The Fairlane Hotel is a retro-inspired space that hums with understated style derived from the 1960s and ‘70s. With its mid-century modernist facade, terrazzo floors, and travertine columns, the hotel’s original wood paneling remains but is updated with modern fixtures and green polka dot fabric chairs. The rooms at the Fairlane are roomy and relaxing, with floor-to-ceiling windows and blackout shades. The bed has lovely touches including a custom built-in drink caddy I wish I had at home, and the stocked pull-out refrigerated drawers practically beg you to crack open a cold, local brew. The wood-and-glass shower encasing echoes the retro vibe. The lobby is anchored by two dining options: Union Teller Coffee Counter, which serves Stumptown Coffee, handmade bagels, and pastries and Mile End Delicatessen, a Canadian-style deli specializing in smoked meats, homemade hot dogs, and poutine. On the fourth floor is Ellington’s Mid Way Bar & Grill, which feels so distinctly “Mad Men” you will swear you see Don Draper throwing back Old Fashioneds at the bar. The restaurant offers balmy outdoor seating on the wraparound terrace and a stunning bar with roomy booths and brass hardware. Order the roasted cauliflower appetizer (an umami explosion with togarashi spice, split pea puree, and ponzu) and the lamb chops with dill yogurt for an herbaceous take on the classic.
401 Union St.
Our Rating Neighborhood Downtown Phone 615/988-8511 Prices $259–$320 double; $350 and way up suite & penthouse Pets Policy Pets accepted ($150) Units 81 Amenties Restaurant; coffee shop; deli; bar; fitness center; free Wi-Fi Web site Fairlane Hotel
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