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Rating: 3.44

Address: 1531 7th Ave, Seattle, WA, 98101

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    1. Kaitlyn M.
    Visited Seattle for a week and chose the Roosevelt as the place to stay. It's in such a good location, walking to Pike Place is really not that far. There is a nice little restaurant attached to the hotel that served a great breakfast. The room itself had a nice comfortable Queen sized bed, a large TV in the bedroom and one extra in the second "room." The noise from outside the window at night was a bit much, but that's why earplugs exist. And the view from either of the windows was nothing to talk about. I would stay at the hotel again mainly because it's in the perfect location for easy access to the rest of the amazing things Seattle has to offer.

    27/05/09 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    2. Kirstin A.
    We used The Roosevelt as our main hotel for our July wedding: we had a block of rooms for guests and we also reserved a suite for ourselves.

    Pros:
    -PERFECT location for out-of-towners - walking distance from Pike Place Market, the Space Needle, and other downtown locations; within the free ride zone for public transit and therefore access to the stadiums, the aquarium, Pioneer Square, etc.; walking distance from Link Light Rail (access to airport!).
    -VERY competitive rates. We searched over 40 hotels in the Seattle area (in person and/or online) and The Roosevelt's rates were very reasonable. It had the best rates for hotels of its kind (obviously, there are cheaper hotels, but these were a huge step down in quality and cleanliness).
    -The block system worked really well. Guests had plenty of time to book their rooms at the block rate.
    -The cancellation policy (3 days' notice) is very reasonable and can be helpful for large groups.
    -Staff was both friendly and helpful to us and all of our guests.
    -The rooms were very nice and clean, and some had great views. Many of the rooms were newly renovated.
    -The lobby and all of the hallways are very clean and nicely decorated. They make a great first impression on guests.
    -The Jacuzzi suite had plenty of room for me (the bride) and my bridesmaids to get ready together before the wedding.
    -I didn't hear any complaints from any of our guests.
    -The adjoining restaurant and bar, Von's RoastHouse, is conveniently located, although it is not open late nor is it good for big groups.

    Cons:
    -No free breakfast.
    -No free parking. Parking is pretty pricy, but you don't really need a car with the great location.
    -Elevators require room keycards, which can be annoying, but isn't a huge deal.
    -Elevators are pretty slow.
    -Personnel turnover: Our initial contact person left the hotel and we were not given a new contact person until we repeatedly tried to get a hold of our initial contact. Her departure also led to some lost information and confusion about the size of our block, etc.

    Overall, we really enjoyed our stay at The Roosevelt and even wished we had had more time to relax in the hotel. We would definitely recommend the hotel, both in general and for weddings or other large groups.

    15/09/11 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    3. Darci B.
    Excellent location if you want to shop downtown. This hotel is close to the Westgate station (about 1 1/2 blocks), and we took the light rail from the airport. The rooms are a bit small, but clean. The staff has always been very helpful.

    15/01/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    4. browse n.
    Is there some rule that says, "The nicer a hotel is, the more they nickel and dime you for every little thing."? Every little backwater Motel 6 in the state offers free WiFi internet access, but a swank hotel like The Roosevelt charges $9.99 per day for it? WTF?!

    09/05/09 | Link | Rating: 2.0
    5. Josephine M.
    Great rooms, at great prices, in a great location.  I couldn't believe that I got such an amazing view, huge room, comfortable bed, and jacuzzi tub, for just under $200, right in the heart of downtown.  This place has a bit of old-world charm to it, with all the modern comforts.  It was a great place for a random romantic evening away from all the stress at home.

    However, do NOT eat the breakfast at Von's.  Ugh, horrible!  And very over-priced.

    21/05/07 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    6. Michael G.
    We stayed for a week in March in the smaller rooms the hotel offers. It's a basic layout, double bed, desk , drawers, LCD tv and small bathroom (shower only). Look the rooms are small but not ridiculous, big enough to sit in without feeling closed in, plus our outlook was down Pine St. The only thing I would add as a caution is I'm 185cm & medium build and found sharing the bed a little tight and drying myself in the bathroom tight as well. That said the rooms were spotlessly clean and housekeeping was great. All the staff were friendly and willing to assist. The hotel is a short walk to Westlake Station where you can catch the light rail to the airport (@ $2.75 one way a bargain), the monorail to the Space Needle also goes from here. Pike Place Market is less then a 10 minute walk? Why I mark this place a 3 is the lack of breakfast options nearby.  It appears the restaurant closed recently and there's only really Starbucks or similar nearby, particularly in cold weather strolling around a city to get a feed is a drag. The hotel could do worse then have a small breakfast area with basics and tack the extra on the room price. Would I stay here again? 50/50 I'd be inclined to find somewhere with a breakfast included

    20/03/13 | Link | Rating: 3.0
    7. Precious B.
    One of the two blemishes (the other being Elliott's Oyster House) on an otherwise magical trip. Got a great price via Priceline, otherwise my review would be much more scathing. Thought it would be cool to stay in a hotel that had some history, just didn't expect it to come complete with musty rooms, decor someone stole from Granny's house, and the teensy-tiniest bathrooms I've ever seen. Did not get one night's good rest because the bed was lumpy and the pillows were flat (even after stacking 3 of them together). And, there are no mini-fridges in the rooms! And, no complimentary wifi - it was an additional $10/day. This really amazed me as every hotel I've ever stayed in offers this essential service. The front desk staff seemed unable/unwilling to stir themselves out of their ennui to do much more than offer perfunctory greetings. The only sign of life I observed was when the concierge ran after us into the elevator to make sure we were guests of the hotel. Mind you, we weren't dressed to the nines, but were more than presentably dressed. Plus, last time I checked, not too many hotel bandits cart around a three-year-old and a Peg Perego stroller when they commit their dastardly crimes.

    The highlights were the house-keeping staff did a great job in maintaining the rooms and I was more than happy to leave them a sizeable tip. Also, the valet staff were outstanding and friendly, offering lots of great info about Seattle.

    Would give it one star, but again, some of the staff were quite outstanding. The location is also central to everything, so that made our daily walking excursions easier. That being said, had Priceline agreed to refund the monies we pre-paid for this hotel, I would have jumped ship in a heart beat.

    23/08/10 | Link | Rating: 2.0
    8. Jessica I.
    Went up to Seattle for the weekend and choose the Roosevelt, based on decent price and some good recommendations.  The room was lovely.  A comfortable queen bed.  A good sized tub with jets.  It was a very comfortable room and very close to shops in downtown Seattle.  

    One negative note would be that the walls were perhaps a little thin, but had fairly quiet neighbors so it wasn't a problem.

    Otherwise, this is a great place to stay for a really reasonable price.  To have a comfortable bed and jacuzzi tub in downtown Seattle for under $200 a night to me is a great deal.  I would stay there again.

    16/02/09 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    9. Anthony H.
    AMANDA WAS AMAZING!  

    We stayed here for my bachelor party without booking in advance because my friends surprised me.  It was Seafair weekend, so needless to say we couldn't find a hotel anywhere.  A friend used an iPhone app called 'Hotels Tonight' in order to book a last minute room at a much respected discount!  Within minutes we were in the room:  great view, plenty of room and clean as could be!  The location of the Hotel is prime because you can walk pretty much everywhere and its very close to the new light rail!  Nearby, good food and endless nightlife made for an incredible night...  
    The next morning, we woke up and definitely wanted to re-book the hotel but 'Hotels Tonight' doesn't allow you to purchase through their App until later in the day.  We didn't have time to wait because we were off to the boat launch for some bachelor party fun!!!  We called down to the front desk and were greeted by a pleasant, helpful voice.  Amanda told us not to worry and that she would try and call 'Hotels Tonight' directly in order to help us out.  Unfortunately, we were unable to book the hotel through the iPhone app until later in the day but Amanda told us that we could leave our stuff in the room and to use the iPhone App later on in the day in order to book the room; she would take care of everything else!  
    Well...  being that it was a bachelor party, no one ever used the iPhone App to re-book the room...  By the time we remembered, we were already at the hotel wondering if we even had a place to stay and where, potentially, was all of our stuff?  To our delight, the room key worked, the room was freshly cleaned and all of our stuff was still there!  We woke up the next morning and had Amanda to thank!  
    When I returned to LA, I realized that I had left my wallet in the hotel room...  I was panicked but chilled out a bit when I realized that I had a FB message from Amanda letting me know that they had my wallet there and that they would send it to me!  
    Thanks Amanda for going above and beyond!  You helped turn what could have been a disaster of a weekend into the amazing weekend that it was!

