Pros

  • Budget-friendly hotel within walking distance to many downtown attractions
  • Comfortable guest rooms with coffeemakers and flat-screen TVs
  • Many units have mini-fridges and microwaves; some have balconies
  • Free continental breakfast that includes eggs and other hot dishes
  • Fitness center with treadmill, elliptical, and weight-training machine
  • Spacious business center with lounge and multiple computers
  • Minimart with snacks, soft drinks, and frozen treats
  • Guest laundry room and valet dry cleaning and laundry service
  • Free parking in the hotel’s underground garage
  • Free Wi-Fi throughout
  • Pets stay free with some restrictions
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Cons

  • Not all guest rooms have microwaves or mini-fridges
  • No on-site restaurant or bar
  • Small fitness center and limited parking
  • Some past guests say rooms are noisy from traffic
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Bottom Line

The lower-middle-range La Quinta Inn & Suites Seattle Downtown offers affordable rates and a convenient downtown location that’s within walking distance of many top attractions. Its 72 guest rooms are contemporary and comfortable, though they're a bit dark, and all come with flat-screen TVs, coffeemakers, and free Wi-Fi. Many have mini-fridges and microwaves, and some have balconies with sweeping city views. Value-added amenities include a free continental breakfast, a business center, a lobby minimart, and free parking -- a rarity in downtown Seattle -- though the garage can be tight, and while there's a fitness center on-site, it's sparsely equipped. Travelers seeking a stay that's a step up can consider Hotel Five Seattle. 

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Amenities

  • Cribs
  • Fitness Center
  • Internet
  • Pets Allowed

Oyster Hotel Review

La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Seattle Downtown

Scene

 A busy hotel with a modern lobby that hosts a diverse mix of guests 

This older hotel has been nicely updated with a modern lobby that has a tasteful mix of contemporary furniture and interesting decorative elements. While ceilings are low, decor is kept to a neutral grey-and-brown palette, and there's dim lighting, the orange armchairs, fireplace, and tropical aquarium keep the space cheerful and add warmth. A striking wall mural of the Seattle skyline in the comfy lounge and business center is a distinctive touch. This hotel stays busy with a mix of business travelers and tourists visiting the area or enjoying pre- or post-cruise stays. 

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Location

 In downtown Seattle, within walking distance of several top sights 

The La Quinta is located in a safe and busy area of downtown Seattle, north of the Central Business District and south of South Lake Union. Scenic Denny Park is across the street, a Whole Foods Market is just three minutes away on foot, and there are a few restaurants and coffee shops nearby. Top attractions within reasonable walking distance include the Space Needle (12 minutes), Pike Place Market (15 minutes), Washington State Convention & Trade Center (12 minutes), and Key Arena (20 minutes). It takes about 30 minutes by public transportation to reach CenturyLink Field and Safeco Field (or an 11-minute drive), and the ferry terminals and Port of Seattle are about 20 minutes by public transportation or six minutes by car. Seattle-Tacoma International Airport is approximately a 25-minute drive (52 minutes by public transit). 

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Rooms

Contemporary decor, with flat-screen TVs and coffeemakers, and some have balconies

The decor in these comfortable and well-maintained guest rooms is tasteful, but a bit dark due to a combination of emerald green carpet and espresso-finish wood furniture. Accent walls, bed skirts, and drapes also are dark brown, and even the handsome photos of Seattle are black-and-white. What saves rooms from feeling gloomy is ample light from large windows (or sliding doors that lead to small balconies in select rooms), some of which offer sweeping city views. 

Standard rooms have desks or small dining tables, and larger units with sleeper sofas are available, as are two-room suites. Marble vanities are placed outside the bathrooms, which are a bit small, but they have nice beige tiling around the shower/tub combos and all contain hairdryers and toiletries. Suites have larger, double-sink vanities. Standard amenities include coffeemakers, flat-screen TVs, and free Wi-Fi. Many (but not all) of the rooms also have mini-fridges and microwaves. Some past guests have complained that there's noise from traffic, given the hotel's downtown location. 

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Features

Freebies include breakfast, on-site parking, and Wi-Fi, but the gym is cramped  

This hotel offers amenities that are in line with other properties in its category. La Quinta’s free breakfast includes continental-style choices and a few rotating hot dishes. Free lemonade and ice water is available in the lobby, and there's a minimart that sells snacks, soft drinks, and frozen treats. The lobby is also where the business center is located, with a comfy lounge area and multiple computers and printers. 

