Hotels in Washington
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.
The Hotel Vintage Park honors the Washington wine country by dedicating each room to a local winery and vineyard. Warm merlot hues and light golden chardonnay tones highlight the fabrics and accent the furniture in the 11-story boutique hotel.
Situated on Lake Union’s southern shore, this 184-room hotel has panoramic views of the waterfront and city skyline. The guest rooms are basic in style, but most overlook the lake and come equipped with free Wi-Fi and 42-inch plasma TV’s. Some also have gas fireplaces and oversize Jacuzzi tubs.
This hillside Victorian bed and breakfast, built in 1889, has spectacular views of Puget Sound and Commencement Bay. Surrounded by 100-plus-year-old native cherry trees, it’s within easy distance of downtown and just 30 minutes south of Seattle.
Chef Blaine Wetzel earned his forager’s badge under Rene Redzepi at Noma in Copenhagen; now he brings the same edible ethic to the 15-room Willows Inn on Lummi Island, two hours north of Seattle.
Uptown amenities converge with small-town views at the Hilton Vancouver Washington, located on the banks of the Columbia River. Completed in 2005, the hotel occupies a lush riverside location eight miles north of Portland, OR, in the historic town of Vancouver, WA.
The 84 rooms are subtly done in salvaged timber and antique slate, and outfitted with Frette linens, fireplaces, and giant Jacuzzis for two. The Burke Gilman Trail beckons cyclists to feel the wind in their hair. A full-service spa offers lengthy massages.
The cool, Old Havana style of this boutique hotel might tempt you to light up a cigar (even though it, like all Seattle hotels, is nonsmoking).
This B&B has water views and a bright, unfussy decor.
With its self-consciously hearty, rustic interiors—all log and pine furniture, checks and tartans, river stones and slate—the Edgewater takes the Pacific Northwest-lodge motif to the nth degree.
There are no TV’s or phones to distract from the idyllic views. Rooms in the converted 1916 tavern and Roosevelt cottages feel the most authentic, thanks to rustic birch furniture and pine-lined walls.
The light-filled country-chic cottages at this farmstead have full kitchens and are secluded by 35 acres of gardens.
These cottages are no longer rental units, but are for sale.
The hotel, partly occupying a sparkling new tower, has a small pool and a day spa.