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Seattle, WA: Hotel & Motel Planning Guide

Find hotels & motels in Seattle using the list below. Find cheap and discounted hotel/motel rates in or nearby Seattle, WA for your upcoming personal or group trip. We show the best Seattle, Washington hotel and motel rooms. Browse the Seattle area hotels to find the perfect lodging! Please use the provided map of the Seattle hotels. Need 5+ Rooms? Secure Seattle Group Hotel Deals or See the best Seattle meeting hotels

The Seattle center is around the area of Science Fiction Museum and Hall of Fame and the area of Bumbershoot.

Known for the iconic Space Needle and its fine coffee, Seattle, Washington offers a plethora of attractions for visitors. Whether you're interested in hiking, coffee-drinking, fishing, shopping, or some other activity entirely, you'll find a way to do it in Seattle. More from this guide...

"There is so much more to this phenomenal city than its rain!"
Author: , a Hotel Planner from , reviewed on 04-Nov-2013
Score of City:
5.0 / 5

When people think of Seattle, they immediately think of the rain. But, I'm here to tell you that there is so much more to this phenomenal city than its weather. First off, about the rain… I promise it is highly exaggerated. It never rains “every day”, even in the winter. And, when it does rain, it's usually a light, misty drizzle that does little more than keep the city clean and the vegetation lush. Besides, I think the 'slate grey skies' can be one of the city's most beautiful features. Seattleites may always be a little damp, but it's a fair trade for the gorgeous trees and flowers that dot the city. Plus, it truly is one of the cleanest, nicest cities I have ever been to, thanks in part to the regular showers. Summer there is incredible. Second, about the people… Seattleites have some of the most amazing creativity, ingenuity, and attention to detail I have seen. If you don't believe me, visit any of their public parks (I strongly recommend Gas Works Park, Discovery Park, or Volunteer Park), visit Seattle Center (home of the Space Needle and the EMP Museum), or just look at what they have done with their public library (a tourist attraction in itself!) The food is also unbeatable. They have amazing restaurants within every genre, but enjoying some seafood is a must, especially if you are a fan of salmon or oysters. Much like Manhattan or San Francisco, Seattle is a city of neighborhoods, each with their own completely unique vibe. So, after you have had your fill of the classic attractions (usually centered around the downtown area), make sure you leave some time to travel north to some of the 'weirder' areas, like Ballard and Freemont, perhaps for dinner. It will be like stepping into a different world, usually full of gorgeous brick buildings, amazing food, fantastic street art (try to find the Freemont troll!) and interesting looking people, with large beards and flannel. That stereotype, at least, is a true one.

