Alexis Hotel

, Seattle, United States
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Alexis Hotel

, Seattle
4 star

Rooms: 54

1007 First Avenue - Seattle - Washington - 98104 - United States 866-356-8894
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Outstanding Seattle hotel, service and location

from Loco2Go
I am an extraordinary picky traveler since I have to travel routinely for business worldwide and stay in many top rated hotels. The Alexis is superb in every respect, and affords the charm of the best of boutique hotels. All staff (from valets to maids to room service personnel to the manager) seem to be expertly trained, and genuinely want to please. The hotel decor is both warm and contemporary (two attributes that do not often go together in hotels), both in the lobby and rooms. Rooms and public spaces exude modern elegance, and are spotlessly clean.

Our executive suite was a bargain for the size and comfort level, including a good sized, separate living room, and an oversized bathroom complete with Jacuzzi tub. Our room appeared to be either very recently renovated or expertly maintained, as was the entire second floor public spaces. We noticed little, if any, street noise from our corner room facing Second and Madison, and very much enjoyed the sun streaming through the ample windows in the morning. My partner raved so much about the hotel pillows, that she wrote the brand name down intending to buy them. The mini-bar was heavily stocked, and featured snacks galore including some unusual ones for hotels, such as chips and salsa.

The location is outstanding, with little need to walk more than a few blocks to many attractions and restaurants, although cabs are plentiful in front of the hotel. I highly recommend the Alexis, and it is very good value for the money. Note: we received a better rate by going directly to the hotel's website.

Suite Review

from A TripAdvisor Member
Wife and I stayed in the Alexis ONLY because we won a free night in one of their suites. We typically wouldn't pay 200-300/night for a room :)

So we were excited to be staying in a nice room, etc., but keep in mind we usually don't stay in nice places. Wasn't sure how many stars to give, so let me just make a few points that come to mind (useful points, in my opinion):

Good location if visiting downtown Seattle.

NOISY **************** Our windows RATTLED/VIBRATED...it's funny because I asked the front desk (I was really nice, since we were staying for free, but I would have been pissed if I'd paid) if anyone had ever complained. Nooooo, they said, surprised/confused. Hm.....anyway, they weren't really nice, but they were accomodating and moved us right away into another room. Crazy thing is: I saw another person on here complain about the rattling windows (VERY LOUD- WAKES YOU UP). They totally lied, in my opinion, about the windows. I can't remember which side they moved us to, sorry - but you could mention the problem and make sure you get the quiet-er side. Once we were moved to the room with no window problem, we were able to sleep very peacefully.

VERY comfortable King bed in the suite. VERY comfortable. We loved the bed.

Nice bathroom.

Aveda products in the bathroom.

Aveda shop downstairs in hotel (nice smells in elevator and hallway).

Didn't notice musty smells or anything like some people mentioned on here - perhaps because it was a suite floor? Don't know.

Liked the high ceilings in the room - very roomy, even if the room is small. Our second suite was smaller (no hallway like the first).

Weird art, but hey...Seattle's supposed to be known for its art, right?

Around 6pm (can't remember) they give you free wine in the lobby, white or red, and water colors to make your own postcard...as well as FREE CHAIR MASSAGE (ahhhhhhh). Loved the massage. No one was there, so we got 20 min' back massage (in chair) for free. Yes, we tipped.

They put this stupid tray of goodies in your suite (with RIDICULOUS PRICES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!) So stay away from the tray - unless your filthy rich, I guess :) We put ours in the closet first thing.

I'd definitely stay there again if it were free, or maybe 150?. Don't think it's worth 300, though. :) And I hate the fact that they lie to you about the sound, though they are helpful, I guess. Oh yeah...valet parking is expensive there (if you have a car...and they do make you valet...and parking nearbye is very expensive as well, so don't bother trying to find any...just use valet).

Alexis Hotel is wonderful

from lacevan
We recently stayed at the Alexis for 3 nights. Everything was wonderful from start to finish. We were greeted warmly by the valets and desk clerks everytime we entered or left the hotel, and they were eager to help us with anything we needed. The room was clean and comfortable, and the bathroom was spacious and well stocked with Aveda products. The Bookstore bar in the lobby was a great spot for both a meal and a nightcap, and the staff there was top notch. I cannot stress enough how fantastic the location is! The evening wine service was a definite plus. Don't pass up this great boutique hotel! I know that we will be visiting Seattle again, and I can't imagine staying anywhere else.

Fantastic Boutique Hotel

from A TripAdvisor Member
The Alexis Hotel is a great boutique hotel in the center of the city. Almost everything is walking distance from this hotel - Pike's Place is 3 blocks away, the shopping district is 4 blocks. I was not at all expecting the hotel room we received. The room was huge, and the bed was incredibly comfortable (better than the heavenly bed). The noise that some complain about was barely noticable from our 1st Ave room. The hotel featured a fabulous Chihuly blown glass sculpture in the entryway. Free wine tasting and coffee service are a plus. I would recommend this hotel to anyone going to Seattle. The customer service was good, the hotel was clean, and you can't beat the location. Avoid the chain hotels and stay at the Alexis.

