Inn at Harbor Steps
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Historical Traveler Reviews Inn at Maplewood Farm Hillsborough
What a Great Place to Stay
We just got back from staying a week at the Inn at Harbor Steps and canât say enough positive things about our experience.
ï· The front desk staff went out of their way to make you feel pampered and special during your stay. They were great at answering questions and making suggestions for dinner, making reservation, and even suggesting a car service for the to and from airport trips. The car service was about $5 more than a cab, but it was a comfortable and dependable trip. (some of the cabs were not always sure where you wanted to go)
ï· Home make fresh cookies and coffee in the lobby all day.
ï· Large umbrellaâs to use.
ï· They provide vases for the wonderful flower bunches that can be gotten from the market.
ï· Very comfortable and spacious rooms. A small CD player is in each room in case you bring some music, or buy some new while there. Music is played at breakfast and the afternoon tea. One new artist caught our attention enough to find a store to purchase the CD and enjoy it in our room during our stay.
ï· Small fridge in room with free water, juice or soft drinks
ï· Breakfast more than continental breakfastâ¦very good qualityâ¦and the chef was first class. He even observed my husbandâs dietary issues and fixed a hot dish each morning that he could also enjoy.
ï· The afternoon tea! Was wonderful, you meet the other guest, and could swap adventures, and restaurant reviews, or make new dinner companions. It is a nice wine & cheese hour, or coffee/tea and cake way to finish the day before going to dinner.
ï· The manager had yogurt, fruit, muffins and juice brought up to our room on our last morning there because we were leaving before the breakfast time.
We canât wait to go back â¦
Great location, huge rooms, close to everything
Huge rooms, great small gym, and excellent location. The staff was very accomodating as well. The full breakfast was delicious! Close to pretty much anything you want to see in Seattle and within walking distance of the ferry terminals to Victoria. We took the hotel's advice and didn't rent a car and were able to walk anywhere we needed to go. The hotel also referred us to a limo service that picked us up at the airport and delivered us to the hotel--for $5 more than it would have cost to take a cab. The driver was great and gave tips on where to visit in the city. Be sure not to miss the Underground Tour of the city. The hotel is a short walk to a wonderful restaurant called Typhoon that offers 1/2 off on wine bottles Weds nights--and the food is fantastic--just written up in Bon Appetit. Only one complaint about the hotel--the "pool" is about the size of a bathtub!
My husband, 2 year old son and I stayed here for 3 nights on our way to Canada. We look for suites or large rooms because of our son but we also don't like to spend a fortune. This place was perfect. The room was large and shaped to give some separation. The location is perfect especialy when your lugging a toddler along. You can't just hop in a cab or you'll be toting a carseat! This was walking distance to the market which our son loved as well as plenty of shopping. The balcony overlooking harbour steps was entertainment enough for us all. There were frequently performers on the steps but not noisy at night. The staff was very helpful for the most part. Would definately stay here again!
Quiet luxury with the friendliest staff
We are used to wonderful resorts here in Hawaii with great staff . The Inn was unbelievable. We had a 1 bedroom with fireplace ,courtyard view.
Staff went out of their way for guest,breakfast chefs were fun and food great. We have never been as satisfied on a mainland trip.
Location is fantastic with museum just across the street and funky shops all over downtown. Easy access to parking very clean.
This will be our home away from home in Seattle.
The Inn at Harbor Steps was wonderful! We stayed here for only two short nights but were so very pleased with everything! The room was huge, very clean, and very well appointed. It felt more like home than a hotel.
The hotel is in a great location, close to Pioneer Square, Pike Place Market and the Waterfront. The staff were wonderful also.... very nice and helpful! We left a poster we had purchased from the Seattle Art Museum in our room and the hotel called to let us know, and then mailed it to us without charge!
My husband and I stayed here for three days in June 2004. The Inn is ideally located within walking distance of almost all major Seattle attractions. We walked to Pike Place Market, Safeco Field and through area neighborhoods. The staff was friendly and helpful with advice on what to do and where to eat. The rooms were comfortable and quiet and the workout facilities are exceptional for a hotel. Breakfast was INCREDIBLE! I hope we go back to Seattle soon just so we can stay at the Inn at Harbor Steps again!
Classy and Relaxing
I got an excellent price online for this hotel. The room was large, clean, and nicely decorated. Nice big bathroom, too. The wine hour had good wine and tasty hors d'oeuvres set up in a pleasant library.
Breakfast was also good with hot entrees and fresh fruit. The desk staff was courteous and helpful. Really a fabulous, relaxing place, especially for the screaming deal I got.
My husband, toddler son and myself just stayed here for five nights.While we paid top dollar for the largest room, we loved it. The location is four blocks from Pikes Market, near the waterfront, across the strete from Seattle Art Museum, and next door to Wolfgang Pucks (best pizza!) and a pretty flower shop. We loved the concierge desk (they made us dinner reservations nightly) and used the pool daily.The breakfast was good, I always felt safe, and the staff is very kind.
Terrific downtown hotel
I recently stayed at the Inn at Harbor Steps during a business trip to Seattle. The location is very convenient, and the room was spacious and beautifully decorated, complete with gas fireplace. The bathroom was elegant & had its own Jacuzzi. Plus, there were free cookies every afternoon at tea in the library. I'd stay here again in a heartbeat.
Great alternative to high-priced business hotels
I recently spent five days at the Inn at Harbor Steps and found every moment enjoyable. I have always looked for something in-between a bed & b'fast - have never liked the lack of privacy at a B&B, and don't like getting swallowed up in a large 650 room hotel. This is the spot! For less than the rates at the Sheraton or Hilton, this quiet, small hotel had the quietest room I have ever had during a peak vacation period.
My room had a gas fireplace, large bathroom, and many of the extras typically found in luxury hotels-robes, high quality bathroom products (inc. q-tips,cotton swabs), and kitchenette. The best part was the complimentary breakfast (ample fresh fruit and quiche) served each morning in a quaint room in the hotle with linen service (it was far more relaxing and delicious than the cattle call found at other hotels where dry continental breakfasts are served off the lobby. Also, the next door neighbor, Wolfgang Puck Cafe is the room service!
Each day from 4-7 p.m. there was also a complimentary tea/wine tasting in the hotel's library with cheese and crackers and desserts. After a full day around the town this was relaxing.
Another nice touch is the extraordinary room cleaning staff. They were prompt and when they determined that were two Diet Coke drinkers in my room, they left two cans of Diet Coke in the frig. While the frig is not a fully stocked mini-bar, in fact, there are only two waters and two cans of soda (no charge), it was nice and is a nice touch to have this for guests. Does anyone else roll their eyes when they check-in to a hotel and see that the bottle of water is $4? Not so, here...the water and sodas in the frig are no charge.
The Inn is conveniently located. I didn't have to rent a car. The Inn is 2 blocks from Pike Place Market, and only a block from the waterfront, so it was closer than the several donwntown hotels (which are 5-7 blocks away from the market). It was easy to catch a cab (just $5 ride) to catch the Victoria Clipper to go to the San Juan Islands, walk to the monorail to go to the Needle, or catch a metro bus (straight shot)to Safeco Field. The Inn was also within walking distance to Pioneer Square.
The only down-side was the lack of a good concierge. The front desk staff also served as the concierge and they were not that helpful. Example: wanted to rent a car on the spur of the moment and when the one company they work with did not have any cars, they gave me the list to call on my own, rather than find me a car. But they were friendly nonetheless!
Overall, though, this place will exceed your expectations! It was lovely, and for the cost, you can't go wrong!
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