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The Moore Hotel in Seattle, WA

The Moore Hotel in Seattle, WA

Specialties

The Moore Hotel located in the heart of Downtown Seattle. Two blocks away from the sights and sounds of Seattle's Historic Pike Place Market. Bell Town, a Mecca of art and culture that is host to clubs, galleries, bistros and restaurants is only two blocks away. For travelers visiting Seattle's downtown and business core, The Moore Hotel is just six blocks from the Washington State Convention Center, seven blocks from the cruise ships and walking distance to the Seattle Center. Not to mention the core shopping area is only two blocks. The Moore Hotel is a convenient and affordable Hotel for your visit to Seattle.

History

Established in 1907.

When guests set foot in the lobby of the Moore Hotel, featuring restored marble, tile-work, and decorative molding dating back to the beginning of the century, they are transported to a place where comfort and convenience is matched by affordability and charm.

 

Company Info:

Rating: 3.99

Address: 1926 2nd Ave, Seattle, WA, 98101
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Comments (218):

1. Dean C.
i found this hotel from yelp and decided to stay at moore.  this hotel was 2-3 blocks away from pike, a couple blocks away from the monorail, and a couple blocks away from the shopping district.  so this hotel is at a great location, prices were the cheapest out of all the other options available, so i would defefintely recommend staying here.  one thing i notice about the room is that it doesnt have AC, so not sure how comfortable the stay will be during the summer time, but its Seattle, i can't imagine it being too bad.

22/09/08 | Link | Rating: 5.0
2. Kelly W.
My girlfriend and I were travelling from Anachortes, WA back home to Santa Clara, CA and decided to spend the evening in Seattle. We pulled up Yelp! and found the Moore Hotel. (We love YELP!) The hotel met our budget and location requirements and seriously was perfect for our needs. Every hotel employee we met were wonderful! We checked in early, asked for map of the city and the young woman who checked us in circled all of the touristy sites including some funky neighborhoods. We stuck very close to the hotel and walked around Pike Market, 2 blocks away, had dinner and went back to the hotel for a quiet evening. We got hungry later and decided to go out for a bite, walked next door to the bar attached to the hotel and had a cheeseburger and fries! The next morning before we hit the road we went back down to the market and had breakfast. A great hotel, great location and great staff! A five star rating for the budget traveller!

02/01/07 | Link | Rating: 5.0
3. Shawn S.
I stay in the European style rooms with the bathroom down the hall because they're affordable and still spacious. The building is massive and old and beautiful -and centrally located to boot! (A mere two blocks away from the Pike Place Market, nestled between Belltown and the Pike/Pine corridor.) Ask for a west-facing room on one of the top floors and you'll get an AMAZING view --just make sure you're ready to hike the stairs because it's an old building with just one tiny old elevator, which means sometimes it's crowded (or stuck). Friendly staff and an awesomely old-school tavern on the ground floor called the NiteLight. For those who aren't afraid to skip the bourgeoise experience and go bohemian (at least after dark).

05/07/06 | Link | Rating: 5.0
4. Laura B.
My husband and I just returned from a long weekend in Seattle, spent three nights in the Moore Hotel.  We loved the location, loved the price even moore.... can't beat it.  I haven't stayed in a hostel since my early 20's and was pretty skeptical.  This place did NOT let us down.  We stayed in a private room with a private bath.  It was quiet, we felt totally safe, and the staff was so helpful in directing us to some of the greatest local spots.   Not to forget they have their own food and drink right downstairs, and can I say cheap??! The hotel is right on the border of downtown seattle (which for the most part we breezed over in a day), right by Pike Place Market,  and Belltown- this is where you have to go.  GREAT restaurants for every price point, great pubs, bars, nightlife.  We didn't find it until our last morning (after we asked the guys at the front desk for a recommendation OTHER than starbucks) but you must try Cafe D'arte, the best coffee we have EVER had.

04/08/08 | Link | Rating: 5.0
5. alan g.
My wife and I just got back from a 3 night stay at the Moore. We are fans of older downtown hotels and the Moore is just that. We sprang for the suite and found it comfortable and clean. The desk was friendly and helpful. No white shirt and black jacket anywhere which is refreshing. The hotel is in an ideal location as we were on a 3 day crawl hitting as many as eight bars and restaurants in a day. After checkout we left our bags in the hotel locker and when we returned a few hours later the staff called our cab and we were on our way back to the airport feeling a nice buzz.

17/08/08 | Link | Rating: 5.0
6. jennifer y.
if you're a budget traveler, and have no friends upon whose couches you can crash, stay at the moore hotel.

we were just there in november and had a euro style room (shared bathroom).

it's an old place, and yeah, admittedly, you'll wonder about its history and feel like you've seen it before on all those history channel specials on ghosts and hauntings.

our bed was definitely smaller than a queen, and the bathroom was down the hall. there's no heater, and it's really dark.

it's bare bones, that's for sure, but definitely worth the $avings and takes care of all your needs. plus, the location can't be beat.

you're on the border of belltown (actually a really boring enclave that everyone thinks is hipster paradise), but within spitting distance of pike place market.

13/12/06 | Link | Rating: 4.0
7. Tony G.
It's nothing fancy, but the rooms are pretty spacious and clean, and you can't beat the price for the location.  I do wish they offered parking - make sure to budged about $15 - $20 per day for parking if you have a car.  The staff was very friendly, and seemed do a really good job at handling many things at once. My only complaint is that I couldn't access their wireless network, but that was probably attributable to Operator Error.  The elevator is very small, but it was fully operational during our entire visit - which surprised me a little, given the age of the hotel and, therefore, the elevator.  I'd stay here again, even if I wasn't on a tight budget.

27/06/07 | Link | Rating: 4.0
8. andrea a.
We've been here twice, once because we saw a show at the Moore and once to save ourselves from the Travelodge by the Space Needle. The rooms are big, the staff's cool and the towels are all folded into bird shapes.

It's near tons of cool stuff, like the Market, for all of the tourists.

There's no parking, so it loses one star, but everything else was perfect about the Moore.

19/10/07 | Link | Rating: 4.0
9. Silly K.
My fiance and a friend and I stayed at the beautiful and historic Moore Hotel (originally opened in 1907) last May.  We had driven up to Seattle on a whim one Friday and were in dire need of a reasonably-priced hotel.  After checking out a few in the downtown area as well as the northern part of the city, we were shocked to find a great deal in the heart of Seattle's downtown.  Not only was Pike's Place Market a few blocks away, so was Bell Town, home to many awesome Seattle bars.  Not having to worry about public transportation for our weekend trip was a huge plus, but we enjoyed our stay at the hotel, too!  The room was a little on the small side for the two queen sized beds in it, but it was clean and comfortable.  The entire hotel had amazing and eclectic decor, including some leopard print carpeting in the hall ways, which contributed to the fun atmosphere of the hotel.  I highly recommend checking this place out on your next trip to Seattle, even if it's just to check out the lobby's interesting furniture pieces.

13/01/10 | Link | Rating: 4.0
10. Eliot J.
this hotel is a really good value considering it's location.  it's just north of downtown in belltown and walking distance to capital hill, pike place market, all the piers, etc.  it's rustic and old, and there is no room service or any crap like that.  very nice guys at the front desk.  if you, like i, don't plan on spending a ton of time in your hotel and would rather spend that $150/night you're saving by not staying at a marriott or hyatt or whatever (which is just as close to this place), then go here.  if you're looking for something modern or plush, then go somewhere else.  probably the complete antithesis of the W, but rather safe and clean.

01/06/08 | Link | Rating: 3.0
11. Thomas S.
I stayed here last june (2007)  for a conference and came early to see Seattle a bit beforehand. It was a beautiful weekend and just happened to be the PPM's 100th anniversary.  Great fun! The hotel has quite inexpensive rooms with interesting options like suites with kitchens. I opted for an inexpensive queen room with its own bathroom. Nice sized room, clean with a comfortable bed. The TV was horrid, and they seemed to be in the process of rewiring, but I had little interest in TV while visiting. It's like, 2 blocks from PPM, which is perfect for eating, killing time or people watching. Plenty of other nice restaurants and shopping nearby. The staff was very nice and friendly, and the cleaning staff did a nice job. I loved taking the very old, heavily worn stairs up and down rather than the extremely small elevator, although it's also fun to check out. If you like old stuff and shabby chic, this hotels for you.
I'm certainly coming back again this year. Four stars, because of the value and the warm vibe I got from the people here.

04/04/08 | Link | Rating: 4.0
12. Robert C.
this place is pretty great -- certainly quite well located.  I was on the 5th floor  and was quite impressed by how quiet the room was.

30/10/08 | Link | Rating: 5.0
13. Mei G.
The most important thing to note about this hotel is the fact that it is 1 block from Nordstrom Rack.  It's close to everything you want to be near, including shopping, sights, food, booze.  We stayed 4 days and everyone at the front desk at any time of day was super helpful.  We split our trip and stayed in 2 different rooms.  Both were clean and had views of Seattle Center.  It's not the most comfortable sleeping; no high thread counts, or goose down.  But for the price, there is nothing better!

08/07/08 | Link | Rating: 4.0
14. Ranier D.
My lady reserved this place for a holiday getaway saying it was a great location and it was. The lobby staff look like regular folks which could be confusing if they weren't behind the reception desk. The room we were in was nice with a window view out onto 2nd Street. Not much of a view but the location, again, is where this joint shines. Within walking distance to Pike Place and the rest of downtown. The rates are pretty reasonable.

14/12/08 | Link | Rating: 4.0
15. Cara Y.
My boyfriend had stayed at the Moore Hotel 6 years ago on a cross-country trip, so when he suggested that we stay there on our recent trip to Seattle, I let him take care of our vacation plans. We took public transit ( MT194 / $1.25) from SEATAC, which lets you off 3 blocks from the hotel - an easy walk. This place is fantastic for the money if you don't require a lot of "extras." They offer shared and private baths (the private baths go pretty quickly), and we tried out each. Even the shared bath option gives you a sink in your room. The hotel feels much like a hostel at first - it's old and not in the best visual condition, the hallways are a little dark, the elevator only holds a couple of people, and the doors to the rooms require *gasp* actual KEYS! The neighborhood is a little gritty, but we never felt unsafe at any time. It is a highly trafficked area, so you're seldom wandering about by yourself. It's a pretty bare bones setup, but everything was super clean, functional, we had a fantastic view of the water, and the building is constructed like a prison (thick plaster walls), so we never heard a peep from our neighbors.

The close proximity to just about everything is amazing - we walked to Pioneer Square (~25 minutes), Safeco Park (~35 minutes), Pike Place Market (less than 5 minutes), and took a quick bus ride over to the Seattle Center. This place is central to everything you'll need to explore Seattle efficiently and thoroughly.

If you're into fancypants-type accomodations and need a lot of catering to, this place is not for you. There are no clocks in the room, no pictures on the wall, you may/may not get a mirror in your room, but the place is well worth the money that you'll save, and the service that we received from everyone working there was 5-star. They definitely have a lifelong customer in my guy and myself.

Pros: Great value; walking distance to almost everything Seattle

Cons: Limited in-room amenities (clocks, etc.)

09/06/08 | Link | Rating: 4.0
16. Suzie Q.
I would give zero stars if I could but there was maybe one thing I liked about this hotel....Let me start by saying that you can have an awesome vintage-esque theme to your "hotel" but along with updating your lobby you should probably hire a more accommodating staff. The location is great, don't get me wrong...but when you haven't got a wink of sleep because your heater is broken and you can't take a shower/bath because the handle is also stuck on either extremely cold or scalding hot, it makes the experience altogether miserable. This was my first time in Seattle and wanted a decently priced place to sleep while being close to fun attractions.  We weren't told about the parking garage, wi fi, or any additional information besides "here's your key, your room is on the second floor". Our bed consisted of three sheets layered on top of each other with a faux decorative strip of fabric at the bottom of the bed. the room was cold and as mentioned; heater was broken. I mentioned this to the front desk staff member and got a simple "that sucks" response.  I liked the old school feel...I didn't like the reality of it being only updated cosmetically and not fixing little things like appliances or bed sheets. No remote for the TV either...or amenities at the front desk. I'm not a high  maintenance person but I do know a LOT about customer service and have been a part of the service industry for years. If I'm going to drop 200 bucks on two nights I'll go stay at the Ace or the W and get spot on service. Just sayin'...

03/04/11 | Link | Rating: 1.0
17. amy d.
It's cheap and clean. It's in the heart of downtown. The staff are super helpful. The hallways are reminiscent of The Shining.

I would avoid this hotel if you can't sleep through street noise, or if you have small kids. The windows open and do not have screens.

01/01/10 | Link | Rating: 4.0
18. Alicia C.
Stayed two nights last month before a cruise and was not disappointed (en suite bath.) Hotel is located 3 blocks from last Airtrain stop. This IS a downtown location, with lots of usual activity, including panhandlers, but do not let that stop you. Pike Market about 5 min away, with several drug stores, a Target, and a grocery store within walking distance (also a US Post Office 4 blocks away.) We either walked or took local transportation everywhere. If street noise bothers, suggest room toward rear. We had front facing room, however, street noise did not bother us. Weather was a bit warm for Septebmer and we appreciaed the fan they provided. They do not provide hair dryers in room, but ask at the front dest.  Coffee shop next door is great and convenient (wished they opened earlier on Sunday.) Luggae was held at checkout. Evenings can be a bit shady a couple of blocks away, just be aware of your surroundings. Although not the hotel's  fault, took away one star as there seemed to more "questionable" activities in the surrounding areas in evenings.  We have stayed here before and plan on staying in the furture

09/10/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
19. Deyon H.
Stayed at this place for a night, then stayed at the Marriott the next, and returned to the Moore because it is just so wonderful!  The staff was very helpful and nice, the rooms were neat and the location and price were perfect!  We had a great trip to Seattle with thanks to the Moore Hotel!

28/08/11 | Link | Rating: 5.0
20. Sharon F.
The place is affordable, safe, clean, ideally located and has a lot of character.  Just don't expect some of the basic services you are used to finding in hotels these days.  Getting ready for my flight in the am, I needed to print my boarding pass, and alas...no way to do this here.  Seems like a minor thing, but would seem a basic thing for a hotel in a major tourism city to offer...hope they work on that - they offer free wifi in the lobby, and even a computer to use, but no way to print the boarding pass......staff not willing to bend any rules at all to help out either...

21/04/09 | Link | Rating: 3.0
21. kerry L.
So my boyfriend booked us a room at the Moore hotel as a back up to priceline. He figured if we could not get a nice priceline hotel we could stay at the Moore. When he initially sent me the link I was scared. The hotel looked drab and a bit scary and upon arrival I was still a bit scared. The lobby is not the most inviting.

However once we got to our room it was very cool. The room reminded me of a friend's apartment from college.You know that friend that always had good taste and decorating skills and could make a place look great for under $100. Our room was also HUGE. I would say it was close to 600 sq ft.

All in all I would stay there again if we stayed in a suite which is what we stayed in (only because we were upgraded). The suites are about $100-$130. We were upgraded from a regular room which was $80. I walked by a regular room and I have to admit I would not have been too happy if we had not had a suite.

So stay at the Moore happily if you have a suite and complacently if you have a regular $80 room.

One more thing you cannot BEAT the location. It is literally two blocks from pikes market .

30/07/07 | Link | Rating: 4.0
22. Greg B.
I'll just start by saying, Loved it!
Even though our room didn't really have much of a view, our room was BIG. Walking into our room was an actual living room area with a couch, table, dining area, and a small kitchenette area off to the side which when we opened the cupboards included pots and pans as well as silverware on the table. Not that I'm the type to cook while traveling, but the fact I could had I wanted to was a nice plus. Through to the next room was a size-able bedroom area that led to the bathroom that had one of those classic / antique bathtubs with the ball and claw feet on it. When my girlfriend saw it she announced "Awesome!" which I had to agree. It was equipped with shower and curtain so bath or shower were to be had if one wanted.
But before we ever got to our room was a hotel desk clerk who proved to be invaluable to us while in Seattle. There were other desk clerks, none of who I talked to, but my girlfriend had a somewhat rude experience with a different clerk after coming back from a walk. The clerk demanded to know who my girlfriend was and if she needed a room. It all got sorted out, but my girlfriend came back into the room with her feathers ruffled. We mentioned this to "our" clerk and he was well aware of who we were talking about. Said the clerk in mention was a bit over zealous at times. When we checked out to leave Seattle, that over zealous clerk helped us without incident. So ... maybe it was bad day for that clerk???
Back to "our" clerk. He knew everywhere to go, touristy or not. We like to go off the beaten path and he had great suggestions, just about all we took him up on. And I have to admit, we weren't disappointed with any of them.
The location of this hotel is great if you want to be near the Pike Place Market, which is a couple blocks away. We found this hotel to be a great centrally located hotel that is perfect for first time visitors to Seattle.
The 2 downsides to this hotel.
Parking sucks! But that really isn't the hotels fault, it's Seattle's. ALL of Seattle had horrible parking, no matter what direction you drive in for 10 miles in any direction. So I really can't pin this one on the hotel. But if you do stay here, you can park in the Bed Bath and Beyond parking structure for $25 for a 24 hour period which is 2 blocks behind the hotel. Other than that you take your chances with street parking which isn't that much cheaper and you have to get up early (8AM) to move you car or pay for 2 more hours ($5) of parking. Plus you might have to park 10 blocks away ... eesh.
Only other problem, noise. I brought ear plugs and was fine. My girlfriend didn't bring ear plugs ... and was fine. She obviously is a much better sleeper than I. But with my earplugs, no problem at all sleeping in.
I would have no problem recommending this hotel or staying here again. There was lots of things to walk to of interest as well as great places to eat.

13/06/09 | Link | Rating: 4.0
23. Meredith P.
I absolutely loved the Moore Hotel.  I happened across it while searching for Seattle hotels with suites - we were going on vacation with my mother and we needed two separate rooms.  The Moore looked like a perfect fit - completely non-smoking, well-located, separate rooms, and a great price.

When we got there, I was really impressed by the hotel.  The Moore has the atmosphere of a hostel - friendly staff, interaction with other guests if you want to, free internet in the lobby, multiple guests per room...but with the perks of a hotel - privacy if you want it, maid service, private bathrooms if you want it, no curfews!  It's got a very bohemian vibe, and it's just a few blocks from Pike Place Market.

I seriously cannot rave enough about the Moore Hotel.  They are helpful and accommodating, the rooms are spartan but comfortable, and it's just outstanding.  I plan to stay at the Moore Hotel anytime I come back to Seattle!

25/05/07 | Link | Rating: 5.0
24. Pat W.
Visiting Seattle for the first time, my fiancee left it up to me to find a hotel. Now I am a cheap person by nature but I like my creature comforts. The only thing I was certain of for hotels was that I wanted to stay near Pike Place Market so I didn't have to drive over there and pay to park or take a bus. I wanted to walk.

Well, this really was the first time I turned to Yelp for help. And I'm glad I did.

The Moore Hotel is definitively pimp.

That's it, really. A cool hotel that dominates a city block that is old and classic. The room was comfortable and larger than expected. The price was cheaper than expected. I went down the stairs instead of the elevator (did I mention lazy along with cheap?) and saw that the 3rd floor was being renovated. It felt like a scene from the Shining, what with little light streaming in from the doorless rooms down the hall and the tile and carpet ripped up. My fiancee wouldn't go down the stairs after I told her. She said if I ever wanted to stay there again not to mention it. I want to stay at the Moore again, so I kept my yap shut.

The Moore is so close to Pike Place Market we ended up eating half our meals there. Plus there's the Nite Lite next door, a dive bar that apparently was open 24 hrs a day not too long ago.

The only negatives to the Moore are that there was no water pressure in our tiny shower. I'm a big guy and I'm used to water blasting the soap away. It ended up taking a long time for me to take a shower. Showering just wasn't comfortable for me. It could have just been our room. If not for the shower this would be five stars. Also the television had like 8 working channels but no local channels. We didn't really stay in the room that much but it would have been nice to watch something other than ESPN or FNC before going to bed.

The staff were uniformally nice and helpful. The parking structure across the street was safe and priced reasonably for the city.

I'll be back to the Moore Hotel.

25/04/07 | Link | Rating: 4.0
25. Anna A.
F this place! I recently went to Seattle with friends who'd recommended this hotel. We were 6 in the group, 4 staying in the hotel, the other 2 staying at friends. Right at check in, the hispter arrogant clerk told us to write the names of the guests staying and if we tried to have any visitors, they'd kick us out! I was a bit taken aback  that he'd greet guests by threatening to kick them out right off the bat, but thought he was just having a power trip or something.
So we all left our bags in the room, my friends went to have a drink next door and I took a little nap cos I was coming down with a flu. When a couple of my friends wanted to come up to get their bags before heading out (one of whom was not an official guest) the receptionist threw a fit, so I called from the room to explain they were just getting their bags, that I'd just woken up but if he gave me 10 mins to put on pants and wake up, I'd come down and sort it out, and he kept being a total ass, so I told him that I couldn't understand why I was being treated like a criminal when I'm a paying guest, and he just flipped and told me we were kicked out and if I didn't leave in 15 mins he'd call the police!
I know some of you might read this and think that we must have done something more than that to get kicked out, but we really didn't. We didn't even get a chance to use the room other than me taking a nap!
So we  left and checked in at a chain hotel, where the room was bigger, cheaper, had working heating, free parking, and more importantly, we were treated like customers, not criminals.
I can understand that they might be a bit defensive at the Moore since it has a sketchy reputation, but we were just  a group of late 30's, early 40's normal people looking to stay the night. At least give your customers the benefit of the doubt!

As for the rooms, they were nothing to write about (and at over $150 a night, they're not exactly cheap either), and it was FREEZING! Their "excuse" was that the rooms got so hot that they had to turn the heating off every once in a while. I was there for a couple of hours and they didn' turn it on at all, even though it must have been 55 degrees in there!

All in all, I was just appaled at what happened. It could have just been that we were unlucky and  got the idiot receptionist with power issues, but just in case I won't be coming back to find out.

