What We Love
- On-site Tom Douglas restaurant, Lola, serves Greek dishes such as slow-roasted suckling pig with orzo and grape leaf–wrapped trout
- Blocks from premium downtown shopping, Pike Place Market and Nordstrom’s flagship store, as well as the galleries and clubs of Belltown
- Modern Scandinavian decor (think Arne Jacobsen swan chairs, hand-knotted rugs and a split grain granite fireplace surrounded by perfectly stacked firewood)
What To Know
- Guestrooms have a muted color scheme, with pops of burnt orange, slate blue and olive green, as well as creature comforts like large flat-screen TVs, Face Stockholm bath products, Tivoli clock radios and fluffy bathrobes
- Free WiFi
- Valet parking is $39 a day
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
Located in downtown Seattle just a few blocks from Pike Place Market, Hotel Andra features warm, inviting modern Scandinavian decor. The lobby doubles as a stylish living room, with a wall of bookcases, Arne Jacobsen swan chairs, hand-knotted rugs and a split grain granite fireplace surrounded by perfectly stacked firewood. Through a large boathouse door made of maple, black steel and frosted glass is the hotel’s Greek-inspired restaurant, Lola, which is run by local celebrity chef Tom Douglas and serves tasty dishes such as slow-roasted suckling pig with orzo and grape leaf–wrapped trout. Upstairs, the airy guestrooms have a muted color scheme, with pops of brunt orange, slate blue and olive green, as well as such amenities as large flat-screen TVs, Face Stockholm bath products, Tivoli clock radios and fluffy bathrobes.
In the Area
Hotel Andra’s downtown location is a short walk from Pike Place Market, a century-old bastion where you can browse farm stands, nibble samples from artisanal food shops, watch fish arrive fresh off the boat and visit the original Starbucks. The Seattle Art Museum is also just blocks away, as is near the monorail, which can take you to the Space Needle or the EMP Museum, a temple to music and pop culture designed by Frank Gehry. Shoppers can take the short stroll to the flagship Nordstrom or upscale malls like Westlake Center, but we recommend a longer walk (or short cab ride) to the Pike-Pine Corridor, a vibrant neighborhood that birthed the grunge scene and now boasts indie boutiques and galleries, hip bars and eateries, and local legends like Elliott Bay Book Company.
How to Get There
I recently stayed at the Hotel Andra for the first time on a business trip, and I'll be back. First off, Roslyn at the front desk was tremendous. She seemed personally invested in making sure I was comfortable and was kind enough to help arrange an early check-in. I loved the room, which felt more like a small apartment, with a seating area that allowed me to work comfortably from somewhere other than the bed. I made use of their overnight shoeshine service; actually, I put my shoes out around 10a and had them back when I returned from a meeting that night. And the attached restaurant, Lola, was great; try the asparagus scramble for breakfast. Delicious.
I will say that the hotel would benefit from upgrading its wifi. While I was there, I found it to be very slow, and I was kicked off frequently. Pair that with the fact that I didn't have good Verizon service in my room, and it got to be problematic at times. But the service and other elements were strong enough to merit a 5 rating nonetheless.
Super nice & helpful staff! Valets at the front door always smiling and ready to help. Great location. Very comfortable, quiet and clean room. Great lighting in the bathroom and loved the separate make up area outside of the bathroom. Lovely fruit plate in our room when we arrived and chocolates delivered every evening! Fabulous!
My husband and I needed a hotel in Seattle for 2 nights prior to picking up a camper van for some exploration in the Pacific NW. Read reviews of many places and decided to try Hotel Andra. Very glad we did. It is a small, comfortable, friendly, clean, well-located hotel. The staff could not have been more welcoming or helpful, particularly Marlene at the front desk. The rooms are decorated nicely. We asked for one away from the street to minimize noise - 6th floor in the back worked like a charm. Ate at Lola, the restaurant attached to the hotel. While a tad pricey, the food and service were good. The location of Hotel Andra is outstanding! We walked everywhere: Pike Place Market, Space Needle, museums, coffee shops, retail, restaurants and on and on. While not the least expensive place we considered staying in Seattle, it was well worth the few extra dollars. We would stay here again without hesitation. Thank you, Hotel Andra!
Cute boutique hotel just a few blocks from Pikes Place. Staff was very nice and accommodating. The restaurant downstairs was delicious but a bit $$. I took 1 star away because the room was a bit noisy with thin walls. Great use of space and nice room layout, though.
This is my third time staying at this hotel. I have stayed as a solo for business and with my partner for a relaxing weekend. Every stay has been a great experience. The staff is very professional and helpful. They are very the accommodating. The location is great. I love the warm lobby with the fireplace. Lola restaurant has great food and the advantage of not leaving the building. Our stay included breakfast, but departure day we didn’t have time for breakfast, but they have a complimentary breakfast to go from Dahlia’s bakery across the street.