A sophisticated, vintage vibe in Seattle
158 Rooms / 5 Suites
Thompson Seattle tows the line between old and new with its masterful design and well-placed locale. The hotel manages to be welcoming yet sleek with a style that balances modern city life and rustic Pacific Northwest surroundings with vintage midcentury modern aesthetics blended with a log cabin or farmhouse vibe and perfectly worn furnishings.
Carefully curated lobby books cover tree houses, cabins and other similar outdoor lifestyle subjects, while earthy pottery sits alongside modern metallic sculptures on the stark black wall shelves. Masculine with touches of the Northwest, the Thompson’s history as a nightlife brand is apparent in the forest greens, midnight blues and velvety textures seen throughout the hotel.
With telling indications of Seattle-based Olson Kundig’s hand in designing the building and close proximity to Pike Place Market, Thompson Seattle embraces the bustle of its modern yet historical surroundings while also creating a relaxing haven.
Our Inspector’s Highlights
• Large windows are featured throughout the property, from the meeting spaces, to the rooms and suites, even in the restaurant. They flood the hotel with pleasant natural light.
• Rooms on the seventh floor and above have unobstructed water views, complete with floor-to-ceiling windows to take in the stunning vistas over your morning cup of coffee.
• Beyond the usual minibar suspects, Thompson Seattle’s honor bar includes local craft beer and spa masks.
• Your stay may never be the same twice. Because of the design of the 12-story glass building, eight different room types were created. Each room is slightly different in its layout.
• Thompson Seattle occupies a highly central (and walkable) location, just blocks from popular cafés, shops and restaurants as well as the waterfront museums, local landmarks and nightlife.
Things to Know
• Cars are valet only here at this Olson Kundig-designed hotel. When you’re ready to go out for a drive, just text the number on the card that the valet provides you.
• Want to order room service without talking to anyone? The hotel staff regularly texts with guests about needs and requests, if that’s your preferred mode of communication.
• There is no spa at the Seattle hotel, however in-room treatments are available through various local providers.
• Floor-to-ceiling windows perfectly frame the Puget Sound and nearby islands in water-view rooms and offer bustling vistas of First Avenue or Stewart Street in city-view accommodations. We’re partial to the Water Corner Studio and Water View Studio Suite, which afford double the vistas.
• Brooklyn-based perfume brand D.S. & Durga graces the hotel’s exclusive bathroom products.
• Rooms feel like home with hardwood floors, a calming white and gray color palette and modern artwork.
• The plush beds in every room and suite are dressed in custom 400-thread-count Sferra linens for maximum comfort.
• Smart TVs enable you to stream shows from your iPad.
• Seattle restaurateur and chef Josh Henderson’s Scout PNW offers breakfast, lunch and dinner daily featuring Pacific Northwest dishes highlighting seasonal local ingredients in a delightfully plaid- and Douglas-fir-filled dining room.
• Scout PNW also offers a weekend brunch featuring a rotating menu of locally sourced dishes like smoked trout toast or Dungeness Benedict served alongside a list of libations and fresh-pressed juices.
• Check out the restaurant’s new happy hour, Sunday through Thursday 3 to 6 p.m., for $8 specials like the Magnolia, made with vodka, apricot, grapefruit and lime juices or the Cap Hill, crafted with bourbon, orange bitters and ginger beer.
• Head up to The Nest, the luxury hotel’s rooftop bar and lounge for amazing waterfront views complete with craft cocktails and bar bites.