Hotel at a Glance: SpringHill Suites Bothell
About 30 minutes outside downtown Seattle, SpringHill Suites Bothell offers spacious suites with separate living room areas and kitchenettes. Each unit also features flat-screen TVs and business stations. You can start your morning at the hotel's complimentary hot breakfast buffet before heading out to explore the area’s wineries and shopping centers. At night, you can use the included dining discount coupon towards an elegant dinner at Russell's restaurant, just a half mile away.
- Shop 'til you drop at Alderwood Mall, home to upscale shops such as Nordstrom, Michael Kors, Pottery Barn, and American Girl.
- All-weather fun: The hotel has an indoor pool and whirlpool.
- Reds, whites, and brews: There are several wineries in the area as well as the renowned Red Hook Brewery.
- Travel like a local via the 522 Express bus, with service to downtown Seattle.
Bothell, Washington: Antique Shops and Wine Bars 30 Minutes from Seattle
Despite Bothell's modest size, there's a lot to do in town, from tastings at boutique wineries to shows at the performing arts center. One of the biggest draws is the antiquing scene. At Ye Olde Whitehouse Antique and Candy Shoppe in the Country Village complex, you can scour three stories' worth of vintage furnishings and decor. Make sure to pick up some homemade chocolates on your way out. In the same shopping complex you'll find old-timey cafes and craft stores offering lessons in beading, stationery design, and folk music.
About 80 wineries dot the hills of Woodinville Wine Country, located 8 minutes from downtown Bothell. You can sample the region’s lush merlot and syrah blends in tasting rooms and learn about the history of Washington winemaking. A handful of craft distilleries and breweries have also arrived in recent years, including the popular Red Hook Brewery.