Crown jewel of farthest, leftest corner of the country, Seattle has a long and fabled history of doing things its own way. Hotel Sorrento has been part of that history since the beginning (almost): When we opened our doors in 1909, our first guests were the anxious prospectors, cagey entrepreneurs and curious tourists who attended the Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition, which was pretty much the first time anyone outside the Northwest had ever heard of Seattle. Intrepid men and women from near and far came to rest their heads in our guest rooms, celebrate their adventures in our sumptuous Fireside Room, and dance and dine at the Top o’ the Town, the city’s highest restaurant way up on the seventh floor. The Sorrento became Seattle’s original hub of hospitality, creativity and urban life.
Back then, the Sorrento’s promontory perch on the summit of First Hill offered unimpeded views west to the Puget Sound, south to Mt. Rainier and east to Lake Washington. In the hundred-some years hence, Seattle has grown into a hyper-modern metropolis and now our grand old hotel is adjacent to a bustling downtown and surrounded by world-class art museums, concert halls and hospitals, not to mention dozens of restaurants, cafes, boutiques, cocktail bars and nightclubs. Our latest remodel—helmed by Magnetic/ERV, an experienced team that has developed stylish hotel properties all over the world—brings a new restaurant, bar and updates to guest rooms and event facilities with vintage-modern furnishings. Honoring a landmark legacy while aligning our spirit with the progressive character of one of the fastest growing cities in America, Hotel Sorrento continues to evolve.
As you’ve probably heard, we still do things our own way in Seattle. And we’ve only gotten better at it.
Welcome to Hotel Sorrento.