We spent our 7 year/1year anniversary (what? you don't count both your meeting anniversary & marrying anniversary? and they didn't happen in the same month?) at the Alexis Hotel in Seattle. We were there to participate in the Seattle Marathon and staying on a friend's aerobed and decided we needed some luxury on our anniversary. The Alexis was definitely the right place for that!
Everyone at the hotel was fantastic. The person who checked us in was warm and friendly. The waitress at the Bookstore Bar was enthusiastic and accommodating of all our questions. The person who checked us in really seemed to care how our stay was (and didn't even sound bitter that he was working on Thanksgiving Day!).
The room on the 6th floor was really lovely. The lighting was perfect - they had several different levels of lighting. The soap & hair supplies in the bathroom smelled heavenly. The hotel even sent us a bottle of champagne and some chocolates to our room since it was our anniversary! All the small touches were just right.
We did find that the Library Bistro was a bit slow in their service - but it was Thanksgiving morning - and the waffle was a bit deflated - but it still tasted good. But I did love the look of the Bistro with all the books and the cozy banquettes.
This was a really great experience - it might even be worth not staying on my best friend's blow up bed next time I'm in town!