Holiday Inn Express Seattle City Center

Address: 226 Aurora Ave., Seattle, Washington, 98109, United States | 2 star hotel
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Location

This 2 star hotel, located in the South-Lake Union area of Seattle, is near Experience Music Project Museum, Ride the Ducks of Seattle, Science Fiction Museum and Hall of Fame, and Denny Park.
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    Historical Traveler Reviews Holiday Inn Express Seattle City Center

    A good value in Seattle

    from

    My wife and I stayed at the Holiday Inn Express Seattle City Center in October 2003. We found our rooms during our stays there to be clean and well kept. There is a very good continental breakfast in the mornings with something for everyone. A guest will find this breakfast to be fairly complete for a continental breakfast with muffins, sticky buns, english muffins, cereal, fruit, and drinks. This is without question a good value for your money in Seattle. What kept it from being excellent for us were two factors:

    1. The parking deck below the hotel is small. During our stay we found it easier to walk where we wanted to go than to drive. One reason for this is that you would have difficulty extracting your car from its parking place. The other is that the hotel is convenient to many attractions around Pike Place Market and the Space Needle.

    2. There were two separate fire alarms that went off during our stay which necessitated all the guests going outside the hotel while it was checked by the fire department. The good news is that there was a great response time both times.

    I have used only the first factor in the point determination however since there is no way that any hotel can predict a fire alarm. The parking situation is enough to cost them the point on its own.

    Overall, we enjoyed this hotel and were happy with the value it provided during our visit to Seattle. I think you will be happy with it as well.

    Best Value for Budget Hotel

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    Our room was clean and comfortable and had an excellent view of the space needle. The free continental brakfast was excellent ,there were pastries,bagels,fruit,cereals,juices,coffee,waffles and other goodies. It is about a seven block walk to the Seattle Center and Space Needle,from here you can take the Monorail to the Westlake Center Downtown where you can walk to Pike Place Market and the Waterfront.

    Great deal

    from

    Great breakfast and friendly service for a good price. It is a walking distance from the seattle center which was nice when you are traveling with kids.

    Comfort of express

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    we stayed at the holiday inn express at seattle center, found the rooms very clean and comfortable, the staff was extermley friendly. The breakfast was plentful and very attractive. This hotel is truly a bargain and the managment tries very hard to please. I highly reccomend this inn on your next visit for value. manjiwani@aol.com

    Bring the family!!!

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    My husband and our 2 small children have stayed here 2 times now and both times, we have experienced clean rooms, friendly people, and a big continental breakfast with something for everyone. waffles, cereal english muffins, sticky buns, fruit, oatmeal etc... really, something for everyone. also the parking garage that locks so your car is safe from the street. we would recommend this property to everyone, although it is across the highway to get to the space needle there are crosswalks and it takes about 5 minutes longer.

    Better than the reviews I read...

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    Just spent 4 nights @ this property. Took advice of reviews and asked

    for a room away from the highway. Absolutely no noise. Of course, the

    view was of the Holiday Inn next door, but who stays in their hotel

    room and looks out the window much? I didn't ask to see one of the

    front rooms that are noisy.

    Looked like majority of guests are "tourists", many from Orient (maybe

    to watch Ichiro play baseball).

    Staff were --very-- accomodating. Location is walking distance to

    Seattle Center (Space Needle and Experience Music Project ) and a quick and inexpensive ($6.00 plus tip for entire cab) taxi ride to Safeco Field. Shuttle costs $5.00/person round trip.

    Morning continental breakfast was quite a spread. Boys liked pool and

    exercise room. Underground parking is somewhat limited but only

    $2.00/day.

    Watch out no matter where you stay in Seattle: room tax was 15.8% or

    thereabouts.

    Disappointing stay

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    can't bet the price and location. room size and amenities are average. access by car is difficult due to street alignment. parking without extra charge is proved but the parking spaces are tiny, limited and the passenger must serve as an outrider to help safely maneuver. traffic noises invade sleep and may require raised voices to be heard. elevators are too few and slow as molasses causing long waits. asked for directions to a drugstore which turned out to be closed.

    Friendly staff, great view of Space Needle

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    We stayed here mid-December 2002. We had to find a place to stay in Seattle due to the sudden death of my husband's father. We found a great rate on the Holiday Inn Express web site. I am a Priority Club member so we were upgraded to a King Suite with a great view of the Space Needle (which happened to be decorated in holiday lights). The location is convenient to the Space Needle, museums, Imax, etc. but it is a bit awkward walking around the divided highway. We walked it anyway...so bring comfy shoes. The staff was friendly and helpful. We needed to ship some boxes back to NH and they directed us to the Post Office and gave us packing tape. The breakfast was great and the pool looked excellent!

    Not great

    from

    Nothing to write home about. On the plus side: the room was clean; the staff was friendly and helpful; the breakfast buffet was plentiful. On the negative side: street noise is terrible; the curtains don't block light adequately; the breakfast area is designed for a much smaller hotel; the elevators are insufficient for the size; the location is not as ideal as they lead you to believe (the Seattle Center IS two blocks away, like they claim, except that you cannot cross the highway, so it's nearly a mile to walk over there). The parking, though minimal, is not free. For downtown Seattle, it may be a bargain, but I'm not sure that I'd do it again.

    Highly recommend the Holiday Inn Express

    from

    I chose this hotel based on its convenient proximity to tourist attractions, free continental breakfast, and free parking. It turned out to be much nicer than I had imagined; the decor was attractive, the breakfast buffet offered a wide selection of tasty choices (including biscuits and gravy!), the rooms were large and clean, and the staff was friendly and helpful.

    I can't say enough nice things about this hotel and its convenient location. We walked to the Space Needle area each morning and took the monorail downtown; thus saving the hassle of searching for a parking place. It was a great trip!

    TripAdvisor Reviews Holiday Inn Express Seattle City Center

    3.50 of 5 stars Very Good
     

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