Lots of attention to design of both the hotel and the gardens, and high-end furnishings and fixtures throughout. Clean, and pet-friendly! Adjacent to a paved walking/bicycle trail, river, Red Hook Brewery and across the street from St. Michelle Winery's beautiful site.
But what made this place really special over our 5-night stay was the attitude and service-orientation of all the staff whom we encountered. Starting with the bellman, who delighted in telling us about the sources of the huge recycled beams, the pool table slate tables and the marble in the bath vanity. We encountered similar friendliness and enthusiasm throughout our stay from front desk staff, valets, and housekeeping.
On our last day, smoke from a guest room triggered a fire alarm and the hotel was evacuated. But the Bellman retrieved our aged dog from our room when we couldn't get back in, and General Manager Matt Hagerman was out in front as we left to thank us and apologize for the commotion.