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
- 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
First stay at this newer W. Enjoyed the ability to navigate to adjacent restaurants and stores via the design without going too far outdoors in the rain.
Good night sleep for business and fun vibe.
Good bright clean rooms.
Loved everything about my stay. The professional staff at check in and check out was amazing. The modern and clean room was so quiet, and I was even close to the elevator. The Nespresso coffee machine made amazing coffee. Loved to location, easy walking distance to lots of shopping and amazing restaurants! Also, the gym is very nice.
We enjoyed our stay. Rooms were very "cool" and impeccably clean. Loved the overall decor at the hotel, and bathroom amenities in room. Definitely caters to the younger age group and hip/trendy vibe. Bar was lively and bartender great. The location is close to all the shopping and restaurants in Bellevue. The only negative would be navigating your way around the check in, valet parking, elevators and entrance to mall. It's a little confusing because of how the hotel is laid out - probably from the constraints of fitting in to the location/mall and other buildings.
I recently stayed with two friends of mine at the W Bellevue to celebrate “Galentine’s Day“. We had the absolute best experience time. Every corner we turned we were greeted with a smile. Check-in was smooth and easy, our room was completely spotless and COZY, (with the best view of Seattle), we were greeted with champagne and a manicure set to help us celebrate! I can’t say enough good things about our stay. I’m in the hospitality industry and I am completely blown away by how seamless and effortless the W staff made our stay. Not to mention the room service breakfast we ordered was to die for. 10/10 in every way - I can’t wait to stay again!
I visited the W Bellevue for a staycation/galentine's weekend stay with a couple friends! I was shocked that I had never been there before as it was the most unique and fun hotel - the lobby is complete with swings for chairs, indoor and outdoor lounge spaces with fireplaces, the coolest bar, and amazing decor/art!! That doesn't begin to explain how amazing the service and staff was there - so friendly and hospitable! I will definitely be back!!