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Alexis Hotel, a Kimpton Hotel in Seattle, WA

Alexis Hotel, a Kimpton Hotel in Seattle, WA


Specializing in boutique luxury accommodations, the Alexis Hotel - located 1 block from Seattle's beautiful and historic waterfront - is ideally situated for leisure travelers visiting the Emerald City, small group and business meeting functions, and special occasions.  With over 4,000 square feet of flexible meeting space, the renowned Library Bistro restaurant and Bookstore Bar, Etherea salon.spa, and featuring 121 guest rooms and a variety of specialty suites to satisfy every palate.  The Alexis Hotel is a short walk in either direction to world-famouse Pike Place Market, the Seattle Art Museum, Seattle's vibrant shopping district, financial and retail hub, and sports stadiums.  

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Established in 1982.

Built in 1901, the Alexis Hotel is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.  The building was formerly known as the 'Globe Building', and is built upon the ground floors of some of Seattle's early storefronts.  

Several of the original storefronts, which are now considered part of "Underground Seattle," are still visible in the hotel's underground parking structure.
The Globe Building once housed the Alaska Gold Standard Mining offices and the treasurer's office for the Alaska Yukon Pacific Exposition (held in 1909) during the Klondike Gold Rush.
The building was renovated and opened as the Alexis Hotel on September 10, 1982, after being purchased by Kimpton Hotels.  

LaSalle Hotels purchased the hotel in June 2006, remaining under the managemenet of Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants.
The Alexis Hotel completed an extensive $10 million renovation in Fall 2007, updating and enhancing the style, service and amenities offered at this artistic property.


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Rating: 4.31

Address: 1007 1st Ave, Seattle, WA, 98104
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Comments (239):

1. dae m.
right in downtown seattle and the fact that my buddy was trying to spoon with me for most of the stay just added to the ambiance.

11/07/06 | Link | Rating: 5.0
2. Sam Y.
excellent hotel, very luxurious.

30/06/06 | Link | Rating: 5.0
3. Rick L.
Very cool place, I've had a couple of friends stay the night here while in on business and it's defintly a pretty chill place. I really liked the decor, and they didn't seem to have an issue when my friend's room was reeking of hash - I guess if you tip well enough, you can get away with a lot here!

28/02/06 | Link | Rating: 4.0
4. Katherine K.
This is a really nice hotel.  It's comfortable, the rooms are huge, and it has nice design.  The staff were helpful and nice.  I recommend it for anyone who wants a special and comfortable  experience.  The only thing I would say is that it doesn't exactly have the "wow" factor of Hotel 1000, which is across the street and has cutting edge design.  This is more classic and mod but not cutting edge.

23/09/08 | Link | Rating: 4.0
5. Rebecca B.
Fabulous location right near Pike's Place Market and Pioneer Square.  If you are an art lover this Kimpton property has original works of art spread around the property and is just a few blocks away from the Seattle Art Museum.  The hotel itself is lovely with good amenities and great service.  You can't go wrong here.

14/07/06 | Link | Rating: 5.0
6. Chuck N.
This is a gem of a hotel. I've stayed at the other mid-range hotels in Seattle and this is by far the best. I travel a lot for business and would prefer to stay at the Sheraton or the W to get points, but I make an exception with the Alexis. It's walking distant to Pike Marketplace (a must see for visitors); whereas, the W and Westin requires a long, hilly walk. The rooms are accomodating for business travelers, nothing special but it has standard business needs. The real value of the Alexis is the decor and comfort of the room. Whether you are on vacation or traveling for business, you want a room to just crash. Clean bathroom, no shortage on towels, good lighting, good space to hang clothes, a lot of outlets, decent food (healthy) and the bed. The W probably has a more comfortable mattress, but this is pretty close. The decor is modern but not sterile. I will admit that I don't know much about hotel decor, but if I don't see Nagel prints hanging on the wall then it's A-ok to me.

29/10/08 | Link | Rating: 4.0
7. AJ S.
If you are looking for a hotel that is superficial all around this is the hotel for you!  On the surface it seems awesome..great location.. great artwork in the lobby, cool bar.. But it is all for show. The restaurant is beautiful but don't eat there, food was horrible --eggs that were overcooked in some scrambled mess of a dish for $30 including coffee and the eggs were runny potatoes cold and toast got soggy. The room itself was small and had a view of another building--which is no big deal, if it was quiet, but it was so loud I felt like I was in times square nyc and the curtains while pretty had no shade to them (again superficial) and provided no sound barrier either it was pretty ridiculous. Bathroom had zero counter space which is again, cool in theory but annoying when you have no room on the counter for more than a toothbrush.  Maybe if you stay in the super deluxe premo suite, but for the basic room its not worth the money.  And by the way I wasn't even paying for the hotel--my company is!

It made sad because I really wanted to love the hotel from all of these reviews.  Save your money for the price you will pay and go to the four seasons down the street..In this case boutique= lame and superficial.

10/01/10 | Link | Rating: 1.0
8. Jones J.
Cool hotel, very nice front desk, great, big, fun, artful rooms. Room service breakfast arrived with homemade granola and fresh homemade preserves. Delicious. A great location, close to Pike Place market, SAM, etc. Good value for $ as well. Will stay there again.

13/06/09 | Link | Rating: 5.0
9. Todd N.
The hotel is in a great location for walking through downtown Seattle. I found the staff to be attentive and the room to be a good value. Use that AAA discount if you can.

27/04/08 | Link | Rating: 5.0
10. John H.
Cool Kimpton hotel - so that means 4 star service, swanky room, and reasonable price.  The location is also great - a couple blocks from the market one way, but also not far away from Pioneer square going the other.  Oh, and Nijo sushi is tucked around the corner.

I'll have to second the comment on the bathroom wallpaper...whoa!  Ours was a horrific red and white zebra stripe.  I'm glad I didn't have to spend too much time in there, because I might have had a seisure.

20/03/06 | Link | Rating: 4.0
11. Susan M.
Loved staying here - a great central downtown location. Centered nearly evenly between Pioneer Square, the Waterfront, SAM, Pike Place, and the Seattle Library. We had a really large room - the bathroom with whirlpool tub was miles from the bed, so good for one person to sleep in while the other showers. The cable kept going out for some reason - I think our remote was crossing signals with another room. The room featured nice big windows that open, blackout drapes, and cool modern decor. I slept great here. Big double door closet was nice. The Library Bar is a cool hangout - lots of locals seem to make this a regular stop. They have an excellent happy hour with small plates for nibbles. Wine happy hour is only an hour, but nice. Arnold Palmers are served in the afternoon. Breakfast in the restaurant was delicious but service was a little sleepy. If you sign up as a Kimpton member, you get free wi-fi. Friendly and helpful staff. Would definintely stay here again.

25/06/10 | Link | Rating: 4.0
12. jose C.
We received a quote for $185 on the internet for a king, and it was suggested that we just walk in and get a room.  Well we did and the room  turned out to be 50 bucks cheaper ($135).  We weren't sure what we were going to get, but we were so surprised.  The room was awesome, the people working at the hotel were super nice and very helpful.  The location of the hotel is ideal.  Walking distance from everything you want to do downtown (Pike Place).  I will be returning to this hotel next time i'm in Seattle.

27/06/08 | Link | Rating: 5.0
13. Susi B.
We stayed there our first night in Seattle on a recent vacation/anniversary trip  WOW!  Our first time in the city and this hotel group.  I had booked a king room and when we checked in we were upgraded to a fireplace suite.  Upon return to the room after our dinner on the waterfront, we had a bottle of champagne and fresh blackberries/strawberries waiting for us.  They knew we were celebrating our 30th anniversary and made it very special.  All the staff from the front desk to the doormen were full of excellent customer service.  I will seek out the Kimpton hotels in the future as "the" hotel to stay in.

13/08/11 | Link | Rating: 5.0
14. Joolie T.
i want to take someone here and have an intimate romantic getaway.
wow, did i really think that just now? i must be going nutso.

i was here for a birthday extravaganza for moi + my 2 best friends. we had a sprawling penthouse w/ 2 luxurious bedrooms w/ 6 beds in total. 3 bathrooms w/ jacuzzis. our own private balcony was out of this world. it was accessible from all rooms w/ sliding doors. the kitchen is equipped with utensils, microwave, glasses, etc. i think we set-up-shop a big bar w/ 20 bottles of booze, juice and soda... which everything fit just well on the bar table. the bathrooms are gorgeous, modern and feminine, with red-white patterned walls and elegant fixtures. the chandeliers are darling and works well with the decor.

the lobby area always features work from local artists from Seattle. i think my friends and i were too inebriated to admire the glass sculpture that was on display, but it was definitely a big crowd pleaser.  the hotel staff are helpful and attentive. everything else that birthday night was all a blur...

step into Hummer limousine.
walk into your birthday party bash @ Club Element.
drink way too much Dom Perigon & Patron shots.
all your friends fall down the stairs like dominoes.
step back into Hummer limousine.
arrive at Alexis Hotel for the after party.
why the hell am i sitting in a bubble bath?!?!
the wallpaper is blinding me!
oh, the headache!

17/05/08 | Link | Rating: 5.0
15. michael c.
I stayed at this hotel earlier this year.  Having stayed at numerous 4-5 star hotels within the USA, I was eagerly looking forward to my stay.

Overall I would have to say that this hotel was not one of my better experiences.  I will however outline both the pro's and cons.

The Pro's....
1) The reception staff were very friendly and supportive of recommending and finding restaurants and things to do, which was great.
2) The Location was very convenient, near the waterfront and the market and made commuting very easy
3) The room I stayed in had quite possibly the best double jazuzzi I had experienced.  Deep water, great bathroom layout and an ample supply of bath salts to go
4) A very comfortable bed

The Downs' and unfortunately they outwieghed the pros
1) The walls are paper thin in the room.  You generally dont expect to hear conversations and noise from the room next door to a level that requires you to shut the bedroom door from the lounge area in order to sleep.  I was really amazed that the ambience and noise was so great for this hotel.
2) My experience with room service was not that great.  Usually empty plates are collected the next day during room service clean up.  Unfortunately (might have been simply overlooked), my room wasnt cleaned that well at the time.   THe room clearly (bathroom also) wasnt cleaned as well as I'd like
3) The price you pay per night (was somewhat high) compared to what you actually received.  I was suprised at the price of taking toiletries (where usually for the nightly price they would be complimentary).  This may also be a pro, if you considered that it stops people pillaging the rooms amenities which force prices up.  
4) The robes were not that great --- picky I know but if you are going to price around $650 per night, I dont think its unreasonable to get a better quality

What I am neutral about was that it was pet friendly.  I think its great for hotels to accomodate pets, and if I had one would love a hotel that allows this.  Problem is when you have paper thin walls where snores and coughs can be heard clearly, a yapping dog left in the room can get very annoying.......Issue again the walls and ease of noise.

I havent stayed in any other hotel in Seattle as yet, and will be interested to see what my experience is against another 4-5 star hotel on my next return.

I noticed some similar comments in other reviews, and thought that its worth validating if noise is an important factor for you.

24/10/11 | Link | Rating: 2.0
16. Samantha G.
First of all, let me say that I am a huge Kimpton fan.  My husband and I stayed here for our one year anniversary and it was FABULOUS!! We stayed two separate times during the week since we were going up to the San Juan Islands for kayaking and both times we were upgraded to awesome rooms.  The first was the One Bedroom Executive Suite and the second, which was totally awesome, Spa Suite.  Service here was just great and they have the cutest "lobby dog," Lily.  The location of the hotel is also convenient to everything, which was helpful since we didn't have a car.

06/04/09 | Link | Rating: 5.0
17. Jason K.
This hotel is absolutely fantastic - the accommodations, service, food and pet friendliness is extraordinary.  I have traveled extensively and found this to be a hotel that is worthy of my money and one that I will return to time and time again.

19/12/08 | Link | Rating: 5.0
18. Mags L.
The four things that make the Alexis Hotel great: its food, its staff, the bar and the piano.

I come here for lunch sometimes. The staff is very friendly and helpful. The service is at a leisurely pace, sometimes bordering on slow. The food is good - especially the mac 'n cheese and beet salad.

I've also worked from the bar. There is usually only one person working in the bar section, so it sometimes takes a while to get tea refilled and whatnot, but it's got a good level of noise.

Oh, and if you like dinking around on the piano, they'll let you play the hotel piano. Makes me nostalgic for mine.....*sigh*

Disclaimer: I've never stayed at this hotel.

30/01/07 | Link | Rating: 4.0
19. Christine V.
Still such a fantastic restaurant and a great location. The Alexis Hotel welcomed me back with open arms. I love how they have me on file that I have stayed there before. Also, thank you for the complimentary bottle of champagne!

29/09/09 | Link | Rating: 5.0
20. Robert H.
Consistently stylish, comfortable and I always am made to feel welcome. I've stayed here three times now and this is a great call when staying in Seattle. I'd recommend staying here for any occasion.

08/01/10 | Link | Rating: 5.0
21. Nadine N.
Now this is a sweet hotel! We stayed in an executive suite, which had a beautiful tree in bloom right outside of the window. It felt like living in a fantastic apartment, rather than staying at a hotel downtown. The bathroom was large with a jet spa tub. Original art was on the walls through out the suite.

The staff was super friendly and helpful. There was an error on the bill that we discovered the day after checking out, but the staff worked with us to get it quickly resolved. It's nice to get good service even after you check out.

This hotel not only allows dogs, but welcomes them by name on a chalk board when you arrive. A cute touch for dog lovers.

30/01/07 | Link | Rating: 5.0
22. Rachel K.
The Alexis is fantastic-the room was so nice that we spent almost as much time hanging out in it as we did touring Seattle. It's great being so close to downtown. The Aveda bath products are a really nice touch as was the free coffee in the morning, and the bed was the best I have ever slept on at a hotel. Paying for parking is a pain, especially when five dollars worth of taxes are added on to the $34 per day fee. We actually looked around for a cheaper lot for a while, but in the end decided to pay the parking fee because it did allow for a ton of convenience that we wouldn't have otherwise had. The doormen are extremely nice!

23/03/09 | Link | Rating: 5.0
23. L C.
great hotel. great location. great staff. great restaurant & bar. highly recommend.

13/10/11 | Link | Rating: 5.0
24. anita c.
Stayed here last weekend while visiting our old hometown, and loved it. This was actually our second stay -- we'd gone once before when we lived in Seattle -- so I can safely say that the good stuff we noticed wasn't out of the ordinary.

All of the employees we met were super-friendly and helpful, and the hotel's location is fantastic: a short walk to our favorite bar (the Zig Zag), great restaurants like Union, and sights the Pike Place Market. Our large room was boutiquey-swank without being over the top, and our bathroom had a super-deep spa tub, with two seats and enough depth so you could simmer up to your nose. The wallpaper in the bathroom was a little eye-popping (red-on-white rococco print!) so we kept the lights dimmed. :)

I'm a huge fan of Kimpton hotels, and the Alexis totally lives up to the chain's high standards. They even have an Aveda spa on the premises... definitely gotta give that a try next time.

20/10/05 | Link | Rating: 4.0
25. Richelle Santos T.
Uber chic and modern.  Really close to the waterfront and Pike's Place.  The staff here are extremely helpful.

12/04/10 | Link | Rating: 4.0
26. R S.
The room was great, the bathroom was larger than expected (though a bit short on the counter space) and the linens were so cozy.  I've stayed in city hotels before and expected a much smaller room, closet and bathroom and was very impressed with how roomy it was. We booked the King bed deluxe room.

I loved that we could open our windows.

I saw on yelp some complaints about traffic noise - we heard no traffic whatsoever while we were here for three days.

We heard some construction noise at 11 a.m. on Friday, and never again.

The attached bar was very fun - we had drinks here twice and an excellent dessert. The bell desk not only watched our bags on our last day, so we could continue being tourists, but also arranged for a town car to bring us to the airport for the same price as a taxi. Well worth it, and so easy. When we were done our champagne at the library bar, the car was waiting, loaded with our suitcases. Wonderful!!

We had a slight issue with our reservation, but Holly at the front desk took care of everything. We were VERY HAPPY with the outcome, and we were given several options to resolve the issue.

I only wish I had had more time to stay at the Alexis and in the wonderful city of Seattle! We really enjoyed our visit.

20/12/10 | Link | Rating: 4.0
27. Christine E.
I travel a lot for work and I always try to stay at a Kimpton hotel because they are always friendly and take great care of me.  This time, I happened to be on a 2 week stay, so I decided to bring my cats. Prior to my arrival, I called to ask how bringing 2 cats to the hotel would work.  They seemed a bit perplexed and informed me that the cats were welcome and as long as I had a litter box and food, there would be no problem, they could stay in the hotel as if it were home. They also asked if they were "runners" in which case, I should just be sure to let them know so they could leave a note for housekeeping. I have never heard of a hotel being so accommodating to all pets.  On a side note, I met someone in Seattle who used to work at the Alexis and informed me that they once had 2 penguins stay at the hotel, just in case you are the penguin-loving type.

As always, the staff was incredibly friendly and took great care to pay attention to the small details, which is what makes a hotel stay not so horrible when you travel all the time.

01/07/10 | Link | Rating: 5.0
28. D C.
This was my first experience with a boutique hotel, and will probably be my last.  Friends of ours swear by the Kimpton chain of boutique hotels so we decided to try the Alexis Hotel for a 6-night stay in Seattle, WA, based upon the positive reviews listed on hotels.com and yelp.  I won't needlessly bash the hotel...I'll just describe our experiences and let you make your own judgments...like the old Clint Eastwood movie, here's the Good, the Bad and the Ugly...  
THE GOOD:  The lobby is relatively modern with tasteful pieces of artwork displayed throughout the main lobby and hallways.  The rooms are relatively spacious and are tastefully appointed with modern amenities (flat panel TV, iPod docking station, Aveda toiletries, etc.).  There is also a bar/lounge and several retail shops attached to the hotel.  The hotel is conveniently located between Pioneer Square and Pike Place Market, and is only a block or so away from the Seattle Art Museum.  
THE BAD:  A sign outside of the Alexis hotel asked guests to pull around to the side of the hotel for drop-off and valet-service.  The side street is lower than the hotel so you have a choice of walking your luggage up a flight of stairs or walking up and around the corner to the front of the hotel.  Additionally, some days the valets would bring your car around to the front entrance and some days they'd bring it around to the side entrance...never the same place.  The Alexis charges $34/day for valet parking, but they tack on taxes to it so the valet parking ends up being $39.78/day.  
THE UGLY:  At the front desk, they gave us a room on one of the upper floors.  This is where everything went downhill.  I opened the door to our assigned room and to our utter shock and embarrassment, we walked into a room that was already OCCUPIED...yes, you read correctly...occupied.  The room that the Alexis staff gave us was already occupied by other hotel guests.  Needless to say, those folks were as shocked as we were and were kind of pissed off that we were able to access their locked room.  I don't know about you, but this has never happened to us at any other hotel.      
I went back down to the front desk and politely informed them that the room that they had assigned us was already occupied by other hotel guests.  Their response was "well, at least you got a chance to meet your neighbors."  They did eventually apologize, but what the hell?  
They ended up giving us another room on the same floor.  They compensated for the mistake by giving us a room with a view of Puget Sound which was nice, but the room only had a queen sized bed.  I reserved and paid for a king-size bed, but was too tired after a long flight to complain again about another mistake.
Housekeeping was another issue...ranging from not cleaning our room at all to forgetting to replenish towels, soap, etc.  Just as an example, we left our room one day at 7 am and returned around 5:30 pm to find that our room had not been cleaned at all.  We had to call the front desk and request that our room be cleaned.  When the housekeeping staff came to our room door, they informed us they were there for the requested turn-down service...so we again had to explain to them that we had asked that our room be cleaned and had not requested turn-down service.  The housekeeping staff apologized and said that they would have to come back later with the appropriate cleaning cart.  It took another hour to get the room cleaned.  On another day, housekeeping cleaned our room, but forgot to replace the soap and towels that they had removed.  
To cap it all off, while I was trying to check out, another hotel guest was complaining about hotel construction that started at 6 am right next to her room.  So, the front desk staff was so preoccupied with her that they basically brushed me off and just handed me my bill and asked that I come back again.  Additionally, we walked our bags down a flight of stairs to the side entrance where we last picked up our car from the valet only to find out that they had brought the car around to the front of the hotel.  Since there were no bell hops or valets around, we lugged our bags back up the stairs and out the front entrance to our car.    
I guess boutique hotels are not for everyone.  I love Seattle, so the sights, food and entertainment made up for the shortcomings of the Alexis hotel.  This place definitely needs improvement...there were other service flaws, but yelp only allows 5000 characters per review.   I can't recommend this hotel to others, especially when the Fairmont Hotel downtown is running special rates comparable to the Alexis hotel.

29/05/09 | Link | Rating: 2.0
29. Mortiche W.
Lovely hotel, and very helpful staff. I stayed here for 5 days and was set up in an executive suite for a great price. The suite was bigger than my apartment at home- how sad! I asked for a room away from elevators, and although my room was rather close to the it, the bedroom was at the end of a loooooong hallway and I didn't hear a thing at night.

The bathroom had a frighteningly 'Venetian' look to it, and I mean frightening because BOLD red and gold striped wallpaper is not exactly what I want to see first thing in the morning, but the shower had decent water pressure, which is hard to find in most hotels no matter how reputable!

The bed was wonderfully comfortable, and the rest of the suite was furnished very nicely with a dining area, a living room area and a small office area. Free WiFi was fast and problem-free to connect. Their fitness room kicked ass- new, clean equipment, mounted flat panel screens with cable access and headphone jacks on each piece of equipment, an oscillating air conditioner, boatloads of towels and a water cooler made me able to endure working out longer (so I could have EXTRA fat at Le Pichet!) .

The location was great for everything EXCEPT catching a cab, which I had to do every morning to get to work, so you may have better luck calling one ahead of time as the hotel wil try to sell you on a their towncar service. I saw that they are a dog- friendly establishment, and that ups their four stars to five.

I've heard good things about the restaurant and bar downstairs but I already had my victuals planned this trip- next time I will stay close to 'home' so I can stumble back up to my room!

15/06/07 | Link | Rating: 5.0
30. G S.
The service here is outstanding. Every single person was friendly, outgoing, helpful and upbeat. I commend everyone for that.

If you like staying in a hotel downtown right in the thick of the things, then this hotel is for you. But you may lose a bit of sleep, as it can get sort of loud, especially on a week-end. I stayed in a room on the alley and not the hotel's fault, but there was a super loud buzzing all night. It's also near a fire station, ferry terminal and freeway. If you like fresh air, then don't stay here, because if you open the windows, it's just pretty loud. I can't imagine how loud it would be on the front of the hotel.

The hotel itself is very boutique - eclectic art, shee shee doggies prancing around. I think the art makes it 4 star and the service. My room had 3 different colors of paint, asian paintings, lamps all very stylish. It's a nice room, a bit small, but nice. My room had a bed, sofa, desk and an armchair all in the small room. Bathroom had a Vichy shower head. Nice amenities in the bathtub, Towels a bit small.

