written by Julie Lee
Location, location, location. Within walking distance to many of Seattle’s destination attractions is a premier hotel in which to unwind, ground down and rest weary feet. Hotel Monaco is a stylish link in a chain of Kimpton hotels, offering perks that range from the essential—such as nightly hosted wine—to the outlandish: companion goldfish, anyone? This is a hotel that has transcended two decades as a vital landing place in Seattle and gracefully aged with time.
1101 4th Ave.
Hotel Monaco’s rooms are spacious by boutique hotel standards. Plentiful room options include a 500-square-foot king deluxe with city views and a deep soaking tub. Décor is modern, charming and a bit eclectic, with light-inducing hues of grey and white.
A recently rebooted restaurant concept anchors the hotel, bringing approachable yet creative dishes to hotel guests while inspiring destination dining for locals. The seasonally driven menu invokes sharing and social dining. Daily flatbreads are a go-to, perfectly charred in the brick oven, with shareable pastas and rotisserie as main options. The bar highlights Washington beer and wine, specializing in a variety of brown liquors, house infusions, tinctures and specialty cocktails using locally distilled spirits and farm fresh juices. New is an expansive outdoor patio: an extension of the main dining and bar space, with a retractable canopy, overhead heaters and fire pits.
For a great stretch, each guest room comes equipped with a yoga mat, and for good karma join the Kimpton Karma Reward program and receive a $10 bar credit. Complimentary bikes are at the ready for a cruise around town, and pets are welcomed with treats. Check out the current ‘Use It, Snooze It & Booze It—Just Don’t Lose It’ package: repurpose your unused vacation days with a hotel stay, and receive a bottle of liquor with the appropriate accompanying mixer, late checkout and $1 off valet parking for every unused vacation day.
Seattle offers locals and tourists a hearty selection of things to do and places to go, and Hotel Monaco is at the hub of it all. It’s a short, Fitbit-slaying hike to Pike Place Market, the Space Needle, Pioneer Square, CenturyLink Field, Safeco Field and the Seattle Aquarium.