What a brilliant find.
I was looking for a hotel 10 mins from Seattle (Sea-Tac) airport and expected the usual offering of either cheap and cheerful chains or expensive vanilla flavoured concrete boxes.
From the moment I picked up the airport courtesy phone to dial the free 24 hour shuttle bus, the friendliness commenced. After the 5 minute journey to the hotel, I entered the calm landscaped gardens of the grounds prior to entering the timbered main reception building overlooking more trees, gardens and water features through the large glass windows.
I was offered complimentary hot cider whilst checking in, the best I have ever tasted. My room was in an adjacent block, connected by covered external timber walkways. On entry to the block, there was a communal seating area, comfy chairs & sofas, TV and loads of complimentary chips and nibbles, plus a fridge for water and frozen yogurts.
My room was spacious with large window overlooking the woodlands. TV, safe, lots of wardrobe space, Starbucks coffee making facilities and spacious en-suite with over bath shower and lots of fluffy towels.
The food in the restaurant was delicious and the bar served great snacks and a nice selection of wine and beers. Plus a nice ambiance. Free WiFi everywhere. Service was extra special, these guys know how to do it.
I left very early for a flight so could not take advantage of the breakfast, but coffee and hot pastries were provided at reception.
If you need to stay minutes from the airport, forget the rest, just book it.