Seattle Hotels/Accommodations

M2 Apartments : 1209 Westlake Ave. North
+1-888-389-4121
1209 Westlake Ave. North, Seattle, WA 98109
  • 3 star property
  • Check in: 15:00
From$90
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Hyatt House Seattle / Downtown - Seattle
+1-888-675-2083
201 5th Ave. North, Seattle, WA 98109
  • 3 star Downtown property
  • Comp. Breakfast
From$139
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Hyatt Place Seattle Downtown
+1-800-716-8490
110 6th Ave. North, Seattle, WA 98109
  • Affordable Downtown hotel
  • Check in time: 3:00 PM
From$95
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Hampton Inn & Suites Seattle-Downtown : 700 5th Ave. North
+1-800-805-5223
700 5th Ave. North, Seattle, WA 98109
  • 3 star Downtown hotel
  • Hotel has 72 suites
  • Breakfast was delicious
  • Excellent location
From$109
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Pan Pacific Seattle
+1-888-965-1860
2125 Terry Ave., Seattle, WA 98121
  • Expensive Downtown property
  • 11 floors in hotel
From$199
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Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Seattle - City Center - Seattle
+1-888-788-5576
226 Aurora Ave., Seattle, WA 98109
  • Midscale Downtown property
  • Free complimentary breakfast
From$99
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Mark Apartments by Domicile - Seattle
+1-888-897-9207
285 8th Ave. North, Seattle, WA 98109
  • 3 star property
  • 8 rooms in hotel
From$90
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Four Points by Sheraton Downtown Seattle Center
+1-888-311-4278
601 Roy St., Seattle, WA 98109
  • 3 star Downtown property
  • Hotel has 4 floors
From$119
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Whyhotel Seattle Belltown Luxe Suites Wall Street in Seattle
+1-888-469-4795
210 Wall St., Seattle, WA 98121
  • 4 star Downtown property
  • Hotel has 52 suites
From$99
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The Loyal Inn : 2301 8th Ave. Seattle
+1-888-734-9421
2301 8th Ave. Seattle, Seattle, WA 98121
  • Low-priced Downtown hotel
  • Hotel has 4 floors
  • Clean
  • The majority of guests thought it was a great value
From$60
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The Maxwell Hotel
+1-888-841-5292
300 Roy St., Seattle, WA 98109
  • 3-star Downtown property
  • Hotel has 5 floors
From$90
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citizenM Seattle South Lake Union - Seattle
+1-888-455-5160
201 Westlake Ave. North, Seattle, WA 98109
  • Mid-scale property
  • Check-in time: 11:00
From$90
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The Belltown Inn in Seattle
+1-888-965-8297
2301 3rd Ave., Seattle, WA 98121
  • Fully furnished studios are the hallmark of The Belltown Inn. The studios offer kitchenettes with microwaves, refrigerators and coffeemakers, and laundry facilities are available on site. Located near the free Metro bus line, the non-smoking hotel features well-appointed rooms with king- or queen-size beds, flatscreen TVs, work desks and doors with secure keycard entry. Rooms can be rented on a nightly, weekly or monthly basis. Visitors can get a spectacular view of the city from the rooftop deck, relax in the courtyard or get work done in the business center.
  • Economy Downtown property
  • Check in: 4:00pm
From$60
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Staypineapple, Hotel FIVE, Downtown Seattle - Seattle
+1-888-906-6358
2200 5th Ave., Seattle, WA 98121
  • An in-house bistro, fitness center and comfortable guest rooms are just a few of the amenities found at the five-story Staypineapple, Hotel FIVE, Downtown Seattle hotel in downtown Seattle. All guest rooms feature king- or queen-size beds with plush bedding, a hair dryer and Moen showerhead in the bathroom, a coffeemaker, a desk and free wireless high-speed Internet access. Get a view of the Space Needle or the downtown area from your room or take a stroll down to the restaurants, museums and retail stores that surround the hotel. An on-site café offers breakfast and lunch, and guests can park in the hotel’s garage for $12 per day.
  • Mid-scale Downtown hotel
  • 120 rooms in property
From$137
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Ace Hotel Seattle - Seattle
+1-888-749-6785
2423 1st Ave., Seattle, WA 98121
  • 3 star property
  • Airport shuttle provided
From$90
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Mediterranean Inn : 425 Queen Anne Ave. North
+1-888-878-9982
425 Queen Anne Ave. North, Seattle, WA 98109
  • The Mediterranean Inn, situated in Seattle’s Queen Anne neighborhood, features fully furnished guest rooms suitable for the needs of tourists and business travelers alike. One block west of the Space Needle and Key Arena, the non-smoking hotel offers brand-new studio apartments with kitchenettes, microwaves, refrigerators, coffeemakers, irons/ironing boards, a large work desk and high-speed Internet. Local phone calls are free, and the hotel also features vending machines, guest laundry service and a Starbucks off the lobby area. Garage parking is available for a daily fee. Guests can choose from rooms with either queen- or full-size beds.
  • 3-star Downtown hotel
  • Fitness + Health Center
  • Near city centre
  • Rooms in need of an update
From$109
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Marqueen Hotel / Tin Lizzie Lounge
+1-888-389-4485
600 Queen Anne Ave. North, Seattle, WA 98109
  • 3-star Downtown hotel
  • 59 rooms in property
  • Almost all guests had problems with the shower
  • Very old fixtures and fittings
From$189
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The Sound Hotel Seattle Belltown, Tapestry Collection by Hilton in Seattle
+1-888-389-4121
2120 4th Ave., Seattle, WA 98121
  • Affordable hotel
  • 129 rooms in hotel
From$90
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Courtyard by Marriott Seattle Downtown Lake Union : 925 Westlake Ave. North
+1-888-675-2083
925 Westlake Ave. North, Seattle, WA 98109
  • 3 star Downtown hotel
  • 7 floors in hotel
  • Fairly good value for money
  • No comp breakfast
From$80
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Homewood Suites by Hilton-Seattle-Downtown, WA
+1-800-716-8490
206 Western Ave. West, Seattle, WA 98119
  • 3-star Downtown hotel
  • Hotel has 161 suites
  • Terrible internet
  • Quiet room
From$134
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The Edgewater Hotel
+1-800-805-5223
Pier 67 2411 Alaskan Way, Seattle, WA 98121
  • 4 star Oceanfront hotel
  • Hotel has 20 meeting rooms
  • Most guests didn't like the fitness area
  • Air conditioning was criticized by 100%
From$159
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Hotel Ändra - Seattle
+1-888-965-1860
2000 4th Ave., Seattle, WA 98121
  • Expensive Downtown property
  • Check in: 3:00 PM
From$135
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Staybridge Suites Seattle - South Lake Union, an IHG Hotel in Seattle
+1-888-788-5576
1119 Mercer St., Seattle, WA 98109
  • 3-star property
  • Check in time: 16:00
From$90
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The Westin Seattle : 1900 5th Ave.
+1-888-897-9207
1900 5th Ave., Seattle, WA 98101
  • The Westin Seattle is a high-rise hotel offering panoramic views from its guest rooms and suites. A smoke-free hotel, it boasts 891 rooms, a fitness center, business center, extensive meeting and event space and close proximity to many of Seattle’s entertainment, shopping and dining options. Guest room amenities include two double beds or one king-size bed, mini bar, work desk, luxurious bathroom, hair dryer, bathrobes, coffeemaker and maid service. Wake-up calls and turndown service are available upon request, and Internet access is available for a fee. Enjoy the heated indoor pool in cool weather, and dine at the hotel’s Coldwater Bar and Grill or Fifth Avenue Corner Café.
