Hotel 1000: A Review

Hotel 1000: A Review

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Photo: Grande Luxe Room/Cara Alderson

Hotel 1000 is a fabulous hotel in an amazing location just steps away from the exceptional Seattle waterfront. With restaurants galore and the famous Pike Street Market at your doorstep, there is the great feel of the Pacific Northwest in its décor. The hotel is done in deep earth tones and dark woods with blue splashed throughout to represent the water. There are also beautiful glass bamboo sculptures. The sitting room just next to the lobby is warm and cozy with a lovely fire pit in the center of the room.

The staff at Hotel 1000 can only be described as friendly and helpful, exceptionally efficient. Everyone from the desk manager to the bell hop, the valet parking attendant and delivery services are pleasant and accommodating. This holds especially true for the wait staff at BOKA Kitchen + Bar. Hotel 1000 knows exactly how to balance quality service while ensuring a care free stay. Attention to detail in every area of the property and unobtrusive service sets Hotel 1000 apart.

 

Photo: Two-Person Soaker Tub/Cara Alderson

The Guest Rooms & Suites are more than spacious with beautiful raw silk bed throws and plush velvet pillows which compliment the fine Thai bed linens. Something very unique and impressive are the very large and luxurious bathrooms with a two-person pedestal tub which fill from the ceiling with a solid cylinder of water falling from the ceiling. It is calming and soothing to watch. After a soak in the tub, slip into a luxurious microfiber robe. Molton Brown bath amenities are supplied. Hotel 1000 is also extremely pet friendly. They even supply a Tempur-Pedic doggy bed and feeding bowls. Your dog will feel like royalty.

The high-tech amenities are amazing! The rooms have Guestroom Technology, an audio/visual hub for convenient interface with laptop, flash drive, digital audio player, or portable DVD player. There are even MP3, iPod, and digital audio player docking stations! This is what all hotels should have. The phones do everything from check the weather and airline schedules to give you restaurant suggestions. There is ultra high-speed internet as well as complimentary wireless which is truly a bonus feature. The intelligent private bar service is loaded with beverages and snacks that are irresistible! To top it off, Hotel 1000 provides a French press and a canister to keep your Starbucks coffee fresh. Of course, if needed, there is always 24 hour room service available.

Photo: Private Spaahh Lockers/Cara Alderson

The Spaahh at Hotel 1000 is a must do for everyone! If you want to rejuvenate your body and soul, this is the place to do it – don’t miss your chance to be pampered. The Spaahh professionals create an environment that is calming, soothing and devoid of any stressors. Go alone, with a friend, or as a couple. When you leave The Spaahh at Hotel 1000 you will be free from stress, devoid of worries and completely relaxed. Remember to take advantage of the relaxation room before or after your treatments. The menu has an array of services to cater to your needs that include massages, facials, pedicures and manicures. For a massage, you may select from Swedish, Deep Tissue, Lomi Lomi, Hot Stone, and even a Pregnancy Massage. Regardless of which one you choose, you will be happy with how skilled the licensed massage therapists are with their warm and magical hands. The ambiance is relaxing and the peaceful music soothes the soul. The staff provides the most invigorating facials.  Your choices include Anti-Aging, Purifying, Brightening, and Hydrating treatments. Treat yourself to one of the body treatments. The Salt Illuminate is an exfoliating, hydrating treatment designed to reveal vitality and youthful skin. The Enrapture will totally calm your body, mind, and spirit. 

After an exfoliation of the skin with a blend of herbs, your body is wrapped in a warming mask so the amazing blend of essential oils can soak in. Next, a very relaxing face or scalp massage. With the Serenity Treatment, there will be an essence of Sandlewood and Myrrh which will ensure the deepest relaxation while a mask of Kaolin Clay and Coconut warms and hydrates. The finishing touch is moisturizing body milk full of nourishing oils and vitamins. Of course, if you want a beautiful tan, the Sunrise is for you. This lavish tanning process begins with a full body exfoliation, followed by Decloer tanning milk, which creates a very natural and radiant glow. These are just a few of the many treatments available.  After your treatment, enjoy a very refreshing Spaahh drink which will aid in detoxification. Then head to the nice, warm sauna and just relax.

Photo: Caramel Cheesecake/Cara Alderson

When you get hungry or want a drink, head to BOKA Kitchen + Bar which is located right off the main lobby at Hotel 1000. BOKA Kitchen + Bar is a kinetic blend of lounge and restaurant. There is a very Pacific Northwest feel to it with its woodsy tables and glass bamboo. The backlit bar will change colors from vibrant blue to red and in the back seating area the colors will change behind the booths. Photo: BOKA Kitchen + Bar Dining/Cara AldersonThe cocktails are handcrafted and refreshing. If you prefer to skip the alcohol, they have some amazing drinks including the Cactus cooler which is extremely tasty! There are over 70 different wines to choose from which are from around the world with a focus on the great Pacific Northwest. Executive Chef Angie Roberts ensures the ingredients for the main menu are organically grown, sustainably produced, and purchased from local farmers and producers whenever possible. Amazingly, the menu is comprised of 85-90% organic ingredients. 

The presentation of the food is beyond impressive. The menu at BOKA Kitchen + Bar is laden with colorful, elegant and delicious choices. If you want the largest most delicious scallops around, this is the place! The menu has everything from oysters and crab to the best tasting rib eye steak in the region. The vibrant BOKA Kitchen + Bar has a modern-retro feel that is perfect weather stopping for a drink after work or meeting friends for a fabulous meal. Don’t miss the fantastic fare and fun atmosphere at BOKA Kitchen + Bar.

Adjacent to the spa is a complimentary 24-hour health club, featuring cardio equipment with headphones and individual televisions, and locker rooms complete with cedar saunas.

Another wonderfully unique aspect of Hotel 1000 is the Golf Club. Talk about a virtual reality setting!  This golf experience is amazing! Play over 50 of the world’s best courses including Pebble Beach, Pinehurst No. 2, and the Old Course at St. Andrews. There are panoramic fairways, crosscut greens and sand pits and water hazards and of course wildlife. Whether you are looking to improve your game or simply enjoy the experience, you will find it difficult to leave the virtual golf course. Guests and non guests alike can reserve a tee time for a private game, or a gathering or event. Snacks and beverages are available to make your golfing experience even more enjoyable.

Meeting facilities are available as well as a 24 hour business center. Pick up service from the train station and airport transfers are available. This is a smoke free property. Hotel 1000 is listed in the 2010 Conde Nast Traveler Top 100 List and the 2010 Travel & Leisure 500.

Review by Trisha Barnard and Cara Alderson.

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