Disclosure: A complimentary stay was provided by The Paramount Hotel Seattle in exchange for review. All opinions are mine!
A staycation is always welcome in my life, but especially so after a long week!
My husband and I were grateful to spend last weekend at The Paramount Hotel Seattle for another staycation in the heart of the city. After a busy week at work & life, it was so nice to “get away" in their Urban Premium King room for the night. We got a little bit of the city in too! It’s crazy how much more time you have to explore when you pretend you’re a tourist for the weekend.
I checked into the hotel late Saturday afternoon and immediately called Dragonfish downstairs for a snack of miso soup and sushi (the Pike Place Market Roll.) For those who don’t know, Dragonfish Asian Cafe has been a mainstay in downtown Seattle, owned by the Kikuchi family since it opened in 1997. Their happy hour menu is always a hit, and it’s often packed during rush hour and for dinner. I opted to enjoy relaxing in my room upstairs but I do love dining in the restaurant often!
I met my husband who took us down to Fadó Irish Pub to watch the UFC 223 fights. We love watching the fights but it can be difficult to find a place to watch them (it’s expensive for bars to show Pay-Per-View fights.) Fadó, another mainstay, and a favorite for locals is also great for Sounders games and a consistently good time. It’s just two stops south on the light rail from Westlake Station (three blocks from the hotel!)
Back at the hotel, I indulged in a luxurious bath and some reading before we put on Saturday Night Live. We had to watch Chadwick Boseman & Cardi B 😃 That bed was DIVINE; I usually get up during the night but slept through the entire night like a baby!
On Sunday, we lazed around in the lobby then made our way one block north to Mr. West Cafe. If you follow my Instagram Stories, you know I am always at Mr. West and that their matcha latte is my favorite in the city. Get it with hemp milk!
We then made our way to the Wing Luke Asian Museum, three stops south on the light rail in the International District. We’ve had Wing Luke on our list to explore for a long time, and this staycation we finally made it happen. There’s a new Bruce Lee: A Dragon Lives Here exhibit that’s just opened (we got a preview last month) which is phenomenal, whether or not you are a big martial arts fan! All of the exhibits are compelling, but our other favorite is the ongoing Community Portrait Galleries upstairs. The Wing Luke is the perfect place to learn about how Asian-Americans have impacted - and been impacted by - immigration to America, and Seattle specifically!
Before heading back up to the hotel, we stopped by Eastern Cafe a couple of blocks from the Museum. They were out of their usual tea for a London Fog latte so they used a coconut vanilla black tea with almond milk instead. It was even better than what I wanted in the first place! Highly recommend their fruit & nut or their breakfast crepe too.
Thank you Paramount Hotel for a great stay and for giving us the chance to slow down and savor our city. We appreciate you!
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