Mukilteo was first inhabited by Native Americans 600 years before the first European and American explorers arrived. In the mid-1800s, the settlement became a quiet fishing and logging village shared by both settlers and natives. In 1855, it was the site of the Treaty of Point Elliott, which laid out land usage and ownership rights for the U.S. government and 82 tribes. In only 35 years, overfishing by settlers all but forced the natives from the area until 1974 when a series of fish-ins caught national media attention and secured the natives' right to land near Mukilteo.
Although the treaty and subsequent events were some of the most important historical events in Mukilteo's history, the town was also home to some less savory elements as well as the war effort. During Prohibition, Mukilteo was a stopover for gangsters moving liquor from British Columbia to Seattle. In the 1940s, the city became part of Seattle's storied aviation industry and acted as an auxiliary fueling area for warplanes.
Mukilteo formally incorporated in 1947. Today, it's an affluent bedroom suburb home to slightly more than 20,000 residents. Thanks to its laid-back atmosphere, stunning views, and convenient positioning to the top destinations in the area, it's no surprise that CNN Money voted Mukilteo as the "Ninth Best Place to Live" in its annual report. Whether you're thinking of relocating, planning a vacation, or traveling to Mukilteo on a business trip, choose a hotel that's ideal for your tastes, budget, and lifestyle.
When to Visit Mukilteo, WA
The most popular time to visit Mukilteo is during the summer. From June to August, the temperatures stay consistently between 70 and 85 degrees Fahrenheit and provide the perfect weather to explore the area. The infamous rain tends to stay away for longer periods. Bring a light jacket just in case of weather changes — the sea breeze can be a bit nippy. However, the trade-off with the weather is that accommodations are in high demand. Book your room in advance to get the hotel and rate you want.
If you want to avoid the crowds that arrive during summer and don't mind brisk weather, head to Mukilteo in September and October. Temperatures can fluctuate between 40 and 70 degrees suddenly and without warning. You'll need clothes for all types of weather. Since precipitation also increases during this time, you'll want to pack an umbrella and a raincoat. Hotel rates drop sharply during this season, which makes the fall an excellent time to snag a deal on a hotel room.
Getting a great deal on a hotel is easy in winter, but it's not the best time to visit. Constant rain and snowfall can hinder visibility and exploration. Nonetheless, Mukilteo makes a superb base if you love winter sports, since the Cascades offer world-class skiing and snowboarding. For business meetings or a relaxing vacation where you stay indoors, booking rooms between November and February will leave you with a bit of money to impress clients or order room service.
Rain and chilly temperatures keep tourists at bay from March to May, but you don't have to be the one to stay away. With the proper clothes and rain gear, you can explore Mukilteo and the surrounding area economically. Wineries also start their operations during this time, and a visit in late spring can give you plenty to do (and drink). Hotel rooms aren't heavily booked, but you may want to choose your hotel if you want to arrive on or around Memorial Day weekend.
Below is a chart of the current pricing seasonality of hotels and motels in Mukilteo, WA:
Mukilteo by Star Rating
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Luxury Hotels in Mukilteo, WA
You may have to stay a bit farther from the city center if you're looking for luxury hotels in Mukilteo, but booking a luxury accommodation outside Mukilteo is worth the experience for the added amenities. Book a stay at the Willows Lodge in Woodinville for an unforgettable experience that includes opulent rooms with either two queen beds or a king bed. In each room, you'll find a soaking tub with jets, comfortable bedding, free Wi-Fi, a private balcony, a flat-screen television with premium cable channels, and a fireplace.
Pamper yourself at the Willows Lodge full-service spas, grab a drink at the on-site bar, or enjoy a mouthwatering meal at the restaurant. Finish up with a swim in the pool, a soak in the hot tub, or a workout in the 24-hour fitness room. No matter what you do, this luxury resort has everything you need to unwind.
