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Rating: 3.95

Address: 600 Queen Anne Ave N, Seattle, WA, 98109

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    1. Sarah S.
    this hotel was delightful. rooms were spacious, if not too big. the staff was very pleasant and they gave good insider information. it was a little loud as my room was facing the street and its an older place with all its old-building noises, but it didn't bother me that much. it would be a great place for an extended stay as the "kitchenettes" are as big as my apartment kitchen. would definitely stay here again.

    21/03/07 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    2. Scott R.
    Best value hotel in Seattle.  Great little "apartment" style rooms with hardwood floors and full kitchens.  Great beds.   The very best coffee shop in the city (Cafe Ladro) is downstairs.  Great prices, good for startup budgets.   In a fantastic location.

    12/03/06 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    3. Frances M.
    ok so its not about the hotel - but about the amazing service.  stuck on queen anne hill during snow storm - needed ride to sea-tac- and called around for taxis HAH
    called Marqueen - they couldn't have been nicer - called and arranged car to airport (at discount from what I got calling directly) - when I arrived called to confirm car on way, then called 15 minutes later to be sure car on way.  Receptionist refused to accept tip for service - she was super gracious and kind
    lobby was pleasant and nice - service great

    27/12/08 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    4. Tom P.
    Not impressed, spent 3 days in march 2011. No breakfast, no vending machines or store to purchase water or soda on site. Staff was not very warm, valet and doorman were slackers, linens were discolored, dirty, and I found a spider in my bed. The window treatments were tattered and broke when I tried to open or close them. Nice wood floors but they were beat to crap. Not a full service hotel. Needs a make over. Good location to attractions for sure!

    02/04/11 | Link | Rating: 2.0
    5. Nicole H.
    I just stayed ay the Marqueen for 4 nights this past weekend and loved every minute of it! The room was clean, quiet and really big! I really appreciated the full sized fridge which helped me save on spending money on going out to eat.  I would recommend NOT using the valet to park your car which is a bit pricey ($25/night) and instead parking your car in the surrounding residential neighborhood. The hotel offers a basic breakfast in the morning (bagels/coffee/oatmeal).  The location of the hotel was so convenient to the Space needle and Olympic Sculpture park. It's about a 15-20 minute walk to downtown, which was really nice! I would absolutely stay here again! The Marqueen is full of charm and warmth and very cozy!

    19/04/11 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    6. Adam P.
    To sum it up real quickly.. both my girlfriend and I wish the MarQueen were apartments again because we'd live there in a heartbeat!

    Not only was the place just charming and amazing, but the staff was helpful, knowledgeable, and very polite! When we arrived at the hotel from the airport the bellman greeted us and opened the door, we were promptly checked in, and then headed straight to the room. I loved the fact that there was not an elevator, it's only a 3 floor building, and it was great. As soon as we opened the door to the room and looked inside we fell in love. It was huge, nice wood floors, clean bathroom, kitchenette with fridge, microwave, coffee maker (with coffee / tea), and a nice table and bench. The bed was extremely big and the sheets and everything were very comfy! There was also a very wide selection of pillows, from firm to very soft.

    The area around the MarQueen is amazing, you can quickly get to all the major sight seeing areas or even just shops and nightlife right around the area. The staff helped us with any questions we had and were very helpful with setting up reservations and taxis and what not.

    Continental breakfast was pretty good, bagels, croissants, juice, coffee, yogurt, etc. Room Service was very speedy and polite, and the desserts from the room service were delicious.

    The only thing that I think would be an added bonus would be to have a complimentary shuttle to / from the airport. I can see how it could kind of be a pain for them, and it's not a really big deal, but the taxi from the airport was pretty expensive. On the plus side, the concierge at the hotel were very helpful with setting us up with a town car from the hotel back to the airport which was cheaper and a much better experience than a taxi, ha.

    Overall it was the best hotel experience i've ever had and I can honestly say I will be going back there anytime I visit Seattle.

    Thank you to everyone at the MarQueen!

    04/05/09 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    7. Adam H.
    I'm finally getting around to writing some reviews for my Seattle trip last month. Let's start where it all began, the Marqueen Hotel in the Queen Anne section of Seattle. I was looking for a cheap one bedroom place within walking distance of downtown and with a little more space than the standard hotel room. I was surprised to find the prices at the Marqueen to be under 100 bucks, not bad for something right in the city. The hotel is an old engineering school that has been converted into a 60 room, antique style hotel. There's no elevator so if you are in a wheelchair or otherwise lack legs, make sure to ask for a 1st floor room or choose another place to stay. The first room I checked into smelled like someone had died in the bathroom and then tried to cover it up with orange smelling stick-ups. The front desk was very quick to offer a different room, an upgrade at that and they sent a bellhop to explore the smell, he left the room running as well. The rooms are nicely appointed, replica antique furniture close to the turn of the century period of the rest of the hotel. My room offered a nice sitting area with TV and desk, a small kitchen with table, small bathroom, and a nice queen size bedroom. The neighborhood was filled with lots of great places for breakfast and lunch and the people I met on the streets seemed really cool and laid back. The one oddity of my stay at the Marqueen, besides the death by orange stick-up was the painting behind the front desk. Don't ask how I discovered this, but if you look at the eyes of the girl in the painting as you walk in the door and continue pass the front desk, SHE FOLLOWS YOU! It is kind of freaky which led me to believe the hotel was haunted; however I didn't have any other run-ins with paranormal activity during my stay. I usually stay on Pike when I am in Seattle, but if my travels bring me back to the Queen Anne area I would definitely stay at the Marqueen again!

    12/05/10 | Link | Rating: 3.0
    8. Anna S.
    So, I've never actually stayed here, but I arranged a stay for my mom once, so one could say I've spent some time here.  The Marqueen (which I hear used to be apartments) is a great, centrally located place to snooze and relax if you're staying in the Queen Anne area.

    The rooms are of a normal old hotel size, with a bed, a secluded sitting room, a kitchenette, and a decent sized bathroom.  Being an older building, there is much character to be found.  Majestic stairways, TONS of old pictures of how the hill used to look (be careful, it can be depressing..so many cool structures...all gone), great antiques scattered here and there.  This is definitely a cozy place to stay.

    The staff is SO nice, you almost wonder what's seeping out of the old walls...hmm.  And the prices were very reasonable, considering what you get for your money.  

    Even though my mom broke a toe here while she was groggy and navigating her room, she still said she would definitely stay here again.

    01/05/06 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    9. Darren M.
    My stay at the Marqueen Hotel was one of the most enjoyable experiences I have had at a hotel. My friend and I stayed here for about 3 nights and we interacted with a lot of the staff. The cleaning ladies were some of the nicest people and really took care of us with whatever we needed. The concierge were really kind and when my friend realized she had left her wallet and camera in our car that was parked downstairs in valet they were more than happy to take us down and let us get what we needed out of the car. Even though they did not have an elevator it was no problem to bring our luggage up to the 3rd floor. I loved the whole atmosphere of the hotel and I would definitely stay here again if I ever go back to Seattle!

    16/02/09 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    10. Tracy M.
    We've just sold our Seattle home and our car.  We're waiting until we fly out and will have been here for about a week,  It's such a relief to have great people at the front desk, great surroundings and nicely appointed rooms.  I love the feel of being at home, here.  I'm amazed that we don't hear the street noise very much at all and we're on the second floor.  Nice wine service Tuesdays and Thursdays and immediate room service.  We need to relax before our next JUMP and we're being spoiled here.  I love it!!

    23/11/09 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    11. ann h.
    Had a good stay at the Marqueen.  It's an older property but my room was clean and well maintained during my 4 day visit.  The hotel is in a great neighborhood and close to the arts center, theater, etc.  Four great restaurants within steps of the hotel lobby (french/cajun, texmex, irish pub and contem bistro). There's room service from the restaurant located in the building though the night staff forgot to mention this to me when I checked-in after a 12 hour travel ordeal (and hungry!).  The breakfast is very basic, but if all you need is a toasted bagel, juice and coffee, certainly an option.   The valet parking worked fine.   My car arrived in minutes whenever I asked for it.  Would definitely stay there again!

    24/11/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    12. Patrick B.
    3 stars is because this place, while quaint and with lots of "character" didn't bother to mention that the bar across the street is bumpin' until at least 2AM every day.  The earplugs provided on the nightstand should have been a tip-off, but I didn't get it.  

    Anyway, despite the noisy neighbors, the place was well kept and definitely smacked of an older time.  The worn hardwood floors are a neat touch, but in chilly Seattle I'd like a runner so I don't wake up completely from cold feet when I need to hit the can in the middle of the night.

    The one area that this hotel really does excel is their staff.  The staff was always very accommodating and was ready to help me out with nearly every need that I had.  Tip these folks good cos they're nice people too :)

    09/05/07 | Link | Rating: 3.0
    13. Jean L.
    We recently had a very pleasant stay at the Marqueen Hotel. As the possible future in-laws would say we "were the trial guests" as they generously booked us a room. Upon checking, we were greeted very warmly and attended to very promptly. On first inspection the lobby was a beautiful site and very welcoming. We arrived at our room after selecting a room on the first floor due to having our daughter with us and fear that she would run around and not wanting to burden the bell hop by carrying our bags upstairs as they do not have an elevator. Expecting just a simple room consisting of a desk, bed and TV we were pleasantly surprised to enter a room consisting instead of hardwood floors, a sitting room, 2 queen beds, TV full kitchen minus a stove, closets and bathroom. It quickly became apparent these had once upon a time been efficiency apartments, which I would have loved to live in. We quickly settled in getting the little one to bed. Upon getting ready for bed my boyfriend quickly realized that he'd lost an item. This resulted in panic and not only asking the valet to escort him to our vehicle once but three times. The staff was very accommodating and understanding, not at any time did they complain or even show a sign of discontent with our repeated requests to access our vehicle. The beds were very comfortable, allowing us to sleep through the night. Having a bottom floor room we had concerns about the noise from above, but not once did we hear a sound. A breakfast of croissants, juice, granola bars, coffee and tea was provided to take back to your room. After waking this morning we were greeted with a "good morning, will you be needing your vehicle" as we prepared to leave the building for a bit, later deciding to eat breakfast in the hotel. Finally at check out I took a few moments to read through the guest book which contained nothing but praise. By the time I'd finished signing the guest book our vehicle was warmed, brought around by the valet and luggage loaded.