  • 4-star Downtown property
  • Fitness + Health Center
  • Almost all guests were unsatisfied with the kitchenette
  • Good access to the airport, said 100%
From$129
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Kimpton Palladian Hotel, an IHG Hotel : 2000 2nd Ave.
+1-888-311-4278
2000 2nd Ave., Seattle, WA 98121
  • Expensive property
  • 97 sleeping rooms in hotel
From$75
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Hotel Max
+1-888-469-4795
620 Stewart St., Seattle, WA 98101
  • Midscale Downtown hotel
  • Check-in time: 4:00PM
From$149
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Domicile Suites at Chroma SLU
+1-888-734-9421
1212 Harrison St., Seattle, WA 98109
  • Midscale hotel
  • 35 rooms in property
From$90
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Residence Inn Seattle Downtown Lake Union
+1-888-841-5292
800 Fairview Ave. North, Seattle, WA 98109
  • Three Star Downtown property
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
From$119
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Seattle Marriott Waterfront : 2100 Alaskan Way
+1-888-455-5160
2100 Alaskan Way, Seattle, WA 98121
  • Expensive Oceanfront hotel
  • 358 rooms in hotel
  • Every guests reviewed enjoyed the restaurants & bars nearby
  • Good accessibility by car
From$199
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Mayflower Park Hotel - Seattle
+1-888-965-8297
405 Olive Way, Seattle, WA 98101
  • Expensive Downtown hotel
  • 160 rooms in property
  • Parking is rare
  • The majority of guests enjoyed the lobby entrance
From$145
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Hyatt Regency Seattle : 808 Howell St.
+1-888-906-6358
808 Howell St., Seattle, WA 98101
  • Four-star hotel
  • Fitness + Health Center
From$160
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Travelodge by Wyndham Seattle By The Space Needle - Seattle
+1-888-749-6785
200 6th Ave. North, Seattle, WA 98109
  • Two blocks from the Seattle Center and many of the Emerald City’s finest attractions and restaurants, the Travelodge Seattle by the Space Needle hotel offers comfortable, clean accommodations in each of the 88 newly upgraded guest rooms. Enjoy free coffee 24 hours a day or surf the Internet with the hotel’s complimentary Wi-Fi connection. A hot and cold breakfast buffet is available to all guests at no additional charge. Parking is available for $10 a day, and the Seattle Monorail is a short distance away for transportation to the Space Needle and many other area attractions.
  • Cheap Downtown property
  • 4 floors in hotel
From$70
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Quality Inn & Suites Hotel Seattle Center : 618 John St.
+1-888-878-9982
618 John St., Seattle, WA 98109
  • Low priced Downtown hotel
  • 3 suites in hotel
  • Internet/Wifi didn't work
  • Free shuttle to the city
From$67
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Holiday Inn Seattle Downtown
+1-888-389-4485
211 Dexter Ave. North, Seattle, WA 98109
  • Three Star Downtown hotel
  • Check-in: 3:00PM
From$234
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Vermont Inn Apartments : 2721 4th Ave.
+1-888-389-4121
2721 4th Ave., Seattle, WA 98121
  • Low-priced Downtown property
  • Hotel has 177 rooms
  • Excellent hotel
  • Fantastic service
From$49
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La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Seattle Downtown
+1-888-675-2083
2224 8th Ave., Seattle, WA 98121
  • 3 star Downtown hotel
  • Shuttle from airport available
From$80
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Inn at Queen Anne : 505 1st Ave. North
+1-800-716-8490
505 1st Ave. North, Seattle, WA 98109
  • 2 star Downtown hotel
  • Hotel has 3 floors
  • Most guests thought it was a great value
  • Wonderful sightseeing
From$65
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Warwick Seattle - Seattle
+1-800-805-5223
401 Lenora St., Seattle, WA 98121
  • The attentive staff, concierge services and elegant restaurant are just a few of the reasons travelers flock to the Warwick Seattle Hotel, a 226-room, 19-story hotel close to many Seattle landmarks, shops and restaurants. Guest rooms include full-size or king-size beds and sliding glass doors to a Juliet balcony. Enjoy breakfast, lunch or dinner in the hotel’s Brasserie Margaux restaurant or order room service 24 hours a day. The hotel features a fitness center with a sauna, meeting space and an indoor heated pool and hot tub. Parking and wireless Internet service are available at an additional cost.
  • Midscale Downtown property
  • 3 meeting rooms in hotel
  • Reception is all right
  • Fantastic service
From$105
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The Moore Hotel in Seattle
+1-888-965-1860
1926 2nd Ave., Seattle, WA 98101
  • Three Star hotel
  • 57 rooms in hotel
From$90
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Seattle Pacific Hotel - Seattle
+1-888-788-5576
325 Aroura Ave. North, Seattle, WA 98109
  • Everyone is welcome at the Seattle Pacific Hotel, a 59-room hotel that’s family-friendly, pet-friendly and accessible to those with disabilities. Choose from standard rooms with two full-size beds or a queen-size bed, or book a suite with a California king bed. The recently renovated guest rooms feature free Internet access and contain microwaves, coffeemakers, refrigerators, hair dryers and cable TV. Grab a free cup of coffee 24 hours a day in the lobby and enjoy the outdoor pool or hot tub in the warmer months. Guests can take advantage of the complimentary continental breakfast as well as the hotel’s convenient location near a number of popular Seattle attractions.
  • Low-priced Downtown property
  • Complimentary breakfast is offered
  • Food is inedible
  • Breakfast can be improved
Oakwood Seattle South Lake Union - Seattle
+1-888-897-9207
717 Dexter Ave. North, Seattle, WA 98109
  • Affordable Downtown hotel
  • 101 suites in property
From$80
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Rollin Apartments by Domicile : 120 Westlake Ave. North
+1-888-311-4278
120 Westlake Ave. North, Seattle, WA 98109
  • 3-star property
  • 3 rooms in property
From$90
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Oakwood at Via 6 - Seattle
+1-888-469-4795
2121 6th Ave., Seattle, WA 98121
  • Four star hotel
  • Check-in time: 15:30
From$160
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Even Hotel - Seattle
+1-888-734-9421
527 Fairview Ave. North, Seattle, WA 98109
  • Midscale Downtown property
  • Hotel has 3 meeting rooms
From$80
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Domicile Suites at Marina SLU
+1-888-841-5292
1207 Westlake Ave. North, Seattle, AK 98109
  • Mid-scale property
  • Check-in time: 15:00
From$90
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Oakwood at Tower 12
+1-888-455-5160
2015 2nd Ave., Seattle, WA 98121
  • Affordable hotel
  • Check-in: 15:30
From$90
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Westlake Steps Apartments by A
+1-888-965-8297
1209 Westlake Ave. North, Seattle, WA 98101
  • Midscale property
  • Hotel has 2 rooms
From$90
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Civic Hotel - Seattle
+1-888-906-6358
325 7th Ave., Seattle, WA 98109
  • 3 star property
  • Check-in: 16:00
From$90
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Oakwood at Viktoria
+1-888-749-6785
1915 2nd Ave., Seattle, WA 98101
  • 3 star hotel
  • Check-in: 15:30
From$90
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Residence Inn by Marriott Seattle Downtown/Convention Center
+1-888-878-9982
1815 Terry Ave., Seattle, WA 98101
  • Mid-scale Downtown property
  • Check in: 4:00PM
From$69
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Graph of Seattle, WA Hotel Prices for Next 20 Days

