If you’re visiting Seattle and want to be based in the heart of the action, then the downtown area is where you’ll find the city’s energy at its most pulsating.
After assessing more than 100 hotels in the downtown Seattle, we’ve come up with our top five picks based on cost, amenities and guest reviews. Whatever your choice, we hope you enjoy your stay in one of America’s most vibrant cities.
From $200/ night
Nestled a short walk from the iconic Speed Needle, this 3-star downtown Seattle hotel is ideally located for exploring all that the city has to offer. On-site amenities include a full-service restaurant, fitness centre and business centre, while there is free WiFi throughout the hotel. Guestrooms are well-appointed, with a work desk and an ergonomic chair, and guests can also benefit from an unusual perk for a mid-range hotel –a pillow menu so you can choose the type that suits your sleeping needs best.
From $267/ night
Another mid-rage hotel in the heart of downtown Seattle, the 3-star Hyatt House features bright and contemporary rooms, each with kitchen amenities, a terrace, a flat-screen TV and an iPod docking station. Elsewhere in the hotel, there’s a fitness centre, a bar, a business centre and a mini-market, while complimentary shuttles can transport guests to local attractions within a 1-mile radius and there’s also free WiFi. Among the nearby landmarks are the EMP Museum and the Olympic Sculpture Park, both of which are also easily reachable by foot.
From $251/ night
There’s no shortage of scenic views in downtown Seattle, and visitors staying at the 4-star
Motif Hotel will get to enjoy plenty. Overlooking the city centre streets, casting your eye higher will offer vistas of landmarks including Elliott Bay and the Olympic Mountains. As for hotel amenities, each room comes with high-end bathroom products, an alarm clock with a iPod docking station, a gourmet coffee machine, a flat-screen TV and luxurious bathrobes. Around the hotel there’s a restaurant and bar, fully equipped business centre and meeting facilities, a fitness centre, a concierge service and 24-hour front desk. The Seattle Art Museum is less than 10 minutes’ walk from the hotel.
From $209/ night
If you’re seeking a Seattle downtown hotel at the upper end of the scale, the 4-star Silver Cloud Hotel is a fine choice. With an indoor pool – a sought after amenity in city centres – it offers the chance to relax after a hard day’ shopping or sight-seeing, and there’s also an on-site restaurant serving food all day, a gymnasium and a business centre. Brightly furnished guest rooms feature a microwave, refrigerator and coffee facilities. The local area is given a youthful vibe by the presence of Seattle University, situated across the street from the hotel.
From $123/ night
Exploring local markets is a fine way to get to know a city, and if you plan to visit the most famous market in Seattle – Pike Place – there’s an excellent budget hotel just 10 minutes’ walk away. Unusually for 2-star accommodation, Hotel Seattle has an on-site restaurant as well as other amenities including free WiFi and a 24-hour front desk. Guest rooms are also conveniently appointed, with a private bathroom, telephone and cable TV, while some also have a refrigerator and microwave. In addition to the excellent market, there’s plenty of other attractions within easy reach, including Washington State Convention Center and the Seattle Aquarium.