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Seattle Marriott Waterfront in Seattle, WA

Seattle Marriott Waterfront in Seattle, WA


The Seattle Marriott Waterfront hotel is located in the heart of downtown Seattle, Washington's most popular waterfront district making it an ideal place for both business and pleasure. After recent multi-million dollar renovations, our luxurious guestrooms now feature 42 inch flat-screen TVs, and freshly upgraded corridors & bathrooms. Guests can enjoy striking views of Mt. Rainier, Elliot Bay or the Olympic Mountain range from private guestroom balconies. Our downtown Seattle hotel is near the convention center, steps from the famous Pike Place Market, across from the Seattle Cruise Terminal (Pier 66), & only minutes to major attractions and shopping. Experience superb dining with a dazzling blend of menus drawn from coastal cultures from around the world and spun with new American culinary cuisine at 2100, our on-site restaurant. The Marriott Seattle Waterfront hotel's professional event staff & 11,000 sq. ft. of event space are ideal for hosting a conference, wedding, or banquet.


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Rating: 3.55

Address: 2100 Alaskan Way, Seattle, WA, 98121
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Comments (119):

1. Jordan P.
If I could give them a 0 I would.  I got there at midnight and first off they don't know how to give directions.  Once arrived I found out they charged over $35 to park each night.  Nobody told me that when i made the reservation.  I have a family member who gave me a discount paper and they wouldn't except it because the date was expired.  I called the front desk the night before and they assured me that it wouldn't be a problem. I won't say names but the night supervisor was very rude and wasn't sympathetic at all.  He also assumed my mother in law was my wife which gave us a laugh but hey you shouldn't assume.  He was my first impression of Seattle and he represented the Marriott and that was sad.  I didn't end up staying there we left and without telling me charged my check card almost $600.  Thankfully I had money in my account and I called the next day but to not say anything and charge my card left a very bad taste.  I found a best western no thanks to him and the rest of my stay was great.  I didn't sleep much that night and was very upset and embarrassed.  Thanks to this hotel I will never stay at a Marriott again which happens to be one of my favorite hotels.  The management there didn't help me at all and that was very poor customer service for such a prestigious company.

10/11/09 | Link | Rating: 1.0
2. Bil Z.
Very nice hotel, with lovely views of the bay.  The rooms are well appointed, and very accomodating for business travelers.  The price is good, and the it is a full service hotel.  The staff was always friendly and helpful.  The restaurant (which I will review seperately), the Fish Club, was excellent.  The lobby bar is situated nicely.  Will definitely use it on my trips to Seattle in the future.

30/12/07 | Link | Rating: 4.0
3. Stan D.
My job took my to Marriott Waterfront.  I like the place.  First, the location is fantastic and the staffs are helpful.  Fortunately, I also have a room with a great view.  I will definitely choose this place the next time I visit Seattle.

15/06/08 | Link | Rating: 5.0
4. Elaine D.
I have stayed here before and it's been great but this time was a DISASTER. Dirty room service dishes (not mine) left in the hallway for days, my room wasn't serviced (I guess coz I complained about the dishes), car not brought up when called for, front desk guy says he doesn't know the General Manager's name (I guess he figured I wouldn't be able to complain to him if  I didn't have his name...WRONG). While the location of this hotel is great, I was totally disappointed with the lack of service or attention to guests. Everyone was always very apologetic but, if you can't get dirty dishes out of the hallways in 2 days, there's a real problem here. I won't be staying there again, even though I am an avid Marriott fan.

05/08/11 | Link | Rating: 1.0
5. Melisser E.
Basic hotel rooms, not worth their hefty price tags, especially with the poor service here!
Our room was cleaned & no towels were left behind, of course this was discovered once I was already in the shower. We called the service desk for towels, waited an hour & they never arrived!
Of our 3 room service experiences, only one was satisfactory, but not good. We were delivered cold food on 2 occasions & a cold dish was served warm on another. Also, our food arrived later than the scheduled time.

The location is nice & convenient, so next time we'll take our business to The Edgewater just down the street.

24/07/06 | Link | Rating: 2.0
6. Brian C.
I have stayed at the Marriott on the waterfront 4 or 5 times. Its a nice hotel. Nothing spectacular fancy about it but the room is nice. Bed was great, nice TV, noise wasn't too bad after it got quiet at night but I stayed there on a Sunday each time. You should valet because parking isn't going to work out if you don't. Plenty of great dining  in the area, I have also had room service and was pleased. I had a bone in rib eye and some really good mashed potatoes with asparagus. I don't see the name of the restaurant that made the food on the hotel information any longer so hopefully that didn't change.

02/02/10 | Link | Rating: 4.0
7. Patrick G.
I was staying here on business and I was impressed. I probably stayed 100ish nights in hotels last year, so I consider myself somewhat snobbish about hotels. The customer service here is great. I had an incident where the batteries in my door had run out. I was given a couple free dinners in the nice restaurant for free,  top notch. The beds are nice; good mix of pillow types. The room has a nice big HDTV and HD channels, always a plus. The only downside is that the location is not the best for finding food but if you like exploring it shouldn't be an issue.

08/01/09 | Link | Rating: 4.0
8. nate j.
Note: I was a guest here for a work-related breakfast awards event.  I was not an overnight guest, nor did I pay for any services or food.  

The atmosphere in the lobby is top notch, as is the decor and staffing at the front desk.  Very warm and inviting, hospitable for 7 a.m.  Plenty of nooks in the lobby and foyer to read a book, sit by a fire, and enjoy a warm beverage from the lobby coffee bar.

The location is very nice if you want to use it as a jumping off point to explore the waterfront and see things along Alaskan Way and even possibly take a cruise, ferry, or watertaxi somewhere.  There's a lot within walking distance: Pike Place Market, the Seattle Aquarium, misc. shops and restaurants.  

Not so great a location if you are going to spend a lot of time in DT Seattle or touring other parts of the city.  There are other hotels that might be closer to where you'd want to be if you want to be in the heart of Downtown Seattle.  This one though likely has fantastic upper level room views of the Puget Sound and sunsets.

If you drive here the parking is valet only and it costs $29 a day with unlimited ins/outs.  Sounds good, however, if you're in a conference like I was, when everyone gets out for the day, there's a mad dash to claim your vehicle.  There is a parking garage a few blocks away that is less costly and also on-street pay parking (2 hour limit?) is available I believe for $1.50 an hour and the pay stations take plastic.

If you walk or bike here, watch out for the adjacent railroad right in front of the west side of the building (oh yeah -- I think this is an active rail line just a few feet from the west side of the building... something to keep in mind if you're sensitive to noise).  If you're with kids, elderly, or drunks, watch out for trains!

I gave three stars because I feel what service I did get was pretty good, however, the food was average, and the conference room PA system was OK but not outstanding.  The decor was very high end and bright lighting and warm atmosphere -- it impressed me enough that I'd consider coming back as an overnight guest just so we could spend all day hanging out at the waterfront, especially if it's a great sunny warm summer day and evening.

14/06/07 | Link | Rating: 3.0
9. Erin J.
I was impressed with this Marriott. Valet was great. Check-in was a breeze. The hotel bar was fantastic and reasonably priced. Bed was VERY confortable, guest rooms spacious. View was amazing, quick walk to Pikes and just across the street to Pier 66 and the International Harbor Convention Center.

05/06/10 | Link | Rating: 4.0
10. Brian D.
Four stars, buuuut I had a super discount for two nights here I paid $113 including tax and was given a room on the fourth floor overlooking the waterfront.  Totally amazing view and I enjoyed the indoor heated pool and hot tub.  The hot tub is about the size of my tub at home, but luckily the pool area was empty both times I was there.

I will say the room service from Fish club is a major PASS. If it had been great, I would have left 5-stars.   The soup and buffalo wings(how hard is that to cook) were very sub-par for the price.

27/02/08 | Link | Rating: 4.0
11. Eme L.
Clean, modern hotel located just steps away from the water. Great amenities (the gym is fantastic) with a friendly, accomodating front desk. It's also a short walk to Pike market and all the waterfront restaurants and shops. Note: very, very touristy. The great locations makes it high on my list for my next trip to Seattle.

20/07/10 | Link | Rating: 4.0
12. Dan G.
Great location. Nice hotel. Lots to do in the area. As far as downtown hotels go this one works well. Good for a work stay.

16/05/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
13. Tamara Y.
best marriott I have ever stayed at. Great location, beautiful views! and the lobby is awwwww so grand.

05/03/11 | Link | Rating: 5.0
14. Alana F.
Not typical Marriott quality. I think they rely on the location at the Waterfront. Big deal. Fab view, a nice bed, lobby and great location for walking to stuff on the Waterfront. It takes more than location for me. I was here on business for 9 days and only stayed here because the Sheraton was booked. Good - desk staff, one valet guy who got me a good deal with a car service to Safeco for a ball game, the evening bartender (big white guy - def not the other guy) and one room service guy. Everyone else was lacking in good customer service, including every other room service person and valet. I walked by the valet guys on several occasions only to hear them complaining about guests and dating and dropping the F bomb. Nice. Food is horrible (separate review for Hook and Plow) and the gift service staff can't multi-task to save their life. Will not stay here again - I'll hope for the Sheraton or suffer through the "trying to be ever so cool" W before this place again.

29/07/12 | Link | Rating: 2.0
15. Amanda S.
Met some friends for drinks at the hotel bar, it's a fabulous area probably the best I've seen in a hotel bar in Seattle--a fireplace, clusters of high back chairs and two luxurious couches make up a great little living room off the bar.  Great for a bit of upscale casual.

