Travel Blogs from Bellevue
... area. More facts than I can remember but all fascinating. There is also a display on building this monstrous structure that houses not only the deck but thousands of offices filled with people.
Our stomachs soon remind us that it is lunch time and we head to the famous Pike Place Market on the waterfront. It reminds me of Philadelphia’s beloved Reading Terminal Market only with lots more seafood. The fruits and vegetables for ...
... seeing how we are in Seattle, they were our adopted team for the day. Though I have a soft spot for the Jaguars. When Katie was only 9 months old I was in a conference on Amelia Island outside of Jacksonville, Florida. Our last night in the area, Mike and I got tickets to the game. High up in the bleachers but still there. Katie being the only baby let alone child in the section garnished much attention. I couldn’t believe it. Grown ...
... travelling at 10mph (so it takes 41secs to reach the top)). Once at the top the views were breathtaking - a 360 degree view of Seattle - we were blessed with the fact that it was a clear day and you could see everything clearly - including the set of allotments that have taken over the top floor of a multistorey carpark!
After we left the Space Needle we met up with Francesca's dad to collect her again before going out with James for a meal to round off the day.
... how mind boggling the view from 4 stories up inside a hanger showed 4 different 787's at progressive stages of joining together, and fitting out.
Later in afternoon we went on tour of Seattle underground. Learnt that Seattle did make many mistakes in it's urban development including incredible reverse flows in sewerage system, sinking of roads, footpaths, and shops .. they built the roads up, and provided access to ...
Brad & I took Alaiya and Benaiah for an explore downtown. It was a 30 minute drive from Issaquah past Bellvue, across the bridges on either side of Mercer Island. It was foggy and overcast with light rain but all the waterways with massive beautiful homes looked stunning.
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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.