What We Love
- Original street art by famed international artist Gaia
- House-made butter beer at the hotel’s speakeasy
- Vintage board games like Clue and Operation at the onsite library
- Pulp poetry on the pillowcases
What To Know
- In lieu of a typical lobby, guests can relax in the Living Room, the hotel’s version of a modern clubhouse
- The property’ Extreme WOW Suite features a DJ booth and a king bed hanging from the ceiling
- Cabernet-speckled carpets in each of the 220 guest rooms pay homage to the region’s thriving wineries
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Room Service
Channeling a high-end lake house, this Lincoln Square hotel is as rugged as it is indulgent
The W brand’s first foray into Seattle is a trendy, reinterpreted version of the city’s cozy lakeside abodes. That luxe-lodge aesthetic is especially palpable on the hotel’s fashionable porch (a covered outdoor lounge with a crackling fireplace) and the log cabin-accented take on a traditional lobby—all A-frame beams and wool plaid throws. Industrial-modern rooms nod to the city’s nautical past: tufted headboards take cues from inflatable floats while side-table lighting resembles dock lamps. If the Seattle rain dampens your evening plans, don’t fret. You don’t have step out of this hip haunt to have a memorable night. Start with a farm- and sea-centric dinner (locally-caught halibut; Dungeness crab) at the airy Lakehouse steered by James Beard Award-winner Jason Wilson, then make your way downstairs to the very sultry lounge, Civility and Unrest (its “secret” entrance is strategically covered by a mural), for a taste of seasonally-inspired cocktails, rare scotches, and vintage whiskeys.
In the Area
The arts and technology spheres come together seamlessly in Seattle. Witness that fusion in action at the Gunnar Nordstrom Gallery, just a short walk from the hotel, or at the Microsoft Visitor Center, home to interactive gadgets and a jewel-box of a museum dedicated to computing history. You can also get a glimpse of the locality’s hallowed ’90s grunge scene at the Puget Sounds Record Store, tucked inside a tattoo parlor. These days, the Pacific Northwest is more famous for its burgeoning wineries—we recommend Guardian Cellars, a joint venture between a local cop and reporter in nearby Woodville.
How to Get There
Located right downtown Bellevue (Across from the Westin and the Bellevue Square Mall) with shops and restaurants attached to the hotel you can't find a better location for the area. The hotel is a typical W that aligns to the brand. Staff are very friendly and engaged, the lobby area bar area is great at the end of the day and you have many restaurant choices around so no problems there. I will say the work area in the room and number of plugs in the room is fantastic. The rooms are also spacious, nice big windows and well lit. Bed is great - not too hard, not too soft and the linens are first class. My own downside is that the shower water pressure feels lacking and the internet speed in my room wasn't great. Talking to others staying at the same time I was, might just be I had bad coverage in my room. I would certainly be back.
When travelling with work hotels can become cold and lonely places...not here!
My hotel of choice for Seattle travel not just because of the lovely rooms but also the staff. From the moment I get out of the car the welcome starts, reception keep the friendly and efficiency going. Kim, Conner in the bar are exceptional at balancing helpful and friendly with respectful and customer focused.
As a lone female relaxing or eating on the public spaces can be off putting but am so grateful for the environment they have created - sitting with my book in the lounge area is a joy
All this and then you add the music towards the weekend...5 stars is not enough!
Had such a wonderful stay here with my boyfriend! We were so impressed with how polite the staff were, how gorgeous the hotel and room were and how central the location is! Couldn't have asked for a better time!