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
- 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
All the lamps in the room are dented, no attention to detail. Was emailed saying I would have a dog bed and food bowls provided on arrival. On arrival none of this was set up and after requesting and waiting about 20 minutes I had to call and request again I got the bowls and the bed a little bit later. The bed was pretty gross and the dog food bowl actually had a glob of canned dog food on the side which was disgusting. Needles to say I did not use the bowls or the bed as they were clearly unsanitary. We asked reception to call us when our food delivery arrived and this did not happen either, we are leaving tomorrow hopefully nothing else happens. We have stayed in hotels all over the world as we love to travel but this experience was one of the most disappointing. Would not recommend.
I always love Kimpton hotels. The Alexis really stands out. It is in a great location and the Bookstore bar is great. All for a very reasonable price. Rooms have everything you need - robe, makeup mirror and a very comfy bed. The rooms are quiet and well insulated. Nice exercise facilities. This trip I had a spa room - it was very roomy yet comfortable. Staying at a Kimpton makes business travel a joy!
Good experience. King size bed room on the second floor. Comfortable room size with modern amenities. WiFi quality was good and I did not notice any connectivity issues during peak (night) hours. Would stay again.
My fiancée and I spent a night at the Kimpton Alexis for a short getaway, and it was a splendid experience! The hotel is absolutely beautiful and well-decorated, the staff are very nice and helpful, and there were multiple nice touches that made the Alexis stand out. Leanne, the concierge, provided us with a complimentary bottle of Cabernet and some locally-made chocolate upon learning that we were there for a romantic weekend. There was also a complimentary wine and hors d’ouvres happy hour, very early check in, complimentary hot chocolate, and courtesy bikes to ride around Seattle!
The only small downsides were that there’s no pool and not really much of a view, but neither of those things really mattered to us for this stay. I will certainly look to stay at the Alexis again!
The location is within walking distance from Pike's Market. My room had a view of the street (which was a bit noisy on a Thursday evening about 3 am-for a bit). It was within walking distance of many restaurant and shopping choices. My room had a large bathroom, closet with a robe, and a comfortable bed!