My husband and I stayed at the Alexis as part of the 12th man during Superbowl weekend. We were warmly greeted by the staff and enjoyed the extra touches of Skittles and Seattle memorabilia as well as chocolates and wine (for my birthday)with a personal note celebrating our arrival. We were looking for a luxury hotel. The Alexis fit the bill - mostly. There were a few chinks in the armor but they were mostly cosmetic in nature and so nit-picky that I don't want to mention them so as not to detract from the lovely experience. Suffice it to say that if you want a PERFECT luxury experience you may opt for the Four Seasons. If a few MINOR chinks in the armor are acceptable then the great value is really at the Alexis.
The hotel appears to be an historic building and as such, has the character of an older building. That's part of the charm. The room was completely adequate - comfy bed, nice wet/dry bar, good amount of space, nice sized bathroom with tub/shower unit, good ventilation, good temperature control, eclectic but pleasing furnishings; good-sized flat screen TV. The lighting was a little on the dim side; plenty of mirrors and closet space as well. There isn't much of a view from the 2nd floor where we were but we weren't there for the view. The hotel doesn't have that many floors but there may be a good view somewhere if you were into that sort of thing. The location was GREAT! Walking distance to everything downtown and if you want a cab the staff is there to help. The service was really outstanding.
Unfortunately the restaurant/bar was under renovation during our stay but the Library Bistro has been temporarily converted to accommodate the dinner and lounge crowd. It was an interesting atmosphere with lots of actual books all around. The menu looked like it had enough offerings for all palates (we only enjoyed appetizers, and they were all tasty - especially the mushroom hazelnut pate). We were able to fit in the wine reception (nice touch) one evening. There was also a coffee and cocoa bar available.
We were not traveling with our pets, but there was a cute black board welcoming all of the pets by name - although we never saw any.
Overall I could recommend this hotel for a comfortable stay in a great location with wonderful service.
- Also Known As:
- Alexis Hotel Kimpton
- Alexis Hotel
- 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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