Where to find short term furnished rentals in Seattle
by Paul Joseph | Published September 11, 2020
Surrounded by water, mountains and verdant forests, Seattle is a nature lover’s paradise. But the city is also rich in culture and exciting work opportunities, with a vibrant music scene and two of the world’s largest tech companies, Microsoft and Amazon, both located here. Sport is a seriously big deal in Seattle, too, and top level baseball, basketball, ice hockey football and soccer teams are all based in the city.
A view over Seattle’s downtown district (Photo: Michael Gwyther-Jones via Flickr / CC BY 2.0)
With its array of restaurants, cafes and shops, Seattle’s downtown district is at the heart of its urban life. And this area is also where most of the city’s rental apartments can be found. If you’re planning a short term stay in Seattle but would prefer a non-Airbnb option that doesn’t involve living in someone else’s private home, here are three alternative online resources for Seattle rentals that we’re happy to recommend.
Booking.com are our number one pick for choosing a short term furnished rental in Seattle for stays of up to a fortnight. The online accommodation giants are among the biggest players in their field and their repute means that users can book with peace of mind – not to mention plenty of protection policies. While it is primarily a hotel booking website, Booking.com also has a large number of apartments and aparthotels for weekly rentals and monthly rentals of up to 30 days. When we searched for short stay options in Seattle, nearly 90 apartments were available, including everything from studios through to multiple bedroom residences, and with rates starting at $70 per night. Booking.com offer a Best Price Guarantee and there’s a dedicated reviews section covering each property that lets you read feedback from previous guests.
If you’re looking for a short stay aparthotel, Extended Stay America have an excellent reputation after many years’ experience operating rental properties across the North America. They cater to all types of guests, from families with kids seeking a budget-friendly vacation to business travellers wanting temporary housing. Each of their aparthotels are fully furnished and are equipped with amenities and services including kitchens, housekeeping, and on-site guest laundry. Pricing is inclusive of utilities such as electricity, water, cable and WiFi. Guests can often make use of on-site facilities such as swimming pools, hot tubs, and gyms. Properties can be booked by the day, week or month, and discounts are often available for longer-term rentals though the company’s Stay More, Save More programme. When we searched for Seattle aparthotels, we found 18 options, with rates starting at around $70 per night for 2 adults. The company also offers a Best Price Guarantee on all deals.
Landing is a network of premium, fully furnished apartments for rent across the US. Every apartment comes furnished with high spec amenities, plenty of home comforts, and designer décor. When we searched for properties in Seattle, we found over 100 options dotted all across the city, from the suburbs to the centre, with pricing starting at around $1,060 per month for a one-bedroom apartment. Landing offer flexible leases and an easy approval process means guests can have their apartment available in seconds, with no paperwork required. Guests also gain access to a 24/7 concierge service and can schedule cleanings and repairs through a dedicated mobile app for maximum convenience.