Rates shown are nightly rates before taxes and do not necessarily reflect all Seattle, WA discounts available. The chart reflects the cheapest Seattle hotel for each day and each star rating category.

When to Visit Seattle

You've probably heard that Seattle experiences quite a bit of rainfall, and for good reason. The city is no stranger to precipitation, but you can still enjoy yourself if you visit at the right time of year. Avoid the winter months because of the snow and frigid temperatures. Summers can offer excellent weather, but hotel rates can jump during this time, so steer clear if you're on a budget. Spring typically brings a higher chance of rain, though the weather is beautiful otherwise.

The best time to plan a vacation in Seattle is the fall, thanks to the beautiful weather and reduced hotel rates. Since tourism drops off near the end of summer, you'll experience fewer crowds and better access to lodging. Just remember that temperatures can fluctuate drastically from day to night, so bring plenty of warm clothing as well as a few lightweight items. Of course, you'll also want to bring an umbrella, or at least a good rain jacket.

Below is a chart of the current pricing seasonality of hotels and motels in Seattle, WA:

seasonality of hotel rates in Seattle

Seattle, WA: Prices by Star Rating Class

Below we've posted 3 graphs illustrating avg. nightly cost patterns by star rating class in Seattle, WA. Browse these illustrations to evaluate the best months to book in Seattle for upcoming travels.

Luxury Hotel Options in Seattle

4 Star Average Prices: $225.53

When you want the best amenities and the most comfort at your Seattle hotel, you have plenty of luxury options. The Hyatt at Olive 8, for instance, offers beautiful guest rooms and suites with laminate wood floors, pillowtop beds, and gorgeous views through floor-to-ceiling windows. Located in the heart of the business district, the Hyatt at Olive 8 grounds you just two blocks from Puget Sound. You're not far from the Seattle Seahawks Stadium or the Pike Place Market, either, which makes planning your day far more efficient. When you're tired of running around, take advantage of the provided bathrobes, luxurious tubs, and premium cable television channels.

The Four Seasons Hotel Seattle is another upscale choice. You can choose a view of downtown or the water, depending on your preference, and the infinity pool is almost a work of art. Rooms feature minimalist design sensibilities with neutral colors, high-end materials, and Zen-inspired touches. The Four Seasons features an on-site spa if you want to enjoy a treatment and melt some of your stress away. Alternatively, you can stay in your room and sip a drink from the private bar or take a long bath in the soaking tub. Plus, if you don't have time to fit art galleries into your itinerary, you can enjoy the original artwork in your room. The entire hotel features decor by Northwest artists.

You might also consider the Crowne Plaza Seattle – Downtown. It offers both guest rooms and suites decorated with modern furnishings and decor. Sweeping views of the city will greet you every morning, and you're sure to get a good night's sleep on the Plush Sleep Advantage mattress. You can use your suite's dining nook to eat a quiet meal in your room when you're tired of the hustle and bustle of the city, or you can visit the on-site bar or restaurant for delicious fare. The Crowne Plaza is perfectly positioned for tourist activities, offering access to both nearby attractions and public transit.

4 Star Hotel Prices in Seattle

Budget Friendly Hotel Options in Seattle

3 Star Average Prices: $157.47

When you don't want to burn through your vacation budget on lodging, you can book your stay in one of Seattle's cheapest hotels. The Quality Inn Sea-Tac Airport, for instance, is close to the airport and offers low nightly rates. Not only will you save money on the room itself, but you'll also get a free continental breakfast every morning, free Wi-Fi, access to laundry services, and an in-room refrigerator. It's ideal for business travelers too, thanks to its fully equipped fitness center and generous conference space.

The La Hacienda Motel is another budget-friendly choice. It doesn't offer as many amenities as the pricier hotels, but you'll still get air conditioning, free toiletries, cable television, and access to the daily newspaper. You can also venture down to the lobby in the morning for a free continental breakfast. Toast, yogurt, fresh fruit, and cereal will provide you with enough energy to power you through your tourist activities. You'll enjoy a clean, quiet room, and the staff is available 24 hours per day if you have questions or need assistance.

The Seattle Pacific Hotel is also a good choice. It features spacious guest rooms with cable television, microwaves, refrigerators, and air conditioning. The two-double-bed rooms offer the best value, though the hotel offers double queen and king guest rooms as well. While there are no in-room safes, you can use one of the safe deposit boxes in the lobby at no extra charge, which comes in handy if you bring valuables that you don't want to carry around all day. Plus, you can grab a free cup of coffee or tea for the road.

3 Star Hotel Prices in Seattle

2 Star Average Prices: $104.67

2 Star Hotel Prices in Seattle

Best Discounts

The advertised room rate isn't always the bottom line when you book a stay at a Seattle hotel. Consider, for instance, The Loyal Inn. It offers discounts starting at 10 percent for members of AAA, CAA, and AARP. All you have to do is indicate your membership when you book your room and bring your membership card when you check in. The Loyal Inn also offers discounts to government employees and military personnel. If you're a covered contractor or a state or federal government worker, you can present a work order or valid identification card to receive your discount. Employees of tax-funded hospitals are also eligible. The discount varies depending on your affiliation, so inquire at the hotel to learn your special rate.

You can also get special rates at the Homewood Suites by Hilton Seattle Downtown. It's a high-end hotel with gorgeous rooms and a wide range of amenities, but you can reduce your nightly rate if you're a AAA, AARP, or CAA member. The hotel also offers military and government rates as well as special deals, such as bed-and-breakfast packages and instant getaway deals. You can also save up to 20 percent if you book your reservation well in advance of your stay. Plus, Hilton HHonors members get additional discounts and loyalty rewards.

