Kimpton Alexis Hotel

Seattle, Seattle & Washington State

The hotel

Historic brick grittiness meets creature comforts at this turn-of-the-century building. On the National Register of Historic Places – and the Gold Rush map – Alexis Hotel won a Condé Nast Traveler People’s Choice Award in 2015. 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

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Superb service, great location, highly recommend

Aug 21, 2019 momusic Boston, Massachusetts

The hotel is wonderful. Perfect location - close walk to Pike's Market, Pioneer Square, waterfront, monorail to Space Needle, light rail to airport. What stands out the most, though, is the service and reception we received from the moment we arrived. This is due to the outstanding concierge, Leanne. She was so welcoming, helpful, friendly, just… Read more
The hotel is wonderful. Perfect location - close walk to Pike's Market, Pioneer Square, waterfront, monorail to Space Needle, light rail to airport. What stands out the most, though, is the service and reception we received from the moment we arrived. This is due to the outstanding concierge, Leanne. She was so welcoming, helpful, friendly, just the best. She made our stay so special. Everyone else at the front desk was also great, but Leanne is a standout. There are many wonderful hotels, but it is the people that make the difference and she made that difference for us. Read less
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Aug 17, 2019 jonnus Oxford, United Kingdom

We stayed here just two nights on the final leg of a family trip. From start to finish it was an excellent experience. Reception and concierge staff really friendly and efficient. The (clearly recently re-modelled) room was a good size, comfortable and stylish (although the fan speed on the aircon was a little bit ‘hair-parting’ even on its lowest… Read more
We stayed here just two nights on the final leg of a family trip. From start to finish it was an excellent experience. Reception and concierge staff really friendly and efficient. The (clearly recently re-modelled) room was a good size, comfortable and stylish (although the fan speed on the aircon was a little bit ‘hair-parting’ even on its lowest setting). We didn’t have dinner but we ate brunch one day in the Bookstore cafe/bar which is part of the hotel, and the food and service were also both very good too. Overall an excellent experience. Read less
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Aug 9, 2019 escapethecube Boston, Massachusetts

Booked a negotiate rate that included breakfast thought my company. When I asked about it, nothing. Nothing's available. "We don't do that." No compensation when I showed them the rate description and booking details. Totally dishonest!!!
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Aug 3, 2019 mauricecollis Kuwait City, Kuwait

First time in Seattle and the Alexis was a great choice. Amazing large room with p[lenty of amenities - although a bathroom scales, slippers ands tea/coffe making facilities would have been an added benefit. The customer service throughout in every department from the great assistance at reception - really do give credit to the hotel - to the… Read more
First time in Seattle and the Alexis was a great choice. Amazing large room with p[lenty of amenities - although a bathroom scales, slippers ands tea/coffe making facilities would have been an added benefit. The customer service throughout in every department from the great assistance at reception - really do give credit to the hotel - to the concierge and housekeeping staff. They all give first class service. The Bookstore restaurant for breakfast and other meals is also superb. In fact the breakfast - with the huge portions - will keep you going until well after lunch. Looking forward to another return to this great hotel. Just one other point: most IHG hotels will give recognition to this e of Spire Elite status on arrival. Just a slight omission here as did not happen. Having said that to reaffirm: you will not be disappointed staying here. Read less
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Aug 2, 2019 PragmaticWingate

Shoutout to Raul who welcomed us to the hotel! Exhausted from our trip, he informed us our room had been upgraded in celebration of our anniversary and sent us to the adorable bookstore bar with free drink vouchers. The room was gorgeous and the service was warm and welcoming. Wish we could have stayed longer!