For my visit to an Everett AquaSox baseball game, I wanted a hotel close to the ballpark and easily accessible from I-5 (read about my visit to the AquaSox game here). The Hampton Inn Seattle/Everett was a great match. The hotel is a five-minute drive or a 25-minute walk to Funko Field. Additionally, it is about half mile to Angel of the Winds Arena or Funko headquarters. Paine Field, which restarted commercial air service in March 2019, is a 12-minute drive from the hotel.
King guest room
Traveling with my wife Katie, we opted for a king guest room. It comfortably fit our two large suitcases, two carry-on bags, and a pair of backpacks. The desk is basic, but should meet the need of any traveler needing a work space. The dresser has space for a week’s worth of clothes and has a small refrigerator. The bed was comfortable with multiple pillows.
The bathroom layout is a bit awkward with the vanity to the right and a large, walk-in shower on the left. The toilet is in a corner past the vanity, which provides some privacy. However, the narrow passageway between the shower and vanity can make it difficult for two people to prepare for the day at the same time.
The Hampton Inn Seattle/Everett has complimentary self-parking for guests in a parking garage immediately behind the hotel. An elevator connects the garage with the hotel, so guests do not have to walk outside to reach their room.
During my one-night stay, I did not take advantage of the hotel’s amenities. However, it has a fitness center, an indoor pool, and a business center.
The typical Hampton Inn experience includes complimentary breakfast. Although I intended to take advantage of the meal, I was not awake early enough to partake in the meal. However, the breakfast space is quite large and appears to offer the usual continental and hot breakfast items guests expect at a Hampton Inn.
The sundry area is immediately behind the front desk. It has the usual items like Nature Valley granola bars, candy bars, and more. The most notable item is the refrigerated craft beer. The hotel has beers from local breweries like Pike Brewing and Scuttlebutt Brewing.
Recapping the experience
The Hampton Inn Seattle/Everett is located on the western edge of Downtown Everett. Its location makes it a short drive to either of the two largest sports venues in town. Additionally, there are several eateries within walking distance. The room is large with enough work space for business travelers. The complimentary breakfast hits the mark for the Hampton brand. Overall, the hotel provides guests with a familiar experience and proximity to some of the area’s key tourist attractions.
Disclosure: I used Hilton Honors points to pay for my one-night stay at the Hampton Inn Seattle/Everett. As usual, all words and opinions are my own.