I’m in Seattle this weekend with my friend Hottie. We spent last night at the Holiday Inn Express Sea-Tac. It was our third night of hotel hopping, and if I’m being honest, I would have to say that it was the night I was least looking forward to…but it ended up being the night I was most surprised by.
Our stay began on a positive note, as we got upgraded to a Queen Suite, which was clean and comfortable, with tons of space. While the room was in need of a cosmetic refresh, it was clear that housekeeping does an excellent job at this property, as everything was spic and span.
I would absolutely recommend this hotel. It was a clean, comfortable night at a very good price. Breakfast is included, parking is free, and it’s really close to the airport.
Because we were in a suite, there was a kitchen area with a full-size fridge, an oven, and a microwave.
There was also a small sitting area with a TV and a desk. It was a little odd that there was no dining area, since there was a kitchen, but there were definitely plenty of seating options in case you were going to eat a meal in your room and wanted to sit down for it.
However, the biggest surprise were the beds. They were incredibly comfortable. The blankets were fluffy, there was an assortment of pillows (firm, soft, foam, and feather), and the sheets were really cozy.
We had a really restful night’s sleep here. It wasn’t fancy – in fact, it was kind of like spending the night at a friend’s house – but it was so comfortable that I was really surprised. When you think about it, the bed might be the most important thing about a hotel room; other aspects of a hotel stay can be enjoyable, beautiful, or delicious, but if you can’t snuggle into a soft, cozy bed in a clean, quiet room at the end of the night, do those other things really matter?
Holiday Inn: I’m impressed. Yes, things seem a little “hit or miss” from hotel to hotel, and I probably wouldn’t choose this location if I planned to stay for more than a night or two, but for the price, it was a solid choice, and I’m glad we stayed there. The bed was one of the more comfortable hotel beds I’ve experienced, which was so unexpected.
It was nice to be surprised.
What hotel beds have been the most comfortable in your travels? Any surprises for you?