Silver Cloud Stadium Seattle – Hotel Review

Updated: May 24, 2018
Seattle Silver Cloud Stadium Hotel Review

Silver Cloud Hotel Stadium Seattle puts guests steps from Safeco and CenturyLink fields – home turf for MLB’s Seattle Mariners, Seattle Sounders FC, and the NFL’s Seattle Seahawks, and also major concerts and events venues. Some rooms even snag a view of the Safeco Field Jumbotron. Many west-facing rooms have stellar Puget Sound and Olympic Mountains views, as does the year-round, rooftop, heated pool deck. Comfortable and contemporary décor is elevated with upscale rustic, vintage, and mid-century modern touches. The hotel straddles several Seattle neighborhoods, with the many shops and restaurants of historic Pioneer Square, industrial-hip SoDo, and the ethnically-diverse International District within walking distance.

Silver Cloud Stadium Seattle – The Basics

  • Location: At 1st Avenue South and South Royal Brougham Way, ideally-located for sporting events, concerts or other happenings in the stadium district. Directly across the street from Safeco Field, and a moderate walk to many shops, restaurants, and sights in nearby Seattle neighborhoods of Pioneer Square and the International District. Half a mile from Light Rail. Though there are great water views, it’s a bit of a hike to safely access the Elliot Bay waterfront – better to take the hotel shuttle.
  • Ages: All ages are allowed, and cribs are available on request, but no specific amenities are offered for children. In-house restaurant has kids’ menus for ages 12 and under. Supervised children are welcome on the sundeck, and in the pool and hot tub. Carseats (all types) for the complimentary hotel shuttle can be requested in advance.
  • Pet Policy: No pets.
  • View: Great Puget Sound and (on clear days) Olympic Mountains views from higher floors. Some rooms look into Safeco Field and its Jumbotron.
  • Wi-Fi Internet: Complimentary throughout the hotel (including rooftop deck) for all guests.
  • Parking: Valet parking; $39 plus tax per night.
  • Nice Perks: Complimentary Seattle Times newspaper, complimentary shuttle service, in-room coffee maker, Aveda bath amenities.
  • Phone: 206-204-9800
  • Email: [email protected]
  • When To Book: For specific views or features, six months in advance during the April-September cruise and peak summer season, and during Seahawks home-game weekends through the football season (typically August-December). Otherwise, one month in advance.
  • How To Book: Booking.com will have the best rates. Use the website specific to your language, currency, and home-country for easiest use: UKUSAFrançaisDeutschNederlands.

Silver Cloud Hotel Stadium Seattle – Amenities

  • Pool: Rooftop, year-round, heated 12-foot-long pool with maximum depth 3 feet 9 inches. Ample sundeck with water views and jacuzzi.
  • Spa: No spa.
  • Fitness Center: Small, but good, open 24 hours; natural light from glass doors onto courtyard (courtyard closed to guests.)
  • Private Pools/Jacuzzis: Half a dozen rooms have en-suite two-person Jacuzzi tubs overlooking panoramic water views. All rooms have full bathrooms with tubs. (ADA accessible rooms have roll-in showers).
  • Complimentary Shuttle: Guests can reserve spots on a 13-person van that runs roughly every half hour 7am to 11pm daily (with some rush-hour blackout times) between five popular Seattle destinations: Pioneer Square, Westlake Center, Pike Place Market, Seattle Center and the Waterfront.

Silver Cloud Hotel Stadium Seattle– Food and Drink

  • Restaurant and Bar: Jimmy’s on First is located on the hotel’s ground floor, and offers daily breakfast, lunch, dinner, and weekend brunch menus. It’s upscale pub fare and Pacific Northwest cuisine, with emphasis on local seafood. The space features an open kitchen, art glass sculptures, and stylishly comfortable rustic-elegant décor – and lots of big-screen TVs. Kids’ menu. The restaurant’s full bar is stuffed with sports memorabilia, and open daily until 12am. Happy hour is offered twice daily from 3-7pm and 10-midnight on non-game days. Both the restaurant and bar get very crowded on game days; reservations recommended.
  • Breakfast: Not complimentary. Served 6-11am Monday-Friday in Jimmy’s on First; weekend brunch from 6am to 1pm; items range from $8.75-$18.25.
  • Room Service: Available from Jimmy’s on First, including service to rooftop deck and pool area (but no happy hour menu available for room service.)

