Happening Hotels

Sometimes a change of scenery, even just a few counties over, is the perfect antidote to the winter blahs. Other times, just thinking about that spring or summer escape does the trick. As you fantasize about your next travel adventure, don’t forget about the pleasures across our state. Stunning coastlines. Majestic mountains. Pristine forests. Wineries. We have it all, along with hotels in all shapes and sizes to pamper yourself when it’s time to rest your weary head. Here’s a look at our go-to hotels, resorts, and inns where you can unwind during your next local trip.

Bellevue Club Hotel

11200 SE 6th St. • 800.579.1110 bellevueclubhotel.com

Amenities abound at Bellevue Club Hotel, and many are drawn to it for the athletic center, which includes a fitness studio, two indoor and one outdoor pool, a tennis court, and a recreation center. The boutique hotel is situated close to Bellevue’s urban core, making it the perfect home base for yourself or visitors. Nightly rates vary and start around $200. Bellevue

Hyatt Regency Bellevue

900 Bellevue Way N.E. • 425.462.1234 • bellevue.regency.hyatt.com

Downtown Bellevue’s OG hotel, which turned 30 last year, saw a bump in corporate events with the addition of its second tower and grand ballroom in 2009. It also has become the home of the not-so-corporate Wintergrass Festival, the annual bluegrass celebration that returns Feb. 20–23. Nightly rates: $179–$359. Bellevue

W Bellevue

10455 N.E. Fifth Place • 425.709.9000 • marriott.com

The hip W Bellevue draws upon its proximity to Lake Washington to present a reimagined lake house motif — one with a DJ lounge, speakeasy, and fine dining by James Beard Award–winner Jason Wilson’s team — plus porch swings throughout the property. Nightly rates begin at $300. Bellevue

Hotel Leo

1224 Cornwall Ave • 360.739.0250 • thehotelleo.com

With its 40 rooms split between a renovated brick tower built in 1929 and a refurbished motel wing erected in 1968, the Hotel Leo, which opened this past November, is bridging downtown Bellingham’s past to its future. Most of the hip, modern furnishings were purchased from local businesses, including The Greenhouse and Ideal, two neighboring home-décor stores. Rates: $125–$350. Bellingham

Captain Whidbey Inn

2072 Captain Whidbey Inn Road • 360.678.4097 • captainwhidbey.com

Set on six woodsy acres along the Penn Cove shoreline, the refurbished Captain Whidbey Inn offers a delicious step back in time, thanks to the recent overhaul that restored its early 20th-century rustic charm — and expanded its restaurant and tavern. Coupeville

Hotel Indigo Everett

1028 13th St. • 425.217.2772 • indigoeverett.com

Everett’s Hotel Indigo, which opened this past fall, is one of the cornerstones of Everett’s ongoing waterfront revitalization, providing easy access to the Jetty Island Ferry — and Scuttlebutt Brewing Co.’s restaurant and pub. Nightly rates begin at $159. Everett

Inn at Discovery Coast

421 11th St. S.W. 866.843.5782 • innatdiscoverycoast.com

Recent additions to this cozy inn along the shore in Long Beach include a covered pool and a bigger, new spa, which it shares with the Adrift Hotel, its sister property next door. Save time to sample spirits at its neighboring craft distillery. Nightly rates begin at $139. Long Beach

The Edenwild

132 Lopez Road 360.468.3238 • theedenwild.com

The nine-room Victorian-style inn in Lopez Village offers a central location for island exploration, with on-site bike and kayak rentals. The property was built in 1989 by Tom Skerritt and then-wife Susan Aran. Current owners Anthony and Crystal Rovente have moved away from the B&B model. Breakfast is still included, but guests now just drop in when ready for freshly baked pastries, parfaits, coffee, and such. Nightly rates begin at $200 (June–Sept.)/$99 (Oct.–May). Lopez Island

The Lodge at Columbia Point

530 Columbia Point Drive • 509. 713.7423 • lodgeatcolumbiapoint.com

The Tri-Cities’ first boutique hotel offers an intimate setting to lounge along Columbia Point Marina, with complimentary cruiser bikes available for riverside rides, a covered pool, spa, an on-site wine-and-cocktail lounge, and fine dining on the second floor. Nightly rates begin at $209–$409, depending on time of year. Richland

Hyatt Regency Lake Washington

Lake Washington at Seattle’s Southport

1053 Lake Washington Blvd. N. 425.203.1234 hyatt.com

It’s a four-star hotel with four-star views of Lake Washington. It’s close to everything, from the airport and the Eastside, to Seattle. Or stick around town and enjoy the amenities, like Water’s Table restaurant or a walk at the adjacent Gene Coulon Park. Renton

The Charter Hotel Seattle

1610 Second Ave. 206.256.7500 • hilton.com

Part of Hilton’s Curio line of unique hotels, the 16-floor Charter Hotel offers 229 rooms and stellar views from its rooftop Fog Room lounge. Its Hilton Legacy Package, which includes gifts and dining perks, benefits the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. Nightly rates begin at $249–$459, depending on time of year. Seattle

Hotel Theodore

1531 Seventh Ave. 206.621.1200 • hoteltheodore.com

A renovation completed in 2017 put Seattle on a first-name basis with the former Roosevelt Hotel, which dates back to 1929. The retro design that touches throughout the 153-room property complement its original Art Deco elements. The decor in rooms and common areas includes displays showcasing famous Seattle inventions and innovators, developed in partnership with MOHAI. Nightly rates begin at $149. Seattle