    Great stay, we'll be back!

    26/11/10 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    14. Jay V.
    Cool hotel in a great part of Seattle.  I used to stay down the street for a bit less (Inn @ Q.A.) but found this even more comfortable and nicer.  Room was quite large, bathtub was old fashioned to see the least, charming kitchen.  Love it and will stay again.  All the people that work there were really helpful and friendly.  A big plus for a visitor!

    11/10/10 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    15. Will F.
    I love this hotel!  If you want the feel of historic Seattle with a warm fuzzy feeling, this is the place.
    Best location for going out and about,
    definately the friendliest service you can find,
    and you can't beat the price for the style, cleanliness and area!

    22/08/09 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    16. Vikky D.
    Are You Serious?!!? The only thing that saved this hotel's rating from being a "ZERO STAR" was the wonderful complimentary shuttle service and driver (Curtis) who is very knowledgeable about the city. Although the shuttle will only take you within a three mile radius, most things are located within that distance.  We were even able to get Curtis to come pick us up one day when my girlfriend couldn't bare to walk one more step.  [Why do girls wear new shoes while on vacation?]

    The girls at the front desk, on the other hand, might as well not even be there. They are pretty much useless in terms of providing guests with information about the amenities. Apparently, the hotel had a continental breakfast and wine tasting everyday which we were not informed of.  Isn't that supposed to be something relayed to the guests upon check in?  We actually would not have known about the shuttle service if it weren't for one of the bell hops who actually was pretty kind.  when we asked the front desk how to get around town, their response was to use a cab or bus.  Why would they recommend we take a cab or the bus if they had complimentary shuttle service?!  WTF?

    Are you a fan of bed bugs and nasty bedding?  if your answers to these questions are "NO" you should avoid this hotel.  After the second night of our stay, i literally had been bitten all over by little critters.  Upon careful examination of the bedding, we observed some nasty stains on the cover. YUCK!

    Although the room is spacious and has its own kitchen and little nook with sofas, the view out the window is of a concrete wall.  Nice!  We probably could have stay on the other end of the hotel but the noise level would have been pretty loud due to the activity out on the street (Peso's Kitchen & Lounge...also read their review).

    19/04/08 | Link | Rating: 1.0
    17. John B.
    This is MY kind of hotel. It may not be for everyone though. For those who want to be away from the bustle of downtown, but still close to things, this is the place. It has old charm: hardwood floors and nearly full kitchen with a breakfast nook in the rooms! I would stay here every time I come to Seattle. NOTE: they don't have an elevator, but they do have a valet who will lug your bags upstairs.

    20/10/11 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    18. Jackelin O.
    This place was very nice. Ric at the front desk was so friendly and the valet guy remembered my name every time I needed my car. I stayed for a week and the only night I didn't sleep was Saturday. Thin walls and passionate lovers next door was not a good combo! Overall, I highly recommend the hotel.

    27/10/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    19. Queen Mean X.
    So this hotel is comprised of several very strong positives as well as some negatives.  I wavered between a 3 and a 4 before finally deciding on a four, because the one super negative that was leaning me towards a 3 could easily be overcome if they fire their housekeeping staff and hire people who actually know how to clean.

    So positives firsts:  the room was gigantic, easily containing two king size beds, a self contained kitchen with microwave, a small-full size fridge, several cabinets with cutlery and glasses and a full sized dinette for eating.  The room also contained a separate room with a couch and chair seating area and a walk in closet.  Very spacious, very roomy, very nice.  The hotel is situated in a very nice area, within easy walking distance of several types of restaurants, including a Thai place, Indian restaurant, Pho place, a French place and a Melting Pot is literally steps away.   The staff were universally helpful and friendly.  

    Where the place bit the dust severely is in the appalling condition of the bathroom, which had serious and significant mildew and mold issues...I don't mean a little mildew spotted in the grout, I mean serious growth of mildew to the point where I was afraid to breathe in the shower.  Have they never heard of bleach? Are their housekeepers blind?  It was really, really gross.   Also as other reviews have mentioned, the place does have a slight odor, which smells to me kind of like unscented kitty litter...that sort of clay-ish smell that probably comes from the old building and unending damp.  It's not really a horrible smell, but it is noticeable in the lobby area, I didn't notice it in the room.

    I would absolutely stay here again, because I do believe the positives outweigh the negatives, but they really have to do something about the mold.

    15/09/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    20. Paul M.
    My wife and I honeymooned in Seattle in October 2007.  We absolutely loved the MarQueen, and stayed there all week.  The service was excellent, and the rooms were huge and old-style with hardwood floors and real furniture.  The bathrooms had real fixtures, not hotel-manufactured junk.  It felt a lot classier than the price tag suggested.

    The shuttle driver was very knowledgeable about the city and it was a pleasure to be driven by him.  Wish the shuttle operated later into the evening, but besides that everything worked out fine. There also is no elevator, but there aren't too many floors, and the bellhop lugged all of our luggage up to the top in one swift ascent.

    What a romantic hotel!  Prices were reasonable, but not inexpensive.  I would stay there again in a heartbeat.

    02/12/08 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    21. Stephen R.
    This place is great.  I read some of the negative reviews here on Yelp (old inside, funny smell, loud noises, etc.) right before we arrived and got a little worried, but haven't had any such problems so far.  The place is an older building, but for me that just adds to the charm.  There is a faint odor to the place which is really just what old buildings smell like - not at all unpleasant, and it is only in the lobby area (our room smelled fine).  We apparently got upgraded to a suite free of charge, because the room is HUGE - sitting area, two full queen beds, walk in closet AND a full kitchen in a separate room, full-sized refrigerator, breakfast table, etc.  All this for like $140 a night!  Only downside is the window view which is that of a concrete wall.

    Oh yeah, and no real noise problems - I guess if you get a room facing the street it might be louder, but ours was on the "inside" of the hotel (hence the concrete view) and it was nice and quiet.

    Maybe the best part though is the location - you've got highly-rated Indian, Thai, Vietnamese restaurants all within 1-2 blocks, breakfast joints and coffee shops and an amazing authentic danish bakery.  And a Melting Pot right behind the hotel for those who want to get their fondue on. All of this within literally a 2-3 minute walk from the front door!

    I'd definitely recommend this place - ask for a room on the 1st floor (there are no elevators), and ask for something not facing the outside (if noise bothers you) and I imagine you'll have no problems whatsoever.  If you like having a big room and a kitchen so you don't have to eat out all the time, upgrade to the suite - it's well worth it.

    15/09/11 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    22. Jefferson S.
    Awesome Hotel.

    Great combination of price, location, and style. Staff was ultra-friendly, and the beds were comfy, considering the age of the hotel.

    Pros: see above, plus kitchenettes.
    Cons: a bit noisy on the street side at night.

    Another note: Parking can be challenging. Hotel charges $20 for valet which isn't bad, or you can wrestle with the street to save a few dollars.

    It ain't the Ritz, but can't beat the combination mentioned above. Highly recommended for those looking for the most bang for the buck, and a Seattle experience that's richer than staying at the high-end chains.

    04/01/10 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    23. Kimberly D.
    I was a little hesitant to stay at this hotel because I had stayed at "historic boutique" hotels before and found that historic meant it was a beautiful old building but had not had any renovations or furniture replacements since 1960s... including the mattress.  

    However, the Marqueen hotel was very quaint and delightful.  The apartment-style room had hardwood floors, a sitting area, a kitchen (no stove but micro) including a table and adorable cabinets.  The bathroom was nice and clean with a pedestal sink.

    I found the bed was a little uncomfortable but the bedding was cozy.  I didn't find the room to be noisy at all even though you are near busy streets.  I did have a 3rd floor room that had a view of the Space Needle so perhaps on the other side near the street it is louder (but I live close to busy streets so noise isn't a problem).  

    There is no elevator but consider the grand staircase a calorie burner.  The bellman took my bags up for me so that wasn't a problem.  After walking to the market, around town, and back, the stairway was just that last little bit to qualify as a workout.

    Breakfast was croissants and fruit, coffee, tea, nothing extravagant but it was fine.   You are in Seattle so go out and eat some real food after you leave the hotel.  

    The hotel staff was friendly and helpful. The price is very reasonable and the location is great.  You will have to walk a little bit to go to the Market or shopping area, or take a cab/bus/monorail (which is only about a half mile away) but it's worth it to see the city on foot in my opinion.  

    I would definitely recommend this hotel to anyone staying near downtown Seattle.   If you are one who appreciates historic architecture and the charm of an old apartment, then you will also love it.  It's not modern and sterile... so if you want modern and sterile don't stay here.

    03/09/10 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    24. Ashley M.
    I didn't know what to expect when I booked this hotel over the Christmas holiday. This was my first time in Seattle and I was booking it for my mother and I. Expedia recommended it and I wanted something with character and not a chain hotel, so I decided to try it.

    Upon entering the staff was extremely nice and informed us that there would be a complimentary wine reception in 15 minutes. That's exactly what I like to hear when I go somewhere.

    Our room was nice. The drawback is that there isn't an elevator. It didn't affect me, however if someone had a physical disability I would recommend getting a room on the first floor. The room had a nice eat in kitchen with a full refrigerator, microwave, sink and an eating area. The cabinets had plates, glasses, and silverware.

