Hotel Reviews: Four Seasons Seattle

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Four Seasons Seattle Reviews

The Four Seasons Seattle fully embraces the Northwest’s commitment to quality and customer service, and after a weekend visit I feel spoiled for anything less.  A luxury hotel built for Seattle, the colors, furnishings and finishes, like native wood and stone and local artisan glass, truly capture the Pacific Northwest.  The results are a beautiful balance of clean and modern, with a natural, welcoming warmth.

Located just a block from Pike Place Market, a short walk to the Seattle waterfront, and 5 blocks from the downtown shopping district, Four Seasons Seattle is located in an easy-access, central location.

During our stay I found the services, location and amenities to be quickly habit-forming, and the aesthetics an authentic representation of the Northwest.  My family enjoyed our visit so much that we plan to return for a summer staycation to enjoy the pool, take in a ball game and explore more of the city that we call home.

Here are some tips for visiting Seattle Four Seasons:

  • It is the goal of the Four Seasons Seattle that you have the best possible stay; communication is key.
  • When you make reservations provide your kids names, ages and likes – they will have a special welcome waiting for them.
  • Ask for what you need, just because something is not listed, doesn’t mean it’s not available.  Microwaves, coffee pots and refrigerators are not standard, but are available upon request, as is hypo-allergenic bedding.  There are special services and amenities for families and children including equipment like baby bottles, car seats, strollers and more.
  • Several room options are available, including adjoining rooms that are as connected or separated as you need.  The ADA rooms are not retrofits, and completely designed for accessibility.
  • The concierge is available to help plan your stay, including suggesting and/or arranging tours, day trips, meals, entertainment, and baby-sitting services.

What I want parents of special needs kids to know about Seattle Four Seasons:

The Four Seasons Seattle is definitely luxurious and in a fantastic location, but what I loved the most was how accommodating they were. The goal of the Four Seasons Seattle is that you have a fabulous stay, and it’s not just a slogan, it’s in their actions. I noticed that the rooms did not have coffee pots, microwaves, or refrigerators, so I asked about that. They said almost anything that we need for a good stay can be arranged, including strollers, bottles, baby supplies, coffee pots, microwaves and refrigerators. Just ask. Same with the concierge service, they were knowledgeable and efficient, but will do more than just arrange dinner for you. Call before your trip and they are happy to help arrange your entire trip, what a great resource!

I hear from other families like mine with special needs kids that one important consideration of traveling is the room. There are some trips that we end up spending a lot of time in our room because V isn’t feeling well, or she’s overstimulated from our planned activities. The Four Seasons Seattle is definitely comfortable; spacious rooms, marble bathrooms with over-sized soaking tubs, and heavenly bedding. Add their beautiful, warm outdoor pool overlooking Elliott Bay, on-site restaurant featuring locally sourced menu selections and allergy-free options, work out room with a view, and spa with complimentary steam room and sauna and you have a place to land that is very relaxing, and provides lots of options for any eventuality. Take in Seattle sites and attractions at the pace that works for you, knowing you can land at hotel and have more options.

Given all of those great things, my favorite thing was access to the sauna and steam room for all Seattle Four Season guests.  Like most special needs parents, I never really have time for myself.  Being able to go to the spa area and relax in the sauna and steam room at my convenience was heaven and I took full advantage of it.

My goal is not a hard sell on the Four Seasons Seattle. My stay was complimentary for my review, but there was no other compensation. I just want you to know that there are places out there that you can actually relax at and worth the money. My husband, who is typically skeptical and helps me keep grounded on these things, was also impressed and commented on how we should come back again during the summer for a fun weekend including a Mariner’s game. I’m looking forward to that!

1 Comment

  • Thanks for your review! Have you had the opportunity to stay at any other great hotels in Seattle? They have so many choices of places to stay, it’s difficult to choose just one!

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