by Ed Hewitt
The Marqueen comes recommended more for location than for kid-friendly amenities per se; for example, the lack of an elevator, and first floor rooms that share a corridor with the local retail stores, could present some issues for folks with young children. The lower Queen Anne location is exceptional, however, with the Seattle Center just a short walk away; a Dick’s Restaurant, Pagliacci Pizza and a great Mexican restaurant right across the street; and the stellar Easy Street Records, which in my experience has not one bad CD in the store, right around the corner. For the strong-legged like our boy, the Kerry Viewpoint is right up the hill. Avoid the first floor rooms in the back of the hotel, which look out into the bottom of an airshaft.
Our Editor Loves
- Convenient location in lower Queen Anne
- Full kitchens with sitting areas
- Short distance to downtown Seattle
I’d looked to book a hotel for my holiday and decided to stay at the Marqueen. Yes i could have booked a modern hotel but I would have missed a totally unique experience. The hotel has so much character. A little spooky too. Room 321 was extremely comfortable and the air conditioner was amazing on hot sticky nights. Sean was just the sweetest when it came to all my touristy questions. Always a smile on his face. And if I had to recommend one thing about Tin Lizzie I’m going to say Adam and his cocktails. Bliss! I also have to say I think my room was haunted. I was checked on in bed. So not a super scary moment but one I’ll always remember. If you don’t believe in that kind of mumbo jumbo that’s fine. If you do book room 321 and see for yourself. Will come back again. Seattle! We love you! Goodnight! X
The looks from outside are deceiving, but as you enter the lobby, one is greeted with a very warm welcome and very friendly service. MarQueen hotel is not full of frills but it has everything one needs to have a clean, comfortable and enjoyable stay. Its an old building but the conversion to an hotel is clever.
The rooms are spacious with a very adequate kitchenette and functional all working bathroom. It is well within walking distance of some good restaurants and the Space Needle, The Chihuly Garden and Glass Museum as well as the Museum of Pop Pop Culture.