The Motif is located close to the light rail train station from airport and monorail to Space needle and Chihuly Museum and Garden. It is also gives easy access to large retail stores, such as Nordstrom, Barneys, Macy's etc. The Art Gallery is within walking distance, as is the Pike Market area. The hotel itself welcomes you with a glass a wine which is a nice touch. It is a vibrant and busy lobby and staff are personable and willing to assist when necessary. On the down side, there is a mandatory "amenities"fee and we were told it was levied because we had booked through Expedia so perhaps if you book through hotel website you would not be charged this fee. The "amenities" included all the water and coffee you can drink. We were also told wifi was free however this item may also be a part of this fee. When you consider that most hotels offer free coffee and water, as an optional cost, this "amenities" fee seems a dated concept. Whatever the case, it would seem to be more of the hotel attempting to recoup the discount given to the customer through discount bookings.
A second minor issue was with the bathroom sliding door. It did not stay closed and while this would not be a problem with a spouse , it does present some awkward moments when travelling with a friend. In closing, I do heartily recommend the Motif Hotel(with a"buyer beware" caveat of additional fees) for its friendly staff and excellent location.