Four Seasons Hotel Seattle
What We Love
- The spa’s ultra-soothing Deep Forest Bliss full-body detox massage, plus a laze about afterward in the gorgeous, tiled steam room
- Huge guestroom windows that let in plenty of light
- The restaurant’s decadent “Ultimate Art Burger,” served with an exhaustive assortment of fixings
What To Know
- Free wireless Internet access is available
- Consider arriving without a car; the neighborhood is pedestrian-friendly and the $41 nightly parking fee is steep
- The outdoor pool is beautiful but tiny—perfect for a quick dip but not suitable for a vigorous workout
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
In a city with a few showy Old World grande dames and several more whimsically designed boutique hotels, the Four Seasons stands out for its dialed-back, discreetly posh vibe. The porte-cochère is on a short cul-de-sac, providing guests a safe harbor from busy adjoining streets the minute they pull up to the front door of this 21-story tower built in 2008. Low-slung, contemporary sofas and armchairs fill a refreshingly unfussy lobby of mostly muted grays and tans, accented by a few abstract paintings, a couple of colorfully striped accent rugs and a sleek, rectilinear fireplace. The building’s top floors contain 36 high-end private residences, but even the hotel guest rooms feel like peaceful, sophisticated pieds-à-terre.
Bed and Bath
With angular light-wood furniture, a few tastefully selected Northwest artworks (reproductions from the Seattle Art Museum) and little clutter or excessive adornment, the 147 airy rooms reflect Seattle’s unpretentious personality and strong Scandinavian roots. Rows of large windows let in plenty of light and afford views, depending on which side of the building guests are on, of Puget Sound and the snowcapped Olympic Mountains in the distance, or different perspectives on the city’s handsome skyline. Beds are swathed in soft linens. A big plus are the huge bathrooms, which come with double vanities and deep soaking tubs clad in gray-streaked white marble, showers with rain showerheads and separate commode rooms.
Grab a lavender-scented towel and munch on frozen grapes while resting beside at the small-but-sleek heated infinity lap pool, which is situated on a deck overlooking Elliott Bay (guests can order snacks from a special pool menu in summer). There’s also an outdoor hot tub and—popular during the cooler months—a fire pit. The hotel’s well-equipped 24-hour fitness is just inside from the pool, and a 6,000-square-foot spa has eight treatment rooms, including a couples’ suite overlooking the water. ART restaurant and lounge is a peaceful, contemporary space; the kitchen here turns out creative Northwest fare, including spice-rubbed King salmon with crab mashed potatoes, and Painted Hills beef tenderloin from Oregon.
In the Area
The hotel is perfectly situated for downtown exploring, just two blocks from legendary Pike Place Market and its stalls and vendors selling fresh produce, seafood and gourmet goodies, plus great restaurants like Marché and Matt’s in the Market. Across the street is the esteemed Seattle Art Museum, and—a block away—the Seattle Symphony Orchestra and a slew of big-name acts performing at elegant Benaroya Hall. Just down the hill on a pier in Puget Sound, the Seattle Aquarium delights kids and adults with close-up encounters of menacing-looking sharks and a Giant Pacific octopus. Downtown’s top shopping is a five-minute walk north at Pacific Place Mall, the Westlake Center and along the surrounding blocks of Pine and Pike streets.
How to Get There
Our 4 nights at the Four Seasons Seattle were like a dream. We didn't want to leave! The service was understated perfection. Upon arrival, though our room was not quite ready (because they were switching all the feathers to foam due to my allergies...much appreciated), we were greeted at the lively pool area with wonderful music and a delicious Moet frozen rose'. What a way to kick off a fabulous five days in Seattle. I've never been so happy that my room wasn't ready at a hotel.
The valet staff were totally on the ball. Turn-down service - practically a bygone pleasure these days - was thorough and above the call of duty. The bar is a great spot to imbibe while watching the dreamy sunsets. All the subtle touches throughout our stay enhanced our experience and just made us happy! Of course the fabulous rooms and killer location with breathtaking views didn't hurt.
In short - the perfect indulgence!
The key to the Four Seasons is that everything works to perfection. The rooms are very ample in size and equipped to meet every need, the staff is friendly and highly professional and the location overlooking the water and in the middle of the nightlife district is excellent.
Location is excellent and close to everything in Down Town Seattle. Clean hotel with comfy beds and wonder full staff. Pike place is within limits to take a stroll and try a Starbucks from the founding store.
We stayed here for our anniversary and it was very nice. We were unaware that is was Seafair week, so we paid TOP dollar to stay in a very mid dollar room. It was a nice room though. The hotel it one block away from Pike Place market, so that alone is fantastic. It also has a pool overlooking the harbor, which was fun too look at as the jets flew overhead and rattled the city (for seafair). The food poolside is amazing. I got the super food green salad, and it was heaven on a plate. The only bad thing was that I hopped into the shower when we arrived, and there was a GIANT hairball wad on the shower wall! Ew! So gross. But we told the manager and they had our room cleaned again, which didn’t seem like enough compensation when you’re overpaying for a mediocre room, but oh well. If you want to spend top dollar and have a great location, then this hotel is for you!
The location in Seattle and view from the Hotel are lovely. Close to restaurants, shopping and link transportation. the Pool area, for an urban hotel is delightful. The hotel restaurant is also wonderful