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
- Handicap Accessible
- 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
Loved this hotel. Catered to our every whim. Beautiful and very comfortable. Outstanding view of Puget Sound. Beyond up to date. Everyone from the doorman, service dept and checking in and out was fantastic. And complimentary coffee delivered each morning. Stayed 7 days.
This was our first time at this hotel and we were so pleased from beginning to end. We didn’t want to leave. I will only stay at this location for any future trips. They know how to treat their visitors.
I have stayed at the Four Seasons in Seattle a number of times and it is always a pleasure to return. The rooms are nice and spacious, the staff is exceptionally friendly and professional, and the restaurant is great (I particularly like the breakfast).
As a solo traveler, I value customer service, help with transportation, and ease of checking in and out. Everyone at this hotel was friendly and helpful. Beautiful rooms in a great location in Seattle.
Had a short stay here with my family of husband and 2 daughters (aged 10 and 5). And we had an amazing vacation!
The hotel itself is beautiful! And room and beds are so comfortable. They even provided robes and slippers for the kids. So cute! The kids loved coming back from a day out to the variety of snacks and refreshments they would provide in the lobby. We used the pool one day (it was a weird day with a high temperature in the mid-80s) and it was perfect to be out at the pool. The pool is small but I suppose people don’t go to Seattle to hang out at the pool all day. Unfortunately, we didn’t dine at their restaurant but we got food and cocktails at the pool and it was delicious...my husband even commented how the kids’ chicken strips were the best he’s had at any of the Four Seasons we’ve had the privilege to stay at. One thing to also mention about our bathroom in our double bed room...it only had 1 sink. I thought that was sort of random for a room that can accommodate 4 people.
The service was typical of a Four Seasons...absolutely the best! Everyone is so helpful and friendly! And always willing to go over and beyond. At the pool, we had an incident where my daughter scratched her foot and one of the severs came back quickly with a first aid kit to help and provide extra bandaids in case we needed them for later.
The location is perfect! Walking distance to Pike Place (even did the obligatory tourist visit to the original Starbucks - not too long of a wait). Lots to see and eat there! We walked down to the waterfront and there’s so much to see and do. We even rode the Ferris wheel that you can easily see from the hotel. The one negative about the location is just the amount of homeless people we saw around the hotel and just downtown in general. It saddened us to see so many (we’re not used to seeing this where we currently live).
Highly recommend staying at the Four Seasons hotel. It’s such a special treat!