Customer Comments & Testimonials

A very quiet and lovely place

Rated 5.0 out of 5
May 9, 2023

“I stayed at Dravus Court from Jul to Aug 2009. It was a 5-week stay for an internship in Seattle. Dravus Court locates at a perfect site, from which I can get buses to downtown easily and walk to Fremont in 10 minutes. And definitely I love there as it is a very quiet and lovely place very close to Salmon Bay. Of course the house itself was quite comfortable to stay in, with all necessary equipments. I really appreciate all the kindness of Short Term Suites and want to make use of it again when I come back to Seattle.”

Masaki Nakamura, Univ. of Tokyo, Japan

The place worked out perfectly for our family of four

Rated 5.0 out of 5
May 9, 2023

“It was my family’s first visit to Seattle. We were lucky to be able to enjoy the city for 30 days. Part of it was the apartment we stayed at in Ballard District. Great location, great landlord and great neighbors.The place worked out perfectly for our family of four – 2 little kids. Highly recommended!”

Pawel - an international school teacher US Embassy in Warsaw Poland

I LOVED this bright, cozy and cheerful apartment

Rated 5.0 out of 5
May 9, 2023

“I LOVED this bright, cozy and cheerful apartment. It was so wonderful to arrive after a long flight and have absolutely everything I needed to feel right at home. The location was great for me – a short walk away from both Seattle Opera’s rehearsal studios and McCaw Hall – and it also proved to be ideal to explore the heart of the city. I look forward to my next stay.” 

Rayanne DuPuis, Paris Opera, Seattle Opera

The most important thing is that Emerson Suites felt like home to me

Rated 5.0 out of 5
May 9, 2023

“My recent stay at Emerson Suites while attending Crawford Nautical School was very pleasant. The location of Emerson Suites is great, with major thoroughfares and plenty of shopping nearby. My unit was well furnished and outfitted, quiet, comfortable, and I had plenty of room to spread out my study materials. The most important thing is that Emerson Suites felt like home to me.”

Peter Bradd, Steamboat Springs, CO

The decor of the condo itself is warm and comfortable

Rated 5.0 out of 5
May 9, 2023

“In recuperating from surgery, the 11th floor condo unit at the Royal Manor provided the perfect setting for relaxation and rejuvenation. The view of the lights of downtown Seattle was just what the doctor ordered. The decor of the condo itself is warm and comfortable. The gas fireplace in the main living area is perfect for relaxing while gazing out the glass door which extends the length of the wall. The art work in the condo is inspiring and adds to a truly serene and cozy ambiance. The condominium is definitely a 5 star facility and will be a home away from home for anyone who has the pleasure of enjoying this wonderful unit.”

Ayron Fears, IBM WebSphere Technical Specialist

Thank you for making our stay so enjoyable

Rated 5.0 out of 5
May 9, 2023

“We had a great time in Seattle. The apartment was very nice – clean, bright, and airy, and in a fantastic location. My husband was particularly delighted to be able to walk easily to downtown Seattle and to do the shopping on Broadway. We walked a lot of places from 403 – to Volunteer Park, to the Japanese Garden at the Arboretum, to the Center for Wooden Boats on Lake Union, as well as to SAM in downtown. It was great!! Thank you for making our stay so enjoyable.”

Joan Wells

Our stay with you is something we will never forget.

Rated 5.0 out of 5
May 9, 2023

“Nancy and I would like to take a moment to extend our gratitude to you and the Short Term Suites staff for everything you did to accommodate us during our extended stay at the Thomas Street Suites.

As you know, we initially thought ours would be a two to three month stay as we were transitioning to a different home. Our “short stay” turned into a 10-month residency at Thomas Street that I could not have imagined to be any better given our circumstances. We felt completely at home the entire time and appreciated most your flexibility and willingness to accommodate our needs. We particularly enjoyed the unique experience of living on Capitol Hill . Our stay with you is something we will never forget.

Thanks again for everything. I have recommended you to many of our friends and coworkers for their own consideration as well as family and friends considering a trip to Seattle for an extended period.”

