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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Traveller rating

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Mar 21, 2020 NYCWWExplorer

I was able to experience what this well located hotel has to offer during a half day event I attended. The conference rooms were cozy. Morning coffee and lunch were served properly. I congratulated the organizers on selecting this venue. I have reviewed the Bookstore, the hotel’s bar/restaurant, separately. Mat (from Front Desk) kindly showed… Read more
I was able to experience what this well located hotel has to offer during a half day event I attended. The conference rooms were cozy. Morning coffee and lunch were served properly. I congratulated the organizers on selecting this venue. I have reviewed the Bookstore, the hotel’s bar/restaurant, separately. Mat (from Front Desk) kindly showed me a suite and a room. Both were spacious. He indicated the building was at one time an apartment complex. Probably that explains why the rooms are so sizeable. Leanne, the concierge was gracious in recommending a restaurant and making reservations for me. I liked her upbeat attitude and genuine helpfulness Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating A great place to hold a small meeting

Feb 26, 2020 tannamoore Minneapolis, Minnesota

I hosted a meeting of 25 people from around the world. All loved this hotel. Service was great and the layout allowed us to move around a bit. Awesome location that is walkable to a lot of the nice part of Seattle
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Leanne is AWESOME

Feb 26, 2020 LaurieC546 Annandale, Virginia, United States

Leanne is an amazing concierge who seems committed to ensuring guests ultimate comfort. She set up some yummy gifts to two guests and went out of her way to make it extra nice! Thank you!!! It is wonderful to see excellent customer service restored to the Alexis!
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Feb 26, 2020 amuller2020 Stamford, Connecticut

The staff at this hotel is fantastic. They accommodated a group event and rolled with us when we had to make many changes. They were responsive and easy to work with. I would highly recommend hosting events here. We will definitely return.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Once again a fantastic level of service

Feb 16, 2020 139perniller

Staying at this hotel for our anniversary was an excellent choice. From the friendly and incredibly welcoming staff, the delicious food and the location itself, this is a great hotel to stay at. Because we were there on our anniversary we were given a surprise bottle of champagne, chocolate and macaroons in our room and a thoughtful handwritten… Read more
Staying at this hotel for our anniversary was an excellent choice. From the friendly and incredibly welcoming staff, the delicious food and the location itself, this is a great hotel to stay at. Because we were there on our anniversary we were given a surprise bottle of champagne, chocolate and macaroons in our room and a thoughtful handwritten card. And that’s what this whole stay was like; filled with incredible personal attention and great service. We would highly recommend this hotel. Thank you, Raul, Evan and Alexis for taking care of us. Read less