/15 | Link | Rating: 5.0
47. Kim K.
Ambiance: While the outside of the building seems a bit outdated, but the inside was just fine. They even have a rad fish tank up front!

Staff: All staff were really friendly, helpful, courteous, etc. I had a package shipped to me at the hotel. Upon check-in even before asking about the package, the clerk handed me the package. Awesome! They also were happy to accommodate a late check-out without any problems.  

Room: The room felt clean and well-maintained. It was also surprisingly large for a hotel room! Not the most up-to-date but it was perfectly nice and clean.

Location: Great - easy to find, great downtown location. Love that the walk to Whole Foods only took about 5 minutes.

Internet: worked great. No interruptions, weak signals, etc.

08/01/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
48. Debbie G.
There were 4 of us who stayed here while visiting family.  The staff were wonderful, the rooms were very spacious and clean.  The beds were super comfortable, we also had a frig and microwave that we didn't know came with the room.  The breakfast was great, in the lobby there was fresh coffee and water with fresh lemons which was very nice. The parking was free which was a plus, also location was great, close to many sights. Would definitely recommend this location :-)

03/03/15 | Link | Rating: 5.0
49. Ruins ..
I generally like La Quinta so this was in a good location for what I needed and took a chance over a smaller, independent place. For this trip, it was price over presentation, let's say.

The exterior is a little shabby and the parking situation isn't immediately clear (although it is free) but the interior was quite well kept; especially the common areas. The room was spacious and the bed was quite comfy. The staff, while very casual which was a little off-putting), were nice.

It's within walking distance of just about everything you'd want in the downtown area although it feels far away for some reason. I'd definitely go back.

28/02/15 | Link | Rating: 3.0
50. Zelda Z.
I stayed here recently for the first time and it was such a great experience. Everyone on the staff was very courteous and welcoming and the accommodations are nice. It's a pet friendly hotel and they even have complimentary treats for dogs at the front desk. The lobby is well maintained and very modern, and they have complimentary lemonade and lemon water available 24/7. The lemonade was quite addictive! There are computers downstairs for guests to use and the property has free Wi-Fi in the rooms; I had no problems connecting.The two room suite is quite spacious and almost feels like a small apartment. It was clean, but not immaculate. No major problems, though. It had a nice view of the Space Needle and included a microwave and refrigerator. The king size bed was really comfortable which made for a great night's sleep.

There is a complimentary continental breakfast served until 9:30 am which consists of a hot item, fruit, yogurt, oatmeal, cereal, muffins, toast, and waffles. The hot item varies from day to day, so one morning they offered biscuits and gravy and the next morning it was some sort of breakfast burrito. I never saw scrambled eggs which is usually available on most hot breakfast buffets, but perhaps it's one of the items they rotate. I was only there for two nights, so it's hard to say.

Unlike most of the downtown hotels, there is free parking but it is somewhat limited. There are spaces available in the parking lot, and there is a small garage below the property. I was able to find parking both nights, but on the second night I took the last available spot. I imagine it's a challenge on busy weekends.

The hotel is close to all of the downtown sights and attractions, plus it's only a few blocks away from Whole Foods Market. Talk about convenient!

La Quinta offers a loyalty program which allows you to earn points for free nights, plus they participate with several airlines for frequent flyer programs.

Overall I was extremely pleased with my stay and will definitely return the next time I need accommodations in Seattle.

06/09/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
51. Joe M.
One of my friends found a great deal when looking for a place somewhat close by and walking distance.  After arriving, we were pretty happy to notice it was not too close but not too far for anywhere we needed to go.  On the outside the building may not look like much, but looks can be deceiving.  Just the lobby alone looks amazing.  It has a subtle sweet scent and the staff is on board to make sure all guests are taken care of.  

A bonus perk is that parking is free if your staying as a guest.  Other hotels in Seattle often charge quite a bit per day.  Parking is first come, first serve basis. So if you arrive on a Thursday like we did, you may not want to move the car for the duration of your visit.  After receiving our keys, we checked out the room.  The room itself is spacious and comfortable.  On the 2 nights I was there, it was definitely quiet and peaceful.  

Continental breakfast is adequate as they provide cold food and some hot food options.  Sometimes they will have mini breakfast burritos and other times biscuits and gravy.  Hot oatmeal is also available along with a variety of fruit, yogurt, muffins, and bread.  You can make waffles too.  Coffee and tea are available along with apple and orange juice.  Be cautious though as 10 AM approaches, breakfast is over and the food will disappear in a heartbeat.

I would definitely come back here again as it was only 10-15 walking distance to the convention center.  It's even closer to the space needle and all those other exhibits too.  2 Apple computers are free to use too with free Internet.  Wi-Fi is available and free but I couldn't access it on the 6th floor where we were staying at.  The lobby area was fine and there were no issues.  A nice touch is the complimentary water with lemon and hot cider.  I will definitely come back here and stay for my future Seattle visits!

02/04/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
52. Marlene G.
My boyfriend and I stayed here for 2 nights during the week of Thanksgiving. Our experience was great!  We received superior customer service and really enjoyed all the hotel amenities.

We paid for a standard room, but it turned out to be quite spacious. We also had a microwave and refrigerator. The bed was comfy, and the bathroom had plenty of counter space.

The breakfast was continental style, and was very good. In the lobby, there was always hot coffee or apple cider available. The hotel location was ideal--we were able to walk the whole city (including the Space Needle, Pikes market and waterfront). Overall, it was an excellent stay!

