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Nanaimo, Canada
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48 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 April 2013

we found this hotel of good value.. it is close enough you can have a nice walk to the waterfront... strolling through the side streets.. it was just going through room upgrades.. new carpets etc.... the breakfast for a hotel was pretty impressive first time I have had a pancake for breakfast from an automatic maker.. the coffee was good...... More 

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dhambrick, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Seattle City Center, responded to this review

Thank you so much for staying with us and for sharing your comments! Our renovations are well under way, and we are really excited to see the finished product. The breakfast bar cups are actually made of recycled material and can be recycled. They do look very much like styrofoam, though, so it is a common comment. I hope that... More 

Jackson, MO
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18 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2013

My daughter and I reserved this hotel for two nights just the day before our arrival for a quick Seattle visit. I wanted to visit the new Chihuly museum which is a quick walk of a few blocks from the hotel, and the $10/night parking I can assure you is the least expensive in the area! We were expecting remodeling... More 

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dhambrick, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Seattle City Center, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your recognition of Samson! He is one of our star employees who is highly valued and liked by all of us. He was also our February Employee of the Month. Thank you for chosing to stay with us. I am happy that you and your daughter had a good time. Please come see us again!... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 April 2013

This is my second time staying at this hotel. The staff is incredibly helpful. Hands down best staff at any hotel I have ever stayed at! The rooms are clean and comfortable. The only drawback is this is the first holiday inn we have ever stayed at that did not have a fridge in the room. Not a big deal... More 

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2 Thank Nikiw714
dhambrick, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Seattle City Center, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience at our hotel! I will be sharing your kind comments about my staff with them. I know they will appreciate your recognition. Our standard rooms currently do not have fridges or microwaves in them, but we are adding them on the top three floors during our room upgrades currently happening.... More 

British Columbia
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103 reviews
36 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 March 2013

Two of us stayed for two nights at the end of February. A room selection on the back side of the hotel on the sixth floor proved a good choice for a quiet nights sleep (traffic, school sports teams staying in hotel, etc.). Service at the front desk was excellent except for the morning of check out. It appeared the... More 

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3 Thank MacBritishColumbia
dhambrick, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Seattle City Center, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to comment on your stay! I appreciate your kind words about our service and staff, and I sincerely apologize for the lack of service upon check out. I will certainly be addressing this with the appropriate parties. Also, I will share your praise of the Emerald Grill. I am certain that the restaurant manager... More 

Rochester, Michigan
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99 reviews
35 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 March 2013

Parking is very limited at hotel and oversized vehicles may have issues with the small spaces available. Great location if you enjoy walking and touring a city by foot. Only a 5min walk to Space Needle and a 15 min walk to the downtown shopping area of Seattle. Price is average for a HIExpress. Hotel has a friendly staff and... More 

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dhambrick, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Seattle City Center, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your experience at our hotel! We appreciate your business and look forward to your return. We are currently upgrading our guest rooms on the top three floors and all of the corridors. During the fall, we will begin updating our lower two floors, as well. We are very excited about these changes, and I hope that... More 

Nanaimo
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12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 March 2013

We had a package deal Spring Fling on the Victoria Clipper which included round trip and 2 nights stay at a Seattle Hotel. . We chose The Holiday Inn Express as they usually have a complimentary breakfast and rooms are clean . The hotel did not dissappoint as breakfast buffet was good , hotel staff were friendly , rooms clean... More 

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dhambrick, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Seattle City Center, responded to this review

Thank you for staying with us, and thank you for sharing your experience at our hotel! We have partnered with CityPass to provide a great new package for the full Seattle adventure. Check out our website for details. I hope you will choose to book with us again on your next trip to Seattle! Warm Regards, Darcy Hambrick General Manager More 

West Richland, Washington
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262 reviews
68 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2013 via mobile

First stay at this hotel. The location is nice since its located near the space needle and science center. We found the room to be clean and comfortable. Major drawback for me was the parking. Parking is limited and you are charged 10 dollars a night for the privilege of hunting for a spot to park, especially if you get... More 

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dhambrick, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Seattle City Center, responded to this review

