Sometimes, escaping the hustle and bustle of city life doesn’t have to mean escaping the city itself. Located smack in the heart of downtown Seattle is Hotel 1000
, a luxury destination you and your dog can escape to for a much needed reprieve, from dipping your paws...er, toes...in the free-standing two-person “fill from the ceiling” pedestal tub, to enjoying gorgeous views of Elliott Bay and Puget Sound—both features of the hotel’s most popular accommodations, the Grand Luxe Rooms. But, we’ll get to that later...
First things first, we explore the many features Hotel 1000 has to offer, starting with the Spaahh
—yep, that’s what it’s called, the Spaahh—and rightly so, because you will soon be saying “ahhh” after one of the Spaahh’s many treatments, from a 75-minute therapeutic back massage to a customized facial complete with relaxing foot soak, professional skin consultation, hand and arm massage and facial massage. Ahhh, indeed.
If something a little more energetic is on your agenda, then play a round of golf on one of the world’s 50 best courses! The hotel’s Golf Club
features virtual golf at renowned courses like Pebble Beach and Pinehurst. Courses come to life through panoramic fairways, crosscut greens, galleries of fans, water hazards and even wildlife. Thirsty? No problem. Enjoy a snack and beverage at any time during your round.
Speaking of thirst, it’s time for happy hour, so we head to the hotel’s award-winning restaurant and bar, BOKA
. Happy hour is daily from 2:30 to 6:00 p.m. and again from 9:30 p.m. to closing—dogs are welcome on the outdoor patio, so that’s where we head to enjoy a cocktail and signature BOKA burger, featuring beef from central Oregon’s Long Valley Ranch, cheddar from Skagit County’s Golden Glen Creamery, pickles and truffle fries. Of course, BOKA also offers fine dining and in-room service if you are so inclined, but we are perfectly happy with happy hour!
, adjacent to the main lobby, is another space perfect for kicking back with canine and friends to converse by the fire. Wine, hand-crafted cocktails and light bites are optional. You order it, Hotel 1000 will serve it.
With bellies full and thirst quenched, we head back to our home away home for the evening, one of the hotel’s gorgeous Grand Luxe Rooms. With nearly floor-to-ceiling windows on two sides, these spacious, 575-square-foot corner guestrooms provide abundant natural light and stunning views of the city. They also feature a comfy, king sized bed and seating area. But, the coup de grace is the aforementioned pedestal tub, complete with rubber ducky!
Pamper yourself with a bubble bath, using luxurious bath amenities by London-based Molton Brown, while enjoying a view of the city from the nearly floor to ceiling picture window. After your soak in the tub, wrap yourself in one of the microfiber bathrobes, curl up on the king sized bed, complete with down pillows and fine Thai bed linens, and enjoy a movie on the 42″ flatscreen TV.
Rest assured, Fido’s amenities are not forgotten. Hotel 1000 welcomes your canine companion with a cushy dog bed, complimentary chew toy, bottled water, locally-made treats and food and water bowls.
After a restful night’s sleep, we can’t pass up the opportunity to explore the city—as mentioned, Hotel 1000 is located in the heart of downtown Seattle, afterall. With Pike Place Market to the north and Pioneer Square to the south, there is plenty to see and do. We opt for Pioneer Square, first picking up some treats at Pioneer Pet Feed & Supply
, where owner David Bovard keeps the place stocked with locally-made products. We especially love the “Singles Snack Bar,” with old-fashioned, apothecary-type glass jars filled with tasty treats such as sweet potato slices, freeze-dried cheddar cheese bits and hemp banana treats.
Speaking of treats, it’s always a treat to explore the city you love with the four-legged love of your life and Hotel 1000 provides the perfect venue for your urban adventures.
1000 First Avenue, Seattle, Wash.
Phone: 877.315.1088; hotel1000seattle.com
Average rate for a Grand Luxe Room with a water view is $529. Rate does not include $40 per stay pet fee.
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