Silver Cloud Hotel Stadium Seattle – Rooms

  • Room Types: King • King Jacuzzi • Double Queen • King Bedroom Suite with Queen Sofa Sleeper • List of all rooms
  • Smoking Rooms: The Silver Cloud Hotel Stadium Seattle is 100% smoke free.
  • Best Room: King Jacuzzi rooms all overlook Elliot Bay and offer a two-person whirlpool tub with views.

Silver Cloud Hotel Stadium Seattle – What’s Nearby?

Nearby Restaurants

  • El Camion – Food truck dishing out Seattle’s most authentic Mexican food (divine homemade salsas); open for weekday lunch and all stadium events. 1-minute walk.
  • Girin – Upscale, modern Korean, strong on top-quality grilled meats, in elegant space right across from CenturyLink Field. Great happy hour. 9-minute walk.
  • Paseo – Giant Cuban sandwiches are king (and fantastic) at this SoDo spot. 9-minute walk.
  • Taylor Shellfish – Uber-fresh Pioneer Square oyster bar, sammies and salads too. 9-minute walk.
  • Il Terrazzo Carmine – Fantastic old-school Italian in Pioneer Square. 10-minute walk.
  • 13 Coins – Newest outpost of Seattle’s classic 24/7 diner with live music Fridays and Saturdays and kooky, high-backed swivel chairs and booths. 10-minute walk.
  • The London Plane – Beautiful Pioneer Square space in a former bank that’s now part bakery, cafe, restaurant, specialty grocer, and flower shop from well-known local chef Matt Dillon. 11-minute walk.
  • Macrina Bakery – Excellent breakfast, lunch, and weekend brunch, plus killer sweet and savory baked goods (their squash harvest bread rocks) in SoDo. 12-minute walk.
  • Salumi – Artisan cured meats and sandwiches in Pioneer Square, weekday lunch only. 13-minute walk.
  • Nirmal’s – Great Indian in Pioneer Square. 13-minute walk.
  • Pecos Pit BBQ – Converted gas station serving up BBQ brisket, pulled pork, hot links in SoDo, weekday lunch only. 15-minute walk.
  • Maneki – James Beard-celebrated classic, old-school Japanese (hot food and sushi), with tatami-mat rooms in the International District. 16-minute walk.
  • Harbor City – Best dim sum. 17-minute walk.
  • Il Corvo – Amazing handmade pasta in Pioneer Square, weekday lunch only. 17-minute walk.
  • Green Leaf – Super fresh Vietnamese with must-try banh xeo (Vietnamese savory crepe, served with lots of herbs). 18-minute walk.
  • Starbucks Reserve SODO – Italian-influenced breakfast, lunch, evening small plates, deserts and full bar plus head-spinning coffee creations and methods in Starbucks headquarters building. 23-minute walk.

Nearby Bars and Breweries

  • Pyramid Brewing Co. – Just across from Safeco Field set back on 1st Avenue South, with an outdoor beer garden on game days, cavernous indoor and outdoor seating, and free daily brewery tour. 2-minute walk.
  • Elysian Fields – Only slightly less cavernous indoor and outdoor seating on 1st Avenue South across from Century Link Field. 7-minute walk.
  • Triangle Pub – Tiny, quintessential dive bar in a 1919 flatiron building that’s listed on the National Register of Historic Places building. (Rumor is it used to be a brothel). 7-minute walk.
  • Glass Vodka – Signature grape-based vodka distilled locally from Washington wine; tastings in an art-filled space in SoDo – by appointment only. 7-minute walk.
  • Hooverville Bar – SoDo spot with peanuts, pinball, arcade games, and delish local Georgetown Brewery among the offerings. 8-minute walk.
  • Efeste SoDo – Airy tasting room for a local family-owned winery; extended game-day hours and pizza. 8-minute walk.
  • Flatstick Pub – Fun and lively Pioneer Square games pub serving Washington beers and ciders. Indoor mini golf, cornhole, basketball beer pong, giant Jenga, and Duffleboard – a tabletop mix of mini golf and shuffleboard. 12-minute walk.
  • Damn the Weather – Innovative craft cocktails in a cozy Pioneer Square spot, happy hour all afternoon. 13-minute walk.
  • Temperance Bar – Art-deco room with incredible 35th floor views (Puget Sound, Mount Rainier, ferries) in historic Smith Tower observation deck. 15-minute walk.
  • Ghostfish Brewing – State’s first dedicated gluten-free craft brewery with gluten-free menu in attached SoDo pub. 23-minute walk.

