On our recent trip to the USA we went through Seattle for a few days, because it was cheaper to fly out from there. . .and it is always great to visit the city. For the first day we stayed in the Westin Seattle Downtown, since it was Greg’s birthday and we got a good deal on Hotwire.
Staying right downtown in Seattle is great because so many things are within walking distance. We were able to take the Monorail and visit Seattle Center (where the museums and the Space Needle is), plus check out the shops. Seattle is a really great city, which I’ll really miss. It’s a lot further away from Calgary than it was from Vancouver.
The bed was really comfortable, and I like how they angled it, with the tv in the corner (where you can see it from the bed and living room, but it isn’t the focus of the room). Here is the main focus:
The view of the monorail, the water and Seattle Center from our hotel window! It was nice and sunny in Seattle for part of our trip (surprisingly!)
The living room area was nicely laid out , though (as usual) I found the seats too deep.
Can’t you picture someone sitting at this desk working on things while checking out the amazing view? There were plenty of plugs and a large work space. While there wasn’t free wi-fi in the hotel room, there was in the main lobby. The place was buzzing because there was a major gaming convention going on—which was very exciting! I like how busy the hotel was, with people actually using the lobby to hang out, or grab a bite to eat at the bar, or the café.
There’s a nice-sized gym in this hotel, with plenty of room to spread out.
The pool was an okay size, but kind of dated-looking. I didn’t check it out but Greg did.
This was probably one of my favourite hotels that we’ve stayed in in Seattle and I think it is a good value hotel in a great location. It was easy to get to the downtown public transit system to the airport and elsewhere.
Location: Westin Seattle Downtown 1900 Fifth Avenue • Seattle, WA 98101
Recommended for: Friends going on a vacation, families, or a couple. I wouldn’t specifically recommend it for a romantic getaway or honeymoon because there were lots of young families around and the lobby etc. were quite busy.