As Seattle in Washington has established itself as a top-tier city, its portfolio of opulent accommodations has grown in lockstep. Choose from soaring vantage points in the city center or someplace more secluded, and prepare to explore what this side of the Pacific Rim has to offer connoisseurs of the finer things in life.
Hotel Ballard is a boutique hotel in one of Seattle’s most vibrant areas. Suite accommodations — some overlooking a courtyard, others overlooking bustling Ballard Avenue – have separate rooms with California king beds and full-size sleeper sofas. Unwind on the rooftop pavilion, which features a fireplace and panoramic views.
Most popular amenities: 1 swimming poolParking Airport shuttle Free WiFi Non-smoking roomsTea/Coffee Maker in All Rooms Bar
This Downtown hotel, which was renovated in 2017, features a towering art deco atrium with enormous murals and skylights, as well as art and relics curated by Seattle’s Museum of History and Industry. The guest rooms include paisley-print drapes and dazzling white-tiled bathrooms. The red neon Roosevelt Hotel sign on the roof pays homage to the hotel’s original name.
Most popular amenities: Non-smoking rooms Fitness centerFacilities for disabled guestsPrivate ParkingParking Free WiFi
Kimpton Palladian Hotel
The Kimpton Palladian Hotel is known for the windows that anchor its magnificent corner entry. It is chic and playful. Inside, the grandeur continues with terrazzo flooring and dark wood accents, such as lobby pictures of contemporary superstars reinterpreted in Napoleonic style. The guest rooms boast a calming mix of historic charm and modern flourishes (we adore the artistic Seattle maps). Some include a clawfoot tub with a separate shower.
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Four Seasons Hotel Seattle
The Four Seasons Hotel Seattle’s light-filled rooms have floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking Elliott Bay and deep soaking tubs. Enjoy fresh-caught fish and handcrafted cocktails at Goldfinch Tavern, the hotel’s collaboration with renowned local chef Ethan Stowell, either in your room or at the waterfront restaurant. Pike Place Market and the Seattle Art Museum are both within a block of the hotel.
Most popular amenities: 1 swimming pool Non-smoking rooms Fitness center Room service Restaurant SpaFacilities for disabled guests Bar
Inspired by the Excelsior Vittoria in Sorrento, Italy, this hotel opened in 1909 as a unique luxury seat in rough-and-tumble Seattle at the time. It has retained its elegant appeal, with wood-paneled public areas, comfy vintage furnishings, and artwork in the guest rooms (along with good local coffee). The Hotel Sorrento is located on First Hill, a short walk from downtown Seattle.
Most popular amenities: Non-smoking rooms Fitness center Spa Restaurant Room serviceFacilities for disabled guestsTea/Coffee Maker in All Rooms Bar
When you enter the W Seattle, you’ll immediately notice that it’s one of the city’s favorite meeting sites, with a bustling bar area that doubles as the lobby. The guest rooms are understated but uninteresting, with wood-paneled headboards framing plush beds and roomy, well-appointed bathrooms. Book a higher-floor accommodation to enjoy views of Mount Rainier, Elliott Bay, or the rest of the Downtown Seattle skyline.
Most popular amenities: Non-smoking rooms Fitness center Room service RestaurantFacilities for disabled guestsPrivate ParkingTea/Coffee Maker in All Rooms Bar
The much-lauded Thompson Seattle, with its angled glass façade, opened in 2016 and was designed by Olson Kundig Architects, a leading architectural firm located in this inventive city. The rooms are luxurious, and some feature views of the water. Additionally, guests can congregate at the Nest, the hotel’s rooftop lounge complete with lush greenery, comfy firepits, and panoramic views. A block away is Pike Place Market.
Most popular amenities: Non-smoking rooms Fitness center Room service RestaurantFacilities for disabled guestsPrivate Parking Bar Breakfast