Rated 3 out of 5 by nofYB disappointing
I stayed at the property on a prior occasion and I was in the Union Street tower which had wonderful large rooms. In hopes of improving upon that experience I booked a club floor room. You can imagine my disappointment to find that the club floor room was small and less tastefully decorated than the lesser cost room in the Union Street tower. I wish they would offer the high floor Union Street tower rooms separately on their reservation form. Also, the check-in desk was understaffed and the mob scene to check in was inexzcusable. What extremely poor service!!!
June 6, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by TexasGuy Copy of review I wrote on Tripadvisor
I usually write reviews for great places or for very disappointing experiences. Here goes my review for a fairly mediocre business hotel experience.
I picked the Seattle Sheraton for a last minute business trip primarily for its location and proximity to my meetings. The lobby is nice and checking in was painless. The room was exactly as expected - your standard box hotel room. Now, the bed was unusually comfortable and comparable to higher end hotels. All things being equal, a comfortable bed is probably my number one factor that distinguishes one standard to hotel to another.
I was disappointed with their internet access, a key need when away on business. I usually seek hotels that include internet access in their rate, but when you pay $10+ per day extra for access you at least expect a good connection. Not here. I barely got above 1 Mb/s on their line. To give you an ideal, I get that on my phone and at home I get 20Mb/s. It was not adequate.
The barely warm shower – A few weeks ago I had a business trip to a very remote area of Colombia. I was surprised that even that one star hotel in Colombia had good hot water. Now, when you are at a Sheraton in Seattle, you expect hot water. Not here. I was shivering as I took my shower. Shaving with luke warm water is even worse.
Mediocre at best and that is only because of the great bed and location.
December 12, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by BD1305 Hotel Stay
The hotel stay was great. i enjoyed the comfort of the room and the view from the window. Everything was in perfect working order.
June 16, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by KayK Worst stay Ever
Disgusting. My room was never cleaned EVER. When I complained about it I was told it would be cleaned the next day and it was not. Wastebaskets overflowing. Out of Kleenex. Out of coffee. I never put that little tag the door. I feel it was absolutely disgusting. I paid over $250 a day! I will never stay there again.
June 14, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Tom2014i Hotel Staff is the best
staff was very friendly and eager to help. Rooms were clean and plenty of work space.
June 16, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by Marco2013 Poor service
I travel to Seattle on business a lot, bit this Starwood property does not apparently want my service. I am not tested as a platinum level guest should be; rarely am I upgraded, and I have never been upgraded to a suite. On my last Visit, I had exceedingly poor service at the club lounge. The attendant never recognized me even just to say hello. He never came by to see if I wanted to drink order or anything of the kind. I wrote up a negative comment card and left it with the concierge desk, And at no point during my two day stay, did management ever address the poor service shoot nor the concerns that I raised. That is just poor service all around. There are other properties that would likely appreciate my patronage more than this hotel has shown me that it does.
November 4, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by CKGr exceeded my expectations
Hotel was lovely. Rooms were clean, comfortable and well appointed. Bathrooms were a bit outdated.
June 15, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by JohnInEverett Just not as good as before
For eleven years I have taken my family to the Sheraton the first part of December to see a show and do Christmas shopping. The last few years we've been staying two nights and taking advantage of the Macy's Holiday Shopping package. Every year we have a great time and look forward to doing it all over next year.
