The W hotel at Bellevue, Washington State in USA is a chic and modern and colourful hotel to stay in. It is centrally located in Bellevue and is a fun place to be in if you are staying in this city and not in Seattle.
Location of W Hotel Bellevue
W Hotel Bellevue is in downtown Bellevue. Where all the good shops and good food (think, Cheesecake Factory, PF Chang, Wild Ginger etc) are.
It is right next to my favourite Bellevue Square Mall where there is a Microsoft Store, a very nice Apple Store and even a physical Amazon Store. You can try out all the tech gadgets, including the Amazon Echo !
Or be near to a very large Barnes and Noble bookstore.
I have stayed at all three top hotels in the area, namely Hyatt Regency Bellevue, Westin Bellevue and now W Hotel Bellevue.
W Bellevue is close to the business district of Bellevue, with easy access to transport (there is a Bellevue Bus Transit Center close by where you can take Sound transit bus number 550 to downtown Seattle in 30 minutes).
And did I mentioned it is close to the uptown shops like Louis Vuitton, Salvatore Ferragamo, Hermes etc. The expensive shops where you want to keep your credit card tight. From your wife.
Upgraded to Spectacular King Bed Guest Room
I was upgraded to a Spectacular King bed room (even though my booked room was the lead in Cozy room). It was so nice of the hotel as they even gave me a very early check in as my SQ28 flight lands in Seattle at 7am.
I was given this free upgrade as I am a Marriott Gold Elite member. I got this hotel elite membership as part of the perks of the American Express Platinum Card. The American Express Platinum Card gives free elite hotel memberships, free stay at Banyan Tree resorts, free stay at W hotel and lounge access to Plaza Premium lounge and American Express own Centurion lounge here in Seattle Airport. Closer to home, there is one in Hong Kong airport too.
You can sign up for AMEX Platinum Card here and get signing up bonus.
A colourful and modern look
Vibrancy is always a key theme in W Hotels worldwide. The W Hotel Bellevue is no difference. It is very colourful, very chic and extremely well decorated.
It is not just the deco or the furniture that makes the hotel looks very cool and chic. It is also the lighting that creates that special atmosphere. Look at this photo. The lighting plays a key role in making this simple swing chair looks so so cool.
Spectacular King Bed Guest Room
The Spectacular room is two step up in the W Hotel from the entry Cozy level (Cozy, followed by Wonderful, then Spectacular and the Marvellous Suites). Thank you, Marriott for the upgrade.
I got King size bed room and two rather unique looking side table lamps on each side of the bed welcomed me to the room.
The “special” part of this room is the transparent glass shower room. It is a nice big glass enclosure…..
And that is not the special thing. It is special because the shower room is NOT in a corner of the room. It is right in middle of the room, next to the King bed. You better be be comfortable if you want to stay here. Like if you are staying with your partner, it better be someone you are already very comfortable being naked in front of him or her.
The room also came with a nice long bay window sofa.
My lake view with a view of Bellevue Square Mall.
The colourful hotel theme carries into the room. Mine spells ORANGE all over 😉
USB charging ports next to your bed provides convenient charging and also a Bluetooth JBL speaker for your music needs.
The large TV is internet enabled and you can have your Netflix and YouTube needs satisfied every night.
Marriott Bonvoy App
The service at the hotel was super and great. The staff was very friendly and always have a nice smile to everyone.
All my requests to the hotel through the Marriott app were actually all fulfilled. Usually such functionality in iPhone app sounds nice on paper but seldom works. In my case, all my requests were quietly done. Every single one of them.
In fact, I could even chat with the staff when I forgot to remove my “Do Not Disturb” sign outside my door.
That was a surprise as many a times, such chat app seldom works. No one seemed to reply and even if someone does, it is a call centre 10000 miles away from the hotel. This one ? The hotel itself actually answered (or so to me, at least).
It was very very impressive.
My stay at the W Bellevue was, overall, an excellent one and I enjoyed my long stay of nine nights very much. I would highly recommend anyone who is in town at Bellevue to try this hotel out !!