Renaissance Seattle Hotel is a stylish Marriott hotel in Seattle. We chose this hotel for our second night in the city. I felt honoured when I received a room upgrade before check-in!
I booked this hotel with the AAA rate on Marriott’s official site. The guest room with 1 king bed or 2 queen beds cost $152 plus taxes. This was the cheapest price I could get for a night among Marriott properties in downtown Seattle.
I received a notification that I got upgraded to the “Corner King Room, Parlor, 1 King, Sofa bed, Corner room,” which was a one-category upgrade. I was only a silver member and didn’t expect to get upgraded at all.
The hotel is located at the corner of Madison Street and 6th Avenue. It is also right next to the busy I-5. My corner room was facing the highway, so it was a bit noisy. This was probably why I got the room this cheap!
We arrived after 6 pm, and there wasn’t any guest at the lobby. The check-in was very fast. The lobby was quite pretty with lots of decorations and books. It was in warm yellow light and very welcoming. The chandelier at the lobby was very impressive. It truly made me feel that I was in an elegant hotel.
Although the lobby was nice and welcoming, the room wasn’t. First, this corner room was facing the highway, and thus it wasn’t completely silent at night. Also, we felt the room to be small despite we got upgraded to a corner room that is 497 sq ft big. The 20th-floor room was like a mini suite with a divided bedroom and a living room.
There were three of us, so we needed the sofa bed. Once we set up the sofa bed, there was hardly any room for walking and opening our luggage.
Netflix was available on smart TV. This was the only satisfying part of this stay.
The hotel parking costs $48 to $57 USD per night, which is outrageous. Instead of paying this, we parked at St. James Cathedral which is three blocks away. It costs only $5 for parking 10 hours overnight.
I still feel thankful with the room upgrade, but it didn’t exceed my expectation. The room claims to be 497 sqrt big, but I don’t think it is twice the size of our room in Fairfield Inn & Suites Seattle Bellevue/Redmond. It would have been ideal for two people, but it was a bit small for three of us. I don’t mind staying in this hotel again, but I probably will not stay here when I travel with my family.