Roam+Board :: Sorrento Hotel

[trip style = urban + weekend getaway]

{Editor’s Note :: I just stayed at the Sorrento Hotel and it is Trip Styler Approved. PS – Enter to win a two-night Mother’s Day getaway in Whistler, BC.}

What  The Sorrento Hotel intersects at the crossroads of classic and cool. Built in 1909, Seattle's first boutique hotel was the cultural hub where intellectuals gathered to discuss le topic du jour and musicians came to entertain.

Today, this same vibe is present; you feel smarter the second you walk in. Dark woods, bold-print carpet and heavy curtains surround the lobby's Fireside Room, anchored by a central red damask banquette and leather wingback chairs making you want to pull out an Ernest Hemingway novel and dive in with a glass of bourbon. And people do, with a regular roster of 'group' silent reading sessions, as well as bossa nova jazz, indie acoustic and mixology "drinking lesson" nights beckoning hotel guests and locals alike.

The elevator---rotating a different carpet for each day of the week---transports you back in time to rooms with historic detailing and modern amenities featuring Italian marble bathrooms, snuggly beds with 400 thread-count Egyptian cotton sheets and French press coffee made by the local roasters.

{Trip Styler Tip :: Don't miss happy hour at the Hunt Club, the hotel's restaurant.}

Where In Seattle, WA's First Hill neighborhood near the buzzy Capitol Hill, a few blocks above I-5.

When Summer is Seattle's high season due to its breezy warmth, yet visitors flock to its emerald-green sheen year-round. Like Vancouver, make sure you're prepared for the possibility of rain---one of main reasons it's so lusciously green!

Who/Why For you, service is king, independent is queen and staying where locals live is the ace in your winning hand of hotel cards.

Cost Rooms start at $145 a night and include a welcome glass of Chardonnay {after 3pm at check-in}, wifi, a seven-day-a-week hotel shuttle and use of the fitness center. Parking is $39+ tax/night. Bark woof, pets welcome for a one-time fee.

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[photos by @tripstyler and the Sorrento Hotel, taken while a guest of the hotel]