Travel Blogs from Bellevue
As much as I love to travel, I also love to go back home. As Lin Yutang quotes: "No one realizes how beautiful it is to travel until he comes home and rests his head on his old, familiar pillow" I definitely feel richer than a week ago, with all the ...
... of things you should NOT do on the Great Wall, and just "not show them to Mrs. Kemp", yoga practice is for the gym, not the S-10 gate in Seattle, and Kyle assures me he won't let the girls paint his nails. Silly, Silly, Silly. :) To my girls: Mommy is thinking about you, and take good care of Daddy. My next blog will be from ...
Back in Seattle. Its over :(
I want to write a whole reflective last entry but once I do that, then this whole thing will really be over and I'm not ready for that yet. So for now, I'll just let you all know that we are back and safe and have our animals back once again in our house. If we have to be back in Seattle, at least its amazing weather - high 70s and super sunny!!
Ok...more to come...last full entry...stay tuned!
... on the 7th July to stay with two wonderful friends who I met on the Noordam last year. Following that, I’ll join the Statendam in Vancouver for my next contract on the 15th July to the end of September, porting in Vancouver every other Sunday. Feels like I’m really packing lots in these days which is great. I’m loving my life very much right now. Every day makes me happy and I have lots to look forward to as well.
Hi from Seatac International Airport,
I am waaaay overdue to hit the road again. The lapse in time since my last trip, South East Asia in 2010, is mostly to be blamed on steady employment and partly on general laziness. But I have conquered half of those two reasons (I think you can figure out which) and am off to Colombia. I have no real reason to go there other than it is summer there and I need to start using up the frequent ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Westin Bellevue
An excellent hotel in Bellevue
We stayed in the Westin Bellevue for 3 nights in early July 2006. The room was large, very clean and well equiped and the staff was very polite and efficient. The lobby was low key and elegant. with an almost Japanese feeling about it. We didn't eat there since there are many restaurants (including two or three of the ubiquitous Starbucks) within a few minutes walk. We noted that the hotel coffee shop was right off the lobby and convenient but we never did find the route to the main dining room which was tucked away in a hard to reach corner. Overall it's an excellent and quiet hotel in the middle of the new and growing part of Bellevue in the Seattle suburbs.
Best hotel I've ever stayed at!
My husband and I stayed at this hotel for one night in a corner suite. We arrived at 9:00 a.m. and were able to check-in early. The check-in process was quick and we were ecstatic when we arrived in our room, the views were amazing. The man that helped us at the front desk even remembered our names that night and asked us if we were enjoying our stay.
The bed was the most comfortable bed I've ever slept in. We used the work out room and indoor pool and both were great.
The location could not be better. You are right across the street from a fantastic mall and within a couple of blocks of tons of great restaurants.
We travel frequently to Bellevue on business and we will only be staying at The Westin.
When will the big chains "get it" ? Small details matter. Sparkling clean rooms, impressive lobby, great location & phenomenal beds but service that the Westin should be truly ashamed of.
A company in Bellevue arranged my stay at Westin Hotel in May 2006. The company gave them their credit card and told them to charge it to the company card. The hotel charged to my credit card. It is OK since people can make mistakes. However, when I called the accounting department to resolve the issue, they were rude. They said that they didn't have any record and were not willing to find out what went wrong. Since they don't have good record keeping methods, it is a guest's responsibility to find out what went wrong. It was a mistake made by the hotel. They don't seem to have good coordination between departments. Besides, the total amount charged to my credit card was more than what their receipt said. I had to go back in a week without knowing the problem and stayed in a so-called luxury room again. Westin made a same mistake and charged bills to my card. DO NOT request a luxury room. It is not worth $379 (including tax $423) a night. You may ask a corner room with views for $309.
I stayed at the Westin Bellevue this past Easter Weekend from April 14th to 16th.
All-around great hotel
Stayed three nights at the Bellevue Westin. The hotel was beautiful. Superbly clean. The staff was wonderful. Had a large flat panel TV. Nice location near an upper-scale mall and restaurants (walking distance). The usual Westin super-soft bed, although the sheets were not as soft as I remember. I highly recommend this hotel.
We stayed at the new Bellevue Westin Fri., Jan 20 - Sun., Jan. 22! It is directly across from Bellevue Square, it is next door to the new Lincoln Square, and next door to the Bellevue Art Museum, and centrally located to most everything you want to do.
We stayed at the Westin Bellevue between Christmas and New Years and had a great time. The staff were all very polite and friendly. About 15 minutes after we went up to our room, they even called to see if everything was all right, which I thought was a nice touch.
This will be a great place
I stayed at the Westin the first weekend they were open. The staff was wonderful, the room was beautiful - but... the pool wasn't open yet, the restaurant was very limited, it looked a little unfinished and the new carpet/paint smell was awful. Location and price couldn't be beat - it will be a great place once it's finished.
Very nice and modern hotel. Great location across street from Bellevue Square. Nicely decorated/neutral tones and dark wood. Standard rooms are adequate size. We were first guests in the room (hair dryer cord still wrapped/etc). LCD TV in every room is very nice touch and keeps with the modern theme. In room high-speed internet (extra charge) worked fine. Very small bath tub however but curved shower curtain rod widens space for showers. "Heavenly Shower" with two shower heads and adjustable spray and the "Heavenly Bed" were enjoyable. Towels are fine but funny that they stock the bathroom with one very nice towel hanging above the toilet and the rest of the towels are not as nice. Grab the nice for your use before your spouse does--or you could be gracious and let your spouse have the nice towel. I guess it depends on what you want to do for the weekend! It would be great to have two nice towels, though. Rooms are not super quiet but adequate.