Like another poster, I have always been a great fan of Starwood hotels. They are clean, convenient, accessible, and always on the hipper side. The W hotel in Seattle is the pride of the branch, in my opinion. The decor can be a little forced-modernist, but otherwise, the setting mixes casual with trendy flavors. The bar-scene is always the place to be. The rooms are small but clean and the beds are stacked high with fluffy duvets and such. Great downtown location and near all the hot shops and venues. Give it a try!