Built in 1909, The Sorrento Hotel mixes old world charm with modern amenities. This boutique hotel is conveniently located to downtown Seattle.

Laid-back elegance, great hospitality – and the best beds in town! The Sorrento Hotel has it all. The family-owned hotel was built in 1909–the striking Italianate architecture and retro vibe make it a great place to unwind at the end of the conference day. But don’t think this hotel is stuck in the past. The hotel was recently renovated to make rooms more spacious and to add modern-day amenities including free wi-fi (and French press coffee in the rooms!).

Hotel Sorrento’s Hunt Club and the luxe Fireside Room, where you can enjoy a cozy meal or sip a glass of wine by the fire – are both lovely spaces to catch up with fellow attendees and relax. The bar at the Hunt Club is a well-known local hangout and the hotel regularly screens films and hosts authors and musicians in the Fireside Room for their “Sorrento Nights”  offerings.

The Sorrento Hotel is centrally located to our conference activities. It sits on First Hill making Downtown, Capitol Hill and Eliot Bay easily accessible by foot or taxi. The Seattle Culinary Academy, where will spend our first day, is close by as is the Frye Art Museum (whose holdings include 19th and 20th European art).

Nearby is the eclectic Capitol Hill area, especially along Pine and Pike Streets, where art galleries, museums and parks share space with funky shops, nightclubs and restaurants. Take in a casual lunch at Melrose Marketplace, and afterwards, stroll through the food shops that offer Northwest specialties of meats and fish, as well as wine, flowers and produce.

If you’re interested in walking along the waterfront of Eliot Bay, check out the venerable Pike Place Market.

As we all know, Seattle is an eating paradise. To get a sense of the variety of restaurants and cafes, check out ChefsSeattle.com.

We’ve reserved the 76 rooms at Hotel Sorrento, and we encourage you to stay here. And really, no kidding about the best beds in town!