    The hotel is conveniently located: a ten minute walk to the Space Needle and the Pacific Science Center. Also, a bus stop is across the street and will take you downtown. The restaurants around there are great. I would highly recommend Pesos.

    The staff were great; very friendly and helpful. My mom found out the entire history of the hotel. This hotel has great character and it felt more like a home than a hotel. This will definitely be my go to hotel for my Seattle travels.

    28/12/10 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    25. Kate S.
    I was extremely pleased with the Marqueen. It was much nicer than I had expected, given the relatively low price and great location. We were greeted by friendly staff and our room was spacious and clean.

    The decor is unique and the hotel has a homey feel, unlike the bigger chain "luxury" hotels. The rooms had kitchenettes with a full size refrigerator, microwave, sink and even an array of dishes and utensils. There was a huge closet with two lovely bathrobes hanging in it. The bathroom was clean with a full size tub, the king size bed was comfortable and roomy (even with six pillows piled on it!) and there were two comfy chairs to sit in. There was a TV off to the right of the bed which might have been difficult to watch if watching in bed, but we didn't use it.

    Breakfast was included and it was your usual continental--tea and coffee, orange juice bagels, scones, croissants, yogurt and apples. The breakfast room was quiet and cozy.

    One thing that others complained about was the lack of parking. In the center of Seattle it's not easy to find parking on the street, and we were wary of parking outside anyway. We splurged on valet parking ($20 a day, unlimited) and think we actually came out on top. We came and went a lot, so it would have been difficult to find parking each time and probably didn't pay that much more anyway. The valets were fast and friendly.

    The other complaint I'd like to address is the noise. Peso's Kitchen is across the street, and is supposedly one of the "hottest bars in Seattle." It was indeed a bit noisy on the weekend nights we were there, and our room was directly across from the bar. However, thanks to the reviews here on Yelp, we we warned and brought ear plugs! Worked like a charm and got a great night's sleep every night.

    I would highly recommend the Marqueen for value, convenience, and comfort.

    19/08/09 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    26. Brian W.
    My wife and I celebrated her birthday here at this beautiful boutique hotel. It was a surprise for her. We live in near by Kirkland and I told her we were having a Seattle getaway weekend, but did not tell her where we were staying.

    I parked in front of the hotel and she said, "this is a Hotel? it looks like an apartment building." Well it was until 12 years ago. As soon as she walked in she said, "oh, you did good!"

    The rooms are extremely quiet and clean. I expected some noise because there were lots of Gonzaga Basket Ball fans staying at the Hotel this weekend for their game against Davidson. Plus we were in the middle of the city on a Saturday night.

    We went for a walk at about 8pm and sure there were people and cars everywhere and rowdy b-ball fans in the halls of the Hotel. Once inside you could not any any of the ruckus happening all around us. What a pleasure.

    My wife said that we should make this an annual event and stay here each year. Anyone looking for a Seattle City experience should consider the MarQueen. Great restaurants and atmosphere all around and nice helpful staff that quickly catered to all of our needs.

    15/12/09 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    27. Laura T.
    My stay at the Marqueen was my first ever Hotel experience. I've stayed at cheap motels only, and I felt really out of my element at first. The doorman runs to hold the door open for you every time you walk up the steps and the valet parks your car. I felt under-dressed in my jeans and t-shirt, but I was greeted very warmly and professionally.

    The Hotel itself is just beautiful. The room I stayed in was huge! It had antique furniture, hardwood floors with oriental rugs, and a separate kitchen area. The bed was very comfortable. The whole hotel definitely has a vintage feel. The hallways were reminiscent of "The Shining". Everything provided, including the Gilchrist & Soames toiletries and Torrefazione coffee, was exceptional. I've bought more of both after returning home. There is a gym across the street, a coffee shop and a restaurant around the corner, and a spa downstairs which are all connected with the Hotel. I did not have time to visit them, but if you really want to feel spoiled and pampered, the options are there for you.

    The neighborhood feels upscale and safe. There is a Metropolitan Market a block over which had the most beautiful looking produce, and a whole aisle of expensive-but-worth-it chocolate. They also have a lot of wine if you're in the mood.

    Now for the few bad things... There is a noisy bar across the street. I knew this from reading the other reviews, but they weren't kidding about the noise. We stayed on a weeknight and there were still people standing outside and drunk-talking until the wee hours of the morning. It's fun to people-watch as long as you don't have to wake up early. There is no elevator, which I actually like, but I know for some it is a huge turnoff. The valet parking is very expensive. You can take your car out as many times as you want (you better be able to, for what they charge!) but you'll want to figure parking into your total cost because it's not cheap.

    All things considered, I would stay at the Marqueen again in a heartbeat. I felt so spoiled, I really didn't want to leave.

    05/08/09 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    28. Chris P.
    I was quite impressed with the hotel.

    I arrived late at night (ATL was closed for part of the day, creating havoc amongst Delta flights).  The front desk agent was waiting for me, and was quite friendly.

    More importantly, the hotel oozes character--good character.  It's not a shiny new hotel, nor does it claim to be.  It is an older hotel with character, though; that's evident from even the lobby.

    The room was excellent: comfortable king bed, full kitchen (minus an oven), sitting room, and full bathroom.  The place had a feeling as of an old, charming apartment in, say, Philadelphia.  I loved it.  Others won't find it to their tastes.  

    If I end up back in Seattle, I won't hesitate to stay here.  It's a lovely place, and it's wonderfully priced.

    04/02/10 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    29. Sarah F.
    What an amazing hotel. So much charm. We stayed in the MarQueen King. It was HUGE. There was a little seating area with a couch and two chairs (the couch had a hide-a-bed in case you need it for additional occupants), the King size bed was in a large open room with windows looking out onto the street (we stayed on the top floor so noise was not an issue!) and the kitchenette was perfect: fridge, sink, cupboards, reusable utensils/plates/cups/bowls etc. The kitchen also had a little bench style breakfast table. The bathroom was small but well-kept. My ONLY complaint is the water was very inconsistent: hot to cold to hot to cold etc. I'm guessing its due to the age of the building and water system. The front desk was extremely helpful. The bellhop was also helpful in that he'd hail a cab for me whenever I needed, brought ice to my room within seconds and retrieved my car very promptly from valet. This was a groupon purchase, I was very skeptical but after my lovely stay I was pleasantly surprised and WILL be staying here again!

    08/03/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    30. Christopher R.
    Not great, for the price. Nice big rooms, more like studio apts than hotel rooms, BUT $30 extra for parking? Come on now. No elevator, and nobody even offered to help us schlep our bags to the third floor? Low budget feel for $200/night just ain't right, plus, the cheapest toilet paper on the planet.

    06/05/13 | Link | Rating: 3.0
    31. Joey C.
    This hotel is great. Large comfy room with a sitting area and a full kitchen.

    26/03/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    32. Jacob H.
    I am a regular at this hotel--staying once or twice a month on my business travels.  I can't give a much better review than that with the selection in Seattle.  But, I will list a few highlights to ease your decision:

    Very old, but reasonably updated.
    Excellent location, half mile to Space Needle
    Cheap and easy Valet parking
    30+ Restaurants within walking distance.
    Attractive and friendly clerks.
    Huge rooms with sitting area and Kitchenette.
    About half the cost of chain hotels in Downtown Seattle.
    Beds are big but not the most comfortable.
    The floors are old and very noising--turn the fan on to muffle noise.

    25/02/10 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    33. Shannon S.
    My fiance and I stayed here while we were in town for a Packers game. Right off the bat I was very impressed. We were nervous at first because it looked like it might be hard to get a spot in front of the hotel for the valet but we ended up getting in just fine. Then we come enter the hotel and the guy who does valet tells us that if we back up a little bit we can park there for free since it is Sunday and save the $25 parking charge. I thought this was very nice of him. Then the lady at the reception desk was extremely helpful. She helped us map out the best way to get to the Centrylink Stadium without having to deal with traffic or as little of traffic as possible.
    There are things that I see others complain about, such as there being no elevator and such but I read all the reviews so I knew what to expect and those things are very easy to over look when you have an amazing and friendly staff.

    23/09/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    34. Cindy Z.
    Really big room with hardwood floors, a little kitchen, and a sitting area. It's a cute little hotel, we really liked it from the moment we stepped in. The staff is very friendly and helpful. The hotel is also walking distance from the space needle and from downtown (it's kind of a long walk). Anyhow, it's easy to take public transportation from and to there. We really enjoyed our stay there. I'm only taking one star off because the shower was hard to adjust, and it made a loud screeching noise.
    Other than that, it was perfect, I'd stay there again.

    06/03/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    35. Bethany B.
    This is a very unique hotel that can be a hit or miss with some people. For me, I would personally give this a higher rating but since it's has such unique aspects it may not be ideal for everyone.

    Reasons I liked the hotel: Amazing location on Queen Anne, close to shops, restaurants, cafes, Seattle Center, and a bus ride to downtown. The hotel is considered  historical by the city of Seattle so there is little that can be done to renovate it and more so maintain it. But it has amazing character and you truly feel like you have stepped into the 1920s-1930s. The rooms are spacious and have hard wood floors with a kitchen and sitting area. This would be perfect for someone who is planning on staying longer than two days and want to stock up on food and eat in.

    The service was great. Very friendly and willing to assist as soon as possible. There is a valet that is $25 per day and a continential breakfast which is pretty standard with oatmeal, bagels, juice, coffee, etc.

    The not so great parts: The bathrooms were a little funky and you had to step up to get into the bathroom which is a little strange but again it's a historical hotel. The beds were too hard for me so it was difficult to get comfortable. The TV is not flat screen but it does just fine but some people may not be a fan of the older TV. There are no elevators in this hotel but really the stairs aren't that bad and it's a beautiful staircase. And if you truly can't do the stairs due to disability or illness just let the staff know as I saw them being especially accomodating to a young woman who had crutches and switched rooms for her.

