Location at Harbor Steps was great for visiting all central Seattle destinations and restaurants. Layout was good, beds were comfortable, kitchen reasonably well stocked. Pool and hot tub were a nice extra.
Property showed some signs of wear but nothing that detracted from its suitability.
Wifi did not work when we arrived. (We stayed 3 nights). A few calls to Alfred, a visit from the site manager and another visit from a technician got a new router installed a day and a half later. All good after that.
I booked a reservation at Stay Alfred 1st ave apartments on booking.com in July for Nov 18-21 with a group of couples (2 separate rooms). It was non-refundable. 4 days before, I get the first confirmation listing a different address. When I call to ask, they say it's a mixup and booking has the wrong address, when I ask why would i book it then, they tell me that it was overbooked. When I see that there is another 2 bedroom apartment available, after much arguing, and making booking.com call them, they switch me to it. Problem solved right? WRONG
2 days before I get another email saying one again they've switched me back, and that they were informed that the other apartment isn't actually available any more just that day. WHY would they advertise an apartment if they don't actually have it. Their only consolation was moving us to a place 1 mile away (not in the same building) which was "equivalent." it's way less amenities and on the other side of the highway - not at all downtown, or a refund - which 48 hours before a weekend in seattle doesn't exactly let you find an equivalent 2 bd 2 br place..
BEWARE these guys will change your reservation to any of their properties at any time and somehow they consider that acceptable! I've never heard of any hotel overbooking non-cancellable confirmed reservations! If i could I'd give 0/5 stars
Great location near the waterfront and other downtown attractions! Nice sized apartment with so many nice amenities.
This place was very nice(: the apartment was neat and tidy and had all the things needed for a short or extended stay. The location was perfect! Just blocks from Pikes Place and in walking distance to the Arena and Space Needle. The view wasn't bad either! I would must assuredly recommend this place to others. I would stay again in a heartbeat.
What a fantastic stay right in downtown Seattle! Location of this spot is perfect and I am so pleased with all amenities Stay Alfred offered. Check in was fun, we turned it into a treasure hunt! We will stay with them again for sure!
These apartments are in a fantastic location and for this reason alone I would stay there again. Inside the apartments are spacious, and comfortable. They are slightly dated, and there is only heating ( no AC)
We were located apartment 712NW. This apartment was one floor above a Thai restaurant. It did not have much natural light inside, and Tv was very hard to work, no volume and no instructions.
During the day/evening we had an intermittent very loud noise that was quite disruptive to our stay( couldn't hear tv etc) It sounded like an industrial fan or like building noise. We don't know where it came from, but we were anxious it would go all night. We tried to contact Stay Alfred and the number we were given for contact was redirected to AT&T. This happened repeatedly and was very frustrating. Finally through a series of emails contacted Caleb who returned my call and was helpful.Although he couldn't explain the noise, luckily it stopped after midnight and we stayed in the apartment with no more problems.
I do recommend this property, but they could improve their communication ( as there is no one on site.. they sublet the apartments from Harbor steps) I would also recommend avoiding apartment 712NW, and ask for one on a higher level if possible.
The views of the waterfront are amazing. Windows from wall to wall in the living room. Condo was clean with modern furnishings. It's also in a perfect central location in downtown Seattle. Easy walk to CenturyLink and SafeCo and great restaurants. Directions on how to check-in and check-out were clear and easy to follow. I like that Stay Alfred is a professional management company. If you're with a group of 4, it's a better value than staying in a hotel downtown. Highly recommend!