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Travelodge Seattle by The Space Needle in Seattle, WA

Travelodge Seattle by The Space Needle in Seattle, WA


Delight in award-winning service, upgraded accommodations and modern amenities at Travelodge Seattle Center. Just 2 blocks from the Space Needle and top attractions, guests of the Seattle hotel enjoy free hot breakfast, pool and free Wi-Fi.


Company Info:

Rating: 2.68

Address: 200 6th Ave N, Seattle, WA, 98109
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Comments (53):

1. Jerome D.
My cars front passenger window got smashed and some of my stuff was stolen from there parking lot. I have to call Seattle police to file a report. The staff stated we need to speak to the manager because they don't know what to do. they first stated that the manager will be arriving at 10am. after an hour of waiting they said that he will arrive at 1030 to 1100.  this hotel is definitely not recommended.

15/08/09 | Link | Rating: 1.0
2. J. A.
I give it a star because, as advertised, there actually was a bed in the room.  I had to reserve a room at the last minute in the last available hotel in the area, and in doing so learned my lesson...make sure to book earlier next time.  Everything, from the lobby, to the lobby bathroom, the elevator,  the pool and our room was filthy.  Gotta love when a non-smoking room smells like smoke and the ancient windows don't open well enough to air it out.  My fabulous stay at Chateau d' Travelodge got even better upon the discovery of unidentifiable crusty goo in the bed...I'm not usually such a snob but I'd never go back to this pit.

12/06/07 | Link | Rating: 1.0
3. andrea a.
The staff was pretty nice and there was free parking. But those are the only positive things about this hotel.

We booked last-minute and, for some reason, they had a ton of rooms. Now I know why. The non-smoking room smelled like smoke, the ice machine was broken and the bed was hard as a rock. Don't care if it's king size if you still can't sleep on it.

Definitely booking ahead next time.

19/10/07 | Link | Rating: 2.0
4. sarah b.
We were just looking for a place to crash in Seattle for the one night that we were stopping through, and I'm really glad that we booked with this Travel Lodge. It was inexpensive, clean, friendly staff, and they have a nice little pool and hot tub to relax in. After reading some other reviews on travel websites in Seattle, I was kind of nervous about the quality of the place, but we were very happy with our stay. Another perk of this particular travel lodge is that it's about 3 blocks from the Space Needle (which is awesome) and the Sci-Fi/Music Museum (which is double awesome) and less than a mile from the rest of down town. Also, it was really easy to get there from the airport on the public transit system (about 45 minute light rail ride and then 10 minute by monorail - $5.50/person total cost). Lastly, the free breakfast offered was awesome - as far as free breakfasts go. I was happily surprised to discover a large variety of food offered - including breakfast sausage, make-your-own-belgian-waffles, cereals, hard boiled eggs, etc.

If you're looking for a quick, inexpensive, place to stay for the night while traveling through and don't need fancy amenities, than this is definitely a solid choice. I would definitely stay here again.

20/08/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
5. Patrick H.
Went here with my best friend to check out Seattle for the first time.

You get what you pay for, lets just leave it at that. I don't like this area of downtown. Its a long walk from Pike's Place, and all the other fun things in the city. I mean, yeah you get to see a needle, but that gets boring afterr two minutes, right? I just think the location is lame.

But they were really nice about looking after our bags even though we got there way before check out!

16/05/07 | Link | Rating: 3.0
6. Kaci B.
Yikes. When I was planning for my wedding, I used a motel bidding website to find the best deal for my guests to stay in the city. I did this five months before the wedding and blocked out 15 rooms for that purpose. When family members started calling to make reservations, they kept getting turned away saying it was full.

Finally my mom got a hold of someone who was actually helpful and managed to reserve one room (though my family had 7 people coming). I had also planned to stay there with my wedding party the night before and ran into the same problem, but managed to get a room.

When my husband's family showed up (seven of them, who flew from New Hampshire to get here), they had to battle with the assistant manager for a while before they finally gave them two rooms and comped them one night because of the mess-up.

All my other stay-over guests ended up having to get motels 20 miles outside of Seattle because of their MAJOR screw up. Apparently it all happened because the person I originally booked the rooms with no longer worked there--but hey, this is the 21st century--that stuff is saved in computers and should not be a problem!

To top it off, they did not apologize to me when I told them what they did, nor did they offer to compensate in any way. Additionally, the rooms were very small/cramped and my gals and I got kicked out of the hot tub at 10 pm because "if they let us stay, they would have to let drunk people come in too." (that is seriously the excuse he gave us). I understand 10 pm is their policy, but be reasonable--we were quiet, sober, and leaving in the morning for the wedding so it was our only chance.

05/01/10 | Link | Rating: 1.0
7. Sunsunsun S.
Oh. My. God.

I've travelled across the country with a large dog. I've stayed in $30 motels where you just don't step out the door after dark, youth hostels, Los Bravos hangouts, bunk bed dorms, a festival tent, backwoods cabins, a rusty Alberta trailer, a fundamentalist home (the bastards locked me out) and at a hotel where the staff were on strike. Did I mention I've slept in a fairgrounds barn? I shared a stall with a Percheron for two weeks. I've also stayed in 5 star hotels and palatial homes.

