We were planning to stay on Bainbridge Island after a day of shopping in Seattle, but upon finding all the places we wanted to stay booked we decided to make a reservation where our friends were staying. I wasn't sure if it would be as fun or as romantic as Bainbridge -- I thought it would be your standard corporate downtown hotel -- but I was more than impressed.
After a long day of shopping we were both ready to rest before meeting friends for dinner, so when we arrived at the hotel I was just hoping for a warm shower and a somewhat comfortable bed. Little did I know my boyfriend had made the reservation for the Romance Package.
Our room was great, a corner room on the 20th floor with a comfortable sitting room as well as the bedroom (which had amazing views of the downtown buildings, the Bay and the Space Needle). The service was beyond expectation. As part of the package we were to get champagne and chocolates, which we forgot to order before we took a walk before dinner. When we arrived back to the room to freshen up, the treats had been delivered!! It was a great surprise.
The package also included breakfast in the restaurant or a limited menu from room service. We chose the room service option, and it was absolutely wonderful -- they called before it was delivered to verify exactly what we wanted and it was much more than I could ever eat for breakfast!
Overall, I would absolutely reccommend the Renaissance for a weekend stay in Seattle -- and get the Romance Package for an even sweeter stay.
As for drawbacks, there weren't many. No mini-fridge or coffeemaker in our room (or our friends' room) -- but they do offer free coffee service in the morning. The furnishings are a bit dated, but not bad (get new shower curtains!). We wanted to use the pool/spa that night, but there were holiday parties in the hotel (with some of those guests staying over) so it was too crowded and loud, even at 10:45 p.m.
We had a wonderful stay! Thank you!
Pros: Service, Food, View
Cons: Dated furnishings, Parking