enjoy this 1400sqft loft in downtown Seattle- take the rare chance of renting out an amazing designer loft in the heart of downtown/pioneer square. If you are going to a Mariners, Sounders, Seahawks - be prepared for the best location in town.
This is right across from the stadium steps with amazing views of the Puget Sound in a neighborhood that is known for beautiful architecture, great restaurants, cafes, and art galleries. Close to everything including the waterfront and the Pike Place Market which are down the street!
No car is necessary as the bus tunnel, light rail station and waterfront streetcar are all within 4 blocks. This loft has a bedroom with a Queen bed and an Aero Bed that can we can set outside of the "curtain" in its own space.
I did not have the pleasure of meeting Trong, but I did however meet his sister Annie. During my our in Seattle, she (email hidden). Even before we arrived to the loft her communication was cordial and she always responded in a timely manner. Trong's loft is right across the street from the CenturyLink Field and was an easy walk to downtown Seattle. A great location to explore the city. We loved his projector TV and the decor of his apartment. Overall, we had a great stay and really enjoyed our time in Seattle.
Trongs apartment is conveniently located near the King Street station and CenturyLink field. Excellent coffee and restaurants are also just a short stroll away. The apartment itself is an impressive converted warehouse with high ceilings and funky decorating. Check in was simple and our stay was pleasant. The only thing to mention is if you are a light sleeper this may be a problem. The road is right outside and construction taking place. Nothing some earplugs won't fix. Also there is a music studio upstairs that cranked it's music till well into the am every night.
Trong's place is special in several ways. It is a 1400 square-foot MAN'S "man cave" with a digital light TV projector slamming a gigantic 8x4.5 foot HD picture against the wall. His leather chairs and couch are polished with pure testosterone. His unit is directly across the street from Century Link field's south endzone goal line; one block from left field, third-base line entries to Safeco field. The bed was very comfortable. I was home after the games having a glass of wine before most people were out of the parking lot. Parking, now there's a an issue on game days. If you happen to be returning to the apartment around dinnertime when Mariners are playing a night game, you may have an adventure getting back to the building. The street fills with food vendors and cops limit traffic. Just turn on the charm and tell them where you're staying and they'll let you through but good luck finding a place to park.
His place is about four blocks from the Stadium light rail station and four blocks the other direction to the King Street Amtrak station.
Now this review comes to a bit of a dichotomy. My wife did not see all the charm I did. She says:
"The stove top and oven were so greasy I was afraid I'd start a fire if I cooked anything. The bottoms of the skillets were burned." (From my perspective, did that matter? We ate out every night.) "The bathroom sink cracked (repaired but cracked) the faucets were surrounded by rusty gunk. The shower floor was dirty and had no drain cover." (Obviously women place higher premiums on some things than men.) She was also worried about the safety of the neighborhood but a friendly cop explained that it really was very safe.
Bottom line: I would stay there again, alone. No way she would ever go back.
Trong (email hidden) - very responsive with communicating and generous with his apartment - he even offered us some pizza when we arrived! I love the apartment's decor, and the location was great for exploring Seattle. Everything was very comfortable, and we especially loved the video projector for watching TV! Trong provided a list of recommendations for local restaurants and sights, which was very helpful. If you are a jet-lagged visitor to his apartment like we were, Zeitgeist, home of delicious coffee, is nearby and open from 6am. Thanks for everything, Trong!
My first experience with Airbnb, and it was exactly what I'd hoped for. I wanted to feel like I was "in" the city and able to walk everywhere I needed to go. We had a lovely stay at Trong's loft in Pioneer Square. His place is very spacious and nicely decorated with lots of interesting little details. Trong met us at the loft and gave a thorough rundown of everything we needed to know. He left us ear plugs (so thoughtful) which blocked out some of the city noise, but we did still get some midnight serenades from the music studio on the floor above the loft. My parents dropped by while we were staying and my dad enjoyed kicking back in the mid-century recliner and admired the "wide open spaces" in the loft. ;) The location was fantastic, though parking was tricky, especially on game days. In retrospect, we could have done just as well with Light Rail and Uber, so skipping the car altogether isn't a bad idea. All in all, a great stay and a very pleasant experience with our host.
Trong's place was awesome. Great location—walking distance to downtown Seattle. It was really well decorated, very spacious and modern. Trong was great. He was ready to meet us when we got there, and saw us off early the day of our flight.
Trong's place was great. Perfect location right near Pioneer Square and a quick walk to the market. The place itself was beautiful and comfortable. Clean, open, spacious and really nicely furnished. He was very flexible and accommodating with the key pick (email hidden) to stay.
Trong's place is awesome. It's definitely the authentic Pioneer Square experience - old factory type building from another era converted to lofts with a view out to the (always surprisingly aesthetically pleasing) industrial district.
Trong is also very easy to communicate with and was responsive anytime we had a question.
Trong's place was awesome! A beautiful loft close to Pioneer Square and just a few steps away from the light rail (which was super helpful to get to where I needed to be). I felt safe in the apartment and really enjoyed (email hidden) in his awesome pad for a full week. He's prepared for pretty much every thing (instructions, ear plugs and all)! Much better than being a 'tourist.'
If you are attending a sporting event in Seattle, this (email hidden) to (email hidden) been to a few 49er's vs. Seahawk games and it was really a great experience stepping outside the front door and being at the stadium. Next time I'm visiting, I'll be staying here again.
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