Thompson Seattle

Seattle, Seattle & Washington State

The hotel

Like a beautiful, glass puzzle box, this newcomer to Seattle’s luxury boutique hotel scene stands just a block away from Pike Place Market and the waterfront. As such it commands disarming views of Puget Sound through to the distant Olympic Mountains from The Nest – the Thompson Seattle’s urbane rooftop bar and outdoor living room – and many of its rooms and suites – through pulse-quickening, floor-to-ceiling windows. Decorated with elegant materials given quirky contemporary life through an understated colour palette, the look and feel is very much 'comfortable luxury residence'; something that’s only enhanced by a 24-hour fitness centre, complimentary WiFi, and Scout PNW, a restaurant by local hero chef Josh Henderson that turns the finest locally sourced ingredients into dishes that become lifelong memories.

Amenities

  • Bar
  • No Smoking
  • Valet parking
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Yoga
  • Internet Access
  • Close to City Centre
  • Restaurant

Where is it

Between Belltown and Downtown on the northeast corner of Stewart Street and 1st Avenue, a walkable street lined with locally loved cafes, shops, bars and restaurants. Transfer time from Seattle International airport: 20 minutes.

Hotel information

158 rooms on 12 floors. All offer temperature control, 42" flat-screen TV, honor bar*, telephone, radio, safe, hairdryer, bathrobes, slippers, iron and board. Standard King Rooms have 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Scout PNW (locally sourced fare), The Nest (rooftop bar, lounge and terrace). Mixology classes*. Market shopping/cooking demos*. Complimentary WiFi. Complimentary morning coffee and tea bar served in lobby. Daily rooftop yoga (weather permitting, upon request). Valet parking $40 plus tax per night (payable locally, subject to change).

*Denotes local charge

Rating summary

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Traveller rating

  • Excellent (1041)
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  • Poor (84)
  • Terrible (55)
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great location, room hiccups, helpful staff

Jul 23, 2021 JWiss81 New York City, New York

It’s unfortunate to have to write a negative review, especially since the location of the hotel is fabulous and 3 staff members were wonderful (Pieter, Gio, Bryn). Just about everything that could go through wrong with a hotel room was our experience…. The room was small, there weren’t enough towels when we checked in and toiletry amenities… Read more
It’s unfortunate to have to write a negative review, especially since the location of the hotel is fabulous and 3 staff members were wonderful (Pieter, Gio, Bryn). Just about everything that could go through wrong with a hotel room was our experience…. The room was small, there weren’t enough towels when we checked in and toiletry amenities were never replenished during our stay (until we had to ask since they were empty after 3 people sharing them for 3 days). The telephone in the room was broken, an engineer came and “fixed it” but it still didn’t work. The AC unit stopped working on day 1 while we were out exploring the city and we came back to a very warm, stuffy room. That, thankfully, was fixed within 30 minutes by the engineer. Our room key didn’t work on our 4th day, so they gave us a new key, which also didn’t work, and sent up someone to help and they too couldn’t get in. We had to wait in the second floor lobby area while an engineer came and tried to get us into the room. For $300 plus a night and a $25/night “destination fee” the Thompson Seattle was a disappointment at this price point. Despite the issues with the hotel itself, Pieter at the front desk was wonderful. He gave us fabulous recommendations for restaurants and activities for our time in Seattle and helped us reserve a couch in the coveted Nest rooftop bar/lounge. Gio was friendly face each day and even helped us arrange a taxi in advance of our departure to the airport so that we could have a seamless experience at a lower cost. Bryn shared some great suggestions also for places to eat. Thank you to those 3 exceptional staff members as well as the other staff members who tried to work with us and who helped us beyond our room issues. In an industry trying to rebound from the pandemic, there are bound to be obstacles that need to be overcome. I think in time this hotel will be back to it’s pre-pandemic levels, thanks in large part to the accommodating staff. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Excellent location, great service, beautiful hotel

Jul 23, 2021 430hughb New York

Perfect location just steps from everything. The staff was welcoming and very helpful. Our room had an amazing view and was super clean and comfortable. Breakfast was delicious and the wait staff was fantastic.
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Jul 22, 2021 Dennis B Los Angeles, California

Great stay in Seattle - location, hospitality and value. On brand experience at Thompson Seattle. Room was ready early, an easy walk to tourist locations if you’re so inclined. Close to major sporting venues as well. Make sure you check out the rooftop bar - The Nest for amazing views of waterfront.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great Stay, fantastic staff

Jul 17, 2021 peterkG5206QI

We had a wonderful stay at the Thompson Seattle. Everyone from reservations, to the front desk, to the restaurant for breakfast was amazing. A few stand out staff members were: Peter, who helped us find us the perfect pizza place, Serious Pie. Bryn, who helped us find every reservation we could need for all other restaurants. April, who… Read more
We had a wonderful stay at the Thompson Seattle. Everyone from reservations, to the front desk, to the restaurant for breakfast was amazing. A few stand out staff members were: Peter, who helped us find us the perfect pizza place, Serious Pie. Bryn, who helped us find every reservation we could need for all other restaurants. April, who managed to get us the right rooms for when our son was with us and then just for my wife and me when our son left. Many thanks. We will definitely return to the Thompson Seattle. Peter, New York City Read less
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Jul 16, 2021 Travel825894

The staff was great, Ashley & Serena were awesome at check in. The location is great. The room? Meh. We expected small (it was), view was exceptional, but the bathroom was just weird. The shower and toilet are not enclosed! The small partition covering just half of them is glass. So literally no privacy in the bathroom if you are sharing it. And… Read more
The staff was great, Ashley & Serena were awesome at check in. The location is great. The room? Meh. We expected small (it was), view was exceptional, but the bathroom was just weird. The shower and toilet are not enclosed! The small partition covering just half of them is glass. So literally no privacy in the bathroom if you are sharing it. And super slippery. And dark (black tiles, mirror with lighting not appropriate for putting on makeup). There were 2 of us in a king size room, but only 1 robe? No coffee maker, just a kettle for hot water and tea bag type coffee. The part I was kinda upset about was how there was absolutely nothing in the room to show the amenities or layout of the hotel. No scratch paper, nothing to describe the area or suggestions for restaurants. No bible, no paper of any kind in the room. I am a world traveler & have never encountered this before. We checked in after a night of no sleep, so the directions to the gym, etc. was just a flash that I didn’t worry about remembering, because I expected all of that in the room! That’s ok, we can find it on the tv, right? Nope. Let’s call room service- nope. I’m sure due to COVID, but how the hell would we know that since there is literally no info in the room. Also, at one point we needed something from the front desk and when we called NO ONE ANSWERED. TWICE. The rooftop bar is absolutely wonderful, but be warned, it’s 21+ (that info was no where in the descriptions when booking). The elevator was a bitch, there were several instances where it just wouldn’t work for the first few tries. You have to use your room key & it was just super funky. I actually got stuck with some fun people and it was hilarious for all of us to try to get it to work. We were in there for 5 minutes trying all different things while laughing. All in all, it seemed to be geared to a businessman, not a family type place. We had fun, and it was alright, the location and rooftop bar was really the best part. It might be perfect for the right kind of customer. But for myself and my 16 yr. old son, it was just ok. Read less