The Best Seattle Hotels: Here Are 12 Recommended and Reliable Options
When you make you way to the Emerald City, these hotels should be on your short list of possible places to stay. They're the best Seattle has to offer!
Four Seasons Hotel Seattle
The Four Seasons Hotel is the height of luxury and the most extravagant in the city. With floor to ceiling waterfront views signature of Seattle's charm, the Four Seasons boasts a rooftop pool, richly furnished suites, and an outdoor pit-style fireplace. The hotel's Goldfinch Restaurant and Bar is known for its delicious offerings from seafood to steak. Complete with a hot tub, wellness center, spa, and laundry service, this venue has been highly rated for service and cleanliness and provides a unique, high-energy experience. This pet-friendly resort hotel offers paid parking and free wifi in a prime location that’s within walking distance of Pike's Market and the Seattle Art Museum. With well-trained and professional staff members who routinely greet guests by name, it’s no wonder Four Seasons Hotel Seattle routinely welcomes repeat guests to enjoy its refined hospitality.
Fairmont Olympic Seattle
Known for spacious suites and deluxe amenities, the Fairmont Olympic Hotel is located in the middle of Seattle's Central Business District. Equipped with a health club, bar/lounge, indoor pool, hot tub, and spa, the hotel provides rich comfort and service. In the hotel’s restaurant, The Georgian, guests are greeted with high standards of taste and hospitality. This family-friendly hotel welcomes pets and offers paid parking and free wifi. Located on 5th Street, the Fairmont is in close proximity to many shopping venues as well as restaurants. Guests are only a block away from Capital Grille, a nice steakhouse serving a variety of menu items from gourmet burgers to filet mignon.
Though not as well-known as the hotels mentioned above, Hotel 1000 stands close-to-equal in the level of comfort and amenities it offers. With an up-scale ambiance and state-of-the-art rooms, the hotel is heralded for its attention to detail, cleanliness, and prompt service. The hotel is pet-friendly and provides a spa, gym, laundry service, and paid parking. The BOKA Restaurant and Bar, located within the hotel, sets itself apart with color-changing walls and a seasonal menu. Offering hot apple cider in the lobby during cold winter months and well-stocked refreshments in the suites, Hotel 1000 is an ideal choice for a comfortable business trip or a weekend vacation.
Inn at the Market
Situated very close to the bay and just steps away from Pike Place Market, the Inn at the Market is a high-end boutique hotel celebrated for its lush rooftop terrace, wonderfully cozy beds, beautiful courtyard, and excellent location. Just uphill from the Seattle Aquarium, the Inn overlooks the bay and offers guests a thrilling view of the city, not only from the rooms, but from the rooftop. It is on the rooftop terrace that guests are welcomed to enjoy a morning cup of coffee or an evening glass of wine while enjoying the view of the bay, ferries, gorgeous Seattle lights. Room service is available, but if you’d rather go out, the hotel recommends several nearby restaurants including Café Campagne, Bacco, and Chan. In-room massage is a service optional to guests for their optimal comfort. Providing laundry service, paid parking, and free wifi, the Inn’s distinct style and high-quality service set it apart to deliver repeat guests to the Seattle waterfront.
A sophisticated and stylish boutique hotel, Hotel Vintage is pet friendly and offers a daily social hour complete with wine tastings and a director of wines to help guests navigate the various flavors and subtleties of each wine. The venue is known for its friendly and engaging staff members, and is admired for the concierge's know-how and personal touch. With its location just across the street from the Seattle Philharmonic Orchestra, Hotel Vintage is a wonderful choice for guests who enjoy a night filled with music and exploration of the city. Tulio, the hotel’s restaurant and bar, serves upscale Italian cuisine. Vintage also supplies guests with a spa, gym, laundry service, paid parking, and free wifi. With thoughtful service to canine guests that includes water bowls and doggie treats, Hotel Vintage sets itself apart from other hotels through distinctive attention to detail. Whether you look forward to a night on the town or you’d like to enjoy a restful evening in, this Kimpton hotel has you covered.
Hotel Monaco Seattle
Hotel Monaco is a pet-friendly boutique hotel with a central location in close proximity to the piers and several shopping venues. Providing a unique experience and stylish comfort, Hotel Monaco offers a quiet and restful place to stay with complimentary coffee and delicious breakfast offerings in the dining room. Sazerac, the hotel’s restaurant and bar, offers a long list of drinks and a popular happy hour, as well as cooking classes. Upon request, the hotel gives guests with children a gold fish to keep for the duration of their stay. This Kimpton hotel offers paid parking, paid wifi, laundry service, and a fitness center. Clean and well decorated, Hotel Monaco is known for making guests feel welcome and ensuring their comfort.
