Kimpton Palladian Hotel
What We Love
- A host of cool perks, like nightly wine hours, (free) use of the hotel’s vintage-style bikes and in-room yoga mats
- The seafood-driven restaurant Shaker + Spear helmed by star chef Walter Pisano
- Classic cocktails and craft beers at hip lounge Pennyroyal
- The killer waterfront location in downtown
What To Know
- Free WiFi for Kimpton Karma Rewards members
- Pets are welcome at no charge
- While there's no dedicated spa, the hotel can arrange for in-suite spa services
- There's valet parking for a fee of $39 per day
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
Clean-lined yet bursting with quirky details, this 97-room boutique head-turner epitomizes the casual-cool spirit of Seattle. Located in buzzy downtown, between Belltown and the Retail Core, the revamped 1910 property offers of-the-moment amenities and services galore—think classic European-style cruiser bikes by PUBLIC and oysters with lime and basil at hotspot Shaker & Spear—ticking all the hipster boxes without ever seeming like it’s trying too hard. Check in to rooms and suites featuring nostalgic details like reclaimed timbers and brass fixtures contrasted with contemporary artworks and witty pillows screenprinted with pop icons like David Bowie. The tech entrepreneur set will appreciate each room’s ample work space (hi, ergonomic office chair!) and free WiFi, while the Namaste crowd will relish the chance to perform in-room sun salutes on the free yoga mats. Given Seattle’s reputation for green living, it’s no surprise to find the Palladian places an emphasis on recycling and mindful living (the rooms have organic mini-bars, natch), while also raising a toast to the sybaritic things in life, like the hosted nightly social hours. Gourmands will love grazing at the Walter Pisano-run restaurant, with its comforting, hearty seafood dishes and organic salads—the dining room also offers a great weekend brunch with plates ranging from cornmeal pancakes with organic berries to smoked mackerel with harissa potatoes.
In the Area
You’re primed to explore the best of this stellar Pacific Northwest city from the Palladian’s enviable location in Belltown, within strolling or biking distance from some of Seattle’s most famous attractions. Make a beeline for the historic Pike Place Market to get a fix on why this town is such a powerhouse when it comes to epicurean pursuits. Seattleites have been coming here since 1907 to buy produce from local farmers, with a focus today on sustainability and artisanal ingredients. Hit Pioneer Square for an art and culture fix and to admire the neighborhood’s Renaissance Revival architecture: galleries like the impressive Foster/White space showcase big-name artists like glass prodigy Dale Chihuly, while the Thursday Art Walk offers visitors the chance to meet and mingle with artists at spaces like the Tashiro Kaplan Arts Building (the TK for short). If you’re curious to check out the roots of the Seattle grunge movement, take in a gig at Belltown’s legendary The Crocodile, where bands like Nirvana and Pearl Jam once played.
How to Get There
As is the case with all of the Kimpton properties I've stayed at in Seattle, this one is groovy, well-appointed (with a hipster dose of cool wit), and provides excellent service.
We had a little hiccup with valet parking (they were short staffed) and they couldn't have been more apologetic and nicer. Plus, they made it right by removing the charge and giving us a candy bar.
They don't stock the room with extras, but you can ask for what you need: robes, coffee maker (freshly made in the lobby, anyway), alarm clock, dog beds, etc.
Best Experience ever! It is a quick enjoyable walk to Pike Place Market! The service was excellent, the room was super clean, they serve complimentary wine from 5-6pm which my wife enjoyed, they also provide complementary bikes which we used. We reached out to Ari Blankenship prior to our arrival and when we arrived our room had champagne. Thank you Ari for making our stay so memorable. We will definitely be back! I would definitely recommend this place to anyone. Also the room was spacious, quiet, comfy, the bed was also super comfortable and the shower was awesome. Again, amazing place!!!
Joaquin and Angelica.
Great stay at the hotel. Valet staff were great, front desk were amazing. Facilities and decor is really cool, the rooms were nice and clean. Location was great so I'd definitely come back again. Decent fitness centre.