27/01/11 | Link | Rating: 5.0
16. Jeanie C.
I had my wedding ceremony and reception here. The event manager Lindsay, and especially the wedding coordinator Shannon, did an amazing job keeping things running smoothly, and were able to accommodate all of my requests. They worked within my budget and even worked out a 10% discount for the appetizers. We had a nice menu tasting before the event, and their food was so delicious (especially the beef). All of the guests really enjoyed the food. They also raved about the choice of beer available at the bar (can't remember, some sort of lager I think).
There was a hospitality suite included where the ladies got ready beforehand, which had an great spread for breakfast. It opened up to a balcony next to a pool, so we were able to get some great pictures out there with the bridal party.
There was also a room included for us that night, which was on the top floor and had the most gorgeous view of the water. They gave us a plate of chocolate-covered strawberries, wine, fruit, almonds, and a bunch of chocolate bars in the room.
I would encourage anyone looking for a wedding venue to look here first. They gave us so many extras, and really took care of us before and during the wedding. We had  so many great memories here, hopefully we can come back for our anniversary!

10/04/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
17. Megan K.
I've travelled quite a bit for work, which is how I came to choose the waterfront hotel as the place to use my hotel points.  It's not a cheap hotel, and it's not cheap to redeem points to stay here, either.

They knew my points level and they knew we were points redeemed, and they still stuck us in a 2nd floor room right above the road.  The pipes are so old the toilet on the first floor barely flushed.  I complained, and was upgraded for the second night to a higher level room -- the rooms are tiny, but nice enough, but the toilet in the second room actually clogged on toilet paper, and there was no plunger in the room.  Seriously, if you know your pipes are so old the toilet clogs at the slightest breeze, shouldn't you give your guests the preparation they need??

Just not that great an experience.  It would be fine if it weren't so damned expensive, but I expected much better for the price.

14/12/09 | Link | Rating: 2.0
18. Tim R.
Have stayed here numerous times. Definitely not Marriott quality.

Three stars for perfect location and great view and acceptable room.

Owners know they have a good location and coast because of it.

Main disappointment: Pool area. Here is the list: Filthy in general. Black mold in the grout of the jacuzzi. Mold scum line in jacuzzi. Workout area way too small. Need more than two ellipticals for sure.

26/11/11 | Link | Rating: 3.0
19. Sarah S.
I have thrown two 300-400-person fundraising events at the Seattle Marriott Waterfront, and they have both gone splendidly. My experiences working with the staff of the hotel have always been top notch, and I appreciate their knowledge and willingness to accommodate my every whim.

The lobby is really beautiful- a great glass sculpture in the middle of a round lounge with a beautiful chandelier. There is a bar at the end of the lobby, and a "library" with a fireplace next to an entrance to The Fish Club. Walking in, the space makes you feel good. The ballroom is located in the basement of the hotel, and to get to it, you have to go down a staircase that resembles something from the Titanic.

The ballroom capacity is about 400-450, but our last event only had 300 and with little to no effort, the tables were arranged in such a way that the space felt full and comfortable.

Prior to our event, we scheduled a tasting, and we got to pick out the table setting arrangements before trying items from the menu. We requested a chicken, fish, and vegetarian option (that needed to be vegan and NOT pasta). We tried two different salads, and two chicken, two salmon, and two vegan dishes, and three different desserts. The chef, banquet manager, and event manager were all on hand to answer all of our questions about the ingredients used and the preparation. They went above and beyond to be accommodating of our menu, and were able to offer us the chicken and salmon dishes for the same price (Often the fish option runs a few dollars more than the chicken options).

Leading up to the event, the event manager checked in with me regularly about planning the event. She showed genuine concern when I told her that we were expecting a smaller number of guests, (thanks to the economy for deciding to tank a week before our event) and was quick to offer suggestions on how we could modify our program and dinner service.

The Marriott was able to accommodate our simultaneous VIP reception in the library, general reception in the ballroom lobby, our registration, and dinner all in one night. The tech/AV guys were a dream to work with, and our manager took the liberty to arrange lighting on the stage that was beautiful.

Night of, I was always able to find a Marriott rep who was working on our event to help me with all kinds of little details. They were on hand to help me troubleshoot our auction, finagle the timing of our program, and to offer moral support when our auctioneer said ALL the wrong things.

I would highly recommended the Seattle Marriott Waterfront to event planners who are looking to hold annual fundraising events or wedding receptions. They really take care to ensure that logistically, your event is a success. I deduct only one star because I was recently told that Marriott employees aren't permitted to unionize, which is part of the reason they are super easy to work with.

11/11/08 | Link | Rating: 4.0
20. Amy C.
what  GREAT hotel! My boyfriend and I went to Seattle for our anniversary and wanted to find a place centrally located to everything that we wanted to be near. This place was perfect!

We had a great view of the water-- until the cruise ship came, but were impressed. Its right near Pikes Place, and we found the elevator after we climbed the flights of stairs a few times.

Its a great location-- no need for a car and the bell stand will always help you with cabs and town cars onsite. The room was big and clean-- comfy bed and the biggest TV I think that I have ever seen in a hotel room.

a few lost points in that all the vending machines in the whole hotel were vandalized and not fixed the whole weekend we were there-- no bottled water for us unless we went to the front desk and asked for them to go into the gift shop if they were closed. And they got our billing wrong 2x- but finally was resolved! Just make sure you review your receipt if you are using any special offers or incentives the Marriott has running.

02/06/09 | Link | Rating: 4.0
21. Cicero D.
Simple, sweet and convenient for the out-of-state business person.  It's not spectacular, but it has enough for those visiting.  I had friends and relatives visit me so they decided to stay in the city and be near the night life and prime tourist attractions.

The location is prime to walk around and explore the immediate surrounding area (Pike Place Market, Waterfront, H&M!).  The concierge and basically any of the workers at the hotel are very friendly and knowledgeable about the city and offer their own opinions about what they think the city has to offer.  

If you aren't on a business trip and are paying for your own stay, here are some tips about the hotel for financial purposes:
Wi-Fi is about $13 for 24 hours of access
Parking is $40 daily (street parking is metered, free from 6PM-8AM, 2 Hr max.)
Average city hotel prices for the Bar/Bistro/Convenience shop items.

10/04/09 | Link | Rating: 4.0
22. Syd R.
Old review. I went here last month but wanted to write a review because this place only had 4 reviews. At almost $200 a night I had high expectations for this place and received it.  The bellhops were wonderful and helped us with luggage up to our room.  I was exhausted from the plane ride and really appreciated the offer.  Don't forget to tip them!  I ordered in to eat the next night and the food was sent up to my room in a reasonable amount of time, however the room service menu was limited.  The place was decorated very nicely, staff was friendly despite the gloomy weather in Seattle, and there's a computer close by the lobby elevator that allows check-ins for flights at the Seatac aiport. I really appreciated that because it gave me more time to do what I wanted during my stay there.

17/03/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
23. Ferd S.
First off, it's NOT cheap. Secondly, you DO get what you pay for. WE recently spent our wedding night there, and oh my, did they go the extra mile! Everything we asked for, extras we didn't ask for, service on the spot no matter what we needed, friendly, pleasant, kind, and even though we're just a couple of working stiffs, we felt like the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge! You want to feel special in Seattle? Try the Marriott, it's close to the waterfront, and all sorts of Seattle attractions, and they'll treat you like a king! Highly recommended!

20/03/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
24. Dana L.
This was my second stay at the Marriott in Seattle, and I am in love with the comfy sheets. Heck, even the towels are soft!

I had no complaints and found everyone helpful. I'm a light sleeper, and they accommodated me with a quiet room with a fantastic view and a balcony! I'll be back, for sure!

12/06/10 | Link | Rating: 4.0
25. linda s.
This hotel is horrible! By far the worst Marriott I have stayed in...and that is a lot.From the get go the lobby is old and tired.The rooms get worse.If this property was charging in line with this tired hotel, that would be one thing.We are paying $300 a night...rip off!
We called and booked this hotel 6 months ago.We requested a king with a balcony...we check in and none of that is available...we even called four times over the last few months to confirm.

When we were about to check out,suddenly a room is available for another $30 bucks! All I can say is STAY away from this hotel.

17/09/11 | Link | Rating: 1.0
26. Native D.
First I'll say, the place is clean and that's important to me in a hotel however the service needs improving. There's no one at the front desk...and I do mean no one. when the gal Cassandra finally came to check us in she seemed very confused. We were a couple within a group and I was really sick with fever, my husband hadn't slept in 24hrs due to work and I brought this to Cassandra's attention asking for an early check in. Having only 1 room available she decided to forego my request and instead gave the only room to our single male friend who was third in line behind us. Having to wait a few hours I received a message on my voice mail saying our room was ready but when I called back no one seemed to know what I was talking about I was passed to three different people only to get Cassandra who rudely let me know it was her who was at the desk and no our room wasn't ready. We had to wait another hour due to their reluctance to accommodate our request.
the positives: very clean, good location and decent views if you pay the higher waterfront rate
the negatives: horrible service behind the desk

25/11/11 | Link | Rating: 2.0
27. Marilyn B.
Cool location! I enjoy walking, and from this hotel, was able to walk to the Space Needle and Qwest Field to catch a Seahawks game.

The room was spacious and very clean. I was on an upper floor and had a wall-to-wall view of the water. The bed was super comfortable and the 42" flat screen tv was a plus.

I dined in the hotel restaurant for breakfast which was included in my stay. I had the smoked salmon eggs benedict which were nowhere near the best I've ever had but were acceptable. The potatoes that came with seem like they would have been good, had they not been served room temperature =(

On the few occasions that I interacted with the hotel employees (front desk during check in, waitstaff in the restaurant while dining, and bellhop that stored my luggage upon checkout while i went sightseeing) I found them to be very pleasant, accommodating and helpful.

I would stay here again if I traveled to Seattle again.

11/01/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
28. Janet S.
Margo Pine, Lead Concierge, was a delight on our recent visit. She was professional, helpful, and made our visits to the Concierge Lounge very pleasant. This hotel is the perfect location in Seattle and just minutes to everything in downtown Seattle. I just wish the parking wasn't so expensive.

28/12/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
29. Alberto L.
For $240 a night, you'd think parking and internet access might be included.


