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Kimpton Alexis Hotel
Ranked #5 of 100 Hotels in Seattle
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Oakville, ON
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“Great service and atmosphere”
Reviewed 7 March 2012

This is my 2nd time at the Alexis and I love the service of the front desk staff. The rooms are huge and so nicely laid out. I was upgraded to the "writing" suite which was gorgeous. I like that they are trying to be environmentally friendly with their bath products and still have them good quality.

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Reviewed 5 March 2012

Stayed here while attending an exhibition at Seattle Art Museum (3 blocks away). Pleasant, charming boutique hotel. Small enough for the staff to be very friendly & genuinely interested in our needs. Spacious & comfortable room. We reserved the steam room for an hour--total decadence. Breakfast in the Library Bistro was very good. The food at happy hour in the cozy Bookstore Bar was so good we kept ordering and cancelled our formal dinner plans. We were looking for a special get-away without breaking the bank--the Alexis exceeded our expectations. We'd definitely go back,

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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Seattle, Washington
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Reviewed 5 March 2012

My wife and I set out for a night out in the big city. We usually stay at the Vintage Park (another Kimpton Hotel) however we had received an email inviting us to The Alexis. Upon arriving at the hotel we were greeted by a very friendly front desk. They recognized that it was our first time staying at the Alexis. Upon hearing that we usually stay at the Vintage Park, they teasingly responded with "Oh we are definitely going to steal you away." To which, we were immediately upgraded to the "Northwest Ballet Suite"; I'd say that's a good start.

This room was amazing!! Upon opening the door, you are greeted with this long entry way; far away from the hall. The entry way, as well as the entire room is adorned with beautiful pictures of the Northwest Ballet's incredible dancers. There was a separate bedroom with a huge picture window enveloped by an arched window frame with a rope light nestled inside, casting just the right amount of ambience down onto the sheer curtains and creating the perfect romantic atmosphere.

There was another hallway connecting the entry way to the dining and living area surrounded by a wall of windows. The room was on the corner of the building and there was an awesome view of Elliot Bay from anywhere in the room. This room was bigger than some studio apartments. We were really impressed.

We had dinner at the Elephant & Castle on 5th Avenue. They have the best Grilled Salmon with this cider glaze baked on. We pretty much eat there everytime we come to the city. Later that night we came back to the hotel and had drinks at the Library Bistro. I have to say that The Alexis is in a great location for shopping and dining. The next day we walked up to Westlake Center and did some shopping. It was a wonderful weekend and we would love to do it again sometime soon. Who knows; maybe we'll be seeing The Alexis again sooner than we thought......sorry Vintage Park.

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Reviewed 5 March 2012

The Alexis' staff is the friendliest of any hotel I've ever been to. They are perfect and not just to get a tip either. The hotel is clean and quiet and a perfect place to stay near the Market and waterfront. Parking is extra but totally secure so you can leave anything in your car. Beds are comfortable and spotlessly clean. This is our Seattle hotel... it is worth the big price for security, quiet and location. The room decor is a bit odd.... sort of over done... but they think of everything to make your stay pleasant and hassle-free.

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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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jenne_neptune, General Manager at Kimpton Alexis Hotel, responded to this review, 13 March 2012
I agree! I am so lucky to have such a caring staff - I will make sure they see your comments and thank them for a job well done. Thanks for the review and we will see you soon!
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Reviewed 4 March 2012

We love Kimptons. Alexis is even better than the norm.

Staff is terrific. Super friendly, way helpful from the minute we pulled the car up through getting supper recommendations. I forgot a razor; they didn't have one at the front desk and so ran out and got one for me. Where else would that happen?

Location - great. Short walk up the hill for work, a few blocks to Pike Place in one direction, Pioneer Square in the other, and easy access to a terrific running route along Elliott Bay.

Hotel - beautiful. Public spaces are filled with interesting art, as was our room/suite (upgraded through Kimpton InTouch). High ceilings, full living room, luxurious. Shampoo and soaps are in big squeeze containers instead of those ridiculous little plastic bottles that end up in landfill.

Restaurants - the Bookstore bar is fun, great drinks, so-so food. The Library for breakfast is better. We liked Fado, an Irish bar, and Cafe Bengodi, a tiny Italian place, just a couple blocks down First. The wine at the afternoon reception was really good.

I guess you could spend more money at the usual chains, or lots more down the street at the Four Seasons. But why?

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  • Stayed March 2012, travelled on business
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Property: Kimpton Alexis Hotel
Address: 1007 First Ave., Seattle, WA 98104-1007
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Region: United States > Washington > Seattle > Downtown
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Spa Hotel in Seattle
#3 Business Hotel in Seattle
#3 Luxury Hotel in Seattle
#4 Romantic Hotel in Seattle
#8 Green Hotel in Seattle
#12 Family Hotel in Seattle
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): €€€
Hotel Class:4 star — Kimpton Alexis Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 121
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Consistently on Conde Nast's Gold List, Kimpton Alexis Hotel knows how to raise the bar with stand out hospitality and amenities (including Amazon Echo Dots in every room and suite) making it the ultimate luxury boutique hotel in Seattle. The hotel's commitment to the Seattle arts community and its savvy, unfaltering service combine to make this Kimpton Hotel a unique downtown destination. Near the waterfront, the Kimpton Alexis Hotel is close to Pioneer Square & the Stadium District, Pike Place Market, the Seattle waterfront and the Seattle Art Museum. Adjacent to the hotel is the intimate Author's Corner & Bookstore Bar. ... more   less 
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