The robe, not a big deal, was not at all soft like in great hotels. It was leopard skin print to be boutiquish I'm sure, but had no upscaleness to it like in fancy hotels. You wouldn't want to wear it long at all. The quality was not very good.

I booked an appointment in the steam room and waited at the door, having not been told you need to call for someone to open it. No biggie, but it would have been nice, when booking it, if I was told how the process worked. Then I get in and have to figure out to turn on the steam. No instructions anywhere, and nothing was told to me when I booked it. The steam room itself was fine. The outer room had dirty glasses and towels as if had not been checked all day and my appt was late in the evening. I would suggest that housekeeping check the room every hour or 2 and tidy it up. One thing like that leaves a bad impression.

Exercise room is tiny. I didn't go in, but was surprised hwo small it was.

The evening wine tasting was a nice touch. The man working there knew a lot about each wine and offered to give me a glass to take to my room.

Library Bistro Bar was very cozy and nice. And the restaurant also very nice. We didn't try either, but both nicely decorated, with tons of books as well.

Overall nice hotel, I would recommend it.  But don't have super high 4 star expectations.

08/02/10 | Link | Rating: 3.0
31. Melodie S.
Lovely. Stayed here Christmas 2007. I last stayed about six years ago before the remodel and remember feeling a little sad about how a once remarkable hotel had slumped a bit. I am happy to report that the Alexis has reclaimed its place among Seattle's best hotels. Very comfortable rooms with an eclectic feel but not in an over-the-top sense ala Ian Schrager. Had lunch in the Library which was delicious and reasonably priced. Room service arrived hot and delicious as well. The Bookstore bar disappointed me somewhat, they were playing some techno crap which really detracted from the bookish ambiance I had remembered.
I did come down to drink a glass of wine and read a bit and the bartender was kind of bitchy. Otherwise a great experience.

27/12/07 | Link | Rating: 4.0
32. Mike L.
My wife and I booked the Honeymoon Suite for celebrating our anniversary.  The Alexis came highly recommened as one of the best hotels for couples in Seattle from an online column I recently read.  The 700 sq ft. Honeymoon Suite was incredible, and well worth the extra cost IMO.  There is also plenty to do near the hotel, so we ended up having dinner at The Met which was only a 5 minute walk away.  Highly recommended!

03/10/11 | Link | Rating: 5.0
33. Tiffany S.
We went to a sneak preview of their remodel yesterday, and it is GORGEOUS. I understand from previous reviews that the bathrooms were scary but now they are stunning and you will want to move in. They've taken the hottest color in decades (that silvery-taupe, mmmm so serene) and matched it with dark woods and luxurious details.

Yes, they are still pet-friendly and now they'll park your hybrid car for FREE! Way to go Kimpton!

The bar and restaurant are both warm, cozy, and inviting (especially in this fall, Seattle weather), and the food was amazing. Simple but perfect. I can't wait to go back. Perhaps I'll stay a few nights!

26/09/07 | Link | Rating: 5.0
34. Samantha S.
Stayed here for our first wedding anniversary, beautiful hotel, exceptional staff, and they were very accomodating to our dog that traveled with us as well. Concierge went out of their way to make sure flowers and champagne were in our room at the time of arrival. The only downside was a billing issue, but it was resolved quickly and wouldn't hold us back from staying here again.

10/07/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
35. MorganLindsey S.
Love this hotel!
We usually stay at the W and were pleasantly surprised by this hotel. Lobby staff was nice and friendly and was able to give us an early check-in. Our room was great, even though it was facing the alley. Small and cozy but had everything that we needed. I liked all of the art and it was  decorated in cool unmatched things. It felt like home!
Had breakfast in the Library Bistro, it was good but empty. Felt a bit akward when we ended up being the last people in there.
All in all a great stay.
Only issues:
The hallway smelled like beef top romin...
Loud trucks in the alley in the middle of the night (but we are downtown)
better TV channels

Can't wait to stay again!

26/04/08 | Link | Rating: 5.0
36. Drew A.
This place was pretty chill.  Great decor, atmosphere and surprisingly some good paintings (and I am a painter from an art school, so I can be a bit of an art-fag).  That said, some of the paintings are trash---the portraits near the meeting rooms should be taken down.

The bar up front is cool and they have a ton of spirits to keep your up.  The restaurant is also good, and I think the crab sandwich was the tiznits.  We were there for breakfast, and that was also pretty damn good.  

My room was contemporary, and the bathroom was modernized as well.  A little bit small, but still nice.  The gym had a few dumbells, but more catered towards the cardio people.  

I am not sure about price, but judging from what our group rate/room ran, I think it might be a bit pricey.

22/08/08 | Link | Rating: 4.0
37. Adam L.
Amazing hotel. Stayed in suite 419. I stayed overnight for a work holiday party we had in their "bar/cafe" area down the stairs on the south side. Very nice service, very nice accomodations. Valet was about $30 for the night which wasn't extravagant but could add up quickly. I would reccomend this hotel to a friend but i might not to family. Water pressure is a big deal to me for the shower and the hot water an pressure is minimal at 10am. So big of a deal that I cant give you more than three stars. Sorry Alexis. I hope to stay again soon and give you five deserving stars.

03/01/11 | Link | Rating: 3.0
38. b f.
I wanted to stay at this hotel during my wedding, but I wanted to see the room in person first. they told me I would have to make an appointment with their sales person. I left three messages with her- I left my number each time to be sure they had it. the third time I called, I complained to the front desk that she was not returning my phone calls. normally that will speed things up.  it's been three days and she still never called me back.

I was willing to spend $450/night for a room! they lost my business.

03/08/11 | Link | Rating: 1.0
39. Todd L.
Camera fades in.....

Group of men in matching suits, gathered in a hotel bar. One looks repeatedly at his watch (in spite of the fact that he still has four hours to go). A gregarious bartender approaches and hands the time wary man a complimentary drink. Scotch, no rocks, 31 years old. The man takes a sip and seems to relax.

Camera pans out. Fleeting images of people gathered in an opulent waiting area. Images of a hallway. Camera focuses in on a group of women in black evening dresses posing for pictures. The attention seems to focus on one women in particular.

"We still have four hours", says the focus of the attention.

"Ladies, can we move over to the windows?"

" Ugh, when are these going to be done, I'm tired of posing"

"wooooooo woooooooooo" Sounds of yelling and laughing penetrate the room, some of the women roll their eyes.

"Jesus, listen to the guys"

" I know"

Focus Out

Four hours elapse in an instant, The camera focuses focus back in on a warm, flower laden room. A man stands in front of rows of nicely dressed people in rows of white chairs, also adorned with flowers.
Music starts. A procession of men, the ones who earlier were gathered in the bar, slowly file in. The first one stops by the man standing in front and turns to face the crowd. (......and his destiny)

A group of women then enter, they file in much the same way as the men before them, then a quiet grip the crowd. The silence and emotion are so  thick it seems to hang in the air ......music starts again.

An older man escorts a beautiful woman down past the people, some are crying, but not out of sadness. Some have smiles, all are intent upon the event they are to witness this day.

"Ladies and gentlemen" It begins...........

Thank you Alexis, Thank you for a perfect day. The room that evening was amazing. I now realize I need a jacuzzi-tub in my bathroom and do not know how we ever got by without one.

11/12/07 | Link | Rating: 5.0
40. Britannia D.
The Hotel Alexis was wonderful! My husband and I are from Tacoma and we wanted to go to Seattle for a night for a little mini vacation. We were initially attracted to the hotel because it is pet friendly and accepts dogs of all sizes and breeds (we have a large boxer mix).

The hotel itself is clean and visually fun and interesting, all kinds of artwork on display along with unique furniture, fixtures, patterns, and textures. Everywhere you look there is something unique going on, from the carpet to the wall paper and even the light fixtures on the walls.

Hotel staff was both friendly and helpful, they were warm not only toward us but also toward our large somewhat intimidating dog (most people shy away from her due to her size and the fact that she apparently looks like a 'mean' breed of dog). Our room was fantastic, great size for us - even comfortably fitting the large kennel we brought for our dog - with a huge bed outfitted with many pillow choices and comfy covers and sheets. The bathroom was definitely the topper for the show - it was massive! with a huge shower that had double shower heads as well as a two person Jacuzzi style bath tub beneath a huge mirror. (we stayed in the honeymoon suite)

Our only complaints were that for some reason the temperature control unit in our room seemed to be broken which made our room uncomfortably warm for us while we were trying to sleep. I will note that the temperature was not extreme, like 85 degrees or something, but it was warmer than we liked and it made sleeping uncomfortable for both my husband and I as well as our dog (who panted all through the night, keeping me awake because I am a light sleeper). Since I did not realize this until late at night (my error) there wasn't much to be done for it except move to another room to sleep - which the woman at the front desk offered but I declined considering the time of night. The front desk was very apologetic and did everything they could considering the very late hour to accommodate us, which we really appreciated. As an apology the hotel took care of our parking bill as well as buying us breakfast, which was fantastic. We were a little disappointed by the restaurant, not because of the food quality - which was very good, as we discovered from our room service breakfast, but because it was closed at some very bizarre hours and we would have liked to have eaten dinner there since it looked so cool inside. Also, the TV was very wonky and the remote control buttons did not always work when pressed - resulting in a lot of aggravation on our part as we attempted to find a movie to watch before we went out. Maybe the batteries in the remote were dying? We're not sure. We eventually just gave up on that venture.

Beyond all that we found the room to be immaculately clean when we arrived and we were not disturbed by outside noise or noise from our neighbors. All in all this was a great stay and we did not mind paying a little extra to stay in such a nice and accommodating place. Even though there were a couple of off kilter things we really appreciate the way the staff handled them and know that not everything can be perfect all the time. We found the location of the hotel to be excellent, close to the waterfront, market, shops, restaurants, and even a bar/club that we had specifically wanted to check out. Maybe next time we stay at the Alexis we will get to stop in and see what their spa services are like as well! We are definitely looking forward to our next stay at this hotel and would recommend it to friends and family!

25/01/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
41. Sheryl F.
My favorite thing to do is give a 5 rating after a 5 rating. I love consistency! And the Alexis is more than that. They are a spectacular group of professionals who make the moment you arrive to the moment you depart - an amazing experience. I had an offer to stay with friends - and just couldn't do it.  The people, location, incredible hotel, not to mention bathtub - is just what a woman needs when she's away from her home. Thank you, again and again.

16/06/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
42. Jiajia C.
Loved my room--- spacious and stylishly decorated.  Nice paint on the wall and lovely paintings hung tastefully.  Kind staff at the front desk and convenient location, by far the cutest hotel I've ever stayed at.  

Big bonus: Complimentary wine reception nightly.  Hey, a free wine buzz is a free wine buzz is a free wine buzz.  Close to Pike Place Market and various restaurants.

24/03/08 | Link | Rating: 5.0
43. alexander m.
Top notch hotel, read luxury.  Staff is excellent as well.  Location perfect.  Parking over priced.

04/07/11 | Link | Rating: 5.0
44. Cheryl G.
We started off our honeymoon in Seattle and chose the Alexis based on our friend Callie's good word. She was so, so right. We loved it from the moment we walked in. The lovely young woman who checked us in was awesome and upgraded us when she heard it was our honeymoon. Guess where we got to stay? The Honeymoon Suite! What an unexpected  delight! It was beyond amazing. Everyone we encountered at the Alexis was kind, courteous and easy going. This will definitely be our Seattle hotel.

05/07/10 | Link | Rating: 5.0
45. Ben W.
This place is great. I'm used to mainstream chain hotels like Hilton, Sheraton and others where everything is so predictable that it is boring. At the Alexis, it was refreshing to walk into a room where nothing was generic. Everything from the carpet, bedspread, lamps, drapes were uniquely designed and delightful to experience. It felt like a high end designer home instead of a "hotel".

There were fun touches all over the place from silk underwear and overly comfortable socks in the closet to the unique art and furniture.

I ordered a simple Cobb salad from the menu and it turned out to be the best Cobb I've ever had.

I paid just $165/night via Orbitz and am assuming the room usually goes for more like twice that since I don't usually find such unique and enjoyable places in that price range.

15/06/09 | Link | Rating: 5.0
46. Angel D.
As always with Kimpton, a lovely hotel.  This is a terrific place to stay in terms of location to the sights of Seattle.  The room was beautiful and clean and comfy.

11/08/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
47. Zizzle D.
When my wife told me she found a Boutique hotel in Seattle that allowed dogs and only cost us $120/night (only because it was slow for Christmas), I figured it was going to be a less than impressive experience.   But we ended up being blown away by how nice it was.

The decor is cool combination of vintage and modern.  And for a place that allows dogs, it was spotless and very well maintained.

After we checked in and our bags arrived, another guy shows up with a dog bed, a food bowl and a copy of Bark magazine. That was a nice touch.

We originally had a 300sq ft Deluxe King Suite on the 5th floor.  It was nice room for 2 people, but we had a friend who wanted to stay with us our last night so we upgraded to an 900 sq ft Executive Suite.  That room was fantastic.  They only charged us $30 for the upgrade and the Suite had a separate bedroom, a couch with a pullout, a kitchen table that seats 6 and a huge living room with windows that overlooked the Sound.    

As others have Yelp'd, the front desk staff and bellmen were very friendly and helpful.  

We enjoyed the location because the Alexis is only two blocks from the Pier/Boardwalk and 3 blocks from Pike Market.

The parking situation sucks, but that is the case for every hotel in Seattle.  I was too cheap to pay the $37 valet ransom, but we found plenty of street parking within a block.  The meters were free after 6pm so we got off pretty cheap.  

All in all, for a pet friendly hotel, we couldn't image having a better experience.

27/12/09 | Link | Rating: 5.0
48. Rebekah D.
I have a friend/client that works here, she hooked my hubs and I up with one of their amazing fireplace library suites with an actual wood burning one in the main room and walls of great old and contemporary literature. We both slept wonderfully in their comfortable beds, read in front of the fire, and in the morning tuned into their yoga channel for some great stretching. I always love hotels that install thick curtains that keep all of the daylight out so you can really sleep in. Pike Place Market is just blocks away. Alexis is great when you can't afford a destination vacation and when you just want to get away from your regular Seattle hood for a weekend.

17/08/10 | Link | Rating: 4.0
49. Scott M.
So far, this is the nicest Kimpton hotel I have stayed out. Everything feels brand new with a sophisticated interior design. Me likes.

22/07/10 | Link | Rating: 5.0
50. Heather K.
I'm going to be honest up front. We only stayed here about 9 hours total and it was the night of our wedding, so we were pretty blissful. But we absolutely loved it! We had a Spa Suite and we thought it was a great value for the price (much better value than other suites we looked at in Seattle). The staff was very friendly and we are huge dog lovers, so were very happy to see that the hotel was pet-friendly, even providing a bowl of water for dogs in the lobby. They also had a dog-shaped chalkboard out front with all the doggie guests written on it. Very cute! The room was amazing, the bed was super comfortable, and the jacuzzi in the bathroom was to die for. We expect we will stay here on many occasions in the future!

25/10/10 | Link | Rating: 5.0
51. Gregory G.
Would never stay at this hotel again! Terrible service in the bar, not once but twice. Dog's barking in the hotel, and don't ask for a late check out........sorry can't do it!

First and last stay........

27/02/11 | Link | Rating: 1.0
52. Jenny H.
I loved the Decor of this place, very chic mixed with contemporary. Loved it! The service was great and the hotel was closed to the bar we were going to for the night. The only thing is that the room was a bit small.

29/06/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
53. Joanne E.
We selected Alexis Hotel for our group meeting over Seafair weekend and it was perfect! This boutique hotel fit the style of our group and the service and food was excellent. The meeting rooms were just the right size and we liked how the hotel kept the exposed brick as part of their decor.  The Alexis is centrally located near restaurants and Pike Place Market. Perfect for out of town guests!

20/08/11 | Link | Rating: 5.0
54. Michelle Z.
This hotel is fab!  Great location, chic lobby, modern decor, and a fun, youthful vibe.  I spent the night here with the rest of the bridal party on the eve of my best friend's wedding.  We rented out the "Rock and Roll" suite, which was outrageously huge!

We had ourselves a spacious living area, 12 person dining room table, and a sweet master suite, complete with a modern metallic 4-poster bed and 2 bathrooms.  The decor was swanky; stylish furniture, rockin' memorabilia on the walls - guitars, records, autographs, and lots of light.  

According to the bride, this was by far the cheapest room for its size/function available in downtown Seattle.  Our room, 1200 + square feet, was the same price as a regular double at one of the bigger name hotels downtown.  Ideal for a pre-wedding gathering, a romantic evening, or just a night of bliss away from reality.

20/09/08 | Link | Rating: 5.0
55. David M.
Very nice! 5th floor suite was huge and gorgeous- 1000% worth the extra bit it costs. There was a big dining room table- if I knew anyone in Seattle I could have had a big dinner party consisting of minibar snacks and tiny, tiny bottles of liquor. (Note- Friday night does not count, ever). There were a bunch of Yankees fans on Saturday, plus a circus themed wedding, so it got a little rowdy! Which I like. (We tried to stagger the different factions in our "very exclusive" suite dance party- swear) The Library bar/restaurant downstairs has yum clam chowder and the BEST hostess (Hi Patty!), and I would no doubt stay here again.  In that suite.  For a lot longer.

03/06/11 | Link | Rating: 5.0
56. Frank D.
I used to stay at the Alexis in the mid 90's when I visited Seattle on business and I loved it, great room, very friendly and helpful staff and good food options.
When it came to finding a place for our wedding (now that I live in Seattle) I had to check it out as well as some other options around the area. We could not have been happier, Angie who coordinated everything was brilliant, the staff made everyone feel at home and the food was amazing, my new father in law, a man in his late 70's who has travelled and loves his meat said the that his stake was the best he had ever eaten.

20/04/10 | Link | Rating: 5.0
57. Michael P.
This is my favorite hotel to stay in when I visit Seattle.  I've stayed in a couple of other in the area, but this is the one that I go back too.

Great rooms.  Great staff.  Good bed.  Nice bathrooms.  Free Wifi!

I stay at a lot of hotels every year for work, and I like the Kimpton chain.  However, this is one of the best of the Kimpton Hotels that I've stayed at.  

The Library Bistro is good too.  Evening wine tasting - and in the winter they do hot chocolate in the afternoons.  

Nice touch, they almost always have umbrellas ready for  guests when you are going out in often rainy Seattle.  

It's in a easy to get to location and is a quick walk to just about anywhere downtown.

16/03/10 | Link | Rating: 4.0
58. Marianne H.
We stayed in the Seattle Art Museum suite for a friend's bachelorette party. It was a beautiful and spacious room! Room service was great. They brought us whatever we needed and were very accommodating.

Took one star off because it was hard to find due to construction. Also, check-in took a little longer than I would have liked. There were two parties ahead of me, but I still wish someone had acknowledged me while I waited.

14/04/09 | Link | Rating: 4.0
59. Bony K.
Great front desk service, doors men, and housekeeping. Perhaps one of the best service I've had since they went beyond my expectations, when I arrived in our suite, front desk called to double check everything was okay.

The housekeeping I noticed every night had not only made the beds, provided extra towels, but I think housekeeping made it twice in one day once, since I noticed the music was playing in our bedroom and the beds were redone after we had already taken an afternoon nap break.

This place has the Library Room bar which is laid back with depth with great waitress service for drinks.

I had made reservations online with my AAA membership and used my Kimpton membership.

Will definitely return here since location is on the happening 1st Ave within walking distance to Pike Market, Seattle Art Museum. The only thing is you may hear the ambulances, and the water pressure of the shower head is weak since most of the water was not flowing into the shower head.

08/06/09 | Link | Rating: 5.0
60. John C.
Just returned from a six night stay and could not be happier with this hotel. Received an upgraded room upon checkin which was a great start to our vacation. Every person we dealt with at this hotel were as friendly and pleasant as can be.Our room was very spacious and the hotel is in a perfect location within walking distance to everything.If or when we come back to Seattle we will with out a doubt stay here again.

16/12/11 | Link | Rating: 5.0
61. Jeremiah C.
This hotel is owned by Kimpton, they are a great little, but growing boutique hotel chain.
Each room I stay in has been different than the one before.  The suites are just incredible, large and spacious, with two bathrooms, a sitting area, a bedroom, and a dinning area.
The staff are more than helpful.  Accommodating, and friendly too.

22/04/10 | Link | Rating: 4.0
62. Jaemi A.
I've stayed at the Alexis once, and it was nice. The staff was helpful and welcoming when I checked in.

The bed was comfortable, but the location of my room wasn't great. I had a room that overlooked the alley, and there was late night noise and a garbage truck working the dumpsters the next morning. No fault of the hotel, just be aware when you book.

The room was nice, but the decor seemed "unfinished". It wasn't a big deal, and there was no negative impact on my stay, but just odd.

The only thing I didn't like was the robe. It was a strange animal print, and it was very worn and not very comfortable. I think if the robes had felt good and soft, I wouldn't have minded as much, but the material was very faded, and they just didn't look very good.

Room service was fast, friendly, and the food was great. I had an amazing salad and fries. I would stay here again.

28/04/10 | Link | Rating: 4.0
63. Ryan P.
Beautiful hotel. Great location. I enjoyed our stay here very much.

25/01/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
64. Chris D.
I was looking to find a nice place for my girlfriend and I to stay for a couple of days(instead of crashing at friend's house) for our Anniversary. I looked at a couple of places and was very impressed with the reviews here. Booking the hotel was very easy, there were a lot of selections, and the price was very reasonable for the HUGE room we got. The staff was clean and very friendly. They had a very nice attitude. We stayed in one of their Spa Suites which was HHUUUGGGEEE!!!! The spa area was almost as big as the rest of the room! The bed was very soft and warm. Nice desk area for me to do a little work. There were a couple of problems. For one, the internet kept cutting in and out, so while we were watching a movie on my laptop, it kept freezing up. Number 2, the house cleaning and bar staff came around 8 times in the 2 days that we stayed there....and we left for most of the two days we were there. Overall, it was a fantastic place to stay.

Pros: Great staff(complementary wine and chocolates for our Anniversary plus Handmade Card), great room, good prices

Cons: Our view wasn't great, house service comes often, Internet was on the Fritz

16/01/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
65. Roman V.
This is a cute little boutique hotel.  The staff is very friendly and do their best to accomidate any request.  The rooms are spacious and each is decorated differently.  The bathrooms have ample counter space to keep your toiletries and there are shevles and cabinets that can be used for storage too.  The closet is large and uses regular hangers.  Robes and slippers are provided if you want them.  Each room also has a safe large enough to store a 15" laptop and whatever other valuables you want to keep safe.

Despite all the other interior upgrades they performed, the old windows were left in place.  This allows a lot of street noise to penetrate into the room.  On the front side you'll have the noise from busy 1st Ave, on the rear you'll have the noise from the trucks in the alley.  It's not unbearable and when you stay downtown you expect a certain amount of "atmosphere".  

The hotel is walking distance to both Pikes Market and Pioneer Square.  It is a great location to explore downtown Seattle from.