They want $13 a day for not very speedy Internet access and, wait for it... $34 A DAY for parking.

Aside from that, the water pressure in the shower was dismal and 2 out of the 4 days I was there, room service bypassed my room.

I come to Seattle once a year to attend the Gnomedex Conference across the street at the Bell Harbor International Conference Center. Next year I'm staying at the Edgewater Hotel just down the street.

23/08/09 | Link | Rating: 2.0
30. Steve L.
** I suggest you review the other yelpers' comments based upon their lodging and food considerations ***. This was my first visit to this property and I shall compare Waterfront to other Marriott properties and also particular experiences during my stay:

+ With a prior reservation and phone conversations with the property before arrival, we were welcomed most-politely and treated to an early arrival (on a Thursday afternoon!). Check-in was expeditious; luggage was delivered to our harbor-front room within minutes. Valet parking is $29 but you can public-park within several blocks at/near Pike Market.

+ Rooms are spacious and updated; quiet and well appointed - including 'heavenly' beds and linens, flat screens, marble counter-topped bathrooms, lotions and soaps, min-fringe, wired-internet (they still are charging a daily fee); pool (indoor/outdoor) and indoor co-ed jacuzzi.

+ Concierge level (8th floor) offers morning, mid-day and late-afternoon treats (only open Monday through Friday, not weekends).

+ Concierge assisted with dinner reservations, low-cost limo service within town.

+ Check out on a Saturday morning was a breeze.

25/04/10 | Link | Rating: 4.0
31. Alvin V.
My first visit here I didn't really take a good look at the place and look around cause I was so busy. However the second time... Let's just say I was a regular at the Bar. Full stocked bar with friendly bartenders etc. They make one hell of a Tequila Sunrise!

Like Bill Z below said; the Fish Club restaurant is a must; the food was delish! And I definitely recommend if you are staying with a special someone to have dinner in the evening cause this place has a great view of the Marina from the restaurant.

The room I stayed in was very spacious, extremely clean and decor was nice and classy; hell it better be for the price!

This place is pretty huge; they have ballrooms, huge dining rooms, pool, even a frikin Library and the whole nine yards. It does get somewhat pricey but of course it depends on you ($300 a night average for 1 guest room). You get what you pay for and the Waterfront hotel is definitely worth the paper.

25/03/08 | Link | Rating: 5.0
32. Dee T.
Just stayed for a night before hitting the cruise docks, and couldn't have asked for a better place. Granted, as soon as we dropped off our bags, we flew out of there to go enjoy the city. (I cannot fathom why anyone would spend time in a hotel bar or restaurant if that hotel is located in a town like Seattle. Kankakee, Illinois? Definitely. But not Seattle. I'll pay for overpriced double shots at Matt's, not Marriott.)

After rambling around, we returned to the roost and were treated to a thoroughly restful night's sleep. (Lest you think that I'm too 5-star happy, I direct you to my trove of 1-star reviews. Seattle is most excellent, to me!) The bed is comfy, and yes I guess the sheets are nice. The bathroom was clean and spacious. We had a room up on a higher floor so we didn't have too much noise from the road below. We also had a fabulous view of the bay.

All in all, a big thumbs up.

29/11/10 | Link | Rating: 5.0
33. Anton E.
nice hotel
on waterfront
but hell no is this a 7 star hotel
this should be a 4 star, if that
the lobby i nice, casual,
have umbrellas ready for u if you dont have one which we found out after getting soaked
but staff is freiendly and rooms/hotel is just as good as any other marriott
view aint too shabby either

02/07/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
34. AeroEngineer A.
I have stayed at many Marriott's and carry a Platinum Elite status with Marriot. I booked my stay and showed up to park. ( I actually live in town but knew I was gonna be having fun in Belltown so decided to make it a night) The valet while very friendly is way overpriced ( use the parking garage 35 ft way which is $15 instead of the hotels $34 day) and is very very small which cause a frequent parking jam. So use the public parking garage.

The hotel has great decor and the rooms are great. The Jr. Suite only cost me $159 / night for a Friday night. The bed and the sheets are the best part. After a long night out on the town its great to come back to a great bed with super soft sheets. The 50" Flat screen was a great surprise as well. The gym actually has nice treadmills and weights. The quality of a large size gym.

My only complaint and what keeps it from 5 stars was that I was on the 7th floor and at 8 am on at Saturday morning they decided to start doing construction or whatever right above my room.

21/11/10 | Link | Rating: 4.0
35. J S.
Horrible Hotel. Over priced for what you get. They also nickel and dime you for everything. Internet is not free, you can only valet park at $40 per night.  Requested a queen bed and got two doubles. Housecleaning skipped our room, because we slept in and I asked for them to clean it at a later time and they never came back. You are better off picking another hotel in Seattle.

30/08/13 | Link | Rating: 1.0
36. Brandee T.
From pulling into the hotel to checking out, this hotel was great. The people were friendly,  the service was great and the location is amazing.The concierge lounge is nice and offers food a few times a day. The room was nice had everything I needed. I would definitely stay here again!

22/08/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
37. Jackie R.
It's true what they say: It's all about location, location, location!

I enjoyed my stay here even though it was only one night.  We stayed here since it was SO CLOSE to the cruise ship area.  We could see the ship from our hotel.  This hotel is perfect for people coming off a cruise ship and those getting onto one.  It's a very short walking distance however since it's in such a great location and is so convenient makes the room rates very expensive.  Had we not gotten the rooms free due to points from a friend, staying there would have been very pricey for us.

Rooms were great and the inside lobby area is very beautifully decorated with plenty of seating.

18/11/10 | Link | Rating: 4.0
38. Richard K.
Wow, what a great hotel. From the front desk staff, the bar tender, the concierge club service to the amazing corner room, this place is the only way to see Seattle. I wish every hotel had the amenities and employees of the Seattle waterfront Marriott! I tip my hat to you GM, please share the love with every Marriott property.

22/09/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
39. Abby l.
First: this hotel is PRICEY! At $270 a night, this is not exactly affordable room rates. While the hotel was most definitely upscale(granite counters in bathroom, feather pillows and comforter, fancy tiling and decorations) I really don't think it's worth this much unless you plan on hopping on board a cruise ship the following day.

That being said, I loved the feather pillows and comforter. Upon making a reservation, you can actually choose how firm you want your pillow to be. Customer service was generally quick, and the room was spacious. The shampoo/lotion stuff were actually Bath&Body Works stuff, so while the cleaning power was dubious at least you smell nice =P

Probably the two best things about this hotel is that it's located up the street from Pike Place Market, and across the street from some of the cruise terminals.

But oh! Do I miss the feather bedding!

28/07/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
40. Dan L.
Great venue for a seminar.

28/06/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
41. Susan B.
Loved the location of this hotel. Not real large rooms are average Marriott.  But the location with the elevator right next door is so handy to get up to Pikes and other parts of town.  My only issue is the club room only serves breakfast until 9AM and the restaurant closes at 9PM.

11/09/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
42. Robin R.
Let me start with location, location, location.  Our room had a lovely view of the Sound.  It is walking distance to the action of the waterfront and Pike's Place.  The room was slightly upgraded from the typical Marriott rooms.  The bed is great, typical of a Marriott.  Check in was easy and the lobby was beautiful with a lovely blown glass sculpture greeting you as you enter but the background music was a little loud.  

Two things I have complaints about: parking and the air unit.  Ok, the parking they really don't have any control over because it is another company but you would think they'd be able to negotiate a better rate for guests.  It's $36/night for valet.  I recommend the self park across from the entrance for $25 (I think).  
The air unit was terrible.  We were there in winter so the heater was necessary and it was inefficient.  However, worse than its inefficiency was the noise it makes.  If you are a light sleeper, I would actually not recommend this hotel.  We mentioned it to the front desk and they said they get that complaint quite a bit.  It's too bad because it's a fairly new hotel.  It's like the less expensive, older hotels that use the unit that sits under the window and can be noisy.  This is not the window kind but boy is it noisy.

24/02/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
43. S S.
Nice place, location makes lots of places walking distance.  No free WIFI in the rooms? Really?  Everyplace should offer free WiFi.. Anyway, had a nice partial view.. We were a few floors above the pool, could see the water and people on the walkway leading to pikes place.  The walkway was right at eye level with the room, so yes they could see right in..  

Someone mentioned a train, it was behind the building, and could hear it, but was not a problem.  Barely noticed.. Would stay here again.

For Breakfast  French Toast was in room service, was really good.. You can even split it between 2 people.

Starbucks is right out the front door (of course, lol)..

06/01/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
44. Kim S.
What could have been a terrible experience, was turned around by the excellent staff at this hotel.  

I will say, when you do online check in, the room you select is only a "request."  Which I find annoying.  I found myself asking for a room with a king bed, and upon check-in, was told, "It was only a request" and was given a room with 2 double beds.  

Considering this reservation was a romantic surprise for my boyfriend, I was a bit upset.  

I checked into the double bed room, and left.  Later, I called the front desk, explained that it was a surprise for the boyfriend, and was there anything they could do about the room.  A nice lady on the phone said she would do what she could, but made no promises.  

A few minutes later she called back, and let me know they had moved our stuff to another room, and to stop by the front desk upon our return, and pick up the updated keys.  

When we got to the room, we also found a card, a bottle of wine, and a plate of chocolate dipped strawberries.  

I am SO pleased with the staff at this hotel, I will book with them the next time I have need to stay on the water.  The view was amazing, the staff was amazing.  I can't thank them enough.

29/05/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
45. Brad C.
Great location and friendly staff.

