Posted 11-Jul-2016 on Hotels
My family and I were in Seattle to look at colleges (University of Washington, Seattle U, and Seattle Pacific U) for my daughter and Lake Union was centrally located to the schools and the other areas we like to visit when we're in Seattle - Pike Place, Pioneer Square, Waterfront, Space Needle, Chihuly Garden, etc. The hotel is located across the street from a light rail stop that runs from U of W to Olive & 5th so it was easy to get to both the school and the shopping district which is about a five minute walk from Pike Place. Our room had a small balcony overlooking a side street; it was very cramped but was nice to get out and smell the fresh air in the morning/evening.
Again, location-wise, I thought the hotel was in a great place. If you're not a fan of driving, I would buy an Orca card so you can take the light rail to the Shopping District/Pike Place. It runs every 15 minutes and is about a 10-15 minute ride from the hotel. The area across the street from the hotel is called Chandler's Cove and has restaurants (Duke's Chowder House was really good) and some shops. There's also a park down the street with access to the Museum of History and Industry and lake tours.
The hotel itself was clean - lobby, coffee/tea station, bar, and dining area - and the room was clean and didn't look dated. The room was separated into a living area with the kitchen, small table, couch, and TV and the bedroom with its own TV and bathroom.