But this year was different. I made reservations back in September/October for our stay in December. No problem with reservations. But when we arrived at 3:30pm on the day of our check-in (30 minutes after the check-in time), we were told the room was not ready. They went ahead and checked us in. Part of the Macy's package is you receive a gift card for each night you stay. We had reservations for two nights - so two gift cards (which is how it has been in the past). The guy at the desk only gave us one gift card. I asked him about it and he said it was one card per room booked. I explained the deal was per night and not per room. After some back and forth, he looked it up and realized his mistake and gave me another card. I should not have to explain the details of their promotions to the check in folks. Anyway... they took my cell phone and said they would call when our room was ready. Should not be more than an hour. We left our bags at the Bell desk and walked around the city. After an hour we came back- though we didn't receive a call. Still no room available. He said he would call us as soon as it was ready; that it shouldn't be much longer. We decided to go for dinner across the street. Still no call while at dinner. We came back a little after 6:30 to get a room - which we needed because we had tix to a show that started at 8 and needed to change. This time a young lady helped us. I explained the situation and asked if our room was ready. She looked at the computer for a while and then went in the back. After about 3 minutes she came back and said our "traditional" room was ready and started to process the keys. I stopped her and told her I made reservations for a "deluxe" room. She looked a little blank and went into the back again. About 5 minutes later she came out and gave me card keys to our room. To quote a Seinfeld episode, "it seems they are good at taking the reservation, but had some trouble keeping the reservation." Once I make the reservation I trust they can be competent enough to know the details without me having to argue with the front desk to get what I already reserved. And I was disappointed that no one wanted to make it right. When I said I was going to go to dinner while I waited for my room an offer to comp part of my meal in the hotel restaurant would have been nice, and would have gone a long way.
The location of the hotel is good, and my kids love the pool. Our view from the room was nice overlooking downtown. I agree with previous posters about valet parking. As much as they charge per day and not having a self-service parking option, it seems reasonable that I should be able to call down for my car.
We'll do our annual Christmas trip again next year. But I may look at what other hotel options are available downtown.
December 6, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by Joanne43 My Best Sheraton Experience
I have stayed at many, many Starwood Properties all over the world. This was the best experience I have ever had at a Sheraton Property. The location, service, recognition, amenities and ease of travel made this routine long weekend holiday so much more. From the moment I stepped up to the reception desk to the time I had to leave it was the perfect escape. The club level ambiance, food selection, and personnel were amazing. Much more than you would expect. The upgraded room was over the top in layout, convenience, and luxury. I was already planning my next stay here before I even left. Will definitely make this location my go to getaway. Thanks so much!
January 16, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by VancouverGolfer Now I remember why I stay here
The Sheraton Seattle has it all: location, amenities, service and quality. Situated in downtown Seattle, you can literally walk (or run if you're into that) to all of the major attractions. The Fitness Centre and Pool are great and the views from the 35th floor are breathtaking. The staff are courteous and SPG members are treated especially well. Overall the quality of stay was fantastic.
June 9, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by Vegasgolf25 Don't Understand
Once my room was ready, the hotel was great. However, I prepaid for a room and I requested an early check in with this new 24 Hour Experience option they offer. Upon arrival, I had to wait for 3 hours before a room was ready. Front desk could only say sorry and offer a $25 room F&B credit which really doesn't cost them anything. It's their policy to give rooms to first come even though I pre-paid 100% and was confirmed a check in time with their new program. I don't understand how that could happen. Regardless, I would stay there again assuming these instances wouldn't occur the next time. The location was perfect and hard to deny.
December 6, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by TW11 Clean and Comfortable
Wonderful beds and pillows
June 13, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Zonie1 Nice wine tasting concept
The evening wine tasting concept with some nice local wines at a reasonable price was a nice touch. I always like to try something local and the staff selections were very good examples.
May 10, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Ann70 Great room
Our room had expansive views of the city. Furniture was well placed so one could easily move around.
June 12, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Molsen1 Comfortable Stay
The room was clean and staff was very polite and helpful. Excellent suggestions for shopping and local dining.
June 12, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by EngineerMike Enjoyed My Stay
Nice, friendly, clean hotel - would absolutely stay there again. Only complaint is that I ordered a burger medium well at the bar lounge one night...and it came back medium with juicy red center. That's my only complaint...so..that's minor. It was a pleasure staying at the Seattle Sheraton.
June 10, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by Pat1234 NO HOT WATER
We stayed one night here, in the evening I called to report no hot water. The fellow called me back and told me someone would check into it, he offered a $30 discount which seemed reasonable. I asked him to let me know what was wrong and when it would fixed. Never heard anything back, my wife and kids would not use the tub or shower because the water was that cold. I braved a quick cold shower and it was cold. The next morning no hot water, no call detailing the problem. Did receive our express checkout with no credit on it. The front desk corrected that. It seems that they don't care about there guests as there was follow up.
