Travel Blogs from Seattle
Arriving at Seattle, taking pictures of the space needle, I found out that my camera had a black dot on the screen, a dust corn on the lens most likely. That sucked. On the other hand, I was able to pick up my earphones I had bought of the internet in banff, to get it sent to Seattle. They sounded amazing, not just good, but amazing. Some went on a …
... be found written all over the bench, so I simply wrote “fancy a beer?” whilst also leaving a little message from Sara McEwan, an even bigger fan of the early 90’s Seattle scene and who was originally supposed to be coming out to meet me in Seattle. The fact that she’s now immortalised on the bench of one of her idols has pleased her greatly though!
Next on the agenda was the grave of Martial Arts king Bruce Lee, who was ...
... falling over on my ass. We'll be going again for sure when we find another indoor ice skating rink. That afternoon we left the cold and wet seattle to head east for Yellowstone national park which we have heard rave reviews about. It's meant to be a hot spot for thermal and volcanic activity. It will be a 16 hour drive which we'll aim to do in 1-2 days depending on what else pops up along the ...
... for today, even boasting low heeled cowboy boots, and by this time by dogs were barking. Still, we couldn’t pass up a meander through the Seattle Art Museum (aka SAM). Great art, especially the collection of black and white photography by the premier female photographers of the 1930’s and 40’s – Imogene Cunningham and Georgia O’Keefe to name a couple. Oh, least I forget to mention, on the way up the Harbor steps toward SAM, ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsMoore Hotel Seattle
Situated in downtown Seattle, a stones throw from the Pike Place Market. Payed $86USD per night for a double occupancy queen. A little run down, the building itself isn't in the greatest condition. Nice vintage washroom, crummy 15" CRT TV with a loud humming (as they tend to do), mediocre bed. It ain't the Hilton, but for $43 each per night, it's a steal especially for it's location. The area is bustling with tourists on good weathered spring/summer/fall days. After nightfall, the area is pretty dodgy, so you might get some iffy impressions of it if you arrive late (as we did to begin with). Parking is about block away, $12/day. Out parking bill came down from $79 to $24 with The Moore's hotel discount card.
Overall this was an amazing place for the price. Epic location, and a pretty damn good price for the "rustic" room and board.
This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.
Historical Traveler Reviews Moore Hotel Seattle
It was small. It was old. And we shared a bathroom with the entire third floor. I had a blast staying at the Moore Hotel. I am a full time college student with little money to throw around on fancy hotels. The Moore hotel was more than I could have asked for. It had a roof, a bed, and a bathroom down the hall. It was within walking distance of everything downtown. If you are looking for a trip to Seattle, go for the Moore Hotel. If you want a trip to the balcony to enjoy the mere view of Seattle go elsewhere.
I stayed at the Moore Hotel in Seattle by Pike's Place September 6-8, 2003. It was a good value compared to other hotels in the area. it is a prime location, close to Pike's Market and walking distance to about everything. This a very budget opertation and you get what you pay for,. With a little more restoration this place could be a real gem.
No frills, no complaints
After reading the reviews on this website, I cancelled my booking at the Commodore and rebooked at the Moore Hotel. I was not disappointed.
The staff was helpful in directing me to transportation and good eats, and provided free internet access for 15 minutes at a time -- great for checking e-mails and bus schedules. The room was spotless; upon checking in, I was pleasantly surprised to find a small bar fridge in my room, which was great for storing extra goodies purchased at Pike Place Market.
I should add that I had no car, and that I could see how parking could be a problem for those who do.
It's by no means a luxury resort, but the Moore Hotel was comfortable, ideally located, and overall, a superb value.
Used the Moore twice in September, it was everything it said. i.e.
Cheap & cheerful, rooms large , basic and very clean, bed most comfortable, possibly ever.
Good Value , good location.
Ken & Fran Pollard (Old gits)
Clean, budget accommodation with character
The Moore really surprised me. I was prepared for anything but true to the reviews, my room was indeed clean and nice. Furnishings were also reasonably new. Although there was no fan (or air-conditioning), my room was at the back of the hotel and so didn't get much of the sun.
The hotel certainly is old and the lock on the door failed to work on the first night but the hotel management was quick to respond and compensated me by reducing my nightly rate.
I'm a regular traveller to Seattle. My stay at the Moore was in August 2001 (I just recently found this site and wanted to contribute since I benefitted from other people's advice on other locations) Summary: I reccommend this place for some, but not all travellers. Background: Sometimes I have my car and sometimes I hop on the Clipper ferry. On this particular occassion I had my car and was tempted by the somewhat lower rates to stay at the Moore. If you have a vehicle I definitely do NOT recommend this Hotel. There is no on-site parking and the pay parking lots nearby are horribly expensive. Needless to say, the added factor of frequent visits to pay at the parking lots was an annoyance one can do without on holidays. The "Hotel" part is a misnomer. There is no on-site restaurant and no room service available. The building itself is old and high ceilied and the rooms are fair sized. Towels and bedding are motel-level quality as are the room furnishings. I'd recommend this place to those who don't mind VERY basic accommodation and are without a vehicle. There are also some rooms available with a shared bathroom. A month later I stayed at a Quality Inn near the Space needle for the same price and was MUCH happier.
Great Value in Downtown Seattle
We stayed two nights at the Moore. It's very near the Market and most downtown sites are within a walk. We were able to street park overnight and plug money into nearby meters during the day. The desk staff was courteous and helpful and the room was freshly painted, tiled and spotless. We paid ~$74( +~$10 tax) for two queen beds and 3/4 bath in the room (shower only, no tub). A great value for budget travelers. MP
Great value for budget travelers
The Moore is not an excellent hotel, but it is an excellent value. A cheap room is hard to find in Seatlle in the summer. You can pay more at other downtown hotels and get a lot less. The Moore is old and kind of dusty, but the rooms are large, the location is excellent---a couple of blocks from Pike Market---the staff is great and the price is the lowest in downtown Seattle.
Clean and Quiet!!!
I thpught the hotel looked a little old and run down when I first entered but realized it was just full of character. Our room was spacious, clean and full of old fashioned charm. I recommend a a room on the 5th or 6th floor so that there is a possibility of a view. And for being right in the middle of downtown it was surpisingly quiet. I highly recommend if you want to stay in the center of things at a reasonable price.
A bargain in an excellent location
I recently stayed at the Moore Hotel, and found it to be a great deal. Close to the Pike Market, I had a view of the Space Needle from my window that would have doubled the room cost in any other hotel.
The rooms were not fancy, but they were clean, the beds were comfortable, and the claw foot tub reminded one of the hotel's grander past. The front desk staff was pleasant and helpful.
Why pay twice as much for the bigger name of a chain hotel? I say spend the money on excellent meals at great restaurants withing an easy walk, and bring nicer presents home to all.