Although its enormous lobby isn’t particularly noteworthy, and even seems a bit bare, the rooms at the Grand go beyond the bland, cookie-cutter sterility found in so many large corporate hotels. The doors are solid and heavy, and the comfortable, clean-lined furniture includes a sizeable work desk. But it’s the bathrooms that really stand out here and give the Grand a sense of luxury: Wonderfully roomy, with marble floors and countertops, each bathroom has a great soaking tub and a walk-in shower. You can upgrade to a Corner King Suite for only $30 (based on availability), or to one of the 850-square-feet Emerald Suites for an additional $150. The corner suites are palatial in size. Rooms with water views are of course the most popular, but know that you’ll be looking at the waves through a forest of downtown buildings. The large health Club is well-equipped with cardio and weight machines, as well as free weights. A Ruth’s Chris Steak House is accessed from the lobby, and there’s also a Starbucks, a NY Deli, and a Blue Sushi for on-site noshes. Step out the front door and you’re smack-dab in the center of Pine Street, one of downtown’s busiest shopping streets and next to the Seattle Convention Center.