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Motif Seattle

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

I loved this hotel. The staff was great. The rooftop deck was amazing.

Loved the room, we hardly left it! The shower was a bit hard to figure out. It was either lava hot or ice cold so that wasn't very relaxing, but everything else we loved!!

Excellent unique Hotel and my second time staying here, and I love the bar. Super location and excellent roof top view!

Friendly, nice safe clean. Will go back for sure. Quick check in. Nice parking. Did get a chance to try the restaurant. View was good. Beds comfy.

The hotel staff were very personable. Genevieve gave lots of great advice about where to go.

I was in town for a conference at the WSCC which was a short 5 min walk away. Everything downtown was within walking distance. Room and bed was very comfortable. Little things like no regular coffee in the room and only one bar of soap for the bathroom, being charged the mandatory amenities fee, kept me from eating all fives.

We chose a room with an incredible view of Elliott Bay, looking down towards Pike Place Market. The room was Clean and quiet, even with it being next to the elevators inside it remained very peaceful. The location of the hotel is walking distance to Pike Place Market and many great restaurants and entertainment nearby. We did have some issues with the Frolic Restaurant inside the Motif Hotel. Drinks are outrageously priced, staff is unprofessional and be careful of how they charge things. I asked for 2 soft drinks and water (I was taking them to the room myself). They wanted to charge me more for the water than the soft drinks at $3.50 each. I decided to purchase just 1 soft drink at $3.50 instead. I gave him $4 and he said "have a great night". I looked at him and said "where is the change"? He told me he doesn't have any. One of the staff ended up giving me their pocket change to solve the issue. Now come on... It is a bar and restaurant with no change? I think he thought this was a tip. Watch out from this establishment the FROLIC is ripping people off deliberately. We never went back to them for anything, I suggest you do the same. There is plenty around the Motif to eat and drink without them involved.

Low quality furnitures. Uncomfortable bed. Very small bathroom.

Nice hotel but terrible bed. When I am shelling out 140 for a night I expect a good bed, and the bed was like sleeping on a rock, I had aches and pains in the morning like none other, also the toilet did not function properly so that was an added bonus.

Booked through third party app and had 0 issues. Check in went swiftly and staff was very friendly, expect $50 hold on debit cards for up to 7 days depending on your bank. Booked a king bed room with a view and were very pleased to be on the top floor with a beautiful view overlooking the bay as described. The room was very clean, modern and the T.V. was epuipped and simple enough to connect our own Blu-ray player. Bed was comfortable but could use and upgrade soon. Amenities were sufficient including k-cup coffee maker with 6 flavor choices and bottled water, desk with hardline ethernet and extra chair to pull up to the windows for beautiful evening and morning views. We got a great price through the app but would gladly pay normal price to stay again.

We chose this hotel because the price on Orbitz was lower than its peers. Unfortunately, the hotel adds a mandatory "Amenity Fee" for water and hot beverages in the room, use of their fitness center, and internet. We didn't want these "amenities" yet still had to pay for them. Next time, we'll choose a hotel where the listed Orbitz price is the actual price and we don't have to pay extra for things most hotels include automatically.

comfortable, clean, great staff, super wine tasting, etc.

The staff made the experience. They were all very kind. The only downside was the chair in the room was not clean, but as I had no need to use the chair it was a very minimal inconvenience if any at all.

I had asked for early check in - due to a early departure (6:00 a.m.) the following morning. Arrived at 10:00 a.m.. only to be told they would try and would notify me by phone when room was ready. No phone call ever came - nor was the room ready when I returned at 4:00 p.m. which is normal check in time. The staff was not accommodating nor made any means of apology. Thanks goodness Seattle was able to keep me HAPPY because the MOTIF customer service DID NOT!