    16/08/11 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    10. Eva W.
    The Roosevelt. My high school alma mater. yay. It looks like a pretty hotel. And it is very affordable--like $130 a night. Plus it's right in the middle of downtown Seattle, within blocks of Pike St Market, restaurants, bars, and tons of shopping.
    BUT THIS WAS VERY DISSAPOINTING: we woke up Saturday, ordered room service (the breakfast was a horrible, limp disaster of eggs/toast/potatoes/bacon) and, get ready to vomit....
    there was sewer water (brown lumpy foul water) filling up our bathroom sink, coming up from the room above/below us. sick, i know. They transferred rooms for us and gave us a discount. But still, it was traumatic and disgusting.

    28/05/08 | Link | Rating: 1.0
    11. melissa r.
    Fantastic hotel - huge room- deluxe king room with separate jaccuzzi from the bathroom. We were on the 11th floor with an awesome view of the water and downtown.  Location is in the heart of downtown Seattle walking distance to the Market, many theaters, Belltown and Capitol Hill.  Service was excellent - great room service from Von's.  We requested and got early check in and late check out.  The value for price was very good. The hotel has a lot of historic charm but has been updated and is modern.

    18/09/11 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    12. Valentina V.
    My 100th review is dedicated to the love of my life, my boyfriend Ryan.

    The Roosevelt Hotel holds wonderful memories for us. Ryan and I began dating on a long-distance basis. We were friends in Atlanta, but when he moved to Seattle, we found out that we really, really liked each other more than your normal "I have a semi-crush" on my wonderful friend. So the first time we met as a couple was on my first visit to Seattle.

    I decided to stay at The Roosevelt because I found a fantastic offer for a flight plus hotel at Orbitz. The hotel-at-downtown idea was very appealing to me. I though it was going to be great to share this time privately (Ryan has a roommate) because we were in the first steps of our relationship.

    After hyperventilating in the ladies room in SEA-TAC for a while, trying to get some confidence before I met with my brand-new boyfriend, I finally walked to my love to find him with his hands full of roses. I just threw my arms around his neck and kissed him with some of this cool, Latino passion.  Then we headed to downtown Seattle. I immediately fell in love with this gorgeous, wonderful city! I was more than thrilled to see that The Roosevelt was genuinely located in the middle of everything! If you like to walk, this is the city and the hotel you want to go to. The Roosevelt truly fulfills the "walking-distance" promise! It's an old building nicely renovated inside, where Miles Davis is played non-stop at the lobby, and you can actually enjoy good complimentary coffee. The staff is courteous, nice and willing to help you with any inquiry or needs.

    I emailed them beforehand to ask for a bouquet of red roses in my room. They were on the room desk, and it wasn't just your average bunch of flowers! It was a truly beautiful arrangement of fresh, tight huge rosebuds. We had a whole indoor garden for us!

    Our room (1412) was on the corner of the building, with a very nice view of the city. I was also able to spot those wonderful, romantic ferries from my room! The bed was comfy and large, and the bathroom pristine but a bit small, especially the shower, which was Lilliputian-sized. But when there's romance in the air, not even the most challenging thing seems fastidious or irritating. We actually thought it was a cute little spot!

    We had some issues with "Elevator No. 2". It was a fun dynamic, though. It kept behaving erratically every time we took it, but we were in the "we love quirky elevators" mood.

    We promised to each other that we would spend the night at The Roosevelt on the anniversary day when we first went there.

    I cannot believe it's been eight months since we had that first romantic weekend! I'm so blessed to have such a great man by my side...my true love, my companion, mi amor.

    29/04/08 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    13. Me H.
    The hotel part of my parent's super cheap Alaska Air deal was for here at the Roosevelt Hotel.  On expedia.com their rooms average $189 a night so the package deal my 'rents got was pretty good.

    They liked the room but didn't love it.  Their Queen room was on the small side kind of like the cabin of a cruise ship but with out the extra couch to sit on.  They were on the 11th floor with a room that over looked the roof of Pacific Place right on Pine, since they are both hard of hearing the street sounds at night didn't bother either of them but I know they would have bothered me. One thing that scared me was the fact that the room between the bed and the armoire was rather small and the bed spread was super big so twice while I was in the room with them my father tripped over the bed spread while scooting between the bed and the armoire, while home at night I had visions of one of them tripping and falling and hitting their head on the armoire and getting a call telling me I need to go to Harborview because one of my parents is unconscious.

    On to the bathroom, when I made the reservations I requested a handicapped room for my mother, she can not get in and out of a bathtub her body doesn't move that way.  Well guess what they didn't get a handicapped room they got a regular room but lucky for them the toilet was right on top of the tub, I mean right next to the tub so she could just sit on that and swing her legs over to get in.  Seriously the room between the tub and the toilet was less than 2" it was very odd.  My parents didn't complain they liked the room; I'm the picky betch apparently.

    The staff here was fantastic; everyone was friendly and helpful and always had a smile on their face when in front of a customer.  They also listen to my parents go on about what ever it is they went on and on about while they would wait for me to come pick them up.  They were very nice to my parents and I appreciated that.

    Now the question is if I didn't live in Seattle would I stay at the Roosevelt?  It depends if I was here for just a few days for a convention I would consider staying here, the convention center is practically right across the street from the hotel.  If I was going to Seattle for a vacation and staying more than two nights I don't thinks I'd stay here, the room is too small for me with little amenities, but for my parents and this trip it was perfect and thankfully no one tripped and hit there head so I never had to meet them at Harborview.

    23/09/08 | Link | Rating: 3.0
    14. Steve G.
    The rooms are nice enough, though they're certainly showing age and wear here and there. The air conditioning doesn't work all that well either. But if you don't have uber-fancy requirements, the rooms are totally fine.

    My wife and I stayed here two nights, and only one elevator worked for our entire stay. There never was an "out of order" notice placed on the doors of the non-functioning elevator either. This resulted in some lengthy waits, packed elevators, and more than one decision to take the stairs.

    The staff is fine though not extremely helpful with directions or suggestions.

    The ice machines ran out of ice during our second night.

    Overall, an OK hotel that is centrally located and showing some age and wear.

    17/06/10 | Link | Rating: 3.0
    15. Drew A.
    I have got to stop letting corperate choose my hotel when we have meetings/conventions.

    I got into my first room (after signing a "No Smoking" waiver), and felt like I was in an ash tray.  I open the windows, went to dinner, and still had to switch rooms.  

    I went from one small, very out-dated room to a slightly larger one on the 12th floor.  I think I could have showered from the seat of my toilet.  Everything needs a update in here, especially the thermostat(s).

    The gym consists of a treadmill, eliptical, bike and one bench with some of those big-ass octogon dumbells that only go up to 45lbs.

    The staff deserves a lot more than 2 stars, but the hotel itself really should get one.

    14/07/09 | Link | Rating: 2.0
    16. Tim L.
    This is definitely one of those great finds in a hotel.  It's another hotel that's situated in a very central location of various downtown entertainment.   If you're looking for a nice room at a hotel that averages between $100 - $200 this is one that will give you that perfect sense of money well spent.

    The rooms are well furnished, large and romantic providing an atmosphere that causes you to feel like you belong to nobility.

    The bad thing is however if you're driving there's really no where to park your car.  You have the option of parking it in one of the downtown parking lots, or having it valet parked offsite.  I ended up valet parking it.  If I remember correctly there was just one daily parking fee, so you really only needed to worry about tipping the Valet each time you retrieved your car.  Crummy thing is it takes about 15 minutes each time since it's off-site (I presume out of downtown somewhere), so make sure you call down in advance from your room first if you plan on going out.

    10/06/07 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    17. Mo A.
    Meh. The rooms are clean and spacious, the elevators are slower than snails and it is very convenient to the convention center.

    12/07/10 | Link | Rating: 3.0
    18. chris l.
    I couldn't decide if this hotel should be a 2 or a 3.  If you were to just rate the hotel itself I think it is a 2 but if you factor in the location then it warrants a 3 possibly.  Thought we were getting a great deal but it ended up being what you pay for.  The hotel is small, smaller than the neighboring hotels, small lobby, small elevators (which there are only 2), small rooms, small bathroom, etc.  They don't offer much in amenities, the towels were scratchy but at least the beds were comfy.  The TV was a small wall mounted lcd with a horrible guide.  Housekeeping does not follow the do not disturb sign so be aware if you want to sleep in in the morning.  They have no restaurant or bar on the bottom floor either so you'll have to make your way to another hotel or stroll down the street and try to find something else.  The only great thing about the hotel is the location but when you see a grand hyatt across the street and a sheraton a block over you realize you should just spend the extra 50 a night and stay in far bigger room.

