Hotel Monaco, Seattle, Washington $$$$
Concierge.com's insider take:
This quirky 11-story hotel in the heart of Downtown is so animal-friendly that if you don't come with a pet, you can "adopt" a goldfish for the length of your visit. The lobby has a vaguely Greek isles theme—a dolphin mural on the ceiling, a wrought-iron staircase resembling seaweed—thanks to the designer's vacations in Crete, and is the site of nightly "Hour of Indulgence" receptions featuring local wines and craft beers, as well as some fun services like a chair massage or fortune telling. The 189 rooms are the design equivalent of a crazy quilt: equal parts eccentric aunt and boutique-style opulence—striped raspberry-and-cream wallpaper, for instance, is paired with paisley patterned chairs, and diamond checked carpets. With that in mind, you shouldn't be too surprised to find an animal-print bathrobe in your closet. It might sound like sensory overload, but somehow it strikes the perfect balance between hip irreverence and standard luxury comfort.