    Honestly I loved this hotel and would gladly go back because of the character and nostalgic atmosphere. But due to the restrictions of the hotel being historical and unable to fix certain aspects of it it may not be comfortable for everyone.

    07/08/11 | Link | Rating: 3.0
    36. Kirsten F.
    WOW! Talk about customer service!  it is Five Star all the way. Was looking forward to staying at the Marqueen during a weekend getaway but my husband came down with the stomach bug at the last minute.  I called  to cancel the reservation and they did not charge for the cancellation.  It is so nice to deal with people who care. Will definitely book there for the next visit.

    20/04/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    37. Jennifer P.
    What a fantastic experience! The service was exceptional. Paris, a supervisor, went above and beyond to meet our needs. This older hotel is a lovely, gracious, quiet establishment with inviting, spacious rooms... not at all pretentious, priced affordably and in a great location. We will definitely stay there again next time we are in the Seattle area.

    15/09/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    38. Rachid G.
    Stayed at the Marqueen for three nights while I was moving here for work.

    Pros: Great, friendly staff, huge rooms, kitchens in the room with fridge and stove. Nice location.

    Cons: Parking is valet and $25/night, rooms are pretty old and you can tell (though they're well kept), no elevators (though it's only three floors).

    Overall, a pretty nice place. I'd probably stay here again if I were gonna be in Queen Anne (though it's not right in downtown so if I wanted to be there I'd stay elsewhere). The hardwood floors are a toss-up; some people would like them, some people wouldn't.

    27/06/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    39. Kayla Z.
    I wanted to like this hotel.
    I TRIED to like it.  I gave it the benefit of the doubt and everything.  But dammit...it's pretty crappy.  Or as my friend said "It smells like an old person died in my room."
    That kinda sorta sums it up.
    Oh, and his room didn't even smell as bad as mine.  O_o

    The beds were comfy and the service was nice.  That is basically where my compliments end.  The showers were terrible.  You were either scorching hot or numbingly cold. Our room smelled like...I don't even know.  But it was gross.  The boyfriend and I noticed it the second we opened the door.  Speaking of opening doors...the bf and I were...relaxing...and our door opened!  Maintenance (or someone? House keeping maybe?) didn't even knock, just used a key and opened our door.  Luckily we yelled rather loudly and they closed it right behind them and walked (ran? haha) away.  That was rather jarring and unsettling.
    The rooms do have kitchenettes in them, so I guess thats good for people staying for extended periods of time.  The TVs were ancient and really hard to see/control from the bed.  The floors creaked like something out of a horror movie.  Worst sound ever

    I would definitely not recommend this hotel to anyone going to Seattle.  Spend the extra money and stay at Hotel 1000.  You'll thank me.  Trust me.

    27/03/11 | Link | Rating: 2.0
    40. Kristen E.
    Recently we moved out of our Queen Anne apartment, home for seven years, and I needed a place to stay the night before the moving truck arrived to whisk our worldly possessions .

    With several hotels in the area, I selected the MarQueen for reasons both practical and sentimental. Practical: it's the closest to our apartment which is half-way up Queen Anne. Sentimental: Relatives a few generations back were the building managers long before the apartments were transitioned into a hotel and I thought it'd be fun to see from the inside.

    Upsides are plentiful. Most importantly is the location. It's closer to the Seattle Center, Opera House, Professional Theatres, shopping, restaurants, major bus routes and taxi stands than most hotels in the neighborhood. They have smartly partnered with a few near-by dining spots for their room service menu, which is extensive and diverse. It's less than one block away from a full grocery store, drug store, ups store, and about a zillion coffee shops. Tup Tim Thai, my favorite Thai place for more than decade is just down the street a few blocks.

    The room itself is spacious, they are all converted apartments with a large walk-in closet, in room ironing board and iron, and functional kitchens that include a fridge, a microwave.  This makes a great choice if you're in town visiting someone in a studio apartment or a relative at Bayview Manor, a retirement home up the hill a little ways. The bed is comfortable, the bathroom is a little cramped and doesn't have much in the way of counter space.

    The staff are gracious and kind. Although we got off to rocky start when they offered to bring my bag up to my room and then forgot which guest's bag it was. I had to go back down thirty minutes later and retrieve it.

    The only downside to the hotel was the thin walls. I could hear folks in rooms around mine, their tvs, their conversations - word for word, and their foot steps.

    If you're looking for an affordable place to call home base as you out enjoying sights, taking a film our twelve for SIFF, or seeing a show in one of the awesome theatres, the MarQueen is a good choice.

    If you're looking for a place to relax and retreat from work or family in privacy and quiet, this probably isn't going to meet your travel needs.

    23/05/11 | Link | Rating: 3.0
    41. Laila P.
    We would definitely stay here again if that's what Priceline gave us. I'm a total Priceliner and could care less where we stay. We did luck out this time on this gem of a hotel for $60 a night. If we'd paid the rack rate I might be more critical. The staff here was very friendly and mostly very helpful. They helped us figure our way around town, accommodated us with special shuttle rides, made dinner reservations, gave great activity and restaurant suggestions, etc.

    The room was HUGE! She told us we were getting a room with a view. It was interesting to see that her opinion of a view was the street and bar across the street. Just as most other Yelpers have said, the bar crowd IS VERY NOISY. No joke. We're young so it's fine, we were up until 2 or 3 each night anyway. But if we were trying to get to sleep early this would not have worked for us.

    The best part about this place is the $10 voucher for Caffe Ladro that they deliver every morning with the newspaper. They make yummy coffee and pastries and the $10 is definitely enough for two people to get a nice start to their day. SOOOO much better than continental breakfast and such. The Caffe I think was voted one of Seattle's best.

    I did not like the fact that we had to hike up the stairs because there is no elevator. The first few days were fine, but the last few days were hell since we did not have a car and were walking all over the city too.

    Overall, a good experience. The place was clean. Smelled like a spice shop and has wine receptions several nights of the week. Weird tub and shower, but hot water every morning.

    29/01/09 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    42. Jennifer G.
    Loved Loved Loved this hotel!!  We stayed here prior to a leaving on a Cruise out of Seattle.  I should note that I'm a boutique hotel type of person; I'm not the type who stays in the Hiltons, Marriots, Ritz's of the world.  I prefer small boutique hotels any day.    

    The staff was wonderful even before we arrived.  They have a car service they deal directly with so if you need car service you can book it through the hotel.  They were on time and clean vehicles etc.  It was a lot easier to just book through the hotel.   We had the car service pick up at the airport and also utilized the service to get to the cruise terminal the day we left.  

    When we arrived we had been upgraded to the Suite, which is always a nice way to start your vacation.  We had arrived early in the morning and our room was ready and they did allow us to check in.  The only downside (for some people) is there are NO ELEVATORS.  They have a porter who will haul your crap up the stairs for you but we did it on our own.  

    The hotel was beautiful.  The room was really clean and large and comfortable.  The room included a small kitchen with a coffee maker and a fridge and also a kitchen table.  The living room had plenty of seating.  The bed, where do I start?  The bed was awesome, I loved it and didn't want to leave it, it was like a big squishy cloud.  My husband didn't like it as he prefers a more solid mattress, but I loved it.  

    We spent the day on foot which was actually pretty easy to do from the hotel.  The Space Needle is in walking distance, and from there we just took the monorail downtown to Pike Place and also walked to the Underground.   The hotel staff was great with directions and advice on where to eat and marked everything on a handy map.  Speaking of eating the place is surrounded by restaurants and also a small grocery and drug store.  

    I will definitely stay here again and would highly recommend to anyone in looking for a place in the Seattle area.  They also offer great prices if you book far enough out.

    06/08/11 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    43. Aaron D.
    You'll either find the Marqueen charming or overdue for a gut rehab.

    I found it about 30% charming and 70% in need of a major renovation.

    Pros:
    - Great bones in this historical ~100 year-old building.
    - Free wi-fi
    - Free continental breakfast
    - Nice toiletries (Gilbert & Soames)
    - Good location if you want to be in the midst of the restaurants and shops of Lower Queen Anne
    - Some nice staff (doorman pretty good at opening door for you, Almanda (sp?) was very friendly on check-in
    - Free wine and cheese (some? all?) afternoons.
    - Big rooms (but small bathrooms)
    - Kitchens with microwave, refrigerator and dining nook
    - Nice 24 hour grocery store and drug store about a block away

    Cons:
    - Old furniture. Not stylish antiques, just sort of threadbare and old, sort of seemed like something you might find at a thrift shop.
    - Heat and A/C are both very noisy and seem antiquated. There's a sort of HVAC system in my closet with a note on it saying that it gets serviced weekly. That's kind of odd. And the closet also has pipes leading into the ceiling with insulation sort of falling out around them. Doubly odd.
    - Uncomfortable bed
    - An extra blanket I received was covered with someone else's hair
    - Sheets are only changed twice per week. Yes, that's eco-friendly, but I like it better when the hotel at least gives you the option of deciding whether or not you would like your sheets changed daily or every other day.
    - Some of the towels were stained
    - No elevator (not a huge minus for me, but could be a big issue for some people)
    - Continental breakfast was very weak. I don't even think there was any juice on offer.
    - Toilet and especially bathtub both had running/dripping water issues
    - Can be very loud if you face Queen Anne Avenue and the clubs get thumping. Earplugs (available at the front desk) helped

    It pains me a little to give this hotel a 2-star review. It's not awful by any means. With new furniture and bathroom plumbing upgrades, this could probably vault into 3-star or 4-star category. Some of the rooms may be renovated (I understand there are higher level rooms with flat panel TVs for instance, whereas my room had an old-fashioned CRT television), so YMMV.

