If you are looking for the most for your $ - Courtyard is always a good choice. They are clean, with all the amenities, which a business traveler wants. The Lake Union location does not disappoint. In fact if you get a room in the front of the hotel, there is a view of Lake Union. This hotel has very good freeway access and parking is included with your room, unlike downtown hotels. You are within walking distance to some nice restaurants on the lake, but will have to drive into downtown or the shoreline.