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Alexis Hotel - a Kimpton Hotel
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   1007 First Ave., Seattle, WA 98104 (Downtown)   |  
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Ranked #4 of 95 hotels in Seattle
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Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
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“My best Seattle hotel experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2013

I travel to Seattle ~ quarterly on business, and the Alexis is now my first choice hotel. Great location -- walking distance to the waterfront even with a 4 yr old (who was with me on my last trip). Clean rooms. Wonderful staff (although this is somewhat redundant with saying "it's a Kimpton"). Free "raid the mini-bar" for Kimpton In Touch members. Good breakfast experience at the Library Bistro (standard hotel breakfast prices, but better than standard egg white omelet).

Now for the biased part of the review: On my most recent stay, my room was upgraded. I can only say - Wow. I have no idea if the EMP suite is good value generally, but as an upgrade it was absolutely fantastic. Corner room on top floor. You can see the waterfront with the Ferris wheel (aka Seattle Great Wheel) and the ferries docking. The suite is huge, which provides sound insulation from the usual hotel noise (doors closing, etc.), and the high floor reduces street noise. It made me want to go to Seattle in February more often!

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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jenne_neptune, General Manager at Alexis Hotel - a Kimpton Hotel, responded to this review, February 20, 2013
Isn't the EMP suite a treat? We love to "WOW" our guests and show them what Kimpton style really is!
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2013

Found this Hotel on Trip Advisor. Excellent value. Very well located Hotel that is within walking distance to most sights. Took the advice on TA and signed up for the free Kimpton Club before we went. Do not pay extra for upgrades they send you prior to arriving. We were upgraded to a larger room immediately upon arrival. Everyone was very friendly. Room was large and clean. We had a couple small issues which I brought up nicely the next morning. The staff bent over backwards to make us happy and address our needs. I could not have been happier with the service and friendliness of the staff. Very helpful concierge.

Room Tip: Do not buy the upgrade options prior to arriving and they will upgrade for free if possible. Ask the...
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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jenne_neptune, General Manager at Alexis Hotel - a Kimpton Hotel, responded to this review, February 20, 2013
Yes we love giving out suprise upgrades whenever we can! If you book a suite at a discounted price before check in, it guarantees an amazing room. If you are the gambling type, definitely roll the dice on the upgrade. But make sure to pack your lucky socks, because we don't have enough upgrades for everyone!
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2013

Lovely quiet hotel centrally located in downtown Seattle ... Close to waterfront and Pikes Place. Short walk to fabulous shopping and monorail. Rooms spacious, clean and very comfortable. Very enjoyable happy hour tasting local wines every evening. Staff very helpful. Restaurants very good and reasonable

  • Stayed February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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jenne_neptune, General Manager at Alexis Hotel - a Kimpton Hotel, responded to this review, February 20, 2013
Wine hour is so much fun, I'm glad you joined us for it! Cheers!
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2013

Stayed here for a weekend get-away. Staff went out of their way to make sure we had a good time. So, now for the fair and accurate part, we had two small issues (not worth any reduction) ...
1. not always a concierge on duty, but the front desk staff tries really hard to give good restaurant information.
2. Housekeeping made small oversight in leaving clean coffee mugs.
Would we stay here again ... you betcha.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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jenne_neptune, General Manager at Alexis Hotel - a Kimpton Hotel, responded to this review, February 20, 2013
I wish we could have Keith the concierge here all the time! I'm glad to hear you'll be back--we'll get those mugs cleaned up for ya : )
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Annapolis, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2013

My wife and I celebrated our anniversary when we stayed here and the room is huge! The bathroom and the elevated soaker tub therein is also enormous and no detail is overlooked. We felt very pampered and though it was only one night, the city and the hotel and the ambience of both were wonderful. We received a free glass of wine just for checking in and they had more in our room to celebrate the occassion. The Library Bistro is a great place for breakfast. We would definitely go back!

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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jenne_neptune, General Manager at Alexis Hotel - a Kimpton Hotel, responded to this review, February 20, 2013
The details are what make a celebration exceptional, and they really stand out in our spa suites.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2013

I got the Honeymoon Suite during a business trip, and at first I was thinking it was going to feel strange (by myself), but it was such a gorgeous room, and the big jacuzzi tub was relaxing. Just such a pristine, relaxing, comfortable, luxurious, beautiful room! Loved it, can't say enough about it. The staff was excellent as well, from the valet, front desk & bar...just Excellent!!! Thank you Alexis Hotel for exceeding my expectations!

Room Tip: Opt for the Honeymoon Suite even if you are not on your Honeymoon!
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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jenne_neptune, General Manager at Alexis Hotel - a Kimpton Hotel, responded to this review, February 20, 2013
Isn't that room stunning? There's no reason not to let us spoil you at the Alexis!
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Fort Lewis, Washington, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2013

In full disclosure, we won a one night stay at the Alexis on Christmas Eve. We can into town very early with two eager little boys (5 & 8) and I didn't expect our room to be ready, but it was! They immediately valet parked our car and swept us up to an amazing suite! It was so nicely decorated with a Christmas tree and the room itself was gorgeous! Framed and lit artwork on the walls, a full dining room, a very large sitting area with chairs and a sofa to relax upon, I was in complete shock! Not only that, but when we checked in, we were informed they were providing us with a towncar for the day, and there would be milk and cookies for us and the boys at bedtime! WOW! We also had breakfast at the Library, which was fabulous as well. (My boys SWORE they heard Santa come into the room to deliver their gifts, and the front desk helped keep up the charade, THANKS SO MUCH :) )

After a day of sightseeing in Seattle, we came back to our room to find a "pet" goldfish in a bowl for the boys, that they names "Swimmie". They spent the rest of the afternoon talking to Swimmie and just having a blast!

I just cant' say enough good things about the Alexis Hotel and it's staff. Everyone, from the valets to the front desk, honestly seem to enjoy their jobs, and want to please everyone! We're planning to come back for our anniversary in May, and we'll definitely be staying at the Alexis again!!

Room Tip: If you can afford it, splurge on the suites! They're amazing!
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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jenne_neptune, General Manager at Alexis Hotel - a Kimpton Hotel, responded to this review, February 20, 2013
I'm so glad we could welcome you into our Kimpton family for the holidays. We have the opportunity to make an impact on our community, and we are thrilled to have you as a part of it. Can't wait for the anniversary!
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Address: 1007 First Ave., Seattle, WA 98104
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Location: United States > Washington > Seattle > Downtown
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Spa Hotel in Seattle
#3 Business Hotel in Seattle
#4 Luxury Hotel in Seattle
#5 Romantic Hotel in Seattle
#6 Green Hotel in Seattle
#8 Family Hotel in Seattle
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Alexis Hotel - a Kimpton Hotel 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Consistently on Conde Nast’s Gold List, the Alexis Hotel recently completed a $10 million renovation, making it the ultimate luxury boutique hotel in Seattle. The hotel’s commitment to the Seattle arts community and its savvy, unfaltering service combine to make this Kimpton Hotel a unique downtown destination. Near the waterfront, the Alexis Hotel is close to Pioneer Square & the Stadium District, Pike Place Market, the Seattle waterfront and the Seattle Art Museum. Adjacent to the hotel is the intimate Library Bistro & Bookstore Bar. ... more   less 
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