Nearby Shopping and Cool Shops

  • Filson – Jaw-dropping SoDo flagship outpost of Seattle’s historic rugged outdoor goods supplier. On-site factory open to public tours, reservations required. 8-minute walk.
  • Velouria – Small production, independently made clothing, jewelry, and accessories made in the USA and Canada with an emphasis on Pacific Northwest-designed goods. 9-minute walk.
  • Stonington Gallery – Well-established gallery, with emphasis on contemporary indigenous artists of the Pacific Northwest. 10-minute walk.
  • Uwajimaya – International District supermarket, with Japanese and other Asian-inspired housewares, cookware, clothing, and accessories. 14-minute walk.
  • Kinokuniya – Books, magazines, stationery, toys, art supplies, and games from Japan – with offerings in Japanese and English. Inside Uwajimaya Village. 15-minute walk.
  • Daiso – Japanese dollar store in the International District for housewares, cosmetics, toys, stationery, accessories, snacks. 15-minute walk.
  • Kobo – Predominantly Japanese-inspired jewelry, ceramics, housewares, artwork, clothing, and accessories. Set in an historic International District shop that’s part of the Japanese-American Remembrance Trail. 16-minute walk.
  • Momo – New and antique hapa (Asian-European) home goods, artwork, and clothing in the International District. 16-minute walk.
  • Wing Luke Museum Gift Shop – Books, art, jewelry, and housewares are packed into this small but well-curated International District gift shop. 17-minute walk.

Nearby Market or Grocery

  • Cone & Steiner – Upscale Pioneer Square general store with soda fountain (kombucha float anyone?), coffee bar, made-to-go sandwiches, and select fancy staples – plus beer, cider and wine. 9-minute walk.
  • Uwajimaya – International District (predominantly Asian) supermarket that also carries Western staples. 14-minute walk.

Nearby Attractions

  • Safeco Field Tour – Hour-long behind the scenes tour of the Seattle Mariners’ home, including the press box, dugouts, owner’s suite, and more. 1-minute walk.
  • CenturyLink Field Tour – Ninety-minute tour including helmet wall, field, interview room, visiting locker room, press box, Wall of Legends and the Super Bowl XLVIII Numbers. 4-minute walk.
  • Bill Speidel’s Underground Tour – Seattle history crash course in Pioneer Square, exploring the subterranean city modern Seattle rebuilt on top of after the Great Fire of 1889. Big groups and kitschy spiel, but good guides. 15-minute walk.
  • Beneath the Streets – Alternative Pioneer Square underground tour with smaller groups. 15-minute walk.
  • Living Computer Museum – World’s largest collection of fully restored – and usable – supercomputers, mainframes, minicomputers, and microcomputers. Interactive gallery on robotics, virtual reality, artificial intelligence, self-driving cars, big data, video game making and more. 15-minute walk.
  • Seattle Pinball Museum – Play 50+ vintage pinball machines, with convenient cup holders for the vintage sodas, local craft beer and cider available. 15-minute walk.
  • Wing Luke Museum – Affiliated with the National Park Service and the Smithsonian Institution, this gem covers Seattle’s Asian Pacific American community and how immigrants have shaped the Pacific Northwest. Food and historical tours in the International District. 17-minute walk.

