Travel >Inn At Queen Anne Seattle Hotels
505 First Ave North, Seattle, WA | Directions 9810947.623340 -122.355526
Neighborhoods: Magnolia / Queen Anne, Magnolia - Queen Anne, Lower Queen Anne
Not everyone's cup of tea – I read a description of the place and I’m still looking for the "European style." I agree with others that the nite staff is friendlier than the day staff. Even though all our bags were with us at check-in (after a couple trips to bring them in), they didn't offer or mention anything about helping us carry the bags up the stairs. The room smelled like musty bad cologne. We bought air freshener to make it tolerable and left our clothes in the suitcases so they wouldn't smell weird. The room was on the corner of the 3rd floor and had a queen bed, bathroom with tub/shower, a decent walk-in closet, and a furnished kitchenette. When I read a review that said it was like visiting great-grandma's house, I thought that pretty much summed it up. The door is pretty flimsy, the key will only lock the handle & NOT the deadbolt, and lets all the noise in. We were a little concerned with the security of our belongings while we were away for the day (nothing ever happened). The walls in the bedroom are textured and touched up in many areas. The bathroom ceiling was cracking (no mold), the cabinet under the sink was crumbling, and the tub had some mystery stains.
Bring earplugs because of people/vehicle traffic throughout the night.
The cleaning ladies start pretty early in the morning and had our room cleaned by 11am. The bath products were replaced everyday.
The shuttle had to be reserved a day before because of limited seating. The guy driving the shuttle was very friendly and even squeezed us in on a morning run even though the front desk told us we needed to give more notice.
It is true that outside the Inn there was a homeless guy, but they’re on a lot of other corners and outside of other businesses as well in this area. Most of them are selling newspapers like "Real Change." There’ll be people begging anywhere downtown, it's just part of the city.
Overall, we managed to make it through 6 nights at the Inn. We were looking for something within our budget, and got what we paid for. If you're coming here expecting something modern, then you're going to be disappointed. This isn't a charming and cozy place, but rather an older building retrofitted & maintained enough to be livable. There's a lot of potential for this place, but it would require a lot of money. The people who work at the Inn aren't the problem; it's just that the building is old.
This Inn Stinks – Don't even think about staying here. All the bums are outside and the staff are all jerks!! So be warned!!!:-)
I would actually rate them a minus 5 because you reviews are only from 1-5.
European ambience and pocket-friendly rates make this homey Queen Anne spot a best buy. – In Short
Built in 1929, the inn evokes the solid, protective aura of visiting grandma's house. Inviting entry nooks, with original brass mailboxes, lead to immaculate and comfy kitchenette apartment-rooms. Fresh curtains, bedspreads on firm mattresses, new carpeting and friendly staff soothe the tired soul. Outside, sip tea or soak up the sun in the lushly landscaped patio courtyard. Strictly a carry-your-own-luggage, no-room-service, walk-the-stairs (no elevators) spot. There's a complimentary shuttle to the top downtown attractions.
If you are on a budget and want to be close to the action of Seattle this is the hotel for you! – Before you make reservations please appreciate the fact that this a converted 1930's apartment building- and that there are no elevators or ice machines. Now that we are past that- the room, the ambiance, the front lobby staff and cleaning crew(down to the wonderful maintenance gentleman that carried all of our luggage up to our rooms on the 2nd floor)every thing was beyond amazing- Not to mention the free internet service, cheap parking was a godsend- and the fabulous gourmet market just up the street was perfect with the cute little kitchenette. The landscaping was a welcome surprise coming from a recent snowstorm in Idaho- the little soaps and shampoos smelled wonderful every day. The bed was absolutely comfortable and inviting after late night outings with our friends; as was the deep tub- better than the one we have at home. We will definitely be choosing the Inn at Queen Anne for our next trip back to Seattle- it is so close to every thing that we come to town to see and do- and we loved the fact that the closet is bigger than the one we have here at home!
