Jan 20, 2022

Weekend Staycation at The Woodmark Hotel

It's no secret that it's a weird time to travel right now due to the ongoing pandemic. While that hasn't stopped us from safely visiting some of our favorite places, we've also sprinkled in some fun staycations around the city to mix things up. Over the weekend my family and I stayed at The Woodmark Hotel in Kirkland and had a great time waking up on the water. The hotel is located on Carillion Point overlooking Lake Washington and it's an easy 15-minute drive from Seattle. Underground covered parking is available for guests and once you're on-site, there's easy access to coffee, dining, and even a spa. 

We started our adventure with a complimentary glass of bubbles upon check-in and then went up to find our room. The Kirkland Suite is a great option for families who want extra space. The room is 650 square-feet and features a separate living area with sleeper sofa, private balcony, master bedroom and bathroom, in-room fridge, and plenty of space to stretch your legs. 

For dinner, we headed to the Beach Cafe which is located on the lower level of the hotel overlooking the water. The menu has something for everyone including craft cocktails and an extensive wine list. We ordered the truffle mac and cheese, bread basket, sliders with truffle fries, and chicken strips for the kids. Everyone loved their food and we're excited to go back again soon. 

If you're traveling with people who love snacks, don't miss the chance to "Raid the Panty", nightly at 10 p.m. The Woodmark Hotel stocks everything you need for late-night nibbles including candy, popcorn, ice cream, and fresh local treats. 

For brunch the next morning, visit Carillon Kitchen across the plaza which serves complimentary coffee and tea for hotel guests and also has a limited menu of breakfast items available. For a full brunch experience, make reservations ahead of time at Le Grand Bistro Américain. I've dined here on many occasions for brunch with friends and the food has been excellent EVERY time. The French Toast with maple syrup and vanilla créme fraiche is not to be missed. 

In terms of activities, The Woodmark Hotel is centrally located next to Downtown Kirkland which has a great mix of shopping and dining options. Or, if you take Lake Washington Boulevard the other way, you'll find even more shopping, dining, and entertainment options at The Bellevue Collection. 

The Woodmark is a great, pet-friendly hotel that is perfect for out-of-town guests or Seattleites looking for a luxurious staycation. One quick note, The Woodmark Hotel is currently renovating the lobby. From now until March 14th, guests should check in from the lower lobby which is accessible through the parking garage. 

The Woodmark Hotel
1200 Carillon Point
Kirkland, WA 98033


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