For our big night away from the kids, we stayed at the Roosevelt Hotel which is located right by Pacific Place in downtown Seattle. My husband and I figured we couldn't go wrong with a centrally located smallish hotel. Well, we were sort of right and sort of wrong.
1. Location! It's centrally located to good restaurants and movie theatres. Since we were going to go to both, this was important to us.
2. Clean establishment. The downstairs lobby was clean and well set up. The room was clean if a little sterile. The bed was comfy as well.
1. Service was not speedy. For the price we paid, I expected a little better service. It took about an hour to get our small suitcase up to our room. The front desk people were not overly friendly either. They also took a long time to get our car out of valet, they had the wrong number but instead of coming back to check, they went to their little office and my husband had to go track them down.
2. The bathroom was falling apart. Specifically, the tiles around the big jetted tub were falling apart. There was black stains all around the tub. It just wasn't pretty! I would think that if you are paying a higher price for a suite with a jetted tub, you should at least have a pretty tub!
So.depending on what you are looking for in a hotel, the Roosevelt may or may not be what you are looking for! Easy access to downtown, check! The amenities that make a hotel stay special, find somewhere else!