Go Back  Fodor's Travel Talk Forums > Destinations > United States
Reload this Page >

Hotels in Seattle - near needle or Pikes Place? (or elsewhere)?

Hotels in Seattle - near needle or Pikes Place? (or elsewhere)?

Jul 19th, 2009, 01:45 PM
  #21  
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Posts: 69
Great info! Are you saying its still 45 from Seattle or did you mean Tacoma? I'm very unfamiliar with the area.
Thank you!
Compumom is offline  
Jul 19th, 2009, 05:40 PM
  #22  
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 17,129
45 min. from Seattle, a little longer from Tacoma. Plus or minus 10 min. depending on traffic etc.
Gardyloo is offline  
Jul 19th, 2009, 10:53 PM
  #23  
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Posts: 69
Great! Thank you!
Compumom is offline  
Jul 20th, 2009, 05:54 AM
  #24  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 11,589
For what it is worth, we ended up booking the Springhill Suites on Yale, kind of east downtown. Not exactly in the center of things, but the price, space and amenities appear to be good. Granted, it won't be as snazzy as some of the more central hotels, but price includes bkfst and wifi, and it has a pool (important for the kids). There is an hourly shuttle to points of interest.

By the way, why is it the more you spend on a hotel the more likely you will have to pay for wifi?!
Bitter is offline  
Jul 20th, 2009, 06:00 AM
  #25  
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 9,285
yup, that point vexes me as well. And I won't pay for the wifi.... I just go for the high end hotels if I get an incredible deal on it via Priceline. Some like the Marriott have free wifi in the lobby.
ncounty is offline  
Jul 24th, 2009, 10:59 PM
  #26  
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Posts: 69
Okay, it's down to the wire-- Inn at Market, but the room is on the 1st Ave side of things, or Hotel 1000? Trip Advisor reviews are pretty good on both--HELP!
Compumom is offline  
Jul 25th, 2009, 07:30 AM
  #27  
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 91,389
(compumom) 1st Avenue is a VERY busy street with traffic, Metro busses, etc. Honestly I wouldn't pick either of those.

I'll suggest what I always do when the question comes, Mayflower Park or the Warwick.
suze is offline  
Jul 25th, 2009, 08:29 AM
  #28  
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 17,129
Between the two I'd probably go with the Inn at the Market, mainly because it's closer to most of the tourist attractions (by a couple of blocks) compared to the Hotel 1000. Hotel 1000 is very new, so probably well insulated etc. so I don't know that noise would be a big problem. There's (free) bus service at the door, so good connections all over town.

Maybe they'll upgrade you to a sound view room at the Inn; otherwise I'd say it's a push - newer hotel (1000) v. more convenient location but less desirable room (Inn.)
Gardyloo is offline  
Jul 25th, 2009, 10:29 AM
  #29  
 
Join Date: May 2005
Posts: 1,916
My experience when I stayed at Hotel 1000 was that the lower rooms facing First Avenue (I believe I was on the 5th floor or so) are quite noisy--I was surprised at that given its a newer hotel but the bus passing by for instance sounded like it was in the room with me ;-). Great bathrooms though and I otherwise enjoyed the hotel, but if I were to stay there again, I'd get a room on the back of the hotel.

I love the Inn at the Market and being right at the Market but generally the rooms facing First would have the same issue (noise).
NWWanderer is offline  
Jul 26th, 2009, 08:21 AM
  #30  
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 91,389
Of all the hotel choices in Seattle, I simply wouldn't pick a room facing 1st Avenue. Just too busy/noisy.
suze is offline  
Jul 26th, 2009, 04:01 PM
  #31  
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Posts: 69
Sadly the Mayflower Park was booked up and the Warwick has less than stellar reviews. I have the 8th floor at the Inn and a high up water view at 1000--- HELP!
Compumom is offline  
Jul 26th, 2009, 04:05 PM
  #32  
 
Join Date: May 2005
Posts: 1,916
Did you try the Andra, the new Four Seasons or the Fairmont Olympic? The latter has been offering astoundingly low rates this summer for at least some dates (although you do have to prepay).

I think the Hotel 1000 only goes up to 12 floors or so in the building it's in--the rest of the building is condos. So you might want to ask how "high up" is high up.
NWWanderer is offline  
Jul 26th, 2009, 04:14 PM
  #33  
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Posts: 69
I don't know if I can cancel now. It's 47 hours away and I think I'm one hour past the cancel time. Sigh...
I love the location of Inn at Market with a city view room, but should I love the view from 1000 and the cost of almost $100 more? Walking is a chore for me, bad feet. Location is important. Not sure what to do!
Compumom is offline  
Jul 26th, 2009, 04:16 PM
  #34  
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Posts: 69
Andra was sold out. Reviews said the Fairmont rooms needed remodeling.
Compumom is offline  
Jul 26th, 2009, 04:16 PM
  #35  
 
Join Date: May 2005
Posts: 1,916
Well that seals it then...the Inn is more central by about 5 somewhat uphill blocks--stay there.
NWWanderer is offline  
Jul 27th, 2009, 08:10 AM
  #36  
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Posts: 69
We realized that the Inn only has queen beds. Not a much publicized fact, but DH really likes a King, so it's the 1000.
Thanks for all of your input, I really appreciated it!
Compumom is offline  
Jul 27th, 2009, 08:14 AM
  #37  
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 91,389
KEEP the Inn at the Market!! It'll be OK. Especially on the 8th floor, should help mitigate any street noise/views. Can't beat the location.

(that said) I have stayed at the Warwick Hotel myself, as have friends and co-workers, so for me a posted "review" wouldn't have changed my mind.
suze is offline  
Jul 27th, 2009, 08:15 AM
  #38  
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 91,389
Oops sorry, we were posting at the exact same time. Your last post about deciding on Hotel 1000 wasn't there when I wrote what I wrote.
suze is offline  
Jul 27th, 2009, 08:44 AM
  #39  
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Posts: 7,142
Sorry in advance for going off topic, but since there appear to be a number of people here who know the city... We are renting a 5BR house in Capitol Hill near 13th & Mercer next month (only place big enough we could find) for a week and have rented a car. Just wanted any input on bus vs. driving to downtown (will definatelty drive to Nat'l parks), any finds close to "home", events, etc. Ages are 49/49 couple , 73, 23, and 22.
bardo1 is offline  
Jul 27th, 2009, 08:46 AM
  #40  
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Posts: 7,142
We could NOT find a 3BR apt. (let alone 4br) near Pikes Place Market.
bardo1 is offline  

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy -

FODOR'S VIDEO

All times are GMT -8. The time now is 04:32 AM.