Hotel Murano

Tacoma's museum-like boutique hotel
Opened in 2008, the 319-room Hotel Murano is part luxury boutique hotel, part contemporary art museum located in the center of downtown Tacoma. From your first step into the impressive modern lobby, you’ll experience the vibrant colors, blown glass chandeliers, suspended glass Viking boats, and life-sized horse lamp (affectionately named “Temptation”) alongside the works of Dale Chihuly and Lucio Bubacco.

Each floor of the Forbes Travel Guide Recommended hotel features a different world-renowned artist, and the spacious guest rooms are appointed with unique works of art. Pet-friendly, with 24-hour room service, a pillow menu and spiritual menu, well-appointed gym, spa, salon and signature restaurant, BITE, you’ll find everything you need at Hotel Murano.
Our Inspector's Highlights
  • Located in the heart of downtown Tacoma, Hotel Murano is the city’s premier boutique hotel destination.
  • You’ll find yourself in close proximity to Tacoma’s best attractions, including the Tacoma Art Museum, Museum of Glass, Washington State History Museum, Children’s Museum and LeMay — America’s Car Museum.
  • The vibrant, artfully-designed Hotel Murano in Tacoma awakens weary travelers with soaring ceilings, bold colors, world-class glass art and modern furnishings.
  • The hotel is named for the famed Italian island where some of the world’s best glass is created, the sleek lobby features stunning architecture, and the restaurant and guest rooms feel more like a contemporary art museum than a hotel.
  • A 104-foot-tall exterior sculpture designed by Greek artist Costas Varotsos flanks the front door, and each of the 25 guest floors highlights a different artist, so every stay has a unique feel.
Things to Know
  • Hotel staff artfully deck the halls during the holiday season, creating a winter wonderland for the senses. Sip a glass of wine by the impressive lobby fireplace to take away the chill after your day of sightseeing. Tacoma’s mild winters means you get to enjoy activities inside and out.
  • Alternatively, summertime at the hotel provides a respite from the warm summer days spent outdoors wandering the markets, festivals or strolling through the Museum District and Chihuly Bridge of Glass.
  • Some of the best restaurants in the city are nearby, including Pacific Grill, El Gaucho, Indochine, and of course, the hotel’s own signature restaurant, BITE.
  • Get a taste of local culture by strolling through the University of Washington Tacoma campus, peruse the shops and stop at Hello, Cupcake for a sweet treat.
The Rooms
  • Each of the spacious guest rooms inside the Hotel Murano features hand blown glass lamps, bold patterned pillows, iPod docks, flat-screened TVs, well-appointed mini bars and large marble-tiled bathrooms.
  • Beds are adorned Adam and Viktoria pillows and high thread-count duvets. Choose from the pillow menu and spiritual menu to customize your experience.
  • Rooms reflect the different world-renowned artist featured on each floor of the Forbes Travel Guide Recommended hotel.
  • Stay in the exclusive suites on the top two floors of Hotel Murano, known as the Patron Floors, for exquisite views of Tacoma, separate sitting areas, complimentary continental breakfast and access to the floor’s business center.
The Restaurants
  • Hotel Murano’s signature restaurant, BITE, is arguably one of the best in Tacoma.
  • Serving fresh, local fare, chef Matt Stickle creates playful, yet masterful plates are sure to please the palate.
  • Breakfast offers myriad delicious choices, including gingerbread French toast and a Pacific frittata with Dungeness crab.
  • A lunch of micro-brewed fish and chips or truffle mac and cheese will be a bright spot in your day.
  • It doesn’t matter whether you choose the farmer’s market special for dinner, grilled wild salmon or chile-brined pork chop, just be sure to finish with a PB&J bread pudding or mile-high chocolate cake.
24-hour room service
Babysitting services
House car
Meeting rooms
Getting There
1320 Broadway Plaza, Tacoma, Washington 98402
SEA (26-30 min)  
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