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Occupying a quietly dignified 11-story brick building from the 1920s, the Hotel Vintage is friendly, low-key, and romantic in an under- rather than overstated way. Wine is the theme here, so all the rooms are named for Washington state wineries, and at the complimentary wine hour between 5 and 6pm you can sample excellent West Coast vintages. The newly refurbed rooms are calm and quiet, with patterned carpets, earth-tone walls, and a mix of traditional and contemporary furnishings, including big sofas and sizeable work desks. Bathrooms have nice finishes but are fairly small. Service at this hotel is exceptionally personable, and you can dine on-site at one of Seattle’s finest Italian restaurants, Tulio. The hotel is right across the street from the striking Seattle Public Library designed by Dutch architect Rem Koolhass.