by Hilarey Wojtowicz
Hotel Max is located in downtown Seattle and offers families 163 guestrooms with king or queen beds. Accommodations are pet-friendly and furry friends get special treatments, too, like pet bowls, toys, treats and more. A pillow menu is available for guests and the hotel offers a “Get It Now” amenity, where with the click of button via your room phone, you can get anything you need from toothbrushes to refreshments. Onsite dining is available at Miller’s Guild, which serves brunch, happy hour, dinner and drinks from 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. daily. Guests ages 21 and older also can receive free beer during the hotel’s happy hour from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. daily, too — just bring your room key and show it at the bar. Local attractions for families include Pike Place Market, which is just down the street.
Our Editor Loves
- Downtown location close to attractions
- Onsite dining with complimentary drinks for adults
- Pet-friendly accommodations
- Onsite Dining
I think it’s important to give not only square footage of room sizes but a management requirement to disclose the usage space of the rooms. Our first room had 2 small cubby spaces on each side of the bed, a small wardrobe and two small linen drawers under the TV, absurdly small amount of space for two people staying 4 evenings. When i reserve a room based on square footage you should have included the amount of storage. I complained . The desk staff was exceptional in finding other rooms for us to consider, making what would have been a terrible stay quite nice. We participated in the $15 program - order housekeeping only when needed and receive a credit toward the mini bar. We were told the sheets would be changed within 30 min when we called 4 hours later it was still not done they gave another $5. The bathrooms are very small but functional, the happy hour bar with free points was a nice touch and the coffee tea is smart on the hotel’s part - allows for them to save money and reduce waste by taking it out of the individual rooms. The location was good. One must go to Urban Fare for breakfast! The most value for a meal in the city, just across the street. Staff is top notch all the way! I don’t have to be back in Seattle for any reason but would look for another place to stay if i were. It is too risky that you would end up in a shoebox room if nothing was available.
by Bronwyn H
Seattle is an expensive city, but the price to stay at Hotel Max is unconscionable. The room was extremely small, A/C was loud, no water in the gym, no hot water in the lobby for coffee/tea. Thank goodness we didn't rent a car -- apparently it's $50/day to park. Terribly expensive and not worth the money. Also, watch out for "hidden fees" upon check out.