Our room at the Maxwell Hotel was not ready as we were early so we decided to go out and see what was in the area. We got to the Space Needle and decided to go up, wow the views were amazing! When we came back down we walked along the front to find the Pike Market, which we eventually did after quite a while, came across a super target store so did a little shopping and then sat "people watching" and had a couple of beers (Happy Hour!!!) outside the Hard Rock Café.
Got back to the Maxwell Hotel and our room was ready - it was lovely - very clean and quirky! Later we went up to McMenamins a little bar/restaurant just a couple of minutes walk from the hotel. The service was fantastic and the food superb! I had the black and blue steak salad and ordered a side of sweet potato fries with chipotle sauce and had a "lemon drop" cocktail - all was YUM!