The Sound Hotel Seattle

Our Verdict

What do you think about when you think about Seattle? The Space Needle, the Seattle Seahawks or maybe this treasure of a city in the Pacific Northwest! Well there is a new hotel in town and it’s location in Belltown is quite nice for someone visiting Seattle.


Located near the Space Needle, Pike’s Place Market and the Amazon Spheres, the Sound Hotel Seattle is a great place to stay. With very simple inspired Scandinavian decor, the 142 rooms offer a cozy place to lay your head.


The Sound Hotel Seattle, a Tapestry Collection by Hilton, really focuses on arts and music and that theme is carried out subtlety from the moment you walk into the hotel. This modern urban oasis of a hotel won’t disappoint.

The Sound Hotel Seattle

Seattle can be like most big cities, full of hustle and bustle. The Sound Hotel Seattle is the perfect place to relax after a long day exploring the city.

The Scandinavian and minimalistic style is carried out everywhere in the hotel. Don’t let the minimalistic style scare you away though because the rooms are quite warm and inviting even with the use of smooth modern surfaces. We absolutely love the furniture, fixtures and finishes of this hotel!

The Sound Hotel Seattle occupies 10 floors of the Arrive Seattle luxury apartment building. The hotel is definitely more boutique feeling and wasn’t overly crowded during our stay.

Our Room

During out stay at the Sound Hotel Seattle we stayed in a King Bed Studio Room. This is the largest room offered at the hotel at just over 560 square feet.


The room featured a sitting area with a small dining table next to the bed and a separate bathroom. The rooms are very simple yet tastefully decorated with music inspired wallpaper, musical instrument lamps and a great use of plaid fabric. 

The Scandinavian furniture makes a statement and adds the the eco-friendliness of the Pacific Northwest.

The King Studio offered a nice view of the city and view of Elliott Bay. With large windows in the living room/bedroom, there was plenty of natural light when you wanted it, but the thick curtains made the room very dark when you were ready to turn in.


The bathroom was quite large in our room and featured a sleek vanity with double sinks and a walk in shower. The only thing we would have preferred is a separate room for the toilet.

If you have read very many of these hotel reviews, then you know that Le Labo are our absolute favorite hotel toiletries. The Sound Hotel Seattle features Float toilietries, which were just okay in our opinion.


The Sound Hotel Seattle’s signature restaurant, The Currant Bistro, features fresh and regionally sourced ingredients for their simple yet delicious dishes.


We ate Breakfast at the Currant Bistro and were able to get a taste for their very approachable dishes. We tried the Açaí bowl as well as the Breakfast Sandwich. Both of these dishes were excellent and very reasonably priced.



While the Sound Hotel Seattle doesn’t have as many amenities as neighboring hotels, the location and accessibility make up for that.


The Fitness Center on property only consists of a small room with cardio equipment. The hotel did tell us there is possibly plans to give hotel guests access to the Arrive Luxury Apartments fitness center. Located on the 7th floor is the Sound Bite Lounge and a sun deck. The sun deck is a nice place to take in views of the Space Needle and enjoy a cocktail. For Hilton Honors members with Diamond or Gold status, breakfast is served here daily along with evening cocktails and tapas.



The service at the Sound Hotel Seattle was great. Everyone we encountered from the bell staff to the front desk guest services personnel to the wait staff, the service was good.

Overall Impression

If you are looking for a place to stay while in Seattle to explore, pre or post cruise or are in town for business, this is a great go-to hotel.

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