Hotel Theodore is a historic property with an upscale design and a décor that remembers Seattle’s past. Outfitted with a restaurant and coffee shop serving up locally roasted brew, Theodore Hotel is the perfect place to experience Seattle’s past and present.
OUR ARTICLEBY: Alex Temblador Contributing writer
The Emerald City was not built overnight. Men toiled and crafted decade after decade, bringing innovation and creativity to the landscape so that we could enjoy their handiwork in Seattle today. While those men of old may be long gone, their spirit stays alive in Hotel Theodore, a property that provides a sophisticated stay surrounded by mementos of the past.
Hotel Theodore is a museum of the achievement of Seattle’s best inventors, engineers, artists, makers, builders, and innovators.
Set in a building built in 1930 and originally called Roosevelt Hotel, Hotel Theodore has a distinct Art Deco style that’s been renovated and polished after years of renovation and re-opening in 2017. Travelers from near and far always look to the property’s Roosevelt sign atop the building, a beacon that speaks to the design-oriented atmosphere found inside.
Hotel Theodore understands the value of art and how it can make a stay better. That’s why they’ve stayed away from mass produced product and decorated their property in one-of-kind, handcrafted items.
While the handicraft furniture and stellar art pieces draw the eye, it’s the local artifacts curated by the Museum of History and Industry that gives the property a wholly unique experience. From art pieces to awards, knick knacks and important papers, Theodore is a museum of the achievement of Seattle’s best inventors, engineers, artists, makers, builders, and innovators.
When they’re not diving into the hotel’s design and décor, CYTIES travelers will discover cozy rooms with neutral color palettes and free Wi-Fi, locally-stocked honor bars, and down comforters. Though there’s no gym on-site, the hotel’s Well + Fit program sets up visitors with online workouts and in-studio class passes so you can stay well and fit in one of the most active cities in the U.S.
If all that wasn’t enough, Hotel Theodore’s Rider restaurant is known for their fresh and locally-sourced meals while the MADE coffee shop is a locally-roasted coffee spot meant to wake up the senses any time of the day.
Seattle was not built in a day, and travelers can testify to that in Hotel Theodore, a property that welcomes and pampers all beneath the red neon-lit sign that reads “Roosevelt.”
The red glow of the ‘Roosevelt’ sign atop Hotel Theodore will light the way home any evening in Seattle
Come hungry and dine in the rustic-chic Rider restaurant for fresh sourced eats inspired by the land & sea
A 9-minute trek to the coveted Pike Place Market, and easy access to Link light rail Westlake stop
Soak up Seattle’s innovative spirit through local artifacts curated by the Museum of History and Industry found in the hotel—all with a MADE coffee in hand