Address: 2411 Alaskan Way
Neighborhood: Pier 67, Waterfront
Famous for its locale on the bay, the Edgewater feels like a world away from the busy city with its rustic country vibe on the waterfront. Renovations have spruced up the once faded property. The lobby boasts an upscale cabin-like feel with a river-stone fireplace, a gigantic elk chandelier, and stylized totem poles – not to mention the all-glass wall that offers perfect views of Puget Sound and the Olympic Mountains (on a clear day). At Six Seven, the hotel’s signature restaurant, guests can enjoy a delightful meal of Pacific Northwest seafood combined with some Pan-Asian and American touches. The Edgewater still holds its own with its unmatched Northwestern style and casual vibe. Cozy rooms – half of the 223 overlooking the water – are furnished with pine furniture, overstuffed chairs, plenty of plaid, and your own gas fireplace. All units feature comforts like Egyptian cotton bedding, bath amenities (rubber ducky included), private bar, refrigerator, Starbucks coffee service, cordless phones, and HDTV televisions with digital entertainment. Rock n’ roll fans can request the same suite (room 272) where the Beatles stayed back in 1964, which now boasts band memorabilia, photos, and a state-of-the-art stereo system with a selection of Beatles CDs. The famous “fishing out the window” photo of the band was actually shot in this very suite and the photo now hangs on the wall.
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