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Smith Tower

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Smith Tower

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Rachel wrote a review Nov 2020
Birmingham, Alabama21 contributions
While visiting town I visited the Smith Tower. I waited 30 mins for the next table to be available. Security guys were polite and helpful. I paid $14 to go up to the 35th floor where the restaurant and the observatory deck are. Food is good, Drinks are fancy, tasty and very pricey. I ended up paying $60 for their “Chinese Room Soba Noodle” Salad and Two drinks, I guess you’re paying for the view and the Fancy drinks. The 360° view of Seattle is beautiful at Sunset!! You can stay up as long as you want, I did felt that I was being rushed to leave by my server, I was planning on having more drinks but she brought me my check as soon as I finished my noodles lol. It’s definitely of cool place to check out if you’re visiting Seattle, or just for a romantic date.
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Barbhawkins wrote a review Oct 2020
4 contributions1 helpful vote
Great views And wonderful food. We were surprised to find out easy it was to access and enjoy the walk around the entire building on the top floor.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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The_Travel_Family wrote a review Oct 2020
Las Vegas, Nevada595 contributions269 helpful votes
Smith tower did surprise me, full of history. Great views from the top with a few beers to enjoy. Recommended.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Jason Hennig wrote a review Oct 2020
Renton, Washington94 contributions7 helpful votes
The view was amazing. We came around 2:30 so we could see the museum, which was very interesting, and then spend some time at the bar, which was also amazing. Obviously, there isn't any free parking anywhere nearby, and if you're easily spoked, Pioneer Square can be a bit intimidating (although it's worth noting that it's not especially dangerous, necessarily; there are just a lot of homeless folks around). All in all, the building has a rich history, and the little speakeasy-inspired bar is phenomenal.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Michael B wrote a review Mar 2020
Bellflower, California15,800 contributions398 helpful votes
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Walking down Capitol hill we spotted the Smith Tower standing bold and white against the sky line, in Pioneer Square. Built in 1914 for the Smith Family by architects Gaggin & Gaggin, using structural steel from Pennsylvania and terra-cotta from California, it stands 465 feet (not 500 as claimed), and has only 35 floors (38 counting the vents in the pyramid-cap). When the tower opened it was the tallest building in the United States west of Ohio. There is a souvenir shop on the ground floor and an historical exhibit about the Tower, it has eight high-speed elevators that can whisk you up to the open-air observation deck with its 360-degree views of Seattle and beyond in no time. (it was raining when we visited it, so did not go up) The white terra-cotta coating of the tower has only been washed once in its 106yrs, and still stands clean and shiny white, which must be due to all he self-cleaning properties in Seattle's rain. TIP: Good shoes and rain gear if you are thinking of visiting the open-air observation deck in winter.
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Date of experience: April 2019
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Response from DavidLSMT, General Manager at Smith Tower
Responded 31 Mar 2020
Hi, Thank you for the review! I am sorry we missed you in the observatory. Hopefully you can make it back when the sun in shining, the views are amazing on sunny days. Cheers, David L.
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