Cedarbrook Lodge

Whenever I visit Seattle my favorite place to stay is Jay and Carl’s house. It is especially nice there now that it is all fixed up. When I’m on business travel and like this last trip when I’m working long hours, it is often more convenient to stay closer to work though. Normally, this entails staying at the Embassy Suites in Tukwila, I‘ve got to rack up those Hilton points, but on this last trip I discovered Cedarbrook Lodge. Nestled in a quiet corner of Seatac (SEATAC is the Seattle airport, while Seatac is the city that it resides in), its picturesque grounds and stunning interiors is more than a step above any of the other places that I have stayed at in Seattle, except of course for Jay and Carl’s.

Normally I don’t eat in the hotel, but the combination of my long hours and a coworker’s recommendation led me to try it out on this trip. On the first night I made the mistake of ordering the filet minion cooked as a medium. It was cooked to order and that made it not all that I had hoped for. They did comp me with a salad beforehand, plus an appetizer-like treat and a dessert one too. On my next try I had their salmon, which was flawless. This time I ordered the salad and then they comped me the soup, along with the treats. I’m curious of what would have happened if on a third try, I had ordered both the soup and the salad. I never got around to trying the free Häagen-Dazs. All photos were taken at 5 AM, except for the room photo, which was taken at the end of the day.

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