Seattle has been high on my bucket list of cities to visit for years. And prior to my trip to Seattle last month as a member of the Windows Champions program, I never thought I’d make it there. It’s not exactly a quick trip from sunny Florida. However, if you get the chance – it’s a trip that is worth taking.
And if you find yourself traveling to Seattle, you’ve gotta stay at the Hotel 1000, located in Downtown just a few blocks from the popular Pike Place Market. This modern hotel is in a convenient location, has a wonderfully friendly staff and it feels like a boutique hotel, rather than a big chain property.
I knew I was at an amazing hotel when I was greeted with a complimentary glass of champagne at check-in! How cool is that?! And then, I walked in my room and was overwhelmed at how spacious it was and I loved all of the modern touches! The hotel was featured recently by CNN as one of America’s 10 highest-tech hotels!
The electronic “Do Not Disturb” notification was pretty impressive. With the touch of a button, I could notify housekeeping if I was ready for my room to be cleaned or when I needed privacy. And hooray for free wi-fi. Sometimes when wi-fi is free, that means it’s extra slow and a bad connection – but the Hotel 1000 connection was super fast.
My Bathtub…Yes, Bathtub!
And as much as I love technology, I couldn’t get over the enormous bathtub! Isn’t that every mom’s dream… an amazing bathtub to relax in at the end of a long day? Well that’s exactly what I did during my stay, with the complimentary rubber duckie. (And yes, there’s a privacy screen if that window makes you uncomfortable.) My room had a huge walk-in shower too.
I could relax in the bathtub and see the water and the ferry boats. How’s that for relaxing? The cool thing about this bathtub – the water faucet was in the ceiling and the button to adjust the temperature was on the wall. So high tech!
Amenities and Perks
More of the cool amenities at the Hotel 1000 included an in-house spa called Spaahh! (love that name!), the BOKA Restaurant & Bar located just steps from the lobby and an indoor golf range – in a virtual setting. My room also had a huge 40′ inch television screen that was so much more than for watching my favorite shows. There was a beautiful photo album displayed and Windows channels accessible from the home screen. And for those of us with four-legged friends, this hotel is pet-friendly!
I hope I have the chance to return to Seattle one day. If I do, I know exactly where I’m staying… Hotel 1000. And this time, I’m going to make time for the Spaahh!
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**I was an invited guest of Microsoft on this trip. I am a member of the Windows Champions blogger program. As part of this arrangement, I have been loaned a Windows PC for the course of year and have the opportunity to learn about Windows and Microsoft products. **