    19/09/13 | Link | Rating: 3.0
    19. Craig M.
    I stayed here for a Mariners game on a Saturday (9/17/10) when the Huskies were playing Nebraska. The rooms in town were at a premium...I think I tried for a few weeks to get a 3 1/2 star hotel for around $100 on Priceline for this date. I scored a room at the Roosevelt (3 star) for $110 + tax + $26 to park. This was the first time I have ever stayed here, and I won't say my experience was bad, but I have better experiences and hotel rooms in downtown.
    The pluses...HD TV in the room...location...only $26 for valet parking...the staff was friendly and helpful
    The minuses...bathroom size, room size, no free internet, only two elevators for the entire hotel...ice machine on the 3rd floor...
    The Roosevelt isn't bad, but there are nicer hotels in downtown. If you can book a room here for less than $100 I would call it a bargain.

    26/09/10 | Link | Rating: 3.0
    20. Stuart G.
    Nice place. We stayed here for 2 days. Love the location. Our room was nice and large.
    The service was great, no surprises. The bed and pillows were very comfortable.
    This is an older hotel and there was a little musty smell in the shower.

    I would definitely stay here again. Moderate price for a large room in downtown. I booked a special rate on Travelocity.

    20/04/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    21. Lesley G.
    This hotel gets the job done. It is old and, as many people have said, charming. But actually charming. Not like, I'm saying it's charming as a nice way to say old. The rooms are pretty small, but when I go on vacation I don't plan on spending a whole lot of time in my room, so not a big deal to me. Shower was fine. And most importantly, the place was clean. Very clean. A lot of the older hotels can get kinda grimy, but not this one. And location is awesome. Seriously. Walkable to just about everywhere in the city. So all in all, a-ok!

    Only three stars because the front desk folk, though super nice, were useless. They couldn't even give a recommendation of a good lunch spot in the area or give good directions to anything. But they were nice about it.

    Oh, both elevators were working when we were there.

    11/10/10 | Link | Rating: 3.0
    22. Rebecca S.
    This hotel was in a great location. The staff at the front counter were very helpful and even helped us find food at 02:00am. The room we were in smelled awful and the bathroom was full of mold because the fan had been ripped out of the ceiling. I am pretty sure that if they had one installed it would have taken care of those problems. The towels were like drying off with sand paper and despite them being "white" some of ours were stained. The refrigerator was empty, and there was only 1 bottle of Voss water available for purchase. As well, there was no microwave so we could not heat up the left overs we had. The lobby was well taken care of and the valet guys were amazing. The bad thing on that end is that valet was $26! Ouch. I wouldn't recommend this hotel to anyone unless they had a SUPER TIGHT budget or needed to stay in that area.

    17/06/12 | Link | Rating: 2.0
    23. Tiffany C.
    Another corporate traveller here. It started when I checked in, apparently the card our company used had only been used to hold the room and wasn't authorized to actually charge the room? So it went on my credit card. Good thing I had it.

    The thing that tipped me off about how this is not a place for road warriors was the young lady with the screaming baby checking Facebook in the lobby. All became clear, this was a crash pad for people coming to Seattle for a visit that had the luxury of not being to work at 8:00am on a Sunday.

    I just had a double room and it was tiny. My home bedroom is bigger than the whole hotel room. I'm about 5'8" and my feet hung over the edge of the bed.

    To top it off, my room faced a sort of U shaped alley where there was some kind of industrial fan/generator thing going on. It was incredibly loud and the sound proofing in the room was inadequate. There was also some kind of unidentifiable rumble from somewhere at uneven intervals. I eventually turned on the heating system to drown it out and fell asleep.

    Now, I'm not sure about other hotels, but this is also the first time I've had people creeping around the hallways slipping notices under the doors after midnight. With the three locks on the door, this does not inspire confidence.

    The icing on the horrible cake? I hopped in the shower to find a washcloth that had been left behind by the cleaning staff on both nights.

    Day 2 I came back from a 10 hour day in the office, went to watch the SVU marathon and discovered my keycard had been de-activated. What?!

    To be fair to the hotel, I didn't mention any of this to them at any point so there isn't much that could be done. I was exhausted and just wanted to hide in my room and veg out from a very tiring project. I might come back if just needing crash space for a concert or going out downtown, likely not for work when I really should be at 100%.

    As far as the staff goes, most were friendly and very capable. But after two sleepless nights I wasn't feeling terribly friendly back.

    Extra star for them and the location.

    03/05/10 | Link | Rating: 2.0
    24. Bethany R.
    We stayed here for two nights on our tour of the PNW.

    One of the best things about is the location! When we emerged from underground, having taken the light rail from SeaTac, we realized The Roosevelt was a mere block and a half away! It was close to everything - good restaurants, interesting (if mainstream chain) stores, Pike Place Market was a 10 minute walk away.

    Staff was great, and so friendly. Portia was the fabulous lady who checked us in and put a smile on our faces after a long cross-country flight. There was a slight delay with the computer (VERY slight - two minutes) and as a result she gave us a $20 voucher for the attached restaurant, Von's. awesome!

    The room was small but well designed. Bed was super, super comfortable and just the right amount of firmness. We had a sweet little corner room with two windows and great view of all of downtown Seattle. There were FULL size shampoo, conditioner and shower gel in the bathroom, this was really convenient after so many experiences using miniature hotel bath products.

    We booked through hotels.com and got it for $90 a night. If we're ever in Seattle again we'll definitely be staying here again.

    25/03/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    25. Lauri P.
    Alas, this review is 6 months overdue but better late than never, they always say. As mentioned by almost every other Yelper, location of The Roosevelt is prime and ridiculously convenient. Pacific Place is literally across the street and for shopping enthusiasts, it's something to be giddy and light headed about. I e-mailed the hotel before arriving to request a king or queen sized bed on a higher floor and lo and behold, the request was granted! We stayed in a lovely cozy little room on the 21st floor; yes, it's small but very clean and cute. No complaints there. Also, absolutely loved that the shampoo and conditioners come in pump containers in the shower instead of those annoying too-small packets. ALSO, very importantly wifi is FREE in the rooms! This is almost unheard of, especially in downtown areas so we were overjoyed by this. Overall, loved our stay. Only issue was that only one elevator was ever working, so sometimes the wait was a bit long.

    25/01/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    26. Jason S.
    First reviewer nailed it.  This place is pitiful in its customer service.  Took 15 minutes to get our car out of parking not because they were so busy, but because they couldn't track down the valet.  You pay $26 a night to park in that lot by the way.

    They decided to work on the elevator during checkout time when everyone and their mother was trying to get downstairs.  It literally took me 20 minutes to get on the elevator, since they couldn't be bothered to shut off the alarm on the emergency stairwell.  The rooms are tiny and dumpy-- our curtains had holes in them, and the 6am sunlight woke us up.  

    If the service were stellar, it would be "quaint" and "charming."  Instead, it's a decrepit old building with a good name to it.  Spare yourself.  Seek accommodations elsewhere.

    03/08/10 | Link | Rating: 1.0
    27. Robert C.
    Awesome rooms, Awesome location, Awesome staff and great price! If you are looking for a place in Seattle that is nice and within walking distance to everything this is your place!

    03/09/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    28. Mario G.
    This hotel was just alright. There was nothing particularly special about it. I got the base room, but given it's in the Downtown area and in the middle of the Conference Center, it wasn't cheap. Room was clean, maid service was prompt and nice, and I was allowed to check in early.

    The only real complaint I had was that one of the elevators wasn't working when I checked in. It was a pretty long wait. The hotel only has two elevators for the entire hotel and 20 floors. It can get pretty irritating, especially on a busy day.

    I'd probably stay here again.

    04/09/11 | Link | Rating: 3.0
    29. Perla C.
    I stayed for one night while in Seattle. I had a view of what every woman wants FASHION and Pike Market. I was happy with the best Hotel Mattress I have every slept on. The big t.v. made me it easy to watch tv and the sunset and rise.
    Kristen by far was a great employee!!! He made sure I had a perfect room and even made sure this gal did not go to a bad place. Look forward to returning soon.

