Rated 1 out of 5 by poky62 Front desk staff needs training, and not for those sensitive to odors
I had two big issues that will prevent me from returning to this hotel.
First, we arrived early - a bit before 11am. I didn't expect a room to be ready for us, but thought we could check in to let the staff know we were there, and get into a room once one was available. The desk clerk said we'd have to come back after 3pm, as they wanted to check in all of the conference attendees at the same time - all 1000+ of us. You might imagine how well that worked out...
We returned at 3pm, waited in line for more than an hour, then were told our room wasn't ready yet but would be soon. "Soon" apparently means 3 hours in hotel-speak.
To sum up, we arrived before 11 am and didn't get a room until almost 7 pm. Yes, it was a large conference with a lot of attendees arriving in a short period, but you'd think the hotel staff should have been expecting us. Instead they were overwhelmed and unprepared.
The second issue involved odors. Once we got into our room, the smell from the cleaning supplies nearly knocked me out. We ended up waiting in the lobby for another half-hour or so while the staff used some sort of odor-reducing machine. That did bring the smell down to a semi-tolerable level, but if you're at all sensitive to chemical odors or fragrances, you might want to find another hotel.
March 18, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by TiredOfWaiting123 Overly busy - lines and busy signals
There were lines everywhere, and the staff wasn't too motivated to get them to move fast. Busy signals and hold music constantly when calling front desk and room service. Restaurant long waits. They needed a lot more staff around... Over priced for what you got and the attention you got.
December 16, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by IPW7 November in Seattle
in town for meetings at property for the week. not only attending but also on planning team so working with the hotel staff at all levels. great job by all!!!
February 25, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by DM3435 Nice hotel next to convention centoer
Great room - clean, spacious room. Staff was very helpful, friendly, and professional. I had grilled chicken dinner through room service - chicken was terribly overcooked.
February 22, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by winsom not to return
I have stayed at the Sheraton Seattle many times and this will be my last visit. The bathroom was not clean and the front desk staff and bell staff were very unfriendly and did not make me feel welcome. I was at the Westin Seattle in October and they have my vote. Sheraton - it's time to step up your service.
December 6, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by gabyo The hotel has great service!
This is quite possibly the best Sheraton in which I've stayed. The staff was attentive and helpful. The accommodations were fantastic. The room was clean. My only complaint is that my room on the club level did not have nearly enough electrical outlets to meet the demands of today's technology-laden traveler.
September 16, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 Sheraton Seattle
This very central and convenient location was perfect for our Seattle stay. The room provided a quiet respite from our city forays. The carpet could use a bit of attention, particularly since I like to get on the floor and do my morning yoga routine. Otherwise, the facilities and staff attention were suberb!
August 9, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Chuck97 Great visit
Great location nice staff and amenities. Don't know why internet is so expensive and why can't get through most of hotel. Also paid for a week but kept getting rebilled. Staff did take care of this promptly but was still a pain. Would expect a hotel of this price to offer free internet (or at least for SPG)
October 28, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by quail Excellent Stay
I found the Hotel staff to be very courteous and helpful. The location was the best with shopping, transportation and restaurants close by. Definitely the place to stay is here when visiting Seattle. We paid extra for the Club level and was well worth the price with breakfast and evening snacks to enjoy.
May 20, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 the underwhelming experience
staff not very interested in helping con goers with anything other than getting them their key cards
coffee machine in room was disgusting and a request for a new one was ignored
internet is extra and not a small amount either
It is cheaper to walk down and buy a microwave from the department store 5 blocks away then to have them place one in the room for a weekend
refusal to remove the alcohol from the mini fridge so you can use it for food
overzealous vallette who were jumping in cars of people who were packing up to leave the hotel and happened to wander to far away from their cars while grabbing more luggage, then charging them for the vallette parking
all in all the building has a great location next to the con center and the hotel knows it. so the hotel can treat people not very well and it will not matter because of the location. I will end the review with the fact that there are several other hotels right next to con center, go there save money and have a better stay
April 1, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by TwoWs Wonderful location and stay
There are two reasons I did not rate this stay 5-stars. 1) the option to have two double beds on the club level was not available... it would be nice to at least have a few club level rooms with this type of accommodation. The guest services rep who checked us in was wonderful and found us the next best available - so I do appreciate his courtesy and support very much. 2) The valet system at check in was VERY slow... as was the check out... it was a cluster out there and I witnessed both at check in and check out many valet staff standing around talking to each other rather than showing initiative to get cars in and out. I sat in my car when I first pulled in for at least 3 minutes before anyone paid attention to us to have us pull forward to where they wanted our vehicle... same thing on check out - many people just sitting in their cars waiting for someone to assist - and those "someones" were just standing around talking to each other. Not what I expect at a high-class Sheraton.
May 28, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by CMCG This hotel suited my needs.
The hotel is in a great location and provided everything needed to be comfortable. The Internet is mediocre at best and should not be charged for. I had issues with the TV that took 2 days to resolve. I felt some compensation was in order, but none was offered. The staff were friendly and accommodating.
January 25, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by seahawkfan it was fun
i was disappointed the pool was closed sunday morning during our stay till 9 am
instead of opening at 630. and when I finally went swimming the water was too cold ? I was not given my $100 macys promotion card at check in and it took three people and 20 minutes to receive it?
December 23, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Leafy56 Very Nice Facility
I was extremely please with the Seattle Sheraton. Not only was my room extremely clean and pleasant the whole facility was.
The staff was extremely pleasant and helpful.
A great place to stay.
February 13, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Lena012 Convenient
Hotel locates in downtown, convenient transportation, easy for shopping.
Ginger house exhibit in the lobby was great.
Found someone live in ice-room one day. Scared us a lot.
