What’s FEMA got to do with our Hotel in Seattle?
FEMA stands for Federal Emergency Management Agency, an agency of the US Department of Homeland Security. The primary purpose of FEMA is to coordinate the disaster efforts occurring anywhere in the US and comes in when the resources of local and state authorities are overwhelmed.
FEMA extends its authority to buildings and lodgings, like hotels and motels. To be an approved lodging, any building four stories and above should have at least one single-station and hard-wired smoke alarm in each guest room, and must have an automatic fire sprinkler system in each guest room as well. Also, said particular lodgings are approved for U.S. federal government employees while on official travel.
Simply put, our hotel in Seattle has taken steps to protect its environs and its occupants from the hazard of fire. Comfort Inn is a safe place to stay.
FEMA Hotel Fire Safety Tips: Be safe when traveling
- Choose a hotel/motel that is protected by both smoke alarms and a fire sprinkler system.
- During check-in, ask the front desk what the fire alarm sounds like.
- Entering your room, review the escape plan posted in your room.
- Take the time to find the exits and count the number of doors between your room and the exit. Make sure the exits are unlocked. If they are locked, report it to management right away.
- Keep your room key by your bed and take it with you if there is a fire.
- If the alarm sounds, leave right away, closing all doors behind you. Use the stairs — never use elevators during a fire.
- If you must escape through smoke, get low and go under the smoke to your exit.
From the Farm to your Table
Known for big variety and jovial atmosphere, Pike Place is a wet and dry market that will suit anybody’s appetite for fresh produce, food, crafts, specialty stores and a lot more. Sitting on nine acres of space from Pike St. north to Virginia St. and from 1st Avenue west to Western Avenue, the market promises a sensory experience.
The sensibleness of the market lies on preserving and propagating the tradition of direct engagement between farmers and buyers. Washington farmers sell their produce to the community all days, all year round bringing freshness, sustainability, and affordability to homes, stores and organizations.If you shop here, you are actually helping keep the tradition alive for generations to come.
Stroll through farmers’ stalls and find fruits and vegetables in season, dairy products, wine, fish, meat and poultry, processed foods, and flowers. Take home specialty foods, like deli meats, artisan cheese, or spices. Indulge inside arcades full of crafts and decor, jewelry and leather goods, toys and kitchenware. One day is just not enough.
Plan your Big Market Days
Many out-of-towners check-in at our Seattle hotel for a couple of days at least to enjoy Pike Place Market. Just 10 miles away, or an 18 minute drive will lead you and your family to market haven. Ask our hotel staff for a copy or two of the Visitors’ Guide and Map to Pike Place and plan your marketing ahead. Don’t worry about where to eat there for the choices are many. There’s even a place to keep the kids occupied while you shop. You can keep some of your perishables in your room refrigerator until you head for home.
Comfort Inn Seattle for Couples
Think privacy, coziness, comfort, and think – can you afford it? You certainly can at Comfort Inn and Suites up north in Seattle. Get away from the maddening crowd and find just the hotel in Seattle to celebrate your anniversary, or for any celebratory reason at all. Find your room in our 4-story establishment and get one with a view to complete a romantic get-away.
You might have looked up places and attractions you want to explore this side of Seattle, but do consult with our multi-lingual staff and see if your choices match. A few pointers from our side may help you get organized and better enjoy your day out.
Depending on the season of your stay, north Seattle becomes a haven for cultural festivals – Asian, French, Greek, Hawaiian, among others. Or you might just love a cruise on the bay, a hike on a trail, a visit to a museum or park. Or go to a big market.
Things to Do for the Memories
Experience the Dunn Gardens, 100 years of horticultural beauty and charm, by walking through their heritage trees and shrub-lined pathways. Have a dining cruise or brunch on a yacht and enjoy the local lakes via Waterways Cruises; their homeport is at the northern end of Lake Union, nearest our hotel. If both of you are into comedic theater, go to The Comedy Underground for live performances, just a short trip south from our hotel, in historic Pioneer Square.
