The online process is nice and hassle free. The building manager Rick is nice and helpful. I was not happy with how the leasing agent handled my case. So initially when I contacted them they told me that half of March rent is free. After I paid the application fee and I asked them why it was not there in the lease agreement she did not reply until I signed the lease. That too saying how she does not remember sending the email. Seriously? Its a email not a conversation. I understand if initially she thought the deal was there and later her manager said that was only for condos, it still is ethical to inform the resident of such instead of lying about it.
Great place if you are moving to Seattle with mostly your bags. Yes the apartments are small can't lie about that. However, the location is perfect for buses and walking downtown, Queen Anne or South Lake Union. If you want to move to another Equity Apartment, which are bigger, you can switch out down the road. Smokers violate the smoking ban and Moda doesn't do much to stop them. The staff is great and very helpful. Most of the building is non-Seattlites so we are all trying to make friends in a new city. Half of the people are Amazon employees. Had the Apartments been bigger and not so cut up, Moda would have gotten 5 stars.
Just visited Seattle for the first time. Great city and loved my stay. Couple of things before I review, Moda has no control over street noise nor the weather. With that said, I would have to say my experience was mixed at Moda. First, and number one, air conditioning is a must. It does not take much to purchase and and install window units in the condos. I understand that they would not be used all the time however, travelers my use the air to reduce outside noise as well as humidity or a possible heat wave which occurred while we were in Seattle. If we had air, I would rate my experience 2 stars but with the heat wave and other issuers I am giving a 1 star review. There are certain expectations one has when renting a home for a week. For example, a bed which fits the bed frame and does not feel as if you are sleeping on a hill. The bed was so uncomfortable that I had to sleep with my kids in their room. Light is another expectation, some of the light bulbs were burnt out. We had to wait almost two days before they were fixed. Clean shower curtain, the curtain had not been changed and had a stain as well as water marks on the bottom. This should be removed and changed after each rental. Toilet paper roll holder which works. The one in our unit fell off. It was secured by two screws fastened in particle board. Simple fix, use plastic anchors. Doors which won't fall on my children. The sliding closet door in the bedroom was not secured on the bottom. It appears the carpet was put in and no one replaced the bottom track. Fix, install the 2 dollar track to hold the door. Same issue with the sliding bathroom and bedroom entry doors.The plastic track on the floor did exist but didn't work. I had to fix it. Just what I want to do on vacation, home repair. I have enough to do at my own home in Chicago. Blinds which don't fall off. The unit has replacement blinds which do not stay on the clips nor open and close properly. Lastly, for clarification the floor is not hardwood. Its laminate, which was separated in one section. This condo is on the main public transpiration line. Busses run almost all night and is unbelievable loud. Would I stay here again with my family of 5. Three kids under the age of 5 NEVER. If I was single of had no children MAYBE. The condos need to be kept up to the PRICE expectation. We paid over 2000.00 for the week. Pretty expensive for the quality. Unfortunately we came during a heat wave and had to relocate to a hotel. We could have stayed in a Kimpton hotel for the price we paid here. If you don't know Kimpton hotels, look it up they are a beautiful full service hotels. Lastly, we were charged extra for a highchair and pack and play. These were both listed in the original agreement. They gave us the run around about this. The pack and play was not even in the unit they had to go find one. Well thats that I hope this helps to improve the rentals for the future.
Moda is located in the Heart of Belltown. Or as I like to call it, the Residential Downtown. The building itself was built in 2009 as Condos. So each apartment has Hardwood Floors (except the bedrooms), Granite Counters and Stainless Steel Appliances. A very Modern Feel. The homes are the efficient size homes. Yep, that means they are small. So, if you are a Minimalist like myself, they are PERFECT. Yet, if you are someone who has a lot and need all the space and storage, maybe not for you. Though, if you go to the other buildings with the space, you pay much more. The cool part about Moda is that while the apartments are small, you have lots of amenities. I personally love the Roof Top Deck. Plenty of room to relax and enjoy the sun or BBQ. Not to mention the LARGE Off Leash Dog Park. And yes, I mean large with lots of room. I personally do not have a dog but residents are great at letting you pet and play. For the Cold Winter Months, there is a Large Community Room. This includes a Large Flat Screen TV, Billiards Table and Kitchen. Everyone is always friendly and sharing the space is rather easy. The Fitness Center is Open 24/7, so easy to get in and work out. The only times I see it really busy, is right after work. Yet still room for others. I personally enjoy the early hours and there is usually only 1 other person. So yeah, you can tell that I enjoy the building. There is no doubt about that at all. The other factors that you have to put in play is the location. Belltown is a Very Busy and Vibrant Neighborhood. This comes with its UPS and DOWNS. 3rd Avenue has many buses that connect you everywhere and is the main route. This is great for those who use the Bus System, even a Large Bus Stop in front of the building. Though, this does create lots of people hanging out for the buses. Good and Bad at times. Homeless can be interesting at times in the area just as anywhere else for a downtown area. The cool part is they have the Metropolitan Improvement District People. These folks have made a significant difference in the area. Including: Moving Homeless from Camping Out, Directions for Tourists, Cleaning Sidewalks, Etc. Bell Street Park (3rd and Bell) has been a great addition to the area. They have lots of events, especially during the summer. Including Live Bands, Parties and the Annual Belltown Crush Wine Tasting. Many bars are located over on 1st and 2nd Street. This is great as they are close for when you want to go out yet not right at your door. Though, we do get people once in awhile who will walk home being loud after they close. So, if you keep your windows open, you might hear them if you sleep light. Yet, this is part of Downtown Living. So, you expect to have things like this from time to time. Seattle is Booming and Belltown is right along with that Boom. More and more keeps coming. More Buildings, More Offices, More Apartments and more Stores. So if you want to be near EVERYTHING, Moda is a perfect spot!
They make 2 beds out of 530sqft... how can you like it?