Two young girls traveling alone to seattle

Old Feb 13th, 2013, 05:43 AM
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Two young girls traveling alone to seattle

They are 2 girls traveling alone from vancouver to Seattle for 3 days, wich is the best area in Seattle to book an hotel or bed and breakfast.And if you have any good recomendation?
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Old Feb 13th, 2013, 06:01 AM
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Young girls are children. Are you talking about children?
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Old Feb 13th, 2013, 06:14 AM
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I guess the Q is how young? Seattle is normally a nice place - but hey - it is a city and you do have to be careful in any city.
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Old Feb 13th, 2013, 06:27 AM
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From another of amapati's posts, I think these are young ladies ages 17 and 20. That still poses a concern for me. Seattle may not be like some other areas where college kids congregate and party (Daytona, etc.), but there are hotels who will hesitate to rent a room to them since they are under 21. Since one is 20, that helps; but it is still something to call ahead and inquire about.

Since I have no concrete lodging suggestions, I'll let others comment.
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Old Feb 13th, 2013, 07:06 AM
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I stayed here: http://www.seattlehillhouse.com/

It's a B&B in the Capitol Hill district, which seemed to me to be a pretty safe area, with bus transport downtown. There are several other B&Bs in the area. I was advised to avoid staying around Pioneer Square.
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Old Feb 13th, 2013, 08:18 AM
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At that age they may well have trouble renting a room in a hotel - many won;t take guests under 21 without an adult - esp if it's more than one person.

but agree that these are young women and not young girls (who would be 8 or 10 years old).
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Old Feb 13th, 2013, 09:56 AM
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I'm not sure if most hotels will allow people under 21 to rent on their own. That's the first thing I would check into.

The Ace Hotel in Belltown has some rooms (with shared baths) taht aren't too expensive. Hotel Max is good. The Moore Hotel is the cheapest but kind of spartan. Of course there's also a couple hostels.

Downtown, Belltown, Pioneer Square, Capitol Hill are all fine areas to stay (I live and work here). I prefer Capitol Hill because it's a bit more residential.

What's your price range?
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Old Feb 13th, 2013, 11:04 AM
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My university aged daughter is doing a spring break trip to Seattle and the Ace Hotel in Belltown is one of the places she was referred to as popular with people in her age group. Not super cheap but not super pricey either. I've had two (wonderful) trips to Seattle in the last year and I'd say the only neighborhood mentioned so far that I wouldn't seek out is Pioneer Square.

The OP asked about booking a room so presumably a reservation will be made in advance prior to the two girls arriving in Seattle.

If not prepaid, the hotel is going to ask for a CC when they get there and will put a hold amount on the card for the cost of their stay. As long as that flies, they're going to get a room. If the OP is assisting with the cost of the hotel, he/she can clear that with the hotel in advance.

"Young" is a relative adjective and context counts for something. I fail to see why anyone would actually think the OP was talking about a pair of 10 year olds traveling solo to Seattle from Vancouver wandering around looking for a hotel.

Referring to them as "girls" is common vernacular and, in fact, the OP referred to her own step "girls" as "girls" when she answered the OP's question here: http://www.fodors.com/community/euro...-17-and-20.cfm
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Old Feb 13th, 2013, 11:08 AM
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Even IF the room is prepaid, the hotel will still ask for a credit card for "incidentals."
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Old Feb 13th, 2013, 11:09 AM
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Yes, you're right. Thanks for the correction.
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Old Feb 13th, 2013, 11:11 AM
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Why are people saying stay away from Pioneer Square? I don't recommend it because there are only two hotels here and they are kind of expensive. I'm sitting in my office here right now. I think the 'warnings' again the area are out of date. There's actually more 'violence' in Belltown (where there is a greater concentration of bars and clubs) than in PS these days.
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Old Feb 13th, 2013, 11:56 AM
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I wasn't "warning" anyone away.

As a visitor to Seattle, I didn't find as much I liked about Pioneer Square relative to the other neighborhoods you mentioned.

But I've stayed at the Alexis Hotel (which I loved) and it says it's 4 blocks from Pioneer Square. I stand corrected. I love Pioneer Square but didn't know it.

Thanks for the update on violence in Belltown. I'll tell my daughter to investigate that before booking the Ace. Sorry to the OP for a bad reference.
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Old Feb 13th, 2013, 12:06 PM
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Sorry, the above was the comment I was referring to.

The 'violence' in Belltown is associated with the bar scene. There's been some bad stuff like at 2am when bars close and drunk people are out on the streets. I wouldn't warn you off of Belltown during the day or up into a reasonable hours of the evening. Because it really does have the best most diverse selection of bars and restaurants these days.

That's funny because yes if you stayed at the Alexis hotel, you were staying in Pioneer Square!

For amapati, I would price: Hotel Max, the Roosevelt, Mayflower Park, or The Warwick and see if any of those work for you.
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Old Feb 13th, 2013, 02:23 PM
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"I was advised to avoid staying around Pioneer Square"

I wrote that. When I was looking for accommodation in Seattle last year, another Fodors poster who lives in Seattle advised against a hotel I was considering on PS. She said that it was fine during the day, but she would avoid it at night.
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Old Feb 13th, 2013, 02:47 PM
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Yes, I know who posted it. I'm just saying I would (and probably did at the time if I was on the thread) disagree with that statement. Did they give a reason why?
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Old Feb 13th, 2013, 03:04 PM
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It wasn't a thread, it was private correspondence. I don't remember the exact details, but it's why I wound up in the B&B.
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Old Feb 13th, 2013, 03:16 PM
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OK, thanks for the reply. I was just curious because I'm not sure why someone who lives here and is familiar with the area would say that is all.
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Old Feb 13th, 2013, 03:39 PM
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Oh Thanks for the answers they are 21 and 20 .Im sorry about the "girls"

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Old Feb 14th, 2013, 09:04 AM
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Not a problem If you give a price range, it's easier for us to suggest some specific hotels.

As I already mentioned above The Mayflower Park and The Warwick are my two best suggestions, if the price range works for them.
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