Downtown Seattle, WA

Seattle
Downtown Seattle featuring street scenes and central business district
A clean, walkable city center with tree-filled public spaces, shopping, boutique bars and restaurants, and views across the Puget Sound.

Seattle’s downtown is a major business and retail center, set against the gorgeous backdrop of the Puget Sound and waterfront activity. Urban parks and plazas are surrounded by a manmade forest of high-rise architecture with some older buildings mixed in. Further west is the famous Pike Place Market. Dotted in between are a myriad of small and charming bars and restaurants, as well as an assortment of larger establishments and well-known retail outlets.

Start your downtown experience by heading to the Visitor Information Center in the lobby of the Washington State Convention Center on Seventh Avenue and Pike Street. Pick up a walking map of the area and find out what local events are scheduled. Downtown Seattle and its surrounding neighborhoods host around 70 festivals each year, including Bumbershoot, the country’s largest urban arts festival, and the Seattle International Film Festival. It also promotes dozens of musical performances at Benaroya Hall as well as outdoor public concerts on the waterfront. You can hear everything from classical to contemporary throughout the summer.

With more than 1,000 retail outlets, Seattle’s downtown is a great place for shopping in flagship stores, such as Nordstrom, Macy's and REI, as well as a wide array of smaller boutiques. Take in a movie at the multi-screen cinema in ultra-modern Pacific Place. During the winter holiday season, ride the carousel and check out the festivities at Westlake Center, which is the downtown terminal for the Seattle’s Monorail. Don't miss a trip to Pike Place Market, Seattle's famous foodie haven. Here you can see fresh produce from the region, as well as dine, shop and enjoy the views across Puget Sound.

Family members not into shopping may enjoy a visit to the Seattle Art Museum or take the kids on the Monorail and head to the Space Needle, a little over a mile (1.6 kilometers) north of downtown. Meet later at one of the 150 eateries that make downtown such a haven for food-lovers.

Downtown Seattle is a great base to stay while on a visit to the city. It is adjacent to the waterfront area to the west, Belltown and Capitol Hill to the north, and Pioneer Square to the south.


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The Belltown Inn
The Belltown Inn
2.5 out of 5
2301 Third Avenue, Seattle, WA, 98121
The price is $99 per night from Feb 6 to Feb 7
$99
per night
Feb 6 - Feb 7
Stay at this business-friendly hotel in Seattle. Enjoy free WiFi, a rooftop terrace, and free bicycles on site. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean ...
4.4/5 Wonderful! (1,715 reviews)
"Good location in downtown area and fairly priced"

Reviewed on Jan 31, 2023

The Belltown Inn
Mediterranean Inn
Mediterranean Inn
3 out of 5
425 Queen Anne Ave N, Seattle, WA, 98109
The price is $109 per night from Feb 12 to Feb 13
$109
per night
Feb 12 - Feb 13
Stay at this 3-star business-friendly hotel in Seattle. Enjoy free WiFi, a rooftop terrace, and a 24-hour fitness center. Our guests praise the helpful staff ...
4.6/5 Wonderful! (3,239 reviews)
"Took full responsibility for a plumbing problem in our room."

Reviewed on Feb 2, 2023

Mediterranean Inn
Hyatt Regency Seattle
Hyatt Regency Seattle
4 out of 5
808 Howell St, Seattle, WA, 98101
The price is $152 per night from Feb 11 to Feb 12
$152
per night
Feb 11 - Feb 12
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly hotel in Seattle. Enjoy free WiFi, 2 restaurants, and breakfast. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean rooms ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (3,790 reviews)
"Loved it"

Reviewed on Feb 3, 2023

Hyatt Regency Seattle
The Paramount Hotel
The Paramount Hotel
3.5 out of 5
724 Pine St, Seattle, WA, 98101
The price is $129 per night from Feb 12 to Feb 13
$129
per night
Feb 12 - Feb 13
Stay at this 3.5-star business-friendly hotel in Seattle. Enjoy free WiFi, a 24-hour health club, and valet parking. Our guests praise the helpful staff and ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (1,895 reviews)
"Little pricey for the valet service. Other than that very good stay"

Reviewed on Feb 2, 2023

The Paramount Hotel
Mayflower Park Hotel
Mayflower Park Hotel
4 out of 5
405 Olive Way, Seattle, WA, 98101
The price is $149 per night from Feb 6 to Feb 7
$149
per night
Feb 6 - Feb 7
Stay at this 4-star historic hotel in Seattle. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast, and 24-hour room service. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean rooms ...
4.6/5 Exceptional! (1,373 reviews)
"Hotel was very clean and well appointed. Older dignified building that is well kept and very clean. Staff was very friendly with smiles all around. In town for jazz alley concert. Great location for that venue. Walked there and back."

Reviewed on Feb 3, 2023

Mayflower Park Hotel
Crowne Plaza Seattle - Downtown, an IHG Hotel
Crowne Plaza Seattle - Downtown, an IHG Hotel
4 out of 5
1113 6th Ave, Seattle, WA, 98101
Fully refundable
The price is $156 per night from Feb 10 to Feb 11
$156
per night
Feb 10 - Feb 11
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly hotel in Seattle. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast, and a 24-hour fitness center. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the ...
4.2/5 Excellent! (1,362 reviews)
Would stay here again
"Overall it was a great experience. Bar and restaurant were great. Over priced but all of Seattle is over priced. Spend the money eat the steak it was worth it. We didn't know the service fee was the tip so we tipped twice. The only thing that bothered me was sticking my hand in the chair and pulling ..."

Reviewed on Feb 2, 2023

Crowne Plaza Seattle - Downtown, an IHG Hotel
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