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Residence Inn Seattle Downtown/Lake Union

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35 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This is great hotel when visiting with family or friends, as each room comfortably sleeps 3 people. Also there is full kitchen in each room, which great for extended stay. Location is near space needle, this will need bit of wall to other tourist attraction or short Uber ride. Will stay here during next visit to Seattle.

Thank KSeven T
Los Angeles
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49 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The hotel doesn't look like much from the outside but inside it is very spacious and has a large atrium inside. We were there for a long weekend and rented a one bedroom suite and a two bedroom suite for 3 couples. The rooms are on the older side. But we like have a kitchen even if we are not... More 

Thank PlayitaTravel
Portland, Oregon
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18 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This Residence Inn was well kept, better than some we have stayed in. At check-in, the staff was very friendly and helpful, more so than I expected them to be. Parking is an additional fee ($30 per night, plus tax = $36.60). There was ample parking for our weekend night stay, but on a crowded weekday, I could see where... More 

Thank Joseph R
Wichita, Kansas
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62 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I travel to Seattle monthly for business and usually stay here. WIth streetcar service right outside the front door, it's easy to get into the heart of the city. For the times that I don't feel like venturing into downtown, South Lake Union is a great area for walking, with plenty of dining choices nearby. The hotel itself is nice... More 

Thank Ron E
Hartford, Connecticut
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5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were looking for a place to stay with three of our adult children for a family gathering in Seattle, so we booked a two bedroom suite with sofa bed at this hotel, It was great. The suite was very comfortable and quiet. Breakfasts were good and offered a wide range of food. The breakfast staff were all very welcoming... More 

Thank Hollowite
Seattle, Washington
1 review
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Staying at this hotel on business, every week I need my folio sent. 90 days later, the same person at the front desk Janelle, is a mean and nasty person. I have a dozen other co-workers staying here as well. She treats everyone poorly. We are tired of writing letters, and will all be finding other accomodations for December. You'd... More 

Thank stef3052016
Blane W, General Manager at Residence Inn Seattle Downtown/Lake Union, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback regarding your experience, and for speaking with me on the phone last week. We have a great staff and so the review certainly caught me by surprise. I have personally addressed the person you mentioned and I can assure you that she had no intention of disrespecting you, and only wanted to help with the... More 

Bellingham, WA
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31 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had the 1-bedroom suite (bedroom, living room, and a full kitchen with full-size fridge, stove, and microwave). The bed was very comfortable. The room was nice, had a small balcony, and a great view of Lake Union. The indoor pool was a comfortable temperature, and we also used the opportunity to relax in the hot-tub. Bus route 70, and... More 

Thank MeisterEMH
Blane W, General Manager at Residence Inn Seattle Downtown/Lake Union, responded to this review

Thank you for staying with us at the Residence Inn! Cheers! More 

Rehoboth Beach, Delaware
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6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The three room suite was very comfortable with a full kitchen/sitting room, bedroom, and bath. Breakfast was included in the rate and was a much better continental than in any hotel I have visited. Beds were comfortable. The streetcar was practically out front, and this made it very convenient for exploring the city. Nice location on Lake Union, good dining... More 

Thank Richard M
Blane W, General Manager at Residence Inn Seattle Downtown/Lake Union, responded to this review

I loved reading your great feedback about the Residence Inn. Our Two Bedroom Suites and the Lake Union streetcar certainly help to set our hotel apart, and we are glad you thought so too. Please come and see us again soon! More 

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36 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 October 2016

My husband and I went there for an overnight staycation. The main entry area seemed chaotic and the staff were working hard at pleasing everyone. The open design was interesting and fun. The room itself was fine. We had a studio, which was a nice size and had a kitchen, which is great. There was no tub and design-wise it... More 

Thank Scudderk
Blane W, General Manager at Residence Inn Seattle Downtown/Lake Union, responded to this review

Thank you for your helpful feedback regarding your recent visit! We hope to see you here again for your next staycation in Seattle. Cheers! More 

Seattle, Washington
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46 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016

I'm nearly at the end of a 10-day stay and it's been a great week and a half. The Renaissance Inn has a terrific staff; everyone has been so friendly and helpful and even when really busy, they pay attention to details and are willing to help. The lobby area is huge and wide open - lots of scattered seating... More 

Thank DeutschDiana
Blane W, General Manager at Residence Inn Seattle Downtown/Lake Union, responded to this review

Thank you for the great feedback about your long term stay at the Residence Inn. Have a great day! More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Free Breakfast
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hot Tub
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  • Kitchenette
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  • Family Rooms
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  • Free Internet
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  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Banquet Room
  • Self-Serve Laundry
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Additional Information about Residence Inn Seattle Downtown/Lake Union

Address: 800 Fairview Ave. N, Seattle, WA 98109
Region: United States > Washington > Seattle
Price Range: $231 - $569 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Residence Inn Seattle Downtown/Lake Union 3*
Number of rooms: 234
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#36 Family Hotel in Seattle
#40 Business Hotel in Seattle
#43 Romantic Hotel in Seattle
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“It is a seven floor hotel with interior entrances. Most rooms open to a large atrium.”
 of 5 bubbles josephrY7841BV, 19 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Room 504 faces the Lake.”
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 of 5 bubbles MeisterEMH, 1 Nov 2016 | Read review
“You'll want a water view. Also, it's not much more to upgrade to a studio with a kitchen.”
 of 5 bubbles Scudderk, 18 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Ask for a lake view!”
  • Vanity area with separate toilet/tub
  • King bed & desk area
  • Couch & sitting area of 1-bedroom suite
 of 5 bubbles DeutschDiana, 17 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Be sure to ask for room higher up overlooking lake.”
 of 5 bubbles Dandelion42, 10 Oct 2016 | Read review
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