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Unabashedly old-school elegance overlooking Downtown

Because getting just over the freeway from Downtown is far easier than getting to, say, Sorrento, Italy, you should probably just hit this iconic Seattle overnighter, where they've been romancing guests for over 100yrs with rich Italian architecture and luxuriously appointed dining & drinking establishments.Graced with mahogany woodwork, leather wingback chairs, and a priceless green Rockwood tile hearth, the sprawling Fireside Room regularly hosts art/literary events, and has a daily afternoon tea service, which is perfect for picking up honeys.Or you can track down some locally sourced classic cuisine at the Hunt Club, which despite it's name is actually pretty easy to find. Just walk into the lobby and turn right.Each of the Sorrento's well-heeled rooms is loaded with extravagant touches that include plush carpets, 400-thread count sheets, French press coffee service from local fave Caffé Vita, and monogrammed terry cloth robes.If you think some other hotel's bathrooms have more Venetian marble, you've probably lost yours.But that's OK, 'cause guests who have actually lost their marbles will find it even easier to sit on the Sorrento's roof, close their eyes, and imagine they're actually in Italy.