It's a Hilton and it's well situated in Seattle downtown. I would have rated the hotel between 3 and 4 stars. I chose 4 stars here because I did enjoy my stay and would be back if the price is right. Staying in Seattle downtown can be quite expensive and I find the Seattle Hilton to be competitively priced in terms of quality and location most of the time. I also like the fact that it had a self-park garage. Sheraton in comparison only has valet parking (last time I was there and as far as I know). With self-park, after I checked out, I was able to put my luggage in my car and then walk around before it was time to go, which is what I did. The price you pay to park overnight expires at 4pm and if you decide to stay longer it's only $6 to park until midnight. A pretty good deal given the prices.
I have stayed at the Seattle Hilton a few times but haven't been back in years. I am Hhonors Gold (which doesn't mean much), but on arrival, I got a nice hand written note from the manager welcoming me back (a nice touch). I checked into a room with partial bay view which is I believe a standard room (really not much of a hotel for views so don't upgrade for views). The room was fine with spacious bathrom with double sinks. It's an old building and the building was about as good as I remember it so it's been kept okay. I say okay instead of well because you don't get the impression that you're in a new hotel even though it's been there for a long time but it wasn't noticeably older than what I remembered it to be.
The executive lounge has been moved to the top floor. They have a pretty well-stocked bar. I check it out at around 8pm but there were only fruits and cookies available. The hot stuff was all gone (the trays were empy meaning the staff knew it was empty). It was 8pm but the lounge doesn't close until 10pm so I was a bit miffed. Last time I was there, the lounge was in a room on one of the high floors and it had things like smoked salmon. The new spot on top of the building was a lot more spacious with better views but because the space was bigger the service was less attentative.
Regardless, I had a good nights sleep. The King bed is kind of small (closer to a queen than the biggest kings). A pet peeve of mine were the pillows. For some reason, some Hiltons have gone with many small pillows. They are like cushion sized. A king bed is suppose to have King sized pillows. The pillows here weren't even standard width. Seriously, you need about two pillows to equal the width of a standard one. Breakfast was good with very good service which made me give the hotel 4 stars instead of 3. The breakfast was buffet style with made to order eggs and it had things like smoked salmon. Not bad.
Overall Hilton Seattle is a good choice for a Seattle downtown hotel. As I said in the beginning, it's a competive value. I wouldn't necessarily pay more and go out of my way to stay here if I wasn't loyal to Hilton's loyalty program, but I would not hesitate to stay here.
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