If you're the type who owns a smoking jacket, names aged Scotch as your poison, or wants to pretend you're on the set of a period piece, look no further than this Italianate hotel built in 1909—though guest rooms are as light as the common areas are dark, with only a few tasseled pillows and antique furnishings. The immediate area is not terribly attractive, but it's convenient to both Downtown and Capitol Hill. The rich wood-paneled lobby and Fireside Room—a perfect
spot for a martini on a rainy night—are visions of old-world elegance, and the Hunt Club serves excellent Pacific Northwest dishes. This property is a short hike uphill from the center of Downtown but there is a courtesy shuttle.