28/03/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
46. Josh B.
Great hotel and location. Perfect waterfront property that's close to all the attractions and everything you'll wanna see in downtown Seattle. Everything is literally walking distance. The staff was great especially Montoya of the front desk and our housekeeper Rosemary. They both really made our stay that much more enjoyable. The only down part to the hotel is the parking cause they only offer valet for $38/night plus a tip if you're not a cheap skate. But luckily for you that's reading my review, I have a tip on how you can park for $11/day. I learned this on our last day there so I was able to save a lil money but I wish I would have known this from the get go. There's a parking lot directly behind the Marriott off of Elliott and Lenora St that has an early bird fee of $9 for 12 hours if you're in before 10am. It comes out to $11 after tax. Parking on the street is free after 8pm. So park on the corner or close to the corner of Elliott and Lenora st. Before 8am move your car to that lot and pay for the 12 hrs. You'll have to make a right on Lenora off of Elliott to get to the lot. Then at 8pm move your car back to the street for free overnight parking. The lot also offers 24 hour parking for $15 but I felt the security of the car is safer out in the open on the street at night rather then being in a empty lot. There's NO in and out privileges so if you move your car there is a possibility that someone might take the spot you paid for. There is NO lot attendant so you could move you car and maybe get your same spot back if you're lucky. I still think this is a good idea and much cheaper if you don't plan on moving your vehicle or driving around the city which in my opinion is not necessary. There's also a ramp that leads from the lot to an elevator and stairs that takes you directly down to the Marriott. You can Thank me later for saving you $25-30 a day in parking....lol!

12/09/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
47. Ed A.
We stayed at this hotel on Christmas Day. We ate breakfast at the Hook and Plough on 12/26. I had the buffet and my girlfriend had the Eggs Benedicts. She loved the eggs. I ordered an omelette and was very disappointedd. The eggs had a strange brown greasy appearance and did not taste good. The buffet was a disappointment for the value received, fruit as mostly tasteless, bread selections were not refilled, and the made to order omelette was awful. Loved the hotel but will not be back to this restaurant.

01/01/14 | Link | Rating: 2.0
48. M J.
Expect an additional $100 in hidden fees for one nights stay and parking !!! Other then that extremely unpleasant surprise it has a good location to the market.

06/07/13 | Link | Rating: 2.0
49. Tiffany D.
Nice hotel but on my 2nd visit, paid $38 for Valet parking, called down ahead to have my car ready, still not out there 15 mins later. Forty bucks says "have my car out front!" They claimed I gave them the wrong ticket # for my valet. They still had my name, how hard is it to figure out?

27/06/13 | Link | Rating: 2.0
50. Joseph D.
Beautiful view looking out over Puget Sound. Couldn't have asked for better service or accomodations.

19/07/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
51. Erica W.
Stayed here on our wedding night. Beautiful suite with a view! By far the most comfortable bed and cozy soft bedding in a hotel that I have ever had! Pillows were soft and plush, nice down comforter and very plush pillow top mattress! The hotel staff was friendly and helpful.

We got to the hotel at about 8:45pm after our Sunday wedding. By then we were very hungry, there was nothing in Seattle open for dinner after 9pm. What the hell? The only place open was the bar in the Marriott which had a very limited menu. We both ordered a burger and fries. But, WOW. It really was fantastic! The burger was served on some sort of ciabatta bread, and a side of homemade hand cut fries. It was such good food! It was served on a cutting board, which was kind of a cute touch. The BBQ sauce was very tasty too, it tasted like they made it themselves. I reccomend trying out the bar's food if you are staying in this hotel, it was DELISH!!

05/09/09 | Link | Rating: 4.0
52. Jeff K.
I know you pay a premium to stay on the waterfront, but still -- at the price I paid I was expecting quite a bit more.  The rooms are decent but nothing special, the "water view with a balcony" was a sliver of water visible beyond a large concrete roof and walls extending out on both sides. Really, it was a "building view" that happened to have a tiny bit of water visible. The "iBahn" internet connection system was atrocious -- $13 a day (the first time I've ever had to pay for an Internet connection at any hotel), and you have to go through the purchase process for every device you own. It makes you think you're getting charged per device, but thankfully this is not the case. And if you have a laptop where you're switching between Ethernet and wireless, you have to do this for each connection type.  Then repeat all of that every 24 hours.  Plus get bothered to fill out a survey constantly, which after filling out with my rather unhappy comments, failed to submit.  They claim your $13 per day is the perfect option for VPN too. Funny, I routinely use two VPN connections for work and I couldn't get a connection to either of them from the hotel.

The hotel staff are all very friendly, and although I didn't deal with them too much they seemed very accommodating.  I got some great recommendations for food, and they happily held my bags for me while I finished up my last day of business after checkout before heading to the airport.

03/09/12 | Link | Rating: 3.0
53. Aimee R.
The location is nice because it is right by the water.

Our room was clean and it had a fridge. Unfortunately, our A/C in the room made a lot of noise. We had no time to switch rooms because the reason for our stay at the hotel was because one of our family members were getting married at the hotel.

The wedding was a great success and we had such a wonderful time.

Personally the next time I come to Seattle I would probably stay at the Hyatt Olive 8 rather than back at this hotel because the prices were comparable but the difference in rooms are so far apart from one another.

11/11/11 | Link | Rating: 3.0
54. Lin F.
Great Concierge! She'll book your "tours." Great bartender Ed! I saw him every night x 4 & he provided super bottle service. Free coffee @ 0500 so you are ready for your 5 mile jog by the water. When you return, the coffee is gone & in it's place is water infused with lemon and limes...also yum.  pretty lobby & hallways towards 2100 Bistro has chairs/ tables for you to bum around and people watch. Maids all say Hello and offer the orange ginger hair conditioner from Bath and Body works. Pool was eh and Spa was eh. Gym was small 2 ellipticals; 4 treadmills, 2 recumbents, & free hand weights, 2 adjustable benches only. Weighted balls & 2 mats available for sit ups. Small gym but serviceable (busy as heck at 7 am when you are done with your run). Free Red delicious apples and Granny Smiths; water cooler there too; towels; & headphones! So you can watch TV while aerobically exercising.

Great view of the water. Great bar tender.  Great location of water/ running trails. Right up the elevator is 1st and PIke (walking distance) of the touristy area.

Only draw back is the size of the gym, hot tub, and the LOUD train blaring their horn. Room is pretty, Internet with a charge. Convention rooms perfect temperature. Food and Wine offerings respectable.

17/09/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
55. Drew M.
Clean, comfortable, water views.

Got the wrong bed arrangement. Turns out guaranteed doesn't mean that. Internet was $12.95/day. No breakfast/snacks available. Bar was overpriced (even for the area). Tiny balcony that looked right into all the other rooms, with everyone else looking at you too.

06/12/13 | Link | Rating: 2.0
56. Michelle F.
We love this hotel.  It is located right next door to my father's old condominium complex, but we still want to stay here when we come to visit Seattle (even though my father's moved to a different part of the city.)  The staff is incredibly helpful, the hotel is beautiful and the views are amazing.  As many others have said, this hotel is within close walking distance to almost everything!  We stay at Marriott's often, so we have access to the Concierge lounge.  In the lounge we have access to the best hotel breakfast we have ever had.  There was also an option for a cocktail hour, I believe, but we weren't usually around to take advantage of this.

We have stayed at this hotel at least 10 times and can strongly recommend it!

23/05/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
57. Seth K.
Worst Hotel Stay I Have EVER Had!!

I planned my trip to Seattle for mouths. I booked 2 night stay in a king room on the concierge level with a view of Elliott Bay. Arrived at the hotel and had the bellman park my car and take my bag to the room. I waited 20 minutes for my bags; I had to call the front deck twice.

The room was nice had a wonderful view of the bay. I turn the TV on and the remote control didn't work. So I call guest services and they said they would send someone right up. Well 30 minutes later a Russian only speaking man came to my room and tried to fix the problem. He left and got another man to help in, so 1 hour later my TV is finally working.

I went looking for the Concierge Lounge; I book my room on the concierge level. Found out the lounge was on another floor. Got to the lounge and my room key wouldn't let me in. I headed for the front deck and spoke to the front desk manager. He apologizes for the mix up and said he couldn't move me up to the other floor. He fixed my keys so we could get into the concierge lounge. One of the big reason I want access was for the continental breakfast.

So that night we were exhausted from our activates in Seattle, it the room and it was cold. Turned the heat on and went to sleep. I awoke in the middle of the night and was freezing cold. I turn the heat up and went back to sleep. Got up in the morning to discover the heater was still only blowing cold air. Call the front decks and they said they would send some up. Went to breakfast in the concierge lounge. The food was great and there was more then we could eat. The man running the lounge was nice and helpful. Went back to the room and the heat still wasn't fixed. Called the front deck got the same speech again. Well about an hour later they came and fixed the heater.

So it was late afternoon when we got back to the hotel and we headed for the concierge lounge for a cold drink and they were closed. The sign said they are close Saturday afternoon until Monday morning. So that mean no breakfast on Sunday!  Call guest services and that said they the front deck could give us a free breakfast in the restaurant in the lobby. Went to the front desk and told the front desk manage all the problems we had been having. He didn't offer us anything; I had to demand the breakfast. So he took care of us but he didn't want to.
A few hours later I went to retrieve my car from valet. Its $36.00 a day, but I did care. I liked the availability of having my car close and street parking doesn't excise near the hotel. So I gave them my ticket and waited. I saw my car out front of the hotel; I guess they were waiting to move it into the underground parking. We waited a while and a valet came up and said they don't know where the keys are. My car has push button start and doesn't require the key in the extinction. The valet said they parked it out front because they didn't know where the keys were. I walked over and they were on the driver seat. My vehicle had been left un-locked and had the keys in it. I was pretty pissed about the whole matter.
Sunday morning came and we had a breakfast buffer at the Hook & Plow restaurant. They charge $22.00 per person. The food was good but not $22.00 good. Lots of greasy food and slow services.

So after everything I won't be staying with them ever again. I know nothing is perfect but the only good thing about this hotel is the view. They are overpriced and the service is very poor. I want a romantic weekend with my wife and all I got was a headache.

11/03/12 | Link | Rating: 1.0
58. erik s.
Just had Mrs. Washington International Pageant there.   Had a great time.
Friendly staff.   great rates and restaurant.

