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Bellingham, Washington
Reviewed 31 July 2016

20+minute check in and check out wait times. Check in is at 4pm our room not ready until after 6pm. Black mold growing thru the wallpaper in the bathroom in several locations. Dust visible inside the return air vent and on fixtures on the ceiling 1/4-1/2 inch thick, even thicker behind the furniture. Loud plumbing noise constantly, conversations can be...

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Mike W, Director of Rooms at Motif Seattle, responded to this review

Hello docljorg - I am sorry to hear that we failed to not only exceed but to meet your expectations during your recent stay with us. All our guest's feedback is important to us and I thank you for sharing your thoughts and observations. We will review all these details with the appropriate leadership team members and understand how we...

Canberra ACT
Reviewed 31 July 2016

Checkin: We arrived at 11.30 am after a 4 hour train journey. However, the hotel was busy so we had to leave our bags and come back around 2pm for a room. Normal checkin is 4pm which is far too late for travellers- 2pm or 3pm please for weary travellers. The guy who looked after our stuff, Seth Foster was...

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Shannon S, General Manager at Motif Seattle, responded to this review

Dear Rovingrabbit, We are so glad you enjoyed your stay with us -- we have taken note of your comments about our check-in times and the safe positioning, and will share with our teams! We are so glad you enjoyed the wine tasting! Best, Shannon Sheron, General Manager

Charlotte
Reviewed 31 July 2016

Very clean and comfortable rooms though they could be brighter. I found the room and entry way lights to be very dim. Ice machines on alternating floors was inconvenient. The Internet extremely slow, dial-up speeds, this made working out of the hotel on their connection difficult and streaming audio nearly impossible. Comfortable beds, clean rooms but overall a very average...

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Mike W, Director of Rooms at Motif Seattle, responded to this review

Hello athenac24 - Thank you for your review, I am sorry that we did not exceed your expectations but I am very appreciative of your choice to stay with us while in Seattle. I do hope that we will have the opportunity to serve you again. Mike West Director of Rooms Motif Seattle

Reviewed 30 July 2016

Motif is a remodelled office building with modern upscale finishings. Perfectly located four blocks from Pike Place market in the financial district made this location perfect for walking every where. We had a beautiful view from the 19th floor looking over the market and out into pugent sound. We enjoyed breakfast at their signature restaurant Frolic. When we booked we...

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Mike W, Director of Rooms at Motif Seattle, responded to this review

Hello Copl12 - Wow, what a fantastic review, thank you for taking the time to share your feedback from your recent stay with us. I am glad that our team was able to get you set up with a garage that could accommodate your vehicle. Thank you for your support for Motif Seattle! Mike West Director of Rooms Motif Seattle

Beaverton, Oregon
Reviewed 29 July 2016

Nice, clean, perfect location, adorable staff. We will be back to this place for our next vacation days, one of my best experience at this hotel, the view of the city from our room was awesome, I fully recommend it

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Hello alexE5946YX - Thank you for your great review, I am glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay so well and that our team made you feel so at home! We appreciate your support and are excited to welcome you back the next time you are in the Seattle area. Mike West Director of Rooms Motif Seattle

Cambridge
Reviewed 27 July 2016

Positives: The hotel is perfectly located for downtown and Pike Place which are major tourist attractions. The room was comfortable and had a great view. We were on 12th floor looking onto 5th Avenue. Negatives: There is a "resort fee" for use of wifi and tea and coffee in the room. There was a really loud drilling noise on Sunday...

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Hello Esme P - Thank you for taking the time to review your stay with us and for supporting Motif Seattle. I hope you had a great time exploring our great city and we hope to have the opportunity to serve you again the next time you are here. Mike West Director of Rooms Motif Seattle

Post Falls
Reviewed 27 July 2016

Location was excellent, staff were very accommodating. The restaurant was renovated snd I like the old englush style. This used to be the red lion and we stayed here before. Walking distance to everywhere was awesome.

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Mike W, Director of Rooms at Motif Seattle, responded to this review

Hello angelaaY8834XB - Thank you for your kind words and review! It sounds like you had an opportunity to experience Elephant & Castle which is a neighboring restaurant located just below us on 5th Ave. While they are separate from Motif, we do enjoy having them so close to us and I know they appreciate your great feedback as well....

