Built in 1981, this French-owned mid-sized hotel in Belltown was ahead of its time in terms of boutique-style amenities, offering an indoor heated pool and floor-to-ceiling angled windows that open up to create an in-room balcony. From 2010 to 2013, the rooms were refurbished with an eclectic mix of patterns and furnishings that are both stylish and comfortable. The beechwood work desks are actually big enough to work on and have convenient outlets on the top of the desk. The unique window-balconies let in lots of light and provide a glimpse of Elliott Bay (but with Amazon and other corporate giants building towers in the nearby South Lake Union area, the urban landscape around here seems to change by the day). The bathrooms are small but have a nicely luxe feel to them. Additional upscale touches include Gilchrist & Soames toiletries and an on-site restaurant, Margaux, which serves delicious French- and Italian-inspired Northwest cuisine. If you’re traveling with kids, they’ll love the pool.