by Julie Bielenberg
This Residence Inn is located next to a nature preserve, just minutes from the Meydenbauer Convention Center, Bellevue Galleria, Art Museum and the 405 Freeway, as well as many activities including Lake Washington, scenic parks and hiking trails.
The hotel offers extended-stay accommodations that are perfect for families; suites with full kitchens and sofa beds make it easy for families to relax after a busy day of sightseeing. Other perks include complimentary breakfast, free Wi-Fi, an indoor pool and the Residence Inn Mix, an evening social hosted Monday to Wednesday.
Our Editor Loves
- Complimentary breakfast
- Indoor pool
- Access to activities
- Theme Park
- Water Parks
- Water Sports
- Family Room 5+
- Free Breakfast
- Free Wi-Fi
Staff are friendly & helpful ... amenities are great and the breakfast has everything (including Mexican & Asian options). Staying anywhere along 1-5 or 405 can be a PITA, but not this place - easy in/out and options to use nearby alternatives to the Interstates if there are traffic issues ... which there always are - and this time we could skirt Lake Washington to get into downtown Seattle AND to the N into Kirkland. The rooms are quiet, well apportioned (kitchenette, desk, 2 large sofas, nice King bed, separate sink/closet from the bathroom & excellent shower.
Parking is extra - $14/day. Coffee is hotel coffee - 'nuf said. We had a great stay:)
by Jamila C
I have to travel to Seattle for work and decided to stay at the Residence Inn Bellevue Downtown. I would say that the hotel really isnt downtown and is not near any type of restaurants, etc. So if you walk around, you are really not seeing much. At rush hour time in the afternoon, it is hard to turn into the hotel due to the busy street that it is on.
The hotel lobby and room are good. Breakfast is free and it has great options in the morning. The disappointing part of staying there is the no happy hour food or drinks festivities. Usually Residence Inns offer food and/or drinks that includes alcoholic beverages, however this Residence Inn does not offer that.
The staff were all friendly. I would stay there again, the rooms were roomy, and its always great to have a kitchenette when you are working and on the road, but it is not my first choice of a place to stay.