If you're looking for hipster central, this is not the place. The Sorrento is a comfy traditional hotel with beautiful public spaces and stately rooms. However, it also has some old-hotel problems. The heating in our room was a rickety old unit that sounds as if nuts and bolts were clanking around inside. As in most old hotels, the bathroom is tiny. Our room was showing signs of wear and needs a remodel. On the other hand, we were upgraded to a suite with a wonderful bed and linens. Good service. Great burger at the bar.
Know that this hotel is located near two large hospitals and the neighborhood does not have a pedestrian-friendly vibe. It's a long walk to restaurants and shops etc. This hotel is NOT in downtown Seattle. It's a nice old place but we are surprised that people would say it's "the best ever" etc. It's not.