$172 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Oct 2, 2014 Check-out: Oct 5, 2014

Motif Seattle

4 stars
1415 Fifth Avenue, Seattle, WA 98101
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
4.0
out of 5
263 reviews
Nice weekend at Seattle

Location is great, room is clean, staff is nice, and the price is reasonable :) See full review

  • NanHu
  • Aug 19, 2014
Family gateway

Great location and kind staff. Rooms are big an modern. See full review

  • Family nu
  • Jul 19, 2014
Residential comfort in the heart of the city
Most of the shopping, dining and sightseeing delights of the Emerald City are a short distance from Motif Seattle. The 319-room hotel prides itself on serving both leisure and business travelers. Recently renovated, the rooms feature residential-style decor. The lobby, complete with fireplace, is equally inviting.
Highlights
  • Rooms with views of Elliott Bay and the Olympic Mountains
  • High-speed wireless Internet access
  • Full breakfast buffet (fees apply)
  • Pet friendly (fees apply)
Rooms
The recently remodeled rooms at Motif Seattle feature contemporary, comfortable decor. The rooms have pillow-top beds outfitted with cream-colored cotton sheets. Bathrooms boast granite counter tops, high-pressure shower heads and Essential Elements bath amenities. Each room has a 37-inch plasma TV, alarm clock with an iPod docking station, Wi-Fi access and a small refrigerator. Most rooms afford views of Elliott Bay and the Olympic Mountains.
Features
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 steps 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. The hotel is 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. Both the business center and fitness center are open 24 hours a day, making it possible for guests to work or workout when the mood strikes.
Dining

Motif Seattle features two restaurants, the fifth floor Frolik Kitchen+Cocktails, including downtown Seattle's largest outdoor dining deck and seasonal summer entertainment on the patio, and Elephant & Castle British Restaurant & Pub. Breakfast is available from 6 AM to 11 AM (Monday to Sunday), while All-day Dining is available 11 AM to 12 MN (Sunday to Thursday) and 11 AM to closing time (Friday and Saturday). 

Transportation
  • Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (14 mi/22.4 km)
  • Boeing Field/King County International Airport (5.8 mi/9.3 km)
  • Sound Transit Link Light Rail Westlake Center station (0.1 mi/0.2 km)
  • Downtown Airporter shuttle service (fees apply)
Attractions
  • Pike Place Market (0.2 mi/0.3 km)
  • Seattle Aquarium (1 mi/1.6 km)
  • Pacific Science Center (1.1 mi/1.7 km)
  • Space Needle (1.1 mi/1.7 km)
  • Seattle Pacific University (6 mi/9.6 km)
  • University of Washington and Medical Center (6 mi/9.6 km)
Business
  • 20,000 square feet of flexible meeting space
  • 24-hour business center
  • Complimentary wireless Internet access
  • Washington State Convention Center (0.1 mi/0.2 km)
Policies and fees
  • An early departure fee applies if guest departs prior to scheduled date. Please verify departure date at check-in. Motif Seattle is pet-friendly. A non-refundable fee per stay is required. This fee is waived for service animals and Motif Seattle club members.

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

Hotel Map

47.6099 -122.3348
Area served
Downtown Seattle.
Nearby airports
Sea-Tac Airport (SEA).
Area description
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. The hotel is 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.

