Travel Blogs from Seattle
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... And the atrium view up and outward and down into a deep well .. Fantastic ! We walked on down to a depressing and down at heel so-called heritage area -Pioneer Square - not liked ... Some beers at Pike Place brewery followed then long and slightly fractious walk back to Capitol Hill to eat. Everyone exhausted thus early night as travelling to Portland in the morning ...
... we drove into Sidney to catch our ferry to Anacortes, Washington. While waiting I grew more and more nervous about what I had heard referred to as the "yo-yo ferry," especially upon realizing I had left the dramamine at home. My tension mounted as the ferry pulled from the dock and I realized it was a three hour ride, a detail I'd forgotten since planning the trip, and Diane was nearing nap time (the train ride to Seattle was still to fresh in my ...
... I realized that his songs sound alike, and I thought he played the Toy Story song over and over, but they were actually different songs. Still, entertaining. After the dinner portion of the picnic, we broke out our embarrassingly large dessert box, which proved I have a lot to learn about choosing picnic-friendly food. It was good, but quite bit messy. It was a great second evening in Seattle.
The next morning, we got another ...
... for, a Russian bakery that even had queues in the dark February days, and where I wasn’t disappointed with their goods. Their cardamom braid made up for the poor macaroni and imported umbrellas, but with the rain still going I went a few doors down to Le Panier for a coffee.
Enough moping for one day, I was soon wandering around the market and gawping at the gorgeous bouquets on display for just $10; apparently bridal parties are known to ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews W Seattle
I recently was "housed" at the W Hotel Seattle for a major summit, and having a five star hotel paid for by our host was something I very much appreciated and looked forward to.
Great Contemporary Atmosphere
Love the contemporary furnishing, big windows, great view of downtown Seattle, huge bathroom and with huge mirror, great location. Some friends flew in from Pheonix and stayed at the W, I had always seen the Hotel living in Seattle but have never stayed there until they came into town. If you love a different type of atmosphere , more contemporary, hip and stylish, the W is the place to stay!
A great business hotel
Truly an excellent experience from the wonderful corner room with its floor to ceiling windows to the wonderful Earth & Ocean restaurant. The staff were very helpful and no request was too much trouble. The beds are a cut above the usual hotel standard and the furnishings and decor are very stylish yet totally functional. Combine all this with a great location and you have a superb base for any business trip to Seattle.
After a night out on the town a friend and I decided to get a room at the W instead of driving home. What a great decision this was! No, it's not for everyone. Just as I would not put someone young into an old stodgy hotel, I would not recommend this hotel for business travellers or my grandma. But we got there late, about 2am, and absolutely loved the room. It was a good size, loved the art and the bathroom was so clean and well laid out. Called room service at 3 am and had food brought up very quickly by a great woman who took the time to tell me her name and to let me know whatever I needed food wise to call her right up! All in all I had a wonderful time and look forward to staying again.
Give me more of the W
I loved my stay at the W in September 2003. The sales staff was accomodating and gave me a good rate, the rooms were sexy and the beds - to die for. Definately geared for pleasure and I had lots of it! The mini bar was stocked wtih good wine and champagne, the restaurant was yummy and the room service perfect. They made it a place I'll go back to again and again. You feel like your in a warm cocoon of hip sensuality.
Very dark, depressing hallways and public areas. The halls are so dark as to be scary. Who knows who are what (a burglar? a lot of dirt?) might be lurking there. The staff is ridiculously pretentious and unhelpful. In an effort to appear high tech and trendy, this place has succeeded in being snobbish and cold. On the positive side, the rooms are well-furnished and comfortable, if a bit strangely decorated. But another negative is the lack of soundproofing. For a new hotel, the rooms seem to have surprisingly thin walls. A better choice, at less than half the price, is right next door: the venerable Pacific Plaza Hotel. Yes, its rooms are smaller, but they are comfortable and bright, and the staff is wonderful. The Pacific Plaza makes you feel right at home, and the price and location are right. If you prefer a trendier location, Hotel Monaco, across the street from the W and Pacific Plaza, is a much better choice for about the same price as the W. It is hip but not pretentious, and the staff's customer service skills are far superior to the W's.
Dark and strange
Stayed at the W for a professional conference at the same hotel. This hotel goes out of its way to be strange at the cost of livability. The halls are so dark that they would do better to stock the "in-room store" with tiny flashlights - those they could sell. A few of us at the conference made fun of the hotel during discussion. I had a menu card in my room the first night that I could fill out and hang on the door to get a room service breakfast. I did that the first night, and it was good, but I never got another menu in my room to do that again.
What happened? They tried to charge me for parking for 3 nights - I didn't drive a car there. Strangely, I never got a survey or comments card to fill out, either. I'll try somewhere else next time.
Best in-city hotel in Seattle
I have booked several friends into this super modern hotel and have also checked out the rooms and eaten in the restaurant (Earth & Ocean) myself. The rooms are drop-dead gorgeous in a modern vein, as are the public spaces of the hotel. The staff are excellent--eager to please, but casual, not haughty. The restaurant is probably the best in Seattle at the present time. I have also had friends stay at the Four Seasons and there is no comparison--the W is a charmer, the Four Seasons is the worst in their chain.
News Flash: Four Seasons just wised up and have sold their Seattle hotel to the Fairmont group.
Horrible Customer Service in the Billing Dept
Stayed there for one night.... great atmosphere, horrible lighting, outstanding furnishings - typical neo W hotel.
However, the Hotel likes to charge for everything - even for things you don't use. They charged me for drinking the water from the honor bar which i never touched. When i called the billing department to correct the charge, they were unapologetic, though they said they would reverse the charges only after i had to raise my voice.
Watch your wallet! And good luck with the billing department -- shameful behavior!
I arrived in August around noon for a business stay--I was told that check-in was at 3 and my room should be ready by then. Fine--it was a beautiful day, I walked around the city, had lunch, visited the museum, and returned around 4:45. My room ended up not being ready until 5:15 and it was a closet on the level of the next building's roof. 20 feet away were large office windows so it was a little more open than I wanted. I'm a Starwood member and figured after the delay, they'd at least try and give me a decent room. I requested a change, and the room I finally got was nice enough, but this is still after six hours of waiting! Also, the halls are much too dark--I know it's supposed to be hip, but even hip people like to be able to see in a hotel hallway. Basically, the very young staff needs some training in customer service. Without it, luxurious, hip accommodations won't work.