Steps from Seattle’s famous Pike Place Market, Hotel Max is a place that caters to the creatives of the world. Guests can admire the extensive art collection in the lobby while sipping on the free coffee provided by Seattle's Café Vita. The entire fifth floor of the hotel pays homage to Sub Pop Records; each room on this floor includes Crosley record players and a selection of vinyl records curated by Sub Pop. The entire hotel is peppered with artwork from local artists. The hotel is not named for a man called Max, but rather it’s a play on the idea of “maximalism.” Maximalism is defined as, “a reaction against minimalism, it’s an esthetic of excess and redundancy.” (Think: the opposite of “less is more.” More is more!)
Want a taste of what the locals drink? Don’t miss the hotel’s free daily craft beer hour for the best brews in Seattle. Hungry? Check out Miller’s Guild - a restaurant in the Max with a rugged edge in which a nine-foot-long grill sits in the center; patrons can enjoy a menu that features 75-day dry-aged beef.
With the opportunity to choose from room sizes of “mini,” “classic” or “max,” travelers are sure to find the right accommodation to fit their needs. This aesthetically pleasing artsy hotel is a gem in and of itself in the United States’ gorgeous “Emerald City.”