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Rating: 3.44

Address: 2411 Alaskan Way, Seattle, WA, 98121
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1. Jim M.
we came to this hotel before and got bumped up to a bay view room which was great except the morning that they picked up passengers for a cruise to alaska and they could see right into our room. this time we werent so lucky,with the room or the cruise passengers,but the room was still very nice. the front desk people were bland,but arent they supposed to be? our waitresses in the hotel restaurant were awesome,especially laura who we spent our last night with drinking new old fashioned on the outside deck and exchanging jokes. well ,it ended up being a one way exchange because all i could come up with were helen keller jokes. the food was pretty good,especially the mac and cheese. it was close enough to get to bumbershoot and everywhere else we needed to go. the only issue i had was the vent over the bed would flood cold air on me at the most inopportune times and there was no way to postion the vents differently.id go back, just to see laura.

06/09/08 | Link | Rating: 4.0
2. Nick D.
Every room here has an amazing view.  I've stayed here on many occasions and loved every minute of it.  Hotel staff treat you very well and are more than happy to cater to your needs.  Price is a little high but you get what you pay for in this instance.  Supposedly this is also where the Beatles stayed when they came to play Seattle.  There's a fun fact for ya.

25/01/06 | Link | Rating: 5.0
3. Rick L.
This place is hot. By that I mean haute. If you wanna get your Paris Hilton on, this is the place in the city to make you feel like you wasted far too much money on this room, but who cares ? you're rich darling!

01/02/06 | Link | Rating: 5.0
4. Reese J.
My husband's company was having a business event at the Edgewater and I love Seattle so decided to tag along. When we found out we could pay for an upgrade to a waterview room, we gladly did so. --What a beautiful view, only wish pier allowed rooms to face other direction on Elliott Bay, as it is angled toward the industrial portion, -yet let me reiterate, beautiful view.... we spent a lot of time on the balcony. Woke one morning to find a humungian cruise ship a few feet away... although some may not appreciate, we certainly appreciated that there probably isn't any other place on earth providing this kind of view!! :) Very comfortable, loved the fireplace, loved the soft bear ottoman, and loved the bathroom, --would actually love to redecorate my bathroom at home like theirs..... Ate a wonderful breakfast at the restaurant one morning which was wonderful. Good location, walked to Pike's Place and many other places. It is a walk, but we enjoy walking.... Would definitely stay again, although it is quite pricey.... more than we usually would splurge, but the company picked up the majority of the tab, we only paid for water upgrade. Although not reflected in rooms, while wandering the halls you realize how old the hotel is. It is definitely unique and quirky.... my kind of place.....

25/03/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
5. LeAndra M.
The location is great.  It is easy walking distance to lot's of great restaurants, parks, and of course, Pike's Place.  The bar and restaurant are also great.  The views from the bar and the fireplace make it a great place to cozy up for a few drinks before dinner.  However, the rooms leave something to be desired.  The main room is run down and everything looks like it needs an upgrade (though I was thankful for the white comforters on the bed).  Speaking of upgrades...they did manage to upgrade the bathrooms, but now they look totally out of place as they are totally modern, while the main room has that rustic cabin feel.  Go for the restaurant and bar, but lay your heads to rest elsewhere.

18/09/06 | Link | Rating: 3.0
6. Monica T.
I love this hotel!  The rooms remind me of a cottage in Vermont.  The bathroom is beautiful - great shower.  I wish they had a tub though.  Love the fireplace and the view is really great.  The only reason this hotel did not get 5 stars is my view is partially facing a big boat right. I have to stand just righ to get the water view that I paid for.  The staff is great.

02/11/06 | Link | Rating: 4.0
7. L F.
Just stayed here over the weekend and really enjoyed it!  Our room was quite nice - view of space needle - 2 cozy chairs in front of a fireplace.  Great bathroom  and nice extras (mini fridge, robes). Excellent location -we walked everywhere.  The staff was very nice.  Our only complaint was the HVAC was quite loud when it turned off and on.  Would definitely stay here again!

22/09/08 | Link | Rating: 4.0
8. Carmen H.
It's not the Ritz Carlton but the Edgewater is in a category all
by itsself....filled with charm and occupying a prime spot on Elliott Bay.  We paid $200 for a city-view room but spent a couple of hours mesmerized by the water and the views from the bar at sunset.  We were there for one of the last cruises of the Alaska season so it wasn't crowded and we had the place almost to ourselves...lovely.  Our room was delightful, with its rustic feel, very charmingly decorated, complete
with fireplace.  We decided to try the fireplace out and, when it didn't work, the maintenance man was promptly sent.  He couldn't get it going so we were offered a room change.  Since it was late and we were sailing the next day, we declined the move.  The front desk immediately called and lowered our room bill by $50!  Pretty nice....it really wasn't cold out and we'd only wanted the fire to add to the ambiance of the room.

The nicest thing about the hotel for cruise passengers is that it is right next to the cruise terminal and the hotel will deliver your bags to the ship without any hassle.  There is a $20 charge for this service.  Well worth the money!  The easiest embarkation I've ever had in 67 cruises!  I will definitely choose the Edgewater again when I'm cruising out of Seattle....it's a lovely place to stay and very conveniently located to most of the sights of Seattle.

19/11/06 | Link | Rating: 4.0
9. Andrea R.
About a month ago I turned to the Seattle Yelp talk board for a hotel suggestion and The Edgewater came highly recommended.  I am currently staying at this hotel and am extremely impressed so far...definitely better than the Westin I usually stay at in Seattle and I really like that hotel as well. The Edgewater looks kind of funky when you first pull up, but it's absolutely gorgeous when you walk inside! Everything, including the rooms, looks like it is right out of a Ralph Lauren catalog.  It also has beautiful views since the hotel is right on the water. I tried the brunch at this hotel this morning as well and it was absolutely delicious. The price is OK (I received a rate of $279/night)...a little on the expensive side, but comparable to the other nice hotels in the Seattle area.  I'll definitely be back to the Edgewater the next time I make it out to Seattle. Thanks to the Seattle Yelpers for the fabulous suggestion!

06/08/06 | Link | Rating: 4.0
10. Jamie H.
its a hotel...so i'm adding a star just because hotel's are typically poor dining experiences...my "first friend" in seattle manages the bar/restaurant.  i really enjoyed the view and bar here recently.

05/02/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
11. Suni M.
This review is not on the accommodations of the hotel but for the restaurant.  My bf and I came here for Sunday brunch. We are foodies who are currently on a diet and take Sunday meals very seriously because it is our "naughty day. "  Anyway the restaurant is incredibly beautiful and it was a clear sunny Seattle day and the view of the sound was spectacular.  The food was very delicious with so many amazing selections it was hard to choose one.  With the compliments out of the way I would like to rate the service as not good at all.  We were always waiting for something, our coffee, our food, our server, our bill.  None of the servers seemed to want to make eye contact for fear you might need something.  The valet guys were great.  They get 5 stars.  We'll probably go back if its a nice day strictly based on the atmosphere and the possibility to fulfill our naughty day with something delicious...I guess its worth the bad service one more time.

21/02/11 | Link | Rating: 3.0
12. San J.
I went to the Edgewater for beautiful views of Puget Sound and a strong drink on the patio. Both were great and didn't disappoint but the patio is smallish so you've got to be there a little early to grab a table outside. As everyone alludes, the Beatles stayed here sometime back and actually fished from their room. I have no idea what their rooms are like but the bits of hotel lobby I saw was chic in a rustic sort of way and the staff nice. It looks a little sketchy from the outside but they've done a good job with the remodel on the interior.

25/08/07 | Link | Rating: 4.0
13. Debbie R.
the room was not what we expected for the price, but the staff from the bellhops to the waiters were the most friendliest people we encountered in Seattle. Very helpful with information.  The room was a bit small and I used an internet booking site which photos of the actual rooms were a bit misleading.  Be aware that a "partial water view" can mean an actual view of the ugly dock next door.  Also, parking is very expensive in downtown Seattle, so you need to add at least $34 to your bill each night. We could never seem to catch the shuttle van at the right time, but we did see it around the Space Needle.  The food in the hotel's restaurant was quite good and reasonably priced, but I think the room rate is a bit high and the room was quite a bit smaller than I had thought.

21/03/11 | Link | Rating: 3.0
14. Nina N.
decor very "pacific northwest"
rooms... lodging feeling... the best part of the room.. the showers.. roar....
restaurants - didn't eat there.. but they had a really cool feel in there... and they had someone singing there while we were staying there... I would stay again.. but then again.. I live here.. and it was just a nice get away.. :) would recommend for out of towners.... it's on the pier and you can take a walk and enjoy seattle.. and take a bus to pike place market, or eat in downtown seattle :)

26/02/08 | Link | Rating: 4.0
15. Smelly S.
Crap, crap, crappy place. I don't care who fished out the window. This place is way overpriced, unresponsive and flea-ridden. The view is lovely but not when you're scritch-scratching and marveling at the tacky "rustic modern' decor. Sheesh. Do yourself a favor and only go to the bar for the great happy hour deals, check out the water from there and hightail it back to your clean, modern hotel that you got at a reasonable price because this place is not even close to being Seattle's premier hotel.

04/05/10 | Link | Rating: 1.0
16. Jeff L.
We stayed with the whole family Fathers day on the way back from our Vacation home on Chinook Pass and had the coolest time! It has great water views and a newly remodeled restaurant with neat wine list and beef from Harris Ranch. This is a must when we come back this August. Pricing was good for upscale place.

17/07/09 | Link | Rating: 4.0
17. Riss J.
The Edgewater is all Seattle.
If you are driving up, expecting some flash-bang-whiz place, you may be initially disappointed. It's on a pier and been there forever. Some British band stayed there, and they were a hit before I was born, if that gives you any indication.
As you pull up to the doors, a massive outdoor fireplace comes into view. If you like fireplaces, at all, this one will impress you initially.
The "public" interior has a bit of an identity crisis. It mixes the "rustic lodge" with some very modern and updated looks, and somehow, makes it work without being ridiculous about itself.
The "trees" in the lounge are very cool. seriously, I stared at them for hours. The drinks are strong, and priced about what you'd expect for the Edgewater lounge.
The rooms...well..here is where you may find yourself let down a bit for the first time. Given what you just paid to stay here, you may have been expecting a little different. They are nice, have the rustic cabin motif. Let me preface this though, those "look at the moose and bear cut out" lamp shades are vile, ugly, and...childish, decor IMO.
It kind of cheapened the room in my eyes, but i don't pretend to not be a decorating snob in that respect.
The bathroom was top notch, walk in all glass, stone and granite, big poofy bathrobes, ample towels, very nice complimentary soaps/accessories......and a toilet that wouldn't stop "running".
But, what you really came here for was the views, right? they absolutely DON'T disappoint.  You are literally on top of the water, the windows open full length, and you can lean out and grasp the entire view. There are little, hinky bars that one will assume is to keep you from falling and/or jumping....but if you are entrepreneurial in spirit or intoxicated on spirits, you could accomplish the goal of leaping if you wanted.
The staff was very attentive, kind, and well versed in things to do in the city.
If you want to experience the Edgewater, then go for it. The company you are with wil be far more influential than the hotel in your experience, but you'll get to stay you slept there!

09/12/07 | Link | Rating: 3.0
18. Chris R.
The most comfortable bed I've ever slept in.  It was very puffy, fluffy and warm with the fireplace on.  Evertime I think about the Edgewater, I think about their bed.  Their restaurant food was ok.  I think there are better restaurants in the downtown Seattle area.  But if you want something comfortable, homey and warm on the water, you should stay here.

13/04/09 | Link | Rating: 5.0
19. sarah b.
Stayed here 2 nights on business - so I can't comment on value. What I did enjoy were the following: Fabulous bath in the clawfoot tub, with the windows open and the fireplace on, drenched in bubbles while sipping a dirty martini...Seattle's Best chocolate mints on my pillow, a nice flatscreen, a bizarre furry animal ottoman, great breakfasts and tasty scallops at dinner. This place is also animal-friendly, which is always a plus. We spotted Paula Deen and her husband at breakfast one day, so that was hilarious. Would love to visit again the next time I hit Seattle.

28/09/08 | Link | Rating: 4.0
20. Keri K.
cozy spot on the water in seattle.  the electric fireplace gives me a warm fuzzy feeling.  stayed here for 2 nights a couple years ago and i want to go back.  the restaurant/bar overlooks the water.  i just love this place and seattle is pretty nice too:-)

good memories.

27/02/09 | Link | Rating: 5.0
21. Barbara F.
Lovely hotel on the waterfront. Get a waterside room! I had a city side room directly across the way from a train crossing. The complimentary earplugs in the room should have clued me in.

12/09/11 | Link | Rating: 3.0
22. Tawny T.
Okay, I have nothing against "boutique" hotels.  The Edgewater has a nice location, and the view of Puget Sound is nothing to scoff at.  The recently remodeled bathrooms are also very nice, and make you feel like you are in a much more organic, laid back place than downtown Seattle.

However, everything else about the hotel is sort of horrible.  There are things I have come to expect from a hotel period, and there are even more things I expect when I am paying over $100/night.  Basic hotel amenities, even at a Best Western, should include a complimentary breakfast.  I also expect free wireless internet because this is 2008.  I got both of these from a very small hotel room in Dallas for $50/night.

Luxury hotels, however, should be even more over the top.  When I am checked in to a luxury hotel, I expect a spacious room, hot breakfast on the house, good decor, and a number of small amenities that I may not notice are missing at cheaper places (mints on the pillow, maybe a kitchenette), but that are much appreciated at a costly place.  The Edgewater room that I was checked into was about the size of 2/3 of a budget hotel room, but on top of being small, was also crammed with furniture I did not need.  There is no breakfast served by the hotel, the wifi is $9.95 a day (ridiculous), I am currently paying someone $28/day to valet park my rental car (they couldn't figure this into the cost of the room?), and there are zero little extras to make me feel like I am *actually* at a luxury hotel.  Oh, and don't even get me started on the bizarre, we-think-this-is-a-bed-and-breakfast-in-the-­mountains decor.  Ugh.

I'm sure this hotel is fine when you are on your honeymoon in one of the ridiculous suites, and maybe if you have never stayed in a much nicer luxury hotel before, but if you don't qualify for this ridiculously tiny range of people, skip it and book the Marriot down the street.  It's much nicer, has a wonderful pool, and is literally next door to the Pike Place Market.

25/07/08 | Link | Rating: 1.0
23. Paul S.
This regards the 67 Bar at the Edgewater Hotel.  I give it a C-plus.  I ordered a filet mignon, and while it does not compare to Metropolitan Grill, Seattle's premier steak house, it was okay.  The biggest problem is that the side dishes are paltry -- a table spoon of mashed potatoes and teeny tiny ensemble of asparagus that would make a mouse blush. Thank goodness there was plenty of bread to fill the void.  It's really an Atkins-diet meal; the problem is, most men who are carnivores need and crave more food for the price. (Ventana's on 1st Street closed in large part because of high prices and tiny portions.) The lady bartender was nice, except she is not a great bartender (my cocktail was lousy); I actually think she realizes this, but hey, no one complains, right?  Another waitress -- a blonde -- is over her head and you can tell she's succeeded in life on her looks alone.  For example, my drink (a beer) was delayed by several minutes and rather than apologize, she gave a lousy excuse, as though she's never said the words, "I'm sorry."  Unfortunately for her, most professionals like I want competency, not just a pretty face.  The view of Elliot Bay is nice, but when a man is hungry, he couldn't care less about another garden-variety Pacific Northwest sunset.  You'd  feel more satiated eating at KFC.

06/09/11 | Link | Rating: 2.0
24. Teddy Spaghetti M.
recently stayed here for a special night out with my fiancee. kudos on the edge for allowing dogs at no charge, a big bonus and my pug really enjoyed it! we stayed in a waterfront king room (BIG NOTE: for the best experience please spring for a waterfront room! reading other reviews it seems like people are confused about what constitutes a waterfront vs a city side room. priceline equals cityside). we had room service and ordered salmon, swordfish and tortellini YUM! also ron, our server, was excellent and super nice. walls can be a bit thin, which is to be expected in older hotels. the bathroom was really cool. the view from our balcony was beautiful, and it was really nice watching the sun set over west seattle. would def come back again.

01/10/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
25. Kelly K.
i loved this hotel.  they had great features like umbrellas in the room for use during your stay, bathrobes, great shower, in room fireplace, fabulous pillows, mini fridge, complimentary shuttle to anywhere in the vicinity, even ear plugs in case the "local charm" disturbs your sleep.  i thought the gym was well equipped but opted to rent a complimentary mountain bike to ride around the waterfront area instead. i'm a fan of hotels that are eco friendly, so i liked that they have the full size toiletries in the bathroom instead of mini size versions that need to be thrown out after each guest whether they are used or not.
i ate lunch in the restaurant and enjoyed the food as well at the gorgeous view.
the only con was the lack of free wifi, which i know a lot of people like to have, although there is a business center with free internet and printing in case there is anything you must do or print on a computer.
overall a great stay!

06/05/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
26. Koizumi Y.
This isn't the Taj Mahal, but it's a location which can't be beat in Seattle. I've stayed here often in a variety of rooms: The Beatles Suite (brilliant!), Penthouse Suite (fabulous loft-style with views to die for), and all waterfront rooms. There was also a conference room type suite which was rather smart.

I've stayed in other nice hotels considered more classy, but it's hard to debate waterfront and dramatic views of the Olympics with a straight face. The costs are reasonable, and frequent visitors are offered special treatment, rates and small perks wherever possible.

The service has always been attentive, the menu is diverse with tasty food and fair prices, and the brunch is a delight. There's a quaint gift shop with hooded sweatshirts if relaxing on your suite balcony gets chilly, and a warm fireplace for both romantic ambience and that Calgon bath feel. One can also get out and walk along a vibrant waterside area of shops and restaurants...even take a boat to British Columbia.

24/09/06 | Link | Rating: 5.0
27. Lily C.
No in room AC, musty smell, not worth the price.
I was really looking forward to my stay at The Edgewater and ended up being extremely disappointed. I booked a supposed Waterfront "Premium" room which was described on their website as having views of water and mountains. I got barely any view of the mountain and instead had a view of a loading dock and water. Why pay premium for a view of a loading dock? I don't even know if I was really even given a "premium" room because it certainly did not feel like it from the views I had.  I felt deceived.  Also, I had no idea the hotel had no in room AC until I checked in. I thought the AC was broken and when I called the front desk they informed me that their rooms have no AC (only in the lobbies). They advised me to open the window and run the ventilation fan for air.  (There's a thermostat control on the wall that tricks you into thinking there is in room AC but it is only for controlling the ventilation fan).  I've never stayed at a hotel with no AC. It was warm, humid and stuffy in the room. The fan didn't even work and I had to wait over a half hour for someone to come fix it. The room was very musty with the combination of high humidity and no AC. Contrary to comments about water side view rooms being quieter, I was still able to hear train noises in the middle of the night.  The fuzzy bear ottoman that they like to refer to on their website, was gross and filthy looking (I did not want to touch it). The hallway was also disgusting. Stained carpet, musty smell, and dimly lit.  I'm shocked that this is considered one of the higher end hotels in Seattle. There was no way I was going to be able to enjoy my vacation at this hotel so I checked out after just 1 night (I was originally booked for 7 nights).  Got a much better waterfront view from another nearby hotel that was more modern, clean and for a better price. My only positive experience at The Edgewater was with the restaurant (food was good).

27/05/11 | Link | Rating: 1.0
28. Kris P.
Great!  I love the Edgewater...  It truely does fit your room if you stay at the oceanside view.  You feel as if you're right on the edge of the water...and you actually are!!!  The water goes right under your window.  I was at the floor right above the water, and I felt like I was on a stationary cruise ship at the level right above the water.  If you're not at the oceanside, well it's still great too because the lobby has the great edgwater view, plus the rooms are so well appointed.  It has a very glamorous yet rustic and cabin-like northwestern feel.  Lots of wood, lots of quilts, lots of antlers, and lots of cute teddy bears (either one on your bed or as an ottoman).  They really pay attention to details here at this hotel...In my room, I felt like I was at a small botique bed-and-breakfast.  

But let's not leave out the rustically designed lobby and sitting area with a giant fireplace, cathedral ceilings with wood awnings, and spectacular view, huge couches and tables for playing games, music....   It's worth the money you pay for here.  I wouldn't call it a 4 star wow wow luxury hotel with all the trimmings, but the uniqueness of it especially amongst the ambience of rustic seattle is quite worth it.  They really do play out the Beattles theme and are proud of their piece of history with the famous band having stayed there in 1964.  The close location to downtown seattle is an added bonus, though if you're after being *right in the heart of downtown* I'd skip this place as it's a 15 minute walk through some akward and hilly sidewalks..but doable.    

p.s.  They do sell the really nice hand-crafted bear ottoman in the hotel's gift shop if you want to take a piece of the northwest home with you.

22/10/08 | Link | Rating: 4.0
29. Jay K.
Location, Location, Location.  This is a must stay hotel, forget the W or Westin, Sheratons et all in Seattle.  If you plan on staying for a night or few nights in Seattle, book/stay at the Edgewater.  Definitely on the expensive side...but totally worth it.  The Hotel is great.. its on the water and on a nice beautiful day...its like you are out in the ocean.

The place boast's of a nice restaurant and bar - 67.  Has live music on Friday nights and lots of cool cocktails...don't forget to try the "Cake" shots after dinner...as a dessert.  Remember just can't stop at one though... they are good.

I spent two weekends at the Edgewater and the next time I am up in Seattle I plan on staying there again.  Few blocks away is the Pike place and cool bars and clubs are located close by.  The new Sculpture Park is walking distance.  

The Fab Four Seattle Trip (1964)...well they stayed at the Edgewater...why not you...

21/05/07 | Link | Rating: 5.0
30. William S.
We have stayed at the Edgewater several times on our anniversary (we live in Seattle). The first time was immediately after our wedding. We love the hotel location and style, but we have had very bad experiences with excessive noise problems in our rooms both times. The first was an unfortunate proximity to several small dogs next door who started barking around 7am when their owners left and didn't stop for hours. We were exhausted after our wedding and were forced to finally call the concierge. The dogs were moved and we were able to sleep, but they were still clearly audible from way down the hall. Thinking it was a one-off issue, we booked again for last weekend, but were placed in a terrible junior suite - room 400, which is directly underneath the air handlers for the entire hotel. It was unacceptably loud in that room, just like camping out next to a highway. We spent one sleepless night and then asked the concierge to move us, but after packing up and moving 10 rooms down we wound up next to barking dogs again (not as shrill as the first time, but still pretty annoying when our neighbors left them alone from 9pm to midnight). The staff is nice, and sympathetic, but the experience was not good. I understand that dogs freaking out in the next room over isn't really the fault of the hotel, but clearly this is a common problem as it has been an issue for us 2 out of 2 stays. Loud pets have no place in a hotel that advertises itself (and costs as much) as a luxury hotel. It felt like we were staying in a kennel. I was so frustrated, I reread the Edgewater's mission statement to see if it caters especially to dog owners, but they wisely don't advertise their carefree pet policy. I guess if you have dogs you aren't willing to leave at home though, this is the place for you. I'd also really recommend that the hotel not use room 400 for paying guests - it's insulting to pay so much for something so low quality.

03/10/11 | Link | Rating: 1.0
31. Fu Man M.
The 6/7 promises a lot in the form of anitcipation, but it never delivers.

Now, understand, there are certain times when I use a restaurant just to have a meal and carry on a converstation, because that is the purpose for my being there. But that is rare, and I think that is rare for most people as well.  I think that, for the majority who go out to eat, walking into a restaurant and just sitting down is a fairly depressing experience.  

A place like the 6/7 should have a sense of anticipation, & it should grow, rather than stop.  Arriving should not be the end of it; it should be a continuation of the anticipation. A restaurant such as the 6/7 should not be treated as the background setting for a view, it should be foreground. Sure the view is one of the more interesting and magnetic views found in Seattle, but we do not eat the view, & the view can only do so much to make up for what's lacking in 6/7..

There are many issues within the 6/7 that prevent it from meeting that expectation for me; it fails to live up to this "pleasure principle".  The service is fine & friendly, with fits & starts, interrupted & paused, drinks are over priced, the food poorly presented, lacking flavor, with exception of some of the fish items.

The first of many flaws is the loud night club music which is not condusive to the environment as a whole.  Don't get me wrong, I am a fan of the music played, but only in a nightclub setting.  That is part of the problem with 6/7, it is TRYING to be a "hip" restaurant.  In this case the trap is what is experienced by most "hip" restaurant that usually have a very short life - it is this: they become overstated, and "shout" too much. The last thing I want to do is battle the environment that should be geared to serve pleasure. The experience is schizophrenic.  It doesn't know if it is a restaurant or a club.  I have been to many places that do both well, and this just does both poorly.

Too many restaurants are too darkly lit - this is a perfect example.  Today, food is extraordinarily dynamic, a lot more colorful, and the food styling on the plate has become as important as the taste of the food.  The foods presentation is as much a part of the space and its aesthetics as any other architectural treatment, and consequently, there is a need to light the table in order to see the color and presentation of the plate. Here is where 6/7 exposes itself.  Everything was cleverly presented, as a sort of distraction, but not much more.

I paid $85 BEFORE tip & taxes, and a second round of drinks at the bar, and I never really feel like I have gotten much.  Portions were small, sauces are insipid and salty, and presentation was a wreck, and all was brown coloured.  

The Wood Roasted Shrimp with Roast Garlic, Olive Oil &  Air-Dried Tomatoes.  I could not taste any of the garlic (?), and the olive oil was of such poor quality it influenced the shrimp & seemed to zapp it of any freshness.

The Tomato Tart "Tatin" with Goat Cheese, Balsamic & Basil Oil; it was absolutely disgusting.  I can not even begin to express how bad. It is a variation on the classic French Tatin, but this variation was just bland, brown (surprise), and had not a trace of Goat Cheese &  was dripping with so much balsamic & oil, I thought "Soul Glow" from the Eddie Murphy movie Coming to America.  I should have called the EPA for the oil spill.

The 6/7 Caesar with Eggless Vinaigrette  was drowned in dressing.  The croutons tasted like day old focaccia, and hard.  My date had the Spicy Arugula with D'anjou Pears, Oregon Blue Cheese and Walnuts, it was servicable.  I think the Oregon Blue Cheese was not authentic because it was so salty for such a backyard favorite.  Maytag Blue Cheese is my personal favorite, and I really like blue cheese, and I can spot a lesser grade as "being passed for something it ain't".  Maintaining authentic ingredients is important for restaurants, especially when it's announced on the menu !

Herbed Sea Bass with Fennel & Leek Stew, Carrot Nage.  A nage is a citrus buere blanc, without wine. No presence, not citrusy at all, and the Fennel & Leek Stew had so much sweet corn in the mix that it was more like eating a sweet corn stew.   The bass was great, not dry.

Wood Roasted Chicken with Goat Cheese Dumplings, Ivory Forest Mushroom Saut.  What dumplings?  Where was it, hidden under the shrooms? A-hem, not much shrooms to look under!  For $24 you would expect at least Airline Chicken or Smart Chicken.  Now, I don't know if that's  going to help -MAYBE IN MY MIND - as the presentation & prep was once again brown & bland. If one could taste brown, this is i

17/10/06 | Link | Rating: 3.0
32. Jeremy M.
The view here around 7:00 is amazing! Watching the sunset and having a cocktail is what reminds me of how great life is! The lounge was rather spacious with outside seating, menu has a array of finger food nothing too significant, and service was very accommodating.

04/07/09 | Link | Rating: 5.0
33. Ella B.
We stayed at the Edgewater the very first time we went to Seattle.  We booked on Expedia and I was slightly disappointed with our room b/c it was really tiny...  We were there for a wedding and was barely able to iron our outfits... but other than that the ambiance was cozy.  Despite the small room, the bathroom was still beautifully remodeled with stone walls and granite counters.  

The service was ok - it was the busy season so we had a hard time checking in and the concierge seemed new.  The location is a little far out but you definitely get the view of the water and the lobby/sitting area is very comfortable with these great big wooden chairs and excellent padding.

The 6/7 restaurant is ok, not the best i've had in the Emerald City, but it was ok.  The drinks were strong... teehee.  
I enjoyed my stay there but next time i think i would try a different place.  But overall i would say if you're looking for a classier place to stay this would be it.

20/06/07 | Link | Rating: 3.0
34. Ahnaleza V.
I have not written a review in years but  my experience here was so bad that I had to write something. I feel like they totally lead you on, on their website. My mom had a discount from expedia so I used it. Even with that I still payed over a hundred dollars for a room that was less then even okay. We were promised a flat screen tv which we didn't have, free internet which wasnt free, they didn't even have a continental breakfast which they had expressed was also included. The room was tiny we walked in and were literally on the bed. The whole feel of the room was dirty I think if I had not drank as much as I did that night I would not have layed on the bed. You know that it is bad when you both look at each other and say the only people who would find this luxury are people that live in a trailer park. The only nice feature was the bathroom. The decor is beyond horrible. Luckily I had the best person with me so we made the most of the night despite the hotel. Overall I give this a major thumbs down.

01/02/11 | Link | Rating: 1.0
35. Angelina Z.
Best hotel I've ever stayed at HANDS DOWN and i've stayed at some pretty fancy places all over. Hey Zappa even wrote a song about this place!

My very first trip to Seattle I stayed here. The decor is incredible, if your from out of town , you KNOW you are in the pacific northwest now.

I loved the showers, the fireplace the bed etc.....

It's all so close to everything you want to see in Seattle.

Let's just say 1.5 years later , I moved from California to Washington based on my experience here =)

02/03/08 | Link | Rating: 5.0
36. indy a.
I loved this hotel.  We got the Priceline rate, but were asked if we wanted to be upgraded to the waterfront view.  $50/day xtra was worth it.  They also provide a car service from SEATAC to the hotel for about $45.  But I would recommend another service, unitedtransportationllc@… , contact Brooks.  He was nice.  $40 from SEATAC to Edgewater and $35 from Hotel back to the airport, nice, super clean silver towncar!  The hotel had a country decor, but very modern bathroom!  Their free shuttle service helped us get around the area.  VERY convenient!  The staff were also great and pleasant.  Would stay here again.

05/04/10 | Link | Rating: 5.0
37. Mig o.
My husband and I stayed at the Edgewater Hotel on your wedding night. August 21st.  We booked this on Priceline and got the room for $250.00 which we thought was a deal because it was a 4 star hotel.  We didn't check in until after 11pm so it was late.  They told us they only had one room available.  409 on the 4th floor.
  The Edgewater claims to be a 4 star hotel it is at best a 2 star hotel. or maybe they have a few rooms that are nice but most of the hotel smell like mildew, and was dirty in the hallways.    The room was bland in decor... not anything to right home about  with no airconditioning .  It faced the street which is fine...however be prepared to hear trains all night long because the windows are old and not insulated.  The bed was not comfortable. The sheets were nice, and there was a stupid teddy bear on the bed .

No bath tub just a shower which stunk like piss.  The bathroom was not clean.  All the soap was just refilled bottles which I found very unsanitary.

We were very dissapointed we booked this hotel thinking it would be nice because of the 4 star rating.  I will never stay there again.  I will say the lounge area looks nice.  Go have a drink there but other than that  it was crap!

22/08/10 | Link | Rating: 1.0
38. Julia Z.
Everyone's already said it... great location, comfortable, clean rooms that are unique to this hotel (you will not wake up and wonder if you're in Vegas, Kansas City, Atlanta, or Cleveland, you will immediately recognize that you are in a place that is different. :-)

The gas fire was a nice touch, the chairs and desk were comfortable, the city view was excellent (didn't go for the spendier water-view room, but we will someday), and the bathroom was a delight, with natural stone, a beautiful shower, a decorative and still functional sink, and sumptuous towels and robes... not to mention fantastic beauty supplies (body wash, shampoo, conditioner, skin lotion, soap). Those toiletries don't cost them much extra but they really amplify the pleasure for me.

They lost a star, remarkably, for the bed. A little on the hard side, a little on the bouncy side, I was not thrilled and thought the bed I have at home is better. They sell the hotel beds for $1400 through their little store, and honestly, I much prefer my own $1200 pillow top. Oh well. It certainly wasn't the WORST hotel bed I've ever encountered, but I expected better. For perfect beds in our area, go to the Woodmark in Kirkland.... that WAS the best bed I've ever slept on! yelp.com/biz/t_0x9gPrWD4…

04/03/07 | Link | Rating: 4.0
39. Tommy K.
This is not a bad hotel and I certainly would not reject a night there; however, I just don't see this place as being particularly special. Sure, it's got the whole backstory of famous rockers who once stayed there, it's by the water,  etc. but if you're coming out to Seattle for a vacation wouldn't you rather be more centrally located to where things are happening?

Also, this place isn't cheap. If, like some other reviewers here, you're able to get a sweet deal on priceline then definitely go for it but if you're paying the regular rate then there are much better places to stay.

But, here's the real deal maker/breaker: do you like slick modern or warm and cozy? The Edgewater kind of cabin resort type feel. If you like that, then this place would be good for you.

The service is good and the people are friendly ... all what you would expect from a top-tier hotel.

27/04/08 | Link | Rating: 3.0
40. Cheryl J.
This hotel is interesting. I stayed there recently for a wedding. The hotel tries hard to cover aging of the hotel and in some ways they succeed.  The front is gorgeous and the bar/lounge was very cool with the tree decor.  The room was clean.  My only real complaint is that this is one of those hotels that "nickel and dime" you.  For example, they deliver a newspaper to your hotel room in the morning and if you look at the corner of it, it says they will charge you $.75 if you don't return it to the front desk.  Really?  Is the hotel that hard up to make a buck. Just leave the newspapers in the lobby and save the paper and the embarrassment. Secondly, at my friend's reception, the servers kept clearing all the drinks and plates. Now-this wasn't the end of the night, this was continuous through the whole night. Normally I would not complain about this, but every time I stepped away to dance or turn and say hello to someone, my drink and plate would be gone.  Note- my drink would still be half full and my plate not eaten. So, for anyone having a wedding there, beware of your bar tab. Guests may have to get another drink because their half drank wine was taken from them. The food was fine and the drinks were good (when I didn't have to get back in line to replenish) .  Lastly, coffee in the lobby,  In a town that is famous for it's coffee, you would think that the hotel would strike up a deal with a local coffee vender. Even Motel 6 offers free coffee to it's customers in the lobby.  I personally just feel that while guests are checking out and saying their goodbyes-that there should complimentary drip coffee in the lobby.  There was coffee to purchase in the back of the gift shop, but the line was deep and all I wanted was a small drip and not some tricky coffee drink.  So to sum this up...hotel looks good on the outside and is trying to keep up with the rapid aging of the hotel.  If you are a bride-make sure you talk to the coordinator about your expectations. Lastly,  the hotel nickels and dimes-so pay attention and give yourself extra time to get that hot cup of coffee in the gift shop.  I wouldn't stay there again-maybe just a quick stop at the hotel bar.