    08/01/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    30. Ruth D.
    Awful hotel. Rooms are dated and dirty. Artwork are scenes of France!!Despite coffeemakers in rooms, hotel doesn't offer coffee packets as they "ran out because  they didn't order enough" Are they joking? A major hotel in a major city and they didn't order enough coffee for the rooms?? Seriously makes  you wonder what else they've forgotten!
    Stay elsewhere - this hotel has major problems!!!

    10/08/11 | Link | Rating: 1.0
    31. Tracy B.
    So disappointed! We got a Groupon deal for this hotel and were excited to use it as a Christmas getaway since we couldn't travel out of town this year. What a disappointment. The hyped-up "jacuzzi room" was basically an oversized bathtub with two little jets in it. Lame sauce. The staff was very mediocre (though I understand it was Christmas, it's hard to be happy about working on Christmas...but we tipped well). The room itself felt very blah, and the bathrooms were not well-cleaned. Seriously?? That is gross!
    I will never recommend this overpriced hotel. Good effort, Groupon, to try to get some business stirred up, but I'm disappointed in you. Hmph.

    26/12/10 | Link | Rating: 1.0
    32. M R.
    PERFECT LOCATION! Around the corner from Westlake Center which means easy access to all the buses, trains, and light rail lines. The perfect part of the city to stay in! Can essentially get anywhere within minutes. Loved it! Room was nice, very clean, great bedding. Good view of the city. Nice shelves in the bathroom to make up for a lack of counter space. Bar connected to the lobby had great Bloody Mary's. Free WiFi in the rooms; was surprised it was not secured (no password necessary).

    Some cons...only two elevators to service 20 floors. Appears the cleaning staff does not have (or they do not utilize) a service elevator, which meant it took longer for guests to get to their rooms. Also, front desk service was slow during check-in/check-out.

    25/12/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    33. Garrett H.
    As a tradition I spend my birthday eve in a hotel and due to a smoking deal, this year was the Roosevelt.

    If you are going to stay here...get a suite because according to other reviews the regular rooms have tiny bathrooms.  Mine did not, mine had a freaking hot tub time machine jets and all!!!!!!!! The view from my room was glorious to behold and the staff was nice enough to bring up extra champagne glasses for my guests wishing me well. (getting wasted)

    The decorum was old fashioned but everything was super comfy and clean clean clean!  Get your parents a room here and you will be the good son/daughter.

    08/02/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    34. Suzy B.
    I AM NEVER COMING TO THIS HOTEL AGAIN!
    We are here for pax weekend and when we get to our room the told us that our two bed room, is now a one bed. After complaining the manager on duty told us that they didnt have rooms with more than one bed in them and had NO COTS. Then why did they let us book a two bed room?!? Why didnt anyone contact us before we got here so we could book a room at a hotel that actually cares about its guests?!? What a waste! The worst customer service of my life.

    26/08/11 | Link | Rating: 1.0
    35. Kimberly M.
    I LOVE me some Seattle. I still love this hotel even though I now live here. This is our hotel of crew choice. Great location. I spent a Christmas Eve here last year. Its not far from Pike's Place. I walked down to the flagship Nordstrom and had such an amazing little Christmas in this area of Seattle on my layover. I love the end rooms on the corners. Its quiet and an amazing view of the city. Comfy, yet small city like rooms.

    11/07/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    36. Alex I.
    Room was clean and well maintained, GREAT location, manager honoured their parking promotion for us even though we booked on Hotwire. Was so impressed with the service. Sad the restaurant was/is closed for renovations. If in Seattle again will return.

    26/02/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    37. J. B.
    We stayed here over the weekend and enjoyed it.

    Location:  Great, up the street from Pikes Place mkt and near all the shopping.
    Room - Small but efficient.  Not very fancy but it did the job.
    Amenities - Good gym (2 TV's, 2 treadmills, an elipticle, a bike and some weights)
    Loby - Nice, coffee set up in the morning, fireplace etc.
    Price - Good value.  Got a good deal with one night half price.
    Other - We were able to check in early and they watched our bags for a couple hours after check out.

    Good value, good lacation etc.  I'd stay here again.

    28/02/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    38. Gary A.
    The only reason I would give the Roosevelt 2 stars is its location. In the downtown area near shops and great places to eat, It was also very close to 2 of my clients, so it was convenient, rate was decent to. Very small lobby with no real amenities. The staff was not rude, but not cheerful either, I guess I would describe them as a bit lethargic.

    My room was very small, but the bed was comfy and I had a nice view. The elevator was noisy and the sound proofing was pretty weak. I had a young couple in the room next door and at 2:00am they were doing what young couples do...thank God they were quick. Would I book it  again. Don't know, maybe.

    19/02/12 | Link | Rating: 2.0
    39. Maggie J.
    I had a very nice stay at this hotel when I was in Seattle for a conference.

    Pros:
    * Very clean, well-appointed room. The room was generously proportioned, with a king bed, sofa, coffee table, side chair, and desk/business chair combo. The coffee-maker and iron were both recent vintage and worked well. The bed was comfortable and the linens were high-quality. Room included a fridge, safe, and bathrobes.
    * Excellent location. It was close enough to walk easily to Pike Place Market, but my room seemed fairly insulated from street noise.
    * It was one of the few hotels that took the true federal government per diem as the room charge. Other hotels told me that they took it and then proceeded to tell me there were no rooms available at that rate.
    * Consistently courteous and helpful staff. I had to return home a day earlier than my reservation, and they made no fuss about that.
    * Free wi-fi and use of the business center, which is primitive but has free printing.

    Cons:
    * Only two small elevators for an 18-storey-plus building. Both are ancient and one was not working most of my time there.
    * Is it the carpet or the ceiling tiles? Not sure, but there is a sometimes faint, sometimes strong musty smell. When I first checked into my room, it smelled strongly of baby-powder, as though they were trying to cover up the mustiness with a carpet deodorant. I opened a window right away, and from having it open nearly all day, I came back to a clean-smelling room. I then only smelled the mustiness in the hallways.  

    I think the Roosevelt is a charming hotel that needs an update on some of their fixtures. My room was excellent, but I guess others have dealt with rooms that were as outdated as the hallways.

    02/07/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    40. Josh M.
    Service and front desk were great and friendly! They let us check in at 915am and were expecting us. Had a room ready for us to start our vacation. Would stay here again anytime! 4/5 stars because the bathrooms were really small and one of our to full size beds was really uncomfortable. But other than that room was clean.

    19/05/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    41. Jim W.
    I found this hotel to be a great value. Nice room, bed, TV and staff. Absolutely recommend it if you want something a little different and like value.

    Really well located. Impeccable service and cleanliness. It isn't new but it's well maintained and spotless - even the little things like polishing the brass in the elevators. Starbucks across street; Inside entrance to Von's ($3.50 martini and good happy hour deals).

    Fitness room is small, so get there early
    Bathroom was small but fine

    I've visited other Coast Hotels and get a similar character - grand old ladies maintained to modern standards.

    15/02/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    42. John T.
    We stayed here on a weekend get away in February for some rest and entertainment.

    Do not stay in a room on the Pike Street side of the hotel on a lower floor.  The windows are not well insulated and we had the unpleasant luck to listen to a street performer play the saxophone until midnight. There was also lots of street and pedestrian noise.

    The second night we were moved up to one of the top floors and the in-room heater sounded like it had a jackhammer installed in it so that when you turned the thermostat up you got a complimentary jackhammer as well.  We couldn't sleep with it on, so we froze.

    Also, the valet drove over the curb in my car.  Not impressed.  We will not be staying here again.

    23/07/12 | Link | Rating: 1.0
    43. Erin C.
    My boyfriend and I were in town for the weekend visiting some friends, and it was the perfect place to stay!  It is an adorable, boutique hotel...no frills, just comfort, right in the heart of Downtown Seattle, within walking distance to Pike PLace Market, the EMP museum and the Space Needle.  We were also able to easily take the light rail from the airport, which dropped us off a block away from the Roosevelt.  

    The staff were friendly, and the room was clean and quiet.  We were on the top (20th) floor with a beautiful view of the city.  The room was small, but we loved it.  It had a small living room space with a couch, coffee table, desk and flat screen TV.  Through a small hallway (a few feet long), there was a closet and the bathroom, and then a nook where the comfortable queen sized bed was, with a dresser and a nightstand, and ANOTHER flat screen TV.  This was perfect for my boyfriend and I, who typically don't wake up at the same time.  He was able to walk into the living room area and sit and watch TV or get online (free Wifi) and not disturb me while I slept in.