29/01/12 | Link | Rating: 1.0
26. Kate A.
I stayed here with my family of 4 two years ago and we all absolutely adored the place!  Friendly and useful staff, excellent location and value and a certain tidy flavor of funky you won't find elsewhere.  I'm back in town for a conference and even though I'm on expense account I am still going to turn my nose up at the Westin and head for the Moore at 1/3 the price.  I wouldn't stay anywhere else - save the lovely youth hostel down by the Pike Market.  One warning note - no AC means that you get city noise with the windows open in the summer - easily solved with earplugs, of course.  I've had far worse noise with windows closed in Chicago and Manhattan.

08/06/10 | Link | Rating: 5.0
27. C C.
I stayed in a single, queen room. Very spacious, lots of light, extremely clean, great location. The building is pretty old, but the plumbing seemed to work fine. Lots of water pressure and warm water. There's a venue on the lower level, but I didn't hear a thing the night I stayed.

No frills, great price considering the location.

23/03/08 | Link | Rating: 4.0
28. Lisa C.
Love this place! Been there twice. There is a parking garage across the street for your car. It may look kinda iffy from outside but its pretty charming on the inside. If you get a room with no shower the community one is pretty damn clean so dont worry. There is a certain charm about the place that is cool. The front desk is very helpful and can point you anywhere you need to go and provide a map. The front lobby has internet you can use, i think u may need to pay. It is definitely walking distance to pikes place and all the shops surrounding.  Did i mention the bar that is attached to the place, they say they have like a ridiculously strong long island that you can only get one of. I took that challenge and survived but i would love to do it again.

09/12/09 | Link | Rating: 4.0
29. Jessie F.
I picked this place after reading the reviews, and I have to say I was pretty disappointed.  I'm not one to be picky about decoration, as long as the beds and towels are clean and I don't feel icky about walking on the floor.

The staff gave my friend the 3rd degree and it was definitely like staying in a hostel NOT a hotel.  I would NOT recommend this place to anyone, except a student who does not have friends and does not plan to take anyone larger than an elf back to their room.

10/03/08 | Link | Rating: 2.0
30. Aubree N.
This was the perfect hotel for a quick weekend stay in Seattle.  The location is hard to beat: just blocks from Pike Place market and within walking distance to tons of shopping, restaurants, and bars.
The staff was incredibly down to earth and super friendly.  We stayed in a standard room on the 6th floor with a private bathroom and queen size bed.  The room was really clean, simple, and nicely decorated.  The bathroom was also very clean and had a beautiful claw foot tub.
Every floor is decorated a little different and it looks like they are still in the process of updating a couple floors.  They all look really modern, I look forward to staying on a different floor in the future.
The only downside is that there is no parking provided.  There is a lot directly across from the hotel that costs about $4-5 an hour and $10 overnight until 7am.  We had to set an alarm to wake up and move the car at 7...luckily at that time we found street parking which was free on Sundays.  All in all it cost us about $50 to park for a 2 day period.

I will definitely stay here the next time I'm in Seattle.

28/09/09 | Link | Rating: 5.0
31. Ken B.
Great location, amazing price, clean rooms (everything in our room seemed new, including the carpet and bathroom tile), friendly staff!

We booked a room for a weekend to see a concert at the King Cat theater, traveling all the way in from Issaquah.  :-)  We've already booked a room for Halloween!

We had planned that first stay with a couple of friends who were also attending the concert.  They turned up their noses, wanting something fancier.  They missed out!  Don't YOU miss out!  ;-)

Other reviews have covered it pretty nicely.  Be aware, they have a "no visitors" policy, so don't expect to host an after-party with anyone who's not checked in, but it's totally worth it for us rather than driving back to the Eastside after having a rowdy evening.  And at the price, why not stay two nights and make a weekend of it?

I think our 5th floor room was right over the theater itself.  It wasn't a problem since we were out at our own show for the evening, but you could clearly hear all the music, singing and cheering from below.

We also had to make the best of all the shopping.  Yes, we made it to the Rack and definitely Pike Market.

Can't wait to stay again!

14/10/08 | Link | Rating: 4.0
32. Steve G.
Very good for what it is. Rooms are spartan but clean. Very affordable and in a pretty cool neighborhood with restaurants and bars nearby. Also not far from the Market and other sites. Recommended for those on a budget and not with high-end needs.

17/06/10 | Link | Rating: 4.0
33. Gretchen H.
It's pretty pathetic when the hotels you stay in during vacation are larger than your own apartment! We got a suite (the exact same one as Drue - yay clawfoot tub!!!) and it rocked! The view...not so good except for the peeping kitty cat in the apartments next door. The kitchenette is a 2 burner stove with an attached sink on the other half. The dining table is very nicely setup!

The decor is very modern, and there was plenty of room to sprawl...

And! Location Location Location!!

You're so close to Pike's Place and Seattle is just full of places to spend yer money with the Moore Hotel right in the midst of it!

Enjoy!

20/08/08 | Link | Rating: 4.0
34. Sarah L.
I found out about this hotel on Yelp and I am glad that I did.  The staff is super friendly, the rooms are nice, they fold your towels into the shape of birds  (awww, how cute) and they are pretty inexpensive.  Every time I have been to Seattle and whenever I go back to Seattle, this is my hotel of choice  

Their is only street parking, which sucks, but you are in downtown Seattle.

Oh, and I almost forgot, if you get a room above the theater and a band is playing that night, you can hear sound check.  :)

10/02/08 | Link | Rating: 5.0
35. Nate C.
My wife and I stayed here one night last weekend with our two boys.  We rented a room with two Queens and a bathroom.  Overall we were very happy with our stay.  The hotel was built in 1907 so has a historic charm to it.  The room was very clean with fresh paint, furniture, and new beds.  It was a very simple, clean, no frills, room.  Price was also very reasonable and the location is close to Pike Place Market so easy walking to many of the sites downtown.  The only negative was the hotel is on a busy corner with a couple of bars, etc.  So we could hear the commotion at night.  If you are a light sleeper you might want to ask for a room higher up or on a different side of the hotel.  Other than that one thing, the hotel was great and the staff were friendly as well.  No hassle.

31/05/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
36. Laura I.
Stayed at the Moore Hotel because of the value and location of the hotel. I am not a super picky traveller and only really require rather basic amenities while traveling. Upon entering the Moore, one can tell it is a rather old hotel and building. The scariest thing about the hotel is its elevator, which if you have a fear of elevators, it will be brought even further to light when going up this elevator. It's creaky, small and just old but scary because of it.

The room itself was nicer than I expected. It was a typical budget hotel room, with comfy beds, a nice view and a tv set. The bathroom could use a renovation and had some mildew around the shower's edges. Additionally, the shower stalls drain was extremely slow, causing some water to overflow from the shower stall and onto the bathroom floor. (Hence, probably the reason there was mildew around the shower base.) A nice touch was that the towels were all folded into shapes to create a very lovely presentation. Even the toilet paper roll was folded into a seashell shape.

Overall, the stay was nice and even though we had a room that face 2nd Street, there wasn't much traffic noise at all. Additionally, there was a show at the Moore Theatre the night we stayed. However, that show seemed to end by 11 PM and even when it was occuring, there wasn't much discernable noise coming from it to our room. All that said, I was able to soundly sleep at the Moore.

The hotel has great character and charm and once you get past the scary elevator, you realize just how many people have walked and stayed in these rooms. If you require newer surroundings with updates, I wouldn't necessarily think this is the place for you. However, I find its history and charm to be insurmountable and for the right person, this is the perfect place to stay. I wouldn't be surprised if those halls are haunted!

06/03/08 | Link | Rating: 5.0
37. matthew r.
Whatever you do, DON'T GET ALL PSYCHO when the clerk tells you after a long string of booking hassles that you don't actually have a reservation for tonight, even though stuff like this causes even the most patient people to GET ALL PSYCHO. The clerk will probably be able to book another room for you after curtly asking you not to GET ALL PSYCHO with her.

Once you're checked in and no longer ALL PSYCHO, you might notice all the marble lobby with the art decoish furniture, the creepy hallways (different floors are painted different colors, but it all looks like something out of a twilight zone episode) and the view from the upper floors. The Moore is a 'historic' hotel, meaning that sometimes the tile in the bathroom is cracked and the floors creak and there aren't many modern conveniences, but none of that matters because it's got crown moldings and shit.

The Moore Hotel is also cheap, and right downtown. Visitors with drinking problems will appreciate all the bars nearby; The Nite Lite is in the building, The Whisky Bar is across the street, and Shortys, The Virginia Inn, and The Blarney Stone are just a couple blocks away. I'd stay here again next time I'm in Seattle (which should be soon.)

P.S. Room 618 has a really cool iron clawfoot tub, in which at least one Yelper has passed out in a bridesmaid's dress.

29/08/07 | Link | Rating: 3.0
38. Brett W.
I have to write a review about this place because they are so cool! I left some articles behind when I checked out and they called me to let me know! I was very impressed. Things are clean and furniture is nice. For the price it doesn't get any better than this! They have a parking arrangement with a garage near by and they were very cool about catering to our needs when we asked for additional services. Great Staff!

08/03/11 | Link | Rating: 5.0
39. Isaac J.
My gf and I were looking for a hotel last-minute while taking a road trip and found this place on yelp. For the price(~$100) and location, we went with the Moore. When we pulled to check in, street parking was free for the next 12 hours, but the hotel offers a discount at the parking garage around the corner at $12 a day(which is a steal in Seattle). We went with the garage so we wouldn't have to worry about moving the car. The concierge, young guy whose name I forgot, was incredibly helpful and professional. Ask him for bar/restaurant recommendations. The building is older, which adds charm, such as clawfoot tub and swing window, but some amenities get left out. We had a single room with bathroom but I hear the shared bathroom European style rooms are cheaper. The view from the room, 7th floor, was nice. Some locals told us that Belltown was the sketchy neighborhood of Seattle, but compared to Sacramento, it was nothing.  We felt completely safe walking around late at night, and there's lots to do and see in walking distance.

14/06/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
40. Maureen S.
You need a sense of humor to stay here.  The place is old, and that "old world charm".
The people at the front desk are usually helpful, and can be chatty, giving you suggestions on bars and restaurants.
The rooms are sparse, nothing to be impressed by but definitely an experience.  It's the kind of hotel room you get when you are in the city to do things, not hang out in your room.
For the price, it doesn't get much funnier and convenient than the Moore!

23/04/08 | Link | Rating: 4.0
41. Gil N.
I know, compared to all the 4-star reviews, it looks bad to give it only 3, but I re-checked the definitions of the star ratings, and 3 Stars means "A-OK", which is exactly what I'd say about The Moore. The "2 Stars" option, meaning, "meh. I've experienced better," would be accurate as well (well, of *course* I've experienced better -- duh)  but I'm giving it a 3-star thumbs-up for several reasons, which I'll list after explaining how I got to that rating.

I was skeptical at first, because I wanted a place that was "cute", like a B&B or something, and the Moore is definitely *not* cute. A contributing factor was that it was HOT when we got there -- we came from the 97F Portland weather to the 90F Seattle, and entered our room to find -- "What?! NO A.C. and NO MINI-FRIDGE?!? What kind of place IS this?" -- I had brought snacks that definitely needed to be refrigerated, so I was really disappointed. And the tiny fan that was sitting on the window sill waiting to be plugged in seemed like some kind of joke from one of those New Yorker cartoon contests where you're supposed to supply the caption. And the guy at the front desk told us (while gnashing his teeth in defensive ire) that the ice machine was broken and the free wifi would likely not be accessible from our room. At this point, I was nothing but negative and I had to forcibly readjust my inner television screen in order to see and appreciate the Moore's substantial balancing good points, which turned out to be the following:

Star #1. Price. I think that the very affordable pricing is pretty fair for what you get, and it allows you to spend more money on other things (well, ok, I won't hedge, I mean FOOD -- less hotel $ = better restaurants).

Star #2. Cleanliness. It was actually about as clean as the staff could possibly make it. (The down side was that they can't really follow the gross hotel guests around, saying, "SERIOUSLY? Wtf is wrong with you? GET BACK IN THERE AND FLUSH!!!", etc. It was not the hotel's fault that the entire city of Seattle was booked this weekend -- we called SOOOO many other places that cost more before we found a room at The Moore -- and that the only room THEY had left was one with no shower, bath or toilet, so we had to go communal.) Anyway, the awesome housekeeping staff left our room and the bathrooms spotless and sanitary every day, with the towels folded into pretty little sculptures.

Star #3. I hardly have to write this obvious one: Location, location, location. We spent the weekend walking and eating, and the Moore was close to sightseeing and shopping and restaurants and all the people we wanted to see -- both locally and people we were meeting that stayed in another hotel. Viva la Belltown.

So, all in all, A-OK. And that's a good thing. Absolutely.

13/07/10 | Link | Rating: 3.0
42. Mimi T.
I gave 5 stars because of the price and location. Amazing location within 2 blocks of pike place and lots of downtown shopping. Very hip hotel. Clean. The room was spacious with comfortable beds. The decor is modern and simple. It is an old building with character- unfortunately small elevators. Hipster types, europeans, and backpackers stay here. People downstairs were helpful. Wi-fi downstairs only but was spotty when i was there. We stayed two nights and loved it! I would stay here again.

29/07/11 | Link | Rating: 5.0
43. Greg G.
If you take a chance on staying at the Moore Hotel you'll be greatly rewarded. It offers bargain basement prices but delivers large, comfortable rooms. The beds are quite nice. It's gives you hotel standards (e.g. maid service, phone, cable tv) at hostel prices.

Only downsides are no wifi in the rooms (it's in the lobby) and no air conditioning (which usually wouldn't be a problem except for the unseasonably hot weather while I stayed there). I didn't let the factors effect my rating because I spent barely any time in my hotel room while I was there, and neither should you. The Moore's right in the heart of downtown Seattle, and the friendly hotel staff and friendly Yelpers gave me plenty of ideas for things to do.

04/07/06 | Link | Rating: 5.0
44. Kyann M.
I must admit that I was very skeptical about staying at a hotel in downtown Seattle that only charges $99 a night. Thankfully I was pleasantly surprised! No frills, for sure.  The hotel doesn't have air conditioning but the nights were cool so we just left our window open. We had read reviews on Yelp, so we took earplugs, in case it was noisy.  There was a moderate amount of noise and I did use my earplugs and slept great.  If you are looking for a hotel where you are going to stay in your room all day, this might not be your hotel.  (Television is small, amenities are few). However, we only wanted a clean place to sleep and this was perfect. Four nights and my bill was only a little over $400. What a deal!

13/07/11 | Link | Rating: 5.0
45. Stu O.
our new friend on salt spring island recommended this place to us and we were stoked for the recommendation!  we reserved a very affordable room with a shared bath, and when we showed up all grubby from days on our bikes, the guy at the desk hooked us up with a room with our own private bathroom for the same price.  super nice!  

it was a bit loud on the street, but hey, it's downtown seattle!  wear your damn earplugs, or stay out and enjoy the nightlife.  

for the price, this is the best lodging option i have found in downtown seattle yet.  will we be back.  

oh yeah, and there is a super cool DIY bike shop across the street.  check it out!

26/08/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
46. Red D.
My better half and I have stayed at The Moore on several occasions. It is now our favorite place to stay when in Seattle. All the other Yelpers pretty much covered it so I don't need to go into a big long dialog about it. I do have to add, though, is that the best thing besides it being priced right, is the location. We never rent a car while in Seattle since The Moore is walking distance to everything we love!
Oh,  and be sure to talk to Bob at the front desk. He's super helpful and a great guy all around.

29/10/09 | Link | Rating: 5.0
47. Drue C.
I suppose it depends what you are looking for in a hotel, as well as how much you are willing to spend, as to whether you will like the Moore. If you get the suite you will probably like this place, even though it is not as posh as some suites you may have stayed in.

This is a historic "European" hotel, meaning stuff is old and if you are cheap you will end up sharing a bathroom down the hall. If you are willing to spring for the suite though, for a whopping $30 extra a night, you will have your own bathroom, complete with a lovely claw foot tub which more comfortably seats two that your tub at home would likely fit one person.

The suite also comes with a kitchenette you will probably not use since you are on vacation and will be out seeing the sights and taking advantage of someone else doing the cooking for you. Unless you are cheap. But then you probably wouldn't have sprung for the suite, right?

The other nice thing about the Moore is that it has the Nite Lite downstairs so you can get completely shitfaced drunk and stumble backup to your room with a stolen plant from the bar and since you are still in the same building not feel remorse for stealing it. If you get the suite there is a lovely table on which you can place the stolen, yet not stolen, plant and admire it.

And when you are this wasted, and you have the suite, you can have sloppy loud drunk sex because the wall your bed is against is the wall to your kitchenette area, not your neighbors room.

If I haven't made it abundantly clear let me spell it out for you.

Get. The. Suite.

01/04/08 | Link | Rating: 4.0
48. Tammy Q.
You know what, this is a great cheap alternative for college students who can't afford much and want to stay right in downtown. The place still used a key, I was kind of surprised since I'm so use to card keys these days. The place does have character, and seems to have kept alot of original fixtures with little upgrades. Everything was clean and bathroom was tiny but new. Yay for free wifi, just call up the frontdesk and ask for the password.

Personally if you're with a significant other, and want to somewhat impress her/him, don't come here.

And ofcourse the walls are paper thin, could hear a couple having sex next door -.-

28/07/09 | Link | Rating: 3.0
49. angela n.
For Friday night of Memorial Day weekend, we paid about $90 including taxes and fees.

Not bad, considering it's just a couple blocks from Pike Place, the 194 bus stop (which takes you to/from the airport), the monorail, etc.  If you're willing to walk about 15 minutes, you can get to the Seattle Central Library, the Seattle Aquarium, and even Seattle Center.

Because there are several bars nearby, the neighborhood seemed populated and safe, even at night.  At 2am, we walked back from Cinerama with no fear.   The bar patrons can get noisy though, so I wouldn't recommend this hotel for light sleepers.

The room was comfy and clean. The TV worked fine (though the remote had no numbers, just up/down arrows).  There's internet and a computer in the lobby.  The checkout desk can be a madhouse though -- be prepared to wait in line, esp. on weekends.

I'd stay here again.

29/06/08 | Link | Rating: 4.0
50. Tasha D.
Great location, great price.  You would never want to stay here the night of a concert.  We had crazy neighbors screaming in the hallway at 3am, which was obnoxious, but they got shut up after not too long.  The beds were comfy.  There are no toiletries (except soap), so we had to do a run to Walgreens.  The guys running the desk downstairs were super friendly and helpful -- drew all over a map to show me where fun places to go are.  There's a free internet computer in the lobby.  I liked it!

07/04/11 | Link | Rating: 3.0
51. Bill S.
The best deal in downtown Seattle. Just 74 dollars per night. Most rooms are twice that or more since the city is full of cruise ship passengers during the summer. (During the rest of the year, a great deal too.) Basic accomodations in a historic hotel. Neighborhood a tad sketchy at night. Walk to the great restaurants on First Avenue and to Pike Place Market. Recommended for the budget traveller.

11/09/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
52. Andrew Y.
Is it possible for an historic hotel to have TOO much character? I definitely enjoyed my stay here, but let's just say that this place has a distinctive "ghostbusters" energy. On an unrelated note, I was told that the curious dressers are handmade by an on-site carpenter who works in the basement swimming pool (drained of course, and not open to the public). This is probably the most affordable hotel in downtown Seattle, so no excuses: grab your copy of Stephen King's "1408" and book a room. Boo!

20/08/09 | Link | Rating: 3.0
53. Joe K.
Love it! Really a nice, modern upgrade of a hotel. Right in the middle of town and steps away from all the touristy stuff you want to see. We got the Being John Malkovich room, a room down a long hallway and up a short flight of stairs to a short door you have to duck to enter. Once inside, the room was wonderful. Spacious, with two closets, and a quirky modern feel. The only issue with the room is the bathroom is for exhibitionists. A tall window with no curtain allows for a great view out...while you poo. The reflective coating on the window MAY block the view, but who knows?
Bob, the guest service guy, was very friendly and helpful. He was a bonus, knowledgeable about the city, and cute to boot! All in all, a great place to stay.
One other note, this is an old building remodeled into a lovely hotel. There is only one small elevator for guests, so be prepared for that when you arrive. Large families or travellers with lots of luggage will have to be prepared for that, as well as handicapped travellers.

29/01/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
54. Tu N.
We stay two nights there. One before we headed to Vancouver and one before we headed back home. The hotel looks really old from the outside but it's not that bad on the inside although one of the two room we stayed in did smell old. The location is very central though, only about 5 mins from the public market, which is very cool.
The staff, esp. the younger ones, are just so nice and accommodating. I think Bob was the nicest hotel concierge I've ever met.
I would stay there again for the location. However, my bf and I were kinda freaked out when the TV in our room suddenly turned on at 3am. We suspected it was an animal of some sort lol

18/06/09 | Link | Rating: 4.0
55. Jordan S.
Loved it!  Cool, old building, comfortably modernized but still full of charm.  Amazing location, laid-back (but helpful) staff.  And pet friendly!

Book now and ask for a room with a view.

19/12/08 | Link | Rating: 5.0
56. Jennifer T.
The Moore Hotel is cheap, conveniently located, and haunted by a spirit that origamis your towels when you're not looking.

I'm going to preface this by saying that I was traveling by myself, and stayed there from Sept. 8 - Sept. 11. I also had a room on the 5th floor. There aren't a lot of bells and whistles, but I suppose if you were looking for that sort of thing, you probably would have stayed at The Four Seasons.

A few cautionary notes:
- They do not have air-conditioning, so don't stay there in the summer time unless you're really into sweating your balls off.
- Don't bring your grandparents to stay here. It just wouldn't be their scene. That is, unless your grandparents are Stevie Nicks and Keith Richards, then they would probably be really into it.
-It is attached to the Moore Theater, so if you hate rock music and need to be in bed by 8pm every night, forget about it.
- It's an old hotel, with kooky old hotel plumbing. So when you jump in the shower, plan ahead. Water temps fluctuate from boiling hot, to icy cold and you are utterly powerless to stop it. However, you may time your lathering/rinsing accordingly. I had a system going that worked well for me.
-If you are afraid of homeless people, you might not appreciate the fact that there is a homeless shelter on the same block. I mean, you would be a total jerk if this were the case, but that deficiency in your moral character is between you and your conscience.

