Strictly anecdotal, but my son works at the Marriott Waterfront, and they were trying to find a hotel room for a couple (as a courtesy since they were full) a few Saturday nights ago. Everything in Seattle, Bellevue, Seatac, etc., was full: They found exactly one room, in a cheapo hotel in Kirkland, for $160.
Yes, it's the height of tourist season, but this was also a weekend, when there is very little business travel, particularly in the summer. So there seems to be quite a bit of demand.
yeah, 2 weeks ago was nuts. there was nary a hotel room available, seriously.
Just take the light rail to Sea Tac and get a hotel there - and you can get a B&B in most Seattle neighborhoods for a fraction of that.
Please stop saying "staycation", oh and "veepstakes".
So when are condos going to get turned into apartments? When?
@ 4) You're right, "staycation" is a gay word, but it serves a function. "Veepstakes," on the other hand, is repugnant and should be discarded.
@5) Most of the new housing going up around town--especially 3-6 story buildings in neighborhoods--are apartments. Even many buildings originally proposed as condos are being built as apartments.
1 Hotel's hotshot restaurateur, Stephen Hanson, is featured in today's Restaurants & Institutions magazine. Twas Hanson who named the hotel's restaurant..."Ocean." Obsessive-compulsive guy should have checked first. "Oceanaire" is just up the street, "Earth & Ocean" even closer.
Yeah, well, that doesn't explain why hotel prices in such hot vacation spots as Walla Walla or Richmond BC are through the roof.
Check out the bar at the new Arctic Club Hotel--it's fantastic!
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