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... nice to know in advance.
The trail is every bit as steep and rocky as I remember it and all of those people running it ar still intimidating. But the views along the way (like a the Cliff viewpoint at 1600 feet) are fantastic and the summit is like having the world at your feet. Perhaps because we went on a Friday and not the weekend, the trail wasn't crowded. There were other people but not so everyone was in each other's way and we went for long gaps ...
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... Buddhist temple and heard the monk give a very long winded service. We ate, drank, laughed. They told me about the strengths and challenges within their community. As the sun got lower in the sky, we crossed many ferries back to town and rolled into Kuakata just about sunset, with the sun a ball of fire disappearing in the Bay of Bengal.
It was a great day. Todd had been riding motorcycles and playing soccer all day on the beach. He told me all about it, we visited with ...
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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
Great Location & Price, But So-So Beds
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.