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|Distance to city centre||1.1 km|
|Nearest Airport||Seattle/Tacoma Intl|
|Distance to airport||17.8 km|
|"Great comfy bed and pillows."||(in 29 reviews)|
|"Wonderful hotel staff was exceptional."||(in 69 reviews)|
|"Beautiful old historic hotel!"||(in 11 reviews)|
|"no hot food, kitchen problem"||(in 6 reviews)|
|"I was then informed that there was no water view in the entire building."||(in 5 reviews)|
|"air conditioner antiquated Once upon a time hotel Totally overpriced"||(in 18 reviews)|
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|air conditioning||in 35 reviews|
|area were nice||in 15 reviews|
|color is black||in 2 reviews|
|comfy bed||in 43 reviews|
|conveniently located||in 4 reviews|
|earlier than check in time||in 6 reviews|
|excellent but room||in 76 reviews|
|food is excellent||in 21 reviews|
|good restaurant||in 24 reviews|
|great place||in 19 reviews|
|great service||in 5 reviews|
|happy hour||in 10 reviews|
|old hotel||in 18 reviews|
|old world||in 6 reviews|
|room was ready||in 5 reviews|
|sorrento||in 6 reviews|
|staff was great||in 106 reviews|
|street noise||in 12 reviews|
|valet guys||in 3 reviews|
|walking distance||in 16 reviews|
|water view||in 11 reviews|
|windows can be opened||in 6 reviews|
This is a generally nice hotel with character
But watch out - it has some awful rooms. We stayed in two rooms which looked directly into a narrow alley. Even on a very bright summer’s day, the rooms were so dark that it was impossible to see into your suitcase. They were also very noisy, night and day, because all the air conditioning units echoed in the alley. Nor were these defects explained in the website or booking information. If you stay at this hotel, make sure that you get full information about the type of room they are offering before you book, or you may regret it.
The hosted wine hour in the beautiful fireside room was an exceptional surprise.
I would have appreciated better parking instructions prior to arriving. Parking fees are consistent with a high end downtown experience.
The hotel is classic. We’ve stayed there many times before. The lobby is very charming and it’s overall historic vibe is great.
It’s beginning to feel tired inside, that’s ok however the real disappointment was the bar/restaurant service. Very slow if checked on at all. We ordered drinks and some food. The place was not crowded and it took forever to be served and no check in. The same level of service the next day for breakfast. The food quality is excellent as it should be for the price but the service was poor and unapologetic both times.
we loved the hotel and staff the only disappointment was breakfast, it too 45 mins to get served and it was not appeizing at all pooor quaility food.
Rooms and property looking a little tired
Hotel Sorrento was built at the turn of the 20th century and is considered an iconic Seattle boutique hotel. At the time of its opening, the Fireside Room was the Seattle gathering place for locals and high-powered individuals such as President Taft, the Vanderbilt’s, and Guggenheims, to converse.
Located in First Hill, the hotel is in a quiet area but still very accessible to entertainment, Capitol Hill nightlife, and city center attractions like the Columbia Center's Sky View Observatory and Elliott Bay. The popular Town Hall performance venue and Frye Art Museum is only three blocks away. The Washington State Convention Center, Westlake Center, Seattle Center, Space Needle, Aquarium, and Pike Place Market are all also nearby.
Hotel Sorrento’s main features revolve around drinking and dining. The Dunbar Room offers locally sourced seasonal dishes for all meals, while the elegant Fireside Room lounge hosts live music, performances, and silent reading parties. The hotel also offers a small, 24-hour fitness center and business center, a barber shop/salon, and a massage room but not a spa. The Sorrento also has a dedicated concierge, free shoeshine service, meeting rooms, same-day laundry services, and free Wi-Fi.
There are 75 individually decorated, elegant rooms and suites at Hotel Sorrento that offer hipster charm and modern comforts. There are several room categories, including suites with huge bathrooms and gorgeous furniture. All rooms offer plush beds, free Wi-Fi, minibars, 42-inch flat-screen TVs, French Press coffeemakers, and more necessary conveniences.
The history of the hotel and the unique details make Hotel Sorrento charming and historic. From top- notch service to top-notch quality of everything from brunch to toiletries, the hotel is one-of-a-kind.
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|Seattle Lake Union Spb||2.3 km|
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