This lovely one bedroom, 1 bathroom vacation condo is an excellent value for downtown Seattle. If you are looking for budget accommodations without a budget feel, you are in the right place! It is steps away from the Washington State Convention Center and the rest of downtown Seattle, making it an excellent base of operations for tourists, convention go-ers, and corporate housing.
This property is managed by Seattle Oasis Vacation Rentals. We are a family owned business, and work everyday to redefine your vacation rental experience. Your satisfaction, as our guest, is our goal.
This Seattle vacation condo faces west, allowing for beautiful light filled afternoons and city and peek-a-boo Lake Union views. Centrally located where Capitol Hill meets Downtown Seattle, this condominium has designer touches throughout. With an almost perfect walk score of 98 the location simply can’t be beat. It is directly across the street from the Convention Center and just steps to Pacific Place & Westlake shopping centers, live theater, movie theaters, the monorail, and many restaurants. The building is just a few blocks from Swedish Hospital. Add in easy access to & from I-5 as well as the airport light rail line being just a few comfortable blocks away, and you really couldn't ask for anything more in a location.
You enter into a cozy, bright and beautifully decorated living room, complete with comfortable furnishings. Relax here at the end of a long day of enjoying Seattle! The bedroom features a queen sized bed, and there is a queen sized sleeper sofa in the living room. All linens and towels are included. The kitchen is fully equipped with all that you might need to whip up a meal. Laundry facilities are available for guests in the building as well as a roof top deck with breathtaking views of Lake Union, downtown Seattle, and Capitol Hill.
The Elektra is a mid-century building featuring concrete construction, so very quiet and very little noise travels between the units. A game room is available upon request with the concierge.
Please be aware that parking is not included in the daily rate for this condo. If parking is needed we do have an arrangement with a building three blocks away for secure, garage parking at $20 a day. There is also an adjacent hotel with a parking garage that is open to the public 24 hours a day, as well as lots and street parking in the neighborhood.
Also, this unit does not have air conditioning. Due to Seattle’s mild summers, almost NO buildings in Seattle have central air conditioning. We do provide fans for your comfort.
Lastly, be aware that this is an urban environment. In any urban core, you can expect to hear street noise, often late into the evening. If a silent outdoor environment is important to you, downtown Seattle (or any big city for that matter) may not be the best place for you to stay. That being said, this unit has high quality, noise muffling windows and heavy duty concrete construction.
Any questions about this, ask! We want our guests to be happy. We try our hardest to make your stay the best it possibly can. If there is anything we can do to make your stay more comfortable next time...just let us know! Please enjoy the gift basket upon your arrival with a few things that will make your stay enjoyable.
Additional amenities include: concierge, game room, adjacent to convention center, incredible city views, living room, airmatt/sleeper, phone service included, free domestic calls, excellent cellular coverage, elevator, monthly resv ok, city view, laundry facilities, walk to meeting, monthy reservations okay, fine dinning, shopping, close to public transportation/light rail, nice furniture, extra pillows, walkscore of 98, queen sized bed, cultural events, hairdryer, local guides/magazines, spice rack, walk to lift, extended stay, luggage racks, bedding 1: queen bed, view, free domesitc calls, iron/board, suitable for children, live arts/ theater, coffeemaker, sightseeing....Read more
Left on 08/17/2014 for a stay in August 2014 | A TripAdvisor Member
Good location, up the hill from Pike Place Market, clean, easy. There is an issue with the plugs, there aren't a lot of them and the one that you can use is very loose and doesn't stay plugged in, so if you are on line you will loose connection. So maybe just fix the plug? I saw this was an issue on past reviews and assumed it would already be fixed? Checking in was easy and the people you deal with are very nice. Great restaurants if you keep walking up Pike!! there was some trash on floor in bedroom, but otherwise very clean.
