What We Love
- A new boutique luxury hotel in downtown Seattle, with options for water or city viewsStaying at a sharp new hotel in downtown Seattle, with all the style that comes from being a Thompson
- Sleeping in a spacious room with ultra-luxe bedding and a chef-curated honor bar
- Hitting the Emerald City, starting with Pike Place Market, in view from the hotel
What To Know
- Book an Ocean View room for floor to ceiling windows that look out over Pike Place, Elliot Bay and the Olympic Mountains
- There's no onsite self parking, only valet which is rather pricey
- Free WiFi
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
Thompson Seattle was built as a refuge for those who need an escape from the ordinary. And true to Thompson style, there’s nothing ordinary about this hotel. Inside and out, you’ll find innovation in the details – starting with the design, with glass walls and entire cantilevered floors, as conceived by Olson Kundig Architects. This is the first hint that you’ve hit upon a hotel with an edge, an impression that will only get stronger as you circulate within the common areas and admire the muted palette of grays and blues, then the panoramic views of Puget Sound, surrounding Seattle and the Olympic Mountains.
And there’s the address, too: right in the heart of the action, among all the creativity and innovation that made the Emerald City itself such a melting pot for artists and writers. You’re overlooking the famed Pike Place Market, half of whose split focus (it’s also a major farmers market) is crafts and artisan wares. You’re between Downtown and Belltown, as well, the latter home to the landmark Seattle Cinerama and Olympic Sculpture Park, with works by Beverly Pepper and Alexander Calder. And after exploring both, retreat to your room, complete with custom SFERRA linens and a chef-curated honor bar – the perfect way to end a not-so-ordinary day.
Sleek and modern, the Thompson Seattle guest rooms feature muted palettes whites, blues and grays. Luxuries like custom 400-thread-count SFERRA linens, oversized signature robes and an honor bar that was curated by Chef Josh Henderson make these sweet digs even sweeter.Superior King rooms, with a king bed, look out over the courtyard, while City View Queen/Queen rooms, with two queen beds, offer views of Stewart Street. Water View Deluxe King rooms boast panoramic views of Pike Place Market and Puget Sound through their floor-to-ceiling windows.
Known for its beauty just as much as its culture, Seattle is a mecca for music, cuisine, coffee, fresh seafood, arts and outdoor adventure. The Emerald City is a serious capital of cool, with the energy and nightlife to prove it. Thompson Seattle sits near Pike Street, the heart of the city, which puts you within walking distance of all the best there is to see and do – including Pike Place Market, where you can shop for fresh flowers, watch the off-the-boat “lying fish,” chat with local artisans and order a latte from the one-and-only original Starbucks. Stunning mountains soar in the distance and make it official: You’re in an iconic West Coast destination, and at one of the best placed hotels to experience it.
How to Get There
Good: Great bedding, awesome looking design, rooftop bar has an awesome view.
Bad: a bourbon-ginger-ale costs me $16 + mandatory 20% gratuity !!!
They have those “rainfall” showers (I don’t really enjoy getting rained on regardless of whether it’s actual rain or one of these stupid things), with no shower door (looks good, does not work so well).
I’d stay here again for business, but the shower is enough to make me avoid it if I’m paying.
Check-in was smooth and stress-free. Our room was upgraded since we were celebrating our anniversary, which was beyond kind of the staff. The hotel bed was very comfortable, the bathroom was clean, and the location was beyond convenient being right across the street from Pike Place. Every person we encountered greeted us with a smile. We had a amazing trip, and have nothing but great things to say about the hotel. Thank you for the fabulous stay!
Everything was perfect! The staff were amazing! We came during snowpocolyps 2019 and had a blast! From the complementary coffee and champagne to the ultra comfortable beds this was an excellent hotel with awesome staff for a great price.
Thompson has it all. Great location, smart design, helpful staff, great room. You can walk to Pike’s Market’s main entrance in 5 minutes. It’s also 5 minutes to a ton of bars, restaurants and music venues in Belltown. If it’s not too cold, Space Needle and Pioneer Square are also a short walk (15 to 20 min).
The roof top bar / restaurant has an amazing view. The breakfast was exactly what a traveler would want.
Lots of attention to detail here. The black tiled bathroom, the floor to ceiling windows, the hot great coffee in the lobby. All nice touches.
I won’t stay anywhere else in Seattle after this experience.
Just to provide I’m not on hotel’s payroll, I think they could improve the experience by including a couple of complimentary water bottles each day. Not fair to force a weary traveler to spend $9 for a bottle of water when they first arrive. Minor point but an easy one to fix. Look forward to it on my next visit.
Thanks again for the enjoyable stay.
If you want to be in the center of all the action in Seattle, this is the hotel for you.
Within short walking distance to Pikes Market, Restaurants and other sites, The Thompson is the best!
I can’t say enough about the staff. Our reservation was messed up through Hotels.com but the manager personally fixed the problem and made sure our room was to our liking.
The staff was attentive ( don’t think we opened a door ourselves) and was very eager to assist us with directions, advice, etc. anything to ensure our visit was great.
And it was, due in part to the staff, our view each morning and night, and the location of our home away from home in Seattle.
Would recommend The Thompson on your next Seattle Visit