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best hotel/restaurant combo

browneyedwoman Sep 18, 2009 04:55 PM

My plan is to treat a group of dear friends to dinner and a night out in either Portland or Seattle and I'm wondering if there are great hotels that also have a wonderful restaurant? Our group won't be huge, probably around ten people.

I'm thinking ultimate convenience...no cars, no cabs, just an elevator up to the room. The resto could be right near the hotel, and I mean that, no more than a hop and a skip away.

I've been to Sazerac at The Hotel Monaco in Seattle...any other ideas? Price is not a concern at this point.


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    PAO RE: browneyedwoman Sep 18, 2009 05:01 PM

    Tulio's is a very good Italian restaurant in a Seattle hotel. I don't know much about the hotel itself.

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      firecracker RE: browneyedwoman Sep 18, 2009 05:43 PM

      The W with its Earth and Ocean or the Hyatt Olive 8 with its restaurant Urbane.

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        Lauren RE: firecracker Sep 20, 2009 11:28 AM

        I've only had one meal there but Urbane was so horrible I would never go back.

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        seattleviking RE: browneyedwoman Sep 18, 2009 06:41 PM

        How about Campagne/Inn at the Market and Hunt Club/Sorrento?

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          browneyedwoman RE: browneyedwoman Sep 19, 2009 07:55 AM

          Thank you for the suggestions! After looking at the logistics we'll actually be going to Portland instead of Seattle.

          Has anyone eaten at the restaurants at the Heathman Hotels in either Portland or Vancouver( WA)?

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            Nettie RE: browneyedwoman Sep 19, 2009 09:20 AM

            The Heathman restaurant in Portland is a nice, fairly traditional place--I haven't been there in years, though. The hotel is pretty nice, so this might be a good option for you. There's also the very new Hotel Modera/Nel Centro combo--I haven't eaten or stayed there but it sounds pretty solid (this is a sister property to Andra/Lola's in Seattle). There's the Governor Hotel/Jake's Grill combo as well, which has nice rooms and a decent restaurant. Looking these over, I'm not sure I'd describe any of them as "wonderful" restaurants, so the Heathman might be your best bet.

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              browneyedwoman RE: Nettie Sep 19, 2009 01:17 PM

              Love Lola's (donuts and octopus hash, YUM!). Heathman might be the best bet, thanks.

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              laurahutch RE: browneyedwoman Sep 19, 2009 10:19 AM

              Have not stayed at the hotel but ate in the restaurant a while ago. It was nice. As Nettie says, fairly traditional but in a nice way. Food was good although I don't remember what I ate. But it was pouring out and it was a lovely space to dry out and have a nice meal in.

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              Leonardo RE: browneyedwoman Sep 19, 2009 10:36 AM

              PDX: Ace Hotel with Clyde Common/Stumptown Coffee/Kenny & Zuke's Deli.
              Hotel Lucia with Typhoon.

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                MichaelG RE: browneyedwoman Sep 19, 2009 03:07 PM

                In Portland, you would love the Heathman. Dinner, then drink in the bar while jazz is playing, then to bed. This is just what you are looking for.

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                  browneyedwoman RE: MichaelG Sep 19, 2009 04:33 PM

                  Sounds exactly like what I'm looking for, thanks!

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