February 19, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Celia12 This hotel has excellent mattresses
Our experience at your hotel was excellent. I would have liked to have 2 comfortable chairs since there were 2 of us in the room, but I understand this was due to the fact that we had a king room instead of 2 double beds.
The staff was friendly, courteous and did everything possible to meet our needs.
August 28, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Janet One of My Favorite Hotels in the US
It is always a pleasure to stay at this hotel on my business trips. The staff is always friendly and welcoming, The bedding is crisp, clean and so comfy! The restaurant has fast service, great waiters, and deliciously fresh entrees. The club lounge is always clean and well-manned during club hours.
March 15, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by Debs2013 Average
I was disappointed in our stay. The lines were long at check-in. We had multiple issues with card key. I like that you are a "green" hotel but you didn't explain at check-in that it meant no clean towels or glasses. The pool was closed due to a leak which is one of the reasons we chose your hotel.
June 12, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by gr82bart Please upgrade your key system
Your key system was the only flaw in an otherwise great hotel. I stay at this hotel at least 15 weeks in a year and each time, at least once (one time 6 times) your keys get demagnetized. It gets beyond annoying now. It's the only reason I wouldn't rate this hotel 5 stars.
December 18, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Sharon62145 Business Travel
Exceptional Service and comfort
March 12, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Otter1 Great hotel
Our experience was wonderful. Comfy room, excellent gym and pool, polite and kind staff however the one small issue was that the shower/bath water was tepid in temperature. It was like having a cold shower, very uncomfortable. But overall, minor compared to all the positive things about the hotel!
December 20, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by Brian017 Great location for everything
Front desk was very polite and efficient. Checked me in at 12:20pm, which was welcome after a six hour flight, and even honored the King request I had placed (only 2 doubles when I booked). Lobby quite welcoming and room was clean and everything in good condition. I was on 14th floor, close to the elevator. Noise was never a concern - the only distraction was a red light/speed camera on 6th Ave, but that was only with the blinds open - no big deal. Thermostat working well, never too warm or cold, no need to adjust through 4 nights. Only went to the grab and go food place in the lobby - not bad, but not great either. It was opened early which was a plus. Location perfect for convention center with easy access to north and south wings. Pike Place and other food choices only a short walk in any direction. Only complaint is the charge for in-room internet. It's free in the lobby, so I would use it there. They started a re-design of the lobby on my last night, so it will have a new look soon. Best part was Rian (sp?) at the front desk. She helped get my green choice points reinstated after my stay was erroneously filed as a cancellation after checkout. Thank you! All in all a very pleasant stay.
March 4, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by route14 Very clean with a great location.
Having stayed the first time for a week in
June 2008, I knew it was a great location
in Seattle and cleanliness being most
important, my expectations were fully met.
All employees I had contact with were very
friendly and professional. However I think
parking fees could have been more
August 17, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by PGB2014INS Hotel has great commodities and location
It was close to everything, great experience. Rooms were clean, organized and fulfilled descriptions. Service in our events during our stay at the Hotel was outstanding.
February 17, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by Whitenight We could not sleep...
After coming for a 5 days family party;my father in law was celabrating his 90th birthday we did like always booked a room at the Sheraton:our room was great,nice view and like always very good bed;we check in around 5 pm and had to put or wake-up call at 3.40 am for our flight.After a very good dinner at "le Pichet" we went back at 11 pm to our room for a short but needed sleep..At 1 am it was WW3 next to us room 2419 (we were room 2418) decided to have a wild party with theirs kids:screaming,banging everything in their room,loud TV...I did not do anything for 20 minutes until they wake up my wife..Went to their door asking them to be quiet and they did...20 minutes later another loud sound coming next to the elavator..Went there :4 teenagers from that big (Iceland convention? ) Were "training" doing mixed Martial Art and Kung-Fu..while 2 others were commenting and cheering for them..I asked them to be quiet and they did...Went back to my room but we could not sleep anymore...Great night!
January 1, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Bazza Wonderful 1 night stay
We stayed at the Sheraton overnight with the goal of doing some shopping. The valet and front desk staff greeted us with a friendly and accommodating attitude. The Restaurant Server was extremely pleasant.
The location felt to be in the midst of shopping.
Could not have asked for a better stay!
April 14, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by business99 The Best stay in downtown Seattle
The staff were very helpful and friendly. The location in downtown Seattle was perfect.
March 4, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by 062013 Registration/reception needs some work
Room, bell staff was great. Front desk was exceedingly unhelpful when I had a package delivery, despite the fact that I had received a room message indicating its delivery. Fortunately, the bell staff was great. But, the front desk appeared bothered that i had asked and completely blew me off.
June 17, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by YuHall poorly trained Staff
I booked a studio suite for Nov 10 and 11th. I dropped my wife off to check in while I parked the car. When I got to the room, it was a regular room not the studio suite that I had booked. I went to the front desk and asked when happened. The clerk went to the back and came back and said she didn't know. She offered me a $50 discount which was the regular rate with out an apology for the mix up. Next day, I went to the front desk and they offered me the adjoining suite which was an upgrade. She said the room was ready until 1 PM, At that time, she said she would send the keys to my room. When I came back at 5 PM, the keys were not there and after 15 minutes and 2 phone calls someone came to unlock the room. Next morning I received my bill and not only did they not deduct $50, they added $50 to the bill. When I checked out on the 12th, I asked to speak to the manager but the clerk said they were in a meeting and took my phone # and said someone will call me back. As of yet, no one has called.
November 15, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by HonoluluTourist1 Great Stay in Seattle
It was during the holiday season and the accomodations were wonderful. The staff was always very helpful and eager to please.
If I had to have to recommend any improvement, it would have to be the resturants. I solved this by eating out; no problem in the area.
December 26, 2013