Travel Blogs from Seattle
... there were 3 trams waiting - great, they got their **** sorted we will be home in no time - PSYC! We just missed the 3rd tram and had to wait a good 45-60mins for the next one to rock up. Once again, no complaining about Perth anymore!
Tomorrow morning Cal and Ash leave bright and early on a bus back to Vancouver. We will see them again in a matter of days before spending our last 5 nights in their humble abode.
L & B ...
... to my grandmother to journal when I traveled abroad.
There was so much to write about. By the end of the 10 days, we had great tans, many memories and loads of new friends. As a final treat to ourselves, we went to see a professional soccer match in the massive Maracana stadium, designed to seat 150,000 people. It was amazing quality of soccer, quite a spectacle. We learned about intense soccer rivalries and how they are used by the government to manipulate and distract ...
... down for our breakfast, which was yummy and plenty yet again. There's a guy who works on the breakfast part, i'd say around 50ish, he's from London, but sounds like he's living over here for quite some time. He also said he'd lived in Portland for 2 years! After breakfast I spoke to my mum and dad for a while, which was nice, but strange it was tea time there!
The weather seemed to be getting better and our plan today was to go up the Seattle Space ...
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Its been three weeks now in Tacoma/Seattle and I've just about settled in here. I have absolutely fallen in love with Seattle and it is going to take a lot for California to exceed the experience that I have had here so far. The music scene is incredible here with amazing local bands playing almost every night and some of the greatest national and international bands touring through Seattle virtually every week! Music scene aside even the landscape of the state is gorgeous with ...
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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.