Travel Blogs from Seattle
Headed out early so I could tour Seattle and got to the hotel by 10:45.Spent the day doing all the tourist things. Went to the park around the Needle.Visited the Planetarium,the Insectarium,The science Center and the dinosaur museum.They were small time and not on the scale of a big city,just very basic.The Needle Park itself is a grand concept …
Headed off to the Boeing factory to check out where Boeing's are born! An early surprise was Tarvier (the annoying guide...who I found out is actually christened James, knew he was making it up) was the bus driver again...awesome...
Boeing plant is about 30km out of Seattle and is massive...didn't look that big from …
Back in Seattle again, got the train back last night, and this time I saw the Cascade mountains, they were out the other window...and massive, not entirely sure how I missed them to be honest.
Very funny train ride with a whole carriage of middle aged massive Americans who had been on a cruise to Alaska, much excitement and chatting about …
USA! USA! USA!
We crossed the boarder on the Greyhound coach at Blaine, this was the usual terrifying immigration experience. Even though we knew we had nothing to hide those guys can turn you into a gibbering wreck, unable to answer the simplest of questions. But safely stamped in for our 90 days we re-boarded the bus and made …
Ah, its a beautiful life!! I went to Seattle on Tuesday with some girls, it was great!!
It really is such a beautiful place...surprisingly gorgeous. The marketplace, the piers, the city...it's great!! And the people are friendly and very cool - music is their life!!
We wandered around and enjoyed a beautiful sunny day, and then it …
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Historical Traveler Reviews Mediterranean Inn Seattle
Just what we expected and a bit more!
Having looked at the hotel online and read about it, we got exactly what we expected and an exceptional price of $70CND. The hotel staff were very friendly and helpful. The hotel was very clean. Great location. Made some long distance phone calls and the cost was the price of call + 50cents. I have never had such cheap price. Hotel was busy but our room was quiet at night time. VCR included and a Blockbuster across the way. Bathrooms were large. I would definitely stay there again, but I would book the queen size bed, not the full size.
Loved this hotel!
The Mediterranean Inn was more than we had expected. We booked it from Expedia.com for $77 a day and it was really value for money. Great location, just a few steps from the Key Arena, Seattle Center & the famous Space Needle. Lots of complimentary extras: Starbucks coffe, Internet to check email, pop corn. Rooms are very comfortable, clean and nicely decorated (I've read some comments that point out they were too small --I think that it was OK, as you don't spend much time in your room after all!). For coffee lovers, there's a Starbucks next to the hotel. We just loved it and would definetely come back if we visit Seattle again. Highly Recommended! Lorena
The Mediterranean Inn was located in a great location (easy walking distance to the Space Needle, Key Arean, EMP Project, etc.) and a cheap cab ride to Pike Street (about $5-6) or the Stadiums ($12).The facilities were very clean and the people at the front desk were extrememely friendly and helpful. One of the women at the front desk went out of her way to find and print us off some driving directions and found us in the Starbucks that is connected to the hotel (all without us asking for them).The rooms are a little small (but not too bad - they aren't uncomfortable) and some of the views are pretty good. The room was a little hot in the evening and the beds weren't very comfortable. The mattresses on our bed were too thin and our friends (who were staying in a different room) had a bed that was closer to a pull-out couch.Even with the mediocre beds, we enjoyed our stay at the Meditteranean and would stay at the hotel again.
Overall, not a bad hotel. Some things to note and my comments: Underground Parking is USD$10/night with very tight spaces. No air-conditioning. With windows open, fairly noisy. Rooms are not bright enough even with all the lights on. Carpets could use a wash but fairly clean otherwise, especially bathroom. Friendly staff.Good value. Would stay again.
Too small for the price
I would not recommend this hotel. It is nice from the outside, but plain and small inside. We actually had to pull our bed out from under some shelving. I felt like I was back in my old college dorm, only it was smaller!
Nice room - small space
The room was nice but small. The location was great. The only draw back is some rooms don't have air conditioning. However, most of the time you don't need air conditioning.
It's within walking distance, a couple block radius, to the Seattle Center, Space Needle, Key Arena and several resturants. It's also a block from several bus routes that take you into downtown Seattle.
The staff was very friendly, courteous and helpful. I would definetly stay here again as well as recommend to friends and family.
Our recent stay here was great at a great price! Rooms were small, but more spacious than anticipated. Staff was friendly and helpful, and the location was perfect. Close to everything we wanted to see and do. The roof deck was a bonus, as was the internet access. Clean, safe, & comfortable.
Great place. Welcoming, good value. Roof-top deck, close to everything, lots of unexpected extras.
We stayed at the Mediterranean Inn because we wanted to be close to the docks as we were catching the Clipper in the morning. I was looking for proximity and cost.
The Inn is new, clean and fairly cheap.
The room was spacious, but the bed was set up as a couch (not a fold out one) so we had to roll the bed out (a double) before we could use it. More than a bit strange, never seen this in a hotel before.
We were in Seattle on one of the few warm days of the year. As there was no A/C we opened the window and were taunted by the sound of an A/C compressor somewhere in the air space between buildings :-p I would imagine that this would not be an issue for most of the year.
New and utilitarian
Great location just west of Key Arena. Easy access to downtown via the monorail. Clean and new. Secure parking under the hotel for $10 per night. Friendly and helpful staff. Free internet access. Charged 25 cents for ice. Microwave in room. Nice shower and tub in room. Small room. Bed not firm enough. Cable tv. Check out at noon. Free coffee and cokes (2) in room. Large Starbucks in building. Very reasonable price. Good value for price. Would stay again. We are locals who stayed here to have fun in downtown Seattle.