Sorrento Hotel

900 Madison Street | Seattle, WA 98104  [SEE MAP]Seattle, WA  [SEE ADDRESS]
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Overview

Charming boutique hotel with friendly staff members
Slightly removed from Seattle's top attractions

The Sorrento Hotel, built in 1909, is the oldest boutique hotel in Seattle. The vintage property is full of charming details like wrought-iron gates, a palm tree-laden courtyard and the cozy, eight-sided Fireside Room where guests can sit and relax. And classy extras like live jazz and traditional high tea help create an elegant atmosphere. Some recent travelers complain about the uphill commute to the hotel's First Hill neighborhood. When it's time to retire to your digs for the night, you'll find fully stocked honor bars, 42-inch flat-screen TVs, 400-thread-count linens and complimentary wireless internet access. 

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Location
Seattle, WA
Hotel Class
4.0-star
Property Type
Boutique hotel, 76 rooms
Primary View
City center
Style
Traditional, Historic
Best For
Business travelers, Couples, Solo travelers

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  • 4.0Hotel Class
  • GOODCritic Rating

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Critic Reviews

Other Awards

  • Frommer's Exceptional

Fodor's

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If you're the type who owns a smoking jacket, names aged Scotch as your poison, or wants to pretend you're on the set of a period piece, look no further than this Italianate hotel built in 1909 — though guest rooms are as light as the common areas are dark, with only a few tasseled pillows and antique furnishings.

Fodor's Choice

Coastal Living

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Inside its original mahogany-lined gathering rooms, guests are pampered with afternoon tea, entertained with live performances, and showered with classic cocktails and local fare.

Other Awards

  • Frommer's Exceptional

Guest Reviews

A hotel's guest rating is calculated using data provided under license by TripAdvisor. A total of 1361 have reviewed the Sorrento Hotel, giving it a rating of 4.5, on a scale of 1-5.

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TripAdvisor Travel Rating: TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1361 reviews 4.5 (based on 1361 reviews)

Guest Rooms

Every room is unique at the Sorrento Hotel, and all are decorated with classical furnishings and artwork. Accommodations feature Sealy Posturepedic mattresses with goose down pillows and Egyptian cotton sheets. Amenities include stocked honor bars, free Internet access and flat-screen televisions.
  • Organic bathroom toiletries

Standard room size250 square feet

  • Internet (free)
  • Premium channels
  • Workspace/desk
  • Minifridge
  • Bathrobes/slippers
  • Minibar
  • Shower/tub combo
  • Separate shower
  • Separate tub
  • Wireless Internet
  • Guest rooms with patios and balconies
  • Adjoining rooms available

Location & Parking

The Sorrento Hotel is located on Seattle's First Hill, a bit removed from downtown Seattle. The hotel offers a bunch of activities such as live music every Friday and Saturday in the Fireside Room and Silent Reading nights on the first Wednesday of every month
  • Seattle-Tacoma International Airport is located 14 miles south of the hotel
  • 24-hour valet parking ($39)
  • 24-hour self-parking
  • Airport shuttle
  • Car service

Within walking distance of:

  • Grocery store
  • Movie theater
  • Theater
  • Shopping
  • Bus stop
  • Train station
  • Subway/metro stop
  • Restaurants
  • Beach

Dining

Dunbar Room, Sorrento Hotel’s on-site restaurant, serves farm-to-table cuisine and features an extensive wine list. This restaurant has a romantic feel with dark wood paneling and dimmed lighting. The restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, with outdoor garden seating available in the warmer months. The Fireside Room serves light fare and also hosts an afternoon tea on the weekends.
  • Room service is available during limited hours

Number of restaurants2

Cuisine TypesAmerican

  • Fine dining
  • Casual dining
  • Quick service cafe/coffee shop/marketplace
  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service
  • 24-hour room service
  • Free breakfast

Spa

There is not a formal spa on-site at the Sorrento Hotel, however guests can book massages with Shiatsu Yasuo Mori which uses Japanese massage technique. Shiatsu Yasuo Mori is located in the lobby of the hotel. Guests can update their hair at the on-site Apropos Salon & Barber.
  • Advanced reservations are required for massages

Services offered:

  • Massage
  • Facial
  • Body treatments (i.e. scrubs, wraps)
  • Salon services
  • Outdoor treatment area
  • Steam room
  • Sauna

Fitness

Guests of the Sorrento Hotel have use of the on-site 24-hour fitness center that houses cardio machines and weight-training equipment.
    • Weight equipment
    • Cardio equipment
    • Yoga mats
    • Free fitness classes
    • Premium fitness classes (with fee)
    • Bicycles
    • Tennis
    • Guided runs
    • Paddle boats
    • Motor boats

    Business

    The Sorrento Hotel can accommodate anywhere from five to 120 guests in any of its six venues. The hotel's event team will assist with planning all details of the event. The 24-hour business center is equipped with computer workstations and printing.
    • On-site catering
    • A/V services and multimedia equipment available

    Number of meeting rooms6

    • Business center
    • Meeting rooms
    • Meeting and event planners available

    Pets

    The Sorrento Hotel welcomes pet regardless of size or breed for a $50 nonrefundable fee.
    • Most rooms in the hotel are pet-friendly
    • Pets cannot be left in guest rooms unattended
    • Pets allowed (with fee)
    • Dog walking
    • Pet-sitting

    Wedding

    The Sorrento Hotel is ideal for couples looking to host a wedding on the smaller side. The main ballroom, Top of the Town can accommodate parties of up to 120 guests. The Penthouse sits atop the seventh floor and is one of the only rooftop venues in the city.
    • An on-site planner can help arrange details, including a customized menu
    • Complimentary room for the newlyweds the night of the wedding

    Maximum wedding guest capacity120

    • Hotel hosts weddings
    • Outdoor space for weddings
    • Wedding planners available

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