I would like to start off my blog with a place that is very close to my heart – SEATTLE. And the hotel that I will always remember dearly.
We went to Seattle in 2010 and I recall that people asked me – Why Seattle? To which I answered – Why not?
We became interested in Seattle after watching ‘Grey’s Anatomy’. I remember Seattle as having dreary, rainy skies all day on the show and I love it. Unlike most people who love the sun, I love the rain.
I love the way the air smells after a heavy rainstorm.
After discussing our travel options, as usual, I embarked on a mission to research as much as I can. I bought guidebooks like Frommer’s, Lonely Planet (I like to buy so that I can write and circle places on the book), borrow older editions from the library ( what if the new editions missed out some crucial restaurant review or juicy tip??!) and also googled Seattle to death.
After all the research on hotels, I decided on the #1 hotel there – Inn at the Market. Before we went, I did not know what it meant when the website mentioned that it is the only hotel IN the Pike Place Market. Can a hotel be IN the market? I had doubts but as it was definitely near Pike Place Market, I hoped it would be worth it.
And it was.
Everything that I wanted from a hotel – cosy, accessible, near great restaurants, soft luxurious bed and staff that are helpful and knowledgeable about the area. It is downtown, just at Pike Place Market, facing Puget Sound, near acclaimed restaurants (I will come to that in the other post) and has a great vibe to it. Every morning, we wake up to the sounds and sights of Pike Place Market and see the farmers unloading their daily wares, fruits, vegetables, flowers, fish … the feeling could not get better. I will always remember Inn at the Market fondly.