What you expect (and a bit more) A review of Hampton Inn & Suites Seattle Downtown
All the Hampton Inns are very basic hotels. The furniture is more like what you would see in a dorm room than in someone's home. But you should know that going in to any Hampton Inn.
We spent 3 days at the Seattle location and had a good visit overall. The one hitch was being promised a non-smoking room, but clearly windnig up in a smoking room - with no other rooms available. That is a small thing (overall) but when you're told to your face it is non-smoking and it's not you just question the staff a bit.
This hotel was in good condition. The rooms were clean, the halls well kept, and the dining room area was always in good shape. The breakfast is the somewhat drab Hampton Inn selection which also is dorm quality (but that's what you get at Hampton versus Hilton Garden Inn, for example). It will get you going, but you don't walk away genuinely happy.
One night we were there they had a bbq for all guests. The staff was there and were very friendly. The front desk people were equally nice and tried hard to satisfy your needs - what to do, where to go, etc.
The location was great for us, though as another reviewer noted, it is not really downtown- it is out by the space needle- walking distance to the Duck Tours, Music Experience, monorail, space needle, basketball stadium. So it is easy to get to downtown.
If you want luxury, go elsewhere, but for a nice, simple, clean and friendly hotel, it's a great option for your next Seattle escape.
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