PHOTO: Hotel Max

The 5 Hippest Hotels in Seattle

AnnaMaria Stephens | January 24, 2018

Exactly what hip means is up for debate, but we know it when we see it. From on-point decor to happening scenes, these Seattle hotels have what it takes to earn the honor. You'll feel cooler just checking in.


University Inn - A Staypineapple Hotel

Why it made the list

Close to the University of Washington, this hotel has a funky attitude, with cheery pops of color and cool artwork throughout. Bright yellow loaner bikes and a pool are also perks, as is relatively cheap parking.

From the pool to the pineapple cupcakes, University Inn is a Read More


W Seattle

Why it made the list

Maybe it's the DJ booth next to a large-scale artwork of vinyl album spines (can you spy the Seattle artists?). Maybe it's W Sound Suite recording studio that can be booked by guests. This W has a club-like vibe that endures.

One of the first high-rise hotels in Downtown Seatle, the W Read More


Kimpton Palladian Hotel

Why it made the list

The knockout decor at this chic boutique hotel includes Napoleanesque portraits of Seattle icons like Jimi Hendrix and Dr. Frasier Crane. The hotel's Pennyroyal bar (named for a Nirvana song) is a cozy haunt.

With a hip design and an ideal location, the boutique Kimpto Read More


Hotel Max

Why it made the list

Hotel Max has a floor devoted to iconic Seattle indie record label Sub Pop, which was instrumental in launching the grunge era. Band photos line the hallway and rooms on that floor boast a record player and a selection of vinyl.

The price is right for budget travelers at this hip Downtown Read More


Ace Hotel

Why it made the list

This is the original outpost of the Ace Hotel, now an international brand so hip that Portlandia based a popular sketch on it. Get ready to rack up the likes on Instagram.

The eminently hip Ace Hotel has a minimalist Euro-hostel vib Read More

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