    20/06/12 | Link | Rating: 2.0
    44. Max W.
    Our stay at this hotel did not meet our expectations and we would not recommend staying here.  The pros were the great neighborhood , location, and really neat lobby. However, the cons far outweighed the pros. When we walked in the room the first thing we noticed was the old, musty smell. Then, when we pulled back the comforter there were stains and hair that obviously did not belong to my girlfriend or myself. We then left to go to dinner and on the way out spoke with someone at the front desk about the issues and asked for the sheets to be changed. When we returned, the comforter was thrown haphazardly on the bed and the bed was not made. When we pulled back the rest of the comforter  there again was long black hair on the sheets ( my girlfriend has blonde hair and my hair is short).  When we went back down to the front desk again to alert them about the still dirty sheets I was handed a stack of sheets and told to change them myself. This issue should not have been a big deal and was handled very poorly.  All we were asking for was a clean bed. Since it was late at night when we returned we had to stay the night. Some other noticeable issues were extremely creaky bed, the shower only went cold or really hot, and the room itself overall was old in a not maintained or taken care of way ( we were expecting historic and old but also maintained and clean). When we checked out a day early no one even asked why we cut our stay so short. Overall biggest problems were dirty bed and poor customer service.

    07/11/13 | Link | Rating: 1.0
    45. Marco H.
    Trying to pull off old world charm with shabby renovation. The place smells terrible. They do have a good location though.

    23/09/12 | Link | Rating: 2.0
    46. Sandy H.
    booked this hotel through Hotwire - it was described as a boutique hotel and that is quite accurate. The lobby is small but welcoming with a lovely glass water dispenser with slices of fresh lemons and limes. There is a lovely staircase to the rooms - no elevator but they offered to carry the gigantic suitcases of the women who checked in before us up to their room on the third floor.

    Our room had a sitting area, king sized bed and a kitchen with a built in eating area. This is NOT a chain hotel by any means. The kitchen has a full sized fridge and microwave oven as well as a coffee maker. They even stock the fridge with fresh creamers for your coffee! Ask for a room on the 3rd floor - it is the top floor and you won't be bothered by the creaking floors overhead.

    There is a fantastic grocery store called the Metropolitan Market just one block away. They have lots of take out food available and a huge selection of beer and wine.

    The only downside is the parking - limited availability and VERY expensive. We took the valet parking but it is $25 per day which is WAY too expensive in my humble opinion.

    Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple

    06/06/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    47. Tim C.
    Pro's:  Location
    Con's:  Horrible Front Desk staff attitude, broken and uncomfortable beds, rooms need a facelift, continental breakfast with no cereal or fruit.

    The second biggest problem with the Marqueen is the incorrect information on the website.  We booked a Queen Anne Suite for our family of four, which the website said comes with a pullout sofa in the living room.  I thought it would be nice to have a little extra space to spread out.  When I checked in I was told the Queene Anne suites do not have pullout sofas.  Eventually we were placed in a much smaller studio suite, which did not have a separate bedroom with closing doors.  (They have since changed the room description on the website).

    Which brings me to the biggest problem with the Marqueen.  I can forgive mistakes, but the attitude of certain front desk staff was horrible.  The woman who was "helping" us had a foul and unprofessional attitude.  Even though fault for the issue was the hotel's, she was not remotely interested in helping us solve the problem.  With all the customer service training of a first-day cashier at Taco Bell, she begrudgingly reduced the rate for the smaller room.  Then another female front desk staff member (They don't wear name tags - or even shoes half the time) started acting extremely, aggressively rude to my kids and my wife throughout our stay.  Clearly there is an insular culture among certain staff which prides petty gossip over welcoming customer service.

    We saw at least two other parties having difficulty checking in due to incorrect information and lost reservations.

    Other issues with the hotel:  The rooms need a facelift.  I have stayed in boutique hotels before.  If you are looking for a vintage room updated for the 21st century, look somewhere else.  Someone pulled carpet up from the hardwood floors, and all the holes from carpet tacks are still there.  The creaky floors are uneven, and need to be refinished.  The pullout sofa had enough broken springs to let you fall to the floor on one end.  The hotel has no elevator, so if you don't mind getting your steps in, no problem.  The breakfast is meager, with coffee, granola bars, yogurt and toast.

    Positives:  Bell staff and breakfast room attendant were very nice and helpful.  The lobby is nicely appointed and a pleasant welcome, coming in from the street.  The alarm clock had an ipod/iphone dock.  Our room had a full kitchen which was very helpful.  The best part of staying here is the neighborhood!  There are Indian, Cajun fondue (Melting Pot), and pizza restaurants, and an Irish pub, all steps from the hotel.  Seattle Center is only a short walk away.  Easy Street Records is the next building over, and we loved the Metropolitan Market (great selection of beer, wine, soups and freshly made toasted sandwiches) one short block away.

    I would love to stay in the Lower Queen Anne neighborhood on my next visit to Seattle.  But, after the shockingly horrible customer service and shoddy rooms, I cannot recommend the Marqueen.  We had a great visit to Seattle, but the Marqueen was without a doubt the worst part of the trip.

    18/07/12 | Link | Rating: 1.0
    48. Morgan F.
    The boyfriend and I decided last minute to get a hotel room one night after a Taco Tuesday at Peso's. We used the Hotels Tonight App on his iPhone to find hotels in the area and the Marqueen had a room available for $74, what a deal!

    This hotel is so cute, and the staff is so kind and humble. I love how they kept the integrity of the building and the rooms. Him and I were cracking up every time we'd walk up and down the stairs or around our room when the floors would creak. I couldn't believe the size of the rooms.

    Queen Anne is a great area and essentially you can walk everywhere. I would absolutely stay here again if I had too much to drink at Pesos!!

    25/04/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    49. Maggie B.
    I love to stay in this hotel. The history is rich and the customer service is always amazing. Plus the rooms are bigger than anything you would get somewhere else. It really is like renting an apartment for your stay. I'm staying there again in a couple of weeks and looking forward to having a drink in their new bar! It seems like the hotel is making improvements to keep the hotel fresh but still keeping the historic charm. I cant wait to see what else they have done.

    21/08/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    50. Randolph A.
    I really wish I was in Seattle longer... There was just too much to do in such a short time frame. One of the places that made the stay at Seattle so damn pleasant was this hotel... My friends and I were lucky enough to stay in such a regal (at least from the inside) looking hotel. You can just tell that this hotel had some great history too. I would like to thank Priceline for getting us this great hotel for a damn low price too!

    So we did this crazy road trip from Sacramento to Vancouver last weekend and Seattle was our first stop. We called in early to ask for a late check in and if possible to get a double queen. We get there and boom... got our room no problem. Oh, and their room key is pretty damn cool... never seen this kind before. It looks like this small plastic key for a mailbox, but even shorter, with tip of it looking like a electronic circuit board... I dunno... but I digress.

    So, we check in pretty quick and find out it's on the top floor (only three floors).... coo... so where's the elevator? Oh there isn't one.... DAMN! Oh well.... only three flights. We get to our room and was amazed on how nice and spacious it was. The beds, chairs and other furniture in the room all had that aged look from the 20's with a modern touch of decor.

    So some of the other stuff I liked in the room was the view of the Space Needle from the room, a den area to kick it, a little kitchen with a fridge/freezer, microwave, and eating area. Oh, and there was free internet! The tv was a 27"... maybe 32" tube tv.... no biggie.

    I guess we also got hella lucky with parking too because we were able find street parking right in FRONT of the hotel! Hell yea!!! I also noticed there was some bar/restaurant called Peso's across the street and it looked like a poppin' spot! Should've checked it out but we were all drained from driving and being in the car for so damn long.

    Overall, I would definitely stay in this hotel again. A 10 minute walk to the Space Needle, offered breakfast downstairs (cereal bars, croissants, and fruits) in the morning, really nice rooms with hella amenities, and on top of that great service.

    28/05/10 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    51. Britt B.
    This is by far the nicest hotel I have ever stayed at and the price is great! Everything you need is in walking distance and the neighborhood is beautiful, making the location perfect.  The customer service went beyond my expectations and the rooms were extremely clean and comfortable.  They were very spacious and full of natural light.  Yes, it is an older building and unfortunately for some there is no elevator.  However, for me this was not a problem at all and I absolutely loved the character and history of building.  

    I would definitely stay here again.

    27/11/11 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    52. Perry H.
    I've been to Seattle five or six times now and have stayed here on every visit but one.  The property is a historic hotel, they have a great staff, good amenities, big rooms, perfect location and at a very affordable price.  Definitely check this spot out if you're in need of a hotel in Seattle.  OH!  Cafe Ladro is attached which has one of the best (oh yes, I said it) cups of coffee in Seattle.  Double OH!  Easy Street Records is on the same block!  Coffee...records....sleep....in the same block?!

    04/04/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    53. Kathleen S.
    Great location, friendly staff, older but charming rooms.  Would stay here again!!

    31/03/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    54. Todd L.
    Second time at this place and it gets even better.  The staff is first rate: polite, great restaurant recommendations.  The rooms are very, very spacious with refrigerators and kitchen sinks.  Free wi-fi.  Full cable.  The entire block is surrounded by restaurants, an awesome record store, places for haircuts, 24 hour drug store, post office, gym.

    Downside: This only applies to those who bring a car...I think it is $25 to park per day...I THINK begin key.  Definitely check but if you are staying in the area you do not need a car and cabs are easy to find.

    21/09/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    55. Jessica r.
    It was perfect for the 2 days we stayed there before our cruise and nice to have a kitchen

    19/09/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    56. Bethany H.
    My best-friend and I had an escape weekend in Seattle over St. Patrick's Day and I couldn't have been happier with our stay.

