Hotel Vintage Park - a Kimpton Hotel Rating: 4.0 Pearls
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.
Alexis Hotel -- A Kimpton Hotel Rating: 4.0 Pearls
This upscale boutique hotel, featuring 121 eclectic guestrooms that cater to every possible personality, is about as perfectly located as a downtown hotel can be. Many of Seattle's most desirable sightseeing destinations are within easy walking distance, as are a vast selection of top-notch restaurants. Note, though, that while the Alexis sits on First Avenue, directly above Puget Sound, it doesn't capitalize on the famous harbor views; if vistas are what you're looking for, best to head a few blocks north to one of the view-front hotels.