ISO comfortable lobby bar
Ok, we have one more night in Seattle, tomorrow (Thursday) and want to see if we can find a lobby bar/lounge with confortable seating and great people-watching. We ended up tonight at our hotel (the Olive 8 Hyatt) after none of the other hotels in the area had lobby bars. (Restaurants in the hotels with bars, but not a true lobby bar.) Our hotel doesn't technically serve in the lobby, but we could get a drink in the bar and sit in the lobby to drink it. But anything like an old-school hotel lobby bar in the area?
The Fireside Room at the Sorrento leaps to mind. It doesn't get any more old-school than that.
I also found this recent article on the subject which might help you find the sort of place you seek:
900 Madison St, Seattle, WA
I think the Olympic still has a lobby bar and an easier location. Just outside the entrance to the Georgian Room.
The best people watching bar in a hotel is probably at the Mayflower - Oliver's Lounge, with windows out to the street. They had an anniversary party last Thursday.
The W has bar seating in the lobby - or used to. Went to a birthday party there years ago.
The Fireside Room is comfortable, but kind of off the beaten path. Are you looking for hip or mellow?