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Motif Seattle Rooms

Deluxe - King
Deluxe King offers one king bed. Deluxe View Single King Non Smoking. 350 square feet. Features a Sealy Stay Comfortable plush pillowtop bed, with views of Elliot Bay, Puget Sound, and the Olympic Mountains. Amenities include free wireless Internet access, 37" Flat Panel TV, Essential Elements bath amenities, refrigerator,Keurig Coffee Machines, work desk and chair, iHome docking station, iron, ironing board, hairdryer, robes and Satellite TV offered.
Deluxe - Queen
Deluxe Queen offers two queen beds. Deluxe View Two Queen Non Smoking. 350 square feet. Features Sealy Stay Comfortable plush pillowtop beds, with views of Elliot Bay, Puget Sound, and the Olympic Mountains. Amenities include free wireless Internet access, 37" Flat Panel TV, Essential Elements bath amenities, refrigerator, Keurig Coffee Machines, work desk and chair, iHome docking station, iron, ironing board, hairdryer, robes and Premium Cable or Satellite TV offered.
Standard - King
Standard King offers one king bed. Tower King Non Smoking. 350 square feet. Features Sealy Stay Comfortable plush pillowtop beds, with city skyline views. Amenities include free wireless Internet access, Essential Elements bath amenities, refrigerator, Keurig Coffee Machines, work desk and chair, data ports, alarm clock/radio, iron, ironing board, hairdryer and Premium Cable or Satellite TV.
Standard - Queen
Standard Queen offers two queen beds. Standard Two Queen Non Smoking. 350 square feet. Features Sealy Stay Comfortable plush pillowtop beds, with city skyline views. Amenities include free wireless Internet access, 37" Flat Panel TV, Essential Elements bath amenities, refrigerator, Keurig Coffee Machines, work desk and chair, iHome docking station, iron, ironing board, hairdryer, robes and Premium Cable or Satellite TV offered.
Standard - Queen
Handicap Queen offers two queen beds. Handicap Two Queen Beds Non Smoking This 350 square feet room features Sealy Stay Comfortable plush pillowtop beds, with city skyline views. Amenities include free wireless Internet access, 37" Flat Panel TV, work desk and chair, iHome docking station, Keurig Coffee Machines, iron, ironing board, hairdryer, robes, and Satellite TV offered. ADA features include bathroom handrails, handheld showerhead, lever handles, lowered peepholes, Braille room numbers, TTY and TDD kits available as well as shower chairs.

Amenities

  • WiFi
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Concierge
Pet friendly
Activities
Fitness Center
Dining
Restaurant
Room service
Services
Business center
Conference facilities
Internet
WiFi
Accessibility
Handicapped rooms/facilities

Nearby points of interest

  • Seattle Art Museum: 0.2 mi
  • Pike Place Market: 0.3 mi
  • Omnidome Film Experience: 0.4 mi
  • Frye Art Museum: 0.5 mi
  • Port of Seattle: 0.9 mi
  • Space Needle: 1 mi
  • Pacific Science Center: 1 mi
  • Experience Music Project: 1 mi
  • CenturyLink Field: 1.1 mi
  • Seattle Children's Museum: 1.1 mi
  • Key Arena: 1.2 mi
  • Safeco Field: 1.3 mi
  • Seattle Asian Art Museum: 1.7 mi
  • Bruce Lee Grave Site: 2 mi
  • Gasworks Park: 2.4 mi
  • Seattle Art Museum: 0.2 mi
  • Pike Place Market: 0.3 mi
  • Omnidome Film Experience: 0.4 mi
  • Frye Art Museum: 0.5 mi
  • Port of Seattle: 0.9 mi
  • Space Needle: 1 mi
  • Pacific Science Center: 1 mi
  • Experience Music Project: 1 mi
  • CenturyLink Field: 1.1 mi
  • Seattle Children's Museum: 1.1 mi
  • Key Arena: 1.2 mi
  • Safeco Field: 1.3 mi
  • Seattle Asian Art Museum: 1.7 mi
  • Bruce Lee Grave Site: 2 mi
  • Gasworks Park: 2.4 mi
  • Washington Park Arboretum: 2.5 mi
  • Museum of History and Industry: 2.9 mi
  • Husky Stadium: 3.2 mi
  • Alaska Airlines Arena at Hec Edmundson Pavilion: 3.3 mi
  • Henry Art Gallery: 3.4 mi
  • Burke Museum of Natural History: 3.7 mi
  • Woodland Park Zoo: 4.1 mi
  • Ballard Locks and Botanical Garden: 5 mi
  • Discovery Park: 5.5 mi
  • Museum of Flight: 6.6 mi

Meeting facilities

Meeting Info
Motif Seattle is a full-service convention hotel. The meeting and banquet facilities include 15,000 square feet of flexible space, featuring state-of-the-art presentation systems, rich dcor and expansive views. The eleven meeting rooms include 10 breakouts and the Emerald Ballroom, which can accommodate up to 600 people in a theater format. Professional conference specialists are on-site to take care of all your needs, including audio/visual equipment and full-service catering.

