This article reviews hotels in Seattle with the best club or executive lounges. By reviewing each of these club lounges, in turn, I conclude which hotel club lounge comes in at the top and which hotel I would select as having the best club lounge in Seattle.
If you want club lounge access for free, book a standard room at the InterContinental in New York, Paris or London, which partner with our luxury travel concierge and you will get a room upgrade and FREE club lounge access. This free lounge access has to be one of the best hotel deals in New York, Paris and London!
Luxury hotels in Seattle include the Four Seasons Hotel Seattle, Loews Hotel 1000, Thompson Seattle and The Fairmont Olympic Hotel. We can’t get you free club lounge access at these luxury hotels, but don’t worry, book via our luxury travel concierge and you will get the following free benefits at ALL Four Seasons hotels and similar benefits at all the other hotels outlined, for the same price as their websites:
Breakfast for two people per bedroom.
Food, beverage or spa credit of USD100 per stay.
Upgrade of one category, based on availability at time of check-in (this usually excludes suites).
Early check-in/late check-out, subject to availability.
Complimentary basic Internet in all guest rooms.
Complimentary welcome gift (usually a box of chocs, bottle of wine etc).
I have compiled a list below containing the club lounges available across luxury hotels in Seattle. I list the ones I consider to be the best at the top. I will be reviewing each of these Seattle hotel club lounges in detail in turn, so that you know what you will get if you book a room with club lounge access, or get upgraded to a club lounge for free because of your loyalty status.
1. Sheraton Grand Seattle
Located in the city’s vibrant core, the Sheraton Grand Seattle offers gourmet dining and bars, world-class shopping, exciting entertainment, and iconic local attractions including the Pike Place Market, Space Needle and Chihuly Garden & Glass Museum. You can redeem or earn Marriott Bonvoy points here as this is a category 5 hotel which requires around 35,000 points per night.
As one of only seven Sheraton hotels in North America to earn the esteemed Grand designation, you can book into this hotel with confidence, knowing that this Sheraton is one of the best. Book via our luxury travel concierge and we can usually secure an even better deal. With our rates, you will still earn your usual points and benefit from your Bonvoy status.
Add to that, the Sheraton Grand Seattle recently completed a multimillion-dollar transformation featuring all-new guest rooms, an expanded Sheraton Club Lounge, and modern meeting & event spaces. The swimming pool is on the 35th floor and there is also an excellent gym on the same floor.
The stylish new lobby showcases the hotel’s private art collection featuring local artists while Starbucks in the foyer will service all your coffee and snack needs. The Sheraton Grand features several dining options including Loulay Kitchen & Bar by James Beard award-winning chef Thierry Rautureau.
This hotel is located in an incredibly tall building, so offers some fantastic views from its floor to ceiling windows. Book a club room to get lounge access included. These rooms are on higher floors and have sand coloured carpets and creamy walls with dark wood decorations on the walls.
We like the stylish lamps, the chaise long by the window allowing you to relax while looking out at the twinkling skyline, and the practical table with two chairs in case you want to eat in your room. Ordinary and club rooms have either a King bed or 2 double beds rather than queen beds
The club lounge is modern and on one of the top floors with staggering views. Bar stools and high tables are arranged around the edge, so you can work, eat or drink whilst looking out of the windows. The decor is in pines with bright funky colours. It makes me immediately think of IKEA, but a classier version. You can see a shot of this lounge in the image above.
The hotel and lounge are both popular and both get rave reviews and repeat bookings. The attraction of the hotel is its location in the heart of downtown just 2 minutes walk from Macy’s and less than this to Nordstroms and the Pacific Center, its excellent refurbishment and its club lounge.
Breakfast in the club lounge is a cold spread of hard boiled eggs, cinnamon and maple puff pastries, bagels, bread, cream cheese, jams, granola, cereals and hot oatmeal. Fresh fruit is cut up and included watermelon, berries, pineapple, or you can pick up whole bananas, apples, and oranges from the fruit bowl. Drinks include juices and coffee and hot chocolate.
In the evening, from 5 to 8 pm there are complimentary sodas, coffees, teas, waters and appetizers. Appetizers (largely fried or pastry based) include vegetarian spring rolls, mini crab cakes and chicken tenders with desserts. Alcoholic drinks can be added to your room for $6 per glass of wine or a beer.
Tip: Parking at the hotel is over $50 per night so park behind the hotel at the convention centre for about half the price. If you are there on a Sunday, parking is free at the convention centre.
When considering the Sheraton’s location and club lounge, you might decide that this hotel is a better choice, value-wise, than the more luxury Seattle Fairmont and the Pan Pacific. The best hotel in Seattle is, however, the Four Seasons, so if you can afford it and aren’t hunting down a club lounge, we always recommend this hotel for the best experience of all.
Remember to book via our luxury travel concierge. You will get the same prices and all your usual points and elite benefits, but we can also add in additional benefits, depending on the hotel, such as a room upgrade, free breakfast, free credit to spend in the hotel and more.
2. Hilton Seattle
Although this is not the most luxury hotel in Seattle, the Hilton Seattle is a solid choice with an executive floor and lounge. It is just around the corner from the Sheraton which we reviewed above.
This is the only club lounge in Seattle which offers complimentary beer and wine, served from 5 to 7 pm every night. As this may well be a deal breaker for your club lounge choice, we have positioned this executive lounge at “best lounge position 2”, even though I prefer the look and style of the Hyatt lounge in position 3.
