Hotel Max

3 stars
View map of 620 Stewart St., Seattle, WA 98101

Hotel Overview

4/5

Overall score

88%

Would recommend

Amenities:
3.7
Cleanliness:
4.5
Hotel staff:
4.4
Comfort:
3.9
Location:
4.6
Value:
4
Art-filled accommodations in downtown Seattle
The Hotel Max combines art and stylish boutique comfort, all within walking distance of Seattle's most famous attractions. Almost 400 works by 39 Seattle artists and photographers decorate rooms and public spaces. The Hotel Max takes advantage of its art niche to occasionally offer packages and deals tied to exhibits at the nearby Seattle Art Museum. The Hotel Max's restaurant, Redfin, focuses on Japanese specialties and serves breakfast, lunch, brunch and dinner.
Highlights
  • Art work by local artists and photographers on display in the lobby, hallways and guest rooms
  • Aveda-brand bathroom amenities
  • Close to well-known Seattle restaurants, including Wild Ginger
  • Pet friendly (fees apply)
Rooms

Not surprisingly, each room at the Hotel Max sports an arty title. Solo art has a double bed and teak desk. Art of two beds rooms boast two double beds. Queen of art rooms sport a queen bed and artist king has king-size beds. Soothing tones of sage, charcoal gray and vegetal oranges decorate each room. All rooms have high thread-count linens and duvets, robes, coffee makers with Organa coffee and Steven Smith tea, Aveda bath amenities, a menu of pillow choices and a menu of spiritual inspiration suitable for almost any belief system. 

Features

An art-filled lobby, guest rooms and hallways underscore the Hotel Max's dedication to art and Seattle-area artists and photographers. If the point is to create a serene environment, the Hotel Max follows up admirably with rooms done in calming hues. In-room tea accompanies in-room coffee and a spiritual menu promises inspiration for almost any faith or belief system. A whimsical "you got it" button on the telephone links guests with hotel services.

Transportation
  • Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (15.7 mi/25.1 km)
  • King County Airport (7.3 mi/11.7 km)
  • Sound Transit Link Light Rail Westlake Mall station (0.1mi/0.2 km)
Attractions
  • Paramount Theater (0.5 mi/0.8 km)
  • Seattle Art Museum (0.7 mi/1.1 km)
  • Olympic Sculpture Park (1.2 mi/1.9 km)
  • Experience Music Project (1.5 mi/2.4 km)
Business
  • Conference room that accommodates 14 people
  • Wireless and hard-wire Internet service (fees apply)
  • Audio/visual setups
  • 24/7 business center
Policies and fees
  • Pet deposit is $40 (non-refundable).

This is not a comprehensive list of fees. Any amounts listed above may not include taxes and are subject to change.

Hotel Max Rooms

Mini Queen
1 Queen Bed 185 sq. ft., our Mini Queen rooms are petite in size but thoughtfully designed. They boast all our standard and signature amenities, a comfy queen size bed and a space saving bath layout with split shower and powder room. Recommended for the single traveler who intends to spend time out and about or couples who want to get up close and personal.
Mini King
1 King Bed 225 sq. ft. Located on the North side of our hotel, these rooms offer a blissful king size bed and a unique bath layout with split shower and powder room and come stocked with all our standard and signature amenities, Recommended for travelers who prefer things a little quieter to escape the hustle and bustle of downtown living.
Classic Queen
1 Queen Bed 190 sq. ft. with original art in every room and all our standard and signature amenities, the Classic Queen is the ideal Seattle sleepover for design-minded, fun-loving urban explorers.
Classic Two Beds
2 Full Beds 250 sq. ft. are equipped with two double beds, each equally comfortable so theres no need to squabble over sleeping arrangements. Oh and dont forget our standard and signature amenities for both of you to enjoy
Classic King
1 King Bed 200 sq. ft. of artfully designed space, no two rooms are exactly alike but they all feature a supremely relaxing king size bed. And, naturally, our standard and signature amenities are at the ready to ensure your stay in Seattle is fit for a king.
Max Two Beds
2 Full Beds in a spacious 325 sq. ft. guestroom. Youll both have plenty of space to spread out and enjoy our standard and signature amenities in the heart of downtown Seattle.
Max King
1 King Bed 250 sq. ft. with plenty of natural light, these rooms are bigger and brighter with more than enough space to settle in and stay awhile. Plus, our standard and signature amenities are yours for the asking

Amenities

  • WiFi
General
Pet friendly
Activities
Fitness Center
Dining
Restaurant
Room service
Services
Business center
Internet
WiFi
Accessibility
Handicapped rooms/facilities

Hotel Map

47.6138 -122.337
Area served
Seattle, Washington
Nearby airports
Sea Tac Airport
Area description
Located in the shopping district of downtown Seattle, the Hotel Max is within blocks of many major Seattle attractions such as Pike Place Market and Washington State Convention Trade Center.