15/03/12 | Link | Rating: 2.0
41. jen p.
I was only able to stay at The Edgewater because of the special deal I found on Yahoo Travel Package (airfare, tax, and hotel) for 4 nights = $500. If it was not for this special deal of the 4th night free, it would cost an outrageous $170 a night! ... The Edgewater is beautiful it looks like a beautiful cabin/lodge. The staff is extremely nice and helpful. We were offer a room upgrade for an extra $50 for a room with a water view and balcony and bigger room + king size bed. but we turned down the offer since our last vacation on a cruise ship to Alaska allowed us to wake up with an ocean view for 10 days was already enough for us. We were pretty happy with our room, with a view of the Space Needle Tower from our big window, which was located right next to the fireplace. I loved the fireplace and the bathroom + the view! I felt like I was showering under a waterfall. It was just the best shower I have ever had! The fireplace is great, but it can get extremely warm, so its helpful to have the window so close by.

Note: There is a complimentary hotel shuttle that runs from 8 or 9am till 9pm. that will drop you off and pick you up from any location in the downtown area, which is extremely helpful because the buses do not run too often and walking in the Seattle windy rain is just not fun. Take advantage of that service

08/04/08 | Link | Rating: 5.0
42. Tim H.
Too bad.  Great atmosphere, decent food, but my wife attended a business function there last week and had a sour experience.
Imagine going to a fairly nice hotel, enjoying gourmet food, go out to the valet to drive home and the valet pulls up in your car and the windshield and hood are coated in bird crap.   The seagulls had their way with her car and all the valet could say is, "Well, it just happens down here."
OK, but if that had been a CEO or a Mercedes, I just don't think that they would have treated it the same way.
No biggee, just a customer.  Not one of the VIP's.  Too bad, because this regular person has no desire to go back there.  Or book an event there, which she does.  It seems strange that the hotel just didn't get it.  
This is someone who brought it up to the hotel.  How many others have had the same experience, but quietly just decided to avoid that venue from now on?
Love the place, which is why I bring this up.  EVERY customer should be your most important customer.
May I suggest a $4 bottle of Window cleaner and a $1 roll of paper towels before you ask them to pay for the privilege of having their car crapped on.

30/08/10 | Link | Rating: 2.0
43. Jeff M.
This is a really nice hotel. I was in town for the Bumbershoot Festival and wanted a nicer place to crash and recover. I wasn't disappointed here. The service is incredibly pleasant; truly service with a smile. The lobby is beautiful. Check out the view from the restaurant Six Seven. My room was rustic but modern and completely spacious with a nice balcony. (I didn't realize I had a balcony until a cruiseship made an obnoxiously loud noise and I ran to the window only to realize it was an entrance to the balcony.) Great view of Elliott Bay and Mount Rainier, which was out and visible! The room was spacious, had a really comfortable bed, a nice work station, a fireplace with comfortable sofas and a bear-shaped ottoman (seriously), and a huge flat-screen TV. The bathroom was huge, clean, spacious, with a nice shower. It was exactly what I needed to recover from Bumbershoot. Finally, you can't beat the location: 15 minutes walk to Pike Place or The Seattle Center and the Space Needle. Easy highway access if you have a car. Only great things to say. I'd easily come back here again. Perhaps again next year for Bumbershoot 2012?

07/09/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
44. Ashley O.
I love hotels. I really do, and most of the time I stay at family-friendly-type establishments with my partner and our kiddo, but once a year I get the opportunity to pull a real Princess card, leave the kid with Grandma and indulge myself in a slightly higher caliber hospitality extravaganza. I purchased a 2 night package deal for a deluxe room through an online special. I paid more than I normally would for a two-night stay a mere hour and a half from my home, but again, Princess card. I even upgraded  to a deluxe waterfront room and paid for 2 nights worth of parking on site. The grand total was about half of what I paid for round-trip airfare for the 3 of us to Maui last year, so needless to say, I was less than impressed when we discovered a pair of purple, lace panties (dirty, dirty panties) underneath the fuzzy bear ottoman about an hour into relaxing in our room. The large, kinky white pubic hairs woven into the duvet was a real treat, too. And the walls are pretty thin, so plan on avoiding eye contact with the neighbors in the morning. ;)  All in all, I'd say it was a bland experience, maybe even comical, but not for the right reasons. I have stayed at considerably less expensive hotels and never had to take soiled panties to the front desk before. The staff is pretty great, but let's be real-- I wasn't spending $400 for a nice front desk person. If you stay here, I'm sure you'll make the most of it, as we did. The claw foot tub and endless hot water are almost enough to make the rest of it ok. But then again, $400-500 for two nights, some late-night room service, a place to park and pair of purple panties belonging to the previous person defiling the room wasn't exactly priceless. My advice, look around.

07/03/12 | Link | Rating: 2.0
45. melisa g.
The digs are nice but the environment not so much, the staff was great, the room was clean and comfortable, the guests are apparently harassing and awful.  Traveled for the first time with our 8 month old and stayed here...bad decision.  This is not a family friendly establishment.  Our under-slept 8 month old had a meltdown that began at 8:20 pm and lasted until 9:20 pm.  During that time my poor husband endured 2 calls from the front desk-implying that there would be police intervention by other guests, and multiple knocks on the door that exacerbated the problem every time she would quiet.   I understand that crying babies are not the most enjoyable part of a hotel stay, but this was early, inevitable, and over by the time I posted this (9:48pm-same day).  I don't necessarily hold the hotel responsible, but I do feel that they did nothing to diffuse a minor situation, and certainly left already stressed out parents more-so.

07/07/11 | Link | Rating: 1.0
46. Hiromi N.
The Edgewater was our home away from home for Christmas.  Acting on a whim, I purchased a vacation package through Expedia.com and got a great rate for a premium waterfront room in this hotel along Elliot Bay.  As you might gather from the hotel's website and from other reviews here on yelp.com , this is the "only hotel that is on the waterfront".  

The waterfront aspect isn't the ONLY lure to the hotel.  The service in the hotel is very friendly and accomodating.  The bf and I arrived 3 hours in advance of our check-in time and the gentleman at the front desk was EXTREMELY courteous and pre-registered us, held our luggage and called a taxi to traipse us over to the restaurant where we had lunch reservations.  In addition, it is close to all of the tourist sites and scenes.

There is a 24 hour work out room (which I did not get to  visit while there) and a waterfront lounge next to the lobby where you can grab a drink and admire the view (Bainbridge Island, West Seattle and the OLYMPIC mountains).  The hotel is decorated in a Northwestern fishing lodge theme and is quite rustic.  If you are looking for a more modern or boutique hotel, this is most likely not going to be a hotel for your liking (try the Fairmont Olympic, Grand Hyatt, The Alexis, The W...)   Yet, it is a AAA 4 diamond hotel.

The guest rooms are equipped with the following: gas fireplaces, knotty pine furniture,  Eddie Bauer linens, fuzzy bear ottomans, flat screen televisions and GORGEOUS bathrooms (including grey slate flooring, spa shower stalls, clawfoot tubs and vessel sinks).  

Some hotel amenities that I really loved: 24 hour concierge service, board game and bicycle rentals and the terry cloth bathrobes.  Oh and having a premium waterfront room was amazing.  We were able to open our window and see the Bay (straight down) and see the seagulls bobbing up and down underneath our room every morning.  

I only had one complaint:  guests have to pay for internet.  I guess that is a minor complaint for an overall good experience.

27/12/07 | Link | Rating: 4.0
47. Mike M.
This hotel has a rustic lodge look about it blended with modern art deco and I'm not quite sure the two are harmonic together. The best part about it is it is right on the water.  Even if your room is city view, there are many places to relax and view the the Seattle waterfront, there are ceiling to floor windows in the lobby area near the front desk, in the lounge and in the restaurant.  The rooms are well appointed and include a fireplace.  What I liked best is the walk in shower with the rainforest shower head, man was it nice!  The one thing I was shocked at was it cost $66 to valet the car.  The lounge served up a great martini.  Full menu and table service is availalbe in the lounge as well.  The food was very good, but a tad over-priced.  The lobster mac and cheese was delicious and if you only eat one thing at this hotel, this is what I recommend you order.

06/11/10 | Link | Rating: 4.0
48. Tony G.
The first thing that pops into my mind whenever I think about the Edgewater is that an obscure British pop band stayed here when they came to the States in the early 60's. Their name escapes me, but it doesn't matter because they were not that big of a band anyway and hardly anyone talks about them now.
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Came here for a cousin's wedding last night and was very impressed. They got married on the 4th floor, in a banquet room with a wonderful view of the water. There was also a paraglider in the water, and I thought it would be funny if he was in the background when they say "I do." I am usually not impressed with hotel food, but it was pretty good here.

My only real problem is if you don't want to park valet you have to park in a garage across the street.  Not a huge problem, but it closes at 11 and you would have to pay $35 to get your car out.

Zipzap Zubidy Bop!

05/08/07 | Link | Rating: 4.0
49. Shan K.
My wife and I stayed one night, and then attended a wedding in the Forest room. Our room was very comfortable, cozy, romantic, and clean. We were in a 1st floor water view room. The view and water were amazing! The staff were as nice and amazing as the room. A special "Thank You" to Amanda. She was a wonderful staff person who helped my wife and I put together the flower arrangements for the wedding. My wife and I will certainly go back for a special night away.

30/05/11 | Link | Rating: 5.0
50. Joey K.
The lobby and water front view is amazing!  The lounge had live music on Saturday night.  Our room was clean and cozy.  Nice gas fireplace and comfy beds.  My husband and I will be back for sure!

14/11/10 | Link | Rating: 5.0
51. Super M.
This will be the first time that I will honestly say I'm GLAD the day that I went to en event at the Edgewater Hotel, the weather was dark and grey and gloomy.

It was PERFECT WEATHER for attending a conference in the banquet room to the side of the restaurant/lounge of the Edgewater hotel.

With its 12 fireplaces, it's rustic decor, it's cozy atmosphere, the only thing that sucked is that all I wanted was a warm blanket to snuggle in, rather than listen to yet another presentation on what the company will do.  Although, even looking outside at the ships, at the rain falling ever so gently on the water, on the veranda, was just so gorgeous and relaxing, made everything better.

The service was completely top notch, they assisted us with various needs we had.

I'm dying to go back for a cocktail.  It would be a perfect place for one.

25/02/08 | Link | Rating: 4.0
52. Lindsey P.
I loved this place.  Went here for a weekend getaway with the bf not knowing what to expect.  It had a great location- literally right on the water, not too far of a walk to Pike Place Market and other fun places to visit.  It was clean, well decorated (love the woodsy-industrial design contrast), and our room was very cozy and nice- albeit quite tiny.  But hey, we were there to be out and about in gorgeous Seattle, so the size of the room was no biggie.  The bathroom was beautiful.  I'm a sucker for nice bathrooms, what can I say?  We also had a fireplace and nice comfy queen bed.  All in all the stay was excellent.  I most certainly plan on staying here again the next time I visit Seattle.  Great job!

14/02/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
53. Madeline B.
I named my own price on Priceline for a Seattle hotel in the downtown district and got this hotel for pretty cheap.  It was said to be a 4 star hotel and that is what I would rate it as (out of 5).  The rooms are small but you either get a view of the water or a view of the Space Needle.  There is a fireplace in every room (the one in my room didn't work, but I basically only stayed in the room to sleep so I didn't care.)  The lobby is fantastic and the restaurant looked great.  The downside is that the valet parking is ridiculously priced!  $40 PER NIGHT FOR PARKING?!?!?!  That's too much!!! Luckily I was only staying for 1 night and sucked it up.  I would stay there again if the price is right, but would try to find a place elsewhere to park my car.

23/06/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
54. John M.
The employees are very nice and very helpful! The view is totally awesome. The only compliant is the bed was too firm. Other than that is was worth it.

23/05/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
55. winnie t.
It's decent for the price. My boyfriend and I booked a room overlooking the bay so sunsets/sunrises were incredibly romantic. Do they same if you can, otherwise, I don't think this hotel is worth the price.

We spent the day touring Seattle and dropped by a market on our way back to our hotel. We bought some booze and some food because the view outside our window at night was too amazing to give up. When we got back to our hotel, we dimmed the lights, turn on the gas fireplace, and sat in the comfy sofachairs for a very very long dinner.  The view is amazing.

CONS:  Parking is $30. The restaurant attached to the hotel is expensive and not very good. The stone floors in the bathroom made it too cold to walk on, especially during winter time. Also, I didn't think the location was that great since it was a bit of a walk to Pike's Place. Avoid winters here if you can or just plan to cab it -- there are always cabs outside the hotel.

3.5 stars if I could, but it's definitely not up there and I don't consider it a place I would stay at again.

28/12/08 | Link | Rating: 3.0
56. Tim O.
Beyond the Beatles fishing out of the window and Led Zeppelin doing something else with a fish here, this is just a great hotel.

The only hotel that's on the water in Seattle, it has amazing views and incredibly comfortable beds. Just a handful of restaurants within walking distance, but with Six Seven ( yelp.com/biz/six-seven-s… ) right downstairs, you won't need to go anywhere else for a drink or food.

20/12/07 | Link | Rating: 4.0
57. Susan A.
Noisy aircon; noisy train (upgrade to water side if you want to miss flashing lights and whistles); good staff

30/11/11 | Link | Rating: 3.0
58. Laura M.
The Edgewater is my FAVORITE hotel in Seattle because the ambiance truly depicts that "Northwest Feel." It's like a big PNW lodge  but done tastefully with a touch of modern.(as someone else mentioned) I actually spent my wedding night and four additional nights here...it was magnificent!

The night after our wedding, many of our out of town guests came back to the hotel with us after a day at The Space Needle. We took over the hotel lobby and a waitress brought our drinks to us from the neighboring bar. Even serving drinks to almost fifty of us, she served them with a smile!

When everyone headed out (to my parents) for dinner, my new hubs, brother in law and a handful of close friends went via taxi to Palisade. (see review) And when the meal was done...a LIMO was waiting to take us back to the Edgewater!! Seriously?? If I had known this, I would have taken the limo (not the taxi) there is the FIRST place!

This is the ONLY hotel I will stay at when in Seattle...when you find the best, its easy to forget the rest! ;0)

03/06/08 | Link | Rating: 5.0
59. Richelle Santos T.
The Edgewater is a hip hotel but the walls are super thin! Fun place to stay because its walking distance to Pike's Place and dozens of good restaurants and cafes BUT the walls are so thin you can hear your guests in adjacent rooms using the bathroom (GROSS!!)

24/06/10 | Link | Rating: 3.0
60. Sheila D.
This is one of the most friendly and also 'Dog friendly" hotels I have ever stayed at. The staff is excellent, rooms are gorgeous... plush linens, fireplaces and slate bathrooms. The lounge area is awesome...I loved sitting at night, next to the fireplace, sipping wine, writing, looking out to the bay with my best four legged friend. At Christmas they have a gorgeous, huge, lovely decorated "real" tree. I cannot wait to go back and walk to Pikes,the Spaghetti Factory, Bell Street for dessert...

09/03/11 | Link | Rating: 5.0
61. Julie L.
I am not sure why this hotel received great reviews but I am sure it is because of their staff! Don't get me the wrong, the staff here are amazing and friendly but the hotel itself needs a lot of improvement! Starting with the hotel elevator. It was dirty, unvacuumed (yes it was old carpet) and the smell of the hallway was a bit eerie. The rooms are very small and the bed was old. The down comfortable looked really old and gross. We can hear every little thing that was happening in the hallway. A lot of door slamming, maids cleaning and talking. I don't think we will be staying here ever again. My bf ACCIDENTLY pricelined this hotel which he made up for later. For the price I guess you can't really expect much! But I think I would have paid a little more to stay somewhere more comforting. Sorry Edgewater hotel ;( I agree with John L. below that Valet is expensive and it is necessary if you stay here! We would have loved to park our car on our own but the Parking lot is blocked off for Valet. So they sort of make you pay for it.

16/04/12 | Link | Rating: 2.0
62. Chris B.
I love boutique hotels like The Edgewater. I scored a room on Priceline for $95/night. Awesome deal as far as I'm concerned. Stepping into the lobby, I felt like I was entering an old Pacific Northwest hunting lodge mixed with a modern lounge. The vibe extends into the Six Seven restaurant/lounge, and the rooms as well. I was given a city view room. Although I had reviews saying that these rooms were loud due to the train tracks across the street, I slept like a baby. The room itself was a touch small, but I'm a small person, so it didn't bother me. The bed was very comfortable, and the bathroom with its stone shower was one of the best I've seen in my frequent travels.

Not sure what the rack rate for rooms here is, but if you're bidding on Priceline for a 4-star hotel and end up with the Edgewater, consider yourself lucky. Great location too... I always enjoy staying in city neighborhoods rather than the downtown business districtks when I travel for work.

10/04/08 | Link | Rating: 5.0
63. Michael S.
This is not a 4 or 5 star hotel.  Just spend three nights here last week.  The interior is dark.  It looks a little old, like it needs a makeover.  The room was dark.  The trains going by constantly, all night, were so loud I thought I was sleeping right on the tracks.  Maybe its not so loud on the other side of the hotel, I don't know.  The two average drinks we had were $25 although I guess drinks with a nice view cost more.  The view from the lobby is great.  The service was excellent but the service cannot make up for the facility itself.  The prices of the in room bar and snacks are outrageous as usual.  They do not change the sheets every night unless you ask.  The room temperature was very hard to regulate.  It seemed to get extra hot and stuffy and the only way to cool it down was to open up the sliding door.  It was okay being on the third floor but what if you are on the first floor?   Bottom line, very average and not worth the price.  Next time we are in Seattle we will be staying somewhere else.

13/05/12 | Link | Rating: 3.0
64. June N.
The Hotel:  Awesome.
The Food: Subpar

I give this amazing hotel a 4 star rating due to the room service.  I mean the wait for our breakfast was like 50 mins and the crab cake eggs benedict had a layer of spinach that ruined the whole dish.  If I want spinach with my eggs, I would prefer them Florentine.

Our loss ended up a big win for the flock of seagulls (smirk) just floating outside of our windows.  Overlooking the water and just spectacular.  The crisp air as you opened up the sliding door was the perfect wake me up since the two fireplaces kept the room toasty.

Two flat panel tv's, a sitting area, dining table for two, stocked fridge, mini bar, snack basket.  They pretty much thought of everything.  The bathroom was probably the most impressive aspect of the room.  Stone floors that had a smooth yet rough looking stone floor covered the free standing cast iron bath tub that faced the giant king sized bed.  And a separate little bathroom and shower that had a rain shower head.

Oh yeah, the bed was really comfortable and came covered with goose down pillows.  The whole decor was very NW and to a native seemed a little kitsch but  when in Rome right?  We had a good time and really enjoyed a mini vacation in the city.  I was so happy I decided to go to the Edgewater instead of the W.  If you're visiting town or just want to relax for a weekend in comfort, give the Edgewater a hard look.

07/04/08 | Link | Rating: 4.0
65. Stephanie P.
My boyfriend and I stayed here this past weekend. We got a great package deal on Travelocity. We booked the City room with a Queen bed. Overall, our stay was OK. I think it definitely didn't live up to the hype however I do think that if I paid the extra $50/night for an upgrade to a Waterfront view, it might have skewed my current opinion. I think the hotel needs to be renovated soon....the outside of the building definitely needs some work and the hallways need some life. We stayed on the 4th floor and it felt quite dreary.

I'm not sure if I would stay here again - I think I would have to book the Waterfront view if that's the case.

Pros:
- the stone shower (AMAZING!!!)
- fireplace in the room
Cons:
- lack of ventilation in the bathroom
- TINY rooms (can only speak about the rooms with a City view)
- slow elevators (we were up on the 4th floor)
- Front Desk would sometimes never answer the phone

10/05/09 | Link | Rating: 3.0
66. Monica B.
We stayed at the Edgewater Hotel in February '09 and it's our new favorite place. They upgraded us to a mainfloor waterfront room. All the rooms have a cozy fireplace and gorgeous bathrooms. The service was good too.

06/04/09 | Link | Rating: 5.0
67. Ani P.
It's nice.  The hotel itself has alog cabin feel, with a lot of wood and stone, but it seemed like everyone, except for those cleaning the rooms, had some issues.  People weren't very friendly, at all, even the guests!  It was amazing and I hated it.  You were treated like everyone deserved to be there, except for you.  Like we weren't paying for the food, the room, or the service.

At the lounge, I did like the fact that during happy hour they offered most things at 5 dollars where they are normally around 10 to 15, so that rocked.  But again, the snotty atmosphere was a bit uncomfortable.

The rooms themselves are nice, I suppose, but I hated the bathroom.  Stone floor, stone walls.  It just made everything seem cold.  And to top it all off, there was no door on the shower.  So cold air could just seep in anywhere.  Maybe if I had come here in the summer, I would think differently, but I felt like I was in a communal shower or something.

2.5 stars overall and I'm not coming back.

10/02/09 | Link | Rating: 2.0
68. Trish F.
Alright, so I didn't stay here.. BUT.. I did wander around and here's my story if you'll indulge me for a second.

My friend and I meant to go to the restaurant in the Edgewater after massively craving seafood and checking out Yelp reviews.. but once we saw the prices and the limited food selection we decided to head elsewhere (to a place that's even more expensive but had more options.. sigh). We stumbled onto their "lobby" when we were trying to find a trashcan for our coffee or gum or something.

Whoa. What's up COZY!

If I lived here, I'd definitely go and hang out in their lobby every once in awhile. Sure it has that country club version of a hunter's cabin to it.. but there were blankets and pillows and a fire was going. Plus it's RIGHT on the water (I think it even extends over it). It almost feels like you're on a boat, the view is that cool. We sat for a little bit and saw a happy little sea otter (or seal?) maxin', chillaxin', relaxin' all cool in the water. Oh.. and they even had board games and a nice set of chess (which I don't play because I only do it up computer style when it honks at you and tells you to move someplace else)! It is VERY woodsy but I think it'd be super cozy when it gets colder. It was just very chill - a woman was knitting, a couple was gazing out onto the ocean, and then there were spazzes freaking over aminals (and that would be me).

PS - Hooray for nice clean "public" bathrooms (well you have to be semi sneaky.. but they are key operated or anything and they're relatively close to the door/restaurant. haha Good for pit stops when the waves and water along Alaskan Way really start to get to ya..

05/09/08 | Link | Rating: 4.0
69. Mary W.
I would give this place 5 stars, except when sitting at the bar waiting to order a drink there was a worker behind the bar ignoring me and my friends when we were trying to get her attention. She turns around looks at us with a pissed off face and RUDELY states "I am taking inventory" and than turns around. I know it's not that hard to just say "I'm sorry but I am taking inventory, the bar tender will be with you shortly" or "hey guys, I am not the bartender but let me grab him for you" Again I would like to emphasize to  businesses to have your employees learn CUSTOMER SERVICE!
I was here for a wedding and everything was picture perfect! The wedding was at 6pm and it over looked the water and was such a romantic view. I would definitely recommend any one considering having a wedding at this location to have it here. Personally though I don't like buffet style food at weddings but I do think you could probably have it catered if you paid more. Bravo to the valet as well! They were fast and friendly.

05/10/10 | Link | Rating: 4.0
70. Jose M.
Fantastic location!  Views were spectacular!  Nice bar and restaurant.  Very friendly staff.  Rooms are clean, but on the small side.  Will definitely stay here again.

12/11/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
71. Tyrone D.
I had a drink here before heading out to Victoria island and the service was lacking. The cocktail waitress disappeared after having my first drink (which was a very good pomegranate cosmo) and never returned.  I will probably never return.

09/12/10 | Link | Rating: 2.0
72. Mariana B.
I was SUPER disappointed with this place.  My new hubs and I came here on our wedding night.  We had booked a room with a water view and didn't get it (we complained the next day and got refunded the difference to a non-water view price).  Our room was right next to the elevator, so we heard voices, dings, and open and closing of doors all night long. LAME!!  And there was a leak in the room too, so we kept stepping on the wet spot on the carpet and hearing drips all night.  I will never stay here again or recommend it.

05/01/11 | Link | Rating: 1.0
73. Neil S.
The rooms are well-appointed, a bit spendy but understandable given the location. The restaurant and bar are a favorite stop for a night out that will eventually lead to either Belltown or Pike Place Market.

01/11/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
74. Joanne V.
Some friends invited me to join them for a "gaming" expo and business that took place in Seattle a while back and we stayed at the Edgewater Hotel (a/k/a the "E" in Seattle).  I was told and learned that this is the hotel that the Beatles stayed at in 1964 while touring America.  I'm not a huge Beatles fan but who wouldn't be somewhat excited to stay at a place that was visited by such famous guys...

The hotel is the only waterfront hotel in Seattle and is considered a luxury hotel.  Beautiful landscaping surrounds this famous hotel and gorgeous views of the Elliot Bay and the Olympic Mountains are breathtaking.    Awesome little bar/nightclub with a 2-man band (the name escapes me but I did buy one of their CDs - its in my car so I can't grab it to give you the name of the band).    They were pretty good and I believe a local group.  We got some apps but they were just okay - nothing special.

While we were there, we spent the day walking around the Seattle Pike Place Farmers Market which is an outdoor market - on the sidewalks and part of the streets - up and down blocks and blocks.  A huge variety of vendors offering handicrafts such as small natural rocks with engraved words & sayings (I bought my son one that says "I love you more" - which is "our" saying) and they had some beautiful local artwork and just so much to look at.  A great place to check out when you are in Seattle and I would definitely recommend staying at the "E".  The rooms were spotless, the staff was courteous and extremely helpful.  All good!

23/10/08 | Link | Rating: 4.0
75. cindy g.
Great place to have a beverage and enjoy the view

14/11/11 | Link | Rating: 5.0
76. Carla R.
Though The Edgewater Hotel isn't in  the best location for me, I would definitely stay there again during my next visit to Seattle.  After getting a good Expedia.com deal (not including $36/day valet parking and drinks at the bar of course) our final bill was relatively inexpensive.  The decor has a "woodsy" theme, but not terribly rustic - more modern/chic than anything.  The bathroom was modern and comfortable  though our room didn't have a tub (other rooms do though).  We were street side and the all-night Amtrak and freight trains could keep you up at night, but there wasn't a lot of street or foot traffic in general.  The gas fireplace was a nice touch and kept our room VERY warm.

The gym was small but efficient and clean and the restaurant/bar (we only hung out at the bar side) is quite fun with a nice view of a water.  Of course its going to be a little pricey.  You're paying for the decor, the view and the convenience of dining and/or drinking in - especially if its pouring out!

01/11/09 | Link | Rating: 4.0
77. Larry T.
Not my favorite hotel to stay in when we go to Seattle. Last time we stayed here, we got in late and were placed in a tiny cramped room with one bed (with our small toddler). Not really our idea of luxury. The tv was placed so high up into one corner of the room that my neck hurt for part of our trip. The hotel is within walking distance of Pike Place, the aquarium, etc. etc. Nothing really special other than it is on the water.

15/09/11 | Link | Rating: 3.0
78. Shannon T.
A friend and I stayed here after hearing glowing reviews from my friend's coworker.  It lived up to expectations and more!  It is a unique hotel, right on the water, with a mountain cabin feel on the inside.

During this time of year (early November) it was relatively inexpensive compared to regular prices when booked as a non-refundable room on either the hotel's site or Expedia.com (we also got an additional $20 off using an Expedia code).  The first two nights, we had a city-side room which can be a bit noisy with the train, but the comfort of the room and location on the water cannot be beat.  The woodsy-feel of the room was so cozy and the bear ottoman added to the cuteness and the beds were incredible!  During our entire stay, the staff was incredibly accommodating and helpful.  

We ate breakfast downstairs at the restaurant - we ordered the cheapest meal on the menu, but it was still filling and amazing!

After a brief (and disappointing) trip up to Vancouver, we decided to stay another night at the end of our trip.  We felt like we were going home after our rough trip up north, and although we booked a city-side room, they upgraded us to a water-side room for no charge!  What luck!  It was a great way to return to Seattle for our last night there.

10/11/09 | Link | Rating: 5.0
79. Cat A.
While driving up to the hotel, we were excited that it was on the water.  However, the $33/ night parking (20% sales tax added later) is not very welcoming, especially because its not difficult to find parking for less around that area.  

There is a great view of the Sound from the lobby.  The hotel is cozy, but prepare for a rude awakening if you're planning on sleeping in or are a light sleeper.  The floor boards are noisy and one can hear the (private) activities of the guests in the room above, and the walls are thin and one can hear the conversations in the next room. The housekeeping staff yells to each other in the hallway and slams the doors while they check which ones need to be cleaned.  The delivery trucks add to the morning noise, and yes, the hotel is next to the train tracks.  

The location is great, but I was disappointed by this hotel stay.  We also got this room on Priceline, but I hope I don't get this as a place to stay if we use Priceline again.

22/03/10 | Link | Rating: 2.0
80. Vanessa C.
This is where I stayed during my first trip to Seattle!
I lOVE this place so much! The view downstairs is absolutely beautiful at night, as you look out at the far stretch of water and the setting sun. I went during the fall (my favorite season) and it was just amazing.
The view from my window was the city. I could see the needle! The fire place was a cute touch as well. I truly adored the lamps in the room and my bathroom was super mod and chic!
Please go and experience it's charm. The wooden inside is what really got  me because it reminded me of my grandparents house :)

02/06/09 | Link | Rating: 5.0
81. Amanda Y.
When the Space Needle only offered our group of roughly 20 the use of the lower level banquet space the company called The Edgewater for use of their banquet facilities, and boy am I glad they did. We were offered a selection of a few different main courses, clam chowder as a soup and a dessert of a delicious honey, blueberry creme brulee.

As a non-seafood eater I decided that in 2009 I will try to be more adventurous, so I asked our server to just bring me a smaller portion. I tried it, it was delicious, if I could only have gotten over my mental block about the fact that there were clams in it. Yuck, still good. And I was surprised at how yummy it was. I had a chicken macaroni gratin for my main course, also delicious, and the creme brulee, how can I put this... I've only had a few things in my life that I feel were worth calling "the best thing ever," and this would fall into that catergory. Whoever their dessert chef is did a marvelous job, texture and tastes were spot on. LOVED it.

Our server was very pleasant, good natured and joked with us. Prompt with refilling our drinks and clearing dinnerware. Valets were very friendly and prompt as well. Service was all around fantastic.

I don't have any reason to stay here at the Edgewater because I live in the city, but I would definitely recommend the hotel to people coming from out of town just because of the service, and the fun, outdoorsy ambience the place has, and the views on a nice sunny day cannot be beat!

12/01/09 | Link | Rating: 4.0
82. Richard S.
No doubt the views from this water front hotel are amazing especially from the restaurant and bar. But the rooms are a little lacking at any price. The old charm of the place wears off when you can hear the people in the room above you walking around. Also if you don't get a water view, it's just an old hotel with thin walls. The bathrooms have been remodeled but they're not particularly elegant or utilitarian, mine didn't have a tub just a shower.
This place has its niceties but I think they're trying to sell it like a luxury hotel when it's simply not.

30/05/09 | Link | Rating: 2.0
83. Monica P.
I love this place for happy hour.  They have really good views, classy atmosphere and I can sit and enjoy a glass of wine and feel very special sticking to my budget.  I have taken friends there after walking around the sculpture part and we enjoy it so much.  I have been there twice and plan to visit there again and again.

I just love Seattle so much,  I lived in California for a long time and never got to experience life as I do now in this lovely city with great friendly people and amazing places to see the sunset!

08/08/09 | Link | Rating: 5.0
84. Tori H.
great decor
great happy hour

07/10/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
85. Maggie M.
Needed to stay in Seattle for a night for a wedding (not mine, of course) so I researched the Priceline forum betterbidding.com to see what was being offered.  I was expecting the Edgewater and was happy we got it.  It was a great deal from Priceline.

Room: rustic cabin feel with gas fireplace and a modern bath.  Comfy bed, great shower.  2nd floor city side was quiet for us (others have suggested the trains are loud, I didn't hear them and am a light sleeper).  Lounge: fun, great cocktails and apps, lively Sat. night with mixed age groups.  Really enjoyed the stay and would recommend for friends visiting.

16/11/09 | Link | Rating: 4.0
86. Jessica E.
I will definitely stay here again just for the location.  My room was very clean and nice but pretty small.  I didn't mind because I got a great deal on Travelocity and I like the city view.  The location was the best.  I was able to walk everywhere.  And when I got tired of walking, they offered free shuttle service downtown every hour.  And a Town Car airport service when I left for about $5 more than a cab ride.  It was nice.

The bar and restraurant were amazing... but a little pricey.  The view was incredible and the food amazing.  I had a small party (~20 people) in the bar area on a Friday afternoon with little trouble.

08/09/09 | Link | Rating: 4.0
87. Gwen D.
One of my big problems with Yelp is that it doesn't ever seem to have reviews written by "grown ups".  They all seem to be written by what my dad would refer to as punks.  Seriously, if you pay $85 bucks for a room at the Edgewater using priceline or some website like that, I don't think you can expect to get their nicest water view room.  Nor do I think you should complain if you don't.  

This place is a luxury hotel.  I stayed there last weekend in a "Waterfront Premium Room".  I believe the "rack rate" on a standard king water view room in in the mid 200s per night.  You probably will not end up paying that rate, but if you did, it would not be a rip off.  The rooms are clean, spacious and well stocked.  I had an amazing panoramic view of the city, Mt. Rainer, West Seattle, and some other parts of  Seattle (I forgot to ask my boyfriend, a local, what they were called).  I woke up smiling every morning (quite a feat for a non-morning person such as myself).

The service was prompt, attentive and friendly.  I forgot my phone charger and they found me a new one to use/keep for free.  I needed a sewing kit, they found me one.  I abused their towel service, new ones arrived as if by magic.  I had no problems with "paper thin" walls or feeling as if I didn't belong.  I was a little iffy about the "pacific northwest chic" decor at first, but it ended up growing on me.  Apparently the things I thought were antlers in the lobby, are actually tree branches.  The bathrooms are spacious, and the hot water never ending.  

Overall, one of the most pleasant hotel experiences I've ever had.  5 stars!

22/04/09 | Link | Rating: 5.0
88. Kelly O.
Loved it!

Really cute lodge-like interior, but kinds of modern.  Bathrooms were new & had a great rainshower & the beds & pillows were fluffy and comfortable.  We had a view of Puget Sound which was quite lovely and a fireplace in the room.  The only problem we had was the tv didn't work so we had their technician in there at least once or twice a day and didn't get it going until the last night we were there.  I think it was a good thing anyways- we we're on vacation, we didn't really need to watch tv.  They offered us a free breakfast in the hotel restaurant, which was fantastic so it ended up being fine with us.

It's about a 10-15 minute walk to the Pike Street Market & it's only a couple blocks from the space needle (up hill though, just to warn you).  They say they have a shuttle hourly to the market but we never took it, opting for a cab a couple times when it was raining pretty hard out.  If you're staying here, they will pick you up from the airport for a flat rate of $40 with their towncar service, a cab cost us $38.50.  The "Towncar" actually ended up being a limo on the way back to the airport!  So glad my friend suggested this to me!

14/11/09 | Link | Rating: 4.0
89. K M.
I stayed at this hotel again last weekend, except this time I was on the city view side.  Yes, there are train tracks and traffic but I didn't have any problems with noise.  The room was clean and large enough for two, the bathroom was big, the bed was extremely comfy and I slept like a baby!

09/01/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
90. Brittany W.
1st time we went here, we were comp'd lunch and drinks and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves.... the view is stunning from the lounge, the drinks were on point and the lunch was amazing.
The service was a tad slow but I think that's because the kitchen is preparing food for the WHOLE hotel and not just the rest/lounge...

