Posted Apr 21, 2017
As frugal travelers, the Loyal Inn was chosen based on price and location. From here we could walk to the Space Needle, Pike's Place Market and South Lake Union. The free continental breakfast is good too.
The first thing I noticed when I walked through the room was that the floor had an obvious slope by the window. As if the floor had sunken in several inches. Then when I check the bathroom, I notice the 3-switch light panel is REALLY crooked. And one of the lights does not always work. Makes me question if a licensed electrician actually did the work. If so, his license should be revoked.
The bed is really soft. They advertise having pillow top beds, which I assume is a 3-4" pillow top on a standard mattress. But this was like sleeping on one giant pillow. Not good for anyone who prefers a firmer mattress or has back issues like myself. And the edges had some firmness, so I constantly felt like I was being funneled into the middle of the bed. Even after walking around Seattle sightseeing all day, I could not sleep through an entire night.
Then there is this strange noise in the morning. A knocking within the walls like something trying to keep a beat.
Lastly, the room door was not insulated. The hall lights lit up the room like a giant night light. This was not just at the foot of the door. It was along the sides and top as well. The head of the bed lined up with the door, so if you turned in that direction, you could tell if someone was passing by.