Silver Cloud Stadium Seattle – The Hotel

Silver Cloud Hotel Seattle Stadium is nine stories tall with 211 rooms. It sits right across the street from Safeco Field and just down the street from CenturyLink Field.

CenturyLink Field is a one-minute walk from the hotel.

Safeco Field, home of the Seattle Mariners and the site of many festivals and concerts, is right across the street. Some rooms have a view of the the Jumbotron.

Hotel lobby décor is comfortable and modern.

A gas fireplace in the lobby encourages guests to linger.

The lobby bubble-style chandelier is one example of the mod twists added to the hotel’s contemporary décor.

Mod-style seating in the hotel lobby.

The view from the rooftop sundeck and pool looking north along the waterfront. A free shuttle takes visitors to five designated areas in and around downtown Seattle.

View of the Olympic Mountains, Elliott Bay, and shipping cranes looking west from the rooftop sundeck and pool.

The view from the rooftop sundeck and pool looking south at Seattle’s working harbor front.

Checking out the Safeco Field stands from the rooftop sundeck and pool.

The rooftop sundeck. Room service drinks and food from Jimmy’s on First can be ordered up here.

The jacuzzi hot tub holds up to 16; an outdoor shower and towels are right on hand.

The rooftop pool (a rare amenity in Seattle) measures about 12 feet long and is open year-round.

Looking down at Pyramid Alehouse from the hotel rooftop sundeck.

Some floors feature vintage archived sport photographs in the hallways, like this one of Babe Ruth in 1930.

This King Suite’s bedroom overlooks left field at the ballpark next door.

The King Suite features thoughtful details in the living room, like an ottoman for additional comfort or seating. There are two flat-screen TVs in the suite (one is in the bedroom).

All rooms include a mini-fridge, microwave, and coffeemaker; this King Suite is configured with a wet bar in a hallway that connects the bedroom to the living room.

King Suite living area with queen sofa sleeper.

The decent-sized, 24-hour fitness room overlooks a courtyard and fountain. (The courtyard isn’t open to visitors, however.)

The fitness room includes free weights, bench, exercise balls, treadmills, elliptical machines, and stationary bike.

Guest rooms are decorated in calming, muted tones. This is a Double Queen. All rooms have mini-refrigerators and microwaves, Aveda bath products, and 55″ high-definition flat-screen TVs.

The hotel décor incorporates whimsical touches that vary from floor to floor.

Jimmy’s on First is the on-site restaurant. Their bar is very popular on game and special event days.

On some game days, local radio station 950 KJR broadcasts live from inside Jimmy’s; when announcers aren’t in, the table can be yours.

Not surprisingly, the Jimmy’s bar area is dominated by sports memorabilia.

Jimmy’s On First has a U-shaped bar area with plenty of big-screen TVs.

Comfortable booths on the restaurant side of Jimmy’s on First. Children are welcome in the open-kitchen restaurant; kids’ menus are available.

Reservations are recommended for game and special events days at Jimmy’s on First.

The restaurant side of Jimmy’s on First still has plenty of TVs to catch the game, but with more refined décor than the bar side.

Pyramid Alehouse just across the street from the hotel offers food, a game day beer garden, and brief tours of the beer-making operation.

Outdoor seating at Pyramid Alehouse across the street from the hotel.

Legendary Seattle Mariners player Ken Griffey, Jr. can be found on the stadium property, one block from the hotel.

Peanuts, pinball, arcade games, and delish local Georgetown Brewery Beer are among the offerings at Hooverville bar, an 8-minute walk from the hotel in SoDo.

Filson outdoor outfitter dates to the Klondike Gold Rush, in 1897. Their stunning SoDo flagship location, an 8-minute walk from the hotel, is where the factory is. Public tours are available on Tuesdays and Thursdays – reserve a spot in advance online.

Filson repairs and restores old items with worn parts. Here is the outdoor gear repair shop hard at work.

Paseo in SoDo serves ridiculously large and scrumptious Cuban sandwiches and other Caribbean fare.

