6 Art-Filled Hotels in Seattle That You’ll Love

AnnaMaria Stephens | February 02, 2018

So long, generic hotel art. Say hello to Seattle hotels that treat their public spaces like art galleries, with curated collections that range from Native sculptures to edgy street art, often by world-renowned artists. We've rounded up the ones that really wow.


Kimpton Palladian Hotel

Why it made the list

In the lobby, a chic but cheeky space featuring a moody Pacific Northwest palette of dark blues and greens, a collection of pop-art riffs on Napoleonesque portraits depicts modern celebrities in military garb, including local legends Jimi Hendrix, Bill Gates, Dave Matthews, and the fictional Dr. Frasier Crane. The images also appear on throw pillows in guestrooms.

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Ace Hotel

Why it made the list

Edgy street art had a hand in the resounding success of the original Ace Hotel in Seattle. The hotel, which once housed maritime workers, punctuates its hip minimalist decor with early pieces by KAWS and now iconic artist Shepherd Fairey (the guy behind Obama's famous Hope poster).

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Four Seasons Hotel Seattle

Why it made the list

This elegant modern Four Seasons has the largest collection of Pacific Northwest art located outside of a museum, with pieces displayed throughout the property. Particularly eye-catching: Goldfinch & Mt. Rainier, a beautiful commissioned painting by artist John A. Ruthven that hangs in the lobby and honors the American goldfinch, Washington's state bird. Some guestrooms have a view of Hammering Man, a giant kinetic sculpture outside the Seattle Art Museum across the street.

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The Maxwell Hotel

Why it made the list

A short walk from many of Seattle's performing arts venues, this cheery hotel was created as a “celebration of the living arts.” Think corridors in eye-popping hues, whimsical furniture, commissioned mural paintings, and children's art tiles that accent the indoor swimming pool. The playful spaces appeal to art lovers and curious kids alike.

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Willows Lodge

Why it made the list

Throughout the hotel's gardens and public spaces, you’ll find artwork by Northwest Coast Native American artists, including sculptures by Bill Reid, the late, renowned Haida artist whose works have appeared on Canadian banknotes. Also on display: a bronze frog by Reid successor Robert that graces the hotel's Barking Frog restaurant.

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Hotel Max

Why it made the list

Yes, that's an Andy Warhol Campbell's Soup print hanging in the lobby of Hotel Max, a budget-friendly hotel that aims big with artwork on every floor. There's also an Ed Ruscha piece and a sculpture made from drum heads by Chilean artist Ivan Navarro. Not only that, but each of the thematic guestroom hallways honors a different Seattle photographer.

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