The Roosevelt, a Coast Hotel
We stayed at The Roosevelt for three nights in mid-July. We arrived early and were given the option of storing our bags and exploring the city until a room became available. We were upgraded to a suite from a double room. The suite contained two queen sized beds and a small seating area with a microwave. The room itself (901) had two large windows that overlooked an office tower and what appeared to be the mechanical workings of the hotel, i.e. boilers, pipes, air-conditioning. We were far enough away that apart from noticing this, it had little or no impact on our stay. We did not use the business or fitness facilities. The hotel was in a very central location downtown with access to everything we wanted to do, i.e. sightseeing, shopping, restaurants and public transportation. We arrived via sky link from SeaTac. The stop closest to the hotel was within two short blocks which we managed easily on foot, with luggage. The cost of a one-way ticket from SeaTac to the hotel was $2.75 per person and took approximately 30 minutes. Apart from our easy commute from SeaTac, we found the Seattle transit system very confusing. We live in a big city and routinely use public transportation both at home and away. We were unable to locate a basic transit map showing all transit options. Transit staff were not helpful. In fact, many were just as confused as we were. We were eventually able to procure Transit Day Passes but generally, guessed at the buses that would take us to our chosen destinations; sometimes successfully, sometimes not so. Over all, we had a wonderful, relaxing stay in Seattle and at The Roosevelt and would recommend the hotel to anyone travelling for a short, leisure trip.
A second good experience
Last year we booked the Roosevelt as a part of the Victoria Clipper 2 night package and had a good experience. This year we stayed 3 nights and had another great stay. The location is fantastic, the staff are first class and the deluxe room is very comfortable. As other reviewers have commented, the bathrooms are small but the other benefits of the hotel make up for it. We also got some great recommendations from James at the concierge, including trying the breakfast sandwich at the NYC directly across the street!
Friendly staff and great location! The hotel is old but I love the character it has. The best feature is the location lots of restaurants, shopping, movie theather and close to the market! Bathrooms need to be remodeled!
- Maria G
Great central location
Stayed two nights, room was great, just a little on the small side. The rooms were clean and the beds were very comfy. staff were excellent, they made the stay really, took care of the 4 of us really well. Great personalities, very informative, have stayed at other hotels but none had staff that were this friendly, thank you.The hotel is central to everything, one and a half blocks to the light rail which we took to the Mariners game, a block to have a drink after the game and choices close by for breaky and dinner.Oh and it is right in the centre of the best shopping.Parking was next door for $30.00 A Day.Hotel also does paid parking.Will definitely be back again.
- sherry L
We stayed here for a conference. Please book the deluxe room, it is much larger than the standard. The hotel is in the middle of all the tourist things. It is a half a block to the convention center. There were 3 steakhouses around the hotel.