Seattle >Lodging > Moore Hotel
1926 Second Ave, Seattle, WA | Directions 9810147.611608 -122.341280
Neighborhoods: Pike Place Market, Downtown
Do not go here if you have visitors (OR IF YOU ARE PLANNING A WEDDING!) I stayed here and they KNEW it was a wedding party. They absolutely ruined my wedding! Made me 2 hours late because I have to scramble to find a new hotel that ALLOWS guest! Which all of them do beside this hotel! Once all my bride’s maid/hair stylist came into the location they were extremely rude and unprofessional! They front desk girls are very unhelpful and extremely rude with their little comments…. We decided to check out of that hotel, the manager on duty (SHE’S A RUDE RUDE PERSON AND SHOULD NOT BE A MANAGER AT ALL) saw that my husband that a hand full of stuff and could not even open the door yelled across the lobby “HEY WE NEED YOUR ROOM KEY!!!” So unprofessional. We ended up stay at the Travel Lodge by the space needle, SAME PRICE, NICE STAFF, and PROFESSIONAL AND YOU CAN HAVE VISITORS! They have breakfast; they have a fridge in your room. DO NOT STAY HERE OR ELSE YOU WILL REGRET IT AND HAVE TO FIND A NEW HOTEL WITH SHORT NOTICE… BOOO THIS PLACE IS NOT GOOD!!!! 2 thumbs down for The Moore.
Pictures can be "photo-shopped"! – Wow! Where are the rooms that they show on the website??? This place is out of a bad movie. Rooms were tiny, old, dirty, and hot. The AC was a 5" fan in front of the window that did a great job of bringing in the sounds of the homeless fighting and the urine smell from the alley. TV was about 13". Spent one night in a "Euro Room" - shared bath was OK but only 1 1/2 for about 12 -14 rooms. Own room the next night had a bathroom. Shower was about 2' x 2'. Though close to Pike's Market, 2nd Ave. is a terrible street to do any walking on, especially at night. Now, all that being said, if the website & reviews had been accurate I would not have booked the room. I would love for someone from the Moore Hotel to prove to me that the pictures on the website were actaully taken at this hotel. Pay a little more and look elsewhere!!!
Matches? we don't need no stinkin matches. :D – Well now, I guess you can't please everyone! I was reading the review by UnagiGirl and I just can't seem to get past it. I have had the pleasure to stay at the Moore on several occasions on my trips to Seattle. Is it the Ritz ? No, you want the Ritz then go there. I knew there was no parking because it is "clearly" stated on their website and when I wrote them a note from their website and asked about parking (important to know) they told me there were lots available and on street parking but not for free. Enough said. You want cool and funky ? Then go to the Moore. People are very helpful and it reminds me very much of a time gone by and Europe. Can't beat the location. The SAM, Pike Place, Seattle Center, Nordstrom, Macy's, Monorail all within walking distance. The bus is free if you want to ride down to the Seahawk Stadium but I love the 10 block walk to Pioneer Square. (that's where the stadium is). All in all, I recommend the Moore hotel to people without hesitation.
Worst Service in all of Seattle – I booked a room at the Moore for a night. On the website, while booking, one of the very few amenities was free parking, a very huge bonus for downtown. When we pulled up to the hotel loading zone, I asked the front desk person where we could park. He said they actually don't have free parking but do have an agreement for parking up the street at a garage. I asked him if it was free because the website said it was.
He, very tersely said " Its not on the website." He turned his computer screen towards me and said "Where did you see it?" I told him while I was booking the room it was under amenities- he responded that I was wrong. I asked him if the parking was secure because we have had our car broke into right across the street.
His response in a very hostile tone was "I just went over that with you." I told him there was no reason to be assy. He promptly canceled my reservation and told me to go stay somewhere else. I apologized to him-(assy probably wasn't the best word to use but it did best describe his attitude)-he was the one being rude to me- and asked him to please not cancel my reservation. He told me to leave.
Apparently, The Moore Hotel doesn't believe in customer service and thinks that hostility is the way to treat people. The moral of the story is, I didn't stay at the Moore but my review is based on its front desk employee who was rude, hostile and should be let go. There are thousands of people looking for jobs, why would a business keep one who loses customers?
