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
Ryan and Brandon not only made me feel welcome but went above and beyond to make me feel comfortable and truly special. After a long day of meetings and conference presentations they made my exhausting afternoon all worth it!
Ryan and Brandon were very helpful on check in, the were able to locate a type of restaurant we were looking for just 2 blocks from the Hotel.
The Hotel was very clean and all the staff extremely friendly.
We would definitely stay again!
They also made a reservation at Tulio’s in advance for our second night.
Upon issues with check in that led to frustrations, Ryan from the front desk went over and beyond to make sure our stay was AMAZING. He upgraded us into a better room, sent us champagne and goodies to the room and that evening after we went out for dinner, the hotel front desk called to offer us two glasses of wine when we arrived back. Ryan and the rest of the Palladian made our trip an enjoyable experience and we highly recommend to anyone who is in the Seattle area looking for pet-friendly accommodations.
Really enjoy this hotel. Fun, trendy, hipster vibe with a lounge that turns into a bar in the evening. For location - it's great. Quick couple of blocks to Pike Place, or you could head downtown for shopping, or the space needle and museum of pop culture - all no more than 7 minute walks. One room I shared with a coworker (double beds) - good size, we slept well. The next time I was by myself, and somehow got upgraded to a corner suite - which was AWESOME. Recommend if you have the resources or get so lucky (Great view, huge bathroom, soaking tub).
For dinning, there's a great restaurant that we ate in the first time i stayed, attached to the hotel. Great ambiance, really lovely menu. Menu is available in room as well. Down the street are a few of Tom Douglas' classics - Lola, Serious Pie, Dahlia Lounge and Dahlia Lounge Bakery (i grabbed a breakfast sammie one morning). It's very nice to be able to stay in a great place with ease of walking to find whatever suits your fancy.
Seattle hotels are expensive. This fits nicely in the nicer higher-end boutique, whilst still being in budget. And add-ons are very are reasonable ($40 or $45 for valet parking -easily at least $10 more anywhere else downtown). And they have great coffee in the morning in the lobby (important! :)
Looking for a downtown Seattle hotel to stay in for the last night of our Seattle-Vancouver trip, I looked no further than the Kimpton Palladian which received rave reviews online. I can easily see why. From the unbeatable proximity to Pike Place Market, the unique and hip decor, the cool and classy vibe, this is easily one of the best places to stay in downtown Seattle. For what I paid, it was also a hard to beat value considering pretty much all amenities are available.
From the moment myself and my better half stepped inside, we were greeted warmly by the valet attendant. We were then greeted at the front desk by Brandon - an enthusiastic, funny, kind, and generous host. Looking around the lobby, I was quizzed by Brandon to see if I can recognize the singer on one of the pictures. I answered correctly and we scored a bottle of wine on the house! So awesome! We were also offered a free drink from the bar once we return from our room. What a greeting - so unique and welcoming.
You can see many other reviews on the rooms and we loved our Leonardo room, very chic and comfortable.
For breakfast, we ate at the hotel's restaurant Shaker & Spear, and had their delicious salted cod beignets, mushroom omelet, and the lemon blueberry ricotta pancake.
On the day of checkout, they were even able to store our luggage while we explored more of the city. Such excellent service.
We would gladly stay there again when visiting Seattle.