Address: 1206 E. Barclay Court
Neighborhood: Capitol Hill & East Seattle
This striking, contemporary hotel is located less than a mile from downtown Seattle, across the street from Seattle University. It touts award-winning architecture and spacious studios with hand-blown glass accents from the Nowak Glass Studio next door. Although the Barclay lacks the usual hotel facilities, including restaurants, guests can walk over to the adjacent Animals Coffee Shop for a caffeine fix and homemade pastries. There's no front desk but rooms have their own private entry system keypads so you can check in according to your schedule. The 2 studios and three-level loft above them are contemporary yet cozy, with stained concrete floors, custom-made furniture, and private sunken garden patio. Custom-built cabinetry, fir French doors, and beautiful sculpted glass art created by the owner/artist are among the stylish embellishments. Each room has its own patio, LCD TV, mini-kitchen, bar, microwave, and toaster. Bring your own laptop to use free wireless Internet. No children or pets are allowed.
Tags: moderate | extended stay