Palihotel Seattle – Hotel Review

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by Santorini Dave • Updated: April 17, 2019

Palihotel is located on the corner of 1st Avenue and Pine Street in downtown Seattle.


Palihotel Seattle – Stylish boutique lodging near Pike Place Market.

96-room boutique hotel with a cozy plant-filled lobby and a vintage upcycled vibe, just across the street from the shops, stalls, and restaurants of Pike Place Market. Guest rooms feature vibrant green and floral decor, large windows that let in lots of light, Smeg refrigerators and electric kettles, and whimsical design elements like old-fashioned telephones. Many rooms overlook the Market with views that extend over Puget Sound. No fitness center or spa, but Palihotel has a great Southern-style restaurant (with attached coffee and cocktail bars) just off the lobby, and an unbeatable location for Seattle sightseeing.

Palihotel Seattle – The Basics

  • Location: Excellent central Seattle location at 1st and Pine Street, across the street from Pike Place Market. Loads of great shopping, restaurants, bars, cafes, and attractions within close walking distance.
  • Ages: All ages. Cribs are available and complimentary, though no extra beds can be accommodated in any of the guest rooms. Bunk rooms sleep 3, and can be adjoined with a shared foyer to accommodate larger families.
  • Pet Policy: Dogs are allowed, up to 50 lbs. A $125 per pet, per stay fee is charged.
  • View: Rooms facing 1st Avenue overlook Pike Place Market. Those on higher floors also may include views of Puget Sound. Corner rooms have the best possible views, but also suffer the most from street noise.
  • Wi-Fi Internet: Free across the hotel for all guests.
  • Parking: Valet parking is available for $55/night with unlimited in/out privileges.
  • Nice Perks: Smeg refrigerators and electric kettle in most rooms.
  • Phone: 206-596-0600
  • Email: [email protected]
  • When To Book: Two months in advance during the April-September cruise season, and during the December holidays. Two weeks in advance October-March.
  • How To Book: Booking.com will have the best rates.

Palihotel Seattle – Amenities

  • Pool: No pool.
  • Spa: No spa.
  • Fitness Center: No fitness center.
  • Private Pools/Jacuzzis: No private pools or Jacuzzis. Some King Studio rooms have claw-foot bathtubs.

Palihotel Seattle – Food and Drink

  • Restaurant: The onsite Hart and the Hunter restaurant is an upscale diner, specializing in Southern-style cuisine that utilizes fresh, Northwest ingredients. Excellent biscuits. Attached coffee bar. Open for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and weekekend brunch: 8am-10pm Tuesday-Friday, 9am-10pm Saturday & Sunday, 8am-4pm Monday.
  • Lounge/Bar: There is a bar area located within the Hart and the Hunter restaurant that operates during restaurant hours. Beer, wine, and cocktails.
  • Breakfast: Not complimentary. A la carte breakfast is served in The Hart and the Hunter restaurant from 8am-4pm Monday-Friday, with a weekend brunch from 9am-4pm. Items range from $10-$20.
  • Room Service: Room service is provided by The Hart and the Hunter restaurant during business hours.

Palihotel Seattle – Rooms

  • Room Types: Twin (2 single beds) • Bunk (double bed + twin bunk) • Queen • King • Deluxe Queen • Deluxe King • King Studio • List of all rooms
  • Room Tips: Rooms facing 1st Avenue overlook Pike Place Market. Those on higher floors also may include views of Puget Sound. Corner rooms have the best possible views, but also suffer the most from street noise; this is an older building in a busy area of downtown, and city sounds can be an issue for light sleepers. If you prefer prefer a quieter room, book an interior-facing option.
  • Smoking Rooms: Palihotel Seattle is 100% Smoke free.
  • For Families: Bunk rooms sleep 3 (with a double bed below and a single above), and can be adjoined with a shared foyer to another Bunk room or to a King room to accommodate larger families. Cribs are available and complimentary, though no extra beds can be accommodated in any of the guest rooms.
  • Accessible Rooms: Some King Studios are ADA accessible, with grab bars, roll-in showers, and ample space for wheelchair use.
  • Best Room: King Studios are 335–415 sq ft, and feature a King Bed, sofa, desk, and a bathroom with double sinks and rain shower. Some also have claw-foot bathtubs.

Palihotel Seattle – What’s Nearby?

Recommended Nearby Tours

Nearby Restaurants

Nearby Bars and Breweries

Nearby Shopping and Cool Shops

Nearby Market or Grocery

  • Pike Place Market – Across the street, and has dozens of fruit stalls, bakeries, and specialty food shops; hours are more limited than a typical grocery store. 2-minute walk.
  • Target – Discount department store with grocery and pharmacy. 3-minute walk.

Palihotel Seattle – The Hotel

Palihotel Seattle exterior, looking toward Pike Place Market

Palihotel Seattle is located in a historic building on the corner of Pine Street and 1st Avenue – just across the street from Pike Place Market.

Palihotel reception desk.