Nearby points of interest

  • Pike Place Market: 0.3 mi
  • Seattle Art Museum: 0.5 mi
  • Omnidome Film Experience: 0.5 mi
  • Experience Music Project: 0.7 mi
  • Space Needle: 0.8 mi
  • Port of Seattle: 0.8 mi
  • Frye Art Museum: 0.8 mi
  • Pacific Science Center: 0.8 mi
  • Seattle Children's Museum: 0.8 mi
  • Key Arena: 0.9 mi
  • CenturyLink Field: 1.3 mi
  • Seattle Asian Art Museum: 1.5 mi
  • Safeco Field: 1.6 mi
  • Bruce Lee Grave Site: 1.9 mi
  • Gasworks Park: 2.2 mi
  • Pike Place Market: 0.3 mi
  • Seattle Art Museum: 0.5 mi
  • Omnidome Film Experience: 0.5 mi
  • Experience Music Project: 0.7 mi
  • Space Needle: 0.8 mi
  • Port of Seattle: 0.8 mi
  • Frye Art Museum: 0.8 mi
  • Pacific Science Center: 0.8 mi
  • Seattle Children's Museum: 0.8 mi
  • Key Arena: 0.9 mi
  • CenturyLink Field: 1.3 mi
  • Seattle Asian Art Museum: 1.5 mi
  • Safeco Field: 1.6 mi
  • Bruce Lee Grave Site: 1.9 mi
  • Gasworks Park: 2.2 mi
  • Washington Park Arboretum: 2.4 mi
  • Museum of History and Industry: 2.7 mi
  • Husky Stadium: 3 mi
  • Alaska Airlines Arena at Hec Edmundson Pavilion: 3.1 mi
  • Henry Art Gallery: 3.2 mi
  • Burke Museum of Natural History: 3.5 mi
  • Woodland Park Zoo: 3.8 mi
  • Ballard Locks and Botanical Garden: 4.7 mi
  • Discovery Park: 5.3 mi
  • Museum of Flight: 6.9 mi

Meeting facilities

Meeting Info
The Side Bar room seats 12 people, boardroom style. Please contact the sales department for more information (206) 728-6299

Dining

Miller's Guild
At the heart of Millers Guild is a nine-foot-long, custom-made grill that James Beard Award-winning chef Jason Wilson uses to create a wood-fired menu that features 75-day dry-aged beef, locally caught seafood, nose-to-tail butchery and rustic baked goods. Millers Guild channels the citys unique character and yet is unlike any other restaurant in Seattle.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
4:00 PM
Check-out:
12:00 PM

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

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Guest Reviews (325)

Ratings and reviews for Hotel Max

Overall score

4 / 5
5.01.0
325 out of 325
Amenities:
3.7
Cleanliness:
4.5
Hotel staff:
4.4
Comfort:
3.9
Location:
4.6
Value:
4

88% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Cheevrr
Business
San Francisco, CA
Mar 3, 2014

Great Restaurant but the hotel needs work.

I was excited about this hotel, I really was. The room looked cool, the front desk was friendly and helpful, the restaurant ROCKS! Great food, great service. Fun. BUT... and here's the but: The restaurant prides itself on it's 'wood-fire grill' and it is truly amazing. You can see the chef throwing huge pieces of meat onto the grill and dressing the food. Glowing logs, embers, warmth. All wonderful. BUT: Much to my dismay my room filled with smoke from the Restaurant. Hickory-filled smoke from those wonderful grills. Somehow the vent went up to my room (and to my friends' room, they were below me 1 floor) and so my clothes, my luggage, my toothbrush, my towels, all smelled of hickory smoke, all the time. And, I had to keep the window open for part of the day and part of the night (not fun when it's 36 degrees out). I was there for a conference this past weekend and so all of the rooms were booked. When I told the front desk person about this they apologized and said they would look into it but I never heard back from them. I tried to stay out of the room as much as possible but there was no hiding the smoke smell on my clothes and bedsheets, etc. Really a shame. It seemed like it could have been a fun experience.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
1
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Nevada visitors
Business
Nevada
Sep 16, 2009

The good bad and insane

The staff were nice. The rooms small better for single traveler, small fitness center, and the insane was the $30.00 a day parking/valet parking fee and the $19.75 parking tax on top of that. Then there was the tipping valet on top of all the fees.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
2
Location:
5
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

Money-saving tip: Short walk from hotel

Most anywhere in Downtown is walking distance.