Living Computers: Museum & Labs, a 15-minute walk from the hotel, holds the world’s largest collection of fully restored—and usable—supercomputers, mainframes, minicomputers, and microcomputers. There’s a cool interactive gallery on robotics, virtual reality, artificial intelligence, self-driving cars, big data, video game making and more.

Main exhibit hall at Living Computers; the museum has an active special events calendar for adults and kids.

The beautifully-designed Starbucks Reserve SoDo, with Italian-influenced breakfast, lunch, evening small plates, deserts and full bar. Oh, and coffee.

Head-spinning coffee creations and methods in Starbucks headquarters building at Starbucks Reserve SoDo.

Nitro cold-brew coffee on tap at Starbucks Reserve SoDo.

And Starbucks Reserve SoDo treats…

…and bread. Starbucks Reserve SoDo is one of the only U.S. outposts of the famed Milanese bakery, Princi.

Pecos Pit BBQ serves up BBQ brisket, pulled pork, and hot links in SoDo –weekday lunch only – in a converted gas station with outdoor seating. 15-minute walk from the hotel.

Just an 8-minute walk from the hotel, the tasting room of a local family-owned winery, Efeste, offers extended game-day hours and pizza.

Efeste SoDo rolls up the garage door for an indoor/outdoor wine sipping experience.

Souvenirs anyone? Right across the street from the hotel, at Safeco Field’s Mariners Team Store.

The Pro Shop at CentiryLink Field carries official gear and merchandise from the Seattle Seahawks and Sounders FC.

Food trucks selling delicious and reasonably-priced fare are a common sight near the stadiums.

Sprawling Elysian Fields, a 7-minute walk from the hotel, offers indoor and outdoor seating on 1st Avenue South across from Century Link Field.

Adorable Cone & Steiner General in Pioneer Square has beer and cider, ice cream, soda fountain (kombucha float anyone?) and more. It’s the closest grocery to the hotel.

Cone & Steiner General also sells Seattle-made foodie gifts.

Right next to Cone & Steiner General is Velouria, for clothing and unique gifts.

Cheeky.

Seattle’s classic 24/7 diner, 13 Coins, is a 10-minute walk from the hotel.

13 Coins sports some kooky, high-backed chairs and booths. Live music Fridays and Saturdays, too.

Girin is a twofer: high-end Korean restaurant on one side and bar on the other. Busy happy hours, especially on game days.

Girin’s elegant restaurant serves upscale Korean cuisine, specializing in grilled meats and “ssam”, leafy greens and vegetables for wrapping proteins like pork belly, short rib or whole grilled fish.

Momo, in the International District, is a great place for antique and new “hapa” (Asian-European) home goods, artwork, and women’s, men’s and some baby clothing.

Momo’s baby kimonos for sale in the International District, a 16-minute walk from the hotel.

Kobo offers mostly Japanese-inspired jewelry, ceramics, housewares, artwork, clothing, and accessories in an historic International District shop that’s part of the Japanese-American Remembrance Trail.

Kobo’s teeny tiny origami in a bottle. The shop is a 16-minute walk from the hotel.

Kobo’s vintage sign shows its historic origins as a Japanese American-owned variety shop.

Seattle Pinball Museum in the International District is the real deal, with 50+ vintage arcade games. Pay a set entry fee and play to your heart’s delight.

Just a few of Seattle Pinball Museum’s 50+ vintage games. Local beer, cider, and vintage sodas are available too, with handy cup holders on each machine.

Typical offerings at Daiso, the Japanese dollar store that’s 15-minute walk from the hotel.

If things like these kitty slippers appeal to you, you’ll love Daiso.

A 14-minute walk from the hotel, the amazing Asian grocery store, Uwajimaya is one of two nearby food markets.

The snack aisle at Uwajimaya. Uwajimaya also sells Western staples, ready-made sushi and food-to-go, and housewares – and has a food court.

Kinokuniya bookstore, located inside Uwajimaya Village, has books and magazines in both Japanese and English, stationery, toys, art supplies, and games from Japan.

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