Hotel Murano, a Provenance Hotel
What We Love
- Art collection that rivals most museums', with glass pieces from close to 50 different artists
- Walkable to a rejuvenated downtown Tacoma and burgeoning museum district
- Sophisticated service standards, with the kind of flexibility usually seen in smaller operations
- Massages at Savi Day Spa
What To Know
- Free WiFi
- Though downtown Tacoma is on an upswing, the neighborhood still has less dining and shopping variety than most big urban areas
- No pool, though there is a sunny fitness room open around the clock
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
Like the Venetian island it was named for, Hotel Murano is all about art glass, from the 104-foot sea-green piece by Costas Varotsos out front (yes, that big oval is art) to the spindly glass chandelier hanging in the lobby. Inside the blood-red elevator, the featured artists of each floor are listed, along with an invitation for all guests to treat the whole hotel as a gallery. Rooms pop with bright colors in orange blown-glass lamps and whimsical pillows. For all the delicacy of the design, there’s family-friendliness to the property, and pets get special attention from staff
Bed and Bath
Gray walls provide balance for the rainbow of colors, and sleek beds are topped with the guest’s choice from a pillow menu that includes cushy selections from Swedish designers Adam & Viktoria. Rooms are mostly square and airy, with tech that is happily up to date: The TVs are flat-screens, and iPod docks sit next to the beds. The baths are lined in gray Carrara marble from Tuscany, making the midsize spaces cool and crisp; bath products are from Aveda.
The fourth-floor Bite restaurant is best visited on Tuesday and Thursday nights, when locally born chef Matt Stickle offers drink and appetizer specials, though the menu always features the Northwest’s best wares, such as salumi from Seattle in the charcuterie and creamy Backcountry Creamery havarti on the cheese plate. Breakfast is no less ambitious, starring a giant German pancake topped with sugar and syrup. The attached Salon Miro provides hair services, while the Savi Day Spa offers facials, wraps, massages and a signature body polish and steam treatment.
How to Get There
Yes, the location is great, particularly if you're a convention goer. But given the cost of our small room, pricey parking, just-okay service, I'll opt to stay elsewhere next time.
First impression was not encouraging: we had a premium double room but there was no comfy chair for reading or taking in the view, just a bench. A quick look into the bathroom: no toilet paper (not even the backup roll in the vanity) so I had to call housekeeping right off. After going to dinner (at Over the Moon--GO THERE!) couldn't find a parking spot in the l$19/ night self-parking lot and had to circle back. Room fridge was pretty cheesy and hot to the touch. No other amenities except two single-serve coffees. Felt very low-budget amid all that beautiful art glass; kind of a let-down. Front desk people were friendly enough but overall the facility lacked warmth and hospitality for me.
We stayed here after the Garth Brooks concert at the Tacoma Dome. Rooms are nice and clean with modern decor. The location to the train was great for getting around. Lots of restaurants and shops nearby also.
This is a nice central location in Tacoma. Next to the convention center and walkable to many restaurants. The hotel lobby bar is a nice location to meetup for some drinks. The rooms are clean and stylish though a bit on the smaller side if sharing a room. Very friendly service and clean hotel.
not good service and nothing was offered with the room everything cost extra was not a good experience and will not return i expected more from a hotel like this one after seeing advertisement they offered
We were in Tacoma for a high school graduation and we knew we would be moving around the city a bit, but needed to be near the Dome so we chose the Murano. It is beautiful inside and out with excellent customer care. Check in and check out was quick and friendly. The reception staff never failed to smile and even joke around a bit when we initiated. The room seemed small, but the huge windows let in tons of light which gave an impression of roominess. We did not spend hours in the room because there were family activities to attend. The bathroom was adequately sized, but a little brighter light would have been helpful. The shower was wonderful. The beds were comfy; dito the pillows. The inroom coffee was delightful. More was available from the front desk upon request. We ate one breakfast and one family dinner at BITE, both excellent.