Tacoma was once the equal of seattle and Portland. No longer. Not even close. But somehow, Tacoma has the classiest, most interesting, in my mind, the finest hotel in the Pacific Northwest. The Hotel Murano in Tacoma is a treasure. It is truly world-class. Yes, the rooms are very nice, the beds and linens are very fine top quality. The public spaces, the cool lounge off the lobby, the highly efficient front desk staff, the front door bellman, all make this a top rated hotel. But what makes the Murano so special is the theme of glass art. Each floor is devoted to some glass artist, with a sample of his/her work encased in a glass box. While they don't promote the idea, quite a few guests will tour the exhibit by moving from floor to floor to admire the artwork, and read the inscriptions. My most recent stay, coming up from Portland, I had my choice of staying in Olympia, or making it to Seattle. Easy decision -- stop at the Murano. On a previous occasion, attending a 2 day business gathering, typically held near SeaTac Airport. Instead they chose to do it at the Murano, yes a little extra distance to Tacoma, but everybody thought it was really worth it. The chance to stay at an extraordinary hotel. I would add that despite its beauty, the Murano is very comfortable for people with families, who are on the more casual side, no problem. And the rate was very reasonable I thought. Instead of $129 at a Ramada, on a recent Saturday night, the Murano was $156. Really well worth it for an exceptional experience.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hotel Murano is a glass-filled downtown Tacoma hotel, centrally located amongst a number of restaurants, bars, museums and more. When you enter the Hotel Murano, a world-class art collection greets you at the lobby. You notice that same commitment to form extends into every feature of this Tacoma Hotel. Hotel Murano features 50 glass artists and their masterpieces from all over the world, including Greek artist Costas Varotsos and Murano artist Massimo Micheluzzi. In addition, the hotel specializes in personalized guest relationships, ensuring every business or leisure traveler feels at home and has everything one could possibly need or desire. We are also proud to be a pet friendly hotel. Located in downtown Tacoma, the hotel is perfectly situated as a home base while guests visit local businesses, restaurants, the Museum of Glass, the Tacoma Art Museum and the Washington State History Museum. A stay at this hotel may just ignite that artistic spirit within you.Hotel Murano is a creation by Provenance Hotels, a company that specializes in hotels with deeply integrated art themes, that opened in 2008. Since then, the hotel has been recognized locally, nationally and internationally by multiple publications, including Conde Nast Traveler United Kingdom, USA Today, Elle Greece and Travel + Leisure. In 2010, it made the Conde Nast Traveler's (United States) Gold list and ranked No. 6 in the Top 100 Hotels in the United States. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Murano Hotel Tacoma