Rated 4.3 out of 5 by 165
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by hawkeye fan Good as expected
We enjoyed the stay and the pool was very nice to relax in. We thought the food was great and it always was plenty. So next time we are in Seattle we will probably contact you for a place to stay. Thanks for your hospitality.
June 12, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by mehlinda poor internet connection and late room cleaning
Please get better internet connection in room, or give the right code passwoird from day one, not day 3
Get curtains that will block out light
clean rooms by 1 at the latest not 3
June 5, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Great Auk Excellent Overall
This property is a good, fresh, no-surprises hotel. I found it a little expensive, but for a hotel as close to our family in Seattle as it is, it's worth the convenience.
I would have preferred that breakfast start at 6:00 AM instead of 6:30. An earlier start time would allow us to eat, then check out and not be so rushed.
Room and food quality were excellent, and the Staff was friendly, courteous and helpful.
June 3, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by bejoel No Internet service in rooms. Comfortable beds.
We were not the only guests at this hotel who had NO internet service in the rooms. We did notify the front desk and they say, "sorry, tall apartment buildings cause problems." My reply is fix it! If you plan to check in here be sure you get a room close to the lobby, otherwise, forget it. Overpriced. 3% AAA discount!!!
On the positive side, the bed was very comfortable and sheets were soft.
June 2, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by celticwnb Despite good service, major design flaw
While I generally was satisfied with my stay here, who on earth made the decision to site the ash trays/smoking area right in front of the entrance? Beside being of questionable legality under Washington law, I do NOT want to have to wade through clouds of smoke when entering or exiting the hotel!
May 30, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by PRB 53 Pleasant, Jaw Dropping Surprise!
The clean, modern, exceptionally well-maintained property was staffed by very friendly people who conversed easily and helpfully. Alyson in particular.took an interest in my USMC sweatshirt which was meaningful. The room was neat as a pin, and the breakfast had everything an Express Hotel should provide, as well as this great WiFi I'm using now.
Frankly, Aurora Avenue in south Shoreline did not hold a high level of expectation on my part, so to find a first class hotel stay in this area was astonishing and welcome. Thanks!! Great to be an IHG member!
May 26, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by SamArizona Perfect
I can't say one bad thing about this Holiday Inn Express. It even smelled new. They said they remodeled in 2012, but everything looked new. Very nice staff. Great price. Traffic can be heavy on Aurora, going towards downtown during rush hour.
May 14, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by jaster7474 Solid out of the way choice.
If you have a car, I would recommend staying here. It's a little out of the way. However, the rooms are large. The breakfast choices are plentiful. The parking is free. And the rate is economical.
May 13, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Casper51 Elegant and refreshing retreat.
Seattle has lots of big meetings...but you don't want them in your hotel at the end of the day. Food was close by and really good and diverse. I will stay there again.
April 14, 2014
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Dorryk Not a business hotel
We stayed three nights in a King Suite and did not have consistent internet service at any time. This is the third time I have had to write this review, as I keep getting disconnected. The location is ok. Staff is friendly, especially the ones who help with the morning breakfast - always happy and helpful. The room was ok - have stayed in better HI Express, but also worse. I would not recommend this to any traveler who needs to have consistent internet access to catch up on work or e-mails...beyond frustrating!
April 2, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Tkay51 The best facility around.
This certainly isn't the first time I have written a review about this facility and more likely than not it won't be my last. In my work, I have traveled over the Puget Sound region and have stayed at some 50 different establishments in just over a year. The North Seattle / Shoreline Holiday Inn & Suites is the best of all the facilities I have stayed in, Some hotels are far higher priced and well known luxury hotels. They do not come close to comparing to the amenities I find at your establishment. You have the best staff-always friendly and efficient and make my stay away from home feel more like home. The facility is always clean and quiet, the beds are very comfortable, and it is among the safest of hotels I have stayed in. Thank you to all the excellent staff employed at North Seattle / Shoreline.
