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

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Jan 11, 2020 midandstl

We took a trip to Seattle on New Year's day and stayed at a Kimpton for 3 nights. We had never been to Seattle or a Kimpton. The Kimpton Alexis was great! This is a boutique Hotel, but it has everything you need. Evan at the front desk checked-us in, he was friendly and helpful. He gave us a great room and also provided us with a map and most… Read more
We took a trip to Seattle on New Year's day and stayed at a Kimpton for 3 nights. We had never been to Seattle or a Kimpton. The Kimpton Alexis was great! This is a boutique Hotel, but it has everything you need. Evan at the front desk checked-us in, he was friendly and helpful. He gave us a great room and also provided us with a map and most popular locations near the hotel. We wanted a coffee and small breakfast and he recommended Grand Central Bakery, this place was SO good! Thank you Evan!! They also have Wine/beer and hor d'oeuvres hour from 5pm-6pm, they only have 1 kind of beer and wine but it was tasty and a great way to start the night before heading out for dinner. The location is great, we walked to the Pike's Market and to the pier a couple of times. Also, we walked to to monorail that takes you to the Space Needle. There is a convenient store across the street from the hotel if you need to get any snacks, coffee, water etc. Overall a great experience and we will definitely come back! Read less
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Jan 10, 2020 fun1234599 San Ramon, California

Upgraded to a one bedroom suite upon check-in. Very spacious and the fireplace is a bonus. Very quiet, clean, and comfortable room. All the staff we encountered were professional and very hospitable. This is our second stay here within a month and we ABSOLUTELY love it!!!
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Jan 7, 2020 biancasJ97VU Vancouver, Canada

I don’t have enough great things to say about The Kimpton Alexis in Seattle. They went so far beyond the service level we were expecting. Being that Christmas is a hard time of year for some I was anxious for everything to go smoothly. Unfortunately as we arrived at the hotel our car died. That could have ended up being a snowball effect of… Read more
I don’t have enough great things to say about The Kimpton Alexis in Seattle. They went so far beyond the service level we were expecting. Being that Christmas is a hard time of year for some I was anxious for everything to go smoothly. Unfortunately as we arrived at the hotel our car died. That could have ended up being a snowball effect of negativity for our holiday but the staff at Kimpton made sure that wasn’t the case. Every staff member - bartenders, the door men and the front desk team were beyond friendly and accommodating to us. I’m also not talking about “scripted robot service”, they were all genuinely nice people with smiles on their faces despite the fact that they had to work for the holiday season. The woman at the front desk not only printed out papers directing us to nearby Audi dealerships but offered to help PUSH our car into the underground lot. Again, we’re blown away by the hospitality and will visit the Kimpton again soon as I’m sure they can’t be surpassed in their level of service. Another bonus... the most dog friendly hotel we’ve stayed at, Gary loved it! Thanks again for being phenomenal! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Fantastic location, nice amenities, dog friendly

Jan 3, 2020 DDLee10 Wild Western Wyoming

The location of this beautiful hotel is nearly perfect for a downtown Seattle experience. It's within walking distance to stadiums, waterfront, great restaurants, and the market. The property is clean and well maintained, and the staff is friendly and helpful. The complimentary coffee and tea is nice, and the library area is a fantastic place to… Read more
The location of this beautiful hotel is nearly perfect for a downtown Seattle experience. It's within walking distance to stadiums, waterfront, great restaurants, and the market. The property is clean and well maintained, and the staff is friendly and helpful. The complimentary coffee and tea is nice, and the library area is a fantastic place to chill. The property is pet friendly, and our large dogs were welcomed with open doors. A misunderstanding on my part created a panic situation when I learned that parking was first come, first served, and they don't have much in the way for large cars. But the staff was so accommodating, they made it work out. The place was packed and chaotic before a big game, and somehow, the staff managed to get us taken care of when another oversight on my part (I'm so sorry Alexis people!) caused a room switch at the last minute. They even sent up snacks and a note thanking us for our patience. Excellent customer service. The only downsides here are the limited parking and the garbage collection at o-dark-thirty. From the second floor, the noise of emptying dumpsters and trucks backing up jolted us from our peace pretty startlingly. 10/10 would stay here again. Thanks for your hard work Alexis. Read less
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Jan 2, 2020 Jeremy210to415

My wife and I had a wonderful stay at the Kimpton Alexis in Seattle, starting with Raul at reception. He was warm, kind, and incredibly gracious, setting us up for a truly awesome stay. Seriously, Raul—you are the bomb. The location is excellent, too. Easy walking distance to the waterfront, Pike’s Place, the Seattle Art Museum, a neat Starbucks… Read more
My wife and I had a wonderful stay at the Kimpton Alexis in Seattle, starting with Raul at reception. He was warm, kind, and incredibly gracious, setting us up for a truly awesome stay. Seriously, Raul—you are the bomb. The location is excellent, too. Easy walking distance to the waterfront, Pike’s Place, the Seattle Art Museum, a neat Starbucks Reserve, and even a Target if you need travel items. Anytime we’re in Seattle, this is where we’re staying! Read less