A Room with a View: The Inn at El Gaucho


ElgouchoMy husband and I received a wedding gift to stay at the Inn at El Gaucho in the Bell Town district of Seattle.   Saturday night, we had tickets to see Greg Brown and Bo Ramsey at the Moore Theatre, so we decided to use our present.

Since we were staying there, we also made reservations for dinner prior to our show.   I have to tell you, I was so impressed with the service.  The food was outstanding too.    We had the New York for Two–prepared perfectly.  It’s not cheap–but hey, we don’t go out much and the room was paid for! 

We caught a cab to the show at the Moore.  The Moore Theatre was built in 1907 and is the oldest remaining theater in Seattle.   It is certainly not as flashy as The Paramount and is in need of some TLC.    Regardless, the Moore is an amazing venue.   

We had the fortune to see Greg Brown and Bo Ramsey at the Tractor Tavern a few years ago.  That was an incredible concert.   Greg made you feel like he was long time old friend and was very interactive with the crowd.   His performance then was passionate and lively.   I probably went into this concert with too high of expectations because this show seemed to be lacking that.   It was a bit disconnected and, although he is very talented and has a one of a kind voice, it appeared to me that he just wanted to get the gig down and call it a night.

We walked back to El Gaucho and finished our evening with a flaming Spanish Coffee.   The photo above I snapped with my Treo from our suite, is of The Cyclops bar (it’s a blinking neon eye).  While relaxing in our room, I had a chance to read Seattle Metropolitan Magazine’s list of the Top 10 Neighborhoodsclick here to read more.

We should go out more often!

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