The Roosevelt, a Coast Hotel
Great Downtown Location with Charm and Class
Stayed here last week and was delighted. I was here on a work trip and was greeted warmly when I arrived after midnight early on a Monday morning. I had my room key and information in less than a minute and I was off to my room. The rooms are large with a couch, “fridge”, large comfy bed and multiple windows, which is nice, most hotel rooms are usually one window. I utilized the workout room, which was nice too. I would definitely recommend staying here.
- Tony B
Great hotel in a great(ish) location but with really bad WiFi
This being my first time at the Roosevelt I really didn’t know what to expect. The website made it look nice (duh) and the reviews on TripAdvisor seemed positive, but you can never really tell until you get there. The hotel is located in the heart of downtown Seattle about a block away from the Washington State Convention Center and five or so blocks from Pike Place. The area is bustling both day and night, but also has a bit of a downside with a very aggressive panhandling population. Don’t let that deter you though. Upon check-in I was greeted by Christian who was very helpful and courteous. The lobby is very nice with big comfy chairs and couches. It’s a good place to sit and chat with friends. I was a little taken aback by the need to use my hotel key to access any floor above two, but I guess that is becoming de rigueur in downtown Seattle now (see earlier reference to aggressive panhandlers). My room was well appointed with new looking furniture. Size wise I suppose the term is “charming” but that’s ok, I hadn’t booked a suite after all. It was overall exceptionally clean except for a small pretzel bit and another small piece of debris that the vacuum missed on the carpet near the edge of the bed. The only real downside to the room was probably the heating and cooling system. When it was running there was an annoying ticking noise that woke me up in the middle of the night. It seems like the maintenance “hatch” was / is loose and this caused the ticking. When it wasn’t running it was just weird because it takes up a large portion of the room (see the room photos as a reference. It’s the large “overhang” in the room. It’s big. Like “…there could be little nightmare clowns running through that…” kind of big. [For the record, there were no little nightmare clowns in the vent and I am quite sure they have protections against little nightmare clowns in their HVAC system as is the standard] ) Anyway, I didn’t really use the HVAC system after the first night. I like a cool / cold room and luckily the windows in the Roosevelt can be opened a bit to let in fresh air. Speaking of windows, someone needs to inform the guests at the Grand Hyatt that the sheer curtains on their windows are just that: sheer. On the list of bad / annoying things would be the utterly-awful-really-no-point-in-using-it Wi-Fi. Seriously. Just don’t bother. You’ll get a nice strong signal, but won’t be able to get to anywhere. Other than the Wi-Fi I found the hotel to be really outstanding with great service and absolutely no little nightmare clowns in the heating vents.
All-around great hotel
This last visit confirmed The Roosevelt as our favorite Seattle hotel. The service is top notch, especially Noli. From the initial phone call to reserve, the upgrade to a corner room, dining suggestions and general friendliness, Noli went above my expectations. We like the central location, the building’s age, the heavy curtains and great service. A plus is the $29 valet parking. Check out is noon, but your car can stay until 6:00. Hopefully a fun restaurant/bar will open in the space next door. That would make a stay there perfect.
We stayed in room 1808 which was a corner room and had a great view of downtown and the iconic Public Market sign. The room was comfortable and very quiet. The lobby was beautiful and once you exit the lobby doors you turn left and walk a few blocks to Pike Place Market.
Ideal location with old world charm
I’ve stayed at the Roosevelt twice now and have loved it each time. The hotel is located close to everything first time visitors to Seattle are looking for. You can easily walk to an array of shopping and dining options. Pike Place Markets and the waterfront aren’t far to walk to either. The monorail to the Space Needle is also minutes away. You can catch the train to and from the airport – the station is only a block or so away from the hotel. As an international visitor to the States, having free wifi and a HD TV with a multitude of cable channels in my room was an added bonus. The plush high thread count linen and extra soft and comfy bed meant I had a relaxing and restful sleep. I can’t wait to visit again! Highly recommend!