In case you think I'm exaggerating: I've travelled as a horse show groom and rodeo competitor, a carnie and a musician. I'm understating.

I've never seen a place as intrinsically disgusting as this motel. Particularly one that tries so hard to cover up pure dysfunction. I knew it would be cheap, but it was the best I could find at the last minute.

The main thing that got me was the bloody dishonesty. On the website and during my phone call, they said the place had been completely renovated; the yes! "limited time" low price was their promo plan to attract new clients. I often have good luck with sales, so I fell for it.

I'd spoken to the manager on the phone re: reserving a room with a fridge and microwave. Two days later, I arrived with reservation printout in hand. At first, the manager was friendly and said he remembered speaking to me. Until I asked him to honour our agreement. The one I was showing him, in black and white.

I'd come for a weekend festival. Since I'd reserved a room with a kitchenette, I arrived with groceries. The manager denied I'd reserved such a room, and said I should use the public "breakfast room." He acted as if that's what he'd meant all along.

Said room was a tiny, fluorescent-lit square. Like eating in a public restroom. But at least the hours were severely limited.

I asked for a discount. He snorted.The Percheron snorted too, but at least he didn't spray.

A desk clerk quietly confirmed my room HAD been given away. He gave me a key to my "replacement" room. I entered an hour after check-in time, to find a mean-looking repairman busy at some undisclosed task. He yelled at me to get out, for an undisclosed reason.

His rejection was fine with me, as I was clearly over my head. The room stunk of vomit and harsh disinfectant. There was no bathtub, and their promised renovations were bizarrely hit and miss. The cheapest fixtures I've ever seen, and a paint job that slopped over the edges of decades of unstripped layers. Disregarding all else, I wasn't sure I could even endure the oddly flesh-coloured paint for two days.

The lobby and halls had a down-at-heel air, rancid with the smell of poorly disguised uncleanliness. The public areas looked clean, but the faint smell of sour sweat, dirty hair, and fried food lingered. They'd made a frantic attempt to cover with brilliant phony touches, e.g. plastic flowers in unnatural colours and an eye-searing rug.

I can't swear to this, but if they did renovate, it was as if they'd done so without ripping out the old crap. Have you seen "Eraserhead"? It had that energy, but with an attempt at whitewashing.

It wasn't a projection of my mood, either. I'd just hustled a non-English speaking family off an I-5 ramp and into my car, after their car blew up. I was feeling darned good about myself. I was ultra grateful for that nice desk clerk's command of Spanish.

I'm Canadian. I try to do the right thing, then wring my hands helplessly when it doesn't seamlessly come together. I think the clerk's fluent explanation of my intent may have been the poor Mexican lady's first clue I wasn't either (a) kidnapping her and her two babies; or (b) a disgruntled official. It took him a while to calm her hysteria. She'd misunderstood that I'd called the city only to get her car towed. I wanted to be sure she didn't lose the car altogether. But that's another story.

The nice desk clerk winked, reversed my reservation and refunded my credit card as efficiently as if he heard complaints every day. My take on him: a young immigrant guy, temporarily trapped in this horrible place. God bless him. I hope he got out.

As we were talking, the repairman stomped by with his stepladder and glared at me.

I couldn't get away fast enough. It was a holiday weekend and I couldn't find another room. I actually missed my festival rather than stay at the Travelodge. As I dithered in the parking lot, the Mexican lady's husband arrived and pressed gas money on me, between grateful hugs. This was the final sign from God. I was better than this stinkin' Travelodge, and it was time to adios Seattle for the weekend.

At least the Percheron was polite, and pooped mostly in one corner.

27/12/09 | Link | Rating: 1.0
8. Ryan t.
Like the sheets on my bed when I checked in, I'm really torn about writing this review.  On one hand, this particular Travelodge is incredibly cheap, so I don't feel quite right bagging on it a whole lot.  After all, if you pay dead-hooker-in-the-closet prices, you shouldn't complain about dead hookers in the closet, right?

To put it plainly, this place is a dump.  But, it is only a short walk or cab ride from a lot of what downtown Seattle has to offer.  People will try to sell you drugs outside the hotel, which some might consider an amenity.  If you're looking for a nice place to stay near downtown Seattle, keep looking.  If you're looking for a place to crash during a weekend drinking binge, this place fits the bill.

28/11/07 | Link | Rating: 2.0
9. Mark S.
They must have cleaned up their act.  Booked online through Orbitz and I got a really clean non-smoking room.  The steam iron worked.  The cheap free toiletries were actually ok (ginseng bath soap; chamomile shampoo).  Hallways clean.  Tiny exercise room clean and with flat-screen TV.  Easy walk to Space Needle and funky Queen Anne neighborhood.  Easy walk the other way to new Whole Foods.  
Good value for the price.

18/02/09 | Link | Rating: 3.0
10. Ian S.
Free wifi in the lobby and a show every evening.

I had a friend in town to judge a contest, and they have a proud tradition of staying here.