Scott Sotebeer

We had an absolutely marvelous, relaxing visit

Rated 5.0 out of 5
May 9, 2023

“My husband and I spent a month in Seattle visiting family and enjoying the area. The Ballard Suites were perfectly located, just a few blocks to great little neighborhood shops and the weekly Sunday Farmer’s Market. The Ballard Market, Safeway, Trader Joe’s and LA Fitness were all within a ten-minute walk. Centrally located, there were several bus routes nearby allowing easy access to many of Seattle’s attractions, including the downtown area and Safeco Park. Best of all was the rental property itself. The bed was most comfortable and the rooms were tastefully decorated. It has great HDTV with cable, and the Wi-Fi made communications a snap. The kitchen was thoughtfully stocked with all the necessities and then some. All we did was buy a few groceries and we were settled in. We had an absolutely marvelous, relaxing visit and look forward to booking a suite next summer.”

Linda Dray, teacher, Mesa, AZ.

I’ve felt comfortable and very safe at Dravus Court

Rated 5.0 out of 5
May 9, 2023

“I’ve felt comfortable and very safe at Dravus Court. Queen Anne is a quiet and safe neighbourhood. Since I don’t drive, I’ve used public transportation which is very close by. The 13 and 17 will get you to a huge Safeway and drugstore in 5 minutes, Seattle Center in 10 minutes and downtown in 20 minutes. Staying here I’ve also been close to the nice and quirky Fremont. Last, but certainly not least, Tully’s is just down the street with Seattle’s best coffee!”

Mette from Aarhus, Denmark.

I would like to express my great satisfaction

Rated 5.0 out of 5
April 12, 2023

“On my way back to Paris, I would like to express my great satisfaction related to my two months stay in your apartment located in 7, Dravus street, Seattle NW. That apartment was cozy and warmful. Thank you very much for your Kindness and God bless you.”

Former Prime Minister of

The Central African Republic

Anicet Georges DOLOGUELE

We have truly enjoyed staying here

Rated 5.0 out of 5
April 12, 2023

We want to express our deep appreciation for this opportunity. You trusted us even though we were out of state. We have truly enjoyed staying here. For the most part the weather was very nice. We walked everywhere within reason as the apartment is close to shops, restaurants, grocery stores, pharmacies. We walked to Ray’s, the docks, ate at the Indian restaurant you recommended, and stopped at the Ballard Chamber of Commerce and picked up some extra brochures to leave here for the next tenants who may not be ‘local’. Thanks again for providing us with a situation which gave us peace of mind and kept us from having to travel extensively in Seattle traffic! –

Alfred and Anne Lutz, from Crescent City California.

Very Delighted

Rated 5.0 out of 5
April 12, 2023

I recently moved into the Dravus Suites and am very delighted with Jon and Cindy’s professionalism, personal attention, and provision of a clean and comfortable place to hang my hat for awhile. I especially enjoy all the lighting options in the apartment, the very soft sheets, and fluffy towels – all little things that make a place feel like home. There is also lots of storage for a smaller place, which also makes a big difference. I can heartily recommend Short Term Suites to any one looking for . . . just that!

Marlys Christensen

A sampling of Short Term Suites’ many devoted clients:



Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center

Seattle Biomedical Research

Cell Therapeutics

U of W Medical Center

Seattle Opera

Cancer Care Alliance

Shannon & Wilson Geotech

Elliott Bay Design Company

Seattle Symphony

Seattle Supersonics



Red Dot Corporation

Allegiance Healthcare

Experience Music Project


Seattle Mariners

United States Navy

United States Coast Guard

United States Army

Federal Bureau of Investigation

Bogle & Gates

National Immigration Service

US Postal Service

URS Corp

Puget Sound Blood Center

BMW Constructors

Eli Lilly

United States Shippointe

Washington Corp

University of Washington


Cast of “Phantom of the Opera”

Cast of “Miss Saigon”

Cast of “Beauty and the Beast”

Seattle Public Schools

Seattle Police Dept

Children’s Hospital

American Cancer Society

Washington Mutual Bank

Coldwell Banker Bain

Apartment Hunters

Flow International

Seattle Dive Company