2nd time we went there, we were also comp'd lunch and drinks and got CRAPPY service, the food was horrible and cold and the drinks came slow. I think there mightve been ONE waitress for the whole place which makes no sense on a saturday, that also happens to have a wedding that night on site... why wouldnt you have more staff there?

Overall, that 1st impression was a swell one... but that 2nd left a bitter taste.

01/09/10 | Link | Rating: 3.0
91. Pierre Trudeau I.
I've been to the Edgewater lounge on both of my two trips to this fine city. I love the place. The hip wood cabin feel is a tad corny but somehow it works. The views overlooking the water while sipping a martini are unbeatable. They serve Fin du Monde, which automatically puts them on  my list.

I do have to report some strange details from the Sunday brunch I had there, though. Brunch at the Edgewater is $35 per person, which includes a mimosa and some other drink. The buffet is simply outstanding, as is the environment in which you're dining, of course. All of which makes the sub-par waitress service hard to understand. When our server came by to hand us our coffee and cream, she slapped the cream on our table and spilled several drops of it on our otherwise clean, black table. Despite clearly seeing the mini-spill, she just left. The spilled cream sat there the whole time. No apologies. No acknowledgement. No clean-up. Weird, for what I would think are Edgewater standards. That wasn't all though. At one point we asked for extra silverware. She brought it to us, and promptly dumped it all in a pile. Right next to the spilled cream. Don't believe me? I took a photo. Check it out.

29/03/10 | Link | Rating: 4.0
92. Chris H.
Given the distribution of reviews on Yelp for this hotel, I was worried about our experience this past Labor Day weekend.  I'm happy to say I am definitely a fan.

The room (2 double beds, complete waterfront view, on the 2nd floor) was great for what I paid.  Comfortable, clean, fantastic view, nice amenities in the bathroom.  One bed was definitely more comfortable than the other.

Service was great- front desk was prompt and friendly, guest services and valet were likewise professional.  Yeah, parking is expensive, but it's a hotel on the waterfront- there aren't many, if any others, that are over the water on a pier in Elliott Bay.

The walls are thin, and upstairs neighbors can be annoying if they're stomping around at 3 in the morning, but this may be due to the fact that the hotel is built on piers, rather than on concrete foundation.  But I'm not an engineer :)

All in all, a great hotel that's central to a lot of attractions that we wanted to see.

06/09/10 | Link | Rating: 4.0
93. Tillotson G.
Edgewater BAR - to be clear.

Pros - amazing views. Great seating for one on one "intimate" conversations.... ie: dating. Great music.

Cons - Argh, she got my drink order wrong... I give my Bloody Maria a 3 out of 5.

I would bring my parents there - but overall not my scene. If I was in more of a she-she mood... and wanted to put a dress and some pearls on I'd go back.

04/05/09 | Link | Rating: 3.0
94. SJ C.
Edgewater SEA, what a fantastic stay.  Loved the Six Seven Hotel Restaurant, would definitely dine and stay here again.  Everyone was so helpful with check in, stay and fun walking suggestions.  Love being so close to Pikes Market and great Irish Pub next door, that just opened up.  Happy Hour is outstanding!  Lastly, highly recommend the Macrina Bakery & Cafe three blocks up the hill.

08/04/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
95. Andrea J.
I live only a few blocks from the hotel so this review is for the bar/restaurant/lobby only. This actually seems to be a hotel with some real character. Many of the big hotels are virtually indistinguishable from one another; not so with The Edgewater. It is a chic, modern, cabin on the water--how many places can you say that about?

The patio overlooking the sound is absolutely beautiful. It abuts the water and has a great view of Alki, the islands, and the ferries arriving and leaving the harbor. Now if only they could take care of the chilling wind coming off the water, and screaming infants from inconsiderate diners, I'd give them five stars.

I ordered the arugula pear salad. It had nice flavors but the arugula had sat in the dressing so long that it was soggy.

Overall, I think this would be a perfect place to people watch; hotel bars always seem to have an eclectic mix, and this one is no exception.

Oh and lastly, I have to add, this is pretty close to the market. It is 1/2 mile away; most people can walk that in under 10 minutes.

21/05/09 | Link | Rating: 4.0
96. Barb R.
We liked the location of the hotel quite a lot.  It's nearby the waterfront for walking and Pikes Market.  The view from the lobby and the restaurant is right over the water.  The ferries go by often and sometimes the light was right and we could see the snow covered Olympic Mountains in the distance.  The desk staff is very friendly and attentive. The deal on drinks and appetizers for happy hour in the lounge with a great view is just about the best part.

There are some negatives though.  They charge for wifi if you bring your laptop.  The rooms can be quite noisy with the trains running by outside all night.  Even worse was the noise from the heating system fans which runs all the time even when you have the system turned to off.  The floors in the bathroom are very cold and there is no heat in the bathrooms.  The gas fireplace would never light and to get it lit you have to keep calling for a maintenance guys to come and light it again.  As I said the desk staff was just fine, but some of the other staff was not -- like in the restaurant and when you call on the phone where we encountered some rude people and/or hard to locate or reach staff.  I'm giving it a 4 but really would like to make it a 3 1/2  if I could.

28/02/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
97. Meghan L.
Classy, unique, and friendly service. The shower head was amazing; I didn't want to get out! The in room fireplace also gave it a cozy feel.

02/12/11 | Link | Rating: 5.0
98. G. P.
5+stars for the view from the lounge!  i highly recommend going to the edgewater to get drinks (beware though that service is super super slow) just for the view.

however, i give it 2 stars for the food in the restaurant.  service is slow and the food is kind of gross.  i ordered the crab benedict and the english muffin tasted like a butter sponge.  let's just say i'm glad that there's a bathroom just around the corner from the restaurant.  my sister and her bf ordered room service and left their dirty tray out in the hallway and their tray was still there almost 24 hours later.  i would have expected that such a nice hotel would have staff that is more attentive than that.  

3 stars for the room.  we had the tiniest room with a full sized bed.  it was facing the train tracks which i didn't mind but don't try and sleep with your window open because it is LOUD.  also, weird little quirk is that the pilot light for the fireplace is quite strong and even in the cool weather of late April, we had to turn on the ac to keep the room at a comfortable temperature.  the fireplace is really handy though to dry off wet pants and shoes.

23/04/13 | Link | Rating: 3.0
99. Jean P.
I was lucky enough to be given a 2 night stay here as a gift from my aunt when I was visiting Seattle.  We had a room right on the water next to the Beatle's suite.  The decor is very woodsy and kind of reminiscent of a cabin in the woods.  The warm cozy feel of this hotel extends from the entrance to your room.  I love the water view from the room we stayed in.  We were literally on the water.  I opened the window and we could see the water directly underneath us and all of the boats and the breathtaking sunset.   The bathrooms were amazing with some kind of natural stone in the entire shower and the floors.  

This hotel is an amalgam of modern technology (the big screen tv, fireplace, shower, sinks) and retro cabin in the woods feel with the decor.  It really was cozy and nice to sit by the fireplace in our room to warm up at night.  The staff was very helpful and the service, impeccable.  I didn't use any of the beverages, snacks, soap, robes or alcohol though as they do charge more than the items were worth to use it but it was nice to know that should I have wanted any of those items, they were right there at my disposal.  I love the showers, they were so  fun and cool to use.  This hotel really was amazing to stay at.  Literally on the water, look out the window and watch the sun rise and set, see seals swimming right under your window.  There are very few places on this earth where you can experience that.  

My only reservation about this place is the parking set up.  There is validated parking only at the hotel which is $33 a day but you can come and go as you please.  I parked across the street in the lot one night and on the the street (Wall St. ) side parking across the railroad.  The parking hardly is a deal breaker.  I suggest everyone stay at least one night in this place when in Seattle.  It's quite the experience and in the heart of Sea town, you can't beat it.

30/06/10 | Link | Rating: 4.0
100. Goro S.
had a great amazing experience here for our daughter's wedding...staff was very helpful, kind and caring...facilities and food were terrific...

31/12/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
101. Amber C.
I come to this hotel every year for a conference that is located next door. I've never stayed here, but I've always had a great experience.

Sometimes the bar is a little slow on the service.

The waterfront view is awesome, and the lounge is awesome to hang out in.

21/08/10 | Link | Rating: 4.0
102. Maz S.
THis is not the place to stay at I you wan to sleep in Or relax.  The housekeeping crew was the loudest I've ever heard.  The walls were paper thin and we were woken up by the sounds from the next doors  bathroom and tv each morning. The charge an arm and a leg for everything, which I guess can be expected from the price of the place.  In my opinion, the fact that It is the only hotel on the water and it's artsy lobby wasn't enough to make up for its shortcomings.

02/04/12 | Link | Rating: 2.0
103. Angie C.
Sadly,  $400 too late, I realized this hotel is extremely overrated.  

The $400 a night water views have no balcony and are quite small despite claiming to be "deluxe" rooms.  For overall appearance, the place generally had an unfinished look to it.  Not as polished as expected.  It definitely didn't come off as fancy and posh a place as I expected at all.  They messed up my room and gave me a room a class lower than I reserved with a view of the dock and some oh-so-romantic industrial sized cranes right across from us.

I also requested champagne and strawberies to be in the room upon arrival since it was a special romantic surprise weekend.  They weren't in the room.  

I had to sneakily go back downstairs to the front desk (fortunately I had an excuse - the room was wrong and had a gross view) and asked for them to send it right up.  The front desk apologized, gave me a "better" room and said it would be right up.  The room was a little bigger and the view much better, except we now had no balcony.  I was just happy not to be looking at the dock and cranes anymore so I let it go.  

An hour later, the champagne still wasn't there.  Just then, the front desk called just to see if it came.  When they called, the surprise was completely ruined - my guy was totally tipped off.  Not to mention, I was obviously stalling and stalling awkwardly for a ridiculously long time thinking the champagne was on its way.  10 minutes later, the champage finally came.  I can't believe they had the nerve to charge me for the mandatory gratuity since the whole surprise was completely ruined.  Thanks a lot guys.

I expected a TON more from a place that charges as much as the Edgewater.  Such a disappointment.  I will never stay here again.

ps- most of the rooms don't have a bathtub.  Just an FYI if you're thinking of taking a bath with your partner.

13/07/09 | Link | Rating: 1.0
104. Susan H.
My husband and I visited this hotel after a long 2 day bike ride from seattle to Vancouver. First of all their parking rate was over $48 per night. We parked in the public parking across the street for $21. The room was tiny and I mean very tiny. There was a fireplace but with 80+ temps, a fireplace was not what we needed. We did need a/c but the a/c unit in the room sounded like you were in a plane. We decided that we would try to open the windows, but no screens and lots of noise in the parking lot, since we had a city facing room. It got worse, 6 trains from across the street passed overnight. The rate was out of this world and I would rather have stayed in a holiday inn express. Beautiful dining, go there for happy hour and say you visited. Also, if you think that the room rate was high, they thought it necessary to save money and had large pump bottles of soap, shampoo and lotion. Take one and it was a $25 per bottle charge. I will never return.

23/08/13 | Link | Rating: 1.0
105. Christy R.
Fabulous food, service, and views! My favorite restaurant in Seattle! They even have a family bathroom with a baby changing table. A plus in my book with my little one.

24/09/11 | Link | Rating: 5.0
106. Nicole T.
Great location. Ok hotel. Reading some of the reviews people mentioned the customer service was not up to par of what they're used to. I had nothing but pleasant exchanges with all the hotel staff; everyone greeted us as we walked.
Our room was a decent size with a king bed and private balcony with a spectacular view. The location is great and within walking distance to lots of attractions and restaurants. We watched the seagulls fly around and even saw a seal poke its head out the water a few times. The bathroom is modern with a beautiful shower and full size shampoo and conditioner to use. By far the best part of the room was the fireplace. We enjoyed the heck out of that thing. It's nice to come back from walking around all day in the rain to a nice warm fireplace.
Complaint Dept: It's hard to be away from your own bed and own blanket and pillow but when you go on vacation you'd like to get as close to that as possible. The bed was as hard as a rock (not my comfort level). The blankets are like sheets and on a cold night I like to be cozy and cuddle in my blanket. The pillows were very fluffy though (definitely my comfort level).
The walls are thin and I did hear almost everything that was going on outside our door but it's a hotel and I expect a certain level of noise.
The mini fridge in the room is loud and hard to drown out when you're sleeping on a rock.
For the life of me, I cannot fathom why any hotel in this day and age would not provide free Internet to their guests. For the money we payed, Internet should be included especially when almost all of it's competitors provide Internet without extra charges.  And about extra charges.  When We checked out and received our bill I was floored.  We had to pay $38 a day plus tax for valet (with no other choice but to do valet).  I was upset to learn about this and will probably not be returning to this hotel based on those "hidden fees".  You think you're getting a good deal but in the end you wind up getting bamboozled.

18/04/13 | Link | Rating: 2.0
107. X C.
Lobby is beautiful.

Room is clean and comfortable, not luxury. Space Needle can be seen from the cityview side.

There is only valet parking, so I have to park the car on the street.

Wifi is not free, not good for me.

Price ok.

09/06/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
108. emily r.
I'm on a hotel rampage! I have my reasons.

Edgewater is extremely unique. It's funky retro woodsy modern shabby slick. It's literally right on the water - so much so that it sticks out over the waves a little bit. Sources say The Beatles fished out of their room's window back in the day.  

Anyway. I love when my friends stay here, and I've never heard any complaints. It's got VERY nice presentation right when you walk in. Great, grand, gorgeous lobby - incredible view of water, West Seattle, the islands, maybe a ferry. It's on the higher priced side - $250+ for a room - but it's got way more character than comparable hotels in the area. You won't forget your room at this place. Cozy, gorgeous, and funky.

The restaurant/bar 67 is sweeeet. Happy hour is amazing... and packed. Keep that in mind.

Location is pretty rockin' as well. Just steps away from tourist heaven - the waterfront. Besides the waterfront, most everything is severely uphill. If you're coming from a flat city, you've been warned. Otherwise it's a quick, cheap cab ride anywhere downtown.

24/09/09 | Link | Rating: 4.0
109. Kristina R.
Where to start, where to start. Epic fail all the way around! I tried talking to the manager upon arrival (when I found out about the parking) & no understanding or compassion. She even had an attitude & told me it was in the confirmation email I was sent. I went back & checked my email & nothing then 15 minutes later 9:45 at night I got it. When I called & told her that she said that can't be & asked me to forward it. I did & no reply. I bought this "deal" off Living Social & a deal I did not get. I was shocked at the price of parking, the room & the food which all were in no way of four star quality.  
The restaurant had no available reservations (oh wait one on Saturday at 9 pm for dinner.) The bar had no seating. I thought the rooms were outdated & they over charged our room service (which was later fixed.) I spent just shy of 600.00 for two nights & it was my biggest hotel regret ever. I have since left a comment card & email hoping that someone follows up. You can only hope that the at least care about customer service. The only plus to this place is that the staff was friendly & I was able to see the water. I much rather of stayed at the Holiday Inn gotten breakfast, free parking & free movies for 65.00 a night. Come on Edgewater we local folk stay here for a wonderful getaway this just feels wrong.
It is the little things that make people feel special & make a 4 star hotel shine. The had the cheap creamer packets (again Holiday Inn has flavored creamer), everywhere you turned in the room was something referencing their outrageous pricing robe per bottle if you take the shampoo for a bear that sits on the bed. I will follow up with how the GM handles my situation but for now I am on a mission. I have contacted Living Social to tell them all these additional fees should be spelled out because parking hidden under a "resort fee" is nuts.

My dear friends... you can go to Vegas for this amount. If you are from out of town may I suggest you go to the Mayflower which is awesome or anywhere else for that matter

Feeling wronged...can you tell? LOL mwwahh

03/05/12 | Link | Rating: 1.0
110. sue t.
this review is for the lounge only:

I would assume that if I were on a date, the Edgewater Hotel bar would be an ideal place to go.  Big comfy couches, dim lighting, fireplaces, beautiful views outside, a semi-cheesy band playing semi-cheesy songs...it would be pretty great.  But instead, it was the first bar our party of 16 hit after gorging on cheese and spicy food.  It was a bar more conducive to sleep than raging so we decided to move on only after about an hour to find a more apt spot for our gang.

Bonus: free pink champagne for the ladies before 11.

17/07/10 | Link | Rating: 4.0
111. Kat S.
Does this place call itself a 5-star hotel?  Because it certainly did not feel like one.  The service was...fine.  I didn't have any problems or complaints with the staff, but no one went above and beyond.

The rooms are very country, log-cabin which is not my style - they included a teddy bear and a giant bear footstool.  The bathrooms are obviously recently re-done and are very posh with glass, chrome and bright colors.  The shower didn't really have a door which was kind of weird.

The bed in this room is the most amazing thing I have ever slept on!! I want one for my house.  The fireplaces in the room also make it very cozy.  

Parking is insanely expensive - $33/night.  They say it has to do with the taxes of parking on a pier.  The garage right across the street is $20/night, or try your luck with street parking (Free on Sundays!).

06/10/10 | Link | Rating: 3.0
112. S G.
Nice location. Cozy, cabinry, yet modern.

I love the large bath tub that sits between the bed and the bathroom. But not a fan that the sliding door doesn't lock to separate the bed from bath. I mean may be I want a little privacy and not worry about that sliding door being opened when, well, you know... just saying.

I fire place was so nice and view was cool but my room was right at the dock so I saw lots of long shore men working hard.

It is an old hotel but it is well decorated to keep its original theme yet having the modernity of today's amenities. So.. a nice place to stay at least once.

10/02/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
113. Shawn M.
I'm all about clean rooms and I don't think I've been in one that was cleaner than this. We thoroughly enjoyed our time here. Our room was cozy, we just felt very comfortable in the room and in the hotel in general. The Six Seven restaurant has beautiful views and exceptional food.  I usually prefer to stay closer to heart of the downtown area and the Pike Place Market but this wasn't horribly far away and they do have a shuttle available which leaves hourly.

25/04/11 | Link | Rating: 5.0
114. Dirk D.
Our room had a fireplace and a deck that looked out over the water. The shower was massive. It was in walking distance of everything...the space needle, the aquarium, scifi and music museum, the pike street market. the bar had a great decor but was a hotspot for young slicksters with fitted suits. Not my deal. But the Hotel was great. Seagulls eating food from our hands on the deck. The Beatles and Led Zeppelin stayed here in the olden days. The place was a bit noisy at certain times but cool as it gets.

15/12/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
115. Jeremy F.
Had a really nice stay, great view of the sound.  One of my favorite places to stay.

Parking is a little pricey, but it's par for the course in Seattle.

21/03/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
116. Lena H.
the pook's brother and his gf were going to be in seattle for the weekend so we decided to tag along. we pricelined a hotel and got the edgewater hotel.

pros:

location: this hotel is the perfect distance from the main tourist attractions as others have mentioned like pike's and the space needle. you can walk or take public transportation to everything.. very convenient.

beatles suite: did you know that the beatles stayed here and fished from the balcony of their room? this factoid made up for everything the hotel lacked. lol

spacious rooms: the rooms were surprisingly spacious. we had two double beds and room for a rollaway bed. and yes.. we still had room to walk around.

bathrooms: the bathroom w asmodern unlike the room itself. i liked the red walls and the glass shower door and waterfall shower head. the vanity mirror was nice and they supplied cotton balls and q tips. nice touch! also.. the full size hairdryer was great since usually places have those mini ones that take forever to dry your hair..

cons:

check in: there were problems at check in. some time between calling to confirm the two double bed room at the airport.. and arriving at the hotel.. our room was given away. so after a little work.. they were able to get our double bed room. but this was after an hour. they basically took someone else's room that had not checked in yet (which is what happened to our original room).. and the lady at the front desk wasn't nice about the whole ordeal..

pool: there is no pool.... the brother and gf were reallllllly bummed out about this..

the bathroom doors: they dont lock and when someone leaves the room the door cracks open just a tad.. and because of the double door (think of thin closet doors).. you can hear everyone's business. lol.. also.. our sink was semi clogged so it took a while for the water to drain.. thought about calling maintenance but we were so bitter about the place we just let it go...

valet: they say on their site that we should trust their valet to park our car and they make it sound like its tough to park our car in their lot. but its like.... any private lot.. not a garage... we were soo turned off by the $33+tax charge for valet... and they were understaffed.

overall... we were disappointed with the hotel. the 4 stars is totally for the location.. but since we had a car.. it would have been so much better to get a real 4 star hotel that was farther away.

14/03/10 | Link | Rating: 2.0
117. Walter E.
History! The Beatles stayed here! Led Zeppelin fished from the windows after plagiarizing songs from songwriters.  Awesome old bar with wood tree decor everywhere.  The rooms are cozy and cabin like with lots of wood but LOUD! You hear neighbor above you walking around. The bar closes at 12? WTF? Good food, great breakfast and right on the water.  Great ferry an fairy watching!

21/02/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
118. KottonKandy O.
Billed as a 4 Star Hotel on Priceline.  Not!
This is an old hotel that is no more than a 2 Star with a makeover.  Even the makeover is aging.
Thin and uncomfortable beds.

04/11/10 | Link | Rating: 2.0
119. Cindy W.
I had a nice and delightful stay but my review remains at 3 stars simply because I felt that Edgewater lacked that extra "Je Nous Se Qua" to push it to a 4 star review.

Yes, it was pretty cool that we stayed at the very hotel the Beatles stayed in and was even photographed for Rolling Stones Magazine while fishing out of their window. Yes, I also agree it's even cooler that the entire hotel is essentially on a pier, and out your balcony is a 90 degree drop to the water with a spectacular view.

Asides from that, the rooms and decor were what you would call "rustic lumber chic" which was definitely an interesting take... think tree trunk canopies, flannel coverage, modern mechanical trees, etc. The faux fireplace was a nice touch in every room, granted they weren't real logs and the fireplace was only about half a foot deep, but it did provide sufficient heat to the room.

I was pretty disappointed that our room did not come with a tub (due to weight restrictions of the entire building), amenities did not include a hot tub or pool (also due to weight restrictions), expensive valet parking ($35+/night), and no free Wifi (minus 100 pts!).

25/02/11 | Link | Rating: 3.0
120. Kymberli C.
We were traveling on a budget so we used Priceline and chanced our hotel... this was supposed to be a 4-star hotel but like many others have stated, I guess it just depends what room you get.  We got one of the not-so-4star rooms.  I felt like I was in a wood cabin.... closet?  It was very small, we got double beds instead of a king which would have cost us more to upgrade, which we were being cheap since all we were doing is sleeping there for a few hours and showering so we didn't bother.  The beds felt like twins!  The bathroom was almost the same size as the bedroom itself.  They had big bottles of shampoo and soaps for you to use instead of the little travel bottles hotels usually provide.  I thought it was kinda gross because I don't want to touch the same bottle the last person had after washing themselves.  The shower was also half open with only half a glass door with no tub either so the water got pretty much everywhere.  Other than that, the hotel was nice, the view from the lobby that you can lounge in is beautiful.  I also have to give +1star for letting me go back in the room after I had left my camera charger with the battery in the room before checking out.  I had came back an hour later because no one was answering the phone and it was still in there!  They let me go back to the room and look for it myself.

20/09/11 | Link | Rating: 3.0
121. Bill P.
Attended a meeting here and really liked the overall vibe. Great views, the rooms are small but well done. The bed was not comfortable, but that could be me liking a more plush mattress. Tried happy hour twice while there, great prices for draft beer and very good selection of food and small plates. Service was very good. Bathroom very trendy and I liked everything about it except the towels were pretty basic for four star hotel. Front desk very friendly. Great location, easy walk to everything. Big downside is noise, rooms above creaked, trains all night ... Earplugs were cute but I wouldn't have selected it based on the constant bells etc.. Maybe water view rooms are quieter? Why pay to have to wear ear plugs...

12/07/12 | Link | Rating: 3.0
122. Chris N.
I wished there was a 2.5 option.  There are good sides, and some bad.  We stayed here on the 3 day weekend, and so did a lot of other people who seemed to be going on an alaskan cruise, the NCL boat parked right next door.  
i will start with the good, the view is awesome if your room has a water view.  
The lobby is also awesome and you can sit in a cool chair and just look out at the water for hours and read a book.  They have cool pictures on the wall of celebrities and various other people who have stayed there.  The rooms look great, they are like a cabin feel but upscale, the bathroom was even luxurious.  The fireplace is always a plus and our room had one.  The restaurant has the same great view and is beautiful.  We could walk to the ferris wheel and all of the waterfront activites.  There is a Spaghetti Factory nearby.  The front desk staff was friendly and nice.  on Sunday the local paper was delivered to our room. The bed was comfortable.  It was very relaxing during the daylight hours to be at the Edgewater.
Now comes the downside.  Do you like trains?  Because we could not get a lot of sleep.  It lasted a long time and was not moving very fast.  The train came by 2-3 times per night, and I mean the middle of the night just when you think you are getting back to sleep.  I know the hotel has no control over the train but all we wanted was some rest.  The room smelled musty.  I know we were over the water but I think the entire building was damp.
The restaurant had slow service in the mornings, and one day there were only about 10 people in there, maybe they share the same kitchen with room service.  On our last night we decided to drink a lot of wine so we could sleep through the train, the bar is good.  The parking is only valet and after tax it came out to $40 per night.  I am not sure we will pay this much again for the overall experience but the view was amazing and the location was conventient.  We will bring those noise canceling headphones next time, or skip the water view which as it turns out is the train view also.

08/09/12 | Link | Rating: 2.0
123. Olivia T.
Let's start with the Pros of our stay here:

* Nice room.
* I like the decor of the hotel.
* Four stars for the very helpful Guest Services and shuttle drivers.
* They offer free shuttles to anywhere you are going in Downtown/Waterfront area.
* Cheap rates through "Name your own price" deal through Priceline dot com.

Now to the Cons:

* The front desk guy tried to give us probably the shittiest room in the whole hotel since probably he saw that we booked through Priceline dot com for that really low rates. He tried to give us the first floor room with a view of the entrance of the hotel which meant, people will pass your hotel room windows and you will hear cars drive by to and from the hotel all the time.
We asked to changed our room to a different one and a nice lady at the front desk gave us a room on the third floor with a view of the city.

* Those pillows are way too soft for me. My neck hurts after two days I used them. If you liked firm pillows, maybe you should bring yours from home.

* Noisy hotel room. Really noisy. The Heater was on all the time even though there were a switch for High,Low, or Auto. The auto doesn't really work. Auto means will be on all the time. There's no Off button.

* Thin walls. We came during Spring break and people in the next room next to us decided to shriek, howl, and being noisy at 1:30 A.M and yes it woke me up.

Will I stay here again? With the same rate I might. Will I pay the full price to stay here? Hell no.

23/03/10 | Link | Rating: 3.0
124. Jim W.
The shiny coal-black eyes of the The Edgewater Bear Jim found on the bed in Room 107 seemed to have a curious depth to them.  The hotel staff left one in each room, Jim surmised, in the hopes that visitors would feel compelled to purchase one as a souvenir of their stay at the Edgewater.  The Edgewater Bear was well crafted, as was the red sweater it wore, emblazoned with the logo, "Edgewater".

The inky blackness of the Bear's eyes was somehow compelling and Jim couldn't quite place why he found himself looking deep into the eyes of The Edgewater Bear each time he returned to the room.  Something about the vacuous emptiness of those eyes seemed to grab hold of some mysterious force deep within.  And the knife.  Where had the knife come from?  Was the blood merely from a rare steak served in The Edgewater's restaurant?

OK, so the Edgewater Bear was not that creepy.  Mostly.  Eyes right out of a Stephen King short.  Anyway.

I found the accommodations here to be very nice-pulling off a rustic feel while being at the same time modern and convenient.  The location is marvelous, a short walk to the Space Needle and other Downtown attractions.  The staff was top-notch.

They also catered several meals for corporate meetings and I was impressed each time.  Kudos to the catering staff.

I consider this hotel a prime location for my visits to Seattle.  Leave the Edgewater Bear in the closet, face down.  Where's my knife?

12/04/08 | Link | Rating: 4.0
125. Rebecca H.
There's nothing wrong with it, but there's nothing quite right either.  They were very nice and upgraded us to a waterview balcony room, which was great!  Except the balcony was covered in bird poop and I had to pry a chunk out of my dog's mouth.  Gross.

Your dog can stay too!  The dog can't be left unattended in the room, crated or not, and that's reasonable.  They can't have barking dogs disturbing people, and if you aren't there, you don't know if your dog is barking.  All the staff were nice to Oola, opening doors for her and telling her she was cute.  She is a saucy vixen.

It is a non-smoking place, fine by us.  They have a smoking area outside, which I guess would suck if it was raining.

Parking is 30 bucks a night.  Add in a couple of valet tips and it sure adds up to a lot of money.  

There are a lot of places to walk to, including Pike's Place, for food and entertainment.  Just down the block is the sculpture garden, which is great for strolling by yourself or with dog.  

The rooms are very small, with a weird sort of rustic feel, but with cheap furniture.  The "fireplace" is a gas fake log thing that serves as heat for the room, unless the temp drops to 30 degrees, at which point central heat kicks in.   We had trouble keeping the room a comfortable temperature during our stay.  The bathrooms are modern, done in chrome, glass, marble, and red paint.  The shower has the "rain" showerheads, and lots of hot water.  It was great!

Bottom line is the hotel is overpriced and I wouldn't stay there again, not because of a bad experience, but it just didn't wow me for the cost.

18/05/08 | Link | Rating: 3.0
126. Alex L.
Ever been to a waterfront hotel or restaurant that seems to be resting on its laurels because they have a nice location? The Edgewater is one of those places. For a hotel that charges just under $300 a night for city (and train) views and just under $400 a night for waterfront views, this place is definitely not worth the $$ unless the location is important to you.

List of things that sucked about my Edgewater experience:

- The room was tiny. Basically 10x10 not including the bathroom (which was large.)
- The bathroom had an unpleasant mildewy smell.
- The wi-fi is extra and their web site does NOT tell you that.
- The faux fire place constantly generates heat even when off which means the AC constantly goes off in an eternal battle to keep the room at a decent temp.
- The AC is loud and blows a stream of icy air right on to the bed.
- The lighting in the room is horrible. With every light in the room on, I still could not see the contents of my suitcase after the sun went down.
- The bathroom sink barely drains due to a design flaw- there is no air valve. There is even a pretty printed card in the bathroom that states three different techniques to help make the sink drain faster. (Yes, this is real. One technique is to the swoosh the dirty water around with your hand to create an air bubble near the drain.)

Other things about the hotel are decent; the lobby, the shower, the service. But for the money, the above problems are unacceptable. Bleh.

13/07/10 | Link | Rating: 2.0
127. Allen A.
What's not to like? The location is easy to get to and unique.  One could jump into the sound from the balcony of a water-view room.  My room had a fireplace that actually did take the January chill out of the air.  And the high thread-count sheets feel like butter.

The staff are great too!  From Alena at the front dest to the attentive server in the restaurant, I lacked for nothing during my short stay.  If you have a choice while visiting Seattle, the Edewater is worth a visit.

11/01/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
128. Maria Cristina B.
In a suite and room was amazing but at $700 a night you'd expect better treatment! Tub claw foot, shower huge and bed very comfortable. Didn't let us know it was costly  for valet! Room service very slow! Forget about a message... Just bad service there all around. As long as you don't mind the very slow whatever service it was a beautiful hotel with an amazing view of the water. They did end up comping the room due to so many bad service experiences in one visit. I wish I could go back but with so many other places inn Seattle....mmmmm maybe just to the fabulous bar downstairs!

18/06/12 | Link | Rating: 2.0
129. Matt S.
We got put in a room that was next to a door that went outside.  They never locked it and people came and went as they pleased.  There was so much noise in this room it made sleeping difficult the entire two nights we were there.  I really have nothing good to say about this place because of this most recent experience.  They even tried to nail me with some charges of stuff that I hadn't even used - LOOK AT YOUR BILL whne you check out folks ... don's assume they get everything right.

Also, when checking in, they got our reservation all screwed up ... we had to wait several hours for our correct room to be ready.  Too many frustrations with this Hotel to give them anything but a 1.

28/10/10 | Link | Rating: 1.0
130. Alan B.
2nd year returning to the Edgewater while attending a conference this past week at the Bell Harbor.  

Not only was it as great an experience as I remembered, in some ways it was even better.  This time my room wasn't just waterfont.  I had a balcony that had to be at least 60 square feet.  And was a perfect spot to enjoy early morning Elliott Bay.  

Still didn't take the time to enjoy the in-room fireplace though (business conferences can cause that...) Maybe next year when I return once again!

13/06/11 | Link | Rating: 5.0
131. Dave F.
How many hotels provide a stuffed animal in your bed? The rooms here are awesome. The view is beautiful and the fireplace is nice to have.

The lounge is nice and the restaurant is a great place for a meal with a fabulous view. Great Ambiance! The breakfast, here is also very charming.

I'd stay at the Edgewater again, as the location is convenient to downtown Seattle, yet it's has a view and isn't a chain hotel.

30/06/09 | Link | Rating: 5.0
132. Megan S.
We're usually Super-8-style travelers because we typically just need the hotel room for a shower and a place to sleep, but my boyfriend decided he wanted to splurge while we were in Seattle.  Hey, who am I to complain about that, right? :-)

He requested a water-view, which is good because I would have been rather disappointed with the other side overlooking the parking lot.  The only option for parking is their $36-a-night valet (plus tips and ridiculous hotel tax).  If we had it to do over again we would probably find a near-by garage and walk to the hotel.  The hotel is maybe showing a little age, but it was clean and the front desk was friendly.  

Our king bed room wasn't overly spacious, but it was big enough, had a nice set-up, and it was clean.  Every room has a gas fireplace.  There's a switch on the wall that sets a 1 hour timer for a "roaring fire", after which it goes back down to a small fire.  It put out a nice amount of heat without roasting the room and was a nice, relaxing touch.  Plenty of electrical outlets (hurray!), but you have to pay for WiFi (boo!).  We had a small balcony overlooking the water.  Our room was kind of close to shore, though, so we had an up close and personal view of a couple of cruise ships during our stay.  Not a big deal, but they obstructed the view a little while in port.  We also found out that the hotel is next to train tracks that are home to the longest, metal-on-metal-screechiest trains on earth.  I've lived near tracks before, but holy cow that was annoying at 11pm.  Never heard any noise from adjoining rooms, but the door did little to block out hallway noise.

The room was decorated kind of like a cabin, but the bathroom was very sleek and modern.  Loved the stone shower.  Made me wish that was my bathroom at home.

The location was great, I loved being on the water, and the hotel itself was nice, but it was probably too expensive as a whole for what it was.  I'd stay there again if we got a better deal.

26/06/12 | Link | Rating: 3.0
133. Julia H.
Wow.  After staying at The Edgewater for multiple visits to Seattle over the years and planning to make this our "regular" place to stay, I'm sad to say that we are officially never staying here again.  Why?  Here's why:

- paying 5-star rate for 2-star service
- battling with constant noise disruption due to either a) where we've been placed in the hotel and/or b) how thin the walls are
- having the manager be so completely and utterly rude and trying to justify us being kept awake all night by saying that this is a "rock 'n roll" hotel.  

Seriously, wtf, if Smoky the Bear rustic cabin retreat is "rock 'n roll", then I totally missed something along the way.

Here are some good alternatives for the rate:
Pan Pacific
Four Seasons
Grand Hyatt
Fairmont

And if you want "rock 'n roll" maybe try the W downtown which has a fighting chance of calling themselves that.

