Rated 4.1 out of 5 by 327
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Nancyb4 Outstanding staff and very comfortable bed
The people at the front desk were very welcoming and helpful. The suite we had, although only on the 2nd floor, was very nicely laid out. My only negative comments are that the outlets by the bed were not accessible, the bathrooms needed updating (the bath stalls were yellowed and the bathtub had a crack in the corner), and some of the towels were stained. The rest of the areas were spotless. We were given (by Briana) very helpful and detailed instructions for our walking route to the Space Needle, and we received first class shuttle service to our cruise ship in the morning. When we first got there, she also told us of a very good restaurant just 50 ft. away from the hotel.
July 10, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Traveler407 Staff above and beyond
Although I find it difficult to sleep well in a city based hotel because normally I live in a rural area, the staff was very accommodating and went above and beyond in helping me secure transportation around the Seattle area. They were welcoming even though I didn't arrive until 1:00 am tired and exhausted after a day of traveling. I also had a great view of the Space Needle from my window, which was within walking distance from the hotel.
July 10, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by peter 23 poor beds and service
Stopped here for a two night stay to see Seattle. It took too long to walk to public transportation. Neighborhood seemed seedy. Hotel appearance from street looked seedy. One of our party dropped a jacket on a table in the restaurant checking on a tour. Within seconds the jacket disappeared. Of course no one saw anything and the staff were not helpful or concerned (Except for Ken) Jacket was never located. Beds were hard as rocks.
July 6, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Jim60302 Comfortable bed, great staff, and great service
I especially liked the hotel providing both soft and comfortable pillows and labeling them as such. Nice touch.
The staff was great. very attentive to my needs.
The complimentary breakfast was a nice touch and had plenty of choices on the menu. I had a minor problem with the internet in business area but the staff were helpful in resolving the problem. They staff were very helpful in directing us to surrounding attractions and giving us several choices for transportation.
Overall my experiences resulted in a very relaxing and enjoyable vacation.
July 3, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by PRP60 Great hotel value for seeing the sights of Seattle.
Holiday Inn Express and Suites Seattle-City Center met and exceeded our expectations during our 3 night stay while seeing the sights of Seattle. It was convenient to Space Needle and monorail into downtown - - although most folks would be able to walk into downtown as well. As far as amenities go; the room met our expectations and the lobby was large and comfortable during the few times we used. The frontdesk staff was exceptional. The small restaurant (The Emerald Grill) within the complex was great. The best clam chowder we've ever had and among the best meals we had in Seattle. Cocktails and service also great. We would stay at this hotel again -- far better value than what we have experienced in the downtown area.
July 3, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Amarillohenry Courteous staff
The staff was very accommodating and courteous. The facility was well kept and clean at all times.
July 2, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by VET85 Good Quality for the location
I had a mixed experience, but overall, enjoyed my stay. I asked for a room away from the elevators-and the check-in clerk told me it was-but was actually right next to the elevator (room 530). The parking garage was awesome and I highly recommend you keep it. It was nice to out of the weather in a controlled area. The shuttle to the baseball park is a mess. I think if you are going to shuffle your customers to that business, you must get involved to see that they are taken care of. This is the first hotel I have stayed at, without a courtesy or shuttle van. Yuck!
Lastly, I left my Kindle and the hotel housekeeper says he had it. I gave him my FEDEX number to ship it. This was Thursday and today is Tuesday. I am still waiting for it. I am grateful he took the time to send it to me, but I would have liked to have a tracking number so I don't have to call the hotel and ask where it is. I feel it makes me seem ungrateful and unappreciative. I would rather ask FEDEX where it is. Again, overall, I had a nice stay. Better when/if I get my Kindle.
July 1, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Bruce G Great spot to leave for a cruise
This was a great place to see Seattle and embark from for a Alaska cruise. Good breakfast and a safe location.
June 30, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Mike062014 Helpful staff, comfortable room good breakfast
We arrived about 3 hours before check-in time and the staff couldn't be more helpful. We were a group of 9 and although our rooms were not ready, staff stored our luggage so we could do some sightseeing before check-in. When we returned about 5 hours later, check-in was quick and efficient. BTW, the transportation service that the hotel provided was superior in timeliness and service. The driver took great pains to locate us amid the chaos of the airport and got us quickly to the hotel.The free breakfast at the hotel had a good variety of cereals, pancakes and eggs. Our only complaint was that the juices were a bit bland . Our room was comfortable and quiet and was clean except for the stained carpet.. But overall our stay was pleasant and the hotel conveniently located so we could walk to the Space Needle and downtown waterfront areas.
June 29, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by landray Great rooms,staff and breakfast buffet
We were pleasantly surprised we had a 1 bedroom suite with 2 queen beds and 2 bathrooms. The rooms were spacious, clean and comfortable. The complimentary breakfast buffet was great with lots of options including pancakes, eggs, meats,toast, muffins, cereal etc. We were very pleased with the staff and our overall stay. They even let my aunt store her luggage here after our cruise free of charge until her plane left. We would stay here again :) You could also see the space needle out of our window, only a few blocks away.
June 28, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Mbh31 Great service
Staff was extremely friendly, helpful, and knowledgeable. Traffic and street construction were unavoidable frustrations.
June 26, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Dublin Jack Great staff but expensive for what it is
We goggled for a hotel near King St station and this came up but after checking in we discovered there were other IHG hotels much closer to the station.
The front desk staff were great,efficient and friendly but the breakfast room staff did not appear to be customer focused as they left guests outside a locked door until a couple of minutes after 6.30 am. By USA standards rooms are compact at best and bathrooms small.
Although I used my priority club points for this stay it appeared to be overpriced for what it is, ,I have stayed at better Seattle hotels for less recently.
