Hotels in Washington
Like a moneyed earth mother who trolls Whole Foods for overpriced organics, this 189-room hotel strikes an odd balance between simple elegance and conspicuous glitziness.
Book one of these charming bungalows with kitchenettes and fireplaces; the largest cottage has a hammock and its own Jacuzzi.
Seattleites seeking urban respite head eight miles west and across Lake Washington to Bellevue. Despite the hotel’s easy access to I-405, it’s hidden away on a quiet side street in a residential neighborhood.
A short walk from the Bainbridge Island ferry, the inn surrounds a small garden, with cozy interiors that feature overstuffed armchairs and Oriental rugs. The rooms have cushy beds and sofas, and DVD players.
At the new Hotel Murano, each of the 21 guest-floors honors a different artist (from Australian Cockburn to Chihuly), and rooms are filled with one-of-a-kind handblown pieces.
On 83 woodsy acres in one of the prettiest parts of the Pacific Northwest, accommodations range from a lodge and an Airstream to 15 comfortable tent cabins.
Why It’s Unique: Tucked 50 feet up in the air in a centuries-old cedar and bordering Gifford Pinchot National Forest, the Cedar Creek Treehouse is outfitted with a sleeping loft, kitchen, and glass-enclosed observation room with indoor hammock.
Decked out in cabbage-rose–patterned wallpaper and wicker chairs, the seven preppy-chic bungalows conjure a posh, grown-up summer camp—complete with croquet courts and horseshoe pit.
No car required here.
A dramatic winery resort with low-slung mini-villas built along a cliff side.
Intimate retreat on a Puget Sound island, with a weekends-only (plus Thursdays in summer) restaurant that's justly famous.
On the waterfront, the hotel has 15 tastefully decorated rooms named for historic ships that plied the local seas. Some have gas fireplaces and private balconies.
This comfortable and modern motel with a small swimming pool fronts a pleasant riverside walking and biking path.
Chic and cheap, this 28-room hotel draws visiting designers and musicians, along with bargain-hunting hipsters. Rooms are spare, but have appealing, artist’s-loft details—hardwood floors, exposed white-painted brick walls, antique steam radiators, and tongue-in-cheek street art selections.
The call of the wild meets upscale comfort at Alderbrook Resort & Spa, two hours west of Seattle.