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The Alexis Royal Sonesta Hotel

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1007 First Ave., Seattle, WA 98104-1007
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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#8 of 117 hotels in Seattle
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The Alexis Royal Sonesta Hotel is conveniently located in the heart of Seattle and only minutes from nearby attractions and business destinations. Guests can relax in the thoughtfully equipped guestrooms and suites featuring complimentary Wi-Fi. Enjoy great hotel amenities including spa services, complimentary bicycles, on-site dining, and fitness center. In addition, the hotel offers flexible event space for meetings and weddings, perfect for planning your next event.
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Property amenities
Secured parking
Free internet
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Bicycle rental
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Business Center with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Wifi
Paid wifi
Restaurant
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Spa
Baggage storage
Concierge
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
Doorperson
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
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Room features
Allergy-free room
Air conditioning
Fireplace
Room service
Safe
Laptop safe
Minibar
Flatscreen TV
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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Romantic
Centrally Located
Languages Spoken
English

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Full view
100Great for walkers
Grade: 100 out of 100
248Restaurantswithin 0.3 miles
69Attractionswithin 0.3 miles
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WM L wrote a review Sep 10
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First of all, the hotel is currently not full service: their restaurant is not open because they lost their chef to COVID and there is no doorman or bell boy so you are on your own to get your luggage to your room. Maid service has to be specifically requested which is understandable. The staff informs us that they are short staffed which might explain the fact that even though masks are required, on two separate occasions, guests were seen in public areas, unmasked. One is so brazen as to sit in the lounge area, right around from reception, unmasked and reading on his phone. Also, perhaps because of the staff shortage, it took a couple of tries and several hours before we were able to arrange for a limo to drive us to the airport. Pros: location. The hotel is close to the waterfront, restaurants and the Pike market place. The hotel room is spacious and clean. Cons: the room is very dark even with the curtains drawn with dim lighting and dark furnishings. We were on the third floor and the traffic noise kept us up at night. There is no tea or coffee making equipment in the room and as we are tea drinkers we cannot partake in the coffee offered in the lounge. Lastly the bathroom seems somewhat dated- they still have rather musty smelling shower curtains. Also there are no rail guards so it is easy to slip and hurt yourself.
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Jacqueline M wrote a review Jun 2021
Clovis, California15 contributions29 helpful votes
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My family and I traveled to Seattle for the first time and fell in love. The Alexis Royal Sonesta was a huge part of that. Everyone at the front desk were so kind and accommodating specifically Christine, Evan and Juan. The hotel is a wonderful location within walking distance to so much of what Seattle has to offer. We had adjoining rooms that were nicely appointed and wanted for nothing. We will definitely return!
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from Tom Waithe, General Manager at The Alexis Royal Sonesta Hotel
Responded Jul 7, 2021
Hello Sanger - So appreciate the note. Evan and Co. are all rock stars and have had their share of challenges keeping up with the rules and regulations of the Covid crisis. Great to read of their help. The location of the Alexis has always been a positive. We are within walking distance of pretty much everything you would want and if not - we will get you there. Come back soon and see what we have in store once the city is rocking again!
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alona s wrote a review Sep 2
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This hotel is centrally located. You can walk to Pike Place in under 10 minutes and the space needle is a little over a mile away. There are plenty of restaurants within walking distance. The room is very large and the bed was comfy. The hotel itself was very quiet and the staff was very friendly. BUT, every morning I was woken up by noise outside of our window. It sounded like dumpsters being emptied. This happened every morning around4. I quickly fell back asleep, my husband slept through it. My main complaint about the room is the bathroom. I have no doubt that a man designed it. The shower, while ample in size has no room for products. There is a tiny shelf and that's all. There is no ledge for a woman to prop her leg up for shaving. The water pressure was just ok. Lastly, there is no separate water closet. I wish I would have known that prior to booking.
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Date of stay: August 2021
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Response from Tom Waithe, General Manager at The Alexis Royal Sonesta Hotel
Responded 2 weeks ago
Thanks so much 422A - yep the location is always been one of the great assets of the hotel and our new renovation makes the rooms a fantastic find. Yep, that was the garbage truck and you can thank the City of Seattle for their contribution to your restful sleep, our pleas and requests have been moved to number 893 millionth on their list of things to do. Surprise! the designers of the bathrooms were 2 women and I definitely will share your thoughts. We do have 17 different room styles and some showers are huge with small stools in them and - great point we can start adding them to the other ones. See you made a difference!. Come back and check us out soon! Tom W.
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Crystal V wrote a review Aug 2021
Vancouver, Canada1 contribution
I chose this hotel based off of the number of excellent reviews, but I'm disappointed to say that my experience didn't match those reviews. I would rate it a good hotel, but not great, particularly if you are a traveller who is sensitive to noise.
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Date of stay: August 2021
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Response from Tom Waithe, General Manager at The Alexis Royal Sonesta Hotel
Responded 2 weeks ago
In a city of Stars I will take your 3 but hope that you would reconsider! as the hotel with the great staff and gorgeous rooms deserve your attention! We are a lower level hotel and some of the rooms face the front, some the back and an alley, some nights can be busy, but as a frequent guest here, I assure you, its a pretty quiet place most nights. Hope you come back and let me find you a room that will be that quiet place for you to cocoon in. Tom W.
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Lisa N wrote a review Aug 2021
San Antonio, Texas6 contributions1 helpful vote
My husband and I were very impressed with the friendly and professional employees. The hotel was well maintained, and our room was lovely. We knew in advance that the restaurant and bar were closed due to COVID, so we look forward to returning when they are open!
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Tom Waithe, General Manager at The Alexis Royal Sonesta Hotel
Responded 2 weeks ago
Thanks Lisa and K. You are right the staff and the location are great and a reason to visit, we are going to be the gateway to the new Seattle waterfront and what an attraction that will be. Working on the restaurant now, meet you for a glass of wine soon! Tom .
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PRICE RANGE
$223 - $473 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
alexis hotel kimpton
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Kimpton Alexis Hotel
LOCATION
United StatesWashingtonSeattleDowntown
NUMBER OF ROOMS
121
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Alexis Royal Sonesta Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to The Alexis Royal Sonesta Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Benaroya Hall (0.2 miles), Seattle Symphony (0.2 miles), and Sky View Observatory (0.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at The Alexis Royal Sonesta Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and a fitness center.
Which room amenities are available at The Alexis Royal Sonesta Hotel?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at The Alexis Royal Sonesta Hotel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at The Alexis Royal Sonesta Hotel?
Yes, secured parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Alexis Royal Sonesta Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Fran's Chocolates, Gelatiamo, and The Capital Grille.
Are there opportunities to exercise at The Alexis Royal Sonesta Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to a fitness center during their stay.
Is The Alexis Royal Sonesta Hotel located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.2 miles away from the center of Seattle.
Are any cleaning services offered at The Alexis Royal Sonesta Hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at The Alexis Royal Sonesta Hotel?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does The Alexis Royal Sonesta Hotel offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business center, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.