It is always a treat to drive into Seattle, especially when you know you’re staying in Seattle’s only luxury waterfront hotel. The Edgewater is located in the heart of downtown Seattle, providing an unforgettable luxury experience in a prime location. Upon first approach at Pier 67, I was welcomed to the sights and sounds of Elliot Bay, with downtown only footsteps away.
The lobby was sharply designed with a unique and luxuriously artistic flair. Floor to ceiling windows offered a stunning sunset view of the Bay, with the occasional boat passing by. The general feel of the hotel was urban meets nature (featuring knotty-pine furniture and beautiful rock designs).
As I walked into the room, I was once again welcomed by an amazing waterfront view. It took me a moment to realize that my room was literally sitting right over the water! Who knew?
I had a great view of the Bay, and as I got settled, the sun was slowly setting; it was stunning.
The enormous king-sized bed was adorned with cozy overstuffed pillows and a plush duvet featuring a massive flat screen TV at the foot of the bed – perfect for an evening movie. The bathroom sparkled with stainless steel and glass, providing both a clear glass and stone walk in shower, alongside a self-standing elaborate bathtub.
While the gas fireplace was perfectly placed in between two comfy chairs along with the signature bear footrest, I was tempted to sit back and soak it all in, but there was no time – dinner reservations were for 5:30.
My experience at Six Seven, the hotel’s signature restaurant, was by far the highlight of my evening.
The cuisine here is distinctly Pacific Northwest. The restaurant, which features breathtaking views of the Olympic Mountains and the Pacific Ocean, could not be better situated.
Rudy Sharp the GM, and Melanie (server extraordinaire), could not have taken better care of us as we selected and ate our meals. The food here was so delicious I have been thinking about it ever since I left!
The Lobster “Mac and Cheese” kindly brought out to us by Melanie, was likely one of the most delicious sides I have ever tasted. And if it’s drinks you’re after, the wine selection is never-ending, and from what I hear, nationally acclaimed mixologist Brian Van Flandern has recently revamped Six Seven’s cocktail menu as well.
Although I wasn’t fortunate enough to stay in the themed Beatle’s Suite, it certainly caught my attention. Room 272, is where the Beatles stayed in 1964 while touring America. The suite itself caters to rock n’ roll fanatics with a fabulous portrait gallery of the Beatles in their early years, memorabilia, Beatles history and of course, Beatles music. The room also features three beautiful bay windows that provide unobstructed views of Seattle’s Elliott Bay and the Olympic Mountains, but more importantly – the famous “fishing out the window” photo was actually shot in this very suite!
The Edgewater was voted as one of the ‘Best Places to Stay’ by Condé Nast Traveler in 2008, and after staying there, I can see why. Located just blocks from Seattle’s famous Pike Place Market, and Seattle’s Art Museum’s new sculpture Park, I found The Edgewater to be conveniently located and was more than impressed with their kind and thoughtful service.
This Seattle hotel is the perfect spot for a retreat, a romantic getaway, or a business conference. You can be sure you’ll bump into me there in the future!