POOR POOR POOR HOTEL – WHATEVER YOU DO, DO NOT STAY HERE!!!! THE SERVICE IS BAD, THEY PROMISE THINGS AND DO NOT DO THEM. THEY TELL YOU THAT YOU WILL GET ON ROOM AND YOU GET NOTHING LIKE IT. THERE IS NO SCREENS ON THE WINDOWS. IF YOU ON THE FIRST FLOOR DO NOT OPEN THE WINDOWS. BETWEEN HOMELESS HANGING OUT AND THE LOUD STREETS ALL NIGHT. THE LOCKS TO THE ROOMS DID NOT LOCK. THE SHUTTLE BUS (WHAT A LAUGH) WOULD DROP OFF BUT NOT PICK UP. IT WAS MORE TO THE DRIVERS CONVIENCE THEN THE COUSTOMER. THE EMPLOYEES THAT MY FAMILY DELT WITH DURING THE DAY WERE RUDE, BUT THE ONES WORKING AT NIGHT WERE GOOD. THE FRONT DESK CLOSES AT 11PM. SO IF YOU NEED SOMETHING THEY WILL NOT BE THERE TO HELP.
MY SUGGESTION SPEND A LITTLE EXTRA MONEY ELSEWHERE. IT WILL BE WORTH IT AT ALL COSTS!!!
DO NOT STAY AT THIS AWFUL PLACE! – THIS IS A DEFINITE RANT. DO NOT, WHATEVER THE SITUATION MAY BE, BOOK A ROOM AT THIS HOTEL. THE ROOMS SMELL, THEY'RE DIRTY AND THE STAFF IS COMPLETELY UNHELPFUL. THERE IS ABSOLUTELY NOTHING REDEEEMING THAT I CAN SAY ABOUT THIS HOTEL.
I IMMEDIATELY CHECKED OUT UPON CHECKING IN AND WAS NOT OFFERED AN APOLOGY BUT RATHER REMINDED THAT IT WAS A 2 STAR HOTEL - A FACT THAT IS NOT STATED ON THEIR WEBSITE. UPON ASKING FOR MY MONEY BACK I WAS TOLD THAT I NEEDED TO SPEAK WITH THE GENERAL MANAGERS. CURRENTLY, AFTER FOUR ATTEMPTS IN THE LAST 2 DAYS I'VE NOT RECEIVED EVEN ACKNOWLEDGEMENT!!!!
THE WEBSITE IS TOTALLY MISLEADING. THE ROOMS DO NOT LOOK THAT WAY. WHATEVER YOU DO, DO NOT STAY AT THIS AWFUL, SMELLY, DIRTY HOTEL.
Comfy, Great Location, Give it a try!! – I was happy to see the Inn is so conveniently located and yet it is a very nice place to stay. The rooms and the property are simple and it is refreshing. There may have been some rennovations in the past but my room was very nice. Rm. 202 overlooks the needle and First Ave, with small kitchenette that I never used because of the numerous nearby restaurants. You can get stuff to cook if you want as there is a grocery store across the street from the entrance. It is easy to get around using the bus system with stops across the street depending on your direction. It was rainy when I was there but did find some breaks to try out the Hotel courtyard. It is worth a try to stay here.
Quaint – Staff extremely helpful and knowledgeble, rooms a bit small but clean and comfortable. Great location. Free shuttle drops you off anywhere in the downtown area and will pick you up again. Our driver Carlos was friendly and courteous. We highly recommend the Inn.
A Weekend to Remeber – My wife and I had only a few days in Seattle and had decided to stay a little out of the city grind. The staff was extremely friendly and helpful. The breakfast was dellicous. I was surprised by some of these other comments, as we found everything to be in perfect working order. The location is perfect for about everythin we wanted to do; go to the Space Needle, see the Experiance Music Project, and so forth. In short, I have nothing but praise for the Inn at Queen Anne. It was truly a weekend to remember.
The redeeming thing about this place is that it is located close to the Seattle Center. The people are courteous Other than that, the beds are uncomfortable, the rooms very cramped, the bathroom even more so, and it is not what I would consider even basic reasonable comfortable accomodation. Disappointing!
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