Renaissance Seattle Hotel

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Average rate: $163 - Hotel class: 4 stars
515 Madison Street, Seattle, WA, USA

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Renaissance Seattle Hotel Reviews

hanleyscot hanleysc…
51 reviews
Nice Place to Stay / Great Staff Feb 15, 2015
The Renaissance is a very nice hotel in downtown Seattle within walking distance from Pike Place Market and other area attractions. It's not overly expensive yet it's still well maintained. The rooms are very comfortable. The bed was great. Absolutely spotless. You really couldn't ask for a better Housekeeping crew. Everyone at the front desk was very friendly. I would definitely stay there again.

I had previously stayed at The Edgewater in Seattle the week prior to this one. The Edgewater is the nicest hotel I've ever stayed at. It's super expensive but I loved every minute of it. Having stayed there, I assumed everywhere else would be a let down. I tried to book a reservation for The Edgewater again but the cheapest room was over $500 a night. I had gotten it before for much cheaper. So I took a chance on The Renaissance and it paid off. I was actually getting a little worried because there didn't seem to be a lot of hotels with any rooms available. I had totally forgotten that Seahawks were playing a home game that weekend so rooms were getting booked up left and right.

I guess with the room rate that I got I could either have free breakfast for two or free parking. I went with free parking, which like everywhere else would've been $40 a day. The only thing I didn't care for was that in the garage you were supposed to drive on the left side. i think it had something to do with the garage entrance being on a one way street. Whatever it was I left my car in the garage the whole time so when I left a couple days later I completely forgot about it. Took me a while to understand why everyone looked upset with me. haha!

Seattle has pretty decent public transportation so I took the bus to The Woodland Park Zoo, which was considerably cheaper than taking a taxi would've been.

The hotel has a really nice bar and lounge area. I met a really nice couple that was staying there, also. I had breakfast in the dining area the next day, Can't say that there was anything stellar about the food but again the staff was really great.

All in all, I would recommend this hotel.
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JLatimer2 JLatimer2
8 reviews
Great Location - Very Expensive Sep 15, 2011
I stayed here on business. It was pretty expensive vs. other places close by. It was easy to find and was very centrally located. The staff was helpful and the bar at the top of the hotel is not to be missed!
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williamsworld williams…
285 reviews
Wrong, but right Jul 30, 2010
Ok How many of you have made this travel blunder! You get out of the airport and decided you are going to take a cab to your hotel. You tell the drive you want to go to this specific hotel. They get you there, you pay your cab fee, he drives off and you enter to check in. Still a bit unfamiliar with the surroundings, you approach the counter and confidently give your name. They search for your reservation, but with no luck do you appear to be registered. Ok, so after about 25 minutes, you decide that it was their fault and you go ahead and give all your info and check into what you thought was a bad start to what will be a good weekend. When you get to the room, you realize, you are in the wrong hotel after checking your email. Oh man, there are more than one “Seattle Hotel” in Seattle. The name says it all, “Seattle Hotel.” Ok, so I am at the wrong place. I have already plopped down on the bed and paid my money for the night. I go back down to talk to Nebiat at the front desk, who was super helpful on check-in and now very friendly.

We both laughed and I decided to stay anyway. My room was super clean and the view of the water was amazing! I always look forward to 'hotel pillows' but these ones were not comfy at all. I was on the 23rd floor and could hear the highway traffic and ambulance sirens.

If you aren’t in shape I'd recommend taking a $5-$10 cab to the shopping/restaurants around. You don’t realize how steep it is until you have to walk back u p to the hotel. Approx 10-15 min walk to Nordstrom/Macy's/Pike Place etc.. But there is a lot to do and see.

The restaurant on the top floor had a spectacular view of Puget Sound. Highly recommend it for a glass of wine, but the service was extremely slow when I went for dinner at 8pm. Food was nothing to write home about. I ate at the cafe on the 2nd floor for a buffet breakfast. Mark my server was on top of things and I could tell he enjoys his job and wants to provide top notch service. I was given access to the club lounge on the 26th floor which had breakfast, coffee/tea, etc and appetizers at dinner time because of my mix up. I appreciated that. The hotel employee monitoring the room was helpful with restaurant recommendations. The server there told us the hotel had ordered us an appetizer on them. Nice touch.

Upon checkout I noticed additional charges. I made 2 phone calls, both under 1 minute each to try and find my friend. $11 EACH! Do not use their phones under any circumstances. The clerk at the front desk couldn’t explain why the call charges were so steep.

I liked this hotel but would only stay there again if I wasn’t paying for it. There seems to be other hotels closer to the downtown area.
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Glynnes says:
Great story and a nice review. Thanks for sharing.
Posted on: Jul 30, 2010
shirlan says:
Haha I suddenly realised that we had a similar situation in NZ. It was a night early and we asked if we could book in anyway? They said yes if we were happy to wait for our room. I thought it wasn't as I had imagined but we were shown into our room and we thought okay, it was alright anyway. The next thing was they came knocking on our door and said we weren't the ones that were booked in anyway and they had phoned the accom on the next hill and that was where we should have been. So we had to get our bags and leave for the other place. By this time the car had been slightly snowed in so we had to put on the chains. Finally got to the place where we were meant to be, and that was another string of mixups. Wish we had been in the first place that we went to!
Posted on: Jul 30, 2010
JudgeDredd JudgeDre…
37 reviews
"Great Location" Nov 21, 2009
Little on the pricey side, but deals can be found online for this hotel. The location is hard to beat, right in the heart of downtown Seattle. Within walking distance of Qwest Field, Safeco Field, Public Library, Restaurants, Pike Market, and all the good pubs/bars.
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Renaissance Seattle Hotel Amenities

  • Business Center
  • Room Service
  • High-speed Internet
  • Fitness Room/Gym
  • Parking
  • Swimming pool
  • Pet Friendly
  • Airport shuttle
  • Disabled Access
  • Concierge
  • Valet Parking
  • Elevator / Lift
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Babysitting / Child Services
  • Air Conditioned
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Tennis Courts
  • Housekeeping
  • Banquet Facilities
  • Conference Room(s)
  • Currency Exchange
  • Safe-Deposit Box
  • Sauna
  • ATM / Cash Machine
  • Refrigerator
  • Cable / Satellite TV
  • In Room Movies
  • Wake-up Service
  • Florist
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Coffee / Tea Maker
  • Hair Dryer
  • TV
  • Laundry service
  • Shops
  • Computer
  • Desk
  • Facsimile
  • Audio/Visual Equipment
  • Disabled Accessible Rooms
  • Disabled Parking
  • Wheel Chair Access
  • Salon
  • Fitness Facilities
  • Barber/Beauty Shop
  • Beauty Salon
  • Internet Connection (wireless)
  • Bathrobes
  • Shower
  • Pool Indoor
  • Cots
  • Highchairs
  • Coffee Shop/Cafeteria
  • Luggage Storage
  • Souvenirs/Gift Shop
  • Ice Machine
  • Vending Machines
  • Family Room
  • Express Check-In/Check-Out
  • Shoe Shine

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