The Hampton Inn & Suites Seattle-Downtown is another HHonors hotel, which provides you with chances to build rewards points and snag better deals. You can save up to 15 percent if you book early at this hotel, and there are AAA and CAA discounts of up to 10 percent. The Military Family Rate provides savings of up to 15 percent, and senior citizens over the age of 55 can save 10 percent off their stay. Of course, you can also take advantage of seasonal promotions.

Best Value Options in Seattle

In Seattle, you can have your coffee and drink it too. Just because you're interested in a low nightly rate doesn't mean you have to skimp on amenities. Consider the La Quinta Inn & Suites Seattle Downtown, for instance. It's an affordable option that comes with free Wi-Fi, premium television, and Bright Morning pillowtop beds. You can also take advantage of the complimentary Bright Side breakfast, which offers waffles, pastries, bread, hot and cold cereal, orange juice, coffee, and other choices. There's also an on-site Bright Side Market as well as a business center, a gym, and laundry facilities. If you go with a suite, you'll get a refrigerator and microwave too.

The Inn at El Gaucho is another excellent choice if you're chasing deals. Billed as a "luxury urban inn," this hotel features luxurious furnishings that marry rich wood with premium leather and high-end linens. The hotel offers 17 distinct suites, each of which comes with L'Occitane toiletries and flat-screen televisions. You'll stay connected throughout your stay with free Wi-Fi in the suites and common areas, and bathrobes are found in each of the suites, so you can stay comfortable while you're in your room. The lobby, which is located on the second floor, features a coffee and tea station as well as seating if you need a place to relax. You won't want to leave without first enjoying a juicy steak and baked potato at the El Gaucho restaurant.

Where to Get Coffee in Seattle

If you're a coffee lover, you might have planned a vacation to the Emerald City just to sample the local java. You're not alone. Seattle is known for its delicious coffee, and there's no better place to start than Empire Espresso. You'll walk away with a jolt of energy as well as good vibes from the friendly, eclectic atmosphere.

There are Starbucks locations scattered throughout the city if you're in the mood for a familiar venue, but independent shops are also prevalent. Seattle Coffee Works, Analog Coffee, and Caffe Ladro are all excellent choices.

Seattle, WA summarized

Although its proximity to Puget Sound may be Seattle's greatest asset, Washington's pride has some of the Olympic Peninsula's most beautiful stepping stones, lush vegetations, rainforests, rustic beaches, sprawling prairies, and expansive island - as its background, at least. Seattle is Washington's modern oasis. Its engaging clubs, good restaurants, fun coffeehouses, and glass skyscrapers provide a striking contrast against Mount Rainier's snowy peak. The city gained momentum after a century-old Gold Rush, making it a capital for both commerce and transport. In fact, the rustic setting is home to the world's most famous companies, Amazon, Starbucks, Microsoft, and Boeing. The list of industries is proof that Seattle need not capitalize on tourism, but visitors just keep on growing. Visitors head through the Seattle Art Museum, shop at the Pike Place Market, ride a ferry from Pionner Square, and see the Space Needle at the Seattle Center. If Capitol Hill's nightlife fails to take you on a high, head to the Museum of Flight or Boeing Tour Center, and try to join the flight line.

'Man has gained nothing from enmity. Our purpose here is not to fight, but to cooperate with each other and move forward. Finding solutions is my job, but I shouldn't stop there. I should make them real, make them useful.
Bill Gates, one of the most influential men of the 20th century, needs no introduction. He has been responsible for founding Microsoft “ the company that made it possible for millions of people to use computers “ in Seattle, and has lived here ever since. A noted philanthropist and a man of calm, composed demeanour, he has been an inspiration to many. In that sense, he can be a definitive image of Seattle “ a city that thrives on cooperation, brotherhood and innovation.

Seattle is also known as the Rain City of America because of the unusually consistent rainfalls it experiences all around the year, making its weather resemble typically overcast September days in England. 

Among many other things, Seattle is a home to many multi-billion dollar companies that rule the corporate world (Amazon, for example) and many more places of interest, especially for those who take an active interest in outdoor activities. Located on the North Western coast of the United States, Seattle also happens to be an important trading post blessed with many naturally efficient port venues. 

 A trip to Seattle can be a memorable one if you manage to distribute your time between various sights and sounds of Seattle with ease and efficiency. Lodging is an important aspect of this endeavor, and that is precisely why, this nifty guide to various types of Seattle hotels should come handy for tourists who are probing the possibilities of a trip to Seattle. 

Budget Hotels in Seattle 

Seattle is the capital of the State of Washington. Being a capital city, it regularly hosts travelers and tourists whose purposes of visit range from business to leisure. 

There are over 500 various registered hospitality venues in Seattle, most of whom are dedicated to hosting tourists. Annual tourist footfall in Seattle easily exceeds 1 million mark. In 2014, a record breaking throng of over 2 million tourists busied the streets of Seattle, as favorable weather conditions attracted many more to local festivals and sights. 

To house these many tourists and travelers, Seattle offers a number of cheap hotels that are easy on the credit cards of tourists. Avid tourists would agree that saving on hotel and accommodation expenses can easily cut down tour costs by as much as 40%. So, it does not come as a shock that more than half of all the hotels in Seattle are categorized under ˜budget' segment. 

Ramada Sea Tac Hotel, near the airport, is a perfect candidate for tourists who are looking for cheap hotels that are also conveniently accessible and decently comfortable. 

Hotel Red Roof Inn is another similar hotel, located near the Seattle City Center. Hotel Nexus Seattle can provide good comfort to tourists, especially backpackers. If you are traveling with family, University Inn Seattle can also provide you a great deal, although it's slightly more expensive than other establishments in this category. 

Extravagance and Style “ Combined! 