Neshanic Station, New Jersey
Reviewed 27 July 2016

Noisy rooms - person showering in the next room sounds like they are in your room. You have to walk through smokers from the neighboring bar to get to the lobby and if their is a conference in town you will wait forever for the elevators

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Hello 476kristeenk - I am sorry to see you did not fully enjoy your experience while staying with us recently. I am thankful for your feedback and do hope that we can have the opportunity to try and re-earn your loyalty down the road. Please let us know if we can be of any assistance for you. Mike West Director...

Jupiter, Florida, Usa
Reviewed 27 July 2016

Loved the fact that we were right in the heart of the city!! Easy to navigate. Beautiful hotel and great service.. Looking forward to coming back again next year. The view from our room was spectacular overlooking the water

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Shannon S, General Manager at Motif Seattle, responded to this review

Dear Mary, Thank you for taking the time to leave us your feedback. We are so pleased to hear that you had a wonderful stay and enjoyed our hotel, our service and the amazing view! We look forward to welcoming you back again in the future! Sincerely, Shannon Sheron, General Manager

Minneapolis, Minnesota
Reviewed 26 July 2016

I was expecting much more for the price of more than $550 per night. Our room had a great view but was shabby nonetheless. Enamel chip off the bathtub, marks on the bathroom wall, worn chair, low toilet.

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Hello Joannajoh - Thank you for taking the time to write your review, I am sorry to see that we did not exceed your expectations. I do hope though that we will have the opportunity to welcome you back the next time you are in Seattle. Mike West Director of Rooms Motif Seattle

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Food & drink at the hotel
Frolik Kitchen + Cocktails
Frolik Kitchen + Cocktails
Cuisines: American, Bar, Contemporary
Things to do
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Family Rooms
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  • Paid Wifi
  • Paid Internet
  • Public Wifi
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  • Room Service
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Motif Seattle on Fifth Avenue in downtown Seattle Washington is a distinctly different and unique hotel located within the downtown neighborhood featuring the best shopping, theaters and cultural attractions on the West Coast. Whether you're in town on business or pleasure, our impeccable service and casual northwest flair will make your stay comfortable in Seattle.The hotel is noted for its exemplary level of service and sophisticated atmosphere, with amenities to satisfy both business and leisure travelers. Our 319 smoke-free guest rooms offer stunning views of Elliott Bay and the city and feature, Essential Elements bath products, luxurious bathrobes, Keurig coffee machines and refrigerators. On-site services include an award-winning concierge and bell staff, a business center and a fitness center. We also feature two restaurants; Frolik Kitchen + Cocktails on the fifth floor, including downtown Seattle's largest outdoor dining deck and seasonal summer entertainment on the patio, and Elephant & Castle British Restaurant & Pub. Motif Seattle is walking distance to Seattle's cultural, business and shopping attractions, including the ornate 5th Avenue Theatre and the classic Paramount Theatre, the famous Pike Place Market (with the world's first Starbucks coffee house), the Washington Convention & Trade Center and over 10 million square feet of retail shopping including Macy's Northwest and Nordstrom flagship stores. The Monorail to the Seattle Center's Space Needle and the Experience Music Project (EMP) is just step away. The Benaroya Hall and Seattle Art Museum are a few blocks away from the hotel. The hotel is also positioned for convenient Fifth Avenue access to Qwest Field, home of Seattle Seahawks football, Safeco Field, home of Seattle Mariners baseball, and Seattle Storm basketball. We are one mile from Seattle University, 6 miles from the University of Washington and its Medical Center and 6 miles from the campus of Seattle Pacific University. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Motif Seattle

Address: 1415 Fifth Avenue, Seattle, WA 98101-2313
Region: United States > Washington > Seattle
Price Range: €179 - €398 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Motif Seattle 4*
Number of rooms: 319
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Also Known As:
Red Lion Hotel Seattle
Red Lion Seattle
Seattle Red Lion
Red Lion Inn Seattle
Hotel Style:
#20 Luxury Hotel in Seattle
#29 Business Hotel in Seattle
#30 Family Hotel in Seattle
#38 Romantic Hotel in Seattle
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