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
- Handicap Accessible
- 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
I travel a lot and didn’t think this hotel was up to par with other hotels in the price range. I booked a waterfront room for a few days for a business trip.
I Had multiple issues with housekeeping not coming or they came and did a poor job. Overall I didn’t think the room felt clean.
The phone in the room was super annoying and it took multiple times every time to reach the front desk or room service. Apparently when u hit the “front desk” button on the phone it connects h to an outside third party who then relays the message for you? Regardless, I had to make repeated calls back everytime and it was so annoying.
The area was very convenient to pike place although the area in particular is loaded with homeless people who were very aggressive. One slapped my phone out of my hand when I wasn’t paying enough attention to them and another was literally shooting up in front of the hotel. Not sure I would stay here with kids.
On the bright side, Valet service was amazing and fast and views from the room were amazing.
We stayed in a Waterview Suite as a family for a recent trip to Seattle, and chose the Thompson due to its new affiliation with Hyatt. Although some initial issues occurred regarding awareness and application of our Hyatt status/benefits, management was ultimately able to make everything right, and staff were excellent.
The location is absolutely incredible, and the overall design/aesthetic was luxurious while distinctively modern. The floor to ceiling windows and layout of the suite were truly impressive, and the dining options were varied and delicious. We would gladly return to Thompson again.
Stayed here two nights for a quick Seattle trip. I loved the location just one block from Pike Place Market and close to excellent shopping and restaurant area. The hotel had a small, intimate feel with modern, sleek design elements. Service was excellent, with front desk staff immediately available and front door manned at all times by staff ready to open the door and give directions. I had a beautiful 10th floor view of the harbor from my room. The Nest rooftop bar offered amazing views and relaxed ambiance. I sat at the bar at the Conversation restaurant on the main floor and enjoyed watching the chefs display their skills serving me up a delicious clam and chorizo combination.