17/01/10 | Link | Rating: 4.0
66. Paul T.
I like this hotel, but I am still looking for "the place" in Seattle.   I booked a room for us and a suite for my parents, both were on the top floors of their respective buildings, overlooking first avenue.

With regards to the complaints of other Yelpers, we were here on a Saturday and Sunday night, and this room was about as quiet as I could imagine a room being.  I live in a very noisy part of San Francisco--right now someone's dog is yapping, two people are screaming obscenities at each other, while two other people are laughing at them.  And there are always sirens.  I heard nothing at the Alexis, and my suburban parents found it perfectly quiet as well.

The staff was very helpful, the rooms were clean and well appointed.  I was not impressed with the flat screen tvs, for television (I've noticed this is common in hotels--the movies get better picture resolution) but they did have sound docks for iPhones and other devices, so you could play your own music.  The in-room wireless was easy to access and use on my  phone (unlike the Westin, nearby).

My main complaint here was the architecture and design.  The Alexis is a combination of two retail/office structures, neither of which is particularly interesting or historic.  Thus, given the gutting they received and the infill that followed, nothing about the hotel references the history or original aesthetic of the structure.  This is facade-ism at its worst.  

They saved two run of the mill structures only to take away their souls, so why bother?

We sampled the wine hour (5-7) and found the offerings drinkable but not exciting.  And we had a better bottle of wine in the "Bookstore" bar on the other side of the lobby.  That was better, but nothing to write home about.  

The hotel is very well situated, close to "everything" in a town where there is an "everything" for the visitor and a very different "everything" for the resident.  

I liked it, I would return, but only until I found something better.

14/10/10 | Link | Rating: 3.0
67. J O.
Great Location, super friendly staff.  We booked last minute and got a gpod rate.  Our King room was very roomy and had a huge outdoor terrace.  We sort of looked at another building, and there was just the right amount of springtime street noise. I found it charming.  
A shortage of bedside electrical outlets.  
Also, a dimmer switch in the bathroom should be a no brainer, no?
The Library Bistro had a fanTAStic breakfast!
I would recommend highly.

09/04/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
68. Becca U.
My fiance and I stayed here as a treat for ourselves on our one-year anniversary. We had done one of those things on hotwire.com where they tell you the quality and price of the hotel but not the name.

Wow! Did we ever get a winner!

Upon arrival, we found the hotel staff to be very friendly and accomodating. They were even dogsitting a poodle behind the front desk. They gave us a complimentary upgrade to a larger room. I loved the boutique feeling of the hotel and how it incorporates beautiful artwork. They bed was plush and comfortable.

The only things that could be improved: room amenities were pricey, but this is standard for hotels nowadays. I just don't understand how they can charge you for a bottle of water...

Also, the jetted tub didn't work. We tried everything to get it to work. We even called for help, but nothing. However I wouldn't let that stop me from staying here again!

25/10/10 | Link | Rating: 4.0
69. Charlie W.
Great hotel. Near Pike Place Market and other downtown attractions.

20/12/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
70. Paul S.
This is the second Kimpton hotel that I have stayed in.  The first one was in San Francisco.  They definitely have the best hotels around.  The experience here is just the best.  From the staff to the rooms, I can't say how much my wife and I love staying here.
The hotel is very pet friendly.  When they say it.  They mean it.  A lot of places say "pet friendly" but are not.  The Alexis really is pet friendly.  They have welcome signs with your pet's name when you enter.  I think that is a nice touch.  We didn't bring our dogs this time around but in San Francisco we did.  They were totally cool and friendly to our pets.
The hotel had free continental breakfast and wine tasting in the evenings.  We didn't take advantage of these but were there just the same.  I felt it was something nice that they did for guests that I feel is worth noting.
Our room was very nice.  The decor was very modern.  The bed was very comfortable.  The closet big.  The room had a view of the street.
Again the service is top notch.  From the doorman to the front desk, to the cleaning lady to the bartendar, they definitely know how to make a person feel welcomed.  I would go to any Kimpton hotel just on the service alone.  Their employees are the best.

16/04/10 | Link | Rating: 5.0
71. Becky M.
My husband and I  enjoyed his 30th birthday party in one of the humongous suites at the Alexis.  Little surprises like champagne, fruit and chocolates from the concierge for his birthday, and complimentary wine hour make this hotel stand apart.  Excellent service all around.  
We hosted some friends for cake and cocktails and it was the perfect location to do so.

02/11/10 | Link | Rating: 5.0
72. Shirley F.
Best three nights in a hotel.  Staff was amazing...room was cozy but not ordinary.  The wine social hour was fun and the other guests seemed to be just as happy as we were to stay at the Alexis.  Will definitely stay here next time I return to Seattle.

19/04/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
73. Jeremy M.
Last minute hotel we managed to come across just absolutely made kicking off the New Year that much greater! The hotel was adjacent to our NYE destination(Nijo's), walking distance to the pier and it was cheap!

The hotel is pet friendly and free of charge for all size dogs, overnight valet is a little pricey but side street parking is an option but limited and checkout at noon is fantastic even though all my guest left by 11 still it's the principal of the matter being that most hotel checkout is at 10 or 11.  

My overall thoughts: I love this place!!! I'm thinking about coming back on a weekly basis now!

01/01/10 | Link | Rating: 5.0
74. Kristin N.
I have to say that I almost gave this place a 5 star. The only thing holding me back, was that the cleaning lady didn't really leave soap each time so by the end of the trip it was gone, she also left one day not finishing just because we came back for 2 seconds and I told the front desk to make sure she goes back and she didn't. I also asked for ice and it took like 30 minutes. When I ordered breakfast, it went to the front desk, they said they would call me back but they didn't, 20 minutes later I had to call back. The girl at the front desk took my order.

Those were the downfalls, other then that the hotel people are very friendly, and there is a cute bistro downstairs to eat at, with a wonderful decor of old books, it was great. The room was beautiful, a mini condo without a kitchen, the corner view we can see the water and the sun setting. The bed was soooo comfortable. The pillows were a little to soft for me but everything about this place made me want to get a condo just like it in the City. It was wonderful. I will definitely stay here next time we visit!

03/09/09 | Link | Rating: 4.0
75. Ashley G.
I loved my stay. My only complaint would be when filling the large tub in my room, the water didn't stay hot; it became lukewarm. I had to turn it on and off to get warm water. The bed was also harder than I normally like.

14/05/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
76. Andrew M.
Stayed here on my first trip to Seattle. Location is ideal: 2 blocks from the waterfront, 5 blocks to Pike Market, several excellent restaurants within walking distance. Staff was extremely courteous and pleasant. Through AAA we were given coupons to the 2 hotel restaurants which were decent, although over-priced. Room was the perfect size for 2 with a very comfortable bed. Hotel was very quiet; we never heard other guests or people walking, although we did have a corner room on the top floor. Not inexpensive, but the quality seemed to match the price. They also have complimentary coffee in the morning and a wine hour each evening. We did not have a car, so avoided the $40/night valet fees!

26/04/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
77. Rachel J.
I went to this hotel with high expectations, and was severely disappointed.  I'm a little more than surprised at all the raving reviews here on yelp, to be honest.

It might just be that 'boutique' hotels are not my thing (this is the first I have stayed in), but nevertheless I believe you should get quality when staying in a high-end hotel.

1) The walls in the rooms are paper thin, so you can hear everything... from street noise, to dogs barking (did not realize that it was pet friendly before getting there) to people coughing in the next room.  We definitely got to know our neighbors very well.  At one point we thought we were hearing people talking right outside our door, but upon further investigation discovered it was from a group of people on the opposite side of the hotel (same floor, though).  All this noise made it difficult for it to be the romantic weekend we were hoping for.

2) Housekeeping was minimal.  They basically just made the bed and replaced some towels.  They didn't pick up dirty dishes, clean the floor... the floor in the bathroom was sticky for our entire visit.  At one point it looked like one of them had left behind some hair products (found bobby pins and ties on sink one afternoon that weren 't ours).

3) For the price you should get more for your money.  The rooms were fairly small and there wasn't really anything special.  Also, the amenities were cheap, but expensive.  As in if you want to take the shampoo bottle home? $15.  Want to take the bed socks home or even wear them? $15.  Want to listen to music in your room?  $10 for 2 hours.  Want to park your car?  $40/day after tax.  The robe was also of very low quality (not comfortable) for how expensive it was.

Probably the one good thing I have to say about this hotel was the 2-person full body jet soak tub was divine, and very unique.  I have never seen a two person tub that could fill up to your chin in a hotel room before.  This was truly amazing, and really helped us feel more satisfied with the hotel.

Summation:  This hotel is a pretty nice hotel.  However, when we are paying $600-700/night we have fairly high expectations.  We have stayed in MANY hotels over the year, and this ranks among our more disappointing experiences.  Just not what we were expecting for the price.

However, for a hotel that caters to pet owners, it is pretty cool.  If we were travelling with dogs it would be a great choice for them.  But, if you are not with your animals I wouldn't bother.  We will surely not be staying here again.

01/08/11 | Link | Rating: 2.0
78. Taunya B.
Absolutely loved our stay at the Alexis Hotel.  Every bit of it.  The neighborhood, the beautiful room, the friendly and accommodating staff, the prompt room service.  Will definitely be staying there again.  A real treat and worth every penny.  Go!  You won't be disappointed.

30/05/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
79. Elizabeth M.
I actually loved my stay at this hotel.  Everything was amazing.  So why the one star?  The valet wrecked my car!  And then forced me to move out of my parking spot while waiting for the rest of my party to come to the car!  Then when I called FIFTEEN minutes later, they told me it was too bad and there was nothing they could do since I had left their parking space... yeah, the one the valet made me leave while waiting for the other guests.  The would never let us see the tapes and just said OH!  We looked, nothing happened.  I will never spend another $400-700 at this hotel again. BOO for wrecking cars and not fessing up to your boo boo...

08/11/11 | Link | Rating: 1.0
80. Katie C.
Posh. Chic. Impeccable. Sophisticated. Smart. Modern. Classic. Elegant.

If The Alexis were a woman, I'd want her as my best friend.  I want to spend all of my time with her, yet I'm envious of her, she's everything that I want to be when I grow up.

Whenever I find myself visiting Seattle for work, I choose to stay here (which I find funny, being that I'm originally from Seattle and have grown accustomed to staying with Mom and Dad over the years on my visits up North).  

The decor, the ambiance, the romantically feminine jeweled chandeliers mixed with masculine touches of dark woods and splashes of blues and browns all just work so well together.  I highly recommend this boutique-y hotel as an amazing and relaxing experience and am already craving my next night's stay here.

18/01/08 | Link | Rating: 5.0
81. Julia A.
I took my boyfriend to Seattle this past weekend for his 40th birthday. I wanted the trip to be special, so I decided to book a 4-5 star hotel. I read great reviews about Alexis Hotel. Unfortunately our stay was not as great as the reviews. I was in fact quite disappointed with this hotel. For a hotel that claims it's 4-5 stars and charges around $300 per night for a standard room on the weekends I expected more. I would give this hotel 2 stars only because the location was great. Everything else was way below expectations. We arrived around 3pm in the afternoon on a Friday. There was no bell hop that greeted us and no one offered to take our bags up to the room. In addition there was no coffee maker in the room, so if you wanted coffee in the morning you had to walk all the way down to the lobby to get coffee. The last night we were there we had spent the whole day sightseeing. We were exhausted by the time we got back to our room and wanted to relax and watch TV. Just after we changed into our lounge clothes, I went to sit on the bed. Lo and behold a flea jumped off my pillow. I was irate. I killed the flea and called the front desk immediately and requested our room be changed. It turns out that this hotel is "pet friendly" which is fine and I feel that people who travel with pets should have options to stay in upscale hotels. The problem I had was that we do not have pets and were booked in a "pet friendly" room. This is totally unacceptable for a 4-5 star hotel. We should have been booked in a non-pet room. We were moved to the EMP suite which was nice, however it was our last night in Seattle and we didn't get a chance to enjoy the suite. The manager left a bottle of wine, a small box of chocolates and a card in the suite which in my mind is a mediocre apology.  I would NEVER stay at this hotel again or recommend it to my friends. In fact, I will NEVER stay at a Kimpton Hotel.  For those of you who read  this review, I highly recommend paying attention to "pet friendly" hotels and make sure you request a room that does not allow pets!

24/07/13 | Link | Rating: 2.0
82. David S.
Stayed here, briefly, after an Alaskan cruise (5 minute cab rider from the Celebrity Cruise Line dock).  Got a great military rate, had friendly front desk staff, helpful concierge - and GREAT free nightly (I think) wine hour.  They had a wonderful guitarist - Scott Mathews ( scottmatthewsproject.blo… ).  This stay turned into a nice highlight on our overall trip!  In fact, will not hesitate to stay here on our next time in Seattle...

22/06/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
83. D L.
We stayed at the honeymoon suite on our wedding night. wink.
What we loved:
The suite was awesome, four-poster bed (fun!), jacuzzi hot tub with salts and bubbles (funx2!!). Cool vibes & art work. Eclectic but it worked for us! Room service was pretty good, but nothing to write home about. But what made everything was "chef concierge" Russell Hathaway. Totally felt like he went out of his way to accommodate our requests and even had sparkling wine + chocolate covered strawberries sent to our room! ++++
What was lacking:
Was greeted at the front desk by a robot. She was pleasant enough but it was our wedding night, we're in the honeymoon suite... some warmth would push your service from good to wow. Hotel itself is starting to show its age. The bathroom in the suite had cracked tiles and the carpet in the room had some stains, dust on pictures... minor details that take wow factor away. Our room service was delivered by a nervous robot... obviously new on the job.
But overall we loved our stay. Minor details take away a potentially flawless stay. My parting comment is Russell Hathaway is the bomb. If you are out of town, or even in towner and need help, Russell will see to it.

13/10/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
84. Jeff M.
Of all the Kimpton hotels, this is my favorite.  Being an In Touch member I was upgraded to a beautiful spacious 4th floor king room on the 1st st side.  I've stayed, at one time or another, at all of the major Seattle hotels, and the Alexis has, time after time, proved to be the classiest, with an outstanding location, and an unmatched staff.  Spa tub, luxury amenities, and all of the usual Kimpton perks give you the quality of a five star hotel, at a much more reasonable price.  The hotel even offers free passes to exhibits at the Seattle Museum of Art to In Touch members!  Of course $36/night plus tax ($46 total - or $51 with tip!!!) for a night of parking is daunting, but there's a full service overnight garage on 1st within a block.

31/03/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
85. Thyda S.
Definitely my absolute most favorite hotel that I have ever stayed at in Seattle.

I've stayed here twice and I was pleased by both experiences.  The service is superb and the rooms are excellent!  The first room that we stayed at was awesome!  It had a kitchen and an door to the patio/deck (it was dark so I couldn't really see all of it).  Very spacious and accommodating.  

The second time that we stayed here was when we upgraded to one of the suites with a separate bedroom, a full kitchen, a dining room, and living area.  I think the suite was bigger than my apartment!  OH... and the bathroom.. I could just sleep in there!  The bathtub could fit four people... no joke!

If I ever have to stay in a hotel in downtown Seattle, this would be it.  Great location and it is worth every penny.


13/03/10 | Link | Rating: 5.0
86. Peter T.
I was looking for a nice, somewhat high-end local hotel for a recent "staycation" with my wife, and after a bit of searching here on Yelp settled on the "spa room" at the Alexis Hotel based on the photographs on the Alexis Hotel website which represented the room as the height of decadent opulence.  It was a bit spendy, but, I *hoped*, that the extra expense would translate into a quality experience.  Unfortunately, it was not to be so.

I understand that the Alexis is an an older building, but that really doesn't excuse the fact that the room was extremely underwhelming.  The layout of the room was very cluttered with chairs, tables, objets d'art, cabinets, etc. gathered together in clumps in various corners of the room.  Bad fung shui!  And, the room itself had a very run-down feeling with the uneven floor, dingy carpets, flaking paint on the walls, and chipped furniture.  The room features a very large jetted tub set in a large platform in the admittedly very large bathroom, but again, the access panel on the lower left of the platform didn't close properly and ragged caulking oozed hapharzardly from around the four edges.  The tub itself didn't feel especially clean either - good thing we didn't get in it right away as clumps of hair from previous residents emerged from the jet system and swirled around in the tub.  Ick.  The bed was uncomfortable with a big dent running down the center of it, and the room was very stuffy and hot, and didn't feel like it was ventilated properly.  My wife described it as just not feeling very fresh or clean.

We were also stirred from our slumber at 2:30 in the morning by a group of drunken idiots running around the hallways screaming and riding up and down the elevators, apparently lost.  Did the front desk not notice the group of loud drunk people walk past and not ask them to be quiet and respectful?  

We had room service the night we were there, and since it was after 10:00 the kitchen was closed so I had a grilled cheese.  It was just okay.  We had breakfast delivered the next morning - my wife had pancakes, and I had an omelette that was filled with corn salsa and cojita cheese that was also just okay.  

Based on the amount that I paid for this room (north of $500) I would really give the Alexis one star since I really don't feel like I got good value for my money.  We didn't have a bad stay, but, we didn't really have a experience that justified the expense.  I've had nicer rooms in places likes San Francisco that cost less than half of what we paid for our room in the Alexis, and I guess my expectation was that a higher priced room in a city like Seattle would be a really extraordinary experience.  Both I and my wife felt a bit ripped off because the room really didn't live up to the promise of the highly stylized and staged photographs on the website.

The second star is because the service was actually quite good and friendly, and perhaps if we had stayed in a regular room we would have felt better about staying at the Alexis.  However, I can't say I will ever be back.

19/09/11 | Link | Rating: 2.0
87. Rebecca H.
Ehhh....I wish I could give it better review, but it was just ok.  My sister and I stayed here for one night after a rousing evening of Gay Bingo, Vegas style, and after bingo drinks at Coastal Kitchen.  

The room is small to start with, and there is so much crap in it, it just seems cluttered.  Unmatched lamps, artwork everywhere, a really uncomfortable leatherish chair, a desk, chair, bed, big sofa....it was just too much.  The walls are that now-popular combination of beige with robin egg blue accent wall.  The linens were nice and comfy.  The bathroom was fairly clean but what's up with the lukewarm shower water?  Not even cranking the handle to hot gave me more than a warmish stream, which is too bad since it had the very cool huge showerhead which would have created a hot shower of steamy goodness.  Aveda bath products are always nice.  My sister slept on the sofa and said it wasn't bad.  The TV channels are lacking, nothing premium.  

It is NOISY.  From the street noise (we were on the 2nd floor next to an alley), to the hallway noise, to the refrigerator cycling on and off every so often, it was just loud.  

There are some nice bits, like the turn down service and robes.  You can wear the plushy socks they leave in the closet for 11 bucks, or you can go to Costco, which has the same socks, and get a 3 pack for five bucks.  

I went downstairs for coffee at 10:01 and there was no more, and coffee service ends at 10:00.  My fault for being 1 minute late.  No coffee for me.

My sister found the front desk a bit snooty and unhelpful.  Her credit card wouldn't run, the front desk person told her it wouldn't work in that "Oh, your credit card doesn't work you loser" way, she called her credit card company, there was no problem and they suggested "operator error."  Another desk clerk ran it and it was fine.  Also, the first room reeked of chemicals and perfumes so we had to be moved.  

The valet guys were really nice; it costs 30 bucks to park your car overnight.

Overall it was ok but it wasn't luxurious or mind blowing, it was just a hotel room in a city.  They do accept dogs, so if I stay in Seattle and have my pooch with me I may stay there for that fact alone, but I would look at other options first.

14/01/08 | Link | Rating: 3.0
88. Steve G.
We spent 5 nights at The Alexis on a recent trip to Seattle, and were very impressed all around.

The staff -- every single person we encountered -- was friendly and very helpful.

The location is superb. You're a mere block or two from Pike Place Market, Pioneer Square, and the waterfront. We didn't have a rental car and were able to get everywhere we wanted on foot with no trouble, including Safeco Field.

The room was very comfortable, and the bed was one of the best I've slept in in any hotel.

There is complimentary wine for one hour each night, and complimentary coffee, iced tea and lemonade throughout the day. We had a nice breakfast at the Library Bistro one morning as well.

If I had to nitpick anything, I'll echo another review I read -- our room had a view of an alley and, 3 of the mornings, there were rather loud trucks outside for a little while around 4 am. It was really just a minor thing however, since I otherwise slept brilliantly.

All around, a great place, and if you're looking to sightsee in downtown Seattle, I can't recommend it enough.

28/07/10 | Link | Rating: 4.0
89. Becky N.
I can honestly say that I have only had great experiences staying in Kimpton Hotels.  I've stayed at the Alexis several times and tonight they've upgraded us to a huge suite in room 246 (KMTT Suite). It's literally the size of a condo, complete with a spacious living room, a dining room that fits an 8 seat dining table comfortably, 1 full bathroom, a powder room, 3 closets including a huge walk-in closet, and separate bedroom.  The walls are adorned with cool artwork and even a glass enclosed guitar that belonged to Coldplay and Bo Deans.  The ceilings are high and has a retro/contemporary/urban decor that is tastefully done.  This place is pet friendly and always prides itself in superb customer service.  I've stayed in many fancy hotels (Ritz, The Four Seasons, The Waldorf Astoria, etc.), but there is something very special and unique about the Alexis.  It's located in a great location, close to many attractions.  I highly recommend staying here if you are looking for a place to stay in the downtown Seattle area.

18/03/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
90. Cindy E.
Booked this hotel through a discount website and got it for a great price!

1) Great Front Desk Service and Valet
2) FREE Parking for Hybrid Cars (if you don't have a hybrid, I believe parking is around $30/night).  
3) Close to Pike Market and close to Pioneer Square. Walking distance.
4) Spacious Rooms and comfy bed
5) Chic decor
6) Pets allowed!  But don't worry about the hotel being dirty or smelly. It's not!

1) Internet is sorta slow =(

I would definitely stay here again!!!!  (See pictures)

22/07/08 | Link | Rating: 5.0
91. Lisa I.
I wanted to be absolutely in love with this hotel, but I'm just not. This was the first Kimpton property I have stayed in, although I have admired them from afar. I knew this was a boutique hotel, rather than a big box hotel, but I did not think that the quality would go down.

I booked an online special, and I think we got the Fireplace Suite for $230 a night. After being in Seattle for 10 days for work, I was ready to splurge a little. I believe the room was originally 50% more than what we paid.

We love the fireplace after walking around the Market for a few hours in the rain and cold. I thought it was going to be a gas fireplace (who would think a hotel would risk real fire?), but they provide unlimited 3-hour clean burn logs. However, other than that, we are really just paying for a larger space and location.

The suite does not seem to have any one statement of decor...it is a little mish-mashed, but not in an artsy way. More like the hotel replaces items as they get old or worn out, and don't really care what the original design intent was.

For instance, our sitting area includes two highbacked chairs with a kind of Japanese print and studs along the arms, a wood table with glass top, a blah brown faux-velvet couch with red and blue pillows, a silver art-deco lamp, gray taffeta curtains, and a dark brown carpet. Kind of weird and cheap looking.