When you get back to your hotel, find a freshly-made bed and pillows for that needed sleep. Tomorrow is another day. Though if still too tired for a new adventure when you wake up, indulge in a movie from our DVD collections in the comfort of your room.
A Neighborhood Mall, an Upscale Neighbor
It’s a neighborhood mall in 984,000 sq ft of space. Not too big, not too small either. Northgate Mall is a shopping center in upscale north urban Seattle, actually the first covered mall in the whole of US, back in the 1950s. It may be a long-standing structure but due to several major renovations over the years, the mall has that look of modern malls of the millennium. It is anchored by such contemporary brands of Bed Bath & Beyond, JCPenney, Macy’s and Nordstrom.
Shop with ease among its 130 retail stores and dine in over 2 dozen eating choices. It does have its own food court and three major department stores and a play area for kids. Mall hours are from 10am to 9pm, Mondays to Saturdays while Sunday hours are 11am to 7pm.
Northgate Mall is conveniently located off of I-5, exit Northgate Way. The mall is bounded on the north by NE Northgate Way, on the west by 1st Avenue NE, on the south by NE 103rd Street, and on the east by 5th Avenue NE.
For your convenience: From Your Hotel to Shopping Haven
Our hotel is just 1.7 miles from Northgate Mall and conveniently accessible by car. If you’re driving, do ask directions from our staff; you must be headed southward. If you’d rather take a taxi cab, you should be arriving in 9 minutes via the 2nd cross street onto NE Northgate Way.
Just remember, if you like to splurge on a shopping spree and yet want to keep your lodging expenses to a minimum without sacrificing hotel amenities, go for Comfort Inn Seattle.
Why choose Comfort Inn Seattle?
Comfort Inn, your affordable Seattle hotel, provides you the option to stay in comfortable lodgings fitting your budget, but doesn’t skip on full amenities. See our well-appointed rooms where our bed and bath facilities are one of the cleanest and and freshest offerings known around town. You have a an office table, free wifi and use of internet, as well as a phone for your free local calls, among other standard amenities good hotels offer for guests’ out-of-town convenience.
Our Business Center is also on hand for your other work-related needs.
You have indeed come to the right hotel if you are such a food enthusiast. Just walking distance or even by short car trip, you will be amazed at the variety of great eating places of most known cuisine and ambience this side of Seattle. Let our multi-lingual staff be of assistance.
Staying in and Eating Out North Seattle Style
Your nearest eating joint is Outback Steakhouse, just .2 miles away for that famous Australian- inspired quality cuts of delicious steak. Try also Ivar’s, a seafood bar and full service restaurant that offers salmon or halibut or clams in season that go well with hot chowder and cold salads. And for your usual comfort food of burgers, just .3 miles off, see Kidd Valley, a not-only-for-kids place but grown-ups love their handmade cheeseburgers, shakes and onion rings. And all similarly .6 miles away – have Chinese dumplings at Fu Man Dumpling House, or pizza dine-in or delivered from Pagliacci.
We still got plenty up our sleeve for your dining delights and preferences; maybe some deserve a short trip but we have them all.
Why choose Comfort Inn Seattle?
Because you’ll definitely like it here.
Stay in one or two of our spacious rooms at the inn, large enough for running around. Choose our King Apartment Suite, for a family of 4 to 6 or a bit more, with living room and its own sleeper sofa. It also has a kitchen for homestyle cooking or for sharing food deliveries. Our place is one of the cleanest spots to sleep in, just love our beds and sweet-smelling linen. Rise and shine in the mornings and have hot breakfast together. And then you can freely enjoy your day ahead.
Families who stay with us typically opt to see the sites around and near our hotel in Seattle. Our place is far enough from urban noise and hustle but near enough the attractions north Seattle takes pride in. Before coming over, you and the family must have decided to dedicate yourselves to the children’s enjoyment. Our friendly staff can help you organize to make the most out of the moment.
