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Inspector Picks: 10 of the Best Hotels on the West Coast

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May 01, 2019
Consider Portland, San Francisco and Seattle when planning your trip. There are lots of things to do at these destinations. So what are you waiting for? Book a hotel and have a fun summer vacation.
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Carriage Inn

San Francisco, California
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AAA Inspector 622: The enchanting guest room décor is timeless. Antique typewriters are in every room at the workstation. It makes me want to sit down to write my novel.
Timelessly enchanting, it's Victorian meets modern San Francisco at this hotel, where each room is named after a famous San Franciscan, such as Emperor Norton and Danielle Steele.
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Hotel lobby, artwork, seating, wall, fireplace
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Four Seasons Hotel Seattle

Seattle, Washington
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AAA Inspector 31: For the best view, I always request an upper floor room on the water side of the hotel.
Guests are pampered at this luxury-oriented hotel located near the water where it's an easy walk to several nearby attractions. On the fourth floor, relax in the amazing outdoor infinity pool and spa. Many guest rooms have fabulous water and city views. The hotel occupies the lower 10 floors of a 20 story structure.
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lobby, hip, modern, trendy, seating, tables, art
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Hotel Eastlund

Portland, Oregon
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AAA Inspector 31: I recommend requesting a room with a view of the convention center's illuminated glass spires and the Portland skyline.
This refurbished hotel has a chic lobby that's great for relaxing or meeting friends. While the guest rooms are smaller, the upscale décor, comfy beds and brightly lit baths are welcoming. The hotel's rooftop restaurant and bar features an open-air terrace overlooking downtown and the river. This hotel's location is very convenient to the convention center, downtown and a light-rail train stop with direct access to the city center and airport.
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This luxurious AAA Inspector Pick and AAA Four Diamond hotel Scarlet Huntington in iconic Nob Hill.
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Huntington Hotel

San Francisco, California
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AAA Inspector 511: Gorgeous, sexy, Carrie Bradshaw comes to San Francisco vibe guest rooms and I love the spa too. Name's perfect!
This hotel was gorgeously renovated in 2014 with decor befitting its unforgettable name. A variety of room types and styles is available; all have lots of space, ample seating and upscale furnishing. The adult-only indoor infinity pool and hot tub areas are beautifully appointed and have stunning views.
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Lobby, seating, couch, chair, rug, coffee table, apple, plant, Palm, lamp, art
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Kimpton Alexis Hotel Seattle

Seattle, Washington
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AAA Inspector 31: A few of the guest rooms at this hotel have a fabulous view of Elliott Bay and the bustling boat traffic. These are the ones I'd request.
This hotel combines two turn-of-the-20th-century buildings. Works by local artists are the focal point of the public spaces. While the majority of the guest rooms are large, a few are a bit small. Double check when registering.
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Remodeled lobby
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Kimpton Hotel Vintage Portland

Portland, Oregon
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AAA Inspector 31: When meeting friends in the lobby, I really like the high energy vibe and trendy charm which makes me feel younger and cooler than I am.
Featuring a modern, hip vibe, this boutique hotel offers some specialty sky loft guest rooms as well as urban soak rooms with their own outdoor patio and private spa tub.
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lobby, hall, table, art, flooring
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Sentinel

Portland, Oregon
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AAA Inspector 31: As a former Elks Lodge, the impressive meeting rooms are worth peeking at. I always wonder what tales these walls could tell.
This property graciously combines historic charm and contemporary, upscale conveniences. Some guest rooms and suites boast fireplaces or rooftop terraces affording sweeping views of downtown.
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Roof top, water, sparkle, view, stadium, outdoors
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Silver Cloud Hotel Seattle-Stadium

Seattle, Washington
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AAA Inspector 31: I've got to admit, the proximity to T-Mobile Park or CenturyLink Field is a huge selling feature for me. The view from the rooftop pool can't be beat.
Right across the street from T-Mobile Park and convenient to CenturyLink Field, this property has a rooftop pool and hot tub with incredible views. Guests looking for a restful sleep might want to request a courtyard room where the soothing sounds of the fountain can be heard all night.
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lobby, modern, hip, sheek, seating, leather, couch
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The Nines, A Luxury Collection Hotel

Portland, Oregon
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AAA Inspector 31: Located on an upper floor of this historic building in a light filled atrium area, I find this upscale lobby with trendy artwork to be a hidden gem.
Within walking distance of many downtown destinations, this luxury hotel occupies the upper floors of the landmark Meier & Frank Building. The public areas house a world-class contemporary art collection. Guest rooms are refined and classically chic.
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Ritz Carlton San Francisco
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The Ritz-Carlton, San Francisco

San Francisco, California
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AAA Inspector 557: The exterior and public areas reflect elegant classic features that transport me to an era of timeless luxury reminiscent of days gone by.
On the brow of Nob Hill, this 1909 landmark property was remarkably renovated to become a stately and elegant hotel. Guest room highlights include luxurious bedding and beautiful custom furnishings. Sophisticated guest services provide for a memorable experience.
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