25/09/10 | Link | Rating: 1.0
134. Nate B.
Came here to play tourist in our home city. We got the king bedroom on the city side. The fireplace was a favorite for my wife and I, the shower was great, the bathroom was well designed and accented, and the bed was very comfy. The staff was nice, on point, and professional as expected with a higher end hotel.

Cons: with our room on the city side, we could hear the train. It never woke us up as the sounds were pretty faint, but if you're one of those people that will get obsessive about those kind of noises, be aware. The other thing I didn't like was their stairways, as they look like they haven't been touched since this place has been built. Ya, its a stairway, but it just goes to show how much they care about appearance.

29/11/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
135. Victoria C.
I've never stayed here overnight, only ate the food. The restaurant in this hotel is a great place to grab lunch or happy hour if you work near the waterfront like I do. Though the service is kind of spotty (on one occasion, though it was empty, they totally ignored my friend and me for a good five minutes before bringing us menus), the food comes out fast and is quite tasty. I love their truffle oil garlic fries during happy hour, and their soups and sandwiches during lunch hour. Prices are good--about $10-15 bucks which is typical. Plus, the view is amazing! Who wouldn't want to dine out at a restaurant which sits right on the water and the entire water-facing wall is glass?

24/06/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
136. Natalie W.
Gorgeous entry and foyer. Plush rooms with seriously heavy lodge and Ralph Lauren decor. Think birch wallpaper, bear shaped foot stools, and raw-like wood four poster beds... plus a giant antler chandelier upon check in. A little silly, but also a little fun- felt like Jackson Hole, WY,

View rooms flatter the Seattle waterfront and provide gorgeous sights even in the dreary rain. Remodeled bathrooms are posh and spa worthy- favorite part of our room.

Nice Seattle hotel!

FYI's~
* Walkable to Pike Place Market in less than ten minutes
* Best giftshop of all the hotels I have stayed at
* Very accommodating staff- We checked in at about 3am
* Parking on the street is $2 an hour- free after 6 pm until 8am

26/12/10 | Link | Rating: 4.0
137. Rich V.
I'll be back.  Nicely updated and well-run.

18/07/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
138. Allene J.
This place is a hit or miss.  In my case, it was a miss.  Let me tell you why.

- City View is a lie.  Edgewater has 2 main types of rooms: City View or Waterfront.  City View is not really a view of the city.  It is a view of the parking lot.  In my case, I was on the first floor and could not even open the shades without seeing guests walking by with their luggage.
- Paper thin walls.  You can hear everyone closing doors, walking around in the room above you, coughing, talking in the hallway...you get the idea.
- Rooms have a musty smell.
- Heater does not work. It blows out COLD air.
- Shower head sprays water in the wrong direction (not towards me, but away from me)
- Bathroom floor is colddddddd.  Reason being, it's made out of stone.
- Located in a deserted area.  It's about a 10 minute walk from Pike Place.

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What I did like about Edgewater was:

-Fireplace in the room!  Adds heat and a nice ambiance.
-Nice bathroom!  Would be nicer with a tub too.
-Beautiful view of the water and Mt. Ranier in the distance from the lobby
-Restaurant Six | Seven has a nice look and feel to it.  Drinks are decently priced too.
-Bus 99 which is the Waterfront Line is right outside and takes you to the touristy districts in Seattle.  It's free too!

Conclusion: Would not stay here again unless I was staying in a Waterfront Room on their top floor.

01/03/09 | Link | Rating: 2.0
139. Andrew L.
The service at the front desk was very poor.  Staff was rude and unhelpful.  This places deserves two big thumbs down!

13/09/13 | Link | Rating: 1.0
140. Chris D.
My wife and I stayed here and it was fabulous! My only quibble was that when we arrived into the lobby there was no one at the front desk. However, we had the waterside suite with the clawfoot tub.

The decor was very elegant. The staff were very friendly.

03/01/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
141. Judy E.
We had a fantastic stay at the Edgewater on 12/20/12. The front desk staff were very friendly and efficient. The same can be said about the restaurant personnel and housekeeping. We thought the city view rooms were very comfy and well appointed. The bar/restaurant was a great surprise. It was over the water with happy hour specials and pretty good house wines. We liked the food so much, we decided to stay for breakfast the next day. It was also excellent.
The location is within walking distance to Pike's Market, the Space Needle, and great shopping. We got a very good deal through SniqueAway for the room. I think 4 stars is the appropriate rating for this hotel.

06/01/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
142. Tom A.
Thanks to the randomness of Priceline I've stayed at Edgewater twice in the past three months.  And although it wouldn't have been my first pick I have pretty happy with what I've found here.

First of all, the Edgewater is almost like two hotels - if you get a lower floor room on the 'city' side (also known as the 'parking lot and freight trains' side) you might feel like you're in a motel.  But it will be cheap (thanks, Priceline).  Your options here would be a) deal with it, b) spend all your time hanging out the lobby lounge, or c) pay $50 per night for an upgrade to the 'water side'.

I did the latter and I don't regret it.  So now I have a room with an unimpeded view of Elliott Bay, Mt. Rainier, etc.  There are occasional otters and seals swimming around below my balcony.  See?  Money well spent.

The room itself is very nicely appointed, with a country lodge look that stops just shy of going over the top to cutesy.  A gas fireplace and a deluxe shower are great touches for chilly wet Northwest mornings (no tub in this room).  Other pluses to the hotel include the aforementioned lobby lounge (although I really think they could dial it back on the lounge-y soundtrack) and a brand new state of the art fitness center.  

Most of all I think the super-friendly front desk staff make the place work.  As an old place on a pier, even with all the four-star upgrades this place could slip into third rate if it weren't for the phenomenal staff.

Oh, and you can buy the bear-shaped ottomans in the gift shop if you're so inclined.

28/11/08 | Link | Rating: 4.0
143. Amber K.
We recently stayed in downtown Seattle for a couple of nights before heading to Bellevue for my husband's work. I got on Priceline and requested a 5 star hotel near Pike's Place Market and we ended up with this little gem. The hotel is very nice upon arrival, they give it a whole rustic feel and it's right on the water so it's really quite charming. One immediate downside to the place that we noticed was the $27 parking per night! That is ridiculous in my opinion but I guess you are on prime real estate.
It was a Friday night that we arrived so after checking in we were told the restaurant/bar had live music. It sounded great so I couldn't wait to go in after we got things settled and hopefully grab a quick cocktail and snack.
Arriving in our room was both impressive and underwhelming. On one hand, we had a really great view of the Space Needle with a fireplace in our room to compliment the whole view from our bed, but on the other hand, the reason we had the view from our bed is because the bed is about all that would fit in the room. It was TINY! It was like staying in Paris all over again. The bathroom had obviously been updated fairly recently and was quite nice, small but very trendy.
After getting settled we wandered downstairs and couldn't even get to the bar because it was so crowded with people. I don't know if it's always this busy but it certainly wasn't on Saturday night. Again, I think whoever they had playing was super awesome so maybe it was his groupies? Since we couldn't get a drink there much less food, we decided just to go back upstairs and order room service. After all we had been traveling all day and it was nearing midnight back home. It took room service about an hour and 20 minutes to bring our food. I ordered a caprese sandwich and he a hamburger. We also ordered the cheapest bottle of wine and some water. Grand total came to $105 without tip! Anyway, for really slow service and less than par taste, this was disappointing but we were desperate.
All in all it was a good experience. We heard the trains would be distracting staying on the city side but neither one of us were disturbed by them. It's also within walking distance to a ton of tourist attractions. Once the ferris wheel is up and running it will be super close to that too. Would I go back? Not sure really... it wasn't terrible but it wasn't terribly awesome either. I'm giving it an average rating but I wish I would have tried the restaurant downstairs with the lovely views, that might have upped its rating for us.

14/06/12 | Link | Rating: 3.0
144. Adria D.
I have definately stayed in nicer hotels, but I REALLY liked this place. The views and staff are awesome! Top notch service 5 stars on that, all the way. Like some people have mentioned the main problem I have with giving them the extra star? The dated appearence and thin walls. Granted I had read the reviews and asked for the top floor in advance. I think I heard my neighbor talking maybe once. They were probably hearing me way more.

I got the room bidding on priceline for $92 a night. Here is a tip, if you register with the hotel online, well it sends you an e-mail with a free room upgrade! So not only did I get a steal on the room, I got an upgrade.

I did not rent a car based on the people complaining of the parking fees and it was so closed to everything. It was a close walk to the market and everything I wanted to see. The cabs were always ready too. A cab ride to the Space needle was maybe 6 dollars?

I had a spectacular view of the water and city. Be careful they have a tour boat that passes in front of the hotel announcing it on the tour, well running around in the buff, tour boat, get the picture?

The beds are some of the most comfortable beds I have ever slept in. I have to admit the cheesy southwest carpet and decor has to go. Totally does not match with the modern beautiful bathrooms.

Another big plus, the restaraunt in this hotel is incredible and the bartendeds are the best! Try the yellow submartini and the mussles! Everything I ordered food wise was insanely delicious!

11/12/10 | Link | Rating: 4.0
145. Grey F.
My husband & I went to Seattle for a much needed week long break the first week in June & the water view junior suite was lovely. Not large & not small, just right, the view was what I really cared about & it didn't disappoint. Our room was right next to the Victoria Clipper that has a busy schedule from early morning on, but surprisingly it wasn't bothersome at all. I loved being able to open the windows & feel that cool ocean air, & that view was worth every penny. We had no issues with wi-fi while there which was good. The decor is lodge, but the bathroom is different, I didn't care for it. It's clean & functional for the most part, though while taking a shower water goes all over the floor outside the stall, it makes a mess for sure. There are sliding frosted doors that "separate" the bathroom from the bedroom, but they don't offer the same level of privacy that most would want. We never visited the on site restaurant, but we did order room service while there & oh boy was it amazing! I've been trying to duplicate their turkey sandwich every since! The staff was great, from the front desk, housekeeping & the lovely guys that shuttled us everywhere. And I still think I need one of those furry footstools that they place in front of the fireplaces-adorable! I can't wait to stay here again.

17/08/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
146. Emily A.
This review makes me sad. I really, really thought I would absolutely love this hotel, and I really, really wanted to love this hotel. Unfortunately, their staff didn't seem as concerned with making sure I did. First, I'll say that the price was actually pretty decent based on star-rating and location. The price would have been a STEAL if the service had been even a little better.

I arrived on Valentine's day for a nice long stay. I chose this place because of its reputation and because of the location. I love nothing more than walking to pike place every morning for breakfast, and this hotel is a good distance from the market.

Upon arrival, the checkin girl was none too interested in me. She took my credit card, made some comment about the Lush bag I was carrying, and I was on my way. I will note that when I handed her my debit card, she looked disdainfully at me and asked if I had "a real credit card". Now, I completely get that they have probably had their fair share of upset guests whose debit cards were auth'd for more than expected. However, I am not one of those naive hotel-goers. If I were, I probably would have felt even worse at the way the girl decided to "explain" the policy to me. I don't do credit because I shop way too much. My choice to make, not the front desk girl's! And, really, if I didn't have $1200 to spare on my debit, then I shouldn't have been staying at this hotel. Thanks.

Next, the hallways and the room: um, lumberjack anyone? I knew this place would be "NW decor", but this was too much. Not impressed. The room also had barely any lighting options (the bathroom had too many). Oh, and the bathroom ... It was lovely. Clean, bright. But no bathtub. When I asked later if I could possibly move to a bathtub room (I love a good bath, and as I mentioned, I was staying for a nice long time), I was told there was an upgrade fee. An upgrade fee, for a bathtub?! $100 per night for a tub. Silly. I may shop too much, but I'm not completely wasteful with my money. And, to add insult to injury, the shower door is only half a slab of glass, which meant that everytime I showered, there was water all over the bathroom floor.

Room service was fine. Nothing great, but not overpriced for what it was. I did have a slight problem with the server when I ordered bfast one day. Instead of asking, "may I come in or would you like to take it?", he literally ran into me as he barged into my room to put the tray down. Not cool, and not really safe either. Because he clearly did not care about service, he called me about 40 minutes later to ask me to put my tray outside because he was ready to pick it up. Uh, is this for real? I think it's supposed to be the other way around - I call you if I want it picked up, no?

My last concern is housekeeping: the ladies I saw in the hallways were super friendly and looked fairly happy to be there. However, whoever was cleaning my room on the Thursday of my stay decided she wanted to get into my room before I was ready to wake up. I would've loved to put a DND on the door, although I can't be sure that would have stopped her, but they do not provided DNDs. Strange.

The one bright spot in the stay was one of the bellmen. I cannot remember his name (I'm sad about that!), but he's probably mid-30s and was bald. He seemed to work days. He was really helpful and friendly, which stood out even more than normal because the rest of the guys were pretty dismissive. This guy though, he's a keeper ... And hopefully the hotel realizes how lucky they are to have him.

Anyway, looongggg review. Not a good place to stay, at least until they can figure out how to up their service standards. I feel like they're probably living off their long-standing reputation; I just hope that they stop doing that before it's too late.

Enjoy!

20/02/11 | Link | Rating: 2.0
147. East West Coast Girl C.
Nice contemporary lodge-y renovation. Fabulous boat-like experience with water rooms overhanging the Sound. The rooms are a little overpriced for the size and, well, lack of soundproofing.

Stay away from room 378! It's awkwardly placed among conference rooms and across from a service kitchen. We didn't complain. Who cares if it's loud during the day?

Then there was the function room above us. after returning from dinner, the room was shaking. It was B Comedy with the noise. We sang and danced since the lyrics came through so clearly. The front desk staff moved us to a quieter room.

Doors slammed all night. Lots of conversation in the hallway kept us up. It's a pretty place but why spend that money on the cosmetic and not upgrade the building? Us regular hotel goers appreciate getting decent rest.

01/08/12 | Link | Rating: 3.0
148. Cheryl M.
Terrible I would not stay here again or recommend to anyone. They charged us $86 for two nights for valet which they didn't even inform us there would be an extra change for! When I called them to ask about it, I received the worst customer service! I guess spending extra money for staying at a nice hotel is reason for management to be rude and condescending!!

21/08/12 | Link | Rating: 1.0
149. Adam H.
This is an excellent hotel to stay at. I stayed on the ocean view side which was well worth the spend. Apparently, the Beatles once were seen with a fishing rod out the window as it's literally right bellow you. I found the staff to be quite friendly and helpful (especially on last second realizing I forgot my razor). When it started raining they gave me an umbrella and were overall really awesome. I would definitely stay here again if I had another conference to attend.

29/08/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
150. Alex H.
This review is purely for the bar and restaurant, as I haven't stayed at the hotel.

All I can say is that its a great spot to take people from out of town on a weekend. Great bar, incredible posh and chill atmosphere in the lounge area. It can be very steep for dinner but you're paying for the location and quality of the food and service.

Saturday night from 9p to 11p - women get free pink champagne if they ask the bar too!

All in all a gorgeous place and a must visit if you're Downtown.

09/01/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
151. Nico s.
The french toast is awesome and the Breakfast selection is great. had a good time and the scenery is awesome.

23/12/12 | Link | Rating: 3.0
152. Valerie L.
Wow! I have nothing but wonderful things to say about the Edgewater.  

The Edgewater certainly isn't the cheapest hotel in Seattle, but in my opinion, it is the best!!! There literally is not a single other hotel with the views and location as stunning as the Edgewater.  We stayed there for four nights in March 2013, which was our first time visiting Seattle.  We almost stayed at one of the hotels downtown, but ended up being so thankful that we chose the Edgewater.

It is extremely close to all of the great sights, and is just a short (and very scenic) walk to Pike's Place Market.  So, you have the convience of staying downtown but you are RIGHT on the water.  Since we gathered from other Yelp and Tripadvisor reviews that we should definitely request a room on the water, that's what we did and again.... WOW!!! I have stayed at some incredible hotels but I think the Edgewater is my favorite for many reasons but  mostly because of the VIEW!  It is just breath taking to step onto your balcony and to be directly on the water, with seagulls flying past, and with ducks and (if you're lucky!) otters or seals swimming just a few feet below you. Definitely request to be on the south side, kind of in the middle of the hallway so that you can see both the city skyline to your east but also the moutains to the west.  

Unfortunately there are so many fun things to do in Seattle that we didn't spend as much time at the hotel as I would have liked, but if we had more free time, I definitely would have spent it relaxing and reading on the balcony.... or downstairs in the cozy lobby by the water by the fireplace.  Please believe me that it is just as serene as serene can be.

What else? The hotel also has a pretty decent gym, with new cardio equipment and a good-sized TV with cable channels.   The rooms are rustic chic and while not huge rooms, they are quite adorable and I loved the fireplace.  The customer service was also great.  For example, we could not afford to stay in the Beatles Suite (where the Beatles actually stayed during the 60s) as it runs over $900 a night, but the front desk staff graciously offered to give us a tour when we mentioned that I was a huge Beatles fan.  Everyone was very friendly and accomodating.

Writing this review makes me wish I could go back again soon.  Please do yourself a favor and book a stay at the Edgewater!

01/04/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
153. Amy B.
I was so excited when I booked this room. I booked it through Hotwire and got a killer deal, $106 compared to the going rate of $180-$200.
When we got to our room my excitement quickly ended.
The last 4 star we booked in Seattle was the W Hotel, which we got for $115. If you have ever been to the W hotel, you will know that it only has city views, but the rooms are luxurious.
The beds at Edgewater were awful, no luxury at all. The decor was atrocious, all the way down to an ugly teddy bear that you could purchase for just $25. The pillows with fish on it was a nice touch to the log headboards.
On the way out management asked us what we thought of our stay, we told him there is no way this is a 4 star hotel. He said, "Oh, you must have had the city side."
If you get the water side you will be much, much happier, but you will also pay much, much more. I think they start at $250 and they aren't offered on Hotwire.
I wanted so badly to like it. We chose to spend very little time there. Just not welcoming. At $106 it was an ok deal, had I paid $200 I would have been pissed to say the least.

30/05/11 | Link | Rating: 2.0
154. Jane B.
The hotel far exceeded our expectations! Having never stayed at Edgewater before, we really didn't know what to expect. The front desk staff was great! We were given rooms with water views. Very delightful! Loved walking into the room and seeing the fireplace. That was such a great surprise. The room was cozy and large. The bathroom was wonderful and we loved the shower! We walked to Pike's market from the hotel and the walk is not far and the hotel is so convenient! We really enjoyed the bar and the live music at night. We will definitely stay here again!! Highly recommend this hotel!!

28/10/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
155. Stephen W.
My wife and I stayed here last weekend for a wedding. The wedding was at another location but the reception was at the Edgewater.

Pros: nice location but not great. I live in the city and I prefer other neighborhoods to Belltown and the water front. However, if you are from out of town, you will have a great time in this part of town. Room service is good and not over expensive considering. Also, the restaurant is actually very reasonably priced with a great view. The bathroom is beautiful and the room was clean. We ended up with a water side room, a big plus. The "city view" look right at the last stretch of rail before the tunnel. This means you hear the trains all night with a city view room.

Cons: Too many to really list. Room price is a big sticking point. The decor is Alaskan kitch, looks nothing like what I would expect  for "Pacific North West" or "Seattle" decor. The carpet is rather ugly. "City View" rooms are a joke due to the trains.

Value to cost does not match up. You can spend less, have a great view and a fun time in other parts of the city.

07/09/12 | Link | Rating: 2.0
156. Tim P.
Believe the 1-2 star posts.  Beauty is only skin deep on this hotel.  $36 dollar a night valet $5 dollar an hour Internet, rude service and paper thin walls.  We arrived at 5pm and they were "booked" we had a reservation for 2 nights for a family of 4... All they had was a king bed.  They were gracious enough to move us the second night to a room with 2 beds and a water view except when we came back from our days travels we never received the upgrade to the waterview allthough they offered to "upgrade" us for $75 dollars.  When I went to the room and called the manger all the waterview rooms were mysteriously gone.  We now have a tree view since there is a tree directly in front of our window.  Maybe it will muffle the sound from the freight trains across the street.

*** I've messaged the owner with no response after he asked me to contact him.  More false promises...

14/04/12 | Link | Rating: 2.0
157. B T.
They think because they put a teddy bear on the bed you will overlook all of the other horrible things about this place - the smell (which has been here for two years), the frayed towels, the uninformed staff.  Stay at your own risk!

22/07/13 | Link | Rating: 1.0
158. Gena G.
Stayed here on my first trip to Seattle and it was perfect! We called ahead to request water view room and had an amazing view! The room was really nice and even the bathroom/shower was over the top nice! The bar area was so nice sitting by the fire, looking out on the water and they even had live music one night we were there. The location is perfect also, walking distance to Pikes market, the space needle or any of the other piers. I already can't wait to go back!

07/05/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
159. Alexandra P.
I really loved and enjoyed my stay here. Pretty pricey, but I would still go back. I came here just for kicks with my hunny to have a romantic night. The rooms decor (the whole hotel, including the restaurant is fantastic actually) was awesome, really gave you a cabin and homey sort of feeling. Fireplace warmed it up really good, ocean view is awesome, really romantic and fun...

One thing I do warn people about: the valet took our bags and accidentally put someones elses bag in my car as well, luckily we checked it, but make sure you have the your bags in your car!

24/01/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
160. Martha R.
Ouch. I thought this place was going to be an awesome hotel, especially since my husband loves the outdoors and staying in lodges. Turns out, it was a big bummer. I thought this would be a cool way to "camp" in style. Lodge theme? Native American? Not really sure, but it sounded cool!! I was excited. Fireplaces in rooms?! Really cool concept. Super close to Pike's Place Market and Aquarium as well as something like 30 restaurants? Let's do it. So, I decided to splurge (because it was a lot more than other places) and stay here.... wish I had not done this....

As far as Pros, I'll start with them to stay positive... but the Cons are lengthy.

PROS
- Great Location
- Cool concept
- Really nice bathroom
- Fire place in room
- On the water
- Clean
- The first guy I met let us check in early
- Allow dogs (could be a con)
- Cool rock-star photos in the lobby area

CONS
- These people are certainly taking advantage of their location (can't blame them for wanting to make a giant profit). I feel like they think they can mark everything up, just cause they can -- and not give anything back. Smart business people for new comers, which they get A LOT OF, but rarely repeat customers I bet... but that is just speculation.
- Expensive rooms about $300/night
- Small rooms
- Really loud hallways, can they hear us in our room out there?
- Parking is $36 a NIGHT! WHAT! I'm from D.C. and that is crazy.
- LOUD LOUD LOUD trains outside, I hate squeely trains.... guess they can't really do much about that, maybe insulated windows?
- HORRIBLE restaurant experience - we sat down in the lounge and waited 15 minutes for a menu and service. It was 4 pm and not busy. Then, finally someone took our order. It came out within 10 minutes (fries and tacos), which was fine, but we had no silverware or napkins. The waiters basically ignored us - I finally got up and went to get some. Then, when we were completely finished eating, the waitress came over with side plates, napkins and silverware. We asked for the check.
- RUDE concierge. We don't know the area really well and he was just plain rude about our taxi. He was like, "here are the facts" (about the airport), "just figure it out."
I mean, I can figure it out, I was just not looking for an attitude. Sheesh.
- NO free internet. Lame. We spent close to $300 to stay here, $10 more for internet is just an insult.

Look, I was in the food industry for YEARS and still in a service industry, so I know people can be really annoying, especially tourists but COME ON you don't have to be a jerk. We are nice people and we were nice to you first so why be rude back?

Won't be returning, wish we had gone to the Grand Hyatt.

Tip: Ever hear the line: "Give them the pickle?" It costs you next to nothing to have free internet.... and makes people oh so happy.

ps. several reviews I saw wrote the staff was rude and condescending. AGREED. Get some staff that wants to be happy and work here...

29/08/12 | Link | Rating: 1.0
161. Geoff M.
I found it difficult to sleep here.  The property is near the railroad tracks, although the noisy trains did not bother me.  What did bother me was being next to the ice machine.  The noise from that machine was fantastically loud.  Further, the room was outdated with nasty popcorn ceilings -- I've stayed in motel rooms that were better appointed, quieter, and more comfortable.

01/04/13 | Link | Rating: 1.0
162. Yekta A.
I love this hotel!  The best place ever to stay when in Seattle--sure it's pricey but it's so worth the beauty!

We had a room overlooking the water, a bath tub and stand in shower, and the view was just so breath taking!

The staff are all very friendly and helpful!  Never had a problem with anything we requested!

Definitely you HAVE TO STAY here when visiting Seattle!

26/09/10 | Link | Rating: 5.0
163. Liang L.
Absolutely love the view. Comfortable rooms. However the first floor hallway smells like smoke and poop. And the hotel room phone went of at 630 am for no reason. Very unhappy about it.

13/01/13 | Link | Rating: 3.0
164. Seema M.
4 star hotel? Me thinks not.

The hotel entrance, lobby and restaurant area are 5 star quality- log cabin decor, high tech finishings and beautiful outdoor fireplace. The rest of the place however could do with a major facelift.

The rooms are dated and beds are tiny. We had two twin beds in our room which made it really tight for three of us to be comfortable. The bathrooms were average and our view was of the parking lot.

We stayed here for 4 nights in mid October. Since Seattle is a bit cold already, Edgewater advertises their in-room fireplaces. We tried for 10 minutes to get it working and finally called down to front desk. Someone came and played around a bit and then said there was nothing they could do and that someone would come by tomorrow. No offer of another room or to bring up blankets.. uncool.

The hotel has potential but needs to be renovated.

PS- Priceline, you need to bump this down to 3 star!

08/11/11 | Link | Rating: 3.0
165. Louie F.
They were offering a deal on rooms on their website which said we had to call. Called and asked if they had rooms for that night. They had three. But then they said they weren't offering the deal because they only had three rooms left... I wouldn't go back...

18/03/13 | Link | Rating: 1.0
166. Pat S.
Very pricey, but a great location with clean rooms, great service.

I would opt for a water view room (was told $50 per night addt'l) next time as there is a very active rail line on the city-side.

11/06/10 | Link | Rating: 3.0
167. Enrique B.
Excellent ambiance in the bar. The fireplaces with the white couches overlooking the puget is what it's all about. Impress your old lady with your choice preference in spots to get together and socialize. Make sure they play the girl from Impanema.

15/12/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
168. Tim A.
I've never been to Seattle and its now in my top 3 favorite US cities after my wknd holiday.  Edgewater was ranked #1 hotel by cnbc in 2010; therefore, I was full of excitement and anticipation to visit both the hotel and city.  City awesome.  Hotel is incredibly deficient and incompetent for service at $689/nite stay.

Lets start with the 1 positive
1) the outdoor bar is incredible for views, music, ambiance and food.  Beer at $5.5 and omelettes at $11 is great value in a major city with such a view.  Service was good.

Many many negatives
1)  upon arriving, there is only valet car service at $38/day.  no self parking which is common at even crowded cities like ny.  it felt like a tourist trap immediately.  we've got you, there is nowhere to go and you will have to pay our valet service.  To add insult to injury, the "valet service" was nonexistent.  I had left my mobile phone in the car and told the valet attendant.  He gave me the keys and pointed in the general direction of the car for me to fetch the phone.  I was so flabbergasted at this lack of service, I was dumbstruck into speechlessness.  At any top hotel, the only proper response should have been, we'll get the phone immediately and bring it to your room.
2)  at the concierge desk, I asked about the ferry service to the outter islands.  the concierge gave me the brochure and i asked 3 questions.  he repeatedly stated that the information was on the brochure.  after some frustration, I said, what is the point of having a concierge if i can google everything or just read the brochure?  he told me to have a nice day, smiled and waved me off.
3)  I then complained to the manager on duty, dominic.  he said that he'll follow up.  later in evening, i had received no further updates and therefore, i approached the front desk.  dominic told me that he had sent my information to his managers but had not updated me, nor most importantly, made any efforts to make me feel better as a guest.

similar to probably most of the guests at edgewater, we have all stayed at some of the finest hotels of every city.  the edgewater is my #1 worst hotel that i have had the great displeasure of paying top $$$ to get no service in the past 30 years.  it's not only just bad service, but structurally, the hotel's management training of staff is nonexistent.

lastly,  while the room quality was high, the room size felt like a subcompact car.  the foot of the bed was no more than 1 foot away from the tv stand.  the hotel is setup neither for high quality service nor high quality accomodations but merely to leverage its incredible location and give you "self serve."  my wife laughed when she looked down the long long long hall of rooms and said it reminded her of a cheap cruise line.

save your $689 and stay at the four seasons, but definitely visit the bar and restaurant.  the live music at night was a real treat and was the only reason this hotel merited 1 star.

stay tuned: i shall escalate this to senior management of the hotel and update you on their response.  but such horrific service cannot stand unnoticed amongst global travelers.

05/08/13 | Link | Rating: 1.0
169. Amber L.
My food was good...not awesome. My friends eggs were nearly boiled and the service was lacking. For the price I will not go again.

24/05/13 | Link | Rating: 3.0
170. Jessica L.
This review does not relate to an actual stay at the Edgewater hotel.  Rather, it pertains to my reservation experience with the hotel.  A friend of mine got married at the hotel, and I wanted to make a reservation as part of a block of rooms in her wedding party at the Edgewater.  However, when I called 6 months prior to the wedding (immediately after receiving the Save the Date), they told me that all of her rooms were already booked, and that if I was only going to stay there one night (a Saturday), that the best rate I could get was $363.  I am originally from Seattle, so I not only have knowledge of the caliber of hotel that the Edgewater hotel is, but also the cost of a night for a nice hotel in Seattle.  And let me say that $363 is WAY overpriced for one night in Seattle, unless it's the Four Seasons or the Westin, which the Edgewater is NOT.  

So, I tentatively went ahead and made the reservation since it wasn't just for me, and also because I knew I had plenty of time to cancel my reservation if I decided to go a different route (like book another hotel equally as nice or nicer for at least $100 less).  I ended up taking said latter route.  So, probably a week after making my reservation at the Edgewater, I called to cancel it.  Cancellation seemed to be no problem.  Thank God I captured the cancellation code onto my Notepad on my cellphone, though.

Months later, after my friend's wedding, what happens?  I get charged for the room at the Edgewater that I had previously CANCELLED many moons ago.  Upon seeing this, I call up the Edgewater.  It's after 5pm, and apparently, I've called the Reservations number which is manned by staff at an office in Kirkland who are not onsite at the actual hotel.  The guy makes a note of my issue and then tells me to call back the next day between the hours of 9am-5pm because I need to speak to someone who is actually at the hotel.  So, I call back the next day and speak to another guy who tells me that he also is not onsite at the hotel, but that someone will call me back and so he takes down my number.  Does anyone call me back???  Nope.  And, why, oh why, can they not just transfer my call to the Front Desk or Office Manager at the hotel?  So, on my third attempt on the next day, I call the hotel directly.  I explain everything again (for the third time) to the guy who answers the phone.  He then goes and consults his manager, and then after consulting his manager, transfers me to some other person.  This other person, once again, knows nothing, so I get to explain the situation for the FOURTH TIME.  Finally, I've managed to locate the right person to address and resolve the situation.  I just don't understand why I had to go through 5 different people to do it!!  And, obviously, there was also the original oversight of not entering my cancellation into the system to begin with!!!

Not to mention, that I also found out that the hotel had been incorrectly telling people that the wedding group rate rooms were all booked when, in fact, this was NOT TRUE.  Don't know how many people might have been significantly overcharged for their stays at the Edgewater in that case.  Perhaps, this was purposeful on their part.  So, basically, every single point of contact I ever had with the Edgewater Hotel was a reflection of pure, unadulterated incompetence.  Sorry, Edgewater, I'd like to be able to say something nice about you, but I can't.  Okay fine, they have a really nice view.  So there.

26/09/12 | Link | Rating: 1.0
171. Lina L.
My second time visiting Seattle this place was were we stayed for our short getaway. This hotel has a very cabin like feeling. Fireplace in the room adds a nice touch and very useful when we came here during a rainy and cold weekend (then again when does Seattle not rain, right?)

The only thing that I did not like was the outrageous valet parking. It was $35+ per night!! I think parking should have been complimentary since we were guests there.

26/02/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
172. Jamie P.
Pros:
*Food at six seven is wonderful.
*Restaurant staff is prompt and friendly.
*Valet guys are awesome and attentive.
*View from our waterfront room was great
Cons:
*Like many other reviewers said the noise on the 4th floor from other guests is quite bad. Im pregnant we were celebrating my hubbys bday and a mini babymoon (sleeping is tough as it is) and we were awoken 3 times in the middle of the night by guests from a wedding. It was as if they were in our room with us.
* no bathtub (i had read this on other reviews but thought our room did have one since we were paying 399$ a night. A pregnant woman craves a big bathtub. We asked to be moved to one with one but they said they were full.
* The man at guest services (i spoke with the day before we came) was an ass kept transferring me before i could explain and get my whole question out. Thank goodness for Jenna the fabulous manager who finally helped me after my third call.

All in all we would return for the restaurant but probably would try another hotel for rest. I realize the price youre paying is for the view alone.

12/05/13 | Link | Rating: 3.0
173. Stephen S.
Billed as 4-star we were given a broom closet, so small you could not cuss a cat without getting fur in your mouth. Could only access bed from 2 sides. Paper thin walls and, across the street, 2-3 freight trains every hour ALL NIGHT LONG. the capper is $34/day to park your car !!
DO NOT STAY HERE!!

12/12/11 | Link | Rating: 1.0
174. Tory L.
Advertised as "fishing outside your hotel window", Edgewater hotel stays true to its name with a beautiful side facing Elliott Bay. Unfortunately, we did not get a room with an ocean view, but one with the space needle and train tracks. No worries - the hotel management is thoughtful enough to provide earplugs for light sleepers, and I didn't mind the "modern" feel. Love the fireplace in my room with automatic timers to turn on/off as desired :) The beds are soft with extra foamy pillows and comforters to make my experience THAT much better.

The lobby & entrance is absolutely gorgeous with a stunning right-on-pier view with many pictures of famous people who visited here. The restaurant is also quite fancy - try the fried calamari!

This hotel is a really great place to stay because it's close to Pike Market and Downtown Seattle - literally a 10 minute walk away! From Downtown Seatte, you can take the lightrail to International District or SeaTac Airport, or monorail to Space Needle - very convenient!

12/12/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
175. Dave M.
Without a doubt one of our favourite hotels in the Seattle area. The Edgewater is located in a great spot for taking in a Seahawks or Mariners game. The restaurant is top notch!

21/05/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
176. Miriam B.
This is definitely one of the worst hotels I've stayed in thought the world. I wouldn't necessarily consider a 5 star hotel to be next to cargo train tracks where the train passes several times during the night and wakes up the guests. The decor is not not hip, but rather a version of an outdated country style motel in need of a serious makeover.

Upon my arrival, there was only one person running the front desk and she was on the phone. It finally took her about 10 minutes before she could help me. I was tired after a long day of travel and just wanted to get to my room.

When I get to my room, it reeks of smoke. It was not what i expected. I had asked for a King size bed when i made reservations but she makes it seems like she's giving me an upgrade. Well not really! She ends up putting me in one of the worst rooms where I can definitely hear the train passing by! I called the front desk and asked to be moved but they would only do it for an extra fee. I thought this was ridiculous, considering the fact that I had originally reserves something different.

To make matters worse, $41 for parking! This is even more than New York! I Will never stay here again. Definitely not worth the time and money.

