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Hotel 1000, Seattle

$400 or more
Editor's Pick
Kirkland, Washington, United States, North America: Hotel 1000, Seattle
1000 First Avenue
Seattle , Washington
Tel: 206 957 1000
Tel: 877 315 1088's insider take:

Geek and chic converge in playful synergy at this 120-room upstart on the southern edge of Downtown. The predominant vibe may be one of a design-forward boutique hotel, but the technology is so advanced you'd swear Bill Gates was brought on as a consultant. Highlights include infrared sensors so housekeeping can tell if your room is occupied, electronic "Do Not Disturb" signs, and changing art on plasma screens. Rooms also come tricked out with all the right acronyms (40-inch LCD HDTVs, VoIP phones, and high speed Wi-Fi), while interiors are warm and inviting, with earthy tones, cherry wood, and floor-to-ceiling views of Puget Sound. Head downstairs to the trendy scene at BOKA Kitchen + Bar to sample cocktails and "urban bites" such as cornbread cupcakes studded with crab and crème fraîche frosting. And in case you've overindulged, an invigorating earth algae detox from the full-service "Spaahh" should do the trick.

From the readers of Condé Nast Traveler:
Overall Score: 92.1
  • Design: 93.7
  • Food: 87.6
  • Location: 93.7
  • Rooms: 93.7
  • Service: 92.0
"Cosmopolitan and hip," this newcomer is two blocks from the Seattle Art Museum and Pioneer Square. The lobby's frosted glass staircase and steel sculptures are softened by natural materials and organic dyed textiles. Rooms are done in deep cherrywoods and brushed silver; peer out over the city from the pedestal tub, which fills from the ceiling. "Seattle folks hanging out at the bar give it a lively vibe," while Boka serves up whimsical, and mostly organic, Pacific Northwest fare like sweet and sour lamb "lollipops."

(120 rooms)
—2011 Gold List

Amenities: Spa

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