This past summer, I had the opportunity to stay in the downtown / Lake Union Seattle Residence Inn by Marriott to check out all that they had to offer for families and as I shared in my review, I was really impressed. I liked the fact that they were not right in the busy hub-bub of downtown but situated right across from Lake Union, which made it quieter and more laid-back but still close to everything by taking the South Lake Union Streetcar to head to downtown. This hotel also had the most comfortable bed that I’ve slept in for a really long time – I would go back to stay there just for that amazing bed! Still haven’t found another hotel with a bed even close to it. Wish I remembered the name of the mattress (I did lift up the sheets to see what kind of mattress it was, but then forgot to write it down!).
The Residence Inns by Marriotts really do offer so many family-friendly amenities which make it a great option if you’re wanting to vacation with your family. They have over 600 properties around the US, Canada & around the world. All of the accomodations are suites with separate living and sleeping areas to make it easier for families to have extended stays for their vacations & have enough space to be able to enjoy their time & make use of the kitchen areas to save money on food.
Here are some of the family-friendly features that you will find at all Residence Inn’s by Marriott:
Fully-Equipped Kitchen – all Residence Inn rooms will include a refrigerator, microwave, stove top, dishware, & cookware/utensils, so you can be able to eat full meals in your unit, if you prefer
Free Hot Breakfast Buffet – The meal we had at the Residence Inn in Seattle was definitely a large breakfast buffet with both hot & cold options – everything from fruit & yogurt to eggs, bacon, & biscuits & gravy.
Pool & Exercise Room on site
Travel Mad Libs Facebook Application:
One way to find discounts or specials for the Residence Inn by Marriott locations is to follow the main Residence Inn Facebook page, as well as follow the Facebook pages for the specific Residence Inn locations that you’re interested in if they have a page. While you’re at the main Residence Inn by Marriott Facebook page, make sure to check out their Travel Mad Libs Facebook application. They have 3 themes available for the Mad Libs word game: My Fantastic Family Vacation, My Best Business Trip, and My Top Travel Tips. You can either choose to have Facebook auto-fill in the blanks using information from your Facebook profile or you can fill in the blanks yourself for some silly fun with your family or friends. I just tried it myself and it turned out hilarious – so I’m definitely going to have to try this out with my girls tomorrow as we have a long drive ahead of us as we’re heading out of town for the weekend. It’s easy to do on the road as you travel as you just need to access the Facebook app via your Smartphone and then you can start playing the different versions of the Travel Mad Libs game to see what funny combinations you come up with together.
Giveaway – One Night Stay in a Suite at the Seattle Downtown Marriott Residence Inn
I’m excited as the downtown Seattle/ Lake Union Residence Inn by Marriott has generously offered a one night stay in a Studio Lakeside Suite to 1 lucky Thrifty NW Mom reader. This offer includes a hot “Made for You” breakfast buffet and parking. You’ll get to try out the beds and let me know if you think they are as comfortable as I thought they were. :) This could make for a fun getaway for a couple or you can take the whole family there for an overnight in Seattle for some fun in the city.
(Fine Print: Booking is based on availability / blackout dates may apply)
This giveaway will end on Tuesday January 1st at 9pm pst.
The winner will be drawn using “And the Winner Is” plugin and announced on the blog. I will also email the winner. The winner will have 48 hours to contact me, otherwise a new winner will be drawn. US residents only & you must be 18 yrs or older to enter the giveaway. This giveaway is not affiliated with Facebook in any way.
Here’s how to enter this giveaway::
1st Entry (required entry): Tell us what your favorite feature or amenity is in a hotel.
Extra Entries : (make sure these are all separate comments, with a comment for each entry)
2) Subscribe to the Thrifty NW Mom email (must be verified)
4) Leave a comment here saying you “like” the Residence Inn by Marriott Facebook page.
Disclosure: A one night stay at the Seattle Residence Inn by Marriott will be given to 1 Thrifty NW Mom reader randomly chosen as provided by the Residence Inn. No compensation was given for this giveaway. All opinions are 100% mine. See our disclosure policy for more details.