Hotels in Washington
If your preferred aesthetic is grande dame rather than high design, this historic property—which has hosted black-tie galas since 1924—is your only choice in Seattle.
Porch swings and log beds lend rustic charm to the otherwise luxurious cabins. One-room units have fireplaces, jetted tubs, and mountain views.
Set on more than 6,000 acres of forested terrain filled with meadows and rushing rivers just 80 miles southeast of Seattle, Washington’s Suncadia Resort is the ideal mountain retreat for couples or families.
Adjacent to the Washington State Convention Center, the 425-room, Grand Hyatt is a big hotel that flaunts a number of boutique-hotel flourishes (like Marble-clad, four-piece baths feature shower enclosures and deep, soaker tubs).
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.
No car required here.
A dramatic winery resort with low-slung mini-villas built along a cliff side.
Paradise Inn, a grand national park lodge, reopened in May 2008 after two years of renovations.
The call of the wild meets upscale comfort at Alderbrook Resort & Spa, two hours west of Seattle.
Located in downtown minutes from the Seattle Art Museum and Pike Place Market, the Four Seasons hotel has a discreet side-street entrance leading to a lobby with sweeping views of Elliott Bay and the Olympic Mountains.
Set on 3,000 acres, the hotel attracts active-minded guests and has 40 miles of trails best explored by guided horseback. The lodge staff can also arrange sporting activities from fly-fishing to snowshoeing.
For total Victorian immersion book a four-poster bed at the turreted hotel.