Marriott Waterfront Seattle
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TravelPod Member ReviewsMarriott Waterfront Seattle
We were pampered and spoiled from the moment we arrived. We were greeted by the valet, who had the bellman whisk our luggage to our room while we checked in. The harbor front view from our room and balcony was fantastic. We enjoyed a glass of wine in the lobby bar and retreated to our room for a much needed, restful sleep. The big comfy bed was just what we needed after much too busy a time getting to this place. We awakened refreshed and ready for the rest of our vacation.
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Historical Traveler Reviews Marriott Waterfront Seattle
Seattle Marriot 4eva
This hotel was off the hizzel. The staff was awesome, and not to mention HOT. Gary, the bellman was so sweet n sexy I couldnt resist getting help with my bags. Josh was dope. I'll never forget u babe ;). The valet people were so spunky and bubbly. The beds were hella comfy. The views of the ocean were da bomb. The location was very convenient, seeing that I was able to stumble my way home safely in the middle of the night. I would reccomend this hotel to all peeps. Thanks for memories y'all!!!!Luv Jenni
FAR Exceeded Expectations
My husband and I went to Seattle for Thanksgiving 2003, and we decided to stay in a quaint bed and breakfast. Once we arrived, we had some problems with our accomodations and needed to make a last minute change and look for someplace else to stay. After calling around, the waterfront Marriot offered a great deal and we arrived late in the evening. After a day of traveling and poor customer service at the b&b, we were tired, hungry, and I was a bit cranky. As soon as we arrived, we were completely overwhelmed by the excellent personal service. They basically treated us as if we were some VIP customers dropping huge bucks.
Originally, we just asked for one nights stay thinking we would find some cheaper accomodations for the rest of the week. But, each night after enjoying the service, the food, and the accomodations, we would request another nights stay. We ended up staying there for a week.
The front desk crew would address us by name thoughout our stay and, if we ever had a special request, they would give it to us plus a little more no matter the time of day or night. They gave excellent recommendations and directions for local attractions/restaurants.
Everyone from the people delivering our room service to the bellboys to the valet parking folks, to the consierge were always friendly, helpful, and again eager to offer the best service possible. Have I mentioned the excellent service yet? I really can't say enough about how incredible the service was. We were quite overwhelmed, surprised, and completely delighted with the personal pampered service we received!
Originally we wanted to go to a B&B so we could have this type of personal pampering. When that didn't work out, we never in our wildest dreams thought we would get it in a large chain hotel. My husband and I travel all over the world, and like I said, this was some of the best service, food and accomodations we received yet in one place. You get a lot more than you actually pay for!
The food both in the restaurant and in room service was wonderful. It's somewhat pricey, but hey, were in a nice hotel on the waterfront. What do you expect? The Sunday brunch was too good for words. The quiche and peanut butter pancakes with carmelized banana syrup were absolutely fantastic. The peanut butter pancakes are usually only for the weekend brunch, but they would make them up for me when I asked for them during the week.
The hotel really is on the waterfront and a short walk to the market.
It was great to get up in the mornings, walk to the market, and eat breakfast/lunch.
Our room was always clean, and very tastefully decorated. They even had down comforters on our bed. Not those aweful polyester rough-to-the-touch bed spreads found in many hotels. We were in a kingsize room looking out at the water and had plenty of room to feel comfortable and at home. One night, we decided to watch a movie on TV.
The movie had a bunch of static on it as if the tracking was off, and the hotel refunded the money without question or problems.
Typically, if we return to a city, we like to stay in different places just to experience new places. However, when my husband and I return to Seattle, we will stay here without a second thought. We can't recommend this hotel enough!!!
New Hotel, friendly, efficient staff
A friend and I stayed at the Marriott Waterfront this past weekend and enjoyed it. The hotel is in a good location, right on the water and just a couple of blocks from the Pike Market. The hotel is new and the rooms are very nice. The staff was very efficient and accommodating.
