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The Courtyard by Marriott Seattle-Lake Union Hotel Room: A Nice Place to Relax

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The Courtyard by Marriott Seattle-Lake Union Hotel Room: A Nice Place to Relax
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Sure was a nice place to recoup in between my travels of museums and visiting friends & taking photos. See review below:
Figure I’d post these travel pictures to my Flickr at some point since I post to TripAdvisor. This is from my Feb. 2013 Winter Vacation to Seattle where I used the Seattle Courtyard by Marriott Lake Union hotel for home plate.

My review went as follows:

Great location & property: I really liked the view of Lake Union and although high winds kept Kenmore Air from flying the Friday of my stay, I was treated Saturday morning to a sight of rowboats rowing away on Lake Union. Sadly no picture.

Also is fabulous the transit connections. Wonderful that the streetcar – after a perilous walk across traffic (crosswalk please!) – is a 5-minute walk away. There is also a bus stop directly outside of the hotel, which between the two made it so I only needed one cab ride (due to inclement weather forbidding a walk) the entire two days & one night I was there. I highly recommend getting an ORCA Card ( ) and uploading an e-Purse value (I used , counting the for the card) to get around because simply possessing one means the streetcar is free and using Google Local to help you plan bus system usage should be sufficient to getting around Seattle to see attractions like the Burke Museum and the Museum of Flight plus SeaTac Airport to/from this hotel. Trust me, you will save a lot of money and hassle by using transit + an ORCA card.

Great Staff: Every time I had a question (in no small part because the last time I stayed in a hotel was in June 2012), the staff patiently answered my questions and addressed my concerns from the hold to my bags to paying for breakfast and the like. I also didn’t feel like I was staying at other hotels in Seattle in previous years where there was a game of "gotcha" trying to get a large hold off of my card. It was like staying at a certain hotel in Mukilteo I like very much…

Great Value for $: Well one of the reasons why I picked this hotel was not just because of the transit accessibility but also the price versus other downtown hotels. I did have to allow an additional hold be placed on my debt card, but that covered breakfast + a soda + a candy bar. The quality for money overall was excellent.
Room Tip: Get an ORCA Card and also get a lakeside room if you want peace of mind.

Warwick Seattle Hotel Deluxe Room Sleeping & Living Space
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Nice, comfortable and affordable. Especially w/ Best Available Rate/Advance Purchase Rate available via When I finally got to sleep, slept very well. Couch and table was also very nice as well.
This is a picture contributed to my TripAdvisor review of the Warwick Hotel. Below is the full text of that review:

After reading recent reviews including the problems w/ the security officer, I expected less. But I got a Deluxe room via "Best Rate Guaranteed" on the hotel website and also felt I got the best value for money out of rooms available for Seafair 2011. I also asked for a view of the Space Needle. Also told the hotel I did not want but needed a non-smoking room due to allergies and that my bag I dropped off early in my day please be in my room. Got Room #1107 with the stuff in my room I needed, good work Warwick team!

Got to the hotel at about 5:30. Room was very clean, curtains & door to mini-balcony worked very well. View was just spectacular from the room.

However, important to note – the Warwick puts a hold on your card for incidentials. I objected and got locked out of the TV, internet & minibar. Not that I care for the minibar and decided that a netbook was just too heavy to haul around versus a complimentary business center in the hotel to check e-mail, but would have been nice to check KING & KIRO when I got up to see the weather report for Seafair.

Did though appreciate the complimentary Wolfgang Puck coffee & AC outlet for my camera battery charger. You’ll see that in one of the pictures I submitted to this review.

Also reserved through the hotel website and a few clicks a seat at breakfast at the hotel restaurant Brasserie Margaux. The country breakfast was great value for money and helped me power through a hot and happily loud Seafair Saturday.

Oh and a word about Seattle and transportation… I am disabled w/o enough income for taxis to chaffeur me around everywhere without some mass transit help. On that note: I walked about 3 blocks 4th & Pine for a great conduit at the Westlake Sound Transit light rail station to major attractions like King Street Station, the stadiums, SeaTac Airport, the Museum of Flight, & the next Seafair in 2012. You may need a taxi connection from the light rail conduit – I would recommend Yellow Cab of Seattle (Warwick has the #) or if you have street addresses instead of just destinations then Sitia may work out as well as a backup.

Overall, the hotel did very good. Especially the concierge, front desk & restaurant. I am already mentally planning the next trip with this as the hotel.

Room Tip: Get the best available rate from hotel website… & make sure to note NON-smoking preference


What are some mid-range hotels in Singapore that are close to Orchard Road and the City?

Question by Nathan: What are some mid-range hotels in Singapore that are close to Orchard Road and the City?
Just wanna know some cheap-ish hotels. It would be best if they were close to Orchard Road. Good rooms and food would be nice.

Best answer:

Answer by L Helinson
Hotel Supreme. The cheapest(possibly) you can find in Orchard area. Plus it’s walking distance to the Mass Rapid Transit station.

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Can anyone recommend a good hotel in Singapore?

Question by Lil’ Angel: Can anyone recommend a good hotel in Singapore?
I’m going to be heading over to Singapore for a few days in November and I was wondering if anyone could recommend a nice hotel in Singapore? I would prefer something fairly central and preferably 4 stars and above.

I have had a look at some accommodation brochures and the Royal Plaza on Scotts looks pretty good but I’d like some other suggestions before I make any commitments.

Best answer:

Answer by Dalton
no but be sure to stop at “the four floors of whores”

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