Seattle & Vicinity, Washington
Seattle was my first grown-up city. Cosmopolitan. Sparkling. The city on the hill. I was young in my twenties and lived in so many places, did so many things, trying to find my way. Wallingford near the University, Leschi Park and Madison Park on Lake Washington, Vashon Island, Bainbridge Island, Ballard and Capitol Hill. Each it’s own neighborhood, it’s own special place. Seems like I moved every autumn, but no matter where I lived, Seattle was stunning to the eye. And full of possibilities.
Below a few suggestions for now…
Hotel 1000 www.hotel1000seattle.com love it! Views of Puget Sound, waterfall-filling tubs, high-tech with Pan-Asian influences married to the Northwest. Play golf indoors! Boka Kitchen & Bar, Studio 1000 on site; Sorrento Hotel www.hotelsorrento.com old world charm above the city; Arctic Club Hotel www.arcticclubseattledowntown.doubletree.com Fair Warning: a favorite bought by Doubletree. A recent visit doesn’t seem to have changed this historic gentlemen’s adventure club turned classic beauty. Try a Pim’s Cup in the lounge. Juno restaurant on site. Alexis Hotel www.alexishotel.com; Edgewater Hotel www.edgewaterhotel.com on the water; Hotel Max www.hotelmaxseattle.com hip and edgy. Hotel Vintage Park www.hotelvintagepark.com cozy, wine centric; Inn at the Market www.innatthemarket.com uptown luxury above Pike Place Market, oh, the views! Hyatt at Olive 8 www.olive8.hyatt.com I know it’s a chain, but it is the first LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certified hotel in Seattle, sleek, luxurious, Urbane Restaurant on site.
Egads! So much to do. Coming soon...