March 24, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by native barbie windows
every thing was awesome staff did a great job on helping us,,only thing the street lights we could not shut the drapes all the way,
March 12, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by C & B Ideal location for our travel needs
We had traveled to Seattle to visit family and this HIE location was perfect for our daily trips into and around the city. The front desk staff greeted us warmly and made us feel welcome. Our only criticism was a non-functioning toilet in our room when we checked in. We were going out for the rest of the day and notified the desk of the problem on our way out. We were told the maintenance staff would take care of it while we were out. When we returned several hours later, the maintenance man was just showing up and told us he would be back in the morning to make repairs. We were disappointed that no one thought to offer us an opportunity to relocate to another room. The rest of our week long stay was wonderful. Our room was maintained impeccably by the maid staff, the breakfast buffet was fresh and generous every day, and the staff was consistently friendly. An overall great experience.
February 27, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 Great place to stay across the board
Great breakfast and service thanks! Pool and hot tub are very clean and taken well care of.
February 25, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by lemay96 As usual, internet was not reliable
What is becoming standard with Holiday Inn Express, the wireless internet provided was non-existent unless you are on the first floor, or lobby. If you are going to offer it, get it right or go back to hard wired. I swear, 90 percent of the HIE's don't get this right!
February 20, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Andrearr Great Experience
I stayed 3 days at this property. I enjoyed the entire experience from start to finish. Staff is very courteous, friendly, and property is comfortable.
February 19, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by For the girls Great place to stay
I was in your city for the jr. National curling tournment and I have to say to the motel, the granite curling club that you folks did an awesome job. I am looking forward to visiting your city in June. Thank you!,,,,
February 6, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by CURLNJ Overall a Good Expierence
This was my first trip to the Seattle area. We stayed at this property for 9 nights to attend the U.S. Junior Curling National Championships.
I will list the things that stood out. The staff was very friendly and accommodating. The breakfast was okay, but it was what I expected for this type of property. The property was clean and in good shape, but I did have some concerns.
The room was smaller than expected. The room was very hot and humid and stuffy. I would open the window at night just to get some fresh air into the room. The bed and pillows were not that comfortable and the I got a stiff neck my first night which lasted several days.
The Wi-Fi Internet service was spotty in the rooms. I saw other people out in the hallway sitting just to get a single. I did have to work for periods of time during my stay, so I either had to hook my computer up to the hardwire in my room which forced me to sit at the desk or go down to the dinning area for a good Wifi single.
I went to the gym to workout the first morning I was there, only to find that several pieces of the equipment were either out of service or not working.
I would stay here again due to the proximity of the hotel to my venue, but I would at least know what to expect the next time.
February 5, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Dad of 3 Simply Great!!
We spent Christmas in Seattle and this was our second time staying at this location. We absolutely enjoyed our stay! The hotel is nice, clean, and contemporary. There were lots of food choices at breakfast. On Christmas day, which landed on a weekday, they extended the breakfast hour to half an hour longer (like it was a weekend). There are lots of free parking and the area feels very safe. The hotel is only a short drive to downtown and other attractions like the Woodland Zoo. The best part is that the pool opens 24 hours! I would definitely recommend staying here if you are traveling with kids. We will stay here again when we go back to Seattle.
January 13, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by KRR1 Amazing Cleaning Service
Location was great, we even had a view of downtown Seattle and space needle from the room.. it was at a distance but the entire skyline!.. Staff especially the cleaning folks were amazing.. they were fast, kind and room was so clean I felt I could walk barefoot around the room and let the kids roll on the ground! Rooms are not very large but enough space. We stayed 2 weeks and really were grateful for the breakfast and pool.
Had never stayed at a Holiday Inn express and did not pick this hotel.. did the travelocity unknown hotel- where you type in your needs and price range and you do not know where you are staying till you pay...
January 5, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Lmoreira No wireless internet
The hotel itself is good, rooms are above average, fair breakfast but for me the bigest problem was the wireless internet. I stayed in two rooms 418 and 216 and none of the the wireless worked.
