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Palladian Hotel Seattle: A 5-Star Experience

Unless I have a particularly memorable experience, I don’t normally feel compelled to write about where I’m staying.  I prefer to focus on my destination, normally spending as little time in my room as possible. However, on my recent trip to Seattle I stayed in a hotel that was hard to leave: Palladian.

Even though Palladian is a 4-star hotel, it has a cool, laid-back vibe. The hotel has a quirky pop culture theme, but not in an Andy Warhol sort of way. I would maybe describe it as pop culture meets Prussia. For example, when you walk into the lobby, you will notice portraits with some familiar faces looking slightly out of place.

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The hotel is full of contradictions – it’s recently renovated with a modern feel, but it’s clear from the building’s facade that it has a rich history. The building itself was actually built in 1910, and Palladian managed to incorporate its vintage design elements into their new look. Other reviewers described the vibe as “post-industrial chic” and “the cat’s meow.”

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The rooms are bright and airy, with contemporary decor and eclectic accent pieces. My favorites included the vintage books on display, an easel replacing a traditional TV stand, and the star-studded accent pillows. Each room has pillows featuring celebrities decked out like Hapsburgs. I got lucky – Brad Pitt was in bed with me!

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Kimpton hotels are known for their attention to small details, and the Palladian was no exception. I especially appreciated the lighted make-up mirrors in the bathrooms, which make a huge difference when getting ready in the morning. The bathrooms were spacious and equipped with C.O Bigelow products.

Drinking & Dining

Pennyroyal isn’t an ordinary hotel bar. The bar supports Palladian’s cool vibe, offering a diverse selection of cocktails and light bites.

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The room service options were excellent as well. The menu could accommodate any palette or dietary preferences.

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The minibar was loaded with assortments of snacks, including healthy treats like turkey jerky or Kind bars. hey also had options like chocolate covered blueberries and candy bars.

For a nightcap, they had a large assortment of alcohol – including locally brewed craft beers. Kimpton hotels offer a social hour with complimentary beverages every night at all of their hotels.  did not visit the hotel’s restaurant, Shaker + Spear, so I can not personally vouch for it. The reviews are excellent though, and Chef Walter Pisano is highly-regarded in Seattle’s culinary scene.


Located on the edge of the hip Belltown neighborhood and close to the retail district, Palladian is a perfect base for exploring Seattle. Pike Place Market is only a few blocks away, as is the downtown shopping district, where the flagship Nordstrom store is located.


The surrounding blocks feature cool cafes, boutiques, and a wide variety of dining and entertainment options. Two nearby spots I recommend are Biscuit Bitch and Moore Coffee Shop.

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My only qualm with the location was that there is some construction going on next door. Fortunately, it wasn’t really an issue since I was not in the room much during the day time, and the hotel provides comfy earplugs.

As you can tell from my Palladian review, I highly recommend it and hope to stay again soon!

Click here for more information on Palladian’s amenities, services, and rates. At the time of this posting, they are offering a 20% off special on suites and upgraded rooms.

For more Seattle suggestions, check out how I spent 24 hours in Seattle, and my Seattle Seaplane experience.

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