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Lauren was great. She was in contact with me as soon as I landed. After getting off the light rail she waited for me outside to make sure I was in the right place. After a tour of the apartment, she made herself available at any time if needed. All major points of interest were easy and very accessible!
Lauren was very responsive throughout the planning process of our trip. She gave excellent directions to the apartment and was waiting outside when we got there. The apartment was adorable and just as the pictures showed.
The apartment is within walking distance to pretty much everything downtown. It's also very close to the light rail.
The only negative thing about the apartment is that it's located near a busy road and noise from the traffic would sometimes carry up. Also, there was construction going on in the lot right outside the bedroom window while we were there. If you're a light sleeper you might want to bring earplugs. This definitely wouldn't deter us from staying again though. This was a cute apartment that was perfect for our 3 day stay. Lauren was an excellent host. I would highly recommend staying in any of her listings.
I had a perfect stay in Lauren's appartment.
Lauren was very helpful.
Lauren was a very welcoming host and reliably prompt in responding to my inquiries. Her manner is relaxed and easy going. For another plus, the location could not be more central-- all of downtown and capitol hill are well within walking distance. I feel obliged to state one slight negative... As for the flat itself, it was more tidy than clean. There was some residue on the bath mat and other bathroom fixtures for example. This may not be the right choice for those who prefer living spaces with a sterile feel. Also, the washer and dryer are not in the unit itself but instead are in the basement and available on a coin-operated basis. All in all I had a good stay and would be happy to return.
Host was great! Did everything to make sure we were well taken care of. Unfortunately a bit loud due to the consutrction occuring outside. Besides that, great location and services.
Lauren was great, friendly and communicative! Myself and my friends had a great time at the apartment; it's cozy and was in the perfect location for us. I'd recommend it!
I felt welcome from the moment I landed in the city. Lauren met me at the door and I felt like an old friend that had come to visit. She was welcoming and warm and made sure that I was settled in and knew where everything was and rule of the building. I couldn't have asked for a better host.
Thank you Lauren for a nice extended stay at the apartment. The location was ideal for us! :)
Lauren's space was really nicely furnished and very comfortable. I loved the old building and the decor; I felt at home immediately. She was very welcoming and friendly and I enjoyed chatting with her for a bit before heading out to dinner with a friend. There were plenty of amenities available like towels and dishes. I slept very well in the comfy bed and was plenty warm even though it was chilly outside that night. There was wi-fi available but I did not use it.
Two things to keep in mind about this space if you are thinking about staying here. One is the bedroom window looks out directly on I-5, which has constant traffic all night. The building is very thick due to how old it is and the windows are newer, double-glazed ones, both of which cut the noise dramatically but it's still pretty noticeable. It's good to keep this in mind if you are a light sleeper. The other is that parking can be really challenging to find, and it's all paid, though between 8PM and 8AM street parking is free if you can find it. There are a couple of lots nearby. I was able to find a spot right on the street and paid that night for the first two hours of the next morning (a cool feature of the meters there), so I did not have to rush out at 8AM to make sure I didn't get a ticket.
Neither of these is a deal-breaker by any means; just good things to know ahead of time so you can plan. I definitely recommend this space if you are looking for a spot in this area. It's super-close to First Hill, which is a really cool area to walk around in.
Lauren was lovely. She met me outside the building and showed me to the apartment, which was nice and clean as expected from the pictures. The apartment is close to downtown, but also right next to the freeway as described in previous reviews. I thought what people described as white noise would be soothing to me (i usually sleep better with white noise), but was utterly wrong. It was not just the freeway noise that never calmed, but the endless truck deliveries across the road and backing up beeping that kept me awake at night. Same goes for the several car alarms that went off at 3am in the morning for about 10 minutes. None of this is the host's fault, and I acknowledge it might have been an exceptionally noisy night for the neighborhood and the location was fairly described, I guess I am just more bothered by this then others. If you book here, I hope you are a deep sleeper. As it is I was pretty much awake all night.
Lauren and guests were great. Easy to communicative with, clean, and overall wonderful people. I would definitely recommend them to any other airbnb host and would love to host them again.
Guest was great. Really nice, polite person. Enjoyed having her stay and looking forward to future stays.
Laura was easy to communicate with a very complimentry of our place. She was a good guest and would recommend her to anyone.
Lauren was a great guest! Her outlook on life is fun and friendly and independent, and I'd love to visit her place as it looks fabulous!
I hardly knew she was here and she looked after my apartment like it was her own, leaving me flowers when she left - I'd happily host her again and would strongly recommend to all. x