Thompson Seattle

Seattle, USA

Virgin rating

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.


  • 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

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May 17, 2022 79manuelg New York, United States

My favorite part of the Thompson is the friendly staff and vibe of the Nest rooftop bar. It's also conveniently located in downtown Seattle, close to Pike Market. The staff is very professional and attentive.
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May 16, 2022 Browardgirlinflorida Hollywood, Florida

We chose the Thompson for a few days after our Alaska cruise. Perfect location from cruise port and local attractions, warm welcoming staff, very comfortable bed and room, luscious bath products, great breakfast restaurant on site. And the best part…the Nest rooftop bar. Best view and best old fashioned in town!
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May 12, 2022 Mike G Detroit, Michigan

Didnt know what to expect, but the hotel was fantastic and close to everything downtown. The front desk staff was great and helpful and very kind. Really enjoyed the restaurant food and staff. On days we had to rush out, they had coffee for the guests.
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May 11, 2022 Jordan C

I highly recommend this hotel! It could coast off of its great location, but this place was super nice. Very clean beds, room, and lobby. Valet was fast and friendly, along with the rest of the staff!
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May 8, 2022 Vanessa M Greater Sydney, Australia

Stayed here for 4 nights. Hotel is in a great location. Bed was comfy. Shower was a refreshing with the best toiletries on offer to use. We had great views of Puget sound from our room. We had a delicious breakfast in the hotel restaurant - large portions. There were brownies and infused water complimentary in the foyer.