The Edgewater Hotel Seattle
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Staying there again next trip to Seattle
I visited inlaws in Washinton for the holidays while husband was on military deployment. My mother inlaw and I stayed at the Edgewater in Seattle for girls-out weekend. The moment I stepped in the hotel I was charmed by it's decor and friendly staff. the hotels northwast theme is comfy and cozy and with beautiful views of the pugent sound. The staff upgraded our room to a bayview for $20 more. you could fish out the window if you want to! The free shuttle was wonderful and was willing to accomadate our site seeing plans. The bedding was clean, pretty and quality. This hotel made my first experience in Seattle very memorable. I cant wait to take husband there next time.
I'd say, stay somewhere cheaper, and visit the Edgewater for its lobby and bar views.
The only thing going for it is location, location, location, which works FOR and AGAINST it.
It's away from everything - which is fine if you like to walk (I do), and the complimentary shuttle is a god-send. You really need it - the trolley's schedule is limited, as is its route, so it's either cabs, lots of walking or the shuttle. The hotel's location on the water, while unique, has been over-hyped. And the incessant, 24/7 Beatles music finally drove me nuts. The restaurant is way overpriced. Go to the bar, sit outside, gaze at the moonlit bay and/or the mountains - that's what you're paying for anyway.
I, too, found the front desk staff distant and a bit unfriendly.
Waitstaff in restaurant was condescending, but bar staff was ace.
Oh, the room was grade C - old, cold bathroom and nothing special except the fireplace, which again, is unique, but not worth the extra $$$.
The Edgewater made our vacation!!!
My wife and I recently visited Seattle to take in the sights and enjoy some much needed R & R. From the moment we arrived at the Edgewater, it was obvious this wasn't your average hotel. The views from the lobby were breath taking, only to be outdone by the view from our room. When we got to our room and saw that it didn't have a balcony, all it took was a quick call to the front desk and they happily moved us to a room with a balcony...NO EXTRA CHARGE! The 67 restraunt was great, the staff were very friendly and always willing to be of assistance. And being within walking distance to much of what we came to see was a huge plus.
One thing I wasn't expecting was to spend so much time in the shower...the shower heads were great. A few minor negatives... the showers from other rooms were a bit noisy, the fireplace/heating unit were a bit cumbersome (but managable), and a 17% gratuity is added to the room service bill. (Bring some tip money) Even combined, these few things don't come close to dulling the brilliance that was our stay at the Edgewater Hotel..it really did make our trip a beautiful experience. Thanks Edgewater!!!
Sincerly, Brian & Lara Roker
I reserved a bayview room at the Edgewater on the internet at a special rate. When we reached the hotel, we were given a double room overlooking the parking lot. When I pointed out that this wasn't the room I reserved, the desk clerk told me that a reservation didn't guarantee that I would get the room I reserved. No attempt was made by the hotel to address my concerns. I wrote to the hotel management afterwards but received no reply. The restaurant was good, and I liked the coffee bar very much. However, the double room was no different than an interstate motel room. I travel often for business, and their offhand attitude was surprising. If I had known what room I'd get, I'd have stayed elsewhere.
The Beatles stayed here!
This is the only hotel in Seattle that is built on a pier extending over Elliot Bay. And with zoning laws being what they are, it is the only hotel in Seattle that will ever be build on a pier over Elliot Bay. That being said, you have to stay in one of the water side rooms with a balcony. There is nothing like it. Sure, the rooms are small, but the recent renovations and unique decor make up for the lack of room. And if you are feeling claustrophobic, go out on the balcony and bask in one of the best views in Seattle. While at the Edgewater, enjoy Seattle's waterfront. Walk to Pike Place Market. Hop on the Waterfront Street car and ride to Seattle's Pioneer Square or the International District. In other words, not only do you have the best view in the city, you have access to some of the city's best attractions. It was good enough for the Beatles (and Elvis) and it definitely was good enough for me.
A very unusual and entertaining hotel. The small details make this place an experience; the fireplace in the room, the bear footrest and the teddy bear - very cool. A big comfortable bed with heaps of pillows and cushions in a room with an odd sense of design. Good bathroom with excellent toiletries, especially soap. I don't think there'd be any reason for not paying the extra and getting a waterfront room as the beauty of this hotel is its location and its waterfront rooms. A city-side room seems pointless in this location although many rooms would be able to see the skyneedle and many some would have city skyline views. Opening the sliding door onto the balcony right over the water is really nice. You can watch the shipping go past from your window and the sunrise and sunset over the water is exceptional. The hotel is not central to the main shopping heart of the city on 4th and 5th Avenues but it is within a 15 minute walk (and lifts near the Marriott can take you most of the way to the the top of the hill). The Space Needle is only about 10-15 minutes walk away. The hotel is right on the water so the waterfront restaurants and ferries are conveniently located. The hotel foyer and bar/restaurant are very unique and very cool. There's also a gift shop/convenience store in the foyer. The whole hotel has high-speed wireless internet access which worked really well from my room. A waterfront room is very expensive but if you've got the money or you want a different hotel experience this place is great (It seems that a 3rd floor room with a balcony is the best choice). I stayed as a guest of my company, but if I had to pay I might find something cheaper in the centre of town. If you don't have the money to stay here, there's a good restaurant with amazing views and very unique interior design that's worth the walk down here so you can experience the place without paying for a room. Beware though, The Beatles stayed here in 1964 which means that their music is playing everyday, all day near the lifts!
Not at all worth it, skip it!
Seattle has many other hotels to offer that are better priced, centrally located (downtown) and much QUIETER! My husband and I spent one night here and slept, at the most, one hour. Room faced the railroad tracks, heating system was one and off literally every 15 seonds, paper thin walls and doors. Save your money and stay elsewhere!
Take a few hours and explore the waterfront and Pike Place Market together but don't feel like you will miss any of the "Seattle experience" by passing this place up.
Not your ordinary hotel!
We often go to Seattle for weekends of rest and relaxation, and this time tried the Edgewater. We were not disappointed! The lodge decor --including a relaxing fireplace in every room --is not that of your sterile hotel. It was a bit more than we normally pay to stay downtown, but we took advantage of the Breakfast by the Bay package. For us, that meant two days of free breakfast for two (either in the restaurant or from room service)--and that meant anything on the menu -- and free parking (not cheap in Seattle)! We figured it came to about $100 of freebies. Oh, and we had a city-side room with a balcony, and a view of the Space Needle and the hustle and bustle below us, and were not once bothered by the noise. The beds were MUCH more comfortable than mine at home, and the staff from front desk to housekeeping were extremely pleasant. Even my husband --who always has something to gripe about -- didn't have one bad thing to say. This will be our hotel of choice in the future!
Rip Off !!
Rooms are tiny and very expensive. But worst is the hidden costs. Honer bar costs are ridiculous and at checkout, they add a re-stocking charge to your bill of another 10%. Made two phone calls to a town 15 minutes away and was charged $10 for a two minute call and $39 for a 20 minute call. Asked the front desk for rekief and the answer was, "Thats our Policy". Once they have your credit card number, you are in trouble.
An extremely overpriced hotel. The rooms are tiny and many face onto a railroad that keeps you awake all night! To be avoided!
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