Short Stay: Four Seasons Hotel Seattle, Washington – Review
For my first visit to the Evergreen State, I decided that a stay in the downtown area of its best-known city was in order. The Four Seasons Hotel Seattle, situated just south of Seattle’s famous Pike Place Market and offering splendid views of Puget sound from its front entrance, sits at the center of the Emerald City, which is also known as Jet City and Rain City. Indeed, some wag let his feelings be known by posting signs for the “Seattle Rain Festival, January 1 – December 31.”
The hotel’s central location provides easy foot access to the waterfront, with the Seattle Aquarium and Seattle Great Wheel just a minute away, as well as many shopping and entertainment venues nearby. After admiring the sun setting over the water, I entered the property, a doorman holding the door for me, and proceeded to the front desk, where check-in formalities were quickly accomplished.
My King room on the sixth floor provided an expansive view of the water and the mountains of Olympic National Park in the distance across the bay. Although the king size bed looked extremely comfortable, there was no time for a nap, as I had dinner plans.
Instead, I briefly relaxed in the armchair next to the bed, while my phone charged on a nearby nightstand.
The bathroom had a feature that I have come to be quite fond of in hotels, namely a separate water closet with a glass door. Another feature of the bathroom that I quite liked was its walk-in shower with an overhead rain showerhead.
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An oval desk sat in front of a window that offered a panoramic view, and was paired with an ergonomically correct chair. I logged into the hotel’s complimentary Wi-Fi and sat down to read e-mail before heading to dinner.