Sleek, modern style in Seattle
84 Rooms / 36 Suites
At Loews Hotel 1000, Seattle, the staff wants each guest of its 120-room boutique property to experience what it dubs WWF, or “wow, whimsy and fun.” Celebrating a special occasion? Give the hotel a heads up and the valet will bestow a rose upon arrival. The cosseting continues with a complimentary glass of champagne or sparkling cider upon check-in, and local suggestions from its super-knowledgeable staff.
The hotel exudes a decidedly laid-back Pacific Northwest ambiance, while remaining polished, hip, and dare we say, cool. Unwind after a day of meetings at The Golf Club. Virtual simulation of 50 courses and the piped-in scent of fresh cut grass make it possible to tee off 365 days in Seattle — rain or shine. Frequenting Hotel 1000 for a girlfriends’ getaway? Spoil yourselves at Spaahh with swank Carita and Decléor services, soothing wraps and the popular mint mojito pedicure.
Our Inspector's Highlights
• The luxury hotel is located smack-dab in the heart of downtown Seattle. Walk two blocks down an easy slope to the waterfront and run or walk along the three-mile trail to Olympic Sculpture Park.
• Whether you’re in town for a Seahawks, Sounders or Mariners game, the sports stadiums are a scenic 10-block walk south through historic Pioneer Square.
• A stay in Seattle is not complete without a visit to Pike Place Market and the property is a mere four blocks away. Cultural venues like Benaroya Hall, Showbox at the Market, The Paramount and Seattle Art Museum are also nearby.
Things to Know
• Business travelers will like the hotel’s proximity to the Washington State Convention & Trade Center, as well as easy I-5 access to Microsoft’s campus in Redmond.
• In social spaces, like Studio 1000 and BOKA Kitchen & Bar, it’s hard not to feel like you’re part of a chic urban scene (celebrities are frequently spotted, but hotel staff stays mum).
• The property hosts a comprehensive line-up of events for the winter holiday season with its open fire pit, including fashion shows, choral performances and complimentary gift-wrapping.
• Another excuse for a stylish weekend stay is SeaFair Fleet Week, which takes place in July and features a “Parade of Ships” through Elliott Bay and an air show by the Blue Angels.
• A warm contemporary palette offset by crisp white Thai linens and deep, dark wood accents allow the floor-to-ceiling windows revealing city and sound views to take center stage.
• Standard rooms measure nearly 400 square feet in size, each boasting a king or two queen beds but all rooms are soundproof.
• Rest easy in extremely comfortable beds that are dressed in raw silk linens or relax in the deep soaking tub with urban views and automatic shades. Molton Brown bath products are a luxurious touch.
• A comprehensive in-room entertainment system, including Wii, Xbox and Kinect, as well as laptop-sized safes, Keurig coffee makers (brewing hometown favorite, Starbucks Coffee, of course), and complimentary Wi-Fi round out the amenities.
• At BOKA Kitchen & Bar — located inside the Seattle hotel — longtime local chef, Peter Birk shines with seasonal, locally-sourced ingredients.
• Menu items such as Alaskan Weathervane sea scallops, braised Skagit River Ranch pork shoulder, and Oregon rabbit leg and seared loin share the best of the region’s bounty.
• The hotel’s expansive cocktail program reflects local spirits, seasonal ingredients and handcrafted infusions, such as lemon-infused vodka and hibiscus-infused rum.
• The only thing that outshines the cult-like following of BOKA’s truffle fries is the bar’s daily 2:30 to 6 p.m. happy hour, which extends to the spa, patio and Studio 1000, the hotel’s casual lounge space off the lobby.
• BOKA’s wine cellar houses more than 2,000 bottles of wine, but doubles as an intimate venue for small wine tastings and gatherings of roughly 10 or so guests.