Pet Friendly Hotel Review – The Sorrento Hotel Seattle
As many of you know we are a family of animal lovers. My family and I love to travel together; from out of the country to visit family to short road trips and day trips to the latest attractions, no matter what we do we have fun. Unfortunately, for some of our trips, a piece of our family is left home without us–our beloved pups, our Blue Heeler, Luna and Chihuahua Little Zeus (LZ) and our cat Oliver.
It isn’t very often that our family pets get to come traveling with us and we’re often left feeling guilty as we drive away, leaving Luna and LZ behind. It wasn’t until we had the opportunity to visit the Sorrento Hotel Seattle that we were able to finally take our dogs (sorry Oliver) with us on a trip. Seattle is a wonderful destination as it has so much to offer from fine dining to water views and a variety of attractions and cultural options. For those who live in the Vancouver area or Vancouver Island it’s a fabulous option as for us it’s less than a three hour drive. You’re getting away and experiencing new things without having to book airfare or travelling too far.
As we drove up to the Sorrento Hotel Seattle which is located in Seattle’s First Hill District and located just a stones throw from downtown we were greeted by the friendliest of staff. As we were unloading our luggage my husband noticed the cute chalkboard sign shaped as a dog and low and behold it had our dogs’ names on it, welcoming them!
How cute is this with our dogs names on it? There’s no doubt that the Sorrento Hotel Seattle is a pet friendly hotel! Luna and LZ were the only dogs at time of check in.
As we made our way to the front desk we were impressed with the stunning Italianate architecture and the warm, inviting atmosphere that will make you wish you’d booked a much longer stay. The friendliness carried over to everyone that works at this beautiful hotel. We checked in and they gave both hubby and I wine cork that could be used in the lounge the Fireside Room or the restaurant the Hunt Club for a glass of wine. Our daughter was also given a token to get a toy from the treasure chest (nice touch Sorrento Hotel) which she insisted she do before we went up to our room.
We stayed in a beautiful 1 bedroom suite with adjoining living room and hideaway bed for my daughter. As a further testament to their welcoming manner, the hotel had graciously provided a treat for our daughter of warm cookies and milk for her to get when she wanted as well they provided beds for the pups and their very own dog bowls; all free of charge. We had only just arrived and were already being treated like old friends
The Sorrento Hotel Seattle is home to, service that is personalized to your specific needs and a . Playing host to a total of 76 guestrooms and suites, each decorated in unique European styling, the Sorrento offers free Wi-Fi, superb meals in the Hunt Club and a warm fireside by which to end an evening in the Fireside Room. There is an area to take your dogs just on the side of the hotel where you can get doggy bags and run into other dog owners. Everything was very convenient for taking the dogs out and the whole area seemed very pet friendly.
The evening we arrived we had dinner in the Hunt Club. Now before I tell you more I will preface this with the fact that we have eaten in a lot of restaurants, many of them to considered to be considered some of the best restaurants around. To sum it up we were impressed with everything that we ate. I was impressed that their children’s menu had some variety and was extremely well priced.
My daughter enjoyed her macaroni and cheese and she’s a picky eater, trust me. I didn’t take any pictures because the atmosphere was so warm and cozy and the restaurant was full on a Thursday evening. I did not want to ruin the ambience of the restaurant by having a flash go off. I can say we were so full that even though we LOVE desserts we just couldn’t muster any room for it. I had a beef tenderloin dish that was cooked to perfection and I love my beef.
Here are some pictures the hotel did provide me so I could share with you. Trust me when I say all the food we had for dinner in the Hunt Club did look and taste this good 🙂
In the Fireside Room adjacent to the Hunt Club, they have a piano and they hold a variety of small events in this cozy area. They have a silent reading event that is weekly I believe and quite popular from what I’m told. They have various musicians come in and play, in fact we had the pleasure of hearing some of this live music during out stay. It was simply wonderful to walk by or sit down and enjoy the music and when you were ready you could go to your room for peace and quiet.
We liked the Hunt Club so much we went back late the next morning for breakfast. As we were there after the breakfast rush it was not busy so I snapped a few pictures.
My eggs benedict was delicious! There were two eggs but I devoured one before I remembered to take a picture. My hubby is an eggs benny fanatic and he proclaimed them to be excellent. I agreed, I also loved the smashed potatoes, delicious and a nice changed from regular old hash browns.
Our daughter had the kids waffles which came with a chocolate milk. Her portion was quite large, I would have found it to be more than enough for myself.
I also had the opportunity to tour the conference room area that people can book for business meetings and gatherings and the banquet hall area that has been booked quite a bit for weddings and other special occasions. These rooms are gorgeous with the Italian architecture continue throughout with the warm wood tones, sconces and more.
All in all we were very impressed, especially with how pet friendly the hotel was. Not only were our dogs treated just as well as any other guest in attendance but the fact that the facility was so well equipped for their guests with pets was a huge plus in my book. Supplying their beds and dog bowls was awesome but the free of charge dog sitting service and dog friendly area for doggy business were great additions to the whole package. With pet friendly hotels so hard to come by, the Sorrento Hotel Seattle was a welcome treat and I’m pleased to say that they’ve gone above and beyond to welcome their guests pets to their establishment.
The day we were leaving the Sorrento Hotel Seattle there were two more dogs added to the welcome sign. I thought it was funny that there was a “Freya” next to “Zeus” 🙂
We were told that the hotel would be undergoing construction in January (it will remain open) and they would finish in March. The elevator (which is small and old) will be upgraded along with several rooms. We can’t wait to see the changes that they make as we love the hotel already so it would be great to see what improvements they make.
Suffice it to say that the Sorrento Hotel Seattle is a great place to go vacationing whether you’re just passing through or looking to take the whole gang on a much needed getaway!