4.2 out of 5

"Everything was wonderful. The registration staff were excellent. The complimentary wine taste was a nice touch. The patio on the 5th floor was awesome ... " More

By a verified traveler on Wed 13 Jun 2018

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Hotel Description

4-star hotel near Washington State Convention Center

Central Seattle getaway

A stay at this Downtown Seattle hotel places you steps from 5th Avenue Theater and a 5-minute walk from Nordstrom. Washington State Convention Center and Seattle Waterfront are also within half a mile (1 km).

Dining options, 2 bars/lounges

This smoke-free hotel's 2 restaurants, 2 bars/lounges, and fitness center are some of the featured amenities. Traveling on business? Take advantage of the 24-hour business center and free WiFi in public areas. There's a rooftop terrace on site, and a 24-hour front desk and limo/town car service are also provided.

Free WiFi, comfy beds

Boasting comforts like pillowtop beds and premium bedding, the 319 guestrooms also offer free WiFi and flat-screen TVs with satellite channels. IPod docks, room service, and coffee/tea makers are also available.

Premier Room, 2 Queen Beds

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max
$109 per night

Room, 2 Queen Beds, Partial Water View

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Single Room, 1 Queen Bed

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Premier Room, 1 King Bed

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Room, 1 King Bed, Partial Water View

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Premium Room, 2 Queen Beds, View

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Motif Seattle ratings based on 113 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.2 out of 5 4.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Motif Seattle

Everyone (24) Couples (1)
5 out of 5

Posted by on Nov 5, 2018

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5 out of 5
Very close to all aspects of Seattle and was an excellent conference hotel.

Posted by on Nov 3, 2018

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3 out of 5

Extra unexpected charges!

They charge you in a minute he is $15 day because of the change to a third-party. They did not bother to tell us up front. Only found out after I was charged on my credit card later. Bill boy had a business on the side I think. I asked about a way to get some place a mile away and he try to get us to sign up on a town car through him for $35. We found our own way for $4.50. The elevators were broken half the time only a few available most the time. The carpet in the hallway were dingy and old. For the price I paid expected a little bit nicer place.

Posted by on Aug 29, 2018

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5 out of 5
Everything was wonderful. The registration staff were excellent. The complimentary wine taste was a nice touch. The patio on the 5th floor was awesome as well as the service. I loved the art throughout the hotel. Our breakfast was very good. I paid for a partial view of the water and not only got that but some of the mountains as well. All in all, it was a great experience and I would stay there again.

Posted by on Jun 13, 2018

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5 out of 5

Staying here every time we come to Seattle!

GREAT location with a view. Very clean-fun nightly tastings at the front desk. Staff always willing to help or give advice. The elevators were a little messed up as they would stop at a lot of floors with no one on them, but I am guessing they are fixing that now. 2 blocks from the market and light rail!

Posted by , from Omaha, NE on Feb 19, 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

Feb 25, 2018 by Rachel

Thanks for such an amazing review and for the shout out to the team. You made their day when they read it. We are changing out our welcome beverage tasting more frequently now, so the next time you come it will something new. Also, we are almost done with the elevator refurbish which will put all of them back on line and shorten that wait time. Safe travels until your adventures bring you back to The Emerald City! Rachel Edwards--Director of Guest Services

5 out of 5

fantastic; easy access to everything and location

Pros: locatio, decor
My husband and had a great tine; the staff was very accomodating.

Posted by , from vancouver, wa on Jan 11, 2018

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4 out of 5

Hotel is in a great location, very centralized to

The front desk staff were very nice. We were upgraded to a water view room by the front desk staff as it was our first time in Seattle, they wanted to be sure we had a great time

Posted by , from TX on Nov 24, 2017

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5 out of 5

Excellent but need to know.

Motif is a beautiful hotel! Just renovated and updated. However our ocean view we payed for is somewhat obstructed by a newly constructed building. The view is still amazing but not what I envisioned as an ocean view which you pay extra for! Also all ocean views are located on high floors only. If you have a fear of heights forget it! The hotel is conveniently located near the light rail which made it easy to get to and from the airport. The hotel is in a nice location but all up hill from the water front. Just little tips for the new traveler visiting Seattle.

Posted by on Jun 25, 2017

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Comment from Hotel Management

Jun 28, 2017 by Mike, Assistant General Manager

Thank you for your great review!

5 out of 5

Great hotel, great location!

Pros: The staff were so helpful & friendly and at our beckon call! Anytime we called the front desk we got an immediate response!
Cons: Nothing really. My only comment of concern was that there was construction underway at the time of our visit, but it never interfered with our stay.
Location: Walking distance to the Convention Center, Pikes Market, the monorail (to get to space needle). Also lots of great shopping & many restaurants!
Visited the city for Emerald City Comicon. The hotel was a short walk away and so convenient. There are many restaurants in walking distance and lots of shopping. We visited the Space Needle and Chihuly exhibit, which is a must see! Pikes market is just a few blocks away. We walked to all the places we visited. The hotel gym was nice & had good equipment for cardio & strength training. The rooftop area (located outside of the Frolik restaurant 5th floor) was a wonderful place to wind down with a glass of wine beside a fire table or play ping pong. The best part of the hotel was the helpful and friendly staff!!

