Kimpton Alexis Hotel
What We Love
- Kimpton wine hour from 5 to 6 p.m.
- Steps away from must-visit sights: the Seattle Aquarium, Pike Place Market and the Seattle Art Museum
- Cozy Bookstore Bar specializes in whiskey flights
- Not just pet-friendly; the hotel is pet-fanatical
- Bathrooms feature C.O. Bigelow products and the kind of cheetah print terrycloth bathrobes (a Kimpton signature)
What To Know
- The smallest rooms are 250 square feet; opt for one of the spacious suites (which have been converted from condominiums)
- Parking is pricey at $42 per night, before tax and tip
- It's worth signing up for Kimpton’s free loyalty program for free WiFi and a $10 minibar credit
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
Built in 1911, this warm, modern hotel has 121 guestrooms, 32 of which are suites. Local artists get plenty of play in a rotating selection of sculptures and paintings throughout the property. The lamplit rooms feature plush armchairs, comfy sofas and pillowtop beds with jazzy headboards. Some rooms have a fireplace or two-person soaking tub, but all have large windows that bring in plenty of natural light, as well as a peek at the cityscape or waterfront.
Bed and Bath
The bathrooms feature C.O. Bigelow products and the kind of cheetah print terrycloth bathrobes (a Kimpton signature) that inspire dance parties. The standard bathrooms are bright and clean, if nondescript, but the bathrooms in the suites would make any tub lover swoon, complete with bubble bath soap and candles.
Kimpton hotels love to pimp out their amenities, and we love to take advantage of them. Partake in the coffee (6 to 10 a.m.) and wine (5 to 6 p.m.) in the lobby, request turn-down service to receive daily chocolates — oh, and to have your bed linens turned down — and break a sweat at the CrossFit-style gym. Then, relax those muscles at the adjoining Aveda spa. Room service is available 24 hours a day, but the selection in the reasonably priced minibar (e.g., Haribo gummies, Pringles, cashews) is so good that you might not need it.
In the Area
All the best sights are within walking distance of the hotel. Choose your own adventure. On the waterfront: visit the very cool, interactive (touch a sea anemone!) Seattle Aquarium, dodge the seagulls to eat the world famous clam chowder at Ivar’s and knock back a dozen spankin’ fresh oysters at Elliott’s Oyster House. At Pike Place Market: visit the original Starbucks, Instagram the flying fish and then trek up the hill to have lunch at pitch-perfect Parisian café Le Pichet. (If you get winded, stop at the Virginia Inn for a cold one.) Work off that lunch with a walk through the Olympic Sculpture Park. For more culture-hound options: visit Jimi Hendrix’s guitar at the EMP Museum or stroll through the thoughtfully curated Seattle Art Museum and take an architectural tour of the Seattle Public Library, designed by Rem Koolhaas and Joshua Prince-Ramus. To explore a bit farther afield, hop the nearby ferry for a daytrip to Bainbridge Island.
How to Get There
Loved my stay at the hotel! Had clean room, all the amenities needed, great staff that were willing to help with anything asked, close to everything surrounded by great restaurants and bars. Loved the Bookstore bar whiskey selection and their great ambience.
Reserved a Deluxe King - had a great street view and the room was very spacious. Lovely amenities and the bed was super comfortable we slept in longer than we anticipated the next morning. Everyone at the hotel - valet, check-in agents, and happy hour attendants were super friendly and made us feel special and welcome. Love the Kimpton chain and this was no exception!! Fantastic location in Seattle, walkable to Pike's Place and shopping. Didn't use it but their workout room has a climbing wall AND a peloton bike!
Wow!! I’m a fussy hotel dweller I can admit but this place has exceeded my exceptions. I let them know it was my friends birthday and we were greeted with champagne and macaroons. Also they are pet VERY friendly with no service charge and dog bed and bowls added to the room. I will be staying here every time I’m in Seattle the price is insane for the value.