Motif Seattle

Travelzoo Staff

Why We Love It

  • Ranked on Fodor's list of Seattle's best hotels in 2018 as well as Conde Nast's lists in 2017
  • The restaurant and bar is home to downtown Seattle’s biggest outdoor patio, clocking in at 4,000 square feet
  • The central location means you can walk to Pike Place Market, Pioneer Square, the Seattle Art Museum and Benaroya Hall
  • Stylish, modern and design-forward, the hotel features work from a new local artist each year

Enjoyed This
(107 Member Ratings)
"The Great accommodating service by staff and the very nice rooms."
John Scott
Dec 10, 2018
Surrey, BC, Canada

Map & Directions

Motif Seattle is around a 25-minute drive north of the Seattle-Tacoma Airport. Guests can take the light rail for US$2.75 each way from the airport and get dropped off two and a half blocks from the hotel. A taxi will run between US$30-US$50. 

Rooms & Rates

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The Motif Seattle’s location -- on 5th Avenue between Pike and Union -- is about as central as you can get for a downtown hotel. Many of the city’s most popular attractions, including Pike Place Market, Pioneer Square, the Seattle Art Museum and Benaroya Hall, are less than a 10-minute walk away. Hop on the monorail and it’s a two-minute ride to the Seattle Center, Pacific Science Center, Museum of Pop Culture and the Space Needle.

Motif also houses one of Seattle’s biggest and best outdoor patios at Frolik Kitchen + Cocktails. Well known to locals as a hip social gathering place, the 4,000-square-foot Frolik patio serves cocktails and modern-meets-traditional American food alongside pingpong tables, outdoor fireplaces, shuffleboard and a rotating collection of some of the Northwest’s best beers. The playful but swanky ambiance earned Frolik top marks on U.S. News & World Report’s 2016 list of best rooftop bars in the country.

Inspired by music, art, design, culinary vision and fashion, the hotel stays true to its Seattle roots by selecting a local designer each year to create a design motif woven throughout the hotel. Fittingly, guests will find modern, design-forward rooms featuring views of the city skyline or Elliot Bay and the Olympics beyond. 



  • Infant cots / cribs
  • Bar
  • Newspaper / magazines
  • Extra beds / roll away beds
  • Gym / fitness center
  • Restaurant
  • Roof terrace
  • Nightlife / entertainment
  • Pet-friendly
  • Extra beds (fees apply)
  • 100% smoke-free


  • 24-hour front desk
  • 24-hour security
  • Airport transfer (fees apply)
  • Concierge service
  • Laundry / dry cleaning
  • Room service (limited hours)
  • Business center
  • Safe in reception
  • ATM

Room amenities

  • Air-conditioning
  • Central heating
  • Coffee / tea-making facilities
  • Fridge
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Pay-per-view / movies on demand
  • Safe
  • Sitting area
  • Flatscreen TV


  • Internet access (fees apply)
  • Wi-Fi in guest rooms (fees apply)
  • Wi-Fi in public areas (fees apply)
  • High-Speed Wi-Fi (fees apply)
  • Internet access


  • Bathrobes and slippers
  • Hair-dryer
  • Luxury toiletries
  • Bathtub or shower


  • Parking (fees apply)


  • Accessible bathroom in some rooms
  • Accessible meeting room
  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible path of travel
  • Accessible restaurant
  • ADA compliant rooms
  • Facilities for guests with special needs
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair accessible


Check-in: Standard Time is 4pm.

Minimum age required to check-in: 21.

Checkout: Standard Time is 12pm.

Children and additional guests: Children 18 and under stay free of charge when using existing bedding.
Crib/Pack 'n Play available upon request: free of charge.

Extra bed available on request and in Single Queen, King, and Suite Rooms only: $50 (subject to tax)  per night. Rates are based on double occupancy. Extra occupant fee for guests over the age of 18 is $20.00 (subject to tax, per person per night) and will be added to the total price at check-out.
Charges will be added to your bill at the hotel.

Pets: Dogs (maximum weight for one dog: 75 pounds) are allowed on request, and will be charged a non-refundable fee of $75 (subject to tax) per stay.
Charges will be added to your bill at the hotel.

Fees: A nightly resort fee of $18.00 (subject to tax) applies and will be added to your bill at the hotel. This fee includes:

  • Bottled water
  • Welcome beverage
  • In room coffee bar, 
  • WiFi
  • US only phone calls
  • 24 hour fitness access

Cancellation: Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.

Additional details: A Self-Parking Fee of $45.00 (tax inclusive), per day applies and includes in and out privileges.
This rate is subject to change without notice and at the discretion of the property.
Charges will be added to your bill at the hotel.
Public Parking is available and based on an hourly rate; additional fees may apply for oversize vehicles. Public Parking is not managed by the hotel; all fees will be paid directly to the parking facility used and are subject to change without notice.

Have a Question? Contact Travelzoo.

Customer Service available Mon-Sun, 9am-9pm ET

Winner: People's Choice Stevie Awards for Favorite Customer Service

Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.

Please note: Some amenities and services may not be available in all rooms or may incur an additional charge. All prices stated have been verified at the time of publication and may vary at the discretion of the hotel.

Enjoyed This
(107 Member Ratings)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for Motif Seattle (Seattle, WA) (Destination Hotels & Resorts) over the past 15 months.
4.7 Ambiance
4.9 Location
4.7 Rooms
4.7 Quality of Service
4.6 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
The Great accommodating service by staff and the very nice rooms.
Other Comments
Great location
John Scott Dec 10, 2018 Surrey, BC, Canada
Enjoyed Most
Guest experience
Other Comments
Breakfast was overpriced. 70.00 for 2
Karen Dec 10, 2018 Des Moines, WA, USA
Enjoyed Most
Rooms were beautiful
richard Dec 10, 2018 Renton, WA, USA
Enjoyed Most
Location and room.
Other Comments
The daily fee, taxes, and parking fees (+more taxes) add over $100 to the total so just be aware.
Kristi Dec 10, 2018 Kirkland, WA, USA
Enjoyed Most
Jennifer Dec 09, 2018 Bothell, WA, USA
Enjoyed Most
Amazing staff
Other Comments
Great location! Rooms were lovely and staff was the best!!
Sylvia Dec 03, 2018 Puyallup, WA, USA
Enjoyed Most
Location, staff friendliness, lovely rooms, free glass of wine upon arrival.
Other Comments
We had a $30 credit for their onsite Frolik restaurant/bar which we were told to just charge to the room. So we used this credit for a few Happy Hour drinks which amounted to just less than the $30 total. Our bill for these HH drinks included a 20% gratuity which we never thought anything of, as long as we were below our $30 we assumed we were good. However upon checkout we were informed that the 20% gratuity should be coming out of our own pockets, not the $30 credit. We found that quite confusing why they would do that when it is already added on (20%). We would quite happily have given the barperson cash tips from our own pocket if we were informed of that rule, which we did as well as the service was friendly. Anyway after some questions upon checking out we had those charges reversed. Another slight downside was the $45US/night parking fee. Lots of options nearby for less which we would take advantage of the next time. Apart from these two irritations we had a good experience.
John Dec 02, 2018 Vancouver, BC, Canada
Enjoyed Most
comfort of the rooms and location
Terry L Dec 02, 2018 Issaquah, WA, USA
Enjoyed Most
The location is perfect. The staff are unusually pleasant.
Paul Dec 02, 2018 Seattle, WA, USA
Enjoyed Most
Room ambiance, location, cleanliness
Other Comments
Parking is expensive
Audrey Nov 24, 2018 San Francisco, CA, USA

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