Kimpton Hotel Vintage Seattle
What We Love
- The knowledgeable and friendly staff provides spot-on service
- Free WiFi if you join Kimpton's Karma loyalty program
- Recently renovated wine-themed rooms
- Fido can stay for free
What To Know
- Kimpton's signature wine hour is hosted in the intimate lobby
- Some street noise may be heard in the rooms, but it's a welcome trade-off for the prime location
- The parking garage is located right outside the hotel entrance, and it houses an on-site Zipcar hub so guests can explore the mountainous playground beyond the city
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
The name Vintage nods to both the hotel’s historic appeal and to its design inspiration, wine. Fresh off a 2014 renovation, the hotel is awash in the colors of Washington’s wine country (burgundy, taupe and green). Its slick furnishings and rich hues lend a sophisticated sexy vibe.
Bed and Bath
Guestrooms are all lush and cozy, with hardwood beds, cushy velvet armchairs and bold printed carpets. The furniture is situated to showcase the rooms’ grand feature: enormous windows that open to let in the fresh Seattle air. Be sure to request a room facing the park and library. The bathrooms in the standard rooms are snug, so it’s worth the splurge to upgrade to a spacious suite.
Tulio, a longtime Seattle favorite, adjoins the hotel and acts as both on-site restaurant and room-service provider — for fresh pasta in an unpretentious setting, it’s a great bet. Business guests may wish to host clients at the nearby private Columbia Tower Club, which offers spectacular city views. And while there’s no spa on-site, a host of in-room services are available. Best of all, the hotel staff has the city dialed-in and they’re ready to guide your experience. There’s even an on-site Zipcar location, so you can make seamless getaways.
In the Area
It’s impossible to escape Seattle without a bit of a culture crush. Step out of the hotel and head straight to the Seattle Public Library for a self-guided architecture tour of the award-winning leader in sustainable design. Take a 15-minute stroll to Melrose Market for a quick taste of some of the city’s finest food shops and restaurants, including chef Matt Dillon’s gorgeous, award-winning Sitka & Spruce. Book tickets at one of the city’s celebrated performance venues: Benaroya Hall, the Moore Theater or the Showbox. Swing by the Olympic Sculpture Park for a stunning exhibition of the famed local glassblower’s work at Chihuly Garden and Glass. Grab a Top Pot Doughnut on the way out of town.
How to Get There
We stayed here on our last night of our road trip. The hotel is located in a great location in Seattle. Close to everything. Super convenient. Staff was very friendly and really enjoyed our room. Highly recommended if in Seattle.
Nice hotel in downtown Seattle. It is a charming boutique-like hotel that was warm and inviting. The staff were professional and courteous that went above and beyond to make sure I had a nice stay. Hotel is very clean with an attentive housekeeping staff, which checked in multiple times. The restaurant was closed for the week during my stay and was disappointed I could not try it. Mini bar has a small but decent selection. I will definitely stay again at this hotel. Some rooms have a view of the ocean, which was awesome.
I love Kimpton! A perfect balance of class and style, without the stuffiness of some high end brands.
Greeted by Jessica at reception, who was welcoming and highly efficient. Room was spotlessly clean and well appointed; super comfortable bed and pillows, Kimpton's own toiletries - (quality and fragrances to die for!) Spacious bathroom and lovely seating and working areas too.
The hotel restaurant was undergoing a refurbishment during our stay but did not impact us, as we appreciate getting out to savour the neighbourhood eateries; of which there are many outstanding choices (reviewed separately but for example The Pink Door and Six Seven).
Our Kimpton stay was superb and truly felt like we were coming 'home'.
The good: Great location in downtown Seattle. Loved the wine happy hour in the lobby. Very clean and staff was friendly enough. The Meh: Room was so tiny. Their text you when your room is ready system is a little flawed.
Really why I was underwhelmed? We’ve stayed in Kimpton hotels before and loved them. They gave you a personal attention that made you feel special. Here, and again the staff was perfectly friendly, we were just customers. You see this trip was for our anniversary. We were away from our children and ready to relax. The mess up at check in regarding our text message to let us know our room was ready (4 hours later we never received one), the expectation of a king bed that was not met, the lukewarm greeting when we mentioned our anniversary, the reaction to my disappointment at our room (which was sorry we didn’t “promise” a king bed, too bad we are fully booked!). It appeared staff was more than willing to accommodate other guests however. While we waited and waited in the lobby for our room to be ready, we watched a couple arrive and check in to the hotel. They were offered a choice of king or queen and ushered to their room with great care. This is what prompted us to ask about the status of our room. We were immediately chastised that they had texted us hours ago to let us know we were ready. Apparently they had our phone number incorrectly entered into their system. Oops. It just wasn’t the Kimpton experience I expected.
We loved our stay at the Hotel Vintage - it’s an easy walk to almost all of your downtown highlights (ten minutes to Pike Place, five minutes downhill to the waterfront in general, across the street from the main library!) and an easy walk to a light rail station to get a lot of other places. The room was gorgeous and comfortable and we loved the non-single use shampoo, conditioner, etc, in the bathroom, both for conservation and for smell and use! Met tons of interesting people at the happy hour. And the staff was amazing - they didn’t give us a bad answer to a variety of questions (where can we watch the NBA Draft? - the Lodge, what should I take pictures of at 6 am? - Pike Place while the vendors set up and here’s a map, how should we get to T-Mobile Park? - the light rail, here’s how to use it) and they were happy to help, communicated between the shifts, and made our first time in Seattle absolutely fabulous.