Washington February 03, 2020
The Heathman Hotel Is The Ultimate Washington Staycation Destination
Located in King County just a few miles east of Seattle, Kirkland is one of Washington’s most underrated cities. Between the thriving local art scene, the shops and boutiques, and the abundance of delicious food, it’s easy to see why the roughly 89,000 people who call it home are so happy. If you’re in need of a weekend getaway, a visit to Kirkland will leave you feeling relaxed and rejuvenated – especially if you stay at the Heathman Hotel.
The Heathman Hotel sits at the corner of Kirkland Avenue and Third Street, which was once the site of Kirkland's first hospital.
The privately owned Kirkland Hospital opened in 1930, but it closed in 1971 after most people chose to go to Overlake in Bellevue. The original building was demolished, and now you can enjoy a luxurious stay here instead of a hospital stay (definitely a better option).
Take advantage of the convenient valet parking, step into the stylish lobby, and admire the local art on the walls while you wait to check in.
The hotel team loves to support Kirkland's art scene, so you'll often see local artists' work on the walls throughout the hotel.
The rooms and suites here are just the right size and have everything you need for a comfortable stay.
Amenities include free WiFi, oversized soaking tubs (and separate showers in some of the suites), and a French press for your morning coffee. Some of the rooms are even pet-friendly.
The Heathman Hotel is especially well-known as a romantic destination, and they'll go above and beyond here to make your special occasion extra memorable.
Of course, they also welcome families, friends, and business travelers.
Once you get settled, take a stroll around the neighborhood and do some window shopping -- the hotel is right in the middle of everything.
We highly recommend a stop at Lady Yum, which makes the best macarons on the planet, and getting a box of macarons and some champagne for later.
The Heathman has one of the largest fitness centers you'll ever see, which will come in handy when you get a whiff of the onsite restaurant...
... Hearth, which opened in 2019, sits just off the lobby on the main floor.
Hearth opened in 2019, replacing its former occupant, Trellis.
Hearth is open daily for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and you'll want to experience all three meals here.
In addition to the spacious dining room, guests can dine outdoors year-round thanks to the heated outdoor seating area.
The chefs make almost everything in-house, so you really can't go wrong with anything on the menu... but the Hearth Burger is absolutely out of this world.
Topped with black pepper aioli, caramelized onions, and smoked gouda, it's a meal all on its own (but you'll want to eat those fries, too).
Before you make your way back to your room for the evening, order a Chocolate Sundae.
The menu simply calls it "chocolate in all the ways," which is an accurate description.
The Heathman Hotel’s rates vary, but for a hotel of this caliber, they’re surprisingly affordable.
Your next staycation awaits!
Address: 220 Kirkland Ave, Kirkland, WA 98033, USA