BEST WESTERN Plus Pioneer Square Hotel,  Seattle

4.5/5  - based on 1316 guest reviews.
77 Yesler Way, 98104-2530, Seattle, United States - See map
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Great rates, ideal location, complimentary continental breakfast, free high speed Internet. Near sports stadiums, waterfront and all major attractions! The BEST WESTERN PLUS Pioneer Square Hotel is centrally located for all of Seattle's attractions including the University of Washington, convention center and cruise lines. Government and corporate guests will appreciate the hotels close proximity to the Federal Building, Amazon, ING, Starbucks and city centre. This hotel is a unique historic Victorian-Romanesque landmark, offering excellent customer service and traditional furnishings with all the modern amenities of home. Each well-appointed guest room and suite features cable satellite television and wireless high-speed Internet. Start the day off with fresh Belgian waffles at the complimentary continental breakfast. check email in the hotels computer center or enjoy a cup of coffee in front of the lobby fireplace as you plan your day. Spend it taking advantage of all the sites and activities of this unique historic waterfront district that is full of quaint shops, antiques, galleries, museums, restaurants and attractions. Within walking distance or just a short bus or a monorail ride away, are the Underground Tour, Klondike Gold Rush, Chinatown, International District, Seattle Aquarium, Seattle Art Museum and the Space Needle. The hotel offers room service, health club privileges, computer center and small meeting facilities. Whether its Seattle Mariners baseball, Seahawks football or a Sounders FC game, shopping at Pike Place Market or just a special romantic weekend getaway, the BEST WESTERN PLUS Pioneer Square Hotel is simply the perfect downtown Seattle hotel location and best value in Seattle.

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  • 4
    « DOWNTOWN SEATTLE »

    Attended a wedding in Seattle and stayed at this lovely hotel; quiet, downtown, comfortable and close to the waterfront and Pike's Market. Good breakfast; much more than the continental breakfast advertised. Thank you.

    5
    « Great value »

    Nice staff, very helpful. Nice room with very correct amenities. Close to the waterfront. Nice breakfast, very clean and with a nice presentation. The internet works perfect and is comprised on the room.

    5
    « Charming Historic Property »

    Lovely old building with modern conveniences--super WiFi which I rely on. Excellent location and great value. Easy walk to the waterfront and historic Pioneer Square area. Just down from the Link Light Rail to airport and into the city center.

    5
    « recommend for a Seattle weekend »

    This hotel is clean and has a good location for walking around downtown Seattle. Very friendly older front desk staff. Breakfast was good, lots of options and seats. the rooms can get humid and warm. If you are on the Yesler side the traffic noise can be loud. Parking is in a secure lot nearby, $25 per day they give you a pass you pay the hotel.

    5
    « Recommend for a weekend in downtown Seattle »

    Stayed for 3 nights and would stay again. It is an old building with some character, very clean. Seems like a bad area but is ok to walk in at night we felt safe. Friendly older front desk staff. Rooms can be warm and humid though. Breakfast was varied and good. Went at 930 each day and it was OK, there was room to sit. Parking is 25 a day at a nearby secured lot. If you are on the yesler st side it can be loud if windows are open.

    5
    « Great experience! Loved everything! »

    Location was excellent - walking distance to downtown and the waterfront. Staff was very friendly & helpful! Room was small with 1 queen bed, but more than adequate for our needs. Bed was very comfy! Continental breakfast was excellent - wait staff there was very friendly also. Loved the cookies & water bottles set out at the end of the day in the lobby, and the "to-go" breakfast bags for us the morning we departed early. Would definitely stay here again!

    5
    « What a charming hotel! »

    We choose this hotel because it was within walking distance to Amtrak. Our room was so charming, very spacious, and quiet.We're disappointed about not having more time to enjoy the hotel and surrounding area since our arrival was late and we had a very early train to catch. The Front Desk gave us directions to the Station which avoided the street dwellers since there is a Homeless Mission just a few blocks away. Pioneer Square is quaint and just as charming. We had a very pleasant overnight stay.

    4
    « Terrific end to our Washington trip »

    My wife and I decided to extend our house hunting trip one extra day to truly enjoy Seattle and selected this hotel because it was near all the things we wanted to see and do. We arrived very early and the front desk staff was kind enough to hold our luggage while we started sight-seeing. Fast forward to our check-in. Immediately upon entering our room on the 2nd floor, we noticed loud music coming from somewhere, probably below our room. After some discussion about whether we could put up with it, we decided to call the desk and complain. Enter Riley, guest services rep extraordinaire. She personally took the time to come to the room to assess the situation. She also came to the room with keys to a different room. On the top floor. With a city view. Must have been the nicest room in the hotel, at no extra charge and in fact, she discounted our room rate for the "inconvenience". Now that's customer service. Needless to say we really enjoyed the remainder of our trip to this beautiful city.

    4
    « Great landmark location »

    An amaizing 18 century Hotel that is well taken care. In the centrr of it all but still. Zome hiw offers the off the beaten path feeling. Great service, wureles internet, hot breakfast included reasonable priced in and out Parking, tons of bars, restaurants and things to see and do at yiur door step. Would definitely strongly recomend.

    4
    « Great location, great price »

    Booked this a couple of months in advance through Expedia. It was an economy room: small but comfortable for my wife and I. Stayed 2 nights. A very good breakfast was included. We felt it was a great location, since we were going on a cruise from there, and the hotel is less than a mile from the terminal, and the major downtown Seattle sights.

  • 4
    « Cool old hotel »

    Cool old hotel in a historic area. Rooms are small but very clean, beds are comfy, staff are friendly, wifi, parking close by, many trendy restaurants near by. It is walking distance to downtown & Pike's place - we cabbed there and it cost $5. I will stay here again.

    5
    « Pleasant Experience »

    On arrival at the hotel the ambience of the hotel was one of surprise as it was immediately obvious the we were going to enjoy the experience of our stay. The staff were most helpful and pleasant in the welcome. The hotel was well managed and the breakfast was excellent and well presented. Again the hotel staff was very pleasant and helpful.

    4
    « Good place to stay »

    Went to Seattle in October and this was our first hotel. The location was great - walking distance to the Pike Market. Hotel had a quiet, cozy vibe. Rooms were spacious and warm - great as it was cold and rainy when we got there so that was a plus. Breakfast was ok.

    5
    « Wonderful as usual »

    Since I have become ill it has been more difficult for me to get around, lift bags, and such. The staff are always so helpful and caring. I never hesitate to travel when I know there is a Best Western to stay at as they are so accommodating to me and my sweet Puli, Tiffany.

    5
    « Convenient, clean and comfortable »

    I needed a hotel close to my two-day conference in the Pioneer Square area. I was greeted warmly, given an enormous room with a firm, comfortable bed, a large sofa, a desk and an additional table with chairs for dining. The bathroom was sparkling clean with thick towels and nice toiletries. There was a coffee maker with a nice selection of coffee and tea pods. The free Wi-Fi was easily accessible and quite fast. Breakfast is included, but I had breakfast at my conference. The breakfast room and the common areas are older but clean and very well maintained. Some have complained about the hotel's location, but this is a thriving and busy urban area. There was nothing out of the ordinary for someone like me who lives in a downtown area of a large city. The surrounding area is filled with restaurants and cafes. Chinatown is a five minute walk, and the professional sports stadiums are a ten minute walk. The Link light rail Pioneer Square station to SEATAC airport and downtown is three minutes away on foot. Even if I had business downtown, I would consider staying here to avoid the noise and congestion of downtown (and the high prices).

    5
    « Great location and good place to stay! »

    This hotel is right next to the ferry dock, which was very convenient for me. The rooms were comfortable and quiet, the staff very helpful, and the area full of great places to eat and shop, with everything within a short-ish walk. I walked to Pacific Center for my meeting during the day then to Pike Place and shopping in the evening. The breakfast was excellent--I loved the waffle toppings! The only thing that wasn't easy was parking when I got off the ferry. The reserved spot in front of the hotel was taken unfortunately and it took me 15 minutes to find something else within a reasonable distance for checking in. Knowing what I know now I'll leave the car at home next time and just walk from the dock over and use my feet or public transit around the area.

    3
    « October in Seattle »

    I made the reservation in Pioneer Square because it was in the vicinity of a place we needed to see. It was easy to get to the hotel from the airport, taking the train. However, make sure you have some knowledge of where you're going or you will be wandering around the city looking for the hotel. It's not too far from the train station but we arrived late in the evening and we were greeted by a large group of homeless people who sleep in the park across from the hotel. It is a sad situation to see this but I did not feel comfortable walking around late at night in the area or safe. I didn't see any police in the area until daylight. Despite that, the hotel was in a very historical part of Seattle, very close to Pike Market, close to all foot ferries, ferries, the arena was close as well. The hotel has an excellent breakfast in the morning, the staff is very helpful, the rooms are very clean and nice but noting with a view. I was able to use my AAA card to get a discount but I might stay here again if I was on a budget. However, I might stay in a more expensive hotel away from that area of Seattle or in a town away from the city to venture more into the mountains.

    5
    « Great Stay »

    Very charming old hotel. Friendly staff to welcome you and take care of you while you're there. Staff also let us borrow umbrellas, and told us good places to go for dinner. Would definitely stay here again!

    4
    « Good »

    Old fashion hotel, very clean, confortable and with nice and functional service at front desk. There are no continental breakfast or too much fancy stuff, but there are fresh bread and bagels with a nice waffle machine that you can prepare your own waffle on the way you like. Close to all downtown attractions and public transportation... So very recommended.

    4
    « Staff were excellent! »

    Clean hotel, historic, great location for sports events. Had no problems, room was spacious and comfortable. Slept great, which is sometimes hard for me because of my bad back. Breakfast was more than sufficient with grab and go bags. Location is absolutely fantastic for sports events, short walk to stadiums. Walking distance to Pike Place, and around the corner from Underground tours. I also liked, because its a historic hotel, the staircase was in the open and in the middle of the hotel, so you weren't walking in just in a separate concrete stairwell. I like taking stairs so I like that. I have stayed at this hotel a few times, never any problems. But to fair to readers, the outside surrounding area of the hotel little sketchy in the fall. Summertime way more tourists so more comfortable. Although I had no problems and would not hesitate to stay again, being a women and love to walk, there were a couple of times I felt a little uncomfortable. Could just be Seattle as a whole.

  • 4
    « European Charm - good for families »

    We (2 adults, a 4yo and 4mo) stayed for one night. While the parking is not convenient, as it is not on sight, it is only a short distance away and was offset by the nice customer service. The hotel definitely reminded me of places I had stayed in France and Germany, with the rooms being on the smaller side, but very comfortable. The included breakfast was very enjoyable, including fruit, waffles, breakfast sandwiches, etc. Tasty! Nearby is Ivar's Acres of Clams - a really nice dinner locale with a great view of the ferry and the bay. I would recommend this hotel, including for those traveling with smaller children.

    5
    « Very Relaxing »

    Very professional staff, room was set up perfectly, the hotel is a very relaxing overall. Sadie at the front desk went out of her way to find me a quieter room for my second night even though the hotel was sold out. The breakfast was very good with many selections and loved the touch of receiving the local paper.

    4
    « Only Pay For The Small Room »

    I visited the Best Western website and booked online and based on the pictures that were shown I paid extra money to get a bigger room because it looked nicer and would fit my families needs better. The pictures on the website were not even close to what was available and what I was assigned to stay in. When I saw the room we were given I immediately went back down to the front desk and questioned why my room wasnt like the one in the picture that I paid extra money to get. He said that they only have 1 room that was like what I saw on the internet and that all other rooms vary in size and that I got one of the smaller rooms because that is what was left. I asked for a refund of the extra money i paid for a bigger room and they said there was nothing they could do because of the rate my room was booked under. Made me feel they used a Bait & Switch to get me to spend more money. I will still stay at BW in the future but will call the hotel to confirm the rooms so i dont get stuck in a closet again. I definately wasn't happy. :-(

    4
    « Nice room no view »

    Room was big. However, I had an inside room which was a view of a wall. TV channels were confusing but they said the local cable was updating their channels. Hotel was in walking distance to Pike market and Stadiums.

    3
    « Good location »

    We booked this hotel as it was easy access to bars and restuarants and more importantly, close to the stadium to watch the Seahawks. The hotel room was small but clean. It's not a bad place to stay, but I don't feel it was worth $345 for 1 nights stay. If you drive to the hotel, the parking is offsite and costs an additional $25 per night.

    4
    « Exceptionally clean »

    This hotel is from the turn of the 19th/20th century but remodeled/refurbished very nicely, keeping the hotel's character. The staff was friendly and helpful, eager to answer our questions. The grout in the bathroom, usually an indicator of care in a hotel, was pristine.

    4
    « Nice hotel iffy area of Seattle »

    The hotel is an old style hotel very nice old wooden staircase. Our room (room405) was very comfortable and quiet and clean. The front desk staff were very friendly and helpful. The area, Pioneer Square is a bit run down and sketchy these days. The hotel offers a parking garage for $25 a couple blocks away. I wouldn't suggest walking alone.

    4
    « A gem in the middle of the city. »

    Hotel was wonderful. Upon arrival, before check-in time, my reservation was upgraded and ready for check in. There was a problem with the window and it was fixed within 20 minutes. The hotel was quiet, free breakfast was included and everyone was kind and thoughtful. Great stay.

    5
    « Nice place to stay close to everything »

    This is a lovely old hotel located in Pioneer Square - close to the ferry terminal, Pike Place Market and the light rail stop which will take you almost anywhere. The staff are very friendly and go out of their way to be helpful. The free breakfast is much better and has a greater selection of items than any other free buffet. The rooms are spacious and very quiet! A great place to stay.

    1
    « Don't do it »

    This hotel is in a good location to do things in pioneer square but that is where the benefits end. It is shockingly overpriced for what you get. The size of the rooms are laughable. It's really almost impossible to have two people try to move around. Adding a parking fee on top of that over price Is an insult. Lastly, we had some difficulty getting our car from the offsite parking garage on the day we were checking out. We asked for a few minutes grace to sort the situation and were told no. We began receiving calls from the front desk exactly at 11am telling us to vacate. Poor poor customer service in my books. Never will stay again and really wouldn't recommend.

  • 5
    « Love, Love this place! »

    You know when you walk in and feel like you are so completely welcome there. That's how we felt. The beds are very comfy and this is an old hotel that feels like home. This hotel has a lot of history and the Registration desk can tell you great stories about it and the original owner whose picture is proudly displayed. The ladies who serve breakfast were efficient and kept everything well stocked. Just be forewarned that you park down the street and not at the hotel. So drop your bags off before you park the car. It's a quick walk. There are quite a few homeless in a nearby park, but I accidentally walked right through their encampment at night and wasn't bothered by them. Great Hotel and well placed for the Goldrush National Historic site, along with great shopping and eateries nearby.

    5
    « Very nice Classic Hotel »

    This is a quaint old hotel near the center of Old Seattle. It is well maintained with large rooms. The staff was very friendly and accommodating. The hotel is only 2 blocks from one of the local mass transit stops that comes from SeaTac Airport if you what to use public transportation or they have a great arrangement with a local garage only 2 blocks away. Their continental breakfast was among the best we have seen and served to 10:00 (so you don't have to get out of bed early).

