Friday, June 3, 2016

Our Customer Requested the Impossible, CHALLENGE ACCEPTED!

Seattle skyline as seen from Kerry Park
on Queen Anne Hill looking south
Today our first passenger of the day challenged us with finding him overnight accommodations in Downtown Seattle as close to the train station as possible for under $100 a night.

CHALLENGE ACCEPTED! 



So while Johnie was en route with the passenger to the destination as yet unknown, our awesome dispatch went hunting.

Dispatch did some research and found that his basic options were:

NOT REALLY AN OPTION #1

Approx $85 per night @ Motel 6 about 20 miles north of the station (Aurora) or 20 miles south of the station (Seatac).

NOT REALLY AN OPTION #2

Approx $200 per night @ Best Western which is within walking distance of the station. 

BEST BET OPTION #3

Approx $40 per night for a bed in a European style hostel  which happens to be just a few blocks east of the train station.   It's a shared room,  bunk style,  but for that price, who cares?  You get a bed,  locker, breakfast and free WiFi! 

Ding, ding, ding, we have a winner!

 The American Hostel
 I like to think that I know Seattle pretty well.  I may not be up on the newest places in the area but I've spent many years learning its neighborhoods and experiencing what Seattle has to offer.  Still I  never knew this place even existed. If you check it out please comment and tell us how it was.