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Tacoma, Washington
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45 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

The former Carlton Inn Kirkland is now called the Totum Lake Hotel. Usually if I can't say anything nice I simply won't, but in this case, folks have to know this is not a place you want to go. I had called ahead to see if there was a swimming pool. I was told yes, but it was not "functional".... More 

Thank clehua
Leo W, Manager at Totem Lake Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, we would love for you to come back and experience all of our wonderful upgrades and renovations. More 

Level Contributor
21 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

The phrase "deferred/ no Maintence" comes to mind when describing this place. From the moment we walked up (rotting wood planter boxes) to the dusty old fake plants that adorn the hallway to the gorgeous slime filled pool outside our window, clearly closed. This place isn't worth your time. Basic room that hasn't been updated for twenty years, the old... More 

Thank heswanson
Leo W, Manager at Totem Lake Hotel, responded to this review

We apologize for any unpleasant experience you may have had, we have taken this seriously and addressed each problem individually, we would like for you to come back and enjoy our hotel again to see all the renovations we have made. More 

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Salt Lake City, Utah
Level Contributor
39 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 August 2016

After a less than stellar stay and review of the same location 3 years ago, things are better at the newly renamed Totem Lake Hotel. The hotel is still conveniently located close to the I-405 freeway but also near a little urban lake. We were glad to find out that the hotel now offers a complimentary breakfast, including fruit, make... More 

Thank 77Blueglass
Leo W, Manager at Totem Lake Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review we appreciate your feedback, we hope to welcome you back on your next trip to the area. More 

North Houston, Texas
Level Contributor
57 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 August 2016

As a previous reviewer stated, this Hotel has a layout that seems to have been designed for greater things. The Rooms are small, but the Entrance, Lobby, downstairs bar area (not operational) and restaurant area seem to be completely misplaced in this hotel. It has a weird half Chinese theme through out these areas, that doesn't seem to match the... More 

Thank Raddisch
Leo W, Manager at Totem Lake Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, we are constantly renovating to achieve an integrated Chinese-American hotel. Our rooms have improved since your stay and we would like to welcome you back to enjoy our upgraded amenities. More 

Rexburg, Idaho
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 June 2016

To summarize it up: Don't stay here. Don't waste your money. You're better off sleeping in your car. My husband and I stayed at the Carlton Inn when we came to go to a Seahawks game last season. The lobby looks tired, dated, and smells musty and old. The rooms were the worst I've been in. Unfortunately, after we had... More 

Thank jpalmer2010
Beaverton, Oregon
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 May 2016 via mobile

This was the worst hotel I have stayed in. First, I couldn't find it. It was hidden at the end of a dead end street. Second the person checking me in was in deferent and sat in his chair during the check in process. Third, the room was old, the tile on the bathroom floor and shower were dirty. The... More 

Thank Kimberly C
Level Contributor
80 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 January 2016

I travel a fair amount and often wonder about the story behind a business. In this case, it the property was conveniently located, safe, reasonably clean and reasonably well maintained. The room was comfortable. I have nothing bad to say about it. It was a solid 3. The strange thing is that t he property seems to have been designed... More 

1 Thank Kenneth L
Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Level Contributor
74 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 August 2015

This property is now called the Totem Lake Hotel, and overlooks the very small Totem Lake in Kirkland, WA. More like a big pond! Rooms are updated and very nice and clean. Lobby is a different story. A bit tired, strange morning breakfast in a tiny alcove in a hallway. No operational vending machines, and pool was closed for repairs... More 

Thank Alec S
Level Contributor
15 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 July 2015

I enjoyed my 2 night stay. The bed was comfortable, the bathroom was huge, flat screen tv, and mini fridge,,,and my stay was quiet with an office attendant at all times..Chinese restaurant on site an sports bar saloon next door..close to Totem lake mall..a minute off the highway..a couple of turns..they are doing a great job! Try them and see!... More 

3 Thank dgtrips
Wenatchee, Washington
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11 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 December 2014

But I agree with the creepy part and a little smelly. There was a peculiar untouchable under one of the chairs in the entry.. I would not recommend this unless you're desperate, or thumbing along 405 in the area and have enough cash for a cheap room.

2 Thank Mr_Vic_Jr

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  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Banquet Room
  • Conference Facilities
  • Breakfast Available

Additional Information about Totem Lake Hotel

Address: 12233 Totem Lake Way, Kirkland, WA 98034
Region: United States > Washington > Kirkland
Price Range: ₹ 4,104 - ₹ 10,122 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Totem Lake Hotel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 59
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  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travellers prefer

“The downstairs rooms are quiet”
 of 5 bubbles 77Blueglass, 15 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Wifi is hit and miss the further away from the Reception you go. If you are near the Breakfast Nook, you'll be up at 6am due to noise.”
 of 5 bubbles Raddisch, 3 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Ask for a room overlooking lake...”
 of 5 bubbles 754alecs, 12 Aug 2015 | Read review
“any are good..quiet area off of highway.”
 of 5 bubbles dgtrips, 15 Jul 2015 | Read review
“My room is a King at the end. Quiet and comfortable.”
 of 5 bubbles ronr791, 30 Jul 2014 | Read review
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