Sorrento Hotel

900 Madison Street, Seattle, WA, USA

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18.5
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Ratings Breakdown

  • Rooms18.5
  • Public Spaces18.5
  • Service19.5
  • Overall18.5
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Hotel Description

This 1909 building is the oldest operating hotel in Seattle and the most romantic. Once upon a time, it had the best views of the city, and if your idea of courtship involves skyline, then the Sorrento is still a pretty good place to go.

The Sorrento is turn-of-the-century American blueblood all the way. Once upon a time, the Vanderbilts lived here with the Ballards and the Guggenheims, and Betty Hall Jones sang at the Top of the Town Lounge. Despite a renovation in 1980 and another in 1995, not that much has changed. With its muted gold ottomans and delicate mahogany furniture, the rooms hail straight from Henry James. The more extravagant will swoon over the penthouse suite—2,000 square feet, a baby grand piano, a jacuzzi, and a drop-dead view of Elliott Bay.

With only 76 rooms, the Sorrento is meant to feel like a wealthy residence, rather than a hotel, which is probably why so many business travelers (as well as cooing couples) keep coming back. It puts them immediately at ease. It is also just far enough from downtown (five uphill blocks) to seem private. But don’t be worried by the distance: the hotel provides a complimentary car service to anywhere downtown. The hotel has taken some liberties with its old world charm, adding complimentary high-speed internet access, data interports, and voice mail. Another new world touch: the shiatsu massage therapist on call.

Downstairs, The Hunt Club restaurant is decorated in a gentlemanly, intimate style of brick and dark wood. But, again, don’t let its old fashioned appearance deceive you. They were serving calamari in the 1980s, when the rest of Seattle was still using the stuff for bait, and renowned chef Brian Scheehser’s Fireside Lounge is the Sorrento encapsulated—dark wood panels, delicate chinoiserie tables, wine-colored chairs and carpet, and evening jazz. It’s the perfect place to escape the Seattle drizzle and enjoy a single malt. You can always work out at the new Nautilus Center in the morning.

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Hotel Criteria

  • 76 Rooms
  • Style: Contemporary Classic
  • Atmosphere: Secluded

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Hotel Amenities and Services

  • 24 hour front desk
  • 24 hour gym
  • Bar
  • Business center
  • Free wi-fi
  • Lounge
  • Pet Friendly
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • Self service parking (charges apply)

Need to Know

Reservations must be guaranteed by credit card.

Credit cards accepted:

Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover

Check in:

4pm,

Check out:

12pm

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Hotel Amenities and Services

  • 24 hour front desk
  • 24 hour gym
  • Bar
  • Business center
  • Free wi-fi
  • Lounge
  • Pet Friendly
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • Self service parking (charges apply)

Need to Know

Reservations must be guaranteed by credit card.

Credit cards accepted:

Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover

Check in:

4pm,

Check out:

12pm

Map