Budget Hotels in Mukilteo, WA
3 Star Average Prices: $127.27
Want to save money on your trip here? Look for budget hotels in Mukilteo. Head to one of two Motel 6 locations within 3 miles of downtown Mukilteo. Situated only a short drive from major attractions, these Motel 6 locations give you a place to stay so that you can explore the Everett Mall, the Flying Heritage & Combat Armor Museum, and the Boeing Factory. Choose from a double bed, two double beds, or a queen bed for your sleeping arrangements. Each room also includes a microwave, cable television, and free Wi-Fi. A 24-hour front desk allows you to check in at your convenience, while an outdoor pool adds a dash of fun.
The La Quinta Inn in Mulkiteo is another solid choice for your visit, providing close accommodations to top destinations such as the Future of Flight Aviation Center, downtown Mukilteo, Xfinity Arena, and the Rosehill Community Center. Each room comes with amenities such as a flat-screen television with cable programming, complimentary Wi-Fi, a coffee maker, free toiletries, and a hair dryer. Other on-site amenities include a 24-hour business center, a complimentary continental breakfast, and an outdoor pool.
2 Star Average Prices: $85.31
Which Mukilteo hotels have real discounts?
Are you a member of an organization or the military? Do you believe you're aging gracefully? Turn your experience, career, or membership into savings with a hotel discount. Government and military personnel will love the discounts they receive at the Extended Stay America in Mukilteo. Perfect for a long business trip or vacation, this hotel offers apartment-style living complete with a kitchenette, big-screen television, comfortable bedding, and fitness center.
A free grab-and-go breakfast lets you head out on the fly, while a 24-hour fitness center lets you keep in shape during the duration of your stay. For your entertainment, the Harbour Pointe Golf Club, the Boeing Factory, and a trampoline park are all nearby.
Value Hotels in Mukilteo, WA
If you're searching for a bargain, Mukilteo has plenty of value hotels where you'll get some extra bang for your buck. The TownePlace Suites Seattle Everett/Mukilteo puts you in the heart of Mukilteo with easy access to Paine Field, the Historic Flight Foundation, the Future of Flight Museum, and Kasch Park Athletic Complex. Enjoy in-room amenities such as a kitchenette with stove and refrigerator, a 32-inch LCD television with cable programming, and a desk for work or lounging.
This hotel also offers a seasonal outdoor pool, a hot tub, complimentary Wi-Fi, a complimentary breakfast, and a mixer each week for you to meet other guests.
Can't-Miss Attractions in Mukilteo, WA
No trip to Mukilteo is complete without a visit to neighboring Whidbey Island. Hop on either the Kittitas or Suquamish ferry and take the ride from Mukilteo to Clinton, a trip which takes only about 20 to 30 minutes. A ticket is only $5.10 for adults and $9.15 for a vehicle. Once you arrive in Clinton, explore Whidbey Island on bicycle, walk the beaches, grab a glass of wine at a winery, grab a photo at Deception Pass, or learn about the history of the area at Fort Casey. Ferries depart Mukilteo starting at 5:05 a.m. and operate until 1:05 a.m.
If you love aviation, don't miss Mukilteo's two top-rated aircraft attractions. The Future of Flight Aviation Center and Boeing Tour is the only public tour of a commercial jet-assembly operation in the world. During this 90-minute tour, you'll see Dreamliners, 747s, 767s, and 777s being built.
Another option is the Flying Heritage & Combat Armor Museum. Part of Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen's personal collection, this museum houses warplanes, tanks, and other war artifacts and items from the past 100 years. History, war, and aviation buffs will definitely want to visit. The experience is $16 for adults, $12 for children, and $14 for seniors.
For a thrill ride, head over to Traxx Indoor Raceway, which offers super-fast go-kart racing for ages 14 and older. If you have kids too young or you're raced out, check out the Velcro wall or the bouncy-jump basketball hoop. Alternatively, you can hit the arcades and pool table.
Finish out your trip to Mukilteo at Henry's Donuts. Open 24/7, this doughnut shop is a local institution, providing hot, fresh doughnuts around the clock in a multitude of flavors. Indulging your sweet tooth has never been more fun!
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The city of Mukilteo is amazing! One of my favorite places in Washington!
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