Four Seasons Hotel Seattle Reigns as the Best Hotel in Seattle: Forbes Travel Guide Five Star Rating Once Again Awarded to the Hotel

The Spa at Four Seasons also only spa in Seattle to receive Forbes award
February 15, 2023,
Seattle, U.S.A.

Four Seasons Hotel Seattle was awarded the prestigious Forbes Travel Guide (FTG) Five Star award, the only global rating system for luxury hotels, restaurants, spas and ocean cruises. As the only Hotel in Washington state to receive this recognition for providing extraordinary experiences and memorable service, Four Seasons Hotel Seattle solidified its rank as the top hotel in the state.  

The Spa at Four Seasons Hotel Seattle received a Four Star award, also the only spa in Seattle to receive a FTG Star designation. The 147-room, downtown Seattle hotel is one of 360 Five Star hotels, representing the very best of the best hotels in the world.

“Since opening in 2008, we set our goal to be the best hotel in Seattle and offer unrivalled service and amenities to our guests,” says Sebastian Hinsch, Four Seasons Hotel Seattle General Manager. “As we celebrate our 15th anniversary in November, we are honoured to be the leader and be recognized by such an established ranking. More importantly, it is a testament to the team and reinforces all the hard work and heart they give to our visitors and locals every day.”

FTG professional inspectors award properties with engaging and passionate service, as well as the physical nature of the hotel, with particular attention paid to craftsmanship and quality of product, often making the property a destination unto itself.

This includes service and amenities found at Goldfinch Tavern, an Ethan Stowell Restaurant, and the property’s unique outdoor infinity-edged pool. Guests return to the Hotel time and time again for its convenient location next to Pike Place Market and complimentary amenities such as Coffee Concierge, Tesla house car and twice-daily housekeeping.

In this 65th annual list, there are 51 properties, 16 spas and 6 restaurants across Four Seasons portfolio with a Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star designation

Four Seasons Hotel Seattle continues to be recognized as the best hotel in Seattle for its outstanding service, downtown location and sweeping views of Elliott Bay and the Olympic Mountains. U.S. News & World Report recently announced their 2023 Best Hotels rankings, and the Hotel was ranked #1 in Seattle and received a Gold Badge for being in the top 10 percent of all ranked luxury hotels in the United States.

U.S. News considers a hotel's star rating and both expert and guest sentiment by collecting annual awards from distinguished travel publications and TripAdvisor user scores.

To experience award-winning service at Four Seasons Hotel Seattle, dine at Goldfinch Tavern or recharge at The Spa visit the Hotel online or follow along on social media at @fsseattle, @goldfinchtavern or @fsseattlespa.


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