On the plus side:
-Leopard print carpeting! Some would say it looks like a brothel. Okay, it kinda does. I dig it.
-Totally haunted! (The first night of my stay, the place was haunted by the 80's super group Asia. True story.)
-Hot guy working the front desk!
-So close to Pike Place Market, you could spit on it! I wouldn't recommend that though, as it is a disgusting habit and won't make you any new friends.
-Close to Westlake metro station, if you are into that.

I will definitely be staying here again. You just can't beat the rates.

13/01/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
57. Cecy G.
Excellent location, best price in town, great helpful staff.  I never stayed at a hotel with a shared bathroom aka  "European style"  however this place was definitively more than I expected very clean, the rooms clean & comfortable I would do it again.  Everything is walking distances from the hotel Pikes Place is two block down the hill, Macy's is two blocks towards downtown, the light rail (train) is right near Macy's.  The Space Needle is about an 18 minute walk form the hotel.  The staff will hold your luggage in the luggage room after you check out if you ask, in case you have a late flight and want to explore the town.  Great place will stay again!!!

04/07/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
58. Beth N.
the people at the front desk were very friendly and we were able to get a room for the night at very late notice. the lobby is nicely decorated and has couches to lounge on. there is a door which leads you right to the bar.

we got a room with double queen beds. it was clean and somewhat modern, but still sort of like a standard best western hotel. an older television. clean carpets, small table and two beds. the bathroom was really small, but we were only there for the night so it did not bother us one bit. they provide you with soap, but there is no shampoo, so be sure to bring some if you are planning on a longer stay. there is also no fridge or alarm clock.

this is a great place to stay if you are on a budget and do not care about having a very luxurious room. it feels clean and safe and is in a great location.

16/01/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
59. Prudence T.
Rooms are clean, large, lots of light.  Fun artwork and decor throughout hotel. Desk clerks are really nice and helpful.  Right downtown.  No reason to pay more! Bring earplugs if you're sensitive to traffic noise.

16/07/11 | Link | Rating: 5.0
60. Grace E.
I love staying here while in town. It's cheap, roomy, and welcomes animals. It's central to downtown and easy walking distance from everything fun. Only problemo has nothing to do with the hotel: parking is available nearby,but  for a pretty penny. We were stupid moron idiots and refused to pay for parking, so every morning at 8am, we had to be up & at em.
Had lots of good times staying at the Moore. The people are helpful and wonderful and full of awesome information, especially for the inquisitive, naive and unprepared out-of-towners.

29/12/09 | Link | Rating: 4.0
61. Michaela B.
I can't say enough good things about this hotel. For starters, I'd be shocked to find a better hotel for the price. This hotel has heaps of character! We only paid about $120 per night, including tax, for a massive room with 2 super comfy queen beds. The bathroom was on the small side, but more than adequate for any normal person. There's free wifi on all the floors and in the lobby, which works 95% of the time. The location can't really be beat. It's within 5 minutes walking distance of the center of downtown, and to the awesome bars and restaurants in Belltown. You can also reach Capitol Hill in about 20 minutes walk. The staff were very friendly, and accommodating to our drunk selves when we rolled in at 3am every night - they even ordered us a pizza when we couldn't figure out how to operate the phone. My only gripe was the amount of noise from outside. We were woken up early every morning from the street noise. But, if you bring some earplugs, you'll be set! I'll definitely return to the Moore for my next visit to Seattle!

25/07/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
62. Sara J.
I had a great stay at the Moore Hotel. The guy at reception was particularly awesome. A word to the shy: the cheap rooms are "European Style" i.e. the shower and toilet are outside the rooms. It wasn't a big deal the night I stayed but if you are shy or are sick of dealing with humanity, spring for the more expensive rooms with a private bathroom. The location, right next door to the Moore concert venue, is pretty handy. Tori Amos was playing the night I was there and lots of locals were staying overnight at the Moore Hotel while enjoying the concert.

Can't wait to come visit the Moore Hotel again.

02/11/09 | Link | Rating: 4.0
63. Dice K.
Here's what happened to me: this is a very nice, old style hotel with a nice helpful receptionist. It's very affordable, especially if you don't mind shared bathrooms (around $60), and it's in a great location. I stayed there for two nights, and the first night I was there, I decided to park my car on the street (it was free because it was Thanksgiving). That was a mistake. My car was vandalized over night. They didn't take too many things out of my car (it sure could've been worse), so I wasn't especially devastated, a little shaken maybe.
In any case, this hotel can give you a voucher for $12 all day parking at a structure around the block. Go with that. Just keep in mind that that neighborhood is not the best, not terrible, but these things can (and have) happened. I talked to the barista at the Moore cafe and this type of vandalism has happened in the neighborhood before. As long as you don't have any valuables in your car, and if possible, park your car in a lot, and you'll be fine. If you don't have a car, great! This hotel is a nice place to stay in downtown Seattle.

06/12/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
64. Rebecca S.
For a European style hotel, this place was fab! Excellent front desk and location, clean rooms and bathrooms!

When I checked in, it was an unseasonably warm day and when given the choice of an AC room with toilet or a top room with a view, the front desk suggested the top room and it was a great choice!!! Beautiful view of the Sound as well as a small view of the Public Market sign!

The room and closet was huge and came with soaps, towels and cups as well as a desk and chair. I was greeted by a super cute towel sculpture of a dog. Don't forget about the free computer in the lobby.

The only downside is the TV in my room only had 2 tv channels. But it gave me a good excuse to go out at night and wonder the funky awesome neighborhood surrounding the hotel.

28/08/10 | Link | Rating: 4.0
65. Suzanne L.
"The Moore is Less"-- that is what my friend Carolyn told me when she hooked me up with a room here for two nights in August. When she said "less," she meant-- good deal! That is just what the Moore is.

Central location, great service (directions from Robert were excellent as well as recommendations on where to score good vegan food in town), nice location, etc.

My room was clean, my towels were folded like puppies, and there was a cute claw foot tub in the bathroom. While there was no AC (during the HOTTEST week in Seattle), my room stayed cool with a fan from the staff and a cracked window.

Great place to stay. While I prefer to stay in more "neighborhood-y" areas of Seattle, I'll still be back to the Moore. It is less in all the right ways.

29/08/10 | Link | Rating: 5.0
66. Karen E.
Funky old hotel in the heart of downtown, right by the Pike Place Market. The famous Moore Theater is off to one side of the hotel. No shows were going on while we were staying there for three nights so I have no idea how well insulated the theater is. We were serenaded by a drunk trumpet player one night though.  

Check in was smooth enough, just a quick one two punch. Nice big lobby with comfy chairs and couches along with two computers for your use. You can't print anything off of them though. We needed our City Passes printed and the hotel staff was not helpful.  Our friends that lived there saved the day!

The elevator is super tiny so just you and your bags will fit. I have seen smaller, where you have to send your bags up and take the stairs to meet them. The long hall ways make you feel like you have stepped back in time. Almost Shiningesque.

Our room was the last door up a couple stairs at the end of the 7th floor hall. You actually have to bend over to get into the door if you are taller than 5'6". Once the door opens though you walk into a HUGE room. Super tall ceilings and floor to ceiling windows. There is a step up to the bathroom and another floor to ceiling window in there.  Then we discovered there is NO AC in the building. We checked in on a 90 degree day. It was a pretty miserable night of sleep. They had one tiny retro fan in the room and we opened the windows pronto. The second night was a little better and the third night was perfect sleeping weather.

The bed was comfy and firm but we did buy softer sheets. (Bed Bath and Beyond is located directly behind the hotel where there is also public parking.) The ones they use felt like a blend and they were pilly. That on top of the heat was just not a good combo. Egyptian cotton people!

The only thing that was really off about the room aside from the sheets was the lack of chairs. We had friends visiting with us and we didn't invite them up because of the lack of seating. We had one two seater leather couch. Luckily the bar downstairs was nice and roomy including a couple pool tables and very strong drinks. Yay!
There were two closets in the room and they had wooden hangers!
Small fridge,microwave, coffee maker were in the kitchenette.

So for location, and ambiance I give the place 4 stars. Nice touch was the towel animal in the bathroom, but nicer sheets, chairs and printing off a piece of paper would have helped push it up to 5 stars.

21/07/09 | Link | Rating: 4.0
67. Leenee B.
What a deal!  While the internet did not work by any stretch of the imagination (and the front desk staff was too busy to care), there are plenty of cafes nearby that offer wifi.

I stayed for 2 nights in a room (bathroom down the hall) and was happy with the cleanliness of the shared bathroom.

I stayed one night in a full room (bathroom inside) and it was nice, too.  

I love the location, the people that stay here are more interesting than your typical Westin-crowd.  I recommend it!

Of course, I stayed in September (cool, no need for AC), but it might be tough in the summer without AC!

15/09/10 | Link | Rating: 4.0
68. Lindsey D.
I loved the Moore.  Exactly as the website and Yelp represent.
The front desk staff is friendly and informative.
The bathroom was huge and spotless. Great water pressure and temp.
The queen room was large enough to accomodate 2 people and our EIGHT bags (we're traveling for a month - from camping to weddings).
Walking distance to everything you need or a short cab ride.
My first choice for a hotel in Seattle.

10/09/10 | Link | Rating: 5.0
69. Alisa B.
Ah the moore you bring such memories of drunken, debaucherous, delinquency to mind as well as new years eve nights full of nuances and nudity. This gem of a true no tell motel is in the heart of belltown and screams to you with its ancient exterior to come inside and see what that bloke behind the counter has to say. The rooms are cheap and honestly if that's all your looking for this is the place to come.
The rooms are high ceiling-ed, the bathrooms are tiny and kinda strange, the beds are relatively comfortable (but after a night of club hopping in belltown you won't really care) and the fixtures are pretty cool. They have a steam heat radiators in the room and windows overlooking the street. Its a fun little place to make some mischief but don't expect anything in the way of over-the-top courteous service because this is not where you are going to find it.

15/03/10 | Link | Rating: 3.0
70. Joshua N.
The main advantage of "The Moore Hotel" is that it is cheaper than other hotels in the area and it is very close to Pike Place Market.  The down side of this place is that it is very old and lacks the modern creature comforts of most hotels today.  This place is good for the traveller on a tight budget, but a hostel would be better for a person in that situation.  If you want to be close to the market and only care about having a bed to lay in, you probably will not be dissapointed, but there is no promise that your hot water will work for your morning shower.  I have nothing against The Moore, I guess I just had a bad experience.

13/03/12 | Link | Rating: 1.0
71. Tobbe M.
Affordable, central, & has a great quirky character (hellooo...animal print carpets in the hallways, anyone?). There's a coffee shop attached and just downstairs. The place is safe, clean (housekeeping here rocks - respectful, honest, thorough), & well-maintained. What most sets it apart & earns it a 5 star rating, for me, is the staff. Willing anytime to offer helpful suggestions, laughs, bus routes & other accurate getting-around info, the front desk staff here shine as individuals rocking a group vision: that of making your Seattle stay enjoyable. As mentioned before, housekeeping staff is also exceptional. While this hotel is totally affordable, the staff supersedes that of many other places I've stayed all over the world. Apparently the owners do good work recognizing this, because the same staff that made my stay memorable enough 5 years ago for me to return now are still here. Highly recommend staying here.

05/05/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
72. Kathleen M.
I wish more cities had hotels like The Moore Hotel.  The lobby is inviting and spacious with a little bar off to the side where locals and tourists hang out.  The tee-tiny elevator takes you to floors that are laid with leopard print carpet.  The halls are lined with dark stained doors and restrooms are on the corners for guests.  Artistic touches highlight the common areas that are modern and unique.  Comical touches also highlight what the owners' know (the elevator is tee-tiny *wink*).  The rooms are clean and simple.  There is no need for hokey art work when you are in a structure that is so rich with history.  Besides, don't stay in the room!  Go see Seattle :)  

As a single woman staying for two nights, I felt safe.  The price was just right and the location was superb.  Go down one end of the street and you are in a hip neighborhood called Belltown with great little cafes and bars (Shorty's was freaking cool).  Go down the other end of the street and there is Pike's Place (Beecher's cheese was dee-lish!).    

If you are heading to Seattle for the first time, what an amazing city!  I just loved it.  Have a great trip!  And make your reservation online at The Moore Hotel.  They were expecting me...

13/07/10 | Link | Rating: 5.0
73. Lindsee R.
Dear Moore Hotel,

I can't decide if I love you or if you creep me out. I realize that at the grand ol price of $85/n that I shouldn't have high expectations, but when I got to my room there was an open bottle of muscle milk on my dresser. And! used plastic cutlery and napkin. However, on the other hand, my bed had a towel doggy and the toilet seat had a sanitary tape strip...I didn't really know what to make of that sitch. Enjoyed the clawfoot bathtub and the bed, though squeaky, suited us fine. I can't really say we had any complaints, except the whole muscle-milk thing. Nice location, close to the market and lots of shopping and restaurants. Public transit is really easy to navigate from there too. Staff was perfectly courteous, though not especially friendly. Elevator mural on the 4th floor scared the b-jesus out of me! Why did you do that?

Long and short Moore, if I need a solid, cheap place to stay in Seattle again, you'd be at the top of the list.

08/06/10 | Link | Rating: 3.0
74. Autumn K.
5 ways to make your hotel 5 stars on Yelp, Mr. Moore:
1. Get my reservations right. Keep them that way.
2. A little consistency among your staff wouldn't hurt.
3. If a room has cracked tile, stained ceilings, and part of the bathroom floor is gouged out, you may want to do a few simple renovations.
4. Lose the polyester coverlets.
5. Un-broken furniture is classier than broken furniture and less likely to cause injury to hotel guests.

3 Reasons your hotel is worthy of 3 stars, Mr. Moore:
1. VERY CHEAP. $50-$80/night for two people never sounded so good.
2. BIG ROOMS. They were big alright. Not exactly a room I want to hang out in all day, but they were big. A double (two queens) could easily sleep 4-6 people if you're travelling on the super cheap.
3. LOCATION. It couldn't be better! Two blocks from Pike's, about 4 blocks from the downtown shopping area, and on a street lined with dive bars, including the Nite Lite, which is located IN the Moore Hotel.

We're currently in the planning stages of a Yelper Dive Bar Crawl weekend in Seattle so we'll definitely be back to the Moore to get our rowdy on. The Moore is not romantic. The Moore is not a "special occasion" kind of place. The Moore is more of a party-like-a-rockstar- and-break-shit kind of place. And that's ok by me.

27/08/07 | Link | Rating: 3.0
75. Ashley M.
I stayed here in July of last year and it was a very pleasant experience. The staff was extremely friendly and helpful. The location was perfect and the price was nice. I will definitely stay here again in the future and recommend it to anyone I know looking for a decent place to stay without a huge price tag. The only reason I'm not giving it 5 stars is because the bathrooms are a bit small and could use an updating.(but really, how much time does one spend in the bathroom when they're on vacation...)

25/03/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
76. Andrew D.
PROS: clean, quiet, great location, excellent price.

CONS: not very many amenities, no parking.

A great choice for staying right downtown Seattle, but not a place if you're looking for big luxurious rooms or anything.

30/06/10 | Link | Rating: 4.0
77. N. I.
Thank you Moore Hotel for making our stay so wonderful! Amazingly close to Pikes Place Market, Bells Town (check out the restaurants)' West Gate Mall and thus a short monorail ride to the Space Needle, the price here is unbeatable. Not for the Marriott or Hilton or even the Holiday Inn crowd, but if you want unique, memorable, and fun, this is your spot. You can go super budget with shared bath or go for a two room suit with private bath and kitchen, or somewhere in between!  No frills, no swimming pool, no breakfast included, just a beautiful classic building with interesting decor of satin drapes in the hallways, grand ceilings throughout, solid wooden doors, huge rooms, full height windows overlooking Seattle, and comfortable beds. It was really quiet in our room except you could hear the pulse of the city down below. Up from the 7th floor (top floor) we could see a slice of the Puget Sound, other skyscrapers, and the city lights at night. The shower is tiny- for skinny people! My husband could barely turn around in it. There is a lack of hotel soap and hotel shampoo and we were short some towels but it was not important. If you want to use a larger shower, go down the hall to use the community bath. The WiFi is spotty on the seventh floor - go down to the lobby. The place is clean, spacious, and comfy, and has character!

19/06/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
78. Michael W.
boo, a lot of rooms have no showers

12/04/12 | Link | Rating: 1.0
79. Kelly S.
Awesome! I cannot rave enough about this place. It's absolutely gorgeous.The staff was extra friendly and accomodating.

26/01/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
80. Leslie H.
I'm totally impressed with my experience at The Moore. For a recent trip to Seattle, we booked a room here because it was one of the only hotels with available rooms within our budget and in the areas we wanted to stay. Truthfully, I was a bit worried about the lack of air conditioning; my boyfriend and I live in NYC and are used to dreadfully disgusting, sticky, sweltering August weather. The no A/C situation ended up being a total non-issue, and we were very comfortable with the temperature in our room.

Good stuff:
- great location
- very affordable
- pleasantly clean and well kept
- spacious
- very friendly and helpful staff
- the cute towel dog sculpture thing on our bed

Not so good, but not a big deal:
- lack of wifi in rooms
- showers are either hot or cold, not much in between

I wish I remembered the name of the dude (short hair, late 20s-ish) at the front desk. He was totally awesome and helpful, and recommended some great happy hours nearby. If you're reading this, thank you for telling us where to go to get a cheap buzz. If I could rate you on Yelp, I'd give you 5 stars.

15/08/10 | Link | Rating: 4.0
81. Del R.
This is a charming hotel with lots of history. The Moore theater is the oldest entertainment venue in all of Seattle. You can really feel the bygone times in this building.  The Moore is an old fashioned building, with old world flair, so you share a bathroom with the floor.  I never had an issue with the toilet situation. In fact, it's kept quite tidy, the whole building is.

Centrally located mere blocks from Pike's Place Market, makes The Moore a treasure. And, greatly beneficial when you want a fresh piroshky as soon as you wake up. Be warned though, out-of-towners, there is no private parking here. You must pay for a lot or finagle a spot on the street.

If you want the Ritz, stay there.
If you want a unique, affordable, convenient location then The Moore is right for you.

14/01/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
82. Forrest S.
I love Portland, I really do, but sometimes you just have to get away from the familiar people places, and most of all work. Being a college student, money is something that is always in short supply, so eating, much less going on a vacation is a luxury I seldom have.

A trip to Seattle for the weekend and my girlfriend and I need a place to stay, but still have enough money to eat. The Moore hotel was a good deal at $95 per night, especially considering its amazing location in downtown, just blocks from Pikes Place. The staff was very friendly and accommodating with everything, and had no problem with us leaving our bags there before or after checkout.

The Moore has character, that's for sure. It's an old building that looks like it has been renovated recently, and has quirky features such as leopard pattern carpet in the halls, and an odd painting on the elevator door of a woman being squished between the doors. It's kind of kitschy and maybe a bit creepy with its dark, curtained halls, but that's one of the reasons I enjoyed staying there.

The rooms were clean and the beds were comfortable, but most importantly the pillows were not like sacks filled old socks and straw, like so many hotel pillows feel. My only complaint was that the walls were on the thin side......Loud noises of the sexual kind at 1:30 AM wasn't the way I wanted to wake up. She was faking it for sure.

I would stay here again for sure. For the location, quirky/creepy charm, and price you really can't go wrong with the Moore.

20/06/10 | Link | Rating: 4.0
83. Steph B.
The Moore Hotel was the PERFECT place for me and my fun-filled friends to lay our heads (and party hardy) for a couple days. It's got tons of charm, views of the Puget sound, and it's right in the heart of downtown! It didn't cost a million dollars either.  Each floor is decorated differently and we found ourselves wandering around getting lost in the history of the place. The staff was super friendly and helpful and the windows open all the way. Not that that matters too much, just thought it was cool. And a couple of folks in our group even saw a ghost! Not to mention the fun bunny towels. Cute, fun place with a laid back atmosphere within walking distance to everything.  I highly recommend!

13/01/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
84. Bridget T.
The Moore Hotel is a fabulous place to stay if you are just passing through Seattle. There have been some beautiful renovations done in the past few years since my last visit. The front desk service is phenomenal, they know the city like the back of their hands. They give some great advice about places to eat, tour and even to find the happening night life.
    The newest addition to the hotel is the "Moore Coffee Shop" the coffee is superb and they have some great tea, if you are a tea drinker! Not only that, but the shop is so inviting and it has a nice warm feeling being in the middle of the city.
    The hotel  is so quaint and each of the floors are all very different in a unique and artistic way. It is a one of a kind and if you are going to Seattle this is the "diamond in the rough!"

01/06/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
85. Jess S.
We went to this hotel with relatively low expectations (we didn't research it at all, and we booked solely on price), but we were more than pleasantly surprised.  The hotel is very well priced, its right in the middle of the downtown scene (near a bunch of dive bars and pike place market), and the rooms are huge.  The decor is great as well, and every floor looks a bit different.  I will definitely be staying here on future trips to seattle.

The only complaint is the showers are pretty tiny, but nothing unreasonable.  just smaller than we were used to in opther hotels.

15/07/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
86. Philip P.
Location:  The location of the Moore Hotel is great.  It's in walking distance to the Pike Place Market and not too far from the Pier's on Alaska Way.  It's centrally located so there are bus stations all around and the Space Needle is probably a few bus stops away.  I was only there one night so I didn't make it over to the Space Needle.

Parking:  Parking wasn't that great.  They work with a public parking garage and offer a $12 All Day pass which let's you go in and out as much as you want.  Parking less than a block away so it's a little inconvenient.  

Rooms:  The rooms were clean and nice.  I am from Texas and am used to having an AC in the room.  I understand it is in Seattle..but the only day I was there, it was extremely hot and humid.  An AC unit would have been nice.  They did offer a nice circular fan...that didn't really do much.  The bed was pretty comfortable from what I remember.  The bathroom was nice.  The only knock I would have is the water temperature in the shower.  It was extremely hard to control and I either burnt or froze my ass off.  

