Grunge goes Glam
What it is
A sleek 424 room stunner that’s thoroughly of its place (expect raindrop patterns on the carpet).
What it isn't
Kurt Cobain’s torn flannel version of Seattle. W introduced next level glamour to the cityscape.
What we think
There’s a reason so many creative types emerge out of the Pacific Northwest: drizzly weather pushes everyone indoors towards their artistic pursuits. W Seattle has captured the inventive spirit of the locale, with a soaring lobby fireplace and turquoise egg chairs beckoning rock stars and worn out globetrotters alike. After a recent revamp, rooms are clean-lined and modern, with exposed wood walls, pillowtop beds that feel impossible to leave and toiletries from Bliss Spa that turn your shower into a—yup—spa. Ask for a room with views of Puget Sound and you might just spot an orca circling.
You're here because
The hotel is home to the first W Sound Suite in North America, a sound-proof 380-square-foot room that’s tricked out with everything you could want to record your next Grammy winning album. You’ll have no excuses not to—especially given the hotel’s on point 24-hour room service.
You didn’t think the Pacific Northwest was much of a foodie mecca until you popped in for dinner at Trace, helmed by Chef Steven Ariel, where the Alaskan crab melt on sourdough brought tears to your eyes. Even better: the locavore bar, where the Huckleberry Fizz, including 44 North Huckleberry Vodka—made in Idaho using Idaho-grown potatoes—decided your souvenir for you.
Restaurants & Bars
Trace - American and Asian fusion.
Trace - Perfectly crafted cocktail
Downtown Seattle, just five blocks from Pike Place Market and its infamous fish throwers, not to mention the glitzy waterfront apartments Frasier Crane made famous. Don’t miss Olympic Sculpture Park, an eight acre wonderland of al fresco art.