Palihotel’s reception area sets the tone for the hotel’s vintage vibe, with upcycled items…

Live plants in the reception area of Palihotel Seattle

…and lots of live plants.

Lobby of Palihotel Seattle.

The comfortable lobby has lots of space to lounge on overstuffed chairs and leather sofas.

Backwards-facing books are a recurring design feature here, and in the guest rooms.

Standard Queen room in Palihotel Seattle.

This is a Standard Queen room. Exterior-facing rooms at Palihotel have large windows that let in lots of light.

Smeg brand minifridge in Palihotel Seattle

Guest rooms in Palihotel are each a little different, incorporating original elements of the historic building into their design. All rooms feature a Smeg minifridge and flat-screen TV…

Guest room desk at Palihotel Seattle

desk…

Minibar in guest room at Palihotel Seattle

minibar with locally-sourced items for purchase…

Minifridge stocked with drinks in Palihotel Seattle

…stocked refrigerator (with drinks to purchase)…

Bedside table with vintage telephone at Palihotel Seattle

…vintage telephone, and an electronic display of the time and weather.

Bathroom with rainfall shower head in Palihotel Seattle

Bathrooms continue the vibrant green color scheme, and include rainfall shower heads.

View of Pike Place Market from Palihotel Seattle

This Queen room faces 1st Avenue, overlooking Pike Place Market.

View of Puget Sound from Palihotel Seattle.

Looking right out of the window, peek-a-boo views of Puget Sound and the Olympic Mountains are visible. Deluxe-class rooms on higher floors have more extensive views of the water.

Studio King room in Palihotel Seattle

This is a Studio King room. They’re far more spacious, and feature an extra oversized desk…

Leather sofa in Studio King room in Palihotel Seattle

…and large leather sofa.

Wheelchair accessible shower in Palihotel Seattle

This Studio King room is ADA compliant, and features a roll-in shower for wheelchair use.

Sinks in a Studio King bathroom in Palihotel Seattle

All Studio King bathrooms have double sinks…

Claw-foot bathtub in the Studio King bathroom in Palihotel Seattle

…and some also feature a claw-foot bathtub.

Bunk beds in Palihotel Seattle

Bunk rooms sleep three (two below, one above), and can share a foyer with another Bunk room, or a King room.

The Hart and the Hunter restaurant in Palihotel Seattle

Palihotel Seattle’s in-house restaurant, Hart and the Hunter, is an upscale diner concept, serving Southern cuisine made with fresh, Northwest ingredients.

The Hart and the Hunter bar in Palihotel Seattle

Hart and the Hunter has a small, in-room bar counter…

The coffee bar in the Hart and the Hunter restaurant in Palihotel Seattle

…as well as a coffee bar, where coffee, tea, and pastries can be purchased to-go.

Palihotel Seattle – What’s Nearby?

Looking down at Pike Place Market from First Avenue on Pine Street.

Crossing 1st Avenue at Pine Street will lead you down to Pike Place Market’s many shops and restaurants.

Shopping arcade at Pike PLace Market, Seattle

Pike Place Market is a must-do for Seattle visitors, and is home to some of my favorites restaurants, bars, and shops.

Tables at Steelhead Diner in Seattle

Steelhead Diner is a fantastic and family-friendly Pike Place Market restaurant that’s just across the street from Palihotel.

Demilune windows at Matt's in the Market restaurant, Seattle

Matt’s in the Market has incredible food, and great views.

Bistro tables at Place Pigalle Restaurant, Seattle

Also in Pike Place Market, Place Pigalle is a cozy French restaurant that’s a great date spot.

Shug's Ice cream parlor in Pike Place Market

Shug’s is a charming ice cream parlor and soda fountain, a 1-minute walk from the hotel.

Bar at Radiator Whiskey, Seattle

Radiator Whiskey is a great Pike Place Market spot for (you guessed it) whiskey – as well as other drinks, and a great meat-heavy menu.

Tourists taking photos at Pike Place Market's Gum Wall.

Alibi Room has good pizza and is open late, located at Pike Place Market’s notorious Post Alley Gum Wall.

Stuffed animals in Robot vs. Sloth store, Seattle

Robot vs. Sloth, across 1st Avenue from Palihotel, sells adorable handmade kids’ toys.

Display of maps in Metsker Maps, Seattle

Metsker Maps is heaven for map-lovers, or anyone planning a trip. 1-minute walk.

Corner of 1st Avenue and Pine Street, Seattle

Traveling up Pine Street away from Pike Place Market will bring you to more great shopping…

Pine Street entrance to Westlake Center light rail station, Seattle

…and the 3rd & Pine Street entrance of Westlake Center light rail station – a 3-minute walk from the hotel.

the flagship location of Nordstrom department store in Seattle

A few more minutes’ walk up Pine Street will take you to the flagship location of Nordstrom department store…

Atrium in Pacific Place Mall, Seattle

…and the high-end shops, restaurants, and 11-screen cinema in Pacific Place mall.

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