    4
    « Every hotel needs a phone book! »

    This hotel is in a great location and is reasonably priced in comparison to other Seattle hotels. It is an older hotel, which has aged gracefully but still has its quirks. From room #217, we had a comfortably small room with an inspiring view of the fire escape. However, the room has its mod cons- a room safe, free Internet access, coffee maker, sturdy modern furniture, etc. One thing it did not have was a phone book and when I asked for one at the front desk, guess what? They could not produce one after a protracted search of all available drawers and cabinets. C'mon guys. A local phone book is not an anachronism in today's world despite the Internet but rather a courtesy and, in my case, a useful research tool. On the other hand, I was pleased when I arrived that the staff had honored a room request I had made upon booking several weeks before.Very helpful staff. In short, quirky but comfortable.

    5
    « Great Place in Downtown Seattle »

    Very nice and clean hotel centrally location to all downtown Seattle has to offer. You are close to the waterfront, public transportation, dining and entertainment. Other than the fact that Seattle has become incredibly expensive and NO hotel is worth hundreds of dollars a night to sleep and have a bathroom this is a very nice hotel.

    4
    « Great Location »

    Definitely worth a look if you're trying to stay in downtown Seattle without spending a fortune. The hotel was nice - clean rooms (though ours was a bit small - we chose the single queen bed option), nice, helpful staff and a full continental breakfast. The location is by far the best part of the hotel. It is only a block from the waterfront and within walking distance of several excellent bars and restaurants. You can walk to Pike Place Market in about 10 minutes-15 minutes. The hotel did not offer much more than that, but if you are planning to spend most of your time in the city and just come back to the hotel to sleep, this place should be on your list!

    3
    « A bygone age... »

    We chose this particular hotel from BWs offerings in Seattle because of its proximity to the island ferries and light rail to Sea-Tac airport. One could almost imagine being back in the 19th century although the reception was 21stC. We had an internal room which looked out onto an internal light-well, so no view but also no road noise. We only stayed for one night as we were on route from ferry to airport. The breakfast was adequate. If you are hauling bags to the nearby station note that it is an uphill haul.

    4
    « 4 nights at the Best Western Plus Pioneer Square Hotel »

    The hotel is in the older part of town with many homeless people in the vicinity. It is close to transport, and walking distance to Pike Place Markets etc. Room was big with a ginormous bathroom, though this depends on room given. Staff very friendly, Breakfast was adequate, lobby was cosy like some Victorian sitting room. If you want to visit the Boeing Factory, then catch the 512 to its terminus then get the 113 to Hwy 525 & 84th street (ask driver to tell you) Big hill to walk up past the service station. Costs less than $10.00

    5
    « Great Stay »

    Not sure what to expect, but our experience at this historic hotel was outstanding in every respect. Highlights included the great location across from the ferry terminal, adjacent to the Pioneer Square area, and a short walk to downtown sights like the Pike Place Market and art museum. Our room was spotless, with all the amenities, overlooking Yeller Way. Street noise was not an issue. The hotel staff was exceptionally friendly and helpful, and the included breakfast first-rate. We hope to stay again when we next visit Seattle.

    4
    « Great stay »

    Incredible location......rooms were spacious, and every employee we dealt with was very helpful and courteous. Very close to Century Link. Although it's a very short drive to the parking garage it was an absolute bargain ($25) compared to other area hotels. We will be back. Wifi was pretty spotty at best though....

    4
    « Really Nice Hotel! »

    Old, charming hotel that has been well maintained. Wonderful people, large rooms, great variety for breakfast, comfortable beds! My only warning is ask for a room that doesn't face the street. Lots of people walking around and talking (yelling) until 3am. Not the hotel's fault but not great for sleeping....

  • 4
    « Best Western Pioneer Square »

    The surrounding area may "put you off" at first glance, but the hotel itself makes up for the area. It appears neighborhood is being revitalized and going through growing pains. The hotel is centrally located to lots of area attractions. I would definitely stay again on my next trip.

    4
    « Go Mariners! Go Blue Jays! »

    We travel to Seattle for baseball once a year and we always stay at Best Western Plus Pioneer Square Hotel. This hotel is located in the historical Pioneer Square of Seattle and we enjoy staying in the area. Getting to Safeco Field is an easy walk from the hotel. On game nights we feel quite safe walking from the ball park to the hotel, because there is always a crowd of people making the walk. We find the staff and the service at the hotel good and have always enjoyed staying at this hotel. Although we have been offered an up-grade to an outside (view) room, we always ask for an inside room, because inside rooms are quieter and larger than the outside rooms.

    4
    « Great location..had everything we needed »

    We booked this hotel because of the proximity to Safeco Field. We found it to be clean, comfortable, the staff was helpful ordering cabs etc. I am extremely picky about my hotels and this one had everything we needed. OK, we had a dreadful view, yes the floors squeaked like heck, but it was clean and the bed was reasonable. We didn't come to Seattle to hang out in the hotel. Breakfast was one of the better complimentary breakfasts I've experienced, and this morning when we had to be out the door before 6 am to catch the Clipper, there was coffee and a bagged breakfast of water, fruit and granola bar to go. Very thoughtful!!

    5
    « First class charm and sevice »

    From the desk clerks to the bell caps and not to forget the wonderful breakfast staff this is a wonderful place to stay and see Seattle.Located short walks to the Mariners, Seahawks, Harbor ,Pikes market , train station and many dining,drinking and entertainment . Room was clean and because of it's historical value a little small.However , this is not a location you should be spending much time in your room. This the second time i've stayed there and will again for sure.

    3
    « Convenient place to stay for sports in Seattle »

    Tucked into the midst of Pioneer Square, walking distance to Safeco Field and Seahawks Stadium. Parking available but somewhat inconvenient. Friendly staff, good breakfast. Rooms are small but well appointed to good internet service. Many restaurants and shops nearby. Reasonably priced.

    3
    « Great Location »

    Pioneer Square is a great area but like any downtown area it caters itself to the lunch daytime crowd. The BW is less expensive than most of the other hotels but be prepared to factor in taxis. You can take the lite rail from the airport to the area for $3.00. You can then walk two short blocks to hotel. The hotel is old and the decor is 70's traditional. I'm assuming the decor is trying to keep up with the character and time of the building but floral vinyl blackout drapes is a bit too much. I had requested a quiet room and I got a box. The room had no light and looked out to a plastic covered sunlight. I went downstairs to see if they had anything else. The staff was friendly and accommodating and I was put in room which overlooked the building next door but still had some light. The windows do open a bit to get some fresh air which helps because the rooms smell a little musty. The room was clean, plenty of space, and the beds was comfortable. Some pillows were lumpy but I had four to choose from. I live on a very busy city street so the freeway noise didn't bother me. There's also noise from the homeless nearby. I could also hear the person upstairs at 5am doing some sort of exercise routine. I didn't hear a lot of slamming door noise that some hotels have. They have a soda machine where you can buy soda but no bottled water. The free cookies and coffee in the early evening is a bonus. The free breakfast was offered but I was working and didn't have time to stop. I would stay here again only if the rate was low enough. .

    4
    « The Original "Skid Row" »

    Who knew that Skid Row was a place where lumbermen skidded logs down a hill? This is a quaint, well-remodeled hotel from the turn of the last century. It was clean, had comfortable beds and a very nice staff. They wisely kept the antique "feel" of the hotel. An adequate breakfast was offered. This is not a place where I would go out at night. It is however, well-located for sporting events, the art district, and downtown. Pike Place Market is also within walking distance. We liked it because it was near the train station. We went in the off season so it was relatively affordable but it seems pretty pricey at other times.

    4
    « Great Hotel Great Location »

    Great hotel for doing work in the SODO area of Seattle with great food and bars after the work day has concluded. Rooms were clean and bed was comfortable. Met the needs of a guy who is on the road a lot and allowed me to enjoy Seattle.

    5
    « Good location for sports venue and walking to downtown »

    We have stayed here before. it is close to all the Seattle pro team venues and within walking distance of downtown without having to walk up and down steep hills. Pretty much level or a slight incline from hotel to Pike Market.

    4
    « Great neighbourgood, average hotel »

    This hotel is on the border of the sports stadium district (LODO), in Pioneer Square, home of the original skid row (where they skidded logs down to the Sound), close to the LRT and walkable to Pikes Place, the Waterfront (soon to be elevated highway free), and the central business district. Skip the hotel breakfast one day and check out Cherry Street Coffee House one day for a great meal. Damn The Weather is a great nearby drinks spot, and J & M Cafe has live music on the weekends. The rooms are about what I expect from a hotel of this class. I would stay here again, especially on a busy weekend when central hotels are pretty ridiculous price wise.

  • 4
    « Perfect Location »

    If you love the antique aspect of Seattle, this is an unbeatable location. The hotel building is on the National Historic Register with many original features and our room, while not luxurious, was attractive and comfortable.

    5
    « Would stay here again and again »

    Beautiful, older hotel in excellent condition. Charming rooms, beautiful stair cases. Lots of character. Convenient to the water front, short walk to Pike Market. Great restaurants within walking distance.

    5
    « Relaxing day in Seattle »

    Excellent place to stay in the heart of downtown! Beautiful view of the city and just a walk-away for entertainment and restaurants. Met up with some friends and they totally loved "BW" and wished that they made their hotel arrangements with "BW".

    4
    « A Step Back in Time »

    We chose this hotel based on rate and proximity to Amtrak Station. Location was great for easy walk to waterfront and food. I was at first concerned that it looked a little sketchy... The decore was old and tired, but our room was fine... Comfortable bed, crisp, clean sheets and a spotless bathroom. The carpet, however, made me want to keep my shoes on. Not a problem... We arrived, went out to eat, and went to bed. The continental breakfast included was perfect for a quick bite. They called a cab which arrived literally on one minute then we were off to the train station... A quick and inexpensive ride.

    3
    « A Stopover for the Train »

    We stayed at this hotel, because we had a train to catch the next morning. We also prefer older hotels in quaint areas to the cookie cutter 'what hotel is this?' of many locations. The hotel staff were friendly and helpful. The rooms were what you would expect to find, the views of brick walls opposite. The towels are rich in fabric softener, making them soft rather than thirsty. The area looks as though it maybe going through a renewal, with lots of closed businesses and empty buildings. An area that perhaps became too expensive for businesses to thrive. Very close to the water and ferry boats, unfortunately, any views are blocked by walls. It's close to the train station, probably 5 blocks walk, but too far to walk if it's raining. Close to Pikes Market area, the requisite high end shopping area that makes you feel you could be plopped down in any city, any where. Looks like there's lots of opportunity to revitalize and cherish the heritage of the Pioneer Square area, to help maintain the uniqueness of Seattle.

    5
    « Beautiful Historic Hotel »

    Best Western Pioneer Place is a beautiful, well preserved hotel in one of Seattle's old historic districts This was our second stay at this hotel in. Both times have been wonderful, however, this time was special. We were celebrating our 45th wedding anniversary and the staff at Best Western went out of the their way to make it special for us. Upon arrival we were given the key to a wonderful room with a balcony with an ocean view. The room was spacious and well decorated with a very comfortable bed that you could just sink into at the end of a long day. Continental breakfast the next morning offered many choices, all of them plentiful and well presented. I know this won't be our last visit to Seattle and this beautiful hotel.

    3
    « Great location, older property »

    We picked this hotel as we had an early train the next morning and it was close to the train station. You can walk to the Pike Market and the waterfront area, which is nice. The hotel is older and the rooms are fairly small. The people who work here are as nice as they can be and the continental breakfast is more than substantial enough to get you going in the morming, The three stars is because it has the look and feel of an older property and the rooms are small, but it is a nice place to stay,

    5
    « A Definite Plus »

    This Best Western exceeded my expectations. The suite was very comfortable and spacious with a lovely little kitchen. Breakfast was plentiful and quite good. The staff was very helpful and accommodating. I would recommend this hotel and would stay again if ever in the area again.

    3
    « Close to Pikes Place »

    This hotel seems to be the best bang for your buck when considering a room within walking distance to Pikes Place Market. Pikes Place is less than a mile away with almost no uphill climbs. Parking is in a garage a few blocks away and you will need to walk past an area that is littered with homeless people (if that makes you uncomfortable). Be advised if you misplace your garage key they will charge you $50. Also, the hotel advised us that there were no restaurants that delivered near us, and that we should be using their room services. The room service (actually an outside company that works with a local place) was expensive and was not very good (seemed to be on par with Sabarro). As it was 9pm we went with it and the next night we realized a block up from the hotel there are about 5 restaurants that deliver.

    4
    « Friendly Staff »

    It was my first trip to Seattle for business. The staff were very friendly and upgraded my room during check-in. It had a good view of the downtown. Even though the room was road facing, it was quiet and comfortable. The location is great and close to many tourist attractions. The only negative thing would be the quality of breakfast. It's very basic and not up to the mark with similarly priced hotels.

  • 4
    « Pioneer Square Best Western »

    I've stayed at the Pioneer Square Best Western at least once a year for the last 5 years. Mostly Business but I include at least one day of exploring. Great staff, cool old building with a great location.

    5
    « Our post cruise Seattle stay »

    Our Hotel located in Pioneer Square neighborhood was a great location for us to walk to the waterfront restaurants, visit Pike Market, and see a Yankees/Mariner game at Safeco Field. So much to do in the area that we'll have to return to see all that we missed! The breakfast services offered so much more than we thought- hot and cold choices, fresh fruit, beverages, egg options.

    5
    « Excellent location & value »

    This was our first trip to visit downtown Seattle. The hotel was very clean, comfortable, and quiet. It is located close to many of the places we wanted to visit and we walked to the hop-on hop-off bus stop one block from the hotel. The free breakfast was also excellent and a great time saver.

    4
    « Clean and Centrally Located »

    This was our first trip to Seattle. We chose this hotel for the following reasons: -We prefer when breakfast is included. -It's within walking distance of the pier and many attractions (ghost tours, China town, Safeco Field, CenturyLink Field, etc.) -It's a short walk to the Light Rail, so that made getting to and from the airport inexpensive and easy ($6.00 per person, round trip). We were arriving after 9:00pm, so I made sure that I let the hotel staff know out of courtesy, which they appreciated. When we checked in, we were greeted with warm smiles and friendkt service. We had booked a room with a queen sized but, but the staff gave us a complimentary upgrade to a king sized bed. We were also given a gift bag that contained two bottles of water and two fresh baked cookies. The breakfast is considered "Continental" but has some warm options like Jimmy Dean breakfast sandwiches and make your own Belgium waffles (my favorite). There were many kinds of cereals, yogurts, muffins, juices and fuits to choose from. The coffee was strong and tasty too. We loved that there was bottled water. We took two each and brought them with us on our city touring. The room was clean and comfortable. We liked that there was a safe available to use. The shower had great water pressure. We liked the bar that was next door to the hotel. They only serve beer, wine, hard cider, and chips, but you can have food delivered or carry it in yourself. There are other bars a couple of blocks away that serve food and have reasonable prices, just walk in the direction of the sports stadiums.

    5
    « Summer Visit to the Pioneer Square Hotel »

    I would like to one again give the nod to the Best Western Pioneer Square Hotel. It is summer, the sun was shinning, and my friend and I wanted to visit Seattle and soak it in. The Pioneer Square Hotel is always my choice when staying in Seattle. Pioneer Square is a fascinating place, and you can't beat waking up there with a sunny day to face. I took the transit light rail up town for the first time. The station is located about three blocks from the hotel, and it dropped me off right at the Westlake Center, which is the hub of downtown shopping. From there it was a short walk to the Pike Street Market, and eventually i wandered all the way back downhill to Pioneer Square. One evening I went to my first Seahawks game. Being able to walk to the stadium from the hotel is a bonus. We had a great three days, and the Pioneer Square Hotel and its staff were perfect.