I like the history of the building and they seemed to have reused a lot of original hardware to this date.  The location is really great...I wish I knew about where it was before I wasted money parking somewhere when I visited the Pike Place Market.  I would definitely stay here again...probably not in the Summer since they have no AC.

03/07/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
87. Samuel K.
The reviews which specific good basic rooms at a good basic value have it exactly right.

Me and my wife wanted to celebrate our anniversary; our budget was tighter than tight. When wife suggested we lark out to Seattle finding the transportation was easy enough; the big thing was the sleeps. We didn't need much; just a night in a comfy bed and a private place to get cleaned up.

The Moore, simply put, provides. Also deserving of a nod was Robert, the front desk clerk on duty when we arrived, who was not only the one who treated my wife very very well on the phone when we make the reservation but was affable, welcoming, and offered me some of the broccoli he was a-snackin' on when I noticed he had some. You can't offend me by sharing your broccoli!

Got a room on the 7th floor, neat views of 2nd Avenue and satsifying glimpses of Elliott Bay and the Seattle Harbor gave me a lot to look at at night. Bed crisp and comfortable, and loved the little towel-doggie that was on the bed when we got there.

No matter what the budget is going to be in the future, we'll start at the Moore. You can't really go wrong there.

26/08/10 | Link | Rating: 4.0
88. Moko S.
I heard that this place was once a dump but I still decided to come and try it out.  

Location = great
Decoration = unique and neat
Staff = friendly

19/02/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
89. Walter R.
This is a vintage hotel in a superb downtown location with very reasonable pricing. If you just want to have a clean room and don't care about amenities, this is the best option among all downtown Seattle hotels. They have rooms both with and without private bathrooms; I personally prefer the former just for the convenience.

I am a gym rat, so having no gym in the hotel is a bit a downside for me. Fortunately, there is a Gold's gym that offers a $35 week pass.

13/10/11 | Link | Rating: 5.0
90. Deacon K.
The Moore was something else.  Our room had not yet been "updated" with paint yet, but all in all this place was solid. We didn't have a car so no worries there.  One guy checking in had his car towed 3 times that day already and he was at the end of his rope and just wanted a place to go.  It was neat.
  One will not be blown away with the simple, if any, decor of the Moore.  It offers the basics.  Bed, shower, and tv.  It is exactly what we needed for our 2 night stay as we were out and about, not hanging out in the room.  You can't beat the price for the location.  Spooked at first turned into a enjoyable stay.
 The front desk guys were very helpful too.

06/07/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
91. Dave S.
Great location, and cheap.  Shared shitter situation, well worth it, you get what you pay for.

31/10/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
92. gerg g.
It's the Moore. It's historic, quirky, cool, located right by Pikes Place, reasonably priced and it has a theater attached to it.

I've stayed at the Moore on two different trips to Seattle and I'll stay here again.

02/01/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
93. Sara S.
Desk guys were really nice. Unfortunately, we discovered on the second day that our shower was not draining properly. We told them as we left for the day, but it was never fixed. Four people standing in a puddle of water? Yuck. Also, there was no wifi available at all. None of their connections worked.

Loved the location: 2 blocks from Pike Place Market. Overall, it was a cool place with comfy beds to crash after long days in the city:)

05/08/11 | Link | Rating: 3.0
94. Scott S.
tl;dr: 3.5 stars, maybe 4 on a good day.

Two of us shared a king room with private bathroom. The bed and linens were new, seemed clean and were quite comfortable. The carpet, walls and ceiling were a bit dated and worn in spots. However, the bathroom was new, except possibly the claw-foot tub, which was in good shape.

Pros:
Great location smack between downtown and Belltown
Friendly and helpful staff

Cons (all minor, IMO):
Free wifi only in lobby
No alarm clock
No soap dish in/around claw-foot tub
No hair dryer in room, but front desk had one
Could not get through to confirm room, despite multiple attempts

My only major complaint was the hot water was not forthcoming around check out time. I adjusted my showering schedule and that worked better, though not perfectly.

This isn't someplace I'd send a client or my father, but it got the job done at a decent price. I have no complaints about the noise from traffic or through the walls, but I'm used to living in an urban environment.

I would definitely stay here again.

04/10/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
95. Lucky B.
I LOVED staying here.  We happened to stumble upon it but it was perfect.  A great energy to the place, I love how old it is and when we stayed we actually got a room key -  a brass key not a plastic key card.  Wooden doors and windows that open.  So cool.  Great view.  Only down size is no parking but they do have a place right around the corner and they validate your ticket so you can park 24 hours for $12.  A good deal in Seattle!  Thanks Moore - and don't forget to go next door for awseome coffee/tea and service.  Perfect light breakfast or lunch.  Cheers.

26/10/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
96. Mountain T.
I stayed there 2 weeks ago. I would give it a 4 star if I didn't see hair on my pillow before I used it.

28/10/12 | Link | Rating: 3.0
97. Trish F.
Not gonna lie.. I was little scared after walking around Pike and just glancing up the road at the Moore Theatre sign. I figured the place would be more on the decrepit side (I know I know.. don't judge a book by its cover).. but it actually turned out pretty well. Slash.. the theatre is attached but the hotel looks much nicer.

The lobby staff don't have uniforms or anything so people hanging out kind of look like they might be employees. haha.. There are two computers in the sitting area for use.. but I was able to pick up on some random wireless networks in my room and downstairs with my iTouch. The elevator isn't as creepy as people have said.. although.. I've lived through some creepy elevators. There's also a distinct smell.. not bad necessarily.. but yeah.. lived in. heh

The rooms felt like I was in a dorm.. or sleeping in PS 121.. err even.. a glorified hostel. Our neighbors were musicians and young couples (no sign of children.. although with the atmosphere, if I saw any, I'd be creeped out). The bathroom is teeny and the seat is REALLY close to the wall. The shower stall is definitely of the dorm variety with limited room/space to put your toiletries. And the sink has definitely seen better days. Although, I did enjoy the elephant towel (see pix). :) The beds were pretty comfy but nothing to rave about. As far as "additions" to the room.. there was no clock (which totally threw me off), or hair dryer (although I saw someone returning one when I checked in) or ironing board. The fan was of the CVS/Rite Aid mini variety and the TV channels were basic. The mini fridge was passable.

But for $90 (and two beds).. it's a steal considering its location (minus the loud overflow of the bars during some times of the night.. but we slept right through it). Super close to that Nordstrom outlet (thank heavens) and Pike.. not to mention downtown/Westlake Shopping Center, etc. It's about 20 minutes (on a good walk) from the Seattle Center.. the staff definitely told my friend 15 though.. so be warned. And there's usually only one old school non-flashy key per room which can kinda be a drag.

OH and don't fall out of the window. There are no screens. And speaking of screens, don't forget to close your blinds while changing.. there are offices across the street. :) Also, put the don't disturb sign on your door or else the housekeeper might just walk right in. Or that might just be my luck with Seattle hotels.

11/09/08 | Link | Rating: 4.0
98. Scott Z.
Great location, little worn down

01/11/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
99. Kim D.
At first glance this place seems ok.  Spacious room, relatively clean, etc. It seemed good for the price we paid and we weren't picky 'cuz we were more about location than the place figuring we'd spend more times going about than in the hotel anyways.  Then came the shower....I'm a 5'2" Asian girl by no means extremely large...the shower was even small for me.  The standing shower made it hard to even bend over to pick up something if you dropped it.  It was odd 'cuz the actual bathroom itself is huge.  NOT just that....apparently it's an old building...and if you don't time your showers right you may share the water heater w/ the rooms next to you, etc....meaning my leisurely 15-20 minute shower was interrupted by swings of icy cold water to scalding hot water if you weren't careful.  I think my bf heard me scream every so often thinking something was wrong w/ me....

I've been to a lot of hotels and I expected at least the shower to work right.  I'm not a high maintenance girl by any means but really don't mess w/ my shower time.

22/01/10 | Link | Rating: 2.0
100. Bryant P.
This is a simple, no frills, affordable hotel. I stayes in a single bed room/shared bathroom. Initially, I though the room would have no bathroom amenities whatsoever, but there is a sink and mirror so you only really need to go to the shared bathroom if you need to use the toilet or shower. I stayed for 3 nights and not once did I ever have an issue with the shared bathroom. Everytime I needed it, it was free. The shared bathroom was also surprisingly clean. There is no internet in any of the rooms; but there is wifi available in the lobby. The snack/drink and ice machine is on the 2nd floor. The location is only a couple blocks away from Pikes Place which, in my opinion, is the highlight of this hotel. Its in such a great location relative to everything in downtown. I would definitely stay here again when visiting again. The only downside is that there is no dedicated parking for the hotel so you have to park in the 3rd/Stewart garage which is $15 per exit with a validation from the hotel. Street parking is free from 8pm-8am but good luck finding a spot.

03/06/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
101. Jeffrey B.
We had a great time staying at the Moore Hotel! I love the fact that it's not a cookie cutter hotel with all the amenities that always go unused. Not only did It offer a room,bed, shower and towel bunnies but it came equipped with character and a view. That's all we really needed! Just a hop skip and a jump to food and booze and our stay was complete.Two thumbs up! Even the night auditor that had to come tell me to shut up @ 3am was nice, i think.

19/01/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
102. Chompy C.
I booked a room at the Moore for a night. On the website, while booking, one of the very few amenities was free parking, a very huge bonus for downtown. When we pulled up to the hotel loading zone, I asked the front desk person where we could park. He said they actually don't have free parking but do have an agreement for parking up the street at a garage. I asked him if it was free because the website said it was.

He, very tersely said " Its not on the website." He turned his computer screen towards me and said "Where did you see it?" I told him while I was booking the room it was under amenities- he responded that I was wrong. I asked him if the parking was secure because we have had our car broke into right across the street.

His response in a very hostile tone was "I just went over that with you." I told him there was no reason to be assy. He promptly canceled my reservation and told me to go stay somewhere else. I apologized to him-(assy probably wasn't the best word to use but it did best describe his attitude)-he was the one being rude to me- and asked him to please not cancel my reservation. He told me to leave.

Apparently, The Moore Hotel doesn't believe in customer service and thinks that hostility is the way to treat people. The moral of the story is, I didn't stay at the Moore but my review is based on its front desk employee who was rude, hostile and should be let go. There are thousands of people looking for jobs, why would a business keep one who loses customers?

04/11/10 | Link | Rating: 1.0
103. Dirty D.
Great location but lacked just about everything else a hotel needs.  There was no hair dryer, no iron or ironing board in the room, no microwave, not coffee pot, no working phone... nothing typical hotels would have included even if old.  And the phone didn't work.  I don't understand why so many Yelpers gave this place a good review.  My room came with a queen size bed and a twin bed.  I thought I would have 2 queen size beds.  My mistake, but it was not clearly explained when I placed the reservation.  And the shared bathroom was not comfortable.  Even the door locks gave me trouble.  I wouldn't suggest staying here again.

10/09/12 | Link | Rating: 2.0
104. Jenn C.
I can't say enough nice things about this hotel. Honestly, I was picturing a total shithole dump but it was quite the opposite! And the people at the desk are so super frickin' nice. I swear, I never heard such enthusiasm for one's own city. The front desk guy was pulling out maps and talking endlessly about where to go and what to check out. It made us feel excited to go out and do something fun and exciting. Alas, we ended up staying in our room, drank beer, slowly got wasted and watched Latino variety shows on the cable TV. Anyway.

Situated downtown, minutes away from the Pike Place Market  and about a 20 minute walk to Capitol Hill, the hotel is charming and old with a lot to offer. The rooms are spacious! Some have nice bathrooms with clawfoot tubs and some have adjoining rooms! You could be lucky and get a mini fridge! We did and it held plenty of beers!

Oh yah! The Moore Hotel is located next door to The Moore Theatre, which is where Nirvana had played when they were young pups. You can stand there and reflect, and lament your youth.

Free ice!

26/09/11 | Link | Rating: 5.0
105. Jessica W.
Location location location. I loved this place. Reserved one Queen room for my boyfriend and I for a quick night stay. For the price you can't get much better. Very close to a whole lot of shopping and major attractions. To top off our stay is snowed all day in Seattle so made it all quite magical.
The decor is different and interesting. I loved the old bathroom while the bf didn't care for it too much., Wish there could have been heat control though rather than just radiator heat. The parking garage arrangement was quite confusing and really not explained to us as well as it should have been and we were charged an extra $12 for being 30 mins late the next morning. Make sure to get clarification on this when you book with them.
Overall though, I will definitely be booking here again next time my bf is visiting from out of state.

28/02/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
106. Bud S.
awesome, eclectic, clean, friendly staff, great location....next time in Seattle I am staying here again.

24/09/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
107. Kassidi L.
I just checked out at Moore Hotel today and back to my home and start writing my reviews.
Pro:
- First, for $76/night for two people, the price can't be beat in downtown district.
- Second, this hotel is conviently located. close to all, only two blocks from Pike Place Market, a blocks from downtown and bus stop.
- Third, the staffs are very nice, helpful and always smile.
- Fourth, I noticed that people said there's only have wifi in the lobby. Actually, they do have wifi on upstairs. For example. I live in 7 floor and as you search for wifi, they have some name like "floor7" or "floor7south" I think, sorry i have bad memories. BUT, i remembered my wifi password is floorseven.
Con: I don't wanna hurt people:(
- i was share bathroom with others, sometimes you can't get the bathroom.
- There's no electric kettle! So i am just saying, because I don't care that much, but like my mom, she always cook the water first and then put them in the side wait for the water cold and drink. So, I bought one from target where is cross a street, and then return it when I leave! (okay, I know it's not good)
- And there's no heater cooler or fan.

DONE.

05/08/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
108. C L.
Holy Happy Surprise!!

We booked The Moore Hotel very quickly and without looking too much into it due to the fact that it was the last stop on our very long and busy vacation!  We figured- "What the hey just pick one -- we'll be so tired at that point it wont even matter!"  We looked at the price and we were sold instantly!  During our cab ride from the airport, we were joking about how we probably booked a creepy dirty little place! UM - WRONG!!

The room was a very decent size!  The beds were amazingly comfortable!  The location was perfect!! the staff was so helpful!!  everything about this hotel was more than we could have imagined!!  (ok ok if i have to pick something to complain about it ... id say the showers were a bit small. but please -- it wasn't THAT big of a deal!!)

I also learned that you have the option of staying on certain floors that are more European style. You get a room but share the bathroom with other people on the floor.  The price goes down for these floors so if your not picky this is a good option to save a little money!  Although the price for the rooms w a bathroom are very fair!

I will most definitely book here again on my next trip to Seattle!!

15/07/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
109. Adelina W.
The Moore was a great place to stay.  Don't expect too much in your room - its a no frills kind of place at a very decent price.  Location is amazing.  You're steps from Belltown, and Pike Place Market and only a short cab ride anywhere else.  

Service was good.  The guy at the front desk gave us a bunch of recommendations of places to check out.  Everyone was helpful and willing to answer questions.  

Will definitely consider returning if back in the city.

11/04/10 | Link | Rating: 3.0
110. Kristina K.
This place was great! I booked it because I needed a cheaper option the last couple days of my Seattle trip. It's in a great location (when I Google mapped it, it said it was on the corner of 2nd & Cedar, but it's actually on the corner of 2nd & Virginia - which is like steps away from Pike's Place Market), and it is super affordable!

If you don't mind sharing a shower, book the European style room. My room still had a bathroom with a working sink & toilet - the only thing it didn't have was a working shower. But, the one down the hallway from my room was super nice and clean and it didn't feel like it was a shared space at all.

The only downside to this hotel is it seems it's located right next to a shelter of some sort - lots of homeless right outside the hotel, but I never felt unsafe as a girl by myself. Also, it can be quite loud sometimes, the walls are thin and there's an alley right behind the hotel that can be loud if you have a room by it. ALSO, there's no internet in the rooms, but I think I got lucky to be situated in an area where I was able to use the wireless of some guy named Howard. Must have been in another building or something.

Anyway - long story short, I really enjoyed my stay here. Just be prepared to get what you pay for, and you'll be just as happy as I was.

17/08/09 | Link | Rating: 4.0
111. Andrea W.
The employees here are extremely rude, condescending, and unprofessional.

I asked for an extra blanket and some towels and the guy at the front asked what I was going to do with them.  I told him I needed the blanket because it was cold, and I needed the towels because I had already been there for 3 days and requested no maid service.  His response was that the other guests in the hotel were "bitching" to him the last few days because it was so warm so I shouldn't need the blanket.  His response with the towels was that I should not have put the "do not disturb" sign up.  I was merely saying that I did not have maid service for 3 days to point out the reason why I needed the towels.  When we checked out, the employee asked for payment.  My boyfriend said I was taking care of it but that I was on my way down from the room and that I'd be there in a couple minutes.  The lady at the front got impatient and told him to pay instead.  Very, very unprofessional hotel!!!

My friends stayed in 2 different rooms while I was here, and both groups left to a different hotel for their own horrible experiences with the hotel employees.

30/10/13 | Link | Rating: 1.0
112. Jonny J.
Holy hell.....what a dump! What kind of experience was everyone else getting when they gave it 4/5 stars!?!?? Here is the real review....

You get what you pay for. Yes it is probably the cheapest in the city, but it's more of a Hostel, then Hotel. The place is dirty, cheap, walls thinner than paper, gross beds, no internet access above floor 3, the shower barely fits one normal sized person, the sink faucet dripped for 4 days straight, the tv is smaller than your ipad, the staff was kinda somewhat helpful but too cool to actually be helpful. I hated this place. Right downtown and cheap, but cheap is what you will get. Stay away.

16/09/11 | Link | Rating: 1.0
113. Anonymous S.
The room was OK, the price and location were super.

Moore is walking distance from the light rail as you fly in, no need to pay for a pricey shuttle or taxi. From the airport to downtown Seattle, it only costs  $2.75 per person one way. So cheap compared to shuttles which would cost about $40.

They don't have breakfast or coffee available, but Pike's Place is just down the block - dozens of food and booze choices from 5 am to late at night.

The bus and rail system in Seattle are great, no need to rent a car.

The rooms are clean.  The building is older so it has thin walls so you can kind of hear what your neighbor's TV, and no a/c and not a lot of heat.  It's not too bad, but if you need lots of modern temperature control - pay twice as much for a different hotel.  Someone on yelp complained that the TV was small.  Seriously?  In Seattle there is so much to do, watch TV when you get home for God's sake.

Wifi only worked in the lobby and the closest rooms to the lobby.  For the price break and being in the heart of the city, I suffered the trauma of having to go downstairs if I wanted to use my laptop.  For the low price and architectural charm of this place, BFD.

12/10/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
114. Allie A.
I used to live in Seattle, but if I'm here for a quick visit and none of my friends are around to host me, this is where I stay.  

LOCATION:  It's ultra convenient to hop the bus from the airport and be deposited just a block or two away from the hotel.  The hotel price is quite reasonable, considering you are less than a five minute walk from Pike Place Market and the free bus zone.  Any other hotel in the same area would probably be double the price.

ROOMS:  I always pay a little more to have a private bathroom.  You can choose the European style (shared), but I'm not that poor that I can't afford a few extra bucks for the privacy.  Do NOT come expecting anything modern in the rooms.  Some rooms are large, some are smaller, all of them creak and moan and have a ton of character.

14/01/10 | Link | Rating: 4.0
115. Kate R.
I stayed here for 2 nights around the U2 concert in June 2011. As far as the hotel itself, I'd give it 2 stars, but due to the price and location, it gets 4 stars. It was cheap cheap cheap and really well located.

It's a quirky old building, which I kind of liked.

The room was clean - I didn't worry about dirt or bugs or anything, which is saying something.

The bathroom was TINY. Like, smaller than a cruise ship bathroom. I'm a woman of average build and I had a hard time showering without knocking things and getting the curtain stuck to me. Also, the sink - just washing my face, there was no way to avoid splashing lots of water on the floor. I have a photo - I'll upload it if I can figure out how.

The front desk guys were great. You have to request a hair dryer & go down to get it, but they've got them. It's nice being able to open the window right out on 2nd street.

They had free wifi but it totally depends on where your room is, whether it works or not. Worked OK in my room by the elevator on the 2nd floor.

Also, they have an agreement with a parking garage around the corner, so it wasn't too expensive ($12 a day, 1/3 as much as other hotels) and seemed secure.

Hope this helps!

28/06/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
116. Anya R.
Location. Location. Location!

I'm so glad that I found this place off Yelp because it was the perfect location with an even better price tag as well.

To stay there Sat-Monday 2 nights was about $100 bucks a night including tax.  They only accept Visa and Mastercard.

Its a mom and pop run place and a lot of things need improvement but you can tell that they are on their way to improving it.

I did not rent a car because my friend and I were doing all the touristy stuff and we were able to walk to Pike's Fish Market (2 blocks down), Space Needle (about a mile), Seattle Aquarium (about half a mile), and close to Westlake Light Rail station that you can use to take from airport for less than 3 bucks (4 blocks.)

What I liked about the place other than location and how cheap it was:
- Free wifi in the lobby
- Comfortable/nice lobby with clean bathrooms
- Super friendly receptionist Robert
- Lots of towels in the room
- Kept the rooms really warm (but how do you change the temperature..?)
- Clean beds and sheets
- Nice hot showers
- Free storage of luggage

Things that were quirky that did not bother but were worth mentioning
- Old school with having an actual key for your room vs an electronic key
- Flimsy shower curtain for your standup shower
- Had a lamp in the room where the extension cord did not reach the plug so it was not usable
- How could you adjust temperature of heat in room?
- The mirror in the bathroom was really high that my friend and I could not see our faces.. yes we're short but c'mon! I'm 5'5''
- No hair dryer in room but you could request for one at front desk

Anyways I was really glad I picked this place- had a great experience and location and price could not be beat!

10/10/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
117. Ace C.
This hotel is not too fancy, but it is inexpensive and turned out to be comfortable enough for our (not too picky) needs.

We stayed here for three nights over Memorial Day weekend when the weather was fairly mild.  We got a double queen with private bathroom on the street and didn't have any major problems with noise when we slept with the window closed.  The hotel seems to have instituted a "quiet hours past 11pm" policy, and we didn't experience any problems with noise.

