Best Hotels In Seattle

By Katie Chang |
Seattle, Best Hotels, City Guide

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Because there’s so much to see, eat, and drink when you’re visiting Seattle, a proper night’s rest is of utmost importance. Below, 7 stylish and comfortable spots to lay your head.

The Palladian 

Perhaps the hippest place in Seattle to crash, this boutique hotel in Belltown pays homage to an interesting mash up of notable men. The entrance is flanked with oversized portraits of local luminaries (like Bill Gates and Jimi Hendrix), while the throw pillows in each room sport the mugs of pop icons (like David Bowie). And with reclaimed wood headboards, brass fixtures, and colorful rugs, the decor feels like a stylish throwback to the sixties.

Alexis Hotel

Old meets new at this charming downtown property, which spans three historic buildings. Once inside, guests get a swanky, art-filled retreat from the city. In addition to the permanent collection, a curator from the Seattle Art Museum rotates other pieces to tie in with current exhibitions. Accommodations are a mix of cozy and chic with wood-burning fireplaces, deep soaking tubs, and plush beds dressed in crisp Frette linens.


Four Seasons Seattle

For some of Seattle’s most breathtaking views, request a room facing Elliott Bay and Puget Sound. Yes, accommodations run on the pricy side, but there’s little this luxurious property doesn’t have. Gracious service, a state-of-the-art gym, a heavenly spa, and a bustling restaurant fronted by beloved local chef Ethan Stowell are just the beginning of a long list of hotel offerings. So once you check in, you’ll find it really, really hard to leave.

Hotel Sorrento

Though it’s Seattle’s oldest boutique hotel – it opened its doors in 1909 – the Sorrento still manages to feel fresh and inviting, thanks to a spiffy renovation that wrapped up last year. Upgrades include Dunbar Room, a lively brasserie and bar specializing in craft cocktails and contemporary Pacific Northwest cuisine, and a trio of specialty suites. Suite 601, for example, is a sophisticated and handsome den envisioned by local artist Tamara Codor and designer Sterling Voss.

Inn at the Market

As the only hotel in town to boast a home in Pike Place Market, the Inn’s address is unbeatable. A recent renovation refreshed all the rooms, so they feel airy but warm, with a soothing white and beige palette, plush carpeting, and dreamy Hypnos beds. Since some of Seattle’s most beloved bars and restaurants (hello, Sushi Kashiba) are mere steps from the hotel entrance, you won’t have to venture far for good times.


Hotel Andra

In true Swedish fashion, the design is spare, yet aesthetically pleasing. Rooms are simply appointed with what you need for a comfortable night’s sleep and the bathrooms are a bit snug, but you’ll feel well cared for. (And bonus points for bathrooms stocked with the hip Swedish beauty brand Face Stockholm.) The common area, called the Living Room, is a cozy, wood-flanked lounge where you can work on your laptop, or kick back with a drink next to the fireplace.

Hotel Vintage

Oenophiles will flip for this quirky property. Each of the 124 rooms and suites are dedicated to a different Washington winery, and accented with custom art made from recycled wine corks. The wine theme extends to the complimentary wine hour hosted daily. Once hunger sets in, beeline to Tulio, the hotel’s Italian restaurant, where Chef Walter Pisano turns out elegant dishes like his popular sweet potato gnocchi.  


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