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Seattle Boutique Hotel

Am looking to surprise my son and D-I-L with night at a nice, boutique hotel in Seattle for their anniversary. They stayed in one a few years ago and loved it. Any suggestions?

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16874 posts

My brother-in-law and his wife have excellent taste in boutique hotels and love the Inn at the Market.

Posted by
2651 posts

Inn at the Market is a very nice spot. It's one of my favorites. I think the Edgewater is nice too but Inn at the Market has a better and more central location. All of the Kimpton hotels in downtown are nice also.

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We stayed at Fairmont Olympic Seattle, Address: 411 University St, Seattle, WA 98101, Phone: (206) 621-1700. Our first room was a suite. It was extremely dated and not what we would expect from Fairmont. I requested a different room and got one of the updated ones which was gorgeous. You can always try Kimpton which is great and a bit more boutique-ish!

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4637 posts

I don't know if Edgewater Inn could be considered boutique hotel but that's what I would book for them because of its location (on the pier over water {Elliott Bay}) and history (Beatles stayed there and were fishing right from the window of their room).

Posted by
128 posts

Thanks for the suggestions, everyone! The Ace Hotel looked nice, but booked for the night I needed. I did end up booking a room at the Mediterranean Hotel. It's near the Seattle Center. Has anyone stayed there? It got decent reviews on TA and looks like it has a nice rooftop where you can relax and see beautiful views on a nice evening. The prices for nice hotels in Seattle were amazingly expensive and the Mediterranean was about the best I could find, but still pricey. As always, appreciate any help.

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Hi, the other one I would consider is the Sorrento Hotel. good luck!

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348 posts

We stayed at the Ace. (someone above recommended it) You need to know that they do not have AC in hardly any rooms. We were there in early May and it was sweltering in the room even though it was only about 70 outside. They gave us a fan but still had to sleep with windows open. It's loud all night with the traffic etc below.

There are 3 or 4 bathroom/showers that you share with the other guests.

Access requires a very steep climb of probably 30 stairs. Tough to do with a lot of luggage and would be really difficult for some people even with very little luggage

The place was clean and the breakfast (down the back stairs several flights) was good.

Not our cup of tea but wanted to try it out. Wouldn't stay there again because of the issues mentioned above

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6670 posts

I've stayed at the Mediterranean twice that I can recall. It's a nice clean simple hotel, with a nice roof deck (for extra bucks I believe), convenient to lower Queen Anne and the Seattle Center, but not in a league with Sorrento, Fairmont, or others listed above. I can't afford places like those. Another high-end option would be the Alexis on 1st Ave. near Pioneer Square.

I just got a senior rate of $278 for the Best Western near Seattle Center -- with taxes it's $324 -- for the end of August. Downtown Seattle is beaucoup expensive. (Luckily I had points to use instead.)