While you may not go sleepless in Seattle, when you visit one of America’s best cities, you need to have the best sleeping options.
There are some unique – and amazing – suites that we’ve found for you, and are the subject of this week’s issue.
1. Four Seasons Seattle
Awards: Fodor’s Choice; AAA/CAA Four Diamond Awards 2020; Forbes Travel Guide Five Star Awards 2020; TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice Best of the Best Awards 2020; Condé Nast Readers’ Choice List 2020
U.S. News reports of the city’s top hotel, “Sitting about a block from the waterfront in downtown Seattle, the Four Seasons Hotel Seattle is sleek and polished with a few touches inspired by the region. Rooms feature regional-inspired decor, and the popular Goldfinch Tavern serves Pacific Northwest fare paired with tasty cocktails and craft beers. Recent travelers complimented this Four Seasons property’s highly attentive service staff. Many past visitors also loved the hotel’s extra perks, such as its rooftop infinity pool and views of both the Olympic Mountains and Elliott Bay. When it’s time to retreat to your digs, you’ll be greeted by plush terry bathrobes, down duvets and pillows, flat-screen TVs, and free Wi-Fi access, among other luxe features.”
Forbes Travel Guide calls it “a sophisticated, urbane retreat housed in a modern glass tower close to the Seattle Art Museum. That the service is top-notch and attentive goes without saying — staff here attends to whatever you need with a laid-back, friendly, and confident flair that’s hard to duplicate.
With views of Elliott Bay, Puget Sound, and the Olympic Mountains, this 2,480 sq. ft. suite is located on the 10th floor. Light ashen woods showcase extraordinary detailing rooted in local craft traditions with a modern Asian influence. Rich shades of terracotta and chocolate accent a palate of taupe and pale gold. The dining table seats up to eight and you can connect two additional bedrooms.
More suites at Four Seasons Hotel Seattle.
2. Fairmont Olympic Hotel
Awards: Fodor’s Choice; Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star Awards 2020; AAA/CAA Four Diamond Awards 2020; Condé Nast Readers’ Choice List 2020
US News reports, “Stylish since 1924, the Fairmont Olympic Hotel, Seattle has stayed true to its elegant roots. Crystal chandeliers dangle delicately from the arched ceiling, and chic carved oak paneling lines the walls of the historic Shuckers oyster bar. The property receives high praise for everything from its indoor swimming pool to its impeccable service staff to its convenient location in downtown Seattle.”
Forbes Travel Guide adds, “Carefully blending its 1920s Italian Renaissance heritage with 21st-century hospitality, Fairmont is conveniently located in Rainier Square, only minutes from the city’s top attractions…The hotel is within walking distance of dining and shopping as well as the city’s financial district. You’ll also be close to Seattle’s famous Pike Place Market…The guestrooms and suites are tasteful retreats with floral draperies, soft pastel colors, and period furnishings, while fresh fruit and flowers make guests feel at home.”
The Olympic Suite is one of two 3,000 sq. ft. signature suites. You’ll find one bedroom with King size bed with the availability to add a second bedroom. The spacious parlor has special touches such as a decorative fireplace, large picture windows, a grand piano, and a beautiful dining area that can seat up to 12 guests.
More suites at the Fairmont Olympic Hotel.
3. Thompson Seattle
Awards: Fodor’s Choice; Condé Nast Readers’ Choice List 2020
Forbes Travel Guide inspectors report, “Thompson Seattle tows the line between old and new with its masterful design and well-placed locale. The hotel manages to be quaint yet sleek with a style that balances modern city life and rustic Pacific Northwest surroundings with vintage midcentury modern aesthetics blended with a log cabin or farmhouse vibe and perfectly worn furnishings.”
U.S. News adds, “Just steps from Pike Place Market, the Thompson Seattle is an up-and-comer in the Emerald City hospitality scene…Guests say Thompson Seattle’s location, just a mile from top sights like the Space Needle and Chihuly Garden and Glass, is one of its biggest assets. Travelers also rave about the rooftop bar, The Nest, which offers impressive views of the harbor. Additional amenities include a 24-hour fitness center and Conversation, an eatery that specializes in Pacific Northwest cuisine. Business travelers will also be pleased to find that the Thompson Seattle offers 5,000 square feet of meeting and event space across six indoor and outdoor venues.”