If you are a Hilton Gold or Diamond, this large downtown hotel is a great choice, both for the location and the top floor lounge. It is connected to the Washington State Convention Center via a concourse, so is convenient if you need to access this building and if you want to check out the many Seattle attractions. You can walk to Macy’s, Nordstroms and the Pacific Center from this Hilton and are about 3 blocks from the light rail. Amenities at this Hilton include a restaurant and bar on the lobby level, the Executive Lounge on the top floor, fitness center, room service, complimentary business centre, concierge services, on-site parking. Our tip is to park behind the hotel at the convention centre for about half the price of the hotel car park. If you are there on a Sunday, parking is free at the convention centre.
The Hilton Executive Lounge was renovated in 2014 and is on the top (29th) floor of the hotel. It offers top tier Hilton HHonors members a warm and intimate environment to work or relax in, with a big screen television, complimentary continental breakfast, light afternoon snacks, non-alcoholic beverages, and free internet on dedicated computer workstations. The lounge is accessible daily from 6 to 8 p.m and breakfast is served 6.30 am to 9.30 am with the evening reception 5 to 7 p.m.
This Executive Lounge offers wonderful views along with breakfast and evening light bites, as you would expect from a club lounge. All-day soft drinks and basic snacks along with free alcoholic drinks available in the happy hour from 5-7pm mean that this lounge will keep you fed and watered throughout the day. During happy hour you can choose from a variety of beers as well as white and red wine, plus a great selection of fruit, cheese, crackers, and usually a hot item.
Rooms are large and quiet with great views (anything above the 19th floor offers jaw-dropping vistas). The only downers relating to this hotel are that the lobby is unimpressive and hardly a lobby at all and the decor in the rooms is uninspiring and feels dated with old fashioned headboards.
3. Grand Hyatt Seattle
Located in the downtown Theater District, this Four-Diamond hotel offers stunning skyline views and is situated steps from iconic landmarks and destinations like the Space Needle, Pike Place Market, and the scenic Seattle waterfront.
The Grand Hyatt Seattle has a club lounge and very nice club rooms at around 380 square feet in size with large floor-to-ceiling windows. The views remind me of how I imagine the popular Seattle sitcom’s Frasier Crane apartment would have looked. The bathrooms are also generous in this hotel. If you like to spend time in the tub, this is ideal!
The Grand Club lounge is large with stylish furnishings and a rich wood floor. You can pick up your free breakfast buffet here along with refreshments throughout the day and evening Hors d’oeuvres. Beyond the lounge, you can dine at Starbucks, Blue C Sushi, NYC Deli Market or Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse.
There are TV’s throughout the lounge, a business workstation with a printer, the usual magazines and the same great Fraser Crane views. Soft drinks are free. Alcoholic drinks are chargeable to your room and are not free, as is the case for most club lounges across the United States.
You get access to the Grand Club by either booking a Grand Club Room or having status with the World of Hyatt rewards program.
Book this or any other Hyatt with our luxury travel concierge and get similar FREE benefits* to those below at no extra cost:
Daily full breakfast for 2 per room
100 USD property credit per stay
Early check in and later check out priority
Room upgrade priority.
4. Seattle Marriott Waterfront
The M Club Lounge at Seattle Marriott Waterfront is open 24 hours a day and is located on the first floor of this luxury hotel, with outdoor seating and waterfront views which makes it quite a special lounge. The hotel itself is well located for exploring Seattle by foot and is right across the street from Elliott Bay and Puget Sound.
The hotel’s location is ideal for Pike Place Market, the Westlake Center shopping mall and the iconic Space Needle with Pier 91 just 2 miles away, and Seattle-Tacoma International Airport a short 25-minute drive away.
Restaurants at this hotel include the Hook & Plow featuring modern American cuisine using locally sourced products, craft beers, speciality liquors and artisan wines. The hotel also features a heated indoor/outdoor connecting pool and a modern gym.
The rooms here are pretty standard Marriott rooms and the balconies are very small but offer gorgeous views. The decor is dated but the bathtub is deep and the standard is acceptable. Noise can be a problem here from both the outside and connecting doors so be sure to request a room without a connecting door.
The lounge itself is on the first floor and is not large but it is professionally staffed, clean and serves nice food. Perhaps the highlight is the waterfront view.
If you book a room, you and a guest (either the other person in your room, or one would assume that a friend could actually use the lounge as your plus one, even if they aren’t staying, if you have booked yourself a double room for a single person) can enjoy 24-hour access for snacks and non-alcoholic drinks.
Daily breakfast is served from 6.30 am to 9.00 am and features eggs and sausages, a cold-meat-and-cheese platter, cereals, breads, juices along with a decent coffee machine. In the evening, hors d’ouevres and beverages are served from 5.30 pm-7.30 pm. For this food service, you get a hot item, something like pork wrapped in bacon, with a cold meat and cheese platter, raw vegetables for dipping and desserts.
There is also a private business centre in the lounge. The highlight of this lounge is the fact that there is an indoor and outdoor seating area with views of Elliot Bay, so in the summer, this is a great place to spend the evening overlooking the bay. Marriott Bonvoy Platinum Elite, Titanium Elite, and Ambassador Elite, plus one guest, can enjoy free lounge access as part of their Elite benefits, even if they book a standard room.
Book the Seattle Marriott Waterfront with our luxury travel concierge and get similar FREE benefits* to those below at no extra cost:
Complimentary amenity with Welcome note from the hotel’s General Manager
Pre-registration for express check in
Priority for early check in and late check out (subject to availability)
ROOM UPGRADE to next category IF available at check in
Priority for requests submitted on VIP form ie: connecting rooms etc.
Note: The Crowne Plaza Seattle used to have a club lounge but doesn’t offer one anymore so do not book this hotel if you are relying on executive lounge facilities. The Westin Seattle also does not feature a club lounge.
*benefits offered were correct as of 2019 but may be amended at the hotel’s discretion.
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