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
Absolutely great location for visiting Pike St. market.
Staff were friendly.
Lovely, thick robes.
Comfortable bed, and all the bells and whistles expected in a 4-star hotel.
Unless totally uninhibited about bathroom noises, stay elsewhere. The sliding barn door had major space-gaps, such that conversation could easily be continued with the door shut. The bathroom opened directly into the sleeping area, giving no auditory privacy at all. (see photos)
The rug, on top of the carpet was heavily wrinkled, so we had to be very careful about not tripping on it. (see photo)
Our room faced the street, and even 8 floors up, city noise was noticeable.
Although we enjoyed the free coffee, juice drink, and alcoholic beverage (at happy hour), there were no nuts/pretzels served with the alcohol, and no hot chocolate available. Come on! Please do not nickel and dime on what was a very expensive stay.
Managed to book this quaint hotel on points. The location was perfect. A short walk from the metro. Close to Pike Place and the shops. Nice bar, very pleasant staff and a nice touch to offer a managers drink at 5pm. Would thoroughly recommend staying here when visiting Seattle.
You guys, two words: clawfoot tub. I loved everything about the hotel from the unique and modern decor to the fantastic service we received. We had some issues checking in because we booked through Expedia and it didn’t quite match up with what the hotel had. However, Brandon helped us out and was so incredibly helpful and professional. We were in town celebrating my sister’s birthday and he personally brought up some goodies for us. We were so impressed and most importantly my sister felt so special on her birthday. Thank you Brandon for being so thoughtful!
The room was just stunning. But i will say I had to sleep on the pull out couch one night and it was very uncomfortable 😬 Honestly I was surprised at how uncomfortable it was. But that wouldn’t stop me from coming back because the vibe at the Palladian was SO SO cool. We will be back!
This was quite a phenomenal experience in my book! I am an avid Kimpton stayer and while I like the quirks of most properties... this location by far takes the cake. The staff was genuine and personable, the decor and cleanliness was 10/10 and overall ambiance of the hotel really added to our experience. I HIGHLY recommend staying here while visiting Seattle!
This hotel is one of the best if not the BEST hotel in and around downtown Seattle. The location is perfect, right across from the Moore Theater in Belltown, and the staff are hands down awesome! I've stayed at other Kimpton's before but this one, with the friendly and accommodating staff outshines the rest! Highly recommended!