Downtown Seattle, WA

Seattle

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.



Top Hotels in Downtown Seattle

Warwick Seattle
Warwick Seattle
3.5 out of 5
401 Lenora St, Seattle, WA
The price is $90 per night from Nov 1 to Nov 1
Located in Belltown, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Moore Theater and Seattle Central Business District. Seattle Waterfront and Pike Place Market are ...
3.9/5 Good! (1,388 reviews)
"Everything was great!!!"

Reviewed on Oct 16, 2021

Warwick Seattle
Hyatt Regency Seattle
Hyatt Regency Seattle
4 out of 5
808 Howell St, Seattle, WA
The price is $152 per night from Oct 29 to Oct 29
Located in Belltown, this hotel is steps from Seattle Central Business District and Seattle Paramount Theatre. Pacific Place and Game Works are also within 5 ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (2,520 reviews)
"The room was very clean and comfortable. We had a fantastic view of the city. For sure will stay at this Hyatt again."

Reviewed on Oct 17, 2021

Hyatt Regency Seattle
Mediterranean Inn
Mediterranean Inn
3 out of 5
425 Queen Anne Ave N, Seattle, WA
The price is $109 per night from Oct 26 to Oct 26
Located in Queen Anne, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Climate Pledge Arena, Seattle Children's Theatre, and Pacific Northwest Ballet. Marion Oliver ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (2,668 reviews)
"I love the area, felt safe enough to walk at night alone. The rooftop area was really nice. The staff was extremely helpful when asking for directions"

Reviewed on Oct 18, 2021

Mediterranean Inn
Sheraton Grand Seattle
Sheraton Grand Seattle
4 out of 5
1400 6th Ave, Seattle, WA
The price is $143 per night from Oct 28 to Oct 28
Located in Downtown Seattle, this hotel is steps from Seattle Central Business District, Washington State Convention Center, and 5th Avenue Theater. Game Works ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (1,201 reviews)
"Property is nice and safe, requires room keys for doors and elevators. Parking is across the street and costs $30 a night. Beds are double, so a bit smaller than normal but not that big of a deal. Overall, a pleasant stay here because it was located in a prime neighborhood walking distance to basically ..."

Reviewed on Oct 13, 2021

Sheraton Grand Seattle
The Westin Seattle
The Westin Seattle
4 out of 5
1900 5th Ave, Seattle, WA
The price is $143 per night from Oct 29 to Oct 29
Located in Belltown, this eco-friendly hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Pike Place Market, Seattle Waterfront, and Washington State Convention Center. Seattle ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (1,143 reviews)
"Great rooms & staff, tents around the area suck.."

Reviewed on Oct 18, 2021

The Westin Seattle
The Paramount Hotel
The Paramount Hotel
3.5 out of 5
724 Pine St, Seattle, WA
The price is $124 per night from Nov 15 to Nov 15
Located in Downtown Seattle, this hotel is steps from Seattle Central Business District, Pacific Place, and Game Works. Nordstrom and Seattle Paramount Theatre ...
4.6/5 Wonderful! (1,981 reviews)
"The staff were amazing and the parking service was absolutely wonderful. Comfortable bed and clean rooms."

Reviewed on Oct 17, 2021

The Paramount Hotel
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Downtown Seattle, WA

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