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Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Travellingteacher
Business
Portland, OR
Jul 6, 2009

Hotel Max does not meet my expectations

The Max's rooms are small but well situated and comfortable. The beds were fine, but pillows were far from desirable (1 really hard, 1 really soft). The general issues came from my lack of ability to get a good nights rest. The small room combined with a window mounted AC unit, made for a lot of noise. Add to the rattle within the AC and it became a choice of too hot, or too noisy.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
1
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
USA
Jul 1, 2007

Game Day

The Max is an old apartment building changed into a hotel. If you are there for a short stay and will be spending no time in the room it could be an ok stay. The shower and bathroom were put in closets and in the queen size bed room the space between the bed and the wall was about 18 inches. The walls are the old plaster and lath so you have a very clear idea of what is going on in connecting rooms.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
2
Location:
3
Value:
1
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

two Starbucks and an excellent Italian restaurant very close.

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Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
san francisco, ca
Aug 29, 2010

Modern & Tiny

The Hotel was in a great location and I loved all the art that was displayed. The staff was friendly and very helpful....but it was so tiny!! I am not a big person and I could barely turn around in the shower. I dropped the soap and had to step out of the shower to bend over and pick it up. The lighting was not good. There wasn't a light in the hallway/closet area. That means I couldn't see what was in the closet and I couldn't use the full length mirror that was inside the closet door. The elevator was very slow. You have to use your room key the activate the elevator. Quite a few guests could not figure it out..which meant we were left standing waiting and waiting for an open elevator. I will go back to Seattle, but probably stay at another hotel in that area.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
2
Location:
5
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: In Hotel

The 10pm happy hour menu was very tasty & cheap.

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Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Salossie I
Business
Los Angeles, CA
Jan 2, 2011

Ugly

The Max reminded me to that kid in school who tries too hard to be hip and, in trying so hard, ends up just being a weirdo with no personality. In other words, the decor was plain ugly for a hotel priding itself of a hip boutique style (our room was painted silver. Rad but - really?) The room was very small, literally too small for two people with two bags and a suitcase. When they brought room service there was literally no place to put it. Another major sucker was to pay $12 a day for internet, which is something that most small boutiques hotels won't charge for anymore. There was some details to appreciate in a more positive note. You won't find the Gideon's Bible on your bedside table, instead they let you order from a "spiritual menu" that includes the Tora, the Koran and the Baghabad Gita. Also, the complimentary coffee in the room was outstanding, even for Seattle. The location couldn't get any better.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
2
Location:
5
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

Nightlife tip: Short walk from hotel

Just down the street on 2nd Ave is a fun row of bars and clubs including The Crocodile and Shorty's.

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Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Portland, OR
May 8, 2011

good location

Our experience overall was forgettable. The Hotel was cute, great styling, but lacked that special something that would make me run back and want to stay there again or even share my experience with friends. The staff was cordial enough but that's where it ended. They provided about the bare bones to get us what we needed, never less....never more. The room was cute and quaint (quaint = tiny). I had read other reviews and thought..well "all hotel rooms are pretty small". But, THIS WAS SMALL. Luckily, we pack light and enjoy each others' company enough to where we laughed about it. The location was great if you want to be in the center of about everything to do in downtown seattle. close to monorail, close to all kinds of shopping, close to Top pot donuts.. everything. I have stayed at other hotels in the same chain, most recently hotel deluxe in portland and had a fantastic experience. I had higher expectations for my stay in Seattle.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
1
Location:
3
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
travellers123
Business
Langley, BC
May 31, 2010

So So At Best...

Rooms are tiny, elevators SLOW, valet had attitude, all around not worth the hype! Yes, the design is great, very modern and clean but totally not worth the cost for the "boutique hotel experience"!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
2
Comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

Shopping tip: Short walk from hotel

Pike Place Market is a great spot for local cheeses, crafts, flowers and more...

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Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Washington, DC
Jun 22, 2011

Good Location

Good location but the walls are paper thin in this hotel. Could hear ALL the conversations in the room next door.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
1
Location:
4
Value:
1
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Albuquerque, NM
Jan 7, 2010

Okay, but not as good as I expected.

There was only luke warm water in the morning and my room was next to the elevator, so I was woken up several times during the night - unacceptable. I will not stay there again no matter how nice it looked - the hotel did not perform. Parking fees were NOT disclosed up front and they were $30 for 1 night.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
2
Location:
4
Value:
1
Trip purpose:

Business

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