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Watertown Hotel - A Staypineapple Hotel
Ranked #24 of 100 Hotels in Seattle
Certificate of Excellence
Portland, Oregon
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58 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Nice place to stay!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 2012

Modern, comfortable and spacious. Parking was secure and free! We took the complimentary shuttle into the shopping district which was really nice since we didn't have to worry about parking. Overall a nice place to stay!

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Antonio G, Manager at Watertown Hotel - A Staypineapple Hotel, responded to this review, 8 May 2012
I'm happy to hear you enjoyed your recent stay at Watertown Hotel and thank you for sharing your experience on TA. Leaving the car parked in our free secured garage and leave the driving to our shuttle drivers is a plan many find convenient and we are happy to offer those amenities to ALL of our guests. Modern, comfortable, and spacious are three things we put priority on during the design and building of Watertown. Thank you again for your comments and we look forward to your next visit!
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
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Milwaukie, Oregon
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45 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 2012

We were at the Watertown for 2 nights in a Studio two queen room. Very nice, very comfortable. Loved the thick towels and good coffee and the general comfort of our room. We slept well. The free secure parking and elevator was a nice surprise and appreciated. Will stay here again because is walking distance to "The Ave" and UW.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Antonio G, Manager at Watertown Hotel - A Staypineapple Hotel, responded to this review, 8 May 2012
Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay at Watertown Hotel. I think it’s safe to say Watertown was a great fit for your needs while in Seattle! I’m very happy to hear you enjoyed our Studio room with two queens and that you slept well while in it. Our Studio rooms also come with one King bed at no additional cost. Watertown makes safety a priority and I’m happy you appreciated the secure parking garage and key card activated elevators. We look forward to welcoming you back to Seattle and Watertown on your next visit! Thank you again for your comments.
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Whittier, CA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 April 2012 via mobile

We stayed at the Watertown for two nights. This was our first time here; we normally stay at the University Inn down the street, but they were booked for the weekend. We had a Studio Two Queen room on the street side of the property. What we liked: secure underground parking and secure wi-fi were included in the room rate. We also had to slide our card key in the elevator to access our room. Mini cupcakes, coffee and tea were out in the lobby in the afternoon. The room was spacious with lots of storage. We had a flat-panel TV, microwave, mini-fridge, and a Keurig coffee maker. Sheets on the bed were crisp and the towels were big and fluffy.
What we didn't like, and this is not necessarily the hotel's "fault" was that it was very noisy. We don't know who or what was going on, but we could hear loud conversations somewhere nearby going on until 2 am! Talk about being sleepless in Seattle! Maybe it's because our room was on the 2nd floor just above the front entrance and courtyard? We also had "Bigfoot" in the room above us who liked to pace back and forth in the middle of the night. This was the 4th hotel we have visited in the last two months and it ranks the noisiest due to people.
We would stay at the Watertown again, but on a higher floor and away from the street.

Stayed April 2012
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Antonio G, Manager at Watertown Hotel - A Staypineapple Hotel, responded to this review, 2 May 2012
Thank you very much for sharing your experience at Watertown Hotel. I’m sorry that you experienced noise disturbances during your stay. I encourage all guests to contact the Front Desk in these instances so we may try to alleviate the problem if we have control over it. I’m happy to hear you have enjoyed staying at our sister property University Inn in the past and that you liked Watertown’s free wireless internet, secured parking garage, and key-card activated elevators. Thank you again for your patronage at both University District properties and for sharing your comments. We look forward to taking care of you in the future!
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Seattle, Washington
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98 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 April 2012

We were in Seattle on a last minute overnight trip and rang up Watertown after seeing their shuttle driving around town. The first person who answered the phone gave us one rate that was more than the rate I found online via my phone. I tried to book it online but because it was the same day the system wouldn't let me. The desk person did not offer to match the rate. I called back, got a different person, told her about the rate discrepancy and she offered me a better rate than what was online. She was very helpful and friendly, and we booked the room.

Our stay was comfortable and short. I would have preferred the Aveda toiletries advertised online instead of the Tommy Bahama ones, but the dispensers were handy. The "conditioner" was clear and I doubted that it was in fact conditioner so I didn't try it.

No coffee in the lobby at check out was a disappointment and meant another stop before our day out, but otherwise this was an easy, affordable and convenient overnight. Very clean and very secure. Next time I will consider leaving my car in the garage and taking to shuttle to our shopping destination.

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  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Aljameela
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Antonio G, Manager at Watertown Hotel - A Staypineapple Hotel, responded to this review, 25 April 2012
I am glad you chose Watertown Hotel during your last minute trip. I’m sorry we weren’t able to find you a rate that worked the first time you called and I can assure you that the clear liquid in the shower dispenser in fact hair conditioner. I also apologize that we did not inform you about the Pineapple Café that is located in our north lobby which offers a full espresso menu as well as breakfast and lunch options. I’m happy to hear you enjoyed our free parking and wireless internet. As you say, “..easy, affordable, and convenient..” is hard to argue with. I hope we will see you again next time you are in Seattle. Thank you again for your comments.
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Tacoma
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2012

Traveling for a job interview is stressful enough. Add a a three week year old infant and you hope that the least of your concerns is the accommodations. The staff at Watertown made the stay perfect for the conditions. Most notable was the staff. From reservation to packing the car, the staff's friendliness and willingness to serve rivaled the customer service of hotels 4 times the price. Kudos to hiring managers who assembled a great team. Though located in a densely populated urban setting, the room was spacious and offered a great view. Further, underground guest parking limited the exposure to Seattle rain. Overall, a wonderful stay.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Alan A
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Antonio G, Manager at Watertown Hotel - A Staypineapple Hotel, responded to this review, 25 April 2012
Thank you very much for your review and I am very pleased to learn the hotel staff provided you excellent service during your stay. Watertown Hotel strives to provide every guest a high level of service. I will pass along your stellar review to my team. Good luck with the job and we hope to see you again!
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Property: Watertown Hotel - A Staypineapple Hotel
Address: 4242 Roosevelt Way NE, Seattle, WA 98105-6009
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Region: United States > Washington > Seattle > University District
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #24 of 100 Hotels in Seattle
Price range (per night): $179 - $374
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Watertown Hotel - A Staypineapple Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 100
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Colorful and contemporary, urban and upscale- Welcome to Watertown Hotel. Located just four blocks from the University of Washington, Watertown Hotel is the ideal hotel whether your goal is academic or adventurous. Here, you're not only close to campus, you're close to everything Seattle: The Pike Place Market, Space Needle, Seattle Waterfront and world-class shopping and dining. So check in and chill out. We're always at your service when you Staypineapple at The Watertown. ... more   less 
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