This is not a 5 star hotel! Service is horrible and the environment is too country for my style.

Save yourself the time and just get a room with the Hyatt instead.

13/10/11 | Link | Rating: 1.0
177. Jae K.
The hotel has a bit of history, so we stayed there while in Seattle.  The Beatles and other famous musicians stayed there one time in their executive suite on top.  Supposedly, their advertisement of "fishing from your room" invited many people back in the days.  They said people weren't just catching small fishes, they were catching 30-40 pounders.  Some left the fishes under the bed mattress.  Some brought to kitchen for cooking, etc, etc..  Sounded all good.

Now, as far as the real hotel experience, it was okay.  It's an old building, obviously.  The carpet is old.  The rooms were renovated, however, it still had a CRT TV.  The fireplace would not work.  The room was clean and the bed was comfortable, so our stay was just fine.

The lobby is very nice with a nice water view.  The restaurant seemed to be very popular, but we didn't eat there.

The bad part, the parking.  It's $30 per night and valet only.  There is no other parking.   On our last night, I parked the car outside at the meter since it's free 8 PM - 8 AM.  I should have done that for all nights.  I could have spent $100 on delicious food.  So, park your car elsewhere unless you're so worried about getting it stolen or vandalism.

It's in walking distance from the Space Needle or Pikes Market.  So, it's very convenient to access many tourist venues.  If I visit Seattle again, I would look for another hotel unless I get a sweet deal.

21/01/12 | Link | Rating: 3.0
178. Brian W.
This was a unique place.  We enjoyed ourselves.  Their 'shtick' about famous people being there is really played up.  Nothing wrong with that but it did make it seam a bit dated.

Our view from the room was cool and the room itself was cool too.  

Walls were a bit thin...  There was a couple of people in a room next to us were enjoying being alone at 2am...  Fortunately it didn't last too long.

The bar was small and the Saturday we were there they had a band that couldn't carry a tune in a bucket.  

The day we checked out we had a free breakfast in the restaurant.  It was also quite enjoyable.  My wife had their version of eggs Benedict and they had real hollandaise--which shouldn't be unusual...  But it sure seems to be.

I would send out-of-town friends there to stay...  I like the location on the waterfront too.

27/04/12 | Link | Rating: 3.0
179. Akvile H.
I have not stayed in a room here, however, I did look into this place for my wedding. It is beautiful and right on the water, I love it!

My review is solely on the bar/restaurant. They have great valet service, the whole building is right on the water, you can see all of the mountains, and it is just beautiful, especially on a sunny Seattle day!

The restaurant/bar has great happy hour and lunch menu. Prices are great for how nice this place is. You can get a delicious and filling lunch for about $10, varying from soups, salads, sandwiches, bento lunch combos, and more! The views are spectacular, the servers are very friendly and helpful, the decor is amazing (very cool tree branch decorations everywhere), and I would most definitely recommend this place! Great for business meetings, lunch, dinner, or happy hour with friends, and the hotel is just fabulous...worth checking this place out!

12/02/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
180. Nick W.
Newton's Third Law of Motion states that for every action there is an equal and opposite reaction. The Edgewater Hotel seems to have a very similar thing going on. After staying twice through priceline bids, it seems that for everything they do badly once, they also do something well another.

The first night they stuck me in the single worst room in the hotel. It had a beautiful scenic view of the valet circle, the milling workers, and everyone coming in and out of the hotel. The second time (after schmoozing) I got a view on the third floor with a nice view of the city.

The second time the room was incredibly noisy with the people (or restaurant perhaps) slamming all around and making all sorts of a racket. The first night was actually quiet despite the poor location.

The first time the toilet broke. The second time all the fixtures worked perfectly.

The second time they messed up the priceline reservation dates I had, said that my stay was cancelled because I hadn't checked in the previous day, and then took some time to figure out that it was their error. They doubled up by trying to bill me for the previous day upon my exit. The first time everything went smoothly.

The first time the staff was kind of rude, unwilling to budge on letting me not have the worst room in the hotel, and took forever to fix the broken toilet. The second time the staff was consistently friendly, helpful, and kind.

It's a beautiful hotel, but all the inconsistencies kind of ruin it. All the other 4 star hotels in town do things much better more often.

While I got very excited the first time I see it come up on the priceline screen, I will sigh if I see it come up again.

01/06/10 | Link | Rating: 2.0
181. Katherine K.
Beautiful location. I had a block here for my wedding. The room was dirty and the carpet smelled. They have major issue responding to problems or requests. We were upgraded to a room right next to event space. Our door was shaking and rattling with every beat of the music. Over all there were several issues, and they have terrible follow through and customer service. I travel 75% of the time for work, I know what other hotels provide and they need a good clean, and new management.

13/03/13 | Link | Rating: 2.0
182. Ed A.
We sat a table in the bar are on  Christmas Day. We ordered the crab cakes and the Lobster Mac & Cheese. The crab cakes are by far the best that I have ever had in Washington. The clumps of crab were to die for. The Mac & Cheese was outstanding. The service was awesome. We will definitely be back!

01/01/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
183. Rick C.
My girlfriend and I recently stayed here for 3 nights and were very impressed with our waterfront room, the view of the water was amazing! The only drawback I can mention is the room was quite small and difficult to navigate around two large suitcases, however, the fireplace and overall coziness of the room negated any issues of space.  The bed was large and comfortable, we even researched the mattress to see where we could find one.  The staff was very accommodating and helpful...on a very busy New Years Eve, they were more than willing to arrange a car to take us to the airport early the next morning amidst a very chaotic check in line that was behind me.  I can't say enough good things about The Edgewater Hotel, I would highly recommend staying there.

02/01/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
184. Jeff J.
I recently stayed here for a few nights while on vacation in Seattle. While the hotel is relatively nice, there are some things left to be desired.

First of all, it was not advertised as a "romantic" type of hotel, but that is definitely the vibe that I got. I was there with a (male) buddy, so this was a bit frustrating. Second, the hotel seems to be pretty old, but recently remodeled. Overall, it is pretty nice, but there are certain areas and aspects of the hotel that show their age. I am used to staying at 5 star hotels in Vegas, and quite honestly, this does not stack up. Finally, the parking was a serious downfall. There is no parking at the hotel, so the only options you have are to have the hotel valet your car, at a cost of $38/day, park it in a garage across the street for $25/day, or park it on the street from around 8pm until 6 or 7am (don't quote me on the times) for free, if you are able to find parking and if you are willing to get up early and move your vehicle.

On the bright side though, the beds were surprisingly comfortable and the sleep was quite restful. The staff is friendly and helpful as well.

03/07/13 | Link | Rating: 3.0
185. Libby V.
I love this hotel, most of all because of the location which is riight on the water and an easy walk to the Pike Place Market. And while it's pretty non-descript on the outside, the inside is beautiful like a rustic cabin. Rooms aren't huge, but nicely done. It's almost like camping.

We always stay on the waterfront side, and while we've seen lots of little boats from the balcony, on our last trip here an ocean liner came right by. It startled and thrilled us! Caution: be careful about throwing bread to the birds from you balcony...it start's with one and ends up being the entire bird Air Force coming at you! Reminded me of Alfred Hitchcock "the Birds"

One night we were tired and decided to eat in the dining room. Wasn't expecting much because it was hotel food, right? Wrong. It was 4 star dining. Pleasant surprises are always welcome.

And the little bears they leave on the bed are cute - but I do turn the little black eyes to look out the window cause as a previous reviewer said - they're spooky. I leave him there...all by hisself and feelin lonely when we leave.

This will remain my hotel of choice in Seattle.

25/10/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
186. Jane S.
We stayed here this weekend and it was nothing short of beautiful. Maybe because it was very late before we got back to our room, but we did not notice noise from our neighbors or pipes or anything else.

I will say, though, that I agree with the previous commenters that the front desk staff could be more hospitable. I do not recall having this thought after our first stay, but again, that was several years ago now. That was our only real down point this weekend.

04/06/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
187. Sharon T.
Using Priceline's name your own price, I got the beau and me an awesome weekend deal at the Edgewater.  I was skeptical about this place at first because of some negative yelp reviews.  But I had to go with it since my reservation could not be changed.  HOWEVER, the bf and I had a great time during our stay. We could not have asked for a better time with the rare, but beautiful sunny weather alongside the lake.  The service was superb as well, from the cleaning crew to the front desk to the guys who drove the free shuttle.  

The room was smaller than I would've liked, but that's okay because we didn't fly out to stay inside the room.  We had a working fireplace waiting for us upon entering the room.  We had the industrial side of the hotel.  The view wasn't anything to rave about, but I guess it was nice to be able to see the space needle out the window.  We couldn't upgrade to the lakeside because the hotel was at full capacity, but I would highly recommend doing so if you get the chance.  A lot of people were complaining about train tracks being so loud at night.  We were on the 4th floor and slept just fine.  I do think they need to do something about the beds though.  We were waken up by the couple next door at 6 in the morning, all I could hear for 10 minutes was "eeee eeee eeeee" sound from the mattress.  Aside from that little hiccup, the room was cozy and I like the recently remodeled bathroom.  

The free shuttle service they offer is great as well! The shuttle leaves every hour on top of the hour, and we used it to get to the space needle for dinner.  They were able to pick us up as well, just make sure you arrange it ahead of time.  The location is pretty good too.  It isn't as centralized as I would like in terms of the different places we visited, but the hotel is walking distance to pike's place, the ferry, and the aquarium.   Make sure you check out the Six Seven Restaurant located inside the hotel.  They've got a great happy hour special, and you can't beat the view from this place.

So come, relax, and enjoy your stay!

02/03/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
188. Jon L.
The Edgewater provided a most impressive first impression of the city for me several years ago and it's always nice to go back, even to just the hotel bar, when I'm in town.

First off, it's a rustic and charming hotel with STUNNING views of Elliot bay. You truly feel like you are getting away from it all as you cozy up in your private cabin. The tartan blankets and fireplace definitely add to that warm experience. I'm not a morning person typically but the Edgewater provides good reason to be up earlier in the morning.

No the reason isn't  breakfast but to be clear, breakfast here is pretty good especially if you're dining in the restaurant with floor to ceiling windows that look out into the bay. The real treat in the morning, if you're lucky, is to look down from your room window ... you just might see some baby seals right there. Come back in the evening and have a cocktail or two at the bar as night descends. It's truly a gorgeous place and I'm always more than happy to have a drink or two here even when I'm not staying at the hotel.

The Edgewater is spectacular. Even if you're just having a drink at the bar, you will appreciate its charm.

01/03/11 | Link | Rating: 5.0
189. Sean R.
I didn't like the rustic motif but I can see the appeal.  Service was great and hotel well appointed.  definitely a "classy joint"

22/03/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
190. Brandong J.
Looks older and not my type. Booked for 309$ a nite for waterside room.   Best part of the hotel is location and room facing water providing excellent view. Other than that nothing really stands out.  I stayed at newly built Hampton inn prior nite and edgewater was no match for it.

10/06/13 | Link | Rating: 3.0
191. Allison N.
My fiancé and I stayed at this hotel because our friends were getting married there. While the hotel is situated on the water with amazing views, I wasn't impressed. For the amount of money you pay per night AND the $38/night parking, there were no spa offerings, the gym was small and when we called about our broken light bulb, no one followed through on the request.

10/06/13 | Link | Rating: 3.0
192. Kristen W.
Okay, after my last experience there is no way I would have willingly given the Edgewater another chance.  But the fates had a different plan.  My sister did a priceline search and booked my room at the Edgewater for our trip to the Seattle area.  I mumbled to myself but decided to give it a second shot.  Glad I did!  I arrived late on Saturday night and the gentleman at the front desk was extremely courteous and got me checked in without any drama and I was quickly on my way to my room.  Once in my room I was blown away by the size (huge),the view (spectacular) and the comfort (warm and inviting).  I was located along the front of the hotel again so I still cannot speak to the water views.  The front facing rooms look downtown and at Belltown with the railroad tracks running right there.  However, along with the train tracks you also have an unobstructed view of the Seattle Space Needle all a glow.  It was rainy and quite cool during my visit. The fireplace created a nice warmth and ambiance.  It was a short stay, but I assure you I was treated very well by all staff at the Edgewater. I must now admit that the Edgewater has made great strides in customer service and that I felt welcome at this hotel on this trip - despite the fact my sister had used Priceline to book my stay.  Thank you to the Edgewater for turning my dread to joy and I hope to return soon.

14/03/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
193. Bill P.
One of the coolest hotels I've seen.  Make sure to get on the PUGET SOUND side.  Balcony view on the water is tremendous.

06/07/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
194. Kelli K.
All I have to say is Tiger Prawn Corn Dog.....yep that is actually on their happy hour menu and it is amazing! And if you havent had their fish tacos yet they are to die for!!!

11/07/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
195. S C.
I really want to love this hotel, the location is amazing, the decoration so unique but I am sad to say the customer service is not really at the level I am used to or expect at a hotel of this level.  
I had one of the higher level rooms that was larger with a king bed and water view.  The view is amazing and I almost wished the hotel was in a less amazing city so I could justify spending more time in the chairs by the fireplace reading and enjoying the view.
I absolutely loved the bear foot stools and wish they were more affordable so I could buy one to have at home.  Instead I opted for the teddy bear for purchase that is on the bed.
The bathrooms are amazing, wonderful showers and big tubs with doors that can stay open so you can relax in the tub and enjoy the view or watch TV if you chose.  I personally am a huge fan of baths but apprehensive of the cleanliness of hotel tubs so i stuck with the shower.  I loved the big bottles of shampoo, conditioner and body wash so you could use it generously and not worry like you have to with the sample sizes in most hotels.  I also appreciate the green value of this set up.
I love the look of the hotel and the comfort and the location and I even enjoyed the hotel restaurant and the unique gift shop however I am not sure I would stay here again based on customer service.  
I took the time to complain about a specific problem I had and I had to send my email to 3 places to even get a response and instead of an apology or any offer to compensate me for the situation that upset me to retain future business the manager just stood by his staff member who was blatantly rude and this isn't up for debate.  While I really as an employee elsewhere appreciate management standing by their employees I also especially in the hospitality industry an a strong advocate of strong customer service.  
Being that I spent one night and dined in the restaurant two times, only charged one to my room and bought souvenirs at the gift shop I would say I had proven to be a valued customer except I have never ever complained to a business and not gotten an immediate response let alone an offer to compensate me to insure to retain my business.  So I guess the Edgewater does so well it doesn't matter???
As I said I loved the rooms, the view and the decoration but when I travel and spend money liberally I am used to a certain level of customer service and I am sorry to say the Edgewater did not live up to my expectations so I am on the fence about recommending this hotel and also unsure of if i will be returning or trying out some of the other amazing competitors in Seattle on my next trip in the next few months.
I felt like the staff here could use a training on the Hotels Impossible show LOL
But seriously when I had an upper level room and spent probably three times the amount of the room in other hotel services I am shocked that my return business was not felt to be of value.  I wish the Edgewater the best but with bitchy staff and some mediocre service I am most likely as much as i liked this hotel giving my money to another one next trip.  If i were to return it would be for the footstools and fireplace and view :)

27/03/13 | Link | Rating: 2.0
196. Leonard P.
This review is just about the restaurant; I've never stayed at the hotel because I live in Seattle and also I am not a millionaire.  Anyway, the dining area, which has a groovy '"Twin Peaks" if Mr. Horne was the protagonist' vibe to it, is spacious, has a gorgeous view of the water, and is a great place to watch people being ruinous to the economy.  The waitstaff can be great or they can be slow as a superhero called the Human Slowness, depending on the time of day and how hungry you are.  The food is very, very good, and it's...well, I'm not gonna fuckin' lie to you, it's really expensive.  But you get a decently gigantic amount of it for the price, so you don't feel like someone rooked you.  Their bloody Marys are good, if not great.  As for the hotel, I dunno.  Led Zeppelin liked it.

31/07/13 | Link | Rating: 3.0
197. Maria V.
My husband and I stayed there on NYE, in a city side suite with a view of the spaceneedle.  It was really nice!  The staff was very friendly and the food was very good!  We loved happy hour in the lounge as well.

I do think they need to upgrade the rooms a little, the carpet and the wood trim is a little dated.  Otherwise it was a good experience.

08/01/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
198. John L.
it's supposedly a 4 star hotel but you can tell right away it's not. that's why you can't trust priceline..... it's a bit rundown and definitely not 4 star luxury level. i requested a king but they gave me a double "because that's all that was available".... but i could upgrade to a king... hmmmm.....

valet is also a rip off. $36/night.

about 10 minute walk to pike place market but otherwise more isolated than the other hotels from most of downtown.

would not stay there again.

13/04/12 | Link | Rating: 1.0
199. Karen K.
Is it possible to fall in love with a hotel? It was 'wow' at first sight. It was a contented sigh when I opened the door to my room. The gas fireplace with the flickering fire by the bed and the E teddy bear were always by my side before I drifted off to sleep.

This is a hotel that caters to the artistic side of you. Not to mention, the bar makes a mean pineapple martini. I've yet to find anything as good as this!

23/07/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
200. Ryan R.
I'd go there again someday.  Nice stay.

17/06/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
201. Diane H.
We stayed at the Edgewater for 3 nights before an Alaskan cruise.  As we are a family of 6, we booked 2 junior suite rooms with roll away beds to accommodate us.  Upon arrival, I was extremely disappointed that we had the a waterside suite that was close to the main road; the view was of a busy pier and not much else.  However, the Edgewater staff was very helpful and offered to move us to a room with a better view after our first night's stay.  Our second room had a fantastic view, and we were even able to see Mt. Rainier upon waking up!  We ate breakfast in Six Seven every morning, and had superb service and delicious food with breathtaking views.  The rooms were spacious, easily accommodating the rollaway beds, and I especially enjoyed sitting out on the deck overlooking the Puget Sound in the afternoon and evenings.  The bathrooms were spacious, and the beds were extremely comfortable.  Both the front desk staff and the bellhops were helpful and accommodating; we wanted to go to an out-of-the way park to take part in the Seattle Aquarium's Naturalist program at the tide pools on the Puget Sound, and they googled the location for us and then called a car to transport us...that was great service!  Waterfront activities and Pike Place Market were well within walking distance, although we used the free hotel shuttle to get us back from Seattle Center after we took the Monorail one afternoon.

I would recommend this hotel to anyone wishing to have a luxurious waterfront experience.  It was a relaxing place to enjoy as we explored Seattle prior to our cruise.  We would definitely choose to stay here again in the future if visiting Seattle.

19/06/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
202. Annie W.
Bid for a 4* hotel in Downtown Seattle on Priceline - this was it.

Staff: 4*
- The front desk staff were super nice, helpful, and overall amazing
- Housekeeping while super nice as well reaaaalllyyyy need to learn to knock before barging in. Especially on a Sunday morning at 9am.

Rooms: 3.5*
- Rooms were on the small side with a (not unpleasant) "rustic cabin" vibe, very clean, nice bathrooms, soft comfy beds, and in-room fireplaces were cosy & lovely
-  However, 4* this is not...I have a really hard time placing this hotel in the same league as a Westin.

Location: 3.5*
- Not nearly as centrally located as I would've liked. Pike Place is about a 10-15min walk, but anything else you're looking at driving or taking the hourly complimentary shuttle.

Restaurant/Extras: 1*
- Restaurant food was a total FAIL. Full review here - yelp.ca/biz/six-seven-re…
- Parkade across the street is half the price ($20) of hotel valet parking
- Late checkout is only confirmed via call at 7AM the day of

For the price we paid I'd probably stay here again.

29/04/12 | Link | Rating: 3.0
203. Amy G.
My boyfriend and I stayed here to celebrate his 30th birthday.  I'm so glad that we did! The room was nice.  We had a room on the water (I don't think I'd get a room elsewhere in the Edgewater).  I loved that you could open the window and hang over the water. It makes you feel like you're on a boat.  It just felt very different than any other hotel I've ever stayed at.  

The happy hour in 6/7 had a good selection, was cheap and had a cool vibe.  

The breakfast was very good as well and the restaurant has a beautiful view.  

We will come back for sure!

The only thing that was a let down was the TV in our room was all fuzzy. Room 252. Not sure if it was the cable or what.

27/12/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
204. MaryJanesGirl ..
The view on the waterside is what makes this hotel in my opinion. Yes it is expensive, yes a little outdated,  yes there is a faint odor in the hallways. . but given the views of  the water , with the mountains, west seattle docks, the pier & ferris wheel, cityscape i feel it was worth it.
Room service was good every time and we are picky eaters.
The main room is older decor, bed seems very broken in.  Bathroom was nice, much more modern, claw foot tub, very clean and enjoyable to soak in. Shower is glass & stone, spa style shower head.
The view at night of the stars was amazing..orion's belt was overhead and I was stoked to catch the view.
Very close to pikes market & dt, walkable if your somewhat fit as we are, and we did walk it. Plenty of taxis if walking the city isn't your thing :-)

31/01/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
205. Kevin S.
My wife and I stayed at this wonderful hotel for our anniversary and it was a fabulous night. The staff was gracious and warm, the restaurant's morning breakfast was outstanding and the entire experience was exactly what we were looking for; relaxing, refreshing and romantic. We love the Edgewater! And we're pretty sweet on each other too.

15/01/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
206. Mark M.
We have stayed there twice.  The worst deal in Seattle.  Way overpriced and the absolute smallest rooms in any hotel we've ever stayed in.  For the same or a little less you can stay at the Four Seasons with a bay view and the hotel is 100 times better.  I can't for the life of me see why anyone would give this hotel more than a one star rating.  If they had a half a star I would use that.

31/10/13 | Link | Rating: 1.0
207. Mark S.
Beatles room on 2nd floor had a little smell to it, might have been like old smoke but we opened up the windows and let the heater kick in and that took care of it. Later we discovered that its right above the outside seating area of the 6/7 restaurant so there are people outside drinking and chatting till late at night. Since we had the windows open I could hear trains, planes, boats, birds and seals splashing in the bay while sleeping but that comes with the territory.

Staff have all been really friendly from the front desk Britney to the shuttle dude Collin. Room service was good for breakfast on time and had great taste. Room 272 needs the refrigerator defrosted and was not cold so we didn't use it. Nice claw tub but my ass fits better in the shower.

There is a shuttle van that will take you places that leaves every hour, it needed to be washed but it's a free ride (Hilton van was cleaner). But then again its a seaside community with seal gulls!

Took the train so we didn't pay for valet parking and for those who complain about the price, park across the street. If I had a nice car there I would definitely use their valet "service".

Would I stay here again? Yes but only on the water side for me because of the view.

22/09/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
208. Taryn O.
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25/08/14 | Link | Rating: 1.0
209. Gourmet G.
The Edgewater - with the breathtaking ambiance of a deluxe mountain lodge - is the city's only waterfront hotel, offering magnificent views of Puget Sound, Elliott Bay, and the Olympic Mountains. The conveniently located property is within walking distance of the Space Needle, Pike Place Market, the Seattle Aquarium, the Odyssey Maritime Museum, and Washington State Ferries. Only a short bus, trolley, or cab ride away are the downtown monorail, the Seattle Art Museum, upscale shopping, entertainment, a wide variety of dining options, and historic Pioneer Square. Accommodations are either waterfront, waterside, or city view. All guest rooms are furnished with hand-crafted pine furniture, river rock fireplaces, overstuffed chairs, and a whimsical bear-shaped footrest. Ralph Lauren bedding in rich colors adds to the feel of the Pacific Northwest. Amenities include a mini-refrigerator, honor bar, coffee makers with complimentary Starbucks coffee, cable television with on-command, pay-per-view movies, telephone with voicemail, shoeshine kits, iron and ironing board. Writing desks have convenient dataport connections with high-speed wireless Internet access. Spacious bathrooms include a hairdryer, plush robes, and even a rubber ducky. The hotel's reasonably priced restaurant, Six Seven, has a wall of floor-to-ceiling windows with panoramic views of the sound and Bainbridge Island. Rates range from $199 - 479.00 per night. For reservations, call (800) 624-0670.

10/07/05 | Link | Rating: 5.0
210. Paul P.
I liked the Edgewater. Yes, you read right. Liked. Not loved.

One - I wish they gave us a waterside hotel room. At least you can see Seattle's Space Needle outside your window when you get a city-side room! But I still would prefer the waterside room. You can also catch a glimpse of all the bird poop on the window ledge. Blergh. Gross. That's why I preferred the curtains closed. You'll hear the train choo-choo away once in awhile.

This hotel is not for the light sleepers. Make sure you bring ear plugs if you don't want to hear people snoring in the other room or partying the night away downstairs.

I did like how cozy the hotel room looked. Very rustic. I believe each room came with a fireplace. I think they need to upgrade some of the rooms though. The teddy bear on the pillow was a nice touch.

I did like spending my mornings downstairs in the common area looking out at the Puget Sound. It was very pretty. Definitely worth Instagramming and making all your friends jealous.

02/02/13 | Link | Rating: 3.0
211. Alexander R.
So I was in Seattle.
This fancy modern hotel has got a classic rock background but the front desk chick wouldn't tell me which rooms Led Zeppelin stayed in.
The Edgewater Hotel is modern, cool and has a lively vibe to it. I've been to hotels where it feels like you're in a library or museum, no loud voices and you're being watched, I've been to Museums where everybody is insane and probably high but Edgewater just has a positive and fun vibe to it.
I loved my room and the view of the water, very romantic! I think I got an upgrade but I'm not sure.

05/06/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
212. Tina M.
Ok, I am writing this review based on the fact that I recommend my family to stay here.  My Boyfriend and I moved to Belltown a year or so ago, We have a small place and have always thought this was a landmark type of place. Well landmark yes, But Holy S**T  I was amazed at a few things:

Room $300.00 a night OK we knew this but NOT worth it at all.
Parking $36.00 a night REALLY EDGEWATER ???
Trains all night and neighbors keep them up all night.

No Free WiFi and extra $10.00 a day .  It would be so nice for you to offer it to out of town tourist means so many people like to plan their day in their room where they have their laptops.  Instead of going to a coffee house or a small local diner that invests in making things convenient for guest's and tourist. (thanks Uptown Espresso and Lucky Diner)

The Good
The tub was big and nice for my sisters twins they loved it !!  And the fireplace in late August was nice .  
Loved the photos thru out the place but that's about it !!
And walking distance to everything and view of The Wheel at night was SUPER ..

Sorry Family :(

02/09/12 | Link | Rating: 2.0
213. Brett E.
The customer service here is horrible.  The rooms are nice but way overpriced.  The parking situation is horrendous and terribly expensive.  The night before in Dallas we stayed at a Hampton Inn that was much nicer than the Edgewater and was half the price.  It's cool that the Beatles and Led Zeppelin and others stayed here, but I understand now why Led Zeppelin trashed their room.  It must have been some of the same people working here then too.

19/05/14 | Link | Rating: 1.0
214. Kim M.
This place was so much fun! Very funky and perfectly located.  We saw a seal out of our window, which the kids, of course, loved.

18/08/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
215. Lori F.
**Since my last note to the owner, he has taken even more of a low road and has spammed my personal blog, pretending like he is someone who attended the conference.  Some people just cant handle the truth, I guess.

Dear SE K,

It's a good thing you have taken a stand on choosing customers who only like your service.  Instead of taking a customer complaint to make things better, you tell them to go away.  The choice to not stay at the your hotel in the future was made for me the first night I stayed, but thank you for pointing out the obvious.  It is unfortunate that you have dismissed the tremendous opportunity that Yelp provides with customer feedback to win a customer and a potential "raving fan" or "deliver happiness" (have you read any customer service books??).  Instead you take the low road and say never come back because you can't even be bothered to address the things that made your customers unhappy. Nice.  Welcome to a one star review.

Regards,

Lori F.

24/06/11 | Link | Rating: 1.0
216. Maria D.
When you stay at a hotel, you have to realize you will always be nickel and dimed. This is universal. I don't know of any high-end hotels that do not charge for wifi, for one. I also know that when I use Hotwire or Priceline, that I'm likely not going to get a nicer room unless I pay more. These are just hotel truths. if you can not deal with this, don't stay at hotels, or find the work around (for example, signing up for hotel frequent visiter programs often gets you free wi-fi)

In any case, I was once again, shocked to see this hotel get such a low rating on Yelp, and I have to believe that most of these folks are amateurs or too high-maintenance to stay anywhere that isn't a chain. I scored the Edgewater on a very nice rate on Hotwire, last minute, and was extremely pleased with the location, and super-unique, mountain lodge decor. The elevator with sparkly lights was a treat, as well as the fake fireplace in the room. The hotel's lobby was gorgeous, and their restaurant actually had good food, not your garden variety hotel food.

My one complaint was that my room was really, really small and actually felt a bit claustrophobic with all the pillows. But once I settled in, it was fine. Next time, I'll spring for that upgrade.

07/11/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
217. Claudia P.
This is of my favorites spots in town.. Great view.. Fun live music..great drinks and fish tacos are enjoyable! The guys at the bar are awesome!

03/05/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
218. Jade S.
Great location but poor service and management didn't do anything about it. What's the point of a great location when the service is poor.  What's worse than an unsatisfied paying customer? One that writes a bad yelp review. They should have thought about that.

03/08/13 | Link | Rating: 1.0
219. Ruth S.
Short review: You better just pray you get one of the nice rooms on the sound side, because on the city side, you might as well be staying at Motel 6.

So, once or twice a year, April and October, we treat ourselves to a 4 or 5 star hotel and a weekend in Seattle. So I've stayed at most of the nice hotels downtown. And I'll tell you this, the Edgewater is no Kimpton. Nor is it the Westin, the Sheraton, the Four Seasons or the Andra. It's barely the Holiday Inn.

We arrived at the front desk to find it comically understaffed. We stood in line with three other groups while the one young man at the desk argued with someone over the phone. Eventually, a second person came out and began helping those of us waiting in line.

Our room (on the city side) was claustrophobically small. It just barely held a queen bed and a TV... and didn't even have room for a bathtub. There was chipped paint on the bathroom walls and a burned-out lightbulb over the shower. Huge paint scrape/gouge in the wall under the window. The minifridge, while well-stocked, looked like a refugee from a dorm room--scratched paint and gunk in the gaskets around the door. The feather down in the duvet was matted into marble-to-golfball-size lumps (clearly someone does not know how to care for feathers) that were uncomfortable to sit on and not very warm to sleep under. The bed was rock-hard, the pillows were mush. Woke up with neck pain both days.

We didn't interact much with the staff beyond checking in. Honestly, we spent as little time at the hotel as possible. Saturday night, there was a LOT of noise from the party rooms on the 4th floor. We were far enough down the hall that shutting the door and turning on the TV drowned the noise out. I don't know what people closer to those rooms would do. It was positively deafening in the elevator area.

The parking cost for mandatory valet was outrageous, especially since we didn't use our car at all during our stay. If we had to do it over, we would take our chances parking on the street.The "express" checkout option through the TV was a joke. It processed our request for a long time and then said checkout had failed. By then my husband and I were so disgusted, we just went down to the desk. Checking out at the front desk was fast and easy, though. The young lady who helped us was very friendly, as were the men who brought our car around. Of course, why wouldn't they be? They had our money.

Overall, I would say the Edgewater is overpriced for the size and quality of the rooms and for outdoor parking. The location is a little away from the main attractions of downtown, necessitating a long, wet walk along the pier. I don't know if booking through Priceline is why we got the worst room in the place, but for the same money, I'd stay literally anywhere else downtown.

30/10/12 | Link | Rating: 2.0
220. Noah G.
mixed reviews as this hotel had both pros and cons.

PROS:
- located along the water front which is nice (if you get a room on that side of the hotel)
- nice restaurant and bar in the hotel
- valet service is one of the best i have dealt with
- located right between the city center and the market (a couple of the tourist must sees)

CONS:
- smallest rooms i have ever seen.  I stay in a lot of hotels, and this one barely had room for the queen size bed, no exageration.  i know they have larger rooms, but they really make you pay for them.
- train that runs next store every 15 minutes.  this didnt bother me, but it's loud enough they have ear plugs in every room
- thin walls.   many hotels are like this, but its true what many other says...you can hear everything around you
- shower only.  this was also okay with me, but if you are on vacation and like a tub, then this is a no go.

over all i was okay with the stay.  for the price it wasn't a terrible place, but i will probably try another hotel, or dish our another few dollars at another place to try and get a room that is a normal size.  I felt like i was in a closet.

04/04/13 | Link | Rating: 3.0
221. Ashley E.
When you drive up to this lovely hotel you are in awe.  The waterfall with firepits - yes!  Then the lobby - so cool and rustic.  Then you walk to the room and it's adorable. The bathroom has LATHER - hands down one of my all time favorite products - which you can purchase in their gift shop.  The gift shop is a treat - with a great coffee shop.  The restaurant is perfection.  It's just a wonderful place.  

My only neg. is the thin walls. Not sure what they could do about them...so def. bring a sleeping aid or ear plugs.  

Other than that...it's perfect.  I would go back an stay for sure....would dine everytime there and get the smoked cedar plank salmon.

Oh and the bear footstools ~ so adorable.  Thinking of getting my own for my place. Thank you Edgewater for an upscale fanastic stay!

22/02/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
222. David H.
Right on the docks on the waterfront!
It bears a lodge feel with natural gas fire places... one in our room didn't work though.
Extremely friendly staff.

If you stay here, you MUST stay in a view room.  All other non-ocean facing view rooms face the cars parked in the street and is not very inspiring.

However the lobby and the gorgeous commanding view of the Puget sound is fairly astounding.

Rooms are fairly small (standard rooms) when compared to Marriott across the street.
About 50% smaller.

01/06/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
223. April G.
I was going to give this three stars but that was going to include a review of the restaurant and I figured I should review that separately as they are their own entity and a must do in the summer. So unfortunately you will see the TWO stays that I review here gets only two stars.

The good, the bad, the ugly: before I get into my particular stays there needs to be a quick recap of the hotel

The good:
The hotel is Seattle's only waterfront hotel. The ambiance is amazing and the think about your needs. The waterfront rooms are amazing as you are ON the water literally and seeing the boats come and go are pretty neat. The rooms are "lodge style" with wood furnishings and claw foot tubs but updated so it looks like $. The fireplace is always going when you check in and the bath products are extremely superb.

The bad:
The price for a room is quite exorbitant considering its location. Yes, it is the only waterfront location; be prepared to drive and pay $42 for valet (tax included)as its valet only lot. There is really nothing to do within a mile of the hotel so be prepared to WALK. The aquarium and the space needle is over a mile away and downtown? Almost 2. With the cost of rooms ($400 waterfront and $300 city view) it would be easier to stay by the place you want to go. Even if you have a cruise set most hotels are way cheaper and have free shuttles.

The ugly:
My two stays

My first stay was a year ago and it was on a Thursday night. I had a board meeting at work the following day across the street I was assisting with and I needed to be there early so my work put me up there. I was immediately upgraded by our travel department, yay.
The waterfront room was amazing, and I wanted to keep the teddy bear foot stool but alas at $400 in the gift shop he had to stay. I really didn't get to enjoy much as it needed to be an early night (or so I thought). Upon check in the front desk did not alert me to music that evening, a live band, or any event that would be taking place and I totally feel that any hotel when having ANY event whether it be private or public should alert there guests "hey it's going to get loud up in here".  It was loud until 12am. I travel with earplugs these did not help and the water I think made it worse for the acoustics. I am not a complainer so instead laid there tossing an turning and was grumpy and inadequate for days after.
Very disappointing.

