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4.5
#9 of 111 hotels in Seattle
4.9 of 5 bubbles
Location
4.7 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
4.5 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.3 of 5 bubbles
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Welcome to Hotel Theodore, a luxury downtown Seattle hotel that honors the city’s long tradition of makers, builders and doers. We’re proud to provide our guests with an authentic, genuine experience, one that values the hand-crafted and custom-tailored over the mass produced. Artwork that celebrates Seattle’s pioneering spirit. A renowned sleep experience and curated local amenities. Staff who take pride in ensuring no detail is overlooked. Travel experiences that are authentic and true, with unexpected discoveries at every turn. At Hotel Theodore, food and drink is inspired by the bountiful, unspoiled Puget Sound region of the Pacific Northwest. Rider focuses on robust, unfussy cuisine featuring pure ingredients of the highest quality, and cocktails coaxed from fresh-picked ingredients. Or stop by MADE Coffee for locally-roasted coffee brewed by our skilled baristas.
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Property amenities
Electric vehicle charging station
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Coffee shop
Bicycle rental
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Taxi service
Meeting rooms
Valet parking
Paid private parking on-site
Wifi
Breakfast available
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary welcome drink
Happy hour
Outdoor dining area
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Concierge
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
Room features
Bathrobes
Air conditioning
Housekeeping
Safe
Bottled water
Minibar
Refrigerator
Cable / satellite TV
Iron
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Flatscreen TV
Room types
City view
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
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HOTEL CLASS
Star ratings are intended to indicate the general level of features, amenities, and services to expect. This property is classified according to Giata.
3.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
City View
Historic Hotel
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish, Indonesian, Korean
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Location

1531 7th Ave, Seattle, WA 98101-1703
Getting there
Great for walkers
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Seattle-Tacoma Intl Airport
Lake Union Sea Plane Base
Westlake
2 minSound Transit Link Light Rail
4.5
4.5 of 5 bubbles656 reviews
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Hotel Theodore garners appreciation for its charming and stylish atmosphere, with guests frequently lauding its vintage-modern decor. The prime location is a highlight, offering easy access to downtown attractions and dining. While some travelers find the pricing steep and the rooms on the smaller side, the comfort, cleanliness, and charm of the accommodations often compensate. The hotel's amenities and in-house restaurant are well-received, despite mentions of small bathrooms and missing facilities. Service at Hotel Theodore is generally celebrated for being warm and professional, although a few guests encountered inconsistencies.
Location
Central
Atmosphere
Charming
Rooms
Comfortable
Value
Expensive
Cleanliness
Spotless
Service
Friendly
Amenities
Satisfactory

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JoJo wrote a review Oct 2022
Loda, Illinois187 contributions61 helpful votes
Hotel's Favourite
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The best hotel experience…ever!

We have traveled a lot. Stayed in a lot of hotels and B&B’s. The Hotel Theodore tops the list.

A great location. Fantastic room. Great shower. Super comfortable bed. Quick elevators. Great coffee/scones in the morn, reasonably priced. Very nice lounging facilities in the lobby. Their soap and shampoo were quality products. Complimentary wine in the lobby every evening was the cherry on top!

But what makes this place number 1 are the people that work there. Friendly, helpful, kind. We felt like royalty with every encounter, every want or need.

It was our anniversary. We were greeted with a chilled bottle of wine in our room with a lovely card. And it was evident in the detail on the card, how much effort was put into that card. It made us feel very special.

To the staff of the Hotel Theodore, kudos! You are the best we have ever encountered in our 40 years of experience…at being 25! Thank you so very much for making our travel experience in Seattle so very awesome!
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Date of stay: October 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: No NFL network on the cable. Our king room was plenty big for us; some might find the bathroom...
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Response from Max Conley, Owner at Hotel Theodore
Responded Oct 7, 2022
JoJo, What an amazing review! Thank you so much for the feedback and kudos! We are honored with the comments made, and thrilled that the team at Theodore was so impactful on your time in Seattle. We wish you both a very happy anniversary again, and hope to welcome you back another time.
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NorthStar231037 wrote a review Dec 2021
Fairfield, California8 contributions2 helpful votes
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
We ended up driving to Seattle to pick up our son from his international flight and make it a quick getaway. After a super long drive involving a snowstorm and sketchy roads, we were happy for the Hotel Theodore’s 24-hour check-in on our two day stay. The $50 parking was steep but it was great knowing the car was well looked after. You have the option of parking next door for about $33 ish, but we were tired and just wanted to be done.

