The Hotel 1000 Experience
One of our first trips together when we were first dating was to Seattle and we fell in love with everything about it; the beauty of the city, the community in Pike Place Market, all of the surrounding boroughs filled with what seems like endless treasures of restaurants and shops, and Puget Sound that sprawls the West docks. We wanted to show just how much fun could be had and how much beauty could be seen in just one day in downtown Seattle. We were fortunate enough to be able to team up with the incredible individuals at Hotel 1000 who offered to host us for a night while we experienced the heart of the city. Hotel 1000 was opened in 2006 and has 120 luxury guest rooms. It’s a gorgeous building located at 1000 First Avenue and Madison Street.
The first thing we were taken aback by was how friendly and accommodating the entire staff was. Every employee we encountered greeted us and asked if there was anything they could do for us. When we drove in, our car was conveniently valeted. Our room was not quite ready, so we were treated to some delightful fare in their house restaurant and bar, Boka. Did someone say truffle fries? YUM. We then got the opportunity to tour the premises of Hotel 1000 with their incredibly sweet and informative representative, Tawny. We began in the lobby…
Then we moved on to their Grand Suite which had a view of the bay and over Seattle like nothing we had seen before. How surreal would it be to take a bath and lookout over that view!? The suite also included a fireplace, dining room and cinema room. And with access to room service you would never have to leave the suite! After touring the Grand Suite we peeked into their Deluxe Room which had a beautifully designed bath chamber and followed that with a tour of all of their lovely amenities; from ‘Fitness Zone’ the gym they have on premise, a spa named Spaahh (how cute is that!?) and even a Golf Club, a virtual golf simulator where one can work on their game, even when away from the course. They provide multimedia kiosks for their guests who may not have their laptop on hand or immediate computer access. They have free wifi as well as so many technologically savvy amenities. I think one of our favorite spots we saw in the Hotel had to be the Library, which had big comfy chairs, a stock of fine literature and complementary coffee service. Next to the Library is their 9,100 square foot conference and event space, with a ceiling that can be opened to let on fresh air and a gorgeous view.
We were shown to our room in their Grand Luxe Parlor Suite where we were able to take in the gorgeous view of the city and glimmering Puget Sound. But the view wasn’t even the best part of the room. All of their rooms include heat sensor Electronic “Do Not Disturb” and Housekeeping Service features, a Keurig single cup coffee brewer that really made my morning. The beds are exceedingly comfy, the linens were of the highest quality, and the bath included a glass surround shower and a free-standing two-person “fill from the ceiling” pedestal bathtub. I’m not going to lie, I felt a bit like a movie star.
We decided to go for a walk after settling into our room to explore the city surrounding the hotel. We ended up in Pike Place market which was just a few blocks North. There are so many great places to visit within walking distance of Hotel 1000, including The Seattle Art Museum, Top Pot Donuts, Pioneer Square, and Waterfront Park. It was hard to keep away from the hotel for long honestly, since it’s just so homey and inviting. When we came back, we got all dolled up and went down to Boka restaurant + bar. It was difficult to choose what we wanted since everything sounded so delicious. We started off with an Ahi Tuna Poke, which literally melted in our mouths. Jade ordered the Alaskan Weathervane Scallops and I the Southeast Alaskan Halibut. We ended our meal with drinks and dessert which was not something that was ordinary for us. Our drinks were made up of a glass of Ruffino Prosecco and an Old School Whisky Sour. Our desserts were a ‘Not The Grapefruit Diet’, a honey panna cotta with grapefruit scented cake and mint syrup, and a ‘Strawberries + Rhubarb,’ which was a rhubarb cheesecake and semi-candied strawberries with this little crunchy and delightful lime fizzy. Suffice to say it was hard to carry on conversation without expressing how incredible it was to be indulging like we were. The ambiance of Boka is lovely, with eye catching decor and lighting which changes hue and makes for an interesting and invigorating environment. Going back to our room only a few stories up, relaxed and with full bellies, was incredibly convenient and definitely a perk of having an award winning restaurant in the lobby. We retired for the evening after taking advantage of the bath amenities. It was a perfect ending to a perfect night.
We awoke the next morning to the beautiful view outside our window and some simple lounging time with a hot cup of coffee before our spa treatment. We went down to the spa and were greeted by our very warm and professional masseuses. We both received a Hotel 1000 Signature Bamboo massage, and oh my goodness was it one of the most unbelievably relaxing moments of my life, literally. I’m pretty sure I slipped into a comatose state of pure relaxation for about a quarter of the time and the rest was just… fantastic. After our massage we were treated to chocolate covered strawberries and champagne while we came back to reality in their luxury waiting room. Leaving Spaahh was one of the hardest things I ever had to do, but I managed to work up the courage to do so. Once back at the room, we packed up our belongings and said goodbye to our room. We wanted to explore a bit more of the city before we left. The hotel was generous enough to keep our bags in safe storage and kept our car in their private parking, and told us to come back and pick it up whenever we were done, no rush at all. We really were spoiled while staying at Hotel 1000, and we highly recommend that anyone going to Seattle who would like to be spoiled and enjoy the high-life should stay there as well.
It was hard to not be enraptured by all of the beauty around us. Thank you Hotel 1000 for being such an amazing host. We can’t wait to share more of our trip when we post our adventures outside the hotel…