    The lobby is warm and inviting, as well.  Of course, we didn't spend any time there, but there were couches, a fireplace, and a coffee station, which was nice.

    The only small complaint that I have is, they supply you with a coffee maker, with packets of tea and coffee in the room.  While they do provide sugar and Splenda packets, there was no cream, so I couldn't have coffee in he morning.  So, I just drank tea instead and grabbed a cup of coffee when we were out and about.  No big deal.

    We would definitely stay there again!

    20/03/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    44. Chris L.
    This hotel is in a great location.  There's the one star.

    The service is very shitty.  From the Expedia reviews, I knew that one of the two elevators were not working in April and May.  It is now July and still, only ONE of two elevators are working.  I asked them why did it take over 4 months to fix one elevator and their excuse was that they are "renovating" the "other one".  They don't even have a sign that ONE elevator is working on any of the floors.  It's like they want to hide the fact that it hasn't been working for 1/3 of the year already.  One elevator for 20+ floors is ridiculous.  You share the elevator with any and all hotel staff and wait 10-20 minutes for it (not knowing why unless you asked since there are no signs or apologies on any elevator!).  

    I will never be staying here and I highly advise that everyone avoid the crappy service, hotel management and  elevator.  The non-apologetic behavior re the elevator and how they screwed us on our reservation was the worst.  They didn't even offer to change our room in the middle of our 4-day stay.  Avoid at all costs!

    07/07/10 | Link | Rating: 1.0
    45. jill g.
    i'm a local who enjoys sometimes getting away for the evening, and was worried about staying here after reading some of the Yelp reviews.  i'm glad i ignored them since this was a lovely stay.  

    i'll start with the only real negative - there's no restaurant.  so if you love room service or sneaking down to the lobby in your jammies for coffee, you will be disappointed.

    but there are tons of coffee shops nearby, including Ladro just one block away.  and there are literally dozens of restaurants within a 5-minute walk, and Pacific Place (high end mall) is literally across the street and has about 8 delicious restaurants.  so don't let that stop you from staying here.  

    everything else was just great.  yes, the bathrooms are really small but the room was much larger than expected, bed was so comfy, staff was nice, elevators never made us wait more than a minute, lobby is charming and cozy, free wifi in every room, HBO, etc.  i'd absolutely stay there again.

    17/11/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    46. Keith U.
    I have been staying at this hotel monthly since last June for business.  It is in a great location and at a reasonable price for Seattle.  My experience had been good until my most recent stay.   My experience on this last stay was less than acceptable for several reasons mainly around cleanliness of my room and front desk service.  Realizing we all stub our toes occasionally in business, I reached out by e-mail to the hotel manager to share my experience because In my business we live and die by our customers feedback.  I never heard back from the manager.  I then received the "auto" survey by e-mail so again I shared my experience, adding that I had submitted some feedback but never heard from the manager and asked that someone contact me.  It has been a month now with no follow up from The Roosevelt.

    We have now moved our recurring monthly stays across the street to the competitor and recommend that you do the same.

    15/01/13 | Link | Rating: 1.0
    47. Elizabeth R.
    I had a great experience staying at the Roosevelt while attending a conference at the convention center.

    Pros:
    -LOCATION: The location of the Roosevelt is AWESOME. Right in the heart of downtown. It is less than a block away from the convention center, a short walk from Pike Place Market, close to the monorail station that goes to the Space Needle, and within walking distance of TONS of great shopping and restaurants. You really can't beat the location.
    -PRICE: The price per night was so much more reasonable than many of the big chain hotels near the conference center. Granted this hotel does not have all of the amenities of some of the fancier hotels nearby, but the rooms are great anyway, which leads me to......
    -ROOMS: The rooms are VERY small, but very clean and with all the necessary amenities (blow dryer, nice toiletries, cable TV, etc.), and comfy beds!
    -FITNESS CENTER: They have a small but clean fitness center with 2 treadmills, 2 ellipticals, free weights, and mat space. It is accessible 24 hours a day.
    FREE BREAKFAST: Ok, so it's not the greatest breakfast in the world, but it's free, and nice to have if you are running out the door to a meeting.
    FREE WI-FI (!!!!!!!): This may be the biggest pro of all!! I HATE when hotels charge ridiculous rates for in-room wi-fi! This is especially annoying when you are travelling for work. The free in-room wi-fi was one of the main reasons I booked this hotel, and it is great!! There is also a 24-hour business center where you can print.

    Cons:
    -BATHROOMS: The bathrooms are very small and there is basically no space around the sink, so getting ready in the AM is a little challenging. They have over the toilet shelf space, but most of it is filled with toiletries and towels. There is also not a lot of hanging space for towels. I can't really imagine that the bathroom would be adequate for any more than one person.
    -STORAGE: As I mentioned, the rooms are VERY small. This was just fine for me as I was staying by myself, but I don't think this would be a great hotel for a family, as there is really not much space in the rooms to put suitcases and things.
    -NO FULL-LENGTH MIRROR: At least in my room, there was not a full-length mirror. There was a large mirror, but it was not full-length. I know this seems silly, but sometimes certain shoes just don't really go with an outfit, and it's really hard to tell if you can't see it all at once!

    To sum up: I thought this hotel was GREAT for my solo stay. I can't say I would recommend it for larger parties because it would be very cramped. However, for anyone travelling alone on business, this hotel is an excellent option. It's also neat that you can pick it out easily from the top of the space needle at night because of the big red neon sign on the top! :)

    20/04/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    48. Julia G.
    Convenient location, walkable to the pike market. Good size room with windows with city view. Bathroom has small sink with no counter space. Curtains are not very clean. Decor are modern. Beautiful lobby area. Parking and breakfast is not included. Rates are high but reasonable due to its location.

    01/09/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    49. Tony L.
    As promised.  Friendly staff.  Room was clean, updated and understated.  Great location near to public transportation.  Located among tons of great places to eat and see.  

    We arrived at Sea-Tac, hoofed it to the rail.  Hopped on the rail and got off about 2-3 blocks from The Roosevelt.  We checked-in earlier than the official check-in time.  When we go to the room, it was good size, bright, clean and comfortable.  The bed was awesome.  I didn't want to leave.  haha!

    Look, surely there are uber hotels out there, but you're gonna pay an uber price.  And I don't roll like that.  This hotel is quality at any price point.

    18/12/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    50. Lisa L.
    On three different occasions (weekends in October, December, and July in various years) we stayed in the Jacuzzi Suite. It was fantastic. The jacuzzi tub is epic. It is almost more like a hot tub than a bath tub. The room was clean, the bed was acceptable, and the room was spacious for our needs. The staff was always friendly and helpful.

    I am uncertain about any of the other rooms but the Jacuzzi Suite was a delight!

    01/04/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    51. Mario C.
    This hotel is great!   Really nice rooms, very high end. The hotel was bulit in the 1920's, which makes it really cool.   THe great part is the windows open!!!
    Yes you can get all that great Seattle air in your room. So nice!
    Beds are great, so soft , with nice soft sheets and lots of pillows.
    Free wi fi in the room and lobby.
    An absolutly fantastic location. Close to everything and even Coffee in the room, coffee downstairs in the morning. Also free.
    True a bit high priced but, Great in so many ways.
    The staff is wonderful, very helpful.
    Did I mention that it is right down the road fron Pike's Market as well!! Love it!

    24/07/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    52. Michelle M.
    I found a great deal online for $120/night here. Since I was traveling for work, the small corner room was a perfect fit. I loved the antique fixtures in the bathroom along with the modern touches in the room. The bed was perfect-- soft pillows and comfortable mattress. I loved the corner room as I got to see the skyline towards Pike Market Place and the foot traffic along Pine Street. I also liked that the hotel was on Pine Street, allowing me to feel safe while strolling along major shops. It a quick walk to the light rail and a 10 minute walk to Pike Market Place.

    28/03/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    53. Al G.
    I always like this hotel when I stay here.  The room experience is interesting...meaning what room will I get when I check in.  It's not like a chain hotel where it always a similar room.  The rooms are always nice but they could be small or large or the lay out could be interesting.  The front desk associates are friendly and helpful.  The beds are comfortable...

