First, let me say I absolutely love this hotel. It's clean and modern with nice, roomy rooms and I love the location near UW and the fact that they have bikes you can borrow. We stayed here for the 4th of July weekend and had a blast. My only complaint is a fairly big one, but they did try to correct the situation after the fact. We had reserved a king room and got in early in the day. The rooms understandeably weren't ready but we confirmed that we would be all set with a king room. After a long day of sight seeing, we arrived back at the hotel around 10 and were informed that they had no king rooms and all they had was a double. We complained to the front desk and talked to the manager on the phone and they were not at all apolgetic about the situation. We got fed up and stayed the rest of the weekend. When I got back home, I sent a note to the hotel explaining the situation and the poor service and they responded in kind with a letter and voucher for a free night. It was a decent effort at making up for their mistake but it should have been handled when we were there. I never made it back to Seattle to use our free night.
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Everyone at the Grove in West Seattle were very friendly and helpful. This Inn is very reasonable in price and Very convenient to downtown Seattle by way of the water taxi. the fee for the taxi was like 3.00 for each way and gives a phenomenal view of Seattle as you approach arrival. It drops you off right downtown and from that point you can easily see everything by foot or tram. The Grove has very nice rooms with nice decorations and mattresses. The breakfast has fresh fruit yogurts and all the other breakfast bar choices. The rooms are the size of the original hotel that was renovated by the ingenous people who thought of saving this site.So the rooms might be a bit small to some people but my family did not have a problem at all with room size. Besides you have so many things to do and see in Seattle that you will not be there except to sleep. And again the mattresses were very comfortable so you will get a great night's sleep so that you can get out and see more the next day.i will always stay here while visiting Seattle!!
I would describe it as a "boutique motel". It is about 5 miles from downtown Seattle, and is much less expensive than the hotels downtown, and the parking is free. You can drive to Seattle or take the water taxi, which has a free shuttle stop in front of the motel to get you to the departure point. Our room was clean and had a microwave and mini fridge. The beds were very comfortable and the black out blinds worked well. Great continental breakfast, with fresh fruit, yogurt and cereal choices. Not enough on-site parking for guests if the place is full, as it was the night we stayed- beware if you are out late; you may have to park on the street and walk a bit. Great restaurants less than a mile away on California Street. Overall, very pleasant place to stay and the location and price make it a real value.