Rooms have mini-fridges and Keurig coffeemakers, many have nice views
Chic outdoor deck with ping-pong tables and shuffleboard
Room service available until late
Spacious fitness room with high-end equipment
Pets allowed (for a fee)
On-site garage parking (for a fee)
Free Wi-Fi throughout
Occasional long waits at elevators
Parking is expensive
Breakfast not included in room rates
The Motif is an artsy upper-middle-range hotel located a
couple of blocks from Pike Place Market in downtown Seattle. Its 319 rooms are
comfortable and stylish and have mini-fridges and high-end coffeemakers -- many also have spectacular views of the waterfront and Olympic Mountains. The hotel has a great
restaurant and rooftop bar with rooms service and there's a gym, but no spa or pool. Still, for the relatively high price
tag, it has more class and character than similarly priced chain hotels in the
area. For those who want to be even closer to Pike Place Market, check rates at Inn at the Market.
Slick downtown hotel with executive-meets-artist vibe
There’s a slick, artsy look to the Motif, beginning with the colored glass awning that hangs over its front door, offsetting
its corporate high-rise look. Many original paintings and prints line the walls of its spacious, open lobby and hallways.
Frolik, the hotel's fifth-floor bar and restaurant, has an open floor plan with several comfortable lounge-style chairs and tables, and a wall
of four flat-screen TVs. There's a stylish and spacious outdoor deck
complete with colorful seating as well as two ping-pong tables, a shuffleboard court, and a large
glass fireplace along the far wall. The crowd is a mix of tourists in their 20s and 30s and business travelers, though the hotel does also attracts some older tourists and families.
In heart of downtown Seattle, within walking distance of Fifth Avenue Theater and Westlake Center
The Motif is located in the center of downtown Seattle, one block away from the popular Fifth Avenue Theater. Two major shopping centers -- Pacific Place and Westlake
Center -- are two blocks down the street and Pike Place Market and the Seattle Waterfront
are a five- to 10-minute walk from the hotel. The Aquarium is a 12-minute walk away.
There is a Link light rail stop two blocks away providing easy, regular access to the Space
Needle (17 minutes) and many locations in and around Seattle. The drive to
Seattle-Tacoma International Airport is about 20 minutes or 50 minutes on the Link.
Big suites with large pillowtop beds and great waterfront or mountain views from higher floors
There are 319
guest rooms at the Motif (including 10 suites), and all are comfortable, spacious, and stylish
with pillowtop beds, Scandinavian-style solid white headboards, and original, colorful art prints. Windows are large and rooms on the higher
floors have great views of either the Seattle Waterfront or mountains. All rooms come with armchairs and ottomans, large flat-screen TVs, mini-fridges, Keurig coffeemakers,
plush bathrobes, and iPod docks. Chocolates from local fair-trade chocolatier Theo make a nice welcome gift. Bathrooms are small and simple, with shower/tub combos, but hanging light fixtures and dark-wood framed mirrors give them a touch of elegance.
Free Wi-Fi, paid parking garage, and rooftop restaurant and bar
The hotel's fifth-floor restaurant, Frolik, serves an assortment of creative
American fare for breakfast (not included), lunch, and dinner; room service is also available well into the evening. The restaurant opens out onto a fantastic outdoor patio with a fire pit, a ping-pong table, and shuffleboard. There is a paid parking garage under the hotel (although it is expensive) and a large fitness
room with high quality stationary bikes, treadmills, and weight-training equipment. The Motif also has several meeting and conference rooms available
for special events. Wi-Fi is free throughout the hotel and pets are allowed for an
extra fee. There is also a large fitness room with high-end weight equipment and machinery and several executive-style conference and banquet rooms available for special events.