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
- 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
I loved the hotel!
So beautiful, clean and friendly hotel.
If it is raining, no problem, you can borrow an umbrella from them.
I am fan of Nespresso and I had one in my room. Another plus!
There are a lot of stores and touristic places in a walking distance.
I had a cozy, warm room on a high floor. Loved the masculine decor and comfortable bed. No issues with traffic noise - I slept like a log. But I was upset to see a surprise $23 per night additional resort fee on my credit card bill. No one mentioned the fees upon check/check out, nor did I receive an invoice at check out. Rider restaurant was closed for maintenance during my stay, so there were no complimentary happy hour cocktails in the lobby. What was the resort fee for? Just a shady way for hotels to advertise falsely low rates.
At first glance the hotel lobby and ambience are first rate. Our greeting at the front desk was positive and we did enjoy a complimentary cocktail in the lobby. Our room was unclean when we checked in. Not filthy but dust was on every fixture, dirty fingerprints on the bathroom door and walls near the room entrance. A wrapper was found on the bed frame and in the corners. Water rings and stains on the table and near the bar. We requested a cleanup and specifically mentioned the wrapper in the bed and that was about the only thing addressed.
The functionality of the room was lacking as well. Lighting was poor and not many options to put away clothes for our 5 day stay. There wasn’t even a place to hang a damp towel.
Disappointed and sadly will not be back.
A cozy lobby, warm and friendly people to check us in and good food in the on-the-premises restaurant...Black out shades on the windows made for a very restful sleep. No ice machine noise, no elevator noise. Newly updated room with sparkling clean bathroom. Perfect for a restful sleep after dining out and attending the jazz club.
Walking distance to Pike's Market. Great dining in the immediate area. Their MADE coffee bar was amazing. The room was small but nice. And their beds were seriously comfy. The staff was really helpful and pleasant.