And with being the "art hotel" you would think our room would be artsy. There is a perfect huge space above the gigantic fireplace with no art! Maybe it is just this particular suite, because all of the photos of the regular rooms seem to be cohesive.

Our work had us staying at the Seattle Sheraton, which had a bed in which I would sleep like the dead. It was either a super pillow-top or had some memory foam on the top, because it was awesome. The bed here feels hard and cheap by comparison. It feels more like a bed that you would find in a hostel (you know the kind you slept on in college, that was covered in plastic and not cloth). I like firm, but this is not good.
This building is definitely old. The bathroom does not have a window or automatic fan, so it does smell slightly moldy. That being said, it does not look moldy or old. There is a door that we cannot open in our room, which I think goes to a connecting room. The door is not plumb in any way, so someone stuffed a whole bunch of tissue paper in the crack above the door. I'm not sure if there was a breeze coming through, or if there was light showing through the crack.

I can hear a lot of the street action from our room. Traffic, loud groups outside, etc. I am writing this review in front of the fireplace, and I just heard someone cough in a room next door.

The view is of an office building, but we have to keep the curtains closed on our giant window because the building is so close I can almost read their paperwork. I'm sure they don't care, but that also means they can see us that well too.

Others have mentioned in their reviews of the Alexis that there was complimentary wine and other drinks during their stay. I was not informed of this upon check-in, so I'm not sure if this still exists.

The location is awesome, about 4-5 blocks from Pike Street Market. There are all kinds of restaurants around.

I probably would try another one of the Kimpton properties in Seattle before coming back here.

15/01/11 | Link | Rating: 2.0
92. Jen C.
Uber hip boutique hotel in downtown Seattle a stone's throw from the best coffee, fresh food, restaurants, bars, and shopping the city (if not the country) has to offer.  We loved our stay here.  The staff is incredibly friendly and engaging and not in a phony way.  We had a large room with very mod decor and tall windows so we could see the Sound from our room; bathroom was spacious and comfortable.  The hotel also has bikes downstairs you can borrow to get around the city.  I loved the cucumber water they put out in the lobby in the afternoon!

07/06/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
93. Terry F.
the alexis has the virtue of diversity.  we booked 8 rooms, and so i am aware that each room is distinct, and some of them are gorgeous.  my only complaint, other than the somewhat non-adjustable temperature, was that there came a knock on the door to warn us that there had been a noise complaint, and the staffperson "thought" it might be us, and that if there were to be another one, we could be asked to leave.  this was at 8:30 on saturday night, and all we were doing was looking at photographs (we were having a memorial for my mother) and murmuring, i kid you not.  this made our blood run cold, as we had planned to rent a karaoke machine in our suite the next night!  suffice it to say we paid a big kill fee to nix the machine.  truly a lovely hotel, just make sure to whisper.

04/01/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
94. Chris M.
  * Great location within walking distance of downtown office buildings, the ferry terminal, and the Pike Place Market (a little far for Westlake Center compared to other hotels
   * Rooms and lobby have character
   * Nice bar off of lobby that is not just a boring hotel bar
   * Computer at front desk for printing boarding passes
   * Free wine hour when I was there

   * Internet costs money
   * In my case a TV that liked to turn itself on by itself (a ghost TV is not the worst thing in the world if you unplug it, however)
   * You can be exposed to street noise--my colleague says she was kept up by trucks and management was nice enough to reduce her fee and move her)
   * Parking is kind of expensive: $30/night; you can park on the street until 8am if you're feeling cheap

Overall: A nice place to stay that has some character.

28/10/10 | Link | Rating: 4.0
95. josh x.
luxury appointed...edgy cool....

the closet hinges and door lock hinges were coming off though...

a nice welcome place to be... though you can hear toilets flush next door and a loud midnight party on the floor below was not something i should have heard...

a chic place... good service... though i wouldn't give those car keys to the young friendly valet covered in cold sores

31/07/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
96. Lee S.
A truly great little hotel.

Some of the rooms have very special features: a piano, a giant vertical soak tub...and you may get surprised if you're lucky.

Love this place!

15/07/09 | Link | Rating: 5.0
97. Laurence W.
Didn't actually stay here, but did enjoy the facilities with others who were.  They do a nice little free wine thing at happy hour, and were exceedingly helpful and polite about setting up restaurant reservations, providing free museum passes, and the like.  The room itself looked a bit small compared to where I was staying (at a fraction of the price), but the overall atmosphere was far superior.  I'd stay here next time in Seattle if I could beat them down on price...

14/03/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
98. Raylene A.
For all that it is trumped up to be I found it greatly lacking. After staying six too many nights in a suite with a rate of nearly $700.00 a night I felt duped. The "Spa Bathroom" would have been laughable had I not been counting a spa bath experience. What we found was a outdated cramped tub with squirt bottles attached to the wall that were empty and never filled...even upon request of housekeeping staff twice. The bedroom had a air vent but was not working leaving the room incredibly stuffy night and day. We required two oscillating fans in the room just to move the air. Which running them both was extremely noisy. When I brought the air vent not working to the front staffs attention They sent up someone to look at it to be sure I was operating correctly . Guy said yep it does not work and suggested we sleep on the sleeper couch in front room. Seriously? One I am paying way too much to sleep on sleeper couch. Second I am here recovering from major surgery, I could not set that up it being too heavy...second I am not sleeping on a sleeper couch! The furniture was funky  with some cool statement pieces  however the sleeper couch was flea market quality. I stay in Seattle monthly at hotels in this same price range and ranking and this has been the biggest disappointment yet. Also I should mention the encounters with the staff were hit and miss..housekeeping language...front staff was hit and miss...some friendly...others not so much...room service was pretty good. I will not recommend to friends or associates.

04/09/13 | Link | Rating: 2.0
99. Sonoma Cty Fan N.
We have stayed at the Alexis hotel 3 times and each time has been fantastic. Their service is impeccable and the rooms are very nice. I am a Kimpton In-touch member and they have upgraded me everytime we have come to this hotel. Some examples of their service that puts them ahead of their competitors:

1) Called the front desk at 11pm at night because I forgot my backpack in our car which was valeted. They sent staff to retrieve the bag and brought it to our room in 15 mins.

2) The manager sent us a personal note before we even arrived at the hotel thanking us for staying with them

3) It is our anniversary and the hotel gave use a bottle of sparkling wine and champagne.

I would highly recommend this hotel. Most Kimpton properties are great but this one goes above and beyond.

21/12/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
100. David G.
I love the Alexis hotel. The location is right smack dab in the downtown seattle area. You can walk a few  blocks to pikes market, to the water taxis, the water ferries, and so much more. Our room was really spacious, with a jaccuzzi. The service is very very good. Not overbearing but nice and attentive. The do allow dogs...which is cool....but people who are pet adverse should note this. I will be back

13/07/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
101. Maria B.
Stayed here for 5 nights and this was a great location in Seattle. The room was a good size with a kitchen. Hotel staff was always friendly and helpful with directions. The room was nice at first glance but as you look around you start to notice little things like the balcony door was warped from the rain that you could see gaps in the wood, the balcony door barely locked which wouldn't be a concern if it wasn't a shared balcony, kitchen was old and did not match the decor of the room, bathroom was extremely small compared to the room and walk-in closet, the doors inside the room were dingy white that needed to be repainted. Housekeeping was good even left a note one evening but on the morning of checking out, she came into our room while we were still there to do a bar count. Overall a decent hotel with a great location. Would stay here again and hope for a room that has been taken care of better then the one we stayed in.

07/08/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
102. Norlie L.
Stayed one night on Dec. 28. Was really excited especially when we were upgraded to a suite on the 6th floor. The suite was huge and odd. Looked like it was converted from an apt? Bathroom did have a very nice deep hot tub :-)
Decor  in the suite was inconsistent/ clashed and didn't really flow. Surprised I was in a Kimpton Hotel. Lobby was nice... probably wouldn't return.

06/01/12 | Link | Rating: 3.0
103. Jeanne Z.
This hotel was just okay. In my opinion, it's not worth the exorbitant price, and I got it $100 cheaper on Hotwire. The room was very clean and fancy, well-furnished, great location in the midst of downtown, and good accomodations. The staff was very friendly and helpful.
I ordered room service for dinner and got the clam chowder. I was not impressed. For the price, there was very little chowder. The taste was nothing spectacular either. At a fancy hotel, I expect more from the food. If money is no object, stay here. If you need/want to be situated right in downtown, stay here. Otherwise, you can get a pretty good hotel for way less.

16/09/11 | Link | Rating: 3.0
104. Deborah M.
We have stayed here a few times and often we will have a beautiful room with a view of the sound. It is within walking distance to the Pike Place Market, as well as other trendy tourist spots. It is elegantly decorated and the beds are very plush comfy! The staff are great, very friendly and helpful!

26/08/11 | Link | Rating: 5.0
105. Jamie C.
Staff was super nice and attentive but the rooms along with a few other things were a bit disappointing. We had an enormous room but bathroom was tiny and a bit old, not to mention we could hear the people walking around in the room above us which was pretty annoying when we were trying to fall asleep. The gym was also very small with no TV.

29/09/13 | Link | Rating: 3.0
106. Dane C.
Nice hotel! Very clean , warm and friendly staff.  It's walking distance to Pike's Market and other points of interest.  Food very good in their restaurant.  The only reason I am giving this three stars is because the bed was terrible.  It really should have been replaced.  We both work  with a sore back every morning.

30/09/13 | Link | Rating: 3.0
107. Michael C.
Everything about the stay was perfect. The front desk people were knowledgeable about the local scene, and happy to give travel advice.

The location is on First and Madision - the heart of downtown. Walk North on the sea walk for sick ocean views, or head West towards several museums and the epic Seattle Public Library.

The attached bar - Bookstore Bar - is awesome. It has plenty of plush seating, and excellent mixed drinks. There are books, too, though that's not what brings me to a bar.

When I visit Seattle again, I'll stay at Alexis. (This is a Kimpton hotel, which is awesome since Kimpton has a great rewards program. E.g., upon checking in, they gave me a $10 voucher to cover two mini-bar items.)

21/01/11 | Link | Rating: 5.0
108. Jodi S.
We recently had to stay at The Alexis Hotel after being displaced by a condo fire for about a month; and I have nothing but positive things to say about the staff and the hotel itself.  Elegant without being snobby; and super pet friendly.

Upon arrival, not only was our dog's name on the welcome board near a bowl of doggie treats, awaiting us in the room were free drink vouchers, copies of all of the local restaurant menus, AND a dog bone with our pug's name frosted on it.  SERIOUSLY!  So thoughtful!

Work out room is adequate...steam room is nice.  Roomservice food is so-so to be honest...but you're so close to walking to other restaurants it wasnt a big deal for us.  WIFI was kind of slow...but there was a plug in internet option which was quite fast.

Plus, they have free happy hour wine tastings every night...I would definitely recommend for out of towners.

25/04/11 | Link | Rating: 5.0
109. Cheryl J.
We had a wonderful stay here for our anniversary.  First, we ended up with a great rate on their Spa Suite.  Then, we ended up with a promotion offering free valet service, a $42/day value.  I had emailed asking for info on any romantic additions, and when we got to our room there was a chilled bottle of champagne and a box of chocolates waiting for us (a gift!) along with a nice handwritten note from Adele.   We had room 439, which was right across from the elevator, but it was so quiet we never heard a sound from outside.  The jetted soaking tub was wonderful, the bed was so cozy and comfortable, the sitting area was cozy, and the room was incredibly clean and well cared for (and huge!)  Definitely sign up for the InTouch program, which gives you free wifi access.  The honor bar is expensive, and we tried to resist it...  but in the end the salted caramel popcorn had to be eaten and it was amazing. This hotel is central to everything.  The Seattle GreatWheel is only about four blocks away, Pike Place Market is the same, and there are many great places to eat, not to mention their own little breakfast place.  The lobby has a wine reception, there is fresh cucumber water, and a hot cocoa bar all day.  Service was spectacular, from the valet to the doormen to the amazing front desk staff.  We felt well looked after.  Overall, we could not have been happier with our stay.  New favorite!

09/01/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
110. Shelly L.
This review is looooong overdue.  My husband and I stayed at the Kimpton Dec last year.  Our stay was relaxing, memorable and just FANTASTIC!!!  Upon check in we were surprised to find out that we have been upgraded to a wonderful suite and was greeted with a bottle of champagne for our Anniversary.  (Sadly we didn't drink it though because we aren't champagne drinkers....but the gesture was greatly appreciated!!!!)  The location is perfect.  The staff couldn't be friendlier.  And the accommodations were superb.

08/10/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
111. Jenn W.
We stayed at the Alexis for two nights last week and I can't say enough good things about it! I love Kimpton hotels anyway, but our stay at the Alexis solidified that love and cemented my loyalty.

When I was filling out the on-line reservation form, I requested an early check-in. In the box that asked if there was anything the Alexis staff should know about our stay, I mentioned that this trip was to celebrate our 5th wedding anniversary - really, I was just hoping this fact would give us priority for the early check-in, but the Alexis went above and beyond. Not only did we get the early check-in, but they upgraded us to a premier suite and the concierge sent up champagne and fresh fruit while we were partaking in the happy hour. Also, as a Kimpton In-Touch member (free to enroll), I got free wi-fi and a $10 credit towards the mini-bar (which doesn't buy you much, but hey, it's free).

The room was amazing with a separate entryway, living room, and large master bedroom with another seating area. The room even had more televisions than we do at home (not really saying that much as we only have one tv...lol). Everything in the room was clean and well-maintained. Oh, there was one coffee mug that had lipstick stains on it, but that didn't really bother us as we weren't going to use it.

We had breakfast in the Library Bistro one morning and it was good. We also had breakfast sent to our room another morning so we could enjoy our suite and it was fine.

The location of the hotel was fantastic - walking distance to almost every place we wanted to go.

Every single employee we had interactions with gave top notch customer service.

Love the Alexis!

12/07/11 | Link | Rating: 5.0
112. Bella S.
Staff was super friendly and helpful. Loved the details, cucumber water, apples, mighty leaf tea and Starbucks in the lobby, room was elegant and artsy. The Library cafe had a delicious brunch as well, again elegant and cozy. That seemed to be the theme elegance with warmth and style. Excellent.

14/02/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
113. Eileen C.
Normally, I'm in love with every boutique hotel I've stayed at at from Kimpton, like a genuine home away from home where I can settle in with my Panda Bear, Cute & Cuddly, but this one was just...fine. For some reason, Alexis feels cold and dare I say...a little snooty. Maybe it's all that gray.

The location is great and within walking distance to Pike Place Market, the Art Museum and Public Library. We found a wonderful restaurant 2 blocks away with an all night happy hour and tons of deep fried seafood. Yum! The rooms are quite tiny, like San Francisco and NYC small but certainly not a problem. Perhaps it seemed smaller in contrast since our suite the night before at Hotel Monaco in Portland was so spacious.

Food and booze can be ordered at the Library Bar and taken upstairs to avoid the exorbitant room service fees.

There are 2 other pet-friendly Kimpton hotels within 2 blocks and with cheaper price tags to boot so despite Alexis' amenities, I would likely not be staying here again if a return trip to Seattle was in order.

19/12/11 | Link | Rating: 3.0
114. Vang H.
True to the Kimpton name, this hotel was absolutely fabulous. We stayed here on our 4 day trip to Seattle and it's proximity to the different tourists sites made it even better.

The hotel and room are very clean (a little prissy, but I like that :) ); staff extremely friendly.

On our next trip, we will def be staying here again.

18/10/11 | Link | Rating: 5.0
115. Angela B.
I stayed here one New Years Eve and it was a fabulous hotel. Spacious, with a patio deck, nice bathrooms, comfy beds. Even little mini fridges! We had a very enjoyable experience staying here!
Plus you can't beat the location!  Close to both Pike Place to spend time in the day, or Pioneer Square for the nightlife.

Oh and of course the Dale Chihuly in the lobby is my favorite!  Even better than his work in the Tacoma Museum of Glass.  Although the last time I was walking by and popped in, I didn't see it.  So not sure if that is gone now.  Perhaps it was just on loan to the hotel for a certain amount of time.

18/07/10 | Link | Rating: 5.0
116. Michelle C.
Overpriced for how rundown the hotel is.
Staff and location are terrific.
Complimentary wine bar is nice.
Remember this is an old hotel - small bathtub, old building.  Bedding was good.  Little musty smelling.
Had party animals on our floor that caused a fire drill at midnight.
Spent money for incomplete night's sleep.

27/04/12 | Link | Rating: 3.0
117. Gabby B.
My husband and I spent the weekend here a while ago and had an overall pleasant experience. The lobby is beautiful, a lovely mix of modern and contemporary with some extremely interesting pieces. Our room was nice and clean and very well decorated. The bed was extremely comfortable and I loved the books and the fireplace. The only disappointment was the lack of a bathtub (we don't have at home so I was really looking forward to a bubble bath). When I expressed my disappointment my husband called the front desk and they agreed to move us to a room with a tub (yay amazing customer service!). Although it had a tub the room definitely not as nice and we ended up next door to what I assume was a bachelorette party so it was pretty noisy. Other than that I really enjoyed the Alexis. I will be going back next time I am in Seattle

Oh the hallway smelled really strange...not a big deal but it was a bit off-putting

04/04/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
118. Mark H.
We had a wonderful stay at The Alexis hotel. It is in a great location, we were able to walk to restaurants. The Executive Suite was wonderful, plenty of room and nicely appointed. All if the staff were friendly and helpful. I've stayed at the Four Seasons down the street and I prefer the Alexis.

03/12/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
119. Sol G.
The place is beautiful, with very unique decor - a blend of vintage and modern.  very cool!

12/02/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
120. Don B.
Kimpton has gone and outdone itself on this one.

The Alexis is an incredible hotel located on 1st and Madison right in the heart of downtown Seattle. Adjacent to Pioneer Square, Pike Place, and close enough to walk to the stadiums, they couldn't have picked a better location. The hotel sits inside a converted older building, and they did a great job of building a work of art (which is exactly what they were going for) out of this project.

The rooms at the Alexis are large, well-appointed, spacious, filled with fun furnishings and art, and as far as I could tell, each one is different. I visited numerous rooms during my recent stay and did not see 2 that were the same. Plush carpets, finer furniture, quality beds, Aveda bath prducts, flat screen TV's, the list goes on. The rack rate is higher than the Hotel Monaco (another funky Kimpton) but the value is defintely there. It's a big step up from the Monaco in terms of plush luxury.

Beyond the rooms themselves (many of which have a decent view of at least the street below or little courtyard-esque areas), the hotel offers some great staff and other fun amenities. The Kimpton standard 5pm wine hour is in full-effect, the hotel welcomes pooches and will bring up bed and a water bowl upon request, and the valets/bellmen are impeccable.

The hotel also offers both a bistro for breakfast and lunch dining, and a bar for evening drinks or dinner. Both of these were nice, well-designed, and classy, but the service in each were so incredibly slow that it seemed that they were in a permanent slow-motion time-warp. I think the fact that the über-slow service in the bar/bistro were such a stark contrast to the awesome hotel staff that it made even more of an impression. Either way, it's hard to blame the hotel itself for the sloth of the bar and bistro employees.

Overall, a great boutique hotel in an excellent location. After spending way too much to stay in other cramped boutiques, 5-stars is easy on this one.

21/09/09 | Link | Rating: 5.0
121. Lynn P.
I love Kimpton hotels and I haven't been to many (4), but this is my least favorite. They all allow pets, but this place smelled like I had walked into a grooming salon. It reeked of wet dog and if that isn't what I was smelling than whatever chemicals they use to clean....STINK!!!! I want to make very clear that the only staff members at this hotel that I found pleasant were the valet guys. They were the most courteous and welcoming. The cleaning staff members were nice too. The front desk people, however, were just okay. I don't know how to explain it but it was almost as if they are just there to do a "job". That is fine, but if I ever find myself in Seattle again, I will stay somewhere else, that is more welcoming to their guests. The room we were in was clean, but the layout (double queen suite) was strange. I wouldn't recommend booking a double queen suite.

26/04/13 | Link | Rating: 3.0
122. Marie B.
I loved this very cute boutique hotel. It's very clean and the decor is very cute. I give them two thumbs up for accepting dogs. They offered free wine at the lobby between 5 and 6 and free Starbucks coffee in the morning.

28/02/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
123. Lilani E.
Great property, lovely staff and amazingly dog friendly. We had a gorgeous few of the sound and great wheel. Gorgeous sunset! Upon check in their front desk staff was efficient yet polite and warm while getting us situated. The room was gorgeous with tons of closet space and lounging. They had treats and water in the lobby for our little fur child. I highly recommend the Alexis for anyone traveling to Seattle!

29/10/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
124. Brad G.
For the price and location I don't really think this place can be beat in downtown Seattle. I stayed 3 nights for $160 per night in FEB 2012. The location is great as it is right in the middle of tons of great hotspots in downtown, which means you can walk just about anywhere if the weather is nice.

The staff was awesome overall and very helpful. The rooms are actually quite nice and rather roomy, while the bathroom is enourmous by hotel standards. This is a small, 4 story hotel that has a very homey feel to it, and I believe most rooms (if not all) have double-glass doors that open up to either the street or courtyard.

Internet is free, but they do require you to go through a signup process to access it, which was quick and easy to do.

08/02/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
125. Jamie P.
We went here to celebrate our engagement (thanks to my amazing parents). We had an incredible time. The room was fabulous and upon arrival they upgraded us for free for our special occasion. There was a deep spa bathtub in our room, so romantic. The bookstore bar was so much fun, we played battleship until our hearts were content. Lastly the staff was wonderful. So helpful, quick and accomodating.

12/05/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
126. Aivy C.

Comfy beds, beautifully decorated rooms, free internet, foldaway sofa, Aveda soaps, free wine tasting from 5-6 (we didn't catch this, but just knowing it existed...) - what else could two crazy well-traveled girls ask for?

Everything was in decent walking distance from here, the staff is always helpful, and they have an Aveda salon attached to the hotel that conveniently has a generous selection of travel-size toiletries.

Our room was so big, it had its own hallway.

05/04/10 | Link | Rating: 5.0
127. Pat M.
My wife and I stayed at the Alexis hotel on our recent trip to Seattle.  It was really a very pleasant stay.  We had our dog with us, and they really went above and beyond to accommodate our four legged friend.  They provided a dog bed and food and water bowls in our room, additionally, the front desk volunteered to watch her while we went out where we couldn't take her. The rooms were also very nice, and the location was good to, very easy to get around the city from this spot.

01/06/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
128. Celeste R.
I just got back from a trip to Seattle. I stayed at the Alexis for two nights.

There was a bit of a booking mix-up when we got there, but it was resolved so quickly, I'm not entirely sure what it was. Still, they upgraded our room to this epic executive suite to apologize. However, the suite wasn't quite ready, so we went to the bar (which is adorable, go to it) to wait. We were having so much fun at the bar that it took awhile to realize that they'd probably forgotten about us, so we inquired at the front desk - oopsies, indeed they had. No harm, no foul, we were having fun anyway. The next day, they sent us some wine & a cheese plate to apologize!