    5
    « Great historic hotel in a great location »

    The hotel is located within walking distance of the waterfront, Pike St. market, dowtown, and the ballparks. The hotel has a European feel to it, the staff are all very friendly, and rooms very comfortable.

    3
    « Good value, charming old building. »

    We spent the last night of our Seattle trip at this Best Western. We were happy with the setup and cleanliness of the room, a little surprised at the lack of a TV or microwave, and satisfied that street noise didn't interfere with our sleep. On the plus side, there is close access to waterfront sites and transit. The big negative was how sketchy things get before night falls. Pioneer Square and surrounding streets were filled with homeless people, and this would definitely not be someplace to walk around alone.

    5
    « Beautiful place to stay! »

    Perfect location , able to walk to CenturyLink,walking distance to the main hub of Seattle, great food and drinks, the staff is fantastic, beautiful historic building, loved our balcony! We will be a returning guest. D.S.

    4
    « BW--a good stay »

    A charming old hotel, great staff. Surrounding area a little seedy--lots of homeless folks, but close walking distance to many attractions. Public transportation and Uber were our best bets for getting around.

    5
    « bw pioneer square seattle »

    wonderful friendly and helpful staff!..nice room..great breakfast and available unusually late ..1030am. location near train and pier is great, but not the best part of town, walking back late in the evening can be a bit intimidating.

  • 5
    « Best Location and Price in Pioneer Square! »

    This hotel is three blocks from the Light Rail and Bus station. Three blocks from the Piers. Five blocks the Seahawks. Six blocks from the Mariners. It is Old style with nice updates. Clean rooms with pleasant staff. If you book far enough in advance, this place is a real bargain!

    3
    « Small Room missing some ameneties »

    The hotel was clean and the staff was OK. However, the room was small and had no in-room microwave or refrigerator. The location was awesome as I was working just 4 blocks from the Hotel. The Ferry Terminal is also just a block away. Awesome food just around the corner.

    5
    « very satisfied »

    very comfortable, good location, clean, beautiful décor. walking distance to all that we needed. staff was very helpful. breakfast area was a little cramped but food was good. check in and out very quick and easy. enjoyed our stay very much.

    4
    « Great location and comfortable »

    My wife and I really enjoyed our stay at the Pioneer Square Hotel. Great location to catch a Mariners game and, walk the Seattle Pier, and visit the Pike Street Market. I would definitely stay at this motel in the future.

    5
    « Beautiful Historic Hotel »

    This Best Western was located in a hotel that was built in 1914. It had the original wood including the wood banisters, but everything was in excellent condition. It was beautiful and clean. The employees were extremely nice and helpful. Mike A., the 3-11 desk clerk was extremely helpful in suggesting restaurants including directions and how long it would take to walk to the locations. We could see the water from our balcony, and the hop on hop off trolley picked up 1 block from the hotel. We were going on a cruise and took advantage of the special cruise pricing which included transportation to the ship.

    4
    « Great location to explore Seattle »

    Pro's - walking distance to so many attractions - ferry, harbor cruise, ferris wheel, waterfront restaurants, market, baseball stadium and more. Close to LINK airport train. Staff was very helpful in giving directions, assistance in public transportation, and restaurant recommendations. Comfortable, clean room and good breakfast. Con's - our 2nd floor room faced the street, and there was a lot of traffic noise through the night. Also, pillows were a bit hard, and towels were rough. But good value, especially for downtown Seattle.

    2
    « Way to expensive got what we got. »

    We stayed here last night. Staff was not as pleasant as you might hope. Parking is ridiculous. You park blocks away and your not told until you check in that you'll be charged $25. Rooms are very small considering we spent $350. Not to mention our pathetic view.

    4
    « Historic Pioneer Square »

    The hotel is older but has been refurbished. Our room was clean and adequate. It was quiet. We faced a vacant lot that was teeming with rats at twilight. In addition there is a large homeless group inhabiting Pioneer Square and the surrounding area.

    5
    « Convenient and Accommodating »

    This hotel is accustomed to early arrivals. We arrived before noon, and we were able to check-in. Our room was large and comfortable. Nice, but not elegant. At first I was disappointed in the view--a wall. However, we slept there for three nights without being awakened by city noises. (I am a light sleeper.) The room was on the top floor as requested. Rm 417. The wi-fi signal was strong. The breakfast buffet was well organized and maintained. There was a large selection of items, and we always found a place to sit. If you are traveling with only one suitcase, you can take the light rail from the airport to within a few blocks up the hill from the hotel. The ride will take about 40 minutes. If you are loaded with luggage for a cruise, take a taxi.

    4
    « Walk to most everything, UBER the rest--Great hotel »

    My wife and I stayed 3 nights on a Seattle visit. We were able to walk to the Pike Market, the waterfront and pier areas, as well as The Seattle Center (a bit further). The LINK station is close and most bus lines are easy access. The rooms are large and spacious, clean and comfortable. Breakfast is better than average for most hotels. Staff was accommodating in preparing a room a little early for us as we had just arrived at the airport at 7 am (ready by noon) and they were completely booked out. Was very pleased with the hotel, the location and our visit to the NW. Enjoy!!

  • 4
    « The rooms are spacious, clean, and best of all - quiet. »

    The rooms were large, comfortable, clean and quiet. All that matters most in a hotel room. The staff were very friendly! The Pioneer Square neighborhood is eclectic with several homeless people. (Seattle as a whole seems to have a large problem with homeless people.) However, I never felt unsafe. But, as with any large city, I wouldn't travel alone at night. The hotel is located close to the water front and noise, but the rooms were still very quiet. The included breakfast is nice, but lackluster.

    1
    « Awful! »

    Do not stay here! From the moment you walk in, the hotel has an awful smell. The smell is throughout the hotel and worse in the rooms. The rooms are small and feel dirty. Our bathroom had a used face towel with fresh make up stains hanging on the towel bar. Not in the greatest part of town with some shady folks hanging around outside the hotel at night. Save your money and stay elsewhere!!

    4
    « boutique hotel in pioneer square »

    went to Seattle on family vacation. This BW is a small boutique hotel in an old building with charm. It is walking distance to the ferry boats It wasnt as close to the main attractiions as I thought it would be. But we took the city bus to Pikes Place and walked around from there. The hotel staff was very friendly, helpful etc. The breakfast is really great with alot to choose from. Great coffee! The only negative about the rooms is the pillows are terrible, big fat and lumpy. I have made a suggestion that they should offer several different types of pillows. if your have children i would suggest staying closer to the space needle because you can walk from hotel across the street to most of the in town attractions. PIkes Place is a mile walk from Space Needle

    5
    « Overall great experience »

    We arrived at the hotel with no reservation so were relieved to learn they had a room left. We were told that rooms in the area were booking up quickly during the season. We had difficulty booking anything at our next stop so the hotel manager checked for room availability with his chain. He called, plead our case and managed to secure us a room. Staff were extremely helpful and courteous. The room was clean spacious and comfortable. Breakfast had a good selection and was served on real plates. Great experience

    4
    « Close to many Seattle Attractions »

    The hotel is very close to many of the Seattle attractions including Pikes Place Market, Columbia Tower, Boardwalk, and stadiums. The check in process was easy, the rooms were nice. Internet speed was good. Our room did not have a view (other than a brick wall). Breakfast was good, better than I expected for a continental breakfast.

    5
    « Perfect Night in Downtown Seattle »

    Found the perfect place to stay for an overnight stay in downtown Seattle - The Pioneer Square Hotel. My wife and I were in town to see a concert at Century Link field and stayed at PSH. This is a cool Inn - all the amenities of a modern hotel but with the look and feel reminiscent of a bygone era. The room was quaint but very comfortable and boasted a small patio overlooking Pioneer Square. The service was terrific! The staff was very helpful in helping us find something to eat late after we returned from our concert. And, the breakfast sandwiches they offered as part of the free breakfast the next morning were delicious. We will definitely return to PSH for our next downtown weekend!

    4
    « Vintage hotel, great location concert visit »

    We got a room last minute for our two night stay. It was the cheapest we could find in downtown area. 5 blocks from Centurylink field and a couple blocks to the pier walkway. The room was small but bed was comfortable and clean. Parking is a block up the road past pioneer square. Free breakfast was decent, all the staff were very friendly and helpful. Some interesting street people around but not out of place for a big city.

    4
    « Charming »

    A great location for walking around Pioneer Square or going to the stadiums. Our room had a great view of the water, was clean and surprisingly quiet. Parking is off site in a parking garage which is a little walk.

    5
    « Traveling the US »

    My husband and I stayed here 2 nights in June and it was a wonderful location. Lots to see and do in the area without going too far. Pike Street Market, the waterfront and Pioneer Square activities within walking distance.The staff were exceptional. They were always ready to help with any questions you might have of the area. They helped with bus schedules to get across town in the most direct route. Very clean hotel and well kept. One of the best experiences at a hotel we have ever had.

    4
    « Terrific location »

    Did not realize this hotel was in a stellar location in historic Pioneer Square. It looks like a historic hotel; not at all what we expected. The neighborhood is fantastic, full of lovely bars, restaurants, and shops. Hotel is within walking distance of the Pike Place Market, ferries, sports arenas, and the shopping district, though we took one of those terrific underground buses to a seafood restaurant near Nordstroms and hoofed it back to the hotel--downhill all the way. Front desk people were friendly and efficient. The advertised continental breakfast is considerably more than that: it was quite extensive and even included hot breakfast sandwiches. Seattle is an expensive hotel city, but this one delivers a lot of value for the price.

  • 5
    « Fun at the Space Needle »

    My bucket list: Seattle Space Needle. I made it and had a beautiful 3 days in Seattle. So much to do and see. Even with my ongoing cancer I was able to walk everywhere. A good healthy tired feeling. We plan to go back one of these days.

    5
    « Vacationer »

    Wonderful location with an older hotel feel (in a good way) Staff was exceptional and helpful. Property is centrally located to many of Seattle's must see hotspots. We will be sure to book your property next time we want to stay near the action. Highly recommend this hotel to anyone who wants a great expierence.

    5
    « Wedding Trip »

    I stayed here for 3 nights last week. I was very surprised to find I was right downtown and in a very quaint, historic part of town. I flew in, and took the Light Rail to Pioneer Station and just a short walk straight down Yesler Way to the hotel. Everything in downtown was walk-able, and Seattle's public transit system made getting around a breeze. I left my house key in my room, and Trapp at the front desk called me right away. Unfortunately I was at the airport about to board, but they did ship it back to me. As a seasoned traveler I was a bit embarrassed, but thankfully the staff was right on it and got it back to me quickly. Well done housekeeping and Trapp!

    4
    « Anniversary »

    The hotel was clean and very convenient to the ferries and the waterfront where thrir were many fine resturants.The breakfast had allot to choice from.The only bad thing was there was no balcony.This hotel was very close to the light rail.

    5
    « Historic Hotel in a great location! »

    We stayed at the Best Western Pioneer Square for five nights and had a very pleasant experience. The staff was friendly and helpful and the room was large, clean and comfortable. Housekeeping did a great job each day without being in our way and we never heard any noise from the hallway or doors slamming like you usually do in other hotels. It was a very quiet place to stay. This is an historic hotel, so if you are looking for a fancy lobby and lots of amenities, this is not the hotel for you. The lobby is small, historic looking and unassuming. The continental breakfast in the morning is very nice and more than enough to start the day. The location of this hotel is great in a lot of ways. It is very close to the waterfront area as well as other landmarks. Many of the tours we took picked us up and dropped us off right at the hotel, so that is a big plus. The only downside of the location is that there seem to be a lot of homeless people that sleep on the streets around there and ask for money, but we never felt threatened or anything like that. We felt safe in and around the hotel. The price of this hotel compared to most of the other hotels in Downtown Seattle was on the lower end of the spectrum of hotels we were considering, but it worked fine for us. We had a wonderful experience!

    4
    « Cute, boutique style hotel »

    Stayed June 2015, for three nights. Arrived after a 24 hour drive, to find our room ready! I went to check in, and my hubby went to the car park, which was a few blocks up the street. A few homeless people. but it is downtown in a large US city. We never felt unsafe, as there were many people around. We walked all over, Pike's Place, Mariner's Ball park, duck tour.. Many restaurant choices and options close by, and very walkable. Room was quaint, and we had a view of a wall (no biggie), clean and compact. Only issue we encountered was a Bachelor party happening down the hall. We did tell the front desk, and the sent security up. Found out the next day, the groom had a little much and lost his room. They provided us some $$ off the room. We enjoyed our stay and would not hesitate in future to stay here again.

    4
    « Please friendly and well situated »

    Everyone in the hotel is friendly and very accommodating. Each person wanted to help you as much as possible throughout the entire stay. I thought that the rooms were a bit pricey for the size of the rooms, but sometimes you have to weigh the pros with the cons.

    5
    « Courteous, clean and comfy »

    We booked a room for a symphony night in the city. The staff was great, friendly and helpful. The rooms were clean and the bed was really comfortable. Enjoyed having the saloon next door and the continental breakfast in the morning. Would definitely stay here again.

    5
    « Another great stay at Pioneer Square »

    In Seattle again for business and keep finding great things around the Best Western Pioneer Square. Don't normally get a hair cut while travelling but Millheads, 2 doors down from the hotel is a great place to try

    5
    « Pioneer Square Delight »

    We spent 3 nights prior to cruising to Alaska at the hotel. We loved the location as it seemed to be a 10 minute walk to wherever we wanted to go (Pikes Place, Chinatown, Klondike Gold Rush National Park) It was very convenient, clean, an extremely friendly staff and very nicely appointed décor. I would definitely stay again!!

  • 4
    « Good location »

    Very clean hotel. Felt modern for a 103 year old building. The room with 2 double beds had plenty of room. Staff were very nice and helpful. The best thing is the location; within walking distance to the stadiums to the south, the waterfront and Pike's Place to the North. A transit building is just a couple of blocks east and connects with the Link to go North to UW or South to Sea-Tac airport.

    4
    « Great Staff in Historic Building »

    This is a historic building that has been nicely renovated into the Best Western hotel. Each room is different and clean with nice amenities. The staff was always friendly and helpful. We had such a nice visit that 2 days later we stayed at the same hotel. Safety is always a concern while in a hotel. When our room key did not work just before check out the maid said we had to go to the front desk. The front desk asked for ID before giving us a new key. Bravo on a job well done.

    5
    « A Grand Old Dame »

    The Pioneer Square Hotel is a historic inn. Unlike modern hotels that are full of glitz and chrome, the Pioneer Square has a graceful elegance that exudes character from every pore. The location is perfect for travel (it is near Amtrak, Greyhound, and a couple of blocks to light rail that will take you to the airport.)

    4
    « Great location, Helpful staff, Comfortable Room »

    Older property in a great location for Pioneer Square and stadiums. Pleasant staff and comfortable room. Location does result in noise so higher floors away from freeway are best. With sound proof windows and black out shades this hotel would be a five star boutique hotel. Even as an older property it is a nice stay!

    3
    « Close to Amtrak »

    Old hotel. Nicely restored. The included breakfast is excellent. A taxi from there to the space needle was only $9.75. The staff were extremely helpful and went out of their way to help us. This place is on the national Registry of history places. Very clean it with in walking distance to pikes market.

    5
    « Nice stay in Pioneer Square »

    I called the night before to confirm our ride from the airport & inform them we would be arriving at noon. The staff at the desk was great. We arrived at noon from our long flight & was happy to find our room was ready. Alex was informative about the area and helped with transportation when needed. Lots of plugs in the room for all our devices. Free WiFi and breakfast a bonus. A lot of homeless people around the area, just a sign of the times in a big city.

