Amazing Stay at DoubleTree Arctic Club Hotel in Seattle (Historic Building Built in 1917)

Good afternoon everyone.  Two weekends ago, my girlfriend and I had the pleasure to stay the beautiful and historic DoubleTree Arctic Club Hotel in Seattle, WA.  According to the hotel’s bio, the Arctic Club is a “AAA 4-Diamond Award-winning hotel in Seattle, WA. This tastefully decorated hotel in Seattle, WA offers a unique experience, echoing the post-Klondike gold rush days of the early 1900s.” According to Wikipedia, the Arctic Club was built for the Arctic Club in 1917 for the successful veterans of the Klondike Gold Rush and was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1978.  Needless to say, this is not your average DoubleTree hotel (but they did have chocolate chip cookies on demand at the front desk).  I spoke with the front desk agents a few times during my stay and they were very helpful and friendly.  As we were checking out, the front desk agent told me that the hotel would most likely transition into a Conrad Hotel in the near future.  In this post, I will share my experience staying in the hotel.  I hope you enjoy the hotel review.

DoubleTree Arctic Club hotel front desk. Image source: http://doubletree3.hilton.com/en/hotels/washington/the-arctic-club-seattle-a-doubletree-by-hilton-hotel-SEAACDT/index.html

I used 2 free weekend night certificates that I earned after spending $10,000 on both of my Citi Hilton Honors Reserve Credit Cards.  I called the Hilton reservation department and they applied both free weekend night certificates to the reservation.  The normal cost of this hotel is 70,000 Hilton Honors Points, so I saved 140,000 Hilton Honors Points by using both free weekend night certificates.

I originally checked in via the Hilton app and selected a room on the top / 9th floor.  Upon check-in, the front desk agent informed me that the air conditioning unit was making a lot of noise in my room and he moved us to room 209, a corner king suite.  The room was actually on the same level as the front desk and a short walk away.  As you will start to see, there are lots of small details everywhere you look around the hotel and inside the suite.  Here is the outside and inside of the door.

Bedroom and king bed.

During check-in, the front desk gave me 4 continental breakfast vouchers for the onsite JUNO restaurant (reviewed at the bottom of this post).

Nightstand with upgraded iHome alarm and closet with robe and safe.

Desk in the corner with everything you could need to get business (or your math homework) done.

Bathroom towels, sink, and toilet.

Bathroom sink and bathtub/shower combo.

There was a large snack box on the side table.  Prices for snacks were reasonably priced, but we didn’t eat any snacks.

Hidden hot tea/coffee set next to DVD/speaker system.

It took me a while to notice the hot cup icon in the upper corner of the dresser.  Hot water pot and coffee strainer.

Top angle of hot water pot and coffee strainer.  We made tea and coffee and it turned out great.  Beneath this pull out was the hidden mini bar.

Inside the mini bar.  We didn’t drink anything from the mini bar.

The bar, called the Polar Bar, is located near the front desk.  There was a cool polar bear statue (which reminded me of the Coca-Cola polar bears).

Other views of the Polar Bar and billiards table.  We didn’t have a drink or play billiards.

JUNO Restaurant is located on the first level of the hotel and is a cute diner.

I had french toast and my girlfriend had a breakfast burrito.

Here is the full breakfast menu.  Here is the breakfast voucher, good for a continental breakfast or $12 toward food.  The waiter was very friendly and let us use all 4 vouchers to take $48 off our $49 breakfast bill.

All in all, a great hotel near the center of downtown Seattle (a 10-15 minute walk to Pike’s Place Market).  There were plenty of Uber and Lyft drivers in the city as well.  I would definitely stay at this hotel again and recommend it to anyone traveling to Seattle (much better than the Grand Hyatt Seattle that I stayed at last time).  If you have any questions, please leave a comment below.  Have a great day everyone!

6 thoughts on “Amazing Stay at DoubleTree Arctic Club Hotel in Seattle (Historic Building Built in 1917)

  1. J

    I can’t imagine this being a Conrad especially with that decor. It might be better off as a Curio Collection property instead.

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  2. curry girl

    This hotel failed so badly to accommodate my stay last time. The only good thing they did was offering me 210K points, good for 3 free nights at this property I think.

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      1. curry girl

        Not really. They downgraded my reservation so I ended up staying in a room different from the one I chose at e-check in.

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