Hi, this is Dan Sato for Footloose
Reviews. The Edgewater Hotel in Seattle is a luxury hotel built on a pier so it
actually extends over the water. Here’s the lobby and the check-in. Every member of the staff we met was very nice, very courteous and helpful. Here’s more of the
lobby. You can’t see out the window in the shot but it was very rainy the first
day we were there. Here’s what it looked like the next morning when the weather
was nicer. So even if your room doesn’t face the water, you can still come down
to the lobby and enjoy a beautiful view of Puget Sound. The hallways are long and narrow like most hotels now here’s our room a Dockside Junior
Suite. We got lucky and were upgraded due to availability. There’s a gas fireplace, already turned
on for us. It comes with a king-size canopy bed. A writing desk. The bathroom. The shower has these beautiful stone
tiles and is doorless, so the water does splash out a little onto the floor but
you just put down a towel and that’s no problem. Body wash, conditioner, shampoo. There’s a rain-style shower head.
That’s a robe hook. On the sink, you have a little bar of
soap, facial tissue. There’s a bowl-type sink, lotion, and q-tips and cotton
squares. That magnifying mirror lights up. There’s a blow-dryer underneath. You
don’t see them here but the bathroom has a pair of sliding frosted glass doors. On
the bed they have a little teddy bear that is available for purchase. Here’s another look at the gas fireplace.
That thing is really warm. There’s a high-definition TV which gets
HBO as well as pay-per-view movies. Under the TV is a minibar. Next to the TV are
some snacks. The ice bucket and glassware is in a drawer under the TV as
well. The coffee maker is left of the TV. There are at least four electrical
outlets in the room that aren’t already being used plus two more in the bathroom.
There’s the thermostat. That blue-lit button turns on the fireplace. There’s a
carbon monoxide detector and fire sprinklers. Your door has a sturdy
looking door guard in addition to the locking door knob and peephole. In the
closet there are two luggage stands, a safe, an iron and ironing board. and two
bathrobes. You can ask for complimentary slippers if you want. I forgot my razor
and shaving cream and they provided them for free. Here’s the view from our room.
That there is pier 66, a terminal for cruise ships.
The patio runs the length of the room. You get a great view of Puget Sound. As
you can see, it was a rainy December day but still very nice to look at. Night
stand with an alarm. Let’s look at the writing desk again. Here are two of the
available electrical outlets conveniently located for charging your
phone or powering a laptop. Here’s a page from the book of services and amenities
including bikes they can loan you, massages, and laundry services. Something
not listed here is something really unusual. You can check out a guitar–
acoustic or electric– and bring it up to your room. Ask at the desk. This is in
line with their long history of hosting rock stars, including the Beatles!
There they are in 1964, fishing from the window of their suite. Other guests
include Led Zeppelin, the Rolling Stones, Stevie Wonder, and many others. These
photos are from the lobby’s Wall of Fame. Just off the lobby is the gift shop
where you can buy artwork, Edgewater branded merchandise, a variety of gifts. You can buy snacks
cold drinks, and any little necessaries you may need like batteries or Advil. A
couple of important details about the hotel: they charge an amenity fee that
isn’t really optional, but it’s for Wi-Fi and access to all of their facilities.
Pets are welcomed if you pay a $25 deposit; details are on the website.
Here’s the fitness center. The TV in there didn’t work the evening I was
there but there was no competition for the exercise machines or the free
weights. There’s no swimming pool, by the way, because the hotel is built on a pier
which makes a pool impractical. The business center is nothing special. They
do however have meeting rooms, small and large, for business guests, as well as
ballrooms for large parties like the wedding that was going on the evening
that we were there. The hotel has a very good restaurant, 6/7. It features lovely
views and good food. Be aware, though, that they tack on an arbitrary surcharge for
maintenance. You might be able to swing a complimentary breakfast through your
travel service. We did. The lounge attached to the restaurant has won a
best hotel bar award for four non-consecutive years and features live
music every night. There’s nothing of interest in the area
immediately in front of the hotel but it’s only a 15-minute walk south to Pike
Place Market, or the waterfront featuring the Great Wheel. If the weather is nice,
it’s a 20-minute walk through downtown to Westlake Center. There’s also a
shuttle that leaves every two hours and makes four stops including Pike Place
Market and the Space Needle. And also, just so you know, the train tracks run
right in front of the hotel so you might hear trains, more on the city view side
than the water view side. It didn’t bother us. So that’s the Edgewater.
Overall, really a very nice hotel with top-notch services. I highly recommend it
if you’re visiting Seattle. Thanks for watching. (sound of footsteps)