Follow-up... I completed my stay at the Monaco and was quite happy at $121 per night. Wireless internet access was free as was the complimentary evening wine tasting from 5 to 6pm. The hotel fairly well located to shopping - several blocks away - and to Pike's market - appx. 10 min walk. My wife especially enjoyed the bed and mentioned several times that it was one of the most - if not the most - comfortable hotel beds she had ever slept in. Down comforter with turndown service and pillow mints were complimentary every evening as well. The staff was friendly and helpful as well. One other thing, apparently they were not as booked as they would have liked so I continued to check pricing and availability even up until the day I left for Seattle and found that Travelocity had the room available for purchase at 141.15 night (if I remember correctly) which is still a great buy. Expedia was $185ish as was the rate direct from the hotel... It definately pays to shop around.
Hello everyone!!! Wanted to comment on the hotel. The hotel was in a very good location, less than a block from the Hotel Monaco. Excellent access to parking on the train system as well. There was a very nice pub less than a block away as well; I'm sorry I can't remember the name, but if you stay at the Peery you cannot miss it. The room was clean and well appointed. However, the sink and vanity was located in a niche in the room itself; it was not in the bathroom (with the toilet and tub). Somewhat unusual given today's standards, but it somewhat irked my wife; I didn't care either way for $61 for the night. Wireless internet access was free as was the complimentary newspaper and morning coffee bar on each of the 3 floors. While I doubt I would be willing to pay more than $100 a night for this hotel given the other hotwire deals available, I was happy at $61 without having to pay to park the rental or having to pay extra for high-speed internet service.
Interesting tidbit. I kept watching the 4.5 star boutique listing on hotwire and when I got within 1 week of my need, the offer price on hotwire dropped from 178 to 121 per night and i purchased it. As betterbidding predicted, I ended up with the Monaco.
I should have noted that I actually tried each night individually (7/7-7/8; 7/8-7/9; and 7/9-7/10) as well and instead of the price being $121/nt for 3 nights from 7/7-7/10, the quoted rate for individual nights was $125/nt.
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