My second stay, just this last week 12/7/12 I arrived to cop cars and their staff protesting. Not once did the working staff inside acknowledge them or apologize to me for the noise or inconvenience of them being in my way. I thought this was extremely rude.

I wasn't helped with my things but I did overlook this as I thought maybe they were short staffed due to the protesting.

The protesters were yelling about equal rights and equal pay in case you were wondering and they could be heard all throughout the building because the had blow horns.

I needed to check in an hour early because I was working my work Holiday Party at the aquarium and needed to be there early. I arrived and was given a room. The room that I was given was DIRECTLY ABOVE THE PROTESTERS!! I tried not to get miffed about this as I was changing and leaving until I stepped on a pretzel and realized the room hadn't been fully cleaned. I left angry.

I had ordered room service to be delivered the net morning at 8:30am. Didn't show until I was leaving the hotel.

Then they got my billing wrong and instead of charging my corporate card they wanted to charge my private AMEX which would've been fine should everything have gone without a problem but I was tired and done with them so I had to contact my finance department on a Saturday to set them straight. Turns out when they had set the reservation they had given them all this information. That I was not to pay.

Their customer service is lacking and I feel that a lot is missing here for the price.

14/12/12 | Link | Rating: 2.0
224. Danny T.
This hotel is overpriced for having to deal with a loud train all day every 30 mins.  Rooms can be 200 plus yards from elevator stay clear not worth more then 100 a night.

20/07/14 | Link | Rating: 2.0
225. Mike B.
Who wants to be Rich & Famous?  I'd rather be Rich & Unnoticed, so I could travel wherever I want, do whatever want, stay wherever I want and not have to worry about papparazi or fans or people gawking at me.  I'd want to be able to stay in a classy hotel, with a stunning view of the ocean, with friendly professional staff.  In short, I'd want to stay at the Edgewater.  The rooms are comfortable, with a warm faux fireplace and sitting area in your room.  The amenities and bath products are top quality.  
Plus the location is perfect, on the water, next to Belltown, a short walk to Pike Place.
Although a lot of celebrities may choose to stay at some glitzy new hotel downtown, trust me, all the power players, business executives, corporate recruiters and quietly wealthy stay here, where they can relax and lounge in comfort, without all the hassles of the "famous".

20/02/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
226. Ali U.
Given online reviews are less than stellar, I was a little disappointed when my boss booked rooms at The Edgewater for a two day offsite. However, I had a splendid experience at The Edgewater. The front desk staff was quick and courteous, the decor was distinctly Northwest and the only sounds I heard were the occasional seagull scream and the waves lapping the pilings directly below my balcony.

I had a first floor water facing room with a balcony directly over the water, even as a life long Seattleite, I was impressed by the feeling of being on the water without actually, well, "being on the water." The room was cozy with a king size bed, desk and chair and sitting area with two comfy chairs and a stuffed bear footstool by the fireplace. The bed offered a restful night's sleep with high end linens and enough fluffy down pillows for an in-room pillow fight.

Breakfast in bed consisted of a delicious scramble at an "affordable for room service" price that arrived at exactly the time I requested.

While rather spendy, the hotel is a Seattle landmark and worth it for a decadent staycation.

07/06/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
227. Tamper J.
Decent location and the staff was friendly. After that, this place doesn't even make the standards of a Great Wolf Lodge.  Super thin walls. You can hear every noise in the hallway, above your head if your not on the top floor, or next door.  If you love trains, don't worry there is one right outside twice a night (and I kinda like trains but this is really close).  The rooms are in decent shape but this place gets a lot of use. Things are just beat up or worn. Scratches and marks on the walls and hallway doors.

I can here my neighbors in the hall now. They are going to the Space Needle. Her name is Marie. Not sure about his.

02/12/12 | Link | Rating: 2.0
228. Bradley C.
The shower's drain stated backflowin dirty sewage into my shower and adjacent bath tub while I was taking a shower.  It covered my feet before I realized what was happening!

The health department needs to shut down this place until they fix these problems as they are a SERIOUS HEALTH HAZARD.  Especially if one had a foot problem.

I told management all about it, and asked them to call me and let me now it was resolved - and never heard from there despite another call back.  

If this happens to you insist on a refund, and then call the health department as I am going to this next week.

Would not stay here again at any price until this is fixed.

07/12/13 | Link | Rating: 1.0
229. Chanelle A.
The staff was friendly and location was prime. We liked the fact we could walk to places we wanted to go to. Pike's Place, Seattle Aquarium, The Crab Pot. We were pleased with the accommodations. We were disappointed that there was no self parking and only valet parking. It's $38 a night, plus $8 tax/fee for each night. You can come and go as you please, but tipping the valets each time gets costly too. So, our 4 nights (in a $200 a night room) left us with a $185 parking bill at the end of our stay. If you opt to stay here, go for it. It's a nice place. But just be prepared to take a hit in the wallet for parking.

29/01/13 | Link | Rating: 3.0
230. Ninette C.
Went to a private event in the Olympic ballroom recently. The hotel is beautiful/interesting. The elevator has a tv and lighting that makes you feel like you are under the sea and there's a great view of course. The wood paneling in the ballroom is also cool.

The metal/wood work in other parts of the hotel is interesting. I'm not sure exactly how I feel about it but it's interesting. I also like that they have bear footstools and a teddy bear on every bed!

Things I don't like:
-no pool: I know that it's because of the weight issue but still kinda lame
-really expensive: it's nice but I still think its overpriced.
-no parking options. Give us some decent visitor parking or something! Come on (and this is my 2nd time visiting)!
-if you're a tourist, this isn't as centrally located as some of the other top hotels. But of course, you're also on the pier so you win some and you lose some I guess.

Even with the cons, this is a nice enough space that I'm a fan of the rooms and restaurant!

EDIT: In response to the owner comment, yes there is a parking lot across the street, but you have to pay.  I don't remember the prices off the top of my head, but its still downtown parking prices!

27/02/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
231. Dominick N.
Not impressed. The room smelled like cigarette smoke. The bathroom was not clean. There was piss all over the toilet seat and the floor. When we checked in our room was not ready. The staff and service was excellent. They were very accommodating and polite. I was impressed with that part. They comp'd our drinks, valet, and breakfast. I was not impressed with the hotel itself.

15/01/14 | Link | Rating: 2.0
232. A K.
This hotel is absolutely wonderful and the only reason I couldn't give it a full five stars (though it definitely deserves 4 and a half if that were an option) was the restaurant sucked. Food, selection, and service wise. The scenery is absolutely stunning and my boyfriend and I were surprised by how clean, cozy, and just all around nice our room was. We stayed in just the most basic room, and we loved it! Every room has a fireplace, we went Thanskgiving weekend of last year and the fireplace wasn't even completely necessary because the place was always waaaaarrrrm. Such stunning views from the lobby alone where you could just gaze out at the ocean and read a book if you wanted to. This place was beyond cozy, between fireplaces EVERYWHERE and even a super cool elevator on one side of the building. Loved my stay here and would definitely stay here again. Only minor complaint besides the restaurant was having to climb a massive hill when walking to downtown Seattle. This isn't the spot for you if you want to experience more of the downtown area, it would be better as a quieter outskirts spot to enjoy scenery, but either way still not terrible walking distance from Pike's Market, the needle, etc.

05/07/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
233. Jo O.
We booked our room via priceline.com on Sunday after the Super Bowl so we could wake up downtown for the Victory Parade. We got a killer rate and upgraded to a Jr. Suite for $50 additional. The customer service training is apparent. When we arrived to the front desk and a short line, Kayla quickly said "thank you for your patience, we'll be right with you."

We had a renovated room on the top floor facing the Great Wheel. I almost bailed on the parade on Wednesday morning because I was so cozy. The view was glorious on the sunny freezing day and night.

Yes, the $40 valet charge was a little rich for us and for night 2 the valet advised that there was free overnight parking on the street in front of the hotel. easy-peezy.

Will definitely book another urban vacation at the Edgewater AND for the parade when the Seahawks win the Super Bowl next year.  

I will right a separate review for our fantastic experience in the Edgewater dining room

08/02/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
234. Viennelyn C.
I was fortunate enough to stay at The Edgewater Hotel during a Seattle business trip. The Edgewater hotel literally sits on top of the water and is surrounded by breath-taking views of Seattle's Elliott Bay.

My favorite thing about this hotel is the cabin-like decor. There is a beautiful outdoor fireplace in front of the hotel and most hotels rooms are equipped with it's own fireplace. Every night I fell asleep to the warmth of the fire burning in my room. Another amazing thing about this hotel are the bathrooms. My hotel bathroom's floor was covered in stone and I had both a bathtub and a shower.  

The Edgewater also has a very cute restaurant/bar called Six Seven downstairs... Very convenient, especially if you're stressed out and want a drink to relax. As far as location, the Edgewater is located downtown and is within walking distance to many restaurants and the famous Pike's Market.

This hotel definitely lives up to it prestige reputation as "Seattle's Best Hotel, Top 50 Scenic Views, and Best hotel for Guests."

06/12/11 | Link | Rating: 5.0
235. Candia M.
So here's the deal...most guests were staying one or two nights on their wait for a cruise ship.  We were staying 4 nights (me and my 15 yr old and my mother) and paid online for a view of the water. The room was of the low tide mark of the pier where the cruise ships emBark.  I basically had to beg for a room that did not suck. The restaurant hostesses were extraordinarily rude. The bathroom is small and dark w/no tub. When i wanted to enjoy the sun in July the person in charge of seating at the 4 deck tables suggested we go sit on a bench where employees go to smoke. We could not wait to leave each day.  Save your money and aggravation and get a room across the street at the Marriot.

27/03/13 | Link | Rating: 1.0
236. Jamie M.
My husband and I stayed here on our wedding night. We stayed in a waterside junior suite on the water side and it was cozy and beautiful. I especially loved the bathroom amenities and the comfort of the king bed. There were double sliding doors opening out to the pier to the great Seattle water view. We spent about an hour out on the deck both that evening and in the morning and loved it. We tried to sleep with the doors open since the breeze was nice, but the seagulls kept us awake (just a note to others visiting).

We ended up paying $680.00 for the total room bill, which I didn't expect. My reservation was for $545.00. Valet costed $38/day I think. Be aware of the room tax (about $88 for us). The hotel held $820.00 on my card, which I was also not aware of (I don't stay at hotels often, so I am not sure if this is standard). It overdrafted me (good thing I have overdraft protection) and I wish I'd have known they needed to hold more than what the final bill was so I could have made arrangements (yay for after-wedding budgets!). I called to sort it out, and everything is fine - my bank should credit the difference. There were a few other minor details that dropped my satisfaction, but nothing too deal-breaking (the TV wouldn't work due to a system reset, and the bathroom doors were a little flimsy/misaligned and you could hear each other in the bathroom).

I will mention that the hotel staff, concierge, and valet were all very professional and courteous. I would probably stay here again, but I don't necessarily think the huge price is worth what you get. For $700, I expect absolute perfection and no nonsense.

05/08/13 | Link | Rating: 3.0
237. Etta H.
I am baffled that this hotel is receiving any positive reviews from people who stayed there. I can totally understand someone falling in love with the lobby, the location or the restaurant... they're all wonderful with beautiful views on the water. Walking distance to everything... but actually stepping foot down the hall on the way to the rooms is a totally different experience.

We had a bad feeling immediately upon arrival as the woman checking us in was frigid and uninformed... but we figured maybe she was just upset about having to work on New Year's Eve. Our bags were loaded onto a cart and followed behind us as we headed down the long, dark, disgusting, damp hallway. The smell of cigarette soaked carpet was thick; the water stained walls closed in on us. I could swear those creepy twins from The Shining would show up any moment. Because there is only one elevator (that we could find) we walked a very long way down the hall just to get there... if it weren't for all the effort put in to arriving, I would have opted for the stairs. That elevator does not look like it would pass inspection!

Up to the 4th floor - so I held out hope... maybe it was just the ground floor that was so gross and dark... maybe the 4th floor would bring a bright, clean hall. Nope!

Another dark, narrow, dank, creepy, stinky hallway led us to our closet... I mean room. The "room" was about the size of my walk-in closet of my studio apartment. It was so small that we had to take turns walking around so that we didn't cause a two-person traffic jam at the foot of the bed. So you're probably thinking - "well in a room that small, I at least hope they have a fireplace to burn you alive while you sleep!" Exactly! The fireplace (that we could not turn off) pumped out heat all day/night. Easy fix: open the window! Yes, the window that opens up to roaring train tracks and has no protection whatsoever from the elements, insects or suicide attempts... once opened, not even a flimsy screen separates you from the wonderful wet Seattle air.

Making the best of it - we headed out for a fantastic night at the EMP's NYE bash. Arriving back to the hotel around 2am we called the front desk to inquire about a 24 hour room service menu (not an uncommon find at decent hotels around the world!) But apparently our request was absurd. The person who answered laughed at us. I'm sorry you had to work on NYE buddy, but don't be rude to the people who you are paid to assist! Terrible.

Word of advice: if you, for some God awful reason, find yourself in the hell hole that is The Edgewater hotel on the "city view" side... do not attempt slumber without the ear plugs (one pair provided on your night stand... yes, they know it's bad). The train and road noise is unbearable. I woke up every half hour absolutely terrified. The train is so loud that it sounded like we were tied to the tracks. So - close the window, right? Yeah... let's not forget about that fireplace two feet from the bed.

The location of The Edgewater is fantastic. Everything else was so bad it was actually funny by the end of our stay. Rude staff + filth + stench + tiny room + ear-splitting noise...I think I'd wake up hungover from this place even if I didn't have a drop to drink the night before. I felt like we must have been on some hidden camera show... things just kept getting worse and worse. I'd stay at a Motel 6 in Werapeyouwhileyousleepville rather than ever step foot in this place. YUK.

02/01/12 | Link | Rating: 1.0
238. Jessica G.
I love love love The Edgewater.  I've stayed here twice now and each time have enjoyed the experience immensely.  

First, the location.  As far as I know, this is Seattle's only waterfront hotel and not only is it by the water, it is located on a pier.  You cannot get any more waterfront than that.  The first time I came here, it was following a stressful period at work and I just wanted to sit somewhere and stare at some water to decompress.  Boy, did the The Edgewater deliver on that.  I was able to sit by my window, with my feet propped up on my little bear footrest next to the fireplace and gaze at the water immediately below while occasionally thumbing through the book on zen buddhism they had in the room.  Perfection!  It is also conveniently located to waterfront attractions and a trolley stop.

Second, the rooms.  Of course they are of decent size and well-decorated for the general theme of the hotel.  Did I mention the bear footrest and fireplace?  Now throw in a large comfy bed with its rustic bark covered posts, a clean modern bathroom featuring the best shower I have ever been in (the feeling of the slate flooring and wall covering were so satisfying and relaxing - I am determined to feature them in my own bathroom as soon as possible).  In some rooms, add a deep clawfoot tub and in others a balcony (I especially recommend securing the latter, there is nothing like eating your Eggs Benny on your private balcony overlooking the bay for a relaxing morning - bearing in mind, of course, that every seagull in the Western Hemisphere will come to join you).  

Third, the history.  The hotel has an interesting backstory and there is something cool about staying in "The Rockstar Hotel" and imagining how many times the staff had to deal with bathtubs filled with fish.

Finally, the hotel generally has well-trained staff, an extremely pleasant rustic Pacific Northwest theme that they execute beautifully and a highly decent restaurant.  Its eco-friendly aspects allow you that little extra sense of virtue when you stay there as well.

My only con is that I have not had a great experience with the concierge.  The last time we stayed he was mostly absent, and when not absent, unmotivated and dismissive.  

Tip: Be careful about how long you run the fireplace.  They use these to heat the rooms and they do so very very effectively.  We fell asleep with it running one night and woke up sweating.  I think my boyfriend was actually starting to get a heat rash!  Needless to say, we turned it off at that point.

I would definitely recommend staying here.  The only way I would come to Seattle and not stay here was if I could not afford it.

09/02/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
239. Pley W.
I can't even muster 2 stars. For the $350 price tag (supposedly included 20% discount and a comp upgrade, think that's a standard line at check in to make you feel better) I expected something special. The only thing I hadn't seen elsewhere was the claw foot bath with the bathroom wall taken out.

Getting to my room took some time. Firstly because the directions to the elevators don't include "walk half a mile down the hall". I walked a quarter of a mile and came back to reception thinking I'd gone the wrong way.

Another reviewer mentions the smell of smoke and poop through the hallway. That's nailed it. I was trying to pinpoint the unpleasant aroma, taking shallow breaths for the entire trip (probably what made it feel more like the half a mile), and only reading the other review is it clear this is a regular bonus. Its a distinct in-the-walls type of smell of septic and old smoking days which is incredibly unpleasant.

Another element of check in: staff immediately withdrew from me when payment wasn't as straightforward as they liked. I think I can say snobbish without feeling unreasonable. Plus a refusal to correctly read the name on my booking... In punishment of the payment dilemma? (It was read correctly on first contact).

I also had the room opposite the elevator. Must be the room they put guests using the discount rate. Rooms are not soundproof by any stretch and I heard every conversation of people arriving or departing in the elevator all night.

Tv: had been disconnected. Took the on duty attendant a while to work out how to get it to function. How/why it would have been so disabled was puzzling to both of us. Power had also been shut off to the fridge? More stale smells to enjoy...

Views were...of Seattle industrial area across grey harbour water, so you kind of pay for the discount.

I did like the pillows. But the pretend thin duvet: not so much, (more luxury to be found in a Best Western).

Hand lotion pump in bathroom was not functioning (and clearly had not been for some time), and shower lotion pump had to have the dried out clog hanging from the spout removed. Eww.

Carpets. Thin brown with red splotches on diamonds. Enough said.

Fireplace is on a timer, which is nice (needed for thin duvet). But gives you several wake-you-up-with-what-the-heck-is-that countdown beeps with 1 minute to go. Why, I ask. Why?

Dark brown ikea chairs by the fire didnt do anything for my feeling of money well spent either.

All in all, just a blech experience. $400 including compulsory parking (declined to pay for Internet) for an experience I'll quickly forget except for the hole in my bank account. Next time I'll opt for a younger hotel of which there are several and come down and take a photo to satisfy historic interest.

* Comparing to multiple international stays in 4* plus hotels, it appears this one charges for the historical significance, in dated surrounds, though the smoke you smell may be from the Beatles era, if that's your thing.

16/04/13 | Link | Rating: 1.0
240. Jeff H.
I thoroughly enjoyed my stay here.

I wanted a hotel that was located downtown, and I got a good deal on it through Hotwire.

The valet was on top of things, but I knew I would spend money.  $36 + tax..so my one night parking expense was $43.  That was a bummer...but I saw it coming, so I wasn't taken by surprise or anything.

The staff were amazing.  Courteous and friendly, very quick to greet me at all areas.  The concierge in the morning was helpful and got me where I wanted to go very quickly.

The room itself was small, but again, I did not arrive to spend time in my room watching TV.  The bed was amazingly comfortable, the pillows were bountiful and soft, the bathroom was updated in a very modern style and was very nice.  There was also a fireplace in the room, which I turned on in the morning, but otherwise had no need of.  Would be great in the winter though.  I was on the city side of the hotel, so I could see the Space Needle, but again, since I didn't plan to stay for the view, it wasn't an issue for me.

I was able to walk anywhere I wanted to go, and the name "Edgewater Hotel" brought recognition to almost everyone I spoke to, so if you're afraid of getting lost, someone will know where you need to get to.

All in all, a great place to spend the night in Seattle, and I wouldn't hesitate to stay here again.

24/04/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
241. Kay B.
We just returned from the Edgewater Hotel.  What a lovely, welcoming, simply perfect hotel.  It is wonderfully located right on the water's edge...literally.  The lobby, lounge, restaurant all have wall-to-wall-floor-to-ceiling window with Elliot Bay views.  So relaxing!  The staff if very friendly and helpful.  My husband is a light sleeper so we asked for a quiet room away from elevator noise, street noise, Fri & Sat band/lounge noise.  They gave us a room on the third floor (city view - Space Needle view) that truly was a "quiet room".  We didn't hear anything!   The double/double bed room was very clean and well appointed including  a fireplace.  We heard nothing inside or out.  Perfect.  The location is great too.  Easy walk to Sculpture Park, Pike's Market, Space Needle/Seattle Center.  There is a courtesy van that will take guests within a 1 mile range.  The van fits about 6-8 people and leaves on the hour (first come/first serve).  We were lucky both times we arrived about 10 minutes before the hour and hopped right on the van.  Food at the lounge was delicious.  Can't wait to go back some day.  :)

13/06/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
242. Jqlin X.
Booked a premium room w-ocean view.
The ocean- beautiful. Windows to view the ocean? Dreary, ugly & outdated.  Housekeeping- great but front desk staff? Not as bright..- our room was on the 2nd floor located across from the public restroom :(

17/05/13 | Link | Rating: 1.0
243. Michelle U.
We had our wedding here and it was the best experience. They were very accommodation to all of our guests that stayed here, along with ourselves. The hotel is so beautiful and amazing. We stayed in the Beatles suite the night of the wedding and they made it available very quickly so we could get ready in there and take pictures. Their restaurant is amazing and the food is great along with very reasonably priced! We can't wait to go back!

17/09/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
244. A.B. H.
Booked a room through Hotwire.com and couldn't believe the tiny room (complete with bugs...big "mosquito eaters").  Temperature was set ridiculously low, and we turned it off and opened the door to warm up the room for a bit while I dug out a sweater.  Visited the bar after a long day of driving (from Wenatchee, to Portland, to Seattle).  The bar keep looked less than happy to accommodate my special request of a muddled lime, dash of simple syrup, and Patron Silver.  We moved to a table where we were ignored by waitstaff until we pulled aside someone that looked like a hostess, who embarrassed our server in front of us by saying "why haven't you helped these people?"  The waitress, after we ordered, ate and paid, explained that the restaurant was understaffed and this wasn't supposed to be "her section."  

Meh.  Less than thrilled after a long day and one of the worst/priciest hotels I've stayed at for a long time.  Paid $56 for asparagus fries and three cocktails (which were delicious) and a small underwhelming plate of ceviche (considered it sub-par as it was full of marinated condiments...olives and artichoke hearts made it uber salty).  

The view of the water and sunset from the Sound was GREAT!  A beautiful place, and the decor was just fabulous, with strips of tree bark wrapping around each support column, and tree limbs and metal sculpted together reaching toward the ceiling around the restaurant and bar.  I'd give it another shot on a date night, but price-wise, it wasn't worth the money this time.

17/09/13 | Link | Rating: 2.0
245. Danny E.
If  getting cheap rates  & a non credentialed driver from a bottom feeding car service are your thing, then this is the place for you. One would think that an upscale hotel would be more selective about who they allow to represent them

23/10/14 | Link | Rating: 2.0
246. Hamish C.
Are you kidding me?  Ali was the best. Service was impeccable, her smile and laughter launched our vacation on a joyous trajectory. We enjoyed her recommended stops and sightseeing locations

22/04/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
247. Claire V.
The reviews for the Edgewater seem mixed, but we loved this place! We got a good last minute deal on a room, and received a free upgrade to a suite. Our room was spacious, clean, somewhat rustic in appearance and with a nicely stocked mini bar. We had no problems whatsoever with noise. Our view was nice, towards downtown with a huge balcony. I was disappointed that there were no cruise ships in the harbor, which would've been fun to watch, but the view over the water was beautiful! I did feel like our room was quite a bit of a walk though, took forever to go get something from the car, walking down what seemed like a quarter mile of corridor and back.

The hotel decor follows that rustic-meets-modern hipster style, which made me laugh, but in all seriousness, I thought the style suits the spirit of Seattle or even the NorthWest in general. We greatly envied the huge bear-footstools for sale in the gift shop. Almost bought one!

Brief parking tip: Hotel parking is expensive ($35 I think), but parking on the street is cheap (couple bucks) and easy. There were parking spots all the way along the hotel parking lot. Arriving in the early evening, we paid for just a few hours of parking, and thanks to a new Seattle initiative, you can park ahead for the first hours of the morning too! So no getting up early, just buy your morning ticket in the evening after dinner, and get back to your car any time before 10pm!

PS: Sorry Edgewater about the seagull frenzy at the side of your hotel a few weeks ago. We saw a cute fat seagull on our balcony, who looked like he wanted something to eat. We threw him a piece of butterflake roll that we had left over from the previous day. Only then did it become apparent that he was running a racket with the other seagulls. As soon as we fed him, our balcony was swarmed by 1,000 frantically squawking seagulls demanding butterflake rolls. We quickly retreated inside, but I fear the damage had already been done. They didn't leave for a long time.

23/05/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
248. Andre L.
The restaurant and the staff save this hotel. The restaurant and the other common areas are old and charming. The food in the restaurant is excellent but it could bust you budget. You will spend just over or just $100.00 for two adults for dinner. Easily over a $100.00 with alcohol.  Breakfast, lunch and dinner were all great.
  As I said the common areas are old and charming.  Our room was just old. Old and noisy--long frequent FREIGHT TRAINS. No Bueno!
   If you can't get a room on the opposite side as the train tracks--stay somewhere else. The bed was one of the most uncomfortable beds I have ever NOT slept on. Popcorn ceilings. At that price point? Really?

Would I stay here again? Maybe

27/09/13 | Link | Rating: 3.0
249. Jen H.
Common areas have gorgeous water views.  Rooms have rustic luxe feel.  3-stars because if you don't upgrade your room, you face live railroad/city side, which means it's very noisy (to the point they put earplugs in your room).  Also, it's just a bit too far to walk downtown, so you need to cab or wait for the complimentary shuttle.  The bar/lounge is very cool with great wine selection and beautiful on-the-water views (literally, right up to the building), however, it oddly closes by 10pm, so it's not like you have time to even enjoy a later evening drink.

So, it's a nice hotel - almost 4-star - but has limitations that make it less-than-ideal for location, convenience, noise and restaurant/lounge hours to service.

08/06/13 | Link | Rating: 3.0
250. Sandee S.
My husband and I stayed at this hotel for 4 nights for our anniversary.  We booked on Priceline and received a very good rate for all 4 nights.  My husband also upgraded to a top floor, ocean view since it was our anniversary.
Pros:  very nice view, lobby is very relaxing and also has a beautiful view, shuttle van is an extremely nice amenity, shuttle can staff all very nice, location is convenient.

Cons:  very noisy(from other rooms to seagulls gawking all night), our fire place had a gas leak, so our room smelled like gas on our 3 rd day ( hotel waved the ocean view upgrade for 1  night, staff needs to be more friendly when seeing guests throughout hotel ( except bellman in front).

Overall:  I would stay here again just because of the shuttle van (although I wish it was every 1/2 hour), and great location of the hotel.

24/04/14 | Link | Rating: 3.0
251. Nique F.
Sometimes I think, "what's the point of spending $200 a night on a hotel room, when I'm only going to sleep there!?"

It's a valid point, but completely irrelevant at a hotel like the Edgewater - a place where you'll want to do much more than sleep. You'll want to sip your morning coffee in the lodge-like reception area, watching ships go by and rustic islands in the distance. You'll want to plan your day around sunset happy hour at Six Seven, the hotel restaurant. You'll want to hang on your private patio and try to replicate the famous Beattle's pic, fishing out a hotel window at the Edgewater (they used to rent poles at the front desk, but gone are the days...)

This is more of an attraction than a hotel, which makes the pricetag much easier to swallow - though, it's really not that expensive, compared to others in the area that don't have a fraction of the jaw-dropping scenery that the Edge has. If you're coming to Seattle on vacation, this is a no-brainer spot. Walkable to all the downtown attractions, easy access to the ferries, and views so inspiring you may not want to leave the premises.

Take note that the Edge is not hip, or modern, or minimalist in any way...the W can take care of you if that's your preference. Here, luxury is delivered in bold rustic details that proudly embrace a Northwestern theme. The Rooms are fairly small, and decorated like mini log cabins, with knotty wood beds, flannel sheets, and fauna fixtures galore. Totally tolerable, considering all the decor that Mother Nature provides in addition.

When (not if) I return to Seattle, the Edgewater will be my first target during the virtual room hunt. Which reminds me - seaview rooms are the only way to go!

29/05/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
252. Tristan M.
It's tough to rate the Edgewater, as so much of my experience with them was great, but also left some to be desired.  It's a very clean and well-kept hotel, with exceptionally friendly and helpful staff.  The "partial view" room that we booked, well, had a partial view of the water - but had a full and imposing view of some industrial maritime stuff that definitely was a bit of a buzz kill.  It would have been fair to disclose this, or offer pictures, so as to give customers a more honest reflection of what they would be getting.  All in all, it's a great hotel, with a great location, and comparably inexpensive for its quality and location, but could definitely do better with reflecting the views that would actually be seen from the room.

24/09/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
253. Vince S.
We seriously could not have asked for a more amazing stay!

We got a free upgrade to a King size mattress and room, with a view of the Puget Sound from our balcony.  It was surreal!!

I LOVED the decor, soft bed, and especially the fireplace.  Makes for a romantic night in with the fire burning.  The rain shower was the BEST part though, and the stone tile and modern bathroom fixtures were stunning.

If you're planning to stay, you MUST get a water view room (call ahead!).  There's nothing like it.

It was also awesome to work on my laptop in the comfy lobby, which is reminiscent of a cabin in the woods.  You also get an amazing view of the Sound from the lobby.  Additional brownie points for the great Christmas decorations.

Minus one star though for the no free wi-fi, and $35/per night valet parking. REDIC!!!!

30/12/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
254. Ted M.
We have stayed there before with mediocre service.  Thought we would give it another chance but just ran into a horrible reservation agent who practically told us we were bothering her.  Oh well, time to move on.

29/08/14 | Link | Rating: 1.0
255. G P.
The best hotel of our Pacific Northwest Trip and top contender for best overall hotel experience ever.

We lucked out on getting the rooms via Priceline. (Shatner's Karate moves; guess he has still got it)

On checkin I asked about available upgrades and we opted for the Premium King Water side for $50 a night. DO THIS PEOPLE. Your girl will thank you. Claw foot tub overlooking Puget Sound, fireplace, and rooms hanging right over water. Room 352 to be precise. It was killer. We fed birds from outside our window (Sure they don't sanction this, but it was great...see pics)

Can't say enough good things about our front desk experience with Brittany. She answered everyone of my annoying questions about transportation, fanny pack free zones, logistics, and layouts. I left with about 5 maps with special markings for each activity I was looking in to. Brittany continued to be a tremendous help throughout our stay and we came back early from Vancouver because of it.

Few real issues is the dankness of the place (on water, can't be avoided?) Gift shop could use a steady schedule...was closed early and often and I left twice to purchase coffees/waters because of it.

In closing I must say this hotel perfectly punctuated the city of Seattle, gorgeous views, conveniently located, outstanding rooms and service, and a bit of classy history.

We will be back Edgewater...thanks....

18/10/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
256. Esther L.
Was impressed with the service and rustic beauty as soon as we stepped through their doors. Upgraded from city view to a waterview complementary for my birthday. You can tell the hotel was older with the paint chipping off the elevator. But the bathroom was updated, bed was very comfortable and the view was amazing. Expect to hear the trains and seagulls. Overall, wonderful stay. Bonus is a wonderful restaurant with a great happy hour and free shuttle!!

15/05/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
257. Tea J.
Very nice hotel the only complaint that I have are the beds in the rooms are two small they need to get queen size beds in the rooms!! But the rooms are so small they probably wouldn't fit. Love the bathroom in the room it was nice the fireplace was a nice touch and the shuttle to the Space Needle I like that as well and they also have a lounge with live music that was nice. If your a AAA member you get free breakfast for two which was a plus!!

12/03/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
258. Martin R.
So, this place is way classier than we would usually book, but hey, its honeymoon! And wahooo! An upgrade for $120 over the 4 nights and a bottle of bubbles with chocolate strawberries! Kinda noisy though. A old jetty squeaks away when the ships go by. The hotel is on the SeaTac departure flightpath too. And jeees! the foghorns are loud! Never mind, a good stay nonetheless.

07/06/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
259. Michael C.
The room was fantastic... once I found it. If you get #349 good luck to you. Unlike the sign which "clearly" points the way to rooms that seem almost randomly numbered, #349 is tucked in a corner right near the elevator. The rooms are huge with fireplaces, ultra modern bathrooms, a desk and a seating area. The views from the lobby are spectacular, especially when cruise ships drift by. The bar and restaurant look nice with live music on the weekends. Staff was friendly and helpful. It's a great value if you can find a room under $200.

26/09/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
260. Alicia W.
I've been lucky enough to be treated to two stays here on recent trips to Seattle.  The rooms themselves are more cozy than luxurious, but the fireplace makes it a perfect place to sit and read a book.  Trying to get internet has always been a bit wonky, but it always ends up working out.

My absolute favorite part of this hotel is the restaurant.  The entire water-facing wall of the restaurant is made up of windows, opening to the most gorgeous view of Elliot Bay.  With booths that allow you to melt into the cushioning, and well chosen decor, eating a meal here is really an experience for all the senses.  Once, I ate a sticky, moist oatmeal while watching a rainstorm pass over the bay.  On another occasion, enjoyed a dinner with my parents full of delicious mussels, scallops, and crab.  The bottle of wine and great company helped that particular experience for sure.  I've also just stopped by for a light happy hour, brut rose and tempura asparagus.

I've honestly never been disappointed with the food or the ambiance for any meal.  The service can be a bit spotty sometimes unless you luck out and get the slightly older breakfast and lunch waitress.  She is the sweetest and most attentive member of their staff.

24/07/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
261. Levi P.
Went here day after Christmas, possibly the best hotel ive stayed at. I also forgot to mention i basically live in hotels for the most part, so this place really topped it off! Good breakfast, wonderful views, nice staff, and a unique styled room! Very impressed!

16/06/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
262. Renny W.
Sorry to all my readers who have been wondering about my absence. I had some medical issues, but now I'm back and on the road for you again. Last summer I was in Seattle, The Emerald City. I found the city as a whole to be not much of a gem (I have many reviews to write). One of the places I stayed was The Edgewater Hotel.

I had known of The Edgewater for years. Of course Led Zeppelin stayed there and supposedly committed some unspeakable acts. I have always wanted to immerse myself in that "fishy" history. The Beatles and the Stones were also guests. Everyone knows I'm a giant classic rock fan. The folks at the Inn were terrific. I checked in wearing my 1977 Zepp tour t-shirt and the valet noticed it as he helped me out of my car. We struck up a nice conversation about the history of the hotel. Apparently I missed Plant by only a few days. I was bummed, but "Hey Hey What Can I Do?"

The room was... well... It was rustic. My feet were tired and damp from traveling, so I put them up on a little bear. That's right! A little, black bear! I made use of the gas fire place to dry my feet. It felt marvelous. I had the window wide open and the curtains dancing in the sea breeze. The view is the most phenomenal part of the Inn. I spent many hours sitting by the window watching the boats. I don't know why they don't build all hotels over the ocean. You tell me?

The bed itself was comfortable enough. The room was nice enough. You're probably wondering why I'm not giving the place four or five stars. I'll tell you why. THE PILLOWS!!!!!! THEY DISAPPEARED WHEN I PUT MY HEAD INTO THEM. I tried every combination of the two pillows that I could think of. My head was flat on the mattress rendering my CPAP (sleep apnea mask) useless. I didn't want this to ruin my stay, so the next day I was off to Target to buy some decent pillows. Problem solved!