Located on 1st Avenue only about three blocks from the Seattle Ferry Terminal, the Alexis Hotel is a premiere locale with themed suites and periodically changing art displays on the walls in the hallways. This unique Kimpton hotel provides a gym, spa, paid parking, and members-only free wifi. The hotel’s Bookstore Bar and Café offers breakfast options as well as jam and preserves made in-house. The hotel has been heralded as “immaculate” with its outstanding service.
Marriott Waterfront Seattle
Known for its exceptional lounge and restaurant called Hook & Plow, the Marriott Waterfront provides great service and nice bathroom amenities. With a polished atmosphere characterized by the lovely view of the Seattle skyline and rooms overlooking Elliott Bay, the hotel boasts very knowledgeable staff and a location that’s within walking distance of attractions such as Pike’s Market, Pioneer Square, and the Space Needle. The Marriott supplies a pool that is half-indoor/half-outdoor, as well as a gym, a bar, free wifi, and laundry service. A popular breakfast item is the egg white frittata, and if you’re looking to get breakfast without leaving the hotel, a Sunday breakfast is offered upon upgrade. The lounge also serves guests light appetizers in the evenings. For refreshments outside the Marriott’s doors, Anthony’s Pier 66 is a popular restaurant across the street. Whether you’re preparing for an Alaskan cruise or seeking a simple weekend getaway, the Marriott Waterfront is a superb choice.
The Edgewater Hotel
The Edgewater hotel is located on Alaskan Way with a beautiful waterfront view of the Ferris wheel and city lights. Six Seven, the venue’s restaurant and bar, features dining over the bay and great menu options including cedar plank salmon. The hotel is acknowledged for its flawless service and quirky/modern interior style featuring raw wood and stone. Some rooms are supplied with an old-fashioned claw-foot tub and a fire place, as well as a stand along shower made of stone and glass. The front desk is known to give guests a map of the area and room service is heralded to be always on time. With a welcoming staff, paid parking, free wifi, laundry service, and an ambiance that allows guests to really experience Seattle’s distinct qualities, the Edgewater is sure to be the perfect spot for your next getaway.
Pan Pacific Seattle
Located in close proximity to Denny Park, the Pan Pacific Seattle boasts beautiful suites, a great location, and well-maintained grounds. The modern style of the interior includes a soaking tub in the room as well as a docking station for your phone. Hotel offerings include a hot tub, free wifi, laundry service, paid parking, and a fitness center. Just across the street from a yoga studio and a Whole Foods, Pan Pacific is a convenient and comfortable place to stay. The in-house spa is known for top-notch massage services and the complimentary town car service provides guests with free transportation to any local attraction. The hotel’s Lobby Bar offers impeccable service and great conversation with an excellent bartender, as well as locally sourced cuisine and specialty cocktails. With its tastefully decorated interior, great view of the Space Needle, and prime location for an easy walk downtown, Pan Pacific could become your next favorite.
Hyatt at Olive 8
Just across from The Market Hall, Seattle’s premiere gourmet grocery store, the Hyatt at Olive 8 offers fantastic views in a nice location. Very close to the convention center, the Hyatt provides a relatively low-cost hotel in the middle of downtown Seattle. This hotel is praised for its well-organized facility complete with a sauna, steam room, hot tub, indoor pool, and fitness center. Pacific Place, a small shopping mall containing high-end shops, is right next door to the Hyatt. Urbane, the hotel’s restaurant and bar, serves a tasty breakfast as well as local fish and shellfish for dinner. The bartenders at Urbane are also praised for their company and great drinks. With its very helpful and knowledgeable concierge, professional service, and great value, the Hyatt at Olive 8 proves a worthwhile option for any trip to the Emerald City.
With a convenient location close to the 5th Avenue Theatre, the Sheraton Seattle hotel is pet-friendly and provides a pool, hot tub, fitness center, and spa. The hotel’s bar and restaurant, Loulay Kitchen & Bar, is a contemporary French restaurant owned by Chef Thierry Rautureau offering meals from early in the morning till late at night. Popular dishes include Rautureau’s cocoa nib popover and seared foie gras. With members-only free wifi and free breakfast plus evening hors d’oeuvres offered only in club rooms, the Sheraton Seattle may seem to mostly cater to its members. However, the convenient location combined with the connected Loulay Kitchen may be enough to make a non-member’s stay here exceptionally comfortable.
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