The Roosevelt, a Coast Hotel
Killer location for a good hotel
As a first-time visitor to Seattle with no place to stay after an incident on a road trip, I chose to stay at The Roosevelt with a group of friends after seeing good reviews for it online and to take advantage of its location in central Seattle for our one-day trip into the city.
LOCATION: The Roosevelt is located at 7th and Pine, putting it in a very central location. The nightlife of Capitol Hill is a ten minute walk down Pine, Pike Place Market down the other end of Pine and all the major shops (Nordstrom, Urban Outfitters, Abercrombie & Fitch…) are all within walking distance of the hotel. Other Seattle sights such as the gorgeous Public Library, the Seattle Art Museum and the Seattle Aquarium are also easy walks away.
ENTRANCE/LOBBY: The hotel is clearly marked and accessible with a dedicated valet bay for dropping cars off. The lobby itself is a very clean and classically-furnished space that is well-maintained and staffed even at midnight when we arrived.
Parking is 29 USD a day; with taxes, it’s about 35. The hotel allowed us to keep our car in their parking up until 6 PM, well past the 12 PM check-out time. This was a highly appreciated move that allowed us to explore Seattle on foot during the day without having to hunt for parking in the city.
ROOMS: We were given a room on the eighteenth floor with views down Pine Street towards Puget Sound. The room itself was very spacious and equipped with two opening windows, two queen beds, a work desk and chair and a sofa with a large flat screen television. It was in very good condition, spotless and comfortable for our group of four to settle and move around in.
The bathroom is clearly older and in need of a little attention as we spotted peeling paint on the bathtub sides. Other than that, the bathroom is your typical three-fixture affair with a tub, toilet and sink. Toiletries are by Gilchrist & Soames – nice touch.
Wi-fi is as it should be: free and with good signal strength.
FOOD/BEVERAGE: Interestingly, The Roosevelt does not currently offer any restaurants on the premises but this wasn’t an issue since the hotel’s central location puts it within easy reach of many awesome cafes, restaurants and eateries. If hotel food is what you’re after, the Grand Hyatt is right across the street. Try Cafe Campagne on Post Alley just past 1st Avenue for
LEISURE: The hotel offers a 24-hour fitness center that has a good selection of new and modern equipment for a solid workout.
FACILITIES: There is an on-site business center but not much else.
SERVICE: Our interactions with the staff were very limited but from what we did encounter, we experienced courteous and efficient service from the hotel’s associates. Check-in and check-out were completed within five minutes and our car was prepared within a similar timespan and we were even given a one-hour extension on check-out until 1 PM. No complaints whatsoever.
OVERALL: If you’re looking for an all-encompassing establishment or ultra-modern/ultra-lux digs, then The Roosevelt might not be for you. If, however, you’re looking for a very solid product that puts you in the middle of all the action, then this hotel is faultless and checked all the right boxes. Now if only they could renovate the rooms/bathrooms and add a restaurant…
- Khaled B
Nice hotel - Great location for Seattle
This hotel was was a compromise between location and cost. The location of this hotel meant that we could walk out right into the action of the city without paying too much for a fancy 4-5* hotel. Room was nice – tea and coffee facility was much to be desired. On our last day we were able to leave our bags at the hotel until out late evening departure. Staff were friendly and there is a nice lobby with fireplace.
Would a visit again….Yeah I would
We spent the night for a short get-away in our home town. The staff was polite and helpful and the room was large and reasonably comfortable. They also offered free wifi, a welcome service. However, the selection of TV channels was limited and they offered no in-room movies. The most disappointing aspect, however, was the lack of temperature control on the shower. The temperature bounced all over, from scalding to freezing, with no warning.
- Fred P
Perfect Location and Comfortable Stay
My girlfriend and I stayed this past weekend at The Roosevelt. It was a comfortable stay in the best location in downtown Seattle. Now that we’ve stayed here, we’ll never stay anywhere else when visiting Seattle.
I got a good deal off Hotwire and have to admit that some of the reviews on here had me nervous. Yes, the room was a little small and the bathroom a little small, but cmon…breweries, Pike Place, monorail, shopping, restaurants, art museum, Pioneer Square, Bell Town…all of it right outside the hotel within short walking distance. Who’s going to stay in the room long enough to feel cramped? If you booked a room in downtown Seattle, then get out there and experience all the fun and excitement! We had absolutely no problem with the size of the room. The beds were soft and comfortable. My girlfriend loved the soft pillows! I’m a pretty light sleeper, yet was able to sleep-in as late as I wanted so the area is quiet enough to get a good sleep. The room, bathroom, hallways and elevators were all clean and tidy. Absolutely nothing to complain about.
Check-in was quick and efficient. Jeremy at the front counter was super friendly and was very kind enough to offer some of his favorite Seattle places for visitors. Check-out was just as efficient and we had a cab waiting for upon check out. We used the fitness facility one morning and it small but very functional.
We visit Seattle 2-3 times per year and I’m glad to have found our “go-to” hotel. Keep up the great work!
Location could not be better
I was making a booking for myself and 4 friends coming to see a concert at the Paramount Theater. We all loved our stay. The Piano Guys put on a great concert, we had dinner two nights, went to Pike Place market and some shopping downtown. All within walking distance of The Roosevelt. I parked my car and never needed it during my stay. Rooms can be quite small, typical of older hotels, but were comfortable.