There’s a separate living room with panoramic views of 1st Avenue, Stewart Street, the Pike Place Market entrance, and Puget Sound. The one-bedroom suite features aKing bed with custom 400 thread count SFERRA linens, and a Sealy Tempur-Pedic mattress created exclusively for Thompson Hotels. The full bath offers a state-of-the-art rain shower and a deluxe soaking tub.
More suites at Thompson Seattle.
4. Inn at the Market
Awards: Fodor’s Choice; AAA/CAA Four Diamond Awards 2020
“This boutique hotel has one of the best locales in Seattle, according to recent travelers, with Pike Place Market just around the corner. Yet despite the nearby hustle and bustle, the Inn at the Market stays cozy, with a romantic courtyard and a quaint rooftop deck with picturesque views of Elliott Bay. Recent visitors fell in love with the unbeatable vistas from their contemporary rooms and suites,” says U.S. News.
It continues, “Those accommodations also include perks like iPod docking stations, complimentary Wi-Fi access, flat-screen TVs, Keurig coffee makers, mini-fridges and floor-to-ceiling bay windows. What’s more, there are a few restaurants on-site (including Pacific Northwest-inspired Bacco, a traveler favorite) and plenty of nearby eateries for visitors to enjoy. Guests can also access a pool and fitness center at Pike Place Market’s Seattle Athletic Club, though extra charges apply.”
Perfect for business or family vacations, Beecher’s Loft is located in Post Alley, adjacent to the hotel, and perched above the Market. The Loft enjoys a western exposure, featuring floor-to-ceiling windows and sophisticated interiors that blend harmoniously – exposed beams, iron-rusted counters, and warm wood floors balance the custom furnishings, hand-tufted rugs, and original artwork. Luxury comforts include a king-size custom-made bed, Douglas fir dining table, state-of-the-art and full-size kitchen, spacious sitting room, and a private balcony with seating and a gas grill.
More suites at Inn at the Market.
5. W Seattle
Awards: AAA/CAA Four Diamond Awards 2020
U.S. News writes, “Nestled in the heart of the downtown area, this stylish W fits in well with the other ultra-mod hotels of Seattle. Board games are available in the Living Room lobby, local artwork is on display at the welcome desk and in-room spa treatments are available at the ready. Rooms are spacious and comfortable, with pillow-top beds, minibars, flat-screen TVs, and large, large windows that boast city vistas.”
Extreme Wow Suite
The one-bedroom, one-and-a-half bathroom Extreme WOW Suite on the 24th floor is the ultimate wow experience. Its designer living space epitomizes Seattle with nods to tree rings, raindrops, and Pendleton patterns, as well as aviation and music.
Mix martinis at your own bar, then retire to the inviting bedroom. Draw the blackout curtains for a deep restful sleep in a king-size pillow-top bed with goose-down comforters. Gaze across Seattle from your bathroom’s Jacuzzi tub.
More suites at W Seattle.
6. Hotel 1000
Awards: Fodor’s Choice; AAA/CAA Four Diamond Awards 2020
“This ultra-modern Seattle property is popular with trendy travelers. The dramatic backlit staircase takes center stage in the small lobby, but recent visitors also love the futuristic-looking fire pit in the adjacent sitting room. Guest rooms are a bit less flamboyant, decorated in dark earth tones with dramatic details like two-person tubs that fill from the ceiling,” says U.S. News. And stop by All Water Seafood & Oyster Bar for its fresh catch.
Presidential Grand Suite
The 2,000 sq. ft. Presidential Grand Suites offers views of downtown Seattle, Elliott Bay, and Puget Sound from the 14th floor. The grand foyer includes a guest half bath. There is a dining table for eight. Enjoy the double-sided fireplace from both the living room and parlor. The relaxing bathroom includes a glass surround shower and a separate jetted tub. A glass wall joins the bathroom and bedroom with an electronic shade for privacy.
More suites at Hotel 1000 Seattle.