Located on the corner of Eighth and Pine, The Paramount Hotel is conveniently just a couple moments walk from both the heart of downtown Seattle and Capitol Hill. It’s also a mere block away from Pacific Place for fabulous shopping (and Din Tai Fung), and a moment or two’s walk to the light rail or Westlake Center. This very appealing location, as well as the luxurious accommodations and wonderful restaurants on site, make it the perfect home base for your next visit to Seattle.
Read on for a peek at the hotel, its delicious restaurants, and everywhere I ate on my most recent trip to the Emerald City! (All of which were easily withing walking distance from The Paramount.)
The rooms and suites are roomy and elegant. I had the pleasure of staying in their Metropolitan Suite, and it offered incredible views of the city all the way to Pike Place Market. (You can check rates and book this suite directly here.)
The suite offered a large sitting area, dining area, large size refrigerator, wet bar, and a very luxurious tub with a sizeable vanity area.
The views from the dining area were simply spectacular, and you can see you have the city right at your fingertips. I took my morning coffee at The Paramount here every day and worked in the mornings.
The Paramount Hotel has a lovely espresso bar and breakfast restaurant, Spruce Cafe which is open daily from 7am to noon. They serve Caffe Umbria coffees alongside Macrina Bakery pastries and other goodies as well as a full breakfast menu (peep it here). The Dungeness Crab Omelet is one of my all-time favorite breakfast items.
Left: Iced Americano | Right: Squid Game Latte
Left: The Classic Breakfast | Right: Dungeness Crab Omelet
In the evenings, the Spruce space transforms into Chan Seattle. Formerly located in Pike Place Market, Chan is serving up modern Korean cuisine as well as traditional favorites in its sleek new space. The lounge opens at four, with happy hour offered daily from 4:00 to 6:00 pm. (They’re currently closed Sunday and Monday, check their website for updated hours.) Speaking of the happy hour, I highly recommend their wings and sliders.
The EVO 16: gin + simple syrup + lemon juice + aloe juice + soju + Prickly pear ice-cube
Chan has a great cocktail program with some very creative and unique concoctions. See the full beverage menu here.
Left: Smoked Stack Old Fashioned with Rock Candy | Middle: The 25th Season | Right: Smoked Old Fashioned and Matcha Sour
Steak Tartare with Caramelized Onion, Asian Pear, Pine Nuts, Soy, Rice Syrup, Chives, Sesame Oil
Left: Roasted Bone Marrow | Right: Tuna Tartare
Left: Fermented Plate | Middle: Soy-Cured King Salmon | Right: Dong Chimi
Five Other Delicious Spots to Visit in the Area:
As mentioned, one of the top-selling points of this hotel for me is the fabulous location. You can be in Pike Place Market, Capitol Hill, or Belltown in just a few blocks – and all of these neighborhoods are teeming with delicious restaurants. Each restaurant below is easily within walking distance of your hotel, and all offer a unique (and delicious) dining experience.
- Matt’s in the Market: This Pike Place Classic is a must-visit for lunch. I stumbled into Matt’s on a whim on a recent visit. I was passing by to grab some coffee and a pastry next door when I realized I was walking by right as Matt’s was opening (which meant I might be so lucky as to snag a coveted seat at the bar). And lucky me, I was. Make a reservation here.
Matt’s in the Market
94 Pike St #32
Seattle, WA 98101
Make sure to take a stroll through the Market – it’s the perfect way to spend your morning or afternoon!
2. Shiro’s Sushi – take the short walk to Belltown for one of the most iconic sushi restaurants in Seattle. Opened in 1994 by its namesake, Shiro Kashiba – this restaurant blends classical Japanese technique with the fresh Pacific Northwest fish and ingredients that abound here. Though it’s no longer owned by Shiro, the quality and the service are still impeccable. Omakase at the counter is the only way to go here! Make a reservation here.
2401 2nd Ave.
Seattle, WA 98121
3. Nana’s Green Tea: Matcha lovers rejoice! Nana’s Green Tea has a cult following with its matcha pastries and parfaits! Nana’s specializes in the highest quality Japanese teas, and also offers food items at their Seattle location, including tonkatsu plates, karaage, and rice bowls. No reservations required; place online orders here.
Nana’s Green Tea
1007 Stewart St #103
Seattle, WA 98101
4. Meet Korean BBQ: Enjoy Korean barbecue alongside a fantastic wine list at Meet in Capitol Hill. First, select your cuts, and sit back and enjoy the show as your server cooks all of your meats to order right at your table! Only prime Angus, American Wagyu beef and Kurobuta pork from reputable ranchers are served here to ensure the highest quality possible. Meet offers half off all bottles of Pacific Northwest wine on Wednesdays, which is a steal of a deal! Make a reservation here.
Meet Korean Barbecue
500 E Pike St.
Seattle, WA 98122
5. The Metropolitan Grill: Repeatedly being named the best steak in Seattle, The Metropolitan Grill is a Seattle institution. Expect a classic, elegant experience with all the steakhouse classics including shrimp cocktails, French onion soup, and (of course) an incredible steak selection. The cocktail program here is extraordinary and is the extensive wine list. These are true professionals here and you’re guaranteed to be very well taken care of. Make a reservation here.
Left: Prawn Cocktail | Right: Savory Martinis with Blue Cheese Stuffed Olives
The Metropolitan Grill
820 2nd Ave.
Seattle, WA 98104
I hope you enjoy eating your way through this delicious part of the city! Stay close to it all when you stay at The Paramount Hotel; book your reservation here!