Loews Hotel 1000 Seattle
What We Love
- Attentive and genuine service
- Free car service available for guest use within a two-mile radius of the hotel
- Cocktails at BOKA Kitchen & Bar made with barrel-aged and infused in-house liquors like thyme gin, lemon vodka and hibiscus rum
- A swanky studio space off the lobby where guests gather beside a 70s-inspired oval fireplace
- The Golf Club, a virtual golf simulator with over 680 sensors where guests can play a round at Pebble Beach or St. Andrews
What To Know
- The 24-hour fitness center is connected to locker rooms with his and hers saunas
- There can be some noise between rooms, so light sleepers may want earplugs
- Fido is welcome for $40 a stay
- Valet parking is $41 (plus tax) per day
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
Hotel 1000 combines the modern luxuries of a city hotel with the personable service of a boutique property. Accented by hues reflecting the outdoor landscape, the 120 rooms walk the line between digital and analog. An electronic doorbell silently scans the room with infrared sensors to detect body heat — this ensures that hotel staff will never disrupt you to service your room. Other technological conveniences include an electronic do-not-disturb button, a media hub to charge multiple devices and an intelligent minibar that informs staff when it’s time to replenish. In contrast, minimalist clocks — sitting beside cushy beds draped in 400-thread-count, long loop Thai cotton sheets — and French press coffee pots prove that sometimes, simple is supreme. Bathrooms feature floor-to-ceiling views of the city, separate bath and shower, and Molton Brown products. Happy hour offers samples of crispy kale, tuna poke and truffle fries paired with a lesson in mixology at BOKA Kitchen & Bar, where bartenders serve liquor infused with lemon peels, fresh thyme and blueberries. Indulge in a signature facial or massage treatment at the intimate spa.
In the Area
Outside the hotel walls, there’s the Emerald City to explore, where you’ll find much more than Seattle’s stereotypical polar fleece-loving kayakers, grunge musicians and tech-magnet-philanthropists. Stroll by the houseboats on Lake Union, drive to the Woodinville wine region, see the Olympic Sculpture Park, or take in the Rem Koolhaas-designed public library. Visit Pike Place Market, a feast for the eyes and the stomach. Arrive early to avoid the crowds of tourists and locals, who simply call it “the Market”. Grab some java at the original Starbucks, and then peruse the endless stalls of flowers and handmade goods for sale by local farmers and craftspeople. Don’t miss the world-famous fish throwers. The downtown Nordstrom flagship, a Seattle institution, is a must-visit—for the shoe department alone. Evoking a traditional Italian salumeria with modern-day curing techniques, Salumi serves up authentic Mediterranean food in the heart of Seattle’s Pioneer Square district. Standout cooking skills must run in the family, as co-founder and principal salumist, Armandino Batali, is the father of celebrity chef Mario Batali. Dine at Sitka & Spruce, one of Seattle’s most hotly reviewed restaurants in the hip Capitol Hill district. Anchoring an artisanal market that houses a flower shop, butcher, cheese shop and cocktail bar, Sitka & Spruce’s always-changing menu is high on taste and sustainability with a locavore focus.
How to Get There
Paid $600 for a “room with a view” for our first time ever in Seattle. Asked specifically for a room with a good view. Our “big view” was an awful run down building under construction and nothing else. Very disappointed. Ended up staying elsewhere our second night in Seattle. Will not recommend.
The look of this hotel is stunning. The decor and color scheme is so beautiful. The room itself is a normal size for a city hotel but the bathroom was huge and has the coolest tub! The water came down from the ceiling. Very neat. The bed is comfortable and the robes were heaven.
The restaurant on site was so lovely aesthetic wise, but the service needs some work. There were four of us girls going our for dinner and we went their first for a pre/dinner drink. We ordered a bottle of wine, so nothing crazy. We waited 15 minutes and still had nothing. I asked our waitress where it was, and she seemed like she forgot. She brought back four glasses. And we waited some more. After 30 more minutes I waved down another waiter and told him what had happened and that we were irritated and leaving.
The next morning we went for breakfast as we had it included as part of an American Express card deal. It took FOREVER and the restaurant was not really that busy. Our waitress was so friendly and apologetic, especially when I found an extremely long hair baked into my pancake! Eek. I lost my appetite for the entire day. They removed the pancake from the bill but it really didn’t matter as the breakfast was free. The next day the breakfast was a bit quicker and no hair. Yay!
On the day of check out my sister’s car was brought up from valet and she saw two luggage bags in the truck and a few shopping bags in the trunk that were not hers. Thank god she noticed otherwise there would be some really irritated guests later that day lol.
All in all, I would stay here again. I hope they can work out the little kinks and then I can rate them a full 5. :)
The rooms and public spaces here are lovely, new and pretty. The restaurant also was gorgeous and delicious, though the kitchen is very slow. We had trouble with wi-fi working, lobby computers provided for guests working, ordering from room service (order was incomplete twice) and in getting refills on room amenties like shampoo and soap. The room service staff and housekeeping staff had some language barrier issues. Overall we would stay again, but know that this is 3-star level service, at best. Would also be nice if rooms had a way to play music.