The list of the 2012 Travelers’ Choice awards has been revealed. And among this 10th annual award group are the top 10 hotels in the US as rated by TripAdvisor. Three of the Top 10 are in the Pacific Northwest. And, by the way, so is number 11! According to TripAdvisor, the average nightly rate for the 2012 Travelers’ Choice Hotels award winners is $270 and 45 percent have an average nightly rate of $200 or less per night. Take a look at the four boutique properties the Pacific Northwest raves about:
220 Kirkland Avenue
Kirkland, WA 98033
Making the TripAdvisor List at number 5, The Heathman Hotel is the only upscale boutique hotel in Kirkland’s vibrant downtown, only 20 minutes from downtown Seattle. A Triple-A four diamond hotel, The Heathman is eco-friendly, with an organic, farm-to-table award winning restaurant (Trellis) and organic, natural and local products in their relaxing Penterra Spa. Whether visiting for a romantic getaway or a business connection, this elegant Kirkland hotel offers a peaceful, productive atmosphere for life’s essential moments. The Heathman Hotel in Kirkland provides its guests with the ultimate in gracious service in an ambiance of understated elegance and comfort, including complimentary transportation via their luxury, hybrid SUV “to and from” the Penterra Spa within a 4 mile radius of the hotel.
Inn at the Market
86 Pine Street
Seattle, WA 98101
Inn at the Market, a true boutique hotel, is the only hotel located in downtown Seattle’s beloved Pike Place Market. It rounded out the top 10 TripAdvisor List at number 10 in the US. Slip into the ivy-covered courtyard of the Inn at the Market and discover a tranquil hideaway from the vibrancy of Pike Place Market. Inn at the Market is designed with Northwest style and comfort, and home to one of Seattle’s most acclaimed restaurants, Café Campagne. You can savor the views of downtown Seattle, Pike Place Market, Seattle’s waterfront, the Puget Sound and the Olympic Mountains from it’s 70 guest rooms. Inn at the Market’s rooftop deck offers one of the best views of downtown Seattle, Pike Place Market and Elliott Bay. After a day exploring downtown Seattle, unwind on the deck with cheeses and Northwest wines from Pike Place Market as you watch the Seattle ferries cross the Puget Sound into the glistening sunset. Recognized by Travel + Leisure and Conde Nast, Inn at the Market offers a signature Seattle experience treasured by visitors and locals alike. The hospitality begins with the Inn’s attentive staff ready to oversee every detail of your stay. From the lobby fireplace and the unique collection of regional Northwest art, to the unbeatable location in downtown Seattle and the entrance to Pike Place Market, Inn at the Market provides the ultimate Northwest experience.
Hotel Monaco Portland – a Kimpton Hotel
506 SW Washington Street
Portland, OR 97204
Experience true Portland at Hotel Monaco, TripAdvisor’s number 9 of their Top 10 in the US. Centered in downtown Portland, Oregon, near the Pearl District, Powell’s Books, Pioneer Square and the Willamette Riverfront, this boutique luxury hotel is as Portland as it gets. Smart, savvy, fun and eclectic; eco-chic, family friendly and welcoming to pets, yet with an entire floor that is hypoallergenic, Hotel Monaco serves up cutting-edge Portland seasoned with colorful Pacific Northwest history. Signature Kimpton Hotel hospitality and luxury services and amenities blend with stylish and exceptionally spacious suites and guestrooms for an easy and memorable Portland stay. Whether you’re in Portland for business or pleasure, Hotel Monaco stands apart as a haven of creative comfort. With a hosted evening wine hour, complimentary bicycles and fitness center, and onsite and in-room spa services, this Triple-A rated four diamond boutique hotel offers up every luxury you could want during your stay.
RiverPlace Hotel, A Larkspur Collection Hotel
1510 Southwest Harbor Way
Portland, OR 97201
Larkspur Hotels & Restaurants is much more than a destination company – it is a movement rooted in the notion that hospitality should be intimate, authentic, and deeply personal. TripAdvisor awarded Larkspur’s RiverPlace Hotel in Portland at number 11 in the Top 25 Hotels in the US, and it’s certainly worthy of a mention! A landmark presence of serenity perched on the Portland riverfront, RiverPlace Hotel, one of the top Portland boutique hotels, captures the intimate hospitality and rustic charm of the Pacific Northwest. A haven of warmth and tranquility, and immersed in the beauty of nature, RiverPlace is a charming refuge located at the base of Portland’s city center. Stay closely connected or blissfully removed from it all – RiverPlace is a peaceful, soothing riverfront retreat where the river gently ebbs and flows as your every care is attended to. The Portland Street Car, conveniently located just two blocks from the hotel, can whisk you downtown for city fun. But you don’t have to leave the property to enjoy Three Degrees Waterfront Bar and Grill, a complimentary business center, complimentary bicycles and RiverPlace Athletic Club at this smoke-free, pet-friendly boutique hotel.