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San Diego
Reviewed 25 July 2016

The location of the property is perfect, with easy access to pretty much anything you want to see and do in Seattle. The staff was friendly and helpful. We were especially surprised that while waiting in line to check in we were served a glass of wine. That is definitely exceeding expectations. Also, the front desk staff were very helpful...

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Mike W, Director of Rooms at Motif Seattle, responded to this review

Hello yvonnee689 - It is great to hear that you had such a great time while staying with us and that we exceeded your expectations! I want to thank you for your support of Motif Seattle and we look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Mike West Director of Rooms Motif Seattle

Cypress
Reviewed 25 July 2016

The Concierge, Isahias, was wonderful. He will take care of all of you arrangements and more! The hotel staff was always wanting to help us. The restaurant was always full so go early. The hotel is near the Market and Monorail.

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Mike W, Director of Rooms at Motif Seattle, responded to this review

Hi donaldt957 - It is wonderful to hear that Issayas took such great care of you; he really is a treasure and we are lucky to have him on our team. Thank you for your great review and we look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Mike West Director of Rooms Motif Seattle

Silver Spring
Reviewed 24 July 2016

Pre cruise stay. The view and location was perfect. Wine tasting was an added plus. Would not have dinner in the restaurant as way too loud. As an older couple, we are way past the bar scene, see and be scene scenario and just was very loud and crowded.

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Hi 749marleneb - Thank you for your wonderful review! I am so glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and I hope you had a fantastic cruise up to Alaska. Please come visit us again the next time you are in the Seattle area. Mike West Director of Rooms Motif Seattle

Lino Lakes
Reviewed 23 July 2016

No information in room regarding hotel or a map of area. Had to ask for dog bed. Paid extra money for water and coffee in the room. pillows are awful. view was poor. Frolik closed for a private party and not available to paying guests.

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Hello marciab217 - I am sorry to hear that we failed to meet your expectations during your stay with us. All of our information regarding all of our amenities at the hotel are located on the TV and our team in the lobby have very detailed maps of the city and are always willing and able to assist in pointing...

New York City, New York
Reviewed 23 July 2016

pleasant and accommodating staff but hotel is tired. Carpet is shabby and worn in lobby which is consistent with overall appearance and feel. Bright spot is restaurant and lounge and lots of upbeat 20 something riding 5 floors along side hotel guests to get there. The bar and deck are an oasis vs the dark and dank feel of rest...

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Mike W, Director of Rooms at Motif Seattle, responded to this review

Hello 535biztraveller - Thank you for sharing your feedback from your stay with us, I am sorry we didn't exceed your expectations but I appreciate your thoughts. You will be happy to know we are getting ready to kick off an extensive room and corridor renovation later this fall, so please come back and visit us again once complete. Mike...

Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

We stayed at the motif for a conference. It was our first visit to Seattle. We absolutely fell in love and will definitely return. The hotel is very modern and clean. It's conveniently located a short walk from the Pike's Place market, lots of shopping, and lots of great restaurants. Our room was clean, well furnished, and well serviced. Parking...

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Hi Drew S - It is great to hear of your great experience from your recent stay with us! Thank you for taking the time to write your review and we look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Mike West Director of Rooms Motif Seattle

Orlando, Florida
Reviewed 23 July 2016

The hotel public areas and room were fairly standard apart from the Frolik roof terrace which was nice, but the room prices were far too high for fairly standard accommodation. Check in and check out were slow with only one or two staff available at busy times, and colleagues reported lots of noise on lower floors from the roof terrace...

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Hi webbywayne - Thank you for your review, you will have to come back and see us again as we are getting close to kicking off a full room and corridor renovation later this fall. I think you will be really excited about the new changes that are coming. Mike West Director of Rooms Motif Seattle

Reviewed 22 July 2016 via mobile

Called for a different pillow and nobody ever came..when I called back was simply told "we only have the pillows in the rooms"...even worse is the monstrosity causing the shower not to drain....makes you wonder why they didn't notice when cleaning...if they did clean the tub? When we mentioned the hair wad when checking out we were not offered ANYTHING...

