Seattle :: Hotel 1000
Located in downtown Seattle – at the corner of First Avenue and Madison – Hotel 1000 is a sleek and upscale hotel with phenomenal customer service. Clean lines married with luxurious touches, Hotel 1000 is within walking distance of Pike’s Place Market, shopping at Westlake Center, several theaters, museums, art galleries, and the Seattle Aquarium. The hotel opened in 2006 and has appeared on the Conde Nast Traveler Gold List, Travel + Leisure’s World’s Best Awards, and praised by Expedia’s Insiders’ Select.
Hotel 1000 houses 120 rooms including 36 very spacious suites with sweeping city views. After an arduous road trip from Portland, we were relieved to find a space to spread out and relax with the stack of chocolate chip cookies and ice cold milk that greeted us after check-in. Our 530 square-foot Parlor Suite featured a nicely sized sitting area with a couch, chair, and 40-inch Hi-Def LCD flat screen television. The hotel offers complimentary wi-fi service, an audio hub for listening to music, and ample work space while the bar was fully stocked with local beer and plenty of Starbucks K-Cups.
The beds at Hotel 1000 were incredible.
I’m talking off-the-charts comfortable topped with luxury Thai linens and the perfect amount of pillows. I think I took two daytime naps during my two-night stay! The bathrooms were vast with large enclosed glass showers and private toilets. A fun feature: bathtubs are filled with water that falls from the ceiling faucet! Keeping with Hotel 1000′s commitment to sustainability, all of the Molton Brown bath and body products come in super-sized bottles to be used by each guest.
The staff at Hotel 1000 gets high marks for their excellent guest service. Being greeted by name at the valet and front desk makes you feel like more than just a guest at their hotel – it makes you feel like a rock star! And speaking of rock stars – the housekeeping staff at Hotel 1000 far exceeded our expectations. We unfortunately needed fresh bed linens and new towels in the middle of the night during our stay and housekeeping was there to the rescue. We also left something behind after check-out and the hotel called and emailed us so they could return the item. We’ve stayed at some of the finest luxury hotels and have never experienced this level of respect and attention from a hotel staff. Amazing!
During our stay, we dined at BOKA Restaurant + Bar where they played Jimmy Hendrix and Imagine Dragons overhead while we sipped on White Peach Cosmo martinis and noshed on The Dons’ Truffle fries. I was surprised the restaurant wasn’t busier because the food was delicious and the atmosphere was warm. I chose the Alaskan Long Line Ling Cod which was delicate and fresh while my husband chose the popular Southern Fried Stokesberry Farm Chicken. We finished the evening off by nibbling on a fresh fruit plate of blackberries and pineapple for dessert.
Hotel 1000 also offers a virtual golf course, a spa, a lounge, and a library. We didn’t have time on this trip to partake in those amenities but the virtual golf looked fun for a boys weekend while the spa is always a great choice for a girls get away! Another highlight from Hotel 1000 was the technology used throughout the property. I was impressed with their effort to reduce noise and enhance privacy. Each room featured an electronic device that sends out an infrared scan of the room to detect body head and notes if the room is occupied rather than hotel staff disturbing guests for turndown or housekeeping service. Fancy schmancy!
Hotel 1000 is perfect for the traveler on business or pleasure. I would recommend the hotel simply for the bed alone – ahh, heavenly! Everything else – from guest services, dining, and amenities – is just icing on the cake at this sleek and beautiful gem in the Emerald city!
Hotel 1000 www.hotel1000seattle.com
1000 First Avenue
Seattle, WA 98104
(206) 957 1000
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