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Inn at Queen Anne
Ranked #72 of 100 Hotels in Seattle
Madison, Wisconsin
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“Maybe yes, maybe no....”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2012

NB: If you are "sleep in after a long night out" kind of person, there is a large construction site right across the street from the hotel. And they start up at 7:30 AM on weekdays. We got up about that time every day, so no big deal for us but take note!

If you are the type of traveler that stays at three or four star hotels, skip this place. The bathroom fixtures are ancient, the shower heads low, the water pressure lower, and the heating & cooling is out of the 1950s (steam radiators and window AC units). If you must stay in the neighborhood, try the Mediterranean, which is a block away. It is no 3 star hotel but it is a step up in comfort.

If you are a veteran of hostels or public houses, the large rooms, kitchenette, and nice staff will make your stay at the Inn pleasant. (The wi-fi is free but clunky.) There are two large grocery stores nearby, so you can do a lot of cooking if you wish; otherwise, the area abounds in ethnic eateries and pubs.

This is an old, fairly rundown place in a funky neighborhood. You are right next door to a cheapo hamburger joint that attracts people looking for a $4 dinner (Dick's). While there, I've seen more than one person pay for lunch with quarters and dimes. If you don't want to rub elbows with the hoi polloi, then you are better off staying at the Roosevelt or Red Lion downtown and taking the monorail to Seattle Center/Key Arena, etc.

So, bottom line? We come to this neighborhood every year or two from the Midwest. We usually stay at the Mediterranean but I got a Priceline flight & hotel deal at the Inn. Would I stay here again? Maybe, depending on the price differential, etc. I'd sure consider it.

Room Tip: No elevator, so if you don't want to lug bags, ask for ground floor. Also, ask to be placed awa...
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  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2012

very old and steam heat which made it very hot and hard to sleep. Not like pictured on the web

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  • Stayed November 2011, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2011

Great neighborhood hotel in charming Queen Anne district. Many local restaurants around. Staff very friendly; high-end local bath products provided; free wi-fi in the rooms is very reliable; 24 hour grocery store around the corner and in-room kitchens made up for no breakfast in the hotel. Cons: 10 minutes walk from the monorail to downtown; shower head is too low for average height adults; bathroom facilities need renovation; street noise.

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  • Stayed December 2011, travelled solo
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2011

I'm usually a pretty postive reviewer but sorry can't do it on this one.

My buddy's bed had hair it in, lots of hair, shower did not work at all... and there were men's shaving rements all over the bathroom. Basically it I think it must have used to have been a building full of bachelor suites made in the 70's.. they slapped a bit paint on it and tried to pass it off as a hotel.

I was going to complain but when I got to the front desk in the morning there was a huge line of people all complaining.

The courtyard is very quaint and the location is good but you can definitely stay at a nicer hotel in Seattle for around the same price.

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled with friends
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Property: Inn at Queen Anne
Address: 505 1st Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109-4523
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Region: United States > Washington > Seattle
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #72 of 100 Hotels in Seattle
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): €€
Hotel Class:2 star — Inn at Queen Anne 2*
Number of rooms: 67
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
This quaint, historic hotel is in the center of the vibrant Queen Anne neighborhood, near downtown Seattle. Located directly across from the Key Arena and within walking distance to the Space Needle, Pacific Science Center, Olympic Sculpture Park, monorail and close to both cruise ship terminals. Our small Seattle hotel features fully equipped kitchenettes in every room, free WiFi, a beautiful garden courtyard, and friendly personalized service. ... more   less 
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