26/04/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
59. Yvette A.
Great location and lovely views of the water...or neighbors since the hotel is sort of "horse shoe" shaped. Excellent customer service and the staff was very helpful with assisting with our needs. Loved the bar. It was quite cozy with friendly people and a bartender that wasn't afraid to joke around with us. You are within walking distance to any location on the waterfront and won't mind it if the weather is nice. This is a very nice hotel, but very expensive and you will pay for everything...including the $5 water! Yeah, leave that on the desk and go to the lobby where they have a station set up. They do have valet parking, but there is also a garage next door which you'll probably find a lot cheaper.

Expensive, but I'll be back because the customer service here is excellent. I appreciate having a staff that smiles and greets you without looking like it's forced.

09/01/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
60. Duke P.
very good hotel for the price. room service was great and the room was clean.

23/06/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
61. Debby L.
Hum...there were some really great things about this hotel, and then some not so great things.


- LOBBY. The look and feel is super classy and nice.

- BAR. The bartenders are super nice, but the drinks were ridiculously expensive. We got 3 shots of tequila and 1 vodka shot, and it cost us $60 bucks!!!! Although the shots are "larger," it really was too much. However, when we decided to take a bunch of photos, and one put a chair up on the table so that we could do a birthday pose, no one said anything. They smiled, let us do our thing, and wished us a good night out.

- ROOM. We asked for a higher floor and they gave us the 6th floor with a partial view of the water. It was really nice because the balcony overlooks the courtyard so avoid the noise, but the view is still gorgeous. There is a large flat screen TV to entertain the later nighters, and the beds are super comfy with down covers. The bathrooms are spotless with Bed Bath and Body Works toiletries.


- POOL. The pool sucks. Really sucks. The pool is half indoors and half out, but they had this ugly vinyl thing that separates the indoors from out. Then, the pool chairs and everything are outside...in the rain. We pull some inside, but there was barely any room around the pool to sit.

- JACCUZZI. It wasn't hot. Something went wrong and it wasn't heating correctly so the guy had to come in, kick everyone out of the pool to fix it. When we WERE in the jacuzzi, every time someone came into it, the water would overflow all over the place. The maximum capacity was 4....FOUR PEOPLE!!! No buenoooo.

- VALET SERVICE. My friend lives in Seattle so she dropped us off in the front, but helped us bring our bags inside and check in. She asked where she could park for 15 min, and the valet told her that if she stayed longer than 20 min, she would be charge $16 for the day. WTF?????

The second incident was when we left the hotel on the last day. We checked out and left our bags at valet for the day so that we could come back before the airport. They gave us ONE ticket [which i kept] and when we came back, they couldn't find our bags!! They told my friend to go into the room and pick out which one was ours. She went in, got all our things and was dumb founded that no one was in there to supervise!! Anyone could have walked in and taken our things!!

The third thing was after we got all our bags. We...ourselves...GIRLS...found our bags, hauled them out, lifted them, and fitted them into our trunk. NOT ONE VALET guy came to help us. Not only that, they WATCHED us figure out how to fit the bags in. Since we are awesome and did it ourselves, I kept the $10 bill that i had pulled out to tip whoever helped us!!! The whole time, the valet guys were chatting, hanging out, doing nothing but open doors for random guests. Is this all their jobs consist of?????

OVERALL, this is a great location to be in. The hotel is nice and the location is PRIME for doing things downtown. Everything is walking or short cab ride in proximity, and I would definitely stay here again next time I'm in Seattle...I'll just make sure to do some weights before I come.

20/03/10 | Link | Rating: 3.0
62. Eppy T.
Dismal service and blood found in the bathroom

We were in the city and decided to celebrate my partner's birthday.  Prior to arrival I had arranged with the hotel staff and a local florist (Chase Florist) to have a birthday bouquet of flowers placed into my room prior to check-in as I wished to surprise my partner.  Both the front staff and florist assured me that this would be easily accomplished.

I checked into my room at 3:00 pm and found that no flowers were in the room. I immediately went back down to the front desk and talked with the front desk staff who apologized for them not being in the room. We then arranged to have them place in there at 3:30 as we were heading out the door shortly and the surprise would still be able to go off without a hitch.  

That didn't happen however, as we were exiting our room at 3:15 we  were confronted with another hotel employee attempting to deliver the flowers, thus completely ruining the surprise.  I had arranged with the front desk personal to deliver the flowers at 3:30 not 3:15.  This foul up could have been easily avoid if only the staff were paying attention and adhered to a little attention to detail.  

At this point I had only been in the hotel for 15 minutes, and already I was stressed out. But our adventure with the Marriott Waterfront failed to stop there.

Later that evening I discovered dried blood on the underside of the toilet seat, which I had the misfortune of accidentally touching.  Additionally there were hairs stuck to the ceiling and walls left by previous patrons.  It became clear to me that the frontdesk staff and housekeepers for this establishment were obviously 'on vacation' as they weren't putting any effort into their duties.  

I again spoke with the front desk, who arranged to have the room clean while we were out at dinner.  Certainly, to say the least, this isn't what I expect from a catagorgey 7 Marriott hotel.

I was throughly disgusted with my experience there and will never return.  I later spoke with the GM who apologized for my experience.  He refunded my entire bill.  Nonetheless, their lack of care, attention to detail and blood found in a room are items that are inexcusable to me.

01/06/13 | Link | Rating: 1.0
63. Kathryn N.
Stayed here for our anniversary weekend . The valet is horrible. We drive a truck and it won't fit in their 6'7 underground parking garage. After complaining that they use their 3 handicap parking spaces for waiting cars to be picked up, he offered to park it their for us. My truck is handicap accessible for me and has hand controls in it so I can drive it , we explained this to the valet when we came to get it so we could drive it, he insisted to pull it around for us and in the process the guy almost wrecked it. Right in front of us he was reviving is up jerking it forward an accelerating it quickly , we kept saying " what is he doing !?!?" He then sped up so quickly to the point where he couldn't stop the truck to pull into where we were trying to pick it up that he sped out into traffic without looking . He then drove off leaving us frantic and the other guys trying to say they didn't know what he was doing but sure the truck was fine . 5 minutes later he came back with the truck saying his feet got stuck on the pedal from my hand controls which we tried to warn him about . From then on we wouldn't let them touch the truck .

Our room though not very big was still nice. We had a king room and the bed was firm but I like a firmer mattress. The comforter I'm not sure they change much I could smell bo on it that wasn't mine . The pillows were very nice and the bedding itself wasn't bad. The bathroom has no fan which isn't nice when using the restroom or taking a shower . They don't offer tea just crappy coffee , which I get most hotels are that way but for a hotel that I think is trying to compete with the W and and those type doesn't got the bill. I get snacks stents free but they should offer something . The hallways carpets are loud and hideous . The downstairs and lobby are pretty and redone nicely. I didn't try their food or drinks but it was pretty full .

I don't think id stay here again . Not a horrible place but not quite what you're thinking of when staying in the marriott waterfront . My husband picked it over the edgewater due to pictures but I'm not sure it was as great as the pictures made it seem

16/02/14 | Link | Rating: 3.0
64. Christina G.
Stayed here for three nights over valentines day weekend. Overall it was a pleasant stay. It's a full service Marriott so expect to pay $$$$ if you are staying here. We were pleasantly surprised that we were able to check in as early as noon. They even got most of my request in. There was no extra cost for a microwave and all the rooms come with a refrigerator. So make sure you bring yummy food back from the market to reheat.

The only issue I had was customer service was hit or miss. More consistency on that part would be great.

The rooms are typical full service rooms, and everything is up to date. The lobby is gorgeous.

Would definitely come back for a few days cause the location is great!

19/02/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
65. Megh R.
Lovely hotel and lovely location.  The staff was wonderful, especially Danica, who suggested we go to her favorite dessert place, Dilettante Mocha Cafe.  The room was comfortable and classy, and we were more than taken care of.

25/01/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
66. Joe M.
It's right by the cruise ship terminal, or at least some of them. Its close to the others. Been hear for three days. Its a great location. Very close to Pike Street. and the Wharf, but the service is this hotel is lacking. I love Marriott, I am very loyal. This place for me did not meet the Marriott standards for me.

23/07/13 | Link | Rating: 3.0
67. Maxine H.

Seriously best place to stay for great views of the waterfront while still being close to Downtown without being in Downtown.

The Seattle Marriott Waterfront Hotel is a 5 minute walk from Pike Place Market and probably another 5 minutes to the monorail which will take you to Seattle Center in a minute. Everything is so convenient and close it made my vacation a breeze.

The door man were friendly and welcoming as soon as we arrived to the hotel. As you enter the lobby you see a glass blown centerpiece shaped in coral and under water sea life. So vibrant and colorful it just brings a smile to your face. The front desk agent who checked us in, who I think was JoAnn, was pleasant and made the whole registration process a breeze.

Our room was on the 7th floor facing the waterfront. The view from our room was breathtaking. Even better because of the 5 days we were there, 3 of those days were clear. Not a cloud in the sky. The sunsets those nights made my stay even more memorable.

For anyone looking for places to stay in Seattle, I highly recommend The Marriott Waterfront Hotel. It's close proximity to everything Seattle has to offer is a huge plus. Also it'll allow you to get outdoors, walk around, and explore and experience what the city has to offer first hand.

18/05/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
68. L R.
This place is a winner!

Stayed her two nights for a nearby conference.  I have to say this place blew me away.  First, the location could not be better.  Fantastic views of the water and an elevator up to Pikes Market is just around the corner.  The people could not be nicer. In fact, I was very impressed uniformly with how helpful and  friendly the staff was.  The management obviously stresses that and it shows.   Rooms and beds very nice.  Not a luxury property but very, very nice.  I am Marriot Gold and had access to a nice lounge with terrific amenities .  This is definitely my new home away from home in Seattle and I would recommend it highly.

