If you want to stay in a traditional, long-established hotel in the heart of downtown, but don’t want to pay the prices charged by the Fairmont Olympic, the Mayflower Park is a great alternative. Built in 1927 and beautifully restored, this heritage beauty welcomes guests with crystal chandeleirs, gleaming brass fixtures, and period antiques. The rooms and suites are quiet and comfortable with traditional furnishings; no contemporary surprises here. Bathrooms come with deep tubs and the original tile floors. From the hotel’s central downtown location you can easily walk anywhere in central Seattle. The hotel also connects to Westlake Center (with monorail to Seattle Center) and the Seattle light-rail to Capital Hill and the University District is right around the corner. And as if all that weren’t enough, Andaluca Restaurant is one of Seattle’s top-rated eateries and Oliver’s Lounge is one of the city’s truly great cocktail bars. The Mayflower Park is locally owned and the staff here goes out of its way to provide friendly, professional service.