    If you stay here you will like this place.

    07/05/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    54. Kay D.
    This hotel has a really great location.  My family and I pretty much walked everywhere! Its a decent hotel too.

    29/12/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    55. Joy M.
    We found this hotel on hotwire which I have never used before.  Very reasonable, we were given a room with a full bed and I asked if they had anything else.  We ended up getting a room with 2 queen beds which was more spacious than the other reviews and worked out well.  The location is great and walkable to Pike place, a lot of good restaurants, bars and shopping.  Parking is $35 a night I think but it was worth it to be able to stay parked and not have to deal with the car for the 2 nights we were there.  When we did need it, it was easy to get.  The lobby is nice; this is not a fancy hotel by any means but it worked out perfectly for location and it it clean.  The staff there were also very helpful!!

    06/03/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    56. Heather A.
    Two stars. Only because I have stayed at worse. It wasn't the worse. Just pretty bad. I find myself a bit irritated too when seeing pictures of mirrors in the room and robes hanging because we didn't have either. The first thing we noticed when we opened the door was the pungent stench of urine. It was coming from the bathroom. It smelt like it had been used as a urinal.  Just open the door and aim inside... Which is most likely what happened since the light switch was next to the closet outside of the bathroom. It took us a few minutes to find it so I would imagine that a drunk guy may not have been successful in locating it in enough time. We had to bomb the bathroom with Lysol spray and keep the door closed which barely made the room tolerable enough to not have to pack up and move to another hotel since they claimed to be completely booked.
    The location was good though. Any hotel in that area is a great location though. Seattle is a very easy place to get around. As long as you bring your walking shoes you're good to go.

    07/01/14 | Link | Rating: 2.0
    57. Daniel W.
    We stayed 3 nights at the Roosevelt Hotel last week. The space was quite large as we had a sectioned off living area. Location is good and close to shopping and within walking distance to Pike's Place and the monorail to Seattle Center. You can take the light rail from the airport and walk a short distance to this hotel. The only complaint I have about this hotel is that we were charged $20 per night for a crib. I've never had to pay for a crib in any other hotel I've stayed at. I was quite surprised that they nickel and dime like that, so I took off one star. However, if you don't have an infant, then this is a great place to stay.

    30/08/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    58. Krysteen L.
    This is a gem in the middle of our wonderful city.  So conveniently located to just about everything you'd like to do downtown and reasonably priced compared to the Hyatt (across the street) and Sheraton (on the next block).  It's been updated to comfortable elegance.  The rooms are small but honestly,  who goes downtown just to stay in a hotel room the whole time.  If you're looking for great steak, Ruth's Chris is 1 block, great shopping, Pacific Place, 1/2 a block.  Convention Center 1/2 block.  I don't think you'll be disappointed in this hotel in any way.

    01/04/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    59. Michael F.
    I love this hotel. We've been staying here for quite a while now and the staff always treat us nice. Awesome, professional and polite employees.
    The location is excellent and it's centrally located. You can walk pretty much everywhere and it's pretty safe. Pike's Market  is only a few blocks away and Capitol Hill is also within walking distance. I'm currently staying on the 12th floor and I love it.
    I got a room in the north end corner of the building, so I had two walls with windows offering natural light and a  fabulous view of the city.  Very comfy room, nicely appointed and pretty clean.
    The building is old though, but it's quite charming.
    Some of the rooms are very small, but  I always stay here so I pretty much know which rooms are fabulous.
    Rooms have bathrobes and slippers, Caffe Appassionato brand coffee, flat screen TVs and complimentary wi-fi internet.
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    01/05/11 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    60. Lisa C.
    Great location....but it stops there. Don't park your car through their valet service. My car was broken into in their "secure garage". What really made this bad, is that I wasn't notified until I checked out at the front desk. "oh by the way, your car was broken into under our care". Please talk with the Valet, they are right outside the door. I asked why they had not contacted me via my cell phone on file, no response. We tried to call your room, but you weren't there. (No message left on the room phone to call the front desk). How they handled this was extremely poor. I stay in Seattle each Christmas and shop the neighboring stores through their Stay and Shop program....never again. I expected a higher quality of service through a hotel such as the Roosevelt.

    23/12/13 | Link | Rating: 1.0
    61. Steve E.
    Great hotel, room was actually quite large. Had a full size couch,  chair, desk King bed and wet bar. Bathroom was a little on the small side but I don't spend much time in there.  Fantastic location,  walked to Pike Street for dinner daily, short walk to trolley for a trip to West Lake.  Clean welcoming lobby and staff every time I walked in.

    02/05/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    62. Stevi K.
    Awesome location! The staff is friendly and helped us to find the right transit to get to the zoo. It's an older hotel so the bathrooms are super small and I kinda wish there was a bar or coffee shop downstairs. But other than that, I'd stay here again. Good price too!

    03/05/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    63. Lori O.
    Awesome location close to shopping and good eats in downtown.  The service was outstanding.  Our room was spacious...the soaking tub was huge.  Overall very happy would definitely stay again.

    10/05/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    64. Ken D.
    Arriving in Seattle, via a non-stop flight from the east coast, this would be our first stop prior to our journey that would take us to the Pacific Rim including Vancouver, and Vancouver Island. The Roosevelt Hotel was our first choice while touring Seattle (our 2nd visit to this city). Location, location, location is the key word for The Roosevelt. Ultra comfortable furnishings and black-out draperies made for a very enjoyable stay.

    Our room was upgraded to a King Suite with jet tub and was found to be immaculate. The ultra-wide flat screen TV was a nice touch as was the corner location. The use of premium bedding was evident including high quality bath towels. Although lacking a cocktail lounge and restaurant, the Roosevelt's location to Seattle's major sights more than compensated for this minor difference. We recommend The Roosevelt Hotel and would stay with them again. Outlined below are our Pros and Cons:

    Pros:  A good value for the accommodations.
              Very clean and orderly.
              Helpful front desk staff; excellent house keeping.
              Quiet, restful evenings.
              Valet parking on-site.
              Hotel staff will assist with luggage from curb-side.
              Luggage can be stored on-site until final check-out.
              Steps to breakfast cafes, restaurants, the monorail, Link, buses, shopping.
              Attractive, comfortable lobby and reading areas.

    Cons: Valet parking is expensive. (typical for Seattle)

    Tips:   Breakfast: The best: Daily Grill: Pike & 7th Ave., minutes away.
                                Best View: Athenian: Pikes Place Market at the waterfront.
                                (Find the stairs; upper seating affords a great view of the Strait.)

              Cocktails and dinner: The Mayflower Hotel: 405 Olive Way, minutes away.

    29/08/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    65. Mike m.
    gonna sum it up quick cuz i want to go to bed.
    location...incredible...cannot beat it, 2 blocks from underground that goes to airport and other bus/trains that go to other parts (china town, U of W etc,). across street from convention ctr, shopping malls across the streetm macys and norstrom about 2 and 3 blks away. pikes about 10-15min walk.

    security good felt overall safe in surrounding area. need key to travel up to floors in elevator. all downtown's have their hobos seattle is no different.

    parking 30 bucks plus tax a nt ...its the going rate in downtn.

    rooms good size BEDS ARE BOMB....hate to say it but better then my home bed...going shopping next week for beds because of my stay.

    bathrooms...this is where they lose a star...they are tiny...no counter space just a tub,sing and toilet and tiny space for a human. boutique hotel so I understand the size issue. this would not be a issue for me staying here again.

    friendly staff out front. gym was good...business center avail to print etkts for flight. this hotel has not restaurant but they do offer comp coffee in the morning in the lobby. keep the great work guys!!!

    wifi is free but can be spotty in some parts of hotel, in our case it was not a issue

    11/04/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    66. Brittany V.
    We stayed here overnight for a quick getaway, after arriving on the Amtrak Cascades. The hotel was a quick cab ride (about $12 fare, with traffic / 1.3 miles) from the station. When we arrived, the check-in process was quick, and the concierge at the front desk made excellent dinner recommendations, and offered to call us a car and make our reservations, for us, in advance -- and, even offered certificates for complimentary appetizers and more. The location was great -- The Paramount was just up the street, and the mall across from the hotel had some great food options and shopping, etc. We had the hot tub suite, which was plenty roomy, and you can see the TV from the hot tub. The view from the 9th floor was great. Beds were comfy and the room was clean and fresh. The hot tub suite, just like the room, had plenty of room for two people. I love that the elevator required a keycard to access above the second floor. It felt very secure. The check out process took about 30 seconds and, again, they offered to call us a car. We decided to take our time walking the 1.3 miles back to the station, and spent some time wandering Pioneer Square and having lunch waiting for our train. Would definitely recommend.

