$239 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Jul 13, 2014 Check-out: Jul 14, 2014

Motif Seattle

4 stars
1415 Fifth Avenue, Seattle, WA 98101
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
4.0
out of 5
304 reviews
Great location for all sights and restaurants

Love this hotel. Fire pit outside at night. Fruit infused water as you leave. Very nice staff all... See full review

  • smanz
  • Jun 21, 2014
Great room in the heart of Seattle!

Comfortable stay! Room was nice, and staff very courteous. Just a couple blocks to Pike's Place and... See full review

  • Chris25
  • Jun 21, 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

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.

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.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
1500
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 (304)

Ratings and reviews for Motif Seattle

Overall score

4 / 5
5.01.0
304 out of 304
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

4
5.01.0
squirts
Colorado, USA
Jul 4, 2014

Great deal and hip, but could improve

Well done remodel. Used to be Red Lion, now a trying-to-be-hip hotel with Mad Men decor and ill-fitting suits. Nice staff and room. Good furnishings but missing the mark in a few places. A room for 4 adults has only coffee for 2. Toiletries included 2 conditioners and no shampoo. The fridge provided was something from a freshman dorm room; small, old, and balanced on 3 wobbly legs. Elevator was a bit noisy, even though we were around the corner and across the hall from it. Garage has a 6'2" ht limit, but I think it's just under that. Another garage is available 2 blks away with 7' clearance. All in all, a great value in such a great location downtown. I'd stay here again without hesitation.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Review of Motif Seattle

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
CHANGE OF PLANS
INDIANA
Jul 2, 2014

CHANGE OF PLANS

Hotel staff wonderful, kind and UNDERSTANDING... ,GREAT location and hotel, Sorry we had to make other arrangements due to unforeseen circumstances, will definitely make another reservation to stay if we ever get back to Seattle.

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

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
bobfred
San Diego
Jun 22, 2014

Red Lion aka Motif

It was hard to find without using the address (which was not visible) as the name is now the Motif (no longer the Red Lion for some time). The parking was high ($39/day) and the accommodations were average even though the cost was above average. The food in the hotel was average as was the hotel restaurant service. The location for seeing downtown Seattle was great.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
2
Money-saving tip: Not Applicable

Get a hotel further from downtown and commute to downtown for the day. Stick with a Marriott or similar brand name for quality.

Review of Motif Seattle

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
smanz
Marathon, Florida
Jun 21, 2014

Great location for all sights and restaurants

Love this hotel. Fire pit outside at night. Fruit infused water as you leave. Very nice staff all around. Easy walk to Pike Market and all sights. Love it.

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

The Daily Grill is fab. Also for breakfast, Sweet Iron.

Review of Motif Seattle

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Chris25
Winston-Salem, NC
Jun 21, 2014

Great room in the heart of Seattle!

Comfortable stay! Room was nice, and staff very courteous. Just a couple blocks to Pike's Place and downtown shopping.

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
Rebekah Super Mom
Portland, OR
Jun 16, 2014

Perfect Location!!

We came from Portland for an overnight mother/daughter get-away and had a great stay! The location was perfect ... with-in walking distance of all we wanted to do. We ate dinner at Frolik - the restaurant in the hotel - it was a great atmosphere and good food. The only complaint was the room itself was extremely cold and we couldn't get it to warm up. We didn't make it an issue, since we were only there one night. Overall, a great visit - we would definitely come back!

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

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Mikon
San Juan, Puerto Rico
Jun 9, 2014

Good Hotel in Downtown

Good hotel near interest points in Seattle Downtown. Good price for a bay view room.

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

Bacco has gorgeous breakfast menu

Review of Motif Seattle

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Jamanko
Business
St. Paul, Minnesota
Jun 8, 2014

Very good for any trip - personal or business.

Location, location, location. Everybody knows the importance of it. Red Lion is in the heart of downtown and in the proximity of every means of transportation. The hotel itself has no dirty spots: staff, rooms, amenities were up to the promise for 4 stars. You want sightseeing tour - the bus will pick you up at the hotel. Our stay was short (2 days) but we enjoy every minute of it.

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

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Cheesecake Factory

Review of Motif Seattle

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Roses from Hawaii
Pearl City , Hawaii
Jun 4, 2014

Perfect location

Red Lion hotel was the perfect location for me, near the light rail, Pikes Market and Uwajimaya. Other restaurants and stores within walking distance or close to the light rail.

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

The light rail is a great money saver, only $2.75 from the airport to Seattle.

Review of Motif Seattle

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Wanderer430
San Francisco
Jun 3, 2014

Clean, comfortable hotel. Great location!

I went to Seattle for a weekend trip. The hotel is very clean and the staff was very friendly. We were walking distance to shops, the pier, pikes market and lots of great bars/places to eat. I would definitely recommend this place to a friend!

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