We often stay at Kimpton hotels because they are pet-friendly, but the Vintage Park is worth a visit with or without your pet. Just a short distance from Pike Place Market, restaurants and shops, VP is smaller and more intimate than its sister property, Hotel Monaco. Like the Monaco, VP provides morning coffee and newspapers in its wood-paneled lobby and 5 PM wine-tastings by the fire. The rooms are warm and inviting but the bathrooms are a little tight unless you're in a premium room. The hotel's Italian restaurant, Tulio, is outstanding -- try the sweet potato gnocchi! It's also worth paying a visit to the hotel's bar, especially if Pete the bartender is on duty. The service at VP is generally friendly and efficient, but our rating reflects the fact that no one told us upon check-in that the water would be turned off from 8AM until 5 PM on the two days we stayed there.