Great Boutique Hotel in a Great Location.
Wonderful location. You can literally step out and see the Space Needle and maybe a 10 walk to Pike Place Market. And a 5 minute walks to all the shopping!
Hotel Staff was friendly and Ciara was welcoming and helpful. We were able to get a slight upgrade on our room which was a plus.
As other reviewers mentioned, the Beer Happy Hour was a great touch. We're from NYC and have been in boutique hotels that offer similar and it always feels unsettling, like you're a cheapskate for enjoying the hotel's complimentary Happy Hour. But here at Hotel Max, the atmosphere was so laid back! Everyone had a pint or two and hung out in the lobby. It was really nice!
Free coffee in the am was another bonus. We wanted a laid back am and wanted brunch but we need our morning coffee! So convenient to run down, grab a cup in a to go mug and hang out in your room till you're ready to go.
-A note on parking. The $40 valet seems a bit high. We found a covered lot -self parking, literally around the corner from the hotel. We thought it would cost us $24 for overnight. When we left, we paid under $10! from a Sat afternoon to Sunday afternoon! Can't be that!!
-One last note, because of the good location, the hotel is on a main road and it was definitely a bit noisy at night. Even with the complimentary ear plugs and running of the a/c-heater... I could still hear sirens and outside noise. If you're a light sleeper like myself, this may be an issue. We were only here for one night so it was ok.