Hyatt Regency Seattle

808 Howell St. 206.973.1234 hyattregencyseattle.com

At 45 stories tall, the newest and largest Hyatt branded property near the Washington State Convention Center offers stellar views through oversized windows, particularly from the upper floors. Regency Club upgrades provide access to the indoor/outdoor eighth-floor lounge, which dishes an ample breakfast spread, plus hors d’oeuvres in the evening. Nightly rates begin at $149; Regency Club upgrades begin at $55. Seattle

Palihotel Seattle

107 Pine Street 206.596.0600 • palisociety.com/hotels/seattle

The renovation of the turn-of-the-20th-century Colonnade Hotel buildings brought in an eclectic mix of classic and contemporary design elements, including vintage sofas in its expansive reading room to 1950s-inspired Smeg in-room refrigerators. Seattle

State Hotel

1501 Second Ave • 206.736.6200 statehotel.com

Another preservation project, the State Hotel transformed the 1904 Eitel building into a modern, 91-room boutique hotel, with an eye-catching mural on its western facade. The street-level Ben Paris restaurant, named after a local 1930s-era entrepreneur, is open to the public; hotel guests get access to a private bar and deck among the eighth-floor penthouses. Rates begin at $199. Seattle

Thompson Seattle

110 Stewart St. 206.623.4600 • thompsonhotels.com/seattle

The Olson Kundig-designed glass facade, with Jenga-like tiers offset from each other, encases a refined setting where midcentury-inspired furnishings blend in with modern comforts. Craft cocktails come with a view at The Nest, its rooftop lounge. Nightly rates begin at $249. Seattle

Salish Lodge

6501 Railroad Ave. SE 800.272.5474 salishlodge.com

Few hotels are as tranquil or breathtaking as the Salish Lodge & Spa, adjacent to Snoqualmie Falls. The rooms are equipped with a fireplace, spa-like showers, a soaking tub, and several have a few of the Snoqualmie River. Truly, you won’t want to leave your room, except to mosey over to one of the two restaurants or the spa. Nightly rates vary on the season and begin around $200. Snoqualmie

The Davenport Grand Hotel

333 W. Spokane Falls Blvd. • 800.918.9344 • davenporthotelcollection.com

Pillow top mattresses with Frette linens and marble bathroom showers provide elegant in-room luxury throughout the 15-story, 716-room hotel, the largest of Spokane’s five Davenport hotels. Suites come with in-room fireplaces — in some cases, two. Nightly rates begin at $189. Spokane

Tokeland Hotel

2964 Kindred Ave. 360.267.7006 • tokelandhotel.com

On the remote peninsula about 18 miles south of Westport, chef Heather Earnhardt (who still owns The Wandering Goose in Seattle) and her contractor husband, Zac Young, have turned the state’s oldest hotel into the new hot spot on the Washington coast. Earnhardt’s delicious Southern-inspired cuisine attracts foodies from near and far, while plush mattresses, linens, and towels bring modern comfort to its lobby and 17 rooms (with shared bathrooms). The hotel dates back to 1885. Nightly rates begin at $99. Tokeland

Tulalip Resort Casino

10200 Quil Ceda Blvd. • 888.272.1111 • tulalipresortcasino.com

With its expansive casino, luxury spa, and eight restaurants on-site, plus year-round concerts and a massive outlet mall next door, there are plenty of reasons to get a room. Nightly rates begin at $159. Tulalip

Alderbrook Resort & Spa

10 E. Alderbrook Drive360.898.2200 • alderbrookresort.com

From hiking trails and its own dock to its glass-enclosed pool and Xbox game room, this Olympic Peninsula classic offers amusement for any of the Northwest weather conditions you’ll encounter throughout a year — if not in a single day. Nightly rates: $189–$700. Union

Eritage Resort

1319 Bergevin Springs Road • 509.394.9200 • eritageresort.com

Set among 300 acres of wheat land and vineyards, this remote luxury inn, with 10 suites and 10 bungalows, offers a quiet respite just minutes away from some of the state’s premier wineries. Amenities and activities include a saltwater pool, paddleboarding on the resort’s man-made lake, and exquisite cuisine by James Beard Award-winner Jason Wilson’s culinary team. Nightly rates begin at $249. Walla Walla

Willows Lodge

14580 N.E. 145th St. • 425.424.3900 • willowslodge.com

Stone-trimmed fireplaces, soaking tubs, and luxury linens highlight the in-room comforts at this rustic-chic oasis in the heart of Woodinviile’s Hollywood district. The revered inn turns 20 this year. Nightly rates begin at $299. Woodinville 

B&B Inns

Otter’s Pond

100 Tomihi Drive 360.376.8844otterspond.com

New owner Amanda Zimlich is a Culinary Institute of America-trained chef who is earning raves for her farm-fresh breakfasts, which include eggs from the Golden Girls, the Rhode Island Red hens that patrol the grounds. The five-suite inn sits next to Moran State Park, with its shared hot tub overlooking its namesake pond. Room rates begin at $190 (spring/summer); $155 (winter, until May). Eastside, Orcas Island

Cameo Heights Mansion

1072 Oasis Road 509.394.0211cameoheightsmansion.com

Surrounded by about 400 acres of orchards and vineyards along the Walla Walla River, the seven-suite inn’s 18-and-up age limit on guests gives grown-ups a chance to unwind by the pool, in the movie room, and along its nature trails. In addition to delicious breakfast, the inn offers stellar dinners in its on-site restaurant. Nightly rates are $179–$365, depending on time of year. Touchet

The Barn B&B

1624 Stovall Road 503.730.3662bnbwallawalla.com

Built to resemble a Dutch barn on the outside, this seven-room inn offers modern elegance inside, with glass sinks, stone counters, wood accents, and more. Each
room also comes with an extra shower outside, in its own private garden patio. Nightly rates begin at $300, which includes a three-course breakfast daily, plus a complimentary “Around the World” dinner on Thursday nights. Walla Walla

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