Even if you're not staying here, showing up and hanging out in the lobby with a couple of friends might be a great time in people watching.

The rooms are mostly clean and serviceable.  Perfect for a providing a service in them, apparently, by the amount of hoes we saw delivered in the lobby.

Even better than the parade of hoes and pimps outside was the people checking in to record some (I'm sure) tasteful cinematic (and naked) photography.

Even better than all of this was the obvious tweakers checking in to do who knows what.  Man were they freaking out.

I was in tears from laughing.

So yes.  Eating a slice and watching the show here before leaving my friends and going home for the evening was the perfect finale to an interesting and uncommon day.

This is a great hotel if you want to bang a couple of teenage runaways, are a cheapass/broke, or want to shoot a pr0n but live with your parents and don't want to cut them in on the profits.

08/03/09 | Link | Rating: 2.0
11. Jessica S.
A typical hotel, no problems. Good location and value for the price

31/05/10 | Link | Rating: 4.0
12. Susan D.
I was super please with the amenities for the cost. Perhaps because I previously stayed at a shack for $100 buck in Vancouver, this place felt like luxury!

The king size bed was perfect. The room came with internet and air conditioning. There was a nice bathroom with a hairdryer and a stand up shower that offered little samples of soap and shampoos that got changed out everyday. Plus downstairs there was a continental breakfast every morning - ie make-your-own-waffles, hot sausages, hard boiled eggs, toasts and bagels with your choice of cream cheese and butter, lots of juice options.

I also made use of the swimming pool and super hot jacuzzi. I was the only one crazy enough to try in early June, but not everyone had just came from rainy depressing Vancouver like I had.

27/07/10 | Link | Rating: 5.0
13. Shari P.
It's clean it's old it's got a great location.  A lot of things don't work, and when you tell them that its broken, they generally can't fix it.

01/04/12 | Link | Rating: 1.0
14. John F.
Check in was easy and friendly, the lobby staff were great.  They seem to have recently remodeled the lobby and even touched up the elevators, however the third floor hallways and our room were not good.  The carpet in the room was so worn there were holes.  The room was not cleaned well and needed some maintenance as paint, carpet, furniture, and more.  The bed was comfortable though so we slept decent.  Sure it's cheap, near places to eat and the Space Needle, and a place to sleep but next time I would spend a few dollars more and stay some place else.  If they spent some on upgrades then I would stay here again.  The breakfast in the morning was nice.

13/07/10 | Link | Rating: 2.0
15. Kate S.
I stayed at the Travelodge on a school trip, and before we went we were excited to be so close to the Space Needle. When we arrived, we were less than thrilled with our accommodations.

Our rooms were unbelievably small. Like, too small for all 4 girls to be able to have floor space for our suitcases. The desk and plus chair were fine but seemed just too big in the room. The bathroom, too, was teeny and the shower was literally a hole in the wall. Well, a cut-out in the wall that made even turning around difficult. With one shelf that was barely big enough for one set of shampoo and conditioner, we were definitely pressed for space. Beds were comfy, and the staff was great when we asked for extra pillows and bedding.

Continental breakfast was way better than anticipated: waffles, sausage, cereal, donuts, etc. Everything seemed fresh and appropriately hot/cold. There were a lot of tables available, so that was nice to be able to accommodate not only our group but other hotel guests.

The whole space of the hotel was very oddly set up, our rooms on the second floor were off the elevator and down a ramp into a dingy hallway. The carpets and wallpaper just seemed old and not well-maintained.

As for location, it wasn't terrible. Just a few minutes' walk to the Space Needle, EMP, and transit station. We also walked to the Public Market in about a half hour. Also, there was a Walgreen's just up the street, so that was convenient for any incidentals we needed.

If you're not going to be spending a lot of time at a hotel in Seattle, and need a cheap-ish place, the Travelodge could work for you. There wasn't anything particularly terrible, but if you want location with any extras, there are nicer hotels just around the corner.

27/11/11 | Link | Rating: 3.0
16. Jenny G.
You get what you pay for. The room was clean - by far the highlight was a fluffy down duvet and a nice cushy mattress. The downside is that the walls are very thin, and the connecting doors between rooms rattle. We had an obnoxious family in the next room and the dad kept yelling at the kid (who we couldn't hear) to be quiet. The first night we were there we had to call the front desk because of a fight in the hall outside our door.

The continental breakfast was pretty good, sausages, hard boiled eggs, yogurt with granola and craisins, a waffle maker, cereal, really good donuts, coffee, juice. The area has improved since my last visit in 2007.

21/02/12 | Link | Rating: 3.0
17. Michelle H.
Whoever said "location, location, location" is full of "crap, crap, crap."

I know that there is usually a pretty good correlation between price and quality, but damn, this hotel truly takes the cake.

It's cheap, so clearly it's going to look cheap. It's about as dingy as they come. The elevators smell as if you've stepped into a blood bath it's so metallic. It creaks and groans worse than my ankle when I take the stairs on a cold morning. I kind of held my breath and closed my eyes hoping I wouldn't plummet to my two-story doom.