Left on 05/02/2014 for a stay in April 2014 | A FlipKey verified reviewer
It was a cozy one bedroom apartment with an expanding/folding queen size sleeper bed. Take note that when they email you there is a charge of $50 for cleaning, and yet they expect you to clean the apartment when you leave, which includes taking out the trash to the dumpsters on another floor, washing out the dishes and pots (if you use them) and cleaning the kitchen when you leave. Not sure if you are suppose to wash the linens too, but if you are not up to that, it's not the place for you to stay. We didn't mind, and we were pleased, especially how close it is to the convention center.
Well organized, amazingly comfortable condo in a great location
Left on 03/12/2014 for a stay in March 2014 | Nancy P
This place is wonderful with all the conveniences of home.
I would highly recommend the stay and commend its owners
for being so organized and efficient , but most importantly, they were extremely kind and helpful.
Class act in seattle! Read more
Thanks for staying with us! We are glad you enjoyed your stay and appreciate the thought and organization that goes into all of our properties. We take a lot of time, and use our experience to ensure our guests needs are met and exceeded with each stay.
Please let us know next time you are in town we would love to host you again!
Seattle Oasis Vacation Rentals
Great location! Great Service
Left on 10/23/2013 for a stay in October 2013 | Nikki
We really enjoyed our stay here. The apartment was clean and as described. Right next to convention center which was convenient for us. Check in and out was easy. They answered our questions during our stay promptly.
Only issue was the sofabed was broken, but we were able to rig it so it wasn't that big an issue. But definitely needs a new sofa bed.
All in all great value and great location. Enjoyed our stay. Read more
Thanks for staying with us! You truly can't get any closer to the convention center as it is directly across the street from the building. After this guest we did replace the sleeper sofa with a brand new American Leather comfort sleeper, the best on the market. It features a memory foam mattress, so that there are no bars or springs. We've had guests stay on this sleeper and say its more comfortable than their bed at home!
Let us know next time you are in town, we'd love to host you again.
Seattle Oasis Vacation Rentals
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Left on 10/16/2013 for a stay in October 2013 | A FlipKey verified reviewer
Great location within walking distance of Westlake Station, the Market, and downtown shopping. Well appointed. Some freeway noise and building noises but not too disturbing.
Left on 10/13/2013 for a stay in September 2013 | A FlipKey verified reviewer
Close to downtown Seattle. Walking distance to waterfront.Room was a bit dated but comfortable & clean. Sofa bed had broken support leg. WiFi was available.Great view of Seattle at night from rooftop.Room would be perfect for a couple but as soon as you use the sofa as a bed for an extra person the room space is very restricted.Dogs are allowed in the rooms as it is a condo. Bit disconcerting when you first see the dogs in the passage ways and coming out of rooms.Slight smell but not too bad.Nice welcome package and introduction when we first arrived.
clean, quaint, friendly walk-through, right in the heart of the
Left on 10/10/2013 for a stay in September 2013 | A FlipKey verified reviewer
I chose a 1 bedroom/1 bathroom flat to rent for a week. It was perfectly positioned between downtown and capital hill. Walking distance from everything and *quiet*, despite it being right next to the freeway and adjacent to a flat with a lively baby.
The rendezvous to drop off the key and take me on a quick tour of the building/facilities/rooftop view was friendly and fun and then I was completely left alone to enjoy my spot for the rest of the week. Checking out was fast and easy: just clean up after yourself, dump the garbage, leave keys on the counter and go! The rest was handled automagically and I got a receipt over email.
My friend stayed during the same week but at a different Seattle Oasis location and had an equally awesome experience. Would definitely stay here again! If only for the Victrola Coffee Roasters morning latte just a few blocks away ;)
Left on 09/25/2013 for a stay in September 2013 | katcon
the kitchen was not properly stocked, you have to pay extra to do your laundry, there were issues with checking in and parking for the car. we were given a gift card for the issues; however, you had to go online and print off the certificate in order to use it..we could have gone to a staples to do it..but only another inconvenience. The best part of this Vrbo was the location.
