Kimpton Alexis Hotel

Seattle, Seattle & Washington State

The hotel

Historic brick grittiness meets creature comforts at this turn-of-the-century building. Its downtown location puts you between Pike Place and Pioneer Square, each a few blocks away, with free morning tea and coffee before you head out (and a free wine hour when you return). The 24-hour gym’s anything but historic, winning Shape magazine’s award for ‘most fun’ hotel gym. And its popular Bookstore Bar & Café is as cosy as it sounds: book-covered brick walls and views of bustling 1st Avenue set the scene from brunch to late-night dining, with dishes by award-winning TV chef Caprial Pence, and an incredible rare whiskey selection.

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Spa
  • Kids Club
  • Babysitting service
  • Room Service
  • Valet parking
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Internet Access
  • Close to City Centre
  • Bicycle Rental
  • Restaurant

Where is it

In downtown Seattle’s West Edge area, on 1st Avenue, the hotel’s right between Pioneer Square, the historic heart of the city, and Pike Place, with its market home to farm-to-stall produce and homespun treats including pastries and ginger beer. It’s also just a couple of blocks from the waterfront.

Hotel information

121 rooms and suites. All with a flat screen TV, WiFi*, minibar* (with Pike Place Brewery beers and Seattle chocolates), yoga mat, bathrobes, and umbrella. Alexis King and Queen Rooms have 1 king-size or 1 queen-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

King Deluxe Rooms have 1 king-size bed and a sofa or sofa bed, sleeping maximum 3 adults.

Queen Queen Deluxe Rooms have city or neighbourhood views, and 2 queen-size beds, sleeping maximum 4 adults.

Bookstore Bar & Café (brunch, happy hour, dinner, and late-night dining, open 7:00am-midnight weekdays, and 8:00am-midnight weekends). Evening wine hour (hosted, 5:00pm-6:00pm). Morning coffee and tea service (6:00am-10:00am). Room service* (6:00am-10:00pm). 24-hour fitness centre (including rock climbing wall and yoga classes). Chroma Salon & Spa*. In-room spa services* (9:00am-9:00pm). Bicycles (first come, first served). Kimpton Kids program* (with features like a welcome gift, optional ‘Guppy Love’ fish bowl in room, child-friendly dining, kids’ amenities like mini animal-print bathrobes, hula hoops in fitness rooms, babysitting, cribs, equipment rental from strollers to scooters, and child safety kits from nightlights to playpens). WiFi available*. ‘Shops at the Alexis’ (independent boutiques). ‘Forgot It? We’ve Got It’ service (for essential travel items from mobile chargers to hair straighteners). Concierge service. Valet parking $43 plus tax per day (payable locally, subject to change). The hotel has electric car charging stations.

*Denotes local charge

Rating summary

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Traveller rating

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Excellent Customer Service + Great Location

Nov 14, 2019 Lizzie G

The downtown location of the hotel is perfect for anything you would want in Seattle. Plus, the staff go above and beyond everyday to make you feel comfortable. They have a text service where you can text them any question / problem and it's amazing. I come here all the time for work and it's my favorite hotel.
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Nov 13, 2019 craig t

Rooms are modern clean beautifully decorated. Staff is very friendly and accommodating. There is a nice bar and restaurant in the hotel called the bookstore. Storyville coffee is next to the hotel. Nice views of first Avenue.
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Nov 4, 2019 Normalita22

Loved my stay at the hotel! Had clean room, all the amenities needed, great staff that were willing to help with anything asked, close to everything surrounded by great restaurants and bars. Loved the Bookstore bar whiskey selection and their great ambience.
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Oct 31, 2019 Shannon M

Reserved a Deluxe King - had a great street view and the room was very spacious. Lovely amenities and the bed was super comfortable we slept in longer than we anticipated the next morning. Everyone at the hotel - valet, check-in agents, and happy hour attendants were super friendly and made us feel special and welcome. Love the Kimpton chain and… Read more
Reserved a Deluxe King - had a great street view and the room was very spacious. Lovely amenities and the bed was super comfortable we slept in longer than we anticipated the next morning. Everyone at the hotel - valet, check-in agents, and happy hour attendants were super friendly and made us feel special and welcome. Love the Kimpton chain and this was no exception!! Fantastic location in Seattle, walkable to Pike's Place and shopping. Didn't use it but their workout room has a climbing wall AND a peloton bike! Read less
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Oct 26, 2019 Kayla J

Wow!! I’m a fussy hotel dweller I can admit but this place has exceeded my exceptions. I let them know it was my friends birthday and we were greeted with champagne and macaroons. Also they are pet VERY friendly with no service charge and dog bed and bowls added to the room. I will be staying here every time I’m in Seattle the price is insane for… Read more
Wow!! I’m a fussy hotel dweller I can admit but this place has exceeded my exceptions. I let them know it was my friends birthday and we were greeted with champagne and macaroons. Also they are pet VERY friendly with no service charge and dog bed and bowls added to the room. I will be staying here every time I’m in Seattle the price is insane for the value. Read less