Palladian Hotel

Boutique hotel in Belltown & Seattle Center

Run by the Kimpton Group as an upscale boutique hotel, the Palladian’s vintage neoclassical facade lives up to its name. The interior decor is more whimsical. The biggest eye-catchers are the portraits of cultural icons – Bill Gates and Jimi Hendrix among them – depicted in imperial garb on the walls (they’re also reproduced on pillowcases).

Ultra-cool rooms come with armoires, yoga mats, retro phones and flat-screen TVs mounted on easels. Even better are the free-to-borrow bikes, complimentary wine tasting (daily at 5pm) and speakeasy-style cocktail bar called Penny Royal.