Hotel Monaco Seattle, a Kimpton Hotel
Playful style sets the mood in this downtown boutique hotel.
This hotel is anything but drab. Yellow, red and blue jewel-toned accents dominate in the guest rooms, meeting rooms and lobby. The inn is within walking distance to Pioneer Square, Pike Place Market and the Seattle Art Museum, and it caters to trendy corporate types, couples and leisure travelers (and their pets) who appreciate the property's sense of fun. All of the 189 rooms have standard amenities such as private voice mail, two-line telephones and high-speed Internet access, as well as such not-so-standard perks, such as organic mini-bar treats and leopard-print bathrobes. The fitness center is open round the clock, and in-room spa services are available. Free wireless access is offered in all of the hotel's public spaces, and in guest rooms for members of Kimpton's free Karma Rewards program. For house fare, Sazerac focuses on Southern culinary traditions. But before you head to your table, make sure to enjoy a glass (or two) at the hotel's hosted complimentary wine hour.