Our trips to Seattle are always different, always an adventure, and always packed with great food and fun. We take the Amtrak train down for day or we’ll book a hotel and have a full #2DaysinSeattle excursion.
We were heading to our first Mariners game of the season over at Safeco Field this past weekend and the Seattle Convention and Visitors Bureau made the suggestion that we get in touch with the Hotel Vintage Park, located on Spring and 5th Avenue. Having stayed in the area before and I was happy to learn that the Vintage Park was a Kimpton Hotel so we booked our stay, packed up our Mariners gear, and hit the road.
When we’re at a hotel we look for a few basics: WIFI, accessible outlets, and a comfortable bed. The Vintage Park had it all including complimentary morning coffee & tea service in the lobby, large flat-screen TVs, overstocked minibars and snack trays, and pet-friendly rooms.
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Kimpton Hotels often have a theme (games, books, art, etc.) and the Vintage Park’s was wine. Rich purples and burgundies in the decor, the names of Washington wineries on room doors, and a nightly wine reception in the lobby. This boutique hotel is also home to Tulio, ranked one of the top Italian restaurants in the country by Travel + Leisure.
Kimpton’s signature leopard print robes
Luxurious comforts, friendly staff, enhanced amenities and services (in-room spa treatments, yoga), and a great location make the Vintage Park score a winning hit in our books. Although we drove down, we walked to brunch and back, although Spring is a pretty steep hill, and also walked down to the ballpark. Once you’re parked for your stay, you won’t need to budge.
Score on Parking
There are several packages and deals offered by the Vintage Park and Seattle Kimptons (the Alexis, Monaco, and Vintage Park) have also launched a wider program that will last through October 31, 2013. Guests’ valet parking fee will depend on the outcome of the previous night’s Mariners game. Whatever their opponents’ score the night before, the guest pays for parking. For example 2 runs = $2 parking, or 0 runs = free parking. When you book your room, use the code SCORE to add on this valet parking deal and you’ll also receive two bottles of a Northwest craft beer and a bag of Tim’s Cascade (local) potato chips.
View of the Seattle Public Library from our King Corner Deluxe room
I first signed up for my Kimpton InTouch loyalty card (that allows us to get free WIFI in the rooms) back in 2009. WordCamp San Francisco was on the horizon when I first used Twitter to ask for hotel recommendations. A follower from Rhode Island replied to me and said to try looking @Kimpton Hotels. Within a few hours, Kimpton had replied to me asking if they could assist with my trip and we got a room booked shortly after that. They were doing social media for business (the right way) four years ago and instantly made me a returning customer.