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Kimpton Alexis Hotel Seattle

by Kaitlind Eydelloth

Apr 1, 2018
April 2018

Arrival/Check-In: I arrived at the Kimpton Alexis in Seattle around noon and was greeted by a welcoming staff. I admired the art-filled entrance and even noticed a chalkboard sign that had the names of the dogs staying in the hotel written alongside treats and water bowls. I was hoping to drop off my bags before going sightseeing for the day, and the Alexis was incredibly accommodating by having my room ready for an early check-in. Within minutes I dropped off my bags, changed clothes and was out the door to explore Seattle.

Guest Quarters: My room was located on the fourth floor of the building, just down the hall from the elevator. I walked into a beautiful and calmly decorated room, charming yet somewhat regal. I found a handwritten welcome note, bottle of red wine, chocolates and a Seattle porcelain coaster waiting on my desk — such a sweet touch that made me feel right at home. As I explored the room, I appreciated the attention to detail including the Frette linens, fully stocked minibar with products from Bliss and Dollar Shave Club, and a sitting area across from the bed surrounded by a Rococo mirror and red and blue art. There was even an Alexa from Amazon Echo Dot sitting on the desk for my use. I immediately knew my stay would be a pleasant and relaxing one.

The bathroom was spacious, clean and modern. I had plenty of counter space and loved the subtle but fragrant Atelier Bloem products stocked in my shower. I immediately wished I hadn’t packed my own toiletries. The bath was so inviting, I spent an hour relaxing there on each of the two nights of my stay.

Though my room didn’t boast an incredibly scenic view, I appreciated the brick building, quiet neighborhood and Seattle raindrops hitting the window.

Services/Amenities: I loved that the hotel provided coffee every morning on my way out to meetings, as well as a complimentary happy hour from 5–6 p.m. every night to finish a full work day. My second night there I had dinner at The Bookstore Bar and Café. I asked the chef to prepare his favorite dishes while I sipped on a glass of Prosecco. I enjoyed fresh oysters, beef tartare, steak frites and the seared salmon — my personal favorite. A delicious dinner wouldn’t be complete without dessert, so I chose the cardamom rose crème brulée. Though my full meal warranted a workout at the fitness center, I didn’t plan it into my schedule. I did take a peek and marveled at the rock climbing wall, Peloton bike, rings and monkey bars. It would have been a well-rounded workout, complete with a Seattle skyline mural to keep me distracted while getting my sweat on.

TOP TAKEAWAYS:

◆ The Kimpton Alexis lies within walking distance of great restaurants, shopping and sightseeing. Most of my meetings were a short ride away, making my home base super convenient for work and leisure.

◆ The Bookstore Bar and Café is an added bonus within the hotel, the perfect spot for a cozy and romantic dinner, business meeting or happy hour just steps from your room.

KIMPTON ALEXIS HOTEL SEATTLE

1007 First Ave.
Seattle, WA 98104
tel 206 624 4844
alexishotel.com

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