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What makes the ALT Hotels unique is there is no guessing about prices—the room rate remains the same every day of the year. Which makes this hotel an excellent choice when special events have driven up the prices elsewhere (or when you need to catch an early morning flight, as it's a short and free LINK train ride to the airport terminals). ALT keeps its prices low and steady by doing away with such extras such as doormen, room service, and valets. But what it doesn't stint on is style or comfort—rooms are downright chic, with the panels of fine wood, sharp lines, and clean color palette you often find in Scandinavia. And the beds are decidedly opulent, swathed in Egyptian cotton sheets and goose-down comforters, with some of the most comfortable mattresses and pillows anywhere.  There's also a cheery, state-of-the-art fitness center on the 14th floor.