Renaissance Seattle Hotel
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Today was a day off which was spent in Seattle. I began the day arriving at the hotel around 6AM and proceeded to freshen up. Obviously, having a very long day, yesterday, and then spending the night on the bus, I was ready for a shower. I can't believe how dirty you get handling some of this equipment, but hey it is part of the job.
After a wonderful night in the best bed of the trip so far we set out to explore the Seattle art scene (Not my choice). First stop the Chihuly Garden and Glass exhibit, which is conveniently located right smack next to the "Space Needle" (Check that off the list of things to see, two birds one stone). We have seen his work twice before in London …
We left Olympia in the a.m. and made our way to our hotel in Seattle. We parked up and confirmed that walking to Safeco was a doable feat. The concierge agreed (though informed us that the trip there was all down hill making the trip back quite an effort) We made our way there fairly quickly stopping off at Ebbets a cool store with a bunch of …
... close to the Falls but I posted a picture of it.
The day was quickly passing so we made two quick stops at Reflection Lake and Narada Falls (188 ft high). These falls were worth a stop, and only a short walk from the parking lot. A very late lunch at Red Robin, with everyone tired, hungry, slightly sunburned, and ready to be out of the car. Slow, easy night, relaxing, uploading photoes, and laundry.
Our quick weekend here is over. Tomorrow we fly to Anchorage!
... occurred in our view. Certainly, customers are suddenly feeling a lack of control, and dealers are feeling they could wait for their value, but that's not slowed need. The take-away here for buyers is the fact that maybe it's counterproductive to attend if you wish to purchase. Rates will definitely continue steadily to climb in these market conditions and million-dollar homes today will be much more costly as time goes by.
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Historical Traveler Reviews Renaissance Seattle Hotel
I stayed at the Madison Renaissance for a business meeting recently, but I wouldn't return for a personal visit.
Nice place, great location
We had a last minute reservation for one night at this hotel and were pleasantly suprised! We requested and got a room on an upper floor, city side and had no problem with noise. Beautiful view, great location and nice clean room with plenty of space. Only negatives...we never got our complimentary coffee with wakeup call (we were already up) and the drinks at the bar are OUTRAGEOULSY HIGH PRICED!! $11 for Sky vodka! I know it's the big city, but that's crazy!! We got a good deal on their website...$109 with free parking and bfast for 2 the next morning. If we didn't have reservations at the Red Lion in a few weeks, we'd stay here again (but find another bar!:)
We stayed here for three nights and found it quite comfortable. The service in everyway and department was fantastic. The pool was great (but a little cold!) and the fitness center large by hotel standards.
It had good, modern equipment. Keep in mind that you are at the top of a hill and if you have to walk to the convention center or pikes market, you'll be walking UP the hill on the way back to the hotel.
Think of it as good exercise.
Try the french onion soup on room service.
We stayed for 3 nights in the Renaissance Madison Hotel. We booked a special price of $139 per night with free parking and free breakfast for two each morning. Our room was upgraded to the 21st floor and had outstanding views of the Seattle skyline. Although the room was a little loud at times, it added to the "city" feel of Seattle. The pool and health club on the 28th floor is the best I've ever seen. The Renaissance paid close attention to every fine detail in the decor.
My wife and I spent a night at the hotel in October 2003. I got a package deal ($139) that included parking ($19) and breakfast ($20).
Good location Great Pool/Health Club
4 day stay July 2003. Easy walk to Pike Place and Pioneer Square. Come without a car and take the Seattle Underground bus system; its free in the downtown area and about 3 blocks from the hotel.
Room was average size and had nice upper level view of the city.
Ran on the treadmills every morning. Beautiful views of Elliott Bay
from the indoor pool on the 18th floor.
Stayed two nites here before a cruise. The place is about 6 blocks from the waterfront but city buses serve the hotel about every 12 minutes and they are FREE! Just ask the concierge about the bus, which route you need, and they are very helpful. The hotel is nice. A typical upscale check-in with a lounge. Room was very clean and well-maintained. I would recommend this hotel as long as don't care to not be on the waterfront.
Great place & great service
From the moment we arrived it was a great experience. The valet was very helpful and gave great service.In house restaurants Pellini & Maxwell both are great, but expensive.Only quarrel was that the view could have been better. Try to request a view of the water front could be better than facing the I-5
Stayed at the Madison Renaissance for 4 nights end of May 2003. Staff were very friendly and concierge was especially helpful. Not located in the middle of downtown but still very convenient. It is at the top of a fairly steep incline from the waterfront but easily manageable especially if you go through the escalators of buildings. Rooms are clean and well maintained. For the price charged compared to other hotels in the vicinity, the Madison Renaissance offers very good value.
Not Bad, But...
Stayed there for a week in March 2003. Hotel is nice but I think there are better palces in Seattle. Room was very small and futniture looked like it was from a garage sale. Most staff was friendly and helpful. Booked through the American Airlines site (Expedia). Unfortunately found out that no Marriott Rewards points are awarded for this type of booking. Next trip I will probably stay at the Alexis or the Westin.