Posted by , from Baton Rouge, La. on Mar 7, 2017

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Comment from Hotel Management

Mar 9, 2017 by Mike, Assistant General Manager

Thank you for your great feedback! Please come see us again soon.

5 out of 5

2nd time here. Two thumbs up

This is our second trip to Seattle in less than two months. We usually like to change things up but our last two getaways have been up here for seahawks games (go hawks!!!) and my wife & I are falling in love w this city... The people, the food, city vibes... all amazing. Our motif experience was no different than our first. Everything top notch. When we return to Seattle in the near future there's no question where we'll be staying at. The motif offers exceptional service, clean rooms & comfy beds, and it is so central to all the things we love to do when we're up in emerald city.

Posted by , from los angeles on Jan 12, 2017

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Comment from Hotel Management

Jan 14, 2017 by Mike, Assistant General Manager

Thank you so much for your continued support of Motif Seattle!

Property Features

There are 2 restaurants on site. You can unwind with a drink at one of the 2 bars/lounges. A free manager's reception is offered on select days. Public spaces have free WiFi. A 24-hour business center and limo/town car service are available. Event space at this hotel measures 15000 square feet (1394 square meters) and includes conference space. A fitness center, a rooftop terrace, and multilingual staff are also featured at the business-friendly Motif Seattle. For a fee, parking is available. This 4-star Seattle hotel is smoke free.

  • 319 guestrooms or units
  • 20 levels
  • 2 dining venues
  • 2 bars or lounges
  • 15000 sq ft of conference space
  • 1394 sq m of conference space
  • Manager's reception (free)
  • Terrace on the roof
  • Business center (24 hours)
  • Conference space
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Coffee in lobby
  • Dry cleaning
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front-desk safe
  • Car service
  • Concierge
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Bellhop
  • Elevator
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Property
  • Free WiFi
  • Free cribs/infant beds


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Self parking (surcharge)


  • Airport: Seattle, WA (SEA-Seattle - Tacoma Intl.) (23 km / 14.3 mi)
  • Train station: Seattle King Street Station (1.8 km / 1.1 mi)
  • Metro station: Westlake Station (0.3 km / 0.2 mi)
  • Parking: Self parking available for a surcharge

Room Amenities

Motif Seattle offers 319 air-conditioned accommodations with iPod docking stations and safes. Pillowtop beds feature premium bedding. 37-inch flat-screen televisions come with premium satellite channels. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations, bathrobes, designer toiletries, and complimentary toiletries. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks, complimentary newspapers, and phones. Additionally, rooms include complimentary bottled water and coffee/tea makers. A nightly turndown service is provided and housekeeping is offered daily. Amenities available on request include hypo-allergenic bedding.

  • Pillowtop beds
  • IPod dock
  • In-room dining (limited hours)
  • Flat-screen television
  • Satellite channels
  • Premium channels
  • Coffee maker
  • Luxury bedding
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Shower and tub combination
  • Cribs (free)
  • Rollaway beds (surcharge)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Nightly turndown service
  • Newspapers (free)
  • Hair dryer
  • Safe
  • Bathrobes
  • Designer toiletries
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Blackout drapes
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Connecting rooms available

Food & Drink

The hotel hosts a free manager's reception on select days.

Frolik Kitchen+Cocktails - This restaurant specializes in American cuisine and serves breakfast, brunch, and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. Happy hour is offered. Open daily.

Room service (during limited hours) is available.

Nearby Activities

Recreational amenities at the hotel include a fitness center.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Parasailing nearby
  • Sailing nearby


If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.

  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower
  • In-room accessibility

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time ends at 2 AM
  • Check-in time starts at 4 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is 21


  • Check-out by noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 50.00 per night.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!


  • Pets: USD 75 per accommodation, per stay
  • Only dogs are allowed
  • Maximum 2 per room


Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A credit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification are required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

  • Only service animals are allowed


Guests will be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Resort fee: USD 20 per accommodation, per night

The resort fee includes:

  • Fitness center access
  • Business center/computer access
  • Internet access
  • Phone calls
  • In-room bottled water
  • Additional inclusions

We've listed all charges provided to us by the property, but they may vary based on length of stay or the room booked.

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Breakfast fee: between USD 15 and USD 25 for adults, USD 15 and USD 25 for children (approximately)
  • Self parking fee: USD 45 per night (in/out privileges)
  • Pet fee: USD 75 per accommodation, per stay
  • Late check-out fee: USD 75 (subject to availability)
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 50.00 per night

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Red Lion Fifth Avenue
  • Red Lion Hotel Fifth Avenue
  • Red Lion Hotel Fifth Avenue Seattle

You should know

  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.