With downtown attractions to your left and right, all within easy walking distance, this hotel has it all, including grand views of the harbour and bay.
Seattle, United States
Home to more than a few world-famous coffee chains and multibillion-dollar tech companies, to outsiders Seattle appears to be all glittering skyscrapers and big blue chip businesses.
But make a beeline for the city’s sprawling neighbourhoods, and you start to see a different picture. Third wave coffee shops, micro (and nano) breweries, quaint bookstores that serve up lattes with a side of poetry - the true heart of the city beats in small, edgy businesses with equal parts quirk and charm.
Once you’ve had your fill of city life, get yourself a four-wheel drive and a sturdy tent. The Emerald City is surrounded on all sides by snow-capped mountains, mossy forests and, yes, emerald-blue lakes.
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This is an elegant hotel located right in the heart of downtown Seattle near Pioneer Square and a number of exciting tourist attractions. From the spacious hotel lobby with its unique and luxurious architecture, fine furnishings, elegant chandeliers, and warm fireplace to the rooms with their comfortable bedding and impeccable views, Kimpton Hotel Monaco Seattle is a sophisticated grand hotel.
Just 20 minutes on foot from the Space Needle, the Grand Hyatt has well-appointed rooms and an awe-inspiring view of the lake from the uppermost floors.
At Seattle’s only waterfront hotel, your day begins with the gentle sounds of lapping water, a crackling fireplace and a bubble-brimmed tub.
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At Manolin’s U-shaped bar counter, Caribbean-style cocktails and fresh seafood are the order of the day. Come for rockfish ceviche that puckers the mouth, meats that emerge from a wood-fired grill with no shortage of drama and sharing plates bedecked with the season’s greens.
Chef Dustin Ronspies’ close-knit relationships with local family-run farms, foragers and fisheries are abundantly evident in the Art of the Table’s mercurial menu. Sit down to a seven-course blind menu to really get a taste of the Pacific Northwest.
Seattleites in the know flock to Spinasse for a bowl of their tajarin al ragu. Rustic, comforting and the perfect remedy to the city damp - much like the Piedmont-inspired restaurant itself.
At the sleek all black-and-white Lakehouse, you’ll rub shoulders with your nextdoor diners at long communal tables while tucking into farm-to-table plates made to please the most diehard locavores.