Luxury resorts offer a great peace of mind to travelers, as they try to unwind from their daily stresses and sightseeing fatigue. It should also provide some relief to travelers to know that such hotels in Seattle are quite reasonably priced, as opposed to their counterparts in major cities like LA or Miami. 

Inn at the Market is among the best reputable luxury establishments in Seattle. Located in the heart of the city, Inn at the Market offers unparalleled levels of luxury and comfort to its patrons, albeit with hefty price tags.  

Hotel 1000 and Four Seasons Hotel Seattle also rise up to the occasion and provide excellent service and hospitality to their guests, inclusive of all amenities you could think of “ from in-house ballrooms to rooftop swimming pools

Independent & Boutique Hotels in Seattle 

There is a certain type of tourists who just don't get taken by the idea of living at a hotel for long periods of time. For the sake of such tourists, Seattle brings a number of alternative options.

The most popular alternative lodging option in Seattle has to be that of holiday rentals. If you are visiting Seattle on holiday with a family, this could well be just the sort of accommodation you are looking for. 

However, it should be understood that most of these options come with even heavier price tags than luxury resorts. Seattle Urban Retreat is a fine example of this. 

Hotels Near Seattle Airport 

Seattle is serviced by the Seattle Tacoma International Airport that lies about 20 km south of the city center. The airport, in an administrative sense, lies within the city limits of SeaTac, but is the only point of entry for travelers to get into Seattle by air. 

Considering the distance, many tourists are tempted to find a hotel in the vicinity of this airport, perhaps in SeaTac itself. There are quite a few Seattle hotels that can be found along the road that connects the airport to the city. But most of these are usually budget motels, more often than not unfit to host families. So, it shouldn't be a big deal for you to drive all the way up to the city center and find a decent enough hotel within your budget there. Booking a hotel well in advance online can allow you to exploit early bird discounts, as well! 

Local Transportation in Seattle 

Being a city of well laid out infrastructure, Seattle boasts of a very well connected public transport that includes trains and buses. 

Getting around Seattle should not really be a problem for tourists, as many local taxi and cab services have fairly priced sightseeing packages that can be easily customised to one's liking. Renting a car can be a great option, too, if you happen to have a valid driving permit. Your stay in Seattle will be immensely enjoyable if you plan it out thoroughly, well in advance. 

The Emerald City will certainly never disappoint tourists with good tastes!

FAQs about hotels in Seattle

What are the most favored hotels in Seattle?

M2 Apartments, Hyatt House Seattle and Hyatt Place Seattle Downtown are the best rated hotels based on customer reviews in the last 365 days.

What are the most luxurious hotels in Seattle?

Pan Pacific Seattle, Whyhotel Seattle Belltown Luxe Suites Wall Street and The Edgewater Hotel are the top 3 luxury hotels near Seattle city center.

What hotels are closest to the city center of Seattle?

M2 Apartments, Hyatt House Seattle, and Hyatt Place Seattle Downtown are the properties closest to Seattle city center.

How much does a cheap hotel in Seattle cost per night?

In the last year, a 2 star hotel in Seattle can be as cheap as $104.67 per night. (based on HotelPlanner prices)

How much does a 3 star hotel in Seattle cost per night?

In the last year, the average 3 star hotel in Seattle has been $157.47 per night. (based on HotelPlanner prices)

How much does a 4-5 star hotel in Seattle cost?

In the last year, the average 4 star hotel in Seattle has been $225.53 per night. (based on HotelPlanner prices)

What are the best independent hotels in Seattle?

M2 Apartments, Pan Pacific Seattle and Mark Apartments by Domicile are the best rated independent hotels (not part of a big brand).

What are the most popular Marriott hotels in Seattle?

Courtyard by Marriott Seattle Downtown Lake Union, The Westin Seattle and Residence Inn Seattle Downtown Lake Union are the best rated Marriott/Starwood branded hotels (based on customer reviews score).

What are the most popular IHG hotels in Seattle?

Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Seattle - City Center, Staybridge Suites Seattle - South Lake Union, an IHG Hotel and Kimpton Palladian Hotel, an IHG Hotel are the best rated Intercontinental Hotel Group (IHG) branded hotels (based on user reviews score).

What are the Government Per Diem Hotel Rates in Seattle, WA?

Below are the GSA reimbursement limits for hotel spending in Seattle, WA excluding taxes per night. See gsa.gov for more details.

Applies to King

Season BeginSeason EndLodging RateMeals & Incidentals
May 1, 2022 September 30, 2022 $232.00 $79.00

Verified reviews of the city: Seattle, WA

Below are reviews of the city of Seattle, WA from an actual visitor's perspective.

"Everything!"
Score 5.0 / 5

Everything!

Donna B., from 25-Apr-2022
"The Specialty Shops!"
Score 4.0 / 5

I liked then specialty shops and the old structures. I could see the innovativeness Seattle has to offer.

Dochia K., from 13-Apr-2022
"Museums, sloped streets and the food!!!"
Score 4.0 / 5

Museums, sloped streets, the food!!!

Edythellie R., from 12-Apr-2022
"The restaurants!"
Score 4.0 / 5

The restaurants!

Arlene K., from 26-Mar-2022
"Wonderful Shops & Restaurants!"
Score 5.0 / 5

I liked being able to step outside our door and visit wonderful shops and restaurants.

Corinne E., from 10-Mar-2022
"Very Clean Place"
Score 5.0 / 5

Is very clean, excellent service.

Donis H., from 21-Feb-2022
"So much to do and see in Seattle!"
Score 4.0 / 5

Gorgeous city, the mountains were out, visited museums, Pike's Market, just a fun weekend with my daughter.

Michele R., from 08-Feb-2022
"Quaint Exciting City!"
Score 5.0 / 5

Its a small city, very quaint, exciting too.

