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Sorrento Hotel

Seattle Tourist Attractions--Architecture Outside of Downtown

Sorrento Hotel


Completed 1908

900 Madison Street on First Hill

Architect  Harlan Thomas

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This 76-room, seven story Mediterranean hotel features a lovely multi-colored brick exterior decorated with elegant touches of terra cotta. I always enjoy looking at this tiny hotel with its delicate patterns of terra cotta. 

The darkly-paneled lobby is perfect for enjoying a cup of tea (for which the Hotel is famous) or sipping a glass of wine.  The lobby opens onto the front courtyard with its water fountain. 

The Sorrento is just a short stroll from St. James Cathedral and the Frye Art Museum.  Enjoy your walk around First Hill.


Sorrento Hotel Gargoyle

An interesting gargoyle looking at the water fountain


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