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
- Eco friendly
- Free WiFi
- 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
Upon check-in I was warmly welcomed by Hellen. The greeting was one of the most genuine and pleasant I had received from any hotel reception. She was extremely helpful with explanation for the hotel facilities as well as suggestions for what to do around the area. The hotel itself is quite funky and boutique-ish. I stayed in the King Spa room, which was quite roomy though the desk area was crammed into an odd corner. The bed was very comfortable and the bathroom amenities were great. The only reason I didn’t give it full marks was because of the lack of blackout curtains. The wood blinds could not fully block out the sunlight. Other than that I’m truly impressed.
Lovely hotel with great service, and terrific location. The restaurant is particularly good. Would say that the coffee service should be out later than 10 am. That would be my only negative comment from my entire stay.
Yikes, what an awkward place and so poorly designed. Please tell me what exactly it’s possible to hang on this hook 😂 yet, there is no hook to hang your towel on 😳 There is no space in the shower for soap, you have to put it in the floor... an only chair in the room would be stay in place as it’s rolling... And everything is so clumsy and uninviting, and super cold.
The Palladian hotel has bright, clean modern stylish rooms with lots of windows and great views and is also very centrally located. Sort walking distance to Pike's market, the waterfront and the monorail which takes you to the space needle.
Was a very nice hotel and staff was very friendly and nice. The beds were comfortable and in general the rooms were nice. I would have expected it to be a bit more upscale for the price per night but it's fine.