Seattle Marriott Waterfront – review
Seattle’s most recently built hotel, situated on the waterfront with fantastic views across Elliot Bay to Mount Rainier. There is a Renaissance influence throughout the building and the designers have paid homage to the local glass blowing industry with unusual glass sculptures and glass feature walls.
Due to its great position beside the main cruise terminal for Celebrity Cruises and Norwegian cruise lines the hotel is at its busiest from April to September.
The hotel boasts an indoor/outdoor pool although there is limited space for sun loungers and a busy road close by, which limits the pool’s appeal somewhat. There is a small jacuzzi and a well equipped gym.
Other features include a Large indoor/outdoor restaurant, a Gift shop, Starbucks next door, and seafood restaurants opposite.
Opt for a water view room or an L shaped Junior Suite on the end of the building overlooking Puget Sound; both are worth the increase in rate to increase the distance between your room and the busy highway and railway line running behind the hotel. There is a Presidential Suite, aimed more towards the corporate than luxury market, which is not available to book online. If you are a Marriott gold or platinum member it is worth phoning their reservations line and mentioning that you will be on honeymoon; they use the Presidential Suite for complimentary VIP upgrades.
Location, location, location.
The perfect choice if you are just here to join a cruise. This hotel is in a great location, with fantastic views across Puget Sound to Mount Rainier. You can watch the cruise ships coming in and out and plenty of sailing action, all from the comfort of your bed. Seattle’s version of the London Eye, the Seattle Aquarium and the must-visit Pike Place Market are all a very short waterfront walk away, and there is a popular seafood restaurant opposite.
However there is a reason that this is the only hotel in this apparently great location. Although billed as being waterfront there is a 4 lane road between the hotel and the water and a very busy elevated road and a railway line behind the hotel. Sound insulation isn’t great, and for a new hotel we found the air conditioning to be noisy.
2100 Alaskan Way
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