Neither of these mishaps were a big deal, even a little deal, but the way ANY and ALL customer service (nay, even passing interactions) with the Alexis Hotel staff was handled blew us away.

On top of that, the hotel was nice & adorably stylish.

We will DEFINITELY be visiting them again!

24/05/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
129. Steve J.
They helped to make a bad situation into a bearable one.  Their customer service is excellent.

We decided to not go out of CONUS to spend our honeymoon, and we wanted to stay somewhere where we could take a train with a sleeper car and not spend all day on it.  Seattle was the choice we made.

The hotel is very nicely appointed.  The room was decorated attractively, the beds firm (the way I like them), the linens were soft, and the turn down service was very good.  The Library Bistro has outstanding breakfasts and the staff throughout is very attentive.  The hotel location is convenient with walking access to the Waterfront, Pike St Market, Pioneer Square, and the Downtown District.

The only negatives are that the Fitness Center is free weights from 5lbs-15lgs and 1 set of 25lbs, 2 elipticals, 1 recumbent bike, a treadmill, and a weird ab-bench that has handles that prevent you from doing any other exercises.  And there is no pool at their facility, although they can recommend a venue nearby.

Now comes the fun part, the reason why we will only stay at the Alexis from now on.  Part way through our stay my new bride was using the Spa services offered through the Milagros Spa at the hotel.  It is important to note that the Spa only leases space from the hotel and that they offer in-room services but operates independently from the hotel.

She got a massage one day (which she related was very good), and on the next day she went for a body wrap.  Partway through the body wrap they told her to roll over onto her stomach.  Well, the table had not been put together properly and the leg had not been screwed in.  The table collapsed to the faulty leg throwing her off the table.  She ended up on the floor after hitting a rolling mirror.

Well our doctor told us to have her rest for 24-48 hours and to see an Urgent Care facility in the local area.  I know, right, great honeymoon.  Well, that night while we were basically restricted to our room the cable went out.  Well to say that I was annoyed was an understatement.

But the hotel staff showed that they are the best staff in Seattle.  When we returned from the hospital the next day, there were flowers waiting for her along with a card.  The concierge wrote a couple of nice sentiments and the hotel offered us complimentary room service.  Mind you that they did not have to do anything, the Spa leases space from the hotel so the Alexis is not responsible for the mishap at the spa.

For them to go above and beyond what they needed to was appreciated and the reason why when we travel to Seattle, the only place that we will stay is the Alexis.

03/11/10 | Link | Rating: 5.0
130. Tamara C.
Parking the car was easy, how many people can say that about Seattle?   Yes, we did use the valet service.  The location of the Alexis is really great.  I really value being able to walk to things I intend to do and see.

The hotel is on 1st and Madison and you can walk to the Pikes Market, and shopping at the big H&M.  There is Pacific Place Shopping Center, which by the way, I think is a boring mall.  However, there are a lot of very interesting independent boutiques in the area as well.  Also within walking distance, is the Seattle Art Museum that is for a short time, featuring the works of Picasso.  Go to the SAM and see the Picasso exhibit.

We were welcomed at the warm and friendly reception with a glass of wine, compliments of the company event we were traveling with.  After the driving rain and the horrid Portland to Seattle traffic that most of us are familiar with, a glass of wine is the perfect welcome.

Check-in was a breeze.  Hello sweet, spacious, elegant luxury.  This fabulous room felt almost twice as big as my studio condo.  I did not want to leave the room.  There was a full-sized and very comfortable couch.  I loved the art on the wall.  There were some prints on the wall and I was reminded of the psychological Rorschach inkblot test.  I saw a bat.  What does that mean?  There is art to be found throughout the hotel.  You will find lovely, interesting, tasteful details everywhere from the lighting to seating.

I left my bag with the bellmen after check-out and we were able to valet the car for the entirety of the next day and enjoy the city and left about 5:00 PM.  Everyone at the hotel was friendly and helpful.  

Ah, if I could afford this luxury, I would be staying here regularly.  It is truly fantastic.

20/11/10 | Link | Rating: 5.0
131. Adrian S.
This is one of the three pet-friendly Kimpton hotels in Seattle. The others are the Monaco and the Hotel Vintage Park. All three are nice and they all have an afternoon wine tasting. Anyway, back to the Alexis. The service was excellent and the room decor--like the Monaco--was a little eclectic and a nice change from the normal corporate closet. We had our little dog with us, and they had a welcome sign in front of the hotel with her name on it. We were pleasantly surprised to find food and water bowls and a dog bed when we got to the room. It's a perfect location and is close to the ferries and the market. I'm not sure how to rate the price, since that is very subjective. For the deluxe king room I paid $170, which I thought was cheap. I would highly recommend this hotel and I plan on going back.

08/12/10 | Link | Rating: 5.0
132. Andee D.
Loved this hotel. Only complaint: There was a hole in the ceiling above the shower. Looked to be where some old piping used to belong. Creepy.

I'm not sure if this is standard in your higher end hotels but my debit card had a hold of $100 on it until a few days after we checked out of the hotel for amenities. If your not expecting this charge it's easy to think they've made a mistake.

Otherwise excellent hotel.

30/12/10 | Link | Rating: 4.0
133. Cora W.
I recently stayed at the Alexis Hotel while visiting from Los Angeles. I used to live in Seattle years ago, and I was really looking forward to visiting old friends and family while staying downtown. I usually stay at Hyatt, but wanted to try something new. I booked my stay over the phone and was guaranteed the rate I found on Kayak. The customer service was great and they said I could get a food/drink discount if I signed up for Kimpton In Touch online. When I got to the hotel I mentioned that I was a AAA member and asked about the discounted parking I saw on the website, but they informed me that I needed to do this at time of booking the room. I was pretty disappointed about this since hotel parking was $40. The woman at the desk could tell I was a little annoyed so she told me that I could say the magic word, "Sugar Plum" and get free parking, so of course I was pleased with that! The hotel was very nicely decorated and the room was large and comfortable. I used the exercise room which was very small, but had enough equipment to get the job done. After my work out I rewarded myself by partaking in the wine social hour in the lobby. I went out to meet friends and got back to the hotel late, but as I approached my room I was greeted by drunken girls laying in the hallway and people stumbling around by my room's door. The partying went on for a while until I couldn't take it anymore and called the front desk around 3:30am. The receptionist assured me that they would take care of it. About 5 min later I heard LOUD and aggressive pounding on my door and some guy shouting. He obviously knew that I ratted them out. This was all pretty alarming. I called the front desk again and the receptionist said that they were going to call the police and that they would be out of there ASAP and that my room would be taken care of for the inconvenience. The noise quickly died down and I was finally able to get some sleep. They gave me a late checkout at 1pm so I was very happy to get the extra zzz's. At checkout the next day, there was a little confusion over the bill when the receptionist said that I would get 50% off of my room instead of having it "taken care of" like the night time receptionist had said. They quickly adjusted the bill and I was only charged for the incidentals. They assured me that they really try to discourage parties in their hotel rooms, but sometimes they slip pass them. I will PROBABLY give the Alexis another try since I really liked the location and the overall vibe of the place.

26/01/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
134. Paula Z.
Stayed here for 5 nights. The room was a good size, clean.
Not modern but a good location for staying in downtown seattle.
Hotel staff were friendly. The library was a great place for a drink.

05/09/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
135. emily a.
This hotel was absolutely amazing. ($375 for one night was a little spendy -- however did reserve a luxury spa suite)

the staff were great. They always addressed me by name (i swear this happened whenever ANY staff came in contact with me) the bed was soooo comfy, the room had awesome art in it, and of course our in-room-spa was priceless.

ALSO, we were surprised with a bottle of champagne and chocolate covered strawberries, which were to die for! the hotel is walking distance from pikes place, the waterfront, shopping, and some of my favorite bars!

valet wes great and even brought my glasses to my room for me! They also let me keep my car in their garage for HOURS after check-out free of charge!

the place is simply amazing.

I plan to stay here and recommend a spa suite to anyone looking for a place in downtown seattle!

02/03/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
136. Leah N.
Amazing service, beautiful rooms, wonderful amenities. My favorite part was the location, a quick walk to the waterfront, or to safeco field!

15/05/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
137. Ali L.
Beautiful hotel, lovely little restaurant.

30/07/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
138. Brian M.
I have stayed at Kimpton Hotels for over 14 years and this was, by far, its worst managed hotel.  I booked and prepaid for a fireplace suite only to have them put me in a room no bigger than my closet at home.  Oh, with a fireplace crammed to the side.  When I returned to the front desk to correct the problem, they had given away my suite and had no other alternatives for the night.  The front desk actually knew it was a problem but they were content to not inform me, if I had not returned to complain.  After much discussion, I was offered a refund on the night and a correction of the problem the second night.  I was told to pack up my room the next day and bring it down to the bellman (unusual in itself, since similar situations in the past I had the hotel move our luggage from room to room), then the bellman refused to take the luggage to my new room, saying I had to take care of that myself.  Are you kidding me?  When I entered the new room, it smelled like cigar smoke, in a non-smoking hotel.  For the travel information needs, the concierge was non-existent.  While I met the manager when I first arrived at the hotel, she was never to be seen from or heard from again.  All of this to say, if this were a budget hotel, it might be forgiven, but for a Kimpton it was unforgivable.  I would suggest the manager consider a reputable mystery guest for observation because your staff is well intended but terribly trained.

22/09/14 | Link | Rating: 1.0
139. Thomas B.
These guys treat me so well when I stay here that I feel like I'm at a small bed-and-breakfast with five-star service.  This or the Monaco are my go-to hotels in Seattle. I wouldn't stay anyplace else!

27/08/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
140. Joe C.
I had a bad experience with the Alexis and it was surprising since it used to be a great hotel. First of all, I couldn't get someone to call me back from the sales staff about staying an extra night...then I was given a very very small room even though I'm a kimpton in touch member. Lastly a few hours after checkout we called about an item we left behind and I was told that everything was locked up for the night ! Inexcusable.
I will never stay here again.

14/10/13 | Link | Rating: 1.0
141. Michelle L.
I am a huge fan of Kimpton Hotel properties. The service you get is amazing; their training program must be excellent. Plus if you are a member of their loyalty program, you get free wi-fi and $10 mini-bar credit, what's not to like? This hotel does offer a happy hour with free wine as most Kimptons do which looked lively and the staff was there interacting with guests.

The Alexis is well situated near to everything. We had a corner suite with windows that opened which I love especially when the air tends to dry out from the heat being on all time in the winter. We could let it in some damp Seattle air!

Parking is outrageously expensive but it is priced at market rates (compared to everyone around them) so you can't really bitch about that.

27/10/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
142. Monica B.
I LOVE this place BUT...

I love everything about this hotel... the rooms, the decor, the large window overlooking downtown. The details are absolutely perfect! This hotel is well worth the money and trust me it's not cheap. So when it came to picking a hotel to stay in for our wedding night I knew this was the only option. It wasn't far from our venue and the rooms are ENORMOUS and so BEAUTIFUL. It's was exactly the place we wanted to retreat to after a very eventful day. The bathtub in the honeymoon suite is everything it should be and there is a huge walk in shower.  It's a romantic, modern, slice of heaven.

This is where my problem lies. After a very long, perfect but draining day we got to the Alexis around 1:30 AM... we may have stopped by Dick's for a burger before turning in :) We were already checked in (our amazing planner had this done for us) and friends brought our bags to the hotel.  The only thing we needed to do at this point was get a room key and change the credit card on file. When we got to front desk there is only one person working. I understand, it's late and most of the other guests are already in their rooms so no need to be fully staffed. The front desk attendant was helping another customer out with "Seattle Maps and Attractions."  We waited patiently for a few minutes until she finally noticed us. Since I was still in my wedding dress (total princess gown) and my husband was in a 3 piece suite you would think this person would say to herself "Oh, they just got married... let's get them to their room!" Not the case. 15 minutes later after an unnecessarily long conversation about map at 1:30 in the morning she finally was able to help us out.  I'm sure the other customer would have understood had she taken a quick minute to attend to us. Of course this was irritating but we did not let this ruin our wedding night.

I know this type of service is not always the case at the Alexis and I would absolutely recommend this hotel to anyone who is visiting Seattle. I was just disappointed in the service we received on such an important night.

20/07/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
143. Andy V.
Friendly staff, clean rooms, free hot chocolate/coffee/teas in lobby and close to pike's place and water front.  Nice hotel, I would stay here again and recommend to anyone.

15/01/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
144. Jenny R.
Fantastic stay from A-Z. Warm welcome from every staff member and really nice wine hour and nibbles for free happy hour. Incredible rooms, I highly recommend the KMTT suite which is AMAZING.Love the decoration of the hotel. Keith, the best concierge in the country, who makes all the traveling worthwhile by taking care of all the reservations and things to do, knowing Seattle like the back of his hand. Thank you for such a wonderful stay while being so far away from my family. (Elizabeth from Paris)

03/05/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
145. Sandra C.
Fantastic stay here.  It's perfectly located close but not too close to Pike Place Market and sports arenas.  The hotel was modern chic with a hot chocolate bar for guests.  Our room was huge, clean, and our bed was layered with the softest sheets topped with a down comforter.  

Also, when we checked in on Yelp, we received a free bottle of wine!  Would have given 5 stars without - but that's a nice add-on for sure.

Staff were uniformly nice and friendly.  Also, the Library Bistro was great for breakfast.

Now I know where we'll stay whenever we visit Seattle!

25/12/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
146. Michael K.
Best hotel I have ever stayed at! I travel a lot for work and recreation, so to say this is the best hotel experience I've ever had speaks for itself. When me and my girlfriend checked in with our french bulldog, they upgraded us immediately. The room was huge and had a private terrace for the dog. Very clean, stylish room and extremely comfortable bed, sheets and towels. When you walk into the hotel, they have water and treats for dogs, as well as a sign with all the dogs currently staying as guests. The next day, my girlfriend and I wanted to grab a bite to eat and when we asked if there were any dog friendly restaurants, they offered to watch our dog while we ate and walked around town! When we returned, we had to wait a couple of hours for our ride and the (wonderful) staff provided complimentary drinks, wine and even shredded cheese to mix with with our frenchie's dry food! Friendliest staff and best accommodations!

25/11/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
147. Kalani G.
I stayed in the the one bedroom suite back in August. It's 1100 square feet of amazing.

The decorations are awesome if you like an urban feel. I loved it so much I didn't want to leave the hotel. It was worth every penny.

I got a massage at the spa downstairs and it was really nice. I felt really relaxed and hungry!

We ventured to a spot about three blocks away for dinner. Afterwards, we came back to hang out at the bar in the Alexis. We just chilled outside and people watched.

The coolest thing was their customer service. I wanted to warm up some food and the Alexis ran out of microwaves. So, they borrowed one from across the street and brought it straight to my room. Now that is what you call customer service.

Thank you again for a wonderful stay. I can't wait to come back!!!

27/09/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
148. Paul G.
The staff committed numerous mistakes and acted like it was a normal occurrence. One annoying mistake was when we had to switch rooms and our luggage was lost because the staff delivered it to someone else's room. I have stayed at another Kimpton hotel and had a similar experience.  I would advise you to stay at a different hotel. I will.

28/05/14 | Link | Rating: 1.0
149. Marisa S.
This hotel was five star in every way! This was my favorite hotel stay in Seattle by far! I am very impressed with the management of this hotel. The service was excellent and the staff went out of their way to make you feel special! The room was nice and clean! I got to enjoy free wifi, 10.00 in free minibar, and two free drinks at the restaurant. What a deal! We ate in the restaurant and it was delicious, fresh food! We got to enjoy homemade hot cocoa in the afternoon. I loved the steam room! You reserve it for an hour and its private. Everyone on staff was excellent! I will definitely stay here again!

11/01/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
150. Ken N.
I had an amazing stay here recently. Well, other than the person that kept stealing the privacy sign on my door so the maids kept knocking! I'm just going to blame the suite next to mine. Jerks.

GF and I enjoyed the lovely spa suite for 2 nights. After a long day of walking around the city, the luxury of being able to relax in a jetted tub with a bottle of wine was priceless. Sure beats watching TV for a few hours.

- Located a few blocks from Pike Place Market and easy walk to everything else
- Service. Front desk and bellboys were very helpful.
- Free internet just by being a Kimpton member (free to sign up)
- Spa suite was very very spacious for 2 people. 3 couches for me to throw random clothes on. Oversized bathroom.

- Floor by the room entrance creaks a lot. Sounded real hollow
- The horrible elevator smell. I don't know if it's their cleaning solution but *shivers*
- $36 +tax overnight parking but that's common for any major downtown area

Overall, satisfied and would recommended.

28/09/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
151. Erastus S.
I am updating this review and there may be one more update. All the below did happen. I wrote an email to the hotel and received a response within hours. That is definitely a positive though it's interesting that multiple calls to the desk were not successful, so that's why I have not upgraded higher. The hotel apologized for the response and graciously offered a different room on an extremely busy weekend.

My wife and I were moved to a new room for our third night and I actually got a full night's sleep. A much better sleeping experience. I will finish the update at a later time but I did want to post about the hotel's response and how it greatly improved my whole experience.

Disappointed - Noisy with kids playing and a lack of staff concern and follow up.

Unable to sleep with kids running and horsing around in the room above for hours on end. Calls and requests to front desk not productive. Told there were no other options and that it's just kids.

Extremely disappointing for me and my family who have had this room reserved for months that we've gone two nights without sleep and just want out of this hotel. We have stayed at other Kimpton properties, such as Vintage Park, and loved it. The room could be nice if the staff would be able to handle basic service issues. It's horrible that to get a quiet room I have to wait until the kids above me wear themselves out on the playground and even worse that the hotel is unconcerned about it.

I noticed another reviewer mentioned the employees and I agree. It seems they expect guests to be honored to be here or maybe that there are only certain guests that they find important or worth their time.

I can see the potential in the place but I'm not looking at potential or image in a hotel, I want a hotel that actually delivers. The Alexis falls flat, more concerned with appearance than actually providing the service it promises. Go to Vintage Park or other hotels and don't waste time here.

21/12/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
152. Laura L.
Amazing place to stay!!!! Great location and wonderful service. Complimentary wine happy hour from 5-6 was an added bonus. We stayed in the "symphony suite" and it was GORGEOUS! When I called the desk and mentioned it was my birthday the concierge brought me up a piece of cake!!! It made my day. Seriously the best and most thoughtful service I've ever had. I can't wait to come back.

01/12/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
153. Tom C.
I haven't stayed at the hotel, so this review is strictly related to the bar.

Small, cool joint with great atmosphere - drinks can be a bit pricey, but still a cool place to hang.

19/01/13 | Link | Rating: 3.0
154. C M.
Loved this hotel.  We were going on a cruise and going into Seattle a day early, so, I booked this hotel.  Great!  The staff was great and they have, what I'll call, a house dog!  What a sweetie-pie.  Beautiful hotel.  Clean.  Quiet.  Great location to walk directly to the pier area or about 3 blocks [slight incline] to Pike's Market.    The only minus for me [and not a deal breaker] is that there was really no place inside the bathroom to put your toiletries -- no shelves, arms off the bathroom sink, or ledge from a vanity to place anything.  Just sort of very odd.

12/06/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
155. Patrick S.
Second Kimpton I have stayed at in Seattle. I am coming to the conclusion that the word Kimpton is a native word that means excellent service, well restored classic properties, clean and interesting rooms.

Upon mentioning that I was a Kimpton member the front desk clerk smiled and upgraded me with such an excited flair I have to say I really felt like he really appreciated my mentioning it and was happy to have me as part of the family.

The only thing to mention is that valet is forty bucks a night. I have to admit I don't know where they put the cars but I assume they hand carry them up some back stairwell for that price.

Stay here, you will love it. I really thought to myself a couple times I would live in my room if I could.

30/01/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
156. phil h.
I really, really, really, really loved this hotel*! Great location**, awesome customer service*** and pretty reasonable rates****. Oh yeah, did I mention that they also have a free wine hour***** from 5-6pm every day?

I will definitely stay at the Alexis on my next visit****** to Seattle!

*special thanks to Katie C. for the rec!

**well, central enough location. Not a lot going on in the immediate area but easy enough to get everywhere we wanted to go.

***example: I called a couple of days before we checked in to see if we could upgrade to a suite - they were out but the agent on the phone said he would put my request in. When we checked in they still didn't have a suite available but the nice woman at the front desk bumped us up two room sizes for free.

****check the website site for great deals! We got 20% off the rack rate plus two glasses of champagne in the hotel bar

*****damn straight we took advantage of this!

******hopefully soon!

29/01/10 | Link | Rating: 5.0
157. Lindsey B.
I could have SWORN I wrote a review for my stay at the Alexis Hotel, as I have stayed there three times and I cannot find it!  Shame on me!!

This is my absolute FAVORITE hotel in Seattle.  It's in walking distance to all the shops, Pike's Place, many restaurants, etc.  The location alone is worth the stay!

All Kimpton hotels have service that is superior to anything else I have seen.  Everyone is friendly.  The rooms are hip, trendy and just plain awesome.  They have great amenities and their wine hour is awesome!

I highly recommend the Alexis Hotel anytime you are in Seattle!

22/03/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
158. Julie S.
What a treat!  Gorgeous, glamorous rooms!  

We couldn't have picked a more perfect location for a girls in-town weekend getaway.  My girlfriends and I splurged for a last-minute one-night stay at a suite at this hotel for a rare weekend stay-cation since all our significant others were out-of-town.  Just a celebrate a rare moment before future babies and marriage responsibilities!  "Sometimes you just need to get away with the girls!" -- Carrie Brawshaw from "Sex & the City"

Why this hotel was a dream-come-true:
* walking distance to pike place
* gorgeously arranged artwork everywhere from the lobby to the hallways and to your room.  talk about attention to detail.
* every furniture piece is a work of art including all the lamps, headboards, coffee table... Inspiration for beautiful living.  I found ourselves in awe with the room decor.  In fact, we just threw away all plans to "paint the town red" with our getaway because we enjoyed relaxing in the room so much.  We felt like queens for a night :)
* fun, funky, leopard print bath robe (adds to the girls getaway)
* free wifi if you sign up via their website

I can't gripe too much about the $40 per night valet parking since it's competitive with all the local hotels.

28/03/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
159. Keyla R.
When I die, can heaven please be like this Hotel? Or, you know what, just make it this very same hotel and I will be happy in eternity.

I just can't say enough about this place. To start, it is pet friendly, and as we are people who always travel with our dogs, having a place this nice to lay your head at night is just awesome. And, not only do they welcome dogs - with no extra fee for bringing Fido - but they welcome your fur baby in style.

When you make a reservation and tell them you are bringing your dog, they ask you to fill out a pet registration form. Seems weird, but you will understand when you see how they prepare for your dog's arrival. I mean, as you walk into the Lobby there is a marquee that says "Welcome Bob" or what ever your pet's name is. And, then in the room, there are bowls and water bottles for them, and a pet bed just their size. How's that for consideration. Oh, and did I mention the dog treats? No? Oh, yeah, they have treats for your guys.

But, the Alexis pampers people in the same way. In the afternoon, they offer wine in the lounge area for guests and special treats - yes, it's complimentary. How awesome is that?

