In the beginning of the 20th century the Vance Hotel opened its doors as a well known landmark neon lit sign among the Seattle skyline. In 2005, the Vance Hotel was changed into the Hotel Max and combined artwork with luxury. The hotel currently showcases 39 local Seattle artists and photographers as well as many nationally acclaimed artists. Situated at 620 Stewart Street, the hotel is near a wide variety of downtown Seattle attractions. Shopping centers and boutiques are located within walking distance and various Seattle restaurants in the area continue to draw the crowds.
The hotel guestrooms are surrounded in art. The solo art room offers an intimate and comfortable lodging arrangement with a high-thread count duvet and linens stacked on custom pillow top mattresses. The room includes a teak wood working desk, mirrored walls, and svelte window treatments. The rooms are substantial at the Max and colors abound. In the artist king guestroom, the same teak furniture exists in contrast with charcoal grey carpeting accompanied with tangerine orange and tomato red accents. Even the duvet cover is orange. There are a menu pillow choices to choose from in case you leave home without your own. Bathrooms are stocked with the finest Aveda bath toiletries and plush bath robes.
The most popular area dining option is Red Fin, offering classic food with superb service. Red Fin offers Asian influence with a stylish and welcoming atmosphere. The most discriminate palate can be satiated with unique sushi rolls and Angus beef. The restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner and reservations are recommended. The Red Fin bar offers a wide variety of Japanese sakes and creative cocktails.
The hotel boasts a twenty-four hour fitness center stocked with state-of-the-art exercise equipment. The center offers elliptical trainers, stationary bikes, stair steppers, and everything to promote a great cardio workout. Weight machines and dumbbells are also available.
Business travelers can enjoy a state of the art wired business center to support all of their technical needs. A meeting room is open for the birth of creativity and its conference table seats fourteen. Every kind of gathering from an intimate business luncheon to a larger wedding event can be accommodated at the hotel. The business center includes workstations, scanners, faxes, copiers, shipping and postage assistance, along with on-site assistance. The business center is open twenty-four hours per day.
Construction seems to be never ending in this part of Seattle and usually occurs between May and June each year. The construction usually affects traffic along the front of the hotel. While construction is underway, guests are asked to valet on the 7th Avenue side of the hotel. If construction is not present, guests should come to the passenger loading zone along 7th Avenue between the hours of 6 p.m. to 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Valet services are available during the hotel set times.