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the Hotel Edgewater, Seattle, Washington.
We had reserved one of the premium rooms. It was on the third (top) floor and was waterfront, with a balcony containing two Adirondack chairs and a table. There was rustic wood trim in the room and a sloping ceiling. The decor was northwestern (which could also pass for Adirondack), with plaids and rough-hewn wood. There was a wood corner fireplace (gas) with two stuffed chairs and a bear footrest. There was a minibar. The bathroom contained wood accents and a wood floor. Lori noted one thing unusual - the vanity was low and so was the tub and toilet, almost as if the bathroom had been built with young schoolchildren in mind.
The lobby was very rustic, with its plaids and stone fireplace, and looked like an Adirondack lodge. It reminded us somewhat of Disney's Wilderness Resort. This was definitely not your garden-variety chain hotel, the kind we would see on business travel. It was obviously a lot of money was spent and care had been taken in designing and decorating the public areas of the hotel. We were not aware of any exercise facilities.
We had breakfast in Six Seven, the hotel's restaurant. Keith had a spinach and feta omelette, a little heavy on the spinach (a little spinach goes a long way). Lori had one of her favorite breakfasts of the whole trip - eggs over hard and sausage accompanied by very crunchy shredded hash browns and English muffins.
The hotel did have mini-bars in the room, as well as a bar at one end of the restaurant. As noted above, the decor was simply stunning. We went there for an after-dinner drink. Keith was happy to see some good tequila, and had some Patron Anejo.
The employees were friendly. The hotel had valet parking, which was OK with us, because that meant we did not have to find a parking space. On the morning we departed, the valet kindly got rid of our styrofoam cooler for us. One of the porters took the time to give us a map of the area and explain about public transportation.
Six Seven - 2411 Alaskan Way, Seattle
Again, this was not a big nightlife area; that probably was more downtown. However, as we were leaving the hotel's bar, a couple women were setting up some turntables. We weren't quite sure what they were doing, but it looked like perhaps a DJ was going to be mixing up some tunes on the turntables. We couldn't imagine they would be playing rap in Seattle, the home of grunge, and got out of there before it got strange.
It was very pleasant while we were in Seattle, sunny and warm (but not quite hot) in the afternoon.
Leave yourselves a couple days at least if you want to get a sample of what Seattle has to offer. We really aren't city people and were just viewing Seattle as a means to an end - somewhere close to the airport to spend our last night before returning home.