Then, when you head out the door, if it is raining - which it does in Seattle - the doorman will give you an umbrella to use. How sweet is that?

Now that you've got your umbrella, you can head out about the town. The Alexis is in the middle of the action. Just a few blocks north is Pike's Place Market. You can eat cheese, drink wine, enjoys beers, buy stuff you don't need, have tea, whatever folks, you are there!

But the best is yet to be. Get back to your room after a hard day's sightseeing and you can collapse into a beautiful, comfortable bed. In your lovely, climate controlled room. Yes, you control the climate in your room, unlike some other places that we won't stay at anymore.

Alexis...I love you...can we please go steady?

09/10/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
160. Joyce L.
I researched online for a nice hotel that my family can stay at.  We don't take too many vacations, so when the Alexis hotel popped up and I viewed the website, I knew this would be the one!  

I called in to book the room because I had questions regarding room size and beds.  The 1st night (7/5) we booked the executive suite with king bed and was told there was a sleeper sofa (needed that with 2 kids.) the remaining 3 nights we booked the huge Alexis suite which I was told had a sleeper sofa as well. My family was excited to book such spacious and beautiful rooms.

When we arrived to the hotel, everyone was helpful and courteous.  We loved the executive suite! It is beautiful and spacious. Even my boys liked the sleeper sofa! The next day we were excited to move into the Alexis suite and stay there the remainder of our trip.  When we walked into the huge suite, we were impressed.  The first thing my boys did was lift up the sofa cushions to pull out their bed, but there wasn't a sofa bed in this room.  I immediately called the front desk and told them when I booked this room I was told it had a sleeper sofa for my children and asked if there was another room.  I was told the Alexis suite doesn't have sleeper sofa beds.  And that was it.  So my boys would have to sleep on the couch. I had to ask the front desk for extra blankets and pillows to try to make my kids sleeping arrangements more comfy, but my oldest son couldn't sleep well at all each night.

We were disappointed that our accommodations weren't what we expected and told at the time of booking.  If we were told correctly about the rooms at the time of booking, we wouldn't have spent over $200+ more a night for the Alexis suite and could've just stayed in the executive suite which had a sleeper bed and a lot less costly per night.  We were also disappointed that the front desk (at that time) didn't seem to think anything was wrong when I called about the issue.  

We loved the hotel and the staff was excellent overall but this problem regarding our room was a disappointment.  If you have a family and think the Alexis suite (the largest suite) would be perfect, think again.  Just book the executive suite which is still large, has a sleeper sofa, and costs a lot less.

21/07/14 | Link | Rating: 3.0
161. Dominick N.
Great Hotel, Great Staff, Great Bar.....Overall Wonderful Experience. Every time we visit god awful Seattle we stay at this hotel. My husband and I found it when we lived there several years ago and whenever we return we book there. Its just a great experience and a wonderful time. Its very comfortable, the suites we stay in are sublime.

15/01/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
162. Rho T.
We stayed in the Alexis One Bedroom Suite. Visually one of the dopest suites I've ever stayed in. Approx. 1000 sq. ft, included a four poster king bed w/a feather duvet, 42" flat panel LCD tv, jetted tub and seperate shower, a living room with a pull-out queen sofa sleeper, another 42" tv, a half bath, honor bar, mini kitchen w/a sink and fridge. About 75% of the walls were brick.

All that glitters is not gold, though. Upon arrival, the TV in the bedroom was not working, and the shower and sinks were only running cold water. As much as we loved the brick walls, the view of a brick wall and a hanging scaffold parked right in front of our living room window. We addressed our concerns early, and by the time we returned to our room in the evening, the TV and water had been fixed. Nothing they could do about our scaffold view though. We were assured that the painters were off-duty for several days. Oh darn. I'm sure we could've given the painters a show.

At any rate, because of all the disappointment, we were only charged 1 nite instead of 2. Conveniently located some blocks down from Pikes Place.

29/01/12 | Link | Rating: 3.0
163. Sara M.
My husband and I stayed here for a overnight trip from PDX. Totally awesome, beautiful hotel. I love the vintage/modern twist. It's done very tastefully. The reason I'm giving four stars instead of five is for two reasons - one of which I'll address in the room. The # 1 reason is that it's EXTREMELY annoying to get to with the one-ways.

We had a basic room, it was very nice. The bathroom was beautiful, water pressure good, etc, etc. There were LEOPARD PRINT robes!!! I'm sad to say that I had a little too much to drink that night to remember to put a robe on, ha! Other issue as to why I'm giving 4 stars is that the bed was so uncomfortable. It was all plush and cozy looking, so I did the whole jump and dive thing...ouch! Rock hard. The bed isn't a deal breaker, but it certainly was a disappointment.

Just a heads up - if you stay on the weekday like we did, avoid getting a West facing room. There is an alley directly next to that side and the garbage trucks come in the morning. 7AM wake-up call!

02/06/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
164. Kirsten M.
*Prepare for a rant and rave about the above and beyond amazing customer service of this hotel.*
     My (now) wife and I came to Seattle from Denver to get married. Gay marriage (or as I like to call it equal marriage) is not yet legal in Denver. In my quest for hotel's supportive of our goal the Alexis came up at the top of the results. They currently have a "Suite on you- Celebrate Equality" promotion which is what initially drew me in.
    It does not stop there. When researching where we should have our ceremony we decided we just wanted to have it at the hotel to keep things centralized and simple. They gave us a free upgrade to their executive suite so we could have plenty of room for our ceremony. It was a slew of generosity. After that came complimentary champagne and chocolate covered strawberries with a congratulatory Mrs. & Mrs. greeting card. I think the cherry on top of it all was a wedding cake. Yea, while we went to go get our makeup done for the ceremony that morning, Tracy at the front desk went to a bakery and got us a little cake with two brides on it. She personally delivered it to our room 10min after the ceremony was done.
      That night we moved to the Spa suite which had an enormous jet bath rub or depending on how you look at it a mini hot tub. They had set up candles and another bottle of champagne with two strawberries decorated like little brides.
    I highly recommend this hotel not just on customer service but also on classiness, quality of rooms, and convenience. They're right in the middle of Seattle so we didn't even need to rent a car while we were there. Go here, have the best time of your life

21/12/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
165. Ronald B.
We spent Mother's Day weekend at the Alexis and I have to say this is, without a doubt, the nicest place I've ever stayed. Our Spa Suite was specially priced at just over $200.00 per night and was ENORMOUS and BEAUTIFUL. The literature says it's 700 square feet and I beleive it.

The walls throghout the hotel and in the room are decorated with art, the king-sized bed was very comfortable as was the leather chair and couch. There was a desk for writing and computer work too. One wall was almost completelly windowed with a view of the water (Elliot Bay?) and the new gigantic Ferris Wheel.

Our very spacious bathroom included a deep jetted two person tub on one end and a double, glass-enclosed, tiled shower at the other, along with the commode and marble countered vanity and sink. Included were super absorbant turkish terrycloth towels and two comfy robes of the same material.

The Alexis is conviently located a few blocks from the Pike Street Market and is within easy walking distance to numerous restaurants and shopping.

Steve, one of the Bell Staff, I think, was especially helpful, but all the staff were FIVE STAR PLUS. All were very helpful and made our stay most pleasant. I am sure we will stay here for any future Seattle excursions. You should too, you won't be disappointed.

17/05/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
166. Mark H.
We chose the Alexis for our first couple nights in Seattle and could not have been happier.

We arrived late, coming in from Philadelphia, and were glad to see everything was ready and waiting for us to get up to our room.  It's always great when the late night front desk staff is friendly and energetic.  We booked the author's fireplace suite and this is the room we got.

The room starts with a small hallway with an entrance to the bathroom and opening up to a huge living area.  It's too bad we weren't entertaining anybody in the room, but it did give us lots of space to spread out and relax.  The highlight of the room is the fireplace.  They even left us a fake log to burn in it.  I'm really glad we found some time in the morning before we checked out to enjoy a light breakfast and read by the fire.  The bedroom is a bit small, but you don't need much in there besides the bed anyway.  The bathroom was large enough and opens up to both the bedroom and entrance hallway.  This room was definitely designed to be able to host a small dinner, but was just as great for us to relax in.

The room was clean and ready for us when we arrived.  On the second day we arrived to a great thank you note from the room attendant and a dog towel sculpture.  Definitely a fun thing to come back to. Of course the room was cleaned up nicely and both days the bathroom was very clean.  The temperature control worked well in the room and I was actually glad to see one of the 'old school' not INNCOM motion sensor units.  This meant it kept us warm and cozy all night and day.

What really made this hotel great though was the staff.  Every single person we interacted with wanted to help us, whether it be to ask if we needed any help or to offer some tips for things to do around town.  We got some great ideas just talking to a lady bringing up room service in the elevator.  

The person that really stood out though was Carlos, our server for breakfast at the Library Bistro.  We came here one morning for breakfast.  We had to leave in an hour and thought that should certainly be enough time for breakfast.  Unfortunately we were wrong.  I think Carlos realized it was starting to take a while and asked us what our plans were for today.  During all the wait he kept us updated and the way he handled the service recovery from our food taking nearly an hour to arrive was excellent.  If only every server out there wanted to take care of their customers as much as Carlos.

Overall our stay at the Alexis was excellent.  Minus a small hiccup at the restaurant, we left with nothing but excellent memories of our weekend at the Alexis.  Next time we make it out to Seattle, the Alexis will be at the top of our places to stay at.

29/05/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
167. Britt B.
Absolutely, hands down, could not be better!!!

I'll admit, I'm a HUGE fan of Kimpton Hotels, but what can I say?  I've stayed in a bunch of them.  I was initially drawn to them because of their "Pets are Family, too" approach, but now it goes so much further than that.  The friendliness of staff, the beautiful and unique decor of the room, the wine reception, the loyalty to their frequent guests and members, attention to detail and special requests or occasions... They really are a cut above any other chain I've found.

Having said that, the Alexis is one of my favorite Kimptons so far.  I stayed there for two nights, in the EMP suite, for the day before and day of my wedding.   When I walked in, I thought I had died and gone to Heaven.  This was no room - it was like a big apartment without the kitchen; with a separate dining area, living area, separate bedroom, and sweeping panoramic views of the waterfront, including the Great Wheel.  Spectacular!

The front desk girls were so sweet, sending us a kind note of congrats and a complimentary bottle of champagne for our special day :)

Even more touching was that upon checking in, one of them said, "Is Moose here??"...  Moose is our chocolate lab who frequently travels with us.  They must have made note of him somewhere down the line.  

The decor was so lovely, that we actually opted to have our photographer shoot some photos of us there instead of at our actually wedding venue on Lake Union.  There was just too much opportunity to miss!

You will not regret staying here.  I can't wait to be back!!

13/10/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
168. Jay Z.
As many others have written, great location that is within walking distance to many of Seattle's attractions such as Pikes, downtown malls/restaurants, and the ferry/pier.

What makes Alexis standout is their attentive service and complementary items.  (Wine hour, great seasonable beverages, free coffee in the AM, etc...)

Becoming a intouch member is a must (and free) that will give you access to free Wi-Fi that is reasonably fast, and a free $10 to raid their mini-bar.  Rooms are whimsical as no two are exactly alike.  Beds are comfortable, and the onsite restaurant serves a pretty stellar breakfast.

22/07/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
169. F. S.
Whether or not you are visiting Seattle, or just looking for a local getaway.The Alexis Hotel is an amazing place to relax and rejuvenate the soul. Pet friendly, elegant, and most of all, the staff understands what customer service is supposed to be. One staff member in particular is Adela. She checked us in to our room and her infectious attitude and smile made our brief stay the best. We truly felt like we were on a long distance vacation and treated like VIP's. From the downstairs bar and perfume shop, the valet, concierge and restaurant, I just can't thank them enough. What a great way to spend  a holiday away from our home and the hustle and bustle of the season. The Alexis Hotel is amazing!

25/12/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
170. CandD S.
We loved staying at the Alexis!!! The room was very clean and spacious. The decor was beautiful and comfortable.  The service was beyond 5 stars! Our Boston Terrier "Karma" was so happy to stay with the staff while we went to a ball game, what staff offers to dog sit ... the Alexis staff does!!! Yes it's a little on the spendy side but when your taken care of and your pets are taken care of and treated well its all worth it!!! We will be back again and again and again. Thank you for a great weekend .... Karma was sad to leave!

08/04/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
171. John B.
The hotel was excellent - a nice room, a great central location, and super friendly and attentive staff.  A credit to the Kimpton brand.

Wish I could say the same about the attached cafe, the Library Bistro.  
Terrible service - slow, inattentive servers, they were all pretty clueless - and a small uninspiring menu.  The food  was just average.  And why on earth do they insist on holding a staff meeting/training session in the middle of the afternoon when there are customers plainly waiting to be served?  This happened every day.

Such a shame, I'd have given the Alexis 5 stars if it wasn't for the very disappointing experience in the Bistro.

19/05/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
172. C B.
I travel frequently using expedia.com etc. Having never been to Seattle, I chose the Alexis based on expedia reviews and price. During my brief stay, I had a wardrobe issue which the hotel staff- specifically A. Monaco - addressed immediately. The hotel is chic and cosy with an attentive staff. I would say the same for the restaurant/bar which apparently is well known among locals as well.

06/12/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
173. George S.
Very nice overall.

Excellent staff - valet, front desk and especially housekeeping was top notch. Very pleased with that portion of the trip.

Excellent location - can't beat it.

The room itself and the common area was spacious and nice, but there's some wear and tear to the place - dings and chips and such that made it look a little tired.

We'll probably try a different Kimpton next time.

31/05/14 | Link | Rating: 3.0
174. Aaron W.
Staying here was a wonderful experience. Every last person that works there are extremely friendly and helpful. They truly make you feel comfortable asking anything. I was staying here with my mom for a while in order to get things set up for me moving to Seattle and I was given a bunch of helpful advice and information on looking for places to live. And the best part is that I didn't even need to ask; it just came up in conversation and they went out of their way to help me out. The gym is just okay,  especially with the weights being stolen by someone right before we stayed there. Though that might be different by now since that was in April. The rooms themselves are super nice, and the beds are maybe just a tad above average in their comfort,  but nothing incredible. I feel like the staff more then makes up for any of those minor gripes, though. All in all, it's a pretty expensive stay; but if you can swing it, you absolutely won't regret choosing the Alexis.

11/09/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
175. Don T.
Very hip hotel located in the Seattle just a stones throw from the water.  Very cool rooms, plenty of outlets for us tech burdened people.  The in hotel bar has reasonably priced drinks that are very tasty.  I was able to stay here at a corporate rate which was very reasonable, however I did look at the normal rate and I don't think I would normally swing that price on my dime.

As usual, never buy anything out of the honor bar.  As a Kimpton member, the front desk will give you a slip for a $10 honor bar credit or $10 credit in the in house bar.

There is a umbrella for your use in your closet (it is the land of rain and darkness after all) which is available for purchase if you are feeling spendy.  There are loaner cruiser bikes available in the lobby if you wish to wish to explore the neighborhood like a local

23/11/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
176. Ruby K.
My experience here was wonderful.  Room is beautifully decorated and clean.  The service from the doormen to the check in was very nice.  I like the coffee, teas, hot chocolate that is available.  Another great hotel to stop by when your in Seattle.

10/06/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
177. Jason F.
The place was wonderful. Treated us great. It was my ladies birthday and they made her feel special! Bed was a little squeaky if you know what I mean...

01/12/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
178. Curt V.
I enjoyed my short stay here. The staff were all very friendly, but not at all in that kiss-up for-a-tip way. They would ask how my day was going and were genuinely interested to know. Room was comfortable and clean. Easy walking to shops, bars and Pike Pl Market. They have loner bikes which is great even though I didn't use one. Private steam room by reservation was a welcome extra, as were the yoga mat and cucumber infused water. The only reason I rated 4 stars instead of 5 is because there was very  slight mildew smell in the bedding. I would have asked for a change, but it was late and I was a little drunk and ready to sleep anywhere. I'm sure the staff would have made the issue right had I told them. I would stay here again bit only with the good internet rate I got from Hotwire.

04/07/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
179. Michael C.
My Thanksgiving stay at the Alexis started off shakily. I got up Thanksgiving morning and went to the desk at 7AM to ask two questions: which Starbucks is open on Thanksgiving and what gym do they have a membership program with. The woman at the front desk said, "Vision Quest, but it's highly doubtful they're open today." I don't need "highly doubltful" I need they are/aren't open. FWIW, they were open. None of the staff knew what Starbucks was open, but they rectified that by the time I'd worked out. The rest of the say was a typical Alexis experience. Friendly, professional staff and a beautiful room.

My only real gripe is a financial one. While it's standard to be charged excessive add-on costs for room service, it just felt like pure avarice that I paid $8 in service charges and tip for an $11 sandwich. The woman who runs room service (I hope her name is Lisa; it was late) is worth every penny, but she I doubt she gets every penny. I think the $5 service charge goes to the hotel.

The room (king spa suite) is magnificent, and if you haven't stayed in a room with a full, two-person jetted spa, you should.

02/12/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
180. Jaisa J.
Love this hotel!!  Stayed at the Kimpton up a few blocks last time I came to Seattle.  Accidentally booked this hotel (Alexis hotel) and so glad I did.  Ginormous room and bathroom.  Love the huge soaking tub!  Close to everything... Definitely will choose this one next time....

28/10/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
181. BreeAnn G.
When working with my clients I always recommend Alexis Hotel as a great place to stay. Most recently a client of mine stayed at the Alexis Hotel for the night before and the night of their wedding and really enjoyed their stay. They booked a large suite to ensure plenty of room for the bride and her girls to get ready the morning of their wedding and there was more than enough room for everyone.

In addition to rooms I worked with Lori, Catering Sales Manager, and contracted valet services for their guests and also used them for transportation to shuttle the bridal party back and forth from the venue to the Alexis Hotel. The valet and the transportation provided went really well and were extremely accommodating that weekend with all of our requests! The valet was helpful and even provided a cocktail table to place water bottles and shuttle information on for my clients guests.

Thanks Alexis Hotel!

13/08/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
182. Liliane E.
My boyfriend and I stayed at the Alexis for a black tie party at the Showbox. From the moment we checked in, our room was upgraded without us asking. Through and through, we were treated like and felt like royalty.

We opened the door to our room, and were immediately blown away. The Symphony suite was absolutely gorgeous.

Not many hotels give me this level of comfort and ease. Something about actually having full sized bottles in the bathroom instead of the dinky travel size...make it feel like less of a hotel. Such a small detail makes a world of difference.

I can honestly say I don't think I've ever stayed at a Kimpton hotel, but will from now on go out of my way to stay at these hotels. I suspect this elegance and class is something I can find at any of their hotels.

21/05/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
183. Janelle M.
My husband stayed for a week and I joined him for three days.

Location - awesome if you want right downtown Seattle a few hundred steps from the Pike place Market.

Service - Good to very good especially the valet guys that meet and greet you at the street.  Wonderful coffee service in the lobby in the morning and wine in the evening.

Room - Appropriately funky and differentiating from the usual Marriott, Westin, etc.  Wish they had a coffee pot in the room even though they have a great coffee service in the lobby.  Quite and clean.

Gym - very small but OK.  Lots of great walking opportunities nearby including a wonderful trail on Puget Sound.

Price - We were paying a corporate rate of about $300 night which was fair but the $42 for parking felt a little high.

Issues - A slightly weird smell in the room that they were covering up with air freshener.  The hotel restaurant for breakfast is cute and has good food but the service is extremely hit or miss - like one star to five star. We really recommend that the management seriously look at what is wrong here.

We would go back and we might recommend it to friends....depends on the friends and what they were looking for.

16/08/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
184. Philip S.
Review only for the lobby restaurant. Several flaws at breakfast. I was served the wrong plate and it had to go back to the kitchen. Professionally handled. Toast was buttered even though I specified dry. And the arugula on the plate was partly spoiled. This is an easy flaw to spot in the kitchen and should have been caught.

04/12/13 | Link | Rating: 2.0
185. Bob K.
The staff, the staff, the staff!  Uniformly friendly, helpful and so polite I had to ask if Kimpton beats them or performs some other terrible torture to produce this very welcome, but sadly unusual circumstance.  Happily the answer was no, just excellent training everywhere.

The bed- excellent.  Room - comfortable, everything I needed, nothing I didn't.   The shower - ahh (passes the 'are these towels at least as good as mine at home test').

The little touches - outstanding.  The "raid the mini bar on us coupon' in the cardkey holder was welcome - especially since I have a jones for Jones soda.  A free bottle of Book Mark Washington cab for checking in on Yelp.  OK, Book Mark is not an expensive wine, but Alexis introduced me to a wine I would be happy to drink and it's a great value.  They just think everything through!  

Happy hour and great coffee in the lobby in the morning.  Nice.

Excellent on site bistro - had first-rate lunch and breakfast there, usually hard to recommend hotel food but you can just relax and enjoy theirs.

We had a business meeting in one of their rooms and it was well-equipped, comfortable and the service was perfect.

I told da wife about it and now she's going up to visit da daughter and stay there.   YES, TREATING YOUR CUSTOMER WELL REALLY WORKS!!!!  Thank you, Alexis and Kimpton.

Note on WiFi - $12.95 a day - sounds bad, but really it's just an incentive to join Kimpton's Loyalty Program - your WiFi will be free and unlike some other hotel wifi's you don't have to keep logging in all the time.

07/02/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
186. Kelly K.
I like this hotel! Excellent location, very near lightrail and public transport, not to mention the great service. Checked in with yelp and got a free bottle of local wine. Very nice touch! Signed up for the kimpton club and got a $10 coupon for the minibar...thanks for the chocolate! These little touches add up to outstanding customer service all around. Desk staff helpful, if you miss happy hour they give you a voucher for free wine/beer at the bookstore, their trendy, cozy bar.  

Room was large and had a view of downtown, very quiet. Bed was perfect, selection of foam and down pillows, asked for an in room coffee maker and it was waiting for me. Spacious bathroom, up to date decor and clean, clean, clean. Only flaw was some wood peeling off the crawlspace cover in the ceiling. All the mod cons with goodies thrown in.

It's not cheap, but you do get value for the price. Get an orca pass, or have your offspring buy one for you, and you will easily save money you might have spent on cabs. Walking distance to belltown, capitol hill and the sculpture garden, don't miss it. Highly recommended!

04/03/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
187. Tiffany I.
Absolutely love the hospitality of this hotel!  We had stayed at a kimpton hotel  in San Francisco and absolutely loved it so when we planned a trip to Seattle I found one of three boutique kimpton properties there and knew it would be great!  We chose the Alexis because of its location near pike market and the location was perfect.  They gave us an executive suite which made my whole trip,  it was like being in a cozy apartment!  The service was amazing and the concierge (Keith) was so helpful and nice.  

We will definitely be staying there again, and also searching for more of there hotels in other cities and states!  
Thanks for making our stay in Seattle so wonderful!