The location of the hotel actually can’t be beat. Pike Place Market is just a few blocks / 5 mins walk away and even in snowy and icy conditions, it was a quick walk down a well trafficked road. The monorail, which is basically right next door, takes you directly to the Space Needle and back for $6 round trip a person.

The Hotel Theodore exudes a high class, very safe feel. It is also well maintained and it kept the turn of the last century vibe. The king room was the perfect size for the two of us and it was a bonus to have a fridge and a Nespresso machine in the room. The beds were very comfortable and warm. Everything felt clean and well cared for. If I was going to suggest how it could be even better, I would suggest adding a mirror by an outlet outside the bathroom to do hair while your partner is in the shower, but seriously it’s not a deal breaker by any means.

The hotel is set up with a text thread and anything you need you just text them and they respond and bring it right away. So convenient! No calling or waiting. So genius.

We only intended to stay 2 nights and drive home when our son landed, but since another snowstorm was heading our way we extended our stay. It was very easy to do and we were thankful. But that meant we needed an extra bed. The hotel offered a self regulating air mattress with USB, perfect for a teen. He thought it was very comfortable and enjoyed his night. I would not recommend sleeping 3 adult sized people in a king room long term as the rooms are quite small for that, but it was perfect for one night.

I don’t have a bad thing to say about this hotel, and if we ever visit Seattle again, we will be staying here again.
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Date of stay: December 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Max Conley, Owner at Hotel Theodore
Responded Jan 26, 2022
Northstar, thank you so very much for the amazing feedback and review! We love to see how much you enjoyed both the hotel and the city of Seattle and look forward to seeing you next time.
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Haley M wrote a review Aug 2021
2 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This hotel is beautiful with spacious rooms(bathroom is a little small but the shower is good size, just the sink and room itself). Great place to grab coffee and work during the day or hangout with friends. Complimentary drinks ever night and awesome service. They helped with anything we needed. Valet was worth it for a multiple night stay, they bring your car to you whenever you need it and easy to pull in and handover the keys. Comfortable bed, great gym. Hope to come back! Ashely and Endale were THE BEST!!
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from Ashlee Johnson, Guest Services / Front Office at Hotel Theodore
Responded Aug 16, 2021
Dear 856haleym, Thank you for the awesome review!! So glad you enjoyed all our hotel has to offer.
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Jonathan L wrote a review Feb 2020
London, United Kingdom4 contributions3 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
When I arrived at this hotel I was actually quite disappointed. I was on a business trip and my room was very small and had no desk. It would’ve been fine for someone on a tourist trip, spending little time in the room but not for anyone needing to do any kind of work.
However I talked to the reception staff and within a few hours they have found me a new room complete with all I needed.
The hotel is quite traditional but very tastefully decorated and just restaurants have a relatively small selection of dishes but generally pretty good.
There is also a good gym, Quite small but with everything you might need for a short stay and equipped with a peloton bike which was great to try out.
Overall, a characterful and high-quality place to stay and very close to the Seattle convention centre and the main shopping area.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled on business
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Response from K P, Guest Services / Front Office at Hotel Theodore
Responded Feb 21, 2020
Dear Jonathan, We appreciate you giving the Hotel Theodore experience a try, and we couldn’t be happier to know that we won you over with everything you needed for a comfortable stay in the heart of Seattle. As you’ve discovered, our downtown location is perfect for exploring the countless shops and restaurants just outside our doors. Thanks for taking the Peloton bike for a spin and for sharing your positive feedback about our well-equipped gym. We can’t wait to welcome you back on your next trip to town! Warmest regards, Peter Lenton General Manager
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Melania W wrote a review Oct 2021
London, United Kingdom50 contributions11 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
It’s hard to review a hotel in COVID, but the Hotel Theodore made sure we were comfortable and well looked after. We loved the room and it had one of the best robes! I know that sounds crazy but the robe was warm and super comfy, I’m going to find something similar when I get home!!! I also did not mind no housekeeping daily service, especially since anything we needed was available. We slept like logs, I’d forgotten how comfortable hotel beds can be. The hotel is also in an excellent location so it was easy to wonder around downtown Seattle without a car.
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Parking is available but $32 per day for self parking or $50 per day for valet
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Response from Ashlee Johnson, Guest Services / Front Office at Hotel Theodore
Responded Nov 7, 2021
Dear Melania, thank you for the review! Happy to hear that you enjoyed the comforts of our wonderful rooms!
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charles s wrote a review Sep 2021
140 contributions130 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
For the first time in a long while, my Wife and I got away for a long weekend without the kids. When booking this weekend we wanted a centrally located, higher end, no hassle hotel. We did not know if we would spend much time venturing out into the city or just a long weekend enjoying the quiet and peace of a weekend away from the house/kids. This hotel did not disappoint, the room (although a little smaller than other hotels I have stayed at in the area) was very well appointed; beds are comfortable, pillows are supple and other design elements from wall art to lighting, historical installations in the hallway to dramatically light lobby are all extremely well thought out.

