Hotel at a Glance: The Roosevelt Hotel
The antique neon sign at the top of The Roosevelt Hotel has been a part of the Seattle skyline since the red-brick high-rise hotel was constructed in 1929. A sense of Gilded Age grandeur prevails in the lobby, where you’ll find elegant furnishings that include a fireplace and Victorian armchairs.
In the deluxe double and deluxe king rooms, modern amenities mingle with antique-style accents—in some units, you might see a leaf-patterned bench at the foot of the bed. Train for marathon naps on the king-size bed or slip into a bathrobe and slippers and switch on the HDTV.
The included dining credit is valid at four restaurants in the immediate area. Il Fornaio is an Italian eatery specializing in wood-fired pizzas, housemade pastas, and rotisserie meats. Right around the corner, Daily Grill dishes classic American fare, including reuben sandwiches and new york strip steaks. Less than half a mile away, the Purple Café and Wine Bar pairs its extensive wine list with fine cheeses and upscale American fare such as pork porterhouse steaks. Morton’s The Steakhouse also offers succulent steakhouse fare just a short walk away.
Those that opt for the valet parking option can come and go as they please during each day of their stay.
Downtown Seattle: Art, Architecture, and Famous Coffee in Coastal Urban Center
Street performances, flowers, and fresh-caught fish find a common home at Seattle’s Pike Place Market, located a nine-minute walk from the hotel. Founded in 1907, this market is where both sightseers and locals shop for fresh seafood, meat, and produce. Drop into the Fish Market to watch the staff tossing salmon, halibut, cod—a famous tradition. There are plenty of nonperishable goods as well, including jewelry and other crafts. And you might want to take a picture in front of the market’s iconic sign, which now rivals Space Needle as the city’s most-recognizable symbol.
The original Starbucks coffeehouse has operated out of Pike Place since the 1970s. You can stop here for a pick-me-up before taking the half-mile walk to Seattle Central Library. Whether you love books or architecture or both, this futuristic-looking library is worth a visit. The 11-story glass-and-steel structure consists almost entirely of diamond-shaped windows arranged to look like a geometric net. The otherworldly interior is a playground for book lovers. Be sure to check out the library’s “living room” in the morning, when sunlight creates a kaleidoscopic shadow on the floor.
Like the library, the nearby Seattle Art Museum is full of spectacles, starting with its collection of “exploding” white Ford Tauruses suspended from the lobby ceiling. Exhibits range from Renaissance-era European art to Korean and Japanese panels.
<img src=”http://gr.pn/1qcASD2” style=”float: left; margin-right:13px” alt=“Getaways Staff Picks” />”The Roosevelt Hotel has a great location in the heart of Seattle. Even with its historic styling, the hotel still has very big rooms with a modern feel.” – Deepak, Groupon Getaways