The rooms, while mostly clean, offer the same dingy interior. It hasn't been updated in ages. The beds are surprisingly comfortable, though. I wasn't expecting that. The view was...horrible, but it was so hot the drapes being closed wasn't a problem. The shower was super tiny, and the vanity was inside the bathroom, which made five people sharing it a fun ordeal.

My biggest complaint is that god forsaken shower. I stayed in that hotel for four nights. I took at least one, maybe two, showers a day. Do you know how many hot showers I had?


One hot shower. After that, it all went downhill. One moment you could have a brief glimmer of luke warm water, but it was fleeting. I can tolerate dingy interiors so long as I have a comfy bed and a warm shower. It's not too much to ask.

If it weren't for the decent (and totally carb loaded--complete with waffle maker) continental breakfast and $10 parking, I might have looked for another place to stay.

The staff was meh. It was like pulling teeth to make an online reservation beforehand. The request for a rollaway bed was forgotten upon arrival.

Lesson learned.

27/07/09 | Link | Rating: 1.0
18. Amy S.
This travelodge is great if you want to be right next to the space needle. Its 2 blocks away. I thought the space needle was right next to downtown (didnt do my research obviously) so it was quite a trek downtown everyday.

other than that, its a good no frills inexpensive place to lay ur head! the staff is friendly.

my only complaint is the showers were lukewarm. i like my showers hawt so i didnt dig this.

07/02/12 | Link | Rating: 3.0
19. Maeghan S.
Exactly what we wanted. Great price and location. Walking distance from everything not a bad neighborhood. Everything looked up to date and clean. They serve Seattle's Best coffee in the lobby.

21/10/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
20. Mimi C.
Wow. I must've had a totally different experience from previous yelpers. I wonder why?

The room was $50 / night. Had a great view of the Space Needle.
The bed was comfy. The bathroom was decently sized (no bath tub though) and the hot water came just fine, the sink water seemed to have too much hot water actually, but nothing really to complain about.  I was cold, so I asked for another blanket - and got it promptly.

I dug the breakfast room - actually had hot links + make your own belgian waffles. I LOVE that! Also had the cold continental foods as well (muffin, toast, cereal).

Parking was easy (and you didn't have to pay extra).

I even used the fitness room which was nicer than I expected! The equipment looked new and worked well. There's even a TV in there!

So honestly.. for $50/night and all that I got out of it... I seriously have nothing to complain about. Absolutely no grief about this place.

31/12/09 | Link | Rating: 4.0
21. Shaunn R.
It wasn't what I expected but for the price of two nights, I guess we got what we paid for. comfy beds, shower-only bathrooms, helpful staff...perhaps I will stay there next time I visit the Space Needle but as for bringing the kids-no way. our room was a bit small for one adult, one teen, and two kids 10 and 4 yrs old.
To my surprise, a few days after checking out, I received notification that I was charged for another night's stay at this Travelodge-which DID NOT occur! I has to call them on their mistake in order to get the $174.00 credited back to my credit card.  The desk agent was apologetic of their mistake and was able to process the refund almost immediately.

20/08/10 | Link | Rating: 3.0
22. Sam S.
Paid 142USD plus tax. Parking is available at a cost but limited stalls. Didn't feel all that safe parking my car in the back alley.
Stayed on the first floor, heard noises all night. The carpet is stained and outdated. The bathroom in the room was old-didnt even have a tub, just a small shower.
The breakfast was a nice. Had fresh eggs and sausages, a waffle maker, among other regular continental breakfast items.

It was ok for the price, but wouldn't pay a cent more. It worked out for us who just needed a place to sleep.

03/08/13 | Link | Rating: 3.0
23. TK H.
Great location close to The Seattle Center, Space Needle, Capitol Hill, Downtown, Lake Union.... all within walking distance!  The rooms are clean with comfortable beds.  This Travelodge has got to have one of the very best COMPLIMENTARY breakfasts in the city.  You can make your own waffles, eat boiled eggs or HOT eggs, sausage, FRESH fruit, yogurt, cereals, toast, bagels, muffins.....  We enjoyed our stay so much we added an extra day.  The staff is friendly and courteous.  This is our favorite place to stay in Seattle.  The rates are very competitive.  You won't go wrong here.

29/08/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
24. Zack H.
The staff here is, indeed nice.  They also have a free full continental breakfast including hard-boiled eggs, donuts, yogurt, and cereal.  It's also in a part of town that is being gentrified due to its proximity to Downtown and the Space Needle, so the area was safer than I expected.

That's where my praises end.

During my stay, this was the perfect place for families that have no control of their children - especially after midnight -, for couples seeking some beds to christen, and for all the other undesirable folks who come to low-end hotels.

The cleaning crew was horrendous.  Yes, they cleaned their rooms reasonably well, but my roommate caught them tampering with our stuff in our room.  We were given a discount because of this, though, so the management is at least courteous.

If you're looking for someplace to stay near Seattle Center, you might want to look at the Best Western and Quality Inn before you look here.