There is a trolly that runs by the front of the hotel that was fun and runs along the waterfront to Pioneer Sq., the two sports stadiums and the edge of Chinatown/Little Saigon. You can walk from the hotel to the Space Needle and Experience the Music. There is a freight train track that runs behind the hotel (none of the rooms face that direction) and there were several trains that passed by each day but were in no way noisy or bothersome. In fact, they added to the atmosphere of staying along the old waterfront of Seattle. All in all a very good hotel!
We have stayed at this new Marriott twice since it's opening earlier this year, and have been very pleased both times. The staff are extremely friendly and helpful, the surroundings clean and elegant. The location is an obvious plus, although since we are from WA and travel to Seattle many times each year, we didn't need any concierge services. The rooms are immaculate and well designed, the beds comfortable. The Fish Club's breakfast buffet, while small, is delicious, and like the hotel, the staff is very professional and anticipated our every need. A truly top notch establishment, I would recommend it highly.
Seattle Marriott Fine For Family of Four
We were warmly welcomed here (the doormen and the bellhop gave the kids Tootsie rolls), and after checking in, went directly to the concierge desk to enquire about a suitable restaurant for dinner. Our man quickly suggested the Icon Grill, and picked up the phone and made a reservation. We had a great meal there, and enjoyed a complimentary appetizer of salmon cakes sent to our table by -- the Seattle Marriott concierge! Nice touch. Our room was a bit small for 4 but nicely decorated, with a spacious bathroom and closet. The kids loved the small indoor/outdoor pool and the hot tub (too small for our liking, and suspiciously foamy when the jets were on). Rather bare bones pool area, and no clock on the wall left us checking our watches to make sure we didn't miss our dinner reserv. It's odd that there is no access to a change room or washroom from the pool (you must go through the glass door to the fitness room). We loved the huge, free Sunday a.m.
paper left at our door, and we made use of the coffee shop in the lobby (nice selection of teas, plus milk and cookies for the little ones). We walked by some unsavory but non-threatening characters hanging out by the elevator up to the walkway that takes you across the train tracks and under the highway. Pike Place Market is only a few blocks away. All in all, we really enjoyed our stay in this spanking new, clean and graciously staffed hotel. I'd recommend it.
Wonderful hotel, great location
We stayed at the Seattle Marriott Waterfront for a week while in town on business. The lobby is very beautiful and the front desk staff are very pleasant. We asked the concierge for recommendations on two occasions and she was extremely helpful and seemed to know exactly what we were looking for everytime. (I highly recommend Ivar's and Etta's for dinner!) The rooms are standard sized and kept very clean. I had a room on the second floor and never even heard the train from inside of the hotel. Valet parking is $25 a day but was worth it because of very little parking in the area. The Mariott is in a great location, adjacent to the waterfront, Pike Place and walking distance to downtown shopping/dining. We walked everywhere downtown (day and night) and never felt that we were not safe!
Nice water views
Enjoyed our stay at the Marriott - it is a fairly new hotel so everything is fresh and sparkling. The room size is average, and the balcony is standing room only. There is a train line at the back of the hotel as one reviewer wrote but we never heard a train. There is the tram that runs periodically in front too. The hotel is just across from where the large liners dock. During daylight it is fine walking about but at night you feel that you need to walk quickly. Stayed 2 nights at the end of August 2003. Seattle put on perfect weather for us the whole time. Easy walking distance to the Pike Place Market. I did find the accommodation prices to be high in Seattle. Perhaps it was the timing?
The Fish Club restaurant was excellent for breakfast. Seattle after all, so Starbucks was next door!
