A Not So 'Belle' View From Hilton Bellevue
You know the scene. You open the door to your brand new hotel room, run over to the window, open the blinds and bam, you are hit with the anti-view. Maybe you are looking down a dirty alley, witnessing a drug deal, staring at an air shaft in the face, or seeing a brick wall. Whatever you are viewing it is not extremely pleasurable. Help out your fellow hotel mavens by uploading your anti-views to the HotelChatter/Flickr photo pool, or by sending the photo along to us. Remember to tell us the name of the hotel and the room number with the not-so-easy-on-the-eyes view.
We would be lying if we said that the opportunity to play with the words "belle" (French for pretty!), "view" and "Bellevue" did not influence our decision to select this shot from the Hilton Bellevue in Washington as this week's Anti-View. But whether it lends itself to clever headlines or not, this view is pretty poopy.
This comes to us via Flickr user kaufmans, who snapped this shot out the window of the Hilton Bellevue an Eastern-Seattle area which, as you can see from the pretty trees just beyond the yucky roof with the puddle grossness, is actually quite a lovely place.
The hotel underwent a major renovation in 2006, and its 353 rooms claim to be "comfortably oversized." This is primarily marketed as a business/convention hotel, though kids 18 and under are allowed to stay for free. For adults, the rates start around $99.00.