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A 5-Star Review of Fairfield Inn & Suites Seattle Downtown Seattle Center

Updated: Jan 18, 2023

OVERVIEW

Google claims this is a 2-star hotel and I was honestly shocked. I've never stayed at a Fairfield Inn and this was a one-off instance where we had a free night award AND we're only going to be in town one night. But, I may start to look at Fairfield's more often after our wonderful experience.

Date of Stay: June 11, 2022

STAFF: 5/5 stars

ACCOMMODATIONS: 5/5 stars

CLEANLINESS: 5/5 stars for room AND the lobby

PROVIDING WATER: 5/5 stars with iced water available in the lobby with cups provided

LOCATION: 5/5 stars





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THE ROOM

We stayed in a 1 King Guest room and although smaller than others in the Hilton portfolio it worked for us and this trip. The bathroom was well stocked and clean. The "desk" is skinny but long so it would be a rather odd working station and seemed a little flimsy but we didn't use it this trip. The closet is more like a cabinet and pretty small if you were staying here for an extended stay and had to hang a lot of clothes.

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EARLY CHECK-IN AND LATE CHECK-OUT

One of the BIGGEST mentions, for me, was that we checked in INCREDIBLY early and it was NO BIG DEAL. I did check in on the app and report that we would be arriving early, so I was EXTREMELY happy at check-in when I gave my name and the room keys were presented. I hate when the front desk responds like they're lecturing me, reporting what check-in time is, as if I didn't know. Also, with only 24 hours in Seattle we were pretty much running around and exploring, so I used the chat function in the app to ask for a late checkout which was granted (again with no big deal).


THE LOBBY

The lobby is rather small but cutely decorated with comfortable chairs. You do need to use your room key to get INTO the hotel, which IS a pain, but definitely needed so that unwanted guests don't sneak in (not that there were many people trying to sneak in, but with the homeless population in Seattle - it is something to be cautious with).


WHAT IS CLOSE BY

The location is WALKING distance (4-7 minute walk) to the Museum of Pop Culture, the Space Needle, coffee shops and food. It is a 20 minute-walk to Pike Place (center) and cost us about $10 Uber/Lyft ride to take us to Pike Place.


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OUR 24 HOURS IN SEATTLE


We had an absolutely INCREDIBLE 24-hours in Seattle. We landed in Seattle early before a family vacation to Lake Chelan, Washington. Here is what we did in our 24-hours here:

  1. Walk Around Pike Place

  2. Go to the OG Starbucks

    1. This was KNIXED as I couldn't get over HOW busy the line was. We passed by them several times throughout the day and the line was about 4 stores long each time.

  3. Chef-Guided Pike Place Food Tour

    1. Read our detailed review on our blog here

  4. Museum of Pop Culture

  5. Dinner at Cutter's Crabhouse

  6. Brunch at Cafe Hagen

GOOGLE LIST OF PLACES

Even before starting TheBoujCrew, I would have friends, family, coworkers and even patients recommend places to me and I ALWAYS save them. So, I quickly add them to Google Maps so that I can access later. It also keeps me organized when planning, so I can see how close/far places are. My list includes restaurants, places and activities during our 24 hours in Seattle then one week in Chelan. Check it out here



OTHER TOUR IDEAS

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