November 30, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by Gregory2014 Excellent Customer Service
I stepped outside my room shortly after arrival at the hotel to familiarize myself with the location of the stairwell, ice machine, and general floor layout. When I started to return to my room, I could not locate my key and contacted customer service via the telephone near the elevators. Mike Lewis answered the call and was extremely helpful in assisting me in gaining entrance back into my room.
June 7, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by RLHSFO71 Move em in an move em out
The hotel facilities are nice. The hotel is clean and the staff are reasonably courteous. The hotel is huge and I think because of the sheer volume they just are not able to cater to business travelers very well. They DO NOT recognize SPG Gold and Platinum travelers well at all. The check in lines are poorly organized and there is NO GOLD or Platunum check in line (even though they have a small sign). I'd stay elsewhere.
February 11, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by CarolinaCouple A great connection - Sheraton & Seattle
Quality customer service, centrally located, good views, clean rooms, attention to detail, safe and enjoyable.
June 11, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Wandering29 Overall, great quality
The only complaint was the receipt of someone else's room charge summary upon check out. I also received mine, but was dismayed to receive another individual's also.
June 10, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by HPS51 Great Location
This was a hotel located next to the convention center, and various toruist facilities in the area that you could walk to or take public transit. Especially liked the green program with the daily $5 vouchers...never paid more than $2 for breakfast. Very helpful staff.
June 9, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Way42 I love the eco-friendliness.
I liked receiving the certificate for reusing the towels, etc. I would normally do this and have tried with other hotels and they ignore the request. You honor the request and give a little extra. It is appreciated. I also appreciate the friendliness and accommodating staff.
June 9, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by SunflowerRita Best experience ever at a Sheraton!!
My husband and I stayed at the Sheraton Seattle for a few days in Feb 2012. It was the best experience we have ever had at a Sheraton! Our room was beautiful, the staff was wonderful & the concierge was extremely helpful. The location is perfect too. A great place to stay when you want to be in downtown Seattle close to all the action. We highly recommend this hotel. It is worth every penny!
March 9, 2012
Rated 3 out of 5 by PappyDon My Room #1005 Guest No. 3379176
My room needs improvement. The Alarm Clock did not work. The TV Remove Control only partially worked. The carpet had several stains/spots and repairs that had strings showing.
The Room Rate did not match the Room Condition.
June 9, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by redcat Exceeded our expectations
This hotel exceeded our expectations in every way. Friendliness of staff was unexcelled. Room and facilities were impeccably clean and functional. Location was great. Rates were reasonable for the location. Being charged $27.40 daily for a refridgeratior was a surprise and a disappointment, but staff took half off when I complained. I definitely would stay here again.
December 8, 2011
Rated 4 out of 5 by LAMM Great for conferences
We had a huge conference for the week and the hotel was perfect for it!
June 10, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by French59 Hotel was comfortable and clean
Hotel was comfortable and clean; staff was very helpful and tried their best to meet the needs of the guest.
Only problems: water for bathing wasn't "hot" enough; room could have used a microwave/refrigerator.
June 9, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by buckwheat Perfect stay in every way!
This was an overnight stay on points for me. I was reuniting with my daughter who had been overseas for many months.
When we drove up, the concierge was able to immediately help us with a couple of questions regarding our plans for the evening and was very welcoming. The hotel check-in was speedy and efficient. We were informed that we had received a platinum upgrade.
We received an upgrade to a superb one bedroom suite that was huge and perfectly comfortable.
The upgraded room had only one bed so we called down for a roll in bed. It arrived in 3 minutes and was a full mattress- not just a folding back-breaker!
The room had excellent climate control and was very comfortably appointed. We heard nothing from above below or from the hallway and this allowed for a perfect sleep.
This was a points stay and we had the choice of any of the Starwood properties. I am so confident that we made the right choice that this WILL be my choice whenever I come to Seattle!
July 7, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Medes Good stay
Conveniently located a block away from the convention center and downtown Sheraton makes you have a good time. We liked everything with the stay. We wished the mattress and pillows were more comfortable, but they were still not too bad. Staff were courteous and we did not need to follow up any requests.
June 11, 2013