Dyanne M., from 01-Feb-2022
"Excellent Food!"
Score 5.0 / 5

I didn't get to experience anything but the food which was excellent.

Phillip W., from 08-Jan-2022
"Close proximity to Jazz Alley!"
Score 4.0 / 5

The close proximity to Jazz Alley!

Nancy C., from 13-Dec-2021
"All of the mom and pop restaurants!"
Score 4.0 / 5

All of the mom and pop restaurants!

Cheyenne L., from 06-Dec-2021
"There's So Much To Do In Seattle!"
Score 5.0 / 5

Seattle is a fun city to explore with lots of diversity.

Francis B., from 12-Nov-2021
"Incredible!"
Score 5.0 / 5

This was my first trip to Seattle and the food is incredible. I didn't have a single thing that wasn't delicious. I recommend Biscuit Bitch or Konvene for breakfast/brunch. It also felt safe and clean. We (three women) walked about six blocks back to the hotel at 1:30am and felt safe doing so.

Caitlin U., from 02-Nov-2021
"A pleasant stay"
Score 4.0 / 5

Hotel room booking by a very nice agent. We like the fact that it was very easy to catch the Light Rail from the airport to our hotel for $3/person. It was very clean and safe. We were able to enjoy the scenery as we traveled. We enjoyed taking advantage of the city pass for most of the attractions near and around the Space Needle, and everything we did was within walking distance or a short uber/lyft ride. We truly enjoyed going to the Space needle in the morning and evening. We did learn about Seattle on the harbor tour and the Underground tour we took. There were more homeless people than anticipated, but we were not bothered by them everywhere we went. We enjoyed ourselves and all Seattle had to offer for a quick trip.

Amanda S., from 26-Oct-2021
"Large City"
Score 4.0 / 5

Seattle has certainly grown since last time there. 25 years ago.

Gordon C., from 15-Dec-2019
"Very Nice"
Score 5.0 / 5

Restaurants, space needle and tourist spots. Weather was good so walking was great to downtown.

Mary P., from 28-Oct-2019
"Great coffee houses"
Score 4.0 / 5

Great coffee houses-great food-nightlife was good-

Chris T., from 28-Oct-2019
"Good Trip"
Score 4.0 / 5

Chihuly museum was a highlight. Uber drivers were really efficient and friendly.

Judith K., from 19-Oct-2019
"Great"
Score 5.0 / 5

Staff friendly

Jeannie M., from 06-Oct-2019
"Pike Place Market"
Score 4.0 / 5

We didn't have much time but we did see the Pike Place Market

Charles P., from 10-Sep-2019
"Beautiful views"
Score 4.0 / 5

The views of Elliott Bay and taking the water taxi out to West Seattle to get the best view of the Seattle skyline.

Abhi K., from 02-Sep-2019
"Vibrant City"
Score 5.0 / 5

Very vibrant city and lots of fun

Dean W., from 01-Sep-2019
"Pleasant City "
Score 5.0 / 5

Seattle is a pleasant city easy to walk around.Best to use public transit as the traffic can be very heavy. We were there to watch some ball games which was a lot of fun...

Diane T., from 27-Aug-2019
"Great"
Score 5.0 / 5

Palomino restaurant food and hospitality. Also enjoyed the symphony concert st the church a few blocks away.

Marilyn M., from 28-Feb-2019
"We love Seattle"
Score 4.0 / 5

Great places to eat, great climate and scenery.

Ritch H., from 02-Sep-2018
"Great Stay!"
Score 4.0 / 5

Very organized and a tourist delight.

Rotimi J., from 02-Jun-2018
"Great Stay!"
Score 5.0 / 5

Our experience was terrific. They were amazing about keeping breakfast stocked with 150 of us trying to eat in their tiny breakfast nook at once. The only issue was that their system was unnecessarily onerous and clumsy for checking in a big group. Otherwise, very flexible with last minute requests. Thanks!

Ethan C., from 26-May-2018
"Great Hotel!"
Score 4.0 / 5

We enjoyed our stay very much. My husband and I are a little older than the clientele that this hotel attracts but it made us feel very hip staying here.

Carolyn G., from 09-Apr-2018
"Great Stay!"
Score 5.0 / 5

Space Needle, MOPOP, Seattle Repertory Theater, beautiful skyline and views.

Mindy N., from 14-Mar-2018
"Great Stay!"
Score 4.0 / 5

The food scene is second to none, scenic views, the culture that you only find in Seattle.

Nick C., from 23-Oct-2017
"Great Hotel and Staff amenities!"
Score 5.0 / 5

Seattle used to be a beautiful clean city. You felt safe there. In the last 4 years we have seen the deterioration of the city. The sidewalks are dirty, there are homeless remains, and signs of a lack of order. It makes us sad to see a once beautiful city fall into this.

Maryann F., from 07-Oct-2017
"Great Hotel!"
Score 4.0 / 5

So much to enjoy and I am sorry I did not have more time there.

Dorothy J C., from 30-Sep-2017
"Great Stay!"
Score 5.0 / 5

All of Seattle was beautiful.

Frank H., from 11-Sep-2017
"Great Stay!"
Score 4.0 / 5

Space Needle, Aquarium, Pike Market, Harbor Tour.

James W., from 04-Sep-2017
"Nice Stay!"
Score 4.0 / 5

We completed several tours including a water tour. They were enjoyable along with the marker.

James W., from 04-Sep-2017
"Fantastic Stay!"
Score 4.0 / 5

There is always so much to see and do in Seattle, both in the city and in the outlying mountains, waters, and towns! In the summer, the weather in Seattle can't be beat. My wedding guests, many who were first-time Seattle visitors, could not stop raving about the views, the waterfront, the food, and the nice people!