    The rooms were beautiful - we had a double queen and I was blown away by the size. My friend said her first apartment was smaller. The kitchenette was great (not a full kitchen, just sink, fridge and microwave w/seating) and would work perfectly for a longer stay - it included dishes and silverware for four plus knives, can/bottle opener and cork screw. Sure, the tub had a warning not to over-fill and the floor boards were creaky... but I wasn't expecting brand new. I liked the old feeling. YMMV

    Seattle center is close and there are bus stops right across the street if you don't want to drive in the city; dozens of restaurants and little shops, a 24 hr pharmacy and market, and even a psychic are within easy walking distance.

    The valet parking is $25 a day - I know many folks complain about the cost, but it was well worth it. Much better than feeding the meters, climbing up and down hills or wasting gas driving around in circles until you find a (legal) parking space.

    And, regarding complaints about noise level? If you want peace and quiet, don't stay in the city... the bar-goers in the streets, the giddy wedding party taking pictures, the young couple practicing ballroom dancing in the hallway and the drunk leprechauns cavorting in the lobby only added to the charm.

    We had a fabulous weekend, and I would happily stay there again and again. With or without a Groupon.

    26/03/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    57. Lisa N.
    Very cute and charming hotel. Great historical feel. Room was big. The bed was Very comfortable and the water pressure in the shower was good. I will defiantly stay here again. We were in Seattle for a concert and this hotel is blocks from key arena, Very convenient. Continental breakfast was great.

    29/03/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    58. Kristine H.
    This is an older property located in the Queen Anne neighbourhood of Seattle. It was built in 1918 and has less than sixty rooms and suites for guests. The rooms are decently appointed with hardwoods and kitchens with microwaves and refrigerators, some offer stoves! There's free Wi-Fi and local newspapers, coffee and tea making facilities and an overnight shoe service if your kicks need attention with other amenities like bathrobes and turn down service. Some nights they offer a wine reception showcasing NW wines and the entire property is smoke-free.

    One of the downsides to the property is if you park a car, it's mandatory valet and $25.00 per night. Whew! Make sure you really want to drive that car is all I'm saying...

    05/07/11 | Link | Rating: 3.0
    59. Tisha R.
    Staff were extremely helpful, courteous and affable.   Large, spacious rooms with the squeakiest hardwood floors we ever been, although this boutique hotel is a refurbished residential hotel.   3 floors, no elevator, no dumb waiter, a single bellman is responsible for valet parking, getting ice on request and schlepping your luggage upstairs.  If you are elderly, you would want to book the 1st floor.  If it wasn't for the efficiency of the bellman, our stay would have been much more tedious.

    04/05/14 | Link | Rating: 3.0
    60. Sam W.
    I like the location; I like the staff; I like its old-timey charm.

    But, because it's old-timey, it felt old and musty and damp.  The furnishings seemed ancient and well used and the cabinets in my kitchen didn't close all the way, or stuck, because they had been painted shut at some point...  Oh yeah, I had a full kitchen/dining area separate from my bedroom and living area.  The room was very spacious.  The key is weird and has a giant rubber keychain and always pulled other things out of my pocket whenever I had to get it out.

    The soaps in the bathroom were awesome (Gilbert & Soames), and I brought home the bar that I hadn't finished.

    Breakfast at the time was just some packaged stuffs and store-bought muffins in a small room around the corner from the front desk, though I think they're planning on opening a real restaurant soon (if not already).

    There's no elevator for this three floored hotel, but the bellman is more than happy to help bring your suitcase(s) up to your room.  They also valet your car, but you may be able to find street parking or a lot somewhere else that would be cheaper.

    I would definitely stay here again if the opportunity presented itself, but it might not be my first choice.

    09/09/12 | Link | Rating: 3.0
    61. Mike S.
    Due to available flight times, my wife and I needed to stay over somewhere a day early during our trip to Washington so we decided to pick a place near the Space Needle since we wished to go there.  What I expected falls well short of what I encountered upon arrival.  The MarQueen doesn't look like much as you approach it, but has an old fashioned atmosphere inside that makes it unique compared to the bland hotels of today.

    The Room:
    We stayed in a one bedroom suite that included a king sized bed, small kitchenette, walk-in closet and full bathroom.  The room was quite clean and furnished with actual furniture in great shape.  Inside the kitchen was a refrigerator about 2/3rds the size of what you would have at home so it has plenty of space for your stay.  There is air conditioning and heating for each room, cable and free wi-fi.  Other reviewers spoke of thin walls and noisy neighbors, but this did not match our experience at all.

    Service:
    The hostess at the front desk was quite pleasant and quick in checking us in.  Valet parking is available so you don't have to hunt for the best places to park since spaces seem to be at a premium in the area.  One of the hosts went out of his way to open the door and greet us with a smile every time we came in or out.  Waking up in the morning I noted a new newspaper outside every door.  That may seem like it should be expected, but I have stayed in many places that charge quite a bit more without this level of service.  Old fashioned design and old fashioned service is what I'd call it.

    Pricing:
    Our stay was ~$104/night, but this is for a location within a very short walk to the Space Needle and right on Queen Anne drive.  There are dozens of restaurants within a ten minute walk, with most within five, of the hotel.  Most are Indian or Thai, but Greek, Cajun, Mexican and American locations are also near.

    The only real downside is that this location appears to be a hotspot for pan-handling and I don't think we made a walk once were we did not run into it.  That is saying something considering most of those walks were for 1-2 blocks.  This isn't the hotels fault by any means, but it does deserve mentioning.  The area did not feel unsafe though.

    I would recommend staying here to anyone looking to visit the area and would gladly stay here again.

    05/10/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    62. Brian I.
    Fantastic hotel with unique rooms and historic feel.  Be prepared that this is not a cookie cutter hotel, nor will it have all the updates that you might expect at a larger chain.  We were in one of the suites and it felt more like a little apartment than a hotel room.  Great place to get away for a few days especially as it had a kitchenette.  There is not an elevator so if you have a heavy bag or want to avoid stairs you may want to ask for a room on the first floor.  Valet parking is a must as available self parking is expensive, and hard to come by in that area.

    20/02/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    63. Theresa S.
    If you do not expect a chain hotel you will be fine and it will live up the the 4 star rating it has on Yelp.

    Older building adds charm. No elevator but I still requested a top floor. I think this made it nicer as I did have a noisy floor above me.

    Our room had two queens, a sitting room and a kitchenette. It would be a great place to say for an extended time. It was very clean, but everything is older. My daughter said every time she passed housecleaners they were washing walls.

    Everyone was nice who worked there.

    They DO have someone to take up your bags, so don't complain, don't be cheap. Pay the man some dollars per bag and let him ruin his back. Valet was fair priced for a city, and FAST!

    The neighborhood was fine, but mixed with older shops. I went across to the little modernistic park and chilled at 11pm and I felt safe. (I stay aware, but I saw no one shady.)

    I will return when in Seattle.

    25/03/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    64. Rob M.
    It's an old hotel. If you don't like old hotels don't stay here.
    Everything worked during our visit and it was very clean. It is in a great location and the staff is very friendly. We showed up early and had no problem checking in and getting access to our room.
    We had a big room with a seating area small kitchen and comfy beds at a great price.
    Value, character, location, and a nice staff.
    5 stars and will stay here again.

    10/06/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    65. Ralph H.
    I reposted the original complaint on their Facebook wall again, and they deleted it again on Sunday afternoon.  Not only that, but they have blocked me from being able to post on their wall or comment on their page at all.  I then called them and asked to speak to their front desk manager, Brad.  He was not in so I left a message for him to call me back.  As of today at 6:00 p.m. he has not.  I can't believe how incredibly unresponsive they are being about this.  One of their front desk staff hung up on me.  The conversation was not elevated or heated, it wasn't even divisive, and he simply hung up on me.  The mere fact that they have chosen to completely ignore a potential customer says volumes to me as to how they would treat someone who ran into a problem while staying there.  Steer clear, folks.

    As for Living Social, they have given me a full refund on my voucher, so kudos to them for being such good sports.

    12/11/12 | Link | Rating: 1.0
    66. Kevin M.
    Pros: location, clean, inexpensive (especially with a Groupon), kitchen with a fridge and microwave, big rooms

    Cons: paint peeling on walls in the bathroom, shelf loose on the wall and tilting in the bathroom, toilet tank is falling over, under-powered microwave

    The cons are minor issues, but are not enough to prevent me from going back especially because of the location.

    28/04/13 | Link | Rating: 3.0
    67. Jeff M.
    A Haiku Review of Marqueen Hotel:

    We enjoyed our stay.
    Clean, quiet, and good locale.
    What else do you need?

    30/04/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    68. Jessica C.
    I loved staying in this historic hotel, and wish I could give it 4.5 stars.  The only reasons I'm not giving it 5 stars:

    -There is no elevator.  This wasn't a big issue because we were on the second floor and they will help with your luggage, but it could be an issue for other guests.
    -There is no fitness center.  They offered a $10/day rate at a nearby 24 hour fitness (which is not open 24 hours).
    -The view out our window was a concrete wall.  However, after reading other reviews, I think our stay was much quieter because we had a concrete wall view instead of a street view.

    Otherwise, I absolutely loved the hotel.  The staff was very friendly, it was a great location, and the room was very comfortable.

    The staff was wonderful.  Each day they offered helpful advice on things to do, best places to eat, the best way to get to places, help with bus schedules, shuttles, etc.  Everyone was very pleasant!

    The location was fantastic too.  We were able to walk to the Space Needle, the EMP, and even Pike Place Market (but bring good walking shoes).  There were lots of cute shops and places to eat nearby.  We didn't have a car, but didn't feel like we needed one.  They offer continental breakfast at the hotel, but we enjoyed trying local restaurants.  Mecca Cafe was our favorite.

