Travelodge Seattle by the Space Needle
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
- Business Services
- Fitness/Health center
- Wheelchair accessibility
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Historical Traveler Reviews Travelodge Seattle by the Space Needle
Sleep-Deprived in Seattle
We booked a room at this hotel solely for its location and price - which is admittedly never a good idea! We weren't expecting the ritz, but this hotel fell far short of even "budget accomodation". We were given a small, dingy room on the ground floor which was next to the (very noisy) laundry room. "Breakfast" consisted of stale doughnuts, some fruit and coffee. We had originally booked for 3 nights, but the next morning found us wheeling our luggage across to the Holiday Inn for the remainder of our stay in Seattle. This (along with our experience at a Travelodge in Toronto during a stop-over the night before) has resulted in us avoiding all Travelodges since then.
I don't know what everyone's problem is.
This hotel was great. I would have given it 5 out of 5 if it wasn't for how thin the walls and floors are. Noisy guests kept us up.
There was a safe it the room to use and there was a small fridge as well. Parking was fine and they had a shuttle to the football game. As for the comments about being dirty and rundown, I didn't see that at all. Bathroom small? How big do you want it? It had a standup shower, toliet, and sink, what else do ya need? Great location to, meaning if you like to walk, its 3 minutes to the EMP, and about 15-20 minute walk to Pike Market.
If you are in need of a cheap place to stay, this is your place. If you are used to 4 and 5 star hotels, maybe you should stick to them.
Stayed one night, Sept 6, 2004. Hotel is very run down and dirty. Rooms are tiny and the bathroom was the smallest I have ever encountered. Other than location there is absolutely no reason to stay here. It was awfull.
Only as last resort
I was on a Suntrek holiday last year, one of our nights accommodation was unfortunately The Travelodge near the Space Needle. We were charged ?100 sterling per night ($180) through our operator only to find that it is only ?65 per room ($120). so I would recommend that you check out the correct price before you book on line. The window in our room did not lock, which was not only dangerous but at around 11pm at night we could hear peoples voices from outside. To our horror there was a table erected across the road and what can only be described as a soup kitchen distributing tea/coffee ect to the needy, which is very uneasy when you are coming in late at night.I obviously complained to both the operator Suntrek and the Lodge but I received a very negative letter informing me that the hotel was wonderful and they never had any complaints. Reading other peoples comments on their experiences I see that I am not the only person with problems.We were due to spend another night at the hotel on the journey home but we declined and booked somewhere else in the College district of Seattle.
Accomodation was satisfactory. Large room. All looking a bit tired but clean and tidy. Free breakfast of doughnuts and fresh fruit not to everyone's liking but, hey, we were not led to believe it was anything else. Location is excellent just a couple of blocks from the needle and monorail. May be a bit relaxed and downbeat for many but suited us fine. Price was good too with an early internet booking.
Travel Lodge Nightmare!
The room was dirty,in need of serious upgrading, cold and very noisy. We had to change rooms because the first one had no toilet seat and vomit in the bathtub.The pit-bull in the elevator and the children running up and down the hallways at 2am. were a real treat! This motel may be close to the Space Needle but it is no bargain.
I thought the motel was in a good location. Mac Donalds very close!! good view of the space needle My only complaint was I thought the room was not very clean...carpets especially looked shabby.
Don't listen to the negative. It's a basic hotel with a small swimming pool and whirlpool. The rooms are clean and tidy and well maintained.
Most rooms in hotels in Seattle offer rooms with only showers or combos ( I checked), and this shower was clean and plenty big enough. The service was good. Our room was well cleaned daily, and the desk clerks were friendly and helpful. They got us shuttles when needed and any other things we needed. The contintental breakfast is only donuts, muffins, fruit and beverages, though. We wished that they had toast and cereal. We stayed here for 5 nights, and we had a fine experience.
Certainly it is not a fancy place but it is 2 or 3 blocks from Seattle Center. I recommend it to you.
Friendly staff good location
I stayed in this hotel in May 2002. The staff are very friendly and the rooms a good size. The location is excellent with the Space Needle two blocks away. The only criticism is having breakfast (beverage and a muffin) served in the lobby
Poor Customer Service
Rooms were supposed to be available at 2:00. I had a reservation.
When I arrived the deskperson, Paul, was grumbling about having to get 20 minutes worth of work done in 10 minutes for the next person coming in. When I gave him my reservation information he told me that the room wasn't ready yet and to come back in half an hour.
I came back at 2:30. Paul was still grumbling about how he had so much work to do. He didn't remember me. He had to look the room up again and it still wasn't ready.
This time I waited in the lobby. During that time Paul told two other people to go have a seat because he was too busy too help them. He said he had to get work ready for the next person who was coming on shift.
It didn't seem to me that there was a lot of people. There was a slow steady stream of people but he wasn't being bombarded. He was just being rude.
At 3:00 I had to go and ask again to see if my room was ready. It finally was but Paul probably wouldn't have continued to check on the status if I hadn't gone and asked. He also didn't remember me yet again.
When we got to the room we discovered a room evaluation card left by the previous room occupant. Even more disturbing was the fact that the previous room occupant had filled out their address and contact information and we now had access to that.
The room itself was fine. The hotel appeared clean and well kept up.
TripAdvisor Reviews Travelodge Seattle by the Space Needle
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We left Bellevue, WA in the morning and rode right to the Boeing factory tour in Mukilteo, WA. It was only 26 miles away and the ride there was smooth. We spent about 3 hours on the tour and spending time in the visitors center. The assembly lines are so cool. The hangers are so large, and there are 6 of them. We saw 747, 767, and 787's in …
... we picked up our new hire car - crazy when a hire car overnight is cheaper than 2 x taxis. Seattle is pretty! Daffodils and cherry blossoms flowering everywhere, including tulips in the gardens!! We arrived to find a lovely hotel walking distance to the a Space Needle so decide that is what we will do with our time in Seattle. It was a great call! The weather was clear and the views expansive. The ...
... dinner.. We went into a Greek restaurant but as soon as we looked at the menu it just was too expensive and I didn't like to look of the food.
We made some sort of excuse and off we scoot out the door the waitress looked a bit sad.
So, on the way back we saw a Vietnamese place called Pho's which served up a great spread with enough for the next day. "Winner"