Ratings based on 2,772 Verified Reviews

They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.0 out of 5
87% of guests recommend
4.4 Room cleanliness
4.3 Service & staff
3.7 Room comfort
4.1 Hotel condition
Expedia Verified Reviews
They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller from Boise, ID

Loved it!

Posted 08-Feb-2016
Great clean room. It's definitely not a spacious room but it's smallness is adorable. Loved the continuity of the branding throughout the hotel. Excellent location right in the heart of downtown and easy to get around town. Valet parking was a bit pricey at $45/night but the valets were very nice and prompt. I highly recommend Hotel Max
2 out of 5
by A verified traveller from Seattle, WA

Won't be staying here again

Posted 01-Feb-2016
Pros: Very little
Cons: Quality of renovations, shower size, heat source, parking price, friendliness and professionalism of staff, fridge availability, and city views.
Location: Good location, right in downtown Seattle. A few minutes walk from a shopping center and Pikes Place Market.
Pro's: If you're a beer drinker, there is a free beer reception every evening from 5:30 to 6:30 Con's: Cramped living quarters with a view of ductwork in an alley right outside your room. I don't think I've ever showered in a smaller shower/tub in my life. And although they advertise that there is a mini-fridge in the room, they have completely filled it with their own (for purchase) beverages, leaving virtually no room to actually use it. The cost to park is outrageous, which I didn't see advertised on their website (and still don't see). Also, upon waking up freezing in the middle of the night and searching all over the room for a thermostat or vent (to open)...I finally realized that the window unit (which I thought was an air conditioner) was actually the heat source for the room and was off upon my arrival. Upon turning it on, I had to make the decision of staying warm with a noisy window unit blowing directly on me, or having a quiet room.... The front desk clerk in the mornings was not prepared to work, yawning the entire time I was receiving help. I don't think I'll be staying here again.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller from Vancouver, BC

Good price, great staff, fabulous location

Posted 01-Feb-2016
Pros: Location. Fun. Amenities.
Cons: Bathroom is "efficient" but I could live with it. Husband a bit more skeptical.
Location: If you're in the mood to walk 6 blocks, there is the market, shopping and great restaurants. A bit further and you have Belltown and the waterfront.
This is my second time staying at Hotel Max. Because I'm an Expedia VIP, I was upgraded, which made my husband happy (large bottle of Pike Brewing IPA to share) and gave us a slightly larger room. This is an older building that the management has turned into a hipster friendly hotel. The rooms are small - European-style small - and the shower is tiny but the comfort is good. Frankly, I'm not bothered as much by small than by thin, dingy towels. These are lusciously fluffy, nice bathroom amenities. The heating/cooling is a unit in the window, which is loud. We love the ease to downtown, walking to Pike Market and Belltown, easy trip to Capitol Hill and the stadiums. What's not to love?
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller from Chicago

Good location

Posted 31-Jan-2016
A nice location, within walking distance of Pike Place Market and the train to Sea-Tac airport
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller

Posted 29-Jan-2016
Nice and stylish. Staffs were very good. Bathroom and closet were too small. Free beers
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller

Close to downtown and Pike's Market

Posted 28-Jan-2016
I enjoy the free micro beer in the lobby every night.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller from London

Quirky hotel right in the heart of downtown!

Posted 27-Jan-2016
Pros: Quirkiness, location and price.
Cons: Room size (bathrooms in particular).
Location: Pike place market, dining, shopping, close to capitol hill for drinks and going out.
I stay here often during business trips I make to Seattle. Great location for taking the bus out to Bellevue each day which is very close to the hotel; downtown and the pike place market. Only slight issues with this hotel is 1) small rooms and 2) Elevator can take a long time to arrive during rush hours. Dripping shower-head this time as well, but that's usually not an issue.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller

Posted 22-Jan-2016
Nice, clean hotel. Received a friendly and warm welcome at reception. My only complaint is noise as my room was next to the elevator.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller

Nice boutique hotel in a great location

Posted 19-Jan-2016
Pros: Very friendly staff. Modern hip decor. Great downtown location.
Cons: Noise levels from street. Could use better soundproof windows and walls. Bathrooms are very tiny. Some rooms literally have a shower closet.
This hotel is nice as it's smaller compared to other hotels in the downtown Seattle area but in a great location close to the downtown retail core and short walk to Belltown for restaurants and bar. Overall atmosphere is more of a casual hip vibe with craft beer happy hour and very friendly and accommodating non-uniformed front desk staff. Good departure from the larger chain hotels.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller from Birmingham, AL

Perfect hoice for a solo trip

Posted 18-Jan-2016
I took a weekend trip to Seattle and went with Hotel Max for a variety of reasons, mainly the excellent reviews it had received, the trendy nature of the property, and the location. I couldn't have been more happy with my choice. Some might complain the rooms are on the small size, but for a solo traveler, it was just right. The bed was cozy and there weren't any noise issues that I notice. The general amenities were great, especially the complimentary happy hour that was held each night in the lobby. These were only enhanced by the friendly and helpful staff. On top of all this, the location was perfect. It was in walking distance of numerous attractions such as The Space Needle, the Pike Street Market, and various shopping outlets in the downtown area. I can't say enough about how great the location really was. If I ever do go back to Seattle, I'll definitely be staying at Hotel Max again.