Nice, New and Clean
We were at this hotel for the first 2 nights (24th & 25th August 2003) of our vacation touring round the U.S.A. and Canada and what a great start it was. The hotel was brand new and everything was sparkling clean from the entrance & lobby, right through the elevator and up to the room. Our room on the Executive floor was not exactly huge but was very clean and comfortable and had a lovely waterfront view. The bathroom was bright (important for those of us who need to apply make-up) and clean with a decent range of products. Although most rooms have a balcony we did not, so it's probably worth specifying if you particularly want one. Larry, the valet who took us up to our room was polite, friendly and helpful. When we explained that we only had one full day in Seattle for sightseeing, he told us the "not to be missed" sights and how to get to them. Although it lasts one and a half hours, we took his recommendation and went on the excellent "Underground Tour". It was good fun and we're really glad we took the time to do it.
A slight word of warning though. A railway line runs at the back of the hotel and although we were not disturbed by the noise or the vibration (possibly because we were on the next to highest floor), it might be a point worth noting. Walking in to the centre of Seattle from the hotel involves taking a lift (or steps) and then you have to walk under the fly-over for the highway. This was fine during daylight when the streets were quite busy but we felt a little uneasy when we returned from dinner around 10.30 pm, as the area was quiet and in places quite dark. Would, therefore, recommend a taxi at night.
Overall, a nice clean hotel with great views and a lovely swimming pool that regrettably we did not have the time to use.
This new Marriott is top notch and provided a perfect stay. The hotel is not only new and beautiful, but the staff is incredible and went out of their way to be helpful in every way, from the front desk to the concierge. The concierge was actually away from her desk, offering to help anyone sitting in the lobby.
The rooms are beautiful and most have balconies with incredible views of Elliott Bay. The beds are so comfortable and have duvets. The pool is truly indoor/outdoor, being half inside and half outside and also has beautiful views.
All in all it was a perfect stay and we can't wait to return.
Best of the best
Just opened Marriott and its the best. Service was the greatest starting with the valets to the concierge. Each staff member greeted us and went out of their way to make our vacation memorable. It's location on the Waterfront, made it convenient to the restaurants, Pike Place Market and transportation. Each room was large enough for comfort and sound proof.
TripAdvisor Reviews Marriott Waterfront Seattle
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The bed at the Waterfront Marriott Hotel was very comfy, with plenty of pillows. Our balcony afforded a panoramic view of the Seattle Harbor. Just south (I think) was Pike Place Market....a place we've enjoyed visiting on several occasions when we weren't so tired. Sleeping in until 9:30 a.m. was a welcome luxury after too many mornings of getting …
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Pic 1 - Goodbye Ketchikan!
The only way of this rock is by boat or plane, we have to use both today.
Pic 2 - Hello Gravina Island (airport)
Less then five minutes and we arrive at the airport.
Pic 3 - All of Ketchikan Airport!
An airport so small, you can take a picture and capture it all.
Pic 4 - Seattle Airport
An airport so big, you can hang a single ...
... 30. Which feels a lot better than 7.50 when I sat down with my coffee and pan au chocolat. (Chocolate croissant, apparently) I've never known a flight that would leave so late, and then arrive so EARLY (2.30am ish.)
Then I'm on a flight out of Anchorage to Cold Bay, and I suppose that's where I hope to get some really cool photos. I've been informed that it's already snowing there, and the temperature is reaching the dizzy heights of 3 degrees Celsius.
Bring it on.
... Everything in the city is so open, fresh and lively, you never feel closed in or far from nature. All in all, a pretty perfect way to end our first afternoon in Seattle, and just a small sample of the humble beauty it has all around it.
Oh and the weirdest thing happened that night. While we sat and played cards in the common room, Seb whispered to me, "See that chick over there with the glasses? Who does she remind you of?" I had a quick lurk and decided she looked ...
Our train arrived in almost an hour early, so that was a nice surprise. We grabbed a cab and got to Hotel 1000 about 5 minutes later. This is a large hotel that is rated #1 on tripadvisor. Thank goodness as I never heard the end of how small our San Francisco hotel room was. Now we have room to move and a proper shower, I'm back in the good books. (America has this horrible love for showers over the bath with ...