January 4, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 Great place to stay in Shoreline
Clean room and nice design. Reasonable pricing with excellent environment in the district.
January 3, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Linda Calgary Excellet Service
Front desk service is great, room is very clean, breakfast is delicious, location is very convenience.
January 2, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Bertman Good Value
I have stayed here three different times in the past 18months. The first time was memorable enough that I wanted to stay again the next time I came to the area. Staff is friendly and helpful, and the property is clean and well maintained.
I don't know what the standard room is, but each time I was placed in a king suite, with a couch, chair and coffee table in addition to the standard office desk and chair. There was also a small Kitchenette area. All this without requesting that type of room. Maybe I got lucky, or was upgraded without realizing it; I don't know, but it was a cool room.
I have only two things to nitpick about:
I travel for work, and by the time I get back to my hotel I just want to relax and watch TV. The TV channel selection included 40 or so channels, of which about half were High Definition channels (Hooray!). However, of the 40 channels, 4 were completely blank, and about 15 were sports channels. However many of the standard basic cable stations like USA, TBS, MTV, VH1 were either in standard definition (Ugh!) or not there at all (TNT, Discovery.)
Whats more, the printed channel guide did not match the TV guide channel, and in several cases both were incorrect.
Somebody needs to spend some time straightening the mess out. Cut down on the sports channels (Two channels for Root Sports? Really?), get the most popular cable channels in HD, and get some kind of guide to match up with what is available.
Second thing- the woman taking care of the breakfast was doing a great job of making sure it was all well stocked and fresh and should be commended for that, however she also felt the need to share music blasted from her smart phone speaker constantly, everywhere she went. This seems a bit unprofessional and distracting.
Overall, a good stay, and I will stay there again next time I am in the area.
December 31, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by someguy69 north HIE
nice pool , best jets in a hotel hot tub ever.
and a great precore stretching chair in the gym , great for airplane hunch back
steamed rice in the morning breakfast mix and nice dinning room.
December 23, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by mrb22382 Poor staff
The overall experience and the hotel quaility was good except the staff that was there. Upon arrival we asked the gentleman working the front desk how long it takes to get to Medina from the hotel and he said an hour maybe an hour and a half with traffic, it took 35 minutes even with traffic. I would much rather have someone say I'm not sure than take a guess that couldn't be more wrong. Then in the morning, we went down to get breakfast and relax which wasn't possible with the one server playing her music through her MP3 player or iPod. If you're going to be playing music in a public setting, especially at work, its better to have it be something that caters to the general public not some hip hop music that most people don't like or want to hear that early in the morning, every day! I liked the overall hotel, it was clean, comfortable, and fairly easy to access other things from its location but the staff left a lot to be desired.
December 20, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Robin5 Very accommodating staff
Front desk staff helped us get rooms exactly as we requested
December 12, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by ChrisAndSherry Somewhat Dated Nice Hotel
We stayed at this site due to its lower cost in points. I am a platinum rewards member and stay in quite a few different HIE locations. I was a little disappointed by the dated appearance of this location. It was clean, and everything was in order. I missed having a newer thermostat that would allow me to enter a temperature setpoint rather than there just being a circular relative hot/cold scale. The controls were in the air handler unit and not on a thermostat on the wall. There were several small items like this. Nothing major, but I was slightly disappointed that this IHE was not quite up to the standard of other IHE's that I've stayed in before.
December 6, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Principe1 Nice room and good breakfast
We enjoyed staying in our suite and having a delicious breakfast each morning. The staff were friendly and helpful. Our only complaint was the room was quite warm and the heater was off. I guess we could have turned on the A.C., but that seemed extreme on a cold November weekend.
December 4, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by David352 Friendly staff and clean rooms
The property was neat and clean and reasonably quiet. The staff was very helpful and breakfast bar and staff were very good too.
December 4, 2013