based on 40 reviews
1112 4th Ave
Seattle, Wa 98101
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I've decided during my recent stay that, having passed the 30 mark, I am too old for W.Sure, the lobby lounge is hip with live DJ on Saturdays, special-priced drinks and apps in the afternoon, ultra-sensuous lighting and what have you. But just like other W hotels around the world, it is catered for partying twentysomethings.And for you haters out there, don't get me wrong. I have nothing against partying twentysomethings. I was once one of them too, in not too distant past. I just did not appreciate a couple of blind-drunk twentysomething girls in the wee hours of the morning banging on my door and attempting to enter what was obviously an incorrect room.Having a rather short fuse by nature (I fully blame my dad for it), I stumbled toward the door, opened it a crack and yelled "You got the wrong room so get the hell out!"Seconds later, I heard them scurrying away. Peace and quiet at last. That episode aside, W Seattle is a pretty nice hotel. The Bliss toiletries are no Molton Brown but it's decent. The staff are always helpful and friendly. The location is great. The hotel room is spacious, albeit basic, and the beds comfortable. And at $118 a night for the weekend, it's a great value!
Nice but not one of my favorite W's. Pros - Larger rooms than most W's, not the normal shoe-boxed sized rooms they have in some cities - Good location but not the best compared to some other options downtown- The bliss face wash. And I say this with complete confidence in my straightness!! I travel A LOT, and am always happy to stop by a W to pick up a new bottle of this stuff to throw in my travel pack for my next set of trips.Cons- Check in process was painfully slow- Parking was almost $40 a day which is absurd!- Not much of a lobby restaurant / lounge scene
A+ ~ Location (A for actual location and the plus for accessibility to bus lines, cabs, and I-5)A ~ StaffC+ ~ Room Condition (windows very dirty ... face grease all over, carpets had huge stains, furniture scuffed)B- ~ Room sizeA+ ~ Beds were AMAZINGA ~ Bliss products in the bathroomA ~ Accessible bars, restaurants in and near hotelIn short:Cute little hotel, kinda crappy room, but plenty of other things to make up for it. Pretty happy I wasn't paying for it honestly (there for work).Skip the happy hour here and head across the street to Sazerac's. Make the 5 (or so) block hike to Le Panier in the mornings for bakery items, located across from Pike Place and next to THE Starbucks.
I was so excited when we booked a room at the W Seattle. From their website it looked like the typical W hotel, a chic boutique hotel with modern furnishings. I found the rates to be reasonable, especially with the packages they offered on their website. The room was spacious, the bed was really comfortable, and we had a great view but that's where the good part ended. The shower and sink both barely drained, the paint was badly chipped and scuffed in our room, furniture was showing a lot of wear, and there was mold in the shower. Parking is extremely expensive at $37/day (which you have to search to find on their website). We felt the whole experience not worth the price, even with the great deal we got, and checked out early.As far as the bar/lounge goes, it was nice and priced along the same lines as other hotel bars, but it is very small. The bar is was busy early and stayed that way throughout the night. Service was slow at times but the bartenders and waitstaff were friendly when they could get by our table.
I almost want to say you can never go wrong with W hotels, they are always, consistently great so this one is not any exception to the case. I would love to be loyal to W everywhere, but there is still the awesome niche market of luxury sample traveling sites and boutique hotels all over.The W is truly in a fantastic location for Seattle, especially if you want to go downtown a lot. You don't have to walk very far since everything is within about 3-4 blocks of the W including Pike Place and all the tourism and food you would probably want to eat. This also means Queen Anne is a bit far and University District is almost impossible without cab or car, but generally for a weekend stay, this place is absolutely perfect. The beds, amenities, linens, towels and showers are exactly how you would expect a W to be, heavenly, so on a great deal this is a MUST stay in Seattle especially if you're visiting for the first time.
This review is just on the bar/lounge/lobby:The W has a fantastic bar/lounge area! I have been here a handful of times to the bar for events and it's really great. Cool atmosphere, friendly staff, delicious drinks and appetizers! Their garlic fries and skewers are fantastic! Appropriately priced and a nice spot, I would be interested in staying in one of their rooms sometime, but I live walking distance, so I am not sure if I will need to. I've heard great things about the hotel itself and I would recommend it to others.
Great location and my room was amazing. I thought the bed was comfy and the workspace designed by someone who actually does work in hotel rooms!! The lobby bar is spread out throughout the first level like all W's I've been in. The workout facilities were new and there was plenty of machines available both times I went. I actually preferred the W to the Fairmont across the street, highly recommend!
-Fantastic location-Beautiful rooms-Super luxurious bed/bedding-Professional staff
I'm in love with all things W, so I'm biased.Honestly, here are both sides of the story.My room is gorgeous.Two comfy double beds.Great shower/bathtub.Excellent closet.Nice mirrors.Pretty good tv.Amazing, delicious Bliss products in the bathroom.The staff is charming and incredibly helpful.It's a block away from the Light Rail Station. I got here on the train for $2.50 with zero traffic.It's also nextdoor to: the post office, the library, Wells Fargo, Bartlett's Drug Store, Starbucks, and Seattle's Best Coffee. Fantastic.On the other hand, it irritates me that I've paid for this room and I've paid for this conference, and yet - I'm forced to pay more for wifi.Also, I'm annoyed that they won't bring me a teapot or a coffee set up. Apparently, they are switching them out. Oh, and everyone's keys are acting up.But I'm still pretty happy here. I would definitely stay here again.
This review is only based on a one night stay. We were passing through Seattle and choose to stay here on our way to Hawaii because my great aunt lives here. We landed, checked in ,went to see her, ate dinner out on the town and slept then checked out. So it may not be the most accurate review. My husband choose the W because we are Starwood members and needed points or something. He is very choosy about the beds in hotels. He loved the beds! I can't really speak about the service since all we did was check in and out and sleep. But nothing was wrong with it. The only thing that is kind of off putting is though the W is trying to convey a clubby feel with dark lighting through out the hotel and doormen dressed like bouncers , it could be lit better in the hallways. You kind of have to be a Ninja to see in the hallways or have night vision goggles. I don't know if the darkness is all about mood or about hiding dirt and whatever else. I don't know I didn't have a problem with it but seeing was a challenge. All I did was sleep there but if staying for a longer period I would like the hall ways to be lit a little better. Other than that it was great for a one nights stay. It was a great location centrally located and close enough to my aunts house to see her and all of the sights.