16/04/11 | Link | Rating: 2.0
25. Raquel D.
This place was okay! No serious complaints about the room itself. Comfortable beds, good pillows. The shower felt a little cramped for me, but it did its job! The breakfast was the bomb, though. Those sausage patties.... mmmmm..... and waffles, fruit, yogurt and granola as far as the eye can see. The one thing that threw me off was just how HOT the lobby and other areas outside of the rooms felt. Once you stepped into your room, you could feel this delicious blast of AC... but jeez, very hot anywhere outside your room. Then again, I was visiting from Miami, where the AC is constantly on everywhere inside due to the blazing heat outside. Maybe it was just a little bit of culture shock? Haha.

Amazingly close to the Space Needle, which is what we wanted. Cool cool cool.

26/08/12 | Link | Rating: 3.0
26. Rajeev N.
My Home for past 11 months..:D

People are very kind and friendly ..

I would recomend this to all of my friends.. :D

04/03/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
27. Katelyn S.
The location of this hotel was awesome. Two blocks away from the space needle, pacific science center and the emp experience.
The hotel it's self was what I would consider below average but you can see that they are slowly updating it. But as it stands today it's drastically over priced but it's an alright place to stay. Things were old, our room wasn't the cleanest the staff was over friendly like I would expect the breakfast was average

Location, cheap parking

Not very clean very over priced

15/09/12 | Link | Rating: 2.0
28. Cindi L.
We spent three nights here earlier this month and it was satisfactory in every way.  We got a great discounted price, from the hotel's website.  There was some noise from our neighbors above and next door but nothing that was a problem.  (I sleep with ear plugs, but it was never a problem in the evening before I put the ear plugs in.)  Breakfast was nothing fancy but generous and with good variety (yogurt, granola, fresh fruit, toast, cold cereal, instant oatmeal, make-your-own-waffle, eggs, sausage, juice, coffee, tea).  Linens and towels were not fancy but clean and perfectly adequate.  The bed was very comfortable, we both commented on that.  The bathroom and shower were on the small side but, again, certainly adequate.  I used the pool and hot tub, both of which were in good shape and clean.  Staff were friendly and helpful.  The location, just a 10-minute walk from the Seattle Center (Space Needle, EMP, monorail to downtown) was quite convenient.  Is this a fancy hotel?  Not at all.  Is it fine and an excellent value?  Absolutely.

29/04/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
29. Wilma Y.
terrible service and room smelled like cigar and the staff didnt bother helping it was overall terrible I hated it and we left even though it was around 12 AM

25/05/14 | Link | Rating: 1.0
30. Linh N.
(Pros): close to the space needle, chihuly, ride the duck tour, EMP and the monorail. (3-5 blocks walk) Decent beds. Nice service. Hot water never stops. Complimentary breakfast. Cheaper pricing. (Cons): small shower. HORRIBLE shampoo/conditioner (it's like water.... Doesn't do it's job whatsoever). No ventilation in hallways/front office makes the hotel slightly stuffy. While I was there, there was construction going on so we were woken up at 7:30 by machinery and loud banging. We can hear people running in the hallway above us. TV was so old school you wished you could change the brightness of the screen to even see the graphics... Need a full length mirror outside of bathroom for girls.

03/01/14 | Link | Rating: 3.0
31. Minh N.
This is the WORST place to stay if you are a woman who needs a mirror to get ready in the morning and you have a boyfriend who poops a lot!!!!!!
Seriously.. why are there three.. THREE... THREEEEEE mirrors in the tiny bathroom and absolutely NONE in bedroom??? I had to write a review for this place because I ended up having to get ready after the boyfriend did his business and it has left me scarred!

Ok... maybe I'm exaggerating a little because I have a horrible sense of smell and he flushed frequently but seriously Travelodge? Please think about us girls next time you furnish a room! You get 2 stars from me because your staff was nice (even though they forgot to give us our wifi login and password) and you have complimentary breakfast and free Sunday papers (or at least I hope they were free or else I'd be an unintentional thief, in which case, I probably should have gotten rid of all evidence and deleted this post)

05/02/12 | Link | Rating: 2.0
32. Danielle M.
I got this room through hotwire because all the other hotels in the area were booked already. The rooms were clean, but the walls seemed really thin and I could hear the neighbors talking. Theres a nice outdoor pool and hottub...

30/06/13 | Link | Rating: 3.0
33. Steel J.
I have to say this is hotel is one of the biggest jokes ever, I got in at nearly midnight from driving 13 hours from San Francisco California for a yoyo contest.

I walked in and was greeted by "Jim - The Night Auditor", after saying hello, Jim asked my friends who were standing in the lobby to "stop yoyoing" as I was filling out my paperwork.

"Jim" then asked me how many people were staying in my room, I told him 5; their website clearly states a double bedroom has a limit of 5 people, but he insisted it was an additional $20 dollar charge on top of the normal room rate for the room to have 5 people.

Jim then told me that if I wanted; I could cancel and as a courtesy he wouldn't charge me a cancellation fee. They also charge $18 a night for non-covered parking.

I told him I had to think about it so I called the Holiday Inn across the street and they gave me the same rate and a covered parking garage for only an additional $12 per night with far better and friendlier customer service.

