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After a leisurely start to the day, breakfast was the Cheesecake factory, conveniently located across from the Roosevelt. We both had sides of bacon as we are developing an increasing taste for it. Another fantastic sunny day today, they say it's unusual. We planned to walk downtown and do a bit of shopping.
Outside the main Nordstrom …
We have the Bob Spiegel Underground Seattle tour this morning at 11 ("please ensure you are there 15 mins early") so it was a bit of a surprise that we slept in until 10! Panic. Run around and showering we were out the door. Plenty of time, no problem. Half way there, “got the tickets?”, “Um”, run back and get them, run back …
Again we needed to pack up to travel for the day. Eugene was quite nice with its student population and a couple of big Walmarts. First there was an included breakfast so after showering we went down. Packaged Danish's, bread and waffles for toasting was accompanied by cereal, coffee and tea down at reception. There was also orange and apple juice …
Saturday got off to a fragile start due to Friday night, a few of us took strain during the first tour of the day. It was a very interesting tour, it is called the underground tour of Seattle. There is literally an underground city one level below the normal city. They raised the city one level up due to water issues and now you have buildings with …
The London to Seattle leg felt a little long, we had the long flight from Jhb and then sat around for a few hours at Heathrow finished up with the 9 hour flight to Seattle. The back of my legs started feeling a little tender, I think I had more than enough sitting for a long time.
In Seattle we checked into the Roosevelt Hotel, it seems quite …
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Historical Traveler Reviews Roosevelt Hotel Seattle
The location was excellent. Walking distance to everything from the monorail, to the aquarium, and Pike's Market... Me and my wife are a young couple in our early twenties and went for a romantic Valentine's Day trip. The Hotel staff way very friendly and classy. Ray, the baggage man was very nice and and explained how to get around town the easiest way. We showed up early and the Hotel Manager booked us in hours before check-in time. The Hotel was very clean and the bed was amazingly comfortable. Our room wasn't as small as everyone said it was going to be. We had two queen sized beds, a couch and chair, table, an average sized bathroom with a very comfortable bathtub. We would recommend it to others. We never tried the restaurant but it looked a pretty happening place to be. I would say we had an awesome time and would stay here again. The only thing we would say is a problem with this Hotel is th $22 parking fee to park my truck for one day. We found it steep. But they did let me park later then check out time, to the hotel's credit, for free as we walked around Seattle.
Had a Great Time In Seattle
We had a great time in Seattle, and much of it was because of staying at the Roosevelt. It's not the most modern, or the biggest, but if you're looking for a centrally located hotel, this is it. We thoroughly enjoyed the short walk to Pike Street Market, the 5 story mall across the street, and more restaurants than we could ever eat at. The staff was cordial, and the rooms were spotless. Another nice feature was having Von's Restaurant right off of the lobby of the Roosevelt. This place is the home of the Martini (I think they had somewhere around 80 different types - my memory is a little fuzzy on this one), and has some of the best barbeque I've ever eaten. All in all, a great experience.
I enjoyed my stay at this hotel. The location was excellent--within walking distance of all the main sites in Seattle. The monorail to the Space Needle is about a block away and the free Metro bus about two blocks. The Pike Place Market and the waterfront were about six blocks away. As to shopping, the flagship Nordstrom's store is a block away and other fine stores all around. The airport bus stops across the street, so getting to and from the hotel is no problem. I found the desk staff courteous and helpful. They had a notebook of menus from restuarants and were happy to call and make reservations for me. They also called taxis when I needed them. It's true that the rooms are small. Mine had a shower rather than a tub in the tiny bathroom.
Teeny, Tiny Rooms and Grump Staff
Stayed at the Roosevelt over Thanksgiving 2002. Our room was extremely small. Not a room for resting and relaxing in, simply a spot to sleep.
We upgraded to a "spa suite" that had a whirlpool tub and it thankfully, included a sitting area. Overall, the accomodations were just average. The only thing this hotel has going for it is location - we were able to watch fireworks and a parade all from the window of our room. Will stay somewhere else next time.
I stayed at the Roosevelt two weeks ago to attend a convention. I originally had a reservation for the Camlin Hotel, but was told the Camlin had abruptly been sold to a condo developer and my reservation was transferred to the Roosevelt. I was uneasy about the situation being that I was informed two weeks before to my arrival. Also, most of the hotels in Seattle were sold out. I was pleased that the room was clean, modern and had all of the amenities that I would have expected from any other hotel, e.g. color tv, cable-access, internet access, phone, private bath, ironing board, hair dryer, etc. The staff was polite and efficient. I had requested a single room with a queen size bed. As mentioned in other reviews, the rooms are small. I don't think it would be confortable for a couple to stay in my room. But it was nice and cozy enough for me. Oh, there is a room for vending machines on the 3rd floor only. You might want to avoid getting a room next the the vending machines. The constant flow of people getting ice and soda might weight on your nerves. The gym is very tiny. It has several nautilus type machines and treadmill. The hotel is right in the middle of the downtown area within walking of distance to everything. The hotel on a quite, clean, well-lit and very safe area. No panhandlers to hassle you in front of the hotel. The hotel is accross the street from one of my favorite stores, Barnes and Noble. The hotel shares a block with a very nice multi-cineplex and a shopping mall. The Seattle convention center is one block away. Oh, someone mentioned some about construction related to the convention center and it disturbed his/her sleep. Well, for your information, the construction is now finished. I was offered a discount rate due to the Camlin mix-up of $109 per night.
Good Value, but not the best
My wife and I stay downtown every year for X-mas shopping. This stay was 12/01. Overall we enjoyed our stay. Location was good. Service was adequete. Room was a bit small. Lobby & Bar as well. A plus was a jazz pianist playing in the lobby. Nice touch for the holidays. One hint would be to park your car yourself at the garage on door down from the hotel. It is less $. Over all a good Value but folks looking to stay in retail core for a reasonable price would be better to stay at the Mayflower Park hotel. It exceeded the Roosevelt in every catagory.
The hotel was fine - nothign too special but not bad. But I was extremely taken aback by the rudeness of the staff, especially the person who took my room service order. His tone could only be described as sarcastic. The hotel had a bad vibe all around and I do not recommend it.
We were in Seattle for 4 nights and stayed at The Roosevelt Hotel. We would definitely stay there again and recommend it to you.
Excellent service & attention from the staff. Clean facilities. Von's Restaurant has clam chowder to die for. We fly uo on a weekend just to partake of it.
i went to seattle for one day on business,i found the parking rate at the hotel over priced , and the room service menu very over priced .I came from canada and found the pricing at your hotel overpriced .the service was quick , but if you didn't tip 18% the people were not happy . the room service person smelt like he didn't shower for a few days. when i compare what i pay at home in canada for the same things it costs twice as much at your hotel.i have stayed at first class hotels before that i found better , and paid less , it might just be the time of year i went? the people at the front counter were very polite and helpful !