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Scandinavian style surrounded by sweet dining destinations

If you're looking to stay at the edge of downtown's shopping district, then Hotel Ändra's for you, turning a former transfer station during World War II into the subtly modern boutique home to super-chef Tom Douglas.A slew of design touches in the lobby rep Seattle's Nordic heritage, from piles of chopped wood, to floors that are exactly what you'll be when you realize how much cooler the Ändra's living room is than yours: distressed.Everything about the 400sqft Superia rooms is superior. Except for the spelling.Suites come with a sitting room accessed via French doors.Amenities include Tivoli clock radios with iPod inputs, bars with premiums spirits, and the hotel's signature FACE Stockholm bath goods.Note: the living room in the Monarch suite is cooler than your living room too.In the event you ever leave the room, you can run to Lola, Tom Douglas' lobby-adjacent Mediterranean eatery. Or don't leave, and have his famous pizza joint deliver to your room.