The room was spacious and clean.  The bathroom fixtures are a little old, and the shower is tiny (I kept bumping into the wall.  I am small enough to wear kids' clothes.)  So that could be a problem for some people.  Other than that, however, we were very happy with the room.  

Desk staff were friendly and nice, and the location is great - it might be a little sketchy a few blocks south, near the Macy's, but the hotel and north/west of it were pretty quiet, and you should be fine if you're careful.  Pike's Place Market is just down the hill, the light link rail and major bus stops are a few blocks away, and there are great coffee shops and restaurants all around.

30/05/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
118. Jessica R.
We were looking for a cheap, not ghetto, clean place to stay that was in a good location. This was it!

It's definitely not a high end hotel but I like to think it has character. The elevator is big enough for about 4 people and we took it as a challenge to fit all 4 of us and our luggage in it. We succeeded.

The front desk staff was very helpful. We had questions on how to get places and asked their suggestions on places to eat and see. They answered them with pleasure. We'll definitely stay again when we're in town.

16/12/11 | Link | Rating: 5.0
119. aaron y.
Really bad, never come back again.
Has wifi but really weak signal. No hair dryer.

19/06/12 | Link | Rating: 1.0
120. Kailey O.
The moore hotel was a perfect place to stay fitting in my budget. My bf and I booked the queen room with a private bath for 3 nights - averages out to $100 a night including tax. If you book the room for one person, I think its cheaper than booking for 2 even though the room is plenty big for two.

The location is beyond amazing. its walking distance from everywhere or just a short bus ride away. getting to the hotel from the airport was a piece of cake. we arrived thurs night, and i didnt feel uncomfortable at all walking around the area.

The dark walls and decor did not bother me at all, in fact i enjoyed it. the hotel has a lot of character, but be careful for a stuffy room! we learned to leave the windows open when we went out for the day. I highly recommend staying here!

16/09/10 | Link | Rating: 4.0
121. Kim M.
Great, funky place to stay! Perfect location!

18/08/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
122. Kevin L.
The awesome:
- Price
- Location
- Helpful (and kinda cute) front desk staff
- Towel bunny on our bed!

The not:
- No A/C (but it's Seattle, so what would be the point?)
- Shower that's either hot or cold, but nothing in between
- Toilet that requires some TLC under the hood every time you flush to make it stop running
- No free parking (but they validate for $12/day nearby)

Don't get me wrong - I'd totally stay here again.  But only if I were on a serious budget (i.e. -not- on business).  On vacation, The Moore's a completely acceptable crash pad in the heart of downtown Seattle.  Just don't spend any time here other than passing out on a bed and you're golden.

13/08/10 | Link | Rating: 3.0
123. Timothy D.
Pros:
Clean room
Best location. Could see snow-capped mountains from our room. Close to all major tourist attractions in center city. Only a few blocks to cruise line piers.
$76 includes TV,
Fan
open window to city.
Nicely restored wooden banisters.
Strange mix of art-deco and 1930's hotel decorations.
In-room sink

Cons:
Bums hang around center city.
Only one bath and one bathroom on each floor.
Ran out of toilet paper
Rust in sink in room.

12/08/12 | Link | Rating: 3.0
124. Tanya B.
I really really really don't want to tell you about the Moore because I am scared you will book the room we booked and I will never get a chance to stay there again.  

Spacious, beautiful, inexpensive, and the friendliest staff.  Ever.   I stayed in a large room with two babies and two adult friends.  

We had a kitchenette.  
We had a lovely clawfoot.  
We had hardwoods.  
We had a flat screen.  
We had leather couches.  
We had comfortable and clean beds.  
We had pack n plays.  
We had amazing views.

I wish I lived there.

26/10/10 | Link | Rating: 5.0
125. Shirley B.
Sucks. Awesome theater, awesome hotel. Policies suck. No coffee maker, no continental breakfast. And don't come to town thinking your friends or taking can stop by...no visitors! I mean really?

Plus it pisses me off I can't smoke or have people visit me but nasty Canadians can have sex in the hallway. Completely disgusted. Oh The Moore, what happened to you? You used to be cool, now you just suck.

31/07/12 | Link | Rating: 1.0
126. Vy N.
At around midnight, in the elevator heading to my room:

Drunk Man (~20s): *Looks over at me* Don't...judge me. *Smirk*
V: I'm not.
Drunk Man: Yea, you are.
V: No, I'm not.
Drunk Man: *Chuckles* Okay.
V: *I reach my floor and depart from the elevator*
Drunk Man: Bye, I like your shorts, they look so goood.  Wear them *pointing finger & circling it*...tomorrow....mmhmm.

In the morning at approximately 10 a.m. , my friend and I heard....

V: Do you here that?
J: What?
V: That...moaning...and groaning...and heavy breathing.
J: Are the people next door fighting?
V: You fight like that? Sounds like they're having sex.
J: Really?......Yea, they're having sex.
V: Well, that was short, only 7 minutes.

7 minutes in a heaven!

Well, my point is, many interesting and fun things can happen at the Moore. It's a European style hotel with obviously, very thin walls. So you can hear ALL the action. Ohhh yea! IF, you're into that.  We were lucky, we got a floor that was very quiet. The other floors above us consisted of many late night party-goers who returned to their rooms drunk and continued to be boisterous and obnoxious.

Specifications:
Hotel Key: It's a key, not a card key, an actual key where you must insert it in a hole and twist.

Room: It's very spacious. There is a sink and mirror and a small closet. We got one queen side bed. My friend slept on the ground and there was plenty of room all around him. I am pretty sure you can fit 7 more people on the floor.

Bathroom (Shared W/ Those On Your Floor):
It is accessible on your floor outside of your room. Pretty clean when I went.

Shower (Shared W/ Those On Your Floor):
Bars of soap and towels are provided in your room. Since I didn't bring any slippers, I spread a towel on the floor of the shower. Not sure if that made a difference, but it gave me peace of mind.

Prices:
Affordable and great for those at least 18, but under 21, like ourselves. We chose the European Style W/ a Single Occupancy, which includes one queen bed. It came out to $64.

Location:
About 2 blocks away from Pike's Market. However, if you want to be closer to Pike's, you can check out the Green Tortoise Hostel, which is basically across from Pike's.

Parking:
You can park on the street for free after a certain time at night and up until it hits the time in the morning that you need to pay for a parking ticket. So....if you want to save the trouble of waking up super early to pay for a parking ticket. Go purchase a ticket at the machine when the free parking begins, stick it on your car, and you'll get to sleep in for at least 2 hours in the morning until you have to go down and buy a new ticket. Make sure you get there in time! OR risk getting a ticket. It's not worth it.

Atmosphere:
A vintage looking hotel, similar to what you would see in a 1950s film.  It's quite neat actually and a new experience for anyone who hasn't been in a European Style Hotel, which is essentially sharing bathrooms and showers.

Service:
The man at the front was welcoming, kind, and helpful. He was very willing to help us with our needs no matter how late in the night it was.


Verdict: 3.7 out of 5.0.

20/02/12 | Link | Rating: 3.0
127. Kathryn K.
The Moore hotel is a well preserved historic building with simple modern decor and a great central location. Each member of staff that I encountered (by phone and in person) was exceedingly friendly and welcoming.
The rooms/bathrooms are adorned with rich paint colors and new and/or restored fixtures--feeling comfortably old and new. They have very high ceilings and windows that can be opened, making them feel roomy and bright. We happened to be in Seattle during a heat wave (almost 90 degrees one day), and despite the lack of air conditioning we were able to sleep comfortably with a small table fan blowing our way.

Our perfect trip to Seattle was definitely enriched by our accommodations at the Moore. We would stay there again!

29/07/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
128. Klaudine C.
Really great hotel, I actually havent stayed here in awhile and last I was here was with my ex-fiancee. I heard about the new renovations. Might stop by again, and stay here. SUPER CHEAP. I mean, great deal in downtown, and also friendly staff. But had a staff member follow me one time half way through the elevator to get me to sign an "accompany" form since I was staying with my fiancee at the time. Very creepy. But overall stayed here about 7-10 times in the last year clean affordable rooms you cant go wrong with!

26/09/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
129. Margaret T.
Aw man, so I really enjoyed this place...except for one thing. First of all, really nice staff, decent room for the price, nice location, nothing sketchy. But. Check out is at 11am, check in at 4pm- five hour room turnover. We got there at 5pm, super nice front desk guy said our room was "probably done", went upstairs and ended up waiting until 5:40pm for housekeeping to finish our room. It was not a suite, nothing giant or complicated- just hoooow did it take six and a half hours for that to be done? We were supposed to be showered and ready to leave at 5:30pm, so that was a bust. Then at 10am, housekeeping knocked and tried to clean. What is your schedule, dudes? Wait until 11 at least! Nice place, but that kind of spoiled me on it.

26/06/13 | Link | Rating: 3.0
130. Dana M.
If you're looking for a cheap place to stay near pike street or somewhere within the walking distance of port 66, look no further.

My fiance and I stayed here for a day for our cruise to Alaska. We flew in a day before the day of the cruise so we won't miss the boat in case there's a flight delay. We booked this hotel based on the reviews and based on the location. Not to mention, this place is also a walking distance from the light rail. From the airport to downtown Seattle, it only costs about $2.50 (or $2.75?) per person one way. So cheap compared to shuttles which would cost about $40.

The room itself has thin walls so you can kind of hear what your neighboring rooms are doing. Also rooms don't seem to have heaters and the room got pretty chilly during our stay on 5/26/2011.

09/07/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
131. Kailin H.
Positives:

GREAT location: centrally located between downtown and the Space Needle area, and a couple of blocks walk to the Westlake lightrail/bus stop. It's also probably the closest hotel to the Pike's Place market.

Decent amenities and usage: we came in the middle of November so things may not have been quite as crowded. But in general the shared bathrooms were reasonably clean and we had just 1 bathroom-in-use conflict the whole stay (half a week). There were only 1.5 bathrooms on our floor though, so I can imagine things getting congested in the busier tourist seasons.

Rooms were reasonably spacious, if basic. Wifi available and worked okay. You do get a sink in your room so you don't have to go to the bathroom for everything. It's fine for a small group of low-maintenance travelers.

There is a fridge at the front desk where they are nice enough to store food for you, not sure about a microwave though. They were nice enough to store some of our things even after we checked out, until the flight later that night.

Only negative was the somehwhat overzealous roomkeeping. We weren't especially messy or anything, but when we came back after the first day we found our luggages neatly packaged up and put into a corner. All my toiletries were moved and stashed inside the mirror shelf at the sink. I guess it makes things a little easier to clean, but it feels a bit invasive - would be glad to live a few nights in an unvacuumed room than know that roomkeeping was touching my things.

19/11/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
132. Todd S.
This page is a great place to come for those out-of-touch, whiny reviews from people who can't seem to fathom "you get what you pay for." If you want an upscale hotel with all the amenities in downtown Seattle, do you really think ~$80 is going to do it? I've stayed in the Euro-style rooms here a number of times, and I've probably waited a cumulative 5 minutes for the bathroom.

This time, 4 of us shared a suite ($40/person), with 2 rooms, 4 beds & 1 bathroom (plus a sink in the 2 twin-bed room). Everything was spotless. The decor was modern and decent. Bed was very comfortable. Pillows were awesome! The TV was old, but who gives a crap, b/c we didn't use it. Yes, there's no A/C (just a window), but it's Seattle; summer comes for a few days in August. Plus, it's a city; there's no bugs to worry about flying in. Was there on a busy Saturday night, and heard next-to-nothing from adjacent rooms.  

Great location. No parking on-site, but they validate the garage 1 block away. Staff was friendly and accommodating. As we usually do, we checked out, left our bags in their locked luggage room, then returned in the evening and grabbed our bags, before heading home.

For a downtown budget hotel, the Moore cannot be beat.

03/07/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
133. Lauren B.
Stayed here for 7 days after reading many reviews (Thanks Yelpers!) I decided it was a good choice.  I wanted to spend my money in the city and not on a hotel.  The staff here was great!  Robert is very into knowing small cool spots around the city.

When everyone said that the water pressure was less than desired they were not kidding!! Don't expect to get all that shampoo out in a quick rinse.  I stayed in Room 600 and a very nice but small room.  The bed was comfy enough for its purpose.  Some of the towels looked like they needed some bleach but if you asked for extra towels at the front desk they were happy to give them out.  Wi-fi worked really well in the morning and then at night it was best to go to the lobby for faster uploading speeds.

This is not a hotel for ammenities so be prepared!  tried to keep some produce cold from the market in the ice bucket and it just made it soggy :(

Great location! Good place to stay on a budget.

12/10/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
134. Oyo S.
super experience! absolutely perfect location, steps away from everything. They are mega friendly, absolutely five stars for the staff. i arrived a couple of hours early and they let me check in. i got a great roomon the 7th floor, it's very old school and i loved it. very heavy wooden doors i had a walk in closet for crying out loud! :) clean room/ bathroom. i even had a little view. oh, the price is just right. i can't complain. highly recommended, i wouldn't stay anywhere else.

02/08/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
135. Angela G.
It was alright. Was Kewl to be in such an old building with their interesting modern decor. Nothing special really, but did like the convenience of being in the heart of Seattle and front desk being available till midnight. I'd stay again if in a rush or coming in late.

23/10/13 | Link | Rating: 3.0
136. Clare S.
Stayed with husband in October 2013 for 5 nights, paid $130/night for suite.
PROs: Desk clerk Robert  and an older lady were VERY HELPFUL with directions, suggestions for restaurants, etc.  Computer in lobby.  Close to waterfront, Pike Markets, restaurants, Transit Center.  Easy walk to Art Museum, Space Needle, Aquarium, etc.  Kitchen with frig, stove, microwave incl. pots, utensils, dishes so you can "dine in" some nights. Interesting furnishings.  Rooms always cleaned.  
CONs:  Bath soap from.....CHINA.  Yuk.   Lousy coffee packets in room.  Not enough or the right kind of lighting in room.  Heat comes through radiator at 7:00 PM.  Tired lobby.  Darkish halls, but safe.  Coffee shop not open in evening from what we saw. Hotel needs a real renovation.  Operated on a shoestring I think.

07/11/13 | Link | Rating: 3.0
137. Vlad H.
What you need to know about the Moore Hotel:

If you need a place with a giant flatscreen TV, hair dryer, other modern amenities, you can stop now.  This isn't the place for you.  There are numerous hotels like the Sheraton, Hyatt, Hilton all close by.

Of course, those places all charge more than twice what you'll pay at this charming, comfortable, historic hotel which is located in a great area between Belltown and Pike Place - within walking distance of tons of good stuff.

There are rooms that share bathrooms and rooms with their own - all are affordable.  My room, while hardly modern, was clean, well-maintained and comfortable.  Noise wasn't an issue, though I stayed on a Tuesday night.

There's a coffee shop right off the lobby - but then again I think that's mandatory in Seattle.  Also a lounge on the other side so they've got your mornings and evenings both covered.

Finally, the lobby is a great place to people watch.  If you're in to watching people.

Summary: A great find.  I'll be back for Moore.

22/08/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
138. Jade F.
Just stayed at the Moore this past weekend. It's definitely not your typical modern hotel, but its character and the friendly staff make up for its lack of amenities. Not to mention, for its location, it's a great value!

We actually ran into quite a few snags like having to extend our stay, and a room mix up but seriously, it was like we didn't have any issues at all. As soon as something happened, the staff was quick to fix it and was really chill about everything.

The hotel itself looks like an old apartment building in New York. We stayed in a single queen standard room. It was spacious and the bed was pretty comfy. The only thing that sucked was that the bathroom has no vents, so when my bf used it, I made sure the windows were open. The shared bathroom had the modern upgrades and was very clean at all times. It was also always vacant when I decided to use it, so I don't be afraid to go with the Euro style rooms!

Some other tid bits:

+ The bar next door, Nitelite, is pretty awesome. It has a 50's style design, $1 pool and delicious tacos.
+ Ditch your car cause you can see so many things within the 5 block radius.
+ Free street parking all day on Sundays until 8 am Monday morning

We will definitely stay at the Moore the next time we're in Seattle!

25/09/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
139. Nathan V.
Stayed twice. This time had major issue with guy next door who was obviously running drugs out of his room. Coming and going all night, loud, eventually gets in an argument with someone. I had to talk to the night desk about this. Walls are very conducive to sound. Night auditor was quick to jump into action and 86'd the two men. It was quite a scene at 2 AM.
I had a room with a shared bath. Bath was clean but odd in arrangement. The bath is a single occupancy deal, not a communal thing. There is a small sink in the room. Room is spacious but sparse does not have A/C. WiFi was functional and fast. Bed and room were impressively clean and well made. Newer carpet and decor throughout.
Front desk was extremely friendly and casual, deals with a crowds like a pro!
Like everyone else has remarked, value, location and front desk are all strong points here.

28/08/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
140. Krista L.
We were trilled with The Moore and I'm not entirely sure what people are complaining about. Sure, you want a luxury hotel that's cold, sterile, and conference-ready? Stay at the Westin or something. But if you want a nice hotel with a some character right in the middle of downtown Seattle for a reasonable price, I'd highly suggest The Moore Hotel.

I have no idea how many channels they had on the TV or anything and I did know that there wasn't free wifi in the hotel at the higher floors. However, the lobby's wifi, the wifi in the attached (very good!) coffeeshop and tethering my android worked just fine.

Beyond that, we stayed in a recently-renovated room with a very comfortable bed, a smallish but lovely bathroom (no tub, just a shower stall) and had a great stay. I was happy with the hotel, the service, and the experience. I'd definitely stay here again.

20/11/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
141. Heidi S.
Awesome place to stay, and economical! Super friendly and helpful staff, both over the phone and in person; these folks could easily pass for employees of a 5 star hotel. I stayed 3 nights in a "European" style room (shared bathroom, located down the hall). It was much more spacious than I expected for the price, and it had a sink plus a walk-in closet (a tv too, I think, but I don't care). I never had trouble getting into the shared bathroom for a shower, and the shower was heavenly - combo tub/shower with great water pressure and long lasting hot water (oops, hope nobody was waiting!). I returned to The Moore Hotel later in the same trip and stayed in a room with private bath. While the room was also very comfortable, the shower was not nearly as good - it was a small stall (I am small and was still banging elbows and knees trying to maneuver in and out of the stream of water) and I had a heck of a time getting the water adjusted to a desirable temperature. Sounds like each room is unique (which is fun) so I would not assume this is a problem with all private rooms. Still, I would stick with the euro rooms in the future (yep, I'd most definitely return). The Moore Hotel is extremely well restored and maintained; without too much loss of historic character, with some modern character added. Best of all, this hotel was impeccably clean. And I look at/under/above/inside everything!

18/09/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
142. Traci T.
I like this place. When I go back to Seattle I will not hesitate to book a room here. The location is fabulous and the staff was cool. I didn't do the shared bathroom. That's not really my thing. When I'm on vacation I wanna relax, take a bit longer to shower and get ready. I can't really do that at a leisurely pace when I feel like I'm hogging the bathroom. So I paid a little more for my room and it was totally worth it and still a great deal. There is no AC so that might be an issue for some but I couldn't care less. It was August and I kept the windows open. I was pretty comfortable, even got a little cold in the early morning hours. For the price and location this hotel is a definite WIN!

27/11/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
143. Patrick M.
It was quaint and charming. Overall, I liked it, but it's not everyone's cup of tea.

The room was spacious and very comfortable; we had our own bathroom, which was tiny (smaller than the closet, actually), with a tiny tiny shower, in which it was impossible to turn around without adjusting the temperature. The shower is also nearly a foot off the bathroom floor, a fact which I inevitably forgot when exiting while trying to wrap a towel around myself.

If it matters to you, you might note that the fact that you're not likely to have wireless Internet service in your room is buried way down on their FAQ [ moorehotel.com/faq.html ], in verbiage which manages to imply both that getting wireless internet into your room is impossible and that it will be available soon.

But the rooms were gorgeous and comfortable, and the location is excellent. The staff was friendly and it was a fun place to stay.

08/07/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
144. Janessa P.
Guys, the cool things about the Moore Hotel are threefold:

1. Its allegedly haunted. It's suuuuuuuuuper old and right next to an old theater and apparently ghosts roam the hallways.

2. The hallways. If you're lucky enough to get placed on the fourth or fifth floors, the carpets have animal print--leopard for fourth, tiger for fifth. I have a theory that the higher up you go, the more exotic the animal print. The seventh floor must have dragon.  

3. The location. It's super duper central. I don't mind European-style lodging (shared bathrooms in the hallway); weird smelling rooms or any of that other run-down nonsense. The Moore Hotel is way central and way old and way charming for what it is.

I wouldn't mind a fridge, or a comfy bed, but the front desk staff is helpful, the location is just  perfect in central downtown Seattle, and the price is affordable.

I would definitely stay here again if I ever need a central budget hotel in the city.

04/11/12 | Link | Rating: 3.0
145. Linda S.
At first blush, The Moore appears a little down-at-the-heel but don't let that fool you into looking elsewhere for accommodation.  A lot of effort has been put into updating this lovely, old, building & making it comfortable.  

The rooms are large; the beds comfortable; the washrooms are spacious & very clean.  My room faces 2nd Ave & so I have a bit of a view of the water.  The windows are single-glazed so there's some street noise but a pair of ear plugs takes care of that for a good night's sleep.  

I was a little disappointed that there isn't coffee available in the room but in the a.m.,  I slipped into a set of sweats, ran my fingers through my hair & trundled into the charming cafe (The Moore) that's connected to the lobby.  Great coffee, wonderful morning baked goods & a charming staff.  A hot cup of tea is essential to me at the end of the day & their Breakfast Tea did the trick.

The Moore is handy to just about everything - Pike Place, clothing stores, the art museum etc.  While some of the "neighbours" aren't necessarily the kind of folks you'd invite for dinner, I didn't feel unsafe popping out to the local restaurants after dark & had great recommendations about local eateries from the night concierge.

And speaking of staff, the folks at The Moore are more than you could ask for in terms of attentiveness & knowledge.  Four HUGE stars go to "Robert," the night concierge, who is warm, friendly, good humoured and - most important to me - responds to questions with detailed & accurate information.  