This hotel should personally issue an apology letter to every person that has to deal with that dick-head "Jim" - "The Night Auditor".

Do yourself a solid and stay far and clear of this hotel.

06/03/13 | Link | Rating: 1.0
34. Stacey M.
Great location. Good breakfast. Decent price. Didn't spend a lot of time in the room. 5 min walk to the EMP, space needle, 20 min to pike place. Parking was another $15 plus tax but it's seattle. It is an older building but the room was fine and the bed was very comfy. I would stay here again.

05/04/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
35. Nancy M.
I dont get why this hotel has so many bad reviews. I stayed here on a last minute, unplanned night in Seattle and was expecting a crappy hotel for the cost (under $100). Our room was nice and clean. Free wifi, free unlimited coffee in the lobby and most importantly AMAZING views o the Space Needle from here. I would definitely stay here again.

09/02/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
36. Alexander C.
Had to switch rooms 3 times! Every room had a problem. I would not recommend this hotel better hotels nearby. Old crappy hotel.

08/06/14 | Link | Rating: 1.0
37. Vikram a.
Nice People, good costumer service .. I miss this place, I have been to this place on 2012 and 2013 ;) Dan is nice guy .. Javanna ( sorry for spell mistake ) she nice and friendly, 5 star for these two people ;) they have very friendly staff

12/12/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
38. Laura T.
Thin walls, doors, and windows. The bathroom was TINY! And it was literally right next to the bed! The hair dryer kept overheating and the vent didn't remove any of the moisture after showering. Every morning there was a bull dozer going off outside that you could hear through the closed windows. I would give this 1 star but the customer service deserves some acknowledgment. The staff was very friendly  and helpful. Another plus is the location. Other than that, not worth it if you're a light sleeper and/or need space to move around in.

11/06/14 | Link | Rating: 2.0
39. Curtis N.
The shower is effing COLD! Which is great if you need help waking up.

This is a great location but way too pricey. Right in walking distance to everything.
It would be great if they would level the building and just let you pitch a tent in the place it is located.

10/08/14 | Link | Rating: 1.0
40. Anthony V.
Although this travelodge is quite old, the location was awesome! It is just 2-3 blocks away from the Seattle Center, Space Needle, and several museums! It's also just a 20 minute walk to Pike Place Market and Downtown (which wasn't too bad especially if you are visiting Seattle because it gives you a chance to experience the city more by walking around). From the airport, it is just about a $40 taxi/lyft/uber ride (usually a flat rate).

The staff were nice and friendly. They allowed us to do an early check in at noon and a late checkout at 1pm. They also let you store your luggages as you explore the city more if your flight back home isn't until much later in the day.

They also have free wifi which was surprisingly strong throughout the hotel. They informed us that they have complimentary breakfast but my friends and I didn't take advantage of it (new city, new opportunities to try its many amazing restaurants).

The room itself was dated. The beds were comfortable. The bathroom was a bit small for my liking with a very weak exhaust fan (honestly, I am not even sure if they have one because I didn't hear a fan at all). The hallways seem a bit stuffy too. It has a full length mirror, which was nice. The curtains have rips on it, which was unfortunate because business such as hotels should be presentable and a ripped curtain devalues that hotel room quite a bit.

Would I be stay at this Travelodge again? I probably will merely because of the price and the location. Otherwise, I would stay at a nicer hotel close by with better accommodations and more ventilated rooms and hallways.

24/01/14 | Link | Rating: 2.0
41. Liza P.
Stayed there Feb6th-9th of 2014. I would stay again.
Upside: Great location, really comfy beds, reasonably priced, hot showers, free breakfast snacks, and 24hr coffee available.
Downside: lobby and halls are pretty dumpy, walls are paper thin (if it wasn't for my earplugs it would have really sucked), and our heater wasn't working when it was 27 degrees out ( they did send someone up right away to fix, he ended putting a different heater in and leaving a space heater).

19/02/14 | Link | Rating: 3.0
42. Jason J.
Well the price is good for the location, the breakfast is lower quality, more crowded, and is given less space than other similar cheap hotels I've been to though.

Also, when we got up in the morning we found bed bugs in our bed. I told the front desk and the girl was not at all surprised. Without even checking or asking a supervisor she refunded our entire stay and that was it.  I'd give it one star due to bed bugs, but at least the staff was cooperative and easy to work with.

Too bad about the bed bugs, I'd come back if it wasn't for that.

24/07/13 | Link | Rating: 2.0
43. Debbie L.
Stayed here for three days from  August 4th- August 7, 2014. Great location just blocks from the Space Needle, EMP Museum, the Seattle Center,  Monorail,  and Ride the Duck.  The hotel is over 50 years old, and the rooms are small and outdated.  But the room was comfortable for the amount of time that I spent in it. A little expensive for a Travelodge though, but I guess you pay for the location. The breakfast room is quite small and overcrowded, complimentary breakfast includes, 2 waffle machines with batter to make your own waffles, a variety of cereals, sausage, eggs, muffins, bagels, fruit, yogurt, granola, juices,  coffee and tea. The space needle is visible right out the lobby door.  There is a pool located at the hotel with a perfect view of the space needle. Free WI-FI.  Coffee and Hot Tea are available 24 hours in the lobby.

