Escape To Seattle's City-Centric Hotel 1000 For The Holidays

Lobby of the Seattle 1000. Photo Jill Weinlein

Guests staying on the upper floors of the Hotel 1000, have views of the Washington State Ferries cruising on the Puget Sound. Just one block away is the Ferry Terminal where these vessels take visitors and locals to the scenic communities of Bainbridge Island and Bremerton. 

THe holidays are a great time to Visit Seattle.  Staying at the modern style Hotel 1000 is a home-style experience. The 120 guest rooms on the first 14 floors are in a residential tower. It's part of the Hilton Hotels & Resorts family now, and is ideally situated within a short walking distance to Pike Place Market, Seattle Great Wheel, the Seattle Art Museum, and Pioneer Square.

Those flying into Seattle can take the Seattle light rail from SEA/TAC airport to the University stop. This is one of the best ways to get into the city. The light rail connects airport arrivals to downtown Seattle with 11 stops. It takes around 35 minutes from the airport to University for $3 a person (19 years and older).

Lobby of the Hotel 1000

Walk into the lobby of Hotel 1000 and look up. The focal point is 250 hand-blown LED shimmering glass droplets. They reflect light throughout the space. Inspired by the rain in Seattle, this artistic representation is eye-catching. The front desk is made with rolled steel and beautiful natural white marble. 

Dine at Hotel 1000. Photo by Jill Weinlein

Off the lobby is the all-day restaurant ALL Water Seafood & Oyster Bar. Oyster Hour is every day from 3 to 5 p.m. Order half or a full dozen of oysters, and enjoy drink specials that include Tap beer, wine by the glass, premium well drinks, house margarita, house Manhattan, Aperol Spritz, Mojito and Botanical Kettle One & Soda.

Hotel 1000 guest room Photo by Jill Weinlein


The color palette of the guest rooms are inspired by the local landscape with rich greens, soft greys and a hint of rose to add warmth. The neutral palette of abstract art is an interpretation of Seattle's topography.

Luxurious, modern custom residential feeling features include a plush king-size bed with plush linens. Take in the city and water views from the large floor-to-ceiling windows. Work from the view desk with a connectivity panel and high-speed Wi-Fi.

Bath with a View. Photo by Jill Weinlein

Besides a cloud-like downy bed, there is a unique 'fill from the ceiling' soaking bathtubs and a separate glass shower with views of Seattle.

Holiday Markets in Seattle

On November 18 and November 19, the National Nordic Museum in Seattle is celebrating its annual Julefest. Similar to the Christmas Markets in Nordic countries, visitors can taste Nordic AEbleskivers, a round Danish pancake topped with powdered sugar and jam. Live Swedish music and glogg to drink. There will be local artisans selling Nordic-inspired gifts, and a food truck selling Swedish meatballs.

The Christmas market is $10 to enter, and the ticket also gets you entrance to the Nordic Museum, which is usually a $20 ticket.

Seattle Christmas Market

At Fisher Pavilion, the centuries-old tradition in many German towns will take place in Seattle. Local artisans, regional refreshments and delicacies will be available to provide holiday cheer. Come see the colorful decorations, gifts and entertainment starting on November 24 to December 24, 2023.

Seattle Space Needle. Photo by Jill Weinlein

When in Seattle, be sure to purchase a Seattle CityPASS for entrance into a variety of enrichment attractions along the waterfront and Seattle Center. The pass will get you up to the top of the iconic Space Needle to take in spectacular water, mountain and city views. Nearby learn all about the most beautiful glass art pieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass.

The Museum of Pop Culture (MoPOP) is fun for all ages interested in music, science fiction, fantasy, gaming, and horror. The multi-level museum of Pop Culture has a cafe on the ground floor to refuel for the next activity. The striking Frank Gehry-designed building looks like a smashed guitar from above.

Seattle Aquarium. Photo by Jill Weinlein

Those exploring Pike Place and the waterfront can use the pass to explore the Seattle Aquarium or take an Argosy Cruises Harbor Tour to enjoy skyline views on Elliott Bay.

Animal lovers will want to use the pass to get into the Woodland Park Zoo and Seattle Aquarium

Take a cruise in Seattle. Photo Jill Weinlein

You can make reservations directly on the CityPASS The Travel Guide link on your mobile ticket. The value of these attractions is $206. Purchasing a CityPASS will have you save 44% or more. Prices for the CityPASS are $115 for adults and $87 for a child 5 to 12 years old. The pass is valid for 9 consecutive days, so you don't have to see everything in one day.

Seattle Monorail

The Seattle Monorail was built for the World’s Fair. It links Seattle Center to downtown’s Westlake Center along an approximately one-mile route. The designated historic landmark can reach a top speed of 45 miles per hour and weaves between skyscrapers above the city streets. Stop in Nordstrom Downtown Seattle to see the festive decorations and do some holiday shopping.

Jill Weinlein

Los Angeles based Jill Weinlein covers travel, food and lifestyle destinations for multiple newspapers, magazines and websites. Her areas of expertise include, luxury travel, culinary reviews, cruising and family travel destinations. Born in Los Angeles, Jill studied Communications and Theatre Arts at UCLA. She has a a Dine and Travel blog - and she writes a weekly restaur...(Read More)

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