I am at the Edgewater as of writing this, and I'm struggling with writing this review because I really want to give it a better rating. The staff is awesome and helpful, and the food and service at the restaurant downstairs is equally amazing. The location is beautiful, right on the waterfront with a great view of Seattle! But the location is another problem: many of the rooms face downtown Seattle, and the sound from the road is a nightmare. I am staying in one of the rooms closest to the street, and I haven't been able to sleep at all. There have been trains running about every half hour starting at 1am. It's 4:30am as I write this, and there's a train grinding on the tracks as I type. There are lulls, but I'm having no luck trying to get to sleep before the next one starts up again. Even before the trains started up, I could still hear drunk patrons from the bar walking down the pier from 11pm-1am. By the look of some reviews, it looks like the rooms overlooking the water might dampen the sound better. Perhaps the trains were particularly bad tonight? I'd highly recommend checking out the lobby for it's great view, and the restaurant for it's food, service, and atmosphere, but I don't think I'll stay here overnight again. It's 4:50am and it's finally quiet, let's see if I can get some sleep.
My boyfriend took me to Seattle for our belated anniversary trip. We stayed at The Edgewater hotel (2/2015) for a week. The staff was super friendly and the rooms were cozy and modern. I loved having a view from the balcony. We will definitely stay here the next time we're in Seattle!
My family and I stayed one evening. We had a suite, but not a water view, so the view was lacking (you saw the valet parking lot). We used the shuttle service once, but found that it was easier to just walk where we wanted to go. Twice we signed up for the service, but didn't get it. We were not given a choice to park or valet park, so that was an extra $50 tab. We loved the location of the hotel and our room inside was cozy and nice with a fireplace. I was extremely disappointed with the bathroom. It was dark. The lighting is horrible to get ready in, for a woman. Even more disappointing was the fact that the shower had quarter sized spots of black mold on the tile and grout. I was thoroughly disgusted. I mentioned that upon check out, which was right after my shower and the front desk was taken aback, but really said nothing. I don't even know if they noted it so that it would be sure to be fixed. Surely it hadn't been cleaned properly in a very long time to have that size and color of mold growing. The toiletries provided smelled awful as well. They were in full sized containers to use and could purchase if you took them with you for $25 per bottle, the packaging was cute, but again the smell was awful who would want them.
More of a story than a review but it needs telling. A group of six of us stayed there in the summer of 1968 (47 years ago) in three separate rooms on the waterside. After checking in, comments were made about how one could catch fish out of the room. We made reservations in the upscale dining room only after we were able to find a necktie for my uncle so he would be within the dress code. Our table was at the window and situated so the window was at one end and the waiter would stand at the other to take our order. It was clear to us, the waiter felt it was beneath him to serve us; we were not up to the standards of his usual customers. After all, my uncle had a plaid shirt with a borrowed necktie. As the waiter was at the end of the table facing the window, a baited line came down from above and a few moments later, it came back up again with a 12” fish on it. The six of us greeted the scene with joy, astonishment and laughter. I am sure the waiter was never the same again.
I stayed here between 2/20/15 and 2/22/15. All the staff I had the pleasure of interacting with was fabulous, I wish I could remember some names to mention but I met so many them! Two that really stand out were the hostess for dinner on 2/20/15, we made reservations around noon for 6:30pm and she was able to get us in a little early (about 10 minutes or so) when we came down. She was so sweet with my 6 year old daughter and very courteous. Plus it was the best salmon I have ever had! The other staff member was the gentleman who drove the shuttle for us from Kings Street Train Station. He was so nice and had no problem keeping a conversation and telling us a little about the area and hotel even though he said he'd only been in Seattle for about 6 months. He also took us back to the train station and, again, was a very nice young man. The room was great, I'm not usually a fan of hotel beds but mine was very comfortable. Everything was clean and wonderful. The only criticism I have is that I wish there had been a fan in the bathroom instead of just the ventilation hole. It got very humid after our showers and I had to prop the door open the get it to vent out. I can't remember the brand of coffee they carry in the rooms for the coffee makers but it was so yummy and thank you for providing creamers, you are the only hotel I've stayed at that has creamers (and I've stayed in lots of hotels). One last thing, our view was spectacular! I loved that we could see all of Elliot Bay and stick our heads out the window to see the Great Wheel at night all lit up and beautiful. I will 100% be coming back as soon as possible!