The Residence Inn at Lake Union is a gem; not only are the rooms spacious with lovely views of Lake Union but the personnel are wonderful. The staff works many jobs....front desk personnel might be serving breakfast the next day. They take a lot of pride in their job and it shows. One wonderful aspect is the streetcar that stops also right in front. You can then take it right into downtown to shop and also it will make a stop at the Whole Foods Market where you might want to stock up on snack goodies, wine, etc. as you have complete cooking facilities at the Inn.