    19/10/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    67. Laani G.
    This hotel is right in the center of downtown Seattle. Everything is in walking distance and they are pet friendly. The lobby is beautiful but the rooms are small and kinda crappy. No mini fridge or microwave and the wifi sucks. If you are only looking for a hotel that is downtown, pet friendly and don't care much for amenities then this is your spot.

    27/11/13 | Link | Rating: 3.0
    68. Merideth S.
    Disappointed with level of customer care at this hotel. Left car with valet. It came back dented. Hotel and valet company taking no accountability. Rude and negligent. Avoid!

    09/12/14 | Link | Rating: 1.0
    69. Teresa S.
    I have stayed in this Hotel many ,many times over the years. It has never once disappointed me.
    The staff is always good, no matter what. It is an old Hotel but is always clean and they have kept it updated.
    The beds are amazingly soft and comfortable.Most of the small rooms only have showers,but if you are lucky enough to get a large room(higher price) you get a bath tub.
    Another great thing about this Hotel is the Windows open. Letting all the wonderful clean and fresh Seattle air in your room.
    There is a coffee maker in the room and free WiFi throughout.
    A beautiful lobby with a piano and fireplace. The heat works fantastically also for those cold nights .
    They even provide you with a robe in the room ,sometimes slippers. Which of course are yours to keep.
    What is the best part of this hotel you ask,THE LOCATION! It is the bomb!
    In walking distance from just about everything.

    19/03/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    70. Cynthia W.
    The place is a great location!  Yes the hotel is a bit dated but overall the room we were in was always clean and we actually got an upgrade plus an early check-in.  We walked everywhere!  Even to SpaceNeedle and the Market.  We did a food tour and that was also in walking distance.  

    This is definitely a place I would return to should I ever return to Seattle because of the great location.  Staff was also super friendly!

    06/11/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    71. Andrew S.
    Followup to my experience:
    Manager got in contact with me and explained that this was a charge in case of incidentals and would refund the $50 in 5-7 business days since there were no issues.

    Original Post:
    Movie theaters nearby but that's about it. My room way tiny (bathroom especially) with mold in the cracks and there was no shortage of vagrants demanding money on the ground floor but these were also the least of my concern after I checked out. They charged me 50 dollars out of the blue so when I went to call the number they have on their website I was disconnected every attempt I made. So I called the parent company's number and got a friendly lady which appeared to be helpful and took my info. She told me they would call back but this never happened. I'm still trying to get this issue solved...

    20/01/14 | Link | Rating: 3.0
    72. Paul M.
    In a great location.  7th Ave and Pine St.  Just about anything is walkable.  The hotel was built in the early '30s so the rooms can be very small.  The furnishings are rather  nondescript, neo-classical if you will.  Each room has a desk that acts more like a console table,  Two thirds of the desktop are used up by the telephone, coffee maker and welcome book.  It could stand a major renovation, but I like the place.
    They lost their restaurant contractor, Von's.  Von's moved to Harbor Steps Park across the street from the Art Museum.  So the Roosevelt restaurant space is closed off with the windows covered.  I think they have worked out a discount with a restaurant nearby, but I'm not sure which one.
    The staff are always very nice, and the rooms are clean.  Isn't that what really counts?

    08/02/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    73. stephanie C.
    Nice hotel, super clean rooms, very nice staff, I like that it's older. Right in the middle of everything downtown. No food though or bar.

    11/08/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    74. Jason K.
    Super convinient and excellent staff. Plenty if great restraunts around and an easy walk down to pike place for more fun attractions.

    I wish there were a bar in the hotel and if the walls were a little thicker. Rooms are average but the convinience makes up for that easily.

    Would reccomend this to anyone.

    03/05/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    75. Jessica J.
    Absolutely love the look of this cute little boutique-y hotel! We went at Christmas time and it was all decorated and smells amazing inside. Our concierge gave us a great recommendation for Happy Hour and even gave us coupons for a free appetizer or dessert! The rooms are small and the bathrooms are even smaller. (It's impossible to fit 2 people in there, so don't even try to share the sink.) my biggest complaint is that the walls seem to be paper thin. I could hear everything in the room next to ours. Even when our neighbor brushed his teeth. And if I could hear that, I'm sure he could hear us when we came back to our room at 1am. I would probably stay again, just because the service and the location are great. I'd just bring a set of earplugs. :)

    29/11/14 | Link | Rating: 3.0
    76. Shawn G.
    The hotel was great, and I'd definitely return the next time I'm in Seattle.

    First ... the location is unbeatable.  It's a short walk to the nightlife of Capital Hill and the tourist destinations of Pike's Place Market and Pioneer Square.  A short cab ride will take you almost anywhere else, including Seattle Center and the Space Needle.  The light rail station (to SeaTac) is two blocks away.  Restaurants and stores in the immediate vicinity are of the corporate variety, but there are plenty of them, and more authentic experiences are not far.

    The hotel room was well-appointed and very clean.  Good coffee (it's Seattle after all) was provided and the furniture was contemporary but matched the historic nature of the hotel.  The rooms are nicely renovated.  The beds are comfortable (I like 'em soft) and the linens were high quality.  The building is quiet and well maintained.  Amenities such as the business center, free coffee, etc, are all kept in good working order.  The staff was polite and was responsive to requests.

    Why not five stars?  The hotel was designed in a different era, so the rooms/bathrooms are a bit small and oddly laid out. a And the building lacks modern amenities such as a pool/jacuzzi, outdoor area, (the work out room is nice though) and the Wi-Fi is super spotty.  Also, typical of downtown hotels, parking is expensive and a cumbersome exercise.  You won't need a car when staying here, but if you did, it'd be inconvenient.  The hotel should strike a deal with the neighboring garage.

    Of note, during our stay, a repetitive, mechanical thumping noise began inside the wall at 3:00 am.  The staff did an outstanding job addressing the issue.  When I walked down to the lobby desk all bleary-eyed, they checked on the issue, determined it could not be repaired immediately, and provided us another room, but allowed us to keep the existing room, so we could continue to sleep without having to repack everything.  Also, they provided us a car service to the airport for the inconvenience.  I could not have been more impressed with the courtesy and efficiency in handling the issue.  In hotels, weird things will happen.  How the staff handles them makes all the difference.

    09/07/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    77. Colin V.
    We booked here through Hotwire.  Stayed one night Jan '14.  Paid about $100 through Hotwire and stayed in a very very very small room on the 18th floor.

    Valet parking is $29 and unreliable "free" wifi is available throughout the hotel.

    Now, for $100 staying right downtown, that isn't bad at all.  But I would be quite disappointed had I paid any more than than.  

    The bathrooms are so small you can only fit one person in (literally, I'm not exaggerating here).  You have to walk around the bathroom door to close it.  Sink is tiny as well.  

    Ladies, there is no full length mirror in the room (well, ours at least).  That was annoying, especially because the bathroom was so small you couldn't use the bathroom mirror.

    The location of this place however is unreal.  Right in the middle of everything you want in Seattle.  Staff is friendly and the sheets and towels were clean.

    If you can get this place for $100, do it.  Otherwise if you're paying more, stay at one of the newer hotels close by.

    26/01/14 | Link | Rating: 3.0
    78. Rosh E.
    Used hotwire, the option where you pick how many stars you'd like out of a hotel and they randomly pick without you knowing. We ended up getting the Roosevelt, and we were completely satisfied!

    Upon entering the hotel it had a beautiful lobby very fancy like. The concierge was very welcoming and we checked in without any problems. Great security in the sense that you cannot go up the elevator without a room key.

    The yelp reviews are right it's a small room, but then again who am I to complain? We used hotwire.Other than that the room was cute, modern decor! Very clean as well and a view of beautiful downtown Seattle.

    LOCATION LOCATION LOCATION, five stars all the way! 5min walk to monorail to get to the space needle and chihuly gardens, 5min walk to light rail to get around Seattle, 15min walk to the public market, and literally one minute walk to the convention center.
    In the heart of downtown Seattle!