We did venture out and enjoyed a brief walk to Pike's Place (about 10 min easy walk), we made it a point to stop by the coffee shop in the lobby each morning before we headed out. This is truly a Seattle experience and the coffee shop at the Theodor is world class. The Happy hour each night in the lobby is also a nice touch. The only reason this was not a 5 star review was a small issue at check in where they charged my card a second time even though I had already paid in full on Hotels.com. When i talked to the front desk again the next morning they quickly reversed these double charges and even removed the small food purchase we made the night before. Service was good overall and this is now our favorite boutique hotel in the middle of all we love to do in Seattle.
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Date of stay: September 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: Try the coffee shop it is amaing!
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Response from Ashlee Johnson, Guest Services / Front Office at Hotel Theodore
Responded Oct 22, 2021
Dear cswattravl, We are pleased to have hosted your weekend away!
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John A wrote a review Sep 2021
Ann Arbor, Michigan491 contributions71 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
My wife and I recently visited Seattle to attend a friend's wedding, and we took some extra days to tour around Seattle. We like small boutique hotels and the Theodore was a great choice. The lobby was warm and inviting, with a small espresso bar serving drinks and pastries in the morning. The rooms were small but served their purpose - for sleep and showering. They had the subway tile in the bathroom and walk in shower. And when we needed a car the Hertz rental place is across the street which was super convenient. The walk to Pike Place is about 10-15 minutes depending upon your pace, Din Tai Fung is across the street, and the monorail is two blocks away. Very convenient all around location. The hotel gave us a $24 credit to use each day on coffee or pastries at the bar which was great, and they have some bike rentals which we didn't take advantage of but looked fun. Definitely recommend this hotel and would stay there again if we come back to the city.
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Date of stay: September 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Room Tip: Queen size room was plenty big for us even though we have a king at home.
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Response from Ashlee Johnson, Guest Services / Front Office at Hotel Theodore
Responded Nov 7, 2021
Dear johnramesjr, we are pleased to have made your turnaround days in Seattle worthwhile! Hope to see you again in the near future.
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Robert G wrote a review Sep 2022
Hampshire, United Kingdom66 contributions36 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
If I were travelling solo for a short trip I would consider staying again, but would not return for more than two nights or with a second person.

Let’s get the bad stuff out the way first because if you’re reading this you’re probably looking for “deal breaker” advice.

The rooms here are small. We booked a “deluxe queen” and I would struggle to tell you what is deluxe about it. There’s no chair, no table, and the floor space is so restricted that we could not open both of our cases at the same time. The space between the bed and the walls on two sides was less than 2 feet.

House keeping only attend if they are requested, it is not a standard service. While making my own bed and using the same towel for three days is no hardship, it is disappointing that this service that one would expect at even a lower price point is being slowly withdrawn. The irony of a cleaning service being restricted due to a pandemic is apparently lost on the management here.

At check-in a $75 PER DAY holding charge is taken from the card for “incidentals”. This seemed high but considering the in-room bottles of water are $6 each, perhaps not…

The mattress on the bed was very soft. For me this was uncomfortable, but for my partner it was an exceptionally good night’s sleep. You know your preferences so keep in mind!

