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4.8 out of 5

"Hotel staff was exceptionally friendly. They followed up on all requests; taxis, birthday cake for husband, wine, extra service to room. Selections ... " More

By a verified traveler on Sat 18 Aug 2018

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Hotel Description

3-star hotel near Space Needle

Heart of Seattle

Your stay at this South Lake Union hotel places you within 2 miles (3 km) of Space Needle and Pike Place Market. Seattle Waterfront and Seattle Center are also within 2 miles (3 km).

Free breakfast

This hotel features a restaurant, an indoor pool, and a bar/lounge. Traveling on business? Take advantage of the 24-hour business center and free WiFi in public areas. Enjoy the gym and free full breakfast each morning.

Studio, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking, Balcony

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max
$219* Per night/room Sep 6 - Sep 7

Suite, 1 Bedroom, Non Smoking, Balcony

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Suite, 1 Bedroom, Balcony, Lake View

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Suite, 2 Bedrooms, Balcony, Lake View

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 6 Max

Suite, 2 Bedrooms, Non Smoking, Balcony

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 6 Max

Suite, 2 Bedrooms, Non Smoking, Balcony

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 6 Max

Residence Inn by Marriott Seattle Downtown/Lake Union ratings based on 13 Verified Reviews

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

Guest reviews for Residence Inn by Marriott Seattle Downtown/Lake Union

Everyone (4)
4 out of 5

Staff was exceptionally friendly

Pros: Location on Lake Union, architectural design, friendliness of staff.
Location: Located on water with restaurants nearby. Transportation to shopping in front of hotel.
Hotel staff was exceptionally friendly. They followed up on all requests; taxis, birthday cake for husband, wine, extra service to room. Selections for breakfast were numerous and good. I would recommend this hotel to my friends. I was once a Regional Director of Training/Guest Services for Marriott on the West Coast and I was proud of the staff.

Posted by , from Houston on Aug 18, 2018

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5 out of 5


Impeccable hotel. Great staff! The room was perfect and so comfortable. The hottub was outstanding. Cannot say enough good things about this hotel!

Posted by on Apr 12, 2016

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4 out of 5

Seattle Memorial Day Weekend 2015

Pros: Indoor pool was nice but very loud
Cons: Pool volume level and echo
Location: Dukes was near by as well as Space Needle
We arrived to the hotel on time and were greeted very nicely by Adam at the front desk. He was very helpful and very knowledgable. Anytime we dealt with Adam things went very well. The our room was missed several times in our 5 day stay and we had to call down each time to get them to come by the room. On our last day on or way out to the car we had a flat tire on the rental car. Unfortunately, Adam was not on and we received very little assistance from the staff. They did not even know who to call for assistance and when we got out to the car there were signs in the garage to call a tow company. Had to call AAA after all to get some help. Breakfast was ok. Decent variety it was a cross between a buffet and continental breakfast. Almost really good but sausage hash was scary and just sausage would have been better. Nit picky I am sure but you asked my opinion. Others will certainly have no issue with some of this food.

Posted by on May 30, 2015

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5 out of 5

Family Friendly Hotel

Pros: Cleanliness, amenities, location.
Location: Perfect location if you're going to the boat show!
We were in town for the boat show, which happened to be right across the street. We reserved a suite so Grandma could stay with us and help with our two year old. This hotel is clean and attractive. The suite had two very private rooms plus a living room and small kitchen. Downstairs they serve coffee and tea all day long, which is a great thing for a caffeine addict like me. They have a pool plus a fun play room with toys for kids of all ages. Breakfast was also great. They had a wide variety of options each morning. This was our second stay here, so I definitely recommend this place!

Posted by , from SW Washington on Mar 25, 2015

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4 out of 5

This hotel was nicer than expected

Pros: Free breakfast, Close restaurants, Free Internet
Pool was Great!, Rooms were Large, and Location was really good!

Posted by , from Sacramento, CA, USA on Apr 6, 2012

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5 out of 5

Great 4 kids/families

Our third stay at this hotel was in August '09. We plan to return in June '10. Our family consists of dad, mom, 14 y/o boy, 11 y/o girl and we all love this hotel. The breakfast includes a waffle station, a hot breakfast station, a table with bagels, pastries, donuts, cereals and bread with a toaster oven. There's milk, juice, coffee, teas, hot cocoa, and fruit. I usually use the laundry room (washers and dryers) once per trip and the kids like to hop in the pool at the end of the day. We have walked to the downtown area and the wharf from this location. It's a long walk but scenic. The business center has 2 computers and one printer. Once, when the printer went out, the front desk was willing to print at their computer. Friendly staff, comfortable accommodations, couldn't ask for more.

