Hotel Vintage Park - a Kimpton Hotel Rating: 4.0 Pearls
Downtown, Seattle, Washington

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Pros

  • Easy, walk-to-everything location
  • Great, friendly service
  • Well-designed guestrooms
  • Italian restaurant on the premises
  • Pet-friendly
  • High-quality, free wine hour

Cons

  • Small lobby and lounge area
  • Small function rooms (900 square feet combined)
  • $34 per day valet parking
  • No pool
  • Coffeemakers in rooms only upon request

Bottom Line

It’s hard to go wrong with a Kimpton property, and the Hotel Vintage Park doesn’t disappoint. Hailed for its exceptionally friendly staff that goes out of their way to make guests happy, this luxury boutique hotel delivers an intimacy not found in other, more pretentious venues. Quality vintages (hence, the name) are offered at the free nightly wine hour, but the lobby is a bit small for serious socializing.

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 Scene

Eclectic boutique hotel with a nod to fine Washington wines

The lobby
The lobby

At first glance, the name Vintage may seem like a reference to this upscale boutique's decor: The somewhat dark, intimate lobby has a parlor-like feel, with velvet-covered furniture, antiqued wallpaper, and hefty fireplace mantels. But the vintage feel ends there, as this Kimpton gem pulls out all the brand's usual stops, offering guests beautifully decorated modern guestrooms, terrific service, and a wine-focused "theme" (the true origin of the hotel's name) that lends itself perfectly to Washington State.

Hotel Vintage Park's focus on wine -- particularly those grown in the 700 state vineyards -- is evident from the moment you check in: The front-desk staffer (sporting a nametag that includes his or her particular favorite vintage) will explain the varieties you’ll enjoy at the free reception that takes place every evening. If your daily wine-tasting has you hankering for a post-libation meal, you need only to walk through the lobby into Tulio, with its cozy, romantic dining room and Italian trattoria menu.

 Location

Shopping, theater, restaurants, sightseeing -- it’s all a quick walk away

The Hotel Vintage Park manages to take advantage of all that downtown Seattle has to offer -- hardly a car or public transit needed. It’s a 10-minute walk to the Washington State Convention Center, and literally steps away from theaters, great restaurants, and high-end shops, like Louis Vuitton and Gucci. Kids will likely drag you to Gameworks, the mega-arcade six blocks away, but you’ll find plenty of other distractions to turn their heads: Pacific Place shopping center (which houses everything from restaurants to stores to a multiplex theater) is in the same vicinity. And Westlake Center is equally close, with its full-on food court and access to the Monorail, the iconic elevated train that whisks you over to the Seattle Center (home of the Space Needle) in a mere two minutes. In any case, don’t miss a visit to Seattle’s flagship public library -- an 11-story glass-and-steel wonder, whose architecture attracts out-of-town visitors as much as its shelves attract local readers.

  • 2-minute walk to the 5th Avenue Theater and Seattle Public Library
  • 5-minute walk to Benaroya Hall (Seattle Symphony)
  • 7-minute walk to A.C.T. Theater
  • 10-minute walk to Pacific Place shopping center
  • 10-minute walk to Westlake Mall (with two-minute transit to Seattle Center, and Light Rail transit to Sea-Tac airport for $2.50)
  • 10-minute walk to The Washington State Convention Center
  • 12-minute walk to Pike Place Market, Seattle Art Museum, and ferries
  • 5-minute drive to cruise-ship terminals
  • Sea-Tac International Airport is a 20-minute drive south on I-5 (about $45 by taxi)

 Rooms

Bright and modern, with pillow-top mattresses and Frette sheets

Luxury Suite
Luxury Suite

Despite the dark, parlor-like lobby, guestrooms and suites at the Hotel Vintage Park are cheery, modern, and done up in rich jewel tones, designed to flow with the wine theme throughout the hotel. Gold touches, warm, burnished fabrics in shades of red and orange, as well as custom-designed cherry furniture predominate throughout the 125-room property. Bathrooms are on the small side, but the comfortable living areas make up for it -- especially in the King Premier room, which offers 100 extra square feet of space and a sofa bed for a fairly nominal price differential.

All Rooms Include:

  • Comfortable bed with pillow-top mattress and Frette Italian sheets
  • Down and hypoallergenic pillows
  • Minibar
  • Flat-panel LCD TV with premium cable channels, on-demand movies, and Nintendo
  • Hairdryer, iron, and ironing board
  • Bathrooms with shower/tub combination and Gilchrist & Soames bath products
  • Clock radio
  • CD player
  • Free weekday newspaper
  • Animal-print bathrobes
  • In-room safe that can fit a laptop
  • Desk with ergonomic chair
  • Free Wi-Fi for Kimpton InTouch Members
  • Coffeemakers upon request
  • City views
  • Air conditioning and climate control

Room Types:

  • Queen room: 225 to 360 square feet
  • King room: 260 to 360 square feet
  • Queen Queen room: 300 square feet
  • Double Deluxe room: 360 square feet; queen sofa bed; sitting area
  • Queen Queen Deluxe room: 360 square feet; queen sofa bed; sitting area
  • King Premier room: 360 to 400 square feet; queen sofa bed; sitting area
  • Luxury Suite: 700 square feet; king canopy bed; dual-sided fireplace

 Features

An Italian restaurant, a business center, and a fitness center

The fitness center
The fitness center
  • Tulio Ristorante and bar serves rustic yet refined Italian fare using local ingredients for breakfast, lunch, and dinner (though lunch is not served on weekends).
  • Free wine hour from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Free fitness center
  • 24-hour business center
  • Several small meeting and function spaces
  • In-room spa services
  • Pets of all sizes welcome for no charge
  • Personalized room preferences and extra amenities for Kimpton members
  • Free Wi-Fi for Kimpton members (it's free to join the loyalty program)
  • Valet parking (for a fee); 50 percent discount for hybrid vehicles
  • Free electric car charging station
  • Free morning coffee in lobby
  • Free daily newspaper
  • "Cruise concierge" for guests planning on taking Alaska cruises; includes services such as finding the best routes to the ship terminal and planning how to spend just a few hours in Seattle
  • Wine concierge to help arrange tastings and winery tours

 Bottom Line

It’s hard to go wrong with a Kimpton property, and the Hotel Vintage Park doesn’t disappoint. Hailed for its exceptionally friendly staff that goes out of their way to make guests happy, this luxury boutique hotel delivers an intimacy not found in other, more pretentious venues. Quality vintages (hence, the name) are offered at the free nightly wine hour, but the lobby is a bit small for serious socializing.

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Address

  • 1100 Fifth Avenue, Seattle, WA, 98101, US

Room Types

  • Double Deluxe Room
  • King Premier Room
  • King Room
  • Luxury Suite
  • Queen Queen Deluxe Room
  • Queen Queen Room
  • Queen Room

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Hotel Features

Number of Rooms: 126
Fitness Center: Yes
Spa: Yes
Internet: Yes
Pets Allowed: Yes
Cribs: Yes
Kids Club: Yes
Jacuzzi: Yes
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Hotel Information

Location: Downtown, Seattle
Address: 1100 Fifth Avenue, Seattle, WA, 98101, US
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