    5
    « Loved our stay! »

    We stayed for one night on a stop over on our way to Alaska. We loved it! The hotel is in a great location and we were able to walk everywhere we needed to go, although we had a car we never moved it from the lot which was provided at check in. The hotel is smaller and has a boutique feel but we found the rooms roomy and comfortable. AND...I can not say enough about how friendly and helpful the staff were. I'd definitely recommend staying here.

    5
    « Best Downtown Stay For Going to the Game! »

    Desk staff treated us like honored guests, to be looked after, helped and bantered with. Rooms were fine. Traditional but clean and very comfortable. We had three in a row and had a wing to ourselves for our family trip for 6 adults to Seattle for a baseball and sightseeing weekend. The hotel was quiet and convenient to the joys of the waterfront tourist spots, wonderful downtown restaurants and bars, light rail comnnections to airport and downtown, and of course, Safeco and Crnturylink fields. About a 10 minute stroll to the ball field. Good king bed, window AC, but a quiet good one. Singleserve coffepot (wish it was a Kuerig ) but coffee was often available in the lobby. Included was a nice, but simple breakfast in a quaint breakfast room on white tablecloths. if staying dontown is important to you, consider the comfort, quiet and safety of this lovely hotel.Great rates for a highly sought area. You'll spend precious time and money to get here...just stay here and walk everywhere and enjoy this welcoming city.

    3
    « Close to Pioneer Square »

    This is a perfect, historic little place to stay in Pioneer Square. It is clean and met our needs for one night. The parking garage is 2 blocks away, but it is an easy walk. What we most appreciated was the proximity to what we wanted to do in that part of Seattle, A walk uptown was 17-20 minutes. It is easy to reach the state ferries and walk to some restaurants as well. We did the Underground Tour which should NOT be missed!

    5
    « Amazing Best Western Pioneer Sq Seattle »

    Our family thought this Hotel was awesome. The staff was there to help with every need we had--3 generations. They arranged our transportation, directed us to outstanding dining and had fresh coffee and homemade cookies in the afternoon. I would only use this Seattle Hotel.

  • 5
    « Not your Father's Best Western! »

    This is a fine, fine hotel. Think small hotel, boutique for those who can't afford boutique. If you have stayed at other motel chains, you will be amazed at the breakfast: far superior to the usual and service that does not stop. Expensive - as is all of downtown Seattle but location, location, location. Walk to ferries, walk to buses and trains, walk to PS restaurants and shops, walk to bb games! Inside is clean; small but comfortable rooms; and well managed, to judge from the staff emphasis on helpfulness and attention to guests. It is not modern, luxurious, or fancy. I suppose it is in a budget category - high budget (but local area comparable). I am glad I did not let my "sense" of BWestern prevent me from staying here. We HIGHLY recommend staying here.

    5
    « Great Stay! »

    We were only at this hotel for one night, bur the staff was super friendly, breakfast was great and convenient. They also called us a cab for the airport! Very close walking distance to SafeCo Field, we enjoyed walking to and from the game. We were also about to walk to Pike Place as well!

    4
    « vacation in seattle »

    good location central good hotel, great staff no real whip cream for waffles we will definitely stay here again and recommend it to our friends qweertttyyuuiooplkjhgfdsazxcvbnmm76 asdfghjkl qwertyuioplkjhgfdsazxcvnnm,. wedfvgbhnjmklzxcvfdsa;

    4
    « Seattle visit »

    The location was perfect as it was a short walk to pier and market and stadium and even the needle. There were some homeless folks nearby to contend with but not an issue. Hotel was good but due to escalating pricing it was expensive when we stayed and parking was another $25/night.

    5
    « Best Western, Pioneer Square »

    Just spent 2 nights in Seattle. Front desk were very friendly & helpful during our stay. The rooms were clean & spacious. Pioneer Square area is unique to the original section of the city. Breakfast was very good.

    3
    « Stayed for business meeting »

    I stayed here along with several co-workers in May for business meetings. Location is great if you want to visit the Seattle waterfront. However, traffic is a challenge in this area. The hotel is older with recent updates. Rooms are tiny and noisy. Very clean. The breakfast area is small crowded and lacks variety. Parking is in a parking garage two blocks away and you have to walk past a scary park with bums at night. Would not recommend doing this alone. Staff was very friendly and helpful.

    5
    « just delightful »

    This hotel is a perfect blend of spacious, private rooms w/ bath and the interesting architecture and gracious, homey feel of a B&B! We felt like the staff were real people, who genuinely welcomed us. The location meant easy walking to ferry, Pioneer Square's oodles of restaurants and shops, Amtrak station and other mass transit options, Chinatown, Japantown, as well as downtown and Pike's Peak Market. While we live within driving distance, why hassle the drive and parking? Their location and Seattle's mass transit suits us perfectly. And the breakfast room is comfortable, with many more choices than typical mid-priced hotels. For this location in a major city and all the 'feel-good' amenities, the price is extremely reasonable. Tip for mass transit: Get an Orca pass (the debit card to ride all mass transit, including ferries). Special tip for seniors: if 65+ go to Metro Transit on S. Jackson just west of Amtrak station during weekday business hours to purchase a senior discount Orca card so that all rides only cost $1

    3
    « Night and Day »

    We booked this hotel in February and said we would be a late check-in. Through a series of unfortunate events we were VERY late. Our flight didn't arrive until 4:30 AM and it was 5:30 AM by the time we got to the hotel where we were given the least gracious welcome I have ever received. The clerk, Alex, came to the counter and seemed annoyed by my apparently outlandish desire to check in. Without making any eye contact except with his screen he started peevishly stabbing his computer and then announced triumphantly that we were "no shows". I pointed out the obvious that we were in fact there and he repeated that we were no shows. I asked if our room had been given away and he snapped, "No, we didn't give away your room." My husband arrived a little after that as he had been out paying the taxi and he too enquired if there was a problem. Alex, without removing his eyes from the screen hissed that, "We didn't give away your room". Ok then can we have it now? Well, no because we were "No Shows". He then ordered us to sit down and he'd sort it out. And eventually he did. He then said "I need a credit card" -- so my husband gave him his. I then realized that I'd booked it on another card and wondered if we had been charged as "no shows" on that card. This was too much for him and he petulantly whined, "I don't know; the day staff will have to figure that out". We finally got a key and then asked for a late check out. After much huffing and puffing he agreed to let us stay until 12:30. At 12:15 we again presented ourselves at the front desk and WHAT A DIFFERENCE!! We were asked about our stay and given apologies for the mixup at check in. We hadn't complained but the word must have gotten out. They couldn't have been more helpful. We left our bags with them for the day as we were taking a train at 7:00 PM. When we came back at 5:30 to get the bags we were greeted warmly and even better there were warm chocolate chip cookies!! Had I written this review based on my morning experience I would have given the hotel one star but based on the afternoon it comes up to 4 which is why I have settled on 3. The hotel is old -- which is of course its charm -- but there was a musty smell in the hallway. Our room was large but the space was not well utilized There was a wing chair placed beside the bathroom door, making it awkward to get from the bed to the bathroom. The bathroom was huge but there was no shelf for toiletries. Our "view" was of the highway and an oil tank. But the bed was comfortable and that's all we needed. And it was quiet despite the highway. We arrived too early for breakfast and got up too late to try it but the breakfast room was very pretty. The location of the hotel is excellent as you can walk to restaurants, galleries and the market.

    5
    « Great Hotel »

    We stayed overnight in this hotel before taking the Amtrak Cascades to Vancouver. The hotel itself is great. The staff were very helpful and pleasant. It is located next to several different sites in Seattle that are within walking distance. We had a view of the sound from our room. The room was very clean and comfortable. I expected a lot of street noise since we where in a big city, but the noise was minimal if any.

    4
    « Friendly Hotel, Great Location »

    We very much enjoyed our stay with the Best Western Plus Pioneer Square Hotel. We loved the vintage charm, and even learned that the hotel is 102 years old! WOW! Great location, just a block from the water front - and water taxi, and just a few blocks from Pikes Place. Lots of little restaurants and pubs within easy walking distance. Parking is not the most convenient - especially for big vehicles. (And a little pricey.)

  • 4
    « Awesome hotel! »

    Rooms were very clean and nice. Front desk staff was very professional and friendly as well. The hotel itself is beautiful, very homey. Also in walking distance of a lot of cool things to do with friends like bars, restaurants, and stadiums.

    4
    « A Nice Hotel in a Good Location »

    We only stayed here one night. The hotel is older and has a small lobby, but we don't sit around in the lobby, anyway. The staff was cordial and helpful in giving us advice about good restaurants we could walk to. Our room was very quiet. There was no view from our room, but we didn't request one. The room itself was comfortable.

    5
    « Very nice hotel in historic Seattle »

    The building is on the historic registry and is very nice. We were able to walk to just about everything from the waterfront, to City Market, to downtown shopping area. The staff was very accommodating. Upon checking in I mentioned that it was my birthday and they immediately gave us an upgrade on our room!! Breakfast is included in the price of the room and was very good with waffles, breakfast sandwiches, fresh fruit, pastries, cereal, yogurt, etc. Overall, a very good experience!

    4
    « Close to Amtrak and light rail »

    After arriving by air in Seattle, I purchased a $6 day pass for the light rail. I was able to find a seat for the ride to Pioneer Square. It was a easy walk downhill to the hotel. I arrived at 2 pm and was afforded an early check in to a large king room with no view on the third floor. It was quiet and the bed was comfortable and I slept well. The breakfast was good with waffles but no eggs or meat. The walk from the hotel down first street and across King Street to the Amtrak station took about ten minutes. I was approached by one homeless man when walking from the light rail to the hotel but he did not bother me. I took the two stop ride from Pioneer Square to Westlake Plaza to catch the monorail to Seattle Center and the Space Needle. I was able to find food at Westlake Plaza, something that is difficult near the hotel. If you are taking Amtrak or a ferry in Seattle, the location of this hotel is ideal but at over $300 a night, the price seems to be too high.

    5
    « Great place »

    Close to everything. Staff super friendly. They provide cookies! And breakfast to go, which is super nice. The staff even helped me to get tickets to the Copa America game. They really went above and beyond.

    4
    « Great Location »

    This was our second trip to Seattle and my husband and I decided to stay in downtown Seattle instead of renting a car. This was a great location, in spite of the homeless population. We were able to walk to restaurants, the ferry terminal, and the waterfront with no problems. After staying at several Best Western hotels, we were disappointed in the complimentary breakfast provided for the guests. It was adequate but the choices for a "hot breakfast" on only one of the days included wrapped Jimmy Dean breakfast sandwiches. The front desk staff were efficient and helpful in satisfying our requests.The room was large and the bathroom was a real room, with the sink actually inside the room. Depending on your vacation budget, because the room was more than I would have liked, I would recommend this hotel without reservation, no pun intended.

    2
    « Nice older historic hotel, in interesting neighborhood with poor service »

    I do not usually give bad reviews to hotels. I have stayed in many hotels worldwide and many Best Westerns. Before I give corrective feedback, I would like to acknowledge Yu, Riley, Jessa at the Front Deck for their fine friendly service. The hotel has a fine complimentary breakfast, a really great example of a BW hotel amenity. The older rooms are huge with high ceilings and some have views of fun active streets. The area is an interesting mixture of hip and homeless. Great small restaurants and really unique shops. Very quiet rooms in a busy area. Locals all were helpful and warned us away from wandering alone at night, in certain areas. I would not be concerned during the day. Take one of the group walking tours. This hotel deserves a 4- 5 rating except for the daytime Front Desk. We were insulted from the very beginning. "Michael" made a huge issue about a two year old in a room with their parents. He quoted Seattle fire laws that an infant was an adult and that the extra "adult" in the room was not legal. So... a couple traveling with an infant is not welcome. We had no idea how to respond to this contradiction to normal hotel policies and Best Western support of families. Most hotels we know, enjoy families. Most brands cater to families. Since they are quoting local law, I would like the owner to provide us with the Seattle law that does not allow children in the room, by email. I would suggest that this Front Desk person goes back to re-training on customer service and the policies of their hotel brand. There was a re-occurring sense that our business was not welcome from the first moment we walked in the door. As we were waiting for a taxi, I quietly asked if they had a ?public restroom? for a child to use. The same front desk made a huge thing about whether I should call there bathroom ?Public? since it was not open to the public or people off the street, rather than just say ?make yourself at home? or ?be our guest?. As I was waiting patiently for service, another Front Desk person was listening to a guest concern over the phone. When the dissatisfied potential guest asked for the Front Desk's name the Front Desk said it not their policy to share their names over the phone. Very unusual service. As I have said, with a different approach or a teammate, this hotel could be a 4-5 rating.

    4
    « Great Hotel to Explore City and Baseball Game!!! »

    The hotel is very easy to drive to if you are driving and they offer a parking garage close by for $25/night (which I thought was pretty high price). Nice, old, clean hotel with very good staff. Breakfast in the morning is simple and convenient. Location of hotel is perfect to explore the Baseball/Football games and quick walk to the Public Market (Pikes Place) area. The nightlife close to the hotel is pretty fun as well! Great hotel but Seattle has very high priced hotels compared to many other cities I've visited. I would return to this hotel if price was right!

    4
    « Close enough to walk to Safeco Field, but neighborhood not so good »

    The proprietors of this property do the best they can considering the large homeless population that surround the area. This is a Seattle problem more than a hotel problem. However, we were able to walk back and forth to the baseball field without incident. Take 1st Avenue to be safe. The hotel is historic which means smaller rooms. Our room was actually decent sized, but the bathroom was tiny! No counter space. A welcome bag with cookies and water was a nice touch. Breakfast was very average. There are very few decent hotels in the area if you are planning to attend a sporting event and want to walk which is why we chose this property.

    5
    « Where to stay in Seattle's Pioneer Square »

    If you want to stroll the Seattle waterfront, Pioneer Square, Pike Place Market and downtown Seattle, stay at the Best Western Pioneer Square. Clean and comfortable, with a good breakfast. Close to the train station, Century Link and Safeco Fields.

  • 5
    « Baseball weekend »

    We flew in to see the Twins and celebrate our son's birthday. The hotel is in a fabulous location, a short walk to the stadiums and the piers and the Public Market. We did not rent a car. Used light rail from the airport and uber when walking was too far or too rainy. Room was clean. Nothing remarkable either pro or con. Staff was very helpful when we needed bubble wrap for gifts we were carrying home in our luggage. The hotel is old and its decorating is old. The scheme looks to be "how you would decorate a 100 year old building from 20 years ago." This isn't bad. It's just an historic building with a dated style remodel. A refrigerator and microwave would have been nice in the room. Nice to have charging station on one side of the bed. Would have been nice to have that on the other side of the bed too. I would return to this hotel without hesitation!

    4
    « Clean,comfy, & Convenient »

    This hotel is an historic landmark. You are treated in such a warm, respectful, manner. The breakfast is very good. It is not a place where you are served by a waiter. You choose what you would like to eat from all they have displayed. You can make waffles,bagels, egg & sausage biscuits, hard boiled eggs, oatmeal (instant),tea,coffee,orange juice,fresh fruit,muffins,instant grits,granola,and so much more. The only down side might be that if you are on the side that faces the highway you may hear some traffic. But actually, I didn't mind it at all. They had black out curtains & so it was very comfortable. The view from the window was not very pretty but I wasn't there for that. The underground tour was right up the block from the hotel. Pike Market was a pretty long walk & some of the streets are like walking up a very steep hill. But all in all this was a perfect place to rest your tired body & be able to get a good breakfast in the morning.

