Seattle Culinary Vacations: Top Hotels for Foodies
It’s no secret that Seattle is a gourmet wonderland for foodies. Emphasizing fresh local ingredients, Pacific Northwest chefs are constantly seeking creative combinations of ingredients. Although you’ll fare pretty well in Seattle eating wherever you happen to be once your stomach rumbles, there is definitely something wonderful about staying at a hotel with a restaurant good enough to be a destination itself.
The following foodie hot spots combine luxurious hospitality with gourmet prowess:
Hotel Andra & Lola
For those who love modern design, Hotel Andra is a cozy refuge filled with chic minimalist furniture and trendy design accents evocative of the Pacific Northwest. Located in Seattle’s hip Belltown district, Hotel Andra sits at the epicenter of celebrity chef Tom Douglass’ culinary empire. Tempting aromas of Greek and North African treats waft though the hotel’s sleek Scandinavian-inspired lobby from Douglass’ restaurant Lola. The perfect spot for a late night snack or cocktails, Lola also serves mouth-watering spreads like kalamata~fig and Kopanisti~pistachio all day. Across the street are Douglass’ Dahlia Lounge and Dahlia Bakery, famous for their triple coconut creme pie, and around the corner you’ll discover sizzling pizzas at Douglass’ Serious Pie.
Hotel Monaco & Sazerac
Outfitted with comfortable rooms in the heart of downtown, featuring your very own pet fish, Hotel Monaco is the perfect place to imbibe, with a complimentary wine hour nightly in the hotel’s stylish lobby. The hotel’s next door restaurant, Sazerac serves seasonal organic cuisine from local farmers. Committed to sustainability, chef Jason McClure’s environmentally-sound kitchen also features low-flow water valves, biodegradable cleaning supplies, and energy efficient lighting. All products are recycled, including excess cooking oils which are converted into bio-diesel fuel. Best of all, the food is excellent and affordable, and the ambiance is stellar with exposed brick walls, a warm, rustic color palate, and artistic chandeliers.
Inn at the Market & Campagne Restaurant
Inn at the Market, a boutique hotel located at the entrance to Pike Place Market, is a hot spot for any foodie. Comfortable rooms offer views of the water, and the rooftop deck is a fantastic place to soak up panoramic views of downtown and Elliott bay while enjoying wine and cheese. With one of Seattle’s premier restaurants situated right in the hotel’s own courtyard, guests can enjoy Campagne’s Southern French cuisine prepared with the freshest of ingredients. Chef Daisley Gordon’s creative artistry shines through across perfectly executed dishes and a menu full of tempting choices that will render the hungry traveler utterly indecisive. Additionally, a less expensive alternative is the bohemian Cafe Campagne, the restaurant’s equally delicious cafe counterpart.
The Edgewater Hotel & Six Seven
Located along Seattle’s waterfront with stunning views of Puget Sound, The Edgewater is a rustic retreat within a stone’s throw of downtown attractions. With design highlights like pine furniture, rock fireplaces, and endearing antler chandeliers, this Pacific Northwest gem boasts cozy rooms with unbeatable views. The hotel’s award-winning restaurant Six Seven serves New American cuisine while affording floor to ceiling waterfront vistas. There’s even an outside patio that seems to float right on the waves. From signature seafood dishes like dungeness crab and shrimp cake with lobster lemongrass sauce and tomato jam to gourmet meat specialties like “Oregonzola” crusted Filet Mignon with forager mushroom ragoût, asparagus, potato crisp and natural jus, dining here is sure to be an elegant treat.