Where are the best places for kids?
Let children experience Woodland Park Zoo, the largest live animal collection of over 1000 animals and a spectacular collection of 92,000 plants in its botanical garden. Prick your kids imagination and scientific bent by taking them to Pacific Science Center where the top attractions are animatronic dinosaurs, a giant insect village, and a science playground.
A great thrill ride in a giant ferris wheel is the new Seattle Great Wheel on Pier 57 overlooking Elliot Bay. Fantastic views. And if the whole family haven’t been to the Space Needle together, this is the opportune time to whilst them there, 500 feet above the city.
Just a few from a myriad of choices, easy reach from our hotel in Seattle.
Full Amenities On Site
Comfort Inn’s different room and suite choices boast of well-appointed, luxurious spaces for your stay in this part of the city. With our accompanying amenities, we anticipate your needs and provide you the comforts of home away from home. Each room has its own individual heating and air conditioning system, microwave and refrigerator, TV with cable/satellite service & built-in CD/DVD player, coffee maker & free coffee, and a writing or work desk. For your added convenience, we have room service, laundry service, wake-up calls, and free local calls and wifi. If you choose a suite, find a cozy living room with a sleeper sofa, an additional couch, and a kitchenette.
And for our guests’ main comforts, we offer our best. Love our down pillows and pillow-top mattresses. Enjoy your baths in our clean and fresh-smelling comfort rooms. And have a hot complimentary breakfast at our lounge at rise-and-shine.
Reservations at Comfort Inn Seattle Hotel
Just let us know when you are visiting. We’d like to add that our premises are totally smoke-free, some of our rooms have handicap-accessible features, and some are pet-friendly rooms. We are a no-problem parking establishment with our spacious lot for that purpose. Your stay cannot be more comfortable. Anywhere in our hotel find a courteous and eager-to-help staff to address your needs. We find ways all the time, here at our hotel in Seattle.
Not far from our hotel in North Seattle is historical Capital Hill, where you can find the Volunteer Park Conservatory. A fascinating historic landmark, this rare Victorian glass house is a treasure for anybody interested in seeing exotic and endangered plants.
Built back in 1912, the Conservatory has been dedicated for over one hundred years to the collection, conservation, and display of threatened plant species. The collection includes strange and beautiful plants that you would be hard pressed to find elsewhere, including cacti, ferns, bromeliads, and the notorious corpse flower. Tour the five conservatory houses, or book the facilities for a wedding ceremony. Learn more at the site of the Friends of the Conservatory.
Back in 1906, a piece of land on the coast of Lake Union was cleared to create a plant to manufacture coal into gas. By the 1950’s, this plant was rendered obsolete. The city then acquired the site and converted it into a park, turning the old boiler house into a picnic shelter, the exhauster-compressor building into a play barn, and the old steam engines into a public display worthy of the quirky Fremont neighborhood. Thusly was born Gas Works Park.
Gas Works Park is a popular outdoor destination for many people. Offering a great view of both Lake Union and the Seattle city skyline, it’s a great place to take the kids for an afternoon of fun and relaxation within easy reach of our hotel in North Seattle. For more information on the park, see the Seattle parks website.
Who doesn’t love a ferris wheel? They’re a fun distraction, a romantic moment to share with a loved one, or, when you visit the Seattle waterfront, a great way to take in the wonders of the Emerald City’s coastline. If you’re looking for a simple way to see the sights while staying at our hotel in North Seattle, you can’t go wrong with the Seattle Great Wheel.
At 175 feet tall, the Seattle Great Wheel represents the largest observation wheel on the west coast. It has enough gondolas to hold over three hundred passengers, including the luxurious glass-bottomed VIP cabin. The wheel spins throughout the year, from ten or eleven in the morning to well after nightfall. See the Great Wheel’s website for ticket prices or additional information.