hotel vintage park

May 11, 2010

We (B + I) went to Seattle this past weekend.

It was the first time for both of us. And we already can’t wait to come back. In some ways, it’s comparable to Boston. I tend to describe Boston as the type of place that is as big as you want you it to be. You can live within any one neighborhood and keep occupied, but when you’re ready, there’s a whole lot more to explore. You can make your Boston bigger neighborhood by neighborhood.

Seattle, I come to find, has many neighborhoods as well. And while I can not begin to give them justice, I can begin to see they have a lot to offer.

There are various hotels and accommodations scattered throughout the downtown “proper” area. But we didn’t stay in them all. We stayed in one. The Hotel Vintage Park. And being that one day I will own an accommodation myself, I thought it high time to review one.

So, on we go.

The Hotel Vintage Park is approachable.
(Side note: The architecture in this city is down right wacky. I’d love to learn more about it. The buildings are as different as night and day. But they way they all fit together is kind of amazing.)
hotel vintage park

I will admit, you may have some hotel envy once you walk around Seattle and see all the alternative inns and hotels this fine city offers. But you can rest assured this little hotel is a wise decision, and, most likely would make the top ten.

It’s quiet. (Although don’t forget it is a city. You can not eliminate street noise.) It’s thoughtful. It’s the right amount of elegant, and it is affordable. There are some other perks as well: Fine crown molding to admire in the rooms, the windows open for fresh Seattle air, an one hour wine reception each evening. (And if you miss the reception, you can ask the adjoining four-star restaurant for a complimentary glass from the tasting.)  It’s also pet-friendly.  If you happen to love traveling with your four-legged friend.

I give it a solid three and a half starts. I’ll post some pictures soon.


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