04/04/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
69. David H.
Super nice staff, great waterfront location.
However the train runs right behind the hotel, no matter how well they do a great job Insulting the noise... you can still hear the train roaring by.  With that, I have to lower to 3

01/06/13 | Link | Rating: 3.0
70. Lisa N.
This hotel has horrible customer service. My fiancé and I slept in and as we left the maid was cleaning the room next to us and asked my fiancé if we needed our room clean and he said yes. The maid never cleaned our room.

We got two double bed instead of one king. In addition, the Internet service was suppose to be free and the lady at the front desk said to accept the payment $12.95 and they will reverse it at check out. Well when it was time to check out they refused to waive the fee!

Hotel is not worth $300 a night. Valet is the only option and the hotel charges $38 per night and you do not have any option but to valet.

Take your money and go to another hotel with better customer service.

02/09/13 | Link | Rating: 1.0
71. Dion C.
Loved the view from Room 702. The room is only for two people, the bed is comfortable, and although its not very big, the full 180 degree waterfront room view of Puget Sound is awesome.

The down stairs restaurant is good for breakfast. The one heated pool is both indoor and outdoor, so swimming is not a problem on cold or rainy days. The hotel gym is kind of small but has enough equipment to get sweaty.

We were offered an complimentary breakfast at their hidden upstairs hotel cafeteria for their Marriott rewards card members, but we overslept and missed it. At 10 am the buffet table was emptied out. So arrive early if you are treated to one. I recommend getting there before 9 am if you're a late riser, but even earlier if you're not. Even so, it looks like they don't refill buffet trays when they go low, so wake up and get there early to have the freshest selection.

I would definately stay again in this hotel. Its only a 10 minute walk to Pikes Place.

We were staying overnight at this hotel, to go on a Carnival cruise. The ships port was a bit farther than we realized, but the hotel staff arranged for a shuttle ride to the port, and we saved a little money getting a shuttle ride there compared to taking a taxi service.

Never heard any noise from this room (702), and even though its a little pricey, I recommend staying there, you won't regret it.

31/07/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
72. Mark B.
This a fairly standard Marriott, about a 15 min walk to the Space Needle. However, our bathroom had peeling caulk in the tub, the carpet was showing its a age, and the room felt well-used and not fresh. It's almost on the waterfront (a busy street is in between). Not very exciting for the price, hence the three stars. Service was typical, amenities typical, and the room typical (maybe a little below par on the upkeep). Expensive for what you get, but acceptable overall.

14/06/14 | Link | Rating: 3.0
73. Matthew W.
Nice clean hotel but for $380 a night they have the nerve to charge you $10 a day for internet.  Seriously how cheap can you be??

17/06/14 | Link | Rating: 2.0
74. Christian L.
Recently departed from Seattle on a cruise to Alaska and had a wonderful time at this hotel. Walking distance from a ton of local must see/taste spots in the city and across the street from the ship pier. Steve H. was fantastic in helping my family and get in and out and making us feel comfortable between check ins. Thanks Steve!

30/05/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
75. William S.
Pretty nice lobby but the rooms are so so. No microwave or refrigerator. You would think they could at least have that with $200 price tag a night. You also have to pay $12 a day for wifi! What a rip..

05/05/14 | Link | Rating: 2.0
76. Steve T.
I love staying here if I have some free time to play tourist as it is located near Pikes Place Market and the wharf tourist area.  I also like the Anthony Seafood 66 across the street especially when it is warm at night.  Staff is excellent from the valets to the check in people. They have a nice coffee shop in the lobby and a Starbucks just outside the door.  I really appreciate the elevator to the upper level to reach Pikes Place so we can easily walk to this area without the hassle of parking near this market.
Great place to bring your family as this is a nice hotel with a great location to downtown..

02/12/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
77. M S.
We stayed over the weekend at Marriott Waterfront last month for the NFC game, and very much enjoyed our experience. You cannot beat the location, which is walking distance to the wharf, several restaurants and Pike Place market. CenturyLink Field is about 1.5 miles away as well. If you don't want to walk, there are cabs waiting as well. The hotel staff is impressive - everyone is super friendly and helpful. Self parking and valet are not cheap. I did see some cars parked along Alaskan way so there should be other options besides parking at the hotel. We are planning another trip to Seattle in the Spring, and definitely would stay here again.

10/02/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
78. Cha R.
Had a great view from our room during Fleet Week. A battleship was docked right outside the window. We were also able to sit on our balcony to see part of the Blue Angels practices as they tricked out over the harbor. Awesome experience. Hotel within walking distance of the market, restaurants and needle, couldn't ask for more.

19/03/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
79. Erica E.
This is a GREAT spot if you are traveling through or visiting Seattle without a car! It's very close to lots of things.

Within walking distance to:
   -Waterfront (duh)
   -Pioneer Square (20 min walk)
   -Pike Place Market (7 min walk)
   -Seattle Aquarium (3 min walk)
   -Downtown Shopping (12 min walk)

We stayed here for several nights and loved the easy walking distance proximity, but also the great customer service, bell hop service, to-go cafe/coffeeshop, hotel bar and the attached restaurant.

There is also a Starbucks literally across the driveway, so really everything you need is covered.

From SEA-TAC, you can take the lightrail train in and walk about 7 blocks to the hotel, not too bad as long as it isn't raining.

06/01/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
80. Iris L.
Despite our great expectations from previous visits to other Marriott hotels, the Marriott Waterfront looks like a major disappointment.

Upon our first entry to the room:
-The beds were smaller than promised.
-It is impossible to have a conversation due to  a very loud noise from the AC unit.
-We were surprised to find that THERE IS NO SAFE. What modern hotel which charges $400/night does not provide a safe box in the room?
-The front desk does not pick up the phone (called at various times)
-The room was prepared for 2, even though we are 4.

We enjoy spending time at Marriott hotels, however this specific hotel is not what we expected at all.

30/07/14 | Link | Rating: 1.0
81. Dave H.
This is mostly a typical Marriott. Basic, but nice. I like most Marriott's. But I have to express my displeasure in the transportation accommodations. They for some reason, will not inconvenience themselves with getting you a taxi or limo to the airport or anywhere else. I was working night shift hours while staying here and once needed a cab at 2am. I asked the front desk earlier in the day to set one up for me, but they said they could only call one 10 minutes before I wanted to leave. And I had to call them at that time to request that they call the taxi service. No pre- scheduling. God knows why not. And if someone jumped into the cab while it was waiting for me to come down, too bad. Of course, when they called for a cab 10 minutes before I wanted to leave, they couldn't find one. Imagine that....I was late for work.
The night before my early flight, I called the front desk again, and was told they couldn't set up airport transportation for me. My "best bet" was to come down 15 minutes early and if there weren't any cabs there, they'd call one. Really? I've had a hundred hotels schedule cabs or limos for me all over the country. Why can't these guys do it? Maybe they just can't be bothered....
I called a limo service myself a set it up, so why is it such a problem for the Marriott?

20/06/14 | Link | Rating: 3.0
82. Jim J.
Amazing Hotel! We booked two basic rooms here using my Marriott points for my wedding. When we checked in I asked what upgrades were available. To make a long story short- my wife ended up in the presidential suit and I was in a corner suit! In addition to the amazing upgrades- they delivered wine and strawberry's to our room the night after our wedding! Amazing customer service, clean rooms and halls, and great location. The only negatives I can think of was that the bar in the lobby closed somewhat early while we were there.

22/04/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
83. Shaun A.
Perfect location.  Beautiful views.  Amazing bed.  The room was rather basic for the price but I really can't complain.  The only reason I'm giving it a 4 is because I didn't have time to experience the restaurant or any of the dining/drinking options.

15/07/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
84. Susan S.
Beautiful, clean hotel and a friendly staff.  My husbands sick and they just delivered a get well card with a tray of crackers, ginger ale and water.  So sweet!!

25/09/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
85. Debbie L.
Great location for out of town guests Viking me in Seattle or on a night over before a cruise I can meet them downtown and we have everything right there. No car needed. It is very costly but when in a water city like Seattle I have to recommend a Water front hotel and the pickings are slim and even more expensive

06/01/15 | Link | Rating: 3.0
86. Randy C.
This is a typical business class hotel. The property is nice, has an indoor/outdoor pool and a large lobby/seating area. It's in an Ok area on the waterfront but still a good walk to Pike Place and shopping.

Nothing is free here, no free coffee in the lobby, internet is $12.95, Really? still charging for internet? breakfast in their restaurant only, etc. Town cars all over the place.

My room was standard, bed was comfortable, but the TV SUCKED! less than half the channels worked, no HD. Upon check out I mentioned to the front desk about the TV and another guest spoke up and said he had the same issue. The Agent siad that a large building went up and now their service is hit or miss.

Overall, not real happy with the value.

19/12/12 | Link | Rating: 2.0
87. Noel D.
The hotel has small rooms.  Our king room was on the highest balcony waterfront - 6th floor #646.  The concierge floor is on the 8th floor and now open on weekends.
The views from the FRONT of the hotel are stunning day & night.  Ideal for romance and honeymoons.  Plenty of cuddle corners in the nooks & crannies of the large lobby.

23/04/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
88. StaffordCounty L.
Nice room
Large king bed plenty of pillows
Some rooms have balconies
Small balconies - but better than nothing
Staff very professional and friendly
Great location
Fair price
Highly recommended

07/04/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
89. Rachel H.
Checking in was seamless, food was good and Haili was an awesome bartender!  We had a mini reunion with friends and family and couldn't have been happier with the location and service.

23/11/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
90. Steve P.
Bed was comfortable but for the price which was $349.00 plus tax this hotel is not worth the rate.   Staff was not very polite, shower curtain was broken, towels were gritty and thin and the pool area is way too confined.