    5
    « SUPERB: Gorgeously Cosy, Friendly and Great Location! »

    How about finding fresh and warm chocolate chip cookies in the lobby when you come in from an afternoon's business? Or a takeaway bag of water and treats after breakfast in the morning? I can't praise Best Western in Seattle's Pioneer Square enough. It looks a wee bit old fashioned in keeping with its 19thc architecture...and that's what first appealed to me when booking. Also, it's right in the loveliest part of the city, near the waterfront (that ugly expressway viaduct will soon be no more), 10 minute walk to Seattle's famous market; 15 to the harbour boats and shopping. Near all sorts of restaurants (I'm a veggie so next door was a perfect example) AND the sports stadium if you are that way inclined. It was also really affordable in April and we hit a freak heat wave! Breakfast is included and was plentiful via 'help yourself' to waffles, oatmeal, boiled eggs, cereals, breads, fruit and so much more (the front desk also told us if we got hungry later we could pop in and grab an apple etc.). The ladies running the little restaurant are lovely too...and it's spotless! Also my quarters were SO SO clean. I had a big bathroom and good sized bedroom room where I could do my morning yoga with loads of space. Great air con and comfy bed/pillows. Also, unlike other hotels at twice the price they had sockets galore! Additional ones on the side of the desk and bedside tables so you don't have to charge your phone across the room! We had one glitch with an item left at the front desk but the Manager, Mitchell, resolved with great empathy, efficiency, thoroughness, compassion and understanding...he's a keeper! And what hotel other than this one ever rang me in advance in the room to say they were expecting an hour's worth of WIFI down time, apologizing and asking if we might bear with them? That's real customer service. I cannot recommend this hotel enough and I've backpacked the world as well as staying in more upmarket places for work: BW Pioneer Square is honestly like staying in a friend's house without having to spend too much time with them! And you're just across the street from the famous 'Underground Tour'...So Thanks Again Guys!

    5
    « BEST HOTEL EVER !!! »

    This hotel is over 100 years old, extremely nice... Wished all hotels are like this one... The best ever... Looking forward to come back to this hotel... It is a little pricey, but worth it, very clean, very professional, and for it's age, BEAUTIFUL !!!! Nice LARGE rooms !!! GREAT night sleep !!! Parking may be an issue, but I didn't drive....

    4
    « Good location »

    We were able to walk the short distance with our wheelie bags. Yu the guy on reception was so helpful, he gave us a map and a brief overview of things to do. He advised us to go to the Columbia center to see the view over the city, it was amazing and much taller than the Space Needle. We didn't realise restaurants would shut so early so when we came out of the Columbia centre at 8pm we struggled to find somewhere to eat. Again Yu advised us where to find a bar with food. The homeless were a problem as they can be very intimidating but we found that in other cities as well.

    5
    « BW Best in Seattle »

    Nor a long-winded review here. If your thinking of staying someplace in Seattle, think BW Plus at Pioneer Square. You will not be disappointed. Great staff that is helpful in every aspect of your stay.

    4
    « Nice location, Nice breakfast »

    Good value for your money when you stay here -in the heart of pioneer square in Seattle. Walking distance from Sky View Observatory and some nice restaurants in the area. Also close the the ferry terminal if you are looking to go to the San Juan Islands for the day. Walking distance from CenturyLink Field and SafeCo field. Easy walk through a nice neighborhood with shops and eateries around. Also walking distance from the airport light rail so you can use public transportation to get to and from the airport. The room was clean and had a nice set up. Pretty standard best western. The breakfast was great and there was a lot of selection.

    5
    « Return to a delightful small hotel in Seattle! »

    My wife and I like to stay at hotels near the station when we vacation with AMTRAK. We often find Best Western hotels are excellent choices, as they pay special attention to details and offer a unique, almost boutique hotel, experience. The Pioneer Sq hotel has devoted staff and a delightful period decor. This was our second stay here, and we will always pick the Pioneer Sq hotel whenever we come to Seattle!

    4
    « Great Location - Convenient to Sports Stadiums »

    If you are in Seattle for a sporting event or concert at Safeco Field or "The Clink", you can't beat this location. This is the original Yesler Hotel so the building is historic. You can walk to the stadiums and are within walking distance to several good pubs, restaurants and interesting shops. Metropolitan Grill is just up a couple of blocks if you are looking for a wonderful dinner. The parking is a little strange - down the street and on the 7th-9th floors of a very narrow, steep parking garage, but it worked fine. Beds were comfortable, rooms were roomy and the included breakfast had a good variety of things, so something for everyone's tastes. Would stay here again and would recommend. Not posh, but a very good night's stay at a reasonable price.

    5
    « Great Location, Great Service »

    A great location near the piers and many restaurants. This is an older property but very well maintained. Our room was spotless and very comfortable. The hotel staff was very friendly and extremely knowledgeable about the area and good with recommendations for dining. I would highly recommend this Best Western.

  • 5
    « Great location, staff and amenities. »

    Walking distance to many area attractions. Friendly and knowledgeable staff. Dependable internet connection. Well stocked free buffet breakfast with many quality selections. They call it a "continental breakfast" but, to me, it was way beyond that. The fourth floor room was spacious and well appointed. It had french doors to a petite balcony overlooking the action of the ferry terminal to the west and Pioneer Square to the east.

    5
    « the best in seattle »

    its just great .. ross delgado, the front office manager is a super guy. the presentation of everything was great. the hotel is very clean and quiet. the front desk people were very eager to assist. i would stay there again any time.

    4
    « Downtown »

    This was a great place to stay, right in the middle of the city and close to many of the attractions. As parking is concern in Seattle, finding lodging where many key attractions are within walking distance is a big plus. This is only a few blocks from the pier area where the Seattle Aquarium is. There are plenty of restaurants nearby. Be sure to check reviews, some of the restaurants located at the pier are nice, but the service and food quality is sub-par.

    4
    « great location »

    This old hotel in great location near the wharf and 10 minute walk from King Station. Room was large -road facing with small balcony - very noisy of a night time - breakfast was ok - but not really enough room for the many guests.

    5
    « Great stay, great staff. »

    Vacation with wife and 7 month old son. We drove in to Seattle form Kalispell Montana, what a drive. Checking in was smooth and the front desk agent was hilarious and very helpful. The housekeeping staff was very polite and our room was very clean. The hotel is older and has a good history to go with it, Victorian style décor. Great location, walking distance to the piers and Pikes Place Market. We will be returning to this hotel every time we come to Seattle.

    4
    « Interesting Location in Seattle »

    The Best Western in Pioneer Square is not what you expect when you think of Best Western locations. Typically you think of the 2 or 3 story spread out hotels you see next to a highway. Pioneer Square is one of the original settlements in Seattle and the Best Western maintains the ambiance of that time. The façade matches the historic period and the interior carries it on. The staircase and check-in desk look like what you'd expect to see in a period hotel from the 1800's. What else is great is that there are some many great places to explore in the area. Everything matches the period flavour and the restaurants/bitstos/saloons a very short walk from the hotel have great atmospheres.

    5
    « Yet Another Excellent Pioneer Square Hotel Stay »

    I have written several reviews of the Best Western Pioneer Square Hotel; here is yet another. The hotel, staff and service are consistently excellent. I though I would write this review because I discovered how easy it is to drive from Pioneer Square to Issaquah where I went mountain biking on Saturday and Sunday. The hotel offers parking at the Butler Parking Garage a block and a half away. From there access to I-5 and I-90 is simple, and Issaquah was 25 minutes away. I noticed that there is a route to the Bellevue Square along the way that doesn't involve getting on I-405. So I think that staying at the Pioneer Square Hotel was more convenient than if I had chosen to stay in Bellevue, and in the evening I was in Pioneer Square, which is always fun.

    5
    « A great little hotel. »

    This hotel is a little gem. Comfortable, great staff, great location. I have stayed at many Seattle hotels, and this one is my favorite. It has a very "homey" feel. Plenty of restaurants nearby, and the neighborhood is safe.

    4
    « great value »

    All the other hotels I looked at were 30% more and after being there I can say the location was fabulous. My husband and I are walkers and we were able to walk everywhere. The breakfast and the entire staff exceeded my expectations The staff make suggestions without being asked

    4
    « Its the staff that makes the difference »

    Simple and short. Good location, but a little scary as many homeless around the area. They asked for money, but I never felt threatened. The staff were all excellent. The front desk staffers I encountered were among the most helpful and friendly i have ever had the pleasure of meeting! The hotel is old and historical, has some character. But if you are used to modern and slick business hotels you probably will not like it. Breakfast was about as good as it gets for this level hotel.

  • 4
    « Short but good stay! »

    Flew in late to SeaTac and arrived at the hotel around 11:00 p.m. We took the light rail in and walked to the hotel the few blocks. The neighborhood had some characters but it's a big city. Found the hotel easily. The young woman at the desk was extremely helpful and got us quickly to our room. As we were leaving again early in the morning, she let us know that there was breakfast available BUT if we were in a hurry there would also be "to go" bags packed. The room was quite large and we wish that we would have been able to explore a bit more. Good night's sleep and early morning rise. Just as she had said, there were "to go" bags with water, fruit and breakfast bars. Perfect! From the hotel, it was a quick walk to the train station. Very convenient location. If we are in Seattle again, I would consider this hotel as it seems to be close to so much.

    5
    « Perfect »

    Hotel is adorable; beautiful old historic building-just what we were looking for. Rooms are very clean and remodeled beautifully.Staff is amazing as well; accommodating a very early check in....Thank you! I will be back! As a bonus, the Italian restaurant next door is fantastic!

    5
    « Great Hotel »

    Staff was great, breakfast was good. I would stay here again. I was disappointed they did not have a workout room but when I was checking out I was informed that you could get a card to go to local gym. So overall a good place to stay

    2
    « Creepy and Gross »

    This hotel is a good location if you have business in the area or are going to a sporting event. However, the property was very run down. My room looked out on some creepy rooftop alley with 2 of the hotel's broken skylights covered in tarps.

    5
    « Great baseball stop over »

    We like to go to Seattle for a Mariners game a couple of times a year. This hotel is within walking distance but not on top of the ball park. It is close to the harbor, Pike St. Market and shopping. The hotel is lovely, historic and has a GREAT staff

    5
    « well kept older, historic hotel »

    BW+ Pioneer Square Hotel was a very nice facility located within walking distance of all the key downtown Seattle sights. Staff was very excellent. A very well kept older, historic hotel and a very good value.

    5
    « Never Disappointing »

    We stay at Best Westerns throughout the country. As frequent travelers, we have pretty high expectations. The staff of this property never disappoints. The location is perfect for a downtown Seattle hotel, with several restaurants close by. The rooms are nicely decorated and very clean. This has more of the feel of a boutique hotel than most Best Westerns.

    5
    « Nice clean "Classic" hotel »

    Outside, lobby, rooms are well maintained, clean classic hotel building. Rooms a re clean, comfortable and quiet. Staff is friendly, efficient and courteous. Booking and check in easier/ better than other hotels we tried in this area. Location is excellent for exploring the downtown Seattle area. Famous locations and shopping within easy walking distance. My wife arrived and left on the train (King Street Station) and I had easy walk to the hotel and a great visit.

    4
    « Quick nap before train ride »

    Great hotel with great beds. The location is absolutely perfect if you are looking to catch an early train to Vancouver, BC like we did. Only a 4 minute walk to station. Staff was super friendly, rooms were clean and comfortable. Prices were very reasonable for location.

    4
    « Many Conveniences »

    Very nice and clean, with some old-world charm and a gas fireplace in the lobby. When hubby asked if there was a convenience store nearby where we could some water for the evening, the young man immediately gave us a couple complimentary bottles of water. We received a complimentary Sunday morning paper. They had a really nice continental breakfast including hot Jimmy Dean sandwiches, DIY waffles, bagels, pastries, fresh whole fruit and raisins, granola, cereals, yogurt, almond milk, soy milk, hard boiled eggs, Bigelow tea, good coffee, bottled water, juice, etc. The bathroom included a hair dryer and a heat lamp. While the location is very close to public transit and walkable to the waterfront, the only issue was that it's in Pioneer Square - this part of town has a lot of homeless, and some can be rather aggressive in their panhandling.

  • 4
    « Excellent stay »

    Clean, friendly staff, perfect location. This place was chosen during a last-minute search of "historic hotels". Small room, but we didn't stay at the hotel much. Would definitely recommend this place to anyone who wants to be right downtown.

    3
    « Last Night in Washington »

    We were due to catch the Amtrak out of Washington in the morning, so we were looking for a place close to everything (eating, drinks, sightseeing, and the train station). I get it, it's Seattle, it's gonna cost more...but $180.00 for what basically was a place to stow my hiking gear for 18 hrs. The hotel was very charming with its period decorations, but the rooms were very small for what i could only guess was a typical room for the restoration time period. I was immediately put off by the window unit ac and rightly so. The room stayed stuffy well in to the night and didn't really cool til about 3 am. Beds were ok, I mean it was the 1st one I had been on in a week and my back had no complaints. The breakfast was a typical continental breakfast, uneventful but it would do the trick as we would be heading to the train station very soon anyway. I went down to the reception desk to ask if there was a shuttle to the train station and was quickly told it was within walking distance. That was true it was only 1/2 a mile from the hotel, but i had asked for a ride either taxi or hotel shuttle. Alas..we put our packs on our back and began walking to the train station.

    4
    « convenient, comfortable, and central »

    This is one of the closest hotels to King Street Station if you are coming or going on the train (Amtrak). It is also centrally located for sightseeing and only a couple of blocks from the Link Light Rail/Pioneer Square station, connecting one to Sea Tac, and other points out to the University of Washington. Rooms are comfortable. Don't look for the extra glitz of some of the newer hotels, but a nice stay in a historic restored hotel.

    5
    « Tracy and Ray's Get-Away »

    Very nice and relaxing experience. Had a very good time. Nice morning breakfast offer. And extremely pleased that the hotel let us have a late departure for the next day. Would definitely tell our friends and family about the quality hotel and would visit again.

    5
    « Conveniently located to light rail »

    Very nice hotel located in historical downtown Seattle. Pros: Reasonable price for a city hotel room, located near the light rail for easy access to/from the airport (a 45-minute, $3.25 trip) and other locations throughout the downtown area. Above-average continental breakfast. Courteous, helpful folks on the front desk. Nice, clean, decent sized king room (#408) with good water pressure and a comfortable bed. Cons: homeless people are unfortunately a problem in Seattle. This area seems to have more than its fair share, but we never felt threatened. We would definitely stay at this hotel again.

    2
    « Walking through homeless camps »

    The hotel itself is basically fine, be sure to get a "city view" room (thats a room with a view of Yesler) if you don't you'll have a lovely view of a brick wall. The bed was comfortable, the room was remodeled and had some neat architecture from way back when. Here's the problem you will be charged $25 to park, not a real big problem in a major city parking in a garage. To get to the garage you have to walk a block and a half east on Yesler through a homeless camp where we had a gentleman urinating on the sidewalk and another yelling at me to give him money. This hotel is located in what "used" to be skid row, I don't think it is a used to be. Also my wife and I did not feel safe going out in the evening so we had room service and watched tv woohoo. I believe for $25 bucks this motel needs valet parking, let the employees who deal with this everyday walk back and forth. I would have given this hotel one circle except the inside of the hotel is pretty nice. That being said we will NEVER stay here again.

