Hotel Vintage – 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. It's usually more affordable than other upscale properties in the area, and delivers an intimacy not found in other, more pretentious venues. Quality vintages (hence, the name) are offered at the free nightly wine hour.
The Maxwell Hotel Rating: 3.0 Pearls
This stylish boutique is a happy surprise located in an area of downtown that rarely sees a charming, full-service hotel. Though it lacks the classic attraction of the Puget Sound waterfront, you’ll have the Space Needle and many major Arts venues at your fingertips instead.
The Inn at El Gaucho Rating: 3.5 Pearls
Located smack-dab in the epicenter of downtown Seattle’ popular Belltown neighborhood, The Inn at El Gaucho is an intimate, second-story boutique hotel on top of El Gaucho steakhouse, featuring 18 spacious rooms. The hotel is ultra-convenient -- it’s walking distance to almost every popular Seattle attraction -- but has limited services (no elevator, no gym), so if you’re looking for a bit of pampering and luxury, you’ll probably want to head to a larger, more traditional venue.
Sheraton Seattle Hotel Rating: 4.0 Pearls
Mammoth in size (1,258 rooms), and neutral in charm, the Sheraton capitalizes on its ultimate draw: location, location, location. You can literally walk to every Seattle attraction from this hotel, situated in the epicenter of downtown Seattle. Even heading over to the Seattle Center Space Needle is a mere two-minute Monorail ride away.