12/02/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
188. Gus T.
thanks Travis for the reachout. On both cases your staff was very polite and courteous.  Your hotel is a block from our Seattle office, so I will be staying there again.  I appreciate you looking into this and hopefully you can fix it.

19/01/15 | Link | Rating: 4.0
189. Blake B.
I typically either stay at the Hotel Monaco or the W when I stay in Seattle but I'm not sure if they weren't available or my work got a better deal at the Alexis Hotel but I was curious to check out a new place.  I tried checking in early but a room wasn't ready because they were cleaning my upgraded room (can't complain about that).  The room I got was massive and could have housed 10 people.  It was nice because it felt like a home away from home although the room was really cold because it was so large.  They had all the Kimpton amenities like wine tasting, etc so I'd definitely stay here again.

03/02/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
190. Jessie S.
We wanted a hotel that was in a central location in downtown Seattle and Alexis Hotel's rave reviews led us to book a room with them. They have great reviews for a reason!!

1) Customer service: Not only was everyone at the Alexis Hotel sweet and polite but they were attentive as well.
2) Hot chocolate: They have a hot chocolate stand in the lobby where you can help yourself to something hot  and delicious!
3) CLEAN: We were upgraded when we checked in (whoop!) and our room was amazing! It was extremely spacious and most importantly, it was SPOTLESS.
4) Thoughtful: It was our anniversary and the Alexis Hotel sent a complimentary bottle of champagne and a box of chocolates to our room.
5) Location: They are a couple blocks from all of the tourist things such as Pike's Market, the Underworld Tour, etc. We walked everywhere and valeted the car which is $42 a night!

Honestly, we decided that we will only be staying at the Alexis Hotel when we visit Seattle again which is in a few months!

04/01/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
191. Dustin B.
If you're looking to get away from the boiler-plate national brands and are searching for a luxury boutique hotel for less than $300, look no further.

I've stayed at the Alexis several times, and is my preferred choice when traveling to Seattle. The artwork exhibited downstairs is tasteful and unique; the lobby feels open and inviting. Too bad the restaurant doesn't appear to be open in evenings, but I hear brunch is outstanding.

Take advantage of the InTouch program at the Kimpton Hotels - you get $10 to spend at the mini-bar, where I enjoyed a blackberry Izze and M&Ms at no charge. Looking forward to one day using one of their bikes to peddle around downtown...when it's not raining, of course.

19/06/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
192. Graham K.
Stayed in the honeymoon suite. It has a great tub and bathroom. The canopied bed was in need of repair. It was a great room for me and my wife on a weekend trip to Seattle with the usual Kimpton goodness, but for a honeymoon? I'm not so sure. Though the room was advertised as not having a view, it really did have a nice one. Very nicely located near the piers and lots of food options. We walked here from the space needle and it wasn't too bad.  About a mile or so.

16/07/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
193. Mary H.
My family has been camping for a few weeks and wanted a little adventure in the city with our dog and our 2 kids. Alexis hotel was absolutely perfect for us! Very friendly staff and extremely pet friendly and kid friendly. If we visit Seattle again we will definitely be going back, I would recommend this hotel to everyone especially if you have a dog!

17/02/15 | Link | Rating: 5.0
194. Jennifer W.
Just got back from a stay at the Alexis and I have nothing but positive feedback for this amazing hotel. I booked through their website because Hotels.com and the other discount sites I tried didn't have a better price. I also joined their free loyalty program because, why not?, and it looked like they had some pretty great perks for members. Free wifi, a $10 bar credit, free wine hour, and personal room setup preferences, to name a few. Also, they're super pet friendly and I thought there was a good possibility I'd be traveling with my dog.

Long story short, my boyfriend and I arrived after a pretty harrowing journey through unplowed tiny Oregon highways and were greeted by friendly faces and an easy check-in. We loaded up our (my) many suitcases and bags and when we opened the door to our suite, realized that the room we actually got was 10x better than the one I thought I booked, and embarrassingly bigger than each of our apartments. I didn't realize that when I wrote that I preferred a corner room in my member profile preferences, that meant that I might get this mansion of a suite with beautiful views of the city. We were both impressed and went running through the rooms, pretending we were fancy but proving we were not.

Unfortunately, I just learned about the fish bowl option from another user's review and didn't partake of that amenity on this trip, but everything else, from the dog bowls/towel animal in the room to the hot cocoa in the lobby to the bellhop actually going into our car and bringing up our snack bags at 10PM at night - was worthy of 5 stars. Thanks, Alexis, for making our stay in Seattle a memorable one! We'll definitely be back.

13/02/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
195. Paula S.
The location is amazing, in the middle of the Magnificent Mile Michigan Avenue. The site is well served by Metro. The hotel is classic, historic but has good accommodates. Service very good. Recommend visit.

19/02/15 | Link | Rating: 4.0
196. Derek S.
My first time at the Kimpton chain - 4 stars in the grand scheme of hotels, but 5 stars for the price point and unique features.

Came here for a weekend stay and thoroughly enjoyed the stay.  I've never stayed at a Kimpton hotel before and some highlights are:

- Complimentary bicycles to use in the city
- Bigelow toiletries with some proceeds to Dress for Sucess
- InTouch membership - sign up for this!  Gives you free wi-fi and a $10 credit to each stay that you can use at the mini-bar
- Discount on valet parking if you drive a hybrid/EV - woot!
- Great location!
- Solid service from check-in to the 'have a great day' notes on your mirror from housekeeping staff
- Comfy bed and quiet rooms

The food at the hotel meeting rooms is decent - typical hotel fare.  The only minor area that could use improvement is the hotel gym.  It's very small with a few weights, one treadmill, one bike and two ellipticals.  The machines are on the older side and only the bike has a TV.

I would definitely recommend the Alexis Hotel and plan to check out more of the Kimpton chain in other cities now!

14/07/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
197. S C.
I have to say that there are many great hotels in Seattle and this just isn't one of them!  My stay made me believe I was previewing the place for an episode of Hotels Impossible.
Service here is super inconsistent half the staff will be helpful and half will make you feel like you are disturbing them during their lunch hour.
The restaurant is terrible and really slow even when it is empty, but if you like scotch or Whisky it is a great bar for you.
Interesting themed suites. Inconsistent air circulation and a pubic hair on my toilet paper holder made me very much not the happy camper.
If you aren't on the top floor be prepared to hear every step taken in the room above you.
I really really want to love this place but it continues to seriously disappoint me.
Arnold Palmer bar during the day and coffee in the morning in the lobby is really nice. Kimpton evening happy hour is always fun.
Also you have to love the cheetah and giraffe print robes. So much more fun than the standard white terry.
Extensive mini bar and extra room in the mini fridge to add your own things is a bonus in my book.
24 hour room service is a nice feature too.
Definitely lots of personality and great location but pack some cleaning supplies, maybe a fan or space heater depending on the season and ear plugs.
Would love to see a list of TV channels added to the guest rooms and a more visible concierge.
Extra kudos to Kye, Cody and the bellmen.
Extra training would benefit the bartender, front desk women and house keeping.

27/06/14 | Link | Rating: 2.0
198. Tamsen G.
What is not to love about the Alexis?  If you're going to Seattle for a romantic trip, this is the place to stay.  If you're going to Seattle for business, this is the place to stay.  If you're going to Seattle just to get away...well you get the point.

Kimpton outdoes themselves with this hotel.  From the first interaction with those lovely valet boys (yep, talking to you Andrew and Brandon), to the checkout process, it is ALWAYS great.  The bookstore bar downstairs is probably my favorite bar in Seattle, and I've been to most of them.  Jessica is - for the guys - probably the hottest female bartender on the West Coast, and makes a mean cocktail for the girls too.  

The Alexis is the only place I stay in Seattle unless they're sold out.  The rooms are lovely, they upgrade me when they are able to, and the beds are oh-so-comfortable.  

There are many suites that are not listed in the general reservation options.  I have had the pleasure of staying in many of them, and they are...indulgent...to say the least.  

I miss you, Alexis Hotel.  I'll have to wait until next month to see you again.

26/06/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
199. Mary Z.
Had initial problems. Management fixed it. Class act.

20/08/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
200. Robin L.
I'm going to have to come back and write up a more formal review, but I stayed here last night and it was absolutely wonderful.  Great staff, great room, great Northwest deal, great pillows, great bed, great Kimpton Rewards, great location, great robes, great 1 night stay, great great.  Highlight recommend.

21/11/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
201. Kerri M.
Best hotel I've EVER stayed in.  I'm so glad I read the Yelp reviews and decided to book at the Alexis Hotel during my recent work trip to Seattle.  Leopard print bath robes, daily complimentary wine pour featuring local wines, AMAZING location (walking distance to the Great Wheel and Pike Place), and the friendliest staff this side of the Pacific!

I reserved a room with a reasonable rate, via Yelp, with free wi-fi, for the smallest room.  Being the pain-in-the-ass that I am, I arrived 3 hours before the scheduled check-in time.  As a former hotel employee, I know how much of a nuisance that can be; the front desk staff not only was extremely willing to accommodate me, they even upgraded my room without any additional charge!  So above and beyond.

I love Seattle and I hope to be back soon.  I will def. stay at the Alexis Hotel again, and give it my highest recommendation!

07/12/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
202. Dana Y.
My husband and I love the Alexis, our favorite place to stay when visiting Seattle. So, when we were able to get tickets to the Seahawks versus Cardinals game on the 23rd, we were excited to get in at the Alexis for our weekend celebration.  It was also a birthday celebration for me too as my bday was just a few days later on the 30th.

We drove up to the front entrance that Saturday the 22nd for our two night stay  and were quickly greeted by one of the excellent valet staff. He got our bags and guitar on a cart and took care of arranging to have them brought up as we were checking in.  The staff upgraded us to a beautiful executive suite which was nice to sit back and relax in after a long week.  It was a really neat decor too, fitting with the pictures and history from the local Experience Music Project and perfect as we enjoy music. After unwinding we headed down to the complimentary wine reception they have every evening from 5:00-6:00 which we always look forward too.  We went out to dinner and came back to get a good night's rest in their comfortable beds before the big game the next day.  We woke up Sunday and headed down to a delicious breakfast at the Bookstore Bar to fuel our energy for the days events.
We came back later that night after having a great time watching the Seahawks win and then going out on the town.  When we arrived back in our room Sunday evening there was a nice bottle of wine, a fruit/cheese plate for us to enjoy as well as a plate of delicious donuts decorated in Seahawks colors and a nice note from Adela. This just made our evening what a nice touch.  We checked out Monday with smiles on our faces not only because the Hawks won but because the Alexis yet again won us over!

04/12/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
203. Debbie R.
If you are heading to Seattle, this is THE place to stay. Why you ask?  Let me count the ways:

1.  Central convenient location.  Right at 1st and Madison, literally EVERYTHING is within walking distance.  
2.  Fantastic staff.  Anytime we left, the doorman would ask us if we needed suggestions or directions.  Which, a couple times we did and they provided spot on directions.  (even for locations in places on the other side of town). Remembered our names and even gave us recommendations for non-tacky souvenirs.
3.  Complementary hot chocolate and coffee bar in lobby every morning.
4.  Nightly wine tasting in the lobby (again, complimentary)
5.  Very large suites, comfortable beds and these really cool leopard print robes (rawrrr)
6.  Complimentary passes to the Seattle Art Museum.  Also, its my understanding that they have discount vouchers for several eating establishments around town (we never got around to asking for these, but good to know for our next visit!)
7.  We arrived a bit early for our 3 p.m. check in.  (by about an hour) - they were able to get us into our room at that time, we didn't have to wait.  We were grateful as we landed at 4 a.m. and were running on empty.
8.  Nice little exercise room and private steam room (available by appointment).
9.  Locked Storage room for your bags.  Check out is noon. our flight didn't leave till 6 pm and we wanted to walk around town more.  The bellhop stored our bags for us until we were ready to leave.  
10.  A bar and grill as well as a bistro on the property.  

AND Last, but certainly not least . . . there's an Aveda spa that links to the hallway near the lobby.  As you walk through the hallways, the fragrant scent of Aveda products greet you. . . .  it was wonderful!

If I had to come up with a downside, I'd have to say . . . valet parking is $40 a night. . . but as we walked around town, noticed that this was close to the going rate anyhow.  Now that I've read other reviews, it looks like we could have used our AAA to get a discount, which we didn't know about at the time.  Shame on me for not doing my research. . . . but next time, I'll get that discount.  

This place certainly earns its 5 Stars!

24/02/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
204. An T.
This place is pretty amazing! I called ahead and asked when check in was. They said 3. But i got there a bit before 2 they not only had a room for me but upgraded me! Super nice staff, valet retrieved stuff from my car. Great place and rooms are half the price of hotel 1000! And rooms just as nice!  ,Kudos!

28/04/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
205. Selena C.
LOVE the hotel...most all the staff are incredibly kind and accommodating. My only issue is room service.  I'm gluten free and had some issues ordering with ease...lots of "I'll check and get back with you."  I ordered the short rib...it was about 4 oz meat, and fennel, not potato, no salad...just meat and fennel...it was $52.  I will make sure to run out for food even when I am tired from traveling.

12/12/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
206. Kate K.
Everything about my stay at the Alexis was really wonderful.

In usual Kimpton fashion, the decor was super chic and fun. From the minute we arrived, we had excellent service. Since it was our first visit to Seattle, the concierge took extra time to point out some key attractions, tips to avoid large touristy crowds, and great restaurants. We appreciated the effort and honesty that went into their recommendations - they were all spot on. They even have bicycles you can borrow to explore the city. How cute is that?

The location of the hotel is perfect and has great walkability to Pike Place market, financial district, historic Pioneer Square, and the waterfront. Our room was immaculate, spacious, quiet, and had tons of natural light (when we wanted it). The bed was easily one of the most comfortable I've slept on, which was perfect after walking the city every day. Breakfast at the Library Bistro was excellent, and of course we enjoyed the complementary wine hour each night.

I would highly recommend the Alexis, and I know I will stay with them again when I return to Seattle. Their level of service is outstanding.

15/09/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
207. Leni H.
Stayed in their Premiere Suite and it was 700 sq ft of heaven. My bf and I just adored the staff. Everyone was extremely friendly. The stay was very affordable considering we bought a package vacation on expedia.

They have complimentary cucumber water at the entrance, hot cocoa and fresh fruit in the lobby, free wine from 5pm-6pm everyday, doggy treats at the doors because they're so pet friendly, and fish bowls available for your room.

Sadly, the suites are bigger than our apartment lol. The space is just quaint with lots of art on the walls, fixtures, and throughout the hotel itself. For those art lovers, walking to the elevators will always fun because there is so much to look at (art hanging on the walls, modern color schemes to every suite, and good taste in interior decor.

Free wifi here and it actually works with almost full bars on all devices.

Usually a week vacation would make me homesick by the end of the stay but this experience at the Alexis Hotel was very different. I've never felt this comfortable in any hotel, ever.

I tend to like to try different things but the next time we decide to visit Seattle again I'm going to stick to this place... but maybe try their other suites since they have so many to choose from.


12/02/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
208. Valerie D.
I have not stayed here yet, but plan on staying in March.  My daughter always try's to use a Kimpton hotel while traveling and stayed here on her way to bellingham where she moved.  She and her husband absolutely loved this hotel.  She said the people working the reception desk loved her little dog also, and he was made very welcomed.  When you here things like that's you know it's a good hotel.  I've stayed at a Kimpton hotel in San Fransisco  and will say it was the best hotel I've stayed at.  Looking very forward to staying here on my trip to visit my daughter in March.

10/01/15 | Link | Rating: 5.0
209. Grace E.
We aren't from too far away but my family and I moved to Washington not too long ago. We really don't spend time in Seattle so we decided to stay a night in the city and experience it like a tourist. A friend recommended this place because of it being in the middle of the everything you want to see in Seattle. I'm so glad we chose to stay here. Such a great location. Everything was within walking distance. And also the staff was great. Even though on arrival they were very busy we were checked in and taken cared of very quickly. The guys working the desk were super friendly and very helpful. They were very patient in recommending places for us to check out and places to eat. Thanks Antonio and Eric for warm welcome and all the help. The rooms were also very nice and clean. Very spacious. I have 3 kids so the big space was great. They also offer bikes if you want to explore the city and have great a restaurant downstairs if you don't feel like going too far. I would definitely recommend this place if you are visiting seattle.

17/01/15 | Link | Rating: 5.0
210. Lauren B.
This place is awesome! I want their decorator to do my house - furniture and décor is so cute and love the exposed brick in the one bedroom suite we were in. The only thing that was sort of annoying is that the TVs are hard to see the way that they are positioned in the rooms, but we don't really watch TV so that was ok. Whenever we called to have someone come up to the room, they were there within two minutes both times!

The best part was that my husband planned a Valentine's Day surprise for me and the staff laid out rose petals everywhere, champagne on ice, and chocolate covered strawberries when he told them it was a special occasion at no extra cost! Amazing! The staff are extremely friendly, quick, and thoughtful. Absolutely love this place and want to stay here again!

Only drawback is that parking is extremely expensive ($42 per night), so I would not recommend driving there.

15/02/15 | Link | Rating: 5.0
211. Cameron A.
I really like this hotel. My only complaint is that the pillows are horrible and I lost a lot of sleep over them. With my own pillow, I would stay here again in a heartbeat. We had a really nice suite. It was rockstar themed and was very cool. Love the brick walls, very modern. I appreciate that they have cucumber water, hot chocolate, hot apple cider, and coffee/tea always out in the lobby and by the elevators. Very thoughtful. The valet parking service could be a little more on top of it, but the staff was really friendly and helpful. Plus, it's in a great location, very close to Pikes Market and near some new, healthy restaurants.

23/01/15 | Link | Rating: 4.0
212. Sophia F.
I've stayed at many Kimpton hotels in different cities, and I'd have to say that this is the friendliest one I've yet to come across.  The staff here are so helpful and nice and down to earth, it made my stay so much more enjoyable.
I also love their wine hour, a great way to socialize when you're traveling alone with your dog. :)
They're very dog friendly here, they don't even charge any pet fee...

25/09/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
213. Marcia K.
The only hotel we stay at when we "come home" to Seattle.

Sometimes it's out of our price range, so we'll book our trip up to Seattle based on when the price is a little more affordable for us, if we can...

Beautiful lay out of the rooms, comfy beds - SUPER ATTENTIVE staff - and very accommodating.  We love staying here, our home away from home.  

I'm sure the other Kimpton properties in Seattle are great (Vintage - love them, but the rooms are a little smaller, and the Monacco -only stayed at the PDX one, but I'm sure the Seatle Monacco is just as nice).

Just stayed there again last week - still exceptional.

Thank you Kimpton, Thank you to the staff at Alexis... sorry we missed this last trip Christian (awesome bellman), but Chris treated us well!

17/07/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
214. Patrick K.
I have been traveling to Seattle on and off for over ten years, however, it wasn't until two years ago that I discovered The Alexis. Since then I've made it a point to stay here every time I'm in town.

The staff, like at all Kimpton hotels, are second to none. The most friendly people you'll meet when traveling. The Alexis feels like a true home away from home. I can't recommend it enough.

01/09/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
215. Melody P.
My running group rented a private room from Alexis for New Year Eve party.

We had seperate entry from the hotel, windows all around the party room, our own bathroom, etc. The party was sponsored by one of the fellows as well as 6 cases of Champange. All we needed to do was to bring food or other drinks. A good size of dance floor and comfortable couches and chairs. There were at least 50-60 of people at the party.

Location was a lot better than the hotel we were orginally planned in Capitol Hill. It's just a couple blocks away from metro (tunnel). It's in between Downtown and Pioneer Square and very close to the water front.

There's $10 valet parking. It's definitely a good option to have on a busy night.

07/01/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
216. Michael Y.
The Alexis is my absolute favorite hotel anywhere in the world!  We've stayed here many times and each time we come back we're treated like royalty. This visit they outdid any other hotel visit I've ever experienced here or anywhere. Before our visit my wife let them know we were excited to return with our four-year-old daughter who was going to visit the space "noodle" (her words). When we walked into our room, we were greeted with a two-foot tall hand made sculpture of the space needle made out of pasta (noodles :), complete with a miniature picture of my wife and daughter at the base pulled from her Facebook page. This was no simple task. It clearly took the hotel some effort to make this sculpture. We talked with Keith, the most excellent concierge, who showed us some pics of the construction in progress. Way cool!!  Of course you can't expect this type of project in your room every stay, but even 1 is simply amazing.

The space noodle was a nice touch, but even without it this would still be a 5-star review. The rooms are fantastic and the service is stellar. The hotel loves the military and treats them with class. Have a dog?  Bring 'em along too for the royal treatment!  

Come here when you stay in Seattle. You will not be disappointed.

01/03/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
217. Angelica E.
I had never stayed at a Kimpton hotel before and I never knew what I was missing out on! We stayed for 1 night for my husbands 33rd birthday, the hotel was beautiful, rooms spacious, and the staff was extremely friendly. You really felt like you were their most important guest!

We were given a bottle of wine with some chocolates and even a balloon by the concierge since I had told them prior that we were coming for my husbands birthday. We also got $10 credit to 'raid the bar' so we used that in the Bookstore bar/cafe.

Also the private steam room you can reserve is amazing, just a private spa like steam suite with showers, sitting area, and robes! We did miss out on the Hot Cocoa bar morning as they stopped doing it, so that was a little bummer since that's my son's favorite drink and I hyped him all up for it only to find out there wasn't any.

Parking is of course expensive $42 + around $5 of tax, but if you're parking your car overnight in downtown..what do you expect?

My son (6yrs old) loved the hotel and the goldfish that you could borrow during your stay. He also loved all the free green apples so much that one of his loose teeth finally came out the night of our stay. When we were checking out, they had a surprise letter for him from the Alexis hotel tooth fairy along with $5 painted in glitter! I mean, who does that!? Seriously amazing staff who cares about your experience. My son was SO extremely excited, and we were so thankful for all their service we came back and my son dropped off some cookies for the staff before we headed home.

I can't wait to come back here, and will always look at Kimpton hotels when traveling now that I know how amazing the hotel and service is!

25/03/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
218. Kate C.
My husband and I just got back from staying in Seattle for one night at the Alexis Hotel. We had stayed at Kimpton hotels before, and we LOVE this chain. We were offered a birthday special, and stayed in one of the Spa Suites for my 30th birthday celebrations.

We requested early check-in as we were flying in from Colorado, but upon arriving at 1pm the room was not ready. We went for food and an hour later got a call from the hotel saying the room was ready. We trundled back to the hotel, checked-in and went to our room. As we put our key-card into the door we were jumped by housekeeping yelling for us not to go in! So went back down to the front desk and had to wait a further 30 mins for another suite to be made available (bit annoying.) The front desk were apologetic and gave us a voucher for the restaurant to try and make amends.

The Spa Suite was incredible (once we were in.) HUGE jacuzzi bath, big enough for 2. Massive shower. Loads of towels and comfy gowns. The bathroom itself was bigger than our whole apartment back home! The bed was super comfy and the bed lines like sleeping on a cloud. We also had a partial bay-view which was nice.

We were left a bottle of sparkling wine and chocolates when we went out for dinner too, which was a nice touch.