    5
    « Great stay »

    We stayed at the Best Western Pioneer Square end of Feb/beginning of March. The hotel is older but very quaint. Our room was much larger than I expected. The staff was wonderful. They were most helpful and friendly on any question we asked. We found the breakfast a great way to start the day. It was wonderful not having to search for a place every morning!! The afternoon cookies and bottled water were also a very nice touch. The area does have a lot of homeless but they never bothered us. As in any large city you just need to be aware of your surroundings. There were many things that were walkable - Aquarium, waterfront restaurants, Pikes Market, the ballparks and the light rail. ( just don't make the mistake we did. The hotel is down the hill - head to first street!) Would I stay here again - most definitely!!

    4
    « Nice surprise »

    When a friend and I were driving into the neighborhood we came by some scary looking characters and run down buildings, but all of the sudden it became a tourist area and we felt much better about our choice. The building is historical so there isn't an attached garage for parking and you have to park over a block away. That is the downside of the property. However, the staff was extremely nice, the rooms were clean and the pier is only about 5 blocks away. The bed was very comfortable, too. I would stay here again-even with the parking situation.

    4
    « Comfortable hotel »

    Me and a friend arrived for 2 night stay at Best Western in Seattle. It was relatively easy to find on foot from the bus station about 20 minutes walk. The reception were very welcoming and said we were able to get a bigger room than we had originally booked, which was good. Rooms in general very clean, quiet and comfortable. The hotel is only a few blocks walk from the main attractions so good location for exploring the city. We throughly enjoyed the breakfast selection on offer- waffles, cereals, bagels or fruit. All fresh. Would definitely recommend for a stay in the city.

    4
    « Location! »

    The hotel is older but it's clean and comfortable. The staff was very accommodating. The location is the best part of it - walking distance to everything. The only downside is there is a lot of construction on the pier side of the street

  • 5
    « Excellent Service »

    The location of the hotel, the cleanliness of the room, and the service of the staff is excellent. It was really memorable stay at Best Western Plus Pioneer Square Hotel from March 17 to 21, 2016. We checked in at March 17 at approximately 8 p.m. and immediately get a room which was up graded. Even we were not explained about the room location and condition etc, but we were happy when we arrived at the room. Breakfast were only Continental, but the staff were really nice. When I asked for room extension for another night it was also handled profesionally. Basically we were happy and will recommend this hotel to friends who is going to Seattle.

    5
    « Very nice staff!! »

    The people who work at this hotel are very good at making a customer feel welcome. My company was to have booked a room for two days and made the mistake of only booking one day. The hotel handled the situation with class. In the area, there are many good restaurants and bars, such as Carmine's and E Smith's Emporium. And they have a parking garage about a block away. I also crossed the street to get on a ferry for fun! The Bainbridge Island Ferry is so close and the island has some cute shops and restaurants. Time it so you come back after dark to see the city lit up, so beautiful. Ask for a room facing the main road, yes, it is a bit more noisy, but I enjoyed looking out at the Sound. Some reviewers posted that their room was small, I had ample space- King Deluxe.

    4
    « Better than it looks »

    Lobby is a bit deceiving and location is just around a park where lots of transient people converge however, location is really convenient, close to great restaurant, the market and the pier. The rooms were really clean, staff are exceptional. I would stay here again. Traffic noise was a bit loud in the rooms at the back of the hotel but given that freeways run throughout the city and high elevations, this would likely be the same at other hotels nearby. Breakfast was adequate.

    5
    « Confortable nights at the BW Pioneer Hotel »

    Very nice hotel at Pioneer Square. Room was confortable, staff was very friendly, breakfast was good, close to everything. 7 blocks from Amtrak Station, 2 blocks from light rail, 2 block form Irish Pubs, close to downtown attractions. And the hotel price was a very good value.

    4
    « Great location »

    Stayed for one night with family before catching the 7:45 am Amtrak to Vancover, this was the closest hotel I could find to the King Street Station. The LINK light rail train took us directly from SEATAC airport to the Pioneer Square station, only a block or two from the hotel. The hotel is in a historic building which is well maintained and clean, our room was quite small but it was spotless and served us just fine and the free breakfast was quite extensive in offerings. Despite being given a free upgrade to a room with a "view" the majority of our view was of the hideous overpass thats due to be torn down in a couple of years. There were countless excellent restaurants and coffee shops in the surrounding historic district, I was surprised to find many close early (9ish). There are a great number of homeless in this area, several folks asked for money but we never felt unsafe or like we were being harassed. The 10 minute walk to the train station pulling our rolling carry-on bags past tents on the sidewalk in the early dawn hours definitely elevated my level of awareness but we were not bothered once.

    2
    « handicap accessible »

    Not very friendly handicap accessible if you have a power wheelchair. Room was small for four people. Especially if there is a power wheelchair in the room. I think the location is terrible for a family. Too much traffic at night. Had a hard time falling asleep first and second night.

    5
    « Superb staff, jewel of a hotel in Seattle »

    This BW is a great little historic hotel right next to the Seattle waterside and ferry in Pioneer Square. A block from the light rail station and only a couple of blocks from the water. The staff is simply the best hotel staff we've encountered, very professional and conscientious. A great experience overall.

    4
    « Location, nice place to rest and good service. »

    We loved the location and the price. Service was good. No complaints. Room was small but it met our needs for a weekend getaway that was within walking distance to all the downtown sites. You get some road noise but it quiets down quick by 10:00 PM. We liked the older decor it added character to the place.

    2
    « Would not stay here again »

    Super old! The rooms are very small, old decor. Continental breakfast is not that great, not much variety...just one waffle maker, hard boiled eggs, cereal, muffins...yea pretty much it! Asked for late check out, the guy said no....I've never been told no for a late check out! Wasn't too happy about that. You can hear the cars from your room. OMG...the pillows are the most uncomfortable I've ever slept on, the bed wasn't much better either. My neck and back at the end of the trip felt sore. I personally would not stay here again!

    4
    « Great for business »

    Stayed in this downtown Best Western and had to conduct some business via telephone with another country. Received excellent help and support from Mike, manager behind the desk. Room was spacious and comfortable. It's an older downtown hotel, centrally located, and close to amenities and shops.

  • 3
    « Nice hotel, close to water, far from downtown!! »

    First, unduly expensive! Located in the heart of the slum district but close to the waterfront (no beach!) and sports facilities (football, baseball). Decent but overpriced rooms. marginal views, walk a mile through the slum district to waterfront or downtown attractions. Coulda had a nice room in a nicer area for the same price!....

    3
    « staff helpful »

    parking and lack of breakfast items and room fridge lower my rat of this They could use more hot items and not just a breakfast sandwich, you could hear alot of street noise and parking was not easy in front of motel and the sign was not easy to see or find the motel

    4
    « friendly clean central location »

    The room was comfortable enough, the window opened which is always nice. It was clean and the bed was comfortable. There is a very nice breakfast for free including "to go" bags. The hotel is in a good location for the train. We arrived late and hungry and there was a way to order food to be delivered to the room. All staff were friendly and helpful.

    5
    « Great Historical Hotel »

    Well Maintain Historical Hotel. It is great under Best Western brand owned and management. The room is cozy and comfortable, quiet in the internal side. The breakfast is super super good and have a lot of choices. The staff in the reception and breakfast area are very helpful.

    5
    « Convenience in Seattle »

    This great little hotel is perfectly located within walking distance of Pioneer Square, Pike's Place Market and the Waterfront. Very clean and comfortable. The staff was consistently helpful and welcoming.

    4
    « Good location for walkers »

    I stayed in this hotel with my adult daughter for 3 nights in a large room which had a balcony looking out over the downtown. When the freeway is torn down the view will include the bay. Then 1 night solo in order to catch an early flight home. This is a good location for walking to museums, Pike's Place, shopping, and restaurants. We walked about 4 to 6 miles a day. There was public transportation which looked easy to manage and I used it to get to the airport. Be aware that there is a significant homeless population in downtown Seattle which will make some uncomfortable.

    5
    « Joy to return again! »

    What a wonderful lace to return to! This time it was a mother-daughter weekend and my daughter loved the hotel as much as I do. The breakfast offers multiple choices and the breakfast room is bright and clean. The hotel staff are helpful and so friendly. Rooms and general hotel decor beautifully maintained to keep the historic atmosphere.

    5
    « Another Excellent Pioneer Square Hotel Stay »

    You may have read other reviews I have written of the Best Western Pioneer Square Hotel. I stay here every time I come to Seattle for business or fun. It is all about the location, and the location for this stay was especially grand. Every year I ride Chilly Hilly, which is considered to be the official opening to cycling in the Northwest. Chilly Hilly is a 30 mile ride around Bainbridge Island and begins with thousands of cyclists taking the ferry. The ferry terminal is two blocks from a comfy room at the Pioneer Square Hotel. It couldn't be more convenient. As always my stay was wonderful; the staff to a person is helpful and friendly.

    4
    « Original Seattle »

    Nice and quiet hotel in the historic Pioneer Square district. The hotel is clean and quiet. The beds are comfortable and the rooms are clean with a tv with a nice tv channel selection range. I was impressed with the fact that the tub/shower had a clothes line to hang clothing to dry. They give you a hot breakfast in the morning with Jimmy Dean pre-made sandwiches, hard boiled eggs, make your own waffles, toast, cereal and yogurt along with juice and coffee. It's nice that is included for room rate. There are lots of homeless people in the area but they do not harass you. You can ignore them and just keep walking. It is very close to transit as well.

    4
    « History and a great stay all in one! »

    A great old building! No views to speak of, but a very comfortable and spacious room. Very friendly and helpful staff. This hotel is close to many of the touristy sights we wanted to see. a simple but ample breakfast. We definitely would like to stay here again, and recommend it to everyone.

  • 4
    « Very Quaint -Perfect Location for Fun »

    This hotel is in a perfect location to see and feel the historic Seattle. The brick streets, the 1920 bars and of course the fun atmosphere. Close to the ferry, shopping, drinking/socializing and Pike Place. Very comfortable, very friendly and helpful staff.

    5
    « Great rooms, great staff! »

    I stayed in a City View room with a king sized bed that came with a balcony with a tremendous view of the square, which came with a great, if compact (due to the historic nature of the buildings in the area, space is always sparse) but they do wonders with the space they've got. The in-room internet's been greatly updated since previous stays, with either routers in all the rooms, or I just got lucky enough to have the room with the router inside.

    5
    « A Pleasant Surprise »

    On a last minute decision to fly from Austin, Texas to Seattle to a builders expo I was fortunate to book 4 days at the Best Western Plus at Pioneer Square in downtown Seattle. I decided to take the link train from the airport for a whole $3.00. A very great experience and it dropped me off only two blocks from the Hotel. I walked into the Best Western to a wonderful fire in the fireplace. The lobby was full of turn of the century ambience. I was immediately greeted by the receptionist that quickly checked me in and was very informative to the free continental breakfast. Five minutes after setting up in my room I had a phone call from the front desk asking if everything was to my liking in my room. That was a great experience. The next morning Michael B was very incredible with suggesting museum, restaurants and gave me a great deal of advice as to the best walking directions to take. I enjoyed the exceptional free breakfast where waffles, toast, muffins, hot oatmeal, all sorts of dry cereals and plenty of hot coffee was available. This Hotel was a great surprise to me and I recommend it to anyone looking for a very competitive pricing with extraordinary service.

    4
    « Very charming hotel »

    Close to many restaurants and attractions I would definitely come back! Very nice service, very good breakfast, this hotel attended all my expectations! Clean room and bathroom, clean circulation area. The only thing to note is that the parking lot is charged ($ 25) and not that close to the hotel.

    4
    « Updated charm! »

    A very old hotel, charmingly updated with all modern ammenities. The rooms are small compared to most new hotels but pretty and cozy with comparable size bathrooms,totally updated. The staff is personally attentive (and the afternoon cookies and coffee in the lobby aren't too bad either!!!) Free continental breakfast...minimal but the coffee is good, bagels are good, waffles, breakfast sandwiches and boxed cereals,etc available. There is a parking garage a very short distance from hotel for a nominal daily fee. Location is a short walk from waterfront and Pike's Marketplace. The only drawback may be it's proximity to Pioneer Square and a good amount of homeless people. However WE didn't find this to be a deterent.

    5
    « Downtown BW Hotel »

    Easy Walk to Downtown, Easy Walk to Restraunts., Easy Walk to Places of Worship Easy Walk to the Amtrak Station. Easy Walk to Transit. Easy Walk to Tourist Traps. I could of careless about getting to the Airport. I could of careless about paying for Parking., as I did not need a Car,

    3
    « Very good hotel »

    Nice service, clean rooms, continental breakfast, perfect if you want to walk nearby. If you stay there you can walk to a lot places in the day, but at night there are not to many places to eat, or to walk without someone asking for money. we stay there before a cruise, and we didn't want to spend a lot of money, s it was the perfect choice for that.

    5
    « Wonderful Stay »

    What a great place to stay in the Pioneer Square area of Seattle. Walked to most everything we did. Didn't use the continental breakfast but it looked good. a few block from mass transit and the new trolly.

    5
    « Best Hotel stay ever »

    Best Western Hotel really stands up to its name. Nice and friendly staff, first class continental breakfast is one thing I highly recommend about this hotel.The location itself is an asset to this place. All of the main locations of the city are so accessible by walk or by public transport makes it a great choice for a stay. Parking is a nightmare in this city and the fact that you get a parking pass for a fixed price for the length of the stay is another added advantage. The rooms are clean and cozy. This place is really the BEST!!!

    5
    « Very pleasant surprise. »

    Conveniently located, clean, well maintained, and friendly, helpful staff. Great breakfast. I felt I found a gem in the heart of downtown Seattle. We were there for a wedding in the immediate vicinity and found restaurants, shops, businesses, and attractions just a couple of blocks or a short cab or other hired car ride away. Most definitely will revisit!

  • 4
    « Nice stay, but not for single women »

    The property itself is obviously smack dab in the middle of Pioneer Square, which of course has it's charm and history which I loved. The furnishings were in good condition and style. The cleanliness was excellent. The staff was good. The breakfast was continental but had many good choices and my 2 teenage daughters were satisfied! My only apprehension was the fact that I had to walk 2 blocks to the parking garage. My kids had a concert in the evening and I had to pick them up from Sodo at 11pm. I was not AT ALL comfortable walking 2 blocks at 11pm, alone, through Pioneer Square with all it's characters. It was completely my fault for not finding out about the parking situation in advance, but for my own safety I asked my boyfriend to join me that evening to walk me to the parking garage. He lives 2 hours away. An inconvenience for him and a total of $50 to park, but it was worth it. As long as you are aware of the parking situation and the neighborhood, this is a fun place to stay!

    5
    « Always delivers... »

    As always Best Western Pioneer Square in Seattle delivers the best service and value.. Great location with many new restaurants in the area and close to transit & waterfront..This is my first choice when in Seattle

    5
    « Quaint »

    We had tickets for the Seattle Symphony, so I booked this hotel as a surprise. This building is listed on the National Register of Historical Places. Built in 1914, the hotel maintains the original staircase banister and store fronts. You are walking distance to the waterfront, multiple wonderful restaurants, the Aquarium, Seattle Art Museum, Pike Place Market and a plethora of individual stores ranging from books to clothing. The hotel staff are extremely friendly and make you feel welcome from the moment you step in the door. To be fair, breakfast was a little bleak (I am diabetic and there were a very limited number of items acceptable for my dietary restrictions), but that I can overlook. They offer paid parking in a secure garage and as anyone who has visited Seattle knows... Parking is a nightmare. Our room was large, offered a city view and was older, clean, has high ceilings and a wonderful little sitting area to sit and read or people watch out the window. We look forward to returning for another stay.

