Seattle's MarQueen Hotel Review - Old World Charm Meets the Luxurious Present

Seattle is a hot travel destination for both business and pleasure, and whether you’re seeking a traditional-style retreat for the holiday season…a festive spot to ring in the New Year…a comfortable stay during an important meeting or conference…or simply an enjoyable vacation or weekend away…you’ll definitely want to point your personal GPS toward the MarQueen Hotel and book your stay.



photo by Kaylin Rodriquez

New Year’s at the MarQueen promises to be a memorable weekend: stay on New Year’s Eve and receive 50% off on Friday, December 30, with a complimentary bottle of champagne to ring in 2012!


Step back in time at the MarQueen, where historic elegance blends with modern convenience and romantic ambience. Originally built in 1918 as the home of the Seattle Engineering School, the MarQueen’s classic brick exterior is characteristic of the architectural beauty of the surrounding Queen Anne area.

Conveniently located on Queen Anne's main street, the hotel is the crown jewel of this historic area, which is just a short distance from downtown. Visitors enjoy the hotel’s hip location, with close freeway access, which is adjacent to the EMP Museum for music, sci-fi and pop culture. The vibrant neighborhood is accessible from local tourist attractions, where clientele enjoy some of Seattle's most popular attractions, including restaurants, nightlife, boutique shops, the Pacific Northwest Ballet, Seattle Opera, and Space Needle. Nearby Kerry Park is an ideal location for taking in an exceptional view of the Space Needle and downtown Seattle.

The accommodations at the MarQueen Hotel combine old world charm with modern amenities. A grand staircase accents the chic, European charm of the lobby interior. Spacious guest rooms and suites, accentuated with elegant décor, feature hardwood flooring and period inspired furnishings.


For their on-the-go clientele, ­­­­­­­­­­­MarQueen offers practical assistance, such as complimentary internet, in-room kitchens and coffee-makers, overnight shoe-shine, room service, and valet parking. But the modern comforts of the hotel also beckon to its guests, with amenities that travelers can no longer take for granted, such as monogrammed bathrobes, local weekday paper, and use of the 24-Hour fitness center (for a reasonable extra charge.) Choosing from 59 charming guest rooms and suites -- including the Junior Suite, the Queen Anne Suite and the Grand Suite -- MarQueen’s guests find it easy to blend the charms of the past with the luxurious present.

Those clients seeking extra pampering may keep themselves healthy in body and mind at Dreamclinic Massage or indulge in a treatment at Jill Bucy Skincare, a European inspired, full service day spa. Sarah Kahn Hair is a chic, frequent onsite visit for hotel guests, after which you might indulge in treats from CaféLadro, a local favorite espresso bar and bakery, which is attached to the hotel.


And in that it’s always heartening to see the effects that an independent business can have on the community, it is worthy of note that the MarQueen Hotel is extremely active in reaching out to those in need. The Hotel donates lodging for cancer patients traveling into town to undergo medical treatment, as well as hotel stays through the Make-A-Wish Foundation to children and families with life threatening medical conditions. They also engage in neighborhood clean-up programs, with daily litter removal, which is evident when one walks this pristine neighborhood.

Adding to the elegance of the hotel is its attentive, courteous and hospitable staff, one of the many ways that the MarQueen shows appreciation for their clientele at an affordable price.

It’s clear why the MarQueen Hotel is Washington's Lodging Secret. Visit for details or call (206) 282-7407 to speak with a member of their hospitality team.






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