I was all packed up, personal items in storage or shoved into every nook and cranny of my car, and as I locked the door to my home one last time I realized I was now without a home base. I was staying with friends in Issaquah when I received an email from the General Manager at the Courtyard by Marriott Pioneer Square inviting me to stay with them prior to my departure. I was ecstatic, one last night in the city? They wouldn’t have to ask me twice! I had cultivated a great relationship with the hotel and its management during my last job. They were always wonderful to work with and I knew that my stay with them would be enjoyable.
The Marriott Pioneer Square lives in the old Alaska Building built in 1904. You will find many original elements of the building still in tact including a gorgeous marble lobby and staircase carefully mixed with modern new amenities.
I arrived at the hotel and was given a warm welcome including a cold beverage while I checked in to my room. They had hooked me up and put me in a King Suite which was a corner room overlooking Elliott Bay! I could gaze into the eyes of my beloved city one last time before I skipped town.
I left my car with the valet and headed out for a nice dinner with friends for the evening. I had all intentions of waking early for a workout in the onsite gym but old habits die hard and I burned the midnight oil a tad bit and missed my opportunity. Change takes time people.
I will miss my interactions with the group at the Marriott Pioneer Square. If you ever have a need for a hotel in the city you should definitely consider this hotel. The modern decor coupled with the historical bones makes this a very interesting place to stay.
Courtyard Seattle Downtown/Pioneer Square . 612 2nd Avenue . Seattle, Washington 98104