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
Have stayed at a couple of Kimptons but the Alexis is my favourite. Rooms have a lot of character and the staff is excellent. Had a corner suite overlooking the water and can’t say enough about the view. Will definitely go back!
My girlfriend and I flew out to Seattle for her birthday, and stayed at the Kimpton Alexis. I cannot recommend this hotel enough! I called the day before to have something special done for my girlfriend's birthday, such as, a bottle a champagne or wine waiting in the room. I spoke with Leanne, the concierge, and she was incredible. She assured me that they could get everything taken care of. She had a bottle of Rose waiting for us in the room (on the hotel), and helped me coordinate flowers to be in the room, as well. She just requested a budget and had it all taken care of. The following day when we checked in, Leanne surprised us and had my girlfriend and I upgraded to a King Suite! Thank you so much Leanne, you seriously helped make this a trip to remember! Again, I cannot recommend this hotel enough. The staff were so nice, and the location is perfect. Five starts!
We had a Business meeting at the Alexis in May. Everything went perfect. The staff is super professional and helpful. Reina was on top of all of the follow-up from prior to the event, during the event, and afterwards.
It is a great boutique hotel located at a good location. It takes only 10 minutes walk from this hotel to pike place market. I got a big room. Actually it was the biggest non-suite one that I ever saw. The only thing that I can complain is that it does not have a swim pool. Seems all Kimpton hotels don't have it.
I am currently staying at the Alexis. What a great stay! This is a two night stay in conjunction with a cruise to Alaska. From the moment I arrived, Kristyn and Leanne have taken good care of me. I noted on my reservation that I am celebrating an anniversary. I couldn't have been treated better! I am Platinum elite with IHG and was upgraded to a suite upon arrival. The concierge, Leanne was very helpful in giving me directions to the places I wanted to visit and surprised me with some Washington state sparking wine in celebration of my anniversary. The room is clean, comfortable and I have a wonderful view of the harbor. The hotel is within easy walking distance of Pike Market and the Waterfront. Walking in these areas was very safe. I look forward to another visit here in the future.