Suiteless in Seattle

Q: Can you recommend a small but stylish hotel in Seattle? We're not into Hyatts or Sheratons.

A: You might check into the Pan Pacific Hotel (2125 Terry Avenue, 206-264-8111) in that case. This new 160-room hotel opened just a few months ago and is definitely not cookie cutter. All rooms offer free WiFi connections and 32-inch plasma TVs among other amenities. There's a Starbucks off the lobby, and you're an easy walk to downtown Seattle, a Whole Foods supermarket, and Nordstrom's flagship store. They're offering special rates currently of $172 per night if you stay two nights, or $150 per night for a three-night stay if booked on Pan Pacific's web site.