The fitness center has up-to-date equipment but the space is cramped, with just enough room for a treadmill, elliptical, and weight-training machine. Valet dry cleaning and laundry service is available, or guests can opt to use the laundry room. There's free parking -- a rare amenity for a downtown hotel -- but the garage has limited spaces and parking isn't guaranteed. Overnight street parking (free all day Sunday) is nearby, as are public parking garages. Wi-Fi is free throughout, and pets stay free with some restrictions. 

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Oyster Hotel Review

La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Seattle Downtown

Scene

 A busy hotel with a modern lobby that hosts a diverse mix of guests 

This older hotel has been nicely updated with a modern lobby that has a tasteful mix of contemporary furniture and interesting decorative elements. While ceilings are low, decor is kept to a neutral grey-and-brown palette, and there's dim lighting, the orange armchairs, fireplace, and tropical aquarium keep the space cheerful and add warmth. A striking wall mural of the Seattle skyline in the comfy lounge and business center is a distinctive touch. This hotel stays busy with a mix of business travelers and tourists visiting the area or enjoying pre- or post-cruise stays. 

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Location

 In downtown Seattle, within walking distance of several top sights 

The La Quinta is located in a safe and busy area of downtown Seattle, north of the Central Business District and south of South Lake Union. Scenic Denny Park is across the street, a Whole Foods Market is just three minutes away on foot, and there are a few restaurants and coffee shops nearby. Top attractions within reasonable walking distance include the Space Needle (12 minutes), Pike Place Market (15 minutes), Washington State Convention & Trade Center (12 minutes), and Key Arena (20 minutes). It takes about 30 minutes by public transportation to reach CenturyLink Field and Safeco Field (or an 11-minute drive), and the ferry terminals and Port of Seattle are about 20 minutes by public transportation or six minutes by car. Seattle-Tacoma International Airport is approximately a 25-minute drive (52 minutes by public transit). 

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Rooms

Contemporary decor, with flat-screen TVs and coffeemakers, and some have balconies

The decor in these comfortable and well-maintained guest rooms is tasteful, but a bit dark due to a combination of emerald green carpet and espresso-finish wood furniture. Accent walls, bed skirts, and drapes also are dark brown, and even the handsome photos of Seattle are black-and-white. What saves rooms from feeling gloomy is ample light from large windows (or sliding doors that lead to small balconies in select rooms), some of which offer sweeping city views. 

Standard rooms have desks or small dining tables, and larger units with sleeper sofas are available, as are two-room suites. Marble vanities are placed outside the bathrooms, which are a bit small, but they have nice beige tiling around the shower/tub combos and all contain hairdryers and toiletries. Suites have larger, double-sink vanities. Standard amenities include coffeemakers, flat-screen TVs, and free Wi-Fi. Many (but not all) of the rooms also have mini-fridges and microwaves. Some past guests have complained that there's noise from traffic, given the hotel's downtown location. 

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Features

Freebies include breakfast, on-site parking, and Wi-Fi, but the gym is cramped  

This hotel offers amenities that are in line with other properties in its category. La Quinta’s free breakfast includes continental-style choices and a few rotating hot dishes. Free lemonade and ice water is available in the lobby, and there's a minimart that sells snacks, soft drinks, and frozen treats. The lobby is also where the business center is located, with a comfy lounge area and multiple computers and printers. 

The fitness center has up-to-date equipment but the space is cramped, with just enough room for a treadmill, elliptical, and weight-training machine. Valet dry cleaning and laundry service is available, or guests can opt to use the laundry room. There's free parking -- a rare amenity for a downtown hotel -- but the garage has limited spaces and parking isn't guaranteed. Overnight street parking (free all day Sunday) is nearby, as are public parking garages. Wi-Fi is free throughout, and pets stay free with some restrictions. 

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Best Rates

Amenities

  • Air Conditioner

  • Balcony / Terrace / Patio

  • Business Center

  • Cabanas

  • Cable

  • Concierge

  • Cribs

  • Dry Cleaning

  • Fitness Center

  • Free Breakfast

  • Full Kitchen

  • Internet

  • Kids Allowed

  • Laundry

  • Meeting / Conference Rooms

  • Pets Allowed

  • Poolside Drink Service

  • Separate Bedroom / Living Room Space

  • Swim-Up Bar

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