Forty years ago, my new wife and I spent two nights at the Sorrento, using a 2-for-1 coupon. We spent another two nights here, celebrating our anniversary. We were not disappointed either time. Sorrento is a 100-year-old hotel that has aged very gracefully. It is a boutique hotel that has been very well maintained. My only complaint is that there is but one elevator for all of the guests and staff (i.e., there's no service elevator). It's within reasonable walking distance to all of the downtown Seattle attractions.
Afternoon tea is not cheap, at $40 per person, but should be part of the overall experience at the hotel. It is served in the Fireside Room, where Happy Hour begins at 5. It, like the Hunt Club, preserves the dark wood decor and upholstery that was typical 100 years ago. The place exudes elegance and class. The staff is top-notch and very attentive.
Parking is typical of downtown hotels anywhere: expensive and offering only valet parking. You should give thought to leaving the car at home, since Seattle is a walking and bus city.
We've stayed at many downtown Seattle hotels over the years (we live in a nearby suburb). The Sorrento is as good as any of the older boutique hotels, and better than most. It's FAR better than a newer boutique hotel we used recently.
Prices are typical for an upscale downtown Seattle hotel -- not cheap. However, the reservation agent worked with me to find the best package for our needs. I mentioned that it was our 40th anniversary, and we had chocolates and wine waiting in our room. Nice touch!
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