Thursday, December 28, 2017

Bellevue Staycation

With the Holidays comes party season, and a few weeks ago, we had a party to attend down in Bellevue, which is one of our area's most upscale suburbs with great shopping and tons of great hotels! Instead of driving home afterwards, we decided to make a little overnight staycation out of it, so we could get the most out of the weekend!

Our party was at the Westin Hotel, so I booked a room there for that night, and we headed in early to get ready for the festivities. The Westin is a grand hotel, located right across the street from one of the city's main shopping attractions, The Bellevue Collection. The hotel has a beautiful lobby, which hosts and afternoon happy hour, and also a restaurant and bar, Pearl, which I have been to many times. 

Walking into the lobby. 
We checked into our room, which was very large, and included a European style bathroom, and a private balcony. It had a large, plush, king sized bed, a mini bar, and two cozy robes.  I took full advantage of the large soaking tub, as I love big, marble hotel bathrooms. In any other hotel, a room like this would be an upgrade, but this was a standard room at the Westin Bellevue. 
Walking into the room for the first time
luxurious bathrooms!
Our balcony overlooking the city of Bellevue
I love a room with a Keurig and a mini bar!
I love when robes are included!
We hung out in the room for awhile, and then went to our party, which was only one floor away from us. We had an elevated private viewing area to watch the nightly Holiday show, Snowflake Lane, which was great, since we didn't have to fight the crowds who gather down on the street level to see it. There was also a casino room set up with roulette, card tables and craps, where you could win raffle tickets for prizes, a picture room with props to take crazy holiday pictures, and a prize room, where you could review the different packages, such as football tickets, overnight trips, and day trip outings, that you could win. 

Party time!
We had a great time!
And of course, no party would be complete without a grand ballroom for dancing and several bars. We also had a delicious buffet with Northwest staples like baked salmon and prime rib, and lots of yummy desserts to choose from! 

The party was really fun, and we had a blast, and the Westin was a great venue to host it from! Afterwards, we checked out the lobby, and went back to our room. 

The next morning, I went up to the hotel's spa, Truce Spa, for a massage. I'm a spa junkie, and I always try to make it to the hotel spa whenever we travel. I booked a 90 minute bamboo fusion massage, which is their version of the hot stone massage. This was my first time trying something like this, and it won't be the last!

Seating area at Truce
After my spa morning, we checked out and went to brunch at one of the nearby restaurants, and wandered around the mall for a bit before heading home. Although we were only about 25 miles away from our house, our little overnight staycation felt like we had gone on a little trip far away!

The indoor pool, which I unfortunately I didn't have time to check out. 

The Westin as seen from Bellevue Park.

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