If you’re looking for a character-filled place to stay the next time you visit Seattle, look no further. After spending the past week exploring the ever-changing Emerald City, I want to share some of my favorite new discoveries with you (more to come later this week), but I had to start with the Palladian, my favorite boutique hotel. On a cold Seattle afternoon – it was 36 degrees and snowing friends – there was nothing I wanted more than to spend my kid-free afternoon relaxing in a Palladian claw-footed tub!
The Palladian is a perfect mix of modern, vintage and Seattle quirk that sometimes I think only a local can truly appreciate.. Each of the 97 rooms in the boutique hotel were designed with the comforts of home in mind – it’s all just much cooler looking. For example, the custom platform beds feature massive reclaimed wood headboards with brass rivets and inset shelving that house a collection of classic books and old-school manual clocks. The rooms are dotted with vintage city maps and works by local artists, while crazy cool throw pillows featuring famous faces adorn the beds (You might get to snuggle David Bowie, David Haselhoff and Bill Murray too. I got Bob Dylan during this stay). The suites feature tufted sofas and oversized macrame art in a separate seating area – giving you plenty of space in which to lounge.
Of course I’m obsessed with the marble and brass bathroom.
The Palladian makes a statement the moment you walk in the door. The lobby has a speakeasy vibe with leather banquettes, velvet upholstery and more brass every which way. A vintage fireplace surround and curated collection of antique books and accessories create a homey feel. One of my favorite details are the Seattle icons dotted throughout the lobby including “portraits” of Bill Gates, Dr. Fraiser Crane, Dave Mathews and Jimi Hendrix.
If you’re looking for a spot to cozy up, even if it’s just in the bar, you definitely need to stop by the Palladian the next time you’re in Seattle. Later this week I’ll share a few more of my new Seattle discoveries. It’s amazing how many new things seem to pop up every time I head into town!
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original photography for apartment 34 by belathée