HOWEVER, the staff are friendly and cheerful. The room and common areas are clean and in an excellent state of repair. The hotel is centrally located and just a few minutes’ walk from The Westlake Center.
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Max Conley, Owner at Hotel Theodore
Responded Sep 23, 2022
Romeo, Thank you very much for the review and feedback! Being a historic building, some of our rooms were indeed built smaller then newer build hotels. We have a large variety of room accommodations with the square footage of each listed on our website, with some being much larger then others. We are glad to see that overall you enjoyed your time with us in Seattle and do hope to welcome you back another time in the future.
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Becca wrote a review Jun 2021
1 contribution3 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I had such a good stay at Hotel Theodore! My room was so clean and nice. My room had a huge claw foot tub to relax in and was so stylish. I had nothing but friendly interactions with the staff (I brought a bottle of wine to the front desk to see if they had an opener and we laughed as it took 5 mins and 3 people to open this bottle of wine). The virtual concierge was easy to use and responded immediately. I didn’t have time to use the gym because I was busy exploring the city but I peeked and it looked so nice. The location is amazing and I was able to get everywhere by foot in 10-20 minutes. Oh and the robes were SO comfy. All around a great stay :-)
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Travelled solo
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Response from Bernardo Santiago, Guest Services / Front Office at Hotel Theodore
Responded Jun 4, 2021
Dear bec_apples, Thank you so much for your kind words. We really appreciate you taking the time to share your experience with us — and we agree, our robes are VERY comfy!! Kindest Regards, Bernardo
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Julie B wrote a review Mar 2022
2 contributions3 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Artistic quaint, cozy, quiet, personal accommodations. Beautiful decor, very comfortable sleeping, close to so many attractions, felt very safe. Lobby was wonderful to wait in, desk staff very accommodating. Coffee shop inside but several very nice coffee shops and restaurants within close walking distance. Pikes Market about 6 blocks, Target/Walgreens close by if you forgot essentials or need a snack.
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Travelled on business
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Response from Max Conley, Owner at Hotel Theodore
Responded Apr 1, 2022
K9637ZXjulieb, thank you so much for the review! We are thrilled that you enjoyed so many aspects of your trip to Seattle with us. We look forward to your next return visit!
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davefacebook asked a question Oct 2023
Bloomfield Hills, Michigan18 contributions
Is there a business center? (I noticed no desk in the hotel rooms)
davefacebook asked a question Oct 2023
Bloomfield Hills, Michigan18 contributions
Is there a business center? (I noticed no desk in the hotel rooms)
Answer from Felicia R
8 contributions2 helpful votes
We didn’t use that service. We just grabbed a cab from the airport and called for an Uber the day we left. That ran about 40 - 50!each way. Roughly.
Brian S wrote a tip May 12
Gainesville, Florida27 contributions5 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Check taxi prices. Could save a little money over Uber. Restaurant is delicious / but there are other options close by."
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Mrsgsep wrote a tip Mar 2024
Vancouver, Canada416 contributions106 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Self park next door. If space preferred, go for superior room. Get bathroom code from front desk on 2nd floor near gym"
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BrooklynTravelAholic wrote a tip Feb 2024
Brooklyn, New York16 contributions8 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Bring you walking shoes, sneakers and money. The City can be a bit expensive, however enjoyable!!!"
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Dmanimal wrote a tip Jan 2024
Vancouver14 contributions4 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Book ahead this place sells out for a reason "
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Michelle O wrote a tip Dec 2023
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"You have the choice between valet or self parking that are next door to one another. "
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C$336 - C$570 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
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FORMERLY KNOWN AS
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hotel Theodore
Which popular attractions are close to Hotel Theodore?
Nearby attractions include 5th Avenue Theatre (0.4 km), Dimitriou's Jazz Alley (0.5 km), and Seattle Theater Group- Paramount (0.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Hotel Theodore?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a fitness centre, and meeting rooms.
Which room amenities are available at Hotel Theodore?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Hotel Theodore?
Guests can enjoy breakfast, free instant coffee, and a free welcome drink during their stay.
Is parking available at Hotel Theodore?
Yes, a parking garage, paid private parking on-site, and paid public parking nearby are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hotel Theodore?
Conveniently located restaurants include Chan Seattle, Dahlia Bakery, and The Capital Grille.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Hotel Theodore?
Yes, guests have access to a fitness centre during their stay.
Is Hotel Theodore located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.6 km away from the centre of Seattle.
Are any cleaning services offered at Hotel Theodore?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at Hotel Theodore?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Hotel Theodore?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, Indonesian, and Korean.
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