Left on 08/21/2013 for a stay in August 2013 | john kuhnlein
This rental is in what appears to be an old building. The owners converted it to condos. This unit is on the 9th Floor. Note that is pretty small, about 500 SF. This is on par with a hotel room. The kitchen is tiny with no counter space and precious few cabinets. No garbage grinder. There is a small island at which you could eat. There is no desk, per se, to set up a laptop to work on. There is no washer/dryer in the unit. There is also no air conditioning or ceiling fans. If the weather is hot, this could be a real issue. There are no screens on the windows so if you have small children with you it might not be wise to open the windows no matter the heat. Also, when I was there, the refrigerator did not work. The freezer did, but the refrigerator did not cool at all. At least half the electrical outlets in the unit do not work. There are extension cords running everywhere. I had to go to Target and buy a few more, which I left for the next guest. Note also that this building is right next to the I-5. The freeway is partially covered, but it is still loud. The traffic noise can be extreme, especially on weekends. Remember, the only way to cool off is to open the windows which lets in all the noise. On the plus side, it is a good location. You can walk down to Pike Place market or east to the Capital Hill neighborhood. The WiFi signal was strong. The rooftop deck was nice for taking pictures. The Seattle Oasis people were very helpful. I would recommend dealing with them but for a different unit.
Left on 08/16/2013 for a stay in July 2013 | A FlipKey verified reviewer
The location is convenient if you can walk maybe 3/4 a mile to the tourist district. The train stop to the airport and major shopping is maybe 4 blocks. The unit itself was clean but didn't have the air conditioning that was advertised. Laundry facilities are in the building's 2nd floor and $1 to wash and $1 to dry I think. The building itself is fairly outdated. There was no noise from the building, but you are right next to a major freeway. With no a/C and needing to leave the windows open, it made for very noisy nights. The sleeper sofa mattress is typical and very thin so I slept on the couch unfolded (but I'm 5' tall so not a problem). Read more
Thank you for taking the time to review our property. The price for this condo is the lowest of any that we own/manage for many of the reasons you outlined. The building is very quality construction, but mid-century, so older. The freeway is adjacent. The A/C was not set up during your visit, and since then we have actually removed the A/C, as we can not make it work efficiently with the construction of the windows and the set up of the blinds in that particular condo. As A/C is rare in Seattle, we hope that won't be a concern for future guests, but certainly understand that it was something that was promised to you and not provided. To that, we offer sincere apologies.
All that being said, we do clearly state in our description that noise is a possible issue as it a very urban environment. We also clearly state that laundry facilities are on-site, NOT in the unit itself. We do provide laundry supplies for guests use. The positives of this unit are its great location, across the street from the convention center, two blocks from the downtown Seattle retail core, including the Monorail to the Seattle Center, and eight blocks to the Pike Place Market and waterfront. You are surrounded by great places to eat. For the money, you are receiving a great value, staying in the heart of downtown Seattle, steps from literally everything. We feel that we have described the condo fairly, and accurately.
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Great experience! We will be back ;)
Left on 08/08/2013 for a stay in July 2013 | A FlipKey verified reviewer
I will recommend this place to everyone! There is absolutely everything you could possibly need in the apartment and it is spotless. The location is also great.
Darek and allen are also very helpful if you have questions on anything.
Convenient location, nicely appointed with everything we needed
Left on 07/25/2013 for a stay in July 2013 | Martha Osbun
Great experience with this rental, our favorite place we've stayed on our trips to Seattle. A short walk to downtown, to Capitol Hill, and easy access if we chose to taxi or walk to Light Rail station. Very clean and nicely decorated, wonderful windows and light. We enjoyed the amenities and felt at home. The service in acquiring the rental and being met on site to show us in and around the building was perfect! We will rent with Seattle Oasis again!
Left on 06/24/2013 for a stay in June 2013 | A FlipKey verified reviewer
I am very satisfied with the stay in the beginning of june.
The appartment is very well located, in particular for those who need to be close to Convention Center. Appartment is well equiped and I found it well coresponding to the announcement.
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