12/08/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
44. Andrea S.
Quality of hotel

Room: -3
Overall Hotel: -3
Service: +5
Overall Friendliness: +5

This hotel is sadly the one that sticks in my memory as the worst hotel stay yet. Emphasis on hotel and not staff. The biggest plus is location & you might get a room that has a view of the Space Needle..but that's it.

11/04/14 | Link | Rating: 3.0
45. J F.
I give this place one star and that being the location. We were booked to stay all weekend (fri-mon) but checked out after one night. Place is not upgraded. The fridge didn't work in our room and the bathroom was small and gross. There was mold in the shower and yellow stains on the wall. The front desk was very friendly and gave us a refund for the nights we didn't use. If you are looking to stay in Seattle by the space needle I suggest Holiday Inn.

20/12/14 | Link | Rating: 1.0
46. Smash S.
Affordable price, GREAT comfortable rooms, clean, and close to everyyyything. You have a view of the space needle outside your door.

This room is extremely clean and modern idk why people said it looks dated... It looks like everything is straight out of ikea, flat screen TV and superrrr soft beds.

Cons: no laundry area, no gym after 10, you have to pay for parking.

Tip: call hotel first to see how much they'll
give you a room for then go to hotels.com or kayak and see how much you can get it for. Oh, and they have aaa discount too!

27/01/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
47. Angela G.
I give this place two stars because our room was relatively clean, the bathroom was okay and we didn't die. But that's all. Our room was at the end of a long prison style hallway and next to an emergency exit door which was being opened and closed all night long. The person in the room across from us was a shady old drunk who appeared to be homeless before renting himself a room at the travelodge. We were greeted by some super happy excited meth addicts outside who wanted to wish us a happy holiday... Looks like they had a white Christmas already. I was especially impressed by the open sore the woman was picking on her face.
This place is a class A dump. It's not safe, comfortable or a value in any way.  We had to pay for parking, then a tax on parking. Then a tax on our room and a tourist tax.... It was ridiculous, the room was $127 after all the taxes... And room that was previously only $100 and that alone was at least $75 too much for the place.

09/12/14 | Link | Rating: 2.0
48. Stephanie C.
I hope no one comes here expecting a 5 star experience like at one of the larger more luxurious downtown hotels.  If that is what you're after, keep going you haven't found it. For what this is (clean room, place to shower, a bed to sleep in, a door that locks) what I experienced was completely adequate.  Yes it's dated and offers very few amenities but how much time do you actually spend in your motel room anyway?

I didn't have any problems with noise like some other Yelpers have mentioned so I assume I got lucky there, but most of us know to bring a pair of ear plugs when traveling "just in case."  The shower was hot, they had nice mini Kuerig coffee makers in the room which I thought was cool and was an upgrade that I wasn't expecting to see in such a discounted room.  The bed was also amazingly comfy.  Nice and firm but not so much that you wake up stiff.  I slept just as well as I do at home and how often can you say that?  For a third of the price of other area hotels and even some motels I was quite happy with the experience.  We were a 10 minute walk to the Space Needle and only 20-30 minutes to Pike Place Market.  

I have different expectations depending on the type of place I'm staying.  Obviously I expect a lot more from a higher end Hotel.  For motels like this, I'm not super picky. They basically need to be clean I don't want to deal with bed bugs, fleas, any weird smells, or come home with any weird rashes.  The shower, AC, heater, dead bolt, TV & remote need to work. I shouldn't be afraid to go to sleep because the location is so ghetto I might get jacked, and Housekeeping shouldn't make off with any of my personal effects.  I also assume there will be some noise but I should be able to get a good night sleep WITH ear plugs. That's about all I need when I travel. If this sounds like you, then I think you'll be totally pleased with this Travelodge.

25/02/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
49. Daisy K.
Most of these reviews are pretty dated. I'm not going to argue that this isn't the Hilton, because it's not. It's a Travelodge and you better know what you're paying for before you come.

I picked this hotel because of it's location and it was convenient for me to walk to the downtown area from here without paying ridiculous prices. Not to mention that it's pretty close to the Light Rail station on Westlake and it didn't cost me a $50 cab ride to get here. It's down the street from the Space Needle, Chihuly Gardens and less than a mile from Pike Place among many other attractions.

The free wifi is convenient, free coffee and water in the lobby and free breakfast (although you have to walk to another hotel to get this perk).

Downside is that the room is pretty dated. The furniture is older, blinds are old, bathroom is small and it's pretty much the bare basics. But it gets the job done for a decent price, so it'll do if you're on a budget.

And if you weren't turned away yet, the other reviewers are spot on about the walls being thin as hell. In fact, I'm surprised the roof isn't collapsing on me right now.

I tried to sleep and all I could hear were people slamming their doors, talking down the hallway as if they were yelling straight into my room and people banging up on the floor above me. Someone must have been pretty damn drunk because I heard a loud noise at 3am that woke me up. The only way I fell asleep was to shove noise cancelling ear buds in and play some music.