While wifi isn't available in all the rooms, it's there for you in the lobby which is bright and comfortable.

Would I stay again?  You bet.

20/03/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
146. Scott N.
This is our second time staying here and I really sought alternatives because this is akin to a hostel to be honest.  I don't know, but it seemed they'd cleaned the place up a bit since our last visit 2 years ago and the desk staff was much better.  Last time we were here, the staff seemed to act like they were doing us a favor & this time they were very helpful.

I love the location and the price, that's for sure, but don't expect to actually get their free internet, it is just a wireless modem hanging on the wall near the elevator & if you're not near the middle of the building, you won't be able to get it.

But the location is perfect for us and that's really what keeps us coming back.  Oh, one more nice new feature is the coffee shop next door (Moore Coffee).  It's nice having a coffee shop at the hotel now.  And the parking voucher is now $12 off each day, so that's an improvement as well.

01/04/12 | Link | Rating: 3.0
147. Diane L.
My first trip to Seattle was a success, and mostly it was thanks to The Moore Hotel. I am a very picky person, in fact I'll admit- I'm high maintenance. I wanted a nice room, maybe with a view of the city, and blah blah blah, all that other stuff girls like me want. However, my husband convinced me- the cheaper the room, the more money we could spend OUT of the room. I read the reviews, but basically it was the price that sealed our fate.

First, the location is amazing. It's walking distance to Pike Place Market, the Space Needle, Belltown, The Pacific Science Center, Shopping etc. Everything you need can be found nearby.

Second, the staff. The staff was pretty great. I wish I could remember the name of the guy who was working the front desk, man- did he know everything! I was sitting in the lobby waiting for my husband and watched as he informed guest after guest about which great bars and restaurants to go,  where to find the best this, where to get the best that. I was very impressed.

Third, the rooms were clean, no bugs, no weird smells. My room didn't have AC but I left the windows opened and listened to the sound of the city, which was great. We were informed that not all the rooms had Wi-Fi but we lucked out the Wi-Fi worked great in my room. We paid a little extra and stayed in a room WITHOUT the shared bathroom. (totally worth a few more dollars).

Overall, I would stay here again, it's a great find. the Moore is not a big fancy hotel with all the bells and whistles, but if you need a cheap hotel with a great staff this is the place.

02/03/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
148. Kelley L.
This hotel is hostel-like. It is cheap, small, and close to the heart of the city. I was here for three nights, and it is two blocks away from Pike Place Market and the Westlake Shopping Center. Unfortunately, I was unable to get my own bathroom, so I had the option of using a shared bathroom.

This hotel is clean, and thankfully there is an elevator. There is also a theatre and coffee shop next door, so if you feel tired, grab a cup of Joe. The service here is also fast and courteous. Free wi-fi only exists in the lobby (although they are working on expanding). I thought the room was okay, and would stay here again the next time I am in Seattle. Great location, great price, great staff.

04/09/12 | Link | Rating: 3.0
149. Brandy K.
Ohhh, The Moore Hotel.  

First of all, in winter, these rooms are NOT baby proof.  They have the old-style heaters that (in our room) consisted of a radiator-type heater and a floor-to-ceiling pole.  My toddler accidentally touched the hot pole and wasn't happy about it.  It was definitely hot, not just warm.  However, if you have older kids who can understand not to touch, everything will be ok.  

Also, we did not go out after dark, as things got sketchy, (which is confirmed by the seattle.gov Downtown crime statistics for Murder, Rape, Aggravated Assault, Robbery, Burglary, Theft and Auto-Theft).  Check the stats out, if you're concerned.  But, a little caution and looking like you know what you're doing when you're out & about will get you a long way.  The street in front of the hotel, where you'll do most of your walking feels fairly safe, though.  Those are really my only "disclaimers" about The Moore.

We arrived around 10am and our room was (understandably) not ready so they offered to store our largest backpack & stroller in their locking closet, which we took them up on, as we were on-foot.  We walked down to the market and took an initial tour around.  After that, we went in search of some food for our little guy and landed back at the Moore's lobby.  My son was cranky and ready for a nap, but we were still treated well by the lady at the front desk, who got us into our room promptly at their 2pm check-in time.

Our room (which we requested at our online reservation) was suite 728.  It has a kitchenette with a mini fridge, microwave, 2 top electric stove & sink with dish washing soap.  There is a small selection of pots, pans & cooking accessories, in addition to place settings for 3.  There is a dining area spacious enough for a full-sized round table and 4 chairs.  All-in-all, it's not cramped and is a comfortable space.

The closets were HUGE and the lighting was great, compared to other hotels we've stayed in.  Light switches actually turned on lights bright enough to be able to see around the room.  There were also 5 large windows in suite 728, which were also able to be opened.  Although, I don't recommend you do, unless it's necessary for cooler air, as there are some crazies below in the alley who make a lot of noise.  For the record, this alley is at the back side of the hotel and not near the entrance, which was crazy-free.

The bedroom had a queen sized bed and a twin, a flat panel tv, was clean and, again, had great lighting.  As far as the bathroom goes, it was large, modernly-styled and clean.  You can't really ask for more. The hotel has great character complete with wooden doors & real keys.  It's obviously been remodeled and updated recently, but it has maintained it's original charm.

We spent $130 a night for a prime location downtown, with easy access to light rail, the monorail, Pike Place Market & the piers.  The Moore simply can't be beat for the value and the quality of their rooms.  I'd stay here again, if I were to come back to Seattle.

24/02/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
150. L R.
If you want a deluxe fancy hotel with A/C while you wait for your cruise ship, please pick another hotel and stop wasting peoples time! This is not your hotel! This hotel is also not handicap accessible.They don't have air conditioning either. What this hotel has is old school style and the best rates in town and a ridiculously great location! If you want more than that, please stay somewhere else because the Moore rocks.

12/07/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
151. Elizabeth K.
I stayed at the Moore for 5 days.  It was awesome!  

The front desk staff is amazing.  So friendly and great at answering your questions - not in the way that hotel staff usually answers your questions by sending you to the nearest tourist-trap, but, by actually reading you, asking questions, and figuring out what you really want.  

The Moore is walkable to everything, fairly inexpensive, unique, and super clean.  

The WiFi is a little spotty but, for the most part, it worked for me (which is better than promised on their website!).

28/04/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
152. Baby D.
This place is really cool. It's really awesome location, price is great too, like you can actually afford a room and have money to do other things in the city. I am thankful there is a place like this to stay downtown that isn't $250 and a mainstream chain..fun just to sit and watch people on the streets.

18/03/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
153. Shiawase O.
I just can't give rave reviews for the Moore Hotel. However, I am adding the caveat that I have certain expectations for my hotel experience that may not matter to you.

1. Pro: Eclectic decor and unique layout of the rooms. There was a certain level of creepiness of decor in some areas, but overall the place is clean - a fun experience.
2. Con: NOISE NOISE NOISE. if you are a light sleeper like me, you will get no rest at this hotel. If you sleep like a log, you're good. Of course the noise spillover from events at the Moore Theatre and then the chain-smoking insomniacs who stand on the sidewalks jawing. And then when they are guests in the hotel, you will have slamming doors, laughing, cackling, etc. in the hallways and other rooms.
3. Pro: This hotel is in close proximity to just about everything! Pike Place Market, great restaurants, the Piers, museums, transit. This is at the heart of the 3 stars.
4. Con: The hot water takes about 10-15 minutes. No lie. I actually timed it while standing there with my hand in the water...
5. Pro: Great housekeeping! they kept our rooms neat as a pin, the towels fresh, and everything tidy - and so pleasant to the guests...loved it.
6. Con: One weird person at the desk...i won't describe them or name names...if you stay at the Moore, you will know who i mean. when you ask a question, you will get a random answer that may or may not have any bearing on what you asked. I don't know, you might find that charming whereas I found it disquieting...
7. Pro: The Moore Coffee Shop is attached! What an amazing little independent! I love the non-Starbucks experience which included the cute latte foam designs! The staff there is pleasant and they make the best java...their sandwiches are slammin' too.
8. Con: This isn't a true con, since they've probably fixed it by now. Broken main elevator is  no bueno. Especially since we are forced to take the smelly service elevator by the trash bins (gag) and no one warned us on the first trip that we needed to get off on floor 2, not floor 1. the elevator door opened on floor 1 which was a small, dirty, cramped little space that was poorly lit. the door opens onto a full-length mirror, so we screamed like rabbits because we thought we saw people jumping out at us. on closer inspection of this little space, both doors on both sides were locked and rattling (in the wind, we hope). i kept tapping the door close button and the 2nd floor button, while envisioning a remake of VHS...

So the Moore is a good hotel in general, and I do recommend it, with the caveats above. I would definitely go there again but the next time I will bring earplugs.

16/10/13 | Link | Rating: 3.0
154. Carly B.
I love the Moore.

The location is blocks from everything.  Pike Place Market, Belltown, Shorty's, Lava Lounge and Mamas, shopping, Seattle Centre.  

The building itself is charming.  Heritage, long hallways, tiny elevator, actual keys for your room and ghosts roaming about.

The price has to be the cheapest  for clean accommodations in downtown Seattle.

And the staff.  There is a lovely man who works the front counter on Saturday nights.  He has recommended multiple restaurants and bars over the years and never led me astray.  I make a point of asking him to send me somewhere new each time I'm there.

I've only stayed in the full rooms, but I did get to use the shared washroom once when my shower broke and I was impressed with how clean and spacious it was.

11/04/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
155. Marcella J.
Excellent location for walking to Pike Place, Seattle Center and downtown, but know that this hotel doesn't have ac and the radiator cannot be controlled by guests. That might be a turnoff for some, especially in the summer. The staff was very friendly and helpful, especially the manager Mike who made sure we were happy with our experience.

30/03/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
156. Bran V.
The charm that exudes from The Moore Hotel should be underscored and highlighted.

However, one's expectations regarding a hotel experience will ultimately determine whether or not this is "your kind" of hotel...

Absent are the modern day comforts of air conditioning and the electronic card keys.

Yes you are given an actual key and  you must open the windows if you find it too warm in your room.

There is audible street noise, next door room noise, and even hallway noise.

Personally I loved the place.  It felt as if I had an apartment in downtown Seattle for the four days I stood  there.  

I loved the long dark wood hallways.  I enjoyed my sometimes sober and sometimes less than sober rides up and down the old creaky elevator.

My room was spacious and even had a walk-in closet.  Often times I cracked open the window and just watched the city traffic move to and fro.

The hotel seemed close enough (walking distance) to everything that I intended on visiting and if not... the nearest bus stop was only a couple blocks away.

My Dear Moore Hotel,

I hope to see you soon...

12/04/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
157. John B.
For price and location this hotel can NOT be beat! Each room is different and beautiful and nothing about the place feels like a cookie-cutter run-of-the-mill hotel. Great staff! Bar and Coffee shop downstairs! Am looking forward to my next stay!

16/04/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
158. L. J.
I loved the decor.  So gorgeously retro.  We were happy to be able to afford a hotel in the city center.  We would have been happier if we'd had a shower in our room, but it was not available at our rate.  Never mind, it was nice and clean and we had a wonderful vacation.

02/10/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
159. M A.
Pros: Prime location!! And awesome coffee shop downstairs. Comfortable beds and pillows.

Cons: Cold bathrooms, old carpet.

General info: Basic room. Nothing fancy but the location is the best feature. If you aren't searching for a fancy place but want to stay close to Seattle's tourist spots, this is a good place to stay.

27/02/14 | Link | Rating: 3.0
160. David G.
Enjoying a good location near Pike Market and within walking distance of Chihuly Gardens, the Moore Hotel is old but has been remodeled.  But it is old -- tiny elevator, tiny TV, no air conditioning (and it's tough to keep your windows open because of the noise and light from the street), and no parking.  But it is clean and the bed was comfortable and it was a decent value.

Hint:  They have a deal with a parking garage a block away, but notice that the garage is not open 24 hours (on Sundays, it opens at 9am, for example).  The hours are not conspicuously posted on the 3rd Ave. entrance, although they are on the 4th Ave. entrance.

16/07/13 | Link | Rating: 3.0
161. Arthur M.
My girlfriend found this hotel and all the places we stayed in the Northwest.  I loved this hotel.  The location was great for a single night: we parked in the garage and walked almost everywhere the first day.  We walked to the waterfront, the Chihuly glass / Space needle, the Pike Place market, etc.  The hotel is elegant and ancient but well kept.  Our suite on the seventh floor captured the sound of Seattle with the window open: with it closed the three room suite was a quiet sanctuary.  The high ceilings, well appointed but not antique furniture, and old bones of the hotel made for a great resting place.

02/09/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
162. Krystal Y.
4.5 stars.

I love this hotel, and it's the only place I stay at when I'm in Seattle (which is at least a few times per year).

1) It's cheaper than any other hotel in the downtown area
2) It's clean
3) Location, location, location
4) The front desk staff are super friendly
5) Did I mention it's cheap? Seriously.

It's not a modern hotel, but it has a lot of old charm. The rooms open with a key, and each floor is decorated differently. The rooms are clean and functional.

The only reason the Moore Hotel doesn't get 5 stars from me is because there's no A/C - which is fine most of the time. But if it's really hot out? It can get uncomfortable at night. And while I could open the window, it's pretty noisy outside. The hotel is on a main street, located above a couple of bars.

08/08/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
163. Cathy C.
I was looking for a hotel that's close to Pike Place. I booked my room a month before my visit so the only rooms available were the "European style" where you have to share a bathroom with other people in your hall.  I've been to Europe and didn't have a room this style so I'm not sure why the Moore calls it "European style".  The building is old (built in the 1900's). The shared bathroom didn't have soap in the dispenser for you to wash your hands after using the loo.

My room on the 7th floor (highest floor) was spacious but my door was kooky.  The key can open my room but you can't lock it.  So, my entire stay I was hoping that nobody would steal my stuff in the room while I was out.  There's an old TV, a bed with a floral duvet and towels shaped like an animal (like on cruise ships) and a sink. A word of caution: let the water run for about a minute before brushing your teeth. I filled a cup to brush my teeth with and the water was yellow. Yuck! All I was waiting to happen was for bed bugs to bite me.  I was able to get free wi-fi in my room and the front desk agent was surprised that I did.

The front desk agents lacked personality. The only front desk agent who had personality worked the graveyard shift when I checked out at 4am.

The location, however, was excellent. There are bars, restaurants, Walgreens, shopping area and Target nearby. I walked to Pike Place everyday, Seattle Museum, Pioneer Square, Seattle Center, the Space Needle, Experience Music Project Museum and Chihuly Garden and Glass.  Good food were within walking distance as well: Serious Pie, Dahlia Bakery, Shiro's Sushi, Le Pichet, Le Panier and Piroshky Piroshky.

09/09/12 | Link | Rating: 3.0
164. Michael N.
The moore hotel is great!  My friend and I decided to do a road trip to seattle, wa from orange county, ca and found this place from yelp.  Location is in the middle of everything so you can conveniently walk to places and the price is unbeatable.  Hallways are a little dim, but the room and bathroom was clean.  Robert at the front desk was really friendly and helped us plan our day in Seattle.   He also gave us tips on parking, food places, places to take pix of the city.  I will definitely be recommending this place to my friends and family.

06/11/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
165. Valorie R.
We live close to Seattle and were going to a play and like
to stay DT, date night and I always wanted to check out
this hotel close to Pike Place and the theater, Robert and
I found out a new employee Zack were at the front desk
and ready to check us in when I realized I had lost my wallet!
I must have turned pale, Robert & Zack were helpful and concerned
offered advice check out stores by where I may have dropped it
and we got it back  bless the kind person who
dropped it off intact. The thing I remember Robert said if we could not find
the wallet  he would not charge us for the room can you imagine paying for a room
we could not check into since I no longer had CC or ID, that was a relief.
We came back and checked in to a very nice room, comfy bed windows that open and had a wonderful evening. I would stay here again, had breakfast at the Pike Place Lowells as planned Yumm.
Thanks again,
Valorie & Eddy

18/06/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
166. Robyn H.
I have stayed at the W, The Warwick, El Gaucho, and the Holiday Inn... but I will forever only stay at the Moore Hotel whenever I go to Seattle.

I recently stayed here for two nights in August, my fifth time at the hotel over the past two years, and it fails to disappoint. For the price and location, this is the best value in Seattle, period.

The building is historic and no two rooms are the same. I've stayed in their basic rooms with two queen beds. I've stayed in the cheapest room where it's merely one bed without a bathroom (but a public shower/bathroom is down the hall). I've also stayed in the magnificent suites which have a full kitchen (with dishes!), dining room, living room with flat screen TV (and sometimes a fireplace), a master bedroom, sometimes a secondary bedroom (with 2-3 beds!), and one or two bathrooms (one with a clawfoot bathtub!) These suites ' room numbers end in "24" and are typically located in the northern-most corner of the hotel at the end of the hall. From hostel living to Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous... you can get it all at the Moore.

Despite being downtown, the location is relatively quiet and I've always had a good night sleep. You're in Belltown - stumbling distance to some fantastic bars, restaurants and cafes. Pike Place Market and downtown shopping is just blocks away, and Seattle Center can easily be walked to as well. There is a cafe downstairs (the Moore Cafe) for coffee, and there is a dive bar (the Nightlite) downstairs next door for a late night drink... you never know who you'll see there. (Broken Social Scene, was that really you?)

While there's no parking at the hotel itself, street parking can be had in the nearby blocks (and is free after 8pm and on Sundays). There's also a parking garage which the friendly staff will direct you to (5 right hand turns from the hotel and take a left!)

If you're looking for the ultimate luxury getaway, this is not your hotel. If you need swimming pools, gyms, reliable WIFI, Starbucks coffee in your suite - this is not your hotel. But if you're looking for somewhere unique to stay in the heart of Seattle - somewhere with character which is easy on the wallet, once you stay at the Moore, you'll never stay anywhere else ever again.

19/08/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
167. Jean W.
Great place to stay.
No bugs!  The one thing I care about.
I will freely admit I was one of those people who hogged the bathroom, but hey...A girl's gotta be clean!
The walls were a little thin. (Hotel sex is great. Hearing it from someone else isnt so..)
There was a nice little Origami Dog made out of towels which became our inanimate pet for the time being.
Didnt see any ghost, but my takeout food did disappear from the windowsill overnight. Hmmm....
Anyways, very charming and clean.

26/11/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
168. Jeff B.
What a great hotel for the money. Its nothing fancy but it's clean and very functional. The service at the front desk is excellent. We had had several rooms for a small family reunion and they were very helpful cancelling a room that wasn't needed (inside the cancellation window) and moving us around to get us a room with a better bed configuration. The only down sides I see are small bathrooms and low water pressure in some rooms, and no ac which is only a problem when it's pretty hot. All in all I would highly recommend this hotel.

20/07/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
169. Olivia B.
Just got back from a lovely weekend in Seattle, and very glad I found the Moore Hotel. Perfect location and incredibly good value rates. I was hunting for somewhere to stay and everywhere was either hugely expensive or fully booked. The Moore was loads cheaper than other hotels, even for a room with a private bath, and I think the quality was pretty amazing for the price. Our room was clean, perfectly spacious, and well insulated. The one very slight downside was that the room was pretty warm in August as there isn't air-con, but we opened the window (and there was an electric fan I could have used too, except I didn't see it til it was too late). And anyway, we were only there to sleep. Walk-in closet was handy for clothes and storage. Wifi in our room was a bit spotty, but generally worked.

The front desk people were friendly and Mike, who handled our reservation online, was great. The coffee shop attached to the hotel is also very good. We were close to Belltown's many bars and restaurants, and Pike Place market is a few minutes' away. All in all, highly recommended, and unbeatable for the price I should think.

18/08/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
170. Theresa K.
The price is the cheapest in the area, great location, validated parking, super friendly helpful staff. Most importantly it is so clean here! My sister and I were doing a road trip and stayed in some questionable motels. This place felt like a palace! We shared a bathroom/shower with our floor. It was a very minimal to no wait and usually very clean. The no AC thing was not a problem. We stayed in August and between the window and fan we stayed cool. The bed is great it was my best nights sleep on our trip! If you're going to Seattle and looking for an affordable place stay here.

30/08/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
171. Pixee D.
Location, location, location!  2 blocks from Pikes Place Market, 2 blocks from monorail and transit station.  This is a quaint, old hotel but has lots of character.  The double queen room was perfect for us.  Excellent coffee shop in the lobby and generally a fun and interesting neighborhood.  If you want everything new, shiny, modern and boring  this isn't the place for you.  Front desk staff were some of the most friendly and helpful we've ever experienced.   We will definitely stay here again.

13/05/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
172. kurt s.
Very nice hotel in Belltown, my room had a great view of the Puget.  And it did not feel hotel-ey.  

Wifi was really bad which affected my work terribly.  I think the higher floors have this issue.  

There's a stern anti-laundry eco-lecture on the wall of the bathroom.  It tells you to reuse your towels for the environment.   I'm ok with that concept but I was left with dirty damp towels for 3 days.  My room didn't get cleaned either so I guess making beds also offends mother earth.

I had to fill the bathroom garbage bucket with water to get the toilet to flush several times.  Very trashy.

Strict no adult website policy - they block any internet site they deem 'offensive'.   That goes for most dating sites gay or straight.   Management said it was the router.  

Strict no visitor policy.  You have to meet work colleagues or friends in the lobby.   It's more like a hostel than a hotel really.

Warning warning: do not write any negative Yelp reviews BEFORE leaving this hotel.  The manager actually knocked on my door with a printout of what you see above only an hour or so after I'd written it.  He invited me to justify each item to help him 'improve the service'.

Strangely he kept asking if I paid for the wifi.  I said no I just assumed it was a hotel amenity, to which he replied "so you're not paying for the wifi".  On the basis of this he stated that the wifi was - and  I quote - a privilege not a right.

After the interrogation things got nasty.  

A male desk clerk made fun of me for using the "ridiculously outdated" gay website Manhunt and told me to get on Scruff.com "like everyone else".  When I walked away he said "goodnight troll" to me.  I said "what?" and he repeated it for full effect.   When I left the hotel this same guy ran out into the street as I was getting in a taxi.  He screamed " we never want to see you again!!".  Oh my god.

