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Best Staycation: Hotel Murano

Readers' Pick: Best of Tacoma 2018

Viking Boats (Vibeke Skov) hanging in the lobby of Hotel Murano. Photo credit: Provenance Hotels

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Weekly Volcano readers have selected Hotel Murano as the Best Staycation. It is easy to see why. This beautiful hotel sits in the heart of downtown Tacoma in the midst of all the action. The hotel takes Tacoma's love of art glass to a new level with its museum-quality art displayed throughout the hotel.

The Hotel Murano is just a short walk to the Convention Center stop for the free Tacoma Link light rail. Head one direction to the Tacoma Dome for concerts and a museum visit. The other direction heads to the Theater District for convenient access to shows. "Our central location makes us a wonderful spot for Staycationers who want to enjoy the city's museums, bar and restaurant scene or performances happening downtown. With Tacoma's glass art being such a unique cultural component of the city, the hotel creates an altogether new way of experiencing the artform in a lifestyle setting. For locals who may be frequenters of the Museum of Glass or Tacoma Art Museum, or who may be looking for a little rest and relaxation without leaving the hotel, Hotel Murano offers a museum-worthy collection of local and international works that visitors can take in at their own leisure," said Kate Buska, VP of Brand & Communications, Provenance Hotels.

The interior of the Hotel Murano is so beautiful you may not want to leave. "Each floor showcases an original glass work accompanied by an illuminated panel that details the artist and artistic process behind the piece. As you travel down the guestroom corridors, framed drawings illustrate how the piece came to life. We frequently have guests who ride the elevator up to the 23rd floor and make their way down to the lobby, making stops at each floor so they can experience the artists featured on each landing -- it's a pretty striking collection that really dives into the craft of each piece," Buska said.

The hotel offers a variety of packages to fit your staycation needs. They also offer a generous military discount. You can even have a pint of ice cream from Ice Cream Social sent up to your room. The hotel restaurant, Bite, is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Executive Chef Matt Stickle serves up an eclectic menu with the ingredients locally sourced. So next time you are looking for a break without a long drive, head to the Hotel Murano, the locals' choice for Best Staycation.

HOTEL MURANO, 1320 Broadway, Tacoma, 253.238.8000,

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