A few weeks ago Andrew and I took the Clipper over to Seattle for two nights to stay at the Mayflower Park Hotel in downtown Seattle. We left Victoria on the 5:00 pm Clipper to Seattle and sat in comfort class which included snacks and beverages. This was our first time on the newly renovated ferry, and I loved how luxurious and spacious it was! We arrived in Seattle at around 7:30 pm and took a short Uber ride to our hotel located in the heart of downtown Seattle next to the historic Macys building. On our first night, we walked around downtown and got a bite to at Din Tai Fung located just around the corner from our hotel at Pacific Place. The next day we headed over to the Fairmont Olympic to visit Penelope and The Beauty Bar and have afternoon tea in The Georgian Room. After we had tea, we then walked over to Century Link Field to scope out the Seahawks game. Unfortunately, we couldn’t get tickets, but it was very excited to see all of the tailgating action before the game and see the fireworks from outside the stadium.
After exploring the stadium we then wandered around Pioneer Square and went for a drink and then went back to our hotel to figure out dinner plans. We both wanted to go to a late night vintage diner, so we looked online and discovered this interesting 24-hour diner called Lost Lake in Capitol Hill. Since it wasn’t raining, we decided to walk over to that area because it was a short twenty-minute walk. I can honestly say that Capitol Hill is one of my favorite areas in Seattle because it has a vibrant nightlife full of unique restaurants and bars. There is also an abundance of cute vintage clothing stores and one of the craziest Starbucks I have ever seen. We randomly walked past this massive Starbucks that almost looked like a microbrewery with tasting flights of coffee and massive barrels of beans. I will have to try and go back there the next time I am in Seattle because it looked so unique and a great place to hang out.
We both loved walking through Capital Hill and kept talking about how there are so many unique restaurants and bars. Lost Lake is seriously amazing for people who love vintage decor and diner food. We were there relatively late in the evening, and it was packed with people. We ordered a wide variety of food including nachos, chicken wings, and a hamburger with fries. If I lived in Seattle, I feel like I would be there on a weekly basis because it is such a fun atmosphere. The next time I go to Seattle, I will try to explore the Capital Hill area more because there is so much to see and do in that area.
The view from our hotel room at the Mayflower Park Hotel.
The Mayflower gave me a beautiful card and gift basket filled with chocolate, tea, and cookies.
I loved the vintage decor and floral curtains at the Mayflower Park Hotel.
Night view from our hotel room.
Street view of Century Link Field.
Beautiful details inside Penelope and The Beauty Bar.
Luxurious seats in comfort class on the Clipper.
View of the Clipper arriving back in the morning.
View of the Seattle Skyline departing in the morning on board the Clipper.
Breakfast on the Clipper returning home to Victoria.