El Gaucho, with outposts throughout the Pacific Northwest, established its roots in Seattle back in 1953 when its first restaurant opened downtown. The 1990s brought El Gaucho back to popularity, and in 2005, the restaurateur expanded by opening this boutique hotel in Belltown, just upstairs from its Seattle flagship. The inn features retro-chic 1950s decor, with deep leather sofas and rich warm colors. Of course, the iconic steak house handles the room-service menus. The many extras, like signature snacks in the minibar and fireside winetasting during the afternoon, are an extension of El Gaucho restaurant’s traditional, over-the-top service.