$151 Avg/night
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Motif Seattle

4 stars
1415 Fifth Avenue, Seattle, WA 98101
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
4.0
out of 5
268 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 (268)

Ratings and reviews for Motif Seattle

Overall score

4 / 5
5.01.0
268 out of 268
Amenities:
3.8
Room cleanliness:
4.4
Hotel staff:
4.3
Room comfort:
4.2
Location:
4.8
Value:
4

89% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Eldoctoro
Battle Ground, WA 98604, USA
Sep 11, 2014

Handicapped BR is inconvenient

Everything was great down to the Keurnig coffee maker but the handicapped shower had not wall mount for the hand held device

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

Centrally located

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Madtown Jazzy
Madison, WI
Sep 10, 2014

Great Location

This hotel is perfect for a Seattle vacation. You can even take the train from the airport. Great staff, great food and a true value.

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

3
5.01.0
JetSetter435
Burlington, WA
Sep 7, 2014

Not impressed

The location was great, room was okay. There was some sort of fan/machine running all night behind our room and it kept us awake most of the night. The staff was unfortunately not knowledgeable at all regarding the restaurant in the hotel or the surrounding area, which was not very professional. Also, the elevator did not feel stable/secure, kinda scary.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
2
Room comfort:
2
Location:
2
Value:
2
Entertainment tip: In Hotel

Frolik is fun, but always busy on weekends!

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Review of Motif Seattle

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Gopapa
Columbia, Mo
Sep 5, 2014

First time Seattle visitors

Staff very help, switch he'd our room to one with beautiful bay view. Hotel within walking distance of Pike Street Market, Pioneer Square, aquarium. Bartender gave us a great tip. Walk to Columbia Building and view city from 76th floor. Much cheaper than the needle and twice as high. Enjoyed our stay. If you have a car, visit Ballard Locks.

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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Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Meeeh
San Francisco, CA
Sep 3, 2014

Water problems

- The hotel itself was mediocre: old building; OK service, good location. - The biggest problem was the water supply: All showers/faucets/toilets would cease to function for hours in the mornings. Both cold and hot water were affected. - The room's AC only worked intermittently.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
1
Location:
5
Value:
2
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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
DevyMama
Salt Lake City
Aug 31, 2014

Location, location, location!

My friend and I spent 2 nights in Seattle and needed a place that was close to all of the things we wanted to do as we didn't have a car. We were able to book Motif for a decent (for Seattle) price, and my goodness, we are glad we did! It was close to EVERYTHING!! No car, or even mass transit, was required! The hotel was pretty great, too. Friendly staff, large, clean rooms, good amenities. Overall, an excellent place to stay.

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

Pike Place is literally 5 minutes away. Shopping, dining, and general people watching are footsteps from the hotel. Leave the car and take it all in!

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Yong Choe
Business
Washington DC
Aug 31, 2014

Motif Seattle

Centrally located and near Pike's Public Market...

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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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
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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.

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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.

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