Style, convenient, small A review of Hotel Max

Hotel Max is located in downtown Seattle, three blocks from the

convention center and close to shopping. The Pike Place Market

is farther but still a feasible walk. The interior is newly

remodeled in sleek grays and reds. Everyone I dealt with on the

staff was friendly and helpful. I arrived at 11 AM, expecting to

drop off my bag and check in later in the day. Instead, the desk

clerk took the initiative to verify that my room was ready and

checked me in. She also offered me maps, directions, and dining


My room had one queen bed, a nice flat-panel TV, a CD player in

the clock radio, and a safe. On top of the CD player was a

three-song sampler disk, which I thought was a nice touch. A

card on the desk advertised wireless internet access, but I

didn't try that out. The room was attractively furnished,

definitely a step up from a standard chain hotel decor. However,

the room was small, and there wasn't much storage -- just a

closet and two small drawers. The bathroom was especially

cramped. It had no counter space, only a shelf above a small

wall-mounted sink and another empty shelf above the toilet. The

shower stall was only about 30" x 30". My sixth-floor room faced

Stewart Street, which has frequent bus traffic. The noise was

definitely noticeable, but it didn't keep me awake.

Since I was traveling light and stayed only two nights, this

hotel met my needs very well, and the price was right. If you

need room to spread out or to store a lot of stuff, you might

not be happy there. Likewise, if you're sensitive to noise,

you should ask for a room off the street or consider another


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