Kimpton Alexis Hotel, Seattle, Washington – Review

By Jesse Sokolow on 20 April 2017
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My colleagues and I have stayed in hotels that had opened in buildings as diverse as a former church, the former Royal Bavarian Post Office, and a former Swedish army barracks that dated back to 1699. Recently, I spent one night in the former offices of the Alaska Gold Standard Mining Company.

Located two blocks from the Puget Sound waterfront in downtown Seattle, the Kimpton Alexis Hotel is in a historic part of the city. The building was built in 1901, and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

As with all Kimpton hotels, the property is pet friendly, and on my way to the front desk, I noticed several dogs enjoying the food and water bowls in the lobby. Check-in formalities were completed quickly, and I was off to my room.

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THE ROOM

My King Deluxe room had separate living and sleeping chambers. The living room was outfitted with a large L-shaped couch, as well as a desk and desk chair and a television. The hallway connecting the two areas had a period dresser with a sculpture on top, one of the several pieces of art that hung around the room.

In the bed chamber, my king size bed, which sported an ornate headboard, turned out to be comfortable, something I quickly realized after a much-longer-than-planned nap after my arrival. The bed was flanked by two nightstands, each with a lamp and easy-to-reach outlets.

The bed chamber also had a cozy sitting area with a sofa, chair, and coffee table as well as its own flatscreen television.

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