18/08/14 | Link | Rating: 1.0
91. Amy S.
I requested a king and got a room with two full size beds
The gym is way too small and one treadmill was not working
I ordered room service and was told it would take an hour for them to bring me dessert
I called back an hour later and cancelled because I was told there were five orders still in front of me.
The rooms are small and boring
I recommend the edgewater across the street at least they have fireplaces claw foot tubs and interesting decor

07/02/14 | Link | Rating: 1.0
92. Lyssa D.
I stayed here last Friday night.  My best friend was visiting and we had a day and a night planned and wanted to be in the city.
The location is brilliant.  It's on the waterfront, as the name implies, so it's an easy walk from the ferry.  Which is always important to me.  It's also super convenient to Pikes Place, as they fantastically have a elevator next to the hotel that will take you up the hill.  This wonderful magical elevator let you out at the north end of Pikes Place!  Super amazing.
The rooms, well, we had two rooms, because my cutie joined us that evening.  Michael and I had a very nice with a lovely view of the sound and the boat harbor across the street.  The other room was "stellar!!" with a corner room apparently you get two walls of windows and a little patio.  My friend from New Mexico said she left the windows open and watched the heartbeat of the city and the sound as she fell asleep.  
Overall, this is my favorite Marriott in the city, especially if you get a harbor view, and even more if you get a harbor view on the corner!

04/02/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
93. Linda L.
Great location, great views, but valet parking is very expensive! Don't be fooled, there's a parking garage that is $25 overnight right behind the Marriott. However, you have to pay each time to re-enter, so plan your itinerary properly. I just think it's not worth the $$ to pay for valet.

07/10/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
94. Rick L.
Don't waste your money on this Marriott.
I have Marriott Elite status and reserved a room with a king size bed.
Needless to say, I was given a room with 2 double beds.
The cost far exceeds satisfaction.

29/10/14 | Link | Rating: 2.0
95. John Mack M.
Eat the award winning people's choice clam chowder! You will not regret it!

20/05/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
96. Katrina D.
Perfect location, short walk to Pike's. One star removed because parking price is completely ridiculous, and no free internet (seriously?). Beautiful view of the water, beautiful hotel, comfortable beds.

14/09/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
97. Helene K.
Love this place location is perfect
Staff friendly
Check in was fast
Room was pretty view of waterfront

31/07/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
98. Mia L.
This hotel is amazing!!! My husband and I just stayed here for a week for our honeymoon and this was by far the best hotel stay we have ever experienced in our lives. They went above and beyond to celebrate our marriage with us and they made our memories so relaxed and happy!!! It really makes a difference to be pampered and stress-free. This enabled us to have the best of times together! For example, Melony at the front desk was super thoughtful and she really went above and beyond to make our experience extra special. She arranged to have bathrobes, slippers, sparking cider and fine chocolates delivered to our room with a sweet, handwritten card to celebrate our marriage! She also accommodated an early check in at about 12PM (!!!) several hours earlier than the 4pm check-in time. This really eased the stress of traveling for us, allowing us to quickly freshen up so we could get right to enjoying the first day of our honeymoon! Room service was great, hot, delicious, prompt, beautifully plated and affordable. They made us so comfortable that we ended up extending our stay 2 nights, and Pauline and Lydia were kind enough to make an exception on last minute notice to keep us in the same room we loved, facing Elliott Bay! Speaking of which, the view of the ocean & the sunsets were so breathtaking!! Between the beautiful Puget Sound, the pristine Washington State Ferries and all the lovely boats and city views, there is never a dull moment at any time of the day. The customer service was really top notch at this hotel. I've never been so pampered. Everything from booking the reservation to check-in, housekeeping, valet service, "at your service", room service and checkout were all extremely thoughtful, helpful and detail oriented. Staff was incredibly flexible and accommodating and they went out of their way to make everything perfect for us! The location is fantastic, right across the street from Anthony's Pier 66. Its such a pleasant and convenient stroll to anywhere downtown.  The valet is pricey at $42 a night, but we thought it was worth its weight in gold for the convenience. By the time you get to town you are basically home, as opposed to searching everywhere for non-existent or unsafe Seattle street parking. Also, you can call ahead to have your car ready, so we never had to stand out there waiting for our car. But even if you forgot to call and do have to wait the expected 10 minutes, they have heat lamps to keep you cozy while you wait. It really stood out to me that the valet guys offered to help me out with directions every time I left the hotel. The last day of our stay, they were kind enough to accommodate a 2pm late checkout, which removed the stress of packing for our return flight, making it a great experience for us from start to finish. I have no complaints whatsoever. We will definitely stay at this property again and we recommend it to all our friends and loved ones. Feel free to contact me with any questions.

18/02/15 | Link | Rating: 5.0
99. Kara M.
The hotel location is perfect--it's walking distance to a bunch of great restaurants and bars, and it's right on the water.

That said, I'm not a huge fan. If you stay here, try to get a room on a higher floor. Train tracks pass RIGHT in front of the hotel, and the trains go by not infrequently. Couple that with the motion sensor in the bathroom magically turning on the lights every couple of hours (kind of creepy) and I had a horrible two nights of sleep.

The gym is smaller than I've seen in most Marriotts (four treadmills) but is totally usable.

The conference/banquet rooms are in the basement. This is terrible. Although they're clean and nice, having an all day meeting down there makes you feel trapped.

Three rather than two stars because the staff for the conference area was phenomenal. Everyone from the A/V guy to the banquet setup team was attentive and friendly. I was impressed. The food was also great.

30/04/14 | Link | Rating: 3.0
100. Todd G.
Excellent stay. Only negative is that it sits right next to railroad tracks. It wasn't too bad but our room was pretty close. I suspect you probably wouldn't hear it at all if you weren't overlooking the tracks. It is really nice to be right next to the elevator for a pretty painless walk to Pike Place Market. You might want to check out my review of the Hook and Plow if you're considering eating at the hotel restaurant.

09/06/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
101. Celeste T.
Nice, clean rooms - some of which have water views, most of which don't. That being said, the location is wonderful, service is nice, and the downstairs bar has both tasty cocktails and snacks. Their desserts, however, are clearly previously frozen...

05/05/14 | Link | Rating: 3.0
102. Lisa N.
This is a great hotel in a great location. The room is very spacious with a comfortable king bed and an ocean view with a balcony on the sixth floor. It was perfect. The service was also great and quick at the front. I also liked the water pitchers they have at the front lobby as you enter known guests will be walking a bit to Pike place and that water was definitely helpful. I had a great stay here.

05/06/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
103. Nicole W.
Location - fabulous!
Views - wowsa - our 8th floor room faced the ferris wheel!
Staff - super friendly!

Parking - $40 - say what?
Fitness room - pretty good, multiple options
Having a room that butts up against the concierge room - not amazing, loud, and bumpy!

Beds -omg - my back still hurts! Pillows were way too squishy, begs saggy

Wifi - depending on your level of plan you do get your internet for free - just have to sign up and agree to pay, but then they don't charge you - can be confusing if you aren't used to that!

All in all it worked, but i was tired, cranky and my back hurt from the bed!

Make sure you get the 8th floor, but not 838!  The views will be great!
Parking - follow the signed, under the Starbucks is much cheaper and they do overnight!

25/01/14 | Link | Rating: 3.0
104. Christina H.
I approached the Seattle Marriott Waterfront about reserving a wedding block. The replied back with a quote and when I tried to confirm they stopped answering me. I called the hotel's sales staff who told me they won't give a block in the summer (it was for October)  and aren't sure why no one was answering me. Two days later I got a reply saying they were taking back the quote, but I could try the Courtyard Marriott and sent me a quote for them. The two hotels share the same sales staff and I had emailed the same person ten days ago about the Courtyard Marriott and hadn't heard back.

Bottom line, I won't be going with either Marriott. The sales staff seem very disorganized and the customer service wasn't great. I'd worry about what my guests would be treated like if I used them and the last thing I'll need on my wedding weekend is more stress.

30/01/15 | Link | Rating: 1.0
105. Patricia G.
Just back from a short trip to Seattle. I love staying here at the Marriott   The location is great. Walking distance to aquarium many great restaurants and also Pikes place market. The staff is wonderful. Mr Lantz was able to get us checked in extra early and gave us a wonderful quiet room with a view of the bay.  Bryan at front desk assisted in finding us
great coffee to go from the restaurant downstairs !!! Best coffee I had in a while. Beds really comfortable. Hope to return soon !

29/01/15 | Link | Rating: 5.0
106. Rachelle C.
I have never written a review for any hotel but after staying at the Marriott waterfront felt the need to.  First they don't have any parking, They charge $50 for valet.  
You have to pay for Internet $12.95 a day. I have NEVER stayed at a hotel that charges for this.
The TV in the bedroom has a lock box on it not allowing you to hook up a laptop.  
No fan in the bathroom, got Very Hot taking showers.
Plus the breakfast buffet was served in the restaurant where there was an hour wait.

Beautiful being so close to the water but I won't be coming back to the Marriott waterfront.

25/02/15 | Link | Rating: 1.0
107. Vikéndios N.
The hotel is located oceanfront on Alaskan Way, directly fronting the pier, shops, and restaurants.

The low rise building of 8-stories has a very modern interior, with lots of stone in earthy tones, modern fixtures and colorful art pieces. It's not a bustling hotel by any means. It has the feel of a quiet hotel on San Francisco's Fishermans Wharf. You can hear seagulls and smell the pier, which I love! There's a walkway that leads out to Lenora Street, make a right onto 1st and that takes you direct to Pike Street. Super convenient.

We arrived around 11am and it wasn't busy at all. Check in was quick and professional. There's a simple bar off to the side along with lounge seating and charging stations.

Very modern look and feel, and clean. There's a flat screen tv of about 37" or so. No in-room safe which is odd. The balcony is tiny and has no furniture. The view is 75% of the other hotel room balconies and 25% of the pier and ocean.

The bathroom has only 1 basin and a shower/tub with good water pressure and drainage. The shower curtain had a small stain on the outside part but it wasn't a big deal.

Saw it but didn't use it. Looks like its half indoors and half out. Simple rectangular pool.

