What We Love
- Central location near all the downtown sights, including Pike Place Market and the Seattle waterfront
- Guest rooms range from compact Queen rooms to large corner suites with views of Elliot Bay
- A whole floor is stocked with vintage vinyl as a dedication to Light in the Attic, a local record label
What To Know
- Book a water-view room for guaranteed views of Elliot Bay; most rooms have skyline views
- The best of downtown Seattle’s eateries are within walking distance
- Free WiFi
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
Downtown Seattle digs in a modern Art Deco building, with pet-friendly rooms and Elliot Bay views
In the heart of the Emerald City’s restaurant-lined downtown, Hotel Theodore—formerly the Roosevelt Seattle—is in a plum location within walking distance of Pike Place Market, the waterfront district and all the sports stadiums and arenas. Housed in a historic Art Deco building dating from 1929, it has interiors that are classically styled to complement the character-rich architecture, with a working fireplace and floor-to-ceiling windows in the street-side lobby lounge, and a royal palette of rubies and greens and archival artwork courtesy of the Museum of History & Industry in the 151 guest rooms. The best of downtown Seattle’s eateries are within walking distance, but don’t miss a meal at the restaurant, Rider, whose menu spotlights produce from the region’s foragers, farmers, and fishermen.
In the Area
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 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 such spaces as 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
My husband and I were thoroughly impressed with our experience at Hotel Theodore. The staff were friendly and helpful, and given that the hotel was not terribly busy on the weekend we went, we were given an upgrade to a bigger room. The decor in the hotel was beautiful and the rooms were well appointed. The bed was super comfortable, the clawfoot bathtub was luxurious, and the provided bathrobe was cozy. The honour bar was reasonably priced and well stocked. We loved the attention to detail: the happy hour in the lobby, ponchos provided in the rooms in case of rain, etc. We did a package where we got the room, valet parking, and a $30 credit at the restaurant - which was a steal, given the cost of parking in downtown Seattle. Would definitely go back!
Solid hotel. Beautiful lobby, stylish room with lots of space. Loved the free happy hour in the lobby. Only problem was that all the way up on the 10th floor, my room smelled like the wood burning oven from the restaurant (was told that was the source by the hotel staff). Otherwise, great hotel.
Valet service was great, front desk service very poor after hours, rooms not spot clean upon arrival. I can look past that considering an event was going on, but my first room flooded and I had the most frustrating experience ever trying to communicate with the staff working at 1 am. I was downgraded to a floor that smelled like weed. Both bathrooms are small and uncomfortable to move around in. I will never return or recommend this place to anyone looking for "luxury".
Great Hotel. In the middle the town 7 blocks from Waterfront. 2 blocks from Paramount Theatre, ; close to Bayonara Concert Hall.... clean, quiet, friendly personal....You don’t need more. Nice rooms, and the smell of burning wood, which makes you feel living in an old wooden house in the forest.
Fantastic meeting rooms, attentive staff that assist with all aspects of an onsite meeting. Every detail was executed perfectly. Service was amazing! The hotel restaurant provided great options for breakfast, lunch and dinner.