News blog for Seattle's Fremont neighborhood


Hotel Hotel To Open It’s Doors Doors On Friday Friday, Grand Opening Party Tonight

July 14th, 2011 by master

Fremonsters have been watching the space above Pie, Dubliner and Frame Up Studios with great anticipation ever since it was announced that an upscale hostel was going in. Construction has been ongoing for a while now but Hotel Hotel (3515 Fremont Ave. N.) will officially open its doors to the people of Fremont, or more likely the people who want to visit Fremont, this Friday.

As you can see, they’re still putting the finishing touches on the place but things will be good to go come tomorrow.

According to the website, rates are $28/night for a single bed in a shared room, $79/night for a King bed with a shared bathroom and $99/night for a Family Room with private bathroom or King bed with private bathroom.

The hostel also rents bicycles ($10 for 3 hours, $20 for the day) and sells cameras for out-of-towners who want their very own photo of the Troll.

Hotel Hotel will be kicking things off with an opening party tonight between 6-9pm featuring “circus performers, music, beverages, snacks and more.”

For more information, check out the contact page on their website.

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Fremont Fotos

January 27th, 2011 by master

Apropos of nothing, I had a couple photos handy from the last few days and wanted to share…

The weather’s been warmer the last couple days but otherwise, it’s been chilly. Glad to see the Fremont Troll is all scarfed up.

The best thing about Uneeda Burger? They answered the age-old question, “What am I supposed to do with all those nametags on the Table O’Nametags at the Fremont Sunday Market?” Now we know.

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It’s About To Get A Little Hostel Around Fremont

December 10th, 2010 by master

Tons of out-of-towners, shoppers and tourists come to Fremont every year to check out our wares. They stay a while but eventually they have to leave for other parts of town when they want to bunk down for the night (unless you’re renting out your sofa). That might be about to change as an application was recently filed to turn the 23-apartment complex at 3515 Fremont Ave. into an upscale hostel.

The apartments above the Dubliner, Frame Up and the soon-to-be-open Pie are the ones in question. Currently in use as short-term apartments, the building owners are not renewing leases and only a handful of tenants still remain. Once they have moved out and, assuming the Department of Neighborhoods approves the application, the hostel will move in. Residents received notice about the building’s sale back in May.

The folks behind the Fremont hostel project are the same ones behind the extremely-popular City Hostel Seattle in Belltown. Hostel owner Lee Kindell and Gibraltar Capital are hoping to bring the same kind of inexpensive, stylish and fun environment to Fremont. Boxwood is handling the design planning.

Plans call for a bed and breakfast-style, 23-room, upscale hostel with shared bathrooms. Along with enticing people to stay in Fremont, it will also act as an overflow for the Belltown location, which is often booked up.

Expectations are to have the place open in the Spring or Summer but no later than Fall 2011.

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