    20/02/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    79. Trish S.
    Built in 1929, the charming boutique-style Roosevelt Hotel in Seattle boasts a cozy, traditional atmosphere reminiscent of a past era. An original exterior of vintage brick and the landmark neon red rooftop sign signal its history. The spacious lobby welcomes visitors with its warming fireplace and provides a comfortable setting to relax. The modern rooms are spacious with free WiFi, flat screen TV's, work desk, mini-fridges, coffeemakers, and they are pet friendly. The views are spectacular of downtown Seattle we stayed on the 18th floor, the elevators are fast and vintage. Step outside the front door and you are surrounded by Seattle's finest in shopping, dining and entertainment, including The Columbia Center, Pike Place Market, and Paramount Theater all within walking distance.

    12/02/15 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    80. Gerald G.
    This was an excellent hotel located in the heart of Seattle. I am not super picky when it comes to hotels because when traveling for work or business I am rarely ever in the hotel. It serves a a place to sleep and occasionally relax when I'm not out exploring (I think this holds true for most travelers so it always amazes about how nit picky some reviewers can be).

    CONS - small bathroom (at least my room) and no on site bar/restaurant. As for the lack of restaurant, this doesn't really bother me. When I travel, I'm usually in a big city and can honestly say I probably never utilized a hotel restaurant - I prefer checking out the local scene.

    The biggest problem that could possibly be a deal breaker for me if I researched enough and found a closer hotel for a competitive price was the water pressure.  It was very very low, even for a hotel. It's my first time in Seattle so for all I know it could be a city issue.

    PRO's - location, location, location, nice size room, friendly service, quick check in/out, very clean and near a ton of shopping, excellent nearby restaurants. Also, one of the nice little touches were the shampoo, conditioner and shower gel dispensers attached to the shower wall. If your using them, no need to mess around with small bottles, just push - sometimes the little things excite me!

    Free WIFI was a nice touch and it actually worked and was reliable.

    The fitness center was your standard hotel fitness center. I wish more would add some free weights. They don't because they have what I believe is an unfounded fear of some type of legal liability.

    18/11/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    81. Crystal F.
    I visited Seattle this month for a work retreat.  We stayed at the lovely Roosevelt Hotel, and I was very happy with my experience.  I don't know what the cost was per night, since the owner of my company paid for my stay, so I cannot comment on this aspect.

    The Roosevelt is approximately one block from the light rail system, and a few blocks from the monorail system.  As a bonus, it is a short 15-minute walk to Pike Street Market as well.  I loved how this hotel was centrally-located to many tourist attractions.  As a visitor, I determined that the location couldn't be beat.

    My room at the Roosevelt was very tiny, with a tiny bathroom.  However, I wasn't visiting Seattle to just stay in a hotel room.  Although the room was small, it was cozy.  Everything seemed very clean and well-maintained.

    The staff at the hotel was amazing.  On Saturday, I decided to ask the front desk about going to the Chihuly Glass Museum.  I spoke with a man named Jeremy, who was very helpful, and provided my advice on inexpensive transportation to this location.  He recommended that I take the monorail, for a nominal fee, and he even gave me a map to find the monorail in proximity to the hotel.  I was impressed with his demeanor and level of service.

    On Saturday night, around 10pm, I experienced a plumbing problem with the toilet. I called the front desk, and they sent a worker, who arrived within 10 minutes.  He resolved the toilet problem quickly and efficiently.  I did not have to wait long, and the employees were excellent at resolving the issue.

    I also love the Roosevelt, because there is a business center on the 2nd floor.  I was able to check in for my Alaska flight from the computer there, and print my boarding pass.  This saved me tons of time at the airport.

    There are only a couple of things that I would like to see at the Roosevelt.  One, I wish that there was a coffee shop, restaurant, or room service available.  Upon my late arrival, I was starving and tired, and had to go to a Starbucks for some food.  However, the Starbucks was across the street and down a couple of businesses.  Also, I wish that someone told me how to work the elevator.  You have to put your hotel key into a slot, and press the floor number.  I didn't notice this as first, and was wondering why the hotel was going to all different floors for pickups but didn't drop me at my floor.  Another guest saw my concern, and explained to me the protocol.  However, I am grateful that there is a security measure like this on an elevator.  I just wish that someone had mentioned it to me.

    All in all, the Roosevelt Hotel provided a positive experience, and the staff members are 5 star.  I would definitely stay there again!

    15/10/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    82. Harold Y.
    2nd time we stayed here. Perfect location for shopping and close to Pike's Pier. Love it. Had All my sea food. Outstanding!
    Next stop Alaska!

    12/06/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    83. Brian W.
    I love this place.  Classic.  There are low end rooms and high end rooms, you get what you pay for.  Perfect location if you are looking for a "Staycation" and take you kid to see Santa at the Nordstrom/Pacific Place/The Bon.

    Park your car, bring Uber into town and walk for the weekend.  We got a deal with free parking, $100 in shopping credits and a $40 gift card to Morton's...  That made this beautiful corner room with a great view less than $100.  Great deal.

    The art on the walls is kinda cheesy and the wired safety glass in the window kind of ruins the view of The Bon's christmas tree.  Other then that, it was perfect.

    17/12/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    84. Jamie G.
    Jeers to Chris Lorino the general manager from The Roosevelt Hotel in Seattle for over charging my children and locking them out of their room. They had to wait in the lobby for over an hour ( hotel had there stuff ) until they paid more money! We were told by another staff member they would receive one night free which Chris said NO. They would of not done this to an adult. Do not stay at this horrible hotel who has no customer service skills. This horrid man even stated he in a manager for several hotels and sees nothing wrong with what happened.

    07/04/15 | Link | Rating: 1.0
    85. Ina B.
    We stayed at The Roosevelt during a long weekend in Seattle and we really enjoyed our experience.  The lobby area is clean and has a great ambiance.  The location of the restaurant is awesome - so close to all the fun places, shops, Pike Place Market, etc. You won't be disappointed with the location for sure. Rooms seem to be smaller than usual so it might be a bit tight if you are traveling with a group.  We got a room with a king bed which was a bit bigger than the room we were originally offered. However, the bathroom was still pretty small.  Overall, we really liked the hotel. Given how reasonable prices are, I would definitely stay there again.

    15/04/15 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    86. Laura P.
    Was told great things about this hotel but it has obviously been a few years since my friends visited. Crappy room next to the elevator. Left for a few hours to come back to find my sink leaked and flooded my room. They wanted to send someone to FIX it at 10pm, I had to insist on a new room. New room still sucks (nothing like the pictures, my bedroom at home is bigger & nicer). They can give you ice but have no vending machine for water or soda (pointed me to a place across the street that just closed). Would have walked from the Sheraton If I knew this is what I would have got.

    13/05/15 | Link | Rating: 2.0
    87. Tracy T.
    Booked through Expedia, paid $127 with tax. We came the week before Christmas so the price is decent for the holiday season. The location is awesome, shopping malls, bar, restaurants, and entertainments are within walking distance. It was close to Christmas and the lobby decorated beautifully, festive, and warm like home.

    We stayed at the 14th floor, first impression of the room was great, size of the room was ok for 2people. I was satisfied with the price I paid and the room we got, except when I walked over to the bed. There was obvious visible dust on the sheets. Ok dust I can simply removed, but was totally disgusted to find blond hair and brown hair under the comforter. Wonder if they even changed the sheets. I brought it to the front desk's attention and I only got a "oh" from them and nothing else. It was awkward standing there and expecting to get more from them. Wow, that's customer service from the Roosevelt hotel.
    The walls are so thin, we can hear conversations from next doors vividly, with that said I'm sure they can hear ours too.

    28/12/14 | Link | Rating: 2.0
    88. Lynne K.
    Great location!!! Was very happy with where this hotel is downtown-we walked everywhere with ease. We were greeted and given meal suggestions-so friendly!!!

    The rooms were small and quaint but very nice. Unless you need a lot of square footage, these rooms are just perfect. Had a lovely city view as well. Will fore sure be back! We booked last minute on the Hotel Tonight app - super easy and I feel the hotel was nicer than what we paid. So that's two great experiences in one!

    16/02/15 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    89. Joe C.
    I booked the Roosevelt via Priceline and like many reviewers on various sites have stated, this property is older and the bathrooms are extremely small. That said, the place has charm, was clean, and the staff was awesome!  

    We very much appreciated being able to check in super early, Eric's happy hour suggestions, the in-room Starbucks coffee, and the free wifi.

    Wish the room had a safe for small valuables, like most do these days.

    16/05/15 | Link | Rating: 4.0