By Joe C. Kennedy

The Roosevelt is a boutique 151 room hotel located in the central core of downtown Seattle, directly across the street from Pacific Place.  I recently had the opportunity to stay at The Roosevelt and had a tour of the property from General Manager John Mathews.

One of the interesting facts I learned about The Roosevelt is that it was built in 1929, is an historic landmark and was named after Teddy Roosevelt, the 26th President of the United States of America, who served as our President from 

The Roosevelt is a Coast Hotels & Resorts
property, which operates a number of hotels in Canada, Alaska, California, Hawaii, Oregon and in Washington.  The Roosevelt is one of three Seattle properties they manage and they have an Eastside presence with the Coast Bellevue Hotel.1901-1909.  He was also our nation’s youngest President to date, having started his first term at the tender age of 42, taking over after President William McKinley.  (Kennedy was the youngest President to be elected to office).

The staff was extremely friendly and attentive, but also very non-obtrusive, which in my eyes, helps make any hotel stay more enjoyable.

All 151 rooms at The Roosevelt have king, queen or double beds.  Each room has full tub and shower, individually controlled heaters and air conditioning, HD cable television along with telephones with voicemail and a data port, as well as complimentary AT&T wireless internet access.  There are also coffee makers, hair dryers, an iron and ironing board in every room.

We were stoked to get to stay in a Jacuzzi Room, which was huge and had great views of Pacific Place and the street below.  This room had a super comfortable king sized bed, desk and sitting area, a huge flat screen tv and the largest Jacuzzi bathtub I have ever been in.  They also offer King Junior Suite rooms, which have a separate sitting area that is great for entertaining.

Amenities provided by The Roosevelt include a business center, as well as a nice fitness room.  The fitness room has everything one needs to get a good workout and is open 24/7.  The business center is equipped with a couple of computer stations wired in to the internet and a printer, is available to all guests and seems like a nice environment to get some work done.

Although it is not considered a “conference hotel”, The Roosevelt does have a nice selection of meeting rooms, which can accommodate groups of 4 to 50 guests, with catering provided by Von’s RoastHouse, which is located just below the hotel.

Von’s serves breakfast, lunch and dinner seven days a week and also provides room service for hotel guests.

The staff was great, the rooms very comfortable, but by far and away the biggest plus for The Roosevelt, is it’s amazing central location in the middle of downtown Seattle.  They love and nurture their long time reputation for having the best location in Seattle – which they call “Downtown and Pine”.  For the record, The Roosevelt is located at 7th and Pine, directly across from the Pacific Place shopping center which features shops such as Anne Taylor, Michael Kors, Tiffany & Co, Victoria’s Secret and Williams-Sonoma and restaurants like Gordon Biersch Brewery, Il Fornaio, Pike Place Chowder, pnk Restaurant & Ultra Lounge and Thai Ginger.

The hotel also sits next to Gene Juarez Salon (ask The Roosevelt about their spa packages), is super close to the convention center and theatres, and a short walk to the monorail, light-rail, buses and the Pike Place Public Market.  It is no wonder that it has been the hotel of choice in downtown Seattle for many in the know.  I look forward to my next visit and am happy to recommend The Roosevelt as an excellent place to stay.   I think you’ll feel the same way.

The Roosevelt
1531 7th Avenue
Seattle, WA  98101
(206) 621-1200

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