disclosure: a heartfelt thank you to inn at the market for hosting greg and me for a complimentary overnight. as per usual, all opinions are my own!
earlier this month, greg and i packed our bags for a “staycation” at inn at the market. it was our first time there, and we are already planning a future visit!
located in pike place market, we had the opportunity to experience the modern yet cozy guest rooms, stunning city views, and nearby holiday sights. the inn has 79 guest rooms, and because it is located in the heart of downtown, you are surrounded by iconic seattle landmarks and many fine dining options.
please note: nearby attractions and dining were somewhat limited at the time of our stay due to covid-19. facial coverings were required while in the hotel (unless in your guest room or if you could socially distance from others on the communal patio). additionally, clear partitions were put in place in the lobby to protect hotel staff and guests. greg and i felt comfortable and safe throughout our stay, and we applaud the team at inn at the market for their efforts! you can read more about the hotel’s precautions and sanitization practices here.
we kicked off our overnight with happy hour on the spacious rooftop deck. overlooking pike place market, the patio is complete with several seating areas and outdoor fireplaces. it was a clear evening, so we were fortunate to see puget sound and the olympic mountains. we brought a bottle of wine with us and enjoyed the beautiful sunset!
upon getting back to our room, we were kindly provided a local bottle of wilridge red wine and an assorment of beecher’s handmade cheese. such a treat! we then started exploring dinner options. i have to admit, i love the variety of takeout options in the city. we were both craving italian food and placed an order from dué cucina italiana (located on capitol hill). we shared the caprese bruschetta, smoked salmon, and traditional bolognese ragù — it is my favorite. dué cucina has several vegetarian and vegan entrees, and noodles can be substituted for a gluten-free pasta. our meal was delicious!
though chilly, we took advantage of the clear, dry evening and went for a stroll through pike place market. the vendors had all left for the day; it was nice to see the holiday decor. we then visited the new westlake park light sculptures. (and i went back during daylight hours to take better photos.) as we made our way back to the hotel, greg suggested one final stop at kells irish restaurant and bar. while the restaurant was closed for the evening, we wanted to see it for sentimental reasons — we first met at kells. (we technically met online, and our first in-person meetup was a friend’s birthday at kells.) we cannot wait to visit again soon!
after a relaxing night, i ventured out early for coffee while greg slept. i visited seattle coffee works — just a few blocks from inn at the market — for lattes. we then placed a to-go order from bacco cafe, located beneath the hotel. i love their scrambles and fresh-pressed juices. bacco is currently offering takeout, delivery, and limited outdoor dining.
other nearby dining options (open for takeout and/or limited in-person dining) include:
- alibi room
- athenian seafood restaurant and bar
- café compagne (takeout only)
- kells irish restaurant and bar
- pike place chowder (takeout only)
- sisters european café (takeout only)
- the pink door (takeout only)
- virginia inn
i recommend checking both uber eats and doordash for additional delivery options. we found ample restaurants that were within the area, and i was able to quickly pop out to the street to pick up our order.
are you planning an overnight at inn at the market? below is a list of nearby attractions (all currently open, some with limited availability) that you won’t want to miss!
- enjoy a stroll through seattle’s iconic pike place market
- bike along the seattle waterfront
- stop for a quick selfie in front of the 50-foot gum wall
- take a ride to the top of the space needle
- tour historic pioneer square, known as “seattle’s original neighborhood”
- grab a cup of coffee at the delicious seattle coffee works
- shop at westlake center and the newly renovated pacific place
learn more about the inn at the market here. and whether you are looking for a relaxing weekend away or a change of scenery during the workweek and pandemic, inn at the market makes for a fabulous staycation. i sure would not mind working from that scenic desk (pictured above). 🙂
thank you again for hosting us, and we are excited to visit again soon!
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