Posted by on Jan 21, 2010

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5 out of 5

Great remodel

We stayed here is January 2009. The remodeled rooms are nice, clean, great hotel! The bed was comfortable, the couch and kitchen were clean. The only problem we had was parking. There was limited parking and it was full both Friday and Saturday nights. The spots are very narrow and most people took 2 spots to park their cars. One night I absolutely couldn't find any place to park so the front desk told me to park in the loading dock. The parking is an addiitonal $19 per night, so be forewarned. The front desk was very helpful and the breakfest is great.

Posted by on Feb 19, 2009

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5 out of 5

First Class!

We just returned from spending 3 nights at the Residence Inn Seattle. The location, service and hotel amenities were all excellent. The hotel is located very close to all downtown attractions.The suite we stayed in was very roomy with separate kitchen, living room and bedroom with a small balcony off the livingroom.There were 2 large flat screen TV's, 3 phones and a work desk with internet hookup. Our Black Lab loved this place and settled right in, the staff treated her like one of the guests. The morning hot breakfast was incredible with lots of selection and was complimentary. There is a good gym at the hotel with adjacent pool, juccuzi and sauna. Our suite overlooked Lake Union which was nice and there were several marinas across the street as well as a couple of good seafood resterants. Parking is a bit pricy but I hear that is the norm for downtown Seattle but it is secure and indoors. I really can't say enough about this hotel, we really enjoyed our stay, felt right at home and can't wait to go back!

Posted by on Dec 29, 2008

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5 out of 5

Excellent value

Stayed here as part of a flight+hotel deal, and value is excellent. Super clean, complimentary breakfast, quiet and - best of all - nonsmoking!\n\nOnly things I'd nit-pick about are: bed was too soft (but this is coming from someone who normally sleeps on a mattress pad on the floor); bedroom windows didn't open so it got a bit stuffy on the unusually warm weekend we were there; the closet door is of such a design (on a track, opens into an out-facing "V" shape) that half of the closet opening is always blocked.\n\nI'd definitely stay here again.

Posted by on Apr 15, 2008

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5 out of 5

perfect stay for family with pet

We stayed in a suite with our dog and just loved it. The staff was super friendly to both us and the dog. It's very clean and you get a huge room for not a lot of money. The bed is a little soft but that is the only complaint I have. Breakfast was incl. in our room price and it was great. I would for sure stay there at my next visit to Seattle.

Posted by on Dec 4, 2007

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About the Residence Inn by Marriott Seattle Downtown/Lake Union

Location 800 Fairview Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109

Property Features

As a guest of Residence Inn by Marriott Seattle Downtown/Lake Union, you'll find an indoor pool, a spa tub, a sauna, and a fitness center. There's a restaurant on site, as well as a snack bar/deli. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. Free breakfast is served daily. WiFi and wired Internet are free in public spaces. You'll find a 24-hour business center on site. Event space at this hotel measures 2246 square feet (209 square meters) and includes a conference center. Tour/ticket assistance, barbecue grills, and a vending machine are also featured at the business-friendly Residence Inn by Marriott Seattle Downtown/Lake Union. For a fee, parking is available. Smoking is allowed in designated areas at this 3-star Seattle hotel.

  • 1 building
  • 234 guestrooms or units
  • 7 levels
  • 2246 sq ft of conference space
  • 209 sq m of conference space
  • Built in 1991
  • Full breakfast (free)
  • Deli
  • Business center (24 hours)
  • Conference center
  • Coffee in lobby
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Express check-out
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front-desk safe
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Grocery service (free)
  • Wedding services available
  • Convenience store
  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Outdoor picnic space
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • Elevator
  • Smoking in designated areas
  • Bar or lounge
  • Dining venue

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Number of indoor pools - 1
  • Free WiFi
  • Kitchen
  • Grocery/convenience store
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Laundry facilities
  • Sofa bed
  • Full-sized refrigerator/freezer
  • Microwave
  • Free cribs/infant beds