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Hello Lnbrandon17 - Please accept my apologies for the issues you faced during your recent stay with us. We do offer a different type of pillow as an alternative and I'm sorry that you were given incorrect information. I have shared your feedback with our Housekeeping team to ensure these items are not overlooked. Thank you for your feedback; without...

Salt Lake City
Reviewed 22 July 2016

Very enjoyable stay, great amenities for business, relaxation and a night out on the town. Staff were helpful, pleasant and did everything to make our stay memorable. Location ideal, we had a rental car for business purposes but after work everything was with in walking distance. we walked down to the pier and took a ferry out to Bainbridge island...

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Hello X5576NAmarkm - I am glad to hear you had such a relaxing stay with us and that you had to experience one of my favorite vantage points of the city...from the ferry coming back from Bainbridge Island! Thank you for taking the time to share your experience and for your support of Motif Seattle. Mike West Director of Rooms...

Missoula, Montana
Reviewed 22 July 2016

This hotel was nice and service was great. The bed was not comfortable at all I didn't sleep very well cause of it. The room was very nice and had an amazing view. The breakfast was much to be desired, the service was really slow and it took to long for us to get our food and we were the...

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Hello R2607GJrobertw - Thank you for taking the time to write your review, while I am thrilled to hear you enjoyed a majority of your experience, I am sorry that we did not exceed them in all areas. I hope that it will not detour you from visiting us again in the future. Mike West Director of Rooms Motif Seattle

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Food & drink at the hotel
Frolik Kitchen + Cocktails
Frolik Kitchen + Cocktails
Cuisines: American, Bar, Contemporary
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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Family Rooms
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  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Motif Seattle on Fifth Avenue in downtown Seattle Washington is a distinctly different and unique hotel located within the downtown neighborhood featuring the best shopping, theaters and cultural attractions on the West Coast. Whether you're in town on business or pleasure, our impeccable service and casual northwest flair will make your stay comfortable in Seattle.The hotel is noted for its exemplary level of service and sophisticated atmosphere, with amenities to satisfy both business and leisure travelers. Our 319 smoke-free guest rooms offer stunning views of Elliott Bay and the city and feature, Essential Elements bath products, luxurious bathrobes, Keurig coffee machines and refrigerators. On-site services include an award-winning concierge and bell staff, a business center and a fitness center. We also feature two restaurants; Frolik Kitchen + Cocktails on the fifth floor, including downtown Seattle's largest outdoor dining deck and seasonal summer entertainment on the patio, and Elephant & Castle British Restaurant & Pub. Motif Seattle is walking distance to Seattle's cultural, business and shopping attractions, including the ornate 5th Avenue Theatre and the classic Paramount Theatre, the famous Pike Place Market (with the world's first Starbucks coffee house), the Washington Convention & Trade Center and over 10 million square feet of retail shopping including Macy's Northwest and Nordstrom flagship stores. The Monorail to the Seattle Center's Space Needle and the Experience Music Project (EMP) is just step away. The Benaroya Hall and Seattle Art Museum are a few blocks away from the hotel. The hotel is also positioned for convenient Fifth Avenue access to Qwest Field, home of Seattle Seahawks football, Safeco Field, home of Seattle Mariners baseball, and Seattle Storm basketball. We are one mile from Seattle University, 6 miles from the University of Washington and its Medical Center and 6 miles from the campus of Seattle Pacific University. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Motif Seattle

Address: 1415 Fifth Avenue, Seattle, WA 98101-2313
Region: United States > Washington > Seattle
Price Range: $270 - $598 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Motif Seattle 4*
Number of rooms: 319
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Also Known As:
Red Lion Hotel Seattle
Red Lion Seattle
Seattle Red Lion
Red Lion Inn Seattle
Hotel Style:
#20 Luxury Hotel in Seattle
#29 Business Hotel in Seattle
#30 Family Hotel in Seattle
#38 Romantic Hotel in Seattle
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