About This Listing
The couch in the photo has since changed. The new one is still a pull-out sofa and the room can accommodate 3 people, but it is the not the one pictured.
Built in the mid-century for the 1960 World's Fair, this apartment provides an authentic Seattle experience at an affordable price!
This is private apartment. You will have the entire space to yourself and your guest(s).
There is a full kitchen, full bath, and laundry facilities available on-site (detergent provided). There is a comfortable queen size mattress fitted for two people. The apartment is probably better suited for only two people, but there is a couch (with a pullout sofa bed) in the living room should another person choose to stay. I do not charge for additional guests.
I provide towels and clean sheets. There is a kitchen stocked with dishes and pans for any guests that wish to cook during their stay. Basic cooking oils and condiments are available. A small selection of tea and coffee is also provided for guest use, free of charge.
There is also a television with a Roku box that has Netflix, Pandora and a variety of other streaming channels.
Interaction with Guests
Check-in and check-out is done through a lock-box, instructions are privately messaged 48-72 hours before check in. There is someone that lives on the property to attend to guest needs, so there will be someone available for questions or concerns you may have during your stay.
*EARLY CHECK-IN REQUEST: Early check-ins are difficult to arrange as we use a cleaning services. I can only request an early cleaning. We do have a storage unit on site and I can notify guests when the cleaners have finished, but I am unable to confirm an early check-in.
*LATE CHECKOUT REQUEST AND FEES*
If you are in need of a late checkout, please make sure to request this before you book and we will do our best to accommodate your request. Please note that if a guest violates the check-out time of 11AM, there will be a $25 fee charged to the guest. This is the fee we have to pay the cleaning company if they are unable to do their work.
The apartment is located at the end of Seattle's vibrant Capitol Hill, which makes it at 5-10min walk to Broadway (Capitol Hill's main street) and a 5-10min walk to Downtown. We are located walking distance to the Convention Center and is an ideal place for anyone attending a conference.
Supermarkets, restaurants, gyms, yoga studios, coffee shops and lounges are all located nearby. Capitol Hill is known as one of the more interesting neighborhoods of Seattle and has plenty of character! You're sure to find something interesting just walking around the block.
We are located within walking distance to all major bus lines, including the Convention Center Tunnel Station, which takes you anywhere inside and outside of Seattle. Pike Place Market is about a 10min walk downtown and I have tour maps and traveler guides available to help you enjoy your visit!
Walk Score of 92
Transit Score of 100:
Parking is a bit tricky because I live in a very dense area of the city. There is free two-hour parking around the area that go between 7am-6pm (unrestricted after 6pm), and it can be easy or difficult depending on what day and time you arrive. Much of the parking can be found on Melrose, past Olive Way until Denny Street. I've also been told there is parking north of Thomas street. Parking enforcement does patrol the area so I would recommend moving the car every two hours during the restricted timeframe. Otherwise, there are pay parking sites nearby, that charge a daily rate of about $13. On Sundays, parking is free throughout Seattle.
Other Things to Note
NOTE ABOUT 3 GUEST STAYS
There are two sleeping areas in the apartment: 1 queen sized mattress, and a futon that folds down to the equivalent of a twin sized mattress. There is also a foam pillow top which makes the futon more comfortable. I've been told in the past by other guests that it is a bit cramped for 3 people. Other guests found the space to be enough. The square footage is 440, so please take that into consideration if booking for 3 people. I do not charge for an extra guest.
There is no elevator in the building and this unit is located on the 3rd floor. Guests with disabilities or trouble climbing stairs should take this into consideration.
There are not any pets inside the room, nor have there been any pets since the place opened, but some other tenants in the building do have cats. The animals are typically confined to their own units, but it is something to note.
This location is fitted for travelers who are a laid back and would like to experience what it is like to actually live in Seattle. If that sounds like you, please do not hesitate to book!
We have just hired professional cleaners to turn our units and are here to address the concerns we've heard from past guests. The cleaning fee goes entirely to the service to ensure guests have a clean room ready for them when they arrive. And always, please let us know how we're doing!
Please take off shoes upon entering. While we encourage the use of kitchen and dining area for guests, we discourage large social gatherings or activities involving a lot of noise. Leave the hair catcher in the tub. It prevents the pipes from being clogged.
Please note that the cleaning fee only covers costs of washing linens and general cleaning supplies. Guests are still expected to wash the used dishes and leave the apartment in clean condition.
Please respect the other community members and common areas of the property. Do not hesitate to call manager should any concerns arise and please enjoy your stay!
Couldn't have picked a better place to stay while visiting Seattle. Situated in the perfect neighborhood. The apartment is cozy and clean. Easy to find and get in and out of. Highly recommended.
Great location just minutes walk from downtown.
Checking in and out was very easy and straightforward.
The apartment itself was basic but adequate, not the kind of place to hang out in for extended periods but if you just need a place to get clean and sleep then it's perfectly fine.
Only real negative of note was the wifi as some others have also mentioned. We had problems with it the whole time and found it basically unusable, probably due to there being no dedicated router in the apartment.
Communication was mainly excellent and responses usually very quick.
Like everyone else has said before me, check in was a breeze. The place was perfect for the three of us. The location was the highlight. We were near a lot of cool bars like The Pie Bar and a speakeasy called Knee High Stocking Company. We were easily able to walk down to Pike Place Market. We parked in the lot near the Apartment which was a little pricey, but much better than worrying about whether or not we were going to get a ticket. The place was a little dusty, but nothing to really complain about. For the price of the place compared to all of the overpriced hotels, this is a steal.
Details on check in were spot on! My GF and i were very satisfied with the stay. I needed to store my bags on check out day for a few hours and Nicole helped make it happen even with late notice. Located walking distance to an arcade bar, night life, shopping, restaurants, and of course Pike Place.
The appartement was great. Just what we needed en really good located.
Communications for check in, home use and check out was timely and clear. I felt like I had all the information I needed at the right time. The apartment is quite small and a little musty, but comfortable and safe. The only drawback was the sketchy wifi. The lack of reliable internet access really changed my weekend's productivity. But the location is incredibly central to the heart of downtown and within walking distance of nearly everything we wanted to see. I recommend the apartment and I would stay there again.
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About the Host, Nick
As an avid traveler, I have always felt the people along the way have been just as important as the place I visited. I traveled alone in Latin America for about two years, and spent a good part of that time working in multiple hostels. I always enjoyed learning about my guests, providing good accommodations, and showing them the best parts of a city.
The apartments are located in a 36-unit apartment in the heart of Seattle, and I have completely furnished an apartment for the purpose of providing affordable housing for visitors. Right now, I'm currently out of town, but my friend and business associate Nicole is handling all reservations and has proven to be responsive and responsible for all guests who have stayed thus far.
We provide simple but comfortable accommodations, and realize that this location is suited best depending on your travel plans and the type of things you are looking for during your stay. It does help, however, to be as detailed as you can in your request so we can best meet your needs. We try our very best to provide a pleasant stay, so please rest assured that we will do the most we can to resolve any issues during your stay. I hope we get the chance to show you the best parts of Seattle!