I’m surprised that this is the highest-rated place in Edmonds. It was okay, but definitely had some high points and low points. The lobby has been very nicely redecorated, and is pleasant and welcoming. Front desk staff was cheerful and helpful. Coffee and hot water for tea/cocoa were always available, as were several types of flavored syrups.
Our two queen bed room was spacious, but the mattress on one of the beds was extremely soft and old. There were only a few tiny drawers for our things. The room smelled like people; I don’t know how else to describe it. Perhaps the carpets, drapes, and bedding need a thorough cleaning. The drapes weren’t quite wide enough to block all of the light from the window. The bathroom included a shelf under the sink, which was much needed, as the vanity was not very wide. A small desk was provided, but no armchair or breakfast table. The granite walls around the shower were three different shades (not intentional, I am sure). Towels were soft. The bars of soap were the tiniest I have ever seen; I’m sure this reduces waste quite a bit.
Breakfast was plentiful. In addition to the hot drinks in the adjacent lobby, there was a dispenser with a variety of juices and a pitcher of tomato juice. Each day, a tray held an egg dish, hash brown patties and bacon or sausage. There was also a make-your-own waffle station. Pre-peeled hard boiled eggs were in a refrigerator, as were a few kinds of yogurt. There were a few basic pastries, mini muffins, bread, English muffins and bagels. Instant oatmeal was also offered, along with a nice selection of toppings.
The pool and spa are “seasonal”; which meant they were closed when I visited in January. It would be nice for the spa to be covered, so that it can be enjoyed year-round. There was a guest laundry room with one washer and one dryer, costing a dollar each cycle. Guests need to request the key from the front desk, which means that if a guest is using the dryer, someone else cannot start their wash. I did not get a chance to visit the gym, so I cannot report on those facilities. A nice, little business center was provided on the second floor, which held a computer and printer (no charge to print) and a separate work table. less