Small Room, yet clean, safe and efficient A review of Roosevelt Hotel
I stayed at the Roosevelt two weeks ago to attend a convention. I originally had a reservation for the Camlin Hotel, but was told the Camlin had abruptly been sold to a condo developer and my reservation was transferred to the Roosevelt. I was uneasy about the situation being that I was informed two weeks before to my arrival. Also, most of the hotels in Seattle were sold out. I was pleased that the room was clean, modern and had all of the amenities that I would have expected from any other hotel, e.g. color tv, cable-access, internet access, phone, private bath, ironing board, hair dryer, etc. The staff was polite and efficient. I had requested a single room with a queen size bed. As mentioned in other reviews, the rooms are small. I don't think it would be confortable for a couple to stay in my room. But it was nice and cozy enough for me. Oh, there is a room for vending machines on the 3rd floor only. You might want to avoid getting a room next the the vending machines. The constant flow of people getting ice and soda might weight on your nerves. The gym is very tiny. It has several nautilus type machines and treadmill. The hotel is right in the middle of the downtown area within walking of distance to everything. The hotel on a quite, clean, well-lit and very safe area. No panhandlers to hassle you in front of the hotel. The hotel is accross the street from one of my favorite stores, Barnes and Noble. The hotel shares a block with a very nice multi-cineplex and a shopping mall. The Seattle convention center is one block away. Oh, someone mentioned some about construction related to the convention center and it disturbed his/her sleep. Well, for your information, the construction is now finished. I was offered a discount rate due to the Camlin mix-up of $109 per night.
I don't feel its worth it to pay their standard rate of $135. I feel it's a bit steep. If you are accustomed to the standards offered by the Hyatt or Marriott, then I would suggest you go there instead.