All this drama over a Yelp review.  I mean really.

I must say I liked the rest of the staff they were super helpful in giving me info on drugstores, cafes and stuff.   And they will check you in early if at all possible.

23/03/14 | Link | Rating: 2.0
173. Allison G.
Cute vintage hotel that was surprisingly affordable for our room that had a communal bathroom down the hall. Next time I may opt for my own bathroom, but hey-- you cant beat 89 bucks (plus tax).

22/08/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
174. Felicia L.
In our trip to Seattle, my friend and I wanted a reasonably priced hotel in a great location. Thanks to Yelp, we found just what we wanted! For about $100 a night on a weekend, two blocks from the Pike Place Market, and right in downtown... this was a jackpot.

Coming from the airport, we used the Central Link Station which took us to the Westlake shopping center in the middle of downtown. From there it is only a two block walk to get to the Moore Hotel. Entering in, the lobby is pretty small but cute and modern. The staff at the front desk was very helpful in giving us information not only about our rooms but also of things to do in Seattle (nightlife, food, transportation, etc). Make sure to ask what's good, they know what's best! Next to the lobby is a small cafe that serve coffee, tea, and other drinks (hot chocolate, Italian sodas, etc). The drinks are pretty cheap compared to most cafes. In addition, the Moore theater is located right next to the hotel, that hosts concerts and the like. Pretty cool.

The elevator is freaking tiny... so that was our first hint of how old this hotel was. Our room was located on the 6th floor, and from there we can really tell how old this hotel was... lol. I believe the hotel opened around the 1920s; even so they maintained it pretty well. In addition, our room key was an actual key, not a card key like most hotels. The door was very hard to close. The room was pretty freaking old school... from the lights, to the box TVs, our windows... the bathroom was pretty cute, especially the old school European style  tub. We got a room with two beds, one queen and one twin. Idk why the beds had to be different sizes but whatever. We also got a room with a private bathroom, as with other rooms, you would have to use a shared bathroom which my friend and I did not want to deal with lol. The view from our windows was pretty scary... it's where all the birds hang out. I would open the window to get that fresh PNW air (which I love... especially living in smoggy LA) but I was always scared a bird would just come in our hotel room and cause a ruckus.

Even though the hotel was pretty old, I had a good experience here and I would definitely stay here again. You can't beat the price for a hotel in such a great location. 2 blocks from the market, 2 blocks from the Central Link Station and many shopping stores and restaurants in Downtown, and 1 mile walking distance from Belltown, Seattle Center (Space Needle, Chihuly, EMP Museum), Pioneer Square, and Capitol Hill... great hotel if you want to experience the most in Seattle!

10/10/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
175. Susan G.
Stayed here in 2011 on vacation. The proximity to Pike Place was the best selling point, but the price was definitely right. I like the stripped-down European-style hotel experience. Still, it was worth paying a little extra for the suite.

The guy at the front desk was very nice. It was a while ago and I can't remember his name, but he gave my whole group great advice on less-touristy places to go.

26/04/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
176. James D.
OK, don't propose marriage on the first date. After several days at the Moore, some of the downsides became more obvious.

First, I've stayed in many places, in the US and Europe, where bathrooms were shared, but maybe never where so few bathrooms serviced such a large number. By my survey, there was one full bath and one toilet on my floor. My bathroom key was designated for my floor, so I'm assuming I was restricted to those two facilities. Access generally wasn't a problem; I believe there was only once, maybe twice, when I had to wait. Here's the thing: the more folks you're sharing the bath with, the more likely there will be folks whose bathroom standards don't rise to your high standards. Mine aren't that high, but some of my fellow lodgers fell below even those.

Guests didn't seem to know what to do about locking the bathrooms. I suspect management wanted them locked to prevent street folks from wandering in and using them, though that made it more difficult to know if they were occupied or not. Some little indicator light, or even a little sign might have been handy. Most of the time, though, guests simply left them unlocked.

The cranky elevator was partially out of service for part of my stay. The little sign on the elevator door "it's not slow; it's dramatic," was funny for awhile, but the charm wore off.

Keys and doors could also be cranky. The door to my room had to be jiggled a bit. The toilet door lock seemed almost impossible. I was reminded of that elementary school song "But I can't find the bathroom key; I've found it now, but where's the door? It's too late now ...."

The plaster walls weren't as great at sound insulation as I originally thought, so I found out when new guests moved in on night #2.

I did try the coffee shop downstairs--a very respectable Chai latté.

I suspect if I'd managed to snag one of the rooms with its own bath, I'd still be giving the Moore 5 stars, and let me be clear, for the money and location, I'd stay here again.

11/07/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
177. Chris E.
I really enjoyed staying here while I started things off in Seattle. Everything about the decor was really amazing, a very gothicy feeling of authenticy en-capers the whole place. Yes, people have mistaken the front desk staff for characters the Simpsons based episodes on, but I really felt welcomed.

I actually stayed in a few different rooms. The higher floors have nicer layouts, nicer bathrooms, better feels to them. Service wise the staff was capable of answering questions derived from common sense, if you're asking for anything more than that you belong with higher stars. You know?

I really enjoyed the cafe linked up, the service there was absolutely amazing. People treated me with a feeling of humility I haven't felt in lots of other places.

Please, stay here.

27/09/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
178. Jennifer Hope W.
Clawfoot bathtubs ...original...found in hotels cellar. .. Removed and Historically replaced! Fabulous!   Old school meets West Coast style with original brass door handles, doors and quaint wood trim you'll see in the era of California's famous Vintage Hollywood and Santa Monica Style Hotels. CRISP CLEAN WHITE DUVETS, fresh paint, a splash of simple tile and modest decor'. Take the wood case stairs cases or elevator.  Pamper oneself with The Moore's on site coffee and cafe. Im feeling pretty special. Oh CAFE LATTE'. THE MOORES entrance outside reminds me if New York City with the alley made of bricks and rolling fire escapes. The lobby says "come on in" with the 1940 white mosaic tile and marble features that are on the hot design trend today.  Checked in!

10/07/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
179. Vincent C.
Come here if you...

1. Don't mind old and run-down hotels as long as it's relatively clean
2. Are willing to forgo fancy-pants hotels to save some money
3. Want to stay in a very convenient location in downtown
4. Like a pleasant front desk guy (sorry, forgot the name).
5. Have the time to book early. When I went all the rooms were filled.
6. Are only looking for a place to sleep and not a place to hang out.

Don't come here if you...

1. Want your hotel to look modern.
2. Don't mind paying $200+ for a hotel in downtown.
3. Want many amenities
4. Want to have a comfortable place to lounge around and hang out.
5. Cannot sleep with city noise at night (cars, crazy yelling hobos, etc).

Other notes

We got a room with no bathroom on the third floor. There are 1.5 shared bathrooms on that floor. The room with just the toilet was mostly free in the morning, but the room with the shower was mostly taken. We skipped our showers that day because we had to leave. Something to consider if you are coming during peak season.

15/08/14 | Link | Rating: 3.0
180. laird h.
Well, I think if you read a sample of the reviews here, you'll know what you're in for.  I give three stars because the price is significantly lower than "nice" hotels nearby.  But it really is a bit gritty.  On the plus side: the staff are friendly, the décor is nice (is has a vintage charm, although not fancy), the bed was very comfortable, and the café adjacent to the lobby is nice (although it doesn't open until 8 am on weekends). And the location is super convenient--a couple of blocks to Pike's Place and a couple of blocks to the Westlake light rail stop (operating weekdays only). On the down side: I had a room with a shared bath.  I don't recommend this option.  There is a tiny little sink in the corner, with weak water pressure and hot and cold water coming from different taps.  The shared baths were clean enough, but as expected, I did have to wait for a bit one of the two mornings (six rooms share a full bath and a 1/3 bath--I say 1/3 instead of 1/2 because it is just a toilet, no sink to wash your hands).  And as others have mentioned, the old steam heating can make weird noises in the middle of the night.  Also, with the thin wooden doors, people in the hallway can seem noisy (especially drunk people at 2 am). It is what it is.  Unfortunately, there probably aren't any better options in this price range in this area.

11/04/15 | Link | Rating: 3.0
181. Russell P.
My wife and I enjoyed our stay. The most basic of amenities, clean with a lot of character. Close to the Pike market place, Ferris wheel, ferry terminal etc.
If you have a car park at the Stewart and 3rd lot, and keep your ticket. We left our car there for two nights, and the Moore gives you a healthy discount ticket which cut our parking cost by more than half.
Make sure you bring a hair dryer if that's a must. We will be back.

26/10/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
182. K B.
This is a BUDGET hotel DOWNTOWN SEATTLE: Therefore, a 5 star is based on: 1) very friendly, 2) has all the basics, 3) Verry Comfortable Beds! 4) Most amazing clawfoot bathtub, 5) secure and safe, even if locks are ancient, 6) very friendly lobby, 7) very convenient to lots of downtown attractions.

20/02/15 | Link | Rating: 5.0
183. Elle A.
Historical hotel in the heart of Downtown Seattle with Pike Place and the Waterfront all within walking distance, say what?!  I was a bit hesitant to book a room here because the Yelp reviews were quite bipolar.  Let me start by saying this, if you are looking for a Westin feel on a Motel 8 budget keep it moving.  Also there is wireless in some rooms, 3rd floor and below will get the signal and I was aware of that at check in. I opted for the 7th floor room with a view instead and I'm glad I did.  Reminding you that this is a "vintage" hotel, the elevator was as big as a Lego brick.  It probably didn't help that I packed my entire wardrobe either.  Elevator = singular, I didn't see another one, nor did I care to go on a hunt for another one.

No electronic key cards here, no Siree Bob.  Gasp, I have an actual key!  I was in Room 712 (where the players dwell) a Euro style room (communal showers and bathrooms) with a small sink and a superb view of the Puget Sound.  The TV was small, but I didn't travel all the way from California to watch TV so it didn't bother me.  It was clean and the closet was spacious, big enough to fit my cargo. It is safe to say that the "nicer" rooms are the suites and the ones with the en suite bathroom, because my room was nice, but not that nice.  For $64 bones +tax, I say it's a steal!

The staff was always courteous and helpful.  When I was looking for certain spots, they were happy to Google them  for me.  This is a green hotel so don't expect central air heating/cooling.  You get a fan in your room and that's it.  There's no hair dryer and I would suggest bringing all of your toiletries with you.  FYI: The bathrooms were always clean and I never had to wait for one.

It's best (in any metro area) to walk in groups after dark.  I ventured out by myself but it probably helped that I have the Latina scowl and smart people generally don't want to test you. The downside is that I almost stabbed a hobo with my nail file for asking me for money.  He was pretty damn aggressive too.  A friendly reminder not to fcuk with me the next time he sees me rolling through.

--end scene--

12/07/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
184. Rachel R.
I honestly didn't expect to ever give this place 2 stars.  The historical building, retro vibe, and of course, the location are right up my alley.  This place has changed their management style drastically in a year.  My first stay at The Moore was incredible.  I stayed 3 nights here last November with 4 of my friends.  We had 2 rooms on the same floor, which was great.  The staff was incredibly helpful and kind to all of us.  During our stay we had a couple of friends in and out of our room.  No big deal.  I found that the prices were very reasonable considering we had our own bathrooms.  I came back home raving about the place to everyone!  
   This year?  Not so much.  I stayed there last weekend for one night all by myself.   Not only is the new (?) no visitor policy downright ridiculous, but I had to pay extra just for my friend to come up to my room so I could change before a concert.  Also, in a year they've jacked up their rates $20+ a night for the single shared bathroom rooms.  Paying over $95 to stay in that room was a complete joke.  About an hour after I checked out I realized I had left my scarf in the room.  When I called to see If they had found it they put me on hold for quite a while then came back stating they didn't have it.  I began telling her my number in case it turned up and she cut me off and yelled, "We don't have it!  It's not here!"  Seriously?  It's called customer service and it's your job!  The only front desk person who was very kind and helpful during both of my stays was Robert.  The others probably have chips on their shoulders because they see all of his positive reviews.  (ha ha).  How can a place have only one decent staff member?  Come on!

07/11/14 | Link | Rating: 2.0
185. Brett N.
Why 4 stars? Because this hotel was cheap and convenient!

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This starts a very long string of reviews from my summer vacation last year. LONG overdue.

When I research a hotel, these are the qualities I look for (in order):

1) Cheapness
2) Is it at least decent quality (not roach-infested) ?
3) Convenience

The Moore Hotel is perfect for like-minded travelers to myself. It's by far the cheapest hotel in the area, it's in a cool area, and it's far from dirty. It's old, sure. But it has character and charm. Who really cares how nice your room is when you're on vacation? You should only be in your room to grab a few hours of sleep at night, and then be on your way.

My only negative was that there was no A/C. This is very bizarre to three people coming from Florida. You can open a window and it's a bit better, but it's still somewhat stale in the room. This was at the end of July, so if you are looking at the Moore during another time of year, you'll be especially golden.

All this being said, I'd stay at the Moore every time when visiting Seattle.

20/06/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
186. Eileen G.
This hotel was great.  It was full of old charm, very close to Pike Place Market and best of all very decently priced!
The room was clean and comfortable.  If we came to Seattle again, I would not hesitate to rent a room here.

11/10/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
187. Lily K.
Disclaimer: I just noticed this in my drafts. I totally thought I had posted this back in January.

Context: Stayed for one night on New Years Eve in a group of 7. We had two adjacent rooms, which could have slept all of us. However, because of the ridiculous visitor policy we had to get a third room.

Pro: Location. We easily walked to the space needle for fireworks and to Pike Place Market.

Pro: Comfortable bed.

Pro: Daytime staff are helpful.

Con: Community bathrooms. Weird. Luckily, our rooms shared one bathroom so we all knew each other, which was nice. Not so lucky for people who don't have bathrooms in their room.

Con: Dark, creepy decor and tiny elevator.  Seriously felt like something out of The Shining.

Con: nighttime staff are awful. The worst experience I've ever had with hotel people.

Our room was on the sixth floor. We knocked over a glass of champagne on the windowsill, which means some rolled down the outside ledge. It was raining outside and since only liquid fell, we didn't think anything of it. KEEP IN MIND THIS IS NEW YEARS EVE, probably around 1 or 2am.  About 15 minutes later, we get a knock on the door and the night desk guy (the older one) is at the door and immediately starts yelling "We don't tolerate that sort of stuff here, you need to pack up and leave immediately". We thought we had just been too loud (again... New Year's Eve, people!) and were completely caught off guard. We tried asking (politely) what we had done, and he responded by pointing at one of my male friends in the room, and says "Ask him! He knows exactly what he did." He refused to tell us anything more than that, and left after again telling us to pack and leave. It's New Years Eve and between 1 and 2 am. Where the heck were we supposed to go? After a few minutes, we decide to send myself and another girl down to talk with the front desk guy (I'm a teacher and pretty good at reasoning with people and she's in the military, so we figured the two of us could get through to him).

We went down, and politely asked why we needed to leave and that we would be more quiet from then on. After many rude comments about our male friend and how "it's not tolerated here," I had enough. I interrupted him and said "Excuse me. Let us talk. You have not told us what we did and we are not leaving until you can explain to us why you feel the need to throw us out in the rain on NYE when we've paid for three rooms here." Turns out, some guy from the bar downstairs thought that the spilled champagne was pee! They thought that the guy had decided to pee out the window, and instead of asking us or being rational, they instead listened to a drunk guy in a bar. I might add that the ledge we spilled on would have made it impossible to see anything had someone peed out the window -- which they did not!

We ended up sweet talking the guy down and stayed the night.  

We're pretty sure they retaliated by starting to vacuum the neighboring rooms at 6:30am. We checked out of there as soon as we could.

I have never, as a paying customer, been treated so horribly. How ridiculous. The cheap rooms definitely did not make that whole experience worth it.

17/07/14 | Link | Rating: 1.0
188. John B.
Really good experience
Way less expensive with great in all the right places

26/11/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
189. Sara M.
To me, this is the only hotel in Seattle.  It is just the perfect storm of amazingness.

It is located in Belltown which is close to errything you want to get after.  You can walk to all the things downtown, Seattle Centre, EMP, shopping, Pike Place Market, and so on.  Obviously that is not a complete list fools.  If you need to travel to Capitol Hill or whatever, the Moore is close to transit or they can call you a taxi.  Taxi's are so cheap here, live a little and take one!

There is a coffee shop and a bar/restaurant located in the hotel.  There are also a lot of bars/restaurants just a few blocks west of you on 2nd.  Quick and easy stumble home.

The rooms are clean and come complete with towel animals.  I find them all to be significantly different from each other in size, so it's like Christmas every time you stay.  I rent rooms with a bathroom, but you can save some cash and share a communal bathroom which is fully functional and clean. (We had to use it when the shower in our room was acting up)  It's an old building with buckets of charm, a tiny poorly lit elevator, and actual keys for your room.

The staff here are amazing, both on the phone and at the desk.  They are full of suggestions about the city, quick to solve problems should they arise, and are just so damn nice to talk to.  Man I love good customer service.

Oh right, and it's so damn cheap.  The rates are beyond reasonable and when you factor in location, service, and amenities..... it's pretty much free.

Free wifi in the lobby, and on some of the floors.  No AC though, so keep that in mind if it's a summer stay.  They have a deal with a parking garage a block away, but it's not that cheap really, considering you won't really be driving.  Insert shameless plug for my new BFF the Bolt Bus here.  

I have also heard it's haunted, so that's rad.  I wonder what the ghosts think of towel animals?

06/09/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
190. Angela G.
This is a swanky fun hotel downtown. It's simple, elegant and comfortable. We had a wonderful nights stay. My only complaint was you couldn't take a bath in the tub. The drains don't plug.but everything else was very wonderful. The staff was wonderfully friendly and funny, they keep the hotel quiet and secure.

09/12/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
191. Michelle C.
My sweety and I stayed here for the first time on valentines day and we loved this place! It has tons of vintage charm and was comfortable. Location is great for exploring down town Seattle. The joined coffee shop serves the BEST coffee, seriously! Now when we visit Seattle for any reason, we make a point to stop in for coffee. The room rates at very reasonable here, I can't wait to stay again!!

19/06/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
192. Jess B.
I would say that this is a 3 star- quality hotel, but the price was so great that it's 4 stars. My husband and I stayed here for one night over the 4th of July weekend, because we were coming into Seattle a day before we would leave on a cruise. We booked about a week before, and got the room for $105-- it ended up being $120 after taxes. Check-in was at 4pm, but we got in at 10am and stopped by to ask if we could just leave our bags there while we went out in the city for the day. They had a room all ready for us and let us check in very early. The room was very simple but clean, and bigger than I was expecting. It's definitely an older building, and has some downtown charm. The location is great. We're not sure it's somewhere we would stay if we were going to be there for a week, but more than what we needed for a night.

P.S. What everyone has said about the coffee at the little attached coffee shop is true-- it was amazing, and I'm an avid coffee drinker. I can't speak on the food there though, since we decided to go somewhere else after seeing their fairly limited selection.

12/07/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
193. Herman E.
It rocks!

Yes, this hotel rocks for location, convenience and parking!  PARKING in DT Seattle for 50% ($15 a day).  They give you a voucher to get the 50% discount on parking.

This place is pretty much a no-brainer in terms of staying in Seattle DT, close to all the tourist traps and any DT shopping.

Granted this is an older hotel that has been fully renovated, it's comfortable and clean.  Cleaner than the dive of a hotel that I stayed in when I was in San Francisco earlier this year.  I knew what I was getting into so I'm not complaining.

Anyhooooo.....yeah, this place rocks.  WIFI is a bit spotty in some areas, but it works.  There's a claustrophobic elevator that gets you to and fro from the floors.  I got bumped up from a double queen to a suite room, and they charged only for the queen room.  The suite room is double the size of a double queen room.  Woot!

Plus the staff are friendly and very helpful for any questions.  What is there not to love??? Seriously.  BTW, it's inexpensive.

Didn't do the communal bathroom thing.  If you want that, it's even cheaper.

Need any more reasons not to stay?  =P

16/09/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
194. Amber L.
Positives: Great location, great price, very clean. Cool old building with lots of charm. Nice staff, comfortable bed. My room had a private bathroom that was beautifully renovated, oh and the windows opened nice and wide.  

Negatives: The no guest policy is weird and made me feel like we were in a hostel not a hotel. I had a great corner room that overlooked the back alley, this didn't bother me at all. The crazy lady across the alley looking in hotel windows and trying to talk to guests through their windows was a problem. It was hot outside and we had to keep the window closed and curtains drawn because of her.

Will I stay there again? Probably. The no guest policy is very weird, and it would heavily weigh on my decision.

28/07/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
195. Sara S.
I stayed there with my two kids in a European style room with two beds. We love the place! The shared bathrooms were always super clean.They must have cleaned them every hour. The locks on the doors were a bit tricky, but once we mastered them we were good to go. Our room was very clean and the hotel was very quiet. We stayed there on a Friday and Saturday night and didn't hear a sound from the hallway or other rooms! Staff was friendly and helpful. The location can't be beat! We'd definitely stay here again.

09/03/15 | Link | Rating: 5.0
196. Kayti C.
While this place is not luxurious, the location is awesome! It is only 2 blocks from the lightrale, a block from all the bus stops to head into other districts and a 5 minute walk from Pike Place.

If you don't want to break the bank on a room (why would you when you are spending most of the time exploring the city?), this place is clean, spacious and comfortable. And while there is no AC, they have fans that are loud (to cover up the street noise) and cool the room down quick.

The coffee shop in the lobby is a great perk and the front desk staff was EXCELLENT.

23/09/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
197. Maureen C.
My son and I stayed at the Moore for four nights while visiting family.  We were charmed by the decor and the staff. Everyone was helpful, friendly and had great suggestions for where to visit.  The beds were comfy, the claw tub was an experience, and the location was fantastic.  We read the yelp reviews and stayed in an 07 (off the main street). It was quiet at night, and breakfast at the attached coffee shop was excellent.  

I'll be back!

07/10/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
198. William E.
Visited from Bellingham a couple of years ago, was taking my girlfriend at the time to see the PNW Ballet's Nutcracker. Our room was $85, very clean, and we had a lovely view from the top floor.

