Seattle skyline
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Let’s start with the pool. Nary an obstacle can be found obstructing your view of Elliott Bay and the surrounding Seattle neighborhoods. Your view from the infinity-edge lap pool, the adjacent hot tub, the cozy ringed fire pit, and from the chaise longues is completely untrammeled. Couple this with the fact that your room at the Four Seasons Hotel Seattle is part of the downtown skyline — and just two blocks from the famed Pike Place Market — and you have before you a true Emerald City experience.

So true, in fact, that there’s hardly a reason to venture off from a four-block radius. And harder still is it to leave the amenities of the 147-room hotel, 13 of which are luxury suites. The Four Seasons Hotel Seattle, which occupies 10 floors of a 21-story downtown luxury hotel and residence, has a contemporary-chic lobby that is every bit as much the gallery as the Seattle Art Museum, located across the street. Works by famed Pacific North Rim artists like Mark Tobey, Morris Graves, Alden Mason, and Margaret Tomkins adorn the public spaces, and guest rooms’ reproductions of works from the Seattle Art Museum draw your attention — albeit briefly — from the spectacular views.

“It’s the sum of our parts: central location; engaging service, both in person and online; and amenities like the urban oasis that is The Spa and the market-fresh cuisine from ART Restaurant,” says Crystal Southcote, Four Seasons public relations and social-media coordinator. “Add touches like family-friendly amenities and complimentary Wi-Fi, and the city’s only outdoor infinity pool deck, and the Four Seasons Hotel Seattle becomes a place you want to call home.”

Yes, the pool. Let’s not forget the pool. 
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Whether on land or sea, Pacific jet streams can make for unpredictable weather, so come prepared to brave all the elements.

Burberry London cottonblend Kinsford trench, $1,605

Coakley tote bag, $495 

Hunter color block rubber rain boots, $150

High Sierra SporTour drop bottom wheeled duffel, $260 

Davek copper Elite umbrella, $149

Stone Island suede-and-leather high-top sneakers, $463

Westcomb waterproof and air-permeable Focus LT hoody, $279