01/01/15 | Link | Rating: 5.0
53. Art O.
We stayed here at this hotel for 3 nights.  Value wise the stay was okay; but if you're after peace and quiet--this is not the place to stay.  You can hear the plumbing when someone turns on the shower and when the doors close.  

In addition, plumbing was leaking in the garage and in the stairway exit from the second floor.  Money being wasted; get these issues fix, asap!  They also had a midnight conference going on in the hallway; loud enough to bring the cops over.

Room #208 had some major issues.  TV and the microwave oven didn't work properly as well as the small refrigerator.  And it looks like someone was planning to burglarized this room if they didn't do so already.  The patio screen was cut and there was no latch to lock the patio door.  Obviously, someone had removed it.  

I was getting addicted to the free lemonade in the lobby.  The complimentary breakfast the hotel offered was great; although it was nothing big to brag about.  Everything was within walking distance; ie., Space Needles, Whole Foods, Gates Foundation Visitor Center, etc.

Parking was free for the guests.  Lobby level parking is available if you're lucky, since they are only eight spaces.  And under the building; the subterranean garage is made for small vehicles and the parking spaces are very tight!  If you drive a huge boat or a big foot truck, better look else where.

Overall, it could have been better.  Hopefully management will take care of these issues I've mentioned and make it a pleasant stay for the next customer.

26/09/14 | Link | Rating: 3.0
54. Lori F.
Best value hotel in the area, with reasonable rates, free Cont'l style bkfst, including make your own Belgium waffles, free lemonade & fruit water to help yourself to all day, & best of all, walking distance to Pike's & the Space Needle.

Rm was very basic, but clean &  that's all we needed.  Front desk was accommodating & stored our luggage free of charge after we checked out.

Check out was easy & Budget car rental literally was across the street to pick up our car.

06/10/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
55. Jay T.
This hotel was a good deal. We booked it through hot wire, we requested two beds per room. When we arrived they informed us the two beds were "technically two beds but not really" we had to rely on a pullout sofa and it was not very comfortable. The bed was great, very comfy with a very warm cover.
The service was good, staff were very friendly and helpful.
They offered free breakfast, it consists of make your own waffle, coffee, tea, yogurt, milk, egg and sausage little sandwiches and some pastries. It was good, it did however end at 9am so we only ate there once.
The lobby area is very nice, it has a small lounge area and when you walk in you can see the clean eating section for breakfast.
The rooms were pretty small, with the pullout sofa we really didn't have any space to walk in the room and we had to pull the sofa in right away when we were awake. The carpet is green and it gives a sense of not being very clean. The bathroom and beds appeared clean. The pullout sofas, not so much, and it was noisy. Also when we walked into one of the rooms, although it was a nonsmoking area, it smelled as if someone had been smoking the previous night which was pretty annoying.
We did however spend a good amount of time in the room the two nights we were there, there were 6 of us hanging out and drinking in one of the rooms and they never complained or asked us to keep it down.
It is also a really good location, all the famous spots were literally 2-5min away; however, parking is a problem, we had a rental SUV and it was very difficult to park. (Tiny spots, tiny Parking lot)
Overall we had a good experience for a good rate but due to the pullout sofa and inconvenient parking, I would probably not go back.

06/02/15 | Link | Rating: 2.0
56. Erika S.
My family and grandparents stayed here because it was the cheapest downtown hotel, so we shouldn't have been surprised to see that the rooms weren't the nicest. The carpet is an awful green that makes the room so dark, you think you've booked a room in a swamp. My grandma wanted to leave because she thought it was a dump. BUT, the pros outweigh the cons.

This hotel offers free fresh baked cookies at 7pm, and water, lemonade, and coffee with flavored creamers all day. The breakfast in the morning is limited (sausage, scrambled eggs, yogurt, toast variety, waffles, 3 cereals), but enough to fill yourself up. There is free wifi and two Mac computers in the lobby for guests to use.

They also offer a laundry machine for $1.50 per load, but the machine doesn't work on hot water. Another thing that bothered me was how early room service came around. They come around as early as 7:30 in the morning when I'd guess most people are sleeping.

Overall a good place to stay. The staff is friendly and they have a fish tank with a blowfish that follows your hand, so that's a bonus, right?

18/05/15 | Link | Rating: 3.0
57. Diana T.
When it comes to hotels, I really don't mind where I stay at because I look at a hotel as a place to just sleep.  But man, this hotel is super awesome!!!  The lobby is very cute and super modern.  There are computers for your use, as well as complimentary water with fresh fruits in it.  My fiance and I got a room with a full sized bed and OMG these beds are sooooo comfy!!!  I seriously did not want to get out of bed because it was the most comfortable beds that I have ever laid on!  The hotel itself is nice and clean.  The view was not so great but we had the shades closed the whole time.  The TV is nice and big so we can watch some shows while in bed or just while we are getting ready for the night.

The best part about this hotel is COMPLIMENTARY breakfast!!!! I love breakfast so when i hear this, this is a total added bonus!!  They have just your typical breakfast, waffles, bread, muffins, cereal, eggs, etc.  Good breakfast just to fill your appetite!  NOthing to spectacular though but hey, its free!

The service here is awesome!! we ran out of toothpaste and they gave us some!  Never knew they had all this stuff but apparently they have pretty much everything!!

Definitely would come back to this place...just to sleep on the beds! ;)

NOTE:
-Complimentary breakfast until 9am

02/05/15 | Link | Rating: 5.0