The King Street Station still has some of its old grandeur: fancy ceilings and marble here and there. It was clean and not scary :-)
I don't know if I'll travel this way again, though the price was certainly reasonable. It takes 8 hours (which is actually about how long it took Katie, Lulu and I to get to Seattle driving over the pass last week). But you have lots of legroom, wi-fi, can walk around, and there's always the possibility that Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye, Rosemary Clooney and Vera-Ellen might burst into song. So there's that. Negative points to the weirdo 2 rows up who conducted a long phone convo regarding his being "out of Montana's jurisdiction" so they couldn't get him on that assault charge. But I knew Mr. Hachi, our car attendant, would take care of us if the weirdo went postal.