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Seattle's most romantic hotels are ideal for a Valentine's Day getaway, a honeymoon, anniversary, or any other excuse to whisk your sweetheart away to the Emerald City.
Said hotels are adorned with charming decor, offer special packages for couples, have spas, or—as an added bonus—are situated close to the best restaurants in town. In fact, some of those restaurants are even housed inside the hotel doors. So, whether you prefer a ritzy city getaway or a quiet lodge within a quick drive, there’s a hotel here in Seattle with exactly the kind of romance you seek.
The Edgewater Hotel
Located right on Seattle's waterfront with stunning views of Elliott Bay and the mountains in the distance, The Edgewater is undeniably romantic in every possible way. Each room has its own gas fireplace and stunning views, as well as top-notch amenities (including a rubber ducky for baths). For classic rock fans, the hotel has a little extra appeal: Everyone from The Beatles to Led Zepplin has stayed here. You can even book The Beatles Room. The Edgewater is a short walk or drive to the waterfront, downtown, and Seattle Center, but you may not even want to leave considering there's a great restaurant right on the premises.
If your idea of romance involves theaters and restaurants, then Kimpton Hotel Monaco is for you. Right in the heart of downtown, this place is within walking distance of the 5th Avenue Theatre and many of Seattle's best restaurants. Adjacent to the hotel is Outlier, a restaurant and bar that offers a chic and romantic atmosphere within steps of your room. For couples, enjoy an in-room massage and city views. Locals have access to a number of discounts and deals for residents of Washington, Oregon, and British Columbia.
Like Hotel Monaco, Alexis Hotel is a Kimpton Hotel that's set apart by its beautiful decor and central location. Alexis Hotel gets you a bit closer to the waterfront, but is still within a short walk to theaters and restaurants. Romantic amenities include rooms with fireplaces and luxurious soaking tubs, an onsite spa and an evening wine hour in the lobby. Some rooms have views of the Seattle Great Wheel, but all have views of twinkling city lights. The onsite Bookstore Bar + Cafe (bookish, as it suggests) only furthers the inviting atmosphere at this hotel.
Built in 1924, the Fairmont Olympic is on the National Register of Historic Places. It's inherently romantic due to its historic charm and grand decor. For those who seek something high-end, the Fairmont is filled from top to bottom with upscale appeal and top-notch service. The rooms are elegant and perfect for a breakfast in bed together. The hotel also has some romantic onsite amenities, including the Georgian restaurant, which serves French-inspired Northwest cuisine and afternoon tea.
Opened in 1909, Hotel Sorrento is one of Seattle’s most historic hotels. Its history is actually part of what makes it romantic. Each of the hotel's 76 rooms are completely unique and retain period touches that make them stand out from most chain hotels. Hotel Sorrento is located in First Hill, which is a 10- to 15-minute walk from downtown. While there are some restaurants in the area, the Fireside Room at the hotel is among the best (and prettiest, with mahogany wood paneling and old-timey elegance). If you want a little something extra, you can book a romance package that includes a turndown service with rose petals sprinkled on your bed.
A half hour away from downtown Seattle is Willows Lodge in Woodinville, the local wine country. While you won’t be within walking distance of Seattle’s top attractions, you will be able to walk to some of the area’s best wineries and Red Hook Brewery, too. Willows Lodge has a balance of rustic and modern appeal and many amenities that take romance to the next level—soaking tubs with views of the in-room fireplace, luxurious massages and treatments at the spa, as well as the amazing onsite restaurant, Barking Frog.
About a half hour from downtown Seattle is Salish Lodge, perched at a point on the Snoqualmie River right next to the beautiful Snoqualmie Falls. Many rooms have river views and all have jetted tubs and fireplaces. If spending the night next to a waterfall isn’t romantic enough, Salish Lodge also has romance packages, an onsite restaurant with views, and even a "romance concierge" who can help you completely customize your visit.