    The place was clearly very old, but the room still felt modern.  The beds were incredibly comfortable, and the tubs were old, but the shower was fine.  Our room had a fridge, microwave, coffeemaker and dishes.  They left mints on the bed and brought a paper each day (except Sunday).  We would definitely stay here again!

    10/06/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    69. Kenny N.
    We booked our stay here for our last night of our Seattle/Vancouver trip. Parking is difficult here as they don't offer self-parking but they do have valet parking which isn't too bad. This hotel is conveniently located near the Space Needle as it's only about a 3 mile walk to get there. You can also walk to Pike's Peak if you wanted to which ended up about a 30 min walk.

    The hotel is certainly an older building and when you walk inside, you'll noticed how it's not modernized as other hotels for example The Maxwell down the street. However being an older building, the room was very clean and it's pretty spacious as they offer a small kitchen and a rest area with a sofa/table aside from the bedroom. Since we only stayed here one night, we didn't really make use of the kitchen. Good that they have a good sized fridge along with a coffeemaker and dinner table that sits in the corner which is available for seating of two. I kind of was spooked by this hotel as you would picture this place from a horror flick but just don't think too much and you'll be fine. It's a nice quiet hotel with good service and nice staff. There is also free Wi-Fi to use in your room. Only bad thing is that there are no elevators but luckily there are only three floors. Just be sure to help your significant other with his/her luggage if they have a big one. There is no fitness center here but you should get a good workout walking the stairs to your room.

    01/05/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    70. Ashley S.
    We accidentally left our face wash in the bathroom and when we called no more than an hour after we left to ask if they still had it, the gentlemen said call again tomorrow morning and it should be in the lost and found. When my wife continued to call the next morning they kept giving her the run around of oh are you sure you left it here, we were unable to find it, making her sound like a liar. When I called to ask she just said, no we can't find it. As I said well it's a $12 FULL bottle, how can you not find it? Someone had to have taken it or thrown it away, but they don't do that there. So we were basically called liars. Before this incident I would have recommended this place, but not now. Once you're gone, customer service doesn't matter to them. I would expect this poor service from a cheap hotel, but not this one. We won't be going back!!

    13/02/14 | Link | Rating: 1.0
    71. Megan L.
    We found a groupon for this hotel and figured it would be perfect for our upcoming Seattle trip! The location is great. We were able to walk to the space needle and pikes place.
    When looking for a hotel, don't get me wrong, I like a good deal just as much as the next hotel patron, so all in all, the MarQueen hotel delivered.
    What the hotel didnt deliver was the ultimate package.
    First off, $25 per day for parking?! This should be included!
    The room was clean, super out of date, super squeaking floors. No way you could walk across the room from the bed to the bathroom without waking a sleeping baby. The bathroom was also interesting. The water levers were very sensitive, so your either freezing or on fire. The toilet was loose, felt like it was going to fall over. Scare factor +2
    Our room didn't have a weird smell or anything else I've read. There is wifi but I could not get a connection to hold on the ipad.
    So for a inexpensive, clean, place to lay your head, I'd say this hotel fits that basic need.

    20/03/13 | Link | Rating: 2.0
    72. Bruce H.
    Sorta OK place - was looking for hotel with kitchen to use while kids were up in city at camp - a place to call home & avoid the daily 90 minute commutes.  The hotel is "vintage", so you get that feel & vibe.  Unfortunately, some things at the hotel are bit too vintage.  

    Pros:
    Room was very large.  Relatively clean.  Decent bed.

    Cons:
    Noisy AC unit - so loud we had to shut it off so we could sleep, then the room got uncomfortably hot.

    17/07/13 | Link | Rating: 3.0
    73. Becky M.
    This hotel is great! The price is good and the location worked really well for our trip. All of the staff were really nice and friendly. Even the bartenders, specifically Robbie and Dave, were awesome. My friend wasn't feeling well after our long flight in and they were so sweet to make her a special drink to help her stomach. I would definitely recommend this hotel and will definitely stay here again if I am ever in Seattle.

    16/03/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    74. Michael R.
    My daughter and I really enjoyed our stay here. The room was immaculate and comfortable. The customer service was 5 star. Great QA location. A really good hotel for the money. Free wifi and breakfasts a giant bonus.

    26/01/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    75. Marcin C.
    Great hotel.  We were surprised to find that our room was an apartment.  The only thing that prevented a 5 star review was that we were unable to get wi-fi in our room since we were in a corner room.

    23/03/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    76. Anya D.
    Five stars for Hotel 3 for the Bar - I will start with the hotel.  This is a beautiful hotel,  great boutique place that is very well maintained.  Front desk, Valet and Housekeeping where all very helpful and nice.  We did valet ($31.00, includes tax!), it was very convent as parking in the area is limited and timed.  The only issue in the room was the living/bed room set up and no fan in the bathroom.  The TV was in a awkward place making it hard to watch in bed.  Huge walk in closet, small kitchenette/dining room and large living space.  We stayed on a Groupon and had no issues at all!
    Now to the Bar (Tin Lizzie?)-  We where in town to see a play at 5th Avenue Theater and decided to get a drink before hand since it was supposed to be happy hour.  First off, it is very small and over crowded with furniture. The service in the bar was subpar, we waited a long time before even being greeted let alone served.  2 well drink ran us $20.00, not sure if we where charged incorrectly but, holy cow that is a spendy happy hour!!  The next morning I had the continental breakfast while my husband slept in.  There was only 1 employee working, so there was no clean table and service again took a very long time.  You do not get any options with the breakfast, it is a small bowl of mixed fruit, a toasted bagel and cream cheese (which tasted very gross!).  It took 40 minutes to get this simple menu item and I never had a refill on my coffee during this time.  I ended up not eating it as I thought the cream cheese was gross, the bagel was cold and the fruit was tart.  
    In the end I will return to the Marqueen but stay away from the bar!  There is a fun dive bar down the street anyways!

    18/02/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    77. Deborah K.
    So this place was previously an apartment building (I believe in the 1920s) so it comes with a kitchen and a little living area. And I'm sure in the 1920s, this place must've been a wonderful apartment to live in. And maybe my review is biased since I prefer new versus old, modern versus vintage, but here it goes anyway:

    PROS:
    1. The location is great. It's about 1 mile away from the Pike Marketplace. I'm sure most wouldn't mind the 1 mile walk in Seattle, but for me, the cold was too cold and the 1 mile walk felt a lot further. If I had to do it again, I would definitely pick a location closer to the Pike Marketplace, but it was still doable.
    2. There are bars, restaurants, liquor stores, markets, etc all located next to the hotel. Once again, the location is pretty good.
    3. The doorman is awesome. He is so friendly, and always greets people with a smile.
    4. It has a very historic feel to the building. Doesn't seem like they did much renovation to the place to keep the history intact. (this is a pro & con)

    CONS:
    1. Referring back to #4 on the Pros list, it doesn't seem like there were much renovation. The rooms smell old, and everything in the room felt a little dirty.
    2. The bathroom has cracks on the bottom of the floor of the bath tub with a tint of red in the cracks. My friends joked that someone must've died and it's dried up blood that never washed. Ha. Ha. Funny....
    3. There are no elevators, and we were on the very top floor (3rd floor). Had there been more floors, this would've been a MAJOR problem. But three flights of stairs with a 30lb luggage bag? It's doable, but still, something I could've definitely avoided at another hotel.
    4. I don't know what they use to wash the towels (maybe starch, haha) but the towels are rock hard. The towel felt like sandpaper on my face. Bring your own towels if you care for your skin!

    Overall, the stay was okay. I probably would not return back to the Marqueen if I ever decided to revisit Seattle.

    10/02/14 | Link | Rating: 2.0
    78. Kathy C.
    Great place to stay if you are a tourist and plan to visit most of Seattle's main attractions. The hotel is old, so it needs revamping... however, if you don't mind the feeling of old world charm then this is the hotel to stay in. The rooms were clean, and the staff were nice. The room rates are not expensive, and you get a kitchen with a fridge and microwave. We preferred to have stayed on a higher floor,but because they were almost sold out we were put on the first floor instead.

    25/03/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    79. Angel T.
    What a beautifully restored old hotel!!  It was absolutely stunning inside, and my room was bigger than my apartment!!  Enormous four poster bed, that was super comfy, huge tub, and a full kitchen with dining area.  I wanted to stay much longer!!

    They front desk staff and bellmen were wonderful.  What a great group of people!  The girl Paris, at the front desk, was my favorite.  What a sweetheart!

    The only downside is because the hotel is so much older, there is no elevator.  If you have a hard time with stairs, a wheelchair, etc, make sure to reserve a room on the first floor.

    A solid place to stay in Seattle, five minute walk to the space needle! :)

    04/01/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    80. Morgan W.
    The hotel staff was awesome! The hotel is very old, but still has a somewhat luxury feel. I enjoyed my time!

    27/05/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    81. Kelli H.
    This place is an absolute and complete gem! The bldg is historic so the charm is immediate upon entry. The rooms have a sitting area, a fridge, microwave and even a proper tub if you wish to relax with a hot bath. Hanging in the closets you will find a complimentary robe.

    The staff immediately rushed to the side of my shuttle to take my bags and even escorted me & my massive luggage upstairs. If you miss the days of old with a doorman greeting you upon exit and arrival, then you will love to stay here.

    The only downside, the wifi is spotty and weak at times and there's no elevator (see massive luggage comment). Really that wasn't too bad, stairs make excellent exercise! Can't recommend this place enough!

    21/12/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    82. Robin Z.
    Blue skies when we arrived, blue skies the day we left. Everything in between was cold, dark and rainy. Such is life in Seattle this time of year (January).

