The Emerald City. A lush seaport in the Pacific Northwest. That place of innovation with lots of coffee to go around… Seattle clearly has a lot of desirable attributes, but there’s so much more than this, and we can’t wait to explore the city with you. Hotel 1000, a luxury refuge in the heart of Seattle, is one of Loews Hotels’ newest destinations. To introduce our Loews guests to this incredible city, we’re highlighting different Seattle neighborhoods with Hotel 1000’s on-the-ground experts, the Concierge. First up in our Seattle neighborhood guide is Capitol Hill…
Today, Concierge Seth Gunter shares his personal favorites in the area, all great options to add to your Seattle itinerary.
Seth, how long have you lived in Seattle?
I moved to Seattle almost 9 years ago. While in college, I moved around a lot in the city and had the chance to experience many different neighborhoods.
What is one of your favorite neighborhoods in the city?
One of my favorites in Seattle is Capitol Hill. Seattle has numerous parks mixed into the city and a lot of great food, and Capitol Hill is no exception to the rule.
In Capitol Hill…
… what’s your favorite thing to do?
Volunteer Park is a large, very green piece of heaven in the heart of the city. You can go here to escape and enjoy the open fields and neighborhood dogs. In the park, there is a conservatory greenhouse that is full of exotic plants, or you can climb the water tower and see the landscape from Mt. Rainier and across Lake Washington to Bellevue or across Elliot Bay to the Olympics. Also in the park is the Asian Art Museum. There is a wide array and always changing collection of artifacts and art through the history of Asian culture.
… your favorite place to go in Capitol Hill?
Aside from Volunteer Park, Capitol Hill has plenty to do. You can walk Broadway and hit the local shops or go there for the nightlife. I personally enjoy going to The Garage to play some billiards or go bowling. Sometimes in the summer my friends and I wander over to Cal Anderson Park to play some baseball, too.
… and your favorite bite to eat and beverage to sip?
There is a lot of food to choose from in Capitol Hill. My favorite bakery is a spot called Bakery Nouveau. They are most famous for their twice-baked croissant, and it is a must try when on the hill. For a drink and little something unique to the city, go to Capitol Cider. Here they have 20 cider taps, 200 cider bottle options, and a great variety of plated options.
We hope to see you soon at Hotel 1000! Thank you, Seth, for your Seattle recommendations.