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi , Free wired internet

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi , Free wired internet , Internet access in public areas - high speed


Self parking (surcharge)


  • Train station: King Street Station (4 km / 2.5 mi)
  • Metro station: Lake Union Park Station (0.2 km / 0.1 mi)
  • Parking: Self parking available for a surcharge

Room Amenities

Residence Inn by Marriott Seattle Downtown/Lake Union offers 234 air-conditioned accommodations with coffee/tea makers and hair dryers. Rooms open to balconies. Accommodations have separate sitting areas and are furnished with double sofa beds. Pillowtop beds feature premium bedding. A pillow menu is available. 32-inch LCD televisions come with premium cable channels. Accommodations at this 3-star hotel have kitchens with full-sized refrigerators/freezers, stovetops, microwaves, and cookware/dishes/utensils. Rooms have partially open bathrooms. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations and complimentary toiletries. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wired and wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and phones. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • Bathrooms are partially open
  • In-room kitchen
  • Private balcony
  • Sitting area
  • Pillowtop beds
  • Pull-out sofa bed
  • In-room dining (limited hours)
  • LCD television
  • Cable channels
  • Premium channels
  • Refrigerator (full size)
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Dishwasher
  • Coffee maker
  • Kitchenware
  • Luxury bedding
  • Pillow options
  • Shower and tub combination
  • Cribs (free)
  • Rollaway beds (surcharge)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Hair dryer
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Air conditioning

Food & Drink

Guests are served free full breakfast daily.

Residence Inn by Marriott Seattle Downtown/Lake Union has a restaurant on site.

A complimentary grocery shopping service is offered and room service (during limited hours) is available.

Nearby Activities

An indoor pool and a spa tub are on site. Other recreational amenities include a sauna and a fitness center.

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

  • Water skiing nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Snorkeling nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Sailing nearby


If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

  • Wheelchair-accessible on-site restaurant
  • Visual alarms in hallways
  • Wheelchair accessible path of travel
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair accessible parking
  • In-room accessibility
  • Braille or raised signage
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible pool
  • Wheelchair-accessible fitness center
  • Wheelchair-accessible meeting spaces/business center

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 4:00 PM
  • Check-in time ends at midnight

Special check-in instructions:

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.


  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Up to 2 children stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 20.0 per night.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!

Pet Policy

  • Pets: USD 50 per pet, per day (maximum USD 500 per stay)
  • Service animals are exempt from fees


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

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card may be 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

This property accepts credit cards and debit cards; cash is not accepted

Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property; the policies listed are provided by the property

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

A credit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be 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.

This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession. This property accepts Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover, Diners Club, JCB International, Union Pay, and debit cards. Cash is not accepted. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place. Disinfectant is used to clean the property. Social distancing measures are in place and guests are provided with hand sanitizer. This property affirms that it follows the cleaning and disinfection practices of Commitment to Clean (Marriott).

  • Service animals are allowed
  • Service animals are exempt from fees/restrictions
  • UnionPay
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer
  • Staffed front desk
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Property follows a brand or regulatory agency's sanitization guidelines Commitment to Clean (Marriott)
  • LGBTQ friendly
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Number of children who can stay free - 2
  • Debit cards


Optional extras

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

  • Self parking fee: USD 39.00 per night (in/out privileges)
  • Pet fee: USD 50 per pet, per day (maximum USD 500 per stay)
  • Service animals are exempt from fees
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 20.0 per night

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

Hotel Names

  • Marriott Residence Inn Seattle Downtown/Lake Union
  • Residence Inn Marriott Downtown/Lake Aparthotel
  • Residence Inn Marriott Downtown/Lake Aparthotel Seattle Union
  • Residence Inn Marriott Seattle Downtown/Lake Union
  • Residence Inn Marriott Seattle Downtown/Lake Union Aparthotel
  • Resince Inn riott Aparthotel
  • By Marriott Seattle Union
  • Residence Inn by Marriott Seattle Downtown/Lake Union Hotel
  • Residence Inn by Marriott Seattle Downtown/Lake Union Seattle

You should know

  • This property welcomes guests of all sexual orientations and gender identities (LGBTQ friendly).
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Frequently Asked Questions

*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.