This is pretty ghetto. I'm going to say 1.5 stars... but since I'm a little sleep deprived and annoyed by the big cons, rounding this baby down.

21/02/14 | Link | Rating: 1.0
50. Chris S.
We've stayed here many times in the past and it's been great. We now travel with a service dog and this time they stuck ha in a back corner first floor room. It's pretty small, outdated and the wifi does t work at all. This is a problem for me as I work when we travel. I'll update this review if they can move me to a different room today. Stay posted!

18/04/15 | Link | Rating: 2.0
51. Carla C.
Will milk you out to the extent. addtional parking $20 before taxes, Additional $25 tax per night, and i specifically booked 2 queen beds but upon arriving, they said no availability. So we had to add addt'l $30. Wouldnt mind spending a lot on lodging if it'a worth it. Unfortunately, it isn't. Don't book here guys!

14/05/15 | Link | Rating: 2.0
52. Joe H.
Similar to other reviews this establishment can be a positive for some - just not me.

The building is very dated with decor from the late 80's early 90's I suppose. It offers modern amenities such as a Keurig maker, two complimentary Smart Water Bottles in each room, as well as complimentary wifi, and a locking door. Privacy? Who needs privacy? I love that everyone can hear me in my room just as much as I hear them getting ice, walking up and down the hall, slamming doors, using the elevator.

Well, let's start at the beginning. I was promptly greeted by a young man who was sharply dressed and very professional. He gave me a map of the city, hotel keys, little info on policy, etc I was able to check in an hour early into a room on the first level across from the pool... Upon waking in the room was  cleanish. No funky smell or anything but it wasn't spotless. I became disappointed in the size of the room and the lack of Microwave or fridge. (Is available upon request however) so here I am looking at this newer Samsung LED television thinking it's not so bad, I can tough this out... You can't beat the price in this area, unless you wanna stay with the call girls on Aurora. Imagine my horror when I turned the corner into the bathroom to see a giant yellow stain next to the toilet that has been dried and crusted into the wallpaper. I swing my head to the shower to find a very small, low ceiling, stall that hasn't been touched since 1955. When I say it hasn't been touched I also mean the grout... Which you can see along the boarder of the shower tile that it was once white and now is dark grey/ black. You guys don't understand, I'm still convincing myself that I can tough this out... I am still wrapping my head around sleeping feet away from someone else's pee stain. I walked back into the room to unload my luggage and Bam! There's someone walking right along side my window! Car lights shining through, and a busy vending machine across the way. The curtains didn't close so I'm pretty irritated right now, since I'm on full display.

I headed to the front desk and am greeted by the evening gal. I told her about the curtains and she was very friendly and stated she'd give me a hand with them. Just out of sheer irritation I mentioned the HUGE YELLOW URINE STAIN. I gave her an understanding look and quietly said "I mean, is that normal? (As in for all the rooms)" without hesitation, she said let me get you another room. Collect your belongings and I'll get you a different room. (Still, friendly, but frustration in her voice.) Here I am, elated that she understands and is going to make this right. She's putting me on the third floor. *Fingers crossed* maybe it has a view of the space needle... No. It doesn't. You'd think whoever designed this building would have made the rooms have the view... Not the hallway?

I initially walked passed the room not realizing it was directly next to the ice machine, vending machine, elevator, and direct cross point. Joy... I open the room and am hit with a Moldy smell. I'm telling myself I can get use to it. I honestly don't know but I'm going to try. The room appears clean at first glance (I didn't want to inspect too deep in fear of what I'd find) I am excited to open the bathroom door to discover a smaller sized urine stain on the wallpaper next to the toilet. I mean, this time it's only the size of a soccer ball. Now I see why she wanted to move me. She probably gets the same complaint so many times that she had it. It was her subtle way of showing me that all the rooms are nasty and she herself would probably stay in one. However, she never expressed that to me but hey, I like to think I know what's going on sometimes.

So I just pulled up yelp and seen a reviewer posted a pic of a bed bug from a year ago... So help me, if there is a bed bug I'm running screaming. I inspected the bed and it looks ok. I'm writing this review as I am trying to fall asleep and the smell of mold hasn't dissipated, it has however joined the smell of my expensive cologne that I sprayed several times in an attempt to mask.

In reading the reviews I should have done the research. I won't be back unless I'm really in a spot and stranded downtown. The price for my room was very good. And for a bunch of twenty year olds crashing after a long weekend, this is perfect. Im hoping the breakfast is all it was said to have been!

12/01/15 | Link | Rating: 2.0
53. Troy M.
There are a lot of really negative reviews on here but we have had a great experience here. Can't get much better location. Walking distance to most attractions and food and grocery store. Very friendly service. We paid 66 dollars plus tax a night. Decent size room with a nice tv, big bed, and mini fridge. Shower is a little small but clean. Free WiFi and breakfast. Pool and jacuzzi. Very pleased with what we got for the price we paid.

21/02/15 | Link | Rating: 4.0