I am an independent contractor (photography) and had a big job to do for an entire week in Seattle. My friend told me about the affordable Towne and Country Suites, so I decided to stay there. It was exactly what I needed - a big room, full kitchen, seperate bedroom, balcony. It was also quiet and peaceful. I could do my laundry and get free breakfast on the weekends. I even saved money by cooking in my own kitchen. There is a little store across the street and a good restaurant/bar also across the street. When I get another job in Seattle, I will definately come back here!
Pros: affordable, clean and safe