I spent a lot of time in my room on this trip. I took a couple baths a day with the bathroom door wide open and the window wide open. This was great. (Warning: if you plan on emerging from your bathtub make sure the Norwegian Jewel is not going by your window). However, I didn't love the shower. I felt a bit exposed with no door on the stall, plus low water pressure. My night baths were magical. I watched the colorful ferris wheel on the far away dock as it spun virtual gold. I meant to go out and explore the city more, but I was having so much fun in the room.

One morning, I went out for a nice breakfast and to enjoy some of that legendary Seattle hot brown brew. I took a bicycle taxi up the dock (bad knees). I brought back a nice, big loaf of sour dough bread. Sitting there at the window, enjoying my loaf, I thought it would be nice to feed some of the seabirds that were flying around. This turned out to be a big mistake. A gull flew into my room to get my bread. I instinctively covered up and fled to the bathroom. I was shocked to see several more gulls fly in and attack the bread I had left on the table. It was a mess! The hotel should have made it clear how aggressive these seagulls can get. Luckily, the birds were able to find their way out after they got their fill. (The hotel needs to solve this problem).

Overall, I thought it was a cool, little joint on the water. It is no wonder that so many celebrities chose to stay at the Edgewater. The past comes to life. You can sense the history. Take a good look at the many photos on the walls and you will literally see the history. I would have liked to spend more time in the lounge area, but It was often too crowded. I will give you my review of the hotel restaurant later. I had read many reviews that complained about a pungent smell in the halls, but I never got that. If you're coming to Seattle, bring your own pillows and stay at The Edgewater. I'd have stayed longer, but it was time to "Ramble On".

29/11/13 | Link | Rating: 3.0
263. Danny L.
Loved it. Stayed in Beatles suite. Kayla at the front desk was amazing. She was so helpful friendly and accommodating. Will definitely stay here again.

29/05/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
264. Jenny L.
Gorgeous place for a wedding, which was what I was here for.  The view of the Seattle skyline is amazing, especially from the 4th floor.

The lobby is beautifully decorated with modern artistic furniture and the elevators are so pretty and full of lights and a TV!  

-1 star for expensive parking.  $6/hr up to $36/day.  Valet is available after 5pm for $20.

24/10/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
265. Jason S.
Horrible experience!!!! Some of the worst customer service I have ever had. I waited over an hr for two glasses of water this weekend and the staff is very rude. I wouldn't not recommended this hotel for a stay, you would think for the price the employees would have better service. No late check out, they knocked on our door to tells us it's time to leave ( we were in the process of packing when thy knocked)

20/09/14 | Link | Rating: 1.0
266. Matt S.
For weeks I scoured Seattle, looking for a romantic spot to propose to my girlfriend. I needed a beautiful location, but warm and private. I had hoped we would find a place that had a big fireplace, as my (now) fiance is always freezing. The problem wasn't finding the fireplace, or an elegant atmosphere, it was finding a generous and thoughtful staff that wasn't only looking out for numero uno-- until I found the Edgewater. This is by far my favorite hotel in the city, but what stood out the most was their helpful and selfless staff.

The idea for my proposal was simple, but details were critical. I was going to wander into the hotel with my girlfriend looking for a place to pass the time while we waited on our photographer for a photo shoot (great excuse for us to dress up). The staff was to chat us up and learn that we were in love and thinking of getting engaged in the next year. After they led us into the beautiful and cozy bar furnished with couches and big fireplace, the staff were to come back by to inform us that the penthouse was available and that we were welcome to bring our drinks up to take a peek, which is where I would make my move. I had tried this story with so many other hotels, and they all loved it. However, they all expected me to reserve the room which was quite outside of my budget. The conversation with the Edgewater went the same as the others, but didn't turn sour. They were thrilled to help, really coming across as genuine romantics with their interest and dedication to make the night memorable. Not long after we started the conversation, the Assistant Manager, Dominic Kramer suggested that I rent a normal room and they would happily upgrade us to the penthouse if it were still available the day before. As it turned out, the suite was still available and I was able to reserve arguably the best room in Seattle for the price of a normal hotel room! The generosity I experienced was unheard of and completely unexpected.

On the big day, Dominic was incredibly kind and easy going. His convincing acting skills kept her guessing. After leading us up, he quietly let himself out and the stage was set for the moment without a single hitch.

The Penthouse Suite was by far the nicest hotel room I have been in, and I have been in quite a few in my travels and time spent looking at other hotels for the proposal. The room, easily a 1000 sq ft, housed about 35 people for the after party but we could've easily fit 20 more. The balcony was spacious and offered an incredible view of downtown and the ferris wheel, as well as the sound and Olympics. The fireplace pumped out heat. The bar was adequate. The bedroom was beautiful with a comfy king bed. My favorite part of the room was the bathroom, complete with a Jacuzzi, two sinks, and a walk-in shower the size of a small hotel room with two shower heads and a waterfall head. The skylight in the shower beamed in the neon Edgewater sign adding a certain flare.

Overall, the hotel was incredible and the staff couldn't have been more accommodating. Moreover, The Edgewater hotel made our special night absolutely epic. Thanks to Dominic and the rest of the staff!

08/02/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
267. Christine D.
Stayed at the Edgewater during my first time visit to Seattle and I must say that the view of Elliot Bay from this hotel is A-M-A-Z-I-N-G!  Just absolutely gorgeous.  Photo OP for sure.  Don't be fooled by the outside of this hotel it might look worn down in my opinion.  I really enjoyed the interior rustic/modern (trees with metal branches?) decor.  My friends and I got two bedrooms the Penthouse Suite and a smaller city side deluxe room during our 3 day stay.  We wanted to get the Beatles room to recreate the Beatles photo with our heads sticking out the window (haha) but ended up not getting it but can't complain with the upgrade to the Penthouse Suite of course!

The staff were very accommodating to our needs.  I loved the cute little bear chairs in the rooms!  The walls are pretty thin and you could hear people walking/talking down the hallways so if you are a light sleeper get some earplugs!  

The Edgewater is conveniently walking distance to Pike's Place and just a few miles from the Space Needle.

The only problem I had was when I was checking out and needed a cab ride.  It took forever for a cab to come and the people working the desk kept on saying that a cab was coming.  Then after 30 minutes of waiting there ended up being some sort of miscommunication and no cab came and they ended up putting me in one of the town cars and I ended up paying three times as much for a cab ride to the train station.  Aside from that, I had a good experience here and would probably stay here again if I came to visit Seattle in the future.

07/03/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
268. John G.
They let us check in early, at 11am instead of 4 pm! Nice. I enjoyed my stay here.  I know a lot of reviews complained about being on the street side instead of the water side, but it wasn't that big a deal to me.  Yes, we did hear the trains going by in the morning, but not that disruptive to us.  Nice location to stay, withing walking distance of most of the major attractions and Belltown was my kinda place.  Everyone was super nice and friendly here, talking about the staff.  Only minor glitch was that the shuttle service was out of commission when we were leaving that morning, checking out the brakes, so we took a town car to the airport.  Nice lobby area, great little bar with a spectacular view, and welcoming staff made for a very pleasant stay for us.  I think we got upgraded to a second floor room and it was gorgeous, comfy and spacious.  You're also right next to the Bell Harbor Conference Center and you could walk up to the deck and have an incredible view of the bay! I would stay here again if I ever visit Seattle or recommend it to friends.

08/04/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
269. Sharan G.
We loved our stay at the Edgewater.... It's in the perfect location to stroll around and take in Seattle. The staff was so helpful and friendly. The rooms were done very cozy and the bathrooms were nicely updated. It was surprisingly quiet and we barely noticed any noise that was happening. Keep in mind you're in a busy part of town so complete silence is just not going to happen. Plus we were there to see the sites, not sit in our room. We would definitely stay there again. Next time I'm getting a water facing room!

03/06/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
270. Susan C.
For New Year's Eve my boyfriend and I stayed at the Edgewater in a Waterview Premium Room - about $350.00/night, including tax.  Yeah, I know what you're thinking - OUUCH.

The room itself was nice, on the third floor and overlooking the water.  However, we couldn't help but compare it to the Salish Lodge, which had a very similar "rustic lodge" style.  

Salish's furnishings were more updated.  Being that Edgewater was smack downtown Seattle on the waterfront, it probably couldn't offer the same large jetted tub, newer carpeting and furnishings that Salish did.  But for the price, we did expect something *more*.

Although we'd booked weeks ago and paid more for the premium suite, when we checked in (right around check in time) we were given a room directly across from the elevators.  To the staff's credit, they immediately offered us another quieter room, albeit on the first floor.  After comparing the two, we stuck with the first room, as the views were nicer.  The noise wasn't as bad as we'd thought it might be (although the booze and dancing may have just knocked us out altogether).

Tried checking out late by calling front desk day of at 10am.  They were apologetic and said that they've reached their max checkouts, due to arrangements with the housekeeping staff.  

For the price and the caliber that Edgewater was trying to convey, I think the service and furnishings left something to be desired.

02/01/13 | Link | Rating: 3.0
271. Kira G.
Meh.  I'm not impressed.  Unfortunately I cannot speak to the hotel rooms quality, as we were there for a wedding. The Banquet hall (terrace/Olympic) was only so so. The food? It wasn't the greatest either. Rubber chicken with rubbery mushrooms to boot. The view from thw terrace room was lovely,  but if that's all I can write a review about as a venue....that's not saying much.

I guess to be fair you should take my review with a grain of salt as a spectator of a wedding that was long in coming and filled with last minute drama. (Specific to the venue mistakes on their part.)

10/11/13 | Link | Rating: 3.0
272. Kelsey S.
I've always heard great things about The Edgewater so when we were looking for a place to stay in Seattle for a night, we thought it'd be fun. We got a great deal, and it's location is great for walking to places on the water front.

The hotel itself is pretty and the bed was comfortable. Except the heater/AC in our room would not cool down. We spent most of the night trying to get some air to come out and when it did it was really warm. The windows don't open so there was no way to cool off. Seeing as it was end of December, this was not an issue we expected to have!

Not sure if I'll be going back to that hotel. Especially for the price the normal rates are at. I think there are a lot better options of places to stay in that area.

30/12/13 | Link | Rating: 2.0
273. Kendra A.
Booked a junior suite to stay in the night before my wedding and the night of my wedding. Upon arrival I was not offered assistance with my luggage. I proceeded inside to the front desk where the staff member was warm and friendly. She congratulated me on my upcoming nuptials and gave me a voucher for 2 free drinks at the bar. The bar was nice and had a band playing.

Now to the room, fairly basic but did have a nice waterfront view. I would definitely not call it a "suite". Putting a sofa in a standard size room does not a suite make. Turns out you get woken up in the middle of the night by cruise ships coming into dock. That view you paid $800 a night for is now obstructed by a giant cruise ship. Also no free Internet, expect to shell out another $30 per day.

The next day I had breakfast in the restaurant. It was delicious. Later I tried to go back to have lunch sent to my room while I finished getting ready. I was told I couldn't order lunch be use they were serving brunch and if I wanted something I needed to march back to my room and call room service. I didn't even get a smile with those instructions. I went back to my room and ordered a chicken Caesar salad. The staff member who brought it, pushed the cart in, pointed to the food and said "here's the salad I'm billing to the room", turned and left. The salad leaves were wilted and soggy. The chicken room temperature.

After the wedding, my new husband and I returned to the room. At least they made the bed. They didn't even bother to refill the coffee service. The room was a complete mess.

The next morning we went to breakfast. We waited about 15 minutes to be seated. We asked if we could get water or coffee while we waited and were told no because they don't serve those things in the bar. After we were seated the bus buy took our drink orders and brought us water. We sat for ~30 minutes waiting to order food. When the server showed up our greeting was "sorry, she was busy so now I'm here. You guys want drinks? Oh you have them. You want food?". We ordered and then proceeded to sit for another 45 minutes waiting for an omelette and pancakes. We watched 6 other tables get seated after us, place orders, eat, pay and leave before we ever saw food.

This is supposed to be an outstanding place to stay with exceptional service. I was hoping for a nice experience during this special event and I barely received common courtesy. The staff was regularly rude and lazy. If you must go here, just have a drink in the bar and enjoy the view. Then leave and stay in a real luxury hotel.

05/09/13 | Link | Rating: 2.0
274. Chris C.
Insomniac train-enthusiasts, you have found your perfect hotel!

Important note: your opinion of your stay here will depend solely on which SIDE of the hotel your room was located (CITY or WATER).   Read on to see why...

I've waited a while to let my emotions settle regarding the Edgewater before writing this review, so I can say that almost all of the emotion-fueled bias has been extracted from my review.

I stayed at the Edgewater in December after an event my wife and I attended that was downtown (when I booked I was trying to decide between the Edgewater and another downtown property--Westin), and in retrospect I should have either chosen the Westin or just made the drive home.

First the good.  The service was as you would expect: good. I believe that they do a fantastic job of hiring and training their staff.  The staff was awesome!

Now the constructive criticism... The Edgewater suffers from poor proximity to a high traffic rail line, and uncomfortable beds. It's that simple.  Want to read more? Well allow me to embellish.

The one thing that I cannot bear to do without during a hotel stay is sleep...I love sleep. In fact, I literally.need.sleep... to function.

We had a room on the 2nd floor that faced the city.  The noise from the trains on the city side was very. um. insomnia-inducing (yes, I made that word up).  Bottom line: If you are an insomniac-train enthusiast, I would highly recommend any room facing the city.  That said, I think it's downright un-american that the Edgewater not employ a staff physician and have an on site pharmacy to dispense high dose sedative hypnotics to any guest staying on that side of the hotel.

Message to Edgewater owners...  We live in the age of Westin heavenly beds, Marriott   heavenly-me-too beds, and Radisson sleep number beds.  Uncomfortable, worn out spring mattresses are not "quaint."  They don't inspire a sense of "character" to your hotel.  They are just plain atrocious.  Especially with the constant drum beat of train loads of imported trinkets outside the window, the one other thing your guests don't appreciate are the same mattresses that the Beatles slept on...and a sore back to boot!  Please. invest. in. comfortable. bedding...

So in summary, if you stay here, pony up the extra $ for the side facing the water... if you cannot be guaranteed such a room at booking... Stay elsewhere, or just cab it back home.

19/03/14 | Link | Rating: 1.0
275. Lisa S.
There should be a warning on ALL booking sites about the fact that this hotel is right next to a train yard with several tracks. The hotel providing earplugs next to the bed doesn't cut it for $200 per night. We will not be back to this hotel. It would be better to stay farther away from the water and just walk down there for the waterfront amenities.

17/01/13 | Link | Rating: 1.0
276. Deb P.
The location of this hotel is great and the view is even better.  The gas fireplace would have been great if the weather would have been colder.

The common areas are great and the restaurant was wonderful.  The weird thing was the bathroom walls were painted red so it was a little dark in there to put on makeup.

08/06/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
277. Kim H.
Here's the thing: You're going to see the pictures of the lobby, with the huge windows looking out on the bay, and you're going to want to disregard everything I'm about to say. But, don't. Please. Save yourself money and a sleepless night and avoid this place.

My fiance and I got the worst sleep of our lives here. We could hear our neighbors talking and having sex (yes, I'm serious), we could hear every person walking up and down the hallways, we could hear the train running every 15 minutes across the street, we could hear water running through the pipes in the walls. We complained the next morning and the woman at the desk said that it was probably because we were on the 4th floor. I guess the 4th floor was a more recent addition to the original building. So, if you're going to stay here, INSIST ON A ROOM THAT'S NOT ON THE 4TH FLOOR. We didn't want to have to move hotels, so we asked to just try a different room. They said they didn't have any. We ended up lugging our stuff to the Westin, which was a FAR better experience at the same cost.

Other annoyances:
-The room didn't have a bathtub. I can't be the only one who likes a bath on vacation.
-The room was super tiny, barely big enough for the queen bed. Only one side had a nightstand.
-It was super hot and the thermostat was locked so we couldn't adjust the temperature.

I would advise anyone to stay elsewhere and come to the lounge to enjoy a meal or drinks. The view really IS beautiful. And the hotel does have a neat, cabin feel. But, like a backwoods cabin, it's not the most comfortable, especially for the cost.

24/03/13 | Link | Rating: 2.0
278. Julie S.
I absolutely LOVED my four day stay at the Edgewater hotel.  My boyfriend attends an annual conference at the Bell Harbor conference center and between Seattle Marriott Waterfront Hotel and Edgewater, Edgewater was my clear favorite.

The small details that won me over:
- Free high-speed internet when signing up for stash hotel rewards.  It's so nice not be nickeled and dimed.  And the speed was good!  My sister needed to work on her take-home exam for her masters in information systems and I was still able to stream a movie without interrupting her.
- Truly dog-friendly hotel.  My maltipoo "Toby" enjoyed his stay.
- Super-friendly staff.  I was impressed with all my brief encounters from the front desk to valet to house-keeping.  I felt horrible at one incident that Toby got a bit barky (because the neighbors are paying good money to be here too) but the front desk was polite at getting the message across.
- It's so nice not to cross the street to get to your hotel from the conference.  I know Seattle Marriott appears closer... but the Edgewater feels closer when you walk.  Perhaps, it's because you're not waiting for the light.  I know this sounds like a petty detail but I wasn't the only conference attendee to note this difference.
- Location is amazing.  Pike Place is a hop & a skip.  Sculpture park is right there to take your dog for a walk.  McDonald's isn't too bad of a stroll either :)
- Pretty good onsite restaurant: 6/7.  Happy Hour Mon-Thurs from 3 pm - 6 pm.  I also tried the $25 brunch with desert.
- Republican parking is closer to Edgewater than Seattle Marriott Waterfront Hotel.  It's a minor detail but it's a big deal when you need to lug some luggage.

Oh, I definitely splurge for a waterfront view.  Also I didn't hear the trains from that side of the hotel.  The walls aren't completely sound-proof but "thicker."  The boyfriend also booked his hotel 14-days in advance for a more favorable but non-refundable rate.  Unfortunately, he did run into a last minute emergency that he had to attend to... but the hotel let him transfer the reservation to me without any trouble.

P.S.  If you're debating between valet parking ($38 per day) and republican parking ($21 per day), if you need in-and-out privileges valet wins.  Republican parking doesn't give you in-and-out privileges and charges $21 dollars per day starting at 10 hours.  I had an errand to run the first day so I purposely valeted for the in-and-out privileges.  Then I figured out with the close proximity and public transportation that my sister and I wouldn't need the in-and-out the rest of the days so I switched over to republican parking.

Of note if you bring a dog, try to bring the dog on a less busy weekday first...  so the dog gets a chance to get used to the sound of seagulls, boats, and "apartment-style" neighbors if your dog isn't used to that... Saturday night was a killer for the dog sounding the alarm because of all the people going in and out next door.

11/11/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
279. Kim C.
Beautiful location! The hotel itself was very clean. The service and the staff went above and beyond! Couldn't have asked for a better place to spend my birthday. I will definitely be staying at the Edgewater again in the near future!

24/09/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
280. Timbre T.
Wonderful view and setting for happy hour by the water.  However, not impressed with service specially for a "supposedly" higher end hotel.  Tall blond waitress was a little ditzy and completely overlooked my wine.  She took forever to return so she could be reminded and to order additional appetizers so we decided not to extend our stay.  Perhaps an additional $40 tab was not sufficiently important for this business or waitress....

04/09/14 | Link | Rating: 2.0
281. April G.
My husband and I decided to plan a vacation around a wedding we're attending this weekend. Talk about the best plan EVER! Seattle's amazing and the Edgewater hotel was just awesome! This hotel was very accommodating. When we checked in the attendant moved us to a better room and she gave us a free round of drinks to celebrate our wedding anniversary. She was so helpful with giving us all the details of the hot spots to see while we're here. She was just delightful. We made it up to our room which was on the 2cd level waterfront side and the room was perfect. The room was clean, cozy, romantic, and close to everything. We had room service for breakfast and it was ok but a bit pricey $62...but it was in bed so I think it was worth it. We also had dinner in the restaurant here which was unbelievable. Sooo good! This hotel is located to everything that's awesome to see and the hotel has a shuttle that will take you there. Make sure to bring comfy shoes and layer your clothes for sporadic weather. Any knee problems ?? Bring plenty of cash for transportation. It's very hilly here but so worth it.

29/08/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
282. Nancy A.
The view and location is stunning. The service for the hotel is below what I expect from a modest motel chain. And when you need something to be fixed there is no apology or clear customer service approach. It feels like a trainer hotel.
I'm not sure I would come again. For the price I can have a view with better service in a more convenient location.

02/04/14 | Link | Rating: 3.0
283. Bryan C.
Beautiful room with a beautiful view. The restaurant was playing live music at the bar. The blackberry hot wings are amazing amazing. Great tunes, and good drinks. I will definitely come here again.

14/10/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
284. Dusti B.
On most occasions I have been to the Edgewater it has been very pleasant and a great value for such stunning views, great food. However, this last experience I would like to share breaks down all those good experiences by 10 fold. I used to recommend the Edgewater to all of our out of town guests. Not anymore. On 4/18/15 I attended the wedding of a wonderful couple (my husband's cousin and his girlfriend of four years), who couldn't be more in love and happy. After the wedding reception, they were supposed to head over to the Edgewater and have a great close to the evening, on the waterfront. They had a confirmed reservation for the hotel. After arriving, clad in wedding gown and tux, the front desk said, oh no, we're sold out. How would you like to stay in the University District? The fact that the hotel would allow this to happen is unbelievable and also means I won't be recommending this place any more, and I hope you will exercise some caution if you plan on trusting them for such a special occasion. Shame on you Edgewater.

19/04/15 | Link | Rating: 1.0
285. Katie H.
Now that I've stayed here I see what the hype is about.  This hotel has some of the best views and nicest rooms that I've ever stayed in.

Room had views of the sound and city.  Also had a gas fireplace.  You can bet I turned that fireplace and enjoyed the views.  (HIGHLY RECOMMEND THE VIEW ROOMS.....OTHERWISE WHAT"S THE POINT?)

They offer free shuttles to the market and downtown every hour.

Love the restaurant and bar.  Also great views and decor.  (Don't need to actually have a room to enjoy this.)

When I go back I will pick up some food and wine from the market and enjoy them in my room with the fireplace going and enjoying the views.

Great place to enjoy a weekend with your honey!!!!

03/06/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
286. Kayla Marie M.
Had Sunday brunch at this hotel. Beautiful interior & views - and our server for brunch was absolutely incredible. She was fun, fast, and went out of her way to be a great server. Her name is Marlaine.

10/10/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
287. Tina W.
I guess they need someone to save their reputations. And I hope its gonna be me. Although their rooms are little bit small, it is near the ocean. You can see waterfront and ocean at the same time. The room service is also great.

09/03/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
288. Jerry F.
In room 355 the air conditioning sounds like a meat grinder and cycles every 2 minutes! Not much peaceful sleep. You would think that for $300 per night they might change the linen, not so! Asked for a firm pillow and had to ask again 18 hours later. The noise above is rattling the head board, management says there is a ballroom above us, they will send security to see if they can quiet the ballroom. Why would they even rent us a room below a ballroom!

This hotel is WAY past it's prime. Management doesn't have a handle on the property. Spend your money wisely, stay someplace else!

Never stay never stay here again

Jerry F

30/08/14 | Link | Rating: 1.0
289. Veronica L.
I love to travel and wanted to surprise my boyfriend with a trip to Seattle for his birthday. I've been getting a lot of "Why Seattle?" from a lot of people back home (California) and my answer has been "Why not?" Seattle was on both of our bucket lists of places to visit. Anyhow, I started planning for this trip a few months in advance. Being a Yelper, I had to do some research on the perfect place to bring my boyfriend to as I wanted it to be special and memorable. That was when I found The Edgewater. The Edgewater definitely stood out from all of the other hotels. Look at the pictures and you'll see why!

The hotel itself is gorgeous! It has a very cozy, cabin-like feel to it and it's in a great location. We didn't need a rental car as pretty much all the touristy spots were within walking distance. I like that the hotel can arrange for a town car to pick you up from the airport (we paid $45 from SeaTac to The Edgewater). Very convenient! While staying at The Edgewater, you need not worry about hailing down a cab. When you walk out, all you need to do is let the bellboy know you need a cab and they'll call a cab for you and it will arrive in what seems like an instant. When we needed a cab, we didn't need to wait long. Forget your umbrella while you're heading out? No problemo, the hotel will let you borrow one. Trust me, you will end up using it.

There were a few hiccups with our room on the 1st night. I had been told we would have a beautiful view of the Downtown Seattle skyline but sadly, the only view we had was that of a parked car outside our window. The Cityside Deluxe- King shows that you can relax your feet on the fluffy (might I add ADORABLE) bear ottoman in front of the gas fireplace. I looked around our room and there was no fluffy bear ottoman. I was disappointed so I walked out to the front desk to ask if we can switch rooms since I was not happy that we didn't have a view as I was told we would. Normally I wouldn't care if there was a view or not as we're always out and about when on vacation, but this was a special occasion. Not only that, I paid a lot of money to stay here. Anyhow, the woman working up at the front desk said they were completely booked and told me to check in again in the morning to see if there was anything they could do.

The bed was very cozy, the fireplace definitely a nice touch. We didn't get a full nights sleep because it sounded like King Kong was staying in the room above us. I swear it sounded like someone was moving furniture around and pounding their feet as he or she walked around their room. Our bathroom had a vent, but it did not work and had poor ventilation which bites when you like to take hot showers.

The next morning I called the front desk to see if we could switch rooms. I spoke with the front desk manager, David. He was really nice and said he would have someone bring us the key to our new room. He switched us to the third floor and also upgraded our room to the City View with a balcony. He also said he would make sure they had a fluffy bear ottoman in the room lol.

We got to the room and it was a lot nicer than the first room we had been in. It seemed more spacious and had a nice view of the Seattle skyline. The balcony was also nice. My boyfriend and I laughed because there was no ottoman in the room again. I felt embarrassed to call and ask for one so my boyfriend called. He spoke with Dominic. Dominic was also very nice. My boyfriend told him that I was interested in purchasing a fluffy bear ottoman from the gift shop but wanted to test it out first and that we did not have one in the room. Dominic said he would bring one up to us. He actually ended up bringing a new one too which was really nice. Dominic provided us with excellent customer service. He always greeted us and asked us how our day went and how we were enjoying our trip. Very personable.

My boyfriend and I would definitely stay here again. We enjoyed our stay at this beautiful hotel.

27/07/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
290. Dionne D.
I can't say enough about how beautiful this hotel is. The floor to ceiling windows in the lobby area give you one of the greatest views in all of Seattle.  Rooms are comfy, cozy and classic rustic. Teddy bear on the bed and a fireplace??? Who can beat that? The shuttle service they offer is one of the greatest benefits of staying here. Cuts down on the taxi fare. Only downfall is that its quite a walk from the market. Other than that, it's 5 stars all the way. Will definitely be staying here on my next visit.

19/04/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
291. Samantha W.
I thought that the Edgewater would be a great place to get married. My husband and I had looked at multiple venues and were so happy when we saw the Edgewater and everything they had to offer. When it comes to picking a place for a wedding we were new and didn't know what to expect.

When deciding to go with the Edgewater the catering manager pressured us into saying yes to a certain date and signing the contract by telling us that she had another couple who wanted our exact date and time. Of course we made the decision to move ahead because we feared we would loose our date. About a week later we discovered that we would not be able to have a wedding due to financial issues. We contacted Catherine the catering director to let her know about this and she said that we would still have to pay the $3500 deposit!!!!!!

We had not had any actual planning done and the contract had only been signed a week yet they wanted us to pay $3500 knowing that financial reasons were why we could not have the wedding anymore. There was a serious lack of empathy in Catherine's voice when she told me there was nothing she could do and that she had never seen the management refund a deposit for any reason. I asked to speak with her manager about the issue and she wouldn't give me her managers name or number. She told me she would call me back or have her manager call me, but I never got a call. I had to have my mother in law call to get anywhere.

Now they are telling us that they will only refund the money if the same date is booked for the same or more money. It is easy to see that this place is only out to fill their pockets and don't have any compassion for individual situations. I understand that there are policies for a reason but true customer service is looking beyond money and realizing that each person's situation is unique.

I really thought this was beautiful place, I just wish that the people that worked there and the business ethics matched the location.

07/08/14 | Link | Rating: 1.0
292. Chase S.
Super happy with my recent stay at The Edgewater, and I am looking forward to a return visit in December! The location was perfect; right by my Seattle based office and within walking distance to just about anywhere you want to visit including Pike Place.

I didn't get a water view on this stay, but enjoyed the ambiance just the same - especially from the sitting area in the main lobby. I loved the fireplace and slept very well in my comfy bed. I used the small but adequate fitness center but wish it was better ventilated as it got steamy and a bit stinky in there. I think they may have just replaced the carpets as well as there was an odd odor throughout the halls and my room which is keeping me from making this a 5-star review. The train may be annoying to some however I used to live by CalTrain in NorCal so the crossings didn't bother me in the least.

I didn't get to check out the restaurants on this trip, but booked a meeting room and catering in December so looking forward to trying the cuisine!

If you're looking for a hotel with charm and a unique vibe I recommend The Edgewater.

DFTBA ~ chase

20/10/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
293. Nay G.
Needed a place to stay for one evening before our family Alaskan cruise. First time to Seattle. Hotel is in the perfect location to access many attractions.  Hotel is beautiful.  Views are am AMAZING.  We arrived to the hotel around 10am. They had 2 rooms available. Both on the ground level facing street. They offered to just hold our luggage in order for a better room.  We took the room just so we could get settled in. Room was beautiful with a fireplace and teddy bear.  We were happy to drop off and freshen up for our day to explore Seattle.  Only bad thing was the windows are not tinted at all so if we had the curtain open anyone walking by or driving thru lot could see right in.  It wasn't a problem for us but feel like they could provide more privacy for those facing the street. If we were staying longer we would have held out for a ocean view room.

20/07/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
294. John F.
I was here for a meeting I and I have to say it was the most beautiful meeting room I have ever been in!

In fact it was hard to concentrate (not like I do that well at this) because when the window was open the scenery was amazing!  The room looked out over the Sound.  Huge ships and boats would slowly sail by and the weather was actually very nice and sunny.

The hotel it's self was very nice and the location was great.

25/11/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
295. Jie S.
It took over a year for me to give the Edgewater another shot. My husband really wanted to celebrate there. To be honest, I wasn't looking forward to it. But the Edgewater really stepped up this time. I was shocked when we checked in and realized they had given us the same suite we had on our wedding night! It was just as beautiful as I remembered it. I can't even describe how beautiful that suite is. The balcony overlooking the water, the amazing, gigantic shower with multiple shower heads that just rain goodness over your head. Anyways, I was impressed by the staff. Everyone from the valet, to the lady who checked us in, to our waitress at the Six Seven that evening and the manager who set up the evening for us were welcoming, friendly, and didn't have the attitude of the staff from our previous visit. The food has always been amazing at the Six Seven, although I suppose I can only vouch for the mussels, crab cake, cedar plank salmon, and filet mignon, since we never order anything new. I mean...that's all you need though. Order those things and you'll be more than satisfied. Why would we when the old standbys are so delicious! All loyal customers want is to feel that their loyalty is appreciated at some level. Thank you Edgewater for showing us that. We're already back to dining there a couple times a month, and looking forward to staying there again.

10/03/15 | Link | Rating: 5.0
296. toby d.
Nice place. But stay on the water side if you don't want to be awoken to trains in the middle of the night, which are right across the street.

07/07/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
297. Emily T.
By far, this was the best hotel I've ever stayed at. My husband, sister and I got a great, affordable package on Expedia that included four nights at the hotel in the first week of April ('14.) We were very surprised as how nice of a hotel it was, for the price we paid. From the location, which was perfect for walking along the water to Pike's Place and downtown, to the staff, who were incredibly friendly and helpful, to the lobby, which we spent time relaxing in thanks to the huge fireplace, comfy seating, and gorgeous view of the water, everything was wonderful.

There are are some complaints here about the "city view" rooms and the trains, but we had a city view room on the first floor, right by the train tracks, and I was not woken up by them once. The trains are very quiet compared to the ones we have in FL. I actually remarked on how much quieter they were, and how they didn't blare their horns when they approached, to the hotel staff. Also, our room, while not huge, was very cozy - there was a fireplace that kept the it warm, an AMAZING, spacious bathroom with a gorgeous glass tile shower, and comfy beds that I had no trouble falling asleep in. We also ordered room service one night, which was very good as well. There is no doubt that if I ever go back and visit Seattle (which I hope to soon!) we will be booking a room at the Edgewater.

05/08/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
298. Mary S.
Gorgeous and unique hotel right near many of the main downtown attractions. Found a good deal on a travel site that made it more affordable as well. Upon checking in we let them know it was our honeymoon and they immediately upgraded us to a waterside room. Further still, the girl at the front desk sent us up a bottle of champagne and strawberries with a handwritten note congratulating us. I was blown away by that level of service and thoughtfulness.

The reason I gave it 4 stars instead of 5 is the expensive parking situation, and there's no fan in the room or the bathroom, and no bathtubs in many of the rooms at all. The reason I missed having a fan is it was a little musty in our room. The hotel is on the older side, and smells a bit like the Haunted Mansion at Disney World (which isn't necessarily a bad thing). For many people these aren't drawbacks, obviously.

We also visited the lounge on the main floor and stumbled onto a pretty decent happy hour from 3pm-5pm. They also have a van that will shuttle you almost anywhere in the area up to a couple miles away, every hour on the hour til like 9pm. Everyone here seemed pretty nice and friendly and helpful. What more could I want?

13/05/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
299. S B.
So I saw a post on someone's blog that said when purchasing a hotel room online to ask for really random items on the "special requests" section. We proceeded to make a reservation for our 26th anniversary.In the comments section I said I'd like a framed picture of Abraham Lincoln and a small bowl of green M&Ms. Imagine our surprise finding an 8x10 laminated photo of honest Abe and a tiny bowl of green M&Ms sitting on our bedside table. (See picture.) FRICKING AWESOME, Edgewater. You have won us over. Can't believe in all these years we have never stayed here. We are converts. After calling guest services and having a hilarious conversation with the people responsible for our uh, UNUSUAL request we were greeted later that evening upon our return with a complimentary bottle of 67 wine as an anniversary gift. STELLAR!

Cocktails and afternoon bites at 67 were fabulous. Room was amazing, bed was awesome, small touches were fantastic. And for the people bitching about the trains outside? Honestly? Its the city. You're going to hear ferries, traffic, sirens, seagulls and the occasional train. If you can't handle that then go stay at Motel 6 in Omak where it's reeeeeeeel quiet.

Thanks Edgewater. You're our new favorite.

10/04/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
300. Niño M.
Stayed here about 5-6 times in the last few years.  I love this hotel so much, my [now] wife decided to have our wedding here at The Edgewater Hotel!! :) My review of the hotel is below, and my thoughts about their wedding services immediately follow.

HOTEL REVIEW

- STAFF - these guys are world class, A+++++, top notch people. From their event management team to their maintenance peeps.  Everybody's got a big smile and is willing to help you with your every need.  Demetrious (who looks like Jon Jones hehe) at the front desk is super cool.

- Ambiance (10/10)

- Location (10/10) - Just take a look at the Puget Sound right outside the hotel lobby's floor to ceiling windows and you'll be amazed.  

- Cleanliness (10/10) - Facility is clean inside and out. A+++ I wouldn't expect anything else.

- The "67" Restaurant - Uhhh maaze ing! Order the Mac and Cheese with Lobster. (9/10)  Also, try to experience their happy hour.  You'll bear witness to one of the best sunset views in Seattle.

- Parking guys and concierge peeps - A+++ service.

- Cabs are always available

- There's a reason why The Edgewater Hotel was featured on Anthony Bourdain's "The Layover".  It's because this hotel is PHENOMENAL.

WEDDING SERVICES REVIEW

I don't need to talk about how beautiful their Olympic Ballroom is for weddings. Just take a look at the Edgewater's website and you'll realize why this site is a world class venue for weddings.  Instead, I'll briefly review our wedding experience and the primary person (at the Hotel) helping my wife and I with the wedding planning.

*begin "USA! USA! USA!" type chant*

Christiana Scales! Christiana Scales! Christiana Scales!

Christiana Scales (the Hotel's event manager) is my hero!!  She went above and beyond what my wife and I were expecting in regards to an "on-site wedding coordinator." Please give this woman a raise!! $$$ She was very organized, attentive, extremely responsive, dedicated, and committed to making our wedding day absolutely perfect.  

I also have to commend Bruce (on the catering team).  Bruce was a great contributor to the awesomeness of our wedding. He played an important role in making sure everybody was full and happily drunk at our wedding. Very friendly and uberly willing to help. A++++

You will have no regrets with having The Edgewater Hotel as your wedding site.  If you have any questions, please message me here on Yelp!

ps - if you need a fantastic wedding planner that knows wassup with the Edgewater Hotel, Google "Simply by Tamara Nicole".

Cheers! :)

04/03/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
301. Stephanie A.
Four stars if only for the gorgeous view of the water and warm feeling! If the building had feet one could say it dips its toes in the water. you see the water from many places in the property and it's beautiful from each and every angel inside and outside the hotel.
My company has an arrangement with the hotel and paid for my room. I don't know how much it cost but it was probably less than what they charge the regular tourist. Therefore I did not get the best room in the house. that means no water view room for me. bummer. But even though I enjoyed my stay here and will be happy to use the Wateredge for my next visit.

The service is excellent and the lobby is beautiful and welcoming. I was alone for business  and felt at ease at the lobby and at the restaurant.
The room although not impressive was comfortable and the fireplace is a very nice touch.
I loved the woodblocks table next to it.
The bathroom is huge and sparkling clean, the bed is super comfy, and the sheets are  clean, soft and pleasant to touch. Nice pillows as well.
I wouldn't come with my family for a vacation, but will happily spend my nights here again for business travel.

20/11/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
302. Kathy H.
Over priced for what you get. Rooms are tiny, like ship rooms. Mildew in the shower. Hall smells of urine. It looks like it was a nice place in the past, the price should include parking as they are not that great of rooms. The bar had great service and drinks that weren't watered down. I think I will stay at the Marriott in the future.

17/01/15 | Link | Rating: 1.0
303. Traci M.
Lovely place . On our first visit to Seattle this  was our pick and we picked well! The rooms are nicely appointed with beautiful bathroom which is modern with lovely walk in shower, granite counters... Our room featured a seating area with fireplace. We didn't use it as the temps reached 93 degrees!
One of our favorite spots was the 67 bar ... Super nice decor, right on the water...great wine selection , great service!

12/08/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
304. Amber K.
About a week after I contacted the hotel's management, I received an email apology and an offer for a free night's stay. I appreciate this offer and apology, but am still disappointed in how my actual wedding night went down... you can't really re-do your wedding night.

03/12/14 | Link | Rating: 2.0
305. Pril B.
The two stars were for the nice bed and room decoration. The room is nice with little fireplace, but staffs were unfriendly. Maybe it's an old building the walls were thin, It was noisy at night. Staffs talking loudly outside the hall way at night and you can hear everything next door.

11/10/14 | Link | Rating: 2.0
306. Caroline V.
I loved my stay in this hotel. The bellstaff was MORE than accommodating when my co-worker accidentally left her computer charger here when she checked out - first I wanted to leave it for her, then I wanted to take it to her, and finally I returned to the hotel to leave it for her overnight. For all of this back-and-forth they were gracious, good-humored, and refused a tip TWICE. (Considering that staff at other hotels in Seattle have YELLED at me for mistakenly hailing a cab within a block of the entrance, thus was truly above and beyond service)! But that's only the staff, and the facility is something to shout about as well!

Beautiful water views, a relaxing soaking tub, and a fireplace with a fuzzy-bear footstool were highlights of my stay. I liked the rustic decor and found all of the details to make for a comfy stay. I had no complaints and would definitely stay here again!

25/01/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
307. Eugene S.
After paying one thousand for four nights, the edge water will nickel and dime you with a twelve dollar per night per guest facility fee for the "amenities" which include the opportunity to stay at this run-down hotel.  Still searching for the benefit to pay hidden fees to stay here after paying full price in advance.  This facility fee includes maintenance for the creepy ice machine sequestered in the haunted stairwell with the torn and dirty carpet.  Perhaps the facility fee is the extra money they need to prevent the building from floating away into the sound.

25/02/15 | Link | Rating: 1.0
308. James V.
Very nice rooms in a pet friendly hotel. Though the rooms are a bit smaller than the average in this price range, the one we had made up for the size by including a nice gas fired fireplace and slate lined shower. Room was clean and housekeeping services were thorough and responsive. Front desk personnel were pleasant and we enjoyed our stay. This property is within easy walking distance of the Pike Place Market and Bell Town area of Seattle. No need for a shuttle to the market or local restaurants.

21/04/15 | Link | Rating: 4.0
309. Blaire L.
All in all, my husband and I had a great stay here. When we first checked in, we got to our room and were completely underwhelmed. We paid for an unobstructed water view and expected that- and a bathtub that was in all of the pictures. No tub and a huge industrial building blocking 75% of the view. Husband went down to the front desk and expressed his concerns, and they moved us no problem. Said they "upgraded" us for no additional fee, which was annoying since we paid the higher room rate initially, but whatever. It was beautiful!

The Six Seven Restaurant was gorgeous and delicious. Mike, our server was perfect and gave us a great recommendation to take our friends out the next night. GET. THE. PANNA. COTTA.

From the cashiers in the gift shop to valet to front desk- everyone was extremely accommodating and seemed genuinely pleased to be there. My only complaints were the thin walls (we could hear the people in the next room having sex multiple times as well as the people above us just walking around) and cigarette smoke coming up through the fireplace. I'm pregnant and it make me sick several times. I didn't call down because there was no way to pinpoint which room it was coming from, so can't really get too upset about it. Also, the $40 to park the car EACH NIGHT was absurd!

Other than those things, I was very pleased. I would say mostly because of the nostalgia of the hotel and the setting. The staff get 5 stars.

02/12/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
310. Liz O.
I traveled to Seattle for work and all the usual places I stay were booked up, except for the Edgewater. I was a little weary, but ended up being pleasantly surprised.  The room was beautiful, unique, and clean with a spacious bathroom and room overlooking the water.  My only disappointment was in the food.  I had one bad experience and ate out the rest of my trip.  I ordered the roasted seasonal vegetables one night as a snack to hold me over until breakfast.  They were covered and sitting in a quarter inch of butter and oil.  Some people might like that, but I expected roasted vegetables, not mushy butter drowned ones.  I was a little scared to try anything else during my trip if that's how the veggies were handled.  Staff was really nice and I would stay here again.

09/11/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
311. Jessica W.
This hotel exceeded my expectations. The inside is built in a beautiful log cabin rustic-type style. The lobby is quite lovely. The restaurant is very nice as well and has a beautiful view overlooking the bay. The front desk staff was friendly and helpful whenever we had a need or a question. Although initially concerned with the distance from downtown, it ended up being a short walk. There is an hourly shuttle that will take you almost anywhere in downtown, but we did not end up using it since the walk was so quick.
The room we were given was cozy with two double beds and a fireplace. The view overlooked the bay and with the couple chairs sitting by the fireplace, we could relax while watching the sunset. Bed was very comfortable. Although the hotel is a little dated, I was very satisfied with our room.
The parking in Seattle is always a little hard to swallow, so I was not surprised at the cost. The valet parking was $39/day and self-parking was not an option.
I was not sure what I would get when staying here since the reviews are very mixed. My experience was great however and based on that I would recommend.

17/02/15 | Link | Rating: 5.0
312. Meg H.
This is by far the best hotel I have stayed in for the price.  I realize now that I may have gotten a cheap promotional rate at $239 for a water view King room, but the whole time I was here I kept remarking that this was way better than the price point.  The attention to detail is impeccable.  The entire feel of the place is like a mountain lodge perched on a lake.  There is a huge fireplace in the turnaround in front of the hotel, another one as you enter the lobby, and several more scattered around the first floor lounge and sitting area.  There is a wall of fame, with pictures of all the famous people who have stayed at this hotel, like The Beatles and The Osmonds.

When I entered my room I was met with a blast of cold air, not from the a/c, but from the window, which they leave open.  I left it open, too, and resisted the urge to turn on the fireplace at the same time.  By the way, the fireplace is on a thermostat, so you can control it that way, or by a timer that will shut off when you designate.

The view out of my room was pure water with some low mountains in the distance.  Very beautiful, and a little disconcerting when you realize you're jutting out into the water.  

They thought of everything when designing these rooms.  There is a little seating area with a cute bear to put your feet on if you want.  There is also a stuffed bear on the bed.  From the beadboard ceiling to the flagstone bathroom (even the shower), no detail was left untouched.  I especially loved the big clawfoot soaking tub that had sliding doors so you could watch TV in the sleeping area while you soaked.

The staff was gracious and friendly, and the bar is lively.  The first night I ordered a charcuterie, that was expensive as most hotel room service is, but loaded with crunchy artisan toast points, manchego cheese, a variety of salumi, and some fig jam.  That's not something you normally see on a hotel room service menu.

I was hoping to stay here when I go back to Seattle as a toursit, but I'm afraid it might be out of my price range.

15/11/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
313. Josephine W.
If I could only use one adjective to describe this hotel, the word would be noisy, extremely noisy if I could use two.

My fiancé and I are staying here for 2 nights. The first night, we stayed in a room near the elevator on the second floor. Throughout the night, we were woken on multiple occasions by people talking and walking in the hallway, people next door and upstairs walking and turning on/off the faucet and flushing, etc. The next morning, I asked if we could be moved to a quieter room. We were then placed in a room away from the elevator, also on the second floor.

This room definitely has less noise made by people. Unfortunately, this room is right across the street from railroad tracks. The floor shakes a little every time a train passes by. It even has 2 pairs of ear plugs on the night stand. Here I am, at midnight, writing this review because I cannot sleep. The trains are still running. (See picture.) Even more unfortunately, because the hotel is situated at an intersection where the trains and cars cross, every time a train crosses, the warning siren/bell goes off.

I feel cheated because I asked for a quieter room and I got a way noisier one. I wish the front desk person was more honest with me.

02/03/14 | Link | Rating: 1.0
314. Jane D.
This was my first trip to Seattle and I'm happy we chose to stay at the Edgewater. Staff was very nice. Check-in was quick and smooth. The hotel is beautiful and totally worth the extra money for the waterfront premium view room. It was quiet and peaceful and I love waking up to the sound of seagulls and ships passing.

As elegant and pretty as the bathroom is, there is very little counter space but I managed.

I loved using the online concierge where I could make arrangements for towncars and champagne in the room upon check-in.

I just feel like I should mention that the bathroom didn't feel very private with the french (very thin) sliding doors. You can see a silhouette when the room is dark and you turn the lights on in the bathroom. And our bed is right next to the doors so we could hear "everything" the other was doing in the bathroom. Just sayin' ... that could be embarrassing for some young couples.

24/03/15 | Link | Rating: 4.0
315. Amber A.
A lot of mixed reviews here but we had a great stay.  I had us upgraded for $50 additional a night from the city view to the water view with balcony and from the sounds of other reviews it seems like a great decision.  Our room was large, bed and sheets were great.  Great minibar selections, robes in the closet.  The fireplace in the room is awesome, as is the balcony.  The only recommendations for improvements that I would make would be to have coffee available earlier in the lobby (6am- for East Coasters up at unearthly hours) and to change up the amenities.  I know there is a small coffee pot in the room but the coffee was not good.  Not a deal breaker by any stretch and we would definitely stay at this hotel again.  You can't get a better view!

25/06/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
316. A A.
Great hotel with wonderful views. The rooms are well appointed and luxurious but on the smaller side.

If you pay extra for a water view room, be sure to get a room as far away from the pier as possible, because while there aren't always cruise ships there, when there are the noise and activity from the cruise ships can turn your "water view" into a "cruise ship maintenance view." When we first checked in a cruise ship was there and the front desk assured us it would be gone shortly. It was, but then another one appeared during the night and we woke up to the sound of fork lifts and air compressors.

20/07/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
317. Jeff J.
My girlfriend and I stayed here after getting a good review from her parents. We weren't able to get one of the ocean view rooms so we settled for the city view instead. The location of this hotel is great and the rooms are acceptable but what we didn't know was that there is a train track approximately 30 yards from the room.
At night, both nights, and into the morning at least three different trains rolled into town and it sounded like they were in our room. The conductor was nice enough to only blow the horn once or twice but when the trains stop they crash together and make a tremendous amount of noise.
Due to the trains, we were only able to get 2 to 3 hours of sleep at a time and were left feeling groggy and annoyed during the day. My problem with the hotel is that they didn't mention that we'd be having trains rolling thru at all hours of the night and didn't offer me an opportunity to upgrade to a room that wouldn't have the issue. We paid over $300 a night and didn't get any sleep.
My girlfriend wrote the hotel to inform them of our issues with the stay and they promptly wrote back and insured us that if we were willing to give it another shot they would upgrade our room to the oceanfront at their cost. I thought this was professional and it went above and beyond service, however, when she did write back to redeem that opportunity, the rate they quoted was higher than the rate we found on Kayak for a ocean front room.
It seems that the hotel is not serious about this concern and, for the price, you can get a much better room at say hotel 1000 or the W Seattle.
Don't stay here.

16/03/15 | Link | Rating: 1.0
318. Vivian D.
I love, love, loved this hotel. It was cozy and romantic, like an upscale log cabin, and our room was right over the ocean on our tiny balcony. We walked to the ferris wheel, the aquarium, and would have walked to Pike's if we didn't have other things to do :) It is close to most of the tourist attractions, minus Boeing Field's aviation museum (which was our main purpose for coming to Seattle). Our room had a fireplace with a couple chairs and the absolute cutest foot stool that looked just like a grizzly bear. I ended up purchasing one from the gift shop because I had to have it for my own house. The room was a bit small, and the mini bar not particularly varied in stock, but the bathrooms were updated and everything was functional, clean, and quiet. I have no complaints about the valet, they were quick and efficient.

We dined at the attached restaurant for dinner and breakfast. The dinner was so amazing, but the booth that we were seated at was a bit cramped. Breakfast was also delicious but for some reason my omelette came out lukewarm, and the server threw it in the microwave for a couple minutes upon request. The view from the restaurant in the day was just gorgeous!

Overall, I'd love to come back to stay here! Hopefully soon :)

09/01/15 | Link | Rating: 5.0
319. Joyce J.
I was here for an user event for one of the tools that my company uses. The food was quite decent. Usually the food at these seminar type of events is just mediocre but there were some serious food that was catered by the hotel (although this could be a factor of how much the vendor spent on the event). There was a big selection of cheese with the different hummus spread and fruits. I did wish there could have been labels in front of the food so that I could know what I was eating and avoid any potential allergens.

The staff were very professional. The servers, the valet, and the bartender were all very pleasant.The event setting was in a room upstairs with a few poles that obstructed the screen view. But the view outside the window was very nice.

I stopped by at the hotel restaurant a bit later and was contemplating eating dinner there. The hostess showed us the menu and when there was nothing that interested us, she referred us to nearby Belletown restaurants. I thought that was a very nice thing for a hotel staff to do. She gave us a map and drew out the route that we should go and where we ought to park. I was quite please with the service overall.

27/06/14 | Link | Rating: 3.0
320. A. L.
This is a relaxing beautifully built older hotel. The Bay view is amazing from your bed if you get a water view. The city view is some what noisy with train noise it runs often as well. The hotel is on the pricey side and does have a 41$ valet parking fee. On the positive side it's a great place log cabin feel with a fabulous lounge and lobby with breath taking views. The lounge is open till 11 on the weekend with live music. You will have to order take out after that. It's close to a lot of neat attraction. It's a place you should stay once at least most people stay on a special occasion. We stayed just treating ourselves! I did wish there was a bath tub in the room and didn't love there was stained water damage on the ceiling in our room in room 238. The bottle dispenser in the shower were fine not too much pressure and you got your product out just fine which is a nice smelling Bamboo line ! I may stay again I am at this point very satisfied I will have to see about these hidden fees at check out that I've read before otherwise I'm a happy camper at present.

18/04/15 | Link | Rating: 4.0
321. Sharon C.
Had a single room with a city view. The room was TINY and smelled of cigarette smoke. I called downstairs and asked if they had non smoking rooms and the lady said they were all non smoking. Okay.

The painted baseboards and closet were not appealing at all. The stone shower had mildew all along the corners of the shower. Gross.

The WORST part about the room were the constant trains running throughout the night. The worst part was the loud crossing guard noises. On one particular night, the crossing guard was down and bleeping for about 20 minutes. I finally got up and looked outside and a train was moving along at a snails pace.

There is only one elevator to get up to the higher floors and it was the slowest elevator known to man.

The walls are thin and I could hear the creaking of the people next to me more than I wanted to hear on any level.

I will never stay here again.

12/06/14 | Link | Rating: 1.0
322. Matthew K.
The three stars is really for the view only so I can't imagine how many stars I would have given had we not been on the waterfront. Staying on the waterfront, mind you, cost a fortune. But the alternative was being on the side of the train tracks which were extremely loud even from the waterfront side.they had nice bathrooms and we appreciated the natural stone. it was very accessible to pikes place and other attractions downtown. Similarly it was in very close proximity to many of the cities numerous panhandlers. The hotels adjoining restaurant was quite nice.

And if you end up at the Edgewater or somewhere near there, do yourself a favor and visit "some random bar".

26/02/15 | Link | Rating: 3.0
323. Kat L.
This place is beautiful, we stayed on the waterfront side and the room decor was lovely! The thing is, we were put in a room right by an elevator. I'm so not a picky person and when staying at a hotel of course some noise is inevitable, but this was beyond ridiculous.
Also, the maid tried to enter in the AM even with the privacy sign on the door, twice! First at the b-crack of dawn, then about an hour later. I checked both times and the sign was DEFINITELY on there, I remember placing it there the night before. Really unacceptable.
Overall, I would stay here again but would love to have a better experience. They did carry a bottle of wine from Steele Wines though, a winery in my tiny hometown of Kelseyville which I thought was neat :)

02/03/15 | Link | Rating: 4.0
324. Michelle Y.
I went on a Wednesday night it was surprisingly busy - this is just a review of the bar area.

The view is awesome

The drinks are spendy

The atmosphere is pretty good

We will be back :)

21/11/14 | Link | Rating: 3.0
325. Derrik B.
I got the place on Priceline for $175/night and upgraded to a water view room for an additional $50/night. What a deal! Great location, amazing view, great staff I was pleasantly surprised! One thing to note; the Beatles stayed here and there is a Beatles suite if that's your thing. We fed the seagulls from our window and woke up to them singing as well. You're literally on top of the water which is an amazing feeling to wake up to, a morning view that simply can't be beat anywhere else in a city! It's not your super upscale four seasons or even a Hilton, but if you're looking for a very comfortable, peaceful, clean, quaint place to stay this is it! The rooms have a fireplace and the bathrooms are pretty modern with a tub and waterfall shower. Bed is pretty comfortable along with two chairs to enjoy the view. Very happy with our stay!

Ps. Valet is $39/day, there's a parking garage across the street for $21/day

21/03/15 | Link | Rating: 4.0
326. Vania K.
3.5 stars: I really like the Edgewater Hotel but I'm not sure that it was the best value for my money. The lobby and main area is gorgeous, and the gift shop (which doubles as a coffee shop) is full of moderately priced, wonderful gift items, clothes, and random trinkets. I ended up buying a pair of Toms-like shoes to walk around in.

The rooms are small. If you get one of the nicer suites (facing the water instead of the city), it's considerably more spacious. The standard room is probably around 350 sq ft. There's a fireplace but we couldn't figure out how to make it work.  The bathroom is luxurious in its own way (no tub in the standard room, just a standing shower but everything is beautiful). Valet parking is expensive, but there's in and out privilege for 24 hours. There's also ample free street parking (*free after 8pm on weekdays, check the meter for all other times).

Yes, it can get noisy with the train track nearby, but living in NY, I'm kind of used to all the street and subway noise.  It's really hard not to like the Edgewater Hotel with all its rustic charm, amazing water view, and romantic ambiance.  I just wish they didn't cheap out on the space! It's walking distance to the Olympic Sculpture Park, which has a nice, flat jogging trail and there are some great restaurants nearby (including the on-site one: Six Seven). I heard the happy hour on-site is a great deal but we didn't get to try. One final tip: if you're thinking about walking to Pike Place Market from here, I would advise against that. It's pretty far and the walk isn't all that scenic.

02/05/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
327. Matt K.
Given the relatively mixed reviews on Yelp, we weren't quite sure what to expect.   All in all, we enjoyed our stay here very much.

When we arrived, we were disappointed to see the daily rate for the valet parking ($39/day) and self-parking was not an option.  Personally I feel that we're already paying to stay at the hotel and nearly $40 additional a day is an insult.   We opted to park at the public parking deck across the street, which for $21 per day was much more reasonable.  

When we checked in, we asked for a room away from the elevator and away from the pier, the latter because of reviews on Yelp about cruise ship traffic.  The man who checked us in said that there were no ships scheduled at this time of year (in fact, he said they'd even put away the schedule because it was too late in the season for ships  and we wouldn't have to worry about that).  He also said that he was giving us a room near the elevator because it had a fantastic view, but that if the noise bothered us we could come back down and move.   We agreed.   When we got to the room we were thoroughly impressed.   Incredible view, and very well appointed, with a claw foot tub and pocket doors from the tub to to windows to allow you to soak while soaking up the amazing views.  Gas fireplace, big, comfy bed, great pillows, luxe chairs and the most adorable hassock I've ever seen!    

Turns out there was a cruise ship at the dock, which I thought was strange.    I went down to inquire and was told it'd be leaving by 5pm, which it did.  
   
We were given a code for the wifi which, when we tried to use it, was expired, but we were able to sign in nonetheless through another portal as guests of the hotel.   The wifi was pretty good.

We did had cocktails once evening in chairs overlooking the ocean, just off the lobby.   The service was poor, as was the pour (pun intended).   The waitress didn't come by for several minutes, and after she brought our  drinks, we never saw her again.  Disappointing indeed.

The location of this hotel is fabulous.   We walked nearly everywhere and it proved to be a great home base from which to jump off.  

Those who stayed on the city side are absolutely right about the train passing by.  We didn't hear it at all on the ocean view side, thankfully, but that's a totally legit complaint.   Obviously it's not something the hotel has control over (or would advertise...) but you should know it could very well be an issue.  

As I said, all in all this was a great hotel and we had a fabulous experience.   We would definitely stay here again when visiting Seattle.

03/10/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
328. Nicole F.
After having stayed here for one night I can absolutely see the conflicting reviews.
We were in a partial water view and while it had a balcony it stared directly onto the pier.  The biggest complaint was with the smell in the room. We left the door open and that helped air it out. We didn't complain as we assume the smell was from being on the water.  

The bathroom is really nice but I noticed after I returned and read reviews that some people have a coffee pot in their room? We did not, which was a big disappointment. I loved the lobby and the bed was comfortable....just not sure I would return to this hotel. We did get a decent jetsetter price...but I wouldn't pay the regular rate.

24/11/14 | Link | Rating: 3.0
329. Megan J.
Recently stayed at the hotel and got married, and the staff are excellent. We originally got a waterfront jr. suite with the romance package, however the room didn't have a bathtub as advertised. My husband was very crushed as he bought all the fixings for a nightly bubble bath. He mentioned something to Hilary at the front desk and she accommodated us painlessly! We ended up getting a deal on the penthouse suite (less than half the price), and it wasn't much more expensive than our previous room. Hilary was very helpful and nice, she took her job seriously and really seemed to care about our well-being and stay at the hotel. She will be the reason we'll go back.

08/05/15 | Link | Rating: 4.0
330. Kelly H.
Great service and wonderful hotel! They took care of a reservation mix up and treated us well with an upgrade and drinks in lounge. Thank you Camille and Shanya at the front desk.

29/03/15 | Link | Rating: 5.0
331. lee k.
Enjoyed the brunch very much on this Easter Sunday with family. Excellent food with Beautiful sound view, Service was great, will be back surely.

06/04/15 | Link | Rating: 5.0
332. Sandra M.
Very nice furnished rooms. if you got one at the water front you should be happy as the city side is quite noisy because of traffic and trains passing by.

26/04/15 | Link | Rating: 4.0
333. Dean R.
Great place, but left feeling gouged.

Stayed here for a convention. Springing for a nicer place seemed like a good idea. The rooms are nice, the restaurant/bar is amazing, solid service, etc. so I should have left being pretty stoked about my stay.

Why am I not? My bill came as an unpleasant surprise. I got what seemed like a pretty good rate for the room all things considered ($215/night plus a whopping 42 for parking). But then, tucked away with about $45 worth of room tax, sales tax, and other taxes and fees beyond the hotel's control was a "facility fee," which was for the fact that certain amenities (wifi, business center, etc.) simply exist in the hotel.

Sorry, but this nothing more than a bit of a scam that basically makes it look like your rates are lower than they really are.

21/02/15 | Link | Rating: 3.0
334. Mark J.
3.5 stars.

Cool Hotel on the bay in Seattle.

Pros -
Really cool designed lobby and common areas with amazing views of the bay and great views from 67 restaurant. Interior is like a log cabin or lodge. Kind of kitsch but cool.

Friendly and helpful staff.

Decent sized rooms, comfy beds with great pillows. Balcony in my room. Fireplace in room and teddy bear on the bed. 70's vibe decor which did the trick for me! Great walk in shower and overal good bathroom.

Cons -

Restaurant & bar closes at 10pm and cannot get any kind of food or beverage after that. For me this is not acceptable at a hotel of this standard! I was so hungry after a 6 hour flight from Newark!

Room had a little bit of a musty odor.

City view rooms are near the railroad tracks and you can hear the trains constantly.

The dispensers for the body wash and shampoo are pathetic, you need to pump like crazy until a drop comes out of the nozzle.

In spite of the cons I really do like this hotel and would definitely stay here again and recommend for others.

05/03/15 | Link | Rating: 4.0
335. Ira P.
This review is for an event that I held here. More specifically, my wedding. It was held here in August 2014. For the most part, the communication prior to the wedding (mostly through email) was great. The food on the wedding day was pretty good as well. It was the series of events on the wedding day in which the Edgewater fell short that really upset me.

-The AC was not working properly or at all in the woman's dressing room. We were very hot. When we visited the men's dressing room, it was a number of degrees cooler.

-There was not a full length mirror in the woman's dressing room and when we had the groomsmen move a floor length mirror that was outside the hall and into our dressing room, we were reprimanded by one of the day-of coordinators at the Edgewater. Are you kidding me? What did you expect when the BRIDE'S DRESSNG ROOM was missing a full length mirror?

-The catering manager told my bridemaids and I DURING COCKTAIL HOUR that we had to remove our things from the dressing room and into the men's dressing room because they needed to get it ready for another event. Again, are you kidding me? What kind of professionalism is that?

-The bartender was billing our guests for drinks BEFORE the cap was reached.

-When we asked the Catering Manager if they can send a couple plates of food into our guestroom, he initially said no, stating that he was not going to be there late in the evening. What?! Then coordinate with the room service you braniac!

-The top of our wedding cake was left out all night long outside the ballroom, and was not refrigerated like we communicated. I felt sick leaving our hotel room the next morning and passing by the ballroom only to see my wedding cake just sitting out there next to some other things I brought for the wedding.

-We never really saw our point of contact, the Sales Manager, that did all of the coordination for the wedding. We were never asked if everything was going alright, etc.

When we addressed all of these issues to the Sales Manager the following morning, she offered us a dining credit to their restaurant. We declined. I actually felt insulted. For the amount of money that we spent to have our wedding here, we were extremely disappointed. The events that occurred are appalling knowing that this is supposed to be a 5-star, luxury hotel. We try and make ourselves feel better by thinking we paid for the view and location. Our wedding day was very memorable, but the Edgewater staff, aside from the kind servers, had a minimal part in that.

05/02/15 | Link | Rating: 2.0
336. Jennifer Arlem M.
The Edgewater Hotel is absolutely amazing!

I live in Seattle; but when my friends/family want a place near the water to stay I recommend this place. The decor is lovely and their bar has a wonderful vibe, making very easy to sit there for hours, while enjoying the view.

16/03/15 | Link | Rating: 5.0
337. Jenny C.
Wonderful setting. Beautiful lobby, restaurant and bar on the waterfront. Fantastic sunsets. Clean, comfortable and friendly. Good price. Try to get a waterfront room if possible. The views are the best. Great location easy to get in and out to the train station or the airport.

20/05/15 | Link | Rating: 5.0
338. Megan M.
I love this place. In the past I've always stayed in downtown Seattle hotels, they're close to everything and easy walking distance to many of the attractions. I had seen the Edgewater many times before and decided to stay here for this visit. I got a great deal on the waterfront room and the only thing better than the view was great service. Housekeeping kept the room spotless and stocked with essentials (aka coffee), six seven is a great restaurant with a nice lounge and happy hour menu. The walk to Pike's Place is easy, I walked all over the area and had no need for a car so if you are willing to walk, skip the car and save on parking! Next time I'm in Seattle I'll be staying here, wonderful experience!

01/04/15 | Link | Rating: 5.0
339. Jeeno M.
I chose this place for my girlfriend and I to stay because of a few reasons. First, it was the best price I could get with pairing up my flight while still being at a walking distance from downtown. I also based my decision thanks to Yelp. I read reviews on both many pros and cons of this place but believed that the pros outweighed the cons. I definitely made the right decision.

This place is on a pier at the waterfront with about a 15 minute walk to the Pike Place Market. Unfortunately, it is Seattle, so if you don't like rain, you're SOL because you are going to either be walking in the rain or spending money on lyfts and taxis. Anyways, the Edgewater has an amazing view of the water and the city as well.

The staff is very friendly and very helpful. I've been calling them asking them questions about the experience and perks since January, when I was planning this trip, and everyone was very kind and helpful.

The room we stayed in was overlooking the city. It had a king sized bed, a fireplace, and of course, a full bathroom. It was a very cozy and comfortable stay for the both of us. I like how romantic the room could be with the fire place and the chairs, especially. At first, I was a little skeptical about getting a room over looking the city because from what I read, in the middle of the night, you can hear the train cross by and it is very loud, so I requested to get a room over looking the water instead. Unfortunately, that would've costed me an extra $50 per night, so I decided to just keep what I originally had.

Thankfully, the train wasn't as loud as I thought it would be and we both slept like exhausted babies and didn't hear a thing. If you were up, of course, you could hear the trains going by and honking, but if you're already sleeping, unless you are a very light sleeper, then it shouldn't bother you.

We didn't get to check out the bar or the restaurant, so I have no comments to say on any of that.

If I were to come back to Seattle, I would definitely come back to The Edgewater Hotel. Nearby attractions, affordable (with the priceline travel package), comfortable, and has amazing views.

16/03/15 | Link | Rating: 4.0
340. Becky C.
I had the good fortune of staying here during my wedding weekend last weekend with my now husband.  We found a wonderful deal early on Amazon Local, and booked a great waterfront room!  We felt overall our stay was memorable.
I called the hotel a week prior to our stay to let them know we'd like to check in early, since it's a very busy weekend, and ensure they had all our info to prevent any hiccups in our experience. They took note of that, and when I called in early the morning of our stay, they said we could come in anytime! (But we were alas too busy, and didn't check in until 4PM anyways, but appreciated that we could have checking in earlier.)

Highlights:
-We received prompt and friendly service checking in and out.  Same with the valet, and bellhop!
-The Six Seven restaurant kindly rushed our breakfast order out on our wedding day when we told them we were in a hurry due to our makeup and hair stylists arriving soon.
-Our room had the best view of the waterfront, and was very clean.  At first I thought it was a little small, but it still fit me, 6 bridesmaids, 2 make-up stylists, and our wedding coordinator at times just fine.  It was also beautiful for our "getting ready" shots.  The city side balcony was way cool for our "first look" photos!  
-Everyone enjoyed the cute bear footstool in the room, along with the teddy bear.
-I was worried reading some reviews about the noise from the trains, but maybe we were just very fortunate to be on the waterfront-side and didn't get the brunt of the noise.  Or maybe just too exhausted from the hectic weekend that we weren't interrupted by the train.
-We had fun after our wedding hanging out at the Six Seven bar.  The drinks were strong, and they had a live jazz band playing.

The only thing I can think of to change is that the bathroom could have had a ceiling fan.  With everyone getting ready, the mirror took a while to de-fog with no fan.

Based on this experience we had, we really enjoyed our stay and were left with good memories of our wedding weekend lodging.

24/03/15 | Link | Rating: 5.0
341. Jeff C.
I came up to Seattle recently for a company function and was excited to be able to stay here, as I had heard good things about this place.  First of all, the location is great.  Right in the heart of so many things that make Seattle a fun place to visit- Pike Place Market, the ferries, the Space Needle, etc.  Not only that, but the hotel is actually on the water!  I loved their lodge/sitting room area, where you can sit and enjoy water that literally would be at your feet if the window wasn't there!  A killer view, for sure!  It's also fun to see the photos on the wall of all the famous musicians who have stayed at the Edgewater through the years.

I do have to say that our room was pretty small, but it was clean, modern, and no funky odors.  The bathroom feels a little minimalist, but the bed was comfy and we enjoyed our stay.

Other things to note- we heard from local friends that the in house restaurant is very good (shame that we already had our meals planned out) and the parking on site is just valet, $42/night with in and out ability.  There is a garage that is directly across the street that charges by the hour, $21 for a 24 hour period, but of course, no in and out ability without getting a new ticket.

27/04/15 | Link | Rating: 4.0
342. Morris W.
STAFF SAVED ME! / GREAT HOTEL
I cannot give the staff higher compliments.
My wife and I are from Portland. We made a special stop at the Edgewater on our way to Wenatchee Washington to Participate in the Apple Blossom Festival parade.
I am a Portland Royal Rosarian (Portland's Official Ambassadors)
We wear a very distinctive White Uniform in Parades.
Long story short... We walked out and left my uniform hanging in the closet! I did not find out until we arrived in Wenatchee (three Hours Away)... I PANICKED!
I called the front desk and spoke with David Anderson. David SAVED ME!  He was able to find my uniform and took it (Personally) to FedEX within 30 minutes of my call!
The Uniform arrived just in time for me to be able to march in this great parade!!  DOUBLE THANK YOU DAVID!
(Management) You have a GREAT STAFF!  You have a very loyal customer!
Judy in the bar was ALSO excellent!
You will see us again!
Morris Westlund

07/05/15 | Link | Rating: 5.0