The hotel is convenient to downtown but horrible! We arrived and I think only 2 elevators were working...after waiting forever we made it to our room which looked ok until we went to bed. The bed was broken down and we gravitated to the middle all night! In the morning we went to shower and the tub didn't drain. They did get someone up to fix it fairly fast but still an inconvenience. Here's the kicker, we left for breakfast and to go to the market around 9:30am (took the stairs cause we got tired of waiting for the elevator), put our bags in the car on the way out but DID NOT checkout (which is at noon). We came back at 11:15 to grab our leftovers from dinner the night before in the fridge (which was $285 and we had a slab of beef left as well as two boxes of sides) to find our room had been cleaned and everything thrown away. Email to hotel...still waiting for a response.

Could not get the bathroom toilet to stop replenishing water and funny position for shower head.

We were on vacation in Seattle and decided on this hotel in the downtown area. This hotel is located close to everything by foot. The staff, amenities, and room size were excellent. Coming from Southern California, I am very conscientious about water waste. You end up standing in water while showering due to the shower head putting out way too much water. On the other hand, the water pressure is so weak in the bathroom sink that you cannot even rinse out a toothbrush let alone barely being able to rinse a razor after shaving. The bathroom lighting was a bit weak and needs to be brighter. We both agreed that the hotel was a bit over priced.

Nice hotel although the room was quite standard.

Beautiful hotel in the center of downtown. Walking distance to all attractions.

This was our first visit to Seattle so when it came to booking a hotel I wasn't really sure where to book. This hotel was perfectly located and within walking distance to so many stores, restaurants, Starbucks (lol), and Pike Place Market. The room was clean and comfortable and the staff was professional and nice. I wish there was a pool/jacuzzi and I also wish the parking situation was better for hotel guests. It was convenient, but $40/night. It does allow for in and out privileges, though. I almost wish it was built into the price of the room so it didn't seem like an additional expense (kind of like having to pay to check your bags at the airport). Overall, a great spot and I would definitely stay at Motif again!!

1415 5th Ave Seattle WA

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Nordstrom and Pike Place Market
  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Onsite dining
  • Fitness center

Located in Seattle Central Business District, Motif Seattle is within a 5-minute walk of Nordstrom and within 15 minutes of other popular attractions like Pike Place Market. This 4-star hotel has 319 guestrooms and offers conveniences like 2 restaurants, a fitness center, and a rooftop terrace. It's in central Seattle and also a short walk from Washington State Convention Center and Columbia Center.


Dining

Enjoy dining at one of 2 onsite restaurants including Frolik Kitchen+Cocktails, which specializes in American cuisine. Order from room service to satisfy your hunger without leaving your room. For your convenience, a full breakfast is served for a fee each morning from 6 AM to 11 AM.


Rooms

Motif Seattle's 319 rooms are recently renovated and provide iPod docks, coffee makers, and free newspapers. Guests can expect WiFi and 37-inch flat-screen TVs with satellite channels. Pillowtop beds sport premium bedding and bathrooms offer hair dryers and designer toiletries. Free bottled water, safes, and phones are also standard.


Property features

At Motif Seattle, guests have access to a fitness center, a rooftop terrace, and free WiFi in public areas. If you drive, self parking is USD 39.07 per night, and there's also limo/town car service. The front desk has multilingual staff on hand 24/7 to help with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Additional amenities include 12 meeting rooms, conference space, and a 24-hour business center.

Room options

Premium Room, 1 King Bed, Water View

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Premium Room, 2 Queen Beds, Water View

Queen 2 | Sleeps 4

Premier Room, 1 King Bed

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Room, 1 King Bed, Partial Water View

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Guest reviews for Motif Seattle

Everyone (33) Couples (144) Business (80) Family (98) Friends (60) Other (36)
5

great hotel close to everything.

Everyone

I loved this hotel. The staff was great. The rooftop deck was amazing.

By , from Seattle on May 22, 2017

Review comment responded on May 26, 2017

We are so glad that you enjoyed your time with us, thank you for your review.

4

my husbands favorite place so far!

Everyone

Loved the room, we hardly left it! The shower was a bit hard to figure out. It was either lava hot or ice cold so that wasn't very relaxing, but everything else we loved!!

By , from Bremerton on May 15, 2017

Review comment responded on May 17, 2017

Thank you for sharing your experience, we are so glad you had a great time with us!

