The whole catalyst for our Tacoma trip was our experience in 2004 stopping at a hotel in the area that was less than enjoyable. A lot has changed in the 10 years that have passed: Not only does that specific hotel appear to be out of business (I wonder why), but the entire city of Tacoma has undergone a renaissance with what it has to offer. And as I have learned, there were a lot of things in Tacoma that I had overlooked all these years because I never gave the city a second glance while driving through. I never realized that Tacoma was also home to things like great zoos and museums – and, as I happily discovered, it is also home to great hotels! After checking in to our room at Hotel Murano, I wish I had a time machine à la Bill and Ted, so I could go back in time and tell myself where I should have stayed ten years ago!
When we walked in our room, we were greeted by a large window with a view of downtown Tacoma, with landmarks like the Tacoma Dome and Museum of Glass peeking out in front of a stunning backdrop of Mount Rainier. I never thought I would describe the Tacoma cityscape as “Beautiful”, but it is! I was proven wrong several times on this trip. One of our favorite parts of staying at this hotel was being greeted with this at sunset and sunrise:
Hotel Murano is a very stylish place, from its chic bar where we enjoyed drinks to the comfortable room in which we stayed. The look was modern and luxurious, and we had everything we needed to rest and enjoy our evening in Tacoma.
Staying at Hotel Murano was the perfect way to finish our little daytrip to Tacoma. Now that we know about the great places to stay and things to do in Tacoma, we will certainly return to explore further!