The Roosevelt, a Coast Hotel
I paid full price for several days based on better than average reviews. I could have done better. I’m 65 yrs. old, 6 ft tall and 165 lobs and athletic build, and I can adapt to certain limitations. I’ve traveled extensively in Europe so I know about small hotel room. But they stuck me in a room on the top (20th) floor at the far end of the narrow hallway that was so undersized as to be comical. It was like being sent to the tower cell as punishment. That bathroom measured 18 sq ft., and when you put in a tiny old wall hanger sink (with a patina) and toilet there was no floor space. The shower stall was so small I kept hitting my elbows into the tile wall. It was like a submarine shower. I mentioned this to the front desk, but all they did was acknowledge the fact. No offer to find another room. I can’t believe the hotel was full based on the foot traffic.
Value and Great Location
WHY DID I STAY HERE? Price and location. Had a AAA rate of $134 plus tax for a room with one queen bed. Of course, rates can vary substantially depending on demand. The location is superb. You’re across the street from Pacific Place with an eleven-screen AMC theatre and scores of stores; one block from Nordstrom’s; one block from the convention center; one block from the Regal movie theatres. While the hotel does not have a restaurant at present, there’s a plethora of restaurants within a block or two including a Starbucks across the street (surprise) and a good sandwich stop next to it, the NYC Deli.
THE BUILDING: The Roosevelt is a vintage 20-story building with a small floor plan, only ten rooms per floor. As mentioned, it no longer has an on-site restaurant.
THE ROOM: The room had but one queen bed so it was sufficiently roomy. It was very clean but lacking visual appeal. With the exception of an arm chair void of lighting, the other four pieces of furniture were scrunched together wall-to-wall. This may be because the window is at the extreme side of the room, the same side as the door to the adjoining room.
THE BATHROOM: The small bathroom was exceptionally clean. There is no counter space. The shower head was good as were the towels and amenities.
VALET PARKING: Valet parking is available; I recall the rate being $29 per day.
ARRIVING BY TRAIN OR BUS? I came and went on Amtrak. It was a $10 fare including tip from the King St. Station. Returning to the station the fare was $9 including tip. If you’re traveling via Boltbus from Vancouver, BC or Portland, the bus stops adjacent to Union Station which is next to the King St. Amtrak station so your cab fare should be about the same. One recent reviewer was pleased with the proximity (3 blocks) of Greyhound to the hotel. Be warned that Greyhound is moving about May 1 somewhere on Minor Avenue, possibly the 1800 block but double check.
GETTING A CAB FROM THE HOTEL: I waited at the hotel’s corner on a weekday afternoon for a cab to Amtrak. Cabs didn’t seem to be coming despite a Grand Hyatt across from the Roosevelt. Then I noticed a couple of cabs emerging from an apparent alley a half block on Pine Street across from the Hyatt and hailed one. It might best to walk the half block on Pine across from the Hyatt as this apparently is where the cabs queue.
Great location and great hotel
Not only was this hotel a quick walk to Pike Place Market but it was also only about twenty minutes walk to the greyhound station, which was great for us! The monorail is also just around the corner and there were plenty of places to shop and eat right on the doorstep.
The staff were friendly and we liked that the coffee in the room was Starbucks (of course, it’s Seattle!). I had booked thorough a 3rd party website so I got a great discount on our stay, which made it even better.
The place had a nice historic feel while offering everything modern. I will defiantly look out for the Coast Hotels in the future.
Great downtown hotel - We'll be back!!
This hotel is located near close to everything. It’s a 10 minutes walk to Pike Place Market (a definite need-to-see), a few blocks away from the Monorail station (a quick and easy way to the area around the Space Needle) and close to many fantastic restaurants.
The rooms are modern, comfortable and quiet. The staff are friendly and eager to help make your stay in Seattle as great as can be. We will definitely be staying at this hotel again. Everything was so easy, so we could focus on relaxing and enjoying our vacation.
- Shauna R
Great Staff - Close to the Convention Center
I was going to a conference at the Washington State Convention Center. The Roosevelt was close. I was able to drop off my bags early before check in and they held my bags after I checked out. The front desk staff was friendly, helpful and nice. They gave great restaurant info and some history of the hotel. The deluxe king was large and clean. The bathroom was small but clean, fine for me. The room was quiet even in the middle of the city.