5

great location!

Everyone

Excellent unique Hotel and my second time staying here, and I love the bar. Super location and excellent roof top view!

By , from Portland Oregon on May 2, 2017

Review comment responded on May 4, 2017

Thank you for your great review, we are thrilled you enjoyed our central location in Seattle and we hope to see you again soon!

5

very nice view

Everyone

Friendly, nice safe clean. Will go back for sure. Quick check in. Nice parking. Did get a chance to try the restaurant. View was good. Beds comfy.

By on Apr 10, 2017

Review comment responded on Apr 12, 2017

We truly appreciate your feedback and invite you to visit us again upon your return to Seattle.

4

close to both convention center and pike's place.

Everyone

The hotel staff were very personable. Genevieve gave lots of great advice about where to go.

By on Apr 8, 2017

Review comment responded on Apr 10, 2017

Thank you for sharing your great feedback!

4

great location, comfortable room

Everyone

I was in town for a conference at the WSCC which was a short 5 min walk away. Everything downtown was within walking distance. Room and bed was very comfortable. Little things like no regular coffee in the room and only one bar of soap for the bathroom, being charged the mandatory amenities fee, kept me from eating all fives.

By , from vermont on Apr 8, 2017

Review comment responded on Apr 10, 2017

We are so glad you enjoyed your stay and our location was perfect for you. Thank you for your review!

4

walking distance to pike place market

Everyone

We chose a room with an incredible view of Elliott Bay, looking down towards Pike Place Market. The room was Clean and quiet, even with it being next to the elevators inside it remained very peaceful. The location of the hotel is walking distance to Pike Place Market and many great restaurants and entertainment nearby. We did have some issues with the Frolic Restaurant inside the Motif Hotel. Drinks are outrageously priced, staff is unprofessional and be careful of how they charge things. I asked for 2 soft drinks and water (I was taking them to the room myself). They wanted to charge me more for the water than the soft drinks at $3.50 each. I decided to purchase just 1 soft drink at $3.50 instead. I gave him $4 and he said "have a great night". I looked at him and said "where is the change"? He told me he doesn't have any. One of the staff ended up giving me their pocket change to solve the issue. Now come on... It is a bar and restaurant with no change? I think he thought this was a tip. Watch out from this establishment the FROLIC is ripping people off deliberately. We never went back to them for anything, I suggest you do the same. There is plenty around the Motif to eat and drink without them involved.

By , from Montana on Apr 4, 2017

Review comment responded on Apr 8, 2017

Thank you for sharing your feedback. Please come see us again soon.

2

very small rooms.

Everyone

Low quality furnitures. Uncomfortable bed. Very small bathroom.

By on Mar 17, 2017

Review comment responded on Mar 19, 2017

I am sorry you did not enjoy your experience with us. Thank you for your feedback.

3
Everyone

Nice hotel but terrible bed. When I am shelling out 140 for a night I expect a good bed, and the bed was like sleeping on a rock, I had aches and pains in the morning like none other, also the toilet did not function properly so that was an added bonus.

By on Jan 12, 2017

Review comment responded on Jan 14, 2017

I am sorry you did not enjoy your experience with us, but I want to thank you for sharing your feedback.

5

modern upscale property with affordable rates

Everyone

Booked through third party app and had 0 issues. Check in went swiftly and staff was very friendly, expect $50 hold on debit cards for up to 7 days depending on your bank. Booked a king bed room with a view and were very pleased to be on the top floor with a beautiful view overlooking the bay as described. The room was very clean, modern and the T.V. was epuipped and simple enough to connect our own Blu-ray player. Bed was comfortable but could use and upgrade soon. Amenities were sufficient including k-cup coffee maker with 6 flavor choices and bottled water, desk with hardline ethernet and extra chair to pull up to the windows for beautiful evening and morning views. We got a great price through the app but would gladly pay normal price to stay again.

By , from Seattle, WA on Dec 25, 2016

Review comment responded on Dec 27, 2016

Thank you for sharing your great feedback, I am glad to hear that you enjoyed your experience so well!