10 Fabulous Hotel Lobbies in Seattle

AnnaMaria Stephens | February 06, 2018

Whether you fancy Old World grandeur or a clean modern look, there's a hotel lobby that suits you in Seattle. The best ones have their own eye-catching style and a vibe that says sit down and stay awhile. We've rounded up some of our favorites. These are the best hotel lobbies in Seattle.


The Arctic Club Seattle

Why it made the list

In the hotel foyer, which boasts marble floors, stately columns, and soaring ceilings framed in intricate molding, black-and-white portraits of explorers hang in neat rows. The dimly lit lobby living room features a fireplace, plush chairs, sofas, and leather benches arranged in cozy clusters around tables.

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Hotel Max

Why it made the list

The spacious lobby is a youthful eye-catcher with high ceilings, dramatic dark walls, and an eclectic assortment of bold furniture, artwork and lighting. Accents such as a wall-mounted sculpture made from drums and the glossy red check-in counter add rock-star touches to the mix.

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Hotel Sorrento

Why it made the list

It’s hard not to imagine glamorous days of yore when you behold the Sorrento’s dimly lit Fireside Room. Rich mahogany paneling, a baby grand, and a unique green-tiled fireplace all nod to the hotel’s elegant past while an on-point assortment of midcentury furniture and contemporary art keep it current.

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Four Seasons Hotel Seattle

Why it made the list

The hotel’s understated side entrance leads to a handsome lobby, which has a distinctly Northwestern vibe, from the mixed-wood paneling to the original artwork. The high-ceilinged space is soothing and softly lit, in contrast to the light-flooded guestrooms. It features a large wall-mounted fireplace and ample seating areas.

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The Maxwell Hotel

Why it made the list

The Maxwell’s lobby may well be the most colorful in town, featuring fresh contemporary riffs on baroque styles, like hot pink high-backed chairs paired with lime green tables and a striking tufted sofa. Other vivid colors and patterns add to the artsy razzle-dazzle, including murals and a large pineapple floor mosaic.

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Pan Pacific Hotel Seattle

Why it made the list

With a contemporary floating staircase, walls clad in warm striped wood, and a huge Calderesque chandelier, the lobby makes a striking impression. Modern-organic accents like carved wood tables complement tufted gray sofas, molded plywood lounge chairs, and Asian art and furnishings.

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Kimpton Palladian Hotel

Why it made the list

A dramatic foyer with high ceilings and the building’s original terrazzo floors lead to the lobby, a chic but cheeky space featuring large pop-art riffs on eighteenth-century portraits depict modern celebrities in military garb, including local legends Jimi Hendrix, Bill Gates, Dave Matthews, and the fictional Dr. Frasier Crane.

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The Edgewater

Why it made the list

Edgewater’s lobby, with double-high windows that frame picturesque Elliott Bay, has the air of an upscale Pacific Northwest lodge--think wood accents, pine paneling, leather club chairs, and a statement-making stone fireplace. But really, it’s all about the views.

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The Fairmont Olympic Hotel

Why it made the list

Grand and glamorous, the hotel’s ornate lobby is a sight to behold, from the huge chandeliers to the elegant spiral staircase. Stately columns, intricate woodwork, and traditional furniture abound--the lobby’s architecture is ideally suited for the Old World opulence of a bygone era.

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Hotel Monaco

Why it made the list

The whimsical lobby, with 22-foot-high ceilings and tall square columns, juxtaposes classical and contemporary elements to beautiful effect. And the pièce de résistance? A striking swimming dolphin mural inspired by the famous Palace of Knossos frescoes in Crete.

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