Spring break is almost here and if you haven’t made plans yet, consider a getaway at a nearby Seattle hotel. At these spots, you can sleep in a cushy bed, chow down at some new-to-you restaurants and check out the nearby happenings. And if the hotel has a pool, then score one for the kids! Who needs crowded airports and Disneyland for spring break when you can live it up in luxe digs in the city and be home in time for Sunday night dinner?

Hotel Monaco

Hotel Monaco’s downtown location will let you reach everything you need by foot. The colorful and contemporary furnishings give way to old-fashioned hospitality — hence the “welcome” goldfish and animal print bathrobes you’ll find in your room! Kiddos get VIP treatment at the front desk, where they’ll get to choose between an activity bag or a cool item from the toy chest. Let the Concierge know if it’s a special occasion, so your extra-special little one receives a surprise amenity.

Stay: Kings, queens and suites are available. All rooms are tricked out with Wi-Fi, pillow top beds, 32” or 46” flat screen TVs and an iPod alarm clock. Check online for hotel promotions — they offer a Northwest resident rate.

Good Eats: The hotel’s brand new restaurant Outlier, led by Executive Chef Shawn Applin, will open on March 21, 2017 and offer thoughtful and seasonally-driven global fare with plates like Dungeness crab-stuffed pasta, brick oven pizzas, and black Chile roasted chicken that are meant to be shared. The restaurant will also include a newly built back patio space, perfect for dining on during those warm spring days. And kids menus will be available, with choices so tasty you’re going to wish you were under 12.

Walk To: The Pinball Museum, Magic Mouse Toys, Seattle Aquarium and the Great Wheel.

Don’t Miss: The end of each day at Hotel Monaco is marked with a hosted evening wine hour, but Friday nights usually offer something special for kids, so parents can sip and unwind while the minis are entertained. And if you're looking to see the city on two wheels, complimentary hotel bicycles are available to use during your stay.

1101 Fourth Ave.
Seattle, Wa 98101
206-621-1770
Online: monaco-seattle.com

photo: Francis A. via Yelp

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— Kristina Moy & Myriam Gabriel-Pollock