    5
    « Great location, excellent room, good value »

    Booked 2 nights in this hotel. It was convenient for arriving at King Strert Station - an easy 12 minute walk. Room on 4th floor was excellent, quiet snd immaculate. Hotel has an interesting history. Excellent lication for Waterfront and walking around the city. Breakfast was included and was more than adequate but nit deluxe. Staff friendly. Glad we chose it.

    4
    « Beautiful period architecture! Quality furniture pieces, not cheap particleboard! »

    Quiet, couldn't hear anyone in the next room or in the hall. Beautiful rooms! You do need to request a refrigerator, they are not automatically in each room. The breakfast is very nice, even has gluten-free cereal. Other items included boiled eggs, fruit, yogurts, hot breakfast sandwiches, fresh waffles with fixings, assorted muffins, Danish, and juices, teas, & coffee, & milks. The hotel is in a great location only blocks from the short-line rail or Amtrak, only a few blocks walking to Pike Market or Occidental Park, and 1 block to the Waterfront. Personal vehicle parking is located a few blocks away and I believe it is about $25 per night. My suggestion is to park at SEA-TAC, take the short-line rail into Pioneer Square and don't fight traffic!

    5
    « Last visit medically related. Prior visits for vacation or work. »

    This lively mixed neighborhood has great restaurants and a real neighborhood feel. Our last visit was for medical reasons and the hotel was extremely thoughtful about our needs. The mangers and staff are welcoming, friendly and helpful. When we have stayed for vacation purposes also very welcoming. I have been a part of the Best Western Rewards program for years. I have two favorite Best Westerns and this is one of them. The other is Best Western South Street Seaport in NYC. Both have a homey atmosphere and if you love wandering neighborhoods they can't be beat. Best Western Pioneer Square has the best breakfast I have had in a Best Western type hotel. There is fresh fruit, breakfast sandwiches, waffles, a variety of yogurts, etc. Local restaurants include at least two really good Italian, Asian across the street, and a really good Irish pub with good grub.

    5
    « Fun in Pioneer Square »

    The Best Western in Pioneer Square is great. I really enjoyed the hotel. I was upgraded to a king size room when I checked in! Score. The room was spacious, clean and overall great. The staff are very helpful and had lots of good tips. I pretty much walked to everyplace I wanted to see. It is pretty close to all the main attractions. They offer a free breakfast which was good. They had cereals, muffins etc but also have breakfast sandwiches. It was pretty good. The hotel overall is really cute. I'd stay here again no doubt.

    5
    « Always Like to Come Back To Pioneer Square »

    The restored building is lovely; the area while having it's issues is quaint. Access to what's left of the Seattle waterfront (during massive street construction) is always a plus. Proximity to the train station is an excellent option.

    4
    « Birthday Weekend »

    The hotel was a great choice. It was close to all the attractions down by Pikes Place and easy to get to other things we had planned for my boyfriends birthday weekend. All the staff were polite and helpful. Only thing it was missing was a pool or hot tub.

    5
    « Pioneer Square »

    This hotel is set in the historic Pioneer Square of Seattle. It is in walking distance to all of the local sites and staying in the historic district has benefits if you like history. The staff is very knowledgeable and take pride in ensuring your stay is one without hassle. I always try to stay her when in Seattle.

  • 4
    « Historic with a modern feel »

    The staff went above and beyond to make sure we were happy. The room was small, but was clean and had everything we needed and met our needs (the bed was very comfortable). The building is 100+ years old and looks run down on the outside and there are quite a few bums in the area (it's downtown Seattle), but the inside is up-to-date while retaining a historic feel (it was like taking a step back in time!). The biggest drawback is that you have to pay $25 to park in a garage located a block and a half (approximately 1.5 bums) away, but that can't be helped. I would (and most likely will) stay there again!

    4
    « Nice hotel in area with vagrants »

    The room was nice and the staff was helpful. The hotel does have a historic feel to it and is not very large but the price reflects that. It's about 3 blocks from the train station and the ferry is a short walk away as well. In addition it's just a 7 minute walk to get to the Seahawks game at Qwest Stadium. While i had no issues personally, there's are park nearby with dozens of homeless hanging out at night and there was the occasional crazy person screaming into the night sky. Being from another Metro Area (Los Angeles) this is nothing I haven't seen before in the downtown area. However, i imagine this would be a drawback for those with delicate sensibilities or traveling with family.

    4
    « Well located, nice staff »

    This hotel is very well located in this very hilly city. Easy to walk to most things in downtown. We did get a taxi to the ferry since we had luggage and it was very early in the morning. The hotel is in a historical building and it is clean. The front desk staff was helpful and friendly. No complaints here. There are quite a few street people camped out downtown but they didn't bother anyone, that I saw.

    5
    « Great Waffle Maker! Location & Hotel was Great too! »

    I loved the waffle maker, my wife jokes that is what I remembered the most about this hotel, but it was self serve, you could make as many as you wanted, there was strawberry sauce, whipped cream... it was the perfect breakfast. I was shocked initially at the size of the rooms, we were staying on a weekend when the Seahawks were playing, so prices were high, so I kinda felt like it was a ridiculous price for the size. But once I got over the price issue (which it wouldn't have mattered where we had stayed to be honest, prices were high across the city), the room was actually great, small but it was dressed up extremely well, and the bed was very comfortable.

    4
    « Great location, comfortable but dated! »

    The hotel is in an excellent location for the ferry, lots of restaurants and bars and only a short walk from the light rail so easy trip from the airport. The rooms was well maintained, comfortable, quiet and clean the only downside was the very dated decor in the room and throughout the hotel. Staff were friendly, breakfast simple but did the job.

    5
    « Pioneer Square - The Heart of Seattle »

    If you want to learn about and enjoy Seattle, choose the Best Western Pioneer Square Hotel on Yesler Way. It's historic, has a delightful antique decor, and it's located a very short walk from the ferries. There's a delightful toy store on the corner, a totem pole and statue of Chief Seattle in Pioneer Square. The Seattle Underground Tour is a block away, near the men's kilt shop and a few blocks from the anarchist bookstore and the Klondike National Historic Site and the Amtrak Station and and and... Everything fun for your visit is close by.

    3
    « Lovely hotel but sadly an unsafe neighborhood. »

    We stayed at this hotel during X'mas Eve while traveling in USA from Thailand. When we first entered the hotel the front office staff, Yu, was pretty informative and willing. He also gave us a free room upgrade. The room was great as it had a lovely atmosphere of the old time of Seattle (the staff told me that the hotel has been around for 100 years and they try to keep the look and feel. I'm not sure if they have kept the heater from 100 years ago as well). The location was not bad closing to the waterfront area. The breakfast was small but I didn't expect much since even a 5-star hotel we stayed at before had a small selection for breakfast. At least they had a fun waffle machine. Everything was lovely until the morning we checked out. My cousin, who was traveling with me found out that our car's window got broken in in the hotel's rented parking lot, Butler Garage. It had not security and very few CCTV cameras. Our luggage full of valuables are taken. It was really frightening and saddening as our stay was almost perfect and this incident blew all of it away. We couldn't recover our feeling throughout the rest of the trip even though they offered waiving charges for the parking and payment of one of the nights we stayed. The manager promised to look for a new garage for their customers but I doubt they will find anything better around there. The hotel also sent a few people to help us clean up the glass debris from the broken window and pasted a piece of plastic for us to be able to drive off.

    4
    « short stay in Seattle »

    We stayed on the 4th floor of the building facing the back of the hotel. We can hear the noise from the highway all night even with the window closed. There isn't any view to speak of but the price is the cheapest I can find around Pioneer square. The room and bed are quite nice and clean. The staff is cordial and accommodating. The breakfast is quite nice and the breakfast place is facing the street which makes enjoyable. As other people has pointed out, we can walk to anywhere and don't need a car. We walk to King's station for Amtrak and to the link rail station without much trouble. There is some homeless around but they leave us alone.

    4
    « Convenient one-night stay »

    The staff was very helpful for arranging taxis and finding dining options, even on Christmas day. The hotel is very conveniently located near the train station and the docks where from where our ferry departed.

    4
    « Center of everything »

    This place nicely located in the center of Seattle. Space needle close by? Check EMP close by? Check. CenturyLink field close by?Check. Safeco Field close by \\? Check. Pike place Market close by? Check......Really good rates? Check. There ya go. Nice room with fridge, microwave, and very quiet.

  • 4
    « Historical and Convenient »

    My husband and I stayed here for one night. I selected this hotel because of its location to some touristy things we were planning. Check in was simple and the desk clerk was helpful and friendly. We did notice some homeless population near Pioneer Square, but they were friendly or minding their own business. The hotel has the basics, plus a bit more. Nothing fancy. Our room was clean and sufficient. No complaints for the price and location. Best of all, the hotel is a historic location and has a background story worth knowing. Overall, a good stay, but don't come here if you're looking for ultra modern or luxury accommodations.

    4
    « Good if traveling on a Budget »

    Overall the room was very good. The price was great. The free breakfast was great. The staff was great. The room had been updated, was clean and felt safe. However, the bed was not comfortable and the air unit sounded like a jet engine and stopped working while we were there.

    5
    « Lovely historic building »

    We stay at many Best Westerns every year. This one is our favorite so far. The building, on the Historic Buildings Register, is well maintained. The rooms are not typical hotel rooms, but unique to the building. Originally named the Yesler Hotel for one of Seattle's famous "founders", it has enjoyed being a resdential hotel, a boutique hotel and now a Best Western. The rooms are nicely updated and furnished, the service excellent, the complimentary breakfast the best we have experienced in a BW. We have already booked our next reservation there!

    1
    « Unsafe neighborhood »

    Okay, first of all, the quality of the hotel is amazing. They have good breakfast, and even owned a title of historical building in that area. However, the surrounding of this hotel is unsafe due to a lack of security protection and Butler garage is the car park area that is available for the customers. The garage is a few minutes walk away from the hotel, and there is no camera in that parking place. So, think twice before you book this hotel.

    3
    « Walk to Pike Market »

    The area is OLD Seattle. The underground tour starts close to the Hotel. You can walk to Pike Market or the Pier/Ferry. Only concern is the amount of homeless at Pioneer Park. The garage for your car is two blocks away, past the park. Rooms are what you would expect in a 100 year old building. There is plenty of charm, beautiful mill work.

    5
    « Lovely room at a reasonable price »

    This Pioneer Square hotel has large comfortable rooms. The bathroom was also large and very clean. The breakfast had a variety of items. We stayed here because it was within walking distance to the Amtrak Station. This hotel is close to restaurants and the Washington State Ferry.

    5
    « Fantastic »

    The staff was exceptional, the room wonderful and everything is exceptionally clean. We used Uber to get around and everything was within a $5 ride. Go behind the hotel on the next block and have breakfast or lunch at Planet Java.

    4
    « Historic location »

    Enjoyed the hotel in this historic part of old Seattle. Staff was friendly and courteous but not formal. Parking is a couple of blocks away and on a weekend is a better deal just to pay the garage directly; weekday overnight stay use the hotel payment.

    5
    « Great spot! »

    This hotel was great. Close to bars and restaurants, walking distance to Pike Place Market and close to the LINK station. The rooms were clean and breakfast was what we needed in the morning. The staff was SO FRIENDLY AND NICE! From the minute I walked in, soaking wet, they were helpful and got me into my room right away, despite it being way early for check in. They were ready with suggestions and anything else we needed. Always greeted us with a smile when we came back or left the hotel.

    5
    « Great old hotel built in 1914! »

    We loved our stay in this beautiful old hotel. Remodeled to perfection! Staff was great and continental breakfast was fine. Great location to waterfront, ferries, king street station, shops, restaurants and sports. They gave me a print out of the history of the area, loved it. Loved the bed, so comfortable!!

  • 5
    « Great Location »

    We visited Seattle and stayed at the Best Westeern Pioneer Square Hotel. Great location for visiting the historic part of Seattle. Wonderful historic building. Room was very nice with a balcony! Good eatery's and shopping nearby. Breakfast selection was good. Staff very helpful.

    4
    « Historic building in downtown Seattle »

    Pleasantly surprised to find a reasonably priced hotel in downtown Seattle. Building dated to 1914, is well maintained, and with the exception of modern bathrooms and fire sprinklers, appears to have not been updated (a good thing, IMO). Room was clean and comfortable and as usual for Best Western the breakfast was nicely done.

    3
    « Great location, value and staff. Average hotel »

    Title says it all. Close to stadiums and pioneer square. Awesome staff (this is a privately owned hotel, I was told - I think that makes a difference in how the staff are treated and treat their customers). The hotel itself is good value but needs repairs / renovations. Rooms were spacious but drab...

    3
    « Dated and small room »

    OK, we stayed here because it was less expensive than most of the others in the area. Staff was great, room was clean. Perhaps it was the smallest hotel room I have ever stayed it. No refridg, microwave. No closet but small wardrobe. But again, very clean, and quiet. Our window view was of roof top and aged brick wall. Continental breakfast, but it also was pretty spare by my standards. Probably would spend a few more $ for a nicer room on a return trip.

    4
    « Great Place to Stay near Pioneer Square! »

    I have stayed at this hotel a few times and it has been very good to excellent each time. It is an older building that has been renovated nicely! The rooms are very clean and the hotel staff is very friendly! They also serve a nice continental breakfast! I love the location as it is within walking distance to the Stadiums and great restaurants/bars in the Pioneer Square area!

    5
    « Pioneer Square Hotel »

    this motel is great for the price, very clean and staff is great. Great breakfast. Centrally located for sporting events and a walk to the pier. We have stayed numerous times and always go back. Off site parking but is very accessible and allows you to see the culture of seattle.

    4
    « Great location of hotel »

    Great location in Pioneer Square. Just a few blocks from the Amtrak Station. Very clean, Friendly and helpful staff. Beautiful interior of the hotel.Only negative is parking. I'ts 1 block away at a separate location and cost $25. hotel has no shuttle to lot. Being disabled I could not get to the lot . We would have stayed there another night but moved to another Hotel the next day but wanted someplace that had better parking for our car rental.

    5
    « Perfect spot, awesome service »

    Rooms were nice, beds were heavenly and the location couldn't be beat. Close to the ferries, in the heart of pioneer square, and easy walking distance to numerous attractions and restaurants. Yes, there is quite a few homeless and panhandlers in the area but we never once felt un safe. Hotel offers a light breakfast as well,with just enough to get you started on your way if your are not ravenous-fruit, bagels, waffles, hard boiled eggs, jimmy deans breakfast sandwiches, cereals, yogurt and some fruit are available. The front desk staff was always pleasant and welcoming, made it feel like home.

    4
    « Cool Building »

    We stayed here when we came down for a baseball game. It is very centrally located and those rooms, though on the small side) were quiet and comfortable. It is a renovated older building (no elevator) so you do need to be okay with stairs. The price is the best part.

    3
    « For Business »

    I spend 3-4 nights a week traveling. Pioneer Square is a good deal for a down town hotel and is close to good restaurants, walking distance if you are halfway in shape. The breakfast is good but nothing special. My room was clean but was slightly dated. I was comfortable. The bed was average with good pillows. The wifi was good. The staff was friendly. It's an old hotel but is kept up good. Parking is about 2 blocks away in an old parking garage, it's tight if you're in a full size SUV and you have to walk thru a park filled with less fortunate people but they are harmless. With this being said I wouldn't be comfortable with my wife or daughter walking thru this area alone. All in all it is a good place to stay and for business I will be back. If you are traveling with your family just be aware of your surroundings.

