Merrill Gardens at Renton Centre

104 Burnett Avenue South, Renton, WA 98057

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About the community

Merrill Gardens at Renton Centre offers a newer retirement community in downtown Renton across from the transit center, near shopping, restaurants and medical practices. Enjoy all this thriving community has to offer in its charming historic downtown district, just outside of Seattle. Explore nearby riverfront parks offering excellent recreation and walking paths.

Relax on the rooftop patio with flower boxes for gardening or take advantage of the on-site wellness center with easy-to-use gym equipment, salon and barbershop and comfortable gathering rooms. Residents enjoy their billiards table, grand piano and well-appointed on-site library. The community has won the Best of Renton Award from the local Reporter Newspapers every year since 2006.

Merrill Gardens at Renton Centre senior housing offers:
154 senior living apartments
Choose from studios, one and two bedroom apartments
Independent living, assisted living, and respite care services
Take advantage of personal care services if needed
Anytime Dining
Enjoy fresh, restaurant-style meals served on your schedule — 7 am to 7 pm — 7 days a week
Active Living
Pursue physical, social, intellectual, emotional and spiritual interests.

In addition, Merrill Gardens at Renton Centre offers concierge services, scheduled transportation, weekly housekeeping and much more!

Senior Housing Types

Assisted living
Memory care
Independent living

Pricing at Merrill Gardens at Renton Centre

Total monthly costs depend on room type, select services, and the level of care needed.

Base fees by room type

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1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
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*Prices quoted are monthly rental charges and are provided by the communities themselves. Actual prices may differ due to one-time fees, timing and care services required. Speak with your Senior Living Advisor to learn more.


Health Care Services

Memory care
Ambulatory care
Diabetic care
Incontinence care
Medication management

Staffing & ancillary services

Hospice available on-site
Physical therapist
Occupational therapist
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Meals & Dining

Meals provided
Anytime dining
Guest meals
Professional chef

Room Amenities

Wheelchair accessible showers
Bath tubs
Wi-fi/high-speed internet
Full kitchen
Ground floor units

Community Amenities

On-site dining options

Café or bistro
Private dining room

Transportation & parking

Resident parking available
Complimentary transportation
Transportation at cost
Property convenient to public transit


Dogs allowed
Cats allowed

Common areas

Outdoor common areas
Indoor common areas
Barber shop
Beauty salon

Recreational areas

Billiards lounge
Fitness center
Game room
Movie or theater room


Grocery shopping and errands
Laundry service / drycleaning

Memory care services

Secured community
Designed specifically to accommodate memory loss
Memory care only community
Enclosed courtyard

Languages spoken


Primary language spoken by staff



Devotional activities on-site
Devotional activities offsite
Visiting chaplain or priest
Catholic services



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August 21, 2016
Poor meals

I visited my friends in their apartment and was given a tour by them. Except for the high cost, I was favorably impressed until we had lunch. The salad bar was fresh, but very limited. The entrees, however, were almost inedible. Fish tasted old and unpleasant. The ribs were burned and tough and left uneaten. Friends said they had a new chef who was trained at Cordon Blue, I believe. If so, he must have graduated at the bottom of his class...or he falsified his resume. Desert was good, but I am sure it was purchased from elsewhere.. This is an expensive place. No excuse for poor food. I'll pass.

Response from Merrill Gardens at Renton Centre

September 25, 2016

We appreciate that you took your time to provide us with this detailed feedback. We are very sorry to hear that you had a poor experience with the food. We are sharing this feedback with our culinary team in order to help make any needed improvements.

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February 26, 2016
Lack of empathy

General manager is unfriendly and uptight. Time for a vacation or new job! Nurse appears to be there to collect paycheck. Not interested in residents. Upper management needs to look at the huge turnover and complaint of residents. This echos through the place! Too expensive for what you get for your money. Terrible service in dining area because of huge turnover. Underpaid employees keeps the turning over. [removed] Management only cares about those dollies $$$$$$. [removed]. Stay away! Look elsewhere for your loved one!

Response from Merrill Gardens at Renton Centre

March 13, 2016

We appreciate you taking the time to provide us with this feedback and we are sorry to hear about your experience. We take this feedback seriously and we are working with the team to review the details and follow up as needed. Please don't hesitate to reach out to us directly with any additional information.

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August 25, 2015
Bill Rieg - Toured community
Stick 'em up, this is a hold up!

I just about choked yesterday when the Representative told me there was a non-negotiable, one time, non-refundable, $5,000 "Community fee" BEFORE my Aunt could move in. I see from a previous responder that this fee was only $1,000 in September of last year. This is nothing less than high level extortion. She couldn't believe that I'd never heard of this type of fee before in any of the other three Brookdale Facilities that I've had Relative live in the previously. I'm going to cancel our application and keep my Aunt at the Brookdale Facility at Admiral Heights where there is no "Community Fee".

Response from Merrill Gardens at Renton Centre

September 18, 2015

Thank you for your feedback regarding your experience. We would be glad to speak with you further to help resolve your concerns. Please email me directly at [removed] and we can set up a time to speak one on one. I look forward to hearing from you. - Shelley Thompson, Merrill Gardens Sr. General Manager

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Merrill Gardens at Renton Centre has received an average review rating of 3.24 based on 6 reviews. See all reviews.

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