We have had the privilege of staying in several Four Seasons hotels around the world, and each one has been an exquisite stay with top-notch comfort and hospitality. The Four Seasons Hotel Seattle was no exception. We experienced one of the most inviting, tranquil, and rejuvenating stays during our time at the Seattle hotel, with fantastic views over Puget Sound and the neighboring islands.
Four Seasons Hotel Seattle
Location: Seattle, Washington
Address: 99 Union St, Seattle, WA 98101
Rating: 5-Star Hotel
Staff Helpfulness & Friendliness: 5/5
Room size: 5/5
Room Amenities: 5/5
Room and Bed Comfort: 5/5
View from Room: 5/5
Pool: Yes, Rooftop Infinity Pool
Spa: Yes, 5-Star Spa
Proximity to Other Points of Interest: 5/5
Arrival at Four Seasons Hotel Seattle
Upon our arrival, our car door was opened, our bags were taken for us, and the staff somehow already knew our names everywhere we went. The entire check-in process took about 2 minutes. The front desk attendant asked us if we needed any help planning the rest of our day or getting around, which we didn’t, but it was a lovely gesture nonetheless, and before we knew it, we were on our way up to our room on the 8th floor that overlooked Puget Sound. The entire process was so smooth, rapid, and effortless that it didn’t feel like checking into a hotel at all but rather more like coming back home from a long day out. It was relaxing and our warm welcome.
The hotel’s ambience and decor reflected the natural beauty of the Pacific Northwest Effortlessly. It was a beautiful sight to behold with a crackling fire in the lobby, reclaimed wood, and natural elements like moss decorating the lobby walls. The entire hotel had almost a Japanese simplicity, which can feel sparse if not properly executed, but Four Seasons Hotel Seattle used those design aesthetics to create impact and beauty without being overdone or looking cluttered. I absolutely adored the blue hues that were splashed on nearly every surface, reminiscent of nearby Puget Sound.
Room & Amenities
Our room itself was the perfect size for two travelers. It had a spacious bathroom, a large marble soaking tub, a large marble vanity, a gorgeous rain shower, a spacious entryway, a large kingsize bed, floor to ceiling windows with a view of Puget Sound, a kitchenette, a sitting table, and an extensive bar area featuring boxed water, a Nespresso coffee machine, a mini-bar, and more.
I was excited to discover they had left us an assortment of snacks, both gluten-free for me and conventional for Robin, as well as a bottle of wine and some mineral water along with a note to welcome us to the hotel. These snacks were displayed on a miniature Ferris wheel, reminiscent of the Seattle Great Wheel, which we could see from our hotel room as it stands between the water and the hotel.
The bed was luxuriously comfortable, the nightstands had plenty of outlets to charge our electronics, and the lounge chairs next to the bed and at the foot of the bed, along with the table, meant that there was plenty of room to get some work down, relax, and recuperate from a long week exploring one of my favorite cities in the United States. Everything in our hotel room was splendid.
Goldfinch Tavern Inside Four Seasons Hotel Seattle
Goldfinch Tavern inside Four Seasons Hotel Seattle is a partnership between Ethan Stowell Restaurants and Four Seasons Hotels. We dined both in the tavern itself for brunch and upstairs on the hotel’s pool deck near the infinity pool at sunset for a dynamic dining experience. Featuring plenty of fresh, seasonal fruit and vegetables and freshly caught seafood, the Pacific Northwest is famous. There were endless options for those eating plant-based or vegan or those with gluten allergies like me. As pescatarians, we could eat almost anything on the menu, which is uncommon in most other places. Read all about this fantastic eatery here.
I will write a dedicated post about dining at the hotel’s restaurant for my Luxury Restaurants of the World series because it was such a wonderful experience. For now, I’ll tease you with some delightful images of our brunch, like my vegan coconut chia seed pudding above.
Pool & Spa
Unfortunately, the infinity pool on the roof was closed, as was the hot tub and the spa while we were there. The hotel’s spa is only open Tuesday – Saturday, so be sure to plan your visit accordingly. While we didn’t get to experience the spa for ourselves this visit, I heard wonderful things from the couple sitting next to us who had been discussing their stay. Evidently, the massages they received at the hotel’s spa were the best either of them had ever had, which only makes me more eager to check it out for myself. In fact, when we were discussing our plans to visit the area, a family friend said the exact same thing, that the spa was a must-visit experience in the city. Hopefully, we will be able to experience it for ourselves someday soon!
Final Thoughts on the Four Seasons Hotel Seattle
This was one of my favorite hotel experiences I’ve had to date. Everything was simple yet elegant in the best way possible, and the entirety of the hotel felt like a spa. I slept so soundly I missed my first two alarms, which is something I never, ever do. The food was delightful, the staff were so friendly, attentive, and helpful that they certainly would have disarmed even the crankiest, most jet-lagged guest, and every other aspect of the hotel was immaculate.
I didn’t have a single complaint or anything I would change, save perhaps having been able to experience the spa, but that was a matter of timing and certainly no fault of the hotel. I hope to visit one day again because I can’t say enough great things about the Four Seasons Hotel Seattle!
Thank you, Four Seasons Hotel Seattle, for hosting us and pampering us during our stay! I only ever write about my own opinions and experiences, so feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions about this incredible property, visiting Seattle, or planning your trip to the Pacific Northwest!
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