  • 1
    « Unfreiendly front desk staff set the tone. »

    I was met by Antonie and Yu at the front desk. I stood for what seemd like a long time before being acknowleged. Maybe 60 seconds. No hello. No how are you just. "Name". No conversation just slid me a piece of paper with 4 check marks. "Sign Here". While i read Antonie stood still cracking his knuckels. He slid me the room key and that was it. When I asked about parking he said it is down the street here is a pass. No verbal direction just a piece of paper. We open the room to find it 100 in the room. We had to leave the door open to cool it off. To say the room was tiny would be an understatement! Very little room to walk around the bed. Little room to set luggage and if one person say at the desk you could not walk by. Both windows looked at brick walls in the alley. I called to ask for a different room ands was told by Antonie it was the one I booked. I told him it looked nothing like the photos. He just repeated himself. I asked for another room and he said he was full and noting he could do. I went down to speak with him in person and he jsut starred and said he had nothing. We checked out and went to another hotel. On my way out he Antonie said to Yu somehting to the affect that "Someone else who isnt happy". It took 7 days, 8 long distance calls and 5 e-mails to get a refund. Here is the lesson: I booked though Kayak, who gets the rooms from Expedia who gets the rooms from booking.com who buys the rooms from the Best Western!! I think I was lucky to get my money back. Finally: I love Best Western I stay often... Just not this one!!!

    4
    « Lovely Surprise in Tune With the Rest of Pioneer Square! »

    A lotta bang for your buck! Beautiful location that fits right in with the rest of Pioneer Square. NOT your usual Best Western! Great places to eat are a quick stroll away! Service by hotel staff was excellent. Street view room was very nice and well appointed. Location was perfect for exploring Pioneer Square or a cheap cab ride to other parts of the city. Bed was not the best, but certainly not the worst. Very quiet room. I enjoyed the classy style of this hotel and the area it's located gave a feeling of safety in the Emerald City. Breakfast was better than average for a continental.

    4
    « Nice Historic Neighbourhood »

    So we ran into this place due to its location and price. Good value, its very centric, just a couple of blocks away from the metro/bus station. Walking distsncr to the Pikes Market. We had a lot of restaurants, starbucks, rocky mountain chocolate, stores around. Another highlight is that we were close to the Underground Tour, a must see, it explains the whole history of Seattle and how it was built. Breakfast was normal. Even though old, the hotel is in really good shape and is catalogued as a historic monument.

    5
    « Great stay for a Great city »

    Close to wharf, walking distance to fabulace dining. quiet even though next to roadway. Rooms do not have a refrigerator only thing I missed. Staff were helpful, made getting around city very easy. Inside hotel decor reminded me of old England.Exceptionally clean. Breakfast was outstanding, hot food, pastries, bagels, yogurt, fresh coffee. If you left hungry its your own fault. Parking off site but easy access, Steep price of 25$ for one night in parking garage, but car off street and protected from break-ins.

    5
    « Thank you, Tom! »

    My husband and I stayed one night here. We arrived late on an Amtrak and were flying out of Seattle the following day. It was 10:00 at night, we'd been on a train for 4 hours and had walked the 6 blocks from the train station to the hotel with out luggage. Tom got us checked in and even asked if we were hungry. I was but had planned to just go to bed because I was so tired. He let us into the kitchen area and got us some yogurts and bottles of water. The room was nice and really big! This is a really nice, neat old building. They have continental breakfast, too.

    4
    « A Checkout Extension Not Helpful if Locked Out »

    WHY DID I STAY HERE? This was a one-night stay on an Amtrak layover. The Pioneer Square is a decent hotel about nine blocks from the Amtrak King Street Station. It was a $6 cab ride with tip to the hotel in light traffic. The next day I walked to station. The hotel rate was reasonable, a relative term. THE HOTEL: The Pioneer Square is an old four-story hotel built in 1914 with about 75 rooms. As the name implies, it's at Pioneer Square. If your room is on street side, you may hear street chatter, most likely from the first floor saloon. The hotel is adjacent to the Alaskan Way Viaduct so you may hear the hum of traffic. If a problem, perhaps opt for an inside room. THE ROOM: My room was on the top floor street side and had a high ceiling, two windows and a small balcony at one of the windows; unsure if it could be accessed. The room was sufficiently large with a king-size bed. The desk was quite small and could be a problem if you need a lot of space to work. The desk has plenty of power outlets in the desk lamp and in outlets affixed to the side of the desk. There was no easy chair, just an adjustable desk chair. The room contains a Keurig machine with assorted coffees and teas; also a wall-mounted flat screen TV. The all important cleanliness was very good. The bathroom of moderate size was brightly lit and very clean. BREAKFAST AND DINING: There is a complimentary breakfast with a good variety. I particularly enjoyed the Jimmy Dean sausage breakfast sandwich. There are several restaurant options in the vicinity and the obligatory Starbucks at the corner. Also a quirky Italian restaurant next door. CANCELLATON AND CHECK OUT POLICIES: The hotel has a 24-hour cancellation policy. Check-out is an early 11:00 AM. I could only negotiate a one-hour extension. And when I tried to enter the room after 11 but before noon, they had locked me out.

    5
    « A piece of history »

    My wife and I were beginning our vacation visiting Seattle and chose to stay here. The location looked a little rough on the way in at midnight but the property is quaint and gives me the impression of an old time hotel. This is not to disparage the cleanliness or quality of the property. Much the opposite! We were pleasantly greeted and the room, while small compared to normal standards, is quite nice. No parking on the premises if you are bringing a vehicle. Parking is in a garage up the street at $25 per day. Breakfast was a standard continental. The food was good quality and the coffee was great. This is a great place to stay and would definitely recommend it to others.

    5
    « Concert »

    My husband and I stayed at the Pioneer Square B.W., so we could go to a concert in the SoDo district. Super easy to get a cab there, and REALLY quiet room, and clean, with GREAT coffee in the breakfast room, along with good food.

    4
    « Quick Stop in WA »

    This was a nice hotel in Downtown Seattle. We wanted something close to train station. This was easy to get to using the Air Train from Sea-Tac airport. The staff was very friendly. I would stay here again.

    5
    « A diamond in the rough »

    This hotel was perfect for our vacation in Seattle, located close to the waterfront, public transportation, and an array of wonderful places to dine. Our room was ready for us upon arrival which was greatly appreciated; comfortable, well-equipped and quiet. We will definitely return to this hotel.

  • 3
    « Fine, but not worth the price »

    Excellent location; close to everything by way of walking or public transport, but the lack of friendliness reduced the rating. Definitely wasn't worth the $300+ we paid for two nights, but it was the cheapest we could find in a good area during those dates, so we had to make do. Quite easy to get to from the airport (using the light rail and a short 5min walk). Arrived just after 11am so there was a slight queue to check in, but Michael (& the older gentleman [associate in training]) on the front desk were very friendly & helpful in suggesting things to do during our stay. Apart from the welcome we were barely acknowledged whenever we passed through the lobby unless we greeted them first (most of the time the desk was empty and the staff were in the back office). Gorgeous building from the outside. Very dated decor inside, but well kept & clean. Spacious bathroom, good size room. Went out early first morning and housekeeping had been by the time we got back at noon. Good that complimentary breakfast was included; though it was a bit strange that the breakfast staff were just sitting in the corner of the room with their coats on whilst playing on their phones. Wifi was free and appreciated as I was travelling from a different country, but it was not the greatest as had to keep connecting & entering the password whenever we returned to the hotel. Thankful for the amenities available at the front desk (didn't think they would have hairspray, but was pleasantly surprised!)

    4
    « It Doesn't Have a Plus for Nothing »

    Like most franchised hotels standards can vary from property to property -this one richly deserves its plus status.The hotel dates from 1914 and is heritage listed and well located downtown. Instead of bright young things at reception we had bright mature folk -a very refreshing change.Check in is friendly and efficient but because of its popularity early check in is sometimes hard to achieve -but luggage storage is available.The rooms are large by today's standards and nicely furnished with all the usual amenities -it was nice to have a coffee pod machine.

    4
    « Love Seattle! »

    This hotel is great! It has character, free breakfast, easily-accessed parking and a fantastic location. It is within walking distance to so many attractions, restaurants and downtown so you can leave your car in the parking lot! The staff is pleasant, helpful and accommodating. We enjoyed our stay and hope to return some day.

    5
    « Perfect location »

    You can't beat this location- walking distance from Century Link Field, the waterfront and piers, Seattle Aquarium, Pike Place Market, great restaurants and pubs. (we'd stop at Merchant's Cafe and Saloon down the street for a beer after a long day of sightseeing; good atmosphere and decent pub food- great service and conversation with Mark the bartender) We've stayed in luxury hotels all over the world, this isn't that type of place- it's old, historic, kinda grity. Pugent Sound is beautiful and the people here are very friendly. (yes there are vagrants, but they will leave you alone if you don't want to be bothered) This is the first time we've traveled without renting a car and we didn't miss it. It was $3 each way on the Link Light Rail from the airport to Pioneer Square Station. (as another traveler posted and on BW's website, once you disembark at Pioneer Square, take the James Street escalator up, take a right on James and head downhill, James merges into Yesler; after you pass 1st Street, BW will be on your left.) We don't normally stay at Best Western, but picked this one for the location- it's an old, creaky hotel, with character! It's clean, our king bed was super comfy, the complimentary breakfast was a bonus. We loved our stay here.

    5
    « Great hotel »

    Great hotel in a great location. Our room was very comfortable, clean and quiet. I think the bed and pillows were the best hotel pillows I've ever slept on. Love the close proximity to everything. Plus it had a decent continental breakfast and the staff was friendly and helpful.

    4
    « Great location, good breakfast and nice rooms »

    The hotel keeps a vintage look and it works well, rooms are small but adequate, check in was efficient as was checkout. Parking is 50 yards from the hotel and costs $25 per day, you can drop off your things and check in and then move your car there. Loved the included breakfast, although the dining room was on the small side

    4
    « Too much road construction. »

    We stayed there on 10/01 and 10/02 and there is road construction in front of the hotel on a side street. Also on the west side of the hotel there is a bar with loud music. The hotel itself is nice, the staff moderate, the breakfast good and the breakfast staff really nice. The location is good and the price was good.

    5
    « Historic downtown Seattle »

    Great hotel in the centre of downtown, short walk to the harbour for boat trips, and all the sites. Close to restaurants. Good rooms, well appointed, Wi-Fi for free and pleasant helpful staff - what's not to like.

    4
    « Location,location »

    Closest hotel to famous seafood piers and the Seattle Aquarium. Walk to Chinatown, Pike Place Markets,Amtrak or Seahawks stadium. Included breakfast has waffle maker,fruits,juices,Jimmy Dean breakfast muffin,etc.Double pane windows reduce traffic noise.Wi-fi can be poor if heavy use. Homeless in area are friendly plus hotel is historic.

    4
    « Road Noise in front of hotel »

    The hotel itself is nice but all of the rooms in the front along the street will experience road noise due to street construction. Also, there is a pub that is noisy at night. Stay away from the front of the hotel!! Yes, there are homeless in Pioneer Square but push past that since a lot of activities are within walking distance. Also, don't miss "Go Underground" "Beneath the Streets" on Cherry Street in Pioneer Square. Our guide Terry Lynn was over the top. Very informative, fun and knows the area inside and outside.

  • 3
    « Good value for an okay place »

    It's a very good value for downtown, and they have an okay breakfast (waffle machine, some hot breakfast sandwiches). Parking charges aren't a huge surprise anymore, but the heating situation was - I hunted around for a thermostat before realizing it was an old-style window unit!

    5
    « Best location, Best Breakfast and Rooms »

    If you trip includes the International district and pike market and the water front. This is your place, also the room we had was quite, very roomy and clean. The Breakfast is one of the best we have ever had in any hotel.

    4
    « Cannot Beat the Location, Smaller Rooms and Older Hotel »

    Seriously, the location cannot be beat. If you are up for the walk, you can walk to everywhere you want - Pikes Place, CenturyLink Stadium, the Waterfront, Space Needle, etc. Some are closer than others, like the first three listed, but what better way to experience Seattle then to walk it. This hotel is older, and it shows in the decor (flower curtains). However, it has a historic feel to it, and who really selects a hotel based on the curtains. My husband and I had a queen room, and it was small by comparison to newer hotels. Our room looked right into the other building, and we got some street noise, but you don't stay in downtown Seattle without getting some street noise. The free breakfast was alright, it is your standard hotel breakfast options, and it was free.

    5
    « It's the Ambience! »

    this was a "sports trip" for my husband and a couple of his good friends - they loved the closeness to entertainment - including the Seahawks, the Sounds and the Mariners! Good Restaurants, Sports Bar and the overall tourist attractions within walking distance was a plus!

    4
    « Perfect Location, so much charm. »

    This lovely boutique hotel is a perfect location. It is within walking distance of both Safeco Baseball Field, and the Seahawks home stadium. It's right by the water for anybody looking for seafood restaurants, the ferris wheel, and the Clipper terminal. All the major shopping such as Nordstroms, Nike, and the entire Pacific Place shopping centre are all within walking distance as well. Not to mention the breakfast in the morning is absoloutely fantastic! The only reason for the missing 5th star is that there was no mini fridge in the room. It was a deluxe room too. I had brought back food and realized we didn't have a mini fridge, so we made a fake fridge with our ice bucket, Our experience in Seattle was amazing and we will be back to this hotel very, very soon! Just maybe this time we'll ask for a mini fridge! :)

    4
    « Pre-cruise stay »

    DH & I took the Bolt Bus from Pacific Central station to Seattle for 1 night at the Best Western Plus Pioneer Square. We paid way too much 'cause there was a Hand conference in town. But I wanted to stay in Pioneer Square 'cause it was walking distance from the Bolt Bus stop next to King Street Station. The hotel was a pleasant surprise even though it only had 1 elevator. They use eco-friendly products & offer a good breakfast spread with waffles, Kashi cereal, Greek yogurt, bottled water, juice, coffee, tea, breakfast pastries, Jimmy Dean sausage muffin, hard-boiled eggs. They also have free wifi. They don't have a shuttle to the the cruise pier. A taxi will be approx $ 20 including tips. There are numerous shops, restaurants & bars within 1 mile of the hotel. Only Oceania & Norwegian use the Bell St pier. All other cruiselines use Pier 91 at Smith Cove. There is no public transit here.

    3
    « Good location. Good stay. »

    My stay here met my needs -close to my meeting location, close to a variety of food options, easy to access via the Link, and good walking options. Asked for and received an interior room so it would be quite. Walked along the waterfront to Olympic Sculpture Park in the evening. Perfectly acceptable hotel.

    4
    « Nice hotel good location »

    Just near the train station this was a decent place at a decent price . Great staff , nice room, comfortable bed clean bright washroom . Close to Zpioneer Square . Close to TAmtrak station . And waterfrontif be bed clean bright washroom good showerbed, y

 

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·From: North of Seattle. Take Interstate 5 South to Exit 165A, James Street Exit. Continue through the first light, the second light will be James Street. Turn right on James Street. going downhill towards the waterfront. Continue down the hill, through several stoplights, until James Street merges with Yesler Way at the stop sign. Turn slightly right onto Yesler Way, continue through the intersection at First Avenue and the BEST WESTERN PLUS Pioneer Square Hotel is one half block past 1st Avenue on the left side. Look for the BEST WESTERN PLUS Pioneer Square Hotel sign and park in the white loading zone in front of the hotel. ·From: South of Seattle. Take Interstate 5 North, towards Seattle...

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