June 26, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by JavaGirl5654 Great Stay!
Stayed here for the Seattle Rock n' Roll Half. Room rate was great! only a couple blocks from space needle. and right on the express bus route so getting ANYWHERE downtown was really easy and fast. Also easy to freeway access. I would definitely stay at this hotel again. Pool is a little small, but you can see the space needle from it so that makes up for it!
June 25, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Misha39 Great Front Desk Service
Excellent service at front desk upon check in. Enjoyed view of space needle from room!
June 25, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by lizb1974 great stay at HIE
Great breakfast and view of Space Needle. Had a great recommendation from the front desk of the Flying Fish for dinner, we loved it. Had no problem with the shuttle to pier 91 for our cruise.
June 24, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Fred95 Great front desk and breakfast
Taysha checked us in and gave us a choice of three rooms. We chose the room facing the back for less noise. We needed more hangers in our room and Taysha had them there in a few minutes. Timothy was also very helpful with advise and he gave my wife his thermos bottle so she could put her flowers from Pike market in the room. The breakfast staff replenished the food faster than any HIE that I have ever stayed in.
Check out Five point café.
June 23, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by sapo51 Kim at Front Desk was awsome
The service, the room, comfort and location was great.
Kim on the front desk made out stay great. She was always willing to help us and accommodate us.
The only complaints I have are:
The internet service was awful. Could not use WiFi at all.
We complained every day but never could get on in our room.
The other complaint I have is the taxi service. We waited one afternoon for 1 hour for a taxi. They called 4 times for us and we finally gave up. Not the hotels fault but it was very disturbing.
They couldn't even use their shuttle service to help us.
June 23, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by JoseFromCanada Great value and comfort for a downtown hotel.
I just returned from a weeklong stay in Seattle and I would HIGHLY recommend the Holiday Inn Express Downtown Seattle!!!
The room was spacious (we had a Queen Suite on the 6th floor facing the Space Needle), the staff was unreal friendly (and I'm from Canada!), and everything was within walking distance (we even walked back from Safeco Field along the waterfront).
While this hotel was one of the furthest from the waterfront, at $100US less than any other downtown hotel, the 2 or 3 block difference wasn't even a factor.
The Space Needle is 3 blocks away, Belltown (the party area - if you're up for a drink, I highly recommend The Rabbit Hole...Be careful though, they freepour everything and you will certainly get your money's worth there!), was only 6 blocks away, and the waterfront was 10-16 blocks away, depending on which Pier you wanted to see.
Taysha at the front desk is the nicest person I've ever met and I will definitely return if she is there! The entire staff was really friendly and very helpful, but Taysha stood out for sure.
The value of this downtown hotel, the staff's eagerness to help, and the location are all top notch. I will not stay in another Seattle hotel the next time I'm in town.
June 22, 2014
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by TonyR2014 Go elsewhere
Finding the entrance and parking was an experience. The rooms are outdated, noisy, and there are no drapes on the windows for privacy or to block out light.
June 21, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Doug & Cheryl Our Time at Holiday Inn Express in Seattle WA
We thoroughly enjoyed are stay. Staff was most helpful and friendly. The room was very nice and very clean. Location was great as we were very close to a lot of the attractions we wanted to visit.
June 21, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Cat** Breakfast
Conveniently located to attractions. My only complaint was with the yogurt offered at breakfast. They had original, light, and Greek type yogurt flavors, The problem being was they only had strawberry and strawberry/banana flavors available. The problem with this is that I am allergic to strawberries. So if I wanted yogurt for breakfast, I would have had to brought my own. I asked if they had any other flavors and was told that they only had strawberry in all three yogurt types.
June 20, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by hmck3 Consistently good
I have been staying at this hotel since it opened about 15 years ago. It is always good and sometimes excellent!
June 20, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by cm72 Convenient Location and great price.
We stayed before and after an Alaskan cruise. The location near the Space Needle and downtown, and the very good price compared with many downtown hotels, sold us on the property. The desk clerk was particularly helpful in making sure we were able to get a room early to accommodate a family member who become ill on the cruise.
June 18, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by cdlyon HI Express Seattle
A very good experience at a well maintained property. The room was very nice. The breakfast staff went above and beyond to provide great service. The hotel is within walking distance of the Space Needle, which is worth the trip. We also walked down to the pier (several blocks) to a variety of restaurants and bars. This hotel added to a positive Seattle experience for us.
June 17, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by JoeyD69 Good place to stay
Staff was friendly and helpful to "out -of- towners".
Recommended good sites to visits.
June 17, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by kaitlyn1997 clean comfortable room
I picked this hotel as it was close to Safeco Field. It also had a shuttle service to the park. The room was clean
June 17, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by georgia boy 14 Comfortable bed and good service
the room was very clean, breakfast was great, and the price was good compared to the other hotels in the area. I did alot of research and not many hotels had both a full breakfast bar and a pool. I felt like the staff became annoyed when i asked questions, like I was bothering them. Overall we had a good experience.
June 16, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Judy 55 Comfortable beds, clean and quiet rooms great service
We had a very nice stay at this hotel. Rooms were clean and comfortable. Sheets were soft and pillows comfortable. Pool was warm. Staff friendly and helpful.
June 12, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Vetteblu Great start to a cruise vacation.
All was 10 of 10 scale, except the employees, all were a 20 on a 10 scale!!!! I don't remember all the names, but Timothy started things straightening out a computer reservation issue.
From there they all couldn't do enough for us. Our rooms were spotless, and breakfast was kept well stocked.
The manager's style is reflected in her employees treatment of the customers.
Perfect location too!
June 11, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by JackThis item is nonsence V ERY GOOD EXPERIENCE
Everything was as I expected it would be.
No problems. Will use Holiday Inn Express again
June 11, 2014