The Paramount Hotel
Why We Love This Hotel
- Compared to its downtown neighbors, the rooms here are very spacious
- Within a 10-minute walk to Pike Place Market and the Convention Center
- On-site Asian-fusion restaurant has a “sushi happy hour”
- Classic traditional rooms are larger than those found at similar downtown hotels
The Paramount Hotel in the heart of downtown feels a bit like a refuge from the concrete jungle. Although the area is mostly filled with high-rise office buildings, arriving guests are greeted by an inviting lobby filled with traditional details and warm furnishings. Crown moulding, a mahogany paneled wall with a fireplace and pairs of wingback chairs encourage curling up on one of Seattle’s typically gray days.
The property’s location places it within a 10-minute walk to oft-visited tourist attractions like Pike Place Market and the Convention Center. The famous Space Needle and the sprawling Seattle Center cultural arts complex are a five-minute cab ride or a 20-minute walk away.
For an fancy night on the town, the restaurant Canlis is 10 minutes north of the hotel by car. The fine dining spot has served upscale eats since the 1950s and has earned a rating of 27 out of 30 from Zagat for its "perfectly executed" meals.
For more wallet-friendly dining, the hotel has an on-site Pan-Asian restaurant with a “sushi happy hour” twice daily serving small plates and drinks at reduced prices from 3-6pm and again 9pm to 1am.
Rooms here are larger than those found at similar downtown hotels and are a bit more contemporary than the lobby, with zig-zagging textiles and mixed golden and dark wood furniture. In-room Bluetooth docking systems and free Wi-Fi are cool perks included in the room rate, as is the small but adequate 24-hour fitness center.