Ratings based on 926 Verified Reviews

They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.5 out of 5
93% of guests recommend
4.8 Room cleanliness
4.6 Service & staff
4.6 Room comfort
4.6 Hotel condition
Expedia Verified Reviews
They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
5 out of 5
by A verified traveller from New York, NY

Great old School yet very modern hotel

Posted 21-May-2016
Pros: great location, great rooms, great staff
Cons: my key kept demagnetizing, but that is probably my fault
Location: skyview observatory is two blocks away, underground tour is only three blocks away. Easy walk to Safeco and Century Link, Market
From check-in the staff was great Valets very friendly, front desk was super friendly and helpful on where to go and if you wanted would work you through the map. Sent up a couple of bottles of water as well. Rooms are in great condition the bathroom door was a kick, as it said "Bath" on the tempered glass. I dont know why but I got a kick out of that. Valet service was 46 a night, which is kind of steep, but hey its impossible to park in the area so deal with it. Bar was great as well for a couple of last drinks of the night. Bartenders poured with a heavy hand. Sky view observatory is just around the corner, but those are some steep hills. If better be prepared. also the market is only a 10-15 minute walk. Pioneer Square just three blocks away can get a little sketchy with the homeless issue at night, but there must be an invisible barrier because no one was ever camped out by the hotel.
5 out of 5
by A verified traveller from Orlando

Where's the coffee?

Posted 16-May-2016
Pros: Rich history and masculine feel.
Cons: Bathroom door had clear glass plate so needed to put towel over door for privacy.
Location: Pike place market in walking distance. Drawback was close proximity of industrial/construction areas all around.
A beautiful hotel with rich history! Easy to get to from Sea-Tac airport & within walking distance to Pike Place Market. My only disappointment: not one coffee shop or breakfast eatery open on Saturday morning!!
4 out of 5
by A verified traveller from california

Great location.

Posted 10-May-2016
Pros: History feel. Cute room.
Cons: Some of the front desk staff was rude. Came back at 3:30 after being gone since 8 am and room wasn't cleaned.
Location: If you are a good walker the location is great. Walked all over the city.
The hotel is in a great location. We were able to walk everywhere. The hotel rooms are really cool and the hotel is housed in an historic building. Some of the. Front desk staff were not that friendly or helpful. Needed to find out how to get to another town that was 20 miles away and they were not helpful at all.
5 out of 5
by A verified traveller from Burlingame, CA

very comfortable room in a beautiful historic bldg

Posted 31-Mar-2016
Pros: I particularly liked the architecture and the fact that it was originally The Arctic Club and the decor was in keeping with this theme.
Cons: table service in the bar was spotty, I finally left after waiting for someone to clear the table where I had been sitting and take my order.
Location: There's a Top Pot Doughnuts on the same block but unfortunately it's closed on week-ends so I had to go to their main location, 2124 5th Avenue.
I was greeted by the front desk staff as soon as I entered, and given a thorough overview of everything, and easily found my way to my room. Whenever I left or arrived thereafter there was always a doorman to open the door and offer assistance. The room was very spacious with high ceilings and there was ample light from the large windows. The funishings very very comfortable. I appreciated the opportunity to stay in such a beautiful and historic building and I will definitely stay there again on my next visit to Seattle.
4 out of 5
by Scott from Sparks

Posted 09-Feb-2016 on Hotels
The room was good. Parking not so good. We had to valet which meant every time we wanted to go somewhere we had to wait a few to get the car. The hotel staff was very accommodating though.
5 out of 5
by A verified traveller from Bainbridge Island

Really beautiful old seattle building.

Posted 02-Feb-2016
great building beautiful rooms, at least on the 9th floor where we stayed. If you are looking for an event space- there artic room is simply gorgeous!!!
5 out of 5
by A verified traveller

Classic, historic hotel - conveniently located.

Posted 20-Jan-2016 on Hotels
Classic hotel in a neighborhood conveniently located for seeing what Seattle has to offer. A bit disappointed that the Polar Bar in the lobby was not available during my stay.
5 out of 5
by Ronald from Vancouver, BC

Can't find coffee in the room

Posted 16-Jan-2016 on Hotels
It was great. However, I was looking for coffee in the room and can't find it.
4 out of 5
by Benjamin from Tampa

Nice quiet hotel

Posted 31-Dec-2015 on Hotels
Nice hotel with cool decor. Great location just, a few minutes walk to the Link and other down town hot spots.
5 out of 5
by Nicholas

This traveller left a rating score only Posted 30-Dec-2015 on Hotels