A friend who lives in the area recommened Hotel Monaco (another Kimpton Hotel) but we decied on The George due to proximity to Union Station. The George is a modern boutique hotel that had all the amenities AND many more. All room furnishings were new, clean and well maintained. When we checked in we had to make arrangements to store frozen foods that we brought with us from CA, and the front desk staff gladly took care of this for us. We were able to check-in a bit early (much appreciated after a red-eye flight!). All our small requests were accomadated with a smile. Hotel was very near Capitol, 1 block from Union Station, and within walking to most NW attractions. Getting taxis and airport shuttles was easy. Loaner bikes available in lobby. Environmentally conscious hotel. We had a Great Stay, we felt as though we were at home! The Bistro Restaurant was an added bonus, but we sampled many of the other local food offerings. Of you like higher-end, un pretentious hotels, then this is a place for you.