A New Coast to Explore And a Stay at Coast Gateway Hotel
By Steven O. Evans, PhD
We are blessed to live on the beautiful beaches and coast of South Florida. But, the coasts of Seattle, WA boast a different kind of vacation experience. More than just the backdrop of the beloved series TV show, Frazier, Seattle offers travelers the iconic Space Needle, Pike Place Market (as mentioned in the book, Fish!: A Remarkable Way to Boost Morale and Improve Results), the Museum of Pop Culture, the Woodland Park Zoo, Bill Speidel’s Underground Tour, and yes, even the Gum Wall. Local gay stops include R Place Bar & Grill, Re-Bar, Tuck Seattle, and Steamworks Seattle. And be sure not to miss Seattle’s gay pride, typically around the last week in June.
When you book your trip, consider a stay at the Coast Gateway Hotel. Located less than a mile away from the Sea-Tac International Airport, this pet-friendly hotel (take the dachshund with you) offers a number of amenities including a flight check-in system, overnight parking, complimentary shuttle service to the airport’s Link Light Rail Station, and access to the hotel’s business center (so you can catch up on all the “work” when you’re away), fitness center (so you don’t get behind on your workouts), and laundry services (just in case you only packed one pair of socks).
The hotel also offers on-site dining at Sharp’s RoastHouse, where guests can enjoy a wide variety of menu items. There’s also exceptional drinks, including over 500 spirits and 26 draft beers from which to choose.
Recently, one of the OutClique staff traveled to Seattle and stayed on property. I chatted with him, who gave only excellent reviews about the hotel and its staff. He was very impressed with how attentive and friendly each of the members were, even not knowing he was a member of the press. Our OutClique guy also had the pleasure of dining at Sharp’s. Comparable to any fine dining choices, the Roasthouse proved to be a great choice for his trip.
So, plan a getaway to Seattle. See the “other” coast and experience all that this seaport city has to offer.