    But the MarQueen was always warm and comfy and offered a great location for getting around this town. No elevators but we're young and strong and considered the hike up to the 3rd floor a cheap gym alternative. The "antique" feel about the place put us in the right mood and we always had fresh linen, a great bed and a nice view. A light morning breakfast set us up for our days exploring this gorgeous green state.

    Fuck the $25/day parking though. We found a suitable alternative (ask no questions, I'll tell no lies).

    P.S., hint: LA and NY aren't the only cities with a rush-hour.  Be prepared.

    P.P.S. apologies to our neighbors...our headboard wasn't securely attached (still, it was a great bed). And we'd do it again.

    07/01/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    83. Tena D.
    Really loved this little gem! My partner and I got a good deal on Hotwire for a King Suite. I was coming from surgery and we didn't want to drive back to Olympia. I couldn't have been more impressed with the hotel and it's staff! If you order room service from their restaurant their Bananas Foster French toast is incredible (on sliced baguette not Texas toast) Along with their Eggs in Tasses!

    Also the tubs are extra deep for soaking. And us being on the 2nd floor the only noise you hear is within the hotel not the street.

    17/01/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    84. Andrew P.
    I enjoyed this hotel. It has a really nice old world charm to it. If you're looking for nice and shiny new look/feel then you may want to go elsewhere. But if you're into a more boutique feel and unique room, this is the place.

    The location was great- a short easy walk to McCaw Hall where I attended a conference. I recommend this hotel highly.

    06/02/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    85. Zube P.
    Sinclair (from the front desk?) is AMAZING!  Extremely helpful and friendly.  I needed to cancel the reservation due to personal reasons and Sinclair was extremely understanding and patient with me.  She helped get my refund authorized with no issues.  Two thumbs up for excellent customer service!!!

    27/01/15 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    86. Kate A.
    What a lovely place. Vintage style includes ornaments on the ventilation grid, "aged" cabinet and kitchen furniture. I liked the huge bed and free breakfast! The room and entire hotel is absolutely spotless, their maintains and housekeeping doing a crazy good job.

    23/02/15 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    87. Tiffany L.
    Fantastic place to stay if youre an out of towner. I just LOVE Queen Anne, and the Marqueen was beyond perfect for a week's vacation for my little family and I. Location? This is IT! SO close to city transportation! Its also close to Seattle Center (Children's museum!!) several burger joints, (Dicks and Kidd Valley) a pizza place, Thai food, and is even connected to a super awesome Cafe, with a yummy coffee.

    We stayed in a double room, which was pretty large, with enough space to stay sane, that came along with a walk in kitchen and eating area. It's an older hotel, which is the kind of thing we appreciate, so think about your preferences before booking. Beds are awesome and extremely comfortable!
    Staff has an excellent attitude and is very accommodating; they even held a package for us to pick up upon arrival.

    I love the good vibes, and I am pretty sure we will stay here whenever we visit Seattle.

    03/11/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    88. Tricia M.
    My travel partner and I fell in love with hotel. Here are the reasons:
    - We were attending an event at the KeyArena and it was super-close.
    - In fact, it's close to lots of transportation, restaurants and such.
    - Also having a full kitchen (YES A FULL KITCHEN! STOVE AND ALL!!) was a big plus for us because it saved us a lot of money on our trip and we're veg-heads so it was easy for us to get meals.
    - Everyone was very nice, our room was always fully-stocked and cleaned before we came back for lunch.
    - Basically it was more like living in Queen Anne with a maid and a front desk for 5 days more than it felt like staying at a hotel. We were calling it "our apartment" after the 2nd day

    Why this hotel isn't for everyone:
    - It's "historic" (read: NOTHING IS NEW!) so don't expect any amenities aside from cleanliness and friendliness and that awesome old kitchen in your room.
    - We live in NYC so stairs with luggage ain't no thang, but for our friends the stairs were tough.

    The only reason I wouldn't give it 5 stars is because though they had free wifi, it's signal was too weak to get through the older thicker walls so we had to literally go in the hallway to check our e-mail every day. Nice to have a "disconnected" trip, but don't expect to browse the internet in the evening or get any work done.

    Basically it's perfect for young people traveling looking for a different experience and a way to save some $$ while being in the thick of it all. Leave your laptop at home and fill up the hotel fridge and experience Seattle!

    23/07/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    89. Eli G.
    Excellent customer service and great hotel! Before booking it, I read some negative reviews about MarQueen and almost chose another hotel. I'm glad I've learned to take Yelp reviews with a grain of salt (i.e.,squeaky floorboards, really?). I'd also like to give a shoutout to the front desk staff who supplied me with an iPhone charger! Thank you for your great customer service!

    07/02/15 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    90. Geoffrey C.
    FAILED TO HONOR OUR PREPAID RESERVATION through Priceline. The Marqueen cancelled our Priceline reservation made many months prior and then had the gaul to offer us a room for $400 -- this after thousands of dollars worth of past Marqueen reservations. Quite simply, this place deserves to run itself into the ground (as it appears to be doing). Time for new management [disgust].

    22/07/14 | Link | Rating: 1.0
    91. Janeè J.
    This is a bit of a delayed review but I wanted to share my experience. My boyfriend and I wanted to go somewhere different and we opted for Seattle. We choose the Marqueen Hotel because it was one of few places with a kitchenette (we wanted to cook our own food during the week). The room we stayed in had a separate sitting area in addition to the kitchenette and was very spacious. The hotel is walking distance from main attractions like the Space Needle and a 24 Hour Fitness (yay!). There are a ton of great eateries in the area so we had little use for our rental car. The staff was extremely accommodating and we really enjoyed visiting the hotel's speakeasy. My only complaint: no hot tub. But that is probably just because of the weather conditions. I would absolutely visit again!

    09/02/15 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    92. Danette G.
    I bought a Groupon for this hotel and used it for a short visit to Seattle. The hotel is charming and welcoming. The staff was very helpful and professional. The doorman was kind enough to alert us of an available parking spot in front of the hotel as we were checking in. He offered to stand in the parking space while we drove around the block to get to it. That saved us the cost of valet parking. Our room was clean and had a lot of character. The kitchenette was roomy and had everything needed to be functional. Our room was comfy and quiet, despite facing the busy street. The complimentary continental breakfast was better than most offered at other hotels. We were seated at the Tin Lizzie Lounge and served by the friendly waitresses.  It wasn't the typical, self-serve set up I've seen. We were pleased with this beautiful hotel from start to finish. It is conveniently located to the major tour sites and within walking distance to plenty of restaurants.

    04/04/15 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    93. Pamela B.
    Honestly I was creeped out because of the neighborhood.  But the desk clerk was very nice. There's no elevator,  so the bellman carried our bags upstairs.  He told us the history of the hotel &walked us through our room.
    The room is not upgraded. It looks creepy,  especially when we checked in about 10pm. But morning came & we noticed the cute charm of the place.
    The staff was extremely nice. Even though we hung our towels to keep, they put fresh towels in everyday.  They put chocolate on the beds & had the newspaper at our door every morning.  
    It's walking distance to the Space Needle, Pikes Market Place and the monorail. The beds were comfortable & the pillows were fluffy. It was quite, no noise whatsoever.
    I gave a 4 star, because the hardwood floors were dirty. It was a little sticky and I kept my socks on.

    10/07/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    94. Mike E.
    Booked on Hotwire. Rooms worth the price and location is amazing. Service staff is disorganised and car valet not worth the $36 you pay. Waited on check out for 1 hour for car because the desk agent forgot to ask for our car. Recommend it for location and character.

    17/05/15 | Link | Rating: 3.0
    95. Lieu T.
    Actually 4.5 stars. I had a great 3-day, 2-night stay at this hotel.

    Price: It was listed as $80/night, but with a coupon I got it for $70/night. Score!

    Location: Easily accessible by bus. Surroundings are a bit shady, but well lit with many eating options and a 24 hr supermarket that is 30 seconds away. It is close to the touristy attractions like Chihuly Glass and Garden Museum, Space Needle, Bill Gates Foundation, etc. To all the other attraction locations, it is about a 10 minute bus ride from downtown and 20 minute bus ride to the international district.

    Hotel service: the bellhop/valet guys was very nice. The desk clerk was helpful. The cleaning ladies were very patient (I locked myself out twice).

    Room: WOW. It is like a mini apartment. It has everything (mini kitchen with stove, microwave and fridge!) you could possibly need if you were to stay for a longer period of time. There are utensils, knives, plates, and cups if you're planning to make dinner. Overall, well decorated, but has a musty smell. I should have asked the front desk for some air fresheners or something. Can't open the windows btw. The only real complaint I have is that the tub looks old and worn down. However, its the perfect size for sinking into a long nice hot bath (which I did several times).

    Wifi: Very spotty in my room (320). Better in the lobby and in the dining area.

    Other: There's a computer and printer in the lobby behind the ATM machine. Very useful for printing things. However, it is disturbingly slow. Oh! Best part of the stay was the complimentary breakfast for each night you stay. You just go to the restaurant bar between 8am-11am with your white envelope and sit down to a breakfast consisting of tea or coffee, and a plate consisting of a small fruit cup, a plain bagel, and yogurt with granola. Cream cheese is an extra $0.60 I think. Which reminds me, they provide toothpaste and toothbrushes at the extra cost of $1.10. Another thing: you get free newspapers each morning!

    Overall impression: I would totally recommend this place to people who want a moderately priced hotel that is close to attractions. If you don't mind traveling the bus system (which is FANTASTIC; $2.25 and ask for transfer slips to get free transfers good for up to 3hrs), then it is an awesome option. I would definitely stay here again.

    15/01/15 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    96. Ari A.
    Booked through Hotwire.

    Great location, with  endless restaurants and bars around, huge rooms with a lot of character and excellent service.

    Highly recommended.

    12/04/15 | Link | Rating: 5.0