Location-wise you are in the perfect spot. 5 minute walk to Pike Place Market, 5 mins until you're at the water. All the shops and restaurants on 1st Ave. The adjoining bar/restaurant, Bookstore, is amazing too and do a great happy hour including food. And the Storyville coffee shop next door does the best Americano ever.

We'd definitely stay again!

04/07/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
219. Wayne D.
Wonderful place to stay, enjoyed the rock star suite! I would recommend this hotel to anyone visiting Seattle.

08/03/15 | Link | Rating: 5.0
220. Karina P.
We stayed in this hotel for 4 days and it has been a great time. Service has been great any The room is amazing. Keith Is the man!! He went above and beyond to make our stay great. Thank you for all the hard work

16/02/15 | Link | Rating: 5.0
221. Jessie F.
I am so sold on Kimpton hotels!  for being a new Kimpton Karma member, I was upgraded to a suite with a jacuzzi in the bathroom and a 8 person dining table!  Had I known I could have had a party!  Just kidding!  On a serious note,  the customer service was excellent!  and their happy hour wine hour was a perfect end to my business days.  My only criticism is that the Bookstore bar closed an hour earlier than posted and they no longer had their fitness room.  I did have to call Security to ensure my room was empty because I think the housekeeper turned the TV on to the Yoga station but he did provide me with assurance that there was no one in my room.  Good intent for relaxation but a little scary for a business woman traveling alone to come back to!

30/03/15 | Link | Rating: 4.0
222. Lisa Marie M.
I booked a spa suite for 3 nights. I came from Hotel Monaco a few blocks away ( another Kimpton Hotel)

My room wasn't ready ( I had arrived early ) and when I checked in and said the magic word "Sugarplum" the lady at the front desk gave me 2 free drink coupons for the Bookstore Bar.
It was a great place to pass the time ( see separate review )

They came and got me when my room was ready. Check in was friendly and they were very cool.

My suite was stunning ! 700 feet, talk ceilings with elegant crown moldings, tastefully decorated in the funky upscale boutique style. However for a suite the bed was right in the middle of the room and the sitting area was right in front of the bed. It was slightly odd, but no worries I wasn't there to entertain.

My room had a view of the Ferris wheel which at night was lit up in a variety of colours. I really enjoyed that .

Then there was the bathroom ! Oh my the spa jacuzzi tub was at the top of a small flight of stairs. It came with Aveda bath soak. It also had a large separate shower.
The bath and shower gel and shampoo and conditioner were built in to the shower to help conserve. The only thing was the toilet had bad water pressure and always had to flush twice but again very minor.

The rooms also come with a mini bar of both drinks and snacks. Being an "In touch " member gives you a $10 credit to indulge, which is a nice touch. It also gives you free Wifi that works throughout the hotel and even the bar.

They also have cool little things like a wine reception 5-6 pm in the lobby. A hot cocoa station was set up the entire time I was there. Also bikes to use during your stay.

I also liked that they recycle and are pet friendly. They also sent up a bottle of wine to my room when I posted on Facebook about my stay ! A super sweet and totally unexpected bonus! They also give hand written notes.

One other thing I have to mention. I had a package sent to me at the other hotel. It had not arrived by the time I checked out. Not only did they receive it for me but Hotel Monaco had it sent to me at The Alexis ! Wow that saved me a trip uphill !

Sadly, I got very sick on my second day. I ended up spending the rest of my trip In bed. I didn't even get to use the jacuzzi while I was there - I was that sick. However I will definitely return, and hopefully get to experience the jacuzzi and once again the  hospitality at this  top notch hotel.

22/12/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
223. Amy L.
First of all, let me preface this negative review by saying that the first day/night that I was here was fantastic.  I was in the spa suite, everything was immaculately clean, and the location is phenomenal.  This is an annual trip I take for my birthday, and I've never had an issue.  In fact, they've been more than accommodating every year- i.e., champagne and fruit platters delivered to my room each year.  The check in staff were kind and accommodating, and they allowed me to check in three hours early, which was fantastic after a three hour drive into Seattle.

Here's the negative: I am a dog owner.  This hotel boasts about it's dog friendly nature, and it's a bit absurd.  They advertise a "dog watching service" which is really just the space behind the check in counter.  They have a number of dogs behind them at any time, and it can be a bit frightening for an animal, I'm sure.  I initially left my dog with them when I was early for my check in time, and they actually called me to tell me that he had some separation anxiety and that my room was ready so I could come back at any time.  I came back, and there was no noise whatsoever.  I left his food and treats with the front desk staff, and neither were opened.  I assumed he was just skiddish from the car ride, tipped the girls, and went to my room.  That evening, a very nice gentleman reminded me that they'd be more than happy to watch my dog the next day, as I had plans to go to Chihuly Gardens- which is why I came into Seattle.  After I had checked out and left my dog, I got a phone call as I was pulling into the exhibit.  Antonio told me that my dog was having some separation issues, and I said that I'd come back, even though I had just paid to park, and I had my entire day planned out.  I received another phone call five minutes later demanding to know where I was, and when I said that I was on my way, just stuck behind an ambulance, I was met with a crass attitude-fantastic.  I got in, picked up my dog, and left immediately.  Mind you, there was no noise coming from him when I walked in.  I wouldn't have been fuming quite so badly if they had just done the job that was advertised and given it more than 15 minutes to see if he would settle down.  Yes, I know dogs are a pain in the ass sometimes, but that is literally their job to watch him.  Had I known that this was the service I would be getting, I would've planned my days differently.

In summation, the hotel is great, the people are usually friendly, aside from talking shit about the other guests to you.  Each year they tell me about a woman with my same name who is apparently not so kind and they dread her stay, and now that I've written this, I'm sure I'll be next on the list of shit talking, which is fine because I won't be returning.  It's nice if you don't have a dog, and the price was really reasonable for the amenities.

Update:  The general manager just e-mailed me saying that this is not the first time they've spoken to me about this issue, that hotel is not for me, and they don't advertise dog watching...?  This is the first time I've brought in my dog, and yes, this hotel is not for me because all customer service strategies just flew out the window.  Maybe she should know what the hotel offers on the website if you're going to have the title of general manager.

02/03/15 | Link | Rating: 1.0
224. Dean L.
This place has a fantastic location, with Pioneer Square being 3 minutes south and Pike Place 10 minutes north. Also, the Monorail, at Westlake Center, is about a 10 minute walk.

The decor is in line with other Kimpton properties, which I guess is modern, and it looks great. We enjoy the complementary cucumber water at the entrance and at the elevator.

We were upgraded on arrival, to a larger room than we had booked, with a kitchen and a shared deck. It was strikingly spacious and palatial! Furthermore, when my wife asked about the $12 wifi, the lady at the desk gave us the password for free access.

So why only 3 stars? Well, there's more to accommodation than location, otherwise we could have slept in the alley outside the window; unfortunately, I would have gotten about the same amount of sleep.

For starters, the beds were overly firm--enough to give me sore ribs. Also, we're used to a cool room. I set the thermostat for 61 degrees, but it remained near 70 throughout the night. Finally, street noise doesn't usually bother us, but the garbage truck under our window at 7 am sounded like the sudden coming of the apocalypse. What usually bothers me is doors slamming shut in the hall and a kid running around in the unit above. Often, a room will have a fan loud enough to mask these noises, so that with earplugs I can drift off. No such luck in this case. I was naked, sweaty, and awake (in a bad way!). So much for the upgrade.

Lastly, we put the "do not disturb" sign on the door as we left for our daily excursion, but housekeeping ignored it and cleaned the room (put the gross extra pillows back on the bed) anyway.

In the future, for $250 a night + $43 a night for parking, we'll look for a softer, cooler alley.

15/02/15 | Link | Rating: 3.0
225. Damian C.
I mean, aside from the fact that this hotel is in an awesome location, with great views (if you were as lucky as we were), and with great staff, the suites have ridiculously awesome bathrooms!

Like, the kind of bathroom that you dream about as a child.  The kind that would be in the castle you lived in because in your dreams you're royalty and royalty lives in really insanely large castles on several hundred acres of European countryside with lots of horses and trees and hills and perfectly green grass.  The kind where the tub is so big that you could actually swim laps in it and have a pool party with your friends.

Slight obsession.

But aside from the bathroom, this place is a winner all around.  Like everything Kimpton-related, their perks are awesome.  Beverages were chilled and waiting for us upon arrival, along with a tray of our favorite candies and snacks, and that wine happy hour - way to get a good buzz before a night out in Seattle.  


27/01/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
226. Mutant O.
Beyonce was booming though the lobby when I arrived for a late check-in at about 10:30 pm. Reception grinned, said it was an office party booked in one of their meeting rooms.

My trepidation proved groundless, as my reservation request for a quiet room was completely satisfied.  I had a lovely room on the fifth floor, and was totally oblivious to the celebrations from the Seahawk win over the 49ers, as well as the wedding party in another downstairs meeting room on another night.  

Excellent bed and climate control. I slept the restful sleep of an innocent.

27/12/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
227. Jaime D.
I am going to start this with a bit of a clarification.... in the ensuing review, I will be gushing and ooooohing and awwwwing over the above and beyond service we received at this hotel.  So, in case you find yourself wondering- this hotel would get a full star rating based on the basics: room quality, location, comfort and high level service which would have happened if this had been a regular, no special occasion stay.  But, it WAS a special occasion stay, and for all those people out there who have experiences that make them wish they could rate zero stars, there are also those of us who are wowed to the point that we wish we could add unicorns, hearts and sparkles to our rating.  Yes, that's right, this review would look like a blinged-out tween scrapbook if I had my way.  And I'm 40 and jaded.  Go figure.
In advance of this res, I sent an email to the hotel with a few requests.  I let them know the stay was part of the surprise birthday plans for my boyfriend, and that I needed the mini bar cleared out so I could store the cake I bought, and also asked for some plates and forks.  I had mentioned kind of as an afterthought that if there was room for a few beverages, we'd really only need Diet Coke and water.  I received a response promptly from Monika, their Front Desk Supervisor.  She was on it.  And OMG, she wasn't kidding.

I arrived early without the birthday boy to get the room ready.  She had already beat me to it. The door was decorated for his birthday, there were flowers in the room, extra diet coke and a shelf ready to go for me in the fridge, along with the requested plates and silverware.  Woot!  I was already really happy with what was there- everything I'd asked for plus a few extra touches.  Nice, right?  Oh, but that wasn't all...

We came back later after dinner and a concert (which they also helped out with by having the tickets printed and ready for me at check-in) and now waiting for us was more diet coke in an ice bucket, candy and a hand written birthday card for my man! How great is that?!?

All of the staff we encountered were super friendly, Erik at the front desk was great at check-in, and all and all it was a fantastic stay.  

I should add, I have spent about 10 years of my professional career in the hotel industry, and spent most of those years managing the Guest Services department.  While I know I have done all sorts of things for guests to go above and beyond, I also know that none of us "have to."  When you say you're there for a birthday, anniversary, whatever, all the staff "has to do" is smile and wish you a happy one.  I am always so thrilled when I see the people at individual properties go the extra mile and really try and have an impact.  They don't get paid more, they don't face reprimand if they don't do it- they simply choose to.  It's a sign of people who have joy in their work and actually care about the people who come through the door, and the Alexis team definitely proved that they care.

18/02/15 | Link | Rating: 5.0
228. Sheila E.
I have always loved Kimpton hotels, and this one is probably my new fav hotel in Seattle. I've stayed at a lot of hotels in Seattle over the years, and this one is amazing.

Great location downtown, within walking distance to Pike Market as well as Pioneer Square. Fantastic decor, with a comfortable, but small lobby. Service was impeccable, and my room was fantastic. I got upgraded to a mini-suite with a beautiful four-poster king bed and balcony, so I was one happy camper.

Valet parking is pretty easy, but very expensive (as it always is in downtown Seattle), so be prepared if you have a car. Also, sign up for the Kimpton Frequent Stay program, so you can get free Wi-Fi (totally worth it).

Overall, a great hotel, and I would definitely recommend staying here if you are looking for a wonderful boutique hotel downtown.

12/10/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
229. Tony M.
The great reviews just don't do this hotel justice.  The friendliness of the staff had us taken aback at first.  We arrived a few hours early but they hurried and checked us in within 15 minutes.  Everyone, from the valets to the receptionists to the cleaning staff, was just fantastic.  We were fortunate enough to stay in an Executive Suite for the week, which was beautifully appointed.  We felt as though we had moved into a beautiful downtown condo.  The location is within walking distance to Pike Place Market as well as the ferries.  A beautiful property with staff to match, what more can you ask for.

15/03/15 | Link | Rating: 5.0
230. Matthew L.
This year, I've stayed at 11 Kimpton hotels...and of the 11 hotels, this one has to have been my absolute favorite!  I stayed here for just one night, but it was definitely one of the most memorable Kimpton experiences I've ever had.  From the friendly staff, to the personal touch in which things are done here, to the spacious/clean accommodations...the Alexis has it all.  On top of that, the Alexis is close to everything including Pike's Place, plenty of eateries, lots of shopping, and public transit.  

As a Inner Circle member, I usually am well taken care of at Kimpton hotels...and at the Alexis, this was no exception.  I was upgraded into a suite (I'm not sure what the exact name was) but it included a balcony, a living area, half bath, a full bath with shower and whirlpool tub, and one comfy four-poster king bed.  My room was so big that it was like living in a mini apartment (without a kitchen) -- it definitely was a nice perk.  One of the cutest things that the Alexis does is that if you ask for any small travel "forget-me-nots", they not only deliver the items quickly but they also deliver them in a small cute Alexis Hotel bag.  I had forgotten a nail clipper, so I requested for one to be sent to me...and it was delivered and tied up with a little gold ribbon...definitely a cute, personal touch (for something so simple as a nail clipper) was something that I have never experienced at other Kimptons.

Check in and check out are both very simple and efficient.  As stated before, the staff are all super nice, professional, and attentive. Any requests or issues are addressed promptly -- i.e. great customer service! I can't comment too much on valet parking, as I didn't have a car and relied solely on public transportation.  But in regards to transit, the SoundTransit Central Link light rail stations are nearby, making the Alexis Hotel very convenient getting to/from SeaTac airport.  

Of the three KImpton hotels in Seattle, the Alexis tends to be a bit more expensive, but sometimes there are some pretty good last minute deal rates making the Alexis within reach for those on a tighter budget.  My very positive experiences make me realize why certain hotels sometimes tend to be pricier.  Sometimes you wonder why certain hotels are expensive -- sometimes it's because of hype/trendiness, or sometimes because it's attached to a world famous brand name that usually warrants for a high price tag.  For the Alexis, its neither really...but for it's whole total package and what it offers its customers -- friendly, personalized, attentive customer service and accommodations.  Definitely a winner in my books!

Will I come back here during my next visit to Seattle?  Yes..if I need a hotel, I would stay here again.and hopefully for a longer time!

04/11/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
231. Alexis G.
Wow! Stayed here for 5 nights and let me tell you the rave reviews live up to everyones word.  

First off the staff is impeccable!  Everyone was not only very friendly but also super helpful with making our stay comfortable.   Especially Christian at valet he was amazing!  He really took his time to tell us all about Seattle and places to visit, as well as other cities to check out since there was an option of moving to Washington.  He really went above and beyond!

Our room was super clean! You know that feeling after you clean your house and it feels really fresh and smells clean?  Our hotel room felt like that.  I have never stayed in a hotel that clean... EVER! And if you are a  clean freak like me, you would appreciate that very much.  The beds were soft and the pillows were very fluffy.  The vanity mirror in the bathroom was a nice touch for me.  I needed the perfect lighting and a zoomed mirror for my makeup!  The ham and cheese breakfast sandwich from room service was no ordinary breakfast, it was simply the best one ever.  

The bookstore bar downstairs was super cool and fun place to have a good cocktail at.  The truffle popcorn they had during the happy hour was one thing I still rave over and is a must order.  And once again the service was great.

Pike place was not as close as I thought but close enough to walk there in about 15 minutes.  Lots of great cool stores on the way there as well.  

The only 2 downsides to the stay was that there was not a coffee pot in the room.  They did have complimentary coffee and tea downstairs however, it would have been nice to have it in the room.  Our room was also right next to the linen closet for the cleaning staff and that door opened and slammed all night long.  I know that is one thing that can't be changed, I would just make sure for the next visit to get a different room.  

Everything and everyone left a great impression with my family and I during our stay and can't wait to return for our next vacation!  Keep up the great work!

23/03/15 | Link | Rating: 5.0
232. lee g.
A warning to people using the valet service at the Alexis Hotel:  The valet returned my car with a huge dent in the door but he didn't tell me about it.  Unfortunately I didn't notice the dent until I had left, and thus I have no claim against the hotel.  When I received my car, the valet handed me my keys and I handed him a tip that I regret giving.  I noticed a small scratch on the door handle, but I was able to rub it off, so it seemed ok.  It wasn't until the next day when in the daylight and no rain that I noticed the dent.

I called the hotel and spoke with Amanda, who apparently was in charge of these sorts of incidents.  She informed me that because I drove off, there can be no claim against the hotel, as was expected.  But she promised me that she would check into the surveillance footage and get back to me.  It's been weeks now and no word from Amanda.  But it's clear that if she found anything, it's in the best interests of the hotel to not be held liable for damage to vehicles.  Amanda seemed to think that my best option would have been to buy the insurance from the car rental company.  That has nothing to do with their valets damaging the car and not informing the customer.  Now I'm on the hook with the rental company for damages, and minimally I'll have to pay my insurance deductible out of pocket.

This isn't the first time this has happened.  Another Yelper posted a similar incident with the valet service damaging their car and not coming clean about it.  Anyone parking here should be extra vigilant about checking cars parked with the Alexis before leaving the premises.  They're due to be held responsible for their carelessness and dishonesty.

11/04/15 | Link | Rating: 1.0
233. Joy L.
Lovely hotel in central Seattle with a wonderful restaurant/bar by their lobby. Great decor and beautiful, warm rooms. I give infinite stars to the amazing staff of the front desk and concierge. Super helpful with everything and they recommended really good restaurants and places to check out in town that made the perfect itineraries!

The gym and cleaning ladies were the only downside to the hotel. The tiny gym with old machines smelled like plastic; I couldn't run on their treadmill because the track would make a loud squeaky noise. Their cleaning staff ignored my note for an extra soup and moisturizer. For such an upscale hotel this was quite a shocker.

Otherwise, super happy I stayed here :)

07/11/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
234. Jacob M.
Had an absolutely marvelous stay!  From my first phone call with a question, I was treated with such respect and welcomes like family.  All staff here always were willing to drop anything to help and had a smile doing it, by the way.  

Our room was clean, modern and even had a personal greeting card for our anniversary, which was we both thought was touching.  While you're here, I definitely encourage you to enjoy the steam room as well, which is a private steam shower with a shower and changing area off of it, all for your own use - you just need to reserve it in advance, but there is no charge.

When in Seattle, hands down we'll definitely stay here again.  So glad we chose The Alexis!

10/03/15 | Link | Rating: 5.0
235. Leah S.
A marvelous Kimpton property in Seattle!

This place is gorgeous, the lobby, the rooms, the bookstore bar!

The location is pretty good, you aren't right in the heart of things, more tucked away in a quiet area, still close to pikes market and close to the stadiums and pioneer square!

The staff is super friendly and helpful.

I wasn't able to check out the fitness facilities because they are under renovation.  Never fear, they had backup options for me and the new gym sounds pretty neat!

16/04/15 | Link | Rating: 5.0
236. Elaine N.
The Kimpton is known for redeveloping some of the older properties and "flipping" them into a upscale boutique hotels. I booked due to to their pet-friendly policy (in case it got lonely over the weekend and I needed a new fur baby!) and environmentally friendly practices. Oddly enough, I had not encountered any pets so I did find myself with a furry new companion. Sadface.

Check in was seamless at 11:30pm during Easter weekend. It's always pleasant to see people in the hospitality industry still chipper at the end of the night, and they certainly were nothing less here. When I got to my room, the first thing I noticed the unusual layout. The Deluxe King had the bed next to the door, and all the extra space created a distance between bed and the TV. When I hopped into bed, the TV decided to be festive and lingered back into the days of the rabbit ears. Half the channels on the TV were fuzzed up or staticky, only there were no rabbit ears to adjust. When I called to ask if this was typical, the front desk said they were unsure and offered to send the repair guy up to check things out. After an hour of waiting, I fell asleep. I never heard from anyone after that, but things were fixed by the morning so I was happy to watch something other than diet pill infomercials and Spanish game shows.

The only other disappointing aspect was that the room temperature only goes down to 68 degrees (most other hotels can be set to 60), so I woke up periodically throughout each night moving around in bed to cool down.

Otherwise, the bed and pillows had the perfect amount of fluff and firmness and the bathroom was decorated with C.O. Bigelow products (as well as a list of complimentary items you can request). The room bar was even stocked with organic and fair-trade snacks. There is an in-room recycling bin. The front desk was always readily available to help, and the valet worked quickly and efficiently. Value-wise, things were okay since the room was discounted. Not sure I would return at the full price.

06/04/15 | Link | Rating: 3.0
237. Suzy S.
A big shout out to Samantha S. All the staff at the Alexis was great, but Samantha made sure to recognize my fiancee's birthday by sending up not only a bottle of champagne, but also a bottle of red wine (we mentioned Sean doesn't like champagne).  

The hotel was very nice, with eclectic decor and comfortable furnishings.

28/04/15 | Link | Rating: 5.0
238. David S.
The hotel was lovely, the people were lovely. Nice location. BUT...

I was a walk over from a Marriot, they quoted me a rate at the desk for just staying there for the rest of my stay and I agreed.

They ended up botching billing at checkout, charging me initially for only one of two nights and billing me at a higher rate than had been discussed when I checked in. I didn't notice initially because I was in a rush. It wasn't until they billed me for the second night that I realized that they were using the wrong rate.  This leaves me with two problems, the first is they either lied or too disorganized to communicate their rates effectively between people on the desk and the second is that I can't get them to send me an invoice covering both nights so I can expense the travel.

When I have called them around they have passed me around between people and keep agreeing to send me an updated invoice but have to date not actually done so.

13/05/15 | Link | Rating: 1.0
239. Kyle R.
My wife and I stayed here the night we got married in the Honeymoon suite. And it was an epic room.

Two person shower, deep jetted tub, giant 4 post bed, couch, lounge chairs, desk, full size dresser, huge closet.

The artwork, the lighting the furniture. Everything In the room screamed romance. They even had a COMPLIMENTARY bottle of champagne in the room for us. (Although the ice was melted by the time we checked in.)

Needless to say it was a late night, but even in the early hours of the morning we were able to order room service. It was a smaller menu but still nice. And upon checkout they said that our 40 dollar room service bill was on the house as a gift to us! So awesome!

Another cool thing was when we checked in at 11pm there was a guy in the second Lobby (yes second) playing the piano. I don't know if he was hired or just some random dude but it was great and really set the mood.

I will say the view from the room isn't all that great but I'm a Seattle native and didn't really care.

Great room worth it

13/05/15 | Link | Rating: 5.0