Need to know
In total, 153, including 16 suites.
Noon; earliest check-in, 4pm.
Double rooms from $130.50, excluding tax at 15.6 per cent. Please note the hotel charges an additional service charge of $23.12 per room per night on check-out and an additional local city tax of $2.00 per room per night on check-out.
Rates usually exclude breakfast, but include WiFi, access to the 24-hour fitness centre, and aperitivo hour in the hotel lobby (5.30pm–6.30pm), featuring free cocktails mixed by Rider’s bartenders.
Request an in-room massage or beauty treatment via Tousled: Seattle’s modern mobile salon and spa. You can also summon Well+Fit kits to your room, stocked with a Manduka yoga mat, barre3 bands, weights and a core ball, plus an iPad pre-loaded with fitness videos. Alternatively, make use of the hotel's free passes to local studios.
At the hotel
Coffee shop; valet parking; gym with weights, yoga mats, treadmill, elliptical, Peloton bicycle and stationary bicycle. In rooms: TV, WiFi, air conditioning, alarm clock, minibar, tea- and coffee-making kit, blackout curtain.
Our favourite rooms
We’d happily move into the Residence and never move out. The hotel’s penthouse sprawls across 20,000 square feet, occupying the entire 19th floor. Bespoke furnishings, designer lighting and original artworks decorate this handsome expanse. If your spatial requirements and/or budget are a little more modest, opt for a suite – they all have clawfoot bath tubs and Seattle-made raincoats for guests to borrow.
If you’ve booked a suite, don’t waste case-space by bringing a raincoat: the hotel helpfully lends guests his ’n’ hers numbers made in Seattle by Freeman. If you’d like to buy one/a pair to take one home with you, just let guest services know.
The hotel has a bedroom and bathroom adapted for wheelchair-users.
Four-legged Smiths weighing in at 50lbs or under are very welcome (subject to a $45 charge per booking). The hotel helpfully provides doggy beds, food and water bowls, and a canine welcome gift. See more pet-friendly hotels in Seattle.
Little Smiths can come, but the hotel reckons it’s best suited to teens.