Great time at the Alexis

from LARS6743
We just returned from Seattle. I chose the Alexis based on the location, free wine tasting (my sister loved that part) and Fodor's. Good thing I didn't read the review about the bed bugs because I would have passed on a wonderful hotel. Our suite was huge with a very comfortable bed and large sitting area. The staff is excellent. The watercolor postcards in the lobby from 5-6 p.m. was alot of fun. My 12 year old was happily entertained as the rest of us chatted . One night an artist showed up and did quick sketches of all of us. FREE! We tipped but still it was a very nice touch. This hotel is very much for people that don't like cookie cutter hotels. I'm a four star type and I was pleased.

Stay away from the Alexis!

from A TripAdvisor Member
The flea (or bed bug) bites that my sister endured, alone, would qualify this place as a "dive". Throw in windows that do not insulate against the street noise, stinky musty rooms, poor lighting that made working difficult, an additional fee for wireless internet access (this was included in the nightly rate at the 2 other Kimpton hotels we've stayed at), teeny-tiny bathrooms and this place is a very poor value. The staff was nice enough and the place is close to the tourist areas but there are many better choices in Seattle.

Peaceful Oasis in the Urban Jungle

from IndyAngie0427
From the welcoming smiles of the valet attendants to the friendly and fast room service to the cozy feeling of coming home that greeted us with the evening’s turn-down service, The Alexis Hotel proved a peaceful oasis when my partner and I visited the city on business July 21-25.

Overall, we found the staff, service, surroundings, and accommodations to be above average and in keeping with our expectations of smaller, “boutique” hotels. We’d been flying all day from the east and were so ready to enjoy the room’s amenities when we checked in. We found our room on the 3rd floor overlooking 1st Avenue (which did prove to be quite nosy on Friday and Saturday night with hopped-up cars “cruising” The Strip – but otherwise was okay) to be very well kept and welcoming, with a fluffy duvet covering the firm but comfortable mattress. The feather pillows stacked artfully along the headboard proved far too soft for our liking, but the front desk staff immediately sent up firmer ones upon request. Our room received lots of beautiful sunshine in the early morning and again in the evening, uncommon and appreciated in an urban setting.

Our room was a very welcomed retreat and whenever we “came home”, we were always struck by how clean and fresh-smelling it was (like orange blossoms), and finding the bed turned down, a small light and radio left on, and chocolates waiting on the pillow was very comforting at the end of the day. In the evenings, we liked to kick back and sneak treats from the well-stocked in-room snack and beverage selection, and the Aveda bath products that The Alexis provides were also a nice touch.

One of the things that struck us most was the warmth and hospitality of the hotel staff. We had the occasion to interact frequently with the front desk staff, Concierge, room service attendants, wait staff in the attached Library Bar & Grille, valets, and even a maintenance man who was doing some paint touch-ups one day in the lobby. Without fail, everyone always offered a smile and a few kinds words which, when you’re traveling and missing familiar surroundings, can mean so much.

Although Seattle is a very picturesque city with so many interesting and unique things to see and do, we did find our first experience of the place marred by the very large and visible street community (which we’d read about beforehand but thought was an exaggeration). Even though The Alexis is in the heart of the tourist district in what I would classify as a “nice” neighborhood, there’s no getting away from it, from what we saw, ANYWHERE downtown. Which is why I refer to The Alexis as “an oasis” – because that is truly what we found it to be, in all respects. Despite whatever my perceived shortcomings of the city itself might be, I would absolutely recommend The Alexis for its accommodations, staff, and convenient walk to many of Seattle’s most popular attractions.

Charming Hotel, Great Location

from chnkylvr
I was very pleased with the Alexis. It's a charming little hotel within walking distance to the Pike Market, shops, restaurants and everything else I needed. The staff was friendly and courteous, especially the valet staff and bell hops. They had one of the most comfortable hotel beds I've ever slept in.

This is a great hotel

from olinemother
Thank you to those of you who reviewed this hotel. I picked this hotel based on your reviews & I was not disappointed and most pleasantly suprised. The hotel staff were so polite and accomodating. Our room was lovely, spacious, and well appointed. The proximity of the hotel to the Public Market , Starbucks and great eating establishments was an added bonus. This is a great place to stay prior to taking a cruise as you are a $5.00 taxi ride away from the Bell Street cruise terminal. One other note, we booked our room directly through the hotel website & paid $140.00 per night!

Unimpressed, As Well. Low Value Hotel.

from A TripAdvisor Member
My wife and I occasionally will spend the night downtown and enjoy an evening in city. We decided to stay at the Alexis and were not terribly impressed. We paid about $350 for a spa suite. The bathroom and tub were large and nice. However, not exceptional. The room itself was quite ordinary. Nothing impressive at all. For the expense, I would expect some impressive or exceptional aspects of the hotel or room and there was nothing. The best thing about the hotel is the location, but that was about it for us.

We won't be staying at or recommending the Alexis, again.

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  • Address: 1007 First Avenue - Seattle - Washington - 98104 - United States
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