Thank you for staying with us and for sharing your comments! I deeply apologize for not offering you our complimentary Priority Club gift bag upon check in. Our valued Priority Club Members do receive a bag with bottled water and snacks, and I will certainly be looking into why this was not provided to you. Our parking is limited, yes,... More 

Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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37 reviews
30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2013

We stayed two nights while transiting between Hawaii and Dubai. We know what to expect from this hotel chain, yet we were pleased by staying here. The hotel room is spacious, beds are big and front desk staff very friendly :)

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dhambrick, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Seattle City Center, responded to this review

Thank you for staying with us and for taking the time to share your experience! I hope you will come see us again soon! Warm Regards, Darcy Hambrick General Manager More 

North Vancouver
2 reviews
Reviewed 11 March 2013

We arrived in Seattle around 1pm and the front desk checked us in long before the check in time, which was nice. The room was very good. Had a descent sized washroom and the beds were really nice. The T.V had some really good channels and some were in HD. The next morning we had breakfast at the hotel restaurant.... More 

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dhambrick, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Seattle City Center, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your experience at our hotel and at the Emerald Grill! Thank you, too, for taking the time to mention Ami as having provided great service. I will be sure to share your comements with her. I hope you will visit us again! Our room updates are well underway, so you will have to come see the... More 

Oregon
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112 reviews
34 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2013

This hotel is comfortable, clean and close to walk to the space needle and downtown. the service was friendly and helpful! The beds were pretty good and the rooms were very clean! The parking is very tight although a good deal at $10 a night!

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dhambrick, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Seattle City Center, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments! I'm glad you enjoyed your stay, and I hope we see you again! Our room upgrades have begun, so come back this spring to see how our rooms have improved! Warm Regards, Darcy Hambrick General Manager More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Discover all that Seattle has to offer at the convenient, comfortable Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites. Situated between Seattle Center and the heart of downtown s shopping, dining, and entertainment districts, it's an easy walk to Westlake Center Mall, The Showbox, or Benaroya Hall. The world famous Space Needle and Monorail, Pike Place Market, Seattle Art Museum, Pioneer Square, Pier 66, Cruise Terminal 90/91, Microsoft, Boeing and more are so close our ideal location will suit the needs of any business or leisure traveler. Sports fan? We re minutes to Safeco & CenturyLink Fields! We offer parking for standard sized vehicles at $10 per night (limited space). Whether you re visiting Seattle for work or fun, Holiday Inn Express will be your home away from home. Wake up to our complimentary hot breakfast featuring our signature cinnamon rolls, eggs, bacon or sausage, fresh fruit, and more. Maintain your cardio in our free 24-hour fitness center or go for a swim in our heated, indoor pool. Enjoy a leisurely stroll to numerous restaurants and bars. Our friendly, knowledgeable staff will get you where you need to go! The best of Seattle is waiting for you at the Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites. Book your hotel reservations now for the SeaHawks NFL or Huskies football season or choose from one of our great King Tut Packages. Great family fun is just minutes away! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Holiday Inn Express Seattle City Center

Address: 226 Aurora Ave., Seattle, WA 98109
Region: United States > Washington > Seattle > Lake Union
Price Range: ₹ 7,909 - ₹ 19,842 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Holiday Inn Express Seattle City Center 2.5*
Number of rooms: 195
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  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
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“A view of the Space Needle comes at cost of facing noisy Aurora Ave. Get a room on the other side of the hallway if you want quiet.”
  • Our room overlooked busy & noisy Aurora Ave, but nice view of Space Needle
  • King-sized bed took up a lot of space in our room
 of 5 bubbles OneWayVancouver, 12 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Get a corner room- we were in 415”
 of 5 bubbles fast72, 8 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Rooms in the front face the Space Needle.”
  • Room looked clean at night but when the sunlight you could see dust that you could write in.
 of 5 bubbles LaurenLHS1, 16 Oct 2016 | Read review
“High floors facing the Needle”
 of 5 bubbles Nicelio, 1 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Stay away from rooms by elevator. Would have moved but they were full.”
 of 5 bubbles spike706, 25 Aug 2016 | Read review
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