We're really not needy people when it comes to hotel stays. It's more of a place to sleep only. The few interactions we had with staff were all great.

Great hotel within close proximity to the piers, Pike Place and Needle.

09/09/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
108. David T.
I have stayed at Marriott hotels for six months of this year. This hotel was the most inconvenient hotel to check in and to check out that I stayed in during the six months.

I arrived by car and had a car full of baggage to unload and bring up to my room. When I asked the hotel for a cart I was told that I could use one but I would have to be accompanied by a bell hop due to liability reasons. At all the other Marriott hotels I stayed at this wasn't an issue. I am a healthy single male. I don't need another healthy single male to bring my bags to my room for me.

On the check out I didn't want to go through the hassle of dealing with this issue again so I had to make several trips to my room for my baggage.

This issue set the tone for my entire stay here. I don't believe I'll be back.

Oh and they also charge $50 a day for parking.

All in all it's an expensive pain in the ass.

16/11/14 | Link | Rating: 2.0
109. Angela W.
Horrible experience with this hotel. Took over an hour to check in, while being yelled at by Alain a front desk attendant. When I asked to speak with a manager he refused the request and continued to yell over me. The hotel is advertised as having a pool and jacuzzi. There is no jacuzzi and the pool is an over glorified tub with a maximum occupancy of 9! Worst hotel experience of my life!

22/11/14 | Link | Rating: 1.0
110. Leigh W.
Location, location, location!  I used to live in Seattle and had relatives who stayed here when visiting.  I chose to use Marriott points to stay here on a recent 1 night visit in Seattle.  I love the location - right off the water, walking distance to nearly anything, including many restaurants and shops along  the pier as well as the downtown area.

Check-in was quick, despite a very busy, crowded lobby.  We had a standard room with two beds - the beds were super comfy.  I would definitely stay here again!

30/05/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
111. Janet S.
Perfect location 10 mins walk to Pike Place Market.  Super nice and polite staff.  A comfy bed and a late night bar.

26/03/15 | Link | Rating: 4.0
112. Todd A.
Always  great service at this Marriott.  Great location, food is average for breakfast but drinks were good at Bar.  Walking distance to everything fun.

09/05/15 | Link | Rating: 4.0
113. Deana I.
The hotel name wasn't lying when it says "waterfront."

First of all, the look/facade of this hotel does not scream Marriott. In fact, it looks very unique.  And I must admit, I love this hotel. It's expensive but the amenities and location is great. The concierge lounge is closed on weekends, but Gold and Platinum members are given breakfast buffet vouchers at the restaurant in the lobby (Hook & Plow). The vouchers are only for the "cold breakfast or continental breakfast" but for $7 more, you can enjoy the full breakfast, which offers omelet, pancakes and waffle stations. This hotel is across from the water and walking distance to the pier so you can enjoy seafood Seattle has to offer. And best part, there's an elevator/stairs next to the hotel that will take you to the famous Pike Place. I would gladly stay here again without a doubt.

10/07/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
114. Bruce K.
Lovely hotel in an absolutely terrific location. I burned a few Marriott points and upgraded to a water view room and it was a doozy. Fourth floor with a balcony that faced out to a marina, the harbor, East Seattle and Bainbridge Island. The first day, it was a little overcast but that went away for a spectacular view!

Very short walk to the Pike Public Market and a medium walk to the Space Needle and other attractions.

The room was excellent and very comfortable with the usual features of a Marriott full service property - a bar and a coffee shop in the lobby, a full restaurant, room service, concierge lounge (not open on weekends, as is normal) and such. Our first day out, the room wasn't serviced when we returned at 1:30 PM (when I called down for fresh towels, they were delivered with a smile.) but the next day it was taken care of properly.

The room itself was quiet, but the ventilation in the bathroom let you hear some of the other bathrooms. Oops.

As a Marriott Platinum Elite, my internet was free otherwise it's an insane $12.95 per day. Unlimited devices, I was able to use my laptop, my phone's wifi and my wife was able to use her iPad without a problem other than needing to re-authenticate every 24 hours.

Parking prices are absurd. $38 a day plus tax. If you're not planning on leaving the hotel, consider just taking a taxi from the airport and back. Really!

TIP: DO NOT LET YOUR PHONE TELL YOU HOW TO GET HERE. It will try to take you the "shortest" route, which is the most frustrating and has the most traffic. I can't believe it took me 45 minutes to drive it. Instead, simply take I-5 north from the airport to exit 164 (Seneca Street).

22/12/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
115. Stacey P.
Seattle Marriott isn't necessarily where I would recommend visitors from out of town. One fine summer weekend a friend of mine was married and to ensure safe festivities the wedding party made the Seattle Marriott our home base. The bridal suite would be used for the bride and bridesmaids to get ready in while an adjoining suite would be for the groomsmen and the groom. The rest of us had rooms throughout the floor.

The location is fantastic. Right across from the waterfront a person can be pleased with the ease it is to reach the aquarium, Pike Place Market, the Great Wheel, and other fun waterfront establishments. It is also an extremely popular destination for the cruising crowd as we would quickly find out. The lobby is slightly underwhelming. The check in counter is off to the left as a person enters, and there is a small bar straight ahead. The decor is the light beige that much of Seattle seems to be decorated in. There is a nice sparkling ceiling in one section of the lobby, and colorful glass but considering the price and lobby isn't memorable.

Most of the wedding party had been checked in for a couple days before I arrived, and there had already been problems with the room arrangement. These problems were later resolved through calls to management, and I will not go through them here as they were more the bride's experience and I was a witness to it. I was impressed with half of the staff. The bellhop was fantastic and very helpful. The people who delivered our room service was equally kind and helpful. The person who first answered the phone regarding room service seemed irritated that I did not have a menu in the room. The person who delivered said menu, though, was courteous and kind.

The room service food was quite delicious. We ordered flat bread pizza while we were getting our hair and make up done. I was quite impressed with the quality of the pizza. It was a bit slow, but they had warned us it would be because they had an influx of cruise passengers that day and the orders were apparently staggering. Since they warned us that there would be a wait we had no problems.

My individual room was located on the other side of the floor away from the rest of the party. It caused little inconvenience, but it would have been nice if they had kept the entire party as close together as possible. The reservations had been made more than a half a year in advance. My room looked out onto the pool and across the way to a land bridge. As I stared down as the pool I could see a band-aid at the bottom of it. It caused me to pause.

I found the curtains to be insufficient in blocking out the sunlight the next morning. The room also had nothing to buffer it from the outside noises. I do not mind hearing the traffic, or even the passing ships, but I could easily hear the crowds of people gathering on the land bridge that was across the way chatting and kids making seal noises. It made sleeping not as comfortable as I would have anticipated.

The bathroom was fine, if a bit narrow. They offered some perfumed soaps, shampoos, and conditioners for use. They all had a very strong smell.

I think it is an optimum hotel if you are going on a cruise. Checking out the next day was very easy, but leaving was challenging as the lobby was full of people. I wouldn't recommend staying multiple nights, but perhaps there are quieter rooms that I am not aware of.

12/10/14 | Link | Rating: 3.0
116. Adam S.
This Marriott is one of the few hotels right on the water.  Walking distance to the Victoria Clipper, Pike Place Market, and a number of restaurants - the location is great.  It's also nothing that you'd expect - at a mere 8 stories on one part of the hotel, and 6 on the other, it's a very non-assuming building.  However, it packs a punch.  It's not a cheap hotel by any means - and like most notcheap hotels, they will nickel and dime: parking is costly, wireless internet is costly - though they do have a few computers in the lobby acting as a business center to print boarding passes or other tickets for other attractions.  And yes, the computers will clear all your personal information as long as you remember to logout.  

Front desk staff, bellmen, and valet staff were all very helpful and friendly.  The lobby is ginormous (or at least it feels that way).  And depending on the room you get, you really just can't beat the views - we got one on the 7th floor.  While it wasn't directly facing the water, we could see the Seattle Wheel, Mount Rainer and the waterfront in that direction.  It was a beautiful, amazing view.  The room was silent (some rooms have balconies, we did not) - so getting some good shuteye on those comfortable beds came easy.  

Would absolutely stay here again if in the Seattle area.

12/08/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
117. Lisa M.
You really can't beat the location of this hotel. It's right on the waterfront, thus its name, and you just take some stairs or elevator up, walk a couple blocks, and you're at Pike Place.

The lobby is really clean, big, and nice, and they offer plenty of comfy seating with outlets. We upgraded to a water view room, and while the room was clean enough, we could hear every time the person in the room next to us opened and closed their door. The bathroom was also on the small side. The cable in our tv was also spotty, we'd have to turn the tv on and off a few times before it actually started working. These were all little things though. The room was comfy, had a great view, and they gave us free wi-fi upon check in. Everytime we interacted with the front desk, they were more than friendly and very helpful. We probably won't stay here again, as there are other hotels that I'd like to try, but we had a great experience here.

09/11/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
118. Maryhien P.
Convenient location to everything we wanted to see in Seattle with a wonderful view of the water. On the waterfront walkway (Alaskan Way), you can get to the aquarium and Ferris wheel on one side and Olympic Sculpture Park on the other. If you turn right at the OSP, it will take you to Seattle Center (Space Needle). The front desk told us to take an elevator at Lenore Street which made getting to Pike Place is a cinch too. We also enjoyed a great breakfast buffet at the restaurant in the lobby: Hook & Plow.

03/05/15 | Link | Rating: 5.0
119. Corine M.
First off... Location, location, location! Then there are the other pros...
-pretty quiet
-clean and comfortable
-your Marriott rewards number gets free wifi
-friendly front desk check in
-accessible elevator less than a block to pikes market

-train tracks under our window
-they do not offer Marriott points if you book with a third party (i.e Expedia)
-no coffee offered in lobby
-bar was closed for renovations

Overall solid four stars. Not over the top with luxury but a perfect location for a quick weekend stay. Walking distance to everything.  We would stay again.

04/02/15 | Link | Rating: 4.0