Really cool place, urban experience – Just a fun vibe at this downtown seattle hotel, lot's of communal space, friendly Euro's staying there, and really walkable to a lot of different places. Very inexpensive too (cheap!), but if you are looking for someplace fancy - look elsewhere
amazing suites yet so cheap!!!!! – this place is amazing!!!!!!!!!! The suites are beautiful.about 3-4 blocks from the water front and minutes from the shopping district.the suit we got was only 125$. it was amazing with a mini kitchen an anchway that seperated the living room from the bedroom with a dinning room with classy plates. the bedroom had a green silk bedspread a flat screen tv with two walk in closets.. i highly recomend this hotel!!!!!!!
Don't Touch My Stuff! – I checked into the Moore Hotel last night for a conference and left my toiletries on the sink.
When I came back this evening, the items were gone. After a half hour, the desk clerk got ahold of the housekeeping supervisor and she told him that the items were in my medicine cabinet.
Why didn't the maid tell me she had moved my things? I thought she had stolen or discarded them. To me, that's as bad as stealing. AVOID. If you want a cheap hotel in Seattle, try the Everspring Inn on Aurora.
some details about the Moore – I had trouble finding specific details of what rooms at The Moore included, so I wanted to elaborate. We booked suite 705 for just over $100 per night. The kitchenette included: coffemaker (coffee was provided, but I'd reccomend going out for coffee or buying your own), 2-eye range, sink, mini fridge, table for 2, love seat and coffee table. The bedroom was separated by a doorway (not an actual door). Included were: very comfy queen sized bed, one nightstand, TV (cable too!), small dresser, and a good-sized walk-in closet with several hangers. The room DID NOT have an alarm clock (luckily, my cell phone has one). The attached private bathroom had an old-fashioned claw-foot tub ( with shower curatins all around), pedistal sink, medicine cabinet, hairdryer and toilet. There was little space for storage of toiletries in the bathroom.
Floors 3, 6, and 7 have been remodeled and have very nice-looking decor. Floors 2, 4, and 5 look dark and uninviting. rooms ending in 01-05 do not face the water and are advertised as "quiet rooms." believe me, the street behind the Moore has just as many sirens going by at 3 a.m. as the street in front has. Just bring earplugs. Rooms ending in 06-16 are on the south end of the hotel furthest from the Moore Theater (which can be noisy) and face Puget Sound. rooms ending in 17 and above also face the water but are closer to the noise of the theater. Keep in mind there is no AC here and when the weather is nice you'll want your windows open.
value for the money, good location, friendly staff – I'm from Sydney, Australia, I viisted Seattle twice and in both occasions I stayed at the Moore Hotel, if I come back, and I definitely will again as Seattle is one of my favourite cities in North America, the Moore is where I'd like to stay again, the location is perfect, the staff is very friendly, to me anyway, the rooms are basic but comfortable and clean and in both ocasions I was given rooms with nice views of the water, a bonus, and yes, you can't beat the price.
Definitely no-frills, but you can't do better for the money. – My boyfriend had stayed at the Moore Hotel 6 years ago on a cross-country trip, so when he suggested that we stay there on our recent trip to Seattle, I let him take care of our vacation plans. We took public transit ( MT194 / $1.25) from SEATAC, which lets you off 3 blocks from the hotel - an easy walk.
This place is fantastic for the money if you don't require a lot of "extras." They offer shared and private baths (the private baths go pretty quickly), and we tried out each. Even the shared bath option gives you a sink in your room. The hotel feels much like a hostel at first - it's old and not in the best visual condition, the hallways are a little dark, the elevator only holds a couple of people, and the doors to the rooms require *gasp* actual KEYS! The neighborhood is a little gritty, but we never felt unsafe at any time. It is a highly trafficked area, so you're seldom wandering about by yourself.
It's a pretty bare bones setup, but everything was super clean, functional, we had a fantastic view of the water, and the building is constructed like a prison (thick plaster walls), so we never heard a peep from our neighbors. The close proximity to just about everything is amazing - we walked to Pioneer Square (~25 minutes), Safeco Park (~35 minutes), Pike Place Market (less than 5 minutes), and took a quick bus ride over to the Seattle Center. This place is central to everything you'll need to explore Seattle efficiently and thoroughly.
If you're into fancypants-type accomodations and need a lot of catering to, this place is not for you. There are no clocks in the room, no pictures on the wall, you may/may not get a mirror in your room, but the place is well worth the money that you'll save, and the service that we received from everyone working there was 5-star. They definitely have a lifelong customer in my guy and myself.
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