Dining

Frolik Kitchen+Cocktails
A unique venue with a contemporary, urban feel, relaxing space embodying the downtown Seattle vibe. Breakfast 6:00AM - 10:00AM Lunch 11:00AM - 4:00PM Dinner 5:00PM - 10:00PM Room Service 7:00AM - 10:00PM
Elephant & Castle Pub
For a casual lunch or late night dinner, visit the Elephant & Castle Pub with outside entry from the lower level of the Hotel. Cozy up to the fireplace or relax on the patio and let the authentic English cuisine tease your taste buds.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
1600
Check-out:
1200

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 (263)

Ratings and reviews for Motif Seattle

Overall score

4 / 5
5.01.0
263 out of 263
Amenities:
3.8
Room cleanliness:
4.4
Hotel staff:
4.3
Room comfort:
4.2
Location:
4.8
Value:
4

90% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Motif Seattle

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
rchadwick75
San Antonio
Aug 29, 2014

Nomadic stay

First morning we tried Frolik. Had to wait for a long time for server. Food was avetage, yet price was high. On our second night we returned from a great sightseeing day to find the A/C had gone out in our rrom. It was muggy. So we requested a new room. Next room was better, better view too. After I relaxed from moving everything , all was well. Overall great location to places, only thing I wish I would.have planned having a car rental better. Unless you need a car to travel far. Do without a car. Plenty of public transportation and walking distance to places. The parking cost were around $40 each day plus all the expenses of the car. Only get a car on the day you need it. I would stay here again with the new perspective.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
1
Location:
5
Value:
3
Review of Motif Seattle

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
FOPBORGES
Berkeley, California
Aug 28, 2014

Great Location!!! Good cost benefit ratio

The location of the hotel is perfect. The staff is gentle and the room was clean and comfortable. We got there late and there was no bell man to help us. As we were with a lot of luggage, it was a problem. In general, is a good hotel, with an excellent location.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Entertainment tip: Short walk from hotel

Go to the Pike Market. Although it is a very touristic place, it is mandatory to go there.

Review of Motif Seattle

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Seattle First
Honolulu, Hawaii
Aug 25, 2014

Great family visit to Seattle

I was so pleased that booking via the web at a new hotel met our expectations. I wanted a central hotel hearing that driving in Seattle (and expensivie parking) were not the way to go. Fantastic...near the Link Train from SeaTac and short walks to the monorail and bus lines. We were able to get to all the sights we planned for on public transportation or on foot. Great café across the street for breakfast. Pleasant, helpful staff. Only one minor irritant; the room was warm in the afternoon sun as the temperature seemed to be centrally controlled. I would have liked it cooler in the evening too. All else including toiletries, fridge, coffee, etc. were perfect down to the massaging shower head. For those who want to be green, the hotel rooms have trash cans that allow for sorting recyclables. Note that the Motif is the former Red Lion and many of the maps still have the old name.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

If you are planning to visit attractions in the fish market area, walk. If you want to get to the Seattle Needle, use the monorail. Sea Tac Link Train great (and inexpensive) for to and from the airport. Local bus lines got us to eating areas with no problem.

Review of Motif Seattle

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
SusieQuie
Anacortes, WA
Aug 25, 2014

Not sure about this hotel

Front desk people are very nice. I had a strange encounter with room service. Something in my room went missing after room service left. After I reported it missing it suddenly reappeared when I returned to the hotel that night.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
2
Location:
4
Value:
4
Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

Leave your car in the garage. This central location helps you access everything in Seattle within walking distance.

Review of Motif Seattle

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
NanHu
State College
Aug 19, 2014

Nice weekend at Seattle

Location is great, room is clean, staff is nice, and the price is reasonable :)

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Review of Motif Seattle

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
TheTripPlanner
Houston, TX
Aug 17, 2014

No need for a rental car!

This hotel was great! The only few things I would change would be the price of the in-house restaurant (too expensive) and it would have been nice to have a room pre-stocked with an extra blanket and pillows. Other than these minor things, we found our stay to be close to as good as it gets. The staff was friendly and knowledgable. The location was phenomenal. We stayed an entire week without needing a cab or rental car but still saw a great deal of the Emerald City!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Review of Motif Seattle

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Addie's POV
Austin,Tx
Jul 25, 2014

Heart of Downtown.

Good restaurant. Clean. Highly trafficked terrace for drinks and social groups. No tv cable service set up for films or shows. Limited channels at the time.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
3
Value:
3
Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

The Pink Door and Etta's. You can skip Pike Market. CROWDED tourist spot.

Review of Motif Seattle

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Traveling Niki
Los Angeles, California
Jul 21, 2014

Room near the elevator

I would avoid rooms near the elevator if you are sensitive to noise. The noise for the elevator traveling by comes in through the ventilation ducting.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Review of Motif Seattle

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
The J Jackson
UK
Jul 20, 2014

Great location

Very good hotel, heart of downtown. But you have to pay for the location.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Review of Motif Seattle

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Family nu
San antonio, texas
Jul 19, 2014

Family gateway

Great location and kind staff. Rooms are big an modern.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
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