The Seattle metro area offers an infinite variety of options for couples to enjoy a romantic getaway. From strolling in the outdoors to dining at a waterfront table, the ways that you can spend quality time with each other are endless. Your romantic Seattle getaway begins with your choice of accommodations. Here are my recommendations for romantic hotels and lodgings that are in or very near the Seattle/Tacoma metro region.
Salish Lodge & Spa is located in the small town of Snoqualmie, just a short drive east from Seattle. A favorite romantic weekend getaway spot, the Lodge overlooks scenic Snoqualmie Falls. You can enjoy fine or casual dining on the premises, including bountiful breakfasts. Featuring Northwest-inspired Asian decor, the spa facilities provide a simply beautiful place to de-stress. The Salish Spa offers package deals that can include lodging, meals, golf, and spa services.
Willows Lodge, a rustically-luxurious inn and spa, is located in Woodinville. Plan in advance and get coveted reservations at the adjacent Herbfarm Restaurant, where you can enjoy four-star dinners that feature ingredients from their very own herb garden. Willows Lodge is within walking distance of the Chateau Ste. Michelle and Columbia wineries and the Redhook Brewery.
The Inn at the Market
This 70-room boutique hotel is located right in Seattle's famous Pike Place Market. You'll have convenient access to the Market's many shops, stalls, and eateries, as well as Seattle's waterfront and downtown attractions. Guests have exclusive access to the Inn's charming rooftop garden, where you can kick back and enjoy awesome views of Elliott Bay and the Olympic Mountains.
This lakeside Kirkland hotel offers every amenity for an intimate and memorable weekend. You'll enjoy cozy dining at the Waters Bistro, an Aveda spa and salon, and waterfront strolling. The rooms feature a feather bed, a rain shower, a 32-inch LCD flat panel TV with surround sound system, movies on demand, and an honor bar. The Woodmark is just a short walk from Kirkland shops and galleries.
This luxury downtown hotel is a favorite for discriminating business and leisure travelers. Built in 1909, the hotel is a striking example of Italian mission-style architecture. The Sorrento's dining options include the classic Hunt Club, the Italian-themed Piazza Capri, and the cozy Fireside Room lounge. Other hotel services that will add to your romantic getaway experience are the salon, flower shop, Shiatsu massage, town car service, and 24-hour concierge.
Who knew you could enjoy a weekend at a spacious Italian villa, all without leaving the city of Tacoma? This bed and breakfast inn has 5 individually-decorated rooms offering a variety of amenities, including soaking tubs, gas fireplaces, cozy sitting areas, four-poster beds, and a private verandah. Common areas include a large verandah with water and mountain views, a sun room, an exercise room, and an office for business travelers. Gourmet breakfasts are served in The Villa's dining room.