Mary W., from 21-Aug-2017
"Love Seattle"
Score 5.0 / 5

Love Seattle

Patsy J., from 08-Aug-2016
"Beautiful"
Score 5.0 / 5

The amazing views of the mountains , the waterfront and the coffee refills

Kathryn S., from 05-Jun-2016
"Lovely City"
Score 5.0 / 5

The waterfront views were my favorite part.

Kathryn S., from 05-Jun-2016
"Such An Eventful City"
Score 4.0 / 5

I loved the city, it was so nice to see all that is going on there,

Mannie V., from 03-Jun-2016
"Amazing, Must See City!"
Score 4.0 / 5

Lots of exciting things to do and places to go.

Mannie V., from 03-Jun-2016
"Parking Is Too Much"
Score 5.0 / 5

Give menus in the room for options to deliver and near here. Parking is way too much and we had to park around the corner. We are already paying almost 200$ a night. Should not have to struggle to pay for parking.

Christina M., from 07-May-2016
"We Love It"
Score 4.0 / 5

Seattle is a Tier One City! We really enjoy the SYMPHONY!

Bob V., from 24-Feb-2016
"Great Place"
Score 5.0 / 5

Capitol Hill's Lark Restaurant is our recommended dining choice in Seattle

Raakhi P., from 07-Dec-2015
"Memorable Stay"
Score 4.0 / 5

The Chihully glass exhibit, Pike Place market, the space needle, and the little restaurants tucked in around the area were all memorable.

Mary C., from 17-Oct-2015
"Meetings in Seattle"
Score 5.0 / 5

From gorgeous hotels to wine focused restaurants, to simple coffee houses, this city accommodates a diverse mix of business sectors. Seattle is home to some of the world's most respected companies and organizations and is the perfect place for any meeting. Walking the city is the best form of transportation with meeting spaces, restaurants, shopping, hotels and anything you need right at your fingertips. Another option is Seattle International Airport. Sea Tac Conference Center has 8,220 square feet of meeting space within the airport, including an auditorium and individual rooms which can be combined for larger spaces. As budgets and time constraints sometimes shrink, getting to hotels takes up time with many people left watching the clock to catch flights. Seattle has addressed that issue and minimized the travel logistics for many. Last but not least, these views never get old.

John P., from 29-Jun-2015
"Beautiful Seasons"
Score 5.0 / 5

Seattle is a great place no matter what time of the year.

Clay H., from 23-Apr-2015
"Tours Galore"
Score 4.0 / 5

Took a private city sightseeing tour with a step-on guide, had lunch at the Sky City Restaurant high atop the Space Needle, and visited the Chihuly Glass Exhibit and the Native American Indian Exhibit at the Seattle Art Museum. Fran's chocolate store was a delightful place to visit as well. The Underground Seattle Tour was a little disappointing though we had to have a shortened tour and Patti, the guide was great.

Rita K., from 09-Apr-2015
"Wonderful Seattle Attractions"
Score 5.0 / 5

Easy walk to the Pike Place Market and the Chihuly Garden. Both are amazing to visit on a sunny day!

Jennifer C., from 02-Feb-2015
"Recommended Trip"
Score 5.0 / 5

It was easy getting downtown and around the city. It was a great place to visit.

Ron L., from 09-Sep-2014
"Great City"
Score 5.0 / 5

Seattle's a great city (we live here), but it is pricey, especially for those visiting from out of town who rely on restaurants for each meal. The food is incredible, but it will challenge your budget.

Sara O., from 22-Aug-2014
"Busy City"
Score 5.0 / 5

I didn't like much. Tons of traffic, people, narrow streets, parking lots, and rain. They use every inch of land to jam buildings and parking lots on. People didn't seem very friendly. Had to go for business and I live in a small town where there is a more relaxed atmosphere.

Rosemary W., from 26-Jul-2014
"Seattle is about the people."
Score 5.0 / 5

Seattle and its people are great. We would come back again, because there are so many more outdoor things to do in this city, for example try the boating.

Marcia F., from 29-Jun-2014
"Beautiful Weather in June!"
Score 5.0 / 5

Multitude of attractions and opportunities for everybody. The weather helped, it was beautiful.

Lawrence C., from 18-Jun-2014
"Would Repeat Our Group Experience in Seattle"
Score 4.0 / 5

Some reunion attendees visited the Seattle Center, The Boeing Factory in Everette, the Boeing Museum of Flight, Pikes Place Market, LeMays Car Museum in Tacoma, and we all went on a tour to Bremerton and Tillicum Village on Argosy's Lady Mary plus some other individual excursions. The only negative comments were regarding the construction mess around the hotel. All other comments were very complimentary about Seattle as a tourist destination. Would they do it again? Most definitely!!

Lawrence C., from 10-Jun-2014
"Nordstrom Flagship"
Score 5.0 / 5

The downtown area was very handy for walking to restaurants and Nordstrom!

Lisa G., from 26-May-2014
"Not rainy for my visit!"
Score 5.0 / 5

Seattle is very green and it didn't rain!

Dennis J., from 10-May-2014
"Plenty to do in a Beautiful Setting"
Score 4.0 / 5

Beautiful landscape, lots of activities (Space Needle, Pike Place Market, great restaurants etc), unique culture, wonderful shopping options, easy transportation (light rail and bus).

Corinna A., from 10-Mar-2014
"Beautiful"
Score 4.0 / 5

Seattle is one of the most beautiful cities in the US. We enjoyed Pike Street market and the downtown area. Also, the Space Needle is a must see.

Gerardo G., from 24-Feb-2014
"I love more and more every time"
Score 5.0 / 5

Seattle is an amazing place, and a city I love more and more every time I visit. The hotel is located close enough to walk to Pike's CenturyLink field, Pioneer Square, the aquarium, just a great spot of town.

Steven W., from 09-Dec-2013
The average traveler rating of the city of Seattle, WA shown above is 4.5 out of 5 based on 61 reviews
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