Boutique hotels are a stylish way to travel the world while satisfying your personal needs.
This type of hotel, also referred to as design or lifestyle hotels, are smaller more intimate accommodations without chain affiliation, which provides personal amenities to satisfy a guest's every need.
The approach of a boutique hotel is more personal, therefore these accommodations provide guests a home away from home. The personal interaction, one-on-one service and luxuries given to guests makes boutique hotels stand out when booking accommodations throughout your travels.
Since the price can be a little more than conventional hotels, it is best you do some reseach beforehand and pick the boutique hotel that hits on every personal need, is located in the right location and provides luxurious services while on vacation.
The Pacific Northwest is lined with small, unique boutique hotels, so here are just a few that are leading the industry from Seattle down to San Diego.
Hotel Max Seattle, WA
Located in downtown Seattle, this artistic boutique hotel offers guests a personal look at more than 350 original paintings and photographs from emerging artists hung on the walls and doors throughout the hotel. Hotel Max provides travelers with vibrant, clean and cozy rooms including many amenities to help make your stay a personal luxury. Their pillow bar service allows you to choose from a variety of pillows to increase the comfort level throughout the stay. Hotel Max also also features a sushi bar and cocktail lounge to give guests the option to sit back and enjoy some fresh, local cusine without leaving the property.
Hotel Lucia Portland, OR
This artistic boutique hotel, located in the heart of downtown Portland, houses a collection of black and white photographs from award-winning photographer David Hume Kennerly giving it a unique stylish feel. Hotel Lucia brings the city's culture to you and features personal ammenities to provide a positive, upbeat experience while staying at the hotel. The rooms are extremely comfortable offering a bit of luxury with high-thread count bedding and chic decor. The boutique hotel also features a restaurant, Imperial, and a diner, Portland Penny Diner, on-site, which are serving up a unique culinary experience from renowned local chefs. For a true cultural experience in Portland, Hotel Lucia is the answer.
Mystic Hotel San Francisco, CA
This boutique hotel is located in the heart of Union Square and just steps away from great shopping, dining and sightseeing in downtown San Francisco. Not only are there many personal amenities and services at your finger tips, but Mystic Hotel boasts local, fresh and sustainable flavor with seasonal dishes prepared by celebrity chef Charlie Palmer. Grab a scratch cocktail at Burritt Room, the stylish vintage bar located on the second floor of the property, or treat yourself to a seasonal entree at Burritt Tavern, the hotel's restaurant. The hotel rooms differ in size from doubles to suites each having its own uniqueness, some with exposed brick, and modernized bathrooms. Mystic Hotel provides its guests with a comfortable stay in a convenient and historical part of San Francisco.
Palihotel, Melrose, CA
With the rustic bohemian interior decor, Palihotel is a boutique hotel located right outside of L.A. in Melrose, which is a shoppers' paradise. The boutique hotel offers guests contemporary common areas to relax, meet new people or sip on a cocktail as the casual style brings guests together. The southern-style restaurant, The Hart and Hunter, is where most people conjugate to enjoy freshly baked biscuits and hearty meals made with fresh and local ingredients. Palihotel offers its guests queen or king-sized rooms, some with a coutyard view and others with an outdoor veranda and because of its size, this boutique hotel includes many personal amenities to to satisfy guests' needs. Find comfort inside Palihotel and immerse yourself in the lifestyle of L.A.
Hotel Indigo San Diego, CA
Located in the Gas Lamp District in downtown San Diego, the pet-friendly, eco-chic boutique hotel offers its guests a laid-back atmosphere. Hotel Indigo was not only sustainably built, but is LEED Certified and uses a variety of green methods in its daily operation. The hotel rooms offer a cozy place to relax and the spa-like bathrooms are equipped with top of the line products. Hotel Indigo features a rooftop lounge to relax and enjoy breathtaking views of San Diego's skyline. Table 509 Bar and Restaurant is a culinary experience serving the finest and most seasonal dishes. The hotel's location makes Hotel Indigo a great place to stay and explore all that San Diego has to offer.
For luxurious ammenities and a unique experience, boutique hotels provide guests a level of personal preference and intimacy in a stylish way while traveling.
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