I think prices have gone up a bit since my visit, but it was definitely a good deal for a room in a building with great character, and was very clean without feeling 'sterile' (in the hospital sense). The staff was very friendly, and before the ballet we walked to Westlake to pick up a bottle of wine that we shared afterward.

12/02/15 | Link | Rating: 5.0
199. Jennifer K.
Had a better-than-expected pleasant stay at this cute hotel. The location was spot-on and the price per night was definitely reasonable - especially for the summertime when I went!

I was most worried about the scary/creepy looking hallways seen in some of the pictures and stated in the reviews of some, but they were actually not that bad! I think it's just the dim lighting and dark brown color of the walls/doors/carpet that make it seem daunting.

The room itself (single queen bed) was quite roomy and welcoming. The bathroom was also surprisingly very clean. Only problem was that the bathroom door wouldn't close until I saw that there was a newly installed latch at the very top of the door. So if you think your door is broken, follow your eyes up the doorframe to find that discrete lock!

Housekeeping came every day to tidy things up/replace soaps and towels and left our items untouched. Front desk staff were very accommodating and provided us with a hairdryer upon request. They also have luggage storage.

Would choose Moore if I had another opportunity to stay in Seattle!

01/09/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
200. Megan L.
The Moore hotel saved my honeymoon. I lost my ring the morning we were checking out and made the staff aware. After a tearful breakfast next door (which was great, despite the circumstances), we headed to our next hotel. Less than an hour later we received a phone call that housekeeping found the ring in the room and we could come pick it up. I wanted to jump through the phone and give her a huge hug! Thank you, Moore Hotel for being so honest and accommodating! You really made my day, and it means a lot.

Had the whole ring situation never happened, they still would have been given a 5 star rating due to their location, fantastic price, and clean suites alone. By luck our room was upgraded at check in, which we were super appreciative for. The decoration is modern and minimalist, and you gotta love the claw foot tubs. Its only a couple minute walk to pike place market, under 20 min walk to the space needle, and near a ton of public transportation. I was incredibly pleased and would enthusiastically recommend this hotel to anyone and everyone.

22/07/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
201. Jody B.
Is this a 5-star hotel?
No.
Is this a 5-star hotel on Yelp when considering the price, location and service?
Yes.

This place was a total no-brainer and I will most definitely be back. For the sweet price of $112 (tax included) we spent a night on a recent road trip but a stone's throw from all of our favourite Seatown haunts. The location just cannot be beat. And the price was 1/2, if not 1/3 the rates of every other place we had looked at in the area. Amazepants.

And after another recent Seatown excursion, I was dreading the cost of parking. My last trip down, it cost almost $60 a night to park my car at the hotel. When the lovely gent at the front desk informed me an overnight in the parkade across the street would cost me a whopping $16 with our hotel discount, I almost jumped over the counter to hug him.

Which I would have anyhow, as the service here is so ridiculously pleasant. The gent manning the desk when we arrived was hilarious and an expert banterer. I do love my banter. He explained everything quick as a whistle and we were off!

The rooms are BASIC. And I mean... basic. But for $100 we nabbed two good size beds, a floor high enough that we couldn't hear the adjoining theatre, a decent sized bathroom, hot shower and above ALL else - FREE WIFI!
You know wifi charges at hotels are getting bad when you literally heel click in celebration when it's no charge.

The hotel itself is charming, in a historically shabby-chic sort of way. From the terrifying but beautiful marble encased stairways, to the death-trap looking elevator, the proper key entry and the leopard print carpeted hallways with velvet curtains... this place had pretty much won my 5 stars before we even GOT to the room. It's like my spirit animal hotel - theatre attached, near good scotch, power clashing anything with leopard print and slightly off kilter but in a sort of charming way.

On another budget roadtrip - I'd most definitely stay here again.

But please put hair dryers in the rooms! These bangs take work in the morning!

11/06/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
202. Will I.
Ok, I have been here less than a minute and I'm getting the feeling I want to leave. I'm only staying a couple of nights and chose this place because I needed a bed to crash on.

Once working in I thought of an old 80's movie where Johns bring their hookers. The woman that had my keys didn't even excuse herself after helping a person before me. She walks off as I get to the front desk without a peep. I honesty thought she was going to leave but came back after fiddling with papers. They still have metal keys instead of key cards for these wooden old doors. The elevator runs as if it's going to break down any moment & lock you inside. The elevator door take 30secs to open or close. I wanted to pull it open like the Hulk after waiting so long.

Next was my room. No toilet, no shower & a closet large enough to use as an apartment. I hear there is a community bathroom but this is unacceptable. Who ever gave this place high reviews needs to get medically examined. Now I haven't seen Bed Bug yet but my instincts are telling me to run like a bat outta hell.

They get 2 for more but if it gets any most I may have to change that.

30/07/14 | Link | Rating: 2.0
203. Dewey L.
I love the Moore Hotel! In my mind it's the last nice budget hotel in the downtown core of Seattle. The hotel has been painstakingly updated with beautiful woods and tiles. The beds are comfortable with nice pillows and comforters. I always get rooms with private baths so I can't speak to the shared bath experience. Not my cup of tea.

I give it 4 stars just because there's no access to late night food here, my only complaint. If you're looking for a budget hotel close to everything in downtown Seattle this is the place for you!

20/03/15 | Link | Rating: 4.0
204. Kiki L.
First impression-The Moore is ancient! Vintage decor and worn out building. But this hotel was perfect because it was affordable and suitable for extended-stay. Though the front desk agents who helped us at first had TERRIBLE SERVICE, they were young, rude and impatient. But we didn't care as it was our last resort in Belltown. Though the lady was very helpful and friendly on the day when we checked in.
The room was so spacious which we LOVED. Basic amenities. But it was great bargain for large space, exceptional location (near Pike street), and you could have breakfast at their Moore cafe downstairs.

04/01/15 | Link | Rating: 4.0
205. Nick V.
Let me start with the bad: lack of towel animals in my room. After reading Yelp reviews, i was seriously looking forward to a handcrafted towel dog or swan or turkey to greet me as I dropped my bags. Much to my dismay there were only rectangle folded towels and a couple rolled hand towels. So my husband snuck in the bathroom while I wasnt paying attention and made me some swans (see attached). Good guy husband.

Now for the good: literally everything else. I am on site while i type this. I called this morning at 9 and first spoke with Tracy to get instructions on nearby parking. She was super nice, very informative and helpful. Upon arrival we met Tracy in person and she allowed us to check in to a newly cleaned room, #421. It was a lovely contemporary 2 queen room with a clawfoot tub. We loved the room but decided we would like to upgrade to a suite with a fridge to store some snacks we bought at Pike Place. Tracy found a room #730 and stowed our luggage until the room was ready. We decided to wander Seattle until the new room was clean.

When we returned, we met the afternoon desk staff - I believe his name is Robert. He is full of helpful advice and we witnessed him take the time to make personalized suggestions to several guests. This guy could teach a course on customer service or write an insider tourism guide or something. Never having visited Seattle before, we did a good amount of research - still nothing touched some of the advice i heard in 5 minutes from Robert (seriously hope thats his name, attractive blonde fellow that greets everyone with a "yo").

I recommend this hotel highly. Very lovely staff, unique rooms and a price that blows everwhere else outta the nearby water! Also nearby public transit and everything else.

01/06/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
206. Evonne S.
Impressive Hotel. Great location, clean, good restaurants. I was upgraded to the business floor, which recently was renovated and i was very impress. All details are top notch and room are more spacious than other rooms. I even had two bathrooms on my king room, which was super nice, even when using only one. The executive floor comes very handy for breakfast and drinks in the late afternoon. Will recommend to anyone.

09/04/15 | Link | Rating: 5.0
207. Allyson L.
Still awesome! Based off my previous stay i opted to come back here on my stop up to Vancouver. Service was still exceptional. I was able to check in early, again, yay! This time i got the personal bathroom room for an extra $30. I gotta be honest, the shared bathroom is the way to go. The clawfoot bathtub in the personal bathroom is nice luxury, but not worth the extra expense. Still impressed with how clean everything is kept up, how someone always greets me when i come back, how close it is to everything in Seattle, and the rates. Definitely recommend!

30/03/15 | Link | Rating: 5.0
208. Anna H.
Cute and quant hotel. Has the old charm feel. Very clean. The Moore Cafe attached to the lobby is adorable with yummy food and drinks - perfect for breakfast. Use the stairs when you can, the elevator is small and slow. Came here to stay prior to our cruise and we were walking distance to all the Seattle attractions. Took a cab to the ports which the lobby took care of. Great service, location, and best of all, clean!

20/01/15 | Link | Rating: 5.0
209. Stephen W.
Last weekend my wife and I stayed at The Moore Hotel. We really enjoyed it, but here are my caveats:

~ The Rooms
We stayed on the seventh floor. Our room was simple but nice. The Internet worked but we didn't use it much. The TV worked but who cares? We had a great view of the street drama below-- more entertaining than any reality show. Which leads me to my main issue with The Moore: I don't think it matters where your room is located, there is no escape from the sirens. Also, the plumbing. My only real problem with The Moore Hotel was the water. The sink hardly worked and the water temperature in the shower fluctuated. If you need the perfect shower to start your day off right (as I do), you will be disappointed. The plumbing is old. Either take a bath or be prepared to jump back when the water turns ice-cold or scalding hot. And the old radiator heater was a minor issue. It was noisy. When we were in late March the heat came on around 9 pm. I suggest you leave it on until you're ready for bed and then crank the knob to turn it off and hope your room stays warm enough. Or bring some white noise to wash out the psychotic hissing and popping noises emanating from the possessed radiator.

~ Location
If you like to park your car and walk around a gritty city, this is the place for you. The Moore is nestled in the heart of Seattle. But Seattle's heart is noisy, trashy, and full of vagabonds. The thing that impressed me most about our visit to Seattle is that the riffraff are pretty much free to do as they please. There's a lot of yelling, littering, peeing, trippin', panhandling, and who-knows-what-else going on. The drama is interesting to watch, but just stay out of it. Unlike Portland, I didn't see any cops caring about the non-stop drug deals going down during daylight hours. But you can make it into a game: spot the drug deal! If you haven't been to Seattle, you'll be surprised at how easy it is to spot the drug deal. Start at The Moore Hotel and walk in any direction-- you will see the exchange of money and drugs. If that's not your bag, just hold onto your love-one's hand, keep walking, and mind your own business. You'll be fine... until nightfall. That's when the sirens start. If you make it through the night without waking up to five sirens, you are lucky. A four-siren night is good. A three-siren night is great. A two-siren night is a special thing. And so on. Did I mention bringing some white noise? Or you can stay up all night with the riffraff and sleep during the day.

~ Parking
A 40-story apartment building is currently being built at 204 Pine St., which is one block down 2nd Avenue from The Moore. This has turned the drive to their parking garage (at 1619 3rd Ave) into a recreation of old Mexico. It's pretty much a free-for-all. We arrived around 4:30 on a Friday. It took us about 15 minutes to drive two blocks to the parking garage. Driving around this part of town is terrible (compared to Portland, OR, were we're from). But we figured it out, so you can too! With the hotel coupon, parking is only $15 per day.

~ Food
Soooooo good. Moore Coffee Shop is connected to the lobby. It defines awesome. Awesome! If you're on the fence about booking The Moore, look up the coffee shop on Yelp and drool. If you stay at The Moore and you miss the coffee shop, I feel sorry for you. My wife and I hit up the coffee shop the first morning. I forgot all about the five sirens that woke us up the night before. The rest of the trip we just walked around and checked everything out. Within walking distance of The Moore, there are endless places to eat and drink . Skip Starbucks (which is on every single block) and explore your options. There's something for everyone.

~ Conclusion
I really liked The Moore. Our room was nice. The staff was great. The location is perfect... but the location is also really tough for light sleepers. If my wife wasn't with me it would not have been worth the sleepless nights. I think The Moore is best suited to young people who still think it's fun to stay up all night and sleep during the day. Ok, that's all, I'm going to bed now.

30/03/15 | Link | Rating: 3.0
210. Courtney C.
Not sure if this was previously a dorm & housing unit, The Moore Hotel offers a very different hotel experience. You have the option of sharing a communal bathroom at a lower rate. I didn't personally go with this option but in observing, I noticed that there was no sink in the toilet portion of the bathroom, meaning there was nowhere to wash your hands. The shower portion of the bathroom was in another area, where the sink was located.This hotel is also not completely typical as they still use real keys instead of the magnetic reading cards.  

The rooms are very spacious, just offer very interesting traits, such as the old school bath tub, and outdated heating system

ASIDE from the strange business model The Moore Hotel uses, the location is AMAZING and only 2 blocks from Pike Place Market, less than a mile from the Space Needle and very very close to the central shopping center in Seattle.

06/08/14 | Link | Rating: 3.0
211. Lauri P.
Stayed here for a night after attending a concert next door. The hotel is in a great location - close walking distance to all of the places we wanted to go. The front desk staff was nice and friendly.
I stayed in a regular room, queen bed with attached bathroom.  The room was clean and the bed was very comfortable! I had a great nights sleep. I was traveling with family, and their room was also nice.
I am definitely planning on staying here again when in Seattle overnight. Overall, a great value for the price.

15/03/15 | Link | Rating: 4.0
212. Marlon F.
I'm a little hesitant to post this because then everyone will come flocking to this place and I'll never be able to get a room.

This place is seriously a hidden gem. The price is not cheap but well it is, I'd rather use another word like inexpensive. The location is perfect, the room is more than spacious and very well decorated, blending contemporary with old world charm.

I seriously love this place I'll come back again.

05/12/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
213. Luke L.
The Moore Hotel was built in 1907 and is conveniently located right next to the Moore Theatre. This hotel offers standard hotel rooms ($92 for one bed or $118 for two beds + tax), suites ($139 + tax), and European style rooms ($72 for one bed or $98 for two beds + tax).

I had an European Style room at 7th floor and it has its pros and cons.

Pros: Save you about $20~$30.

Cons: Communal bathrooms for European Style room. Each floor has two restrooms (one with shower and one without shower) and the restroom without shower has no water sink (you must use hand sanitizer to clean your hands). At least restrooms were pretty clean!

Each European Style room has a water sink, a closet, one or two bed(s), and a cable TV. Door knob was a bit shaky and old, but door lock had no issues at all. Unfortunately, I got a room with partially exposed hot pipeline on the edgy side of the wall (see picture below). During nighttime, I could hear random hissing sound from hot pipeline and entire room was somewhat uncomfortably warm (near high 70 F). I had to open the window to re-balance the room temperature because the entire building has no A/C (see FAQ section - moorehotel.com/faq.html ).

Tips to make this a 4-stars experience:

* I would not recommend European Style room - definitely worth an upgrade to standard rooms or suites.

* Hotel has no A/C, but you can get fans at the front desk or open the window up slightly.

The biggest reason to stay here is location, location, and location. Two blocks away from Pike Place market, two blocks away from the light rail (the light rail will take you directly to the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport), three blocks away from downtown / Westlake Shopping Center and the Monorail (the Monorail will take you directly to the Seattle Center - home of the Space Needle, EMP Museum, Chihuly Garden and Glass museum, Pacific Science Center, and Key Arena), and about 1.5 miles away from the CenturyLink Field (home of the Seattle Seahawks).

Overall, the Moore Hotel fulfills all the basic needs. If you don't have a car, then I would definitely recommend this hotel - just try to avoid getting the European Style room if you are planning to stay here for multiple nights. If you can live without taking a shower for one day ... then European Style room is your cheapest option (and probably the best value) that you can find in downtown Seattle. Minus one star for hot pipeline in my room ...

10/12/14 | Link | Rating: 3.0
214. Sara M.
We stayed this past weekend and enjoyed ourselves. Well, I did - my husband absolutely hated it, but he is much more of a Marriott snob, so I personally appreciated the quirks The Moore had to offer.

The Hotel: Definitely has the old quirks that a hotel of its age should have with a modern twist. The elevator was painfully small and fit 2 people comfortably. Although, I wouldn't expect anything too much bigger in such an old hotel. The check-in process was great and the front desk folks were friendly enough. They checked us in very early, so we were pretty gracious about that.

The Room: We stayed in a basic queen bedroom on the 7th floor facing the street. Not for those who prefer a more quiet location - however, we prefer city noises, so it worked for us. The room had pretty crappy outlets and we had a hard time plugging anything in - old hotel though, so, it comes with the territory. Bathroom is not for people over 5'5 or 140 lbs like myself...it was actually comical to see my hubby on the toilet, LOL. Now, for the reason I cannot give four stars. The BED in this place! Holy hell, I felt like I was sleeping on an ironing board with blankets on it. It was really rough.

Our friends stayed in a suite on the 6th floor and their "neighbors" came over at 5PM to ask us to be quiet, because her grandma was sleeping. We were sitting in the living area talking before we went out for dinner. Okie dokie - please note, if you can't handle noise at all, just don't stay here!

All & all, I personally would stay again despite the bed sucking so hard, but my hubby would not. You can't really go wrong with $129 a night in a prime location and discounted parking at $15/24 hours that the hotel provides you.

12/04/15 | Link | Rating: 3.0
215. Alanna Z.
Well lets see, parts of the hotel were great. Right in downtown if that's what you'd like. Street city views, we lucked out and got a top floor room which was great. They have 7 floors. Front desk staff were all very kid and helpful!

My main problem: I slept awfully. =/ There is a heater in the room which does not have an in room control unit, so it runs whenever it likes. The gentleman told us at the front that the heat would turn off at midnight, but it woke me up several times later then that. Of course, they do offer a fan and there is a window that opens. That does help a little, other than that having the window open created a draft in the room that caused the front door of the room to rattle, keeping me up even longer. I finally pushed a large bag up against the door to help keep it contained, lol. Man... it was not a great sleep and we had to get up early to make it to Kelowna BC the next morning.

Speaking of the next morning, morning front office staff was lovely and offered great easy directions back to the interstate, but the woman working the coffee shop was not so nice and even helped someone in line behind me before helping me. Didn't realize there was some sort of priority system. Coffee was good though, and I would have loved to try their waffles except the food part didn't open until 8 am an we had to be gone by then.

All in all the stay was fine, we made it through, but I will not be back because I really do need my sleep! Perhaps it was where our room was positioned that caused the weird draft or maybe the place is haunted, hah, either way, it wasn't the end of the world. The room is clean and attractive and hotel staff is great!

oh, and don't touch or put your items next to the white pipe that runs to the heater! it gets very hot!

04/04/15 | Link | Rating: 3.0
216. Kat B.
Four stars for the Moore because it delivered on the most important aspects of hotel-hood:

1) CLEANLINESS - absolutely spotless
2) CONVENIENCE - two blocks from the light rail to and from the airport
3) LOCATION - two blocks from Pike Place Market
4) QUIET - no sound issues at all

My complaints - a very erratic shower (scalding us many times), a slightly sketchy spot filled with homeless people, and the second room of the suite only has a teeny tiny couch. Overall, though, the price was great and the location rocked! I would come back.

14/04/15 | Link | Rating: 4.0
217. Charley M.
Reviewing the Moore Hotel is a little bit tricky....

I would give it 3 and a half stars, but there are no halves in Yelpville, so 4 stars it is. 3 would be too low.

For the price, you cannot beat this classic hotel (Downtown SEA is very very pricey). The service here by all employees was top notch, A+. The location is also amazing. These three things carry much of the weight of this review.

Seattle is extremely expensive when staying "downtown". That is saying much, seeing I come from Hawai'i whose prices are even cheaper than this. I booked directly from their website. I ended up renting a car (which is actually not very convenient if you are staying downtown, and are sticking within the area) which sat in off-site parking for over 2 days.

Parking is decent at $15 a day, and is around the corner from the hotel (about a 4 min walk).

The hotel itself is old. It first opened in 1907 and the adjacent and famous Moore theater is still open. The rooms have of course had some refurbishing, but there are still some classic elements to the hotel. The elevator is small, not the fastest, but it works fine. The rooms do not have heaters or air conditioners, but have the old school pipe running from the ceiling to the floor. The pipe is heated at night, "from 9pm throughout the night" per the front desk. You cannot control the temperature of the room. Inside the closet was a plug in fan, I did not ever use it. The room was kind of cold at night, so we did get an extra blanket from the front desk. Someone in a previous review grumbled about having a real key as opposed to an electronic card key. SMH, that is just silly to gripe about.

The bathroom has an old school clawfoot bathtub. The first time I ran the water, it was brown for a few seconds. This is common with old rusty pipes though, it wasn't an issue anytime after that. Just wanted to state it so people don't freak out if they see it.

The rooms and rest of the hotel are very clean throughout. The lobby has a computer you can use and some sofas you can lounge in. Connected to the lobby is the Moore coffee shop. Reviews are off the charts about this place, and yes, it is very very good. You will definitely not want to miss this spot.

One of the greatest things about the Moore is its location. You are less than two blocks away from Pike Place and directly two blocks up from Steinbrueck Park. You are also a block or two away from the hip Bell Town area. Perfect location to walk in either direction.

If you can get over the fact the hotel is old, and some of the things that come with aging buildings, you will have zero issues at the Moore. When considering all the great attributes it has, this is a no brainer why the ratings are so high. I wouldn't hesitate to stay here again.

29/04/15 | Link | Rating: 4.0
218. Annie P.
This is one of those unique places where I really wish I could award it 6 stars. I LOVED staying at the Moore! It's a beautiful hotel that's maintained its old world charm impeccably. It's Motel 6 prices with a boutique hotel feel.

The front counter staff were friendly, the rooms were clean, and the hotel was very quiet for being so old. What really sold us was that it only cost $227 for a suite that slept SIX PEOPLE. Amazing!

The Moore is without some of the luxuries a more seasoned traveller may be used to (room service, valet parking & other amenities), but the complementary WiFi and location to Pike Place make up for this completely. The cherry on top is that there's a patrolled long term parking lot across the street that's a fraction of the price of valet parking.

Whether you're looking for a budget backpacker